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Oh Tuesday….I have spent the last 3 Tuesday’s at the car dealership, but hopefully today was the last for a bit! We had to unload an older car (hey, it had 290,000 miles on it!!), and I bought a new to me car, but it had a minor issue that took a bit of time to diagnose and fix. But it has allowed some fun adventures! Last Tuesday we ended up down in Orange County, and today I popped over to Glendale. I think all my running is catching up, as I seem to be catching a bit of a summer cold (ugh!), which is ironic considering its 100+ degrees out! 

But I still pulled myself together (somewhat, my hair is in a ponytail.)

  1. Blouse: JCrew
  2. Belt: Target
  3. Skirt: Anthropologie
  4. Shoes: Sam Edelman 

I bought this lovely eyeshadow palette last week, where has this been all my life? Eyeshadow that looks AND smells like chocolate?! YES PLEASE! 

Too Faced sponsored a pop up at the grove last Friday:

I cannot believe my daughter is 12! I don’t feel old enough for this y’all!!!! She’s totally starting to steal some of my dresses (the one she has on is French Connection). I’m in for it for sure!

Until next time,



It happened. I wore FLIP FLOPS all day today. Hey, it’s hot, it’s summertime, and I had the day off to play mom with the kids, and so I dressed for the part (sort of)

  1. Blouse: Target
  2. Belt: Target (I think!)
  3. Skirt: Kate Spade Madison Avenue
  4. Necklace: Target
  5. Shoes: ?? Some off brand I picked up somewhere (I don’t even remember where! I usually wear them while I’m baking in the kitchen)

The skirt it a relatively new acquisition, but everything else is 3+ years old. I have so many clothes, I really need to start wearing more of them! 

Until next time,


The Horror

It finally happened. I’ve had cell phones for 16 years, and I have never lost or had one stolen. 

Until Friday night. When my beloved phone was pickpocketed right out of my purse in a Nike store (NOTE: they have TERRIBLE customer service, even though this is a problem IN this particular store. I am not pleased right now, and we spend a lot of money there!!). Oh and note to self: NEVER TURN OFF FIND MY IPHONE. Gah. Lesson learned. Luckily it did get on a wifi connection and wiped itself eventually. I’m mainly mad about the two months of photos I lost. And the reaction at the Nike store where it happened. Just terrible. I did get a replacement, nothing was compromised (talk about furiously changing all my passwords in the car on my husbands phone while we raced to Verizon to replace it! The Verizon folks were AWESOME), just all my lost photos. Yes, cloud, something I am now using. Still. 

So, watch your purse ladies….and never turn off “find my iPhone”! Because yes, I would have been the deranged woman chasing the thieves down. 

That said, some outfits, photos taken with my new shiny phone(the camera is quite nice actually!):

  1. Dress: Kate Spade
  2. Belt: secondhand
  3. Shoes: Kate Spade

  1. Dress: Adrianna Papell
  2. Shoes: Christian Louboutin
  3. Necklace: vintage pearls & brooch

  1. Dress: Halston Heritage
  2. Necklace: Target
  3. Shoes: Sam Edleman
  4. Handbag: Kate Spade

Life has died down a bit, school is out next week and summer activities shall commence! Still working on some fun family outings, it will be interesting to only have 3 kids all summer, as our oldest will be away at camp for 8 weeks! I’m so excited for him!!

Until next time,



For me, yesterday was my “Friday”, so today I had some adventures. I booked a chiropractor for 7am (why?!), and then followed it up by having a coffee “date” with my husband. Or rather, I bring him hot chocolate (HE DOES NOT DRINK COFFEE! I know!), I have coffee and I watch him work for 20-30 minutes. It’s become a bit of a Friday ritual (last week it was lunch, depends on my schedule), I might call it our weekly “date”, just because by the time we get home in the late afternoon we both prefer to stay home. I know, we need to get out more!

It was another warm day, but I did start with a cardigan because it was in the 40’s when I left: 


  1. Cardigan: Kate Spade (outlet last year)
  2. Dress: Kate Spade (old)
  3. Belt: Kate Spade
  4. Shoes: Kate Spade
  5. Necklace: Target

I also picked out new glasses today!  


They are Vera Wang…and a little bigger than the ones I have now. As I get older, it’s nice to have a bigger pair, I see better. Luckily my vision has not changed, so I’ll be able to swap between them and my current pair. I know, I look like a goofball! But that’s me! And yes, I carry a water cup EVERYWHERE. And snacks in my handbag. Such a mom!

Hope you have a wonderful weekend planned! Mine is tackling the cake orders I have (6 birthday cakes!) and helping (okay, making) my youngest with his mission project. We are making it 100% edible. I thought about doing a cake, but we are going with sugar cubes and royal icing. Should be fun! He’s super excited, my kids love it when they get to mess around in the kitchen. I should probably let them more often!

Until next time,



Oh boy, the first week of school is OVER! I survived! (Barely) I’m just exhausted, but I did make a huge meal tonight along with homemade ice cream.

Yesterday I wore this: 


  1. Dress: Lela Rose for Target
  2. Belt: secondhand
  3. Shoes: Christian Louboutin

And today….although I spent most of the day asleep! (I guess I was tired, a 4 hour nap and I’m already ready for bed!) 


  1. Dress: Kate Spade
  2. Shoes: Adrianna Papell

I love the dress I wore today, it’s perfect for summer, and best of all, it doesn’t hurt. My body is still healing from that accident, and this week has been rough! I found out this morning I had popped my ribs back out somehow (not sure?! I haven’t even been cleaning house…have been leaving it all up to the kids!), which would explain why my clothes have been making me hurt. Sigh. The flats I picked up at Nordstrom rack last week during clear the rack, under $30! (I might have bought my daughter a matching pair!) They had champagne ones too, but I was good and just bought the black. 

Have you seen the new Kate Spade arrivals? They were up last night but the email came today. I’m really tempted by the milk carton. I wasn’t excited about the clothes really. But I did get some fun things….the full retail stores are running extra 20% off sale items through Sunday!  


And these came from an outlet purchase I made last week (next time I will totally pay the $10 for 2-day shipping! It was agony waiting 9 days for ground shipping!!!) 

My kids named the frog “battle frog”, and swear he’s going to shoot poison venom at them in their sleep!!! Ladybug is looking forward to meeting Eugene, he’s already planning the proposal I think.  
Have a wonderful weekend! I have French Macarons on my agenda this weekend, along with the piled of laundry from kids back to school AND running cross country after school every day! (All of them. Oh my!)

Until next time,


Spots, Spots, Spots I Say!

Hello spots! I pulled out this skirt today that I haven’t worn in ages, a thrift shop find 2 or 3 years ago! No label, someone made it (and it’s so beautifully finished too) 


  1. Top: Target, old (2+ years ago! I had it in white too, but I long since ruined it)
  2. Skirt: thrifted, handmade
  3. Shoes: Kate Spade (although I switched to flats later in the day. I just can’t do a whole day in heels yet!)
  4. Necklace: Kate Spade (recent from the outlet)
  5. Handbag: Kate Spade (old, 2-3 years ago? It’s kind of slouchy but has held up well!)

 And I spent my day working on costumes and headbands for an upcoming church event. I’ve been putting this off for over a month! Now we are two weeks away from tech rehearsals, I need to get a move on!!!

I’m super excited for this year….our theme is “Puttin’ on the Ritz”, and quite honestly I pulled 90% of the costumes from either my closet or my costume stash, which it’s fun to see things re-purposed. I just love these feathered headbands!

Until next time,



I saw this skirt on a gal on Instagram and simply had to hunt it down (thank you eBay!): 


  1. Blouse: Kohls
  2. Skirt: eBay
  3. Necklace: Swarovski 
  4. Belt: Kate Spade
  5. Shoes: Christian Louboutin

Yesterday I started in this, but had to change because my chest/neck is still sooooo sore from the accident: 



  1.  Dress: Kate Spade
  2. Belt: Target
  3. Flats: Christian Louboutin

And what I really wore most of yesterday: 



  1.  Dress: Kate Spade
  2. Necklace: Target
  3. Shoes: Kate Spade

I also finished these Sunday: 


I love the mixed media! Glitter on the back, crystals in the front! Strassing suede is SUCH a dream!

Until next time,