Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Happy Birthday Mama!

Today is a very special day! It's my moms birthday!
She may not know it but I get very emotional about my mom. 
She's a very special person, a genuine person with a genuine heart. 
A strong person with more strength than anyone I know. 

Just a few memories that have always stuck with me with my mom.

It was June 2003 and we were on a camping trip. I always had pretty bad asthma. Well that trip I didn't have any medication with me and had an asthma attack. I had to control my breathing while I slept. Not easy to do but I have gotten used to it. 
My mom sat there next to me ALL NIGHT praying for me. I don't think she even went to bed. Stayed there the whole time making sure I was ok. 

When I was in the hospital with my first child. On complete bed rest. She took turns with Evan staying with me overnight. Helped wash my hair {and bathe me :/  because I mean I could not get out of bed for three weeks!} I watched day in and day out. Either my mom or Evan sleeping next to me in the most uncomfortable chair! Bringing in coffee for each other as they switched shifts. 

All of these things might seem like a thing any mom would do. 
My mom has a lot of health issues that keep her in constant pain, or extreme exhaustion.
But she always puts other first before herself. Always taking care of people in need with no consideration for her self. Always with a smile on her face!
Happy Birthday Mama!! Love you more than my luggage! 


Tuesday, April 22, 2014

{CopyCat Tuesday} Copycat Fashion

I felt like there wasn't enough fashion posts throughout the week. So I brought back some copycat fashion posts to have weekly. Let's face it we are constantly inspired by photos we see on Pinterest or other such places. {but mostly pinterest} We end up copying it or coming up with our own rendition. I love coming up with my own spin sometimes from these outfits. I saw this outfit awhile back and loved it. I love how soft and feminine it is. I love the dark green skirt. But I don't have a dark green skirt I had a mint green skirt. I just came up with my own idea with the items I already had. 

What's your copycat outfit? I'd love to see it. Link up with me! 

Monday, April 21, 2014

{Easter Recap}

We decided to have a quiet Easter this year. Just the three of us and it was so fun! Sometimes I get so caught up in what I should be cooking for easter. Rushing around getting Easter basket items, and stressing out over the overall holiday.
All that is is a distraction. The kids {hopefully} would be happy with a few small items or a few pieces of candy. Riley was more excited for the egg hunt than anything. Even though I bought "Frozen" for her. I was amazed by her lack of enthusiasm there. Maybe she's finally Frozen'd out!

We were off to church for an awesome sermon. Then we went to see heaven is for real. Which turned out to be awesome  movie. Death can be such a difficult subject for a lot of people. I feel like this movie is so important because of that reason! Then came home and cooked up some ribs and potatoe salad had our little egg hunt. Then we finished the day with another movie together and strawberry shortcake for dessert.

Hope everyone had a great Easter! He is risen!!

Shop Our Outfits

My Outfit:
Blazer: Forever21 {exact}
Dress: Loveculture {similar}
Boots: Windsor {similar}

Evans outfit:

Riley's Outfit:
Dress, tights and shoes: Target {exact}

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Things I'm loving

I'm loving all the cute things at Target and Old Navy for Riley. I'm not a huge fan of characters on clothes. Honestly I love miniature versions of things I would wear for Riley. She loves them too. She loves to match or coordinate with me all the time. From cute floral rompers to pretty sundresses. And apparently a lot of blue this spring! Here area  few of her spring picks. This girls got some style!

Friday, April 18, 2014

{Fashion Friday} Fedora Love

 Fashion Friday! I don't know if you've noticed. I love my fedora hat. I've always loved hats growing up actually! The hubby calls this my Boy George hat. Not sure if I should take offense. The hat looks good with everything. Maybe Boy George knew this before all of us! This hat has surpassed time, trends and genders. The fedora will never go away. So you should jump on this bandwagon now. Because you will eventually wear one in your lifetime, or your kids will. Might as well stock up now right? Do you have any looks with your fedora hat? If you do link up in a comment or tag me on instagram { @MeadowsandReeds} with the outfit! I'd love see it!

Shop My Outfit

Hat: Forever21
Dress: Forever21 {similar}
Belt: Charlotterusse
Necklace: Loveculture

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Conversations with a Five-year old

Photo by Kristen Booth

I am constantly amazed at the interesting things that come out of this little girls mouth. She is one smart cookie!

Riley: I have a disk in my brain that writes down everything I eat.
Mommy: Really?
Riley: Yep!

Mommy: Do you how you get to heaven.
Riley: You die
Mommy: haha I mean before that. You believe in Jesus and accept him into your heart.
Riley: Right...then you die.
Mommy: haha Yes

Mommy: How much do you love me?
Riley: {opens arms big}
Mommy: That's a lot! Don't you love me more than that? I love you more than anything. 
Riley: I love you more than grass!
Mommy: Grass hmmm?
Riley: More than houses, more than signs.
Mommy: I sure hope so! 

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Things I'm loving

It's finally here!! Warm summer nights, our first grill of the season on our new grill and rompers with big sweaters. Not to mention the fact that I'm wearing sandals! Yes! My toes can finally breathe. They can finally be painted and shown off for all to see. Having a fantastically lazy day with my little family. After spending too much time in target while Riley went through every single pair of shoes in the shoe aisle looking for her Easter shoes. 
Then an spontaneous ice cream date. Which was a blast and way too big for us to finish! Have a happy weekend!