Thursday, May 31, 2012

outfit of the day(bird): secret agent bird





blazer~ F21
necklace~ petit oiseau
tank~ Heartbreaker
jeans~ silence and noise, b. (a resale shop)
shoes~ Qupid, Dots

i have decided that i need to start living a much more exciting life so that i have cool stories to tell you all on this here blog. we have been lying pretty low lately and our activities around here don't really make for riveting blog entries. unless you want to hear about going to the gym, the park, the grocery store, the coffee shop, vacuuming my living room, changing diapers, cooking dinner and doing loads and loads of laundry...maybe with a nap and a shower thrown in there somewhere. if you do want to hear these stories, please call me. i have a ton more just like it! in the meantime i will try, just for you, to do something fun and exciting this weekend so that i have an awesome post for you sometime next week. or perhaps i will start looking for a job as a secret agent or something like that. now that would make for great stories...probably even just the job search alone. although, once i get the job i likely won't be able to talk to you about it. and if i do i will probably have to kill you...this is starting to sound like a bad idea. i guess i'll just stick with my regular life and hope that some sort of crazy antics happen while i am cleaning the bathroom today!

have an exciting thursday, all!

xoxo, nora bird

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

inspiration picture for monday, june 4: jenna dewan-tatum


i had no idea who this was until i looked up her IMDb profile. apparently she is a model and dancer and sometimes actress who always plays a dancer. and she is married to channing tatum (the last name should have tipped me off, right?), who she met on the set of Step Up (in which she plays an accomplished dancer). she was also featured on the show "Joey". geez, i wonder why i have never heard of her??? i mean, she was on "Joey" and in Step Up! anyway, this is a cute, spring-y outfit and we hope you join us on monday! not sure how to play? it's easy! click here.

be inspired!

xoxo, two birds

love*birds 5.30.12

things i am loving this week:
~ coffee. i need to cough it up and buy a new coffee maker. i want a good one. a really good one. you figure coffee at a coffee shop is at least $3 a pop, so we can spend $150 on a coffee maker and not feel too bad about it, right? suggestions and recommendations would be appreciated!
~ short work weeks. feels like a tuesday, but it's really a wednesday!
~ camping season. we have our first tentative trip planned for next week!!!
~ wedding planning. i have been planning a wedding in my head (and via pinterest) for a while now. but now i actually am planning it. really planning it!
~ june 22, 2013. like i said, we are really planning it!!!

and here are some other things we are loving this week.

megan bird
stripe spot tea dress
stripes, polka dots, pops of red, full skirt, and pockets. i think i just described the perfect dress!

vintage floral dress
another beautiful dress. floral and belted, two other descriptions for a perfect dress!

colorblock tasseled platform wedge
i love any shoe with a tassel. and a platform cork wedge? even better. and to top it off, everything at gojane is 25% off! done!

peter pan collar necklace
how cute is this? a peter pan collar plus a bow? bonus!

i love you (yeah yeah) print
can i get chris an engagement gift? i say yes, and this is going to be it. i absolutely love everything about this!

~ insta*love: my fave instagram photo of the week (follow megan here and nora here)
big kids/little stroller
remember when i told you that we walked the kids home late at night, in the rain, in a stroller that they outgrew about a year ago? well, here they are in all their glory.

~ blog*love: i love how vang wore her pencil skirt in this post. it's the look i love...casual and chic and effortless. anytime you can dress up a t-shirt or dress down a skirt, i am impressed!

nora bird

does this not look like the most comfy dress ever? and navy stripes to top it off. in love. i want to wear this all summer.


i adore this succulent wreath idea! what a cool way to dress up your front door or a wall of your home during the warmer months!


how cute is this? i love the apple print and the peter pan collar! and did megan mention the 25% off?


i love these bright, lemon colored greeting cards. so fun! how great would it be to get one of these in the mail, just because?


my husband doesn't like to be told what gifts to buy for me, so i should really stop posting things on here that i think he should get me. but really, this would make a great push present, no? love it!

~insta*love: my fave instagram photo of the week

seriously, how cute are eva bird and mimi bird? so cute. especially bundled up like little burritos at their big cousin emma's softball game last night.

~ blog*love: if you don't watch the bachelor or the bachelorette you can skip right over this one. it is a guilty pleasure of mine, although the latest season has been so boring. emily is the worst bachelorette ever. seriously, i am about to give up on this season entirely. but it is worth it to watch just so that i can read jen frase's recaps every tuesday. (please be warned...she uses very filthy language, so if that kind of thing offends you, don't click on the link).

what are you loving this week?

xoxo, two birds

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

tuesday remix: sister style

what a gloriously long weekend we just had. it was pretty perfect. jim and i took advantage of some rainy weather to get a bunch of stuff done around the house. we took advantage of some seriously hot and humid weather to lay around in the backyard and do not much of anything but watch our adorable and hilarious daughter splash around in her pool. and yesterday's weather was perfect for throwing a little barbecue in our backyard with some of our dearest friends and family. it is so awesome to have family that i consider best friends and dear friends that i consider family. what a wonderful thing! i am so lucky to have such amazing people in my life. i love just sitting around and eating and drinking and laughing about nothing and everything all at the same time. there's really nothing better. i hope you all had a wonderful weekend, as well!

i got lucky again this week. megan chose the remix item, an adorable vintage jacket she found at a garage sale, and she (one again!) said i could keep it. seriously, i love doing this remix mostly because i keep getting free clothes from megan! so awesome. i hope you like it as much as i do. let us know what you think!

nora bird



tank~ Gap, thrifted
jeans~ silence and noise, b. (a resale shop)
necklace~ i like you
sandals~ F21

megan bird


dress~ thrifted
shoes~ vintage, thrifted
earrings~ from sister, kristin
scarf~ vintage, thrifted

have a great tuesday, all!

xoxo, two birds

Monday, May 28, 2012

inspiration monday: make it rain

the inspiration
halle berry
megan bird



shirt ~ Marshalls
jeggings ~ H&M
tank ~ Target, thrifted
neck;ace ~ vintage, thrifted
shoes ~ Dots
earrings ~ F21

nora bird



shirt ~ Target
tank ~ H&M
jeans ~ Bullhead, swapped
shoes ~ Madden Girl, Ross, Las Vegas

this weekend has been a whirlwind of weather. saturday morning started off great, nora and the kids and i went to a few garage sales before it started pouring rain. then it stopped. so i took the kids for a bike ride. and it started again. so we biked and splashed in the rain. then sunday came and it was gorgeous and sunny. we played outside all day. swing sets and gardens and bikes. at 5:00, we headed to a friend's house to have a picnic. we brought the double stroller since we knew we'd probably each have a drink or two. at about 10, after this glorious sunny and hot day, we packed the kids in the stroller and started walking home. two miles...we almost had it. until we got three blocks from home and it started pouring. it was at this point that i realized that i still needed to take pictures for inspiration monday. so here you have it: my outfit...a little bit wet, a lot dark, a little drunk, but it's here.

happy memorial day to all that celebrate!

xoxo,
two birds 

Saturday, May 26, 2012

inspiration picture for may 28: halle berry

oops! we totally forgot to post this on wednesday! with megan's exciting news, nora starting her third trimester, and the fact that we are having a long holiday weekend...we just forgot. please forgive us!

halle berry
if you've forgiven us, please join us on monday. holiday or not, you still have to get dressed, right? we hope to see your takes on halle's summery look! are you new to our blog and don't know how to play? click here for the "rules"! happy saturday!!

xo,
 two birds

Friday, May 25, 2012

new loves and old friends: bug-eyed

first off, i would like to personally congratulate megan and chris on their engagement! i am so very happy and excited for their family! they are such an amazing couple who have created a seriously amazing family together. i completely look up to both of them for the fabulous parents they are and admire their relationship and i couldn't be happier for them taking this next step. i already consider chris my brother, but it'll be nice to have it be official. plus, they are sure to throw one awesome party of a wedding! so excited!!! congratulations, megan and chris! i love you! (and don't even get me started on that ring...so gorgeous).




old friends
sweater vest~ vintage, swapped
new loves
dress~ F21
shoes~ thrifted
sunglasses and necklace~ hand-me-down from little sister, kristin

anyway...the last time she was in town, my little sister brought home a bunch of her clothes and accessories for megan and i to fight over. these sunglasses were in the pile and i grabbed them immediately, but when i put them on and wasn't so sure if i liked them on me. i thought, perhaps, i looked a little extremely bug-eyed. but my little sister insisted that she liked them, so i took them home. a few days later when i asked my hubby to take these outfit photos, i grabbed the shades because i was sans make up (yikes!). i put them on and jim just immediately started shaking his head (and he might have looked a little disgusted??? or maybe that's just my hormones talking???) and informed me that he did not think these were the sunglasses for me. why am i telling you this boring story, you ask? because i need your opinions! should i keep the sunglasses or pass them along to someone else? please be honest. you won't hurt my feelings if you tell me i look like a bug. (okay, maybe you will a little bit, but i asked for it, right???) thanks, everyone!

i hope you all have a fabulous friday and a wonderful weekend!

xoxo, nora bird

Thursday, May 24, 2012

new loves and old friends: something old, something new




new loves 
shoes ~ Target
earrings ~ craft fair
old friends
dress ~ vintage, thrifted

well who's ready for a huge party? cause i'm getting married!!
yep, that's right. you heard  read that correctly. after eight-plus years, two kids, two houses, one dog, and three months of chris carrying a ring in his pocket every day, he finally asked me to marry him.

if you follow me on instagram (@meglets), then you may already know this, as i was posting like a mad woman the other day. but why wouldn't i? i'm just so excited!

chris and i have always been fine not being married. we decided we wanted to have both kids before getting married. and then a friend of mine told me that as a teacher, she sees how hard it is on kids to not have their parents have the same last name. i now don't actually think this is true (or maybe true for children of divorced parents??), but it scared me enough to start thinking about it. so i told chris that i would like to get married before henry started kindergarten. well, henry will be starting second grade this fall. so that didn't happen.

did i mention that chris' nickname, since he was a child, is pokey? he has that nickname for a reason. so i got a lot of jokes about milk and cows. and i had a lot of difficulty when making appointments for my kids at the dentist...because apparently we each have to sign affidavits that the other parent can legally make appointments for, and bring their kids to the dentist. (i understand this rule, but it was still a bureaucratic nightmare for us.)

so the 'before kindergarten' thing didn't happen. and then i was all weird and decided that i didn't want to get married in 2013, but i also wanted to get married before i was 40. so that left 2012. which is now. and we wanted a summer wedding, which is next month. so chris bought a ring in february, and made huge plans to ask me. and as we were dropping the kids off at grandma and grandpa's house, i got a call from my little sister saying she just got engaged. so the ring went back into chris' pocket and stayed there snuggly for three months.

until may 20.

and now it's on my finger, and i couldn't be more excited.
and suddenly, getting married in 2013 doesn't seem so weird to me anymore!
xoxo,
megan bird 

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

love*birds: 5.23.12

things i am loving this week:
~ this weather! it has been perfect. 80s and sunny with a nice breeze. perfect! mimi and i have just been playing outside all day, every day except when we're at the gym or napping.
~ naps. naps are amazing.
~ the guy at dairy queen messed up my order last night and gave me something called the peanut butter bust (or some silly name like that). let's just say, i found my new favorite treat at dq.
~ this picture of my little girl mowing the lawn with her dada warms my heart. so sweet!

and here are a few other things we are loving this week...

nora bird

if i were a size 8, these would be mine! damn my tiny feet!


i think i need this bag. i love the bold yellow stripe, the rope strap, and how roomy it looks. perfect diaper bag, much? i think so.


i am a bit obsessed with maxi dresses lately. i love the pleats and kelly green zig-zags on this one. super cute!


such a bright, fun, and summery necklace! i love it.


such a gorgeous print! this would look super great on my mantle.

megan bird
recycled material minneapolis sign
as nora said, we are having some lovely weather. and while i always love minneapolis, i love it a little lot more when it's warm and sunny!

alice in wonderland tulle skirt
i am in love with this skirt. so much that i have looked at it every day this week. i should just buy it, right?

jessica simpson charli heel
say what you want about miss simpson, but she makes some cute shoes! i love that these are neutral colors, but also so unique in texture!

sequin heart open back tank
i am feeling a lot of love this week, so this tank is perfect for me! and it has a very unique open back that i love. (not that i could ever wear a tank, or any top, without a bra.)

maxi party dress
i love the deep v and the retro colors of this dress. not to mention the twirl factor. i want to run towards chris on a vacant beach and jump into his arms in this dress. that's normal, right?

what are you loving this week?

xoxo,
two birds