Friday, September 28, 2012


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

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Just Kidding Right?

 Seriously? These are just weird! And if you buy a pair I'll think you're weird!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Berks aka "Becky"

Guess who took it up on herself to get her brother ready for bed last night?
Guess who put his son to bed like that?
Guess who let her son hang out dressed like that the next morning?

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Trendy Tuesday

Boo-Tays (booties as in SHOES not bums) are in the house!
Here are few of my favorite picks for the season. 

(loving on these)

Pair all of these little darlings with skirts, tights, skinnies, leggings, dresses, shorts.
You name it, they match it!

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

Monday, September 24, 2012

Weekend At My NEW House

With any luck we'll be roasting our Thanksgiving turkey here. 
She's coming along isn't she?

Friday, September 21, 2012


And you know what's hiding behind all this?

A mom with no make up and dirty hair who is wearing her husband's old t-shirt. 
For real!

It's Friday.
Shop. Eat cake. And fake it til you make it. 

P.S. Sparkly ballet flats are the perfect touch for turning a dirt bag outfit into something interesting.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Be bold and move forward with confidence.
And that is precisely what I will choose to do today. 
It's here. Today is the day I throw myself to the wolverines of fitness snobbery (so I'm told) and show them what I'm made of. Although I have been preparing for this day for two months now I still feel like I could poop my pants. What the heck am I talking about? Have you heard of the current fitness fad called "Ballet Barre"? (And other various names.) Well I have created my own version and today is the day I present (teach) to all my fitness friends at an uppity up fitness joint. I'm excited, anxious, scared, and most of all thrilled to have the opportunity to teach two of my passions combined into one dose. Ballet AND toning together. AWESOME! I feel so lucky and blessed to be able to share with other fitness enthusiasts like myself. And more so I am thankful for a trusting boss who believes that I can do it and do it well.  And that's my latest project. Wish me luck. Trust me. Teaching on a stage, in tight pants, with a crowd of hot chicks staring at you ain't as easy as it looks my friends.

P.S. Gig Harbor, WA fitness peeps...miss you dearly!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

donut deny it = joy

 my personal favorite

 someday my hair will be long enough to do this

love this idea

all images via pinterest.

Hey, I've got a fantastic idea!
Lets meet for donuts! But we have to be good. One for you and one for me. That's it. Unless they are donut holes. In that case 25 each! 

Do you like donuts?

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

TT Product Alert Edition

I "whish" I could have an endless supply of this deliciousness.
I want to introduce you to my newest product discovery. 
(Also comes in a body wash and a sugar scrub.)
My oh my it's excellent and I'm pretty sure you will think it's excellent too!
It's such a great scent to welcome fall.
Check out all the other scents here. Almond and coconut are lusciously divine as well. 

It's Trendy Tuesday...
Do you DARE smell amazing?
I hope so because girls aren't supposed to be stinky. However, the lady next to me in barbell class yesterday, STINKY! She had a serious case of the toots. Gag! I wanted to cover my nose with my shirt but thought that might be too obvious.
Throw out your Bath and Body Works crap:) and indulge in a bottle of luxuriousness. It's good stuff and your skin will love you for it.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Weekend At My House

Be bold and move forward with confidence!
(that's what i keep telling myself. more about this to come later this week.)
It's monday.
Make it a great one.

Friday, September 14, 2012

FFF (Fitness Fashion Friday)

Today I figured since I'm in my athletic clothing just as much as my other junk then why not give it a feature. Athletic apparel can be cute too right? And stretchy on the belly for cake eating!

neon pink pants, a little exercise, and a lot of water does a body good. 
oh yes. cake. cake is good too.
It's Friday.
Shop, eat cake, and do something active this weekend!

P.S. my one diet tip...stop the soda!
P.S.S. my one work out tip...two words~weight training!
P.S.S.S. my one cake tip... choose carrot cake. it's more healthy! (Okay it's really not.)

Thursday, September 13, 2012

I'm a STAR

 These booties my friends made me famous yesterday while I was out and about.
Where did you get those?
Are they vintage?
What boutique did you find those at?
Stop it! I have to have your booties.
 It's a secret. Yes. If I told you I'd have to kill you. Sorry, you can't have them.
$100 bucks and I'll spill the beans. 
Any takers?

 Don't look too close or you will see the white sexy athletic sock poking out. 
What can I say, I don't like sockless sweaty feet! However those stars are like a built in air conditioner for no extra charge.

Hey Aimee! I told you I would find something cute to wear them with. You're jelly you don't have a pair too aren't you. Shame on you for mocking the suede white bootie!

Lovin my jeans.

P.S. I found them at TJ Maxx. 

P.S.S. Happy Birthday Prince Charming. When you get back in town I'm going to do all sorts of naughty things to you. Miss you! xoxoxo

Wednesday, September 12, 2012


Oh Tuesdays. Not a fan of the Tuesday at my house. 
Lots of lessons, lots of car rides and lots of "hurry ups". After school yesterday Lucy was sure that the world was coming to an end. She was starving to death, her brother was looking at her gross, she claimed to have forgotten how to put on her shoes, her ballet outfit was disgusting (that's her new word for everything) and then the (fake) tears came pouring out. I was done. Had had it. Checked out. You know what I said to her? 

"If you don't stop whining right now then I'm going to stick this hot pad up your bum."

Yes. Yes I did. And then of course waved the hot pad with furry in the air so she knew I meant business (hot pad because at my cracking moment I was taking dinner out of the oven).
Kelson starting laughing because of what I had said.
I started laughing because Kels was laughing at me and my lunatic moment.
Berks started laughing because he could.
Lucy had to cry (fake) tears even harder and louder because we were laughing "at her".
Give me a freakin break.
And that's precisely what I did. 

Babysitter. Check. Starbucks treat. Check. Manicure. Check.
A Moms gotta do what a Moms gotta do. 
It's a whole lot cheaper (and much more fun) than the crazy house.
What have you done lately to give yourself a break?
What? You haven't taken a break in three months? Nonsense.
Hurry. Run. Before you go start waving hot pads at your kids.

P.S. Could you even imagine THIS? WOW!
P.S.S. Looking for a cute hot pad?

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

TT (Trendy Tuesday)

This trend gets me all sorts of excited from head to toe~literally. Brooches: Fancy spelling for fanciness! You can add them to your hat or add them to a shoe. You can also add them to everything in between (scarf, lapel, shoulders, collar, waist, belt). How could one not love being drenched in jewels?

Once upon a time during my younger years brooches were smashing. Mostly worn at the tippy top of a button down. Darn. Why did I ever downsize my accessory collection?  Watch the clip below for somebrooch inspiration. Brooches aren't just for your Granny. Check your local antique store for some unique beauties. My friend just picked up THE COOLEST jewel encrusted turtle brooch. Funny thing, I was drooling over it to actually wear. She on the other hand would never wear such an ugly thing. She bought it to turn it into a pushpin for her cork board. Might have to steal it from her!

It's TrEnDy TuEsDaY...Do you DARE?

P.S. I totally heart the first outfit in this video. Tartan plaid + denim + scarf + brooch=genius.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Weekend At My House

 crayon rings | football season | homemade pizza

 my dream wrapping center | best toy ever | mint chevron frame~CUTE!

splash pad | 2 missing teeth | pinterest hair tutorial that actually worked

It has been busy around our house lately. Nothing out of the ordinary. You know how it goes. Life with kids, extra activities, and many other this and thats have been sucking up all the free time. It's all exhausting in a good way. At least that's what I tell myself. 
Hope you all have an excellent week.

It's monday.
Make it a great one!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

oh my. i might have a little drinking problem.
it's organic so it's extra healthy right?
what the heck does organic mean anyway?

need a delicious thirst quencher? 
i just picked this lemonade up at costco and its pucker quality is out of this world! 
its organic!
pair with lots of ice and one of these and satisfaction is guaranteed!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012


Welcome September. Welcome Fall.
I wish "Welcome Fall". It's still a thousand degrees where I live. 
I sure hope you all had an enjoyable three day weekend. 
We went swimming, bike riding, furniture shopping (fun for me, snore for everyone else), watched a really cute movie and sipped up the best milkshakes in the world.

On a different note...
Introducing to you this weeks Trendy Tuesday.
The sneaker wedge.
Do you DARE?
Me? I'm not convinced.