Happy 1st Birthday Baby G!


I must be getting old because MAN, this year went by fast! Enjoy these yummy pics from Jodi at A Yummy Life Photography.

IKEA Find: Dry Flat Blerg

It seems almost everything I buy these days is "dry flat" or "hang to dry". Even if the tag doesn't say so, I tend to hang things out to dry if I want to keep them around for a while. It really helps clothing look better, longer. Because I hang so much stuff out, I am always maxed out on space in my laundry room.
I found this little blerg gem at IKEA. (It's called a Frost, but I call everything I buy there "Blerg".) It holds quite a bunch of stuff if you carefully orchestrate and use every square inch. The best part is that it folds flat in a snap and can be hidden away so you don't always look like you are running a laundry, even though you really always are. Sigh.

Woolite: Always Fantastic and Now Eco Friendly!

I'm on a laundry kick lately. Well, I guess I'm basically ALWAYS doing laundry, but I've found some new products that make laundry a little more exciting, therefore, I'll officially consider it a kick!


I found this new Woolite in environmentally friendly packaging up ta' tha' Walmarts and just had to try it out. I'm trying to be more "green" without being crazy about it. My "yippie" (that's yuppie+hippie) daughters must be rubbing off on me.

Anyway, I've used Woolite for years on my fragile clothes and it really helps with "pilling" and the longivity of sweaters. Now I also use the new Woolite for dark colors and it keeps everything from fading.

Flowers and Bows and Stripes, Oh My!!

I llluuurrrvvveee the new spring styles at Payless. All of the details are so feminine and so sweet and the prices are so low...I want them in every color!


Let your style bloom with this darling American Eagle flat. It features a soft jersey upper, comfortable round toe, whimsical fabric flower detail, padded insole and lightweight, super flexible outsole. Fabric and manmade materials.

Bloom Flat - 12.99
Cute, casual and comfortable... you can't go wrong! This delightful American Eagle flat features a soft jersey upper, whimsical flower detail, stretchy topline for a good fit, padded cotton insole for comfort and lightweight, super flexible outsole. Fabric and manmade materials.


Complete your look with this chic American Eagle slingback. It features a sturdy canvas upper, sweetly rounded toe, whimsical bow detail, stretchy backstrap for a good fit and padded fabric insole for comfort. Fabric and manmade materials.




Show off your flirty feminine side with this breezy sandal. It features a faux leather t-strap upper with playful flower details, a lightly padded footbed for comfort and a flexible outsole. 1/2" sliver wedge. Manmade materials.



Treat yourself to this sweet, breezy sandal. It features a quality canvas upper, whimsical flower detail in soft faux suede, adjustable strap that wraps elegantly around the ankle, padded jersey footbed for comfort and 3.25" woven platform wedge. Fabric and manmade materials.

This chic designer slingback by alice + olivia features a bold striped upper in luxurious satin, a pretty peep toe, a stretchy slingback for a good fit, a padded insole for comfort and a 4.25" sculptural wedge. Fabric upper. Leather outsole.


Spring Chicks


I am not the mother of these girls, I am just their crazy Auntie. And I will shower them with lots of gifts and take them for pedicures and tea parties and have them over for sleepovers with waffles at midnight.

I may or may not put these yummy pictures from A Yummy Life on my desk and claim them as my own when strangers ask... how can I resist???



Jodi, you are fantastic and we adore you.