Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Merry Christmas

Hello friends.  I hope your holiday was blessed and restful.  I wanted to share with you our 2011 Christmas card.  I worked with Kelly Lyden from WH Hostess for a custom card this year.  She helped me create a double sided Christmas and birth announcement photo and I couldn't be more pleased.  My friend Melissa took the photo of my two sweet peas on the front. 

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Tripp Trapp Chair

I am super excited about the new Tripp Trapp high chair I just purchased for baby Sloane.  I love the elegant modern style and its versatility; my oldest daughter can use it to.  I'll be sure to share with you my personal feedback for those of you who are interested but on the fence.  It's definitely pricer then other high chairs but I am banking on its "grow with your child" features for my return on investment.

I have read a few concerns regarding children tipping the chairs backwards, but this video shows a new feature with fixed stabilizing guides on the bottom.  I'll be testing this tipping hazard as soon as it arrives.  

Monday, December 12, 2011

A Totally Awesome 80s Evening

This past Saturday night I attended an 80s Christmas party for Lights in The Heights.  It's an annual holiday event The Heights neighborhood holds every year for families to stroll the streets with holiday cheer and gear. 

Every year my friend Nancy holds a costume party to celebrate the event and this year it was Rockin' 80s.  At first my husband was going to attend, but at the last minute it ended up being an all valley girl evening and a totally rad one like fur shure!

Here are a few of me and my BFFs dressed in head to toe 80s attire.  Would you believe we got 90% of our outfits from Forever 21?  It's part of their Heritage 1981 line.  This was all before we busted out the Karaoke machine and jammed to Madonna, Wham, Run DMC, Rick Springfield and so many more 80s classics.

I would like to introduce you to Rachel, the pretty blonde working the retro curls ala Kelly Preston.  Then on my other side is Laura who brought back her middle school perm and sky high bangs with the lace hair bow.  I chose to rock the side pony with neon and lace tights. 

I seriously love my lace tights.  Despite their hideousness they did a great job camouflaging cellulite.  Ha!

Here I am with my 80s button flare and electric blue eye shadow to stroll the streets full of merriment and my reindeer rodie.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Kitchen Sneak Peak

I know, I know, I've been promising the after photos from my huge kitchen renovation.  I am the worst when it comes to taking photos, but I am working on that weakness.

Here's a sneak peak for now.  More to come in the next week.  I pinkie promise.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Olivia Crystal Snowflake

Look who arrived on Sunday evening.  Ms. Olivia Crystal Snowflake according to my daughter.  She's been a bit mischevious as you can see, but she's keeping Jacquelyn on the straight and narrow.  Jacquelyn fell for the story hook, line and sinker.  Needless to say we are working every angle possible.  Anyone know of an all year long elf?

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Gain 10 Pounds And You Too Can Be Sexy

My friend Joe posted these hysterical ads about female weight gain to achieve sex appeal. They are the antithesis of what the media shoves down our throats today. Can you believe there used to be ads like these?  I’ve been working so hard with exhausting efforts to lose baby weight; I wish I was born about three decades earlier.  Life would be so much easier right now.  Thankfully, my husband likes a lady with curves.