Friday, January 30, 2009

Fabulously Frustrated!

Please accept my apology for no post today. My internet has been down. Just got it up and running and I'm frantically running around like a crazy princess and "shouldn't" waste time writing about sweet nothings. Not that FASHION is ever a waste of time! BUT...FFF shall return next week.

My TECHI knowledge:
On-line problemo!
On-line troubleshooting....clueless!
Thank you Comcast for patiently talking me through my computer retardedness.
Hip Hip Hooray for a fabulous FRIDAY!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Hats Off To A Lamo Day {yesterday}

Finally got to the coat closet project. What a thrill~um...NOT!

Before......................... After
Nothing too special but certainly an improvement. I even earned myself another trip to the Goodwill. (you're welcome Gail:D)

Messes like these (thank you Lucy Jayne) is why I have Ben & Jerry's ice cream in my fridge. Think about this for a moment. If you added up all the time you spent, in a lifetime, cleaning up annoying little messes like this, how many hours would it equal? For me, I'm bound to lose a couple days. At least!

AND...this is what I get for eating Ben & Jerry's ice cream at 10:30pm!

Because I LOVE ME...

Roses for myself for no particular reason at all.

Ended the day with a little A.I. I enjoy this show. I especially enjoy the freakies who think they can sing. Certainly they know they suck. Right?

New Juicy find(s): I dig this necklace. Anyone out there wanna buy it for me? Go HERE if you're feeling the urge to splurge. While you're at it you might as well pick up THIS watch (I tried this on. WANT IT!) and THESE earrings.

Princess Homework: Go buy yourself a bouquet of flowers~or a new Juicy Couture accessory. A princess ALWAYS deserves fresh flowers for no reason at all.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Proud To Be A DORKESS!

No wonder I don't have any friends!:D

Take a moment to LAUGH at yourself today. I hate to be the bearer of bad news but each and everyone of us have a bit of dorkiness hidden within. Embrace it, love it and share it with everyone you know. Just don't be caught being a dork in mom jeans!

Mrs. Princess Pookie

Monday, January 26, 2009

It's Trendy Tuesday...Do You DARE?

Won't you be my neighbor?
(Have you ever tried to attempt the Mr. Rogers shoe toss?)
A Cardigan~ One thing I never leave home without! NEVER! With a life span of over 150 years, the classic cardigan trend seems to never die. They can be found in more styles than your little princess brain can imagine and their versatility is the BOM. From long, belted, 3/4 sleeves, patterned and cropped you'll be sure to find the perfect cardigan to match your perfect style. They are EVERYWHERE and are truly a staple to any wardrobe!

Why A Cardigan?
1. They add color and interest to ANY outfit.
2. Versatility~dress up, dress down, dress all around.
3. You'll be ready for weather changes.
4. They assist in turning your summer duds into winter studs!
Last but certainly no least...
5. You'll look extra "special"~thanks Mr. Rogers

I like THIS and THIS cardigan!

Last week in my Boden post I pointed out the sweater on the left {$78}. I found the one on the right at Target {24.99}. I know it's not the same but a $50 difference for a similar look...I'll take it. I'm thinking about swapping the buttons to something a little more funky. Knit a sweater- that I cannot do. Sew on sassy buttons-I'm all over it.
"She pulled on...a favorite black cashmere
cardigan sweater that had been washed
and worn so many times
it felt like a child's security blanket
around her." ~Tami Hoag

Here's a little trip down memory lane for ya. Pay attention to how SMOOTH Rogers is at the shoe toss! (Don't forget to press pause on the music player at bottom of blog.)
There ya have it. Feeling a chill? Go fetch yourself a cardigan!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Weekend Randomness!

Ta Da! I did it! I finished the secret bathroom project before hubs got home and WE love it. I'm so excited that it's finally done to my liking and not sitting in BLAH land any more. I have always been a fan of silly Seussical things so thank you PBK for making this line just for me...and the rest of the enjoy.

I bought the shower curtain, a bath towel and a hand towel at Pottery Barn Kids and then found the rest at other LESS expenseive places. The rug & yellow towel came from Target clearance rack! Go Target!

And the winning color is...BLUE! I decided to use "rick rack" RED for the scallops around the top. YES...I hand painted all those scallops myself! I should totally win an award. :D Instead of spending all my lunch money on THIS PBK art, I created the artwork above by cutting up a Dr. Seuss book and using a frame from Ikea. {$15ish}

PBK towels and more artwork from the cut up book (black frame).

The Cat in the Hat piece of artwork (above) will most likely be replaced by a quirky Dr. Suess quote made from vinyl lettering and then that artwork's new home will be above the hand towel rack. Along with.....

a black clock similar to this. Well, ONE project down and about 895 more to go! However, I'm very grateful that this one turned out to my liking so that no more time, energy, or money will be wasted!

Moving On...

Nice to meet SHOE! I pulled these babies out this weekend and they seem to always be a hit when I wear them. However, the last time I wore these a little princess at church came up to me and started petting them and said, "Poor Giraffie". :( I ordered these on line from Hanna Andersson-clearance! I totally dig all their clogs for all ages. THESE are adorable (for me) and THESE are darling (for mini me-Lulu).

Litte Lulu...
Here is Lucy's latest and greatest fashion. Her "swim cap" as she calls it. She hates for her baby dolls to be dressed but, she loves to wear her baby doll clothes on her head. Don't ask, I don't know!

These little totes certainly spell it out loud and clear don't they?! Normally I would snatch one of these suckers up but due to the 2009 Princess Pookie "crap" rule, I passed them by. Not that they're "crap" but come on, would I really use it?

FIVE things I could have done without this weekend:

1) The BIG Mac I chose to eat Friday night~UCK~what was I thinking ?

2) Spilled milk (thank you Kelson)

3)Spilled milk AGAIN (thank you Lucy)~in my world there will be no such thing as beverage spilling!

4. The GREEN belt I picked up at Target-not so cute!

5. $75 trip to the grocery store to pick up rolls. Hate that! However, included in that $75 bucks I did get the February issue of REAL SIMPLE~A lovely little treat for myself. Oh, and some mint chocolate chunk Ben & Jerry's ice cream~another lovely little treat for myself. Do you have a favorite Ben & Jerry's flavor?

Make the most of your MARVELOUS Monday!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

It's FFF (Fabulous Fashion Friday)...

For Your {my} Bootie Room!

So, this weekends project (I'm so sick of "weekend" projects I could vomit!) is going to be dedicated to my kidos bathroom AGAIN. This bathroom has officially been 3 ~yes, you read that correctly, 3 different colors and soon to be FOUR. BTW: I promise I'm usually not this schizo when it comes to colors however, that's the beauty of don't likie...changie!

Here is the current decor:

It's a bright turquoise bluish. I believe it's official name is "Pool". I actually really like the color but it has been a ridiculous challenge finding accessories that are BOTH girl & boy friendly. And, unfortunately I have taught my son (by example I guess) to have an opinion about decorating~it's annoyingly hilarious! He'll totally bring me pictures and say, "Mom, what do you think of this?" and he almost enjoys looking through the PBK catalog as much as I do. Anyway, the current hue of this bathroom has completely stumped me thus leaving a pretty much lifeless room. So, when my latest PBK catalog came I got a bit giddy for two reasons. #1 yay...boy and girl friendly bathroom and #2 will allow me to use a paint color I've been dying to use for a while now.

Ric Rac or Peony
by Martha Stewart

So, here it is. I got all hooked up today with the Dr. Suess theme. (I'm not generally a themish bathroom person...hmm?) Cute? Fun? Cheesy? What ya think? I guess we'll find out this weekend. Shh: Hubs has no idea what I'm up to. He's going out of town. That means I must complete before he gets home to have an opinion. :)~Princesses, I know you know what I'm talking about!

BTW: Here's what the bathroom looked like when we moved in.

El Barfo Ramma!

Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is youer than you.
Dr. Seuss

Have a most wonderful weekend. Don't forget to SMILE!

P.S. Want a Dr. Suess bathroom too? Click HERE.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Have You Heard of Me?

Today my Boden catalogs arrived and they bring such joy and happiness to my eyes (not so much my wallet!). They are filled with chunky comfy cottons, cheerfully bright prints and the most amazing coats and jackets ever. CUTENESS princesses....totally pure innocent casual CUTENESS! Before we all forget, go HERE now to request a catalog of your own. They aren't your typical catalogs either. Read THIS and your see how their quirkiness gives their clothing line even more character.

Our history
*Boden was founded in 1991
*We initially launched with just 8 menswear products
*In 1994 we launched womenswear
*Childrenswear (Mini Boden) followed in 1996
*Our UK website launched in April 1999
*In 2002 we launched in America
*Baby Boden launched in 2007
*Today we employ over 600 hard working staff
*We despatch over 3,000 orders every day from our warehouse
(From the website)

Click HERE to get yourself a cutie patootie piece for your spring wardrobe.

Here are a few things I have spied with my little eye:
These shoes are red hot chili peppers.
THIS skirt is perfect for running around town.
Have a little chill, buy ME (pebble melange spot please)
And for the peewees....

yum yum yummy!

P.S. The catalogs are much more fun than the website~I think so anyway!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

And The Lucky Winner Is...

Jason Wu!

WASHINGTON - First lady Michelle Obama celebrated her husband's inauguration Tuesday night wearing a white chiffon, one-shoulder gown covered in fluffy appliques and beading that will now become part of fashion history.

Designed by 26-year-old Jason Wu, much loved in the fashion world but otherwise not well known, the gathered-skirt gown was surprising for its reserve given Michelle Obama's love of jewel tones and sleek silhouettes. Yet it was unconventional too, exposing her much-remarked-upon, well-toned arms.

The gown's slight train swirled pleasingly and her shoulder-sweeping earrings picked up the gown's sparkle as she and President Barack Obama danced the evening's first dance at the Neighborhood Ball at Washington's Convention Center.

"First of all, how good-looking is my wife?" the president asked a cheering crowd. What was Mr. President's song of choice? At Last by Etta James

So...what do you think? Did she pick a winning designer?

To see more of Jason Wu's designs, click HERE. His stuff is pretty cool!