Tuesday, April 29, 2014

outfit of the day(bird): date night, clean laundry, and muffins





shirt~ Old Navy
jeans~ The Limited
shoes~ thrifted
watch~ Michael Kors
necklace~ Etsy

Jim's younger sister had a birthday party this past Friday evening and Jim was going to attend it alone until I suggested that we try and find someone to watch our kids and make it a date night. My sister, Izzy, kindly agreed to watch our kids and I was excited. Jim and I rarely get to go out together, so a date night is a special treat. We ended up at a restaurant in the neighborhood where we lived when we were first married. We hadn't been there in ages and it was even better than we remembered. Then we stopped at the bar next door, where a good friend of ours happened to be bartending, for a quick drink before heading to the birthday celebration. We hung out with Jim's sister, her husband, and a couple of their friends for a while before heading home. We arrived home to freshly made apple cinnamon muffins, clean and folded laundry, and snugly, sleeping kids. That's right! Not only had my sister taken care of my kids but she had also baked us breakfast for the following day and done some of my housework! The night out with Jim had been so much fun, and this was the icing on the cake! I know I have said it before, but I will continue to say it again and again: I have the best family in the world.

xoxo, nora bird

33 comments:

  1. thats awsome youhad great night out with hubby...its nice to have that sometimes. Anyhow, i cant get over your shoes, you found a treasure....they are beautiful and fun ...i love it

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  2. Those heels are so cute. And kudos for tucking in the front of your shirt like the cool kids do.

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  3. ok, so I know this post is about your outfit but all I can look at is your hair... I love it!!!

    ~Cheryl
    http://snaps-of-ginger.blogspot.com/

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  4. That was so sweet of her!! Glad you guys got to enjoy a fun night together!

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  5. Your sister is a rockstar for doing all that! So sweet of her!

    Those heels are so cute and they're perfect for the spring :)

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart
    Betsey Johnson Giveaway!

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  6. What a wonderful sister!

    Those shoes just make me smile : )

    bisous
    Suzanne

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  7. You do have a great family! You look cute and I'm glad you had a fun night out with Jim!

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  8. Think your sister would make the trip to Prior Lake to watch mine? ;)

    You look so cute, by the way. I love how you styled a simple white tee.

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  9. such a sweet thing for your sister to do. family is really the best! :)

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  10. what a way to come home!! love those fun shoes!

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  11. Your shoe are awesome. That was so nice of your sister.

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  12. What a fabulous sister! I love/want/need your watch and those shoes are adorable!

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  13. Gwah! Those shoes are amazing!! Aw man, I am forever jealous of the awesome group of sisters that you have, and that you are all so close!

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  14. Wow! I wish your sister could come babysit for me! LOL I love date nights--especially spontaneous ones. My husband and I had one this weekend too. We actually went out to dinner and it was glorious. So awesome! Your shoes are absolutely ADORABLE!

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  15. How would your sister feel about coming to Anchorage? :) Glad you guys had fun!

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  16. Those shoes!! And don't even get me started on your hair! LOVE it!

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  17. My sister watches my kids when she visits but would never think to do those nice things. How nice! And those shoes are so, so cute!

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  18. What a sweet sister! I'm not surprised though given how awesome you and Megan are!!

    Those shoes.....what a find!

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  19. Aw that's sweet! My Mom does that too, but mainly my dishes, cause I'm gross and let mine set forever! I just truly hate washing dishes.
    -Ash
    www.stylizedwannabe.blogspot.com

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  20. You make me feel ashamed that I don't do nice things like that for my sister! She'd love a night out, hard with her shift work (and her husband's)- must do something to remedy that! (It's dreadful but I dread child care) How lovely of Izzy! !
    And HOW cool are your shoes- they are super super sweeeeeeet!!! The necklace is really delicate and cute too- was that an item on a previous Love birds?!x

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  21. Your sister is so sweet! What a wonderful evening! And seriously, how cute are those shoes.

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  22. Those shoes are soooooo cute and it's thrifted..wow! I found one from etsy but it's a bit expensive. Hope I can scoure one from our local thrift store. It would be great to pair up with the top I got from americanfashionfox.com. And oh, I miss to have a date night with my hubby as well. So sweet of your sister to give you a favor.

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  23. You sure do have a great family! What a lovely thing for your sister to do and I'm so glad you got out and had some fun. Love those shoes! So cute!
    xo

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  24. i'm jealous of your night out. i don't get those, lol. i just have to say, i love your hair. i'm sure i've told you before.

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  25. What a wonderful gift your sister gave you! Sounds like a fab night from start to finish! Great spring look, Nora! T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

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  26. how about those shoes girl!!!
    Brett

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  27. Those shoes. I can't even find the words!

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  28. Awh, you do have a pretty great family! I love my family dearly... but they've never cleaned my house and made me breakfast as a surprise. :-) Lucky you. and... aaa yeah, those shoes need to come my way after you're done! I'm an 8.5... how bout you? xo Tammy

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  29. Whoa, that sounds like the perfect night! And those shoes are too stinkin' cute!

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  30. Nora, what a simple and chic outfit. Love the neutral jeans. The pumps with the birds and the sun are the icing on the cake though. And good for you for a date. We had date night last weekend too (I shared that outfit on the blog, today).

    The best part is having such a nice sister that did a lot of work for you. How many sisters do you have?

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  31. I love how your family loves to take care of each other! Great shoes. I looooooove them, so fun.

    (hey chuck over another bag of them thar ginger chews, you two, ) LOVED THEM. My soar mouth needs them now days.

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  32. You look so fabulous!

    Date nights are a necessity and your sister is the best!

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