Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Physician Mom's Blog Hop Series: Introductions

Happy Wednesday! Sarah @ Disisd and I are starting a new blog hop series- for Physician Moms! We are excited to get to know more friends who are in similar walks of our lives to share our stories with. We are planning to do this on a monthly basis, which will be nice because I've been slacking a bit with my blogging. Won't you join us? :)

Today's topic is: INTRODUCTIONS

I am Christy, a 32 year old mother of 2 (3 1/2 year old toddler girl named Grace, and a 13 month old little boy named Nathan). We live in the freezing tundra of Minnesota, where I work full time as a Geriatrician. My husband, Aaron also works in the same institution as an operations specialist in supply chain management (to this day I’m still not quite sure what he does). I chose this field of practice because I truly love internal medicine. Some of the sickest, frailest and chronically ill people are our elders, who unfortunately often do not get the attention that they need, and struggle with many limitations throughout the remainder of their lives. The approach towards treating our older adult population needs to be different, and I find a fulfillment in helping them with their unique needs

Some side hobbies that I enjoy:

-   Photography
-   Jewelry merchandising
-   Exploring fashion (still trying to figure this one out!)
-   Theater
-   Traveling

Some other interesting things about me…

-   I’m pretty introverted. On weekends, I prefer to stay at home and veg out with a movie. Social crowds intimidate me, and I tend to isolate myself…. but I’m also strangely comfortable giving lectures to large audiences, and getting up on stage for performances.
-   I can operate firearms. My husband and I use to enjoy target shooting.
-   If I could do anything else aside from my current profession, I would want to join the CIA.
-   I am trained in acupuncture
-   I once was in a Budweiser commercial and an extra in the movie Transformers 4: Age of Extinction. That was one of the coolest things I have ever done in my life!

Favorite Quote: 

“I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel" - Maya Angelou

That’s me in a nutshell! Would LOVE to get to know you!
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Future dates and prompts of our linkups are:
September 2nd: Day in the life, you may want to share your clinic/OR day on your day off with your child(ren)
October 7th: What you wish you’d known before entering medical school
November 4th: Birth stories
December 2nd: Tips on how you handle work or call during the holidays. How do your child(ren) handle you being away?

Link away!!


Monday, July 20, 2015

Summer Workwear with Mikarose

I think it's so interesting how style and preferences changes throughout someone's life. It's like going through chapters in a book. It grows with you as you mature. It takes you through different adventures. I remember when I started this fashion venture a few years ago, I was all about trying pattern and color mixing with whatever was in my closet. Then I went through an obsessive skirt phase, followed by a coat phase...then patterned tights. Although it was fun experimenting with all this, I looked at my closet a few months ago and realized all I did was collect clutter. My friend, Rachel and I encouraged each other to try something called a "Capsule Closet" as an effort to declutter our lives.  3/4 of my closet was donated/sold and I only kept the essentials. At the end, I prefer simplicity, elegance and modesty. This is one of my favorite dresses from Mikarose- a boutique dedicated towards reinventing modesty for women. I wouldn't mind if I completely turned over my closet with Mikarose clothing! :)

Dress: C/o Mikarose
Sandals: Old (J.C Penny I think)
Earrings: Chloe and Isabel 

Grace and Grandpa making Chinese stickybuns

Friday, July 3, 2015

Pink Flamingo

Happy Summer, and happy (almost) Independence Day!
Hope you all have been well! It has been such a beautiful summer this year in Minnesota so far, minus a few rainstorms here and there. Today Aaron and I decided to venture out to this beautiful piece of land where we had initially thought about building a house. Those plans are temporarily put on hold, but it sure makes a nice backdrop for some pictures :) 

I can't tell you how much I love skirts, especially ones with unique patterns and textures. I wear dress skirts almost everyday to work, but I haven't had too much success with finding casual skirts until I was introduced to this one designed by Laurel Sherbert. Comfortable, casual with a stretchy waist band. And check it out... it's REVERSIBLE. 2 in 1. How cool is that?? I have never seen such a unique skirt design. Totally in love with it! 

Then BOOM, flip it inside out, and you get this pattern...

This whole look reminds me of a tropical flamingo. Flamingos... I've been seeing them all over the fashion community lately. Along with pineapples... must be the fashion theme of summer 2015 :)

Top: Philosophy
Bag: Chloe 
Earrings and Bracelet: Chloe and Isabel
Sunglasses: Marc Jacobs
Scarf: Sole Society

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

May flowers

Where did the time go? My last post was taken in snow. Spring is now in full bloom and this is my absolute favorite time of the year. We have an apple blossom tree in our backyard that only blooms for a week at a time before all the flowers are blown away. Luckily with these lovely Hayband floral headbands, we are able to experience a piece of spring all year round :) Little miss Grace, who is now 3 1/2 (and totally talking a lot more now) usually hates things on her head, but we had a hard time taking this head piece off! She ran around with it all day. When I asked her if she feels cool... she says.. "Yep!"

Outfit details:
Grace: Top from Baby Gap  |   Haybands head piece 
Me: Top from (old)   |   Floral headband: Thanks to Haybands 

Of course we can't forget this little guy- who is now 10 months!!