Tuesday, October 30, 2012


Anybody else rather partial to that new Eric Church song???

Love me some rockin' country...however the "creepin" that he's singing about isn't the creepin' that I'm talking about.

I'm talking about full on being crazypants obsessed with my new fashion idol...have you met Rachel of Pink Peonies?

Of course you have because that gal has every amazing bag under the sun, every drool worthy bauble, and *EVERY* piece of J Crew awesomeness ever made. EVER.

I can't imagine why I like her (c;

I'm pretty sure I should never be allowed near her closet...I might have a coronary...or she would be missing half her stuff...one of the two (c;

Monday, October 29, 2012

Weekend Happenings

Before I go into anything else, I just want to say that our thoughts and prayers are with everyone being affected by Storm Sandy.  I hope everyone is safe and sound...

It's always fun to be around little ones during holidays because everything is so footloose and fancy free (c:

My little ninja and peacock princess (c:

My magpie costume (don't worry, nobody knew what I was...) and the birthday girl...yup, that's right, four year-old in the *HOUSE*! 

We had a very good birthday weekend getting spoiled rotten.

Now mama is ready for a break...oh wait, Halloween isn't actually until Wednesday. 

Well, it's a darn good thing I really love this holiday or I might be tempted to pretend it's already over. But since I have a kid in school now, that wouldn't fly either.
Double phooey.

By the way, don't you just love the word "phooey"???

And if the word phooey doesn't cheer you up on a Monday, I'm pretty sure J Crew will:

I need one of um, *everything* in this picture...hey, Christmas is right around the corner, right??? 

Friday, October 26, 2012

Happy 100th, Friday's Fancies!!!

It's somebody special's big day today...Friday's Fancies!!! 


And that is already what we're planning to do this weekend, seein' as it's Halloween party time and all (c: Soooo excited about my costume...but equally excited about this fun getup right here:

Happy 100th, Friday's Fancies!!!

Now if I was really to get my grubby little hands on all those fabulous J Crew baubles, I would be even more ecstatic (c: 

I hope there's more treating than tricking in your weekend, you costume clad hooligans, you!

Linkin' it up:

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Candy Coated

Hey, if M&Ms get to be candy coated, why shouldn't we??? 

 Now before you go conjuring up images of being dipped in sugar (you naughties!), I'm talking Outerwear candy (c:

Died and went to coat heaven.

Kate Spade  *  J. Crew  *  Tory Burch

Not all about the longer coats but still need the warmth???

Leather is your bestie. Preferably in a gorgeous blushy color. (c:

Michael Kors  *  Kenneth Cole  *  SW3 Bespoke


'Cause if you say no because of the candy coated joke I made up there, I'm just not sure we're meant to be (c;

***Totally stole that last leather one off Chassity's roundup  yesterday, it was just too good not to share!!!***

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Oh Applesauce!

I'm just glorying in the fact that it actually *feels* like fall this morning.

I can't even tell you how happy that makes me!

And what is more fall than apples???

(Leaves, pumpkins, hot chocolate...okay, okay, there are things that are more fall...) (c;

*DYING* to make this apple pie apple...yum.

And this *HAS* to happen: Caramel Apple layer cake *with* Apple cider frosting.


Feeling fallsy? (c: 

Totally just made up that word and now I'm slightly disturbed at it's close appearance to another adjective...I'll let you figure out which one.

It may or may not start with a "b".

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Keep it simple...

Should I really even say anything after that quote??? (c:

Monday, October 22, 2012

I've been everywhere, man, I've been everywhere...

Well, at least it feels like I've been everywhere this past week...everywhere but here!

What were we up to???

So glad you asked (c;

Zoo animal watching...

Building log mansions...no, not cabins, we do it up *BIG* (c:

Enjoying the fall foliage...

Needless to say, we had some tuckered out little cowpokes...and a pretty tired mommy to boot! 

But I'm so glad to be back and on the normal train again 'cause *MAN* people get ornery when they get spoiled out of their little minds by grandmas (c:

Oh yeah, they *look* cute and cuddly, but I totally bribed them with soda for this picture. 

Sorry for the kiddo overload, I guess you can tell what I've been up to for the past week...or 6 years...

Happy Monday, peeps!

Friday, October 12, 2012

Friday's Fancies: Leaves are falling!

Right now, I'm *finally* enjoying some REAL fall weather!!!

Complete with sweater wearing, hot cocoa, and autumn leaves. *sigh* I'm happier than a fashion junkie at a Nordies sale (c: 

And it worked out just peachy that this week's theme was leaves...I mean, really, what are the odds???

I'd love to be rocking this exact look, kicking up some fall goodness.

Leaves are falling

Of course, I'd probably have to leave my Chloe bag in the car. I'd have a heart attack if something happened to that ridiculous expensive precious and well-crafted bag.

Here's wishing your weekend is full of autumn leaves and chilly nights by firesides.  

Preferably with something with the words "pumpkin spice" in it. 

Thursday, October 11, 2012

In the Bag

So we all know that I fell down on the job and just didn't bother posting anything yesterday, so I'll just avoid that awkward conversation about, m'kay? Ha!

I'm planning that someday when I don't have to constantly carry snacks/drinks/dinosaurs in my purse that I will have a nice handbag. 

I know, I know...there are a bunch of you out there that just power through and somehow manage to keep your designer babies unscathed by little peeps, but I tried it. It didn't work.

So instead of dooming another gorgeous bag to that fate, I'll just drool over the ones that I will someday own. Y'know, the day when the hubster says "Yeah sure, honey, you totally deserve to go and buy a gorgeous handbag. Treat yourself". 

Said no husband. EVER. (c; 

But seriously, these are some absolutely drool worthy bags...that Marc Jacobs bag is a looooooong time fave of mine, I'm still scheming to make her mine!

And then here's the bags that I'm pretty sure I won't ever own because their lovely pricetags would surely send the Mister into an early grave:

Prada : Proenza Schouler : Celine : Jimmy Choo

Oh, but they sure are easy on the eyes.

What's your dream bag???

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Flying high

Not many of you guys probably know this, but I'm originally from New Mexico.

Um, okay, Aubrey...that's...well, nice. 

Albuquerque to be exact (like as in the place that Bugs Bunny always forgot to make that darn turn at).

I'm telling you this because it also happens to be the home of the largest hot air balloon festival in the WORLD.

And it's going on *right now* and I'm super excited because next week we get to go see it for the first time since we moved, THREE WHOLE YEARS. (c; 

So I'm going to be Instagramming a whole lotta this next weekend:

Seriously, if you've never seen hundreds of balloons filling a crisp October morning in Albuquerque, you're missing out (c:

P.S. You can follow along with @allthingsbright3 on Insta and live vicariously (c;

Monday, October 8, 2012

Getting the Boot.

Monday, I know we've been through a lot together and you have definitely come through for me on occasion. 

But let's be real here, it's a LOT more frequent that you really *stink*. So I think it's better if we go our separate ways. 

I'm giving you the boot, Monday. 

And surprisingly, all but one of these pairs of kickers are pretty affordable...betcha go straight for the pair of Fryes just like I did (c; 

And I also realized that I had a shocking lack of outfits with boots on my Pinterest boards.

Don't worry, I remedied that. 

Sorry Monday, those boots are kickin' you square in the...
Ummm...keeping ATBAB at a PG rating...for now (c;