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May 15, 2015

oh hey, friday! | i need your advice! (and a few other things...)

so...normally i try to theme my oh hey, friday posts, but today is oh so random...but it's good stuff, so read on.

but first...

1 | grab this here snazzy springy-themed button and link back to september farm.
2 | link up your post at the bottom of this post.
3 | tell all your friends + have a fantastic friday.


1 | okay! i'm headed to my cousin's wedding in santa barbara in LESS than a month. i have yet to find  a dress...but that's where you gals come in. 
i'm going to try rent the runway for the first time. cue the sweaty armpits and nervous laughter. i have a pretty awkward body (slim hips, giant non-perky tas, broad shoulders)...which is why this makes me nervous. but i think i have it narrowed down to three dresses that will work. 
1 // 2 // 3
so...which is your fave for a june, early evening wedding in california?

2 | so...i know i've been TOTALLY obsessing over this #toneitup #bikiniseries...but it's been a pretty big commitment. last week was not super great in that i ate well and got all my workouts in, but didn't feel like there was any change. it was pretty discouraging.

but then today i finished my #bootycall workout (25 minute sweat session on the treadmill) plus an additional abs/booty workout. after i finished the workout i took a look at myself in the mirror (as i way way too often do) and saw some abs! they are there, and i couldn't believe it. i snapped a picture (one of the 8,000) as a little reminder that i need to just be consistent and keep working. 3.5 weeks to go!
are we all super sick of seeing my belly shots yet?

3 | this girl. i DO NOT brag on her enough. each morning, when sawyer goes down for her nap, kaye and i enjoy second breakfast together. (yes, we eat two breakfasts a day.) i can't say enough what a great, wonderful, amazing joy she has been to be around. she is funny. she is kind. she is sensitive and empathetic. if she sees i'm getting worked up over something she'll come up and put her hand on my cheek and say, "it's okay, mommy. it's okay." and she's right. it is okay. all of a sudden, whatever it was is totally not a big deal anymore. guh. she steals my heart.

in other news...she finally has thickish enough hair to put into a little pony tail.
5 | yep...i'm expecting that after the next few days of rain that are headed our way...it's going to be blue skies and warm breezes...am-i-right? i'm right.
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32 comments on "oh hey, friday! | i need your advice! (and a few other things...)"
  1. I like the pink dress on the left. You can dress it up with heels, accessories and that color would look nice on you. At least from the screen view. Hello Spring - seen that recently and it makes me smile all the pretty flowers.

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  2. Is the Tone it up bikini series free or did you buy it?

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  3. You look amazing girl! WAy to go!

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  4. I love the first or second dress!! You are doing awesome with your workouts and it's definitely paying off!

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  5. No worries about the belly photo - I've got one on my blog today to celebrate one year postpartum from my 3rd baby. LOL. You look great - keep up the hard work!
    www.california-to-carolina.com

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  6. Your abs girl, they are looking amazing!

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  7. You are looking great! We'd probably go for either the pink or blue short dress to show off that body you are working hard for! Oh, and love that you and kaye have two breakfasts. Breakfast food is always a good idea! Winks and Eyerolls

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  8. I love the maxi! Especially since you're renting it, it will be easier to fit because of the flowy shape. But I'm sure all 3 will look nice!

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  9. I like the 3rd dress! Happy Friday!

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  10. I like the blue lace dress! I'm thinking about doing rent the runway for a bachelorette trip to NOLA soon... let me know what you think of it!

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  11. Kaye is adorable!
    As for the dresses, I love the second and third ones!

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  12. I feel like you need to rock that hot body in the pink dress... the blue lace is pretty too... but gosh, you've been working it out so hard that I think you need to rock the pink one! OH. YOU WERE WHAT I WAS GOING TO POST FOR FRIDAY. *making a note for next Friday*... and that sweet picture of your babe and her kissyface... I'll eat breakfast with her twice a day too!

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  13. Okay, you look amazing!! Keep up the hard work! One of my co-workers and friends used Rent the Runway all the time and raves about it. Good luck! Have a great weekend!!

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  14. Way to go on the TIU!!! I did their bikini series last year and it worked wonders :D (I'm month away from having a baby so I opted out this year haha)

    And I vote #1, show off that hot bod you've been working on!

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  15. I've loved every experience I've had with Rent the Runway and I hope you can say the same! I think what it comes down to is knowing what fits your body and having expectations that work. Like I couldn't go into it thinking I'd be able to pull of a mermaid cut dress without looking like a mis-proportioned clown no matter how pretty I thought the dress was. They also give you a second size of the same dress for free which is super convenient.

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  16. You'll have to let us know all about your rent the runway experience, but I would go for the salmon colored dress, so bright and summery! You're doing great with your tone it up workouts!!! Have a wonderful weekend!

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  17. I vote dress #2! I've used rent the runway & loved it! Good job on your fitness journey, you are really making progress!
    Kelsey
    www.thepeacockroost.com

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  18. Wow, you look incredible! Your baby girl is soo cute! That must be fun that her hair is getting longer. That's how I would feel if I had a little girl! It's nice how they make everything better. I don't have kids so I have to relate through my experience as a fur-mom! My little doggie Paisley makes everything better, too! It's amazing!

    Christie
    The Closet by Christie

    www.theclosetbychristie.com

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  19. yay for SB, I love SB, where we went for our anniversary this year! Where are you guys staying?! And I love all the workout updates, it might almost make me want to join in on the series next go around :) And I definitely think you should go with the long dress, super cute for a SB wedding.

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  20. I vote dress #3! and ohmygosh girl you look amazing!!!

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  21. dayamn!! your abs are looking great! I am so jealous of them....I wish I could work out more but it seems like everytime I start a workout program I get preggo and then I miscarry so I just have no idea what to do anymore.

    Yay for hair for little girls! Kaye is going to have so much fun with all the new hairstyles you'll get to tryout on her!

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  22. You're killing the workouts! So motivating! I love dresses #2 and #3. I'd probably go with #2, since it's longer and it's an evening wedding.

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  23. i like #1- maybe with some fun floral heels and gold jewelry ♥

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  24. I like dress #1 or #2, depending on whether you want a short or long dress :)

    Happy Friday, Karli! As always, thanks for hosting the link up!

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  25. Definitely #2. Maxi dresses are perfect for any occasion too!

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  26. Love dress #2. And don't worry about all the belly shots. It's total motivation! You worked your butt off, go ahead and show off the results!

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  27. I LOVE dress #1!! And those abs are A-MAZING!! Keep it up friend x

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  28. I love dress number 2 and it's perfect for SB!

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  29. I like #1 and #2. I am a long time fan of Elizabeth and James! Can you order both and then decide? #2 is definitely the more comfortable option especially if you do some eating and drinking at the reception :)
    Although, #1 will show off all your hard work.
    Traci
    waltzmetoheaven.com

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  30. Dang girl, you are killing it on the workouts, I am so inspired!

    xx Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

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  31. Love that long maxi dress! And ummm, oh-em-gee! You've got abs! Looking great girl!

    Ashley
    The Mrs. & Co.

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