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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Back to Reality

Last weekend was jumbled mix of emotions. Thursday evening I was high with excitement at the thought of seeing my husband after 2 1/2 months. He looked so good in his uniform...but then my opinion is biased!  While it was wonderful to spend the weekend with him, it was so hard to say goodbye.
I thought I would share some photos from my weekend with you!

(dress from Kohls)
On our way to a wonderfully unhealthy breakfast at Ihop! 

 It took me a bit to get used to his lack of hair!

We ate at a wonderful Hibachi grill for our last meal together before heading back to base.

I'm so proud of this guy for the sacrifice he is making for his country!

 Doesn't he look good in uniform?! :)

 He finally gave a real smile for me!

(dress from TJ Maxx, shoes from Ross)
 Our final photo before saying goodbye...that was the hardest goodbye. Much worst than when he first left for basic. I think when he first left back in January I didn't know what to expect so it wasn't as hard. This time I knew how difficult it was going to be so I couldn't even speak as he told me goodbye and that he loved me.

This whole experience has made me realize how much we take for granted our military and the guys that sacrifice their time, lives, and families for us and our country!  We should never take them for granted, and what they are doing for us!

So now I am back to the reality of a lonely house, and trying to keep busy so that I don't focus on how much I miss my husband! I think I am going to redo a closet this weekend! :) That should keep me plenty busy!

~ Elle

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Packing Problems

I am off to see Justin tomorrow!

For those of you who don't know, my husband is at Basic Training in Fort Benning, GA.  This weekend is family weekend pass, and will be the first time I've seen him in 2 1/2 months!!
I can not tell you how EXCITED I am! 
These last few weeks have been stressful and challenging. I have been trying to keep myself busy (hence the lack of blog posts) so I don't notice how much I miss Justin!

Let me tell you, PACKING for this trip was CHALLENGE!  
50 lbs limit per suitcase? Really? They can fit so much more than that! I hadn't even finished and it was already at 56.6 lbs!  There was nothing I wanted to take out. This was a big dilemma.  I started decreasing all my hair/cosmetic products and finally got it to 48.2.  PHEW!! 

Now you might be wondering what did a pack that was 48.2 lbs?!? Well let me tell you!

My wonderful cowboy boots that are a must to wear with cute sundresses!

Lots and lots of cute sun dresses and maxi dresses!

 (via Victoria Secret)

(via Victoria Secret)

 (via Victoria Secret)

 (via Delias)

  (Sailing dress via QuickSilver)

Of course I need shoes to go with the dresses!
(via zappos)

(via shoedazzle)

(via shoedazzle)

So that is just an idea of SOME of the stuff I packed!  What items/trends are you craving to wear this spring/summer? Where are your favorite places to shop?

 I will try and remember to take pictures of all my outfits and post when I get back!

Wish me luck!


Sunday, March 18, 2012

Start Your Week Right

Wouldn't it feel good to start your week off waking up in a space like this!

I LOVE this room! That bed is fabulous.  I love the shutters and plants in the room, and check out that wonderful wood ceiling!   While my bedroom doesn't look like this, I do strive to make it feel like a getaway.  A retreat of sorts, into my own fantasy world.  If I could visit anywhere it would be Indonesia, so naturally I try to bring out a Indonesian spa resort vibe to my bedroom!  It is a work in progress, but one I plan on completing!

Monday, March 5, 2012

Weekend Bliss

I can happily say this weekend was MUCH better than last!  I did NOT  spend it moping about, or watching Army Wives and getting depressed!  
Instead I spent the weekend enjoying time hanging out with friends, laying out in the sun, enjoying my patio, working out, walking my doggies, and a lot of self reflection!
 I started my weekend off by going to a cute little restaurant called The Vineyard with my sis and a few girlfriends.  The weather was so perfect I decided to get out my new H&M dress I haven't worn yet!

 I don't know why I am so addicted to blue and white stripes suddenly.  They have been around forever and I've NEVER been a fan...until now!  
So when I saw this dress at H&M for only $12.99 (yes, you read that right!) I HAD to get it!
The belt is a last year's Tillys.com purchase for $9.99.
Shoes are from Ross for $12.99.
Total outfit cost: $35.97

Here are some other fabulous blue & white striped looks I love!

via weheartit.com

Fabulous chevron striped dress

via Pinterest

via Pinterest

via Smaggle
 Hope your weekend was lovely!