Showing posts from May, 2013

Friday Happy: Where Did May Go Edition

Happy Friday y'all! I am so late with the links and this week's cocktail as time got away from and I was kind of EMO all week. Not sure why but I'll blame it on the pre-birthday blues I guess. Which is odd cuz I LOVE my birthday but am just feeling a bit out of sorts about it right now. 
Anywho - last night I had the pleasure to catch up with some lovely ladies and attend The Land of Nod grand opening party for their new CA location!! (part of the reason I am draggin ass today)

 It was all kinds of awesome and I am full of ideas. More on that next week.

This week I shared some behind the scenes photos of what really goes into my shopping excursions. We all had a good laugh at the look on Baby Ninja's face in the photos. He's so over it.

If you follow me on Instagram you know I got to 'play makeup' with a high school friend in preparation for her wedding next Saturday. So excited to be a part of her special day.

On the C2C page I've been talking about m…

Dressing Room Diaries // If These Walls Could Talk

It's no secret that I enjoy shopping. I truly do. The thrill of hunting for a particular item, the rush of finding it in one's size (and on sale!!) and the joy of getting it home and playing dress up to justify the purchase. It's all fabulous. Except one very important thing - the trying on of the things. I really don't like trying on clothes already. Trying on clothes with a toddler is a horse of a completely different color. Which is pretty much why I'm obsessed with the convenience of online shopping. That and I love to get packages in the mail and my UPS guy is super nice. But as a mother, shopping is pretty hard to do with the kiddos in tow. Sweet Pea is pretty good about hanging out and trying things on as she generally grabs one or two items to 'dress up' in and enjoys the act of getting new clothes. Baby Bear is not so excited. He loves to be in a cart in a store (mainly so he can grab at shelves normally out of his reach) but to sequester him in a…

Friday Happy Hour // Simple Skinny Margarita

Happy Friday Y'all! We made it to the end of the week! And it's a THREE DAY WEEKEND!! Whoo hoo! If you follow me on IG you know I love a good margarita on a Friday night.  Well, I like a good margarita almost any night but that's neither here nor there. And as much as I love them I try not to indulge too much at restaurants as they are laden with calories but lately I have gotten into the whole 'skinny margarita' craze.   Red Robin makes quite the delicious classic skinny marg and recently I found out they have a strawberry version as well. Yum! So when I found this recipe on PinterestI was immediately intrigued but never bothered to take the time to try it out. As I found myself with some free time Sunday, and a new camera to play with, I decided to whip up my own version of this tasty treat.

Used: 1/2 tbsp Triple Sec 1tbsp Tequila Sugar Margarita Salt Lime  1 1/2 scoops Raspberry Sorbet (it's what I had on hand)

I loosely followed the recipe provided as I wa…

Daily Style : Hippie Hippie Chic

Y'all, I think I may have found my new favorite article of clothing. No lie, these are pretty much the most comfortable shorts I own. Seriously. It's like wearing pajamas. Only cuter. And much more acceptable in public.

Y'all know I was mad for these shorts last week and I was happy to take them for a test drive this past weekend.

Everyone at my niece's prom party was just as excited as I was. I got so many compliments I felt completely validated about my splurge on both pairs. I know I'm going to get a ton of wear out of them.They give effortless dressing a whole new meaning. I threw this together like it was nothing and for some reason just knew it would work. I love it when my closet works with me not against me!

Denim Shirt: Target (similar) / V-Neck Tee: Target / Shorts: Free People via T.J. Maxx (similar) / Sandals: Sam & Libby / Headband: Forever 21 / Necklace: c/o DogEared 

It was pretty warm today but there was still a bit of a breeze so this ensemble w…

Talk Tuesday // Birthday Wish List

Yesterday marked the unofficial countdown to my birthday. I had a childhood friend who's birthday was May 20th and for me that was always the marker for it being close to my birthday!!
If you don't already know I pretty much love my birthday. It's my favorite. Because I love any excuse to have a party I'll be hosting an awesome giveaway the week leading up to it so make sure you follow the blog on Bloglovin (----->) and the FB page for updates!
We all know I love to shop and being an avid magazine reader, social media junkie and blogger I constantly have my eye on things to write about, lust over and wish for. Therefore I am perpetually adding to my Amazon wish list but it's rare that I get to check it off fully. Sure I've been able to score some of my spring wish list items in recent weeks thanks to some savvy shopping but there are many other things that strike my fancy and I'm just not able to budget for them all!
Now, of course I don't expect an…

Beauty: Freshly Picked for Spring

One of the draws of attending Lucky FABB was that Drew Barrymore was on the last panel of the first day. As you all know she is AMAZING and is just as pretty in real life as she is on screen. We were lucky enough to receive a few products from her new beauty line FLOWER COSMETICS in our swag bag and I am so thrilled to be able to post about them! Y'all know I love my beauty products (hello makeup artist here) and am a sucker for trying out a new line but hate to shell out the dollars for a potentially sub-par product. Fortunately, this line is pretty awesome.

I received two eyeliners, two eye shadows, a mascara and a tinted moisturizer.unfortunately the moisturizer is about 12 shades too light so I'll be passing that off to a lucky lady in the near future.

The packaging is clean, simple and elegant yet compelling enough to catch your eye as you roll through the aisles on the way to get Q-tips.
The rose gold accents add a not often seen touch of glamour in your average 'dr…