Tuesday, November 27, 2012


Soo i have needed new glasses for oh about 2 years. I finally broke down and went to the eye dr a few weeks back. Since i 2 rambunctious monkeys its hard to find time to pick out frames so i cheated and ordered online!

I kept seeing all these things for coastal.com.
It was by far one of my easiest online ordering experiences and i am pumped about my quirky new eyeballs.

I went out of my comfort zone this time! Cant wait for them to get here!!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Christmas Handtowel Tutorial

Hey there! 
It's been quite a while since I have shared a diy craft with yall and I wanted to sneak one in before a long weekend. 

This would be a great project for you to do with some girlfriends, or even the women in the family over the thanksgiving weekend. 

The first and most important thing to remember with this craft is to not complicate the items. 
You will need:
*any type of hand towel, 
(I found mine at target in a 2 pack for I think $3.99)
*scrap fabrics
*sewing machine or fabric glue
*some ribbon
*straight pins

1. First thing I did was trace a quarter for the berries, cut out my triangles for my trees, rectangles for the stumps, then I googled holly leaf and freehanded a shape.
(you can always print off some clipart, cut it out and use it as your pattern)

2. Pin down the design and zig zag the design onto the towel
Note: if you do not have a sewing machine or cannot sew you can purchase fabric glue and put a thin layer of glue on the pieces and attach them to the towel.

3. Attach either a ribbon or ric rac to the bottom edge of the towel.

These would make great little teachers gifts, or a happy for a friend. 

Can't wait to see and hear what you come up with!
ps. sorry for the poor photo quality, considering changing to a new camera all together because everything is malfunctioning :(
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Sunday, November 18, 2012

Channelling my inner Lilly

Today I am completing the decking of our halls so our house is all ready when we return from our thanksgiving travels. 

The overall theme this year is a lilly pulitzer-esque whimsical childrens christmas. 

Can't wait to share it and some upcoming crafts I have begun! 

Lots to be thankful for over here!

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Lets talk Mascara

I have a confession... I will pay big bucks for really good mascara!
Lancome, Diorshow, Chanel, Bobbie Brown, Givenchy, basically you name it and i have forked over as much as $50.00 a tube to luscious lashes.

Recently i have not been 100% pleased with the Trish McEvoy thickening mascara.

On a whim in target a few weeks back i ran down the makeup aisle and just grabbed a tube. 6.00, worth a shot.

Can i just say Loreal Voluminous is AHmazing!!!

No flaking, no dark circles from wearing off, good coverage and stays with you all day!!!

I am shocked that a drug store quality is rivaling my coveted clinique high def and Diorshow Blackout Mascara!!

Whats your favorite mascara?

Have you tried loreal??

Friday, November 16, 2012

Life after the No Sale - need some suggestions

I know you guys all remember us trying to sell this summer. There have been several things we have made priority of since we will be staying a while longer.

1. all the main rooms in the house are way too multicolored and bright. so find a neutral tone to paint on the walls and neutralize everything
here is what we are thinking.

2. finally finish putting anna carolines room together. (this is almost almost there, only missing a quilt and a mirror)
Anyone know where I can find a mirror like this?
i found this one on etsy and it sold almost immediately.
3. The final and most challenging issue was our fence. 
My poor friends who have heard me moan and groan about this in person I apologize now for talking about this again. 
After finally contacting over 50 city and state employees our severe erosion issue is finally being addressed. The chainlink fence running along our property is original to the home and circa 1959. This is the citys fence and there has been an extreme run off and erosion problem for quite a while. 
Today as I type they are filling in the hole with dirt and we will have to go back with cement, then rip rap, then a barrier so the dogs cant dig out, then a privacy fence then finally finally landscaping. 

After 4 long years we will finally have a desireable backyard!!!

Here is the before and the during!
Look at the size of this hole.

stay tuned for the filling in and progress!

what are your go to colors in your home??
Any tricks to keep dogs from digging?

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

The party

It is heartbreaking but my camera broke ;( lens is caputz!! All the pictures i have of the party are iphone pics!


A friend took a few pictures with her camera and i hope to add those soon!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

A Perfectly Good Reason

Sooo I promise I have not forgotten about you guys. 
I just happened to have bitten off more than I could chew with our "Off to Neverland" 4th Birthday party!

We had the party yesterday and it was a blast!

I wish share pictures later this afternoon!