Somewhere between Ellie’s fifth tutu change of the day and yet another Daniel Tiger episode, I texted Brian. “Meet us at the temple for a picnic!” After a weekend of colds and sniffles, we were all dying to get out of the house. Brian picked up a pizza, Ellie and I packed up the rest, and we met up for a picnic dinner for family home evening. We had a marvelous view of the temple and explored the park across the street. You know when it’s been an Ellie approved adventure when it requires a bath afterwards! Puddle jumping, running barefoot, and playing in the dirt all seem to be adventure requirements for this girl. :) I’m a lover of photographs, but I’ve been trying to capture a few more video clips of our little family in this stage of life. One of my goals this year was to try to improve my videography skills…and I have yet to work towards that goal at all! Oops. So here’s to seeing a few more videos on the blog!


My outfit for our picnic was inspired by this one Gal Meets Glam. I love participating in these “How We Wore It” collabs because it forces me to wear outfits that I never would have thought of before! I loved the black hat and loose braid with the light, flowy top. A hat with a braid? Perfect solution for those days when diaper changes and playing Little People take precedence over showers. :)


This black hat from Jacob’s Scarves is one of my absolute favorites. It’s big and floppy, blocks the sun and covers my crazy hair. My top is from Banana Republic – found at a local thrift store for about $5. It’s light and loose, and not at all nursing friendly. :) I was desperately wanting to add some sunglasses to complete the look, but my favorite pair bit the dust a long time ago. Any recommendations for cute, cheap sunglasses?

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You can sign up for next month’s “How We Wore It” collaborations over on Brooke’s blog! And be sure to check out these other ladies who participated this month: (FYI, I love all of their blogs. If you’re looking for a few more blogs to add to your feed, check these ones out!) Happy Wednesday! 

Brooke at Silver Lining
Deidre at Deidre Emme
Jana at Bouvardian
Alexa at He and I
Aubrey at Aubrey Zaruba
Brooklyn at A Little Too Jolley
Ashley at Absolutely Ashley
Danica at Danakin Skywalker
Rachel at Rachel Sayumi
Sharlee at My New Lines
Emma at Ever Emma
Stephanie at The Artist + The Architect
Kyla at FordOlogy
Kalyn at Geez Louise
Kallie at Life Through a Lens
Tayler at The Morrell Tale
Jessica at My Peanut Butter Problem
Bonnie at Life of Bon