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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Messy Bun

Recently, I stumbled across this beautiful lady's blog. Aside from her being absolutely gorgeous, she has a killer eye for fashion and can style her hair like no body's business. Wouldn't that first do be perfect wedding day hair?  Since I'm ALWAYS drawn to a good bun, I was smitten with the big messy-ish one she wears a lot.  Looks easy enough for me!


 Is it just me or does it seem like all Scandinavian women are beautiful and chic?

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Saturday, February 23, 2013

On the Telly: 80's Flashback

Taking you back to the 80's when bad hair and inexplicable clothes were all the rage. My sister and I LOVED Cyndi Lauper and I've had this song stuck in my head for days now.  I haven't seen the video in probably like 20 years (gulp), so I grabbed my 7 year old to watch with me.  She'll think it's cool!  Right. The look of confusion on her face said otherwise. 

Lovelies, who were your favorite 80's icons?

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Mommy Moments

A sick girl and bored/cranky 3 year old does not a happy mommy make. 

I realize that everyone has a different idea about how to discipline kids. I've also learned that every kid is different and responds differently to things, so what might work for one may not work for another. That is the monkey wrench that my 3 year old has thrown at me. He is the kid that calls your bluff, won't stay in time out, and can throw an Oscar worthy temper tantrum. I used to sit next to his door to make sure he didn't come out when he was throwing a fit or in time out. However, I now have a 6 month old, so that's not happening. Instead, we went out and bought a lock for the outside of his door. Best $15 bucks I've ever spent! Turns out that once he realized no one was there to hear his performance, he calmed down a lot faster. Also, me getting some distance from that made it so I could face the situation with more patience and calm. 

So today, as he's throwing a fit while I'm typing, I want to say thank you lock on the door.  Thank you for my sanity. 

Got any gems for dealing with a strong willed toddler?  PLEASE share.

Monday, February 18, 2013

This Place...

So clean, so bright. I'm always a little bit jealous of spaces like this, but I shudder to think of what my kids would do to it. All that white is just a canvas for handprints and crayons. So maybe one day...when my kids have flown the nest. Until then I daydream.

What kind of spaces do you daydream of dears?

P.S. I soooo adore that cozy fireplace in the bedroom


Friday, February 15, 2013

On The Telly: A Good Laugh

Whenever Hubby and I need a good laugh we turn to Flight of the Conchords. Serious belly laughs! Business Time was the one that got us hooked, but this one and this one are probably our favorites. If you have some time or need a little lift, give em a watch.  You'll laugh your faces off!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Last Minute Valentines

So I'll admit that with getting all the kids stuff ready for Valentines, I'd neglected to think about what to do for Husband.  Pinterest to the rescue!  I found something absolutely perfect AND I'm making him his favorite curry dinner to boot. Totally get good wife points right?

Here are some of the super-cute, super-easy (for the craft idiot like me), last minute Valentines ideas I found.

Heart cut-outs. Use your favorite book, poem or song lyrics. Adorable! 

 Remember this?  An oldie but goodie. Say "I love you" in scrabble

What did I end up doing? The Hubby and I have watched Pride and Prejudice a million times together (yes he's a good husband), so I screamed a little when I found this Mr. Darcy quote. I changed the background to white and printed it out on some antique looking paper and framed it!

Darlings what did you do for your loved ones today?

Monday, February 11, 2013

DIY Valentines


Looking for Valentines ideas? Just a Sharpie and solid white tea cups. So simple. So cute. 

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Friday, February 8, 2013

On the Telly: Stop Motion Weddings

If I could go back in time to my wedding day, I would have done a video like this. When I came across Bayly & Moore's video's, I stayed up until the wee hours of the morning because I had to watch them all. With gorgeous destinations mixed with genius music and photography, it was nearly impossible to pick my favorite. This one caught my eye because it has a really fun and cool vintage feel. Don't ya think?

 2nd and 3rd
And then there's this one...gorgeous! (Swoon)

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Funny Valentines

Hands down, the funniest valentines I've ever seen! Cute, sassy, and funny - me in a nutshell (wink). Totally  need these.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Heart Jeans

If you're like me and adore these printed heart jeans from Anthro, but hate the price tag, then you'll be pleased as pie to see how easy it is to do it yourself. Check out this totally simple DIY tutorial by My Little Secrets. Can you imagine how cute this would be on a pair of gray jeans?

Monday, February 4, 2013

Valentines Nails

I'm not one for a lot of color on my nails.  My toes...they are all about the party, but I keep the nails pretty simple. In fact, I rarely paint them at all because with diapers and kids I wash my hands a million times a day, so it just ends up looking like poo. However, I was thinking of doing something fun just for Valentines day and I loved this idea. Just one heart.  Simple and pretty.

If anything, you can't go wrong with a sexy red. Right?

This one too
And this just fun. Don't ya think?

What do you think dears? Do you like to glam it up a bit for special occasions? 

Source: via Amanda on Pinterest

Friday, February 1, 2013

Have a Lovely Weekend

The weeks are just so busy these days that I get really excited for the weekends. We've started a little tradition on Saturday mornings where we do something fun for breakfast. Last weekend I made Swedish pancakes and the kids gobbled them up. Also, it's officially LOVE month! Brace yourselves for lots of "love" posts in the coming days.

Have a wonderful, lovely, and slow weekend everyone.

On the Telly: Thought of You

There are some awesome videos out there and I thought it'd be fun to share some of my favorites with you every week. This one is from a couple years ago, but it's one of my all time favorite YouTube videos. It's a gorgeous animation of modern dance set to the song "World Spins Madly On" by The Weepies (also a favorite). I've always had a secret little wish that I could dance like that, so I like to live vicariously through this video.

What are some of your favorites? I'd love to see/hear them.

Thought of You by Ryan Woodward


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