Dear Winnie


Our Winston turns 6 tomorrow!!  I blinked and he grew up so fast, and now he's nearing the end of Kindergarten.  I want to enjoy every moment because I know I'll blink again, and he'll be off to college. 

You know what's funny?  I was telling a friend last night how when we left the ultrasound, (and had just found out we were having a boy) I immediately started crying.  My mind went to the craziest boys I knew.  I thought of loud, rough, crazy boys with a million times more energy than I knew I could handle!

I honestly cried for days because I just didn't feel cut out to be a "boy mom."  Then our Winston West showed up.  He was born on my grandmother Mary West's birthday, which was just TOO perfect because my middle name is West, and we had already chosen to use West for him as well!  So an April 14th birthday was just the great start we needed.   

He has proven me wrong in every way.  He is a kind, gentle, sweet boy and I am so proud to be his mom.  He has a great sense of humor (which is a Dunbar requirement) and makes me laugh constantly.  Sometimes when I am tucking him in and we're snuggling in bed, we have the best time and just laugh so hard together.  He also is the sweetest little care taker when I'm not feeling well or am sad.  I don't know what our family would do without him!

Photos by Tiffany Redmon Photography



Legging day


So it's a legging day.  We all have them.  We are tired, sick, just feel lazy, or maybe are running to drop our kids off at school/daycare/soccer, etc.  Let's face it, some days we just want to be comfortable.  

I'm going to be totally honest with you guys.  This probably isn't what you want to hear, but I usually spend just as much effort putting together my lazy day outfits as I do my regular ones.  The only benefit those days is well, that I am comfortable!  My secret to looking pulled together on my lazy days is putting pieces together that you maybe wouldn't think to pair.  Like a leather jacket.  That is my NUMBER 1 tip to pulling together sweats/leggings.  Top it with a leather jacket.  It just always pulls together your look and just makes everything look cool!  If this isn't your thing, top it with a structured jacket or trench.  Other tips... adding accessories.  Just because you're comfortable doesn't mean you should cast aside the other finishing touches.  I usually still wear earrings.  On a cold morning, I'll add a hat.  Grab cute sneakers.  And don't forget makeup.  At LEAST fill in your brows and dab on some concealer. 

Those are my tricks for dressed down days. I hope this helps some of you put together a lazy day outfit!  Lord knows we all have them!! 

Alo yoga leggings

Photos:  Tiffany Redmon Photography