Lillabo Play Mat


Wito loves the movie Cars. Yes, we all know this…I sound like a broken record over here in regards to that movie, but the boy is obsessed. (And the obsession has lasted for over two years. At least he’s consistent!)

We’ve been collecting the Cars diecast cars for a couple of years now, and not a day goes by that Wito doesn’t choose to reenact some scene from the movie with the appropriate vehicles. The problem? He reenacts the scenes on our living room sofa.

Lately, he’s been creating a scene on each side of the sofa, which leaves us absolutely no place to sit. I’ve tried squeezing into the space between scenes, but am immediately reprimanded. “MOM, YOU ARE SITTING ON RADIATOR SPRINGS!!!” and “MOM, YOU ARE NOT ONE OF THE PISTON CUP RACE CARS. PLEASE MOVE!” are phrases I hear way too often around these parts.

We had to do something to regain rightful ownership of the sofa immediately. Thank God for Ikea. We found this Lillabo Play Mat at our local store ($9.99, folks! Cheap!) and he is completely enamored with it. Radiator Springs on the left, Piston Cup raceway on the right, and since it sits on the floor, we have won our sofa back. My arse is victorious.


December Favorites


Here are some of my favorite things for the month of December.

Products mentioned:

Berlin Hair Baby hair accessories

Rachel Larraine hair accessories

Pureology Colour Stylist Cuticle Polisher

Estee Lauder Lash Primer Plus

L’Oreal 24-Hour Lash Boosting System

Benefit Cream Eyeshadow in RSVP and Strut

Mac Paint Pot in Groundwork

Rimmel Lipstick in Ballistic #136

Benefit Sugarbomb

I’m planning on making these videos on a monthly basis, so please let me know if you have any feedback about the videos. Too long? Too short? Too much detail? Too vague? I would love to hear your thoughts. Have a great weekend everyone!!


Holiday, Holiday, HOLIDAY


(Be sure and vocalize the post title in your best monster truck rally voice before proceeding.)

1. Looking for some holiday style inspiration? Check out my dream holiday outfit (and 9 other beauty and style bloggers’ picks) over at iVillage!

2. We started a new turkey day family tradition this year, the Thanksgiving Day Feather Hunt. You can read all about it at Alphamom.

3. As some of you may know, Secret Agent Josephine recently made some big changes in her life. (Her site is a little wonky right now due to increased traffic…she’s working on it, though!) Well, the wonderful Heather of OMSH just posted about how we can help Brenda have a very merry Christmas…if you’re a big fan of Brenda, head over and take a look!

4. For those of you trying to complete your holiday shopping with a baby and a non-baby, might I suggest using a Tag Along? Wito is just way too big (and uninterested) for a stroller these days, and this INGENIOUS INVENTION has saved me from having to claim him at the Lost and Found at our local mall.

5. Um, Christmas is in 11 days. Hold me.


Lock and Mane Friends & Family Discount!


I loooooove Lock and Mane. LOVE. I am truly grateful to the ladies of Lock and Mane for introducing me to Alterna Styling Tonic and the Futuro Marilyn Brush, both of which are staples of my styling routine.

If you are looking for anything hair related, I must direct you to the website, where you can get 25% off everything with the code FRIENDS until tomorrow, December 14th! (And free shipping or orders over $25 always!)