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A Magical Day

Today was a dream come true! A very special (okay, downright AMAZING!!) person granted The Engineer and I the opportunity to have lunch at the super secret Club 33 in Disneyland. Nestled above New Orleans Square, it’s one of those “must-do” for us diehard Disney fans, however nearly impossible to actually go and do.

So of course I had to get there at some point!

My outfit for today:

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Dress: Kate Spade
Shoes: Montana Strass Christian Louboutin
Handbag: Hermes Birkin
Necklace: LA find last week.

And photos from our lunch date. Us on the stairs:

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Food:

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Mmmm, nearly 12 hours later and I’m still dreaming of the fabulous food. I believe the experience made the food better than it probably really was. But I have no complaints, in my eyes, it was worth every penny we forked over. Just being tucked away in that quiet corner was just amazing!!

I did take a bathroom selfie (I couldn’t resist, that mirror was gorgeous!!), and while I was waiting for our souvenirs to be brought out:

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And I also tucked two yummy sugar cookies into my bag for later (hey, I took them off the dessert bar, did not want to waste them!!)

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I finally have a pair of Disney ears, and snagged this lovely pin for a friend who is super excited:

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We finished our date with a trip to the Tiki Room, then raced home with full bellies to be parents again! I had rehearsals at church this evening, and still managed to come home and whip these up…

Lemon-Raspberry Thumbprint cookies:

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A truly magical day!! I have more Disney stuff to share from last weekend, and this coming Sunday will be our last trip for a while, as our passes expire and we have chosen to not renew for a little bit. Even with over 45 trips in the past year, I have still not seen/done/experienced everything!! I need more time in a day, or to perhaps live a wee bit closer!!

Until next time,

Jules


In Which I Recap My Mundane Week

Once again I have gone another week and neglected my poor blog. In fact, I got an email from the server to that effect. Hmmm.

Regardless, it’s been a bit of a wild week, my eldest had his first cross country meet, I bought an entire set of china, motored all over Southern California on Wednesday, and have conquered a rather nasty bout of vertigo. On top of making sure the other humans in my household had food an clean clothing of course!

First, some outfit recaps:

Today:

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Blouse: Thrifted, no name
Skirt: Thrifted, no tags (but I love the detail!! It’s also lined, a nice heavy lining, good quality)
Shoes: Coach

Yesterday:

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Dress: Thrifted, it’s a replica of a dress from that movie series Twilight. No idea when I saw it, I just LOVED the detail!!
Shoes: Jimmy Choo (but I ended up changing into my black sequin Miu Miu heels, never snapped a photo)
Necklace: costume piece I picked up in LA Wednesday for a song.

Wednesday: (also worn to an impromptu Disneyland trip)

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Cardigan: Target
Dress: Kate Spade
Belt: Kate Spade
Shoes: Christian Louboutin Montana Strass
Necklace: Sapphire & diamond pendant (I also wore the matching earrings), something I picked up for under $200 at a pawn shop.

Tuesday:

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Top: Target white t-shirt
Skirt: Thrifted, vintage Saks Fifth Avenue skirt
Belt: Thrifted
Shoes: Light Sapphire Strass Christian Louboutin (just finished this this week!)
Handbag: Kate Spade (which I have had most of the week)
Necklace: Diamond pendant

Monday Evening:

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Dress: Thrifted
Shoes: Fuchsia AB Strass from Redo My Shoe
Necklace: Pink Sapphire Heart

Some photo recaps from this past week:

Curtain at the Aladdin show at Disneyland:

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Sparkles I bought in LA:

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Dishes I purchased:

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My oldest in his too-large cross country shorts:

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A cake I made last weekend:

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Dreaming of a gorgeous new car (completely impractical with 4 kids however!!)

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And most of all this past week, enjoying the amazing sunsets from my balcony. What a wonderful world we live in:

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Next week will be filled with more wonderful adventures, I’m most excited about Tuesday, the husband and I have a wonderful outing planned! Cannot wait to share some serious photo bombing with you!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Until next time,

Jules


Friday!

So excited for Friday, the end of a very short(long) week!

What I wore today:

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Dress: Vintage, Thrifted
Belt: from a Victor Costa for Saks skirt I own
Shoes: Max Studio

And yesterday I popped this on for the afternoon/evening as I was just too hot in my other dress:

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Dress: Thrifted, $2
Shoes: Miu Miu

Today I scored a complete set of Noritake China, but I intend to resell it. It was a fluke, and while I do think it is gorgeous, I already have formal china service for over 20. And we don’t entertain like that too often!!!

Essex Platinum by Noritake:

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I am keeping the luncheon plates however, as I do collect plates that size for events. They are an “extra” to the set, so do not impact the entire set. Aren’t these just gorgeous??

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And other than that? I baked today (again! Another cake this weekend!!). I’ll post pictures tomorrow. It came put so adorable though!!

Hope you have a lovely weekend! I’m working most of the weekend, consults, cake delivery, etc. It’s time to put some events on the books for 2014!

Until next time,

Jules


A Recap of Sorts

As I had posted yesterday, I’ve been having technical issues with my iPhone, which translated into being unable to access WordPress! I ended up uninstalling the app and then reinstalling yesterday, to which seemed to rectify the issue. Yay me! (The super NON technical person that I am, this is a huge feat)

So, some outfit recaps from the past, I don’t remember how long:

Last Friday:

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Dress: Calvin Klien, 5+ years old
Belt: Kate Spade
Shoes: Montana strass
Necklace: pearls with a vintage brooch

Saturday evening:

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Blouse: no idea
Belt: Thrifted
Skirt: Ann Taylor, Thrifted
Shoes: Jimmy Choo

Monday:

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Dress: Banana Republic, Thrifted
Shoes: Strassed jellies

Yesterday:

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Blouse: Thrifted
Skirt: Banana Republic, Thrifted
Shoes (not pictures): black Christian Louboutin Gozul flats

And finally today:

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Dress: Kate Spade
Shoes: Montana Strass Christian Louboutin
Handbag: Kate Spade

I’ve been dealing with health issues due to bad weather, so I fear I’m not quite as bright and sparkly these days. This humidity will soon pass, I hope!

Have a lovely day!

Until next time,

Jules


Technical Difficulties

I have been experienced technical issues the past week with my iPhone, hence why I have not blogged! I am hoping I have it resolved and can resume shortly.

Consider this post a test.

In the meantime say a prayer that the tiny alien ensconced inside my phone decides to find a new home. Or I obtain a new phone. Either will do really!

In the meantime, I’ve been instagramming! Katespadegirlblog is how you can find me on Instagram. I adore Instagram, it’s a tad addicting!

Until next time,

Jules