melissa sandals

I came across this shoe company, and like a lot of their shoes. If you live in a wet climate, and always worrying about whether or not it's going to rain and ruin your shoes, these are the ticket! They're rubber, and come in basic + fun colors. A few of my faves below...


what i wore wednesday

Have you heard of WIWW over at the Pleated Poppy? It's a linky party that showcases what people wore over the week. I've been wanting to do this for awhile, but can never seem to remember to take pictures of some of my cuter outfits. But here I am, with one little ensemble. I know this isn't the best picture, but our apartment hallway is the best place for picture taking. I know...sad. But outside, it's been snowing here in WY. Yes...snowing...in May. Ugh.
tee: Target, scarf: repurposed skirt, jeans: hudson, shoes: steve madden, belt: ebay

I always like seeing pictures of the person behind a blog - it's nice to put a face to all the words you're always reading. So here's hoping you feel the same!


put it on the fridge

I saw one of these beautiful magnetic puzzles on the front page of etsy the other day, and just had to share with you! It's by seller Pipe Dreams 2010. What a great learning too + piece of art! The wood on this particular map is stained according to time zones, and I originally saw a USA map stained by regions. I'd love to see my kids playing around with one of these on the fridge.


physique 57

Anyone do this? I've heard some good things about it, but don't know anyone personally that uses it as their workout. I'm looking to get into something new, and this looks do-able.

What kind of workout does it for you?



Oh, how I love anthropologie. On their website, my cart is always full of items that I only dream about actually buying. Last week, I realized I don't have a swimsuit that fits me, so I went to anthro looking for inspiration. I found this, and this.

I think those stripes going every which way in the first would definitely be figure flattering. And I'm diggin' the ruching and modest look of the polka dot option. It would help with the post-baby tummy.
I went surfing around for similar suits at lower prices, and came up with these. Here, and here.
That first is a pretty good substitute for the stripe. And I actually ended up buying the polka dot suit. It arrived in the mail Saturday, and it fits like a glove! I'm so excited. Over $100 less than the anthro version. I realize that the look is a little different, but it has that overlay piece to give the same feel on the bottom, it has the ruching, and I'm wearing it with the removable halter strap that came with. I do like the smaller polka dot print better, but I was definitely willing to compromise with the difference in prize.