Perfectly Imperfect

Oh Monday, you came all too soon! Wonderful weekends like the one we just had have me anxious for the end of the school year. There are 12 school days left here but who’s counting? Apparently me! Glad you’re joining me today for a Mother’s Day weekend wrap up that’s all about the perfectly imperfect plans I sometimes have. Let me just start by saying I hope you enjoyed Mother’s Day;I know it may not be an easy day for everyone but I hope you were able to feel love, remember love, and give love to those around you.

I should also tell you that as cliche as it may sound the best Mother’s Day gift for me is the health of my children. You see, 17 years ago when my youngest was just 6 weeks old and my oldest just two we had a scare that put it all in perspective. We had gone to church that Mother’s Day and came home to relax. My oldest, Nolan, felt a little warm so we took his temperature and sure enough he had a fever. We gave him Tylenol and he crawled up on the couch and napped. My husband was on the couch next to him and I was on the glider nearby with our younger son, Collin. We had all dozed off when all of a sudden we woke up to Nolan having a seizure, he had never had one before. My husband grabbed him and I jumped up with the baby and called 911. Within minutes a fire truck, ambulance, and another rescue truck arrived and our family room was full of paramedics. We spent the rest of the day and night at the hospital. Turned out to be a virus that caused a febrile seizure. We felt blessed that our son was okay but it was scary. The very next year our younger son had a stomach virus on Mother’s Day that landed him in the hospital a few days later. He became dehydrated and spent 24 hours with an IV. So pretty much any Mother’s Day that doesn’t involve a hospital visit or stay is okay in my book!

You’ll laugh when I tell you that both of my boys actually had colds this weekend, and yes, I ask myself what’s the deal with sickness and Mother’s Day in this house, lol! We kicked off the weekend with a happy hour at one of my very favorite restaurants, Mitchell’s Seafood Market. They have a great happy hour menu and we were able to sit outside which we won’t be able to do much longer. For reference it’s been around 95 degrees. As much as I miss the days when my boys were little it’s very nice having two designated drivers to chauffeur us around!

Saturday was shopping day! Remember my Mother’s Day wishlist? We decided to go shopping so I could decide what Vionics I preferred and try to make that list a reality. Our older son, Nolan, accompanied us because he loves to shop. Our younger son, Collin, spent the day in bed nursing his cold/allergies with the hope that by doing so he’d perk up later. We had plans to go out to dinner and then head to the beach on Sunday. But let’s get back to the shopping, I need a pair to wear to the beach and you know I wanted this pair!  After trying on a few pair I ended up with:

I loved the espadrilles and my husband liked them too but they weren’t as comfortable as the block heel pair. Unfortunately I had to order the heels because they didn’t have my size so I should have them soon. I tried them on in black so I know how good they feel!  I promise you’ll see me wearing them just as soon as they arrive. So yes,I had planned on one pair and ended up with another!

Our next stop was Loft,my husband and son just love going there, lol. At this point Nolan left us to head to his stores. I was hoping to snag the shorts I tried on the other day but since we were at a different mall and a different store I found some new loves! Here’s what I chose:

I think the gingham shorts are going to be so versatile, and I am a sucker for anything gingham. The white top is adorable,my only concern is being able to tie the back!

Last week I mentioned the sale at Accessory Concierge. Since my Mother’s Day wishlist included a turquoise necklace I took advantage of the sale and ordered this one.I love it!

Saturday night we went out to dinner with my parents. Collin didn’t feel up to going so he stayed home. At this point I texted my friend to tell her there was a good chance we’d be skipping the beach. And as luck would have it that’s exactly what happened. We traded our trip to the beach for a visit to the walk in clinic with Collin. Turns out he has bronchitis so we made the right call. My husband and I just chuckled, really, what in the world is it about our kids getting sick on Mother’s Day? They really are generally healthy but it’s kinda crazy, right?

Guess what? I don’t even care about missing the beach. Sure it would have been nice but I am happy to be home with my boys. Spending the day by the pool, playing cards together may not have been our initial plan but it’s just what the doctor ordered (literally!).

Did you take advantage of the sale at Loft? Or for that matter any of the great sales in honor of Mother’s Day? I hope you had a wonderful weekend and can appreciate those times when things are perfectly imperfect! That’s what’s in This Blonde’s Shopping Bag today!


Linking up with:Patti for Visible Monday, The Blended Blog, Royally Waiting,Get Your Pretty On, Moda Thursday,Not Dressed as Lamb
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  1. Andrea
    May 15, 2017 / 10:26 am

    I am so happy you had a fabulous Mother’s Day weekend!! Very scary about Nolan those years ago, so glad all turned out ok, that is a parents worse nightmare. You will look so pretty in that bib necklace, I got one similar from Nordstrom. LOVE your loft tops and cannot wait to see how you style them. Have a Marvelous Monday beautiful!!

    • Kellyann
      May 15, 2017 / 8:04 pm

      Thanks Andrea! Did you get the BaubleBar necklace? That’s the one I wanted but I decided to get the one from AC because of the sale, I think I’ll like it just as well (at least I hope so). I know you’re going to have a super fun week in Toronto!

  2. May 15, 2017 / 11:17 am

    Perfectly imperfect….isn’t that really what motherhood is all about?!! Glad you guys enjoyed your time together and how darn cute are those gingham shorts?!! Hope Collin is much better soon!
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    • Kellyann
      May 15, 2017 / 8:02 pm

      Thanks Shelly, oh yes, perfectly imperfect sums it up well! I am anxious to wear my gingham shorts, they’re a little too short for work so they’ll have to wait for the weekend. Thanks for the well wishes for Collin, I think he’s on the mend finally!

  3. May 15, 2017 / 12:20 pm

    Bless your heart and the fear of sickness on Mother’s Day…what the heck? My girlfriend has the Vionic flip flops and LOVES them. I think I should probably try some for myself. Have a great week Kellyann!!!
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    • Kellyann
      May 15, 2017 / 8:00 pm

      Thanks Lisa! You will love the Vionic flip flops, they are so comfortable and if you don’t have any foot issues hopefully they’ll help prevent you from ever getting any! I have been loving your beach posts, what a great family vacay. I hope your transition back to the real world is as smooth and painless as possible,lol! Take care!

  4. May 15, 2017 / 3:51 pm

    Hey there!! I’m a new reader. We live in Charleston, so I know what you are saying about enjoying the outdoors now before it becomes unbearable. Also, My son is struggling with allergies/cold symptoms so badly right now. Thinking we should maybe try the dr. to make sure its not an infection. I did hit Loft twice, the second time because they didn’t give me the extra 10% for being a cardholder. Can’t wait to see what they come out with next!

    • Kellyann
      May 15, 2017 / 7:57 pm

      Hi Michelle! I have always wanted to visit Charleston. From the pictures I’ve seen it looks just beautiful! When Collin first started complaining about feeling bad I thought it was just allergies. Isn’t it crazy how a bad allergy attack can mimic the flu? Of course once he started saying his chest actually hurt I knew it was more. I hope your son feels better soon and I’d say allergy season ends soon but it never ends here! Glad you went back to Loft for that extra 10% – it drives me crazy when places make mistakes like that! Have a great rest of your Monday!

  5. May 15, 2017 / 8:53 pm

    OMG how what a scary thing to happen when your babies are so young. Yes, happy and healthy babies is the most precious Mother’s Day gift. Sounds like you had a nice weekend. And got some cute stuff!

    Whitney & Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

    • Kellyann
      May 15, 2017 / 10:37 pm

      Yes, it was so scary! Motherhood is definitely not for wimps,right? I think next year we’re going to celebrate Mother’s Day the week before, lol!

  6. May 16, 2017 / 1:17 am

    What a scary experience! I would be beside myself! I am so glad everything turned out okay! Sounds like you had some great shopping! Love the heels and gingham shorts you got!
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    • Kellyann
      May 16, 2017 / 8:31 am

      Thanks Laura! It was scary, even all these years later I can still remember it so vividly. I am so anxious to get those heels and I am hoping they’re comfortable enough to wear to work.
      Have a great day!

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