Thursday, October 31, 2013

Bye Bye October

Have a Happy Halloween!


the only candy worth fighting my children for.

Be safe. Have fun.

p.s. nail polish "for the twill of it" by essie.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Camo Craze

sweatshirt | pants | shoes | scarf: target

I know what you're thinking. 
Plaid...stripes...camo...all in the same outfit?
Yes. The pattern mixing Goddess barfed on me. 
What can I say. I'm a lover of crazy. 

So, here's the scoop on camo. It's everywhere, it's hip, it's a season must have. The end.
EVERYONE's blogging about it. EVERYONE'S wearing it. 
Are you?

Although $$$ I have to say, I freakin' love those camo pants I'm wearing. They find their way on my butt about every other day. They are so comfy and match everything. Really!
Grab yourself some camo and mix match away. 
Good Luck!

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Weekend At My House

Does anyone really care about my uneventful weekend? I didn't think so. However, I did tell Lucy that if she didn't eat her dinner I was going to put her on an airplane to Ethiopia to live with a tribe that eats beetles and goats for dinner. That could have been eventful.
She thought I was kidding. I told her I wasn't. 

Moving along.

Shoe happiness. 
You're killing me Anthropologie!

And how about those hats!
Have you ever tried a winter hat? (Other than a beanie.) You should!

If I had a million dollars today you better believe I'd be taking home those color block wedges and leopard hat with the pink bow.
And of course these.

Enjoy your day!

P.S. I've been on the hunt for the perfect animal print scarf. THIS is it. Go buy it. 

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Rules To Live By

There are a gazillion products, philosophies, programs, opinions, etc. out there to confuse us when it comes to finding a healthy life style. I love Bob's rules (and book). They make sense and can be applied to your regular way of life. Combine Bob's rules with some type of movement everyday and you'll be a winner. Promise! Print these rules out and put them in a place where you can review them everyday. EVERYDAY!

And let us not forget the shoes. THESE are pretty freakin awesome!
 BTW in case you were wondering getting up off the couch to go get a bowl of ice cream doesn't count. However, getting up off the couch to go get chips and guac might.;)

Here's to a happier, healthier you.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

My Favorite Project

This is going to be a good one. 
Make sure you set up your DVR.
Tune in for the season premiere on Thurs. Oct. 24.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Weekend At My House

Recovering from a fabulous birthday get away weekend (thank you hubs). In the meantime view this. Why? Because dancing is just that cool! I teach 3 yr olds to tap. (More like teach them how to make a lot of noise with their fancy shiny black shoes.) I leave everyday with a headache.;)

 Happy Monday. Make it a great one!

Friday, October 18, 2013

Nailed It...Again

These ones just might be my favorite.
Do you want mummy nails too?
Come on over. But I have to warn you I do my best work at 12AM.

Have an amazing weekend!
Go buy new shoes!

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Rollin With Me Take #2

 pardon me for a moment while i make out with this lime.
(my all-time favorite scent!)

did you know?
i think i may have an addiction to peanut butter. are there support groups for that?
i have to groom my girl stache. yep. disgusting. you'll still be my friend though right?
i don't like it when people call me crafty. i don't know why it just bugs me.
i thought i hated pumpkin stuff. after eating 4 pumpkin cookies for dinner i guess i was wrong.
wait. pumpkin pie= nasty crap!
i don't like to play trains with my almost 3 yr old. what? i don't.
my friend got a boob job. should i tell her they make her look fat? (they're huge!)
keeping up with kardashians is pretty good entertainment at 2AM. and only 2AM. love bruce's hair!
when i was at walmart yesterday i left mid list and went to target instead. snob i know.
i assume people with pierced noses have hairy armpits. i don't get pierced noses. or hairy armpits.
i laugh at people who get hurt. i'm sorry i just can't help it. 

and that's the way i roll. 

p.s. today's my birthday.
p.s.s. rollin with me take #1 here. 

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Kick In The Boot

I've said it before and I'll say it again. I'm a boot snob and "Cheap boots look like cheap boots." The end. Riding boots: classic, timeless, practical, and always in style. And you can find a pretty killer pair for under $200. So get off your royal boot cheapness kick and invest in a pair. They'll last forever. And ever and ever if you invest in the right pair.

1 | 2 | 3 my favorite | 4

All of the above boots are under $200 and come in black as well. 
What color to get? My of each!:)

P.S. The perfect fedora to pair with your new boots.

Told  ya!

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Fall Eats

I know, I know. THIS recipe sounds stupid complicated. But if you have a 
rotting squash sitting on your counter (a regular thing at my house because 
I pretend to think my family loves squash) I think you should take a stab at it.
I'm not gonna lie. There are lots of steps but, it's pretty darn stright forward stuff.
The END result...a proud cook and a happpy family.

 The recipe originally comes from  THIS recipe book. If you don't have it buy it!
Until then you can use the recipe here.
Gotta love squash done right!

P.S. THIS is pretty darn delish as well. 

Monday, October 14, 2013

Weekend At My House

Welcome to fall in AZ.
For a lot of folks fall means cooler temps, handsome scarves, and a toasty cup of something delicious. For us fall brings hours of outside play time (finally!), picnics in the park, and preferred patio seating for our dining out excursions. Fall is my most favorite time of year. And although the definition of fall in AZ differs greatly from that of other places we have lived, it still brings a smile to my face and satisfaction to my soul.
I love fall.

Other Noteworthy News (or not, depending on your likes)
*Katy Perry's new perfume is lovely. Go to sephora and have them a make you a FREE sample.
*Nars Matte lipstick in "red lizared" is red wine lip perfection for fall.
*This "home tour" featured on Design Mom is absolutely remarkable.
*It's about time Toad the Wet Sprocket. New album release TOMORROW!

Listen and fall in love!
Happy Monday! Make it a great one!

Friday, October 11, 2013

Nailed It

Check out my midnight nail painting job. I just love Halloween!
BTW this set is great for making dots on your nails.  

I'm gonna take a try at the mummies next week. So cute!

Hope your weekend is full of pumpkin patch adventures, steamy apple cider, and of course, a fabulous pair of shoes-boots preferred!

 like these
A black riding boot with a bow. Seriously? Perfection! Don't get too excited though. Unless you're a movie star you can't afford them. Bummer!;)

Enjoy your weekend everyone!

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Come On In

new kitchen chairs here

Welcome to my new place. How about we take a seat, enjoy ourselves, and maybe chat about what color to paint our front doors. Or, we could plow through my piles of magazines and find the perfect pair of shoes to wear on Friday night.

Although still under construction, I hope you will take a minute to explore and click around. Especially the new side bar features which will continue to be updated. For the most part the content will stay the same. You know, links to all sorts of things we don't need, venting sessions about my kids, and yes, a plethora of crappy pics. Did I mention I'm not a photographer?:)

I hope you enjoy the new space.
As always...
Thanks for reading!
Jo Dee

P.S. Shoes matter!
P.S.S. The Mrs. Princess Pookie blog has been merged with this blog. 

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Tis The Season

It's starting to look like Halloween in my world. YAY!
I have 20 gouls coming to my house tonight for a crafting night. 
"Gouls Night Out"
I'm freaking out just a bit. 
Excuse me while I go pull my hair out.

See you!
P.S. See those pumpkin lanterns and skeletons in the garland. Dollar store! Go buy some.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

And it Begins

October 1.
Let it begin. 
Pumpkins, cooler temps, my birthday, boots, sweaters, my birthday, cider, donuts, my birthday, football, Halloween, my birthday, changing colors, fabulous accessories, my birthday, let's see what maybe
my birthday?
In case you were wondering AZ is not the greatest place to "experience" the fall. If I put on a pair of boots and a sweater right now I'd likely die. But, we can pretend. 

Speaking of pretending...