Spring has ALMOST Sprung

Since Easter and Passover are early this year (end of March) I feel like things are getting “spring-y” earlier than normal.  And by “getting spring-y” I mean the stores already have their spring decor, clothes, etc… out for sale already. I can’t help but already be getting in a spring-y mood – here are some of my favorites for the upcoming season!


Spring nail polish from Goop and Butter London.
Pottery Barn Easter Multi Dot Napkins, so cute.
J.Crew Collection Gilded Brocade Bomber Jacket – I LOVE this jacket for spring. It’s sold out, but I wonder if it will come back…
babyGAP Knit-waist Skinny Dot Jeans in yellow (I already bought these for Z). 
Ted Baker London metallic oxfords from Nordstrom.  Metallic oxfords are definitely on “my list” for spring.

Check out more spring style ideas on my Pinterest board for my style and baby style.

$10 Valentine’s Day Centerpiece

I thought it would be fun to make a Valentine’s Day centerpiece much like the one I made last Easter using conversation heart candy. I found the candy on sale 2/$6 and flowers for $4, not bad and so easy to put together:

All you need: Bouquet of flowers, 2 bags of conversation heart candy (I used the large ones), 1 large case, and 1 smaller vase that will fit in the large case with 1/2 an inch space around it.
Put water in the smaller vase and place inside the larger vase.  Start filling around the smaller vase with the candy.
Make sure the “conversation” of the hearts are facing out.  Some of these sayings are just ridiculous…
Arrange your flowers in the smaller vase and voila…$10 centerpiece!

Couple Things…

Made a heart painting at our Bootcamp Mom’s Night Out last night!

Almost the weekend! My husband and I have a date night tonight to see Zero Dark Thirty – not really a date-y movie, but we’re dying to see it.  Then we might hibernate inside the rest of the weekend since it’s going to be freeeeeezing still around here.  Have a great weekend!  Here are some fun links:

2-buck Chuck is now $2.49!

Are you a genius?

Have you heard JC Penney gives out free kids haircuts on Sundays?  Pretty sweet.

More casting rumors for 50 Shades of Grey…

Jenny Lyons really does dress America!

Couple Things…

We are still recovering from not being on vacation anymore… I know, what a problem to have.   Have a great long weekend and Martin Luther King, Jr day!

Day of the week nutella we found at the duty free shop in Puerto Rico – yummmmm

Here are some fun links from this week:

My friend Amelia and I predicted this Neiman Marcus/Target collaboration was going to fail…everything was too expensive!

Oh Lance, why?

This drinking mirror app is scary!

A little video commemorating Coldplay’s first live concert (they were called starfish then)…

The 20 worst foods in America 2012…the calorie and fat counts are astounding on some of these!

So cute, kids dressed up as stars at the Golden Globes.

Couple Things…

We don’t have much planned this weekend other than friends coming over for brunch on Sunday.  Have a great one –  here are a few links from around the web this week:

Today is National Spaghetti day – we actually had spaghetti last night made with our favorite homemade sauce.

Some New Year’s Resolution ideas for families. I personally don’t make resolutions but to each his own!

GAP buys Intermix, interesting…

We’re going to make something like this French Toast for our brunch this weekend…yum!

Filling in important dates into this calendar is one of my favorite new year activities.

I am interested in trying Williams-Sonoma’s new wellness line of healthier food.

I am also excited to see the new season of Biggest Loser this weekend – Jillian is back!


Couple Things…

Almost Christmas!  We’re finalizing everything this weekend and visiting some family so we’re back home by Christmas Eve to assemble some toys, have Christmas Eve dinner, and head to church.  Have a great weekend, here are a few fun links from around the web!

christmas mantel

Our decorated mantel.

Wrapping paper that will ruin Christmas present surprises…

This is an icky new trend happening at Broadway shows, gross.

Beauty Queen or nun?  What an interesting life decision.

And last, here are a few ways to help Newtown.

Christmas Decor, part 3: Christmas Place Setting

We are hosting Christmas Eve dinner for my parents again this year, so I thought this year I’d go in another direction for the place setting.  I love how it looks…

I found these colorful placemats at Target (similar here) and I thought the silver stripe in them would complement the silver in our china perfectly.  I then continued on the silver theme and got silver candlesticks from Crate and Barrel sitting atop snowflake coasters.  To finish everything off, I used green napkins with silver napkin rings with red bows – all things I already had.  Now we just have to figure out what to serve…

Couple Things

We had a tough week around here – the stomach flu made its way around early in the week and then our Christmas Tree spontaneously toppled over.  We miraculously only lost 1 sentimental ornament and luckily no one was around when it happened (even the cat, phew!) so no one got hurt.

christmas tree down

Look at Christmas Goofy in the middle of the floor, laying on his back, screaming “why??!!”

Looking forward to the weekend!  We’ll be doing some last minute shopping and paying a visit to Santa at the mall.  Have a great weekend, here are some fun links:

I LOVE these Anthropologie getaway outfit ideas, have you seen them?

West Elm spring line sneak peek – I love the heart mugs!

I’m thinking about getting this dress for our upcoming trip to Puerto Rico, I love the colors…

Tomorrow is National Cupcake day – no link, just letting you know so you can eat cupcakes all day tomorrow.  =)

What to Wear – Christmas Morning

I was really inspired by these adorable gold polka dot pajamas from Target to create a round up of what to wear Christmas morning. Here’s what I’d like to be wearing (and drinking from!):

1. Polka Dot Pajamas from Target, 2. Santa hat, 3.Marc by Marc Jacobs velvet mouse slippers, 4. Christmas by Michael Buble playing as we open gifts, 5. Starbucks coffee mug, and 6. a warm throw from West Elm, $19 on sale (we have the orange one on our couch).