Thursday, March 31, 2011

sleeping in Hawaii

well, sleeping in Hawaiian bedding from Pottery Barn.
I am LOVING this bedding!

it looks like a vintage Hawaiian t shirt.
{ I love Hawaiian t shirts}

colors are so soothing, and I can hear the ocean waves in the background
Its a welcome thought considering we were getting snow yesterday!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Thank you!

Big thanks to Belle from The Tale of a Southern Belle, I just won her Shabby Apple giveaway!
I have been wanting a shabby apple dress for so long.....

This is the dress I chose

Moon River

Thank You, Belle!

Thrifty goodness and dots!

I love this dotty cardigan!
here's the run down:

Cardigan: Target (clearance around $10)
purple top: Target ( around $10)
Jeans: Old Navy (clearance around $15)
socks: Wal Mart ($3.00)
shoes: Target (clearance $2)

Thursday, March 24, 2011

a roman holiday

Have you seen Shabby Apple's new collection A Roman Holiday yet???? 
It is my favorite.
I will take every dress in the collection.

here are my absolute favorites:

Oh, I love this one. I love kelly green and navy together.

look at this gorgeous blue dress.

I love this one two. I love the stripes.

ready to go on vacation yet???

another gorgeous one.

and if that wasn't enough,

Shabby Apple's Amalfi Coast collection of bathing suits are really gorgeous!

 I LOVE this tank with all the ruffles! ( I love ruffles.)

classic navy and white

gorgeous color!

pink too.

what do you think, are you ready to go on vacation with me?

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Happy Birthday Van!

My son is no longer a baby.
Van turned TEN yesterday.

His "official" birthday party is Saturday, but we had cake for Van last night.
and his choice of birthday meal....MC Donald's. (yuck!)

we got an ice cream cake last night.
chocolate cake with vanilla ice cream, yum!

here is Van checking out the dinosaur books that grandpa Ron gave him for his birthday.

Tonight Van has a Spring program at his school. He is very excited!! The only thing I know about it is it has a 50's theme. I can't wait.

Happy Birthday Vanny, I love you!

Friday, March 18, 2011

Oh! Fiddlesticks: Cowgirl LOVE Giveaway!

{Cow+Girl Tee handmade by Oh Fiddlesticks!}
Fiddlesticks has teamed up with several awesome vendors for a fantastic giveaway!
HEAD on over and check it out!!!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

For Japan with Love


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 If you would like to donate click here.

Happy St. Patty's day!

Just a quick note to say ...


Hope everyone has a HAPPY day.

Oh, and it has been a lucky week for me, I won this dress from J's Everyday Fashion

picture via Line and dot

pics 1,2,3 via

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Our Master Bedroom

Here is our {new} master bedroom.
We, by we I mean Josh, ripped up the carpet in our room and laid a new wood floor.
Painted the walls and added a chair rail and wainscoting.
Our bedroom had ugly blue walls before, and I love blue walls....that tells you how ugly it was.

Oh, new wood blinds too.
New bedding. Do you like the white and black damask?
I used a pop of turquoise with the pillow. I would like to find a turquoise throw to go on the end of the bed, but haven't found one I like yet.

the black and white stripes are actually supposed to got on the top of the bed, but I think they look nice along the bottom.

my side of the bed

Josh's side of the bed

view from the other side.
Do you like the contrasting lamps on the other side?

I love this rug!

and wouln't this great pillow I found HERE on etsy look great on the bed too?

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Birthday Dinner

Saturday, Josh took me out to eat for my birthday. We ate at Buffalo Jack's.
It was a fun place, I had never ate there before. They do serve wild game there, however I ate a club sandwich!
The atmosphere was fun and I got a little shock when I headed to the bathroom and there were three Native American statures sitting on a bench right outside the restroom door!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Its here, today is the day

It's my birthday. I am no longer half way between 30 and 40 .... I am closer to 40 at the age of 36!
Yep! 36 today.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Friday, March 11, 2011

Boden Love!

I LOVE Boden. I do!
I LOVE their bright, pretty colors and their fun patterns.
They also carry very classic items. 
Its like classic with a fun twist!

I am loving some of their new spring dresses too.
here are some of my favorites.

This one is my favorite! So pretty, pink and feminine with ruffles!

I really love this one too. I love the colors.

vintage and pretty.


navy and white polka dots, classic.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

The month has arrived!

March is here! March has always been on of my favorite months. The first day of spring is in March. St. Patrick's day is in March ( who doesn't love wearing green?)
My birthday is also in March.
March 14.
This year I will be 36.
Yep, 36. I can't believe it.
I have found that I am dreading that day.
I can feel my youth slipping away.
I feel like its time to make some changes in my daily routine.
I have been washing my face with Noxzema and using Clean and Clear astringent since, I don't know, PUBERTY.
I suddenly feel like this is not enough.
Remembering that my mom always used Oil of Olay when I was younger, I went to their site today.
I used their skin care consultant to figure what I would need to start using (I am pretty much starting from scratch here).

Here is my results:
1. Olay Blemish Control Foaming Cleanser
2.Regenerist UV Defense
3. Regenerist Night Resurfacing Elixir
4. Regenerist Eye Lifting Serum
Regenerating Lotion SPF 50
So, what do you think? Does anyone else use Oil of Olay?  Do you have any other suggestions for me?

I'm here!

Sorry I took a little bloggy break, I didn't mean to. Here is what I have been up to. Going to class and writing a paper( so happy the quarter is almost over). I got a spray tan...which I don't like and I wonder why the sun's rays are not good for you! Last Friday, Josh and I took the children out to eat and headed to our favorite family clothes store: Old Navy( I scored an awesome cardigan).
 Saturday we took the kids out to eat at Frickers ( our favorite family restaurant).
I have some stuff to share that will be coming up soon, like our bedroom remodel. I have some organizing posts to catch up on too, so stay tuned.

I also started a new blog about Ollie and autism.

and I won this great premade from Danielle Moss.