Monday, May 12, 2014

inspiration monday: coupons

the inspiration

megan bird



dress ~ Forever 21
vest, bracelet ~ garage sale
scarf ~ hand-me-down from mom
shoes ~ Target

nora bird



dress ~ hand-me-down from mom
vest ~ vintage, thrifted
shoes ~ Target
scarf ~ Mexico

I woke up yesterday to Chris making breakfast with some help from the kids. They brought me coffee as I read Insurgent. And then I finished Insurgent, and then breakfast was ready (Chris follows every single direction when cooking, it's cute). As they were cooking (I wasn't allowed downstairs) each of the kids brought various homemade presents up to me. There was lots of glitter, some homemade ceramic pots, more glitter (our sheets are now covered in glitter), and then Henry made me a coupon book. 

The book has nine coupons in it...the normal coupon book things like "good for one clean room" or "good for one free hug". Henry handed it over to me proudly, and then told me that it expired on Friday. I think he thought that would mean I'd forget to use them. But he must not know me that well because instead I will be assigning errands left and right this week. And then when he's the most mad about it, I will trade in the "good for one free hug" coupon and he'll have no choice.

I hope everyone had a fabulous weekend ~ I sure did!

xoxo,
megan bird


23 comments:

  1. I adore and miss the days of homemade (and deeply treasured) gifts from the boys! Adore the outfits! I didn't wear my vest with my maxi this time--but, I'm now inspired to do so! :) T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

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  2. how sweet! and i am too self-conscious to wear sleeveless stuff, so this makes me wanna work out my arms!

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  3. Haha that is too cute that Henry gave it an expiration date :)

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart

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  4. Handmade gifts are the sweetest. :) My gift every year is that my hubs fills our flower boxes with flowers. I wish it was warm enough to break out the sleeveless top today - now I want to wear a denim vest!

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  5. Oh Henry! That's too funny - hope you can get your mileage out of them before Friday!!

    I'm totally going to re-create this look on a warmer day, I'm not too excited about my interpretation today, but I tried, lol.

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  6. LOL Good plan!! What a smartie to tag on the expiration date! I hope you ladies had a lovely Mother's Day! I love that mint skirt!

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  7. Yup, I had a too fun weekend and ended up a bit sick (rotten chemo) and had to just pretty much be in bed a bunch (again) and in pj s all day. But my week was awesome; shopped, posted a new outfit post, witnessed a new grandson's birth, hugged a new grandson and all my grandkids on Saturday so ya, Mother's Day was filled with memories right from the few days prior. Can't beat that. I feel good again today, now.

    Love the scarves on you both, and both of your takes are well done. (don't you love how I link something that isn't ever near the inspiration, I just link? --- That's cuz I LOVE YOU GUYS!!!) ♥, Renae

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  8. You both look amazing!! I NEED another vest, NEED. I love the idea of coupons for chores & hugs! I always thought that those were cool. Haha, I hope that you get to use them all by Friday!

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  9. I love that your kids made you homemade gifts

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  10. You both look so chic! I hope you both had a wonderful mother's day!

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  11. Look at you, all strategic with your coupons! :) I really like your vest!

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  12. That is brilliant!!!! He's so cunning!!! Good you're on the ball!!
    Sweet pressie!
    You did this inspiration really well, great maxis! I couldn't really do it today as maxis plus swing dance=disaster but I'll try to fit it in this week, hopefully when it doesnt rain! X

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  13. What a sweetie! I love when my kids take the time to do the homemade gift. My 12 year old hasn't done this is a long time but my 7 year old still does. I just love the vest and scarf look with the maxi. I was going to participate this week but then I got so caught up with my in-laws' visit (they leave tomorrow :-)). You both look great!

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  14. oh gosh, i love love loved the inspiration photo - so perfect for spring - but i think i like how you pulled it off even better :) you know what else? i keep thinking that i see the two of you when i'm out and about. bet it happens at one point, right??

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  15. I was going to link up this morning... but didn't think I was "close" enough... thanks for commenting on my post & letting me know I was!! If only I had grabbed a scarf! ;) Looking good ladies, as always! ♥

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  16. Now that sounds like the PERFECT mother's day! Justt hope you have a good vacuum!
    Love the sheer acqua skirt and the lovely blue combos, they both recall a day at an ocean spa, perfect for Mother.s day!
    XX, Elle
    http://mydailycostume.com/

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  17. such cute maxi's
    i have been on a maxi kick
    love the vest and scarf, will have to try it soon
    Brett

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  18. How cute are you two?? Love both your looks. Also, that sounds like the most brilliant way to use those coupons!

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  19. You two look so cute in your inspiration outfits! I wore my one and only maxi dress yesterday but didn't manage a denim vest. I am still in the market for one.
    Such a cute story about Henry and the expiry date!
    xo

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  20. Ahh I love this inspired looks-they are such a great idea!:) And hey-please let me know about your decision about Matt and Kim...I would love to know if you ended up going!
    xo Olivia

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  21. I seriously LOVE both of these looks! As I was scrolling through Megan's pictures I was thinking, I really hope Nora delivered too because I'd feel really bad only commenting for Megan...and then I kept scrolling and was like, YES. Fabulous, both of you!

    -Chelsea
    chelsandthecity.blogspot.com

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  22. Ladies, loved this Boho Inspiration this week. You each made the looks your own. Nora, adore that Maxi Dress and Megan I own a Skirt just like yours but mine is a light coral. I will copy your look, now. LOL

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  23. Mom passes on some good hand me down items! The maxi dress is cute and I like the mint green skirt. :-)

    Mo

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