Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Out of Office Reply

Will not be posting much for the next few weeks. We are out enjoying the last few weeks of summer.

Friday, July 16, 2010

To Those Who Wait

Do any of you remember this darling sweater from J Crew a few seasons ago? I certainly do. I had big plans for this sweater and I. It's $98 price tag kept us apart.

I was at Marshall's today (buying my son's backpack), minding my own business, not even thinking about buying anything for myself, when I happened upon this:

Dead ringer.

(Vanity Moment: How HUGE does my head look in the middle picture? Can you say bobble head? I can't stop laughing. . .)

Did I mention the $12.99 price?

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Backpack, Backpack

After much deliberation, we have made some choices.

I give you my oldest daughter's backpack:

It will match her yellow winter coat!

With this binder.
What for my soon to be middle schooler? I was thinking along the lines of this.

But when he heard that they make these - BYU backpacks- he was all in.
I myself am not crazy about the light blue or the price ($58!) My genius friend thought it would be just as easy to make one yourself.

Under Armour backpack (Marshalls $25) + BYU embroidered patch (Bookstore $4) = Cheaper and better looking.

As for the 2 youngest, we are reusing last year's backpacks. Even if they have these totally adorable backpacks for my little girl.

Despicable Me

It's been hotter than hades around here. We needed a break from the summer heat + humidity.

Totally adorable. We are very much enjoying $4 movie tickets.

Tale of 2 shirts

I love this shirt. Originally, I was going to buy it in pink but fell in love with yellow. It's hard not to wear it everyday.

Recently spotted: this shirt. I am a fan of sleeves.

Friday, July 9, 2010


I am already thinking back to school. I know some of you just got summer started, but we only have a little over a month left. So I am prepping myself for backpacks, school supplies, new shoes and back-to-school outfits.

For my youngest:

gap, gap, and old navy.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Free Tips

If you happen to be lucky enough to live in the Kansas City area, you may want to know this:

1. Gennaio boutique (located at the Summit Fair) carries some (a very little) of the Downeast clothing line.

A sample of some of Downeast's cothing (I did not see either of these at the store):

2. B2 Burger is a fine establishment and should be visited often. I highly recommend the BBQ Bacon burger, chop salad, and their fries. (also located in Summit Fair)
3. All movies before 6pm at Cinemark's theater at the Country Club Plaza are $4. Weekday, weekend, all $4!!! This means you can take your kids to all the new releases and avoid paying mucho dinero. It's a nice theater. Free air conditioning.

And bonus, it happens to be located across the street from this:

Monday, July 5, 2010


I liked it. A lot. Don't get me wrong, I giggled through several parts (Jasper's hair and Jacob the shirt-less wonder.) I also rolled my eyes quite a bit. But overall, I thought it was a lot of fun.

Sunday, July 4, 2010


This came last week. My generous friends gave me a chunk of change (for my birthday) towards the purchase of this little beauty. Sufficeth to say, some dreams do come true.

*Perfection referring to the dress, not me.

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