I know, we are nearly halfway through the month of March. It seems like 2018 is going to fly by faster than any previous year! I haven’t been posting as much, as I am at a bit of a crossroads. I’m not buying new Kate Spade (or rather direct from Kate Spade the company), due to the incident last year, but I don’t really want to change my blog name, or anything else online. I have stayed true to myself all the years I have been blogging, staying away from sponsorships that make ZERO sense, and hosting bizarre ads. I’ve never blogged to the stuff or money, but for the joy of sharing my style and mundane life with others! So, think may change a bit as time goes by, but I don’t see many of them. Just fewer new purchases and more Disney trips!
Some recent outfits:
Arlowe is still ruling the house (but is not allowed in the kitchen, which he lets us know is NOT OKAY)
I went to an Oscars party, and dragged a friend this year….
And we met Black Panther at Disney’s California Adventure Park!
Yeah, that’s the photo right there….utterly absurd and ridiculous looking! #nailedit
Until next time,
How is it December? How did this happen? I’m not ready for it y’all! Although, I AM ready for 2017 to be over, as I hope 2018 brings better tidings for all!
December this year brought a special trip for me, at stay with girlfriends at the Grand Californian Hotel in Anaheim, along with celebrating special events AND sharing the chefs table experience with friends at the Napa Rose restaurant. Some photos….much amazing food, laughter and fun was had by all:
I recommend the Grand Californian sooo so so so so so much. Can I please move in?! Here’s my meal at Napa Rose (I have no idea what it all was, other than DELICIOUS. Huge shout out to Eric, for the most perfect wine pairings….not only perfect with my food, exactly my tastebuds. He is to wine what I am to deciphering brides! It’s magic!
If anyone ever invites you to dine at the Chef’s Counter at Napa Rose, go! I’m the worlds pickiest eater with some frustrating food allergies and I enjoyed every bite! It was absolute perfection. Already plotting my next seating there.
When at Disneyland!
I’ve posted a bit on Instagram, yes my family was affected by one of the fires in LA County this past week. Luckily our LA apartment came through unscathed and we are no longer under evacuation orders. We are blessed to have a second home, and I know so many others have lost everything. The winds out here have been utterly terrible! Praying they can contain everything and the weather will allow containment tomorrow.
Until next time,
Oh my, where has the year gone? We have been in a whirlwind of life changes, kids schooling, activities, and of COURSE, much baking and dress buying!
So many changes, but I’ve weathered the storm in pretty dresses! Some recents:
I turned another year older last month (not sure about wiser, and certainly not richer! Too many dresses!!), branched out of my comfort zone, and have made many trips to Disneyland. My favorite recent purchase has to be this darling owl:
Like seriously, the BEST cat ever!
Here’s to the rest of 2017, may the last few weeks bring the plot twist you have been waiting for! Oh, and one last thing, a very special cake I made to celebrate my husband….yes, a submarine “crashing” into a control room:
First time I’ve ever sculpted chocolate. It was so fun! I’m not making as many cakes anymore, but if it’s interesting enough, I’ll take it on!
Until next time,
PS: anyone else sad Deborah Lloyd is leaving Kate Spade??? I can’t wait to see where she goes next though! My bank account is already trembling.
Life has been hectic. This entire year has been filled with chaos, medical emergencies, planned medical procedures, massive problems with my kids’ school, and an upheaval in our long-standing routine due to my husband switching jobs. I can’t believe it’s July, and I haven’t blogged in FOREVER. I do keep up on Instagram, so if you follow me there….you’ve seen some of our adventures!
While it wasn’t the easiest thing I’ve ever done, I don’t regret it. Life is exceptionally better post-surgery….years of ickiness poof! gone overnight. (For the most part) My surgeon was incredible and she really did a fantastic job, I had very very few of the normal post-op side effects, and really I was up the next day, just moving VERY slowly.
My dad had emergency brain surgery the week of graduation….I won’t post the photos (although he would probably tell me too!), but we are very VERY grateful they caught it and he’s well on his way to a full recovery. We went to Vegas for the 4th of July this past week, and he took us all over the Hoover Dam, telling the kids little known facts from his days working there in the early 80’s, in 107 degree weather no less! (Side note….if you were in Vegas at the Palazzo/Venetian this last week and met a guy who talked about his brain surgery, that’s my dad. LOL.)
Yup, he uses our front door as a jungle gym. But he’s seriously the best cat EVER.
Here’s to the last half of 2017!
Until next time,
A week ago the weather was glorious and my mother decided to drag everyone outside to do a little yard work. (Sorely needed, our yard is OUT of control!!) While clearing my rosebeds the orange tabby cat who’s been hanging around our yard decided to “adopt” us. Like, he IS NEVER EVER LEAVING.
Seriously, these two lay on the floor with the front door open all the time (if you shut the door Arlowe freaks out). So, we now have a cat. I took him today to make sure he wasn’t microchipped (he wasn’t!), and to get him shots. To make him even more of a perfect cat? He loved riding in the car. WHAT?!
On the way home he got the carrier open and was sitting in my center console watching the world fly by him. When I asked him to get back in his carrier, he looked at me, gave me a single meow, and crawled back in the carrier. Like seriously, has anyone ever had a cat like this? I am glad he prefers the outside, as my allergies are already bonkers wig him around, I don’t think I could deal with him inside 24/7. He’s the biggest love bug I’ve ever encountered, especially for a previously “feral” cat! I think someone dumped him….he’s so careful with his claws and everything, and he loves the kids. Sigh. And don’t worry, just because he’s an outside cat, I still picked up a quality cat food system!
- Cardigan/Dress/Belt: Kate Spade
- Shoes: Jimmy Choo
- Handbag: Kate Spade Rachelle
- Dress: Kate Spade
- Belt: handmade
- Top: Banana Republic
- Skirt: Kate Spade Madison Avenue
- Shoes: Kate Spade
- Necklace: Kate Spade (in outlets currently)
- Dress: Kate Spade (in outlets now!)
- Shoes: Christian Louboutin (stressed by me in Alexandrite AB)
- Bag: Kate Spade (last year, not redone for outlets)
- Dress: Kate Spade Madison Avenue
- Belt: Target
- Shoes: Christian Louboutin
- Handbag: Kate Spade
Everything: Kate Spade (the dress has made it to the outlet sale racks!)
It was a fun day, even with the heat and crowds. We are very fortunate to have the ability to do all the things we do. Our recent situation with my daughter has reminded all of us that we only have one life, and we really should live it to the fullest we can! I am grateful for everything!
Until next time,
How have 31(well 32 now) days of 2017 passed already? My new “normal” is so different than it was just a few short months ago, and I’m still struggling to catch up and keep up! But I DO keep up with dressing most days. A few recent outfits:
Sweater: Banana Republis; Skirt & Scarf: Kate Spade ; Shoes: Christian Louboutin
Shrug: Limited; Everything Else: Kate Spade
Sweater & Skirt: Kate Spade; Shoes: Jimmy Choo (strassed by me)
Cardigan: Target; Everything Else: Kate Spade
Sweater & Skirt: Kate Spade; Shoes: Louboutins
Until next time,
2017 is here….and my posting has been non-existent! Our lives have been such a whirlwind with this two-household thing, I haven’t even sent our our Christmas cards that have been rebranded as New Years cards! OOPS!!
Yes, PANTS! The weather has been brutal out here in SoCal, windy, rainy, but we need it so I won’t complain.
If you are on the fence about this bag? Buy it. It’s so adorable, I just love it!! I’m scaling back this year on purchases (my closet is out of room!!) but I highly recommend this one if you’re a diehard Kate Spade fan.
Happy new year!