yes, please: lounge wear {+ what i wore}

what’s that saying about habits? it takes 30 days to establish them, and 1 to undo them? well, that is definitely the case for me!  i take pictures of my outfits every day.  i have for years.  yet, when we go away from home, like this past weekend, i am out of my routine and almost always forget to take pictures.  that, and i usually am wearing either a bathing suit or loungewear (aka pajamas) all day, and neither are really photo worthy.  you’ll just have to take my word for it.  when we get home from vacation, it takes me a few days to return to my picture taking habits, and by then its wednesday and i have no pictures to share!  oh, the shame! (just kidding)

BUT, if you’re here for “what i wore wednesday”, you can still link up below.  and, i thought i’d share some of my favorite loungewear pieces with you!  i know i like to encourage you to just get dressed, but sometimes you just need to stay cozy all weekend long!


soft & sexy jegging t-shirt // lace-up back cardigan // sueded sherpa-lined moccasin slipper // real soft jogger


whispers of love french terry crew {use code 0521REFER30 for 30% off} // soft & sexy jegging tank // cozy joggers // chalet socks


real soft boy tank // wide-neck dolman top // muk luks winona sweater knit slipper boots // jogger burnout

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1. link to your specific blog post, not your blog’s main page. ex: not

2. please only link outfit related posts. your craft project may be adorable, or that may be a great giveaway, but this linky is for outfit related posts only – thank you!

3. please please please link back here to me so all this wiww stuff makes sense to your readers. and its just nice to do ;) grab a button from my sidebar (see the code box?).

4. check out as many links as possible! i am constantly inspired by so many outfits each week! and you will definitely find some new blogs that you’ve never stumbled upon before – so fun!

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a weekend away


sometimes, we just need to get away.  last when i saw that there was snow, and lots of it, in the weekend forecast at my parents’ house, i was thankful for an empty weekend calendar!

we decided on tuesday to go up to the lake where i grew up, about 3 1/2 hours away, as long as there was still snow expected.  so the kids worked extra hard on their homeschool days to get most of their work done, and planned on finishing up the leftovers up there.  i threw breakfast and lunch food in a cooler, as well as 2 boxes from hello fresh.  they worked out perfectly for dinners since they contained everything we needed! (use this code for $40 off your first box). while the kids were finishing up their math tutoring on thursday (i decided a few years ago that math x 3 kids = unhappy mommy), i quickly packed up our whole family for the weekend.


we met my parents for dinner in town on our way up and woke up to snow friday morning.  actually, i was so excited about the snow that i woke up around 3am to peek out and see it snowing!  when i got up, my mama heart melted to see my 2 youngest snuggled up under one blanket, staring out at the snow coming down.  now, lest you think this is a regular sight in my house, it is most definitely not.  but its these times i want to remember, not the bickering, so this is what i capture.

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our weekend consisted of walks in the snow (and rain – its rained quite a bit, too), playing in the snow for the kids, movies, games, naps, warming up by the fireplace and lots of family time.


while we were relaxing on the couch, sean pointed out the local bald eagle coming right towards our window!  we ran to the window to see it had just caught a fish from the lake and was sitting in the snow on the island eating his lunch – it was quite a sight to see!

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throughout the weekend my kids kept saying, “i’m so glad we came up here” and i kept saying, “me, too!”