IN HER SHOES: Effortless Style

I keep getting emails asking when I’m going to participate in my In her shoes series. I actually did on a couple of years ago back in 2009,but a lot has changed since then so I decided to do another.

My days start at around 6 am when little Hudson makes his way into our bed. Most days we get to snooze a bit longer and then watch some cartoons in bed:

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Hudson wakes up in a nutty mood ready to play so after cartoons we head to his room to play a bit.

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I can’t go a day without making our bed. So while Jon is getting ready I get everything back in order in our room.

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Once that gets done my men go downstairs for breakfast and I get dressed and sneak in a little bit of work. On today’s agenda is figuring out what health insurance we are going to go with. Fun, right?
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Jon works crazy hours, but the nice part about that is he has a late start so he doesn’t leave for work until 9:45. So, once I finish upstairs I head down to grab some breakfast myself and put my face on.

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{Don’t you love my Taste Orangey print? It’s one of my favorite. I also love my recent touch of orange! More on the method hand soap next week!

Hudson’s morning nap equals momma’s time to work so we snap a picture to share our outfits on our way out the door.

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The easiest way to get Hudson down is to drive him around so I take him on a quick spin around town.
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He is finally down and I get to work from 10:30 till noon. Of course then I’m interrupted by a little man climbing over the sofa that is against my desk and landing on my desk.

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From noon to 3 I’m Hudson’s playmate. If I’m lucky I get to sneak more work in via my phone and take care of things like laundry or errands.

We also manage to sneak in some lunch time during that time window. Of course lately lunch with Hudson means pretty much saying no to everything I offer. This picture was taken after he took his plate of food and threw it everywhere for the dogs. How can you get mad at that face?

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Jon alternates his lunch time every week and this week he is on 2pm lunch so we had to eat ahead of time. When he gets home though Hudson practically throws a parade for him. He loves that man. Today’s fun with Daddy was sitting like a big boy in the living room:
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{He is in love with these caned chairs. I’m so scared his little hand is going to go through the caning.}

3pm means another nap, which means another drive.

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Then work, work, work.

I make decisions on what I’m going to do with this beautiful roll of wallpaper:
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Put together a fabric scheme for a client:
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Plus worked on more client projects by sourcing products:
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Hudson wakes up 5pm and we head out the door to Grandma and Grandpa’s because I have a meeting.
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{Stylish rug at my parents that I just need to snap a picture of.}

Head to Ikea for a meeting in the kitchen department:
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At 8pm I’m done and heading back to pick up Hudson. Jon is actually out on the earlier side so we get to eat some dinner together. Thank you for our meals IKEA.

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{Feel like a horrible wife/mom for picking up dinner, but at least it’s not fast food and someone made it. It just wasn’t me.}

So excited to see that my new Southern Living arrived, but I probably won’t be able to open this beautiful cover until the weekend.

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Next up bath time:
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Put first some play time with Daddy. This time he made himself a swing and Hudson loved it!
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After the bath Jon handles getting Hudson ready for bed and bedtime.
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{I swear Hudson didn’t hurt himself with the belt. He is just obsessed with scarfs and tries to take everything and make it one.}

While bedtime is happening I go downstairs to work. On my way I catch a peek at the kitchen and know it’s going to be a long night.

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I leave it be, because work comes first and back to my office I go:
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I’ll probably up to midnight/1 am so I’m very happy that I hear that sweet man of mine in the kitchen cleaning it up so I can get to bed sooner than later.

Whew! I’m tired guys. This whole working mom thing is exhausting. Yay for the weekend!

*The Method hand cleaner was sent to me as gift due to a collaboration I’m working on with them.

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19 Responses to IN HER SHOES: Effortless Style

  1. OMG! I am exhausted reading about your day! But I have been there as a working mom with 2 boys, an hour commute to work morning and night…up at 5, home by 9pm and travel in between…However, I had a marvellous nanny who stayed with us for 10 years, but each free moment I wanted to spend with the boys…then came the homework!! that was a nightmare…Now my boys are grown, in college and i miss their todler days!

  2. Beth says:

    A very cool peek into your life! And good to know I am not the only person running from thing to thing!

  3. Julie says:

    I was so excited to get my issue of Southern Living last night :) The cover arrangement is gorgeous!

  4. Love hearing about your day. Such a fun post!

  5. Ahh, working with a little one in toe. So fun…and productive isn’t it? :) Thanks for sharing, I’ve always loved this series.

  6. Jennifer says:

    My favorite series–so cool to read about your day. Thanks for sharing!

  7. Vanessa says:

    Thanks for the peak inside your life! What an exhausting, yet fulfilling (I’m sure) day. Love this series, keep them coming!

    • Amber says:

      I just bought a pair of vintage pagoda mirrors just like that mirror sourced off of Craigslist for $100! I had looked at them before I bought them. The guy had no idea what he could have sold those for! I saved about $900! His grandfather was a furniture dealer in the 50s, 60s and 70s. He had a lot if unique pieces. He and his girlfriend were combining households and he needed to get rid of them.

    • Amber says:

      Oops I didn’t mean to reply to your comment! :).

  8. Tenia Fuselier says:

    I noticed the mirrors in your post for the client work and just had to share a mirror I saw at Target for only $30 ….. the Threshold Lattice Mirror in Ruby …. medium in size but so cute and really affordable. Here’s the link

  9. chelsea says:

    Your day sounds exhausting! But I couldn’t help but notice your kitchen faucet. Do you mind sharing its information? It is very similar to what I am looking for. Thanks for the help!

  10. Jen says:

    Your bedroom is absolutely stunning from what I can see. Do you have a blog post that shows the entire space? I would love to see more!

  11. sandra berger says:

    Love the rug in your parents house. Do you know where they got it? It would be perfect for my living room.

    • effortless says:

      It was a small accent rug for their bathroom. No where big enough for a living room. So sorry! It was found at Century 21.

  12. Christina says:

    Wow, I JUST read this and cannot tell you how similar our days are! Even my husband agrees and says he should talk to your husband since they’re in the same boat :) Gotta love them! But you are one hardworking momma because I just have the blog to run, not a whole interior design business so kudos to you! Loved this post. It’s so refreshing to read about other women who are moms and how they balance work and life.

  13. Kara says:

    Love your blog! I love that painted moth wallpaper!!! Where is it from?

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