Friday Quick Takes

Friday, April 5, 2013

**Guest posting today at Stephanie's blog. Click here for some DIY wedding ideas and pictures of our wedding decor :)

Joining Jen for another Friday Quick Takes.

1. Isn't this scarf gorgeous? The best part is that it's made and named after a woman in Africa (and the proceeds support the women that make them). I have one scarf from FashionAble and love it.

2. This man skirt made my April Fools Day.
Mens Marylebone Skirt

And these girlfriend jeans were pretty funny too. 

3. My friend Danielle shared this article by a female physician expecting her fifth child with me and I couldn't agree more. My favorite part: "Here’s my question: why can’t we look at children as future contributors to society, not burdens on society?  My children are the best gift I have for society.  Children bring hope for the future and model unconditional love.  Have we forgotten?  It is the sign of a dying society when we see our children as burdens rather than beacons of hope, future innovators." 

4. This is my car one morning this week...also, the temp was 12. Where oh where are you spring?

5. I'm not sure why I thought this was so hilarious.


6. I ordered this Chevron dress with a Piperlime coupon and got it this week. I then promptly shipped it back because as cute as it is, it's too short for work or church and the only occasions I could think to wear it for were date night or girls' night. And since those occasions happen once per month max, I just couldn't justify keeping it. But if you have more possibilities to wear it than me and a Piperlime coupon, it's darn cute.

7. And a quote for your weekend. Happy Friday!

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  1. Oooh, love the C.S. Lewis quote!

  2. Okay. THAT SCARF. I'm obsessed! I've ordered from Live FashionABLE before so I got the email about pre-ordering and I was all excited. But I checked back the next day when the price went up and it's $65!!! I am crushed. That's, like, a whole outfit from J.Crew Factory. Ha! Also, I love that article by the female physician! Love seeing stuff like that because we want a big fam too.

  3. That article is so great- esp. love the fact that it's coming from an MD. I'm dying over the cuteness of the JPII meme and that dress!

  4. MAN skirt???? no way will my hubs go for that! haha.

    amen to #3. women physicians with kids >3 are few and far between. but it happens! and it can be done.

    #5: I LOVE JPII.

  5. Man skirt is hilarious! I checked out the girlfriend jeans too :)

    I wanted to invite you to join in our weekly Meet & Greet Blog Hop! It runs from Friday nights till the end of Monday, come link up if you have some time :)

  6. OK, so Erika, I just clicked over to read your guest post, and found out you are from Marquette, MI. My husband grew up in Houghton-Hancock. Crazy! It's rare to "run into" someone from the Upper Peninsula! If you are still up there, now I understand why you, like me, do not have a J. Crew store near you. :) (I live in Northfield, MN -- south of the Twin Cities, home of Carleton College and St. Olaf College, if you know of it...) Anyway, I'll have to tell my husband that one of my regular blog reads is by a U.P. native. :)


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