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Weekend in Review

It’s been a whirlwind this past weekend, getting ready for Valentine’s Day is always fun & crazy! Throw in some baking, 4 kids, and bam! I tend to feel a little, well, “mommy brain” kicks in!

Friday and yesterday were repeat outfits, and I didn’t take any photos. Today was really a repeat of last weekend (what can I say? I’m in winter-denial over here!), but taken outside (quick! I went in the sun, it’s a miracle!):


Cardigan: Target
Dress: Trina Turk, thrifted
Belt: my own design, with a vintage brooch attached
Shoes: Light Sapphire strassed Christian Louboutin flats
Bag: Kate Spade Play Hooky Gia (forgot I had this!)

Of course me being outside lasted all of 2.5 seconds, as I am so obviously not a sun worshipper. In fact, I would probably be quite okay to stay inside forever. I turn red so quickly, no matter how much sunscreen I slather on. Really quite annoying, but hey, what’s a pale girl to do? Big sunglasses and sunhats all summer! Okay, I do make exceptions for Disneyland, but I also know all the shady spots to hide in. And I wear huge hats.

Some bits from the past few days. We will start with sweets, cupcakes, cake balls, & Macarons:



Then I started on a shoe project last night:



These are going to be insane. It’s for a friend of mine, sort of an early birthday present. She is so super fabulous that she needs crazy crystal shoes. And believe me, these will be crazy! Watch for teasers! Although they are still being painted, these require a pattern once the base coats are on. Should be interesting, seeing how I would have failed art class had it been required! (I cannot paint or draw worth anything. Except on cake. Go figure!!)

Then I finished Valentine cards this afternoon:





I figure I’ve started embellishing my personal stationary as of late, might as well embellish cards for my friends too! It was seriously quite simple, and I know it will bring joy to those who receive one.

My other project is still in the works. I’m embellishing a present for a new baby. I’m still working out how it’s going to work, but I can say I’m super excited. Of course it’s terribly un-practical, exactly the types of baby presents I like to give! (With the huge box of diapers of course)

And then we always celebrate Chinese New Year, so I did my normal crazy noodle stir fry (and did not take pictures). Kids love it, and it’s a fun little way to tie in the Asian heritage my step-sons inherited from their late mother. I did forget the fortune cookies this year, whoops. (No one noticed!)

Hope everyone had a lovely weekend! I’m excite for this week. The Engineer and I don’t do big crazy Valentine Day plans, but I did convince him that an adults-only Disneyland trip was a must-do, and so we are both playing hooky on Tuesday while the kids are in school. I plan on wearing my new pretty Alannah Hill dress and my ruby slippers, weather permitting. It’s been so crazy. Just 48hrs ago it was snowing, and today I wore a spring outfit. I haven’t even looked at tomorrow, although I do imagine something equally wild will occur. Hot/cold/hot/cold. Hello?! This is Southern California, it’s supposed to be 80 and sunny year round! (In theory anyway) I am thankful for the reasonably mild weather though. Even when I do complain. It is all enjoyable.

Happy Lunar New Year!

Until next time,


2 responses

  1. I lived in S. Cal for 10 years and I swear it NEVER rained… or maybe time and distance make the memories go… you are so talented doing all those crafty projects, I’m especially interested to see how the shoes turn out!

    February 11, 2013 at 15:14

    • @Marthafied oh goodness, I remember feeling the same way the decade+ I lived away from Southern California!!! It does seem like there is more rain and “gross” (as I call it) weather than I remember as a teenager. However, it could just be that living in the South as I was at the time, I preferred to remember things differently?

      All I know, we have had a very strange past year of weather patterns!!

      Thank you for stopping by my blog, and for your kind words! I’m super excited to finish these shoes as well, it’s going to be a fun little project/challenge.

      Have a lovely Monday! The sun is out, I’m excited!

      ❤ Jules

      February 11, 2013 at 15:56

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