Thursday, August 15, 2013

It's Not All Glamour!!

So as you know I have two crazy little girls that run my life for me and I just pretty much sit back and have a say every once in a while!  What you don't know is that I keep a journal for both of my girls, and reading back on some of the entries I noticed just how many times my kids have completley embarassed me!!  So I thought I would share these humilating stories every Friday just so you all can see that my life is not as glamorous and fashionable as my pictures on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter make it seem!

Most of my stories are about my oldest daughter Finley and that is mainly becuase Pippa just does and says whatever the ring leader  Finley does!!

My first and most horrific stories are when I take the girls into a public bathroom!!  You never really think about the mind of a 3-4 year old until you are in this situation!  My girls (especially Finley) are very much like their mother in that they have no filter when it comes to saying what they want or think!  With that said you can imagine where this is I have so many bathroom stories this one I will keep to when your child has to go #2!!

First of all I don't understand why public bathrooms have to echo!!!  I mean with a high pitched voice like my kid has...she can be heard for miles!  So when she has to poop while we are out I start sweating.  I always try and tell her that what we do in the bathroom is just for us to know and not everyone wants to know what is going on in the stall next to them, but it goes in one ear and out the other.  She imediatley announces that she has to poop and that "this might take a while" that is said as loud as she can muster!!  As I calmly tell her not so loud she starts grunting......yep....welcome to my life!  If that is not horrible enough she will give you a play by play of what is about to happen.  DISCLAIMER: If you have no sense of humor or kid friendly I would stop reading now!!!!!  So as we have been in there sometime I calmly ask her if she is finished.  As I was hoping for a simple yes or no what I got left me wanting to run and never return to this restaurant!!  She proceeds to tell me how it takes a while because she got the mommy out, but it takes a while to get the daddy one out.  As I start laughing (because lets face it, what else are you going to do) she tells me that she doesn't understand why the daddy never wants to come out easily and that she needs to push just a little bit harder!  I am completley humiliated but am comforted to know the lady in the stall next to us is having a really fun time listening to my little girl!

After about 20 minutes (but seemed like an hour) she finally announces that she is done.  As we are washing our hands and leaving the bathroom she calmly looks at me (with many others in the bathroom) and says "whew, that was a rough one mommy!!!"

I love being a mom, and these stories I will cherish forever!  I can't wait till she is older and I can tell these stories at her wedding and return the humiliation!!

Let me know some of your horror stories so that I know I am not the only mom out there that deals with this!!  Next Friday I will be discussing some more horror stories as there are many each day of my life!!

God Bless,
showing off some sass!

she is my whole world

Tru Diva!!  Phone, purse, glasses

wearing one of my vintage scarves!

reading while going!!!

so much sass in one little body

loves those boots

she decided to do her own makeup

Acting crazy

working it in mommies shoes

crazy girls


she has her own fashion sense

Love ,

Monday, August 12, 2013

Changes Changes.....

What an exciting and nerve racking week we had last week for PipLey!!  We have decided to drop our vintage line (as it was not selling well) and revamp the store with new styles and still keep the vintage feel! Vintage clothing will always be a huge part of my life and I did not want to lose that with the store.  As a store owner I realize how difficult it is to buy vintage online because the sizing was so different back then. With that said, you can still always ask me or send pictures of vintage pieces and I will always help you style them!!

Love hearing what our PipLey Ladies have to say!!

my little school girl!!

As we give our store an online face lift and embark with a new name I do not want to lose what the store stands for and who we are!  We are still PipLey only now we will be called PipLey's Boutique.  Same store owner (me) and same little girls (Fin and Pippa)!  It is always so scary when re-branding as I am so afraid we will lose some of our amazing followers!  We will still be bringing you adorable and affordable fashion that you can wear and feel good in!  I will be introducing some new lines to you all that I happened to run across at the latest fashion mart I attended!  I am so excited to show you these lines as they start shipping in October!
New Arrivals coming in October!!
New Fall Maxi dresses coming soon!!!
Shop this look now!!

I hope you all have a great week and be looking for more exciting things to come with our store!!


Monday, August 5, 2013

New Chapter.....

Hey Everyone,

As much as I love running this store, being a mom comes first!  I have been pretty busy the last week doing just that!  My little Finley had a major milestone this week and with that comes a new chapter in my life as a mom.  As excited as I am about new chapters it is still bitter sweet to leave the old ones.  I am a firm believer in that our life is built of so many chapters and I feel like the older I get the faster these things pass by!!

What a big girl!!

My baby started school on Friday and boy was this momma a mix of emotions!  Gone are the days of snuggling in bed in the morning with both girls and not caring when we get out of bed.  Gone are the days of our lazy morning breakfasts and cartoon watching.  Gone are the mid-week trips to the zoo because there is hardly anyone there.....I could go on and on.

With that said though, here comes the days of her being so excited because she made a new friend, and blushing when I ask her if there were any cute boys in her class!!  I welcome the times she is so excited to see me come into her class so she can show her little friends who her mommy is and see such pride in showing me off!  I am so excited about her coming home and teaching her little sister things she learned that day at school, and watching her help her kids in the class that are special needs.  I am so excited to see her grow into the amazing little lady I know she will become!

As I said...I hate seeing old chapters leave, but I am so excited about this new chapter in Finley's life and mine as well!!