A week ago I posted asking for your help. It was a desperate cry for help and you ladies answered loud and clear! I love you guys. Like. I love you in a big way. Thanks for being awesome.
And I have updates.
1. Hair - I've been re-inspired to do my hair in nice little braided and twisted up-dos. I needed something that required a minimal amount of time (because of certain toddlers tugging on my skirt) and maximum staying power. My favorite is a side twisty thing on one side that comes into a messy bun on the opposite side. It's nice. It's easy. I feel really pretty. WINNER! I've also rediscovered the sleek low bun and red lipstick because, classy! Also a winner. Stay tuned for more discoveries.
A special thanks to Elizabeth for recommending A Cup of Jo's hair tutorials! Super helpful.
2. Pad Thai - So many great recipes and tips! THANK YOU SO MUCH. I seriously dream of overcoming this obstacle in my life. I've researched and I gave this method/recipe a try last night for dinner. http://chezpim.com/cook/pad_thai_for_beginners And it was really good! It was finally a step in the right direction, rather than a step sideways trying to find a recipe that I could perfect. Next time I'll make a few minor changes to make it taste exactly how we want it.
-More garlic and green onion for bolder flavor (I was a bit stingy)
-No dried shrimp (didn't need it)
-Scramble the egg faster
BOOM! I CAN MAKE PAD THAI NOW! I'M UNSTOPPABLE!
Thank you anonymous commenter! Whoever you are!
3. Maternity Style - This one really hit home for me, guys! You've inspired me to find an easy style that works for me and add some basics to my maternity wardrobe. I received a LOVELY pair of maternity shorts thanks to Soon Maternity. YOU WILL LOVE THEM. They're amazing. I'll show them off soon.
Also, I've been inspired to make myself a few items. I've made myself a pair of maternity legging shorts with lace at the hem. It's too hot to wear full leggings and I'm needing a tad more coverage as my dresses are looking a bit *ahem* shorter with new bigger belly. Result: FAN-TASTIC! Pictures shortly.
ALSO, I may have made myself a version of this dress. Super stoked. Just you wait. (My variations include two chevrons instead of three, and thicker straps with wider chest coverage.)
A HUGE thank you to ALL you lovely readers. I love this community. You guys rule. Don't change.