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Mermaid life + pretending to be a mom








Shirt c/o: Lucy & Lyla via groopdealz jeans: H&M Bracelets: similar similar Necklace: somewhere in NY (kind of similar)

Please tell me this shirt wasn't made for me. Go ahead and try. Because it obviously was. Mermaids have pretty long hair and get to swim all day! I'm 1 for 2 (working on the hair part) Anyways, groopdealz is an online boutique that spits out new deals on the daily (Similar to jane.com, but all different things) So in short, it's heaven. Just straight heaven.  They are offering my readers 10% off with the code LLR10 till August 9th! So get your bum over there and get a deal. YOU ARE WELCOME.

So this weekend was a littles weekend. I've mentioned it before. Basically I nanny for two little sweeties all weekend, Thursday-Sunday (ages 5 & 3) and let me tell YOU. They love to wake up at the most wee hours of the night and come cuddle. Which is totally cute, right? Well, it's cute between the hours of 8am-10pm. After that it's just a whole mess of me rubbing sleep out of my eyes while I figure out what this little person needs at 2am. And then proceeding to get him all snuggled next to me as he has a rigorous karate match in his sleep. It's just wonderful you guys.  Oh and don't you worry, as soon as the sun pokes it's head ever so slightly I get awakened with "the sun is up so its time to get up, Candace!" How these babes live like this is beyond me. I do remember growing up and thinking it was SO cool to be the FIRST kid up. I remember it being some freakish competition of who can wake up first. I am sure our parents loved us for that. I guess the 'One Saturday Morning' cartoons were enough incentive to wake up a the crack of dawn.

More on littles weekend later because obviously that kind of goodness deserves its very own post. I know all you mamas out there are probably just laughing thinking "oh just you wait until you have your own sleepless children!" haha trust me, I cannot wait to live on 4 hours of sleep. I hear you make up the losses during nap time. Oh blessed nap time. Can't wait to have mini Jason's running around. mmmm if they look like him they will be the sweetest, cutest babes ever. <3

xo
Candace

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  1. I always love your shirts :)

    and you can always pretend to be a mom at Sophie, she usually only needs something between the hours for 9:30am-9:00pm ^_^

    liz @ sundays with sophie

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    1. Thank you!! haha awh I would lovee to babysit Sophie! She is so dang cute!

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  2. I didn't want kids for a while, but then at some point I started wanting little mini Michaels running around like you want little mini Jasons. :)

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    1. awhhh you guys will have the cutest littles ever on day!! :)

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  3. Yes, please make some little Candace/Jason mermaid babies!!

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    1. haha omg if we had mermaid babies I would start trying TODAY. seriously!! :)

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  4. That is the cutest tee i've ever seen!!! I want it haha!! So adorable!!

    xx Olivia

    www.hellooliviablog.com

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    1. Thank you!! haha get it and we can be twins! :)

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  5. Yeeaahhh I nannied full time for about a week a few months ago... hopefully I won't want to kill the kids when they're my own?!? I'm crossing my fingers. Also, love you hurr. Love it. xo

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    1. I FEEL THE SAME WAY! This weekend was full of patience testing and rethinking my future child baring decisions haha and ps thank youuu!! Braids all day!

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  6. This shirt is super cute! And I love that you are a nanny! I was a nanny once, in my past life lol. Now I have my own littles to cuddle with. Thanks for sharing!!

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    1. Thank you!! You nannied too?! How old were the kidddos? It's real fun and all but the nap I took after taking back home to their mom was pretttttty great too hahaYour littles are the CUTEST of them all!

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  7. When I was 16, my high school best friend and I spent the night at a home we babysat while the parents went out of town. We watched a 2 and 3 year old. It was insane. And enough for me to still remember those two sleepless nights and lots of crying and fit throwing!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

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    1. hahah it really is so insane and sleepless!! You know exactly what I mean! It's fun pretending to be mama but it was great giving them back and going home to take a nice long nap :)

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  8. Love the shoes! Great outfit :)

    http://reasyume.wordpress.com

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  9. That shirt is awesomeeeee! So perfect for you :) And those sandals are rockin' too! AND please go ahead and bring some mini's into the world hehe!!!

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    1. Thank youuuu!! Girl I wanna see YOUR minis!! haha our kids have to be friends. case closed.

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  10. Love the shirt and your brains are so beautiful! Please be my personal stylist!

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    1. Thank you so much Em!! Come over and let's share closests, deal? :)

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  11. "pretending to be a mom" hahaha. Welcome to my life!! John knows I want kids so I think he was trying to stall me when we moved here by saying "just find a nanny job" and getting the puppy. Which is good because it is kind of working, I am so happy to leave those kids somedays! And I text John like at least 3 times a day that Ted is so frustrating and I just want to be left alone. Haha. But no really, I still want kids soon. I gave John 3 years. You should have a baby now so I can live vicariously through your life with a baby, and you can live through mine with a dog. deal? And I know what you mean..I like cry sometimes when I look at John and I tell him that I hope I have babies with his huge blue eyes. It makes me crazy lol.

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    1. How old are the boys you nanny?! haha smart man! Jason tried to say I could get a dog but I think I told you our landlord said no pets so that idea was foiled. These kids are a good distraction, though! hahah please have babies!! I dare you (now you have to do it sorry) Ahhh I dunno when we will have kids, sometimes I want them really bad and sometimes (this weekend) I'm totally cool not having kids yet. Decisions decisions!! I'll still live vicariously through you, though :) x

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    2. I know it's a tough one. But you are a tad bit younger than me, so maybe I'll go first ;) jk..

      The boys I watch are 2.5 and 5....sometimes I just want to squeeze them to death and tell them they are the cutest, and sometimes I'm like "I'm never having boys!!" Boys are hard lol.

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    3. hahah yay babies!! And I fell the SAME way! Some days I'm like omg I love you guys so much as if you were my own. and some days I'm like WHEN THE FREAK IS YOUR MOTHER GETTING HOME?!?!?!?

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  12. I...want...that...shirt! I love it! I used to pretend to be a mermaid when I was younger in our pool. It's so awesome! :)

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    1. Thank you! haha I totally did the same thing! I'd pretend I had a fin and that I was Ariel herself :)

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  13. I love that shirt! I am pretty sure I'd never be able to take it off if I got it! Haha.
    Xoxo

    http://simplythechiclife.com

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    1. Thank you!! and it's super comfy which is another big plus haha :)

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  14. I'm pretty sure you are a mermaid :) xo, Biana

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    1. Ummm you're my new best friend haha I WISH!

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  15. Cool outfit! It sounds like you have such a cute job! :) xx

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    1. Thank you! It's pretty fun most of the time :) x

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  16. This tee is SO cute! And can we please talk about your hair?!! UHbsessed. Sounds like you are going to be the perfect Mom when it's your turn :) So glad to have found your blog! -xx

    Shauna

    www.lipglossandlace.net

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    1. Thank youuuu!!! ahhh I hope so! haha hopefully I'm not too worn out by the time I have my own ;) love your cute blog, too!

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  17. Love the shirt and your hair looks awesome. I don't have the patience to grow mine long like Drew wants. I keep telling him that if he wants to pay for a stylist to do it every day I'll grow it out. Ha ha!! Those kiddos are just preparing you for when you hVe some of your own. It's all good.

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    1. Thank you!!! haha I am the same way, luckily extensions have helped me cheat :) I wouldn't mind a personal stylist though... Oh man they are good prep! I'm learning all the tricks haha

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  18. Beautiful top!Love how you styled it.
    http://fabuloustorture.blogspot.com

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  19. Well looks like you're getting some good practice in for when you do become a mommy! Haha! I did the same thing as a kid too. I was always the first up right at the crack of dawn. Now I'm pretty sure I'm getting my payback because my son is the exact same way. This shirt is so cute by the way! I'd definitely rather be a mermaid too!

    Carly xo

    www.frecklesandcheeks.wordpress.com

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    1. haha that's what I'm afraid of! I'll try to convince my kids that sleeping in is super cool and that spiderman does it or something ;) And thank you!! Let's be mermaids together, yeah?!

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  20. I LOVE your cute tee and sandals!!! That is so fun that you are a nanny :)

    Rachel
    Simply Rachel Nicole

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    1. Thank you soooo much, Rachel!! It's pretty fun :) I get to relive my childhood!

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  21. So cute! I need more graphic tees in my life!

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    1. Thank you!! You can never have too many graphic tees :)

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  22. love this dear :)
    xoxo
    have a beautiful day
    vale
    http://www.fashionneed09.com/

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  23. I don't think I've read a slogan t-shirt that is more fitting for me haha! I love what you've done with this outfit and I wish I was as talented with my hair as you are - the braids are so cute :) x
    Charlotte's Road

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    1. hahah SAME!! and thank you so much! I made a tutorial on this braid, it is superrrr easy I promise!!xo

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  24. Love this t-shirt!

    www.lesleyandeve.com

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  25. i'm here from Biana's blog. Hi, I'm Elle! And I'm a nanny to two kids too!

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    1. Hiii!! Thanks soo much for stopping by :) We are basically twins then! Nannying is the best, huh? (well... most of the time haha)

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  26. LOVE your shirt! And your braided hair!! Can't wait to follow along!

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    1. Thank you sooo much! Hopping on over to your blog right now, too :)

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  27. I sometimes play "mom" to my nieces and nephews and they are adorable until they get over tired and then I am more than happy to hand them off! I keep telling my mom I'm so far off from having kids and she just laughs and says "we'll see!"

    xx,
    Susie

    www.SequinsandStrawberries.com

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    1. hahah exactly!! it's nice to be able to give them back when I am so dead tired from playing allllll day haha Ps for some reason I can't comment on your blog but your engagement story is SO CUTE OMG CONGRATS! SO dang exciting!!! Do you guys have a date?! Such a cute proposal and those pictures are amazing! SO lucky he had a friend take them!!!

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  28. Your t-shirt is very cute and fun! Also, I'm so in love with your hair. I'm always jealous of people who are really good at creating boho braids because I can never seem to get it right.

    -Helen
    Sweet Helen Grace

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    1. Thank you sooo much, Helen!! I made a tutorial on these braids (in the tutorials tab!) They are so super easy, you could totally do it!! xo

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  29. Absolutely love that shirt and your hair is gorgeous. Found you from your guest post on Biana's site! Love love your signs too!

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    1. Thank you sooo much!! Thanks so much for coming by to say hello :) You are sooo nice!!

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  30. rianna, bohemian wanderlustSeptember 9, 2015 at 6:45 PM

    Love your top- I'd rather be a mermaid too! :) xo

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    1. Thank you so much, Rianna! haha gotta love the mermaid life :)

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