Awkward and Awesome Thursday!

Thursday, February 2

 Shoes: Kohls Simply Vera Wang, Jeans: F21, Top: Target, Scarf: Zara, Sweater: c/o Ruche, Hat: Urban Outfitters
- Trying to navigate a busy grocery store with the handle of my shiny new Swiffer jutting out the side of the cart. No lady, that was not me smacking your bum. It was the Swiffer see? Oh hey, there goes the entire row of cans on aisle 5. Just me and my Swiffer; smackin' bums and destroying beans.
- The appraiser who asked if he could use our bathroom ... aaaaaand comes out 20 minutes later. And that is what you call a walk of shame.
- Texting someone who knows who YOU are, but you just lost all your phone numbers so you don't know who they are. So you stupidly text along, trying to be as vague as possible until you figure out who it is. But the conversation is 10 texts in and you are getting no where. So you HAVE to do it. "Hey um ... who is this again?" Then Napoleon Dynamite come in and smacks you upside the head, Ugh! ... IDIOT! ...
- Accidentally using honey and Season-All instead of honey and cinnamon. I'm pretty sure Julia Child would've just straight up passed out if she'd found out what happens in my kitchen.
- Slicing up the wedges in your grapefruit so deep that you unknowingly poke holes in the bottom of it. So eventually you turn it over to squeeze all the juice out, only to have 20 miniature holes squirting your eyes with what I'm like 98% sure was Mace
- Propping up in bed to take a drink, only to have half of the watery contents fall right out the side of your mouth. On the plus side, I got to hog the middle of the bed while my side dried. Booyah.

- The middle-aged, well-dressed professional whom I had the pleasure of parking next to. The guy could make money off of his steering wheel pounding, head banging, rocker skills.
- That I actually lasted through 20 minutes of crying before I decided that I'm not ready for sleep training yet.
- My at home Essie manicure lasting an entire week. For a hard-on-nails girl like myself, whose manicures typically last ... oh ... 3 hours, this is mind blowing. Mind. Blown.
- The wide-eyed look Everett gets on his face when I sing to him. He concentrates on my mouth like, oh. my. gosh. What IS that thing.
- The Hunger Games. Intricate storytelling is such an amazing talent.
- Discovering that Burt's Bees baby oil is the best thing to ever happen to my legs

138 Response to Awkward and Awesome Thursday!

February 02, 2012 12:05 PM

I'm going to try that Burts Bees stuff. It sounds amazing.

And oh, I laughed when you talked about baby Everett watching your mouth. That has cracked me up so often in the past!!

February 02, 2012 12:06 PM

Burts bees stuff is awesome you're right!

That outfit is so cute on you! You look lovely in these pics! :)



February 02, 2012 12:07 PM

Haha i have totally done the swiffer thing! And really appraiser man!?!?! Can't you hold it until you get home? Gross!

February 02, 2012 12:07 PM

Oh and I forgot to say...essie polish sounds great! Have to try it soon, everyone says it's good!


February 02, 2012 12:08 PM

the hunger games. i just finished the first one a few hours ago and my heart will not stop racing.
the 1st/2nd awkwards are my favorite, and the 4th/5th {obviously} awesomes are my favorite.

and also your outfit is just amazing, as always :))
-jocee <3

February 02, 2012 12:09 PM

I thought you lived in DC! We haven't had snow on the ground but maybe one day this winter...

February 02, 2012 12:09 PM

Please share your manicure steps!!

February 02, 2012 12:09 PM

This morning I put cumin in my oatmeal instead of cinnamon. Let's just keep our seasoning goofs between us. Julia Child and Alton Brown definitely don't need to know.

February 02, 2012 12:11 PM

I always love reading your Akward and Awesome Thursday posts! They are the best...

xoxo, Jjanga

February 02, 2012 12:12 PM

Have totally done the seasoning thing!! Nasty! We have a big jar, with two lid sides. One side is a large opening and the other side is a sprinkle. The large opening likes to accidentally be opened....awful.

Love your sweater!

Style in the City

February 02, 2012 12:14 PM

Hunger Games made my Awesome list this week too. I finally got book 2!!

February 02, 2012 12:16 PM

I love this outfit! And don't worry I'm sure Julia Child would pass out in my kitchen too!

February 02, 2012 12:16 PM

loving the singing to baby wonder time! that sweater looks so comfy and pretty! perf for legging socks and messy buns for in home working days!

February 02, 2012 12:17 PM

It's official. I love you and you are my favorite. I am dying laughing at all of the awkwardness… it's so me. And yes, Burt's Bees baby everything is the best… my boys always smell like it!


February 02, 2012 12:17 PM

im so in love with how bright that color red is! so amazing.
and i'm totally lushing over your scarf!

xoxo katlin

February 02, 2012 12:17 PM

Essie is, in fact, the greatest nail polish ever.

February 02, 2012 12:19 PM

SNOW???!!! Where oh where are you at? Cuz we have had no snow around here. Maybe this is an older photo?

February 02, 2012 12:19 PM

I laughed so hard at the grapefruit mace! And the Julia Child's comment. You crack me up lady. (And...I want your shoes.)

February 02, 2012 12:20 PM
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February 02, 2012 12:20 PM

Oh and I linked up today! whoot! :)

February 02, 2012 12:20 PM

Ha! I always know Ill get a good laugh and an outfit jealousy all in one post. You rock!


February 02, 2012 12:20 PM

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your scarf!

February 02, 2012 12:20 PM

Sleep training is SO hard. So hard. Do you have any books you recommend or use? I read BabyWise and wasn't a total stickler about it, but still followed the basic principles and loved it. Good luck! And the water dripping down your face is the story of my life. I have no idea why I'm in my 20's and still can't drink water without spilling everywhere.

I am also a BYU grad and new mommy, and DC native! Love your blog and can SO relate!

February 02, 2012 12:22 PM

love those colors!




February 02, 2012 12:22 PM

I'm loving how you're incorporating all these cute hats in your pics Sydney! You look great!


February 02, 2012 12:23 PM

I'm obsessed with the Hunger Games! Can't wait until the movie comes out. Did you see the Capital Coutour site yet?
I need to check out this Burt's oil fo sho.

February 02, 2012 12:25 PM

Sydney, you are adorable. enough said. xo

February 02, 2012 12:25 PM

LOve your sweater!! You look bomb!

February 02, 2012 12:26 PM

I love your blog and read it every day. Your outfit ideas are always so inspirational and you always have such a positive outlook!
Thanks for making my day.

February 02, 2012 12:27 PM

Haha, you're so funny! Maybe you're meant to be a singer :)

February 02, 2012 12:28 PM

ditto to the texting (my phone EATS numbers, and i always have to ask who people are), and the at home manicure... As a girl who is also a member of the "hard-on-nails" club I am mucho impressed lady!

February 02, 2012 12:29 PM

you look amazing!

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February 02, 2012 12:31 PM

You are the cutest mom ever! Definitely inspirational and one of my heros.

February 02, 2012 12:32 PM

Love the hat and shoes! You're by far my fav blogger :) I'll aim to leave a comment on EVERY post you put up!


February 02, 2012 12:33 PM

So cute and simple!

February 02, 2012 12:34 PM

Love the textures in the sweater and scarf here.


February 02, 2012 12:39 PM

Ah... Awkwardness. I personally love it I would have to since I cause so many awkward moments. I have a question though... were you eating the grapefruit with a knife? :)


February 02, 2012 12:41 PM

Totally laughed out loud on the honey and season all, only because my husband put paprika in my son's applesauce thinking it was cinnamon a couple weeks ago...not a pretty two days afterwards!
And the grapefruit thing...hilarious, but I do feel bad for you =) hehe

LOVED this post!!!

February 02, 2012 12:46 PM

Hahaha I can't stop laughing. you make thursdays so much better. Burt's Bees baby oil? How did I not know about that? I swear by their lip balm! xxx

February 02, 2012 12:47 PM

have not put the hunger games trilogy down.

up later and later every night's SO good!

believing in laughter

February 02, 2012 12:47 PM

Nice Outfit, love the hat, the boots, everything. Giveaway in my blog ;-)

February 02, 2012 12:53 PM

You look snuggly and adorable!

February 02, 2012 12:55 PM

Totally understand the water thing. I do it practically every night as I'm nursing. Good thing our little guy needs changed anyway. Woops!

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February 02, 2012 12:56 PM

Sleep training is SO hard. I seriously would go into the closet, shut the door, and cry because I couldn't even handle 10 minutes. I'm hoping to figure something different out by the time baby #2 comes!

February 02, 2012 12:57 PM

lol love this post! I actually laughed out loud (in a computer lab mind you) about your singing! lol hope you have a great day :)

February 02, 2012 12:59 PM

You know it is going to be a good day when one stranger makes you laugh! Congrats rocker guy.

February 02, 2012 1:04 PM

ahhh i love your outfit and happy attitude! I love reading your blog! :)


February 02, 2012 1:07 PM

My eyes watered reading the part about your grapefruit/mace experience...

February 02, 2012 1:07 PM

I literally laughed out loud on the walk of shammer!

February 02, 2012 1:35 PM

I know I'm supposed to say something more substantive than, "So Funny!" but I'm laughing too hard to think of anything else.

February 02, 2012 1:36 PM

that sweater look so unbelievably comfortable!! love the color too!!

February 02, 2012 1:45 PM

The revenge of the Swiffer! haha! I love your sweater!

I think it's cute that your lil man concentrates on your mouth! All those mommy moments are always precious!

February 02, 2012 1:58 PM

someone else falling for the Hunger Games. I'm glad I'm not the only one...

February 02, 2012 2:06 PM

I love this sweater/jacket? so much!

February 02, 2012 2:11 PM

Haha! I can totally relate to the story about water spilling out of your mouth whilst taking a drink - I do that all the time (embarassing). Love your outfit.

February 02, 2012 2:22 PM

I adoreee burts bees! There's always about 5 of them hanging around my backpack/pencilcase/makeup bag/night stand etc... keeps my lips happy :) I posted my A&A today too!

February 02, 2012 2:23 PM

The Hunger Games! YAAAYYY!!! I'm too obsessed to even admit it :P Omgosh, I can't wait for the series to come out in a few months!

February 02, 2012 2:29 PM

I've never had nail polish last an entire week. This must have been a very awesome experience.

You look good in stripes.

February 02, 2012 2:33 PM

Ohhhh Syd, you look Smashing in that outfit dear!!!!!! Walk of shame, too funny!

February 02, 2012 2:36 PM

I, likewise, have had grapefruits attack my eyes before. Be wary.

Also, Hunger Games is amaaaazing. I can't wait for the movie! I finished the trilogy and am already into the Matched series, which is pretty darn good too.

February 02, 2012 2:40 PM

Hunger Games is amazing! I read all three books in a week! Can't put them down!

February 02, 2012 2:41 PM

You look fantastic dear!


February 02, 2012 2:46 PM

i love baby oil on my legs!
i swear by the skin so soft oil spray during the summer months!

February 02, 2012 2:55 PM

Great post! You had me laughing about the swiffer! Those things are so awkward! Also you look lovely, I love the sweater!


February 02, 2012 2:58 PM

This whole post had me laughing! Life can be so funny.

February 02, 2012 2:58 PM

This whole post had me laughing! Life can be so funny.

February 02, 2012 2:58 PM

This whole post had me laughing! Life can be so funny.

February 02, 2012 3:00 PM

HAhaha I am glad you are doing these again! I had let myself get upset over something at work, came to your blog and read this and now I'm just a giggly smile-bot.

February 02, 2012 3:13 PM

I love all your awkward moments. I can relate so well to almost all of them :)

I too destroy manicures like its nobody's business. Even glitter gel nails only last about a week on me (once a nail or two starts to go I can't help but pick them all off). And I too love Essie polish.

February 02, 2012 3:15 PM

Love this sweater! I love your awkward and awesome thursdays!

February 02, 2012 3:20 PM

Ooh, would love to know how you made that mani last. Mine always chip within 48 hours, and that's only when I use Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure. All the other stuff--chips within 12 hours.

Cute cozy outfit, too!

February 02, 2012 3:27 PM

im rereading the hunger games for the movie of course...and i cannot put those dang books down! soooo good!!

February 02, 2012 3:41 PM

Essie nail polish is the only kind i use!! even "professional" manicures last a day at the most without chipping:(

Hunger games=super duper awesome!

February 02, 2012 3:44 PM

Such a cute and cozy outfit... looove the big chunky cardigan :)

February 02, 2012 3:50 PM

Those shoes are adorable!

February 02, 2012 3:51 PM

Grapefruit mace = literally made me LOL. So true!! It's a terrible thing to happen to the eyes!

and yay to hunger games!!

February 02, 2012 4:02 PM

1. I've been meaning to try essie... I must now!
2. Appraiser = gross
3. Go middle-aged professional!
4. LOVE your outfit!

February 02, 2012 4:09 PM

Sydneyyyyy...please do another tutorial on how you style your perfectly wavy long hair! Do you still curl it the same way? I nnnneeeeeeddddd to see how you do this!
Char xo

February 02, 2012 4:17 PM

oh gosh, i always have those random texts that i'm hoping i will figure it out but i won't. and julia child would give me a strict smack on the hands and tell me to get out of the kitchen. i just can't do it!
xo TJ

February 02, 2012 4:27 PM

I love this outfit! SO cute and perfect for a winter day :)

February 02, 2012 4:42 PM

lovely hat and knit!


February 02, 2012 4:50 PM

Love the combination of slouch cardigan (how cosy does it look!) along with the skinny jeans. It's a great juxtaposition and really makes a brilliant look.


February 02, 2012 5:03 PM

Girl you trip me out with these. I'ma have to do mine a day late .. already posted today. :(

February 02, 2012 5:08 PM

yiiiiiikes. walk of shame for sure! that beats any college girl. by like, a lot. gross!

xo the egg out west.

February 02, 2012 5:43 PM

i love the red cardigan, so cozy and cute!

February 02, 2012 5:52 PM

i love your style, that hat is great :)

February 02, 2012 6:06 PM

you look adorable as always!

February 02, 2012 6:10 PM

grapefruit mace. been there, done that. ouch.

February 02, 2012 6:27 PM

Read Baby Wise (giving your infant the gift of nighttime sleep). It works.

February 02, 2012 6:36 PM

I ADORE this sweater - the color, the drape, everything!

February 02, 2012 7:09 PM

Heh heh... your Napoleon reference was my favorite. Made me chuckle.

February 02, 2012 7:27 PM

fabulous outfit! I'm envious of your hat...and your sweater...and your scarf.

February 02, 2012 7:27 PM

fabulous outfit! I'm envious of your hat...and your sweater...and your scarf.

February 02, 2012 7:27 PM

oh no please don't sleep train. just do the smallest bit of research on why it is wrong and i know you'll be convinced.

February 02, 2012 7:42 PM

Yessssssss, The Hunger Games! I'm on book 3 and am sad to know that the end is coming! It's like losing a friend.

February 02, 2012 7:43 PM

youre the cutest dressed mommy ever. Loving this ensemble! Btw totally need to start hunger games :)

February 02, 2012 7:59 PM

This post gave me the best laugh of my day. The craziest things happen to you! I love your sense of humor about them.

February 02, 2012 8:01 PM

You are so darling! xo, rv

February 02, 2012 8:39 PM

I just came across your blog and I am in love! I love your sense of humor and you have great style!


February 02, 2012 9:02 PM

I am the WORST about driving carts at the grocery store. THE WORST.

February 02, 2012 9:19 PM

I'm gonna have to try that Burts Bees trick on my legs. Thanks for the tip!


February 02, 2012 9:24 PM

hahahaha. that awkward was awesome.

February 02, 2012 9:55 PM

Oh my gosh, your awkward list had me laughing and gasping for air at the same time. I was crying/laughing as I read it to my husband and hearing him laugh always makes me laugh that much harder. He has the best laugh ever! ;) Thanks for the laughs; you are gorgeously beautiful!

February 02, 2012 10:12 PM


You should look into a career as a comedian. You're hilarious! I love those shoes and the red cardigan and of course all your awkward and awesome moments. I am obsessed with your lovely blog and keep coming back for more and more!
Plus your baby is the most adorable thing in the entire world! It makes me want to have a little kiddo but I should probably wait 5 or 7 years for that... :)

Allie Ruth Morris

February 02, 2012 10:20 PM

I need one of these hats!! You wear it so well!

February 02, 2012 10:29 PM

ooh thanks for the BB baby oil tip. i want to try that.

and yay for the hunger games! i'm a huge fan (like everyone else on this planet).

February 02, 2012 10:37 PM

So sleep training? Please please share some thoughts/opinions, I really need my little one to learn to sleep! Thanks for the post!

February 02, 2012 10:38 PM

Love the color of your chunky knit! So pretty! xo

February 03, 2012 1:19 AM

Haha, the walk of shame.It happend here with the internet guy...half an hour!!yuk...Did a lot of cooties cleaning!!!

February 03, 2012 1:54 AM

cutie :)

February 03, 2012 6:17 AM

this outfit looks great on you! Adore the hat...

February 03, 2012 7:22 AM

Ooh, the appraiser reminded me of something creepy that happened the last time we sold a house. We were selling it ourselves in a market where things went fast, so it wasn't out of the ordinary for someone to just show up and ask to see the house. Usually that happened in the evenings, but one day it happened while I was home with three toddlers. The guy seemed nice enough, went on the tour I gave, talked about how much he loved the house and wanted to bring his wife by, and then asked to use the bathroom. I figured he wanted to make sure the plumbing worked (???) and let him. It seemed to take a while. I sneaked around the corner of the hall, wondering if I should ask if he needed some more toilet paper, and found the guy pawing through our hallway linen/medicine cabinet. Um...what does one say? Quickly shutting the cabinet door he said, "Wow, I'm really impressed with the woodwork here," and hurried out the door. I thought it was strange, but realized it was downright creepy when the guy didn't show up later with his wife, as promised. Psycho! I've always wondered what he was looking for. And what he was going to do when he found it. Next time I'm going to let a realtor deal with all the wierdos.

February 03, 2012 8:02 AM

Well at least you looked fabulous through it all. I’ve been looking and looking and looking for a better pair of skinny jeans. My Gap pair now has zero stretch to them and it sucks. Those look comfortable. And the hat and the sweater … so cute!

February 03, 2012 8:41 AM

A. Poster above me - I love Forever 21 jeans. I typically buy expensive jeans but I needed to pick up some skinnies after baby #2 and got a pair of Forever jeans (for $10 - seriously? Is that allowed?) and they are amazing and so comfortable. They don't have super tacky pockets, etc. either. Highly recommend.

I love these posts! They are my favorite, and I laughed our loud at your grapefruit debacle! You look adorable in the post as always, keep them coming!

February 03, 2012 9:06 AM

I always love these posts that you do! Your life seems so much more Awesome (and Awkward) than mine.

February 03, 2012 9:33 AM

You have the BEEEEEEEEEEEST sweaters. Teach me your ways.

February 03, 2012 10:38 AM

Haha some of those made me laugh!!

February 03, 2012 10:59 AM

Oh my goodness.. I'm just laughing out loud here at your awkward posts!! The grapefruit, the walk of shame... love this weekly posts! PS EVERETT IS SOOO CUTE!! Love his bald little head!

February 03, 2012 11:52 AM

Seriously cracking up over the awkard moments, haha! Love your blog and all the pics of your sweet little boy. He's so adorable! :)

February 03, 2012 12:06 PM

HUNGER GAMES!! I'm obsessed, too! I just finished the series on Sunday. I'm going to see the movie at midnight. You in?!

I read your blog a lot, but I think this is my first post ever...sorry! You are amazing, of course, and FUNNIER THAN ANYTHING.

February 03, 2012 1:51 PM

This is the BEST invention ever for grapefruit by the way. No knives required. I forgot to mention it the other day...

February 03, 2012 6:32 PM

You look positivly adorable today! :}

February 03, 2012 6:50 PM

How excited are you for the Hunger Games movie???!!!! I am only slightly totally dying to see it. Can I start the countdown yet?? BTW, so funny as usual. You so make me giggle cause I've been there time and time again ;)

February 03, 2012 8:10 PM

haha you are so funny! All those awkward things I agree with, especially the water spilling outside your mouth in bed, so annoying! And ya, sleep training is hard, best of luck! {its worth it in the end}
Cant wait till Hunger Games the movie comes out next month!!

February 03, 2012 9:19 PM

Mm. I do love The Hunger Games!
And this sweater is very pretty!

February 04, 2012 3:08 AM

Hunger Games movie comes out in April! Then I need to hurry up and get a hold of both sequels before they make movies of those, too!

February 04, 2012 10:06 AM

great look)

February 04, 2012 1:49 PM

oh my gosh i loved this post. i love when you are funny! looove your blog. thanks for being an example and inspiration to me :)

February 04, 2012 4:04 PM

I love everything about this post. Particularly because you mentioned Hunger Games in the same post as this awesome outfit.

February 04, 2012 7:55 PM

I love Burt's bees products!

Kisses from HK,

February 05, 2012 10:20 AM

such a great outfit my dear.

lots of love from cold germany


February 05, 2012 1:30 PM

You look gorgeous, love what you're wearing!

February 07, 2012 6:42 AM

Oh gosh. There are a lot of good reasons not to sleep train. But even if you decide to, Everett is too young! Most experts don't recommend it until 4-6 months.

February 07, 2012 9:07 AM

Your blog is adorable! I'm so glad I happened to stumble across it! I am your newest follower and I can't wait to see future posts :)

^stop by and follow back if you'd like!

February 07, 2012 2:29 PM

I love all these...especially the appraiser. That happened with our moving guys AND when we had our mattress delivered. I'm wondering if in the comments section someone is writing, "Eat lots of Mexican food before delivering to this one!"

February 07, 2012 10:26 PM

LOVE this outfit. And ps your hair is phenomenal :)


February 08, 2012 8:52 PM

lovvvvve that ruche sweater! xoxo <3

February 11, 2012 2:45 PM

So I've been meaning to ask, where were you that you took these pictures and had snow? Definitely not here! :)

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