Is it over yet? We’re in the home stretch, right? It’s only been 11 days, you say? Oh. The good news is that I haven’t screwed up yet. [cue fanfare] Here are some things that are helping me resist the urge to spend. 1. I’ve unsubscribed from virtually every retailer email/newsletter list. This helps tremendously. […]
You guys, I’m so behind on this whole television thing…don’t get me started, really, BUT I just started watching House Hunters International last month and am a total addict junkie. Every night, I can’t wait until the kids are sleeping so D and I can hop in bed and watch several episodes back-to-back. Addict junkie, […]
Hello! Happy New Year! Did you stay up late last night? I was out cold by 9:30pm, mainly due to yesterday’s flight with a possessed toddler. I got a glorious night’s sleep, though, and if that isn’t a great way to start the new year, I don’t know what is! So! Let’s talk resolutions, folks. […]
The lovely, inspiring, and absolutely crushworthy Joslyn has asked me back for her Blogger’s Favorites feature. You can read about my favorite things here. Thanks, Joslyn, for having me!
Last year, we used Paper Culture for our holiday cards. We loved them. Loved them! In fact, I’m fairly certain we’ll never use another company for our holiday cards for years to come. Why, you ask? Oh, let me tell you! 1. Truly the best collection of designs ever. 2. All cards and envelopes are […]
Last week, my friend Lauren had an impromptu photo session with the kiddos. Lauren is a fantastic photographer, so I expected some darling photos, but I wasn’t prepared for just HOW DARLING they were. Fantastic, right? Lauren’s warm, friendly energy just clicks with kids right off the bat. She captured so many great shots, and […]
This very second, I’m typing on my MacBook Pro while my son listens to a Pixar book on the iPad and my daughter sleeps to the sound of white noise on an iPhone. I’m absolutely confident in saying that I would not be enjoying this blogging career had Steve Jobs not been on this planet. […]
Remember my desk? I love that workspace dearly, but we had a small issue with the painting. Not that we don’t love that painting; in fact, it is my very favorite painting in the house by far. It’s just that the painting used to hang above our bed, and even though we tried many other […]
Two “rules” I try to follow when shopping for clothes are: 1) Buy clothes you’ll wear on a Tuesday afternoon, not a Saturday night — few people lead Saturday-night lives. I originally read this on Susan’s website, and it jumped right off the page at me. I am SO guilty of buying for Saturday night! […]
Anybody in the market for some gently used strollers? I’m selling a green canvas Bugaboo complete system ($275) and a blue BOB jogging stroller ($150) at the Urban Kids Consignment Sale starting today in Huntington Beach. (I’m also selling a Bugaboo wheeled board, Bugaboo travel bag and other stuff.) Click here for the sale details!
I stumbled upon this little gem last week. Buttons as earring holders. Buttons as EARRING HOLDERS! Am I the last to know about this genius idea? If you are afflicted with the Can’t Keep A Pair Of Earrings Together Disorder, you must employ this quick and easy remedy. No more fishing around for a lone […]
Take a look around your room. Peek in your closet. Does a certain color rule the roost? Green has long been my favorite color, but I’ve definitely noticed a trend over the past decade. Most of my big ticket, beads-of-sweat-forming-on-the-brow-as-I-pull-out-my-wallet purchases have been in the bright grassy green shade that I love so much. Color […]
Hey, frustrated people of the world! Is your iPhone battery sucking wind lately? Do you wake up, unplug your fully-charged iPhone from the charger, only to have it dead as a doornail by 3pm? Are you nodding your heads out there? Can I share a tip or two? Great! You see, I spent some time […]
I adore Joslyn’s blog. Whether I’m searching for inspiration or adding a few things to my must-have list, I can always count on her impeccable eye and stellar taste. And if THAT wasn’t enough, many of her posts focusing on parenting make me want to yell “ME TOOOOOOO” at the top of my lungs because […]
I’m not much of a daytime TV gal, so I’d be embellishing if I told you that I watched Oprah regularly. I don’t. However, I admire her endlessly. Last year, right around the time the Babies movie was released, I saw that Oprah was doing a segment about the movie on her show. I set […]