Sunday, December 8, 2013
Um. Do you love? I do! So let me tell you about my Black Friday steals (well, two of them are at least!) Silver, scalloped, hidden platform White House Black Market pumps....originally over $100, got them for $45 and because I'm a passport member I got free shipping. I think these adorable silver beauties will look adorbs with a black pencil skirt for work, or cuffed jeans for dressy casual. I might wear these shoes Christmas Eve. In the middle you see a pair of Yosi Samra flats. Everywhere I turn lately I'm hearing and reading about Yosi Samra flats. Seriously?! What is this all about? Now I know. These flats are so comfy and to die for. The fold up so easily and fit right into that cute little black bag which came tucked inside that cute little black box. Priced at $65 they were not on sale and a little higher than what I typically like to pay for shoes, but I truly think these are worth it. They're AMAZING. Seriously feel like my foot is in a permanent parafin wax. I got these ones from Nordstrom (online). I wear a lot of navy and gray so combining both colors into one flat was totally right up my alley. The YS flats come in a variety of prints, fabrics and colors. And, lastly. My Sole Society wooden-heel apple red wedge. I've wanted these for so LONG. Easily since August. Wishing, hoping and praying they'd go on sale one day, they did. Black Friday. Originally $59, with 33 percent off, I got them for $43.17. LOVE!!!!! These will be cute with dark denim and a-line skirts. And, there you have it.
Friday, November 29, 2013
They say a picture is worth a 1000 words....well here they all are (FINALLY) from our trip to Orange County last month for Mickey's Halloween Party. We don't have many. If you know me, you know the weekend did not go as planned. Xander was sicker than a dog throwing up everywhere, our hotel was tiny and cramped, Alex and I were exhausted, but we always manage to find the good. And, we did. After we got over the hotel and Xander's sickness, we had a lovely time just hanging out with my brothers and hitting up some of our favorite spots.... of course that was AFTER we paid for the Halloween Party. I think we stayed at the Halloween Party for maybe 3 hours tops. Such a disappointment. Isn't that the way it goes? Whatayagonnado? While the weekend wasn't a total loss, I do want a do-over since it's rare I get to have Alex and X with me when I'm there. Okay. Now done with the words.
Xander hanging with one of the Elephants on Parade. This was so cool. Making their American Debut, the Elephants were scattered all throughout Dana Point to raise awareness of the Asian Elephant Foundation.
This was my favorite Elephant.
The Pilgrim. While I didn't get to stay the night on the Pilgrim, all my brother's did. I can't wait to be able to take X!
What do you think this is? Xander's name on what?
Um, a giant Rainbow sandal at the mothership in SC. We got some GREAT deals!
My boys playing at the Baby Beach in Dana Point.
My brother grilling up some fish in the backyard for our cookout!
As I captioned on Facebook, "Doing my best Mike Meyers impression with Alex's latte at my favorite Bonjour Cafe."
After we landed, my brothers met Alex, me and Xander at the Back Bay Tavern which is actually located inside of the Fashion Island Whole Foods. While hanging out with my brothers and noshing was optimum, we should've known then that we were in for quite a night with X.......
Thursday, November 28, 2013
So, I've been recovering all week from an oral surgery and now it's the holiday weekend and we decided to stay put just because I'm still not feeling 100 percent. That has left me with A LOT of time on my hands. I've started decorating for Christmas, been baking and cooking, blogging (Oh yes, for what lacked in posts in November will be made up over the next four days!), reading fiction (Amy Tan brought me back to fiction life! That woman is an awesome writer!) and crafting. Every year I absolutely love receiving and sending Christmas Cards. Nothing brings me greater joy than seeing all the cards come in. I'm kinda weird though. I have a thing. Always one to embrace and hang on as tight as possible to tradition, I refuse to do picture cards. I like the old school, preferably religious in nature, traditional card. I LOVE to see everyone else's picture cards, don't get me wrong, but for me and my family, I like to send the traditional kind, but I digress. Usually, at the end of the season, I trash them. Truth be told I do. But something told me last year to hang onto them. I knew I could do SOMETHING with them. Some of the cards we receive are just so beautiful it really pained me just to toss them away in January. Something! I must be able to do something with them, I thought. And, I did. I cut out the greetings from some of the salvageable cards, hole punched them, tied some twine through the holes and voila this year's gift tags. I was pretty freakin' proud of myself if I do say so myself. Recognize your card from last year? Hahahaha!