Friday, June 8, 2012

outfit of the day(bird) and a giveaway winner!




shirt~ swapped
leggings~ Simply Vera, Kohls
shoes~ Target

can i vent for a minute? i have been so uninspired (and sort of negative) lately. i feel bad for my sisters because they have been on the receiving end of all of my complaining, lately. and i shouldn't be so complain-y. i have so much to be happy about and thankful for. i have an amazing and supportive husband, a gorgeous and brilliant daughter, a son on the way, my beautiful family, my awesome sisters who are also my best friends, my fabulous parents, so many dear friends, a nice home, a closet full of cute clothes and shoes, food in my fridge, this blog, you guys...the list goes on and on. i am one lucky lady. but sometimes a pregnant woman's brain does crazy things. some days i just feel fat and unattractive and ultra-emotional and uninspired. nothing looks cute on me, my hair is a mess, my boobs are too big, i'm exhausted, i can't think of a single thing to write about, i really want a glass of wine...you get the picture. they are such silly things, really. so, i am trying to snap out of it. i need to focus on all the good i've got going on and just deal with these negative feelings and let them go. so, thank you so much for letting me vent! i know it's not just us preggos that have to deal with these not so great days (or weeks!). we all go through it, right? i would love to know how you all get through the rough days...days when you just feel blah and uninspired?

i posted this on my fridge yesterday using mimi's abc magnets. now every time i am in my kitchen i am reminded to smile and be happy! sometimes we just need a reminder...

and now for the moment you've all been waiting for (how rude that i made you all suffer through my rant first!)...the giveaway winner!

the winner is...julia from porcelain complexion! congrats, julia! we will contact you today and let you know how to redeem your prize.

have a fabulous friday and a fun-filled weekend!

xoxo, nora bird

41 comments:

  1. That shirt looks so great on you. And it's good to know that everyone's human, and that I'm not the only person to have days like that!

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  2. You're entitled to pregnant lady hormone rants, but you look sweet and lovely in this polka dotted number!
    --TS

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  3. Love your fridge note. Sometimes all we need is a little reminder:)

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  4. Hi Nora! If we were all happy and content and sunshine and rainbows all the time this would be a strange, strange world. At least, I think so. I am happy to sit here and read your vent sessions. No lie. Also. I have had a couple of "funks" this spring. I got through it by doing yoga and accepting the fact that sometimes- I won't be all sunshine and rainbows. I was going to comment that I loved your hair in this outfit before I read that you don't like your hair right now, by the way :)

    Hannah Tattoos and Pearls

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  5. I sit firmly in the camp that everyone needs a good vent every once in a while-- so let it out! Also, you look frickin' adorable in this outfit! The polka dots?! I die.

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  6. Nora I must say that pregnancy did the same thing to me. I had lulls of miserable-ness...I just decided that no one else deserved to have to deal with my crazy lol. Naps and getting away to do little things that make me happy worked for me :)

    ps. You look adorable. I love the polka dots :)

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  7. what a cute top! I try to stop and do the little things that make me happy or call my sister vent then she usually makes me laugh so i forget about it (for that moment at least) LOL xo

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  8. Aww, hugs to you Nora! I think your feelings are justfied, you're making a human being and it's hard work!!

    When I get in a funk I listen to my favorite music at full blast, or I watch a show I know is guaranteed to make me laugh!

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  9. Everyone needs to rant sometimes! I completely understand that. But I think you are fabulous, and I hope you feel better soon!

    When I'm having a lame day, I blast angry music and sing along, or I do something that gets me moving. I always feel better after roller derby, or weight lifting, or running, or even just taking a walk outside. Or ice cream. That always makes me feel good too!

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  10. Gah - I love those polka dots on you!

    Whenever I feel crabby, I blast some music and dance around the house. I can never stay grumpy when I'm dancing.:)

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  11. I feel that way a lot but it usually only lasts a day or so... but I can't imagine feeling that way while pregnant - it's gotta be a million times worse! You've got the right idea though, focus on what you're thankful for.

    That top is super cute on you! I love the big dots!

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  12. Life is hard enough as it is. You have a baby developing inside of you, you have all the reason to feel all those feelings then blog about it. That's a great reminder that you've made for yourself in the kitchen. I hope you find some time today for yourself, put your feet up and take a deep breath. :)

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  13. I think we all have days like that don't let it get to you. Ice Cream always makes life better or at least that's my motto :) I think you look really lovely in that polka dot top!

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  14. Aw i am sorry you are feeling blah! You look great though! :) I give you props because I am goingto be very whinny when this day comes for me especially if its over the summer. :)

    Sara
    http://seventwentysomethings.blogspot.com/

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  15. Don't worry, we all have days when we're not feeling fabulous. I feel that way sometimes and I don't have a baby growing inside me. So don't worry! I love you in that polka dot top, super cute.

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  16. I hope that you are feeling better now, because you look stunning! The shirt looks lovely on you xx

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  17. I love these polka dots on you. And sometimes it's good to vent. It makes you feel ten times better, and plus, that's what sisters (and blogs) are for sometimes!

    A Southern Drawl

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  18. Vent away! And make sure you add "slender arms and legs and NO cankles" to your list of things to be grateful for. You're all belly!!

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  19. Well I think you look super cute! And your hair is lovely...you're so lucky you can pull off a crop, I wish I could xxx

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  20. Just came across your blog! Great post!I hope you will visit mine too and let me know if you want to follow each other!

    http://flairbybrandi.blogspot.com

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  21. We all go though one of those days.. You look lovely in the polka dots.

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  22. Nora, you forgot one thing, be thankful that you are gorgeous pregs or not. Love the huge polka dots. Have a great weekend and yeah, you do have a lot to be thankful for. You are so blessed. We all are lucky to have each other. When I feel blah, I go to the thrift, clean, give it to God or eat everything in sight.

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  23. I feel that way sometimes, but I am sure it is much tougher when you're pregnant. Your hair looks really cute in these pictures.

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  24. Well you look super cute Nora! I have a daughter, and a son that just turned 6mos. I know what you mean! I was huge with him and felt all that blah..while everyone told me how cute I looked! I often times get down about finances things not happening quick enough, looks, etc, but all and all I know I am lucky to have the things that I do have. What cheers me is photography, those few seconds in the morning when I sit down with a coffee, thrifting, and a good quiet nap..which doesn't happen but once a year...lol. As a mom, you know how it goes! You do look great, great outfit choice. Hang in there..Hugs!
    Heathersthriftycloset.blogspot.com

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  25. Yep, everyone has days (or even a week!) like that - pregnant or not. It can be really hard to pull yourself out of the funk - but I find a bit of 'me' time (like watching a favourite tv show) followed by some hugs from the boyfriend usually help :)
    PS I think you're looking amazing these days! You wear pregnant well :)

    Life Etc

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  26. Congrats to Julia! My typical way of dealing with the grumpies is to take a long, late afternoon nap. I really like your hair in these photos and studied it thinking that finger waves would be so easy and cool.

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  27. you look fantastic! yes we all feel like that. i call it hormones, & no i've never been pregnant. i swear my guy has moments when it's like he has a time of the month too. :P

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  28. Well I think you look wonderful. Maybe a little rest will help you feel better. That polka dot blouse looks absolutely adorable on you, by the way.

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  29. cutest baby bump ever! Hey, it's okay to feel a little uninspired here and there. It happens to the best of us. I love what you put on your fridge! Just might have to go out and buy magnets...

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  30. You look soo beautiful!

    http://rebucomcafe.blogspot.com.br/2012/06/wishlist-de-junho.htmlv

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  31. you look great!! yes..think happy...we become what we think about!

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  32. We all have those days - pregnant or not!
    I find that going for a walk is a good way to get out of a funk, we you slow down a bit somehow things seem better.

    YAY!! That's so awesome! I'll email you now :)

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  33. i love that polka dot top!! and I can completely relate to those feelings! I have SOOOO many things to be thankful for, but sometimes I just have "down" days. I think that is okay - as long as they aren't too often, and that you still recognize all the great blessings in your life!!

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  34. Such a cute bump!! I hope you feel better!

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  35. You're glowing! What an adorable top!

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  36. oh Nora, i totally feel you. when i was preggo i felt the same way. and now that i'm nursing with three kiddos i still feel like that. i'm so bummed my belly is not tight but just hangs and my boobs are big and leaky :) my kids make me crazy and i never get enough sleep. but then every once in a while i stop and think, gosh, i'm really blessed. anyway, thanks for the sweet reminder and hang in there, it's all good!!!

    http://spinning-threads.blogspot.com

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  37. I have days like that all the time. And I'm not pregnant. I don't know if that's a good thing...but you look amazing! Love your hair and those polka dots. Oh, and thanks for your sweet comment on my blog!

    -Jessi
    haircutandgeneralattitude.blogspot.com

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  38. very cute outfit :)

    sammie
    from
    fashionbarbecue.com

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  39. you look so cute-that's the perfect maternity look!

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  40. wow what cute photos here :) really like ur blog!
    Maybe we could follow each other, would love to keep in touch :)
    x

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