01 September 2013

What I Wore Sunday (Football, Skirts, Contact Paper)

First off, happy September! This month means a few things:

1. Football is in full swing! I stayed up late to watch my beloved Georgia Bulldogs fall short of Clemson. At least it was a good game, right?

I found this football book for Cora at the library:

See how happy she is with her book??

That is, UNTIL we got to the letter F.
Whomp whomp.
Yes, the only picture of my team in the entire book is of our player fumbling the ball. I should probably just take this thing back to the library and be glad I didn't waste actual money on it.

2. September is the month of Skirtember! Hey, if the boys can have 'Movember' to grow nasty moustaches (I hate those things, by the way), why can't we have something, too? Today I chose my casual LBD with some extra stuff.
Black and brown, yessirree
Dress: Liz Lange Maternity from Target (nope, not preggers today!) // Cardigan and belt: Charlotte Russe // Cami bra: Maidenform // Sandals: Merona from Target
Outfit is just a re-worked version of this old thing. In that post, I discussed taking Cora to mass by myself and Chick-Fil-A. Well, today I also took Cora to mass by myself, and I also wanted to share with everyone that you can get FREE breakfast at Chick-Fil-A by going to make a reservation right here. Now you can't say I never gave you nothin', right? Except for those of you unfortunate enough not live near any of these delicious chicken biscuits. You should probably move.

3. Not sure how much this has to do with September, but we worked all day at our new house yesterday. I painted the pantry. Why does a pantry need to be painted, you ask? The short answer: because the previous owners were slobs.

My MIL and I also removed a ton of contact paper the previous week, including from the pantry. I have no idea why anyone feels the need to put contact paper onto laminate shelves, which are basically waterproof on their own, but I think these people (or possibly the owners before them) were addicted to the sticky stuff.
Here's your first before-and-after pic from our house.
Contact paper on the left shelf, removed on the right.
And you see how scratched up the wall behind the shelf is? Yeah, I tried to clean it, but it was a no-go. We found some paint in the basement, and I went for it. My FIL took out some of the shelves for painting, but the big one was just a bit too much so I worked around it. The built-ins are very nice (sans contact paper), so this was a fine solution for me.
Wall is scratchy!! Paint looks less green in real life.
Sorry, no complete after pics yet because we didn't have time to get all the shelves in. But soon! I'm happy at least one room in the house is done, even if it is just going to house all my food.

4. Extra pic of Cora because she did great at mass and looks cute today:

We all look cute today.


  1. Hi! I found your blog over at Fine Linen and Purple, and I'm really enjoying it. Your daughter is absolutely adorable!

    another Catholic military mama :)

  2. I LOVE your outfit, Cat! I knew I loved it from the little thumbnail at FLAP and had to click over and tell you! I've been looking for a reasonably priced wide belt in brown and/or black for a while now with no luck.

  3. Great outfit.,...I love the cardigan with the wide belt! And, the black dress...and hooray for getting lots of use out of a maternity dress that isn't maternity.

  4. Very cute! I love the Skirtember idea!

  5. Thanks for the heads-up about the Chic-Fil-A promotion. I am signing up now!

  6. Love your outfit!
    And your daughter is so CUTE! I love her name, too. So fun that she's already a football lover like you ;)