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Kids Co-op Playdate #13

August 9, 2012 in All Posts, Kids Co-op Linky Playdate

Since our last playdate we’ve been to Pismo Beach Santa Barbara the San Francisco Zoo skipped camping and spent the day at Roaring Camp Railroad instead and I’ve been to Florida for work. Plus, I put together a wedding website for my SIL…here’s a little peak:    Phew! I can’t wait until it’s finally time to […]

{Live} Five Years

June 5, 2012 in All Posts, Parenting

Last year, I contemplated our anniversary by the numbers, so to be consistent, here’s the numerical play-by-play of Year Five of our marriage: Our 5 year anniversary – the first real milestone. Hubby’s 4th decade – guess we’re really grown ups now. (Well, he is.) Jane’s 3rd birthday – she’s an official preschooler. Sam’s 2nd birthday […]

{Live} Skinny Cow Shake-Stir Ice Cream Shake Review | Take One

March 11, 2012 in All Posts, Parenting, Sponsored Posts

Did you hear the one about the girl who tried to squeeze herself into a bridesmaid’s dress four sizes too small?  Yep, that’s me.  I tried the dress on again recently  just to make sure – sucking in and pulling tight – but that didn’t make the 3 inch swath of back fat disappear.  I […]

CRAVE IT. COVET. LOVE IT. This Week: Covet Embellished Salt & Pepper Shakers

November 13, 2011 in All Posts, CRAVE IT. COVET. LOVE IT.

This week I’m coveting elaborately decorated salt and pepper shakers, like these beautifully embellished St. Petersburg Spice Jewels from L’Objet: The handcrafted detail is amazing and the Swarovski crystals are guaranteed to raise the glamour of even the simplest evening meal.  They’re the perfect holiday or wedding gift in my book. If the price tag on […]

{Live} Baby Got Back

October 4, 2011 in All Posts, Parenting

36″ 24″ 36″?  Only if she’s 5’3″. -Sir Mix-a-Lot (1992) It’s all a distant blur in the hazy memory of life before children, but at one point – no matter how unbelievable now – I had a waist. Back in that day, my answer to Sir Mix-a-Lot’s call in “Baby Got Back” used to be, […]

{Live} The Perfect Black Tie Wedding or Formal Event Look

August 24, 2011 in All Posts, Parenting

Since I’m loving weddings this week, I thought I would share the perfect look for your next black-tie or formal affair. This outfit took me through three events this summer, including a ballroom black-tie wedding, an outdoor wine country wedding, and a fancy dinner on the town, and will no doubt take you straight through […]

CRAVE IT. COVET. LOVE IT. This Week: Love Weddings

August 24, 2011 in All Posts, CRAVE IT. COVET. LOVE IT.

This week I’m loving weddings: Wedding season is wrapping up and we’ve been to three beautiful weddings – including a first-time marriage for our 65-year old uncle and his blushing bride – and witnessed two engagements – including my own lovely bachelor brother Uncle B’s proposal to Aunty C. My own wedding was a mere […]

{Bake} The Outlaw Mom’s Gingerbread Sweetheart Mini Cakes and Cake Balls

July 21, 2011 in All Posts, Bake, Celebrate

E & C are getting married! To celebrate, Jane and I made them Gingerbread Sweetheart Cakes. These sweet little cakes would be perfect for celebrating Valentine’s Day, a birthday or an anniversary, too! Ingredients gingerbread cake (from scratch or mix) almond buttercream frosting (or cream cheese frosting) fondant candy melts (or white chocolate) heart-shaped cookie cutter Step […]

{Live} Adventures Of A Working Mom Staying At Home | Week One

July 11, 2011 in All Posts, Laugh

Well, I made it through my first official week as a stay-at-home mom. How did I fare in my new role? Day One The July 4th Holiday – not really my first day as a SAHM since we’re spending the day with the entire family. Red, White and Blue Cake Balls, Coconut Sprinkle Strawberries and […]

{Live} A Twilight Anniversary

May 19, 2011 in All Posts, Parenting

After receiving an Edward and Bella calendar for Valentine’s Day (which prompted me to buy my own gift), I thought that the Twilight gifting was over . . . but, here is what happened on the morning of our anniversary: Me:  (sleeping soundly) Hubby & Jane:  (trying to muffle their activities downstairs) Hubby:  Happy Anniversary!  […]