Sunday, August 28, 2011


Landed in phoenix early yesterday morn.
Prince Charming and Kels are finishing the drive and will be joining us this evening. Today Lulu, Berkie and I will kill time by visiting HERE, HERE and HERE. Dragging children out in 107 degree heat in uncharted territority. This ought to be fun! If all goes as planned our goods should arrive tomorrow. Please, oh  please, oh please! We are all desperately longing for a routine again.
AND I never want to eat out again!

P.S. Our house is like 5 min. from one of THESE! Uh oh!

Friday, August 26, 2011

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Peace Out Gig

And just like that it was over.
Today I had to paint over our growth chart written on the door jamb.
It made me cry a little.
See you Arizona!
P.S. Download this: "Oh Darling" by Plug In Stereo.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Today is the day

It's here.
Today is the day where we pack up our rain boots, begin the good byes, and
venture out into unfamiliar territory.
As I watch the house we have worked so hard on empty, I get sorta sad. Okay a lot sad.
 This is going to be harder than I thought.
Please say a little prayer for us.
Have a wonderful weekend everyone!
Mrs. Princess Pookie

THIS is what the houses look like in AZ. Peach and terracotta pot roofs. Ew! Oh, and let us not forget the fancy "dryscaping".

P.S. I dare you to try and tell me my kids aren't adorable!;)
Yes they make me crazy...often...but at least they're lookers!

Taking a break at the park.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Perfect Pedi's!

Here's my new did-it-myself mani.
Used my all time favorite color Oh Cabana Boy (HOT pink) by Orly topped with
Only Gold For Me at Sephora. Bright pink and gold? Add a flamingo and a little umbrella and I'm all set for Palm Springs.

Now for the cutest party idea I've seen in a LONG time.
"Pedi's by the Pool"
Click HERE to learn more about this super fun party.
Do you follow THIS blog? It's called Hostess with the Mostess. You should. It's a goodie!
Happy Pedi's!
P.S. To my fitness friends,
That baked oatmeal recipe will be coming soon!
I get home from AZ tomorrow.

Suite Life

Welcome to our home.

It's pretty fancy.

They make our beds for us.

They treat us like VIP's at breakfast and they serve the BEST orange juice ever!

We have to take a secret elevator to get to our room.

They think we're the cutest kids alive when we leave for school each morning.
(This hotel location is a "business" dude location. My kids are the only children around.)

And we get to swim everyday, sometimes twice...

And our mom lets us eat treats in our bed.
It's a suite life!

We have been living at the Hilton for the last 10 days. 10 days! Yep. I'm done. The kids are loving it but, this Mama has had enough. School started here last week so we rushed down to get started with everyone else. It's been sorta fun. Eating out and having someone else make my bed. But, I'm ready for my own place. Speaking of own place....we picked up the keys yesterday. It's just a rental but it has a pretty cool pool!
Come visit!

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

Colored Jeans
Hot off the runway, these babies are all around. If you haven't seen these then you must be living in a black hole. They may take you back to the good old 80's (love those 80's) but if you want to liven up your boring bottoms, your might want to consider purchasing a pair. Why? Why not? They're cute, colorful and full of personality! Which color of the rainbow would you choose? I'm eyeing the red and purple. Ooh, but yellow is oh-so-buttery!
THESE are super kickin' cute!
It's Trendy Tuesday...Do you DARE?

Thursday, August 11, 2011

It's FFF (Fabulous Fashion Friday)

Dear Prince Charming,

Remember last night when we were talking on the phone and you were saying  you were feeling guilty about going to see a movie? Does that mean I'm supposed to be feeling guilty about purchasing these? How about we just call it even?
Miss you tons!

Mrs. Princess Pookie

Blue suede shoes. Got your back Elvis!
Be fabulous!

Ahem children. Which one of you were sneaking around with the camera again?

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

House For Sale

Anyone wanna buy a house? I'm in tight with the owners. They'll cut you a GREAT deal!

Click HERE to view a fancy virtual home tour!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

So Long Rainy Days

We're Moving!
The time has come for us to say good bye to the Pacific Northwest and explore a new chapter in our life. One in which I'm VERY excited for. On August 19 we will be wrapping up our memories here and taking them to Gilbert, Arizona. My Prince Charming got a promotion. (Great job handsome!) Although there are a lot of things that will be missed here, we are grateful for this opportunity. Of course, now that my house is complete it's time to leave. Typical! But...I finally get the sun I've been longing for. Yippee!
Obviously these next few weeks will be hectic but, I'll keep in touch. Promise!
Wish us luck!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

It's FFF (Fabulous Fashion Friday)

When my kids send me to Mommy jail I think I'll wear THIS shirt.
Bought it while on vacation. It was an "I know it's not on sale but I'm on vacation" purchase.
I LOVE it. Besides, I'll be a jail bird with style.
(Note: The pics don't show but it has a zipper up the back. Coolness!)
Happy Friday!
P.S. Yep...that's A LOT of beads!

Jail Birdies

So my children aren't perfect. Shocking. I know. Yesterday I had had it. So I did it. I threatened them with kid jail. Kelson started crying out of fear and asked, "Are you really going to send us there?" I said yes! Then told him that when kids get sent to "kid jail" it's in their mommy's closet. He wondered if he'd get food. Lucy on the other hand started cheering and said, "Yay...then I'll get to play with all your clothes." Hmmm....backfire. Gotta think of a new kid jail location for her. Suggestions? I think I'm ready for school to start.;)

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Crack This!

Crackle nail polish is CRACKALICIOUS!
I bought the cheap stuff~Sally Hansen~ not O.P.I. Works great.
Did my toes too. It's fun and dries super quick.
Conclusion: Crack it up. It's worth it!

P.S. That would be one of my hands and one of Lucy's hands. Thought I'd mention that so you wouldn't wonder if  one of my hands were dwarf sized. :)

Monday, August 1, 2011

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

I want THESE. Seriously! I know what you're thinking. Who in their right mind would wear a pair of these? A hooker? Cindy Lauper? Mrs. Princess Pookie?
Trust me on this one.
Leopard jeans are the coolest trend ever.
I heart them! Do you?
It's TRENDY TUESDAY...Do you dare?

P.S. Stop laughing at me. When I show up wearing them you'll be jealous! Now I just have to find the Forever 21 version so I can actually afford them!

There's No Place Like Home

21 days
5 states
3 million miles (that might be exaggerated)
1 amusement park
8 new pairs of shoes (not just for me sillies)
2 Granny's shakes
3 visits to Cafe Rio
2 family photo shoots
1 exhausted family
Welcome Home!
P.S. I ate Cheetos for breakfast the other day. It was funny.