February 21, 2018

Finding the Perfect Fit


I have to tell you about a style of pants that I stumbled upon last year at Nordstom Rack. I about 6 months postpartum and I needed a pair of pants to wear, except I was nowhere near the shape that I use to be - I was basically pre-pregnancy sized everywhere except for my lower stomach area. On top of that, I loathed anything that presses in to my stomach. This dislike started back when my interstitial cystitis was very active - anything that pressed against my lower abdomen made me feel like I had to go to the bathroom constantly. While that feeling eventually went away, the  damage and trauma to my abdomen from my labor and delivery left my with a lot of bloating and inflammation in my lower abdomen and once again I hated *anything* that pressed into my stomach. Even now it is still problematic, and anything that is tight around my stomach tends to lead to pain, cramping, and even reflux. So I was so excited when a pair of pants I happened to pick up from the clearance rack not only fit, but were extremely comfortable.

February 5, 2018

The Devil Wears Mouse Ears


Well, I certainly did not intend for January to get away from me like that, but here we are, several days into February! Between returning to work and starting a new position at a new University and some compounding health issues related to my RA, I fell a bit behind. ow that things have settled down, I'm so excited to get back to blogging and I have a ton of posts lined up, as well as a couple trips planned for the near future (including on to Tampa, thank goodness, because I could use some warm weather!).

January 19, 2018

Beautiful as a Rose


I have to say this has been one of my favorite outfits. Everything about it was so comfortable and perfect for staying cozy and cute in the winter! And while some may say I was perhaps a little over dressed, I had a great time wearing it while hiking the 3 Dune Challenge at the Indiana Dunes State Park.

January 17, 2018

An Early Valentine's Day with Jord Watches


I don't know what it was about this year, but it seems like I just never got my act together for Christmas. Maybe it's because we travel so much for the holidays - we had two week trips to visit family for both Thanksgiving and Christmas, plus Tony spent two weeks of December in China. With so much travel and time away from home, it never really felt like the holiday season to me. So much so that Tony and I didn't even bother to exchange presents!