Monday, April 26, 2010

Current Covets

Wouldn't one of these antique signs just make the best 2nd anniversary gift? I can't decide which is my favorite, what do you think?

(all are sugarboo designs)

(image via housetohome)

Sunday, March 21, 2010


First, I forgot about The Situation and was just reminded of him. This pleased me.

Second, and completely unrelated, I'm wondering if DiorShow is going to live up to the hype! I'm finally trying it...on it's way from Sephora. Will it join these other favorite cliche makeup products of mine?

NARS Orgasm Blush (and bronzer combo) $39 (so cliche...but I'm trying Super-Orgasm (gold flecks instead of silver - fab!) as soon as it comes in the mail)

SMASHBOX Photo Finish primer ($36)

Or, some of my other favorites?

Origins Underwear for Lids ($14.50)
Physician's Formula Eyelighter ($7.99)

What other cliches do I need to try that I'm missing?

Monday, March 15, 2010

Random Act of Kindness - Baked Ziti

A meal for someone going through a hard time. More like a good deed than a random act but I heard that a coworker was going to have to have surgery and although her mom was taking care of her, she had recently had surgery herself. So, we whipped up this delicious baked ziti.

We want to do a random act (or a good deed) once a week but life has been a bit crazy since I've gone back to work. So we need new ideas!

Friday, February 26, 2010

What She DID NOT Wear

I'm pretty sure this is the uniform at the leprechaun prison. It's also what V almost wore one day last week. I walked in just in time to cry out, "Noooooooo!" I mean, Tim had it off the hanger and was about to dress her in THIS! Out of all the cute clothes in her closet! Plus, I now understand why baby clothes are generally fabricated in "gender-specific" colors. At this age, we get an awful lot of..."Oh, it's so cute." or "Is it a he....or a she?"

However, she did also wear some pretty cute stuff. Although I don't remember all the "wheres" we can pretty much assume it was for a walk around the lake and some yellow cake batter frozen yogurt (I'm pretty sure the employees at Westlake Yogurt are staging an intervention for me). The days of stay-at-home-mom life are in the single digits - have to get as much yogurt in as possible before next week!

Valentine's Day (celebrated with frozen yogurt of course).

Gap - velour dress with heart pockets

Old Navy - pink cardigan, navy dress, striped leggings (with ruffle bum!)

Old Navy - one-piece

Baby Birgitte Bird on a Wire Dress and cardi

Janie & Jack dress, tights, boots

Thursday, February 25, 2010

On the hunt for...the perfect waist belt

I head back to work to work on Monday and have two major fashion dilemmas 1) I still have a lot of weight to lose to be "pre-baby" fightin' weight (especially in my stomach!) and 2) I'll be pumping at work and possibly nursing lil V at lunchtime at the daycare. I've realized that I'm probably going to need to keep wearing some of my maternity clothes (especially dresses) because they are forgiving in the waist, and often stretchy enough to nurse in without having to pull my dress up around my neck. But, to take maternity wear to I'm not pregnant no more, some of these dresses and skirts could really use a waist belt. So, this week I'm on the hunt for the perfect belt. The early contenders...

Basketweave belt, $69, Banana Republic

Linea Pelle (via Bluefly), $105

Black Knot, $14.50, Windsor
Interlocking Belt, Anthropologie, $48

Ticker Tape Belt, Anthropologie, $58

Quite frankly, the search could most definitely stop at many options I'm overwhelmed!

p.s. I'll also take one of these little pretties in each color (anthro, $58) - I need great accessories since I'm in a "transitional" clothes stage, yes? Je t'aime!!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

FOUND - new nursery decor

After finally feeling the inspiration, we've finally finished up Lil V's room. Final touches will be to move her table and upholstered glider back in (they're currently in our room since she's still sleeping with us) and figure out what I want to do with that empty frame (not feelin' it). But major progress! I love the embroidery hoops -- what an easy, cheap way to add fun to a room. And, they can easily be changed out with new fabrics to change the entire feel of a space. May end up putting more modern fabrics into ours but for now I'm kinda feeling the vintage-y vibe.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Random Act of Kindness - leave a note

Lil V and I are continuing our mission of spreading a bit more kindness through the world (care to join us?). This week's random act...we left a note inside a library book before we returned it - wishing whoever found it a wonderful day. And, we also had a random act given to us this week. I was shopping at Randall's holding V in the wrap on my chest. As I was leaving the store, a very elderly woman asked if she could carry one of my bags to my car for me! She made me smile, and our goal with our random acts is to pass that smile on. Have any ideas for random acts? Send them our way!

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