Wednesday, February 29, 2012

This is VERY Good

Dear Children 

I know finding your place in our new world has had its challenges.
Friends have been sparse, school has been hard, and half your life is still packed in boxes.
But, I promise. We will find our place. Our home. And it will be magical!
Love you forever.

P.S. Don't forget to thank Daddy for moving us to AZ because if we were still in WA there is NO WAY we'd be playing at the park in February.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012


Me? Not so much.

I had a pair in high school.
Some things SHOULD die. 
The end.

P.S. Anyone remember Girbaud jeans?

Monday, February 27, 2012

Weekend At My House

 Took bubble baths 
(not me. the kids. i hate baths.)

 Wore my pink sparkles on a date with Prince Charming

 Ate Life cereal for dinner

 Cleaned out my closet. A little.

 Started to get ready for swim season. It was 80 degrees this weekend!

 Organized my face.

 Pondered where to hang this silly thing. Isn't it divine?;)

 Visited our favorite candy shop

 Tried to wear a scarf. It looked dorky. THIS would have been helpful.

It's Monday. Make it a great one!

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Food Face

Don't tell anyone but I think I have more fun with THESE plates than my kids.
Came across THIS site full of after school snack ideas. Note: the link is nothing all that mind blowing but I thought it was a good "oh ya" reminder.

Love this idea for in the car healthy treats. 

So cute! (via pinterest)

Thursday, February 23, 2012

What I Like

 My style is "eclectic". Yep. ECLECTIC. Or,  if you're like my hubs you might call it eCRAPtic.
{Pardon me for a moment.}
Dear Husband,
I know our house is full of crap and you make fun of it all the time. Deer heads, pink zebra chairs, polka dot pillows, orange lamps. I agree. It's a lot to take in. However, deep down inside, somewhere, I know you appreciate my colorful eye and love for weird accessories. Somewhere.
your wife
p.s. wanna make out?


What it is: Eclectic style is the great equalizer. It reshuffles the rule book, mixing and matching old and new, East and West, luxe and humble, showy and quiet. It invites you to fill a space with objects you love and unique finds that strike your fancy. Simply put, it's you, curated. (from

I have died and gone to decorator heaven!
(all photos from

Do your end tables match your coffee table and console table? And Are they brown?
Do your drapes perfectly match the throw pillows on your couch?
Is the fake art on your walls hung too high?

Then we can't be friends.;)

It's FFF

{bracelet~tj maxx}
Leather and chains~in a non-kinky sorta way that is.
THIS one is really cute too!

It's Friday!
Shop. Eat cake. And wear something fabulous. 
This is what I have been seeing for the last couple days when I get to the top of the stairs in our bonus room. It's gives me the creeps. I'm just waiting for the "chucky" doll to turn around with poked out eyes and a butcher knife. 
Enjoy your weekend!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

The Bribe

Dear Self,
If you promise to finish this and the 3 other loads that follow this, you may have permission to go HERE.

Good luck!
P.S. That shirt you are wearing looks retarded on you.

Anyone else out there have to bribe yourself like a 2 yr old to complete the household chores?

And finally caught an episode of My Favorite Place (show featuring celebrity homes) where the ever-so-stylish Jonathan Adler's home was being featured. He has the quirkiest, coolest home ever! Not familiar with Jonathan Adler? Check out his happy books and his blog.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Pleats. Once again they have found a way to insert themselves at our waistline. I actually really like these cropped trousers. However, they have potential to go REALLY wrong. For example, a belly pooch better run away like the dickens from a pair of these. Know what I mean? Take note. These "trendier" pleated fronts should not be mistaken for the ones our Mother's used to wear. You know, the light denim, high waisted, gradual taper at the leg version. No. No. No. The way to wear the new and improved pleat is slouchy (boyfriend jean like), ankle length, and super tapered. 
What do you think? Do you DARE?
I'll let you know if I dare once I get a chance to try a pair on. 

P.S. Completely smitten by this pic. Oh how I wish I could paint my walls. (remember...I'm currently living in a rental smothered in beigeish yellowish-ew!)

P.S.S. Slipped away last night and purchased a new blue latte bowl to add to my collection. These bowls make me smile.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Weekend Happenings

Is this what your 5 yr old puts on when you tell her to go get dressed for the park? That's my Lucy.

Still house hunting. Not having much luck. I'm pretty sure the houses here just keep getting uglier and uglier.
Spent WAAAY too much time on Pinterest and has some super neat furniture btw. Like THIS and THIS.
Got my hair tragedy fixed~sorta.
Took a long Sunday nap. 

Happy President's Day! 
Guess I should go entertain my children with something other than the Disney channel.;)

Friday, February 17, 2012

My first pair of orange shoes. Ever. Thank you TJ Maxx.
Not sure where my ORANGE fetish is coming from lately but I'm crushing on it. 

It's Friday.
Shop. Eat cake. And wear something fabulous!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Hair 911

Can you trim this up? I asked. 
This is bad.
This is really, really bad.
I just might cry over this.
It will grow back right?
It's the shape of your head. she said.
No! You have no idea what you're doing. I thought.
I'm sweating.
I think I might throw up.
I need to leave NOW.
Sorry. she said.
Can I book your next appointment? asked the receptionist.
No Thanks. I said.
Hell no! I thought.

This one may take me a few days to recover.  Sigh.

I have officially been cursed with the worst haircut ever.

1. Do you chop it all off and start over again?
2. Keep as much length as possible and try to mend the damages?
3. Wear a paper bag on your head?

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Day Of Love {2.14.12}

"Kisses, even to the air, are beautiful."

Today may we all hug longer, kiss more, and not be afraid to say 
I LOVE you. 
Happy Valentine's Day! 
P.S. I promise I'm not trying to flip the bird in that picture.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Day of LOVE {13}

Have you made a mixed tape to make out to yet?

May I suggest the following...

1. your body is a wonderland (john mayer)
2. hold me now (thompson twins)
3. lady in red (chris de burgh)
4. dance with me (estelle)
5. moves like jagger (maroon 5)
6. come on get higher (matt nathanson)
7. sexual healing (marvin gaye)
8. from my heart to yours (laura izabor)
9. rythm of love (plain white t's)
10. icecream (sarah mclauchen)
11. with or without you (u2)
12. lucky (jason/colbie)
13. secret (omd)
14. at last (etta last)
15. best love song (t-pain)
16. oh darling (plug in stereo)
17. yellow (vitamin string quartet)

Oh, what's that? You don't have these songs in your itunes library? I do. Want a copy? 

Leave a comment telling us the name of the restaurant you'd like to eat at on V-Day and you just might get a copy in the mail. Oh, and you don't have to make out to it (that's way too embarrassing to admit to), it just means you appreciate some good tunes!;)

It's Monday. Make it a great one!

P.S. Growing up I played for HOURS with a Fisher Price tape player just like the one pic. above. My BFF and I listened (and sang along) to the Cabbage Patch story.
P.S.S. Does that make me old? Wait, don't answer that.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Day of LOVE {12}

A few projects we've been working on.

 We'll be tying these to boxes of brownies for the teachers.

We'll be tying these to boxes of cereal for Lucy's classmates.

And I'll be tying these to little red nail polishes for my friends.

I made all of these tags using
Unfortunately, picnik will be closing up it's doors soon and it's breaking my heart. But, you have until April 19 to have all sorts of fun creating for FREE.
Anyone out there know yet what's going on with the picnik/google thing? I'd love to know!
Someday when I get smart I'll learn how to put these in a downloadable format for you all to enjoy. Until then, you have my permission to copy and paste away!

What kind of Valentine's are you making? One's that come from a box? Good thinkin!

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Day of LOVE {11}

Love for you. 
Stop what you are doing and go do something you love.
Take a nap
Bake brownies
Go to Target 
(no kids invited)
Light a candle
Read a magazine
Go outside and take a big deep breath
Pop a zit 
(People really love doing this. Puzzling. I know)
Doodle with a Sharpie
Browse a catalog
Kiss your babies toes
Eat a loaf of freshly baked french bread topped with butter of course!
Or, take yourself to your favorite lunch spot like I did. 
99.9% of the time all the love within us is given away. Today, save some for you.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Day of LOVE {10}

4 more days!
Most of the couples I know are all bah hum bug about Valentine's Day. Shame on them! If you belong to that crowd you should at least dust off your heels, pull out the red lips, and plan a lunch date with your BFF! the very least, I challenge you to wash your hair and apply a coat of lip gloss on 2.14.12. Extra credit if you wear falsies (eyelashes that is) and a push up bra!

It's Friday. 
Shop. Eat cake. And wear something fabulous.

P.S. Have you mailed your Valentine's yet?