Monday, April 8, 2013

inspiration monday: the eternal optimist

the inspiration
jessica alba

megan bird



jeans ~ Ross
chambray ~ Marshalls
jacket ~ from little sister Kristin via Old Navy
shoes ~ Jessica Simpson via b. (a resale shop)
necklace ~ F21
earrings ~ gift from erin

nora bird



 blazer ~ vintage, thrifted
shirt ~ b. (a resale shop)
jeans ~ F21
shoes ~ $9.98 shoe warehouse

this is gross, but every year, we wait for a good freeze and then a nice warm day at the beginning of spring. why, you ask? well, to clean up dog poo from our back yard. nothing makes you realize how long winter is like cleaning up four plastic grocery bags full of dog poo. sorry, i know this is gross; i will get to a nice point soon.
the whole family threw some plastic bags over our shoes and donned a latex glove on one hand. we headed out to rid the yard of the winter's bounty. it's disgusting, it sometimes makes me gag...but we had some music playing and the sun was shining...and as we were cleaning, eva looked at me and said, "you know mama, even cleaning up poop is fun if you do it with your family." and then i didn't mind it anymore. she was right. my smart and optimistic little six year old showed me what's what.

happy monday!

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xoxo,
two birds

32 comments:

  1. Hi girls! You both look lovely in your Spring outfits, very stylish and inspiring! I've just started following you both on instagram!!

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  2. That is a truly gross but sweet story hahaha! What a great (??!) family activity haha! Love both of your takes on this outfit! I've definitely been wanting to pull out my blazers recently, and you've just provided me with lots of inspiration :)

    life-etcblog.blogspot.com.au

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  3. love the heels with those skinny jeans!! my husband thankfully did all the dog poop cleaning! how sweet of her to say that even that was fun with your family! :)

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  4. I agree with Life etc..., a gross but sweet story! And you both look fabulous in your easy-breezy-beautiful spring ensembles! :)

    Jen @ Librarian for Life & Style

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  5. Funny, that's exactly what I was doing Thursday the one day it was warmish here. It took FOREVER, but I was pretty happy about it when I could look across a clean yard when I was done.

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  6. Ah, that's sweet. :)

    And this is the only time of year that I'm glad my husband hasn't given in to the rest of the family's demands for a puppy!

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  7. LOL, I love Eva's sunny outlook! At least it sounds like you made it fun!

    Megan, I love your bright colored jackeet and Nora, I love those minty shoes!!

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  8. Haha, how cute that Eva saw the bright side in it! And hey, at least you have a yard :)

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart

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  9. Oh, no! That reminds me that I've gotta do the post winter poop yard scoop too! Ick! lol!

    You girls look great! It is fun to see how you can recreate a look and still add your own style to it.

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  10. Both you girls look gorgeous as always! Love each of your versions of this look!

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  11. You're both too cute :) Thanks for stopping by my blog btw!

    xo Ashley
    thetiniestfirecracker.com

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  12. You both look great and did an awesome job at re-creating this look. I hate picking up dog poop

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  13. What does Desi do while you all pick up his poo? For some reason I picture him looking on worriedly. Or maybe he doesn't give a shit. <--see what I did there? Hahahaha. #notthatfunny

    The real question is: why am I so obsessed with your dog?

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  14. Lovely inspiration ^^
    And 2 perfect looks :)

    New post - Kisses
    http://www.mademoisellemode.com/

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  15. I love that jacket on Megan and Nora I love your top and heels. Lol about the dog poop! Have a great week ladies!

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  16. Can I steal both of your blazers?! So cute!

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  17. You ladies look fabulous! I love the look and the inspiration.

    -Vogue&Heels
    vogueandheels.com

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  18. Such cute, casual looks! 4 bags of poo?! Oh my goodness :)

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  19. Ha! We don't have a dog buy most of our neighbours do and you can always tell when the spring thaw starts when you can smell the poop!

    Love the outfits!

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  20. You both look so gorgeous and springy!
    And only 4 bags of poo? Having one dog instead of two makes SUCH a difference! ;)

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  21. Nothing like cleaning up poo to bond the family, haha! But Eva is right. :) And I love both of your shoes!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  22. both of you are rocking this look today and i am cracking up over the dog poo ritual
    brett

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  23. you two look amazing - love your hair megan bird too cute and nora bird you look amazing love the shoes

    dawn
    www.dressmeperfect.com

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  24. you two look amazing - love your hair megan bird too cute and nora bird you look amazing love the shoes

    dawn
    www.dressmeperfect.com

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  25. Oh the glories of owning a dog. My sweet HM takes care of our little Duchess droppings. When we married I owned two cats that were about 8 yrs old at the time. After we're married I never ever had to empty the litter box. HM just did it all the time. (hugs to my HM, huh?)

    I love both of your jacket's! Megan have you lost weight? You look smaller. Nora, Are those mint green shoes? Adorable.

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  26. HAHAHAHAAH! I totally recall doing that when we had dogs. So gross but very, very necessary.

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  27. Megan - Love your coral coat! Nora - Love that blouse we can see under your jacket! Lovely, ladies!

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  28. haha, yuck! that's pretty gross. but it totally makes sense that you wait til the snow melts to clean up the poop! it's fun to see how the weather has changed where you guys are since we have pretty much the same weather all year round :) megan, love the jacket and nora i love the top and shoes!!!

    http://spinning-threads.blogspot.com

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  29. I LOVE those mint shoes! And gross.... That is quite the sprin cleaning.....

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  30. i'm digging the blazers with the skinny jeans and heels lovely birds. :) your six yr old eva diva is very intelligent indeed!

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  31. Baha - I do the same thing... and it always amazing me all the crap that accumulates! Love the easy look of a sharp blazer and jeans!

    XO
    Pearls & Paws

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  32. Oh How I Miss You Both. Megan That Lippie Color With The Jacket Is Beautiful And Your Legs Look Super Long And Thin. Nora Your Toned DoWn Muted Colors Are gorgeous On You And You Look Fit At Shiz. Mint Shoes Are Awesome. My Phone Is Crazy And Possessed Sorry For Typos. Xo dawn

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