Hello! Today we are back to Splat bakery, but before you raise your brow I will tell you it was not I who suggested that we meet there. I'll go more into that in just a moment, but first let's talk about these jeans again. How often do I wear these?? It may be two or three times a week. They are officially my go to pants, in spite of the summer rays. It matters not that they are obvious because their comfort means more to me than the populace growing weary of seeing them. lol.
As far as the racerback tank is concerned, I've owned this top for a couple of years now and it seemed fitting to pair them together. Add a few bracelets, my $5 black sandals from Nordstrom Rack and my black bag and I was ready to go. Only the necklace and the ring are new additions to my closet.
Tank: OLD/Green Denim:Marisa Jill's Boutique/Shoes: Nordstrom Rack/Jewelry: Premier Designs
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Now let's get back to why I'm taking you back to SPLAT!. About two years ago I met up with a couple ladies for a pool day with our children. Rain clouds settled over above, quickly followed by the rain forcing our party indoors. Before we knew it the topic of conversation turned to life with teenagers. At the time my first born was 13 so I was brand new to the teen scene. However, my friends already had a few years experience under their belts. I peppered them with lots of questions, shared scenarios and even some struggles. The afternoon left refreshed me with an extra dose of "you're normal and not the only one..."
Fast forward those two years, and though I can count on one hand the number of times I texted these two ladies for "help! I need encouragement!", they were always quick to respond. Then it occurred to us. Why don't we get a small group together, to encourage, inspire and uplift each other?
One sentence led to another and before we knew it, we had a date on the calendar to meet up at the local bakery. What fun! I left thinking about areas where I may need to let up on my teens, as well as areas where I should probably reign it in some. However, the biggest sentiment I went with is that I'm not alone. I don't have to do this alone. Another important thought I went home with is I don't have to wait for someone else to include me in their group. If I need some encouraging, I should just ask. More likely than not, they could use the encouragement as well. Don't forget to include those that are where you are, as well as those who have a some experience; ones that have been there and done that. I know that seems obvious, but just in case! ;)
Now before I close, here was the FREE cupcake for the day...It went to Heather, who had celebrated her birthday the day before
|Heather, me, Jen, Kim, Amy, Jennifer|
"As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another." Proverbs 27:17
Thank you for reading my friends!