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I often wonder where the time has gone….how can I possibly be 35?! I don’t feel old enough to be that number! I know I don’t act my age, or what it seems “35” should act like anyway. So, here is to “35”, and the year ahead! 35 is the new 21 right?

  1. Dress: Kate Spade
  2. Shoes: Christian Louboutin, strassed by me

I am not particularly fond of cake, and so I often end up purchasing an ice cream cake on my birthday, not for me, but for the kids: 

Here’s to another year….another year of sparkles, blessings, dresses, and lots of change!

Until next time,


May 4

Two Teenagers. Two. In my house. OH MY GOODNESS!! My stepsons (although I really hate calling them that…they are MINE, even though I didn’t carry them or give birth to them!!) share a birthday, and today was it! The oldest is now 16, and the younger is 13. I’ve had the privilege of being their mom for the past 5 years, and oh my how the time has flown!!!!! In 23 days my oldest takes his driving test!!! I have to say, today was probably their best birthday. It started off a little rough (it’s also the anniversary of their mother’s death, so it is a bit of a bittersweet day!), but ended very VERY well. 

I made cakes: (mint chocolate cake with mint chip ice cream & my buttercream. All homemade by me!)


Wrapped presents and bought a ton of balloons: 


This was one dress I wore today (I ended up changing, but didn’t snap a photo)


  1. Cardigan: Kate Spade Little Girls’ Ladybug Cardigan
  2. Dress: Kate Spade Hope Dress
  3. Belt: Kate Spade
  4. Shoes: Jimmy Choo, strassed in Light Siam.

And with that, I put today to rest. Many highs and lows, it’s just been a strange time all around, lots of change in the wind!

Until next time,


Dress A Day In May

Ooooo, I had forgotten about this fun little thing for May, where you wear “a dress a day”!! A bunch of gals on Instagram did it last year, and I joined in (but I mean…that’s normal for me anyway, right?!), and so yesterday kicked off 2015’s #DADIM on Instagram! Today I went for it with GUSTO, wearing TWO dresses! 

Started the day in this…leaving at 5:30am to go pick up my husband’s car (it had a recall), and then popping up to the outlets with my teenager who needs just a few more hours of driving time before he takes his test at the end of the month!


  1. Dress: Kate Spade (picked up during Saks’ Friends & Family sale….its a 0, which I’m actually glad about because of getting it on/off. A 00 would fit properly, but I could see struggles to get it off!!)
  2. Belt: came with the dress (but ohhhh the possibilities of belts with this dress! All those fun colours!!)
  3. Shoes: Christian Louboutin

I then changed after we got home, as the temperature had gotten out of control, and the balloon dress is a VERY heavy fabric. I pulled out an oldie but one of my favorites…the fabric is so light and airy, yet does NOT fly up in the wind!




  1.  Dress: Lela Rose for Target/Neiman Marcus (which you can find this on eBay for less than $15 WITH SHIPPING!!!)
  2. Necklace: Kate Spade (on sale here )
  3. Belt: Kate Spade, Navy Glitter (pops up on Nordstrom in the sale section from time to time…)
  4. Shoes: Manolo Blahnik, Strassed by me, but I ended up wearing the Nina Jellies (also strassed by me) in the last photo above.

I made some tiered cake/dessert plates: 

Also working on ice cream cakes for the May birthday boys!! (Two on Monday, and the youngest later in the month)




 My homemade mint chocolate (made with Godiva truffles)  ice cream wih mint chocolate marbled cake, and chocolate buttercream. Hopefully they won’t be too disappointed it’s not from Baskin-Robbins!

Until next time,