Yesterday, you hopefully caught a peek at some new sale items I picked up from Loft and then you headed there in person or online to do some shopping of your own, and you may have noticed that I’ve been absent from the blogging world as of late.  But not social media altogether.  See, that’s the funny thing about technology.  It keeps us so connected, so up-to-date, so up-close-and-personal, that those outlets that are more at our fingertips (literally) are those we keep coming back to the most.  For me, I was feeling sort of tangled in the web of Instagram and the ever-changing world that it is, trying to keep up with the updates and the pitfalls, and I let IG do most of the talking for me, while my blog fell behind.  It doesn’t help that having the app on our phones allows for such instant gratification.  Being able to see what friends are up to, what tips bloggers are sharing, what fun was being had over the weekend, all in quick, succinct (and colorful) flashes.  That, and the fact that I have been enjoying the sweet, yet chaotic life of motherhood with three girls.  So, I’m making it a goal to be much more present again, on this blogging platform, not just through the tiny squares that are merely snapshots of my everyday.  In the meantime, here are some photos of life lately, as I’m pretty happy/lucky/blessed to know it.

{trying to sport summer style even though it felt like we should be apple picking today….where are you, summer???}

{enjoying moments like this.}

{and this…a whopping 20 pounds and a pretty decent tan to start off the summer.}

{but seriously, when did my baby get so big?!?}

{this dress.  one of my favorites of all time.  the floral.  the lace.  the detail.  love it.}

{when mom is away (or out with girlfriends just down the street) all four of my kids will play 😉 }

xo gina