Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Memorial Day Wrap Up

The fun things about this outfit:
1. Shirt - Thifted & Refashioned (This post has a link for the DIY)
2. Sweater - Marshall's
3. Necklace - Yard Sale Score $0.75
4. Jeans - Buckle
5. Shoes - Shoe Cafe24

What do I think about Memorial day?

Ok, I don't know how the rest of you feel, but I'm glad there's a holiday to celebrate 
those who serve this country. I wish it was more than yearly! Military service is dear to 
my heart. My sister and her hubs are both currently in the Air Force. And my older brother served in the Navy for years 
on an aircraft carrier. My mom, sister and I visited once when I was in middle school and 
it did not look like a pleasant place to live months on end. All I'm saying folks is that I love
 them. They are courageous and wonderful! And while some servicemen I've encountered
 swore like sailors and behave in ways I may not condone, it does not discount the fact that
 they are serving so that our country gets to continue our luxurious lives. 

I'm not politically minded, and I for shiz don't claim to know all the 
inner workings of our armed forces. But I do know that I am grateful 
for them and their willingness to put their lives on the line.

Now...stepping of my soap box. I will give a shout out to my sister over at My Wholesome Home and say, I love you! So So SOOO Much! Thanks you for serving!

I called them all today to thank them for serving. All except my Afi (pronounced avee & Icelandic for Grandpa). I'll call him today because when I finally had time yesterday, it was too late to call... What time do grandparents go to bed anyways??

Guess what else I did today in their honor!

The most intense crossfit workout I've done yet. It's called "Murph" after a Naval Lt. who died in action. Here's the run down.
Run 1 mile
100 pull ups
200 push ups
300 squats
Run 1 mile.

Intense much?

Yes. And to in my final mile run, it poured buckets on me. Touche Northwest! Touche.
If you follow me on instagram you may have already seen this 
snapshot of me soaking wet post workout. Find me at @patternedlove

P.S. I guest posted for Kristina yesterday! Check it out!

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; 
for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.


  1. Very cute way to rock the polka dots! Loved the post today :) You should go enter our stella and dot giveaway that we just put up! It's a very cute bracelet!

    The Lovely Lives of Madeline&Jane

    1. Thanks huns! I totally entered the giveaway! Thanks for the heads up.

  2. I cannot believe you got that necklace at a yard sale. It is beautiful! Nice find. And I LOVE the pattern mixing. I haven't been bold enough to try much of that yet.

    1. I'm always blown away by stuff I find at yard sales! Best part is that the season is just beginning!

  3. Very cute polka dot top! I'm amazed at your thrift finds! I wish I was that lucky! I just bought a polka dot top online instead...haha.
    Jeans and a Teacup

    1. Thanks Jessica! sometimes I think the thrift stores know I'm coming and unload all the good stuff just in time for me!

  4. I love the dots/stripes combo! And congrats of doing that intense workout! I don't know that I could've done that.

    2ndhand Knowledge: A Style Blog

    1. Thanks Maggie! It was easier doing it with 8 other people!

  5. Polka dots and stripes...always a classic! And I can't believe that workout! My body aches just thinking about it ; )

    Knocked Up Fabulous

    1. Thanks! Yeah 2 days later my body is now really feeling that one...and I'm headed over tonight to do another one.

  6. I LOVE this look! The stripes and polka dots is such a classic patterned combo. You look lovely! Glad you had a great weekend :) xo

  7. You are just beautiful, and super cute outfit, love the top!!!
    I totally agree, i really appreciate those who serve our country, it takes courage!
    I love intense workouts like that, the burn it totally worth it!

    1. Thanks Chantal! Yeah those workouts rock. And I have another one tonight!

  8. Love the dots and striped mix, you look amazing. I do bootcamp but have heard of crossfit and this workout sounds like a lot of fun.



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