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How We Wore It | Spring Pastels

Spring has finally arrived here in Utah! True, we had a crazy wind storm of 60+ mph winds and 40* weather, but the sun is back and it is in the 70s*! Hallelujah says both me and Rhys. He absolutely loves playing outside, and could spend the whole day in the backyard if allowed. I am just happy to be busting out the sunglasses, short sleeves, and capris! By the way, Mormon friends…anyone know of some good, inexpensive modest shorts that don’t go half-way down my shins?

Tulle skirt and pink wings.

Today, I am linking up with Deidre  for another round of How We Wore It. Our inspiration comes from Elevate Everyday.

Elevate Everyday

I immediately knew what outfit to wear for this…looking at the skirt reminded me of my bridesmaid’s dress. It is the same color, texture, pattern! However, that’s for my sister’s wedding in mid-June!

So, instead, I went with the only pastel pink (I have one dark pink cardigan) I own! I’ve absolutely loved owning this skirt, but it’s getting really tight around my waist…it hasn’t really fit comfortably since before I gave birth to Rhys. It might be time to retire it…

Tulle skirt and pink wings.

Currently, I am…

Celebrating | My first blog design! I have been working as a virtual assistant for Run Pink Run Happy‘s owner for a few months, and she wanted me to help her redesign her blog, as well as switch hosts and switch from a WordPress Multisite to an independent WP self-hosted site! I’m so proud of my work! Check it out!

Reading | The Devil in Vienna by Doris Orgel and Born to Treason by E. B. Wheeler. They are both historical fictions. The first one is about two friends who were split because one was a Jew and the other was forced into Hitler’s Youth by her family. The other is about a Welsh Catholic during the religious turmoils in England during the beginning of the Protestant regime.

Pondering | How to balance life: blogging, virtual assisting, reading, wifery, mothering. The scriptures and the Gospel of our Savior and how I fit into it…I’ve been having trouble again lately…it’s hard. Why Rhys’s oral language skills aren’t developing more.

Tulle skirt and pink wings!

Sipping | a whole heck of a lot of water!

Going | Nowhere….yet…But, in two weeks, I’ll be going on a girl’s weekend to St. George! I’m super excited about it because it is the first time I have ever done that!

Tulle skirt and pink wings!

Make sure you check these other wonderful girls who collaborated with How We Wore It! And make sure to visit Deidre’s blog to sign up for next month!

Deidre at Deidre Emme
Emily at Emmy Jake
Brooke at Silver Lining
Suerra at Sierra’s View
Justine at Little Dove
Kiana at Glitter & Donuts
Amber at amber nicole blogs
Tayler at The Morrell Tale
Patricia at haifisch
Kelsi at Lovestrong
Emma at Ever Emma
Bekah at These Are The Days
Jenn at GiveThisGirlCoffee
Shelbie at R+S Brereton
Nellwyn at The Cardinal Press
Ruth at My Little Nest 

Tulle skirt and pink wings!
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Tayler is a work at home mom. She does free lance articles and dabbles in graphic design and virtual assisting for bloggers. She spent 3 years as a history and English teacher. Her passions are her husband, two children, history, reading, nature, and her Savior, Jesus Christ.

How We Wore It // Holiday Edition

Can I just say that I love fashion post collabs or link ups because it makes me think of my limited wardrobe in new ways. One of my favorites is the How We Wore It series ran by Brooke of Silver Linings Blog.

Holiday Edition outfit--long gray tunic and yellow scarf.
Tunic: Target // Tight: Target // Scarf: ?? // Shoes: Payless
Our inspiration this month has to do with winter weather…which is kind of funny because ….El Nino year + Utah weather. We’ve had cold, then warm, then warm rain, then cold rain, then slush and snow, then it all melts and we’re back to the 50’s. Well, our picture this month comes from Because Shanna Said So.
Because Shanna Said So
I used to own so many tunics before I got pregnant. They would go to my mid-thigh and I would wear leggings with them to work. But, many of them got shorter the wider in thighs, hips, and chest, I got during and after my pregnancy. So, this is my last tunic that I own. And, I just got these shoes for our family pictures!

 

 

 

 

 


Come check out these other awesome women and their interpretation of this outfit!
Brooke at Silver Lining
Robin at Penn & Quill
Aubrey at Aubrey Zaruba
Maren at Maren and Co
Brielle at Breezy and Co
Tayler at The Morrell Tale
Sharlee at My New Lines
Berkley at Berkley Anne
Jennifer at The Pepper Express
Alexa at He and I
Hannah at Hannah Rae
Rachel at Rachel Sayumi
Amy at Harris Inc.
Brooklyn at Brooklyn Jolley
Jennifer at Jennifer Sikora
Bonnie at The Life of Bon
Riley at Riley Jo Blog
Shelbie at R+S Brereton
Sierra at Sierra’s View
Emma at Ever Emma
Deidre at Deidre Emme

 

What is your favorite thing to wear during the winter?

Tayler is a work at home mom. She does free lance articles and dabbles in graphic design and virtual assisting for bloggers. She spent 3 years as a history and English teacher. Her passions are her husband, two children, history, reading, nature, and her Savior, Jesus Christ.

How We Wore It // Keeping It Casual

Rhys and I are excited to join up with Brooke from Silver Lining again for the How We Wore It series.

This month’s inspiration comes from Robyn Vilate. She wears a camo shirt, jeans, converse shoes, and a baseball cap.

via Robyn Vilate
Casual to me means jeans and braids…definitely braids. But, since I got my hair cut, I haven’t been able to actually get it into braids. I can’t tell you how long it took today with as short as my hair is and how thick and curly. Yes, it was wet when I tried (which usually helps), but I guess they still aren’t truly long enough…so forgive the poor braids. Also, I used to wear hats all the time in college, but once I got hired as a teacher and hats are a big no-no, I got rid of them all. Thankfully, Justin had quite a few caps in the closet!

Can I tell you how hard it is to take your own pictures? Especially with focusing your DSLR on a blank spot waiting for a body to appear…with a one year old in a stroller nearby…

Rhys decided to join me in doing this round since he has a hat and camo pants! Focus the marks on his face…he tripped on the asphalt…he fussed until I picked him up and kissed him, then squirmed until I let him go to play some more…boys will be boys, I guess.

Tayler–> hat and black shirt-BYU store // vest-Wet Seal // necklace-gift // pants-Kohl’s // shoes-Sole Envy
Rhys–> hat, shirt, pants, sandals–ALL from Wal-Mart! We love the very low prices on baby clothes!
 

Rhys decided he wanted to set up the camera and be my tech crew.

Check out these other lovely ladies who are casual-ing it out today:

Brooke at Silver Lining
Deidre at Deidre Emme

Sierra at Sierra’s View

Sharlee at My New Lines
Laura at Sincerely, Laura

Aubrey at Aubrey Zaruba

Kaycie at Redhead Memories 

Kyla at FordOlogy
Danica at Danakin Skywalker 

Tayler at The Morrell Tale

Emma at Ever Emma

Kalyn at Geez Louise

Bonnie at Life of Bon
Rachel at Rachel Sayumi



Who wore it better–Rhys or me? 😉

{Check out this lovely lady}

Tayler is a work at home mom. She does free lance articles and dabbles in graphic design and virtual assisting for bloggers. She spent 3 years as a history and English teacher. Her passions are her husband, two children, history, reading, nature, and her Savior, Jesus Christ.

How We Wore It // Summer Pleat

I have a lot of blogger friends who dress super adorably. Some of them consider themselves fashion bloggers, some don’t. I do some fashion posts, but there is no way I’d call myself a fashion blogger. But, we still like to dress up, sometimes! So, just like I did with the Creative Closet, I’m trying to use my clothes that I already own a lot more creatively. So, I am so glad to be teaming up with Brooke from Silver Lining for How We Wore It.

This series takes inspiration from real fashion bloggers. We are to create an outfit from items we already own, in imitation or inspiration from specified prompt pictures. 
This month was from Memorandum.
So, here is my version. I’ll give you a little secret…I’ve owned my white skirt since I was my students’ age: 7th grade! I actually had a super cute floral, larger-cut button down that I absolutely love, and it looked adorable together, but then I realized it looked a little weird…and that’s because my skirt has a textured pattern on it…so, I had to change shirts.

And here is another secret…my legs aren’t really that tan. But, I have to wear tights or nylons to work…it’s part of our teacher dress code. Well, why couldn’t I have just taken of the tights to do the shoot? Because my pale, sensitive skin was razor burned! Blech!

And here’s the last secret…it’s been raining in Utah since the beginning of May. So, every time I was ready to take photos, the weather deterred me. I have a baby (who is clingy and on/off sick due to teething) and I have been recovering from yet another upper respiratory infection–like my 4th one since January! (GRRRRR), so I had to take the pictures inside. And, even more than that, I couldn’t find my tripod. So, I wrangled my sister, who nannies Rhys during the day, to help me. Which is also why Rhys pops into the pictures as well. Hopefully the weather will be better next month and I can find my tripod!

Catch all the rest of the participating girls here!
Brooke at Silver Lining
Deidre at Deidre Emme
Sierra at Sierra’s View
Brooklyn at A Little Too Jolley
Laura at Sincerely, Laura
Kaycie at Redhead Memories 
Kyla at FordOlogy
Ashley at Absolutely Ashley
Tayler at The Morrell Tale
Bonnie at Life of Bon
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Brittany from Stepping on Dandelions

1) How did you come up with the name to your blog?
I came up with the name for another project, but when I was trying to decide on a title for my bible, I thought it went perfect for what my blog was about: not having it all together. My title, ‘Stepping on Dandelions’, means we all have our good days and bad days. A dandelions is typically linked with wishes. So on bad days you might step on a dandelion instead of making a wish because wishing seems pointless. But on good days, you might step on a dandelion because life is perfect in your eyes, and you don’t want to wish for anything more. It might not make sense to some, but that’s the basis of my blog’s title.

2) What is your blog’s mission or goal?
My goal is for each person to know that they are not alone. I’ve struggled with so many things in my twenty years of existence that very few people know about. I always felt alone, and I don’t want anyone to ever feel the way I did. So with my blog, I hope to give that little bit of faith and encouragement that I never had.

3) Besides blogging, what are some other hobbies of yours?
Definitely American Sign Language! I am currently majoring in it in college, and I love interpreting songs. It’s my favorite hobby besides blogging, of course! Another hobby is writing fiction. My dream is to publish a fiction novel in the future! Hopefully this is one hobby that can turn into a career one day.

4) What is the best thing about blogging for you?
The best thing about blogging is getting a comment saying that something I wrote touched or impacted them in some way. I don’t care about the stats, I just care about my impact. To me, that’s the best thing that can happen concerning my blog: to impact one person for the better.

5) What are 3 of your favorite posts you’ve written? 

My top favorite one is probably my ‘Body Image Through God’s Eyes‘ post. I said some things in there that I never thought I’d say, let alone write for the public eye, but I did in hopes that other people can see that they are beautiful and perfect just the way they are. Another favorite post is ‘Goodbye, you’, saying goodbye to something that has been affecting me lately and lastly, ‘Fifty Shades of Crazy, which I wrote while my Facebook feed was full of the movie, so decided to write my views on it as a Christian. These are my favorite posts at the moment!

Tayler is a work at home mom. She does free lance articles and dabbles in graphic design and virtual assisting for bloggers. She spent 3 years as a history and English teacher. Her passions are her husband, two children, history, reading, nature, and her Savior, Jesus Christ.