Tuesday, August 17

a doe-tally endearing afternoon!

Hello! It has been a while since you were succumbed to my daily banter. Or, bi-daily banter. Ha! I was so thrilled to read all of your comments on the last post- seriously, you all are the greatest blog readers EVER. I relay all the photography comments to Niklaas and they make us both smile :). Speaking of which, I am SOOOO excited to reveal the winner of my giveaway tomorrow! It has been so much fun to read all your comments and give back to all of you, so I definitely would expect another giveaway of sorts soon with a shorter time span!

For my fiftieth blog post, I have a bit of a surprise planned. I'm so excited! I think I'm going to do a "vlog" and video a day in my life. Ha! But anyways, I may do a question&answer session, so if you have ANY questions about anything (clothes, life, me, ect.), you should leave them in a comment and I'll get to them!

My wisdom teeth recovery has gone pretty smoothly. After the first two days, I was like, oh wow, this is easy. I did a photoshoot the day after the surgery and was feeling so good. But then day three hit and I was miserable. I've been taking drugs everyday and have since pretty much watched tv downstairs on the couch with Niklaas all day long. I'm feeling better today though and my stitches have even started to dissolve! Yay! I can't wait to eat solid food again. I've lost between one and two pounds a day and I'm down to 124, which is eight less than when I started. Isn't that insane?? I can't wait to eat again.

So the other day, after a full day of wisdom teeth recovery resting, Niklaas and I joined my mother to feed my mom's friend's animals! She takes animals in that have been injured and nurses them back to health. Her farm is the greatest thing ever. Countless chickens, geese, ducks, and even a swan walk around the yard like its no big deal and she has racoons, skunks, dogs, cats, llamas, horses, and I mean everything.But my favorite animal?? She has DEER!! Little baby deer (also known as fawns, haha). She has a set of twin girls whose mother was ran over by a car and a boy who she found with a broken leg alongside the road. We got to play with them in their pen outside and I think they made a good "prop" for my outfit pictures :).

This dress is my absolute favorite dress in the ENTIRE world. But...it's not mine. Ha. I'm borrowing it. It was my backup garden party dress and I seriously have worn it six times since I borrowed it. It came from Goodwill and was only ninety nine cents. I love the floral print and I love the cap sleeve and I love how it fits. It's the PERFECT dress. I would trade all the dresses in my closet for this one dress!

Also in this outfit, are my new favorite shoes! They are my favorite shoes in my closet now. I got them for my birthday online and they are the perfect summer oxfords. And I can wear them in the fall too! I feel ahead of the trend game in that I bought my black classy oxfords last spring and was the first person in school to wear a pair. And now, they are everywhere and all my friends are buying them! It's so cool. Hehe. I love that they are now my casual pair of oxfords and can so easily go with anything in my closet.

ugh is how I feel about my blog layout. I just don't have the skills to create my vision! I feel so lame talking about this, but seriously, I'm so computer deficient. If anyone has any words of advice, they are more than welcome!

I'm sorry if I haven't been responding to your comments promptly. On these drugs, I sleep half the day and go to sleep early at night and wake up so late. I probably sleep 15 hours a day. It's insane! I haven't had time to sit down and comment you all back and it pains me, because without you guys, I wouldn't have a blog. Just know, I sincerely appreciate every word and they brighten my day, everyday!

Have a good Wednesday and Thursday :)



simplyhope said...

The deer is ADORABLE! And WOW you must be so good with animals hah animals run away from me. I can see why it is your favorite dress! It is SO CUTE as well as you oxfords!!!

by Sutton said...

cute look! and how are you so close to these animals. i hope they are not wild... because if fawns come back to their mothers smelling like humans they can be rejected ~ and that would be sad.

Breee said...

first those fawns are so adorable! :)

I'm glad you're recovering from the surgery! go girl!

I can't wait to see who won!!


Melissa said...

Aww, fawns!!! How very sweet!

Chloe, Butterfly Cupcakes said...

Oh my gosh, I know exactly what you mean about the wisdom teeth. I felt fine the night after I had mine out, I even invited friends over to play board games. But then day 3 I felt awwwful. I'm feeling okay now. I've been skipping a few drugs as they make me feel so drowsy but then I feel pain if I don't take them so it's like ahh what do I do, haha.

Anyways, that dress is cute and so is that little fawn, aww I would love to be able to pet one.

libys11 said...

pretty dress!!! gosh, i how i wish i can see a fawn/deer in real life!! it's so adorable! :D

and your dress!? i want that!!! since im starting working now, it's been hard for me to wear 'chic' working outfits, but i realized that a dress with a blazer is a perfect go-to attire so im investing in some.

can't wait for the giveaway winner! :D

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Gracie said...

What a darling little fawn, so jealous!

Becca said...

Wow to the little fawn. How cute is that!?!

~Abby~ said...

Yesss do a vlog PLEASE Maggie; if I could pick one blogger that I follow that I wish would do a vlog it'd be YOU!
I've always wanted to pet and play with a baby deer!
YEPP that's what my cousin said. The first couple days are nothing-painless-then BAM it hits you! Haha.
LOVE the dress!
That last picture is ├╝ber cute! :)

Okay, here's my question:
You seem like a pretty cheerful person...but I want to know what is your BIGGEST pet peeve?


Hannah said...

Uhm I seriously suck at creating my vision for my blog too. It stinks!

But those cute shoes definitely make me feel better :)

ASH said...

GAHHH!!! I'm melting over here!! You and that little fawn are adorable :)


Shauna said...

cutest dress ever!
cutest deer ever!
cutest photo shoot EVER!
haha i seriously love your blog.

that's how i've felt about my blog layout for the longest time (i still kind of do). but soon it will become more of your own and you'll adore it!

so glad your surgery recovery is going well (the third day was like that for me too) and solid food is soooo good when you get to eat it again!

Hannah said...

Your dress reminds me of the one I was just wearing today! I like the way you styled yours up.

I'm glad to hear you're recovering well. I felt great after like an hour of getting my wisdom teeth out. I didn't even want the meds, until about a day or two later when I was in pain, found out I got dry socket in one of my holes! Ahh, it's an absolutely horrible pain! But it was kind of fun living off of pudding for like 2 weeks! Live it up while you can! lol

I never did figure out how to fix the title for my blog, so I just left it crooked. I know what you mean about making the layout just right. I tried tons until I just decided to go with ones that Blogger had provided. I actually didn't know they had some decent layouts! Good luck with yours, I can't wait to see what you come up with. :)

Rio said...

Love the dress and oxfords! Such cute fawns too! At my university there are tons of deer all over the place, but they kinda freak me out haha! Glad to hear you're recovering! :)

CandyKali said...

love love love the shoes!!! where did you find them?

S + Y said...

Awesome photoshoot!!!!! You look adorable as always. That deer has nothing on you girl!


Alex said...

The deer is ADORABLE as well as your dress! :) I love how you and Niklaas complement each other! I wish my bf could take outfit pictures of me, but he just know how to do headshots! (that sounded like Halo on XBOX or something :P) hahahaha I always end up angry and saying "the shoeeeees tooooo :(", but meeeh. So lucky you my friend :)! I seriously loved this post and if I could help you with the layout trust me that I would, but I kind of suck with layouts :(

Jen said...

i want a baby deer in my life. ASAP. you look so adorable in this dress and posing next to the deer! :) oh, and can i have those oxfords because they're amazing!?

i hope you're healing fast from your wisdom teeth surgery!!!

Heather said...

Aww this post is fawntastic! :)

This baby deer is adorable. I love your dress too, it does seem like a perfect fit! :)

Amber Rose said...

These little deer melted my heart. <3

Hope you feel better, sweetie pie. My friend had her wisdom teeth out and she lost about five lbs from it-- but 8 already is crazy!

Bea said...

Well, darn! Those deer are the most perfect thing to compliment your sweet dress. I agree that the print is so nice and it fits you like a dream! I hope you find one similar to it.

Really jealous of the deer! :) Glad to hear you're feeling better, Maggie.

Bea from A plus B

erin :) said...

That baby deer is super adorable! I've never touched one before, I've just seen em on the street and such! :)

And thanks for listing me under the "Daily Dose" list of blogs. I'm very flattered. :]]

Erin :)

✿ren said...

Omgosh the fawns are beautiful~!!! I like how their coat kinda matches the little floral print on your dress too XD

And it sucks to be on drowsy meds doesn't it? I was on one for runny nose for two days and stopped today after my nose got better because getting k.o-ed thrice a day was too much to handle XDDD

Charlotte said...

I'll bet you felt like a Disney princess frolicking with woodland creatures!
Also Audrey Hepburn had a pet fawn... so you got to be Audrey AND a Disney princess AT THE SAME TIME! haha =]

Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog. =]


layia said...

i love the deer! and i hate you for getting that dress for a buck! haha seriously, your goodwill is so much better. here they have assigned prices for types. all dresses are like $8! not cool!!! i always read about these thrift finds that are less than $3 and me? nothing but more than $5! soo not cool! lol.
i can't help you much with the design of your blog but i can tell you how to widen the body so your x-large photos can fit in. it's nice to play with html sometimes but if you don't know how to do it, you can always google but do it in parts.

genevieve, sandbox romance said...

Aww. The deer are adorable! I love your dress's pattern, by the way. And eeek! 8 pounds! Not good. Or good, depending on how you want to look at it. Either way, I totally get the desire for solid food again. That was the WORST. I hope you keep doing better!!

museumgirl22 said...

These photos are so cute! I love your oxfords and hat. They look amazing with your floral dress :)

Little Woman said...

I'm jealous of your cute dress that you borrowed, haha.

Style, She Wrote said...

What wonderful pictures to capture an awesome experience. xo style, she wrote

Becca said...

I've always been a sucker for petting zoos and cute animals, so you can imagine I just "awww"ed my way through this whole post of little bambi's! Not to mention, you're outfit is adorable, the button detail down the front is such a nice addition to the print of the dress.

Jo said...

That dress is absolutely gorgeous! loved your pictures, so pretty :)


devilishlypleasurable said...

that's a lovely thing your friend's mom does :)

love the doe. . and great outfit as always :)

Ebony said...

I was like "Oh my gosh! It's a fawn!" and was scrolling madly to find out how and why you were taking photos with one. How cool of your mum's friend to look after them :)

So, who's dress is that sorry? It's gorgeous, and thrifted? Wow. I always find borrowed clothes make me happier than if I'd bought it myself... and I sort of think "man, I wish I owned this" when I may not have even looked at it beforehand know what I mean?

Sorry your teethies are hurting so much. Hope you are fully recovered soon! xoxo

Carissa said...

cute hat, and BAMBI! :D

20 York Street said...

That cute doe almost stole your thunder! Almost!

Love your blog, for sure!

Cheyne said...

How about you send him along in the clothing exchange too. (;

Ahh, I wanna come to Idaho and play with cute animals and wear all your pretty dresses and have lovely photoshoots. ROADTRIP! Haha, but these are really lovely, and I can't believe that dress was only ninety cents! True definition of being good at buying clothes! You're obviously much better at it than I am! :D


Shauna said...

i just read your first blog post.
breakfast at tiffany's is one of my all time favourite movies too!
and there were a couple other things that i was like me too!! (graduating and my sister(we're tight too))

ps. thanks for the blog comment!

Kendr▲ said...

DEER is soo cute!
Really enjoy your blog,
very cool posts and cool photos.
Will be back again for sure!

Hope you can check mine out if you get the time :)


Courtney said...

Oh my gosh!!! Those deers are so adorable!!
I love your dress! :)

So sorry about your wisdom teeth! :(
I had mine out a couple years ago and it was horrible! Hope you feel better soon! =)

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sallyannie☆ said...

Lovely dress! Nice to know that you are feeling better :)

roadrunner said...

OH MY GOD, what a cute little bambi ♥♥♥


MADDI said...

thank you so,so much!
Oh, this pictures are so sweet :-O!!!
love your outfit, and nice blog!

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sophiasa said...

awwwwww what a cute deer!!!!! Lucky you!! And so cute (you)!! The hat and shoes with that dress is just adorable <3

Ruta, Look Ugly in a Photograph said...

SOOO COOL! The deer look so cute, awwwww.
Love these pictures.

Cute dress.

Flashes of Style said...

Wow! The little baby is sooo cute :) and you look adorable!

Monica said...

OMG the lil deer is friggin adorable i could hug her all day! and your dress is lovely!

thankyou for visiting my blog :)
Monica xx

Kimberellie said...

I adore the shoes! I adore the deer! You are lovely Miss Maggie. Just lovely. You look beautiful here. Makes me smile.

vintagewithatwist said...

omigosh! how cute are those little baby deer??
very cute outfit by the way :)

WILDasaMINK said...

OH my goodness--baby deer! Soooooooooooo adorable...somehow you fit very well together, the deer, your outfit, the pictures...i love the dress, it looks great with the deer! I don't know what I'm talking about all i'm saying is somehow this whole scene is just pure cuteness.
Goodluck with the wisdom teeth healing, I've been there done that--it sucks!

Lauren said...

Oh my god!!! Baby deer! Fawns! I love this so much!

Bri said...

awweeee, baby fawns! how sweet. i want to play and hold a baby fawn one day...! : )