Thursday, May 31, 2012

Things of note

I'm feeling very behind on everything right, house work, blogging...LIFE!

I can't even quite put my finger on what it is that needs to get done or why I feel so tired, but it's there all the same! 

Do you ever get that feeling???

Or is this a question better directed to a psychiatrist???  DON'T ANSWER THAT. (c:

So I figured I would just put up a few things of note today and call it good, yeah?

*DYING* over this sofa from Furbish, especially with that zebra lumbar. DYING, I say!!! 

Yes, I purposely made that a huge-a picture...

Absolutely love this dress from Marc by Marc Jacobs...apparently going to be on sale today on Gilt...son of a...(c:

And this Stella & Dot bracelet is popping up everywhere and I've become *slightly* obsessed

What about you, any lust worthy items lately???

I'm pretty sure you can find some here at Shabby enter the $75 Shabby Apple Giveaway and you could get it for freeeeeeeee! (c;

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

This clip put a tear in my eye and a smile on my face...I mean, *DANG*! That guy must really love his girl!!!

Not only is this a rad song (I {heart} Bruno), but this is one impressive proposal. I'm pretty sure she couldn't say no (c:

Dudes, *take notes*!

 So adorable, right?!?!

Just like the stuff at Shabby Apple and you can win a $75 Shabby Apple credit!!!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

*Lots* to talk about!

I'm having a pretty hard time getting back into the swing of things this morning...

Long weekend + Birthday + LOTS going on = One tired mama!!!

But just in case you were wondering, it was FAN-freakin'-TASTIC (c:

Friday I had my very first bloggy friend meet up with the adorable and oh-so-sweet Patience of White Laquer!

We just met up at a park to chill with kiddos and chat, so perfect! 

And being the absolute sweetheart that she is, she remembered it was my birthday and brought me that little winged piggy box and I absolutely *adore* it! 

Only in the blog world could you meet someone for the first time and they can totally nail it on getting you a present! (c: Thank you, Miss P, you're the best!!! 

I had a special birthday dinner date with the hubby at The Compass Grill...a 360 degree restaurant on top of a building that *ROTATES*. Yup. A 360 degree view of the city. With yummy food. Bomb.

BTW, that dress is from's *awesome*, can you see the hi/low hem???...and that clutch is K. Slademade and I'm *so* in love {big huge HEART}

Actual birthday was zoo and hanging out with the fam...

And these cupcakes (with *pink* in the middle and sprinkles) that my hubby actually made all by adorable is that???

So thanks for all the wishes, it worked!!!

It was perfect. (c:

Hope y'all had fun with the long weekend, too! 

What were *you* up to?

And don't forget to get in on the Shabby Apple $75 GIVEAWAY!!!!

You have until Friday to get in on the action!!!

Friday, May 25, 2012

Shabby Apple $75 Giveaway!!! CLOSED

Do you need a little pick me up for your Friday??? I've got just the thing (c:

A GIVEAWAY for a $75 gift card to Shabby Apple!!!!

Because what's better for your birthday weekend than giving out some presents??? (c:

Oh these folks have the most fabulous goods...if I was to win I would for sure pick up these beauties:

And since I'm on a Maxi kick, this one too:

And that doesn't even scratch the surface of all their fabulous stuff!!!

I'm sure you want to know how to get your hands on that $75, right??? (c:


(must do *both* of the following, m'kay?) 

and tell us what you would get from Shabby Apple if you won!!!
*One Entry*

For extra entries:

Tweet, Facebook, or blog about the giveaway
*One Entry for each*
Make sure you leave a separate comment for each of them!

Follow me on Twitter to get in on all the action!
*One Entry*

That can be up to 5 entries!!! The more the merrier, right???

Giveaway will run until next Friday June 1st at 5pm. You must have a U.S. shipping address to enter (sorry!).

Good luck and Happy Memorial Day weekend!!!!


And the winner is...

MAURY from Life on Mars!!! Congrats, girl!!!

Friday's Fancies, Birthday Style

 Friday of a holiday weekend, can I get a "YEE-HAW!" and a HECK to the YEAH?!?

And for many, many years (okay not that many because I'm still 21...bwahahahaha!), I have had the problem that my birthday is pretty much always Memorial Day weekend. 

Why is this a bummer, you say?

Well, because usually all my friends were out of town, and if you want to go out of town it's ridiculously crowded because *EVERYONE* is out of town, and the malls are jam packed full of shoppers for all the sales.

Frowny face.

But fortunately, worse things have happened to better people and I still want to party it up for the good ol' b-day! 

So instead of Memorial Day gear, it's BIRTHDAY GEAR!!!

I absolutely *ADORE* this skirt from the Shops Tarjay collection, it's loads of fun. Like my birthday. (c:

And because we will be partying it up all day, I need a look that can transition from wandering around and shopping, to going to a relatively respectable joint for dinner (c: 

Skirt, Tee, Sandals, Bracelets, Wedges, Necklace

Hope everyone else is partying like it's their birthday this weekend!!!

Linkin' it up to Friday's Fancies!


Thursday, May 24, 2012

Run away with the Circus!

I had a very different experience last Thursday...and by different I mean different for my blogging world.

I actually met someone in person.


I had the opportunity to meet and interview one of the Artistic Directors for Cirque du Soleil's production Kooza

Yep. Cirque du Soleil. This stuff:

Can you say AMAZING?

It was so much fun...I got to go to the Ritz-Carlton (which, by the way, I think I was a little under-dressed for) and do this group interview with a couple other bloggers.

We chit chatted about Michael (as in Michael Smith, the Artistic Director) and his job...the fact that he gets to manage 63 artists from 17 (!) different countries, he has been to 27 different countries and 256 different cities, and he absolutely *adores* his ridiculously cool job.

I extra super loved him because he named his favorite place that he's visited was Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (c:

And he had an insanely cool British accent. 

Did you know that most of their actors are professional athletes???


They are just here for a short time in the States (they just came from Japan and will be in Europe after) for a super short 4 city tour...Phoenix being the *only* city on this side of the country that they're performing in (June 8th, by the way...)!

I think it's an absolutely amazing thing that they are doing...keeping this art form alive and well and giving *FABULOUS* family entertainment! (c:

Michael said that they are in the business of "making great memories for families". Isn't that beautiful???

I'm definitely hoping that tickets to the show are part of my birthday surprises...hint, hint (c;

Has anyone been to a Cirque du Soliel show or is going to see Kooza???

I want to know what you think!!!

***I was not paid to do this post, I just had a great experience with a great and genuine person that I wanted to share with you all!!!***

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Put some pep in your step!

I would just like to say up front...

I *totally* blame my brothers-in-law for posting this today! Yeah, that's right boys, I saw the bus coming and tossed you straight under it (c:

They introduced me to this super addictive song on Sunday and I haven't been able to get it out of my head:

And this is for a laugh, courtesy of Tosh.O 

 Good for a laugh on your Tuesday (c:

And I would just like to reiterate that I am a married, 30 year-old, mother of two...not a 13 year-old girl, despite what my blog looks like today...

And to put a smile on your face maybe...enter the SkinCareRx Giveaway going on now!!!

Monday, May 21, 2012

SkinCareRx Giveaway!!! CLOSED

I don't know if you all have met my new sponsor, SkinCareRx???

They carry just about everything under the sun that has to do with skin care...from the best products for acne scars to fabulous anti-aging products, you name it, they've got it! 

And if you fancy something different, their sister sites Apothica or SkinBotanica will definitely have it!

And because they are good sports, they're offering up a $20 giftcard that works at any of their three sites to one lucky reader!!!

WOOT WOOT!!!! Giveaway time!!!

And just look at some of the goodies you can put that towards (c:

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

To Enter:

Just go to any of their sites (SkinCareRx, Apothica, or SkinBotanica) and link your favorite product in a comment!

Easy Peasy.

This will run until Friday May 25th when I'll announce the winner!

Good luck all!


And the winner is...

Shelley from Crazy Wonderful! Congrats!!! 

Friday, May 18, 2012

Friday's Fancies...Chambray!

Doesn't Friday just beg for a great outfit???

And we're gettin' all gussied up with our chambray for

Doesn't every outfit just need a pop of neon these days? (c:

Stay tuned for a GIVEAWAY on Monday!!!!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

For the Birds

Let's do a little word association...

When I say "PIGEON", you say....????...

I'm guessing you didn't say "chic decor/fashion"...and I'm not really sure you will say that *after* reading this post either (c:

Regardless, I find all sorts of wacky stuff on the web and well, I like to spring it on unsuspecting blog readers. Did I just say that out loud?

I came across this image and thought it was interesting/a little weird:

I mean pigeons??? Who knew, right?

Turns out there are pigeons everywhere (and I don't just mean pooping on stuff)!

Decor stuff....

In fashion shoots...

In artwork...


Even Etsy gets in on the action:

I'm totally okay with the whole "bird movement" with birds on all sorts of stuff...but PIGEONS???

I dunno...

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Cooperation makes it happen...

Does anyone else have that Sesame Street song in their head now?

Does anyone else know what I'm even *talking* about??? (c:

Regardless, I'm gonna be speaking your language now as you feast your eyes on the newest and *bestest* collaboration on the block:

That's right, peeps! Trina and Banana makin' all friendly-like...and it's so fun!

Color, pattern, nice silhouettes...check it out:

Those bonanza-of-color blouses have my little heart all giddy.

And the yellow and blue print sheath??? Yeah, I see you nodding your head (c:

And just to prove that advertising *WORKS*, I wanted to buy everything just after seeing this picture in my InStyle mag:

Hurry up and get here, June 7th!!! 

And today it's my little sister's birthday...and by little, I mean only two years younger than me and I think she might think she's past the "announcing-my-age-for-my-birthday" age...but regardless, here's a big ol' 


Monday, May 14, 2012

Scenes from a great Mother's Day!

Howdy, partners! (c: 

I hope you all had a relaxing weekend/fantastic Mother's Day!

Mine looked a little like this:

My version of these brilliant bracelets (I sent these to the mamas in my life (c: )

Friday lunch with my mama and grandma (and the little person, too!)...

Pattern mixing at it's finest (she announced about the shoes "Look mom, they *FIT*!!!")

Girls Night in with fabulous food...

Mother's Day breakfast (homemade waffles with strawberries, whipped cream, and coconut syrup)

My version of this great outfit 

Now it's your turn, I want to hear all about your Mother's Day!!!