Sometimes, I can be glam….and then back to reality


A couple weekends ago, I planned to attend an Oscar party. And, I actually held true to those plans and went (because Sunday nights are usually very low key).

Then, I told Crystal (the hostess) I was going to be late and show up in jeans (even though it was supposed to be fancy). I don’t have fancy clothes. I don’t do fancy clothes.

Not too soon before the party was starting, I remembered I had a fancy black dress from a LONG time ago (like pre-#1). I didn’t think it would fit (the last time I wore it, #1 was two months old and I had to peal it off myself…not good for the post-partum body). But, I went for it and I could actually zip it and breathe in it.


Glam Mama Oscars Party

Of course, Spanx are my friend, and I could have used a much smaller bra (or heck, even gone without), but I went for it. It was fun to hang out with a bunch of women and just relax and watch the show. We even had a little red carpet action, too.

It’s nice to glam it up every once and a while, but my reality is here way more often. Cooking dinner. Apron on with the Ergo over the top because somebody wants to be held. And, wiggled and danced and bounced and sung to. Simultaneously. 

Ergo baby 2

The reality is pretty good, too. Because one day, she won’t flail her arms and squeal when she sees the Ergo. And one day she won’t want me to hold her while I cook dinner. One day, she won’t be a baby anymore (and if you tell me that 12 months is no longer a baby, I’m throwing tomatoes at you).

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  1. You look great! I think the last time I glammed up was for a NYE party. I’m not ready for 12 months to no longer be a baby either… I’ve been saying “toddler” in quotation marks all week.

    1. I still am not saying toddler..and we are at 13.5 months. I’m pretty sure it’s because she’s still not walking.

  2. Awww you look great I can’t fit anything from my first pregnancy I was smaller then those were the days.

    1. I’m lucky to have good genes..but I assure you everything is in a very different place now.

    1. Thanks, Dina. It was nice to not have to worry about the little people for a while.

  3. You look great! I love your classic LBD that fits so well. If you told me this picture was from high school I would totally believe you….you really have zero wrinkles. I hope Logan gets that excited for the ergo, at least I am thinking E was excited since she was squealing!

    1. Oh, I do…and they are getting really bad! Trust me. I need to take better care of my skin.

  4. I say at two you have a toddler. Until then a baby… That deadline is sneaking up on me!!

  5. 12 months IS a baby. It’s SOOOOO a baby so live it up. And if I could fit into ANY of my pre #1 dresses I’d be jumping for JOY! You look fab (in the fancy schmancy dress and the Ergo!)

    1. But, what happens at 13.5 months? Still a baby, right?

      Thanks! I’m jumping a bit!

  6. You look gorgeous in both glam and regular mode! It’s fun to get all dressed up once in a while.

    1. Thank you! It’s a good thing, because regular mode is definitely more often!

  7. It is fun to have both moments, dress up and everyday fun with your little ones. I think we need a balance between the two. IT makes for a well balanced life. You look great in your fancy dress up!

  8. lookin good, mama!!!
    that middle pic of yall is priceless 😉

    1. Thank you! I was making all kinds of faces to get a reaction out of her.

  9. The fancy days can be fun but it’s the reality days that mean the most…nothing quite like those sweet baby smiles and giggles 🙂

    1. Totally so very true…it’s those real moments that we live for.

  10. Love all the pictures, your dress is so pretty! Love this post, so funny and your right got to cherish each moment as she will grow up so fast!

    1. Thank you! I’m glad I saved it because otherwise, I don’t have anything fancy!

  11. that’s a great feeling, getting into something you think you wouldn’t fit again and it does. I always feel so special when that happens to me. You look great!

    1. Oh, I totally did. I was like, what, did that actually zip. And, then Woot!

  12. Aww. This post just has sweetness all over it. 🙂

    1. I’m pretty sugary sweet, until I’m super sour…hey, it happens:)

  13. Oh I remember those days of carrying them around in a sling so I could cook…. they are 9 and 13 now. Time goes so quickly


  14. I love it! I spend a lot of my time in jeans, old sweats, and t-shirts. It’s nice to dress up once in a while, but I agree…I love my reality, too!

    1. Yep, jeans and a comfy cozy place…also, tennis shoes:)

  15. Jennifer Marie says:

    Wow you looked great! I am a low key kinda gal, but sometimes it is fun to get all pretty 🙂

    1. Thank you! I’m definitely a low key gal. I don’t even wear mascara very often.

  16. Wow! The only thing I can fit into anymore from years-gone-by are my earrings. Ha Ha.

  17. love the glam – totes looks like a prom pic!!

    but man do i love our reality look – sooo comfy!

    1. Yeah, PJ pants beat out the glam like 99.9% of the time.

  18. It really is nice to glam it up once in a while, innit?? You look gorgeous!

  19. Awh! I love that you participated in an Oscars party with your friends. That is so sweet. I know what you mean about your baby not being a baby anymore. My only baby is going to be two this May! Freaking out a little. Haha

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