Month: July 2010

what’s in your purse series: week nine.

hobo bag

This weeks’ What’s In Your Purse is from Maria of The Vintageholic Frog.  Thanks Maria! If you want to play along send me two photos of your purse, the outside and the contents therein with a detailed explanation of what I’m looking at.  Can’t wait!  allisonATpetitelefantDOTcom 1. Wallet 2. Rewetting eye drops 3. Lipglosses 4. Powder compact w/ mirror 5. Nail file 6. Sunglasses 7. Museum ticket stub (there is a survey you can fill out to enter to win…
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Bananas, party of 1?

crazy face

This is how I feel right now, only minus the makeup and styled hair. 1. I haven’t slept a full night in, um, well it’s been a while 2. I’m not showered right now and my hair and makeup are not super hot. 3. My house?  You don’t even want to know what my house looks like.  And I don’t mean that in a cute hyperbole type way, I mean that in a *the police are on their way over…
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frozen grape snack.

frozen grape

Have you ever frozen grapes for a quick little snack?  Honestly, in the heat of the summer it’s one of the best things out there. Wash your grapes, put them in a gallon Ziploc freezer bag {you know how I love the Ziploc} and pop them in the freezer.  They make little morsels of tasty frozen-ness. If you want to get crazy and take it to a whole new level of yum, soak the grapes in 7-UP, Sprite, or something…
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volumizing mascaras.

maybelline mascaras

I have a bit of a thing for makeup, in case you haven’t noticed.  If my house were on fire and all the kids and family heirlooms made it out alright, the next thing I’d grab would be my Maybelline mascara.  You know the stuff in the pink tube with the green lid?  Yes, that one.  It’s less than $5 at the grocery store and I can get it off easily at night with makeup remover wipes.  I love everything…
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beautiful womens clothing

womens dresses

A little while ago a company called William Riera sent me some dresses to check out, along with the most beautiful turquoise necklace you’ve ever seen.  I try on a lot of clothes, it’s part of my genetic makeup.  Sometimes I change outfits more than twice a day.  I’d apologize, but it’s just who I am.  I own a lot of dresses too.  I’m not sure where I think I’ll wear all these dresses, aside from church every Sunday, but…
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what’s in your beach bag?

contents of a beach bag

Stay with me here, I know there’s been a lot of looking inside purses lately, but this one is perfect for summer, so I had to do it.  I’m actually headed to the pool today, like I’m supposed to be walking out the door rightthissecond and I wanted to show you what I carry with me because I’m curious what YOU carry to the pool or beach.  Ready? great big beach towel from Costco cell phone $10 for snacks silver…
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what’s in your purse series: week eight.

yellow purse

This week’s what’s in your purse is from a good friend of mine, Ciaran Blumenfeld of Momfluential fame. I want this purse, I need this purse, I might have to go find a purse just like this one. Here is what we have in there: Flip Cam and Kodak Cam (because at least one of my kids always also wants to shoot video) Sony Cam (used mostly by my kids, but guess who carries it around?) Some random happy meal…
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cucumber couscous salad recipe

couscous salad

Cucumber couscous salad is one of my favorite summer salad recipes.  It’s easy and delicious and sometimes I can get both the cucumbers and tomatoes out of my summer garden, which I don’t have to tell you, is 10 kinds of fabulous. Ingredients for Cucumber Couscous Salad: 1 cup couscous {it cooks up to make a lot of couscous} 1/4 cup vinegar 2 cucumbers, diced 2 tomatoes, diced 1/4 cup sliced red onion {I chose not to use this} 1…
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