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Fashion on Friday – May 31, 2013

It has been so long since I’ve done a fashion post. So I have several outfits to share. Hang on to your hats – lots of images!

This is what happens when your husband takes your pictures for you, but he’d rather be playing with his boys.

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Outfit Details: Top – vintage/thrifted, Vest – vintage/thrifted, Skirt – Old Navy, Tights – Forever 21, Shoes – ASOS

More husband-taken photos.

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Outfit Details: Shoes – Blowfish, Tights – Forever 21, Dress – Torrid, Shrug – Ross

I wore this outfit when we visited the Oregon Zoo. Super comfy!

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Outfit Details: Top – Torrid, Shorts – Torrid, Shoes – Doc Martens, Tights – Forever 21, Spaghettios Bag – Fat Fancy, Super Hero Sunglasses – Target

OK – I have more outfit photos, but I’ll save them for later. We’re heading into warm weather and that’s when I start to dress more boringly. I’ll try not to live in the same outfit everyday for the next couple of months.

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Tasty Tuesday – Baked Tacos and Chocolate Granola Bars

Two quick recipes for you this week. Super easy, but tasty.

The first is baked tacos and seriously, that’s all they are. So easy. Using crisp tacos shells, fill them with meat and cheese (refried beans as well, if you want), stick them in the oven. Yum!

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I used this recipe.

I love no bake oatmealy, chocolately bars and these are amazing! I think it’s the coconut oil. So rich and creamy and wonderful. I didn’t add cranberries as I’m not a big fan of fruit with chocolate.

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My family loved them.

I have seriously gotten into a cooking rut lately. I feel like I haven’t tried many new recipes lately and I’m getting bored! I’m also tired. Get with it girl! I better go have a look at Pinterest.

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Make It Monday – Correspondence Kits

I love the idea of my boys being letter and card writers. It’s not easy in these instant, electronic days. I love giving and receiving snail mail, but I sure don’t make the time for it like I’d like to. I want to help to instill gratitude in the boys as well and not only gratitude, but expressing gratitude. So we work at writing thank you cards for things the boys receive – it takes us a while sometimes, but we get there eventually. I also like them to send things to their relatives overseas and in other cities.

Like I said, it’s not always easy to make the time, but I figure let’s make it as easy as possible when inspiration strikes and when it’s time for a thank you. So I came up with the idea of a Correspondence Kit for each boy.   I purchased a small plastic container with a handle for each of them. I printed out their initials on label paper and added it to the outside.

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To stock the kits, I’ve kept a look out for monogram stationery that suited them, along with monogram stamps. I included writing paper, envelopes, blank notecards and, of course, plenty of thank you cards. I added a pen and some stickers. We have lots of art and craft supplies available to add to the mix as the boys get inspired.

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I had a lot of fun with this super simple project and I’m inspired to make one for myself. I have heaps of notecards and writing supplies, but I want to get them all together in one simple kit so that I, too, can correspond at the drop of a hat! I’ll be sure to post photos when I get my kit together!