Monday, January 31, 2011

New Bag!

The other day I was shopping around and found this bag I have been lusting over for months for dirt cheap!!!  I got it off this site and I can't wait for my gently used bag!!!  Now for the kicker they let me stack coupon codes and I stacked 3 of them!!  Somehow my total went down from around 300 to 200 (only 200 bones for an almost 600 dollar bag!) I am one happy girl!!!  We will see how good it looks when it shows up!  I called my hubby so excited about it and he said "Happy Valentine's Day!"  I hope he is still planning on getting me that Kindle I am pretty sure I *need*!  I don't have any OOTD pictures from yesterday since I spent the entire day in bed with three sick kiddo's!  I am pretty sick of people being sick!  Here is my new bag!
The Kooba Jordan

Friday, January 28, 2011

OOTD- Cowgirl Up!

It has been an eventful past few days, three nights ago my little baby was knocked off the top bunk by her older brother.  The next day we headed to the doctor and after an X-ray they think she broke her foot, so she has a splint on her little foot.  We will go back in a week for another X-ray and then maybe (if things don't look better) get a cast put on.  Good times I tell ya!  Then yesterday my two youngest kids woke up with fevers and my baby made me hold her ALL DAY or else she would cry.  Poor little girl, they are doing a little better today.  So instead of wallowing in my self pity (which I kinda feel like doing) I will cowgirl up and carry on, after all it could be worse.  I did reward myself with a little purchase last night and decided to get this swimsuit, crossing my fingers that I like it!!  Here is what I am wearing today...
Top J Crew: similar here
Skirt Anthro: similar here
Boots Anthro: Bowtied Beauties
Belt Anthro: similar here
Socks F21: similar here

This is my attempt at taking a closeup shot of my shirt.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Swim Drama...

With the cruise coming up, I am on the hunt for a bathing suit.  I have such a love/hate relationship with swimsuit shopping (mostly hate) but when I find a suit I love it's a great feeling!!  So I am asking all you ladies do you have any brands you love?  Suits you have tried on and love?  I found a few I like it and want to ask you opinion!

Cute I love the dots, but not the best picture.

I really like the idea of this but am not sure how it would look on.

The little ruffle is so cute, but is it too...
"you are not 15 lady, Coldwater Creek is over there!"?

I like this and how classic it is, it also has great reviews now: is it too matronly? be honest!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

OOTD- Birthday bonanza!

We had a little birthday party for my baby who wanted a "Dora party" it was thrown together but she will never know because she is two.  I made the cake (which took hours) and after finishing it she immediately started yelling "I need to taste boots and Dora" kids are so fun!  I felt an immediate sense of relief when there was no sale this morning (I am trying to not spend much since we are going on a cruise in 6 weeks!)  I have been eyeing this but it would be for my trip so it does not count right?!  Here is what I wore to the party...
Top F21: similar here
Cardi J-Crew: Bling Button
Jeans True Religion: Skinny Lonestar
Boots Anthro: very similar here

Me and the birthday girl!

Here is her 'Dora, boots and backpack cake'   My family kept teasing me about Dora's beard but I am not  the Ace of Cakes, or the Cake Boss! :)

Side note:  WHY is Brad keeping Michelle around, she is CRAZY!!!!!?  I think the producers must be making him that is all I can come up with!

Monday, January 24, 2011

OOTD- Simply dressed!

Have you ever had one of those mornings where everything you were planning on wearing was a bust?  That is what happened to me yesterday, I had planned to wear my teacup dress but it just looked wrong on me.  So I was frantically going through my closet trying to find something while my hubby was loading the kids up to leave.  I finally just threw this on because it was simple and all items were readily available in my closet.  Also, I had my other two swim suits come... this one was huge, I think vanity sizing is getting out of control because I was a pretty solid medium until recently and apparently I am now a small (note: I have not lost weight)   This one really accentuates curves and gives you the hour glass figure, problem is I am a curvy girl and it seems to accentuate all my curves in a bad way.  Too bad because I really loved the idea of 50's style swimming suit.  Here is what I wore yesterday...
Top Anthro: similar here
Black tank: similar here
Shoes Linea Paolo: similar here
Tights DKNY: similar here

I am excited for tonight when I can sit and watch The Bachelor and watch for the sale news to come it!!!

Friday, January 21, 2011

JOTD- Army green but not mean!

Yesterday was super busy my sister and I had a fun girls day out that included lunch and a stop at the Provo Temple.  I was dressed up in my Wightwick Manor dress and can I just say "I love that dress!"  We had Thai food and then I ate entire batch of these cookies they are soooooo good!  Ummmmm those 'holiday' pounds are never coming off are they?  Off to run errands today and sporting my new favorite jacket!  Here is my jacket of the day (since the outfit is a total repeat!)
Jacket Anthro: VERY similar here

Cute ruffles!

I tried on this suit and am on the fence, I think for that price I had better LOVE it and look like a million bucks, since that is almost how much it cost!

And finally can I tell you I never tire of taking pictures like this with my laptop!  My kids and I do it for hours and can't stop laughing!
Frightening right?!

Ha ha this cracks me up, alien head!!!
Have a wonderful weekend ladies!!!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

OOTD- At Last!

There once was a shirtdress I loved
But thought it hit my knees too far above.
So I returned it with a really sad heart
And realized it was something I could not bear to be apart
I stalked the Trade Market, and Ebay each day
Until finally someone wonderful helped it come my way
Now I am as happy as a sun ray
I am wearing this shirtdress as my outfit of the day...
Maeshowe shirtdress Anthro: similar here
Leggings Kohl's: Simply Vera
Belt Anthro: similar here
Boots Anthro: Bowtied Beauties
Necklace F21: Disco Pendant

I know I am stellar at poetry, I have mad skillz but don't be jelly!

Thanks to the detective work of my sister I did indeed score these little guys but I held off on everything else!!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Better late than never right?

I swear before having children my brain used to work much better (at least that's the story I am sticking with!)  A good example of my sharp as a tack brain would be.... Last week when I ordered this and did not realized I ordered TWO of them!  Or this one time my van battery was getting really low (that DVD player sucks the life right out of it!) so I decided to leave in running in the garage with the door open to charge it up.  Well I forgot about my brilliant idea and left the garage door open all night with my van running!  OOPS!  Good thing the gas tank was full hu?  And on the bright side the battery was charged right up just like planned!  I sometimes feel like things slip right on out of my head and it's a mixed blessing especially for my kids (like when I forget I already told them 4 times not to do something and they avoid getting in HUGE trouble!)  Awhile back Peggy had a Christmas gift swap and I signed up excitedly!  I totally forgot to post the wonderful gift I got from Leah.  I have actually worn this necklace quite a bit but have not taken a picture in it!  I just keep forgetting!  So here is a picture of the beautiful necklace and a promise to take a picture of me wearing it soon!

So cute right!  Similar here

Did anyone else catch 'The Bachelor' last night?  I want to say Michelle is from Utah but that girl is CRAZY-TOWN and we as a state do not claim her!!!  I swear the producers are making him keep her there because let's be honest that girl needs to go home!!!

* I passed on the sale today (amazing will power I know!) I have been lusting after these shoes, but decided I really want these so if anyone happens upon a size 7 in those cute shoes let me know (so I can lose all will power!)

Monday, January 17, 2011

OOTD- Blue and Cords!

I just returned from a weekend of FUN!!  Every year the ladies that live around here go away for a weekend to a retreat.  We stayed up all night and played like we were in college.  Today is my babies birthday and the kids don't have school so they want to go do something fun, so we are off to 'do something fun'!  Here is what I wore to church yesterday...
Tights Anthro: Trellis Tights
Belt Anthro: similar here
Shoes Anthro: similar here
Necklace Anthro: Poms and Trinkets

I have been on a swimming suit kick lately and ordered this and this from Anthro and this set from the Crewlade!  I will NOT do a review on them for you with pictures but I will let you know which one(s) I keep or don't keep!

Happy Birthday to this little angel who is now 2 you bring me more happiness than I ever thought possible!!!  I love you VJ!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

OOTD- Flowers and trinkets!

I am off to volunteer at my daughter's class today, I know I am such a candidate for 'Mother of the Year!'  Just ask my neighbors about how often they hear me screaming at my kids sweetly talking to my children, locking them out of the house letting them play outside, Oh and all the times I have accidentally left them places!  I will be teaching parenting classes tomorrow at noon for those interested!  Anyways- I am trying like the other bloggers to 'shop my closet' and put together this little number.  Here is what I am wearing today...
Cardigan Anthro: this year's version here
Tank Anthro: similar here
Pants Anthro: Pilcro Cords
Shoes Banana Republic: similar here
Necklace Anthro: Poms and Trinkets

Anthropologie I think you are trying to mess with my resolutions because I found another must have item!!!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Catching my attention!

First off today I am totally 'scraped out' I am exhausted from the par-tay yesterday which BTW turned out perfectly!!  My daughter was on cloud nine and I am really glad that's over for a year!  Now onto planning daughter #2's birthday which is next Monday.  My hubby and I were joking around about how after Christmas our lives get MUCH crazier because we have our anniversary, his birthday, my oldest daughter's birthday and then my youngest daughter's birthday all within 3 weeks.  Next child (if there is a next) BETTER be a fall baby or BUST!!  I was perusing Anthropologie's website last night and found quite an array of cute new things!!  I must be longing for Spring because I have a total aversion to heavy sweaters and boots right now!  Here is my wishlist right now...
I can just see myself wearing this all summer long!

I have no idea what it is about this cardi but I LOVE IT!!!

Genius is all I can say about this top!!

Print love is what I have with this skirt!

I can feel how soft and comfortable this would be just looking at it!

I need new red shoes BADLY and these guys fit the bill 
(plus they are totally cheap, by Anthro standards!)

I don't usually wear earrings but my sister told me I need to 'try them again for the first time!' I think this sweet pair would be a good way to east back in!:)

I also did indeed pick up a little something from the sale today (perfect for a throw and go morning!)  What new items are you lusting over?

Monday, January 10, 2011

OOTD- Lace and Burfday plans!

Today is going to be insanely busy, my daughter and 18 of her closest friends are coming over for a Tangled party (we have a pretty small house so it's a good thing kids don't care about being packed in really tight!)  I have cupcakes to make (since my daughter informed me that she does not really like cake only cupcakes?!) and decorations to complete.  I hope I get a little down time today but I may have to 'take one for the team' and just push through (love ya Dr. Pepper!)  Here is what I wore to church yesterday...
Shirt Anthro: similar here
Skirt Anthro: similar here
Shoes BCBGirls: similar here
Tights Anthro: Inkblot Rose

Here is the scene this morning as someone opened her presents!  

If Anthro does not have a sale I will be ordering this, unless this miraculously hits sale!  I can't wait for tonight when I get to sit and veg out while watching 'The Bachelor' and wait for sale news to come in!!!