We’ve finally moved into a house and started unpacking all of our boxes. It’s a long process (who knew we had so much stuff?), but it’s been really nice to have a place to call our own. The house is a little far away from Brian’s work, but aside from that, it has everything we need — three bedrooms, a garage, and a nice big backyard for Flash to play in. I can’t even begin to describe how lovely it is to finally live in a house with a dishwasher — I’ve been doing all our dishes by hand for the last few years — and to not have to leave the house dragging my clothes and a bundle of quarters every time I want to do laundry.
There is a small garden in our backyard, dripping in the long, green branches of several overgrown tomato plants. I went outside yesterday to pick a few and was only able to find two good ones in the tangle, but when I came crawling out, my hands were full of the scent of fresh tomato greens, and that made it worth it.
I wore a bright yellow sundress I picked up off the clearance rack of Motherhood Maternity a few weeks ago. The dress has a distinctly vintage vibe, and I really enjoy how cheery and happy the color is. The best part, is that I think it will work as a non-maternity dress as well, judging by the way it is cut.
Generally, I try to avoid strapless dresses — in part because my upper arms aren’t one of my strong points, but also because they are a bit complicated modesty-wise. It isn’t the bare shoulder that I find an issue, but rather that my bra straps always have a pesky habit of sliding down and revealing themselves. I’ve always felt that bra straps playing peek-a-boo on my shoulders is a bit tacky, so I try to avoid it. Strapless bras don’t work for me, but I liked this dress enough to give it a go anyway.
If I had had a racerback bra, that would have been the perfect solution. But I don’t. Instead, I used a fabric scrap (a string or a paperclip would work as well), loosened by straps just a tad, and tied them together in the back. This kept my straps from sliding down my shoulders and hid them perfectly out of sight!