Monday, February 28, 2011

OOTD- Painted red!

Well today is the last day of my *no-buy* and honestly I don't feel like I missed out on anything!  I can't say I really learned anything, maybe to not impulse buy so much!?  We had a busy weekend my oldest had a dance recital and the Oscars!  So many pretty dresses!  Here is what I wore yesterday to church...
Cardigan Anthropologie Swift Currents: similar here
Top Anthropologie Scalinata: similar here
Skirt Anthropologie: Painted Morning
Shoes Anthropologie Waving Grains: similar here
Tights Nordstrom Dots
Necklace from Gilt: similar here

Bachelor (send Ashley home!!) and sale tonight!!  I would love to see this hit sale!!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

OOTD- A dress by any other name...

I loathe the name of this dress: Woody Nymph Dress worst name EVER for a dress Anthro!  Fortunately the dress itself is beautiful!  My wonderful hubby got me this for V-Day and I will say it could possibly be the most comfortable dress I own.  Here is what I wore to church on Sunday...
Dress Anthropologie: Woody Nymph Dress
Cardi Anthropologie Blooming Lattice: this year's version here
Tights Anthro: similar here
Shoes Anthropologie Dusky Begonia T-Straps: so cute in gold here
Necklace Tiffany: Bow Pendant
*I decided next time I will belt this dress it totally needs it!*

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

OOTD- Teacups!

After seeing Jan wear this dress and look so pretty I had to give it another try.  I was actually really excited when it came together in real life not just in my head!  My sweet husband went to Old Navy the other day (on a mission for me to exchange some things) and he got me this it's SO cute, run don't walk to ON if you want one because they are selling like hotcakes!!  Thank goodness for no sale today (whew) although I was secretly hoping for a PA on this (since I had to take it back and re-order a different size) oh well!  It's so cute I am so glad I got it!
Dress Anthropologie Sugar and Cream: similar here
Cardi J Crew: similar here
Shoes NYLA: similar here
Tights Anthropologie: similar here
Necklace Anthropologie Pessinus Garden: similar here

Friday, February 18, 2011

OOTD- Striped with red!

This week has not been my best, I have tonsillitis and a double ear infection.  Oh the joys of cold and flu season!  On the bright side 3 weeks from today I will be in Las Vegas for the day in route to leave on our cruise!  I am debuting my new bag and LOVE it!!  Here is what I am wearing today...
J Crew Striped top: similar here
True Religion: Skinny Lonestar
Shoes Jeffery Campbell: similar here
Belt Anthropologie: Green Thumb Belt
Necklace Tiffany: Bow Pendant

So I found these cute little earrings that match my necklace, and am going to keep a look out on my trip and try and pick them up!  Hopefully somewhere in Mexico so I don't have to pay sales tax (scandalous I know!)

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

OOTD- Refined love!

Yesterday I wore this dress and went to the dollar store I was getting some *serious* looks, I may have been a bit overdressed but it was Valentine's Day!  We went out last night and my sweet hubby surprised me with a Kindle (I *needed* one so I could read a book while laying out on the cruise.)  I want to report my no-buy has been a success so far, but I was tempted by this little number  *I will stay strong and pass* (repeating over and over in my head!)  Here is what I wore yesterday...
Dress Anthropologie: Refined Cord Shirtdress
Belt Anthropologie Green Thumb Belt
Tights Anthropologie: similar here
Shoes Miz Mooz: Symphony Pumps
Necklace Tiffany: Bow Pendant

Monday, February 14, 2011

OOTD- Red for Lovers Day!

Happy Valentine's Day ladies!!  My sweet hubby is taking me out tonight and all I want is a Kobe Beef burger- if you have not tried one yet, it's a MUST!  My hubby gave me a few things for Valentine's day and even came through and got me this dress!!  I can't wait to wear it!!  I get to help out at my daughter's class for her party today so I am off to pick up some candy for the kids.  Here is what I wore to church yesterday...
Dress Anthropologie Drifting By: similar here
Cardigan Anthropologie Swift Current: similar here
Tights Anthropologie: Ink blot rose tights
Shoes Steve Madden: similar here
Necklace Carolee: LUX

Have a wonderful Valentine's Day!!!  Lots of love to all of you sweet ladies that take the time to read my blog and comment.  Thank you!!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Cookies for your love!

As a connoisseur of ANYTHING with sugar, especially sugar cookies I found this recipe years ago and promise it's the BEST.  I made these for a church meeting last night and thought they were the perfect way to *treat* your special someone!  Funny story about them: my sister and I were both bragging about how we both had the best recipe for sugar cookies and they ended up being the same!  That's how good these guys are!
Roll out the dough about that thick....
make sure you pinch a few bites of the dough for quality control!

Bake them till they look like this.

Bake them to perfection *do not overcook!*

Frost and voila' the BEST and softest sugar cookies EVER!!!

Sugar Cookies

2/3 cup margarine (if you use butter they will come out hard) 
¾ c sugar
2 eggs
1 Tbs. Baking powder
½ tsp. Salt
¼ c. milk
1 tsp. Vanilla *my trick is using Mexican Vanilla*
2 ½ c. flour
Cream margarine, sugar and eggs. Add remaining ingredients and mix well. (Dough will be really sticky.) Wrap in saran wrap and refrigerate for 30 min. Roll out and cut into shapes, dough will be *sticky* do not add a bunch of flour.  Keep it cool and use a minimal amount of flour. 
Bake 350 degrees for 7 min.
Makes about 2-3 dozen 


4 Tbs. butter softened (USE BUTTER NOW!)
1/2 bag of powered sugar
2 tsp of Mexican vanilla - I am telling you once you start using it you will NEVER go back!
A few splashes of milk- until desired consistency is reached.


I was also fortunate enough to write a guest post on Roxy's amazing blog so go check it out!  It's about these people!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

OOTD- Field Game!

This outfit is from last week I was having a crazy week so I never got a chance to post it.  Today I am *busy* watching a few episodes of Monk from my DVR they had a marathon (yay!) over the weekend and I seriously LOVE that show!  I know my life is so busy ;)  Here is what I wore to Bean museum last week...
Cardigan Field Game: similar ON SALE here
Tank Buds and Bunches: similar here
Jeans J Brand: Jeggings
Boots Bowtied Beauties
Necklace Pessinus Garden: similar here

*my Old Navy swimsuit cover came and it's a little too long... I guess that's what I get for trying to make a sundress a swimsuit cover!  I may hit up Old Navy this weekend and exchange it!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

OOTD- Black and red flowers!

Really trying to pull out some of my un-loved items more, so I pulled this cardi out.  It's one of those things I adore yet it sits in the back of my closet!!  Valentine's is less than a week away, I really love this holiday (I love all holiday's!)  It's such a great reason to go out to dinner and spend some quality time with my favorite person!  Here is what I am wearing today...
Cardigan Nordstrom: similar here
Tank JCrew: similar here
Jeans True Religion: Skinny Lonestar
Shoes Jeffery Campbell: similar here
Necklace ESTY: similar here

Here is my Valentine's Day wishlist (it's called a wishlist for a reason and that's because it's mostly wishful thinking!)

Monday, February 7, 2011

OOTD- Ruffles and Florals!

So did anyone else notice Christina Aguilera mess up the National Anthem?  "What so proudly we watched at the twilight's last reaming" did the words get changed??  I feel bad/embarrassed for her!  It was a good show (I mean the commercials were funny since that is the only reason I watch!)  Here is what I wore to church yesterday...
Dress Anthropologie Rising Vapors: similar here
Cardigan JCrew: similar here
Tights Anthropologie Trellis Tights: similar here
Shoes Anthropologie Waving Grain Pumps: similar here
Belt Anthropologie Looping Lanes: similar here
Necklace Express: similar here

PS- Did anyone else get the Poms and Trinkets necklace?  Mine has already broken TWICE and I have only worn it 4 times!!!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Look what arrived...

Yesterday = BUSY!!!  We had a field trip for my son's preschool and then a Dr appointment where we found out my daughters foot is indeed broken, cast put on, pick up my daughter from 4 H, clean up the house, start making dinner and then ding dong.  My bag arrived!!!  It cheered me right up after all the craziness!  I got it at this site for around 200 bucks (because it let me stack coupons!!)  It's beautiful and I cannot even tell it was gently used!  Here are some pictures of the beauty...
She is so pretty!!!  Kooba Jordan Bag

Just breaks your heart hu?  She was showing me her *pretty cast* I guess at least she likes the color!

* In case you were wondering this was a total bust for me, I just think a one piece is not a good idea on my body!  The hunt will continue in March!