Year: 2011

funky hand made jewelry

keep calm

I met some ladies last week who made the trip to Nashville, Tennessee for BlissDom {a social media conference} completely worth the plane ride.  Two of these ladies were introduced to me the day before the conference actually started, and it’s like we’re sisters from another mother. April let me root around in a plastic bag until I found just the right piece of jewelry in the perfect color, which happened to be a grey ‘Keep Calm and Carry On‘…
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how to: trick for getting rid of eczema

exzema treatment

I’m queen of allergies.  Seriously, I’ve been deathly allergic to half of my life, but I’ve learned to cope. I’m a normal sort of person, most of the time. When my kids were born though, life threw me a curve ball and I had to learn a whole new bag of tricks just to keep sane.  Charming didn’t have as many food allergies as a pack of nasty skin, and it took me almost a year to figure out what…
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vintage pearl giveaway


–UPDATED– The winner is: Emily January 31, 2011 at 7:55 pm So beautiful! Emily, get in touch asap with to claim your prize! — Do you remember the sterling silver necklace I had made for my mom from Vintage Pearl?  I gave it to her at Christmas and she almost didn’t know what to do with herself she loved it so much. Seriously, hard core love. Guess what friends?  I’m giving away two $50 gift certificates to Vintage Pearl…
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tween fashion on Hollywood Boulevard

I’m a day late, a dollar short, the house is messy, and my father-in-law is still in town. I can’t win today. However, I do have a cute photo of Precocious’ outfit to bide you over. We were in L.A. last week? The week before? I don’t know. We were in L.A. at some point this month for an event with Jennifer Garner that I’ll post about as soon as the swelling in my hands goes down. Not even kidding…
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What’s in Your Purse Week Thirty One

whats in my purse

This week’s What’s in Your Purse Series Purse is from Jan from Aerograms from Jan, a Canadian Expat living in Ireland.  I want to be like her when I grow up.  Thanks Janice! Purse – I lusted after this black leather Coach bag (model 9326) for years since I first met my best mate Marie back in 2003. When Marie retired hers from regular usage, I sneakily picked one up on eBay and it’s been my best mate ever since…
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easy flower centerpiece

flower centerpiece

I made this centerpiece for a Christmas party I hosted in December and my friend Marie said to me “You have to blog about this!”, to which I replied lamely, “Really?  But it was so easy.” And I missed the entire point, because hello, I’m all about the easy livin’. Materials needed to make Easy Flower Centerpieces: multiple short vases {I used short drinking glasses from my other lover IKEA} a bouquet of cheap flowers such as Carnations {I used…
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flat stella.

visit to paris

Have you ever heard of Flat Stanley?  Meet Flat Stella. A few years ago for a school project, Precocious was required to create a Flat Stella version of herself.  She drew a purple dress, long golden hair, and chocolate brown eyes in a an adorable 3rd grade likeness of herself.  We were assigned to ship Stella off, with an envelope and instructions to photograph Flat Stella wherever she landed. First Stella went to our friends in Maryland.  Flat Stella had…
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12 hour lipcolor

You guys, this 12 hour lipcolor from L’Oreal is off. the. hook. Please to enjoy.

wedding attire

wedding attire

Hello all. This post will be brief. I’m in the middle of attending and speaking at a social media design conference called Alt Summit, and in an effort to stay upright {literally, I’m almost flat on my face with tired at this point} I’m not going to post again until Monday. However, I wanted to show you the outfit I wore to our friend’s wedding on Monday. It’s my favorite wedding attire so far. Dress: Shabby Apple Tights: Nordstrom, Brass…
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