cardigan: cozy, blue button up: target (altered – shop), red jeans: f21 (gifted), leopard print flats: steve madden (c/o plato’s closet)

On Wednesday morning I woke up with the flu. I tried to call in sick, but the boss (Peanut) had no intentions of letting me have the day completely off. It took him an hour or so of pulling my hands and begging until he realized there was no way I was getting off the couch. Then he became the most helpful baby in the whole world, bringing me water, helping me take my temperature, bringing me stacks of books so we could lay on the couch and read together, and even hefting the full gallon of milk over to the couch to fill up his sippy cup so I didn’t have to get up.

He didn’t even complain about having to eat dried mangos and toast with jam for dinner because that was the only food I could tolerate looking at.

I’m finally feeling better, but it took several hot baths, a few back rubs from Philip, lots of sips of water, and lots of laying on the couch. Mom’s should be exempt from sickness, period.

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Frills for Thrills CopyCats

I’m linking up with Sarah from Frills for Thrills today, copying the gorgeous style of Katie from Running on Happiness. Her outfit is colorful and fun — I think mine feels a little Ronald McDonald.  What do you think?

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p.s. don’t forget to check out my valentine’s day painting special on my art website!



  1. Yours is JUST as adorable as Kate's! I'm seriously loving all the color!

  2. I found your blog through Sarah's on FrillsforThrills! I love this look!! I have everything in my closet to also do this look and I think I might! I just love it!!!


  3. Jodi Ann says:

    I love that outfit! It's so adorable! And I totally agree…mom's should be exempt from getting sick. So sorry you weren't feeling well. Sounds like your little man was such a big helper.

  4. preethi says:

    I, too, love all the color. You look adorable (as always)!

    And I completely agree that moms should never get sick. No fun. Glad you're on the upswing, and even more glad that Peanut isn't sick!

    lace, etc.

  5. Olivia says:

    so cute!! love it.

  6. Aw, sorry to hear you weren't feeling well! My respect for moms goes through the roof when I think of what it must be like to be sick and still have to take care of children. But your little Peanut sounded SO PRECIOUS through it.

  7. Katie says:

    This is darling. I might just have to copy it!

  8. I love this outfit, all of the colors work so well together! You look awesome :] Hope you start feeling better.

    <3 Monica

  9. Ralphie says:

    I have those shoes! Great minds…

  10. says:

    Love all the colors! πŸ™‚

  11. I have no clue who Ronald McDonals is but your take on Katies outfit is genius! ^^ I adore the colours all together πŸ™‚ and I hope you get better soon! πŸ™‚ Have a fun weekend Merrick! x

  12. Love these colors together, Merrick.
    I wanted to tell you your guest post will be going live on the evening of January 28. Thanks so much for the beautiful job you did with it! =)
    Kristina J.

  13. Amorie says:

    I dig all the pieces, but I have to admit, I agree with your 'Ronald' take on it… my verdict? The blue button-up adds quite a masculine flavor to it. I think if you were to add a long chunky feminine necklace (maybe in brown and red?) or swap out the button-up for something more feminine and frilly in the same color, this outfit would go from golden arches to golden-gorgeous πŸ˜‰
    I love your blog!

  14. You are adorable and I also adore your style choices. You have a great eye for fashion and piecing together items that normally no one would think of! I hope you don't mind that I blogged about your blog bc I just needed to share you with my audience too.

  15. freaking LOVE this outfit!! so close to getting some leopard print flats now. glad you're feeling better! πŸ™‚

  16. This outfit is absolutely perfect! I love your blog, and you are lucky to have such a great little helper when you're sick πŸ™‚

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