7.22.2011

HEAT WAVES, WINNERS, AND BABBLES

this week is the kind of week where you want to french kiss your air conditioner. the high today was 103. one hundred and three! it feels like we are living inside of a bear. the air temperature does not feel at all natural. it feels like you just took a long, hot shower, and then blow dried your hair, and then blow dried your dog's hair, and also you are steaming a large pot of cabbage and the heater has been on all day long. it is unbelievable! two minutes outside and the entirety of your hair is stuck to your neck. yep. it's pretty amazing.

in the middle of all this my mom flew into town, so we are attempting to do fun things without melting into puddles.

last week i was invited to a lucky magazine/express party. it was me and a whole bunch of fashion bloggers, i was so out of my element. at one point they were all photographing each others' outfits for their daily outfit posts and i figured, why not? christine from courtandhudson took these photos of me and obviously it is a good thing i am not a fashion blogger.  i am really, super bad at it.




our birds of ashmae winner:







and here are this week's babble posts:
a round up of the sakura bloom styleathon entries,
when do you give into crying babies and when do you hold firm?
you have to read this post about a mother who was able to breastfeed her adopted baby,
and a round up of the most often misused baby gear.



19 comments :

  1. I love your posts on Babble, Natalie! I pinned two of them on Pinterest, and you in this cute little outfit :) For the record, you are way cuter in your no-good awkward posing than someone who looks like they stand in front of a mirror for 23 hours out of the day, trying to perfect how they look.

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  2. I love your outfit! Where is the skirt from? I just would never have thought to put a t-shirt with a skirt and heels like that...I've been working towards my IBCLC and I've had my head so far up my books, my closet is looking a bit brim...Luckily I'm taking the exam on Monday! So I'm looking on the up and up with time and freedom. I'm new to reading your blog. Is Juliemom your mom?

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  3. @ aura--aww, thanks you are so sweet. i have such a little crush on you!

    @ perfect pear to b -- thanks! skirt is from ebay, welcome to the blog, yes she's my mom, and good luck on your test! i have no idea what an ibclc is but it sounds difficult!

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  4. Natalie - you are so pretty girl! That outfit is killer and you wear it well! And 104 - I know you're pain! I'm in Texas and Lord-have-mercy I'd swear we've descended into the third ring of hell!

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  5. that skirt is AAAMAZING! and you could totally do fashion posts. you are always wonderfully put together! love the last picture because you look like you're having so much fun!! : )

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  6. LOVE your description of the heat, hee! That sure sounds sucky to the max...I'll send some of Melbourne's winter over your way to cool down NYC! Love the skirt, you look great!

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  7. It's to become a lactation consultant

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  8. WHAT!! you're serious? :) you made my year!!!! (what do I do now? email you?)

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  9. I love the outfit, and the name of your blog made me laugh! :)

    http://oliviadollydaydream.blogspot.com/

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  10. great skirt! and i'm super impressed at you standing all high up and close to the edge (i'm afraid of heights!)

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  11. that is one lovely skirt.

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  12. WHERE IS YOUR PLEATED SKIRT FROM?!?!?!?! didn't fit in with fashion bloggers my booty, you look SO CUTE with that brown belt and the white heels...you ARE a fashion blogger.

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  13. whitely fam--yes! email me!

    everrbody: it's a no-brand skirt from ebay, thanks!!

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  14. I really like the clear glass behind you. (I know, totally off topic.) I love the fact that it doesn't block the view, but I think I'd be a little scared to stand there leaning on it like you are!

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  15. You are SO not bad at fashion blogging! I love your style!

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