Thursday, March 20, 2008

busy madness

I haven't had alot of time to post lately. We're busy with all sorts of things... Easter is early, and this weekend; March Madness is fully underway; we've started soccer and swimming for the kiddos; baseball season is starting in a week; we have our master suite remodel well underway; both of their birthdays are coming up; we're awaiting m's school assignment; we're both busy with work; we've completely changed the kids' room and sleeping quarters around to encourage the girl to sleep through the night...
this has all led to no posting
and this post is lame because all I did was regurgitate the list I already have constantly running through my brain
I'll try harder I promise
until next time...

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

looking good, feeling great

By now you know I'm a Mom. I have two children and work full-time. Our closest circle of friends have at least one child, if not two - not to mention all the families we're getting to know from our son's preschool class as we all go through the "kindergarten ordeal" together. This adds up to me being a very very busy gal, with a very busy family.
I've never had the greatest body image. After two children and genes of a NON-supermodel (read: normal woman) my self-image is not great. I'm solidly in my mid-thirties and still shop the sale racks at Old Navy and wonder why none of my clothes look good.
I've started taking Pilates classes in the evenings at a WONDERFUL studio in my neighborhood, which means it's easy to get to and a great workout = no excuses! Still, progress is slow because I just haven't found time to do anything else.
I have found salvation!
Friends introduced us and now I am proud to say I am both a friend and client of Angie's. I am also an AVID reader of her blog.
For Christmas SM presented me with her services and together we completely went through my entire closet and "cleansed it of all the badness". If there was anything that didn't look good - it 's gone, whether it was $5 or $500 (ok, you know what I mean) it is gone.
Then we shopped.
Hallelujah did we shop!
It has been a good looooong time since I've had a "good" shopping day. Granted, I don't have that much time any more either, so many things were returned because I didn't have time to try them on. The problem was, I just couldn't find things that fit me, so when I tried them on, whether at home or in the store, I tried on things that weren't right for my body, so they looked like crap, which meant I FELT like crap. SM and I recalled together the horror involved in shopping for/with me.
Somehow Angie made it all go away.
We shopped for an ENTIRE DAY and it was all fantastic! Nearly everything she put me in looked good, and if it didn't - it was "shame on the clothes" instead of "shame on me" and that, in and of itself, made it all worth every single penny.
Not to mention the fact, that for the past two days I have felt really good about how I look - and even look good too. ;o)
It's not an easy thing, on a limited budget, to splurge on seemingly frivolous things like "stylists". But for me, this "stylist" has helped me do SO many more things. I FEEL good, I LOOK good, I know what TO shop for and what NOT to shop for. I know how to find GOOD quality clothing without paying too much for it. Even better, I know how to find POOR quality clothing and not pay for it at all.
Priceless in so many ways.
thank you angie...