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Oh, what style.

I had a great chat with my BFF yesterday about remembering why we started blogging in the first place (sharing our stories), which gave me a great idea for my post today (to share my story- or in today's case, Dan's).  Typically I have been talking fashion on Wednesdays (which I love, when I'm feeling fancy), but realistically, I haven't been feeling too fashiony (and more cozy instead). I think it mostly has to do with the fact that I spend my whole day in my winter boots, giant warm jacket or gym clothes (and mostly sweaty because of all the layers or a recent workout).  On top of that, I don't like taking pictures outside (ugh, so many layers to take off) when I can't feel my face (it's cold winter again) you can see maybe why I haven't been feeling the fashion thing. (Don't get me wrong, I LOVE looking).

[caption id="attachment_8978" align="aligncenter" width="450"] Realistic Deena fashion taken while talking with Christy.....I'm sweaty and still in my gym clothes. But my hoody is nice![/caption]

I was browsing the mall yesterday for some things for my husband (who has a sense) and I (accidentally) found this hoodie, a tank top and a sports bra- which is quite possibly the comfiest sports bra I have ever worn (an amazing feat for someone with big girls).  So I do like style, but I spend a lot of time in my gym clothes, so sometimes it's fun to concentrate on that.

Also, I've been getting in a lot of great time with my kids.  Like not feeling rushed, able to enjoy their reading/homework and after school routines time.  I feel so lucky to be able to spend my time with these little monkeys and they are growing up much to quickly.  Take a look at little Lucia.  The girl who didn't grow.  But now who does and is in the 50th percentile.  The little grade one cutie who can fluently speak two languages and read in both as well.  It amazes me everyday how quickly she is picking up on things. But also how grown up she is looking.

Part of the 'she's growing' thing is that she needs new clothes constantly.  Actually- Willis seems to be in the same boat too, so they've both got a little refresher.  This was by far my favourite outfit we picked out at Old Navy for her...she looks like a little Mademoiselle!

And she usually acts like a little Mlle. also: she likes to take charges and doesn't like people telling her she can't do something.  I'll leave you with a cute story Dan wanted to share.

Dan: Lucia - do you want an easy or a hard word to spell?

Lucy: A medium one.

Dan: Ok.  Spell KNIFE

Lucy: N.  I.  F.

Dan: <silence>

Lucy: E

Dan: Close.  That's a tricky one because there's a K in the front

Lucy: Yeah - but you don't say it

Dan: Right.  You don't pronounce it because it's silent


They grow up so quickly don't they?

Linking up with my bloggy friends for some wonderful Spring Fever Fashion

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  1. Ha I love the silent k conversation! She is a cutie!

  2. Living on Cloud Nine07 March, 2017 21:51

    LOVE that Lucia!!! I have a feeling she has the ultimate spunk like her mama and those pics are my favorite of her..rocking the coral floral!!

  3. That little jacket on Lucia is SO sweet. My oldest is growing like a weed too. She always has hardly any clothes and her sister has ALL the clothes by the time the hand me downs come along from cousins and such. I spend a lot of time in gym clothes too and I am okay with that.

  4. Kiss Lucy this morning for starting our day off with such a good laugh, and she sure looks sweet in that outfit!

  5. Glad I was inspiring :) Lucia looks like a doll in that blazer, did you buy a matching one?

  6. haha! I think I've had that same exact conversation with Baby Fox before, when they were learning that the e on the end of a word makes the vowel sound long, so when we asked him to spell something he would not say the e because it was silent, kids are so funny, and way more logical.

  7. Oh how I miss cozy clothes some days, but then today I'm wearing leggings, a tunic, and converse, so it's basically street legal PJs. Love hearing how kids think!

  8. I want Lucia's blazer in my size.

  9. Haha. Smart girl! I mean, WHY does it even have the K?? What genius came up with that anyway?!

  10. You are blessed on every front of your life!

  11. Lucia is the absolute cutest in these pictures! Taking after her mama in the style department!

  12. lol Lucy, one smart cookie 🍪

  13. moi also. going to hunt out an adult version of this...

  14. bahahahha- I love their thoughts- loved your post too.

  15. I kinda want a grown up version of her outfit.

  16. you have your moments. I should have bought one like it- but I have nowhere to wear it

  17. She's way more logical than me, fersure

  18. bahaha- Street legal Pjs...LOVE IT.

  19. bahahhaha, total Ms. sassamafraz like moi

  20. I happen to like my gym clothes, they're super comfy!

  21. She is a cutie! Working on a Willis post for you.

  22. What a great post. Lucy is adorable - I love her dress. And Deena, you always have the best sweatshirts and graphic tees!

    I’d love for you to stop by and linkup with me for Thursday Moda. Share your great style with my readers. =)

    Enjoy the weekend! Ada. =)

  23. Lucia is such a little fashionista and also one smart little girl! Your sweatshirt is so cute!

    Doused In Pink

  24. Thanks, Ada...I will remember this for this week- I tend to fall off the productive blog band wagon by the end of the week.

  25. Your Lucia is a live wire for sure. And our Lucia is following in her footsteps.

  26. She really is a mademoiselle! What a cutie! And I loved Dan's story! Too funny! "Medium" 😂


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