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Friday is FRIYAY!!! Tomorrow we head to the mountains for some cross country practice & a family picnic….I might have to don PANTS. But until then: 

  1. Dress: Kate Spade (at larger outlets right now)
  2. Belt: Oscar de la Renta
  3. Shoes: Kate Spade
  4. Necklace: Swarovski

Yes, I wore this last Sunday too. Oops! Sometimes it’s just easier to repeat an outfit. 

Until next time,


The Return of Winky

Remember back a couple years ago when I bought an owl bag? (Or was that 3 years ago? I don’t remember anymore!!!) Poor Winky has been stashed in my closet for ages, but I pulled him out today! 


  1. Dress: Kate Spade Olsen
  2. Belt: Kate Spade Owl Belt
  3. Shoes: Kate Spade
  4. Handbag: Winky! (Wise Owl Quinn)

Today was actually my Friday, my husband has tomorrow off and the kids have a play, so I took it off to be home and enjoy some time with them. They have break next week as well, but 3 of them are going to be gone for various events. Looking forward to the Easter weekend.

Until next time,



  I must admit, I wanted to do nothing more than hide in my bedroom all day today. However, I hauled myself up and got dressed and took the kids to the mall (EEKS!). I’m sure I looked quite out of place inside Hot Topic…which apparantly is THE store for the 9-16 set. I do not understand…but I sucked it up…..I never went through the “goth” stage, I don’t think I had stepped foot in that store until my oldest teenager became obsessed a few years back! It makes me feel OLD. 


  1. Cardigan: Kate Spade (outlet)
  2. Dress: Kate Spade Celina
  3. Belt: Kate Spade
  4. Shoes: Sam Edleman
  5. Handbag: Kate Spade 

And no, I didn’t make my bed today….I had grand plans for a nap. Didn’t happen!  I did however find some lovely paperbacks at the book store (yes, I love REAL books still…there is NOTHING like the smell of a book. It’s magical)  

 I fully admit I chose based on the covers. And the middle one came with an attached ribbon bookmark (and is fantasy at that). I’ll read just about anything (except Twilight and 50 Shades anything), I adore books. As a kid I would read in the car by the headlights of the cars behind us! Why I didn’t have a mini book lamp I don’t know. Many 1am bedtimes are because of a book I HAD to finish. Are you a reader? I estimate I read probably 250 books last year. I re-read them as well. I will notate…I read incredibly fast. Any of the 3 books pictures is about 2-3 hours tops for me to finish. 

Also, today is President’s Day! We were all off because of it. Happy day to those who have made our country great. So much sacrifice, and yet WE get the day off for them! Kind of ironic if you think about it.

Until next time,



As the day nears an end…I remembered to post my outfit! 


  1. Cardigan: Kate Spade
  2. Skirt: Kate Spade
  3. Shoes: Jimmy Choo

I mainly spent today finishing up some commissions that are due this week. I can’t quite do a full reveal, but here’s a teaser!  

Until next time,


Christmas in Review

Wow, Christmas 2015, it’s over already?! I admit to staying in my PJs ALL DAY yesterday, it was glorious!!!! We stay home on Christmas, so there was lots of cooking going on here. My schedule has been so packed, I didn’t even finish wrapped until nearly 2am Christmas morning. OOPS! 

We actually scaled way back on gifting this year….instead of the normal 15-20 packages, the kids had about 6 each. We sort of followed the “4 things” idea, but I also do “food boxes” for my boys, they love that!! 

Christmas Eve we went to my aunt’s house, and I wore this: (after baking 8 pies & countless cookies that morning!)  


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

Yes, a new pair of strassed heels! I actually have some projects I am supposed to be working on, but I got the inspiration for these and I couldn’t stop once I started! The shoes were a grey metallic leather to begin with, and I used silver shade, alexandrite, black diamond, Crystal lagoon, and Crystal viridian (all preciosa, except the silver shade). The way these catch the light is INSANE!  


Hopefully the video above loads okay! First time I have uploaded one since I upgraded my blog!

Some other highlights from the past week: 

 Monday….normal working mom day!  

  1. Cardigan: Banana Republic
  2. Dress: Kate Spade
  3. Belt: Secondhand
  4. Shoes: Sam Edleman


Wednesday to attend church (as I didn’t get dressed on Tuesday!)  


  1.  Cardigan: Banana Republic (I have 2 or 3 of these!)
  2. Skirt: Kate Spade
  3. Shoes: Kate Spade
  4. Pearls: Thrifted

And finally today, I took my daughter shopping (wasn’t horrible!) 


  1. Cardigan: Banana Republic (hey, it’s cold and it’s long sleeves!!)
  2. Dress: Kate Spade
  3. Belt: Kate Spade
  4. Shoes: Kate Spade (they are super comfortable!)

The cats went out to shop too: 


Hope your Christmas was Merry & bright! I’m looking forward to 2016, it’s shaping up to be a very busy and rewarding year!

Happy Holidays!



The Last Weekend of Summer. 

Is almost over! As the kids sort through school clothing (I know, talk about leaving it to the last minute!), I sit here overseeing the chaos that is the bedrooms of my 4 children. How did we get so much STUFF?! (Oh wait, says she who has more Kate Spade dresses than one human should own!) Alas, it seems as if they need every scrap of paper, bit of ribbon, and rubber bands they can get their hands on. And what is it with boys and marbles?!

Yesterday we went to costco, I wore this, a dress I picked up at Its a Wrap, it fit nearly perfect, although I did make some teeny alterations in the bust area, but for once the waist was perfect!! 



  1. Dress: Tracy and Michael 
  2. Shoes: Christian Louboutin

Today for church I pulled out another new dress, plus the most recent SJP heels I picked up at Nordstrom Rack last week (her shoes are SO comfortable, the arch it a perfect fit for me, something I struggle with!) 


  1. Dress: Maeve, from Anthropologie (under $30 on sale! It also has pockets)
  2. Belt: Ted Baker
  3. Shoes: SJP (Sarah Jessica Parker), under $60
  4. Handbag: Kate Spade
  5. Bracelet: Kate Spade

Hope your weekend was fabulous! Until next time,


Wedding Season

Wedding season is here, and it’s kicking me in the pants! But I just have two more days and then hello SUMMER!!!! 

Some outfit recaps from the last few days: 


  1. Dress: Kate Spade Sonja in Baja Rose (Nordstrom Rack find)
  2. Belt: Kate Spade 
  3. Shoes: Christian Louboutin (my go-to for flats!)
  4. Handbag: Kate Spade Quinn
  5. Necklace: Kate Spade (why did it take me so long to discover these?!)


  1. Dress: Kate Spade Corley (still on sale until midnight tonight!!)
  2. Belt: Secondhand
  3. Shoes: Kate Spade


  1. Dress: David’s Bridal (found at a thrift store)
  2. Brooch: Vintage
  3. Shoes: Nina, strassed by me


  1. Dress: Kate Spade Sonja in Navy
  2. Belt: Ted Baker (pink glitter!!!)
  3. Shoes: Christian Louboutin
  4. Handbag: Kate Spade (these are back at the outlets in this color!!)

Some recent crafting: 


Trying something a little different for this wedding this week. Can’t wait to see it all come together!

Oh and Eugene has been a little naughty lately….trying to burn Rajah: 

 Then he got into the candy for the wedding this week: 


He tried to hide, but I found him! *snickers*

Until next time,


PS: As always, please do not repost or use my photos without my permission. Much appreciated!!