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Sunday, October 19, 2014

Easy Retro Costume Ideas - an oldie, but a goodie

Hi friends! Last year around this time I was already past my due date with Lydia and larger than life so I'd decided I wasn't going to dress up for Halloween, but when the spooky day came and she still hadn't arrived so I decided it was a shame not to do at least a little something for one of my favorite holidays, so I whipped out my curling iron and my red lipstick and was a pretty great Rosie within about 10 minutes! 

That being said I've been getting many emails and requests for these retro styles from people that I think these oldies have been missed. So here they are in case you're on the hunt for a last-minute easy and fun Halloween costume, since mostly you just need your hair and a cat-eye to pull every one of these off!
1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6 // 7 // 8 // 9 // 10 // 11 // 12 

I'd love to hear which of these is your favorite, and if you've ever done any of these tutorials or used them as inspiration, and also if you have plans to use one for Halloween or anything else in the future!

Thanks so much for visiting and reading, and I hope you have a great rest of your day!
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Saturday, October 18, 2014

Frid..Saturday Finds:) #103 - my fall fashion obsession continues

This week I found...
 1 | this basic and drapy beige trench that is so perfect for this time of year. love love love
 2 | I've been layering gold necklaces so much lately, so this layered piece looks easy and quick!  
 3 | I'd been looking for the perfect fedora for ages and this week I found it at j crew. figures:)
 4 | this recipe for carrot cake baked doughnuts look amazing, and I'd been looking for a long time! 
 5 | this pair of latrice heels that are exactly the ones I've been looking for for ages (at least for under $200:))
 6 | my black and white combo obsession is very real, and these guess pumps are feeding that in a big way.haha
 7 | this garance dore collection calender that I've actually had my eye on for a while now, but needed to pass on! 
 8 | this peach woolen coat that would be a new color for me, but that I'd love to see if I can pull off! 
 9 | I'm always a sucker for stripes in black and white, and this passport cover could encourage me to get mine! 
 10 | I've been wanting to try benefits blushes and bronxzers for a while so this collection would be perfect! 
 11 | I've heard so many good things about this lippie from it cosmetics this past week, I'm so curious to try it! 
 12 | this baublebar piece that would go with so many different things, and is pretty fun and loud
 13 | this is such a delish looking open-faced sandwich, and it has green beans, beets, and a fried egg!
 14 | this is such a comfy looking cotton skirt. I've been looking for a skirt like this for a while
 15 | this gorgeous throw on knit piece that's for sure out of my price range, but at the top of my wish-list 
 16 | I've never bought a dolce & gabbana nail polish, but all these colors are so really beautiful and tempting
 17 | these carra snake pumps from ivanka trump are pretty inexpensive, and I love the metallic! 
 18 | this basic poncho from choies that is going to take away my poncho virginity here very shortly I think 
 19 | these warby parker specs are discribed as 'the perfect complement to a larger than average face.' that's me:)
 20 | this post on wild herb gathering from fork and flower is really inspiring and beautiful in many ways
 21 | I found rag and bone this week and wondered where they've been all my life. haha love the scarf. 
 22 | this adorable white and gold 'lipstick stain' mug that needs to join our collection! love white and gold:)

I so appreciate you stopping by, and I'd love to hear what you think of this weeks collection of finds! Most of them are items on my wishlist and a couple are new purhcases this week, and since I know we have a lot in common I'm happy to share them with you:)

Take care, and have a great rest of your week!
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Friday, October 17, 2014

What I Wore // light pastels for Fall + an etsy giveaway

Happy Friday you guys! Things are so crazy lately, but every day I fill up my to-do list and at the end of the day I have just about everything checked off so what more can you ask for!
We've had the perfect weather here in my opinion (chilly mornings and evenings with warm sun in the afternoons), and it's been so fun to be doing lots of Fall cleaning and changing out some of my spring and summer pieces from my wardrobe for my colder-weather clothing. One thing that I'm keeping from Spring and Summer though are my pastels! Especially this Alice dress from Shabby Apple, there's no way I would pack this thing away:)
 // alice dress - c/o shabby apple (50%off and comes in five colors!
 // green cardigan - ross stores 
 // moss garden glass terrarium necklace - c/o belle hibou
 // black leather clutch - c/o fashionAble 
 // belt - borrowed from hubby:)
 // semi-sheer tights - c/o target 
 // ankle booties - c/o target

Another thing that I've been obsessing over more now that the weather has started turning is nature and plants, and you would not believe the amount of potted plants and succulents I have in my house right now! haha For that reason among others I couldn't wait to share this beautiful glass terrarium necklace from Belle Hibou with you, and Jenn is offering you guys $50 to her etsy shop!
I loved mixing these different colors of green together because I always love how red my hair looks when I wear green, and I loved matching my wardrobe to my necklace on this particular day out.haha What do you think of me in this type of full skirt/dress? I'm usually more of a fitted kind of girl just because I'm hip conscious:) but I'd love to hear your thoughts!

Don't forget also to use up as many of the entries as you can in support of Jenn and her lovely shop, and I'm excited about hearing which piece is your favorite! Have a great rest of your weekend friends and take care,
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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

YouTube comeback - Your Questions, My Answers!

Hey you guys! I'm so thrilled to be posting to YouTube again, and since I'm sure there are a bunch of you that haven't subscribed to my channel yet I wanted to share the videos here as well!
I asked you guys all over social media to give me your questions for this Q&A session, and even though I could only scratch the surface I actually managed to talk really fast and answer over 60! That being said I still needed to break up the video into two parts, but I didn't think you'd mind:) Make sure you click to see part two at the end!
And that's it! I hope that you enjoyed learning a bit more about me, and I hope I got to your question! I also want to stress that while I may have said some things that you disagree with, that these answers are about me and myself and my opinions for my life, etc, and do not imply how I feel about other's decisions or choices in any way! :)

If you have any questions that I can answer in a short reply feel free to ask them down in the comments, and let me know if I got to your question so I can do a happy dance.haha

Take care, don't forget to subscribe below to see more videos, and have a great rest of your week!
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Monday, October 13, 2014

Someone I'd like you to meet + a fun cash giveaway

Happy Monday guys! Today is going to be a fun start to the week, because I get to introduce my good friend Amy to you! Besides supporting my blog, I love the opportunity to have sidebar sponsors because it gives me the opportunity to meet and get to know some truly creative, beautiful, and hard-working people, like Amy! 

We started talking a long time ago and immediately realized we had a lot in common, shared a lot of the same interests and have pretty similar lifestyles! After telling you guys a little about herself Amy is sharing a big discount code and really fun giveaway with you, so read on! 
Who ever said money can't buy happiness is lying.
Because look at me... forking over some serious dough to introduce myself to you...
and truly happy about it.

Hello friends! 
I'm Amy from the The Farmer's Wife.

I know what you are probably thinking... a feature post? No thanks.
But bear with me. 
I mean Emily, the freckled fox herself, and I are basically the same person, so you're bound to love me.
Just look at my hair in the above pictures.
So beautiful, long, thick and luscious.
Or... not.

Here are a few reasons why you might like me and my blog though...

I have a smokin' hot farmer for a husband.
You can read his Man Behind the Blog post here.
Not only is he sexy, but he also happens to be the best daddy.

I also have two mini farmers.
Turns out, they are pretty darn cute too.
I blog about them fairly often.
Their milestones, eating chicken poop, how I discipline them, our daily life on a farm, etc.
Or if a good birth story is your jam... I've got that too.

I'm not afraid to share some embarrassing stories with my lovely readers.
That one time a girl used my toothbrush to clean the sink because she thought I... you'll have to read it for yourself. I can't use certain words here. I am a guest after all.
Or that time TSA nearly made me miss my flight when they found a bullet in my baby carrier. Thanks farmer.
Or when I had to have surgery while I was pregnant. Maybe more traumatic than embarrassing.

I like to cook. Or... more like bake. 
I share some pretty fab recipes.
Salted caramel apple hand pies? YES. In my mouth.

I've got a thing for throwing parties too.
Maybe you would call it an obsession.
Either way you should definitely check out...

Or perhaps you like room/house renovations?
Brody's big boy room and Beckam's nursery are my favs.

I also totally love my sponsors.
If you would like to join in on the fun, I'm offering a special deal to all of you foxy readers!
Check out my ad descriptions HERE and enter code FOXY to get 30% off any ad space!

OH, and just because I already like you all so much, 
I have 50 bones to give away to one lucky winner!
Get entered below!

Hope to see you around.


Sunday, October 12, 2014

Classic Baby Wrap How-To + A Happy Baby Wrap Giveaway!

Morning guys! Some of you may know that today marks the end of National Baby-Wearing Week, and I've loved seeing my Instagram flooded with photos of baby-wearin' mamas and papas, also it's been neat to share some of my own as well! I always get so many questions from you guys about which different wraps and slings are my favorites and what I love about them, how I wrap them, etc, so I'm excited about the first ever post featuring the first ever wrap I received which was from Happy Baby!
This wrap came in the mail shortly after Lydia was born, and as soon as I looked up how to wrap it (which was surprisingly fast and easy) I tucked my little newborn in it and instantly fell in love. It was so incredibly comfortable!

I'd had various baby carriers before with the bulky buckles and the hard straps and suffered through them, so this was a whole new side of baby-wearing that I'd never experienced, and I knew immediately I was hooked. Lydia tucked instantly into my chest and fell asleep, and I loved that I could snuggle her for as long as I wanted with my hands and arms completely free to be productive, or to cradle her anyways which is natural instinct I think:)
I very quickly obsessed over my wrap to everyone and started recommending them to every mom I knew.haha The biggest draw for me was that the material was so soft across my back that I couldn't even feel it at all! It really felt like someone else was just holding her against up against me snugly, and I so wished I'd had one of these for the three babies before.

Well now that I've gushed for a while I want to move onto another part of this post: Since one of the questions I get asked the most about my wrap is how I actually wrap it, I thought I'd show you a little step-by-step of my favorite way!
1. Start with the Happy! Tag that's in the middle of your wrap, and hold it against your tummy. Adjust the height at this point to how high you want your baby to be on you.
2-3. pull each end up diagonally across your back and over the opposite shoulder.
4. See the X that you're creating on your back.
5-6. Gather both ends that are hanging over your shoulders and tuck them under the tag section.
7. Cris-cross the two ends, and tug them taught in the opposite direction. This is when you want to make sure your wrap is nice and snug!
8-9. Pull both ends around to the back and cross them, bringing them back around to the front again and tying in a double knot wherever you'd like. If you're a smaller gal you may want to wrap around a second time, though after the first it really doesn't make a difference:)
And you're ready for your baby!

Here's another demo now on actually adding the baby in, but since you can go a few directions once you've done the classic wrapping Miss Lydia is going to help me show you the way we use most often these days:
1. Begin by holding your baby on the opposite shoulder from the strap that's closest to your chest, and pull it directly away from you.
2. Hook your babies appropriate leg through (either facing you or facing front), and spread it across their bum.
3. Do the same thing with the opposite shoulder- 
4. - Pulling the strap away from your body and tucking their leg under, not forgetting to spread the piece out across their bum again!
5. Next you're going to pull the tag or label section down and out from in-between you and your baby, 
6. and spread it up and over your babies back! Make sure everything is adjusted to how you want it, and you're all good to go!
wearing | mama: monogrammed necklace - c/o wrenn jewelry // lace blouse- c/o fancy frills boutique // pants - ross 
lydia: matching headband and pants c/o notes and knots // shirt - target // moccasins - c/o freshly picked
Now that my girl is nearly a year (!) I wear her on my front or back in the 'hug hold' all the time because she's too big to have her feet tucked up inside like with the 'newborn hold'. That was a sad transition day you can be sure! Also I have to add that without fail, every time we get situated with the wrap, she leans her head on my chest as if to acknowledge the commence of snuggle time.haha Love this girl so much.

Well now on to the absolute best part about this post: I'm so happy that the sweet people over at Happy Baby Wrap are offering one of you your very own in the color of your choice! Just complete as many of the entries below as you can to increase you chances of winning, and I wish you all the best of luck!
Thanks so much for stopping by today friends, and I hope you've enjoyed hearing alittle more about one of the ways we like to wear our babies (yes I say 'we' because martin uses slings and wraps too! :)) 
And now quickly before you go I'd love to hear if you're a current 'baby wearer' or if you're hoping to start, or any fun or sweet stories related to baby wearing for the rest of us to read and enjoy! Take care and have a great rest of your week!

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