Playing catch-up

You know the saying, “time flies by…when you’re having fun?” Well, time also flies by when you’re a busy woman with a full-time job as a teacher trying to finish up the end of a quarter! So, I apologize for pretty much falling off the face of the blogging planet, if anyone actually cares/noticed.

Yesterday was my first official day of spring break! Many things/events have gone on since my last post, so today I’m trying to play catch-up. The most exciting event that currently took place in my life was attending my first blogger panel discussion. The panel discussion was open to new bloggers and/or bloggers seeking advice on how to grow their following. I was super nervous and excited all at the same time. I’m so glad I went because I met some really supportive and lovely ladies, as well as learn how some of the most well known bloggers in Arizona juggle the blogging life! I learned some really helpful tips and hope that I can soon start to implement them into my experience with blogging.

Anyway, I’m off to go and pack for a week in NY again! I know, I know…why would anyone in their right mind leave a state with temperatures in the mid 80’s to go to a state of temperatures in the mid 40-50’s?! One reason: My Mr.  He’s still out there for work, and instead of spending my spring break alone enjoying the sunny, warm, AZ weather I’m choosing to spend some much needed QT with my Mr.! That’s the secret to our marriage 🙂

I’m hoping I can snap some really great photos with my new Nikon and share them with you all! For now, I’m posting my ootd’s from my Instagram.  Follow me on Instagram to find out where my outifits are from! https://instagram.com/thispetitelife/  OR search my Instagram @thispetitelife

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Post-it Tuesday

You guys I didn’t miss posting this week for post-it Tuesday!! Yay me!!!

Here’s the latest post-it note I stuck onto two of the copy machines at work. I hope it’ll make at least one person smile and “let their light shine”

What is that you do to help you stay inspired or to keep your light shining onto others?

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Here’s my ootd for today:

IMG_20150224_165109Red cardigan: Downeast Basics | Navy sheer polka dot top: Ross | White jeans: Old Navy | Nude patent wedge pumps: Jessica Simpson from Marshalls | Gold heart statement necklace: A Modern Boutique | Gold boyfriend watch: Fossil

Blessings + Love

Manic Monday

It was just another manic Monday! I’m not sure what was “in the water” today, but I’m sure it had something to do with the rain drizzle we had. The bright side was that I made it to my yoga class tonight and it relieved all that stress and tension from the day.

I don’t want to get into how my day was “bad,” because there are people out there who will always have it worse than I do. So, instead I’ll leave you with my ootd’s that I hadn’t posted in the past few days. Sorry for the overload here!

What is it that helps you get through those “tough” days?

IMG_20150218_190722Hot pink blazer: Thrifted | Zebra print dress: CottonOn | Black booties: Target | Black statement necklace: Wet Seal | Gold boyfriend watch: Fossil


IMG_20150219_171956Baby blue top: Marshalls | Army vest: JC Penny | Pink jeggins: Walmart | Cognac booties: Bealles Outlet | Necklace: SimpleAddiction.com | Gold boyfriend watch: Fossil


IMG_20150220_160113Cobalt top: White Plum | J.Crew inspired herringbone vest: Brina Box | Tassel necklace: Brina Box | Jeans: Old Navy | Black booties: Rack Room Shoes | Gold boyfriend watch: Fossil


IMG_20150221_120330Lace tank top & Mossimo Black espadrilles : Target | Jeans: old | Gray cardigan: Groupon | Infinity diamond necklace: Shane Co.


IMG_20150223_162635White blazer: Q | Maroon top: Target | Mustard pants: DownEast Basics | Leopard print tassel necklace: Purple Peridot | Cognac boots: Cathy Jean Shoes | Gold boyfriend watch: Fossil


Blessings + Love

Post-it Tuesday

“Monday on a Tuesday” was the caption for my ootd today on Instagram, because today was so much like a Monday.  Yesterday was President’s Day, and while the rest of the fashion world was shopping some great deals & sales I was on my way back from Albany, NY.  It’s a whole day’s trip going from AZ to NY…but so worth it to spend QT with my Mr.!

Lucky for me I wasn’t too jet-lagged at work today, but I’m not gonna lie and say it was easy getting up this morning. It’s a good thing I already had my outfit picked out for the day. A HUGE benefit of choosing your ootd the night before is not having to think about “what should I wear today” and wasting precious time that could be spent on hair, make-up, drinking coffee/tea, eating breakfast, or any of your other morning routines.  Plus, I was happy knowing it really wasn’t Monday and since I missed posting last week’s Post-it Tuesday I made sure I didn’t miss today.

So, tell me, do you plan your outfits the night/week before?

20150217_185951“Stay positive, and always find the silver lining”

IMG_20150217_165802Black blazer: Jane.com | Teal blouse: Banana Republic | Brown leggins: Walmart | Black booties: Target | Purple statement necklace: thrifted | Gold bow headband: Loft

Blessings + Love

Decisions, Decisions

What do you do, who do you turn to, where do you go when you’re having to face life decisions? We all have to face them on a daily basis, but then there are those times when the decision you have to/need to make is going to affect your life in a major way.

Right now, I’m on the verge of having to make two pretty big decisions.  I’m not the type to stress over it too long, because I believe that no matter what “everything happens for a reason.”  Oh, Monday…you never cease to amaze me with all the curve balls you throw out!

Tomorrow is another day to try Post-it Tuesday!! For now, I’m leaving you with the last 3 ootd’s since I had such a busy weekend and didn’t get a chance to post.

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Black cardigan: Ross | Polka dot top: Loft | Mint pants: TJ Maxx | Black booties: RackRoom Shoes

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Green cardigan: Old Navy | Graphic tee: Target | Jeans: old | Plum Bongo flats: K-Mart

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Striped blazer: Old Navy | Pink top: Costco | Gray corduroy pants: old | Leopard print heels: Target

Blessings + Love

Busy, busy, busy

As you can tell by the title of my post today, this petite lady’s life has been very busy.

I can’t even remember what it was that kept me so busy yesterday that I didn’t even post.  Today started off with a 7 A.M. staff meeting (ugh), then ended with another meeting (thankfully that one was short & sweet).  Teachers are busy worker bees, that’s for sure!

Today was my second class of yoga! I thought maybe the “I love this because it’s my first time” feeling would go away…NOPE, my second class was just as gratifying 🙂  It was exactly what I needed after trying to survive the day with a tension headache that turned in a migraine 😦  Ohhhh, and I tried Zumba for the first time yesterday!!  That class was fun & certainly gave me a workout, but the “hula dancer” in me came out. I was literally counting all the instructors steps and saying them to myself as if I were trying to teach someone else the moves. Ha!  I enjoyed the Zumba class as well, but because I have/had a meniscus tear in my knee, I’m going to have to limit myself for a while to see if I can hang.  I’m already planning to go to yoga twice next week though!

Anyway, since there was no post yesterday I’m doubling up on my ootd.  Hope you don’t mind 🙂  Don’t forget tomorrow is Photo Friday!! Can’t wait to show you a few more of my favorite photographs I’ve taken over the years.

Wednesday ootd: IMG_20150204_160150

Navy blazer: Target | Pink t-shirt: Banana Republic Outlet | White pants: Old Navy | Cognac boots: Cathy Jean Shoes | J. Crew inspired statement necklace: Purple Peridot

Thursday ootd: IMG_20150205_170958

Black & white striped dress & Gingham shirt: Old Navy | Jean jacket: Gap | Cognac boots: Cathy Jean Shoes | Crystal necklace: Simple Addiction

Blessings + Love

Post-it Tuesday

I went through half of my day before realizing it’s TUESDAY!  Most people don’t really think about Tuesday.  Everyone dreads Monday, Wednesday is “hump day,”  Thursday is one more day closer to the weekend, and Friday is…well, FRIYAY!  Today I fell into the “same stuff, different day” kinda mood, but then I remembered I needed to take a few moments of my day to make somebody’s day better.

Have you ever watched that movie, Evan Almighty, with Steve Carell?  If so, then you may remember at the end of the movie the acronym for ARK.  If you haven’t watched it, I don’t want to spoil too much of the movie for you, but I will tell you what the acronym stood for in that movie. ARK=1 act of random kindness

That’s what post-it Tuesdays is all about people.  All it takes is one random act of kindness to change not only your mood, but someone else’s mood/day too. I challenge you to take a few moments next week and Post-it Tuesday!

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I very well can’t leave without posting my ootd 🙂

IMG_20150203_165551White lace top: Costco | Polka dot blazer: Banana Republic | Mustard pants: Downeast Basics | Nude pump wedges: Payless Shoe Store | Statement necklace: Simple Addiction

Blessings + Love