Well, I am back with another blog about what I wore:)

As you can see, I got hair hair cut and lightened again. I love bring more blonde in the summertime. One of Matt's friends asked me what my real hair color actually was! It's gray, unfortunately. And blonde is a much easier upkeep than anything dark. But who knows, it might be dark the next time I go. I can't ever make up my mind:)
So have you bought any of the colored pants that are hot right now? I really like them, but is it just me or are the cute colors always in the skinniest toothpick-y styles? Well, I bought some anyway:) what do you think?

They are from old navy. And I have on my favoritest pair of toms. They are the leopard print flats in gray.

I paired it with my navy stripe tee from the gap and my old gray jean jacket. I'm sure it's from old navy.
The whole time I wore this outfit, I felt like I stuck out like a sore thumb. I'm definitely not used to the bright pants. Anyone else feel this way? I just kept telling myself to get over it.
So what do you think? Will colored pants be "in" for awhile? Or should I put them out with the garage sale?
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- Love, Heather

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It seems like a long time since I have written a wiww post! Sorry I've been a little mia around here. Just busy doing some special orders and taking pics...Jala and Cara...your pics will be up soon!

Anyway, this is what I wore today to lunch with Emma. Emma is a very very dear friend. She, besides my sisters, probably knows the most about me. We grew up together, started kindergarten together and graduated together. We are those friends that never really have to catch up, we just pick up where we left off.

Sweater is from the loft. I really like it except it is really "woolly" smelling. Strong. But I'm scared to wash it and mess up the sweater by shrinking it. And my old navy jeans. I haven't lost any more weight lately though. Still holding strong at 157. I blame it on all the m&ms that I have been eating:(

The earrings I got here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/MonarchJewelryPeoria?ref=ss_profile. Her name's Heather:) I bought a few things from her at a show and my mom bought me even more from her for Christmas:) I'll show you sometime.

We also had a 60th anniversary party for Matt's grandparents. Grandma asked us all to wear red, black or white. 
I didn't buy anything new for the day except my red scarf. I love red but just didn't have any red lately. I am trying really hard to not just keep buying clothes. So I found my black sweater, button up jean skirt and my flowered tights (you can't see em:(
***edited***just realized that Mom gave me a red scarf for Christmas! Aw, well, it doesn't have the purple pompoms on it, I guess***

Ready for the party

Here's a pic of all of us with Grandma and Grandpa.

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I think someone told the Windishs that it's a sin to smile, my children included. Good grief! But seriously, could they get any cuter? 

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I like stripes. What can I say? I think I wear them weekly. I'd buy a striped shirt before I'd buy a flowered one. There other night, Evie and I headed over to the mall. We ended up at the Loft to pay a bill. She pointed out that almost everything in the store was horizontal stripes. And what's the first rule of looking skinnier...this is where Stacy and Clinton come in...no horizontal stripes!

I don't know though. There's just something about a cute stripe. I cannot resist it.

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See? Tomato red with a turquoise necklace? Yes, please. 

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I love this sweater. You'll be seeing it a lot coming up;) Oh, yeah and those jeans fit like a glove now! No muffin top! It's officially 10 pounds lost since 11/1/11. 

My hair looks really dark in that pic too. But I just had Gretchen lighten it up. I love my haircut too. The first pic though, it's a little too curled under than what I like. I like it sticking out all crazy.

By the way, I've been reading this blog: Simple Mom. I had bought her book about organizing before I'd read her blog. I really like her. I don't always agree with everything that she says, but for the most part, she's on target. I found where she uses the oil cleanse method for her face wash. At the risk of sounding like a crazy hippie, and since I am just out of my normal cleanser, I thought I'd try it. I've only done it once, but after a week or two, I plan on giving you my results and feedback on it. 

What have you been trying new this year?

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My mom got me two scarves for Christmas. A red one and a mustard color one. I had asked for them because I kept seeing awesome outfits on pinterest for them.

I've been trying to pair them up with sweaters and shirts that people usually wouldn't put them with. A black shirt with jeans and a yellow scarf doesn't really scream my style. But my pink and gray sweater...yup, that's what I did:)

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I've also been going to the gym a few times a week. I've lost 8 pounds now, since November. I need to lose 15 to reach my goal weight of 145. My body though, is changing drastically. And these Old Navy jeans that I'm wearing here are almost too big! I'm just really happy to not feel like I have to cover up love handles with an oversized sweater anymore. I mean, I know I am not a super model, but losing weight sure makes you feel like one!

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oh, the sweater and the scarf are from Target too.

Do I have any tips on losing weight? Find someone to do it with you. It's a lot easier for me to go to the gym when I know Michelle's going to be there. Find a class that you like too. If all I did was run on a treadmill, I would hate it. I love the bodypump (weight lifting) class and the spin classes.

Also I think that my diet has changed just because I have the mentality now that I don't want to undo all my work at the gym for just a couple of cookies. Don't get me wrong though, I totally stuffed my face Friday night when we went to the steakhouse. I even ate the whole dessert by. my. self. I'm trying really hard not to be obsessed with the calorie game though. So when I'm home, I try to be really good. Like last night, I fixed chicken strips and french fries for the boys. So I had a huge plate of lettuce with a chopped up chicken strip on it, a little cheese, and a couple of croutons. Oh and zesty italian dressing instead of ranch. Definitely less calories than three chicken strips and a pile of fries.

I do definitely feel better, physically and about myself. I have better posture too. I'm more confident. I think getting up and going is easier too.

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I don't want you to think I'm bragging either. When I started, my weight was just about 10 pounds off of what it was when I brought Bo home from the hospital. He will be five next month. I'm not calling it baby weight anymore!
I'll keep you updated on my weight though. I really want to make it to my goal. 

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my first vlog

and it's for wiww.

A couple of disclaimers:

1. The bloggers I know aren't boring, it's just most vlogs are. That was not clear:)

2. It's a rainy icky day here and I should've turned on a light.

3. When I say it's all about me, what I mean is, if I'm comfortable with myself then what does it really matter what they say.

4. Thought I should clarify....I do love my hair! It took me a couple days to get used to it. But it's an awesome color and I love the cut.

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I hate writing the first sentence to this post every week! I never know what to say. It usually goes something like this...well, this is what I wore. lame.

But I found this on pinterest:

                                              Source: etsy.com via sewfunbymonique on Pinterest

I thought it went really well for wiww:)

This last week was ka-ra-zy! So I've only got one pic to show you:)

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I'm really digging the scarves this year. This one is from Old Navy. It's a circle scarf. I wrapped it three times so it would be up around my neck...cuz you know, I don't want the Target fiasco to be repeated!

I just paired it with a brown sweater and my jeans and my new red boots:) 

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I promise to take a better picture but I love these shoes:)

I wore this get-up to Slone's school Thanksgiving play. Here's my little Indian reading his part:)
Lexi thought he was a turkey:)

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Today started off rough for me. I get some nasty sinus headaches, especially when the weather changes. It was just one of those mornings. But I have so much to get done that I decided to get up and take a shower. I am working at home today, but will have to take the boys to church tonight so I can't just wear sweats.

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How do you tie your scarves?  Did I ever tell you the story about when I was in Target and could feel something in between my legs? I couldn't for the life of me figure it out and was almost too scared to look down! When I did look, my scarf had worked its way in between my legs and was sticking out the back like a tail...mmm, cute.

I'm trying to tie them differently now. At least so they are shorter and not crotch length!

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I really like this short way. You just wrap it around your neck twice then tie the two short ends together. Then bunch it all around to cover up the little knot.

And I like the figure eight style too...

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To do this one you fold the scarf in half and drape it over your neck.

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 Then just pull one end through the loop.

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Then twist the loop like an eight and pull the other end through it!

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Wha-La! A funkier way to wear it.

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So what are you wearing this week? 

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So this is just a comfy one....oh, if I were on What Not To Wear you know Stacy and Clinton would be yelling about "comfy" right now!  But I just got home from the gym and took a shower and amstaying home. So I get to be comfy.

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sweater = old navy
red/orange tank = target
jeans = target

Oh, I love that bracelet too! It looks like a Joel Dewberry print. I got it at Pier One:)

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I think this pic is funny...I'm checkin out my butt. 

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But look how much better my legs look in this one! These jeans were always a little tight, a little muffin top. But no more! Thanks to Michelle for getting me to the gym!

I just got an email about these cute sweater dresses from target...I might just have to get one or two...or five.

Source: target.com via Heather on Pinterest

Source: target.com via Heather on Pinterest

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