Friday, August 31, 2012


Remember "the box" from last friday?

Little cutie flower printed jeans.
I think I had a pair of overalls in a similar print in 1982 that were OshKosh Ba'Gosh.

It's Friday!
Shop. Eat cake. And wear something fabulous!
P.S. Jeans HERE

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Who Dealt It?

Yesterday on the way home from school...
ME: Who keeps farting in this car?
KELS: Not me. It's Lucy.
LUCY: NO! It's not me. It's Kelson. When I fart I feel warmness in my bum.

If you have an extra 5 min. read THIS story. It's totally HILARIOUS! It will make you laugh.

And if this isn't the truth...
 I'm a little addicted to these silly cards that are all over pinterest. Don't they just crack you up?
 Have a happy day!

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Almost Welcome Home

Well by golly geesh would you look at that.
With a fancy toilet in the front yard and all~lucky!
November can't come soon enough!

 Red front door coming soon.
Check out my "New Home" design board HERE.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

TT (Trendy Tuesday)

Mulberry stained lips.
Sexy. Sultry. HOT. HOT. HOT. 
I'm in love. You?
Do you DARE?
P.S. I would love to pair my red-wine lips with THIS for fall.

Monday, August 27, 2012

You know you're an old lady when THESE dish towels are rocking your world.
Now only if they would make my dirty dishes magically disappear. 

And THIS candle will bring all sorts of deliciousness to your life. Guaranteed!

And finally a chalkboard update.

Happy Monday!
Make it a great one!

Friday, August 24, 2012

FFF~Boy Style

To the men out there...

Ya. That's right. My man's got swagger.

With a dose of fun personality on the side.
 shoes & socks : nords rack

 Thanks to his wife that is. I hear she's a pretty cool chick!

Ok really i don't dictate what prince charming wears daily. Really I don't. However, after I told him the other day that keeps wearing the same thing over and over he challenged me to throw some fresh looks together for him. Challenge? I got this one. Easy. And there you have it. 15 min later 6 new looks with the same old clothes.

Does the man in your life need an update?
Here are some essentials to consider.
Don't mess around with any other white shirt. Buy one of these for your man now! Take note, the smartcare aka non-wrinkle shirts come in "traditional" fit and "trim" fit. Try both to find your favorite. My hubs likes trim fit. 
These socks are always at the rack for 5.99 a pair.
Add a fancy tie or bow tie and you've got one good lookin' dude you won't be embarrassed to be seen with.

Happy Friday Everyone!
Shop. Eat cake. And help your man wear something fabulous. 

P.S. If your man has hair growing out of his're on your own for that one!

P.S.S. Can't wait to show you what's inside this package for next weeks FFF!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Happy Birthday to me. Okay just kidding it's not my birthday but we could pretend. I think this is the cutest idea ever! This was sitting on my neighbors lawn this morning. It's just two pieces of plywood held together with brackets at the top (like an A frame). How fun would it be to have one for your family or maybe for your neighborhood. Or even for your circle of girlfriends. I am 1000% (yes that's a one thousand) convinced that the simple gift of thought really goes a long way. Waking up to something like this in my front yard would make me feel like an extra special birthday girl. I bet it would give you the warm fuzzies too.
Yay! It's Thursday. Do something crazy today!

Someone has a special package coming in the mail!
Hope you enjoy the book!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Anyone looking for new read? I just finished THIS book and it was a really good read. I randomly picked it up off the clearance rack at the bookstore. I'd love to pass it on to someone if you're interested. But the story may make you tear up a bit. Email me and I'll pop it in the mail to you. And if you're lucky I just might slip in another special treat or two. Don't you just love getting treats in the mail? 
From me to you. Let me know if you're interested. First one to email me their address is the winner of this off-the-clearance-rack used book.;) I promise I never read it in the bathroom!

THIS is my next read. Has anyone out there read it?

Tuesday, August 21, 2012




If pointy toes could kill I think these would get the job done. 
Pointy, pointy POINTY toes...
Do you DARE?
I tried all of the above shoes on. Darling but I'm only 98% convinced that I love a pointy toe. I'll wait for the 29.99 version at the RACK.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Need a good laugh? Take a moment to read these!

Happy Monday!
Make it at great one.
P.S. I'm really not a walmart snob. Okay. Fine. I sorta am. But, I do secretly shop there... occasionally. Where else can you shop barefoot in sweatpants?

P.S.S. You can't tell me this game wouldn't make a great date night. Funny stuff!

Friday, August 17, 2012


 Are you ready for another dose of some amazing photography?

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

P.S. Those 4in. heels didn't even make it out the door. Thank you leopard flats for saving me.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

If you were my neighbor
you may have gotten some delicious cookies delivered to your door

wrapped in these adorable bags.
(You can get your bags HERE. WARNING: That site I just referred you to is dangerous. It has beyond CUTE stuff!)
since you're not my neighbor I guess you'll never know. ;) However, I'd love for you to be my neighbor. Maybe you should consider. But not if you have a dog because I'm really, really scared of dogs!
BUT Perhaps...
You should be neighborly and deliver cookies too. 
THIS recipe is a great way to start. They are delightfully delicious. Just be sure to take them out of the oven when they look like they need 1 more minute. If you leave them in for that 1 more minute you've got cinnamon sugar toast!

Feeling sorry for yourself today? Hate your life?
Share the joy of cookies and serve another.
Cross my heart and hope to die if you do, you'll feel a WHOLE LOT better!
XOXO to you all!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

 That person in your life that you'd like to stab daggers in their eyes...let it go. It's making your look butt ugly.
 I love this quote and I agree with it wholeheartedly!
Let us all do our best to look absolutely LOVELY today.
Enjoy your Wednesday!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012


so for the heck of it i chose an outfit that i wore for TT this week. 
not that it's all that amazing of an outfit but, it was one of those "i feel good in this" kind of days. there's just something about red polka dots that make me extra happy. and extra happy = extra confidence. wouldn't you agree? not the mention the resemblance of miss minnie mouse who is always absolutely stunning in her dots!

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

blouse: tj maxx | pencil skirt: halogen | watch: michael kors | bling bracelet: betsey johnson | pearl bracelet: mrs. princess pookie | shoes: sam edleman
shoes i wish i was wearing with this outfit...HERE

would you DARE wear red polka dots (cute) and leopard print (sassy) together?

p.s. this 70 something lady at church told me my legs were beautiful-referring to the color. she thought i was wearing "panty hose"~hee hee. please believe me when i tell you THIS product is a must have. i've left it mingling on my sidebar for a reason.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Weekend At My House

 happy flowers | happy fingers
 baubles | smelling delish
 sit...stay awhile | cutie creatures
lucy couture | my creatures

a few other weekend discoveries that might interest you:
a delicious pink pouf for lulu's bedroom
the perfect target for my neck
a fun new style blog
a lip licking appetizer that will impress

It's Monday.
Make it a great one!

p.s. remind me to tell you about the mani/pedi experience i had this weekend. oh boy!

Friday, August 10, 2012

The Day I Lost My Mind (And Car) at the Car Wash

Today they lost my car at the car wash.
Yes, you heard me correctly. Lost.
Let me start from the beginning.

Berks and I started our day off dropping Kels and Lu at school, made our way to the gym, then decided it was time for a wash. We picked up some lunch and headed for the car wash. Note: Simple drive through car washes don't exist here. Seriously annoying but, for a cheap $8 bucks (and 20 min. later-grrr) you get a killer car cleaning.

The second we walked into the waiting area it all began. The filthy dirty place was chuck full of toy candy cars and lollipop fans all strategically placed for little chubby fingers. Naturally Berks went crazy and wanted it all. Okay, fine. We'll look for a minute and then go watch the fish in the tank while we consume our chicken nuggets. Right. After 32 temper tantrums and flying chicken nugget madness I caved and bought him some Skittles. Not just any Skittles. $3 bucks a bag Skittles. If they keep him quiet it's worth it.

RIP! EXPLODE! BOOM! CRASH! As I turned my head to pay the cashier Berks had managed to get the bag of Skittles open himself. Oh please just tell me that didn't happen. As quickly as he could he was grabbing them by the handful and shoving them like mad in his mouth. Now I must admit, I'm a bit of a 10 second rule mom but at this place, NO WAY! There I was, kneeling on the ground fighting over grimy Skittles with a screaming-at-the-top-of-his-lungs 2 yr old. And remember his mouth was full so along with the screaming the Skittle drool was coming at me 90 miles and hour. Seriously. Someone put me out of my misery.

I had to get out of there. Quick. Super hero quick.  I grabbed Berks and all our crap, which there was a lot of (lunch, purse, water bottles, phone, diaper bag, slobber Skittles, etc.), and headed for the door. Icing on the cake. On the way out Berks' freakishly long toddler arms grabbed a tube of Mentos and yes, explosion city happen all over again. With full arms I managed to sweep up 1/2 the opened package and literally, I mean literally throw it at the cashier. Sorry about that. Wait, no I'm not. I'm about ready to walk out the door and learn that you have lost my car.

Okay this is turning into a long stupid story.

BTW I failed to mention it's like 285 degrees here today. Heat + wresting toddler = a hot (sticky) mess x 2. Hey Calgon, you can take me away now!

Finally, out the door we went in hopes that the car was complete and we could be on our not-so-merry way. Hmm...that's weird. I swear I saw my car go through the wash part. Why is it not in the dry part. Sir? Have you seen a Honda Pilot?

Let's bring this story to an end...

AND...Just like that psycho mom with psycho toddler in tow completely lost it. I'm pretty sure you could liken it unto the episode Berks had demonstrated to all 10 min. earlier. I threw a very boisterous tantrum and all the workers exploded like Skittles all over the place to see what had gone wrong. I'm sure "the vein" that occasionally makes an appearance across my forhead was having the show of its life.

10 minutes later...

they found my car. Some dummy parked it across the lot behind Carl's Jr. and failed to tell anyone it was finished. You're kidding me right?  Are you ready? Here's the best part. I walked across the lot to get into my car only to find there were no keys. Seriously? Will someone just kill me now? You know what that meant? I had to trek all the way across the parking lot back to the store in 285 degree heat with psycho toddler and show my face, again, to Mento candy catching cashier and the customers who witnessed "the vein". Gun please. Will someone just give me a freakin gun?

So, consequently FFF will have to return next week. As you can see, I'm in no mood for anything fashionable. Except for THIS which I think I totally deserve today!

It's Friday!
Shop. Eat cake. And don't take your car to the car wash this weekend!

P.S. Prince Charming from now on it's your job to wash the car.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Feeling Green?

 No Prince Charming these shades of green are absolutely nothing alike and chances are the next time I'm in Target I'll be "needing" another one to add to the collection.
Boys...(sigh)...they just don't get it.

That mint shade on the right is by far the most complimented color I wear. It's called re-fresh mint by China Glaze. My so on trend niece from NYC gave it to me. She just graduated from nail school and gives an AMAZING manicure. And not just any manicure (proof below)! If you live in NYC you should give her a call. She's ridiculously affordable!

Miss you tons Miss glossed nails.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Oh would you lookie there. I see some dirt being moved. 
11/23/12 here we come.  

Dear Mr. House,
I just wanted to let you know that when you are complete you are in for a real treat. I have been laying awake at night decorating your lovely walls over and over and over again. I can't wait to give you hugs and kisses and paint your insides pretty. I look forward to meeting you soon!
Mrs. Princess Pookie

 Just a few inspiring ideas!
(all images via pinterest.)