Winter storm Jupiter isn’t messing around!

Usually when the Weather Channel hypes up big storms a week in advance they end up being so much less crazy than predicted. The Meteorologists talk up tons of snow, rain, severe threats, etc. and then you barely end up with a dusting of the white stuff. Well this time I think they got it pretty dang accurate. Omaha started getting ice around 3pm yesterday afternoon and it’s been nonstop since. Some people might go stir crazy but I secretly enjoy being ‘stuck’ inside. There are about a million and one things I need to do before I head to Kansas City tomorrow for our annual Sales Kick-off for work and honestly I probably accomplish 3x as much from my home office than actually being IN the office. Combine a productive work day with the ability to sneak in a longer-than-usual weekday morning run early this AM, coffee in my PJs cuddled under a blanket and no need for makeup and it’s pretty much bliss. Minus the fact the dogs can barely make it off the patio without sliding everywhere, all is well! Clearly you can see from these photos that they were taken a few days ago since right now I’m actually wearing leggings, slippers and an oversized sweatshirt. Living my best life right now, y’all! šŸ˜‰

Neutrals never fail.

It’s not shocking to see me wearing a cozy sweater, especially one in a soft neutral tone so when I saw this one inside local boutique Four Sisters I didn’t even think twice before walking up to the checkout counter with it. I felt the heaviness of it, immediately realized it had no wool in it and saw that it could be worn off-the-shoulder or as more of a drapey cowl-neck and knew that it didn’t even need to be tried on before coming home with me. Those kinds of purchases are my favorite because I’m so in love that I don’t have to weigh any options or go back and forth in my mind about my actual need for the piece. I wore it with an older pair of overly distressed denim and a moss green bootie for some errands and a lunch date and I was super cozy. I’ve also worn it with leggings and Uggs for a super casual look. As usual I’m found in casual but cute–at least in my opinion–outfits that can be transitioned from day to date and an adorable neutral knit fits that mold perfectly.

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Sweater (similar HERE) / Denim / Booties / Mini Bag /Ā Bracelet

I love random outfit combinations. Especially when that combo is completely unexpected forĀ one reason or another. Like my bare legs when it was below zero. Sure it’s a little much but I’m also not spending extended amounts of time outdoors so YOLO. šŸ˜‰ Last weekend I was doing a much-needed closet purge when I found […]

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#1 Egg Sandwiches Yes, I know bread is basically the devil but sometimes I like to eat it. So sue me. And sometimes when I’m short on breakfast/lunch/dinner ideas I make egg sandwiches. It’s healthier than takeout and they’re freaking delicious if I do say so myself. Kyle is obsessed as well so that makes […]

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Happy #WorkoutWednesday, babes! My plan in 2017 is to do 2 ‘weekly recaps’ of what my workouts for the week looked like each month and then the other 2 Wednesdays of the month do something more targeted like what supplements I swear by, etc. Hopefully this lay out will provide at least someone with some […]

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Give me all the cozy, fleece, convertible tunics. A top that I can wear in more than one way, dress up and down and is equally as cozy as it is cute? Sold. Especially when it comes in 5 color choices and is under $55. And it’s even better when the material is super soft […]

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The softest sweater to touch. No lie. To beĀ honest, IĀ fell in love with this sweater before I even put it on. I was just getting ready to walk into the dressing room at Zara’s North Park Center Store in Dallas when this subtle, fluttery-sleeve beauty caught my eye. It was clearly not in the right […]

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Perfume / Scarf / Bralette / Slippers / Eye Patches / Rug Fitness Journal #ThursdayThree is finally back! For those of you that may have just recently started to follow along with A Midwestern Mix, I’ll give you a quick rundown. This weekly series is a quick snapshot of things I’m currently loving; especially in […]

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Long Sleeve / Capris / Shoes / Watch Long Sleeve / Capris {color sold-out, similar here} / Shoes Tee / Shorts / Shoes PulloverĀ (I sized up)Ā / Shorts / Shoes / Headphones I’m recommitting to running this year. Most people–myself included some of the time–have a love/hate relationship with running. Well actually I think most people […]

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Good ol’ New Year’s Resolutions… I know there are plenty of you that hate NY’s Resolutions and all the hype they get and while I get how overdoneĀ the ‘new year, new me’ thing can be, I think there is also something really positive to say for intention setting and creating goals for yourself. What better […]

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2016 is almost over. How crazy/awesome/scary/exciting/sad is that?! I feel like every year goes by a little quicker than the last and as I get older I can’t help but try and hold onto each day, week, month, year as long as I can. Personally I’ve had some really high highs and some really low […]

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