Pops of color….and honest motherhood.


 I’ve mentioned before that I don’t usually intentionally match with Maya.  She still vetos half the stuff I try at first, but for the time being I still pick out what she wears.

In any case… What I’m in the mood for, she gets in the mood for too.  And, I’ll admit that if we are taking pics, I’ll maybe adjust what one of us is wearing so it compliments the other.

Usually, MY outfits are pretty basic with a pop of something.  Oh, orange shoes??!  Don’t mind if I do!  Especially when they are thrifted for $5!!Blog LB Protector Lover Mother White Muscle Tank The Legging Ankle Super Skinny Jeans Orange Superga-1 Blog LB Protector Lover Mother White Muscle Tank The Legging Ankle Super Skinny Jeans Orange Superga-2 Blog LB Protector Lover Mother White Muscle Tank The Legging Ankle Super Skinny Jeans Orange Superga-3 Blog LB Protector Lover Mother White Muscle Tank The Legging Ankle Super Skinny Jeans Orange Superga-4

I know from talking to friends and being on social media that having a 3 year old is no joke.  Whoever coined the phrase “terrible two’s” was a cruel person, because that totally ruined all of us that thought we totally nailed the 2 year phase!!  Maya was seriously the sweetest, funniest, smartest (ok, I’m slightly biased) kid up until about 3.5.  After we passed the 2 year mark and then some, I thought “I totally got this!!!”  And then…

Tantrums.  Defiance.  Being stubborn (ok, I own that).  RUDENESS.  It all came with a vengeance.

Looking back on it now, there were other things going on, so maybe that was it too?  It wasn’t a good time for either of us.  I didn’t even really want to take pics of us.  I felt like it would be a big fraud if I took pictures of me loving on her and us having fun, when…well, we were, but not like we used to…

And then….4th of July weekend was a turning point.  I can’t pin point what happened.  There was fun stuff, but we’d done fun stuff before.  But, we started the weekend with a dinner over at my parents, then the 4th, and then a quiet day.  From there on out, it’s been business as usual, but….business as usual from a few months ago.  AND I LOVE IT!!  I know she does too!!Blog LB Protector Lover Mother White Muscle Tank The Legging Ankle Super Skinny Jeans Orange Superga-5 Blog LB Protector Lover Mother White Muscle Tank The Legging Ankle Super Skinny Jeans Orange Superga-6 Blog LB Protector Lover Mother White Muscle Tank The Legging Ankle Super Skinny Jeans Orange Superga-7 Blog LB Protector Lover Mother White Muscle Tank The Legging Ankle Super Skinny Jeans Orange Superga-8 Blog LB Protector Lover Mother White Muscle Tank The Legging Ankle Super Skinny Jeans Orange Superga-9Love, love, LOVE this next one 🙂 Blog LB Protector Lover Mother White Muscle Tank The Legging Ankle Super Skinny Jeans Orange Superga-10 Blog LB Protector Lover Mother White Muscle Tank The Legging Ankle Super Skinny Jeans Orange Superga-12 Blog LB Protector Lover Mother White Muscle Tank The Legging Ankle Super Skinny Jeans Orange Superga-13 I posted this next shot on Instagram as a little sneak peek and it’s my most liked photo to date.  Weird, huh?Blog LB Protector Lover Mother White Muscle Tank The Legging Ankle Super Skinny Jeans Orange Superga-14 Blog Tucker and Tate Floral Tunic DL1961 Harper Turquoise Toddler Superga-1Ok, there are a LOT of pics in the next sequence, but I love all her dance moves!! Blog Tucker and Tate Floral Tunic DL1961 Harper Turquoise Toddler Superga-2 Blog Tucker and Tate Floral Tunic DL1961 Harper Turquoise Toddler Superga-3 Blog Tucker and Tate Floral Tunic DL1961 Harper Turquoise Toddler Superga-4 Blog Tucker and Tate Floral Tunic DL1961 Harper Turquoise Toddler Superga-5 Blog Tucker and Tate Floral Tunic DL1961 Harper Turquoise Toddler Superga-6 Blog Tucker and Tate Floral Tunic DL1961 Harper Turquoise Toddler Superga-7 Blog Tucker and Tate Floral Tunic DL1961 Harper Turquoise Toddler Superga-8 Blog Tucker and Tate Floral Tunic DL1961 Harper Turquoise Toddler Superga-9 Blog Tucker and Tate Floral Tunic DL1961 Harper Turquoise Toddler Superga-10 Blog Tucker and Tate Floral Tunic DL1961 Harper Turquoise Toddler Superga-11 Blog Tucker and Tate Floral Tunic DL1961 Harper Turquoise Toddler Superga-12 Blog Tucker and Tate Floral Tunic DL1961 Harper Turquoise Toddler Superga-13 Blog Tucker and Tate Floral Tunic DL1961 Harper Turquoise Toddler Superga-14 Blog Tucker and Tate Floral Tunic DL1961 Harper Turquoise Toddler Superga-15 Blog Tucker and Tate Floral Tunic DL1961 Harper Turquoise Toddler Superga-16 Blog Tucker and Tate Floral Tunic DL1961 Harper Turquoise Toddler Superga-17 Blog Tucker and Tate Floral Tunic DL1961 Harper Turquoise Toddler Superga-18 Blog Tucker and Tate Floral Tunic DL1961 Harper Turquoise Toddler Superga-19I’m not a big filter person, but I wanted to have fun on this next one.  I like it… 🙂 Blog Tucker and Tate Floral Tunic DL1961 Harper Turquoise Toddler Superga-20No filter on the next one…Just haziness from the fires in British Columbia.Blog West Seattle SunsetOn me…

Shoes- Superga (thrifted)
On Maya…
Top- Tucker and Tate (thrifted, but similar here)
Jeans- DL1961 “Harper” (C/O)
Shoes- Superga (thrifted, but similar here)
Keeping it Real…
Sadly…the licking phase has not ended 😉Blog Outtake
(all pictures taken with a self timer and tripod, except ones of Maya :))

dit-elle-Lauren

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