Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Christmas to do list...

20 days till Christmas and there is just never enough time this time of year!! But have started my Christmas shopping so I can check that off my list! But there are few other things that I have just got to do this season.....
1. Put up my Christmas tree! I can't believe it's not up yet!
2. Drink hot chocolate by the fire and watch "the grinch" and "elf" with my family.
3. Participate in "Cookie Sweatshop". My lovely friend Carlee has a cookie decorating party that is so fun!
4. Make homemade marshmallows. Hopefully with my little brother!
5. Send Christmas cards. Last year I bought such cute ones that I never sent so this year I am mailing them (maybe)
6. I know it's a little cliche but a horse drawn carriage ride to look at the lights downtown SLC. With my Henry and Max.
7. I would love to host a gingerbread house party like this one. It probably won't happen but it's a nice thought!
8. Take some family pics that including the other loves in my life Molly and Wil.
9. Shopping with my mom and a trip to the craft store to pick ribbon to wrap up our gifts.
10. At some point schedule a pedi and massage to help cope with all this fun!
What's on your holiday to do list? Anything super fun that I left off?

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

December 1st

So as per usual with me I was prepared this morning but only just barely. Max always gets an advent calendar on December 1st. We don't have a lot of traditions because growing up I guess I didn't have many but I am trying to squeeze in as much childhood as I can can with my tween! So last night while Max was meeting with his tutor I went to four different stores looking for them. Now I wish I found something like this cute little thing but I didn't I picked the same little cardboard one I get every year. Okay the mommy guilt is setting in. I guess after work I will try to find something a little more special because really I guess traditions should be special.

Thursday, November 25, 2010


Since this holiday is all about giving thanks I wanted to share a few things that I am thankful for (aside from the regular mushy I am thankful for my family blah blah blah) I mean I am very thankful for my wonderful family and friends and dogs but I just wanted to post some silly, fluffy and most importantly unnecessary things that I am thankful for:

1. That the cute girls at the espresso bar know my drink! They start making it when they see me coming- so predictability has it's upside!

2. Sweet tooth fairy's Van Niela cupcakes. Moist. Sweet. Perfect.

3. Sephora and even more than Sephora- Fresh's lemon sugar scrub! Amazing on your skin during this yucky dry weather! (Thank you Alice!)

4. Uno. The card game- just saying it's a pretty good time!

5. Brazilian Blowouts. Straight shiny hair with no flat iron?! Yes please! More on this later!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Cute Sleepwear

And being that I feel so wretched cute clothes are less appealing and cute jammies are seeming more appropriate. The pants are from anthro and the others are from Bloomingdale's. Also did you hear that at Fashion Place Mall we are getting an H&M! Utah's first! Also Crate and Barrel...


I have had a flu/cold/sinus thing for almost a week now and I would really like to feel better. You know when your sick your days are just lost? I know there was a Saturday but I'm not sure where it went? So I've been watching lots of movies and sleeping. Any suggestions on movies that are perfect for watching while hopped up on NyQuil?

Thursday, November 11, 2010

44 days till Christmas!

Are you ready? Kate is!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

I voted

Tonight I had to have a reality check with myself. I had a long stressful day. I have a new boss who I think I am going to like but who has given me some pretty high expectations. Combine that with a few other mishaps I was in a pretty bad mood then I went to vote and it was moving slow. I was actually thinking about leaving (don't judge me yet.. keep reading) when it occurred to me how lucky I am. I thought about less than 100 years ago women first earned the right to vote. I thought about what people all over the world would sacrifice to have some say in who was leading their country and here I am my biggest problem was the screaming toddler that the mother seemed immune to (somebody took their xanax) I know this post is cheesy but I was happy I could shake off being a spoiled lazy girl for a short time and show my son how important it is that you do your civic duty: read up on the candidates and vote!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Vintage Maxwell

We found some disposable cameras in a box and had them developed this week. The quality isn't very good but I still died when I saw these ones of Max in the fall leaves!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Halloween Fun!

What a busy week! We have had lots of Halloween activities: pumpkin carving party, parade (the last one my baby will ever walk in), class party and the 3rd annual creepy dinner including serpent sandwiches, zombie gut soup and cyclops sundaes. Looking forward to eve more Halloween activities this weekend!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Do you ever?

Do you ever feel like if you confess something it's somehow better? Like if I were to tell you I watch EVERY "housewife" show on Bravo. Let's see that's: Orange County, Atlanta, NYC, D.C, and now possibly my new favorite way to waste an hour: Beverly Hills! Okay and just so you don't worry that my brain is going to completely turn to mush I am also catching up on my reading (I am a member of 2 book clubs- even if I don't make it to the actual club I read the books so at least 1/2 credit?) and watching breaking bad- it's so so gritty and so good!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Happy birthday to me!

It was my birthday last week and I've been meaning to post a few pictures of the party that my cute hubby and mom threw for me- but right now my computer is not cooperating so just this one for now. Also a big big thank you to all of my friends & family that came and made my birthday perfect! I am a very lucky girl!

Friday, October 15, 2010

inspriration board

Really seriously considering new living room furniture after Christmas.
These are a few of the things that inspire me. Mostly from Restoration Hardware, Anthro, Jonathan Adler, and Alice Lane. Tell me, what do you think?

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

What if I did?

I love 50's style. I love red lips. I love finger waves in my hair and I love Lena Hoschek. When summer starts to disappear I can't think of a better way to cheer up that by looking for beautiful fall clothes! (other than maybe cake and wine) Lena Hoschek is an Australian designer that showed at Berlin fashion week who started her own line in 2006. Her items are not yet for sale in the US but the runway and catalog images do make for lovely inspiration. Also on her website it says online shopping coming soon!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Have a delightful weekend!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Katie's 30th

I have been neglecting my blog because I have been working so much! But one thing I've been meaning to blog about is Katie's birthday! You know birthdays are very important to me but zero birthdays are even more special so when I stumbled upon this little project I knew it would be perfect for Katie's birthday (please forgive me blog world because I can't remember where I saw the original post being that I look at about 1000 websites everyday!) So my (not really mine but I think we have established that) project went something like this:
1. get a funny/cute/mildly embarrassing photo of a loved one
2. have it blown up (we did it at Kinko's and it was about $60)
3. have all of the following supplies: spray mount, poster board, lots of pretty stamps, address labels, vellum envelopes, an exato knife and husband to use as free labor.
4. mount the photo on to the poster board
5. measure and make a grid (we wanted the photo to be in 30 pieces since it was Katie's 30th birthday)
6. cut the poster into 30 post card puzzle pieces
7. type out address labels
8. hunt down 30 friends and family members and have them write messages to the birthday girl
9. make sure everyone gets them in the mail in a timely manner
10. enjoy know your friend who loves getting cards will recieve 30 surprise letters during her birthday week and gets to put together a "postcard puzzle"
I also had the picture put on a birthday cake so that everyone that wrote a card could see what the post card puzzle looked like. So fun was had by all. Happy birthday Katie!