Stof is a Danish fabric company completely unfamiliar to me until last week. Hannah and I went out to Pennington Quilt Works to spend my birthday coupon, and there were these magnificent dots. Stof’s Twist Style. The shop had more than one colorway, but this is the one Hannah and I both loved (she tried to run off with the bolt). So I bought a yard.
I have a lot of big goals for 2015, but January was a little much. Hannah’s been waking up at all hours, and we’ve had snow days, pinkeye, and my own stomach bug just this week keeping us so cooped up ever since the holidays. And really tired. There have been a lot of leggings and ponytails this month, which usually means mama’s too tired for laundry and hairdos. I missed a lot of outfit photos, and I’m fairly sure I was wearing yoga pants on all of the missed days.
October is when I realized that my new khakis are not working for me. Also, I really love khakis. But they do not always love me. Also, even though October is my favorite month, I’ve been sick for most of it.
I wore real clothes this month! Lots of them. And a bunch of new dresses from Modcloth (love the cute prints) and eShakti (addicted to the custom sizing) that I bought for back to school.
Also, I went back to school.
It’s the first week of school in my neck of the woods, my first week back in a school after a year home writing and mommying. I still have so much summer to post, and all my brain can think about right now are door decorations and library cards. But, I can’t let the whole rest of my life get derailed by a new job. So, this is what I wore last month. Thank god summer is coming to a close, I really cannot dress myself in the heat.
Oh, July. You were a month of cutoff jean shorts and myriad toddler fingerprints on the mirror. Get it together, July!
Actually, July was pretty together. I got a teaching job. I started writing for What The Flicka?, and I finished the redo of this site (yay!). I went to Lancaster with my favorite ladies. Hannah took swim lessons and started the summer program at her school. I made more jam, which I will write about later. I finally learned to walk in flip flops!
I wish I had some great insights to offer for last month beyond noting that Hannah’s fingerprints are a constant presence on our mirror.
June went fast. Hannah had three weeks off from school before starting the summer program, and now suddenly she goes back on Monday. July 4th has come and gone (and we had a great one, more on that later). The weather went from getting away with long sleeves to straight-up tank top and flip flops weather.