Old Navy Small Haul

I tend to get overwhelmed when shopping online. Like I have these grandiose plans of picking a cart load of perfectly coordinated outfits that fit in my budget and are available in my size and preferred choice of color. But in reality I end up with random pieces and a hodgepodge of mismatched stuff that I never really wanted anyway.

I usually close the computer, vow to try again tomorrow, and go about life in my sad, unfashionable wardrobe. The worst part is that I was once very fashionable, and I have a decent sense of style, so I am fully aware that I don’t look great. Ugh, it’s such a pitiful cycle.

But, as I mentioned in my previous post, I feel a sense of renewal and optimism as of late. I want to look good. I want to feel good. I want to add clothes to my cart and not shut the damn computer out of frustration. December goals= hit purchase with confidence. ✔️

I *think* I did pretty well last night shopping Old Navy’s big Cyber Sale. It was late and my growing belly (prego + a pinch of Thanksgiving gluttony) is desperate for properly fitting clothes, so I pretty much forced myself to hit the buy button before shutting down for the night. I also threw in a couple of pieces for my 4-year old daughter, because shopping for my kids is wayyyy less stressful than shopping for myself.

I purchased what I call a “small haul,” as I am trying to buy fewer items at a time and slowly build my wardrobe in an effort to avoid the “pitiful cycle” of adding to cart –>deleting cart –>perpetually styleless. 😉

How did I do???

Old Navy Maternity Front-Low Panel Boot-Cut Jeans
Old Navy Maternity Front Low-Panel Universal Straight Jeans
Old Navy Maternity Full-Panel Leggings 2-Pack
Old Navy Maternity V-Neck Long-Sleeve Tee

Old Navy Maternity Jersey-Knit Bodycon Dress in Green Floral
Old Navy Maternity Corduroy Western Tie-Belt Shirt Dress
Old Navy Fit & Flare Printed Jersey Dress 2-Pack for Toddler Girls
Old Navy Faux-Fur-Lined Boots for Toddler Girls

I later realized that I had an Old Navy and Loft gift card floating around my purse from my birthday back in August, so I did a little extra shopping to take advantage of the Cyber Monday deals. I will spotlight my purchases in my next post. ✌️

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Post Turkey Day Detox

My 4 little turkeys on Thanksgiving Day

Thanksgiving has come and gone yet again. And though it certainly looked different this year, some things never change…

I ate my body weight in cheesy, carb-loaded goodness, slept late and relaxed around the house every day, and am now ready to take on a new week (aside from my 5:30 alarm clock 👎 ). For some reason I feel a sense of renewal on this Sunday evening, a new found purpose and motivation, almost like it’s New Year’s Day.

Soccer season is finally over for my boys, and we have a brief hiatus from the hustle and bustle of multiple practices and games per week. I am also out of my first trimester (18ish weeks), and my energy and good vibes have returned.

I haven’t made a home-cooked, nutritious meal for myself in what feels like a decade, so I have decided that this is the week to try. I have selected my recipes, picked up my groceries, and cleaned out all of the unhealthy food from the fridge. I am avoiding cheese this week because I feel like my arteries need a respite from all of the saturated fat I have consumed as of late.

Thanks to Pinterest, I have several new recipes to try out this week. Cooking is complicated for my family, as I’m sure it is for many of yours. Everyone has different tastes and preferences. My kids almost never eat a meal I cook based off of my liking, though I certainly eat cold, leftover mac and cheese off of their plates like a champ.

Just like my own mother always told me while cooking me special, individualized meals, “I feel like a short-order cook.”

Recipes for Week of 11/29

Sunday- Veggie Fajitas with Tempeh (kids bean and cheese tacos)

Monday- Vegan Lentil Tortilla Soup (kids chicken quesadillas with hubby’s leftover fajita meat from Sunday)

Tuesday- Sweet Potato Black Bean Burgers (kids sub sandwiches)

Wednesday- Amy’s Frozen Vegan Margherita Pizza (kids English muffin pizza)

Thursday- Tofu & Potato Breakfast Tacos (kids potato, egg, and cheese breakfast tacos)

I am certainly not touting this menu as super healthy by any stretch of the imagination, but for me it is definitely an improvement and perhaps a step in the right direction?

Here’s hoping I don’t throw in the towel and hit up Taco Bell by Tuesday.

Wish me luck, and feel free to link any healthy recipes you love in the comments. Have a great week!

-Lacey