Month: July 2011

say hello to someone you love

Hallmark card

Recently I had the chance to sit down and write a handful of notes to some friends I love.  It’s not that rare of an occurrence for me, telling people how much I love and adore them.  I’m the girl who runs up to people at conferences to profess my undying love.  I email people on a regular basis just to say “hello, I adore you”.  So it was a natural thing for me to sit down, pen in hand,…
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What’s in your purse week fifty seven

coach purse

This week’s What’s in Your Purse Series purse is from Kimterese.  Thank you! – P.S. you guys, I need more purses.  If you love this series and want more of it, submit your purse.  I only have a couple purses left in the lineup, I’m totally dried up in my stash.  It’s time to get a move on.  If you want to submit your purse to the series take two photos of your purse {nice, clean non-blurry ones} one of…
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What I wore Wednesday denim on denim

brown leather belt

I had a photo shoot for a local broadcasting company last Wednesday.  I played *mom*.  I didn’t even have to pretend when they wanted me to get mad at the kids for eating junk food.  Anyhow, they needed me to look bohemian, so I did my best. I’m wearing: denim shirt dress: JCPenney denim jeans: White House Black Market vintage black leather purse: it belonged to my grandmother long silver necklace: Forever 21 pink flower ring: Charlotte Russe sunglasses: Forever…
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great summer beach read

ann brashares

Let’s talk about one of my favorite authors for a minute.  Ann Brashares.  She wrote the series The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, which I loved.  In fact if you ask me, I think the best contemporary literature is found in the YA section. I stumbled upon her first foray into adult literature at the library one random day, and it’s now one of my favorite books. The Last Summer of You and Me is beautiful.  Brashares’ writing has a…
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What’s in your purse series week fifty six

brown leather purse

This week’s What’s in Your Purse Series purse is from Cora.  You’re the best Cora! – P.S. you guys, I need more purses.  If you love this series and want more of it, submit your purse.  I only have a couple purses left in the lineup, I’m totally dried up in my stash.  It’s time to get a move on.  If you want to submit your purse to the series take two photos of your purse {nice, clean non-blurry ones}…
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A good playground is hard to find

rope swing

If you were to ask my children to recount a favorite story about Europe, or to pick the best thing about any one of the amazing cities we visited, they wouldn’t tell you about ancient cathedrals or moats left by the invasion of the Turks. No, they don’t care so much about those.  What they will tell you about is the most amazing onslaught of playgrounds since the beginning of mankind. Giant 60-foot metal slides, zip-lines, merry-go-rounds, rope swings, giant…
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Matching red sweatshirts

Prague

About a week before we left for Europe, Hanes sent us a box of clothes.  Because they’re awesome like that.  And aside from the socks and underwear we’ve come to love, Hanes has a handful of clothes I really like.  T-shirts, sweatshirts, cute tops, shorts for the kids. I packed a small selection in the kids suitcases, and didn’t think more of it until we had a layover in New York City on our way to Paris. I changed the…
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Ingredients for a happy summer

blowing bubbles

Last week I went to the gym for a couple hours {stop the presses!} and came home to a contented, totally decked out Charming.  Precocious had a friend over, and between the two of them they glittered, pony tailed, gelled, and hair sprayed Charming to within an inch of his life. He loved it, obviously. I found him on the driveway, bubbles in hand, enjoying a pretty summer night like only a small child can. Even though I had a…
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European Summer fashion part 3

polka dot dress

The third girl in my European Summer Fashion series was spotted in Prague. This girl was the cutest. She was French, and with a guy who was most certainly not her grandfather {because eww, grandpas don’t do that}, but definitely old enough to be so.  She was lovely and flattered I asked for her photo, and had a certain something something about her. Here’s what she had on: polkadot shirt dress skinny leather belt black ankle boots sunglasses leather cross…
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