Category: Style

mother’s day giveaway-a-day #4!

My dear, sweet P is as forthright about my grooming as she is about everything else in my life. When I recently commented to my husband V that {sigh} “I’m starting to look my age” P felt compelled to pipe in from the background, “Mom, you’ve looked old for a while now!” So it will come as no surprise that I’ve been in the market for some {anti-aging} skin care products. I don’t really have a lot of wrinkles and…
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nail clippers.

Baby Light and Clip. {$14.99}. Clipping the nails of my newborn babies was always such a traumatic experience for me that I ended up turning the job entirely over to my husband V. I always managed to clip off some skin and both the baby and I ended up in tears before we were through. Laurie, a fellow mommy, created a solution to my problem with her invention of the Baby Light and Clip, one of the cleverest things I’ve…
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drugstore finds.

There’s something really great about going into your local drugstore and finding your tried and true beauty staples. Below are some of my favorite must-haves. {Available at a drugstore near you, or from the comfort of your laptop at}. OPI Nail Lacquer. Quarter of a Cent Cherry.$8.19{via}. Oil of Olay Moisturizer. $14.99 Maybelline Great Lash Mascara.$4.49{via}. Carmex.$2.29. var gaJsHost = (("https:" == document.location.protocol) ? "https://ssl." : "http://www."); document.write(unescape("%3Cscript src='" + gaJsHost + "' type='text/javascript'%3E%3C/script%3E")); var pageTracker =…
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ellabalou giveaway winner,

And the winner of the luxuriously soft Ellabalou blanket {valued at $56} is…. Indy! I just found out that I am pregnant three days ago and I just found your blog. I will definitely come back and see all of the items you review. Thanks for doing the hard work for us! Congratulations! I guarantee you and yours will fall completely in love with this blanket. Enjoy every snuggly second of it. Email me your info & blanket color preference…
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There is nothing better than going to my hair salon/spa {minus children} for some self pampering, and the best part of it all is inhaling deeply the smell of Aveda. Over the years my hairstylist has turned me on to several Aveda products, and the following are my favorite. Brilliant Humectant Pomade.$18. This product is a great sleek finish for all the loose flyaways and it gives me a bit of extra shine {not to mention that it smells amazing}….
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hair clips.

P is notoriously picky about her hair. She stopped letting me style her hair when she was 2 years-old and still hasn’t let me back in her hair “circle of trust”. We’ve gone through some awkward stages {the unicorn ponytail swaying down into the middle of her forehead was a particularly interesting time} but as she’s gotten older her hair styling has gotten better and better. P recently tried these big girl hair clips from taia and has fallen in…
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nic’s sticks by opi.

I love OPI nail polish. It’s one of those brands you just have to know about if you plan on spending any time having groomed nails. The colors are great & the names are even better {Cozu-Melted in the Sun, Friar Friar Pants on Fire}. Not only that, I know that if I use OPI my manicure will last a week {which is really saying something for a busy mom!}. The folks at OPI have outdone themselves by creating a…
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beautiful girls clothes.

I’m a huge fan of Eliza Gran, a fabulous retro clothing company started by an equally fabulous & chic mother {I wrote about it here}. Eliza Gran just launched a new Spring line; just in time for you to stock up on darling dresses & tops for your little style icon. #834 capuchine dress {green}. sizes 2-8 yrs. $76. {via Eliza Gran}. #853 lila top + undies {navy}. Sizes 3 months-18 months. $76.

handmade craft aprons for kids.

These ultra cute aprons have been a lifesaver for me & at only $12 it’s worth snatching up a few {these are GREAT gifts for showers, birthdays, and Christmas}. I’ve used mine for mealtime, playtime, and messy craft projects. Each apron is custom made, so you can choose from a selection of absolutely darling fabrics for your child. They’re 100% cotton so you can throw the aprons in the wash as often as you need to. Think of all the…
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