I wrote about my jean jacket today over at Style Lush and have been shocked over the EMOTIONAL response! It's been nice to know that so many have jean jackets hanging in their closet that they are also torn over. Truth be told I'll probably wear my jean jacket until it quite literally falls apart. I love that stinkin' Bruce Springsteen-wannabe jean jacket.
In fact, I need to spill a secret: I have two jean jackets. My sister mailed me a hand-me-over when I was prego and it served as an acceptable substitute for my regular jean jacket as it was two sizes bigger. Here's me in said jean jacket #2 at about seven months pregnant with Syd:
All of this jean jacket drama has only thrown in to sharp relief that most of my clothes? Have been in the rotation for a long time. Like maybe TOO long. But I guess this could mean a couple things, the first of which is that I spent way more money on clothes when I was single, wild and free (good riddance single life! My Visa card is appreciating the rest!). The other option – and this one is probably the more true – is that now I just prefer to spend money on FOOD. Me and Trader Joe's (and Tito's Tacos and the sushi bar and … OK you get it I love food) are likethis.
… which is probably why my food blog has been getting all the love this week! I wrote about two new Crock Pot victories here and here and about seeing the (wonderful) movie Julie & Julia here. Lately it's clear that my chosen form of therapy is cooking. I have so much fun printing recipes off Smitten Kitchen or The Pioneer Woman and getting down to the work of list-making, grocery shopping, prepping and cooking, and then of course sharing the meal with my family.
And by "family" I mean "John." Because a certain someone? Who turned 17-months-awesome today? Refuses to eat anything that is not yogurt or oatmeal with brown sugar. But on the upside, she's a super cutie pie who gives great hugs and lots of kisses.
She also sleeps 12 hours a night beginning at 6:30 pm, takes a two hour nap almost every day, and to be fair, she will also eat pinto beans and Cheez-It Party Mix (sometimes).
I think we'll keep her. 🙂