Christmas Shopping

It’s 10am and so far my day has gone a little something like this…

I sat down to feed Adler breakfast and Sprocket decided he HAD to go to the bathroom right then! He paced back and forth with his annoying little whimper until I finally heard enough and got up to let him out.

So Adler finishes breakfast and we go to change his SECOND poopy diaper of the morning, when we come back to find Sprocket had jumped onto my white couch with his muddy little paws. He gets put in time out, but as soon as he’s out  he’s attached to my hip. I’ve put up two loads of laundry and stumped my toes on his lanky legs no less than 15 times this morning. I really do love him. He just tests my patience.

Adler on the other hand rose at 6:30 and was full of energy. He’s already tried to eat mud, toilet paper, a contact case, and a hair bow. When he’s not trying to cram every object he finds in his mouth, he’s in the bathroom ripping the toilet paper to shreds, going through my jewelry box tangling my necklaces, and figuring out ways to escape past the horrific contraption of toys I have piled to block the stairs, so he can’t climb them.

I don’t know about you guys, but I’m already tired! Nonetheless I’ve poured my cup of coffee and we are going to march on to try to do some more Christmas shopping. Shopping stories with a baby is a whole other blog entry. Are there other moms with me?  Luckily, one thing did go right for me and I was able to get a shower and put this outfit together and post on the blog while Adler napped and before the chaos reconvenes!!

Outfit Details: Jessica Simpson Cold Shoulder Sweater / Gray Fedora Hat / Booties– they are on sale!! Straight leg jeans

Lollipop Shop


Today Adler and I met my sister and Brother-in-Law in Downtown Jonesborough to eat lunch and take the kids to the Lollipop Shop. I love Fall and this was a perfect day outside to walk the streets of the little historic town!

We grabbed a bite to eat at the Main Street Café.  It is a small café right in the middle of town, so after we finished eating, we took the kids for a walk and did a little window shopping. There are great antique stores, as well as a couple small boutiques. The kid’s favorite stop of course was the Lollipop Shop, where they each got to pick out their own sucker. It was such a cute place! I felt like a kid all over again. It’s days like these that keep me young and inspired! I hope you guys found some sanity in the midst of election day as well. We have to make the best of every day and world around us. Stay inspired!

xoxo Kara B.



Adler’s vest is from Baby Gap and Jeans from Old Navy.


My floral lace choker is from Express. Finally, chokers have made a come-back! I’ve always been a fan!! My “A”initial pendant necklace is from Francesca’s, and stands for Adler of course!


These cute little booties are from Charming Charlie. I’ve been extremely impressed with how comfortable they are!


My long necklace is from Premier Designs… I have a small collection of their jewelry thanks to my mother. My tan vest is from Charming Charlie. It is on sale right now!!


These Koala Baby sneakers, I scooped up at a Duck Duck Goose Consignment Event. I am in love with them. The best part is that I only paid $3! Children’s consignment is where it is at people. No need to spend a fortune on growing babies.


Hudson loved his Lolly Pop!