Friday, August 30, 2013


the bigger the better!

I promise to post about my eyelash extensions. Still have them, still loving them.
 But boy do I have a funny story about them. Stay tuned. 
Enjoy your extra long weekend!
P.S. THIS is so freakin cute!

Wednesday, August 28, 2013


Today I have decided that we all should be gifted a few fashionable things.
Just a few things.
Iconic things that should be part of every woman's wardrobe.
You know, like how Mother Nature gifts us with beautiful trees and mountains and flowers.
What about Mother Fashion?  Or Goddess of Style? Or whatever his/her name may be.

Lets start with the LBD.
THIS LBD is perfection in my opinion.
Classy, elegant, stunning. 
And let's not forget the satin ribbon at the waist.

Valentino patent bow shoes. 
Absolutely goregous!

Chanel handbag. Timeless.

Tiffany diamond earrings of course. 

Prada sunnies please. 

Wouldn't the above be such a lovely combination?
Mr. Fashion Guru, God of all things Fashionable, Ms. Iconic style....
whoever the powers may be we plead with humble hearts for such generosity. 
Pretty please?

Friday, August 23, 2013

Friday Randomness

And just like that it's Friday.
And just for you, here is some serious randomness.

Perfection. Absolute perfection! 
Dear Hubs...10/17/2013 is coming soon. 

Check THIS out. It's so flippin funny. People are so wierd.
My favorite is "white chocolate."
Warning: PG 13

We can all be as cool as her right?

Pardon my animal print addiction. 

My apologies. Sometimes when you work in the industry you just gotta get it out. 

I could eat THIS everyday. Does that make me a hypocrite after what I just wrote above?:)

Write this down and remember it during your next conversation. 

Beauty pet peeve that I see ALL the time. Heavy, dark outlined eyes.
Please, please, please read THIS. It will make you even more beautiful.

Phew...have you had enough?
Me too.
Happy Friday!
Enjoy your weekend.

p.s. and just for the heck of it...
Eat cake.
And wear something fabulous!

Monday, August 19, 2013

Weekend At My House

Good Morning Monday!

We've been very busy in our world. Football practice, dance rehearsals, and some serious homework has taken over our life. To be's not fun.  And I'm still sitting around staring at a gazillion imcomplete projects. You know what that means? It's time to throw a party. Parties seem to provide the needed motivation for project completion at our house. 

bored of lunch?

 Here's a healthy lunch idea. Green smoothie (that thing is chuck full of kale, strawberries, blueberries, skim milk, agave), egg salad on whole wheat (2 hard boiled eggs, salt/pepper, and a hint of low fat mayo), and Beanitos. Have you heard of Beanitos? If you're a chip lover like me you must grab a bag. Super taste and good for you. Try the sea salt ones with homemade salsa or the black bean ones with hummus. Good! (picked mine up at target)

What else?

These Essie nail sleek sticks have been most enjoyable. target

 This little dude made his was into my heart (and home). tj maxx

Discovered Glamgow face mask. The $$ will make you cry (me too) but truth, it has been worth every penny. Two treatments found my glow again. 

Camo has been my new favorite neutral lately. 
 Yes, I did mix those patterns together.

And with that said...
it's Monday. Make it a great one!

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Tru Dat

Pizza for dinner anyone?
Hope you're having an amazing day!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

And the diagnosis is...

In the last week or so I have been reading various articles about kids. Raising kids, how to talk to your kids, how to be a better mom, etc. You know, those articles that make you feel like a piece of crap parent because you're not feeding your kids organic bananas or lovingly tucking them in at night with a beautiful bedtime story. Can I just insert being a parent is so freakin hard! Anyway, after all my reading  I have come to a conclusion. Kids these days just need to be diagnosed with awesomeness. Not ADHD, wierdo gluten stuff, depression, sleep disorders...blah...blah...blah....just plain old awesomeness! The end.

 You know what else is awesome?

Ignoring your kitchen mess all day... you can take pictures of your son doing tricks on the couch.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Weekend At My House

 Project bonus room 92% complete.
 Note: Nothing in my house is ever 100% complete. Ever.
Still to arrive: fans, window treatments, poufs

New delicious breakfast tried. 
Apples (cored and sliced) dipped in pancake batter and topped 
with butter, cinnamon, and brown sugar. Super taste. Super easy. Try it!

The perfect box for shipping naughty children to Grandma's house. 

 or for chillin'.
I know I have posted about large boxes before but dang it they make a great babysitter.

What else?
Painted my nails then went to bed. Genius.
Got an eyelash fill. More to come on this. Promise!
 Bought a sequined trucker hat from Target. So ugly:)
Delivered treats to a stranger. Pretty sure they thought it was wierd. 
(ok not a complete stranger but we certainly don't really know them)
Peed my pants when I discovered bluelemon is coming to AZ.
Was late to church...again.
and blah...blah...blah...
You know, just another weekend in paradise around here. 
Next weekend? Paris! I wish. 

It's Monday everyone. 
Make it a great one!

Friday, August 9, 2013

Sunshine Morn

Waking up to these little sparkles dancing in my pink dining room this morning is just what I needed to start my day. They made me smile. 

 A few more corners of my home currently making me smile as well.

May you all have an extra SPARKLY weekend and find something that makes you smile too!

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Pinning Around

 (dead serious i want this in my house)

check out some more cool pins here.

p.s. dear peeps (you know who you are), don't even go there!

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

I'm FREE At Last

I'm fairly certain I'm more excited for him to start school than he is. But let's not tell him that. Yes my son would be wearing crocs. Yep those beyond ugly plasic looking shoes with holes in them. And what's that? A plastic light up croc cartoon decoration inserted into one of the holes? What can I say. He's kid #3, I'm tired, and frankly I don't give a crap.

 Where does a Mother go when she's kid free for the first time in 11 years?


For those of you who are still home entertaining your children because school hasn't started yet, hang in there. You can do it!

P.S. Don't want to drag the family to Target? Check THESE out. Super cute!

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Eye Spied...

My mind is in decorator mode. 
(At least for today.)

  this fixture to hang over our kitchen table.

  this chair at Z Gallerie. 
Bye bye chairs one and two from yesterdays post. I don't love you anymore.

a darling little pouf for the bonus room. 

this killer pillow

this gnome plate to add to my collection

 but wait, there's more

how about  this room

and these stripes

and these dogs. i hate dogs btw. a lot. but fake and on my wall. love!

My head is spinning. I can't stop!
I want it all! 

P.S. What's my decorating style? Heck if I know?!

Monday, August 5, 2013

Weekend At My House

 Have you had these?
You should!

 Dear Rainmaker Masterpieces
(aka toilet paper rolls wrapped in paperbags)
It's been real. Now it's time for us to depart in our own seperate ways.
Please don't tell the children.

 Ikea run. Thank you dude in the red converse shoes for recognizing my 
struggle to load that box by myself. It was the awkward runaway carts fault! (Am I the only one who can't navigate a dumb Ikea cart?) it really worth all the assembling?

I'm not a fan of the beachy theme decor for a home but I'm digging this in a 
why-do-I-dig-this sort of way?

Chair on the left or chair on the right?

Our suitcases are scattered about and there are loads of laundry piled everywhere. Why worry about that when there's a house to decorate?! Project bonus room almost complete. Stay tuned!
In the meantime check out these super stylish decorating blogs:

Happy Monday.
Make it a great one!