Baby Oil

I have very sensitive skin and especially sensitive eyes. I have tried every eye makeup remover that promises it will not irritate and is specially formulated for sensitive skin.
Everything burns.
I always go back to my trusty baby oil. The only thing that gently removes my eye makeup. And the best part? I can get a giant bottle for a couple bucks that lasts for months. So, it's economical too.

It's Baaaaaccccckkkk!!!

This morning, I squirted out the last few drops of my Lacoste Pour Femme perfume. This is one of the most divine fragrances ever. Lacoste (or rather P&G, owner of the Lacoste fragrance line) started selling Pour Femme in 2003. I distinctly remember the day that I took my first whiffs of this heavenly scent. We were waiting for a table at a restaurant and a rather stylish lady walked by us. All of us snapped our heads and instantaneously communicated with quick glances at each other that we wanted to know what scent this woman was wearing. Mom quickly blurted out the question and she told us it was Lacoste Pour Femme.

We have been wearing it ever since. A couple of years ago it got harder and harder to find. It was impossible to obtain it in a Lacoste store and it slowly started disappearing from such prestigious outlets as Purfumania and random flea markets. I once made the mistake of buying the hideous Lacoste "For Her" thinking that maybe they just came out with an English translation. (Sorry all you Lacoste "For Her" lovers out there, it just couldn't hold a candle to my dear "Pour Femme".) So, I shed a few tears, moved into a serious Jo Malone phase and saved my precious last bottle of Pour Femme for rainy days. Yes, it's raining here today.

I was planning to do a "Farewell to Lacoste Pour Femme" post, and then I thought I'd Google it to see what the hell happened. And what do you know?? You can buy it everywhere again!! And you can buy the lotion too!!!

What happened? Did I give up too soon? Were all of those teens working behind the Lacoste counters ill informed? Did someone find a giant box of product in a warehouse somewhere? Did P&G infuse this line with some needed capital? Did someone realize that the world was a better place with Pour Femme in it?? In any case, I've placed my order for body cream!! (I just accidentally typed booty cream, but I suppose you can put it on your booty too!)

MWAH!! MWAH!! MWAH!! Kisses to you Lacoste!!

P.S. Don't worry J and Mom, I got some for you too!!

I was going to name her "Bunny"

Once upon a time a baby girl was born two weeks late on Easter Sunday. Her mom vowed to name the baby Bunny if she was THAT late. But, alas the moment she saw the babe she was smitten with the little girl and her big beautiful eyes. So she named her Natalie (a much wiser choice for such a special child). She has filled her parents lives with joy and happiness each day since. You inspire us with your zest for life and your grateful heart. We love you and honor you this day. Happy Birthday Nat-Bug!

Whoop Whoop! Photobooth!!

Thanks to a great tip from my friend Kara (who totally rocks a faux-hawk and looks so cute it makes me want to chop off my hair...but I digress...) we have located a REAL photo booth!! Yes, REAL. Not digital. Whoop! It's at the Museum of Natural History at the University of Utah. And it only costs a buck! We stopped by there after Mom's Birthday lunch at Cafe Niche, which was lovely, by the way!!

Don't you just love the grainy texture of the pictures?? Let's all support this museum so that we can keep this photo booth alive, shall we?? More info at

Yo Shawty, It's Your Birthday!

Happy Birthday Mom!! This is one of my favorite pictures of us. I think it's because it reminds me that no matter where we are, and what we're doing, we always have a fabulous time together. You are my style icon -- with grace, beauty, and charisma to spare. I wish you a fantastic day and a fantastic start to your (Ahem! I'm not going to put your age in here!)-th Year! XOXO - Natalie

The Magic of Memory Foam

For about two months straight I was having incredible headaches.
Seriously, I would wake up with a headache and it would last almost all day long or until I took some Excedrin. Since I don't want to spend my life having to ingest chemicals to function, I tried to find another remedy. First I had to figure out the root of the problem - was it my pillow, my husband or something more?
Since my neck was also hurting everyday, I made an educated guess that it might be the root of my problems. I then started to notice how I would toss and turn at night, constantly re-adjusting my pillow.
I decided I would get a memory foam pillow and see if it helped. While at my trusty Ross I picked one up for a mere $14.99 and brought it home.
Every day since (almost 2 months now) I have been headache free. Bliss.
Thanks Memory Foam!

Vinto Pizzeria

Recently we had an EPIC shopping trip at the Ross in Bountiful. We are talking the best deals ever and three carts overflowing...but I digress. This post is really about the post-shopping dining. After such an experience we needed to re-energize with a good meal.
This is when Natalie told us we should try Vinto Pizzeria in downtown Salt Lake City.

If you are looking for a great place to eat for a casual date, a night out with the girls, lunch with business associates or after a shopping extravaganza, look no further than Vinto
The atmosphere is lively and the food is delicious. David Harries, proprietor of local favorites Trio and Fresco, has focused Vinto on hip, casual, affordable dining focusing on fresh seasonal ingredients: everything on the menu is less than $12.00.

We highly recommend the housemade meatballs, one of three antipasti dishes we ordered. 
The Italian chopped salad was so good we forgot to take a picture until after it was almost gone.
 And of course the pizza's were delicious. Fresh ingredients and super hot right out of the oven.
Even the bathroom had style.

Vinto Pizzeria
418 East 200 South
Salt Lake City, Utah