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Super Bowl Sunday!

I must confess, I have no desire to watch the game this evening. None. In fact, I briefly pulled Facebook up and promptly closed it, all the “wars” going on over commercials, halftime show, who’s winning, bad calls, etc etc. I suppose it also helps that we don’t have cable tv! (Don’t worry, between our DVD collection, Amazon Prime streaming and Redbox rentals, I see more than my fair share of tv!!) We were invited to several parties, but as I am still recovering from what has now been almost 6 weeks of illness? I’ve spent my day at home in bed, in my PJs! (It’s quite blissful really!)

However yesterday I did tackle a project. You see we have this closet under our stairs, it’s about 6ft wide and 8-ish feet deep (and 6ft tall). It was packed to the gills with all my event stuff (linens, glassware, rentals, etc). Late last year my husband purchased new shelving for our garage and said he’d move all my stuff out there, so when I need one item, I’m not pulling out the entire closet for it. Yay! To give you an idea, this is about 1/3 of what was in that closet:


The room empty:



Putting in shelves and filling them:




And my favorite addition, putting my sewing table (that had formerly resided in my bedroom….which meant I never used it for a sewing table, as hauling all the sewing supplies upstairs was a task):


I’m also going to hang some pin boards, and probably a few framed Kate Spade prints. I now call the closet my “craft/panic/hiding room”.

And now I need to hunt down a proper chair for my bedroom + a cute something for my lamp, but until then, I swiped the chair I bought last year from the music room:


Because having it there will hopefully convince my husband we need a bigger chair for that corner. Of course as I super dislike furniture shopping, who knows how long it will actually take. Until then, it’s a great play to toss clothing.

What I wore on Friday:




Cardigan: Ross
Blouse: Banana Republic
Pants: Banana Republic
Shoes: Christian Louboutin

And yesterday, when we popped out to pick up science boards for school projects:





Cardigan: Ross
Skirt: French Connection (thrifted)
Shoes: Christian Louboutin
Necklace: no idea.

The necklace I wore yesterday is identical to the one in my giveaway!

Go, enter, it’s open to anyone anywhere! See post for rules.

The prizes: (plus whatever else I toss in)


Good luck!

Have a wonderful Super Bowl Sunday!

Until next time,


Holiday Giveaway Time!!!

In honor of the holiday season, I give you my holiday giveaway!

Win the following items:


Beaded vintage clutch
Monet pearl & crystal necklace
Vintage brooch
Shoe Clips

And a surprise tucked in the clutch for your perfect evening out!!


1. Open to US residents only (sorry international gals, I want to make sure this arrives before NYE)

2. Must follow my blog. Post a comment on this post for main entry.

3. For additional entry, repost photo on Instagram, @katespadegirlblog and follow my Instagram.

4. All prizes courtesy of myself, I don’t take goods, services or money from sponsors or affiliate linking.

5. Giveaway closes on Friday, December 20th at 8pm PST. I will ship your prize no later than Monday the 23rd, provided I receive your address in time.

Don’t worry international gals, I have SOMETHING super amazing planned for January 2014!

Until next time,


Anniversary Giveaway!

As promised last week, I am posting the giveaway & rules to honor my one-year blog-aversary!

First, the prizes, there will be two:

This fun Glamour Do’s and Don’ts of Fashion book + the black cosmetic bag filled with some surprises!


And secondly, this lovely Kate Spade Daisy statement necklace + a set of custom embellished notecards from The Cute and Sparkly Wife (cards not pictured)


Rules are as follows:

1. Open to anyone anywhere. Even international readers. (Although the book may be substituted)

2. To enter: leave a comment (not just a “like”, but a comment!) on this post.

3. You may gain one additional entry by emailing me:

4. Winner will be chosen by random on April 1, 2013. Contest ends at Midnight (PST) on March 31, 2013.

This giveaway is sponsored solely by me, no good or services were offered.

I wanted to keep it simple and straightforward! Good luck!

Until next time,


Navy & Red

Today I’m running to get flowers for my wedding this weekend. I’m hoping that perhaps it will be cooler down there! It was 108 yesterday, ugh. (and humid) last night when I went to bed, at 11pm, it was still 92 degrees!


The Rundown:
Cardigan: Forever 21 (this is ages old)
Blouse: Old Navy, under $10
Skirt: Banana Republic
Belt: thrifted, $1
Shoes: Jimmy Choo, off eBay
Handbag: Kate Spade, gift from a friend

And I’ve been busy busy busy the past couple of days!

Chocolate Peanut Butter “haystacks”


Buttery Sugar Cookies (always requested at Christmas)


And I’m thrilled! I had a 75% success rate with my French Macarons yesterday! (well, maybe more, I have 38 “macawrongs”, and 160 Macarons) I did them in a pale lavender to match the brides color palette.


Don’t forget to enter my giveaway! Giveaway Here

Only a handful of entries so far! Stay cool and have a wonderful day.

Until next time,



So, I have followers! (yes, I know, I sound incredibly self-absorbed in saying that! Really I’m just shocked my musings are being read by someone other than my mother! Hi mom!)

I have wanted to do a giveaway, because I adore free things, and well, I like to give things as well!

Here’s the deal. I have something really fun from Kate Spade:


It’s in this box. It’s just a little something, but still, it’s fun. I’m not going to reveal it yet though, first I need more followers! So, when I have 20 followers (I have 5 currently as of 4-16-12), I will post the giveaway with details, and do a random draw from comments.

Bring your friends! Follow my blog! Have fun! Please note that the giveaway will be open to most countries, although I cannot guarantee delivery outside of the US. (but I will do my best with USPS)

This is not sponsored, it’s from me. And I love love love sending out packages of goodies, you might get more than what is in this little Kate Spade box!

Until next time,