It is back to reality after an amazing weekend with my childhood and High School friends in California. One of the girls lives out there, and at our 20 year reunion we talked about taking a trip to visit her. What started as a text string with 4 of us at the end of December, ended up in a trip planned for all of us to go to California in early February to celebrate all of us turning 40. I love when things like that sort of fall in place at the last minute.
We all grew up in Apple Valley, Minnesota. The 5 of us were not all super close in high school, but I have a different connection with each of them. Over the past 10 years; with social media and 2 reunions we had all re-connected. It is fun knowing some of these girls since I was 6, and seeing everyone grow up, develop their careers, get married and have kids.… Continue Reading
We wrapped up another weekend, and it was a good one! Friday night Jon had a night out with some friends so I decided to take the kids to dinner. They are really at great ages, I can take them just about anywhere. And because they go out to dinner with us a lot, they have learned to sit still for an hour or two. I make them sit at the table and talk before dinner, and once they have eaten they can be allowed a device (if we decide to bring one). We don’t always, but sometimes its nice to have an adult conversation without being interrupted 20 times!
We ate at Il Centro, which has AMAZING pizza. They own Minsky’s, but they do their pizza completely different. Il Centro is one of the kids favorite, and ours as well. We always love supporting our small, neighborhood spots.
Saturday our son had a playdate, so we decided to take V ice skating for the first time at the rink in Park Place.… Continue Reading
Happy Monday everyone! Hope you had a good weekend!
We had a low key weekend, mixed with basketball, kids birthday parties and a dinner date with friends.
It was so gloomy and kind of rainy all weekend; we tried to go bowling with the kids Sunday but the place was packed so we ended up going to Tapcade; a restaurant/bar/arcade (mostly geared towards adults) but also a great place for the kids. My son had gone there for a birthday and loved it, so we were excited to try it out.
You pay $5 to play unlimited, old school arcade games. They have a huge beer selection, and excellent bar food. We had the John Wayne tacos and they were amazing. They say kids 6 and over only to play the games, because they don’t allow kids standing on chairs (keep that in mind if you have younger kids) V could just about see over the controls; so she got a few good games of pac-man in.… Continue Reading
This has been the longest weekend ever; and it is still not over. I completely forgot about MLK day tomorrow. Hurray. No school again?!!!! (help me God). I feel like my kids haven’t had a full week of school since November. In Kansas City there was threats of a crazy ice storm that never happened. So we hunkered down Friday night and Saturday. I wasn’t feeling that hot either, so it was good to just stay in and be lazy.
Saturday I spent all day cleaning, organizing, and purging. I have a big garage sale in the Spring, so I am getting ready for that as well. It’s always nice to de clutter before a new season. I will be selling some stuff on my instagram: @kcstylescoutcloset so stay tuned for that!
We had actually booked a sitter late in the week for Saturday, and since the ice storm never happened we were able to have a night out.… Continue Reading
In the next few months, this blog is getting a makeover. I am turning 40 in 2017 and so I want this blog to be a reflection of that. I am “old” when it comes to fashion bloggers. But, I feel like there is a place in this blog world for women who are not just 25 with endless amounts of time to look good, and endless amounts of money to spend on clothes. We all know that when you become a mom, and as you age, your priorities change. With that being said, I feel like 40 is a pivotal year. My kids are older, and I have more time for me. I feel like I spent the last decade worrying about everyone else, just trying to keep my shit together without losing it.
I feel a sense of peace with this time in my life. My relationships are stronger, I am more confident, I feel better, I know more about myself and what I want.… Continue Reading