Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Hi, I'm Shelby & I'm a Crazy Mama

On the day Langston was born, semi-crazy* Shelby left my body and someone resembling Wolverine from X-Men took it's place. That's normal right?!
I'm a little over protective. I mean, how does any woman have a baby and not instantly turn into a territorial monster? Either way, everyday I'm starting to notice more and more how unattractive it is. For example, Langston's first birthday is right around the corner so naturally it's time to order the cake. I attach a couple pictures to the email, give an extremely vague description of what I want and hit send. A few days later (today), I get an email back from the cake woman (who by the way is phenomenal, check out her link at the end of the post) and she sends back a picture of a cake she has done and asks if that's what I'm looking for. I immediately spaz out and realize that's not. at. all. what I want. I go on a pinterest spree and create a page long word document to depict what I want done TIER-BY-TIER.
Okay. So that's normal, right? No, no it's not normal at all. Everything can't always go my way. Everyone doesn't always have to share my same opinion. But yet, here I am biting heads off all over the land if someone asks me why I still rock my 10 month old to sleep. I don't know if it's just a personality flaw within, or if this is a mother to mother issue. Maybe it's stems from my original theory of "no one can do it like mom can" - which I still can't help but believe is true. I have to somehow push Wolverine out, and learn how to be more open-minded when it comes to others opinions on my ways of parenting, but it certainly won't happen overnight. Parenting is a living document. A constant work-in-progress. I can only hope that this eases up with time....or maybe when Langston is a teenager and is telling me "you can't tell me what to do!" I'll get the picture *sobs*
*I am not actually mentally unstable. Semi-crazy comes solely from the fact that I am a woman and we're all a little crazy in our own way, aren't we ladies?

Monday, March 25, 2013

Little Man's favorite things & an update!

Okay Okay, it's really time for me to jump back on here and update more regularly. I hope everyone is swell and all prepared for the Easter Bunny to make his rounds this weekend. I will be spending Easter without Langston this year, but it's just part of the deal. I'm planning a solo dinner for myself and I'll share all of my menu details with you later this week!
He's perfected the "get away from me" look.
Anyways, Langston will be 10 months on Easter. What? How did this happen, and how do I make it stop?! He's standing, walking around furniture, man-handling that sippy cup like a boss, and is outgrowing clothes left and right. He's up to 18 month clothes. Seriously, the kid grows an inch every night!
 A few of Lang's favorite things right now:




Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Because it's Wednesday.....

Another season of Girls has ended, and I'm not sure how it flew by in the blink of an eye. All I can say is that the season couldn't have ended anymore perfectly than it did, and season three cannot come soon enough.
So just for gigs (and for the simple fact that I already miss it) lets recap the best moments of the season:
The Elijah and Marnie (two pump) hook-up
Thomas John getting decked..and divorced
When Hannah quoted Missy Elliot
That. Mesh. Shirt.
This dinner party
This speech *swoons*
Hannah unraveling
But all in all, we really just need to relive the finale:

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

A few of my favorite things: Beauty Edition

Some women prefer not to wear make-up.
Some men prefer their women not to wear make-up.
Both of these things are fine,
but I am not one of those women, and those are not my kind of men.
I wear make-up daily. The weight of it depending on the time of day or the plans I've made. It makes me feel pretty, and I just plain old like it. I don't think women should have to explain why they want to wear make-up, or what about it makes them feel beautiful. When I was seven I had a pair of spandex shorts that I loved. They were metallic purple and they were biker shorts so they almost went down to my knees. Did everyone like them? No. Did I wear them anyways? You bet I did. So here I am, no longer wearing purple biker shorts but still wearing exactly what I want for me, and for no one else. These are a few of my favorite beauty products right now:

Lips are my absolute favorite part of make up, hands down. I have all of the colors above plus many, many, many more. I have a color for every mood, and I've never met a color I didn't like. MAC is my favorite brand for primer and lipstick, but I also love the Tarte lip tints and the Too Faced brand as well!
On a bad day, there is always lipstick.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Oh, hello stranger

It's been two and a half weeks since I've updated....I feel like I should reintroduce myself.

Hi, I'm Shelby...

just kidding. I've been so busy, and honestly I ran into a little bit of a block of what to write about. So much has happened, but not exactly things that I feel like should be shared with the world. Instead of writing it all, I'll let you see what I've been up to for the past two weeks in pictures. Enjoy!

Night out with the gals!

(I'm still not over my red lipstick phase)
Flirty Lang & unsuccessful adventures with plum jam

My Sunday attire & the root of all evil (girl scout cookie season)