Monday, October 26, 2015

The Wolfwardrobe | my castle may be haunted, but I'm terrified of you

Please excuse my photo dump. I was doing so good at outfit posts there for a minute, but then all the photos and details just got ahead of me. Here, at least, is a link to how I wore the above dress at 34 weeks in my pregnancy. Other than that, details for this post are a little murky. Suffice it to say, 97% of my attire is second-hand in some form or other. Even if I had the money, I'm not sure I could bring myself to buy new.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Madmartigan, 2 Years Old | a very strange, enchanted boy

05/52 - chocolate goblin
06/52 - Bubba fell asleep reading his new book on the ride home.
07/52 - Cheese'n hard.
08/52 - Nature boy, Autumn Equinox 2015.
09/52 - Kazoo prodigy.
10/52 - Nudie pants.

About Mads (2 years and 2 months old)
  • With some coaxing, he's started saying, "I love you." It sounds like, "I wub you."
  • Early in the month, Wolfman sent the boy to the big chair for a five minute time out for kicking the dog. When Mads had served his time and his dad asked, "Do you know why you had to take a time out?" I was astonished to hear Mads answer, "because I kicked the dog." 
  • His word for both belly buttons and tickling is the same and of his own creation--"deedle-dee".
  • He sometimes confuses me and his father, and as if we are the same person, he will just call one or the other of us "mommydaddy."
  • Wolfman says Mads answers, "No," in the same exact tone I do.
  • Martigan is afraid of bathroom hand dryers, some dragons and dinosaurs, and witches (hah).
  • He picks up bouquets of leaves from the ground whenever he goes outdoors, so the floor of the car and our carpet are littered with dry leaf bits.
  • He can count to ten--almost (he has trouble with "seven", and sometimes repeats "eight" twice, sometimes skips it entirely). 
  • He giggles now while he watches movies, and sometimes at farts (his own or those of others).
  • When asked what he's called, Martigan answers, "I name Mads," with a hand on his chest.
  • Wolfman and I discovered while Mads was throwing a tantrum that his two year molars are coming in.
  • Martigan is officially weaned this month; he is half way to being a real big boy (next step: potty training).
  • He points out trains and planes, and when I ask, "Where is that train/plane going?" he always answers, "Mama's [Grandma's] house."
  • His favorite movies/shows this month were: The Jungle Book, Coraline, ParaNormanThomas & Friends, and, still, The Boxtrolls.
  • His favorite books this month were: Room on the Broom, Zoom, Going to Sleep on the Farm, Sam's Sandwich, and Happy Halloween, Curious George.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

The Wolfwardrobe | she's fallen in love with a monster man

Scarf - second-hand (Grandma) | Blouse - New Directions, thrifted (GCF) | Skirt - Pretty Angel, gift (Rachel) | Sandals - Bandolino, second-hand (Grandma)
The way this skirt moves is so dreamy, I once again went full-on gypsy. I hope my friend, Rachel, the giver of this skirt will approve of this ensemble--I think she will; she's a romantic dresser herself. This little peacock blouse I caught out of the corner of my eye as I was leaving Goodwill one day. It's colorful, sheer, floaty--exactly the type of blouse I love to wear, and a perfect replacement for another peacock printed top I thrifted a few years ago but have since retired due to wear.
Blouse: CC Outlaw, thrifted (GCF) | Camisole: H&M, resale (Butterfly Exchange) | Skirt: thrifted (GCF) 
Here is the truth about this outfit: it was way too hot outside to wear it. This skirt is heavy. I wore this skirt tied snug over my growing belly at 26 weeks pregnant, which you can see here.
Dress - Fashowlim, second-hand (Grandma) | Blouse - Worthington, thrifted (GCF) | Sandals - FitFlop (BeYOUtiful Butterfly) | Necklace - gift (April) 
I think this is a sort of weird, thrown-together outfit, and I won't be wearing it again. But, a stranger actually interrupted my lunch in the mall food court to ask where I buy my clothes. She said, "I used to shop at a lot of boutiques..." and I could tell by her silver earrings that she had good taste.


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