Friday, September 28, 2012


Okay, what is happening in my life when a Luna bar wrapper makes me cry? I always like to read the "Who Inspires You" box on the back, and the one today on my Chocolate Peppermint Stick Luna Bar (um, YUM), said this:
Anne: There was nothing better than having a little sister except having YOU as a little sister. You redefined a mother's dedication and strength while inspiring all who knew you. I miss you so much.
- Claudia

Sheesh, Claudia - way to bring me down when I'm enjoying my afternoon coffee and snackity ack. Now you've forced me to go find this photo to cheer myself up:

Because HOLY MARGE SIMPSON HAIRDO, what is UP with that?

You know what else would cheer me up? If I had actually pulled my phone out and taken a snap of the dude I saw at Target yesterday, with long white hair and a long white beard a la this guy: 

who was dressed in a dark pink tee shirt to match his dark pink plaid kilt, whilst shopping for a hot pink ladies' blazer. I ain't lyin. Not even a little.

You know what else cheers me up? This does:

"They wouldn't have to imagine each other if someone turned on the lights."

Seriously peeps, I almost had to go to the bathroom and collect myself after I saw that on Awkward Family Photos. Methinks I need to stop looking at it while I'm at work.

So what cheers YOU up when you're feelin' blue? And I don't mean just a little smile, I mean a full-on belly laugh? Give it up, homies.

Shirt: TJ Maxx
Tank: Wal Mart
Pants: Zara
Boots: Libby Edelman, TJ Maxx
Necklace: TJ Maxx
Bracelet: F21
Earrings: Standard Style Boutique


Thursday, September 27, 2012


We had a fantastic trip to Baltimore last week to visit my sis and her family. The kids flew on their first plane ride like champs, and aside from being stuck flying American Airlines (who I am pretty sure have a new slogan that goes something like - "American Airlines - NO ONE is ruder than us...") there were a few highlights in our actual travel, like meeting a serviceman coming home from Afghanistan who, in line at the ticketing gate, took a shine to the boys because he was going home to his own twin boys (age 6). He was so sweet to them, and went through security ahead of us. We had to stop so I could take Simon poop (because anytime we're in a hurry is a GREAT time to take a poop), and when we FINALLY got through security, the serviceman had waited there for us to give each of the kids a twenty-five cent exchange certificate. It brought tears to my eyes. Also, the two flight attendants on our leg home between Dallas and Kansas City were I am almost positive Cam and Mitch from Modern Family. Loved. Them.

So here are some of my favorite snaps from our trip. Hope you enjoy them!

One of our first days, and we took the kids to Down's Park. They got their first glimpse of the beach while we were there.

My sis has a giant trampoline. What you're viewing above is a little known Baltimorian trampoline tradition. Or just kids being weird. I swear, I think I had as much fun as the kids jumping on the trampoline (or tramping, as I liked to call it), every. single. day. Behold, the evidence...


Our dessert for dinner one night - from left to right, Toscano dusted with cinnamon, Italian truffle, and triple cream cheese. We had them with raw honey, FUCKING COOKIE BUTTER FROM TRADER JOE'S, dates, and apple slices. I also had this same dessert every subsequent night that we were there. Holy. Shit.


Tom and I on the night of our pirate adventure. I know - that's a whole lotta plaid...

Grandma and her little pirates...

...and some big pirates...

The Hulk and Ironman throwing a little swag on a late night Target run. Who knew the Hulk was a sucker for a mocha frap?!!

Miss you, Baltimore (or Wawamore, as Simon calls it). Miss you more, Sissie. Love love love, me.


Wednesday, September 26, 2012

I'm Baaaaaack...

Just not quite fully, but here is a teaser on my vacay to Baltimore...

I've missed ya'll!! I'll give a full update tomorrow, when my brain has returned from vacation.


Monday, September 17, 2012

Awesome Things I Have Seen Lately

The last couple of weeks I have been lucky enough to see some kickass things while I've been ooot and aboot. Let's download those, shall we?

1. Remember that plaid bleach dip DIY I mentioned on my Fall Wish List a few weeks back? Welp, I found the poy-fect plaid to try it on, and I don't mean to toot my own horn, but TOOT TOOT, it frigging ROCKS. Here's the before...

...and here's the after.


2. Driving on the highway, my cuz and I came upon a white Monte Carlo (year undetermined), with personalized plates "IMBAD." In the back window was a huge sicker reading "King of Pop." Uh oh - we thought, we are about to witness awesome. Please also note that we were listening to the 90s and Noon on whatever station we were listening to, so we went from Salt N Pepa's "Let's Talk About Sex" to Concrete Blonde's "Joey" to Lou Bega's "Mambo #5," so not only were we visibly witnessing awesome, we were audibly enjoying it as well. Back to the Monte Carlo. We pull up to pass, and there is a GIANT STICKER OF MICHAEL JACKSON (in his Thriller days) above the back wheel, just under the window. AWESOME.

3. A few weeks ago, when I ran to the grocery store, I time-traveled back to 1978 and ran into Kenny Rogers at the Price Chopper. His silvery mane and beard were GLORIOUS. I debated asking him to sing The Gambler for me, but figured he was getting his grocery on, and decided to leave him alone. AWESOME.

And just because it's awesome, and I'm wearing plaid to celebrate Concrete Blond and the 90s, here you go.


You're welcome. Happy Monday, yo.

Plaid button down: Thrifted
Tank: Wal Mart
Jeans, Shoes, Watch: Target
Necklace: Threadsence
Earrings: Standard Style Boutique


Thursday, September 13, 2012

These Are a Few of My Favorite Things

Balmain and Pumpkin and Zeuner and Oxfords
Blond Roast and Subway and lush Av-o-cadooooo
Fall TV's coming, anticipating....
these are a few of my favorite things....
SNL starts! This Saturdaaaaay, sadly sans the Wiiiiiiiig,
but fashion week dictates that boho and print-pants?
They will still be BIIIIIIG.

Source: via Shannan on Pinterest

Source: via Shannan on Pinterest

Do I need two pairs of these Oxfords? For $19.99 each from Target, yes, I think I do. 

Source: via Shannan on Pinterest

I just won this gorgeous Jennifer Zeuner necklace from Frankie Hearts Fashion, bitchez. LOVE. It.

Forget your Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte, Eggo pumpkin spice waffles are THE SHIT. Nom nom nommmmm!!!!

Source: via Shannan on Pinterest

If I had a million dollars (if I had a million dollars) well I would buy some Balmain

Source: via Shannan on Pinterest

(I would buy some Balmain)


Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Conversation With a 6-Year-Old

I've been wearing a lot of all black lately. Here are two! two! two! days' worth of ensembles in one handy post. And also? FINALLY got my hurr fixed. Sort of, or at least, we're working towards what I want (THANK YOU for the recommendation, Gina - I loved Elisabeth). I know, I know - it's pretty subtle, but I can tell the difference - not so red anymore, and lighter on the sides like I had asked. Can you tell? 

And now, I present to you...Conversation With A 6-Year Old....

Setting: The park, swinging with Gavin, and a little red-haired girl comes over to swing next to us.

Girl: Hi!
Me: Hi - what's your name?

Girl: Markie.
Me: How old are you, Markie?

Markie: I'm six. Tonight I ate spaghetti for dinner and it's on my neck. My sisters ate fettucini, and I LOVE strawberries. When I was a baby I only ate strawberries and nothing else! I have two cousins - that's a LOT. Their names are Devon - he's 1 month old, and Laney, and Mia. I have two sisters. One is 13 and her name is Heaven. Why are you swinging with him? What is his name?
Me: Gavin.

Markie: How old is he? Is your daughter here playing soccer? My sisters are playing soccer. Do you have any other daughters?
Me: I have one daughter and two sons.

Markie: How old are they?
Me: They're all four.

Markie: Is your daughter going to play soccer? My sister is playing soccer. I am in kindergarten and it is THE BEST CLASS EVER. We don't even read! My kindergarten class is the BEST. Is that your husband?
Me: Yes.

Markie: How old is he?
Me: He's 44.
Markie: My dad is 42. I am 6, and I'm going to be 7 next year. I LOVE strawberries.

...and so on and so forth...

Call me crazy, but I couldn't help but think of this Mike Myers character whilst conversing with Markie...

Dress: F21, and it's so old my grandma fell off her dinosaur
Tank: Wal Mart
Pants: Target
Shoes: Vicky's Secret
Hand necklace: T.J. Maxx
Ginormous necklace: Charming Charlie's
Watch: Target


Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Live From New York

Eleven years.

Source: via Shannan on Pinterest

Source: via Shannan on Pinterest


Source: via Shannan on Pinterest



Peace and love.