LuLaRoe: A Love Story

I waffled between a few other titles before settling on the one above…

  1. LuLaRoe: That Crazy Legging Thing
  2. LuLaRoe: No Seriously, You Look Nuts Wearing Those
  3. LuLaRoe: Unicorns and Tigers and Bears, Oh My!
  4. LuLaRoe: Why My Husband Hid My Credit Card
  5. LuLaRoe: The Reason My Husband Changed My PayPal Password
  6. LuLaRoe: I Could Be A Drug Addict, Do You Realize How Lucky You Are?
  7. LuLaRoe: Sorry Kids, Mommy Ruined Christmas

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So obviously, it’s a thing over here, these leggings. If you follow me on any of my social media accounts, I’m usually wearing some crazy pattern while smiling wildly. :) I’m not sure if it’s the crazy fun patterns that make me feel like a kid again or the fact that these things feel like butter all ovah my thighs, but I just love these stinkin things! A few months ago, as one of the latecomers to the LuLa party, I bought my first pair of leggings and a classic tee. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but as soon as I slipped them on, I knew it was love.

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I ventured out a bit after that and tried a few of the different tops and dresses. I tried a few things for Maddie too. This is where ‘ish got real.

Maddie Gracie

Morgan LLR Perfect Tee
Perfect Tee

Before I knew it, I was building a fresh, colorful wardrobe that was slightly getting out of control (letttttt’s be real). But I was feeling ME again. That’s the thing I love most… As a stay at home mama, I was feeling like I had kind of lost a bit of my flair in the day-to-day. To have pieces now that work with my lifestyle, allow me to move and be comfortable and still make me look put together without a ton of extra time — it’s a win.

Morgan LLR Irma raccoon leggings
Irma Top & RACCOON LEGGINGS OMG
Morgan LLR Carly Dress
Carly Dress
Morgan LLR Randy Tee
Randy Tee

I’ve only ever been to one actual in-home party. I’ve done the rest of my shopping all on Facebook. It’s been a lot of fun to hunt and search for specific prints, but it can definitely be a time sink! If I am trying to go to sleep and am seeing patterns burned onto the backs of my eyelids, I get the hint it’s time to step back from the Lula for a bit, haha. I have to tell you though, there’s an underground cult of LLR fanatics and it’s straight up SCARY, dude. I mean, not that I know first hand or anything… just… just be careful. ;) They will sell their firstborn (or yours) for a pair of mosaic bear leggings, just saying.

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Here are a few of my great consultants if you need a place to start!

LuLaRoe Jen Hoffman VIP

LuLaRoe Misti Wiley VIP Shopping

LuLaRoe Elizabeth Stukes

LuLaRoe Shannon Armstrong

Do you love LLR too? What’s your favorite style?

Current Mood: Mom

You ever have a day where your kid is being such a giant turd that you wish you could fly like an eagle, to the sea?

In this moment, I’m referring to Ruthie. I love that baby pieces and bunches, I do. But g’lawd, the child’s screams could shatter glass. She’s down for a nap right now and Jack and I are using this valuable time to just soak up the quiet, bathing in the blissful silence as our batteries recharge. And when Baby Shrieks-a-Lot awakens from her slumber, refueled and armed for battle, we will forge ahead in unity.

For real though, Jack is a champion. He is patient with his baby sis and such a perfect buffer and a calming presence for us girls. There’s just something so steady and not dramatic about him that I appreciate more and more every day. Not that I don’t appreciate my girls. They’re special and wonderful in their own way. It seems like they’re a lot like me and Jack is a lot like Justin. We really love and need those steady men in our lives to calm the cray cray.

So Ruth definitely has a uniquely fun and… challenging personality. She’s joyful and silly and actually has a pretty intelligent sense of humor, but she can also be a stinker. That special blend of smarty-pants and booger definitely spices up our lives.

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(Am I the only one who thought?)

One of the particularly boogerish things Ruth does is when we’re watching a show, she’ll turn the television off. I know this is pretty basic as far as toddler behavior goes, learning boundaries and such, but not only does she push the button after we have told her a hundred times “that’s a no”, she does it with this little sassy smirk as she watches us react. It’s downright rude, I tell you.

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“Are you seeing this, mom? I’m disobeying with flair again! Yes, I hear you. Away with your idle threats, woman! Oh crap, she’s coming…”

ruthie running

Kindly stop, dear little person of mine, and allow me to watch more than 2 minutes of this show at a time. You make me rewind that stupid Mickey Mouse Clubhouse intro 300 times a day. It’s the least you can do for the sweet one who birthed you.

She also snatches my phone and runs, occasionally changing my Facebook profile pic along the way. She smacks the keyboard when I’m typing. Her favorite place to hide remotes, phones, her siblings’ toys is the fireplace — I don’t even know what to do with that. It’s a lot.

But I do love her so much. Bless her sassy little heart. I feel like I have to say something nice because this is coming across neg, but can I just be real? The reality is that kids are wonderful and precious and a blessing to be sure, but it’s not always snuggles. I sometimes find myself blankly staring at one of my children who is making noise (whining, screaming, tattling, etc.) and I like am so worn down emotionally that I can’t even hear the sounds anymore. Like, I see their mouths moving, but nothing is registering in my mind.

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I’m learning not to be hard on myself when I think these things like, “Why are you so annoying right now?” or “4 more hours until Justin gets home. Wait, it’s 5 hours! NOOOOO GOD WHYYYY?!”

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This post is kind of all over the place, but that’s just life with little kids. I suppose there’s beauty in it all — you can go from zero to 100 on the crazy scale and then back again in a few moments. You can be completely frustrated at dinner time because no one’s eating what you just cooked, then have a tender moment with your child that melts it all away. You can be on the brink of exhaustion during the marathon bedtime routine and then in the very last, quiet moments of the day when you’re staring creepily at your sleeping kids, you fully remember and appreciate just how precious those little stinkers are.

The calm, the sass, the meltdowns — it’s all part of the package. Even if it’s not always reflected by our moods or reactions, or we’re powering through our day and we haven’t been able to be still long enough to feel those lovey dovey things, we know that the unconditional love for them is still firmly locked in and secure on the inside.

Current Mood Mom

So if you happen to see me out at Target with this crazed look in my eyes, frantically throwing things in the cart while shoving snacks in my baby’s mouth to keep her from screeching at inhuman levels, know that I’m probably just feeling very “mom” right now. I’ll be fine in a few minutes.