definitely jennifer

it's always like this

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Attention fellow Barre ladies:
go buy these shoes.
they’re Blake Brody studio shoes, designed by a ballerina and created for studio work. they work the same as but are better than sticky dot socks (by far!) and they have arch support. yes, you read that correctly ARCH SUPPORT.
I normally would never recommend $115 specialty shoes to anyone BUT there are some styles for cheap on Amazon right now, like <$30 cheap!
I’ve been wearing these, 8 classes in the last week, and LOVE LOVE LOVE them. it’s sad because I considered myself a sticky dot sock connoisseur (these are the best, if you must know) so now I have about $100+ in socks that won’t get any more use.
oh well.
go buy these shoes and enjoy your barre classes even more!
*size WAY up, up to 2 sizes larger. i wear a 7 1/2 and wear the 9.5-10 size in these. everything else was too snug*

Attention fellow Barre ladies:

go buy these shoes.

they’re Blake Brody studio shoes, designed by a ballerina and created for studio work. they work the same as but are better than sticky dot socks (by far!) and they have arch support. yes, you read that correctly ARCH SUPPORT.

I normally would never recommend $115 specialty shoes to anyone BUT there are some styles for cheap on Amazon right now, like <$30 cheap!

I’ve been wearing these, 8 classes in the last week, and LOVE LOVE LOVE them. it’s sad because I considered myself a sticky dot sock connoisseur (these are the best, if you must know) so now I have about $100+ in socks that won’t get any more use.

oh well.

go buy these shoes and enjoy your barre classes even more!

*size WAY up, up to 2 sizes larger. i wear a 7 1/2 and wear the 9.5-10 size in these. everything else was too snug*

Filed under barre blake brody always shop Amazon products I love

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discount codes, first to use wins

$10 off of $50
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(honestly, this one may be KVWT, I can’t tell, the longer I stare at it the more it looks like hieroglyphs)

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code: 8674005002043715536
expires: July 28

Filed under coupon code savings for you

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sometimes having a very visual memory is frustrating

at some point in the last week I saw an ad for a pair of pants and I kinda chuckled at it because it screamed early 90’s and I’m so happy to have those styles behind me

but as the days have gone by I’ve kinda been thinking I should get those pants

and I can picture the ad in very vivid detail — black and white patterned pants, palazzo-ish style, thick black elastic waistband (probably 4-5”high), low rise, she was very tan and toned (obviously), had a very cropped white top on (looked crepe maybe?), she had long brown hair, and the background was grey. 

but I can’t, for the life of me, recall what store I saw this ad for, whether I saw it online or on paper, can’t remember the name of the pants or anything AND IT’S DRIVING ME INSANE SINCE ALL I NEED IN MY LIFE NOW IS THESE PANTS!

anyone else happened to see this exact ad/pants lately?

Filed under shopping i will not rest until i figure out where these pants are from help me!

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It’s a terrible thing, I think, in life to wait until you’re ready. I have this feeling now that actually no one is ever ready to do anything. There is almost no such thing as ready. There is only now. And you may as well do it now. Generally speaking, now is as good a time as any.

Hugh Laurie (via larmoyante)

this. whenever i’m takling to friends that really want to have kids but they talk about how they don’t think they’re ready I have to inform them “you’ll never be ready.” because no one ever is, you just gotta do it if you want it.

(via ellegolightly)

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losing it

I’ve been searching the house like crazy All. Damn. Day.

I’ve searched my car 4 or 5 times.

and I can’t find it anywhere.

I distinctly remember getting the mail yesterday (2 days ago?) and seeing a package and looking at the label thinking, what is this? then I opened it and, oh yah, I remember ordering that. i’ll try it on later.

cut to today, more packages arrived, I decided to try everything on. can’t find the package from the other day.

I’ve searched like a crazy person. it’s no where to be found.

so after searching every nook & cranny, every place I hide my shopping binges so husband doesn’t see, every place I would leave them out in the open, EVERYWHERE! I give up. I lose. $52 sports bra down the drain.

so I figured, maybe i’ll check the email and track the package, maybe knowing exactly what day it arrived will help me retrace my steps and find that sucker.

but the tracking says it shipped out yesterday. it’s not even trackable yet.

WTF?!

Filed under this is what having kids does to you parenthood

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i think one of the things I try hardest at as a parent is fostering a great relationship between my children
I was raised in a competitive household where my sister and I were basically (unintentionally?) pitted against each other growing up. and I don&#8217;t want that for my children. At All. I realize that there will be plenty of times when they don&#8217;t get along, plenty of times when they don&#8217;t want the other around, times when they&#8217;ll wish they wish they didn&#8217;t exists alongside each other. but beyond these times I want them to have a good foundation. I want them to have happy memories of their childhood together. I want them to genuinely care for and love each other, not because they&#8217;re family but because they actually like the other person. I want them to better each other and feel like they&#8217;re a better person because of the other one. I want to make sure that by the time they&#8217;re old enough to choose who to interact with that they will continue to choose each other.
I have no clue how to go about any of this (with the exception of doing everything opposite of my parents) but I&#8217;m trying really hard.
and whenever possible i try to capture the moments that are exactly why we decided to have another baby
next one i&#8217;ll try to capture in focus

i think one of the things I try hardest at as a parent is fostering a great relationship between my children

I was raised in a competitive household where my sister and I were basically (unintentionally?) pitted against each other growing up. and I don’t want that for my children. At All. I realize that there will be plenty of times when they don’t get along, plenty of times when they don’t want the other around, times when they’ll wish they wish they didn’t exists alongside each other. but beyond these times I want them to have a good foundation. I want them to have happy memories of their childhood together. I want them to genuinely care for and love each other, not because they’re family but because they actually like the other person. I want them to better each other and feel like they’re a better person because of the other one. I want to make sure that by the time they’re old enough to choose who to interact with that they will continue to choose each other.

I have no clue how to go about any of this (with the exception of doing everything opposite of my parents) but I’m trying really hard.

and whenever possible i try to capture the moments that are exactly why we decided to have another baby

next one i’ll try to capture in focus

Filed under photo parenting i love my baby Eleanor