Monday, January 31, 2011


These are from our last big snow over Christmas.

I wish I'd gotten a decent one of Gabe the day we played out there-all of his shots show snailtrails...oh well.

Starting today through Wednesday we are supposed to get 12-20 inches of snow. I've been watching the sleet start and stop over the last few hours.

I'm just glad I'd gone to the grocery store and had gotten gas this past weekend before they announced this storm moving in. Chloe's really jazzed about having that much snow to play in-i just groan. All I want is spring....

Someone said on facebook today that spring is 49 days away...the countdown has begun.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

WIWW-New tops

~Once again, Linking up with the Pleated Poppy for WIWW~

Last weekend I made a trip to Goodwill to see if I could run across any treasures. I don't usually have time to go through the clothing but this time I did and am glad I took the extra time.

I have also been noticing in my closet {& on WIWW posts) that I tend to lean towards alot of grey and black. Not sure what that says about me but my closet it slowly getting overrun with darkness...

So when I ran across this sweater and saw it in my size I was so excited! It's still a neutral. Our lighting is a little yellowy in the foyer where I take the pics. It's actually more of a beigey-cream. I love the cut! I have been gravitating towards this style of top yet most tend to look a bit maternity. This one made me feel fairly thin :)
Sweater-Ann Taylor Loft (goodwill)
Jeans-Old navy
Boots-Old Navy
Necklace-made by me

Closeup of necklace

Chloe wanted in on the action this week. I wish i could fit in that outfit-love that top and her boots...

On the same Goodwill trip I found this brand new V neck sweater. It's so soft...I have no clue what brand it is-the tag just has big hibiscus flowers on it.
Jeans and boots: same.

I found this Liz Claiborne grey stretchy top while I was there also. It's so comfy and since we're not heading out on any errands today I decided to track down some old yoga pants from eons ago and have a cozy day :)

Friday, January 14, 2011

A new place to apply lipstick

Ok, i know this isn't a real exciting post but it's little things like this that make me happy :)

For months I'd told Travis I wanted new plates and glasses and to spiff up the glass front cabinets in our kitchen.

Once I figured out what it would take I started stalking our local freecycle for mirrors-BIG mirrors.

I LOOOVE freecycle!

So here's our cabinet for glasses.

Not sure why I was into cobalt blue when we got married. Lots of mismatched sets with odd ones broken over the years. So many of these we didn't even use. Those boxes to take to Goodwill were HEAVY. lol.

Out with the blue!
Here we are with nice new clear bubble glasses that should never go out of style.

And the Loads of obvious chips on the edges.

Plastic mismatched kiddie plates.

Hmm. ick. Remember-glass front cabinets?

Ahhhhhhh. MUCH better!

For Christmas my mother in law bought me the plates and bowls I've been eyeballing for a year.

So much more restful to the eye.

Peek a boo!

Did you forget I mentioned mirrors? Yay!

I was lucky enough to find a couple people renovating and getting rid of those big old plain frameless mirrors on freecycle...just a little trim here and there on them w/ a glasscutter and they slid right behind the shelving.

Love them!

Thursday, January 13, 2011


Oh, that Chloe. What a goof. She was laughing and carrying on in the shower the other night and says hey mom? come here-and bring your camera-lol.
So I'm like hmmmm?? ook?

She was making all sorts of goofy things with their spiderman foamy spray soap stuff and had written this on the wall.
I said can you translate that for me please?
*sighhhhhh* (she's 9 but acts 13)
It says Dad plus Mom equals LOVE-get it?
So yes, I did need my camera afterall.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011


It's been awhile since i"ve participated in the WIWW that Lindsey has going on over on her blog...I only remembered a couple times this past week (and mainly so I could show my friend Kim the shirt she sent and a new sweater-lol)
Shirt-gift (Target)
Bootcut jeans-H&M (consignment shop)

Grey wrap cardigan-JCP
grey cami-Old Navy (goodwill)
Skinny jeans-Old Navy
Black boots-Old Navy
I really don't shop that much at Old Navy-lol.
Anyhow, not real exciting...but we've had like 6 inches of snow all week and nowhere to go.
(honestly-I wish we didn't still have to get out to go to school but they never close our schools due to snow) so beyond the coming and going for school I'm sitting here working on taxes all week. Why am I not in sweats? lol

He's the coolest

So this is the latest fashion statement in our house for the past week.

I wish I knew what was up with him squeezing his eyes closed and shifting his jaw lately with pictures. It's hilarious.

And here is how he usually pulls off the look.

Pretty snazzy, eh? ;)