A Day in the Life Too... a blog about modest style

A 30-something mom's blog about modest style, DIY stuff, and limiting dessert. Just kidding. We eat dessert first around here.

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Thursday, October 1, 2015

Exercise: How to Trick Yourself into Doing It

If you're like me (or, frankly, anyone in the galaxy), you have a hard time being motivated to exercise sometimes. I've dealt with this lots and lots over the years as I've trained for marathons, ultramarathons, and just the day-to-day routine of staying generally healthy.

So I've compiled all the tips and tricks I've used over the years on days I just really didn't want to work out but knew I needed to. It's called, "The Benefits are Real, But the Struggle is Realer." 

Check it out on amazon.com if you're interested! And if you do, reviews are always appreciated!

Sunday, September 20, 2015

My new eBook

Just wanted to let you know I've published an itty bitty eBook of short vignettes. It's not life-changing, it's not inspiring, it's not terribly thought-provoking. I tried to make it entertaining, but I may have failed on that front. It is, however, short. So. There's that.

I'd love it if you had a few minutes to check it out...and then a few minutes after that to read it...and (you see where this is going, don't you?) then to leave a mildly positive review. :)

- Brittney

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Motorcycle Jacket + Paint-Splatterishness

I haven't gotten dressed today. Because I'm painting our dining room table and consequently live in paint-splattered clothes. Did you know it takes no less than 2.3 years to complete a dining room table paint job?

No? You finished yours in two days and it looks awesome because you didn't make three mistakes in the process that you had to go back and redo each time?


Whatever. I just wanted to pop in and say that if I HAD gotten dressed today, I would totally have rocked a motorcycle jacket kinda like this one:
Happy Wednesday.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Tweed Jacket & Topknot Bun

"Dear The Gazillions of Maple Leaves In My Front Yard,
"I'm sorry my kids and I spent all day Saturday raking you up into a large family leaf reunion pile, only to go running and jumping into you.
 ballet flats: J. Crew
bootcut jeans: Big Star
white V-neck tee: American Eagle Outfitters
scarf: gift
tween jacket: gift/vintage (Talbots)
"As you most likely are aware, we played with reckless abandon in your leaf piles for hours. We probably squashed many of your cousins and dismembered most of your aunts and uncles in the process. For that, I apologize.
"But my children had so much fun that I can't promise we'll never rake you guys up and do it again. In fact, there are so dang many of you guys still falling that I don't know if we'll ever see the grass in our yard again, even if I spend the next solid week raking and raking and back-break-raking.
"I originally intended this letter to be a thank you and an apology and a bit of an Ode to Leaves in the Fall, but I've all of a sudden turned kind of passive-aggressive toward the sheer infinite quantities of you guys in my yard. And in my bed, because my kids came inside after playing and laid on my bed and left millions of leaf bits ev.ery.where. (I'm sorry if that image pains you.) You're in my furniture, on my floors, in the bathtub, on my rugs. It's never ending.
"So. Out. Get OUT. Make like a tree and leaf. (pleaseandthankyou)
"Love, Brittney"
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Monday, October 21, 2013

Pastel Plaid & Colored Tights

This is what I wore to church yesterday:
black boots: Kohl's
tights: gift
denim pencil skirt: J. Crew
gold skinny belt: J. Crew
pastel plaid buttonup: American Eagle Outfitters
Annnnd, in true Forrest Gump fashion, "That's all I have to say about that." 
Which reminds me: Did you guys realize that Forrest Gump was made in 1994? That's almost 20 YEARS AGO?!?!?!!! Man. Not to go all granny on you with the uphill-both-ways-through-waist-high-snow and all that, but for real. I can't believe I'm getting so old.
But whatever. I'll enjoy my long hair for the next few weeks of youth until I'm forced to chop it and perm it and dye it blue. Just kidding. I would look terrible with a perm.
Happy Monday.

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Friday, October 18, 2013

On Peplum Tops and Artificial Dinners

If you checked the Internet history of my iPad, you'd find that I've read every possible macaroni and cheese recipe that has ever been added to the cyberwaves since the beginning of time. Or since 2011.
 huarache sandals: Urban Outfitters
skinny jeans: American Eagle Outfitters
embroidered peplum top: Forever 21
sunglasses: Urban Outfitters
You'd think that would make me an expert on the dish, wouldn't you?
Unfortunately for my guinea pig family tonight, though, you'd be wrong-o, because I'll be experimenting blindly. I don't think that dish was ever meant to be healthy, but I'm determined to feed my family something other than artificial orange lard-caked pasta bits.
Which is ironic, coming from the girl who's eaten nothing but fistful after fistful of cookies today.
But, in my defense, the cookies contain, like, a few flecks of whole wheat flour in them, which as we all know fully equates to health food. BAM.
Happy Friday.
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Thursday, October 17, 2013

old lady in braids: to trust or not to trust? that is the question

I read somewhere once that women over 30 shouldn't wear braids unless they were stylishly loose and messy.
 shoes: Converse
jeans: Kohl's
cobalt v-neck tee: J. Crew
pastel striped cardigan: Gap
green skinny belt: J. Crew
Which is like a chicken-and-egg scenario, at least for me, because, hi. My hair is at the disposal of my 18-month-old all day, and believe me...
...she pulls my hair Loose often and with ease, and Messy is her middle name. Practically.
So the lesson I think we can all take away is: if you're older than 30, just hang out with an almost-toddler to keep yourself totally young and hip. Which is absolutely true if by "young and hip," you understand that I actually mean "slightly unkempt and exhausted."
But the tradeoff? Worth it. Absolutely.
Happy Thursday.
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