Month: February 2011

best and worst dressed oscars 2011

best dressed

I do realize we have important world events happening right now.  Hosni Mubarak is no longer the president of Egypt, Muammar Gaddafi is about to be overthrown in Libya, and there’s been a terrible earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand.  It seems more than a little trivial to talk about a handful of Hollywood celebrities strutting down a red carpet before they all give each other awards, but it is what it is.  Watching the red carpet before the Oscars is…
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office remodeling

office remodel

A couple months ago I realized I really need an office of my own.  I’ve been working in an office/study/playroom in the front room of our house and it’s been driving me slowly crazy.  I really needed a space of my own, someplace to go to close the door and make conference calls.  Someplace besides my closet, where I was working/hiding from the kids while making cross country business calls and silently slamming my bum against the locked door to…
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What’s in Your Purse Series Week Thirty Six

arm purses

It turns out you all still love this series, so we’ll just keep on going until you’re good and ready to be done with it.  Meanwhile, here’s your purse this week.  A day late and a dollar short, but I’m here all week! Kachow! This week’s What’s in Your Purse Series is from faithful reader and commenter Tami Warner from Tami’s Eclectic Corner.  Love that Tami.  If you want to submit your purse, let’s do this thing.  Send two photos…
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Skiing with kids for the first time

skiing with kids

–This giveaway is now closed.  The winner is: Suzanne Crunchy Green Mom– We’re an active family.  We just are.  There’s not any help for it, so I’ve just embraced it.  My husband can’t sit still, and my kids are genetically programmed to be like him, happiest while in motion.  There is one sport I fought for years though: skiing. I didn’t grow up skiing; it’s just not economically feasible for a family with 8 kids {outside the Kennedy family} to…
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vintage barber shop


The next photo shoot I’m doing with my friend Ed is a Vintage Barber Shop commercial. We’re shooting in a barber shop in Salt Lake City that’s been around since the 1950’s.  I can’t wait to see how it turns out. Here’s my inspiration board for the shoot. here’s where I found the: Barber Pole, Barber Jacket, Florsheim Wingtip Oxford, Vintage Men’s Eyeglasses, Wool Trousers

family trip to Europe

warsaw poland

So.  Somewhere around the time I was in L.A., or San Francisco, or Nashville, or one of those places, Viktor bought 4 plane tickets to Europe. We’ve hoped and dreamed, and scrimped and saved to be able to take the family to Poland.  Viktor’s immediate family are the only members of his family who left Communist Poland to come to America under political asylum in the 1980’s, everyone else staying behind to weather out the storm. Viktor didn’t get to…
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how to wax your eyebrows at home

face wax

I’ll stoop to any level of non-makeup-ed gorgeousness to help you with your beauty regimen, this video about how to wax your eyebrows at home being no exception.  Please to enjoy. Supplies you need to wax your eyebrows at home: tub of wax clean Popsicle stick baby powder strips of torn muslin fabric, 2-3″ long, 1/2″ wide

Jennifer Garner Kids Event

jennifer garner

Remember when I told you I’ve been jet-setting for the last 6 weeks, much to the chagrin of my body?  Well, I’ve been jet-setting alright, and now I’m flat in bed. Booyah baby, that’s how it’s done. Anyhow, sometime in January I flew to L.A. for a brief 24 hour stint at the W hotel in Hollywood, Precocious by my side. We went to L.A. to attend a Frigidaire event hosted by Jennifer Garner.  When I got the initial invitation,…
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fashion week spring 2011

nanette lepore 2011

I’ll get to fashion week in New York one of these days, if it’s the last thing I do.  But in the meantime, I’m watching all the fashion shows from my phone, reading all the tweets from those in attendance, and swooning over the newest collections for Spring 2011. I have too many favorites to mention, but these are the highlights.  Also, something to note: lace, leather, fur, and big colors are all hot.  Big time.  Not going anywhere. Left:…
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