|Top – hand me down; Dress – Ruche; Tights – Hue; Shoes – Payless.|
Hope you all had a great night! Husband and I stayed in yesterday and had a totally lazy day. It was wonderful! We spent New Years Eve drinking red wine, eating chocolate and I even
did some sewing played Zelda on the Wii. I know, we’re absolutely wild! Wild, I tell you!
It’s a New Year and it’s a fresh start. I’ve definitely got some goals this year, and I’m hoping I’ll achieve them, but as they say, “Life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans.” So we’ll see where I’ll be this time next year. But one thing that I’m committed to this year in this blog is fun! Hope you’ll join me! I’m excited to introduce a new regular post to you on Saturdays, stay tuned for that.
About mid-January I’m running a new series about Mamahood. I’ve got some great Mama bloggers lined up to share with you their journey in Mamahood – the truth and nothing but the truth. You’ll hear about the good things and the bad things – all cards on the table. Hopefully, you’ll see yourself in this and realize that you’re not alone. I certainly find it reassuring that other women have the same thoughts that I do. It’s often dis-heartening to me to read about Mama bloggers who love every minute and never have a bad thought or experience. It makes me wonder, “What’s wrong with me? Why don’t I love every single second? Am I a bad mother/woman?” But hearing some of these women’s stories makes me realize that I’m not alone. It’s not all cupcakes and butterfly kisses. It’s also temper tantrums, sleeplessness and wanting to pull your hair out. So I look forward to reading and sharing these women’s true stories of Mamahood. Keep an eye out for that mid-January.
And I’m so glad I got a sewing machine. Yes, Andrew *it’s time he got a name since he’s always bugging me to be in the blog I no longer have to protect his privacy* bought me one for my birthday and I’ll show you that beauty soon. I’m glad not just because I’m excited to get better at making my own stuff, but also because this dress above is starting to fray. I’ve worn and abused it so much that it’s starting to show the results of my loving wear. So, I guess I’ll be fixing that up real soon!
JulieJanuary 1, 2012
Adorable pictures! Love them and the outfit. So cute.
Thank you for setting up posts that talk about the real trials and tribulations as well as joy's of motherhood. I find it so difficult to always read about sunshine and roses too.
ChelseaJanuary 1, 2012
That dress looks similar to the one I was obsessing over from Delia's for the LONGEST time. I just love it, girl 🙂
JoannaJanuary 1, 2012
@chelsea – I love delias! They don't deliver to canada, but I've gotten some cute shirts from them when I was visiting my sister.
@Julie – of course! I totally understand that sentiment, hence these posts from some really awesome women. As well as my own. Hope you like the series!
mama marchandJanuary 1, 2012
LOVE that dress. 🙂 Happy 2012
Frannie PantzJanuary 1, 2012
LOVE this dress and top! So adorable! I am excited to see your mama posts. I'm a mother of three and it is definitely trial, error and happiness. 😉 I got a sewing machine for Mother's Day and it is a resolution of mine to figure out how to use it this year too!
pinkpayalprincessJanuary 2, 2012
hey lulus sister 🙂 loveee that dress so much! i was wondering if ud do me a favor and take a look at my blog? no actual pics yet but they'll be up soon
MiinJanuary 2, 2012
Happy New Year to you!! Oh, and a belated Happy Birthday! So sorry to have miss your birthday cos I was busy getting sick, yes, a 5 days flu till boxing day! After that was busy doing all my shopping before schools start for the kids tomorrow ( singapore's school term starts beginning of each year for most students, except universities ).
Glad that you are starting the true motherhood posts. It irks me immensely when those mommy bloggers make it seems like a bed of roses, and act as if they don't have an extra ounce of fats post natal. Come on, no spans, crash diet or exercise?! Haha!
Can't wait to see your new sewing machine too! I am waiting to upgrade mine too, but probably after moving house in a few months time. I am by no means an accomplished sewer, but it is so good to be able to mend a little clothes, or do some craft projects too, isn't it?
JoannaJanuary 2, 2012
@Miin, hope you're feeling better! I think being sick over holidays is so hard because you feel like you're wasting time. So I'm glad you're feeling better.
I'm not accomplished at sewing either, like you I can do a little mending, but I'm hoping to get better too!
I think you'll enjoy the series, so far the entries have been good, and I'm looking forward to sharing them!
RachelJanuary 3, 2012
wow!! this outfit is soooo my cup of tea!!! its beautiful!!i really love the peter pan blouse underneath. So glad to have found a mummy blogger with such great style! i love fashion posts!
Looking forward to reading new posts, especially about being a mummy. love them to bits, but man is it hard work sometimes, lol! 😀
ps found you via top mommy blogs
JoannaJanuary 3, 2012
Rachel, thank you so much! You're just too sweet! And I've definitely got some great mommy posts coming up. The submissions so far have really blown me away!
NicoleJanuary 8, 2012
Check out mines sometime: