Thursday, February 28, 2013

Shall We Meet?

I think I might have a major crush on you. Would you like to move into my closet?
Think about it.

I think I may have found a girlfriend for you. Her name is Pink Hat. Would you like to meet?
Let me know.

I think Pink Hat and Taupe Wedge would really like having you around. But, you're not invited until you take a major price cut.
Please consider.

Mrs. Princess Pookie

P.S. What do you say we all meet for brunch this weekend for a trial run? I'm betting on love at first sight for all.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Pop goes the Crack

i can't stop.
i just can't help it. 
stop it right now. 

so i sorta have a thingy for chewy gooey very bad for you stick to your gut and butt stuff.
like this caramel popcorn for example.

if you have a thing for caramel popcorn (gooey not crunchy) then you must prepare a batch for yourself. WARNING: take a handful or two (or three) and then hide the crack. it's so good you could eat yourself sick.

1 cube butter
2 cup brown sugar
1 cup light corn syrup
1 can sweetened condensed milk

Melt butter in a medium saucepan. Add corn syrup and brown sugar. Bring mixture to a boil. Once boiling mix in sweetened condensed milk. Cook for 5 or until mixture almost reaches a soft ball stage. Pour over one large bowl popped popcorn. I used air popped popcorn but microwave popcorn works fine. I used about 1 cup un-popped popcorn that turned into one VERY large bowl of popcorn. Poor mixture over popcorn and enjoy the most delicious caramel popcorn ever. Once a little cooled makes great popcorn balls as well.

P.S. Trust me, I'm all about being "healthy" but seriously, how can one eliminate sugar 100% from their diet? Nonsense!;)

Tuesday, February 26, 2013


Oh boy, oh boy do I love a brand new sharpened no. 2 pencil topped with a fresh eraser. It is actually my writing utensil of choice. But, only if it is sharp as a tack and capped with an undamaged perfectly pink eraser. It's quite silly that something so inexpensive and simple makes me all giddy inside. No chew marks, no dullness, no missing erasers allowed. Just brand spankin new. And don't get me started on the pencil pouch. YES please.
However, you know what might possibly make me (and you) more excited than a .25 cent pencil? The PERFECT pencil skirt. This thing will hug your backside like no other (in a very delicious way that is). Pricey? Yes. But trust me my friend, worth. every. penny. Seriously! This thing will NEVER go out of style. Go try one on. The end!
Do you DARE? 
You totally should. Everyone needs a killer black pencil skirt. I'm dying to take a bite out of the fresh pear color. YUM! 

P.S. For those of us who are "length conscious" if you know what I mean, you couldn't find a better length in a pencil skirt either.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Ruh-Roh Shaggy

Happy Monday! Have you seen this? I came across it this weekend and had to share. Poor girl. I can't stop laughing at it though. And I thought I was having a bad hair day. Hope you all have a great week ahead. It's Monday. Make it a great one!

P.S. Was it just me or did you think Michelle Obama announcing the "Best Picture" winner for the Oscars was totally stupid too? Major eye roll at our house!

Friday, February 22, 2013

It's Friday!

good golly miss molly it's friday and i couldn't be more excited. the weather's great, the laundry's done and dinner's in the crockpot. what a great start we're off to around here. what's next? here are a few things i'll be exploring this weekend.

 house accessorizing. prince charming hates my new skull friend btw.

 breaking in the new heels. i won't even tell you what a steal i got these for because it will make you cry that you didn't get a pair too.

 deciding on the shade. this color could either go out-of-this-world amazing or very, very wrong!
wish me luck. it's going in the first floor bath.

playing around with green smoothies. love my vitamix in case you were considering one.
yes i add the green. i'm not a cheater! i took the pic before i added it.

thinking about how i can truly apply this quote to my life. 

have a wonderful weekend. 
shop. eat cake. MOVE. and wear something fabulous.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

The Answers

Let's review...

Now let's see if you passed the test

My Answers:

1} CUTE. And I'll let you borrow mine because you'll want one too.
2} DISGUSTING AND DELICIOUS. Depends on the time of day.
3} STAY. But, he loves and welcomes everyone!
4} HARD. All ya gotta do is try. Once.
5} YES. If you hate them then chances are I hate whatever you have on your feet too.
You see, BFF's are always honest with each other.
6} NOT. Okay fine, sorta HOT.
7} FRIEND. And you'll only have to wear it when I'm in town. 
8}. SOMDAY. If you have one, I'm jelly. If you don't, welcome to the club.

See, we can all be friends! 

You don't always have to agree, you respect each others passions, you understand that honesty is the best policy, and you are familiar with each others "somedays".
And that's the beauty of friendship.

I miss you my Washington friends. A lot. 
Still taking applications for Arizona friends!;)

Have a great day!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013


Can we be friends?








 Someday/No way?

So, did you pass?

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Go AWAY Trendy Tuesday

My apologies to those of you who already got a peep at this yesterday. Whoops!

 Dear Lady who keeps popping up on my side bar in Hotmail,

As my 2yr old son would say...Go AWAY!
You're strawberry jam smeared face is creeping me out.
That and it's making me want to add some PB and bananas to that smear.
Stop kidding yourself. Whatever "miracle" product it is you're promoting it's not working.
Wash your face, drink some water, and go buy a new pair of shoes instead.
You're welcome.

Mrs. Princess Pookie

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

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Weekend At My House

 Weekend highlight: Lulu killing two birds with one stone. 
She was reading out loud to herself in an opera-like voice.
No this is not child porn weirdos. Just preparing for a little blackmail. It may come in handy when she's 16.

Oh boy! The weekend's already over so here we go MONDAY. Our weekend was filled with soccer games, bikes rides (the weather freakin rocks here right now~ jealous?), and some serious "what the shiz are we doing" parenting moments. Good golly kids are a lot of work. A lot! Would you agree? If you don't agree then I want a dose of what you're taking. Our 2 year old tells everyone in sight to go away (he is so ornery), our 6 yr old acts like a 2 yr old half the time, and our 10 yr old, well, he's perfect. To be honest, we're still a little confused about where he came from. Prince charming and I literally sat on the bathroom floor, looked at each other, and shrugged our shoulders about how to raise our kids. Did I mention we were interrupted 20 thousands times with "kid emergencies"? You know emergencies like I'm starving to death and I can't find the remote. Conclusion...we totally suck at this parenting thing but we sure do love our kids to pieces even though they drive us nuts. So, we're hoping that counts for something.

Okay blah, blah, blah...

Other weekend happenings:

1. Finally made some progress in getting the new house together. I'll post pics soon. You have to understand my work begins at 10pm. Not the best lighting for pics!

2. Absolutely obsessing over mint green chairs. Major drool here. Seriously considering being a roadside sign holder to earn the extra cash to pay for them. But not the one dressed like the Statue of Liberty.

3. Came across a cool decorating blog with great pics.  

4. Discovering I may have a blossoming love affair with the color orange.

5. Changed my Feb. must have. Dude, you've gotta have this. Did I just call you dude?

So, It's MONDAY. Make it a great one!

P.S. The question about Dansko clogs will be addressed. Promise. And while we're on the topic of clogs...yes please.

P.S.S. The hubs purchased my Lucky necklace for me in Las Vegas. You can get yours here. BTW I'm pretty sure the hubs idea of "getting lucky" in Vegas differs greatly than my idea of "getting lucky".;)

Friday, February 15, 2013

Fitness Friday

today i feel lucky.
i feel lucky to be healthy.
i feel lucky to have two legs that can take me from point a to point b.
i feel lucky to have a strong heart.
i feel lucky to know the importance of taking care of myself. 
i feel lucky to have been exposed to the BEST cookie ever from here.
{sea salt choco. chip~hello cookie gods. will you marry me?}
i feel lucky to know that you can eat the BEST cookie ever but only in moderation.
i feel lucky that if i wanted to i could go buy another cookie tomorrow. 
alright enough about the stupid cookie. did i really just post a picture of it too? my apologies.
moving on.
i feel lucky to be happy. really genuinely happy.
i feel lucky that i get to teach fitness classes. i love it.
being lucky. 
did you know you are lucky too?
you are sooooo lucky to have a beautiful body.
take care of it. right now.
it will bring you health, happiness, and delicious cookies. okay maybe not that last one.

Happy Friday!
shop. eat a cookie (or cake). and MOVE.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Shoes Me {No. 3}

1 | 2 | 3 | 4
The. Wedge. Sneaker.
What else can one say about the wedge sneaker?
They need no explanation.
Are they ghetto?
Or are they fabulous?
How about we just call them ghetto fabulous?
 At first glance I was a total hater.
Yes. TOTAL hater.
I saw THE CUTEST (more mature~60ish?) woman wearing them.
Well, WOWZERS! She totally rocked them. 
(I was fashionably inspired by a woman in her 60's. Cool.)

If you want to rock the wedge sneaker click HERE

THESE are mine. BUT I got lucky and only paid $30. 
(Thank you TJ Maxx)

 THESE are so freakin cute. Beyond cute. Tiny baby puppies cute. 
(I got them for 30% off. Can I get a high 5 for that.)
that my friends is why shoes matter.
Shoes wisely!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

TT (Trendy Tuesday)

Do you LOVE your lips. 
Have you tried THIS love balm?
Pretty SOFT lips...
Do you DARE?

Monday, February 11, 2013


{thank you pinterest for the inspiration}
pucker up. are you ready for valentines day?
i absolutely adore valentine's day. 
 today I will be making love cards for my friends and tonight we 
will be "heart attacking" front doors in our neighborhood to let them know they are loved.

it's monday.
make it a LOVELY one.
p.s. that is my favorite necklace. prince charming bought it for me at this quirky boutique while vacationing in Hawaii. i heart it loads and loads.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Fabulous HAPPY Friday

A few more HAPPY things. 

  Have you moved today?
Why not?
It will make you HAPPY. Promise!

and I quote...
"taking care of your body is crucial to being the happiest person you can be."

You should try THIS HAPPY snack.

Add THIS song to your music library. It will bring HAPPY smiles!

 How about a pair of HAPPY socks?
(Prince charming wears these all the time. I think they make him extra cute.)

Shop. Eat cake. MOVE. And find something fabulous and HAPPY to wear this weekend.
I think THIS is happy & fabulous. 

Thursday, February 7, 2013


happiness is your decision.
choose to be happy today!
mrs. princess pookie

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Shoes Me {No. 2}

emerald green. golden heart on the toe.
what's not to love?
buy them HERE.
valentine's day is right around the corner you know.
 p.s. check out THIS dress.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

TT Home Style

i (obviously) have all things "home" related currently on the brain so i wanted to share, again, one of my favorite on-line mags~ Adore Magazine.  every time a new issue comes out my insides swell with joy. it is the one mag I thoroughly enjoy cover to cover. i'm always left inspired, happy, and excited to freshen up my surroundings. this months theme is COLOR. HELLO! this issue has my name written all over it.

 i LOVE adore mag.
i hope you do too. 

p.s. color in your house? do you dare?

Monday, February 4, 2013

Weekend At My House

Introducing to you..
  the completion (sans curtains) of room no. 1.

 Only 10+ more rooms to go.

What room is next?

 It's Monday
Make it a great one!

P.S. We got through 6 more boxes...the best toy ever!
(if you look close kels' has a mohawk and lu's has a ribbon headband. clever kids.)
Box Bots

Friday, February 1, 2013

A Little Love

 Here it is Feb. 1 and my lip has a twitch that just won't stop (literally. it's driving me nutty).
It must be due to the arrival of the month of LOVE
I LOVE February.
I LOVE love.
I LOVE shoes. But you already knew that.
I'm madly in LOVE with Prince Charming. Wanna make out?
I love, love, love living in the sun. It brings a smile to my face. Speaking of smiling, I recently discovered my smile has left me with a big fat wrinkle on my right cheek. What the heck? 
I love girlfriends (miss you peeps).
I LOVE stripes.
You know what I love even more than stripes? Polka dots!
I LOVE the color red. I LOVE happy people. I LOVE to dance. A lot.
I really love eating out at fancy restaurants.
I really love going on adventures.
And I really really LOVE to laugh. Isn't a good laugh the best thing ever?
(Need a good laugh today? Watch THIS. It's awesome.)
I LOVE a good workout. (Okay I really hate it but I love the benefits.)
And lastly...
I love to shop.
I love to eat cake.
And I especially love it when that perfect outfit comes together and creates all sorts of fabulousness!

Happy Friday Everyone! May we all find something to fall deeply madly in LOVE with this weekend.

p.s. love THESE