Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Monday, March 29, 2010
Sunday, March 28, 2010
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
MARC BY MARC JACOBS Bow Wow Wow Leola Leather Hobo
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Monday, March 22, 2010
1. My Mac Book. I am an addict. I am admitting I have a problem. I can spend all day on my computer. Jim would love it if I was computer illiterate just so I would look up when he is talking. It is one of the best gifts anyone has ever given me. How many hours do you spend on your computer a day?
2. I CANNOT live without sunglasses. If I leave the house and I do not have mine I will freak out, my eyes are so sensitive and I get major headaches if I go into the sun without them. The one designer item I love are sunglasses, I have had this problem since I was seventeen. Back then I could treat myself to several pairs a year but now I purchase one pair a year, but the ones posted I purchased last year on the day sweet little P was conceived (sorry TMI) so I will stick with these for a little bit. Even though I did find a cute Gucci pair my priorities have changed slightly so until these babies have a major scratch I'll be rocking them.
Sunday, March 21, 2010
Thursday, March 18, 2010
excuse my messy EVERYTHING! I got out of the shower to a screaming baby and thought I'd snap a few pics while she was content watching cartoons.
Today you are three months old and it marks our last few weeks together before I go back to work. I am experiencing a whirlwind of emotions about my return on April 5th but I trust that it is the best decision for the three of us. I love waking up in the morning to make you a bottle to return to you giving me the most radiant gummy smile, legs kicking a mile a minute and sweet coo’s as I pick you up. I love our days together and it makes me extremely sad to think we will never have this time again. I am comforted that you will be with Grandma, Aunt Kathy and Daddy while I’m working but I will be wondering what you are doing the entire time we are away from one another. With each passing day I love seeing your personality change, a little bit more chubs in the cheeks and you’re barely there blonde hair coming in. I cannot get enough of you, you are honestly the best thing I have ever done. As we move forward, I will not look back, rather, anticipate what is to come and cherish all the memories we will make.
What you’ve been up to this past month:
What you’ve been up to this past month:
- · You are sleeping anywhere from 8-12 hours a night. Still in our bed but we are phasing you into your crib. Again, thank you for being such a good sleeper!
- · You got your ears pierced and everyone that sees them has an opinion. But Mommy doesn’t care!
- · You are long enough for your six-month clothing.
- · Transitioning into size two diapers.
- · You are teething. Yay for mommy and daddy! We bought Highlands teething tabs and they have helped cut your edginess. Thank golly, mommy’s nerves were almost caput after Monday.
- · You went to Disneyland, the Wild Animal Park and the Zoo all for the first time. You were amazing on all three occasions.
- · You giggled for the first time a few weeks ago but today you giggled for me two times and three times for daddy.
- · You are “talking” like crazy. I love watching your mouth and nose as you get your sounds out. It cracks me up and I could literally watch this all day long.
- · You found your hands a few weeks ago and some days I think you love them more than me! Two days ago you started looking at your feet so hopefully we get into the feet/mouth stage soon!
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
I am announcing my first official giveaway! I am very excited about this and I know you will be too!
These days, we spend so much on invites, stationary, and announcements that it is nice to have sweet ladies like Maureen and Adria from AndersRuff that provide a great custom designed product that is reasonable, thoughtful and better yet fits in your budget! I stumbled upon their site while looking for Payton's baptism invites (for those invited you're getting a preview!) I ordered them around 10 PM and by 9 AM the following morning I had my proof's in my inbox. The best part about it is that you pay for the design and you can take your file to your favorite printer or print them from the comfort of your own home. I do have to add that they also offer custom printing as well.
Why spend $3.75 that some sites sell one card for when you can visit AndersRuff for $15!
THIS IS A GIVEAWAY SO HERE'S WHAT YOU NEED TO DO: One lucky reader will win a $15 gift certificate to AndersRuff!
How To Enter:
You may do any/all of these: (post a separate comment for each entry)
- Go browse AndersRuff etsy store here and leave a comment what your fav design is. (1 entry)
- Follow their blog and tell me you are a follower (1 entry)
- Become a follower of my blog (or tell me you already are) (2 entries)
- Vote for me on top mommy blogs (1 entry)
- Winner will be chosen using random.org.
- Contest ends 3/23/2010.
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Remember if you wish to get in on the action of "Wishful Wednesdays" visit The Seattle Smiths blog to link up! This week’s topic is:
'I wish’ . . . I could win the lottery REAL soon, and I would hope to own a bakery of my own.
**The real question is would you
1.) Quit your job/career
2.) Continue working
This is such an easy question for me. I have never really been a lottery player, I think it’s silly to waste money but the past few weeks I have been purchasing $2 in quick picks, just to try my luck. The reason behind this is that I wish I could win the lottery to fulfill my dream of owing my own bakery. I have dreamt of this since I was a child. It makes me giddy thinking about the idea. I have my entire retail store designed in my head; all I need is the funding. With this being said, I will obviously continue working. I couldn’t picture myself ever not working. I am a workaholic. Even while being out on maternity leave (going on 4 months now) I have been working from home, making it to bi-weekly meetings and taking phone calls like no other. The lottery would change that slightly, because I would be working for myself. No more BS of answering to the higher authority or making other’s successful when I deserve to be equally successful. I guess my current job is just preparing me for owning a business of my own. Ahh. . . A girl can dream.
· If I *If I were to win the lottery, I would not lavishly spend. I am not that kind of person. I guess I went through a phase of wanting designer things, but now I dream of other things. Things that are more important in life (again, this is just me!)
** One other thing that I would spend a pretty penny on is on another house, still in Poway, just in a nicer neighborhood. My 1959 starter house was perfect for the two of us, but now with P and the increase of cupcake stuff I need a separate room for all my goodies.
Okay, I have rambled, yet again. I guess I am just in dreamland about potentially owning my own business. Hopefully by the time I am 32 I will figure it all out.
Sunday, March 14, 2010
Lemon BarsRecipe Courtesy of: Paula Deen
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup confectioners' sugar, plus more for dusting
- Pinch salt
- 2 sticks butter , at room temperature, plus more for greasing
- 4 eggs
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 6 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 6 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease a 9 by 13 by 2-inch pan.
Make the crust by combining the flour, confectioners' sugar, and salt in a large bowl. Cut in the butter to make a crumbly mixture. Press the mixture into the prepared pan. You may need to dip your fingers into a little flour or confectioners' sugar to keep the dough from sticking to your fingers. Bake for 20 minutes.
Meanwhile, to make the filling, mix the eggs, granulated sugar, flour, and lemon juice. Pour this over the baked crust and bake for 25 minutes longer. Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar, if desired, when the bars are done.
ARTICHOKE AND RED PEPPER FRITTATA
Friday, March 12, 2010
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
This weeks topic is:
'I wish' .... I could wear/could have worn ______ dress on my wedding day!
I wish I could wear my dress just one more time! I was lucky enough to have worn mine three times; putting that dress on my body brings back all the emotions and memories of that day. I loved my dress, it was what I wanted and more. I think if I were to get married today I would still go for my dress but would have tried on different styles just for fun. I love the mermaid look and Kenneth Pool has a dress I like but I will always love mine for it's intricate beading, enormous scalloped train and the amazing comfort! The designer was Jasmine bridal and it was under $1,000 for an ivory Italian satin ball gown with a sweetheart neckline.
Below are a few of my favorite pictures of my gown! Wishing I could go back and do it all over again!
This was my first trash the dress shoot where I literally trashed it in the ocean. Nothing a dry cleaner can't fix!