Wednesday, March 4

Hunters

I have watched the Real Housewives of BH's from the beginning.  Last night the RHBH was on and let me just tell ya..... If those were my girl friends I would most definitely have to do some housekeeping with a few.  My favorites for sure are the Lisa's, just a coincidence I promise.  This is Lisa Rhinna's first year on the show and several episodes back where she first called one of the other housewives as a "wackadoodle".... I knew she and I could be great friends in real life.  She is my kind of friend! It was a touchy subject on last nights episode at their dinner and it became explosive between the girls when the discussion of alcoholism was mentioned.   I know the damage alcoholism can have all to well on a person.... My ex-husband was an alcoholic and in the end it cost him his life.  Addiction is a disease that is hard to understand for someone not affected.  I truly felt that when Lisa reached out to Kim she was coming from a good place.  Moving on.....        

Speaking of friends, Erin and I met up last weekend for a collaboration that I will be sharing with you soon.  We were running out of sun light and time so we popped into the parking garage at the mall and snapped a few outfit pics.  The snow was beginning to melt creating the perfect afternoon for running around in my Hunter boots.  










Polka dot sweater ~ Gingham top (75% off) ~ Jeans (40% off)  ~ Hunters ~ Bracelets c/o



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Monday, March 2

Stripes and Plaid

Hello Monday!  Can you believe it is March already?  Spring will be here before we know it and I for one cannot wait.   I'm starting off this week with a cold outfit day.  As you can see it was freezing.  It snowed in KC the past few days and has been chilly. Unfortunately it doesn't appear that it will be warming up this week either.  But we could talk weather all day.... So how was your weekend?  Do anything fun?  I spent most of my weekend relaxing.  It was quite nice.  I caught a Modern Family Marathon on Friday evening, (Absolutely love that show)  then Saturday a few errands and my hair appointment.  Sunday was a lazy day too!  It's okay to have a few of those every now and again.  Today is my best friends birthday.... Happy Birthday Gayle!  Tomorrow my middle grandson turns 4 too.  March is a busy birthday month for me, two of my boys have birthdays too. 










Jean Jacket Gap (on sale) ~ Sweater Talbots, Similar top on sale ~ Scarf Express, no longer available but love this for spring and this one~ Jeans The Limited (40% off) ~ Lips YSL #26 ~ Nails Butter London ~ Loafers Nordstrom, Want these ~ Bag LV ~ Michele Watch ~ Inspiration Cuff and Meagen leather wrap Rustic Cuff ~ Love Bangle Claudia Rowe c/o 



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Thursday, February 26

O-Venture

I first stumbled upon O-Venture perusing thru my instagram account.  Something about the bold colors and the small yet bold accent strip grabbed me.  Per usual, I gravitated towards the Tickle me Pink Big O key ring.  I was intrigued to learn how these two mothers and friends came up with such a fun and useful idea. 







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Janie and Caroline, the brains behind these beauties brainstormed to see just what exactly would help busy moms and women in general with their daily activities.  The answer was literally right in front of them.  Every single one of us has a set of keys, and sometimes duel sets.  I have my personal keys, and then a set of office keys too.  We are required to carry our office keys and swipe keys when moving through our building.  It really is a must since we have certain locked doors in the building that require a swipe card.  I cannot tell you the number of times myself, or a co worker has set her keys down in a secure room and walked off only to retrace her steps to find them. So,  the idea to carry my keys not only with me, but a place for my swipe cards as well was a perfect match for me and O-Venture!!  The biggest question Janie and Caroline sat down with was "How can we make women's lives easier?"... I think they answered their question with the O-Venture.


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The office isn't the only place they come in handy.  With stadiums regulating the size of your bag you carry in, now you may slip your essentials in an Ossential card case.  Available in two sizes.  Below I show you the size difference in the two.  My orange Ossential is able to hold a lipstick, cards and ID, and if you haven't upgraded to the iPhone 6  your 5s will fit in nicely.   My blue Ossential is a great size for business cards at a workshop, or trade show ready at your finger tips to share.   You can carry it on vacation with your keycard and ID, or maybe even a concert.  Joe got tickets for us to see Dave Matthews Band this summer and I will be using my Ossential for sure at the concert.  Both sizes come with a keyring to attach to your Big"O" keyring  and the keyring is valet ready  with a sturdy quick release latch too.  

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Ranging in a multitude of colors, there is an O-Venture for everyone's style.  You know I am loving the pink! And that Pocket Cross Body in gold? Ummm yes!!   What is your favorite color?




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Wednesday, February 25

Neon Pink

Do you have a feel good color?  You know.... the color that when you put it on you just radiate?  You know of course by now pink is my favorite.   I'm so in love with the bold pink and these pants????   It's like I am wearing silk PJ's.  I kept referring to them all day as my Hugh Hefner pants!  HA!  The most comfortable pair and colors....well you can take your pick at what to match them up with.  Of course I was going with pink, but the blues, and even purples if you like that color are vibrant! 
 Nothing goes better with a  bright pink top than bold pink lips!  The sun was bright this day as you can tell by my shadows.  If you haven't noticed lately, My Blair Ritchey PAK is my favorite go to bag.  It is so versatile with a detachable shoulder strap and I love the size.  It is bigger than an evening clutch.... but smaller than a conventional cross body.  Blair recently made a new PAK in grey suede and I definitely want it too.  It's a good thing I didn't have any daughters.... I don't think I could stand to share my closet!

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Pants ~ Top ~ Shoes ~ Bag ~ Sunnies ~ Lips ~ Nameplate necklace ~ Cuff and leather wrap ~ Watch



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Oh and these girls?..... most of these pictures wouldn't be here if it weren't for them!  They demanded I put them on the blog... ;)  Thanks Gab and Christy for being not only great photographers, but friends too!





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Tuesday, February 24

Ice Cream Party


Whether you are hosting an ice cream party, or need a fun gift, this basket is full of everything you could possibly need for an Ice Cream social.  Start by picking up a basket at your local Home goods, or of course Target!  Maybe you even have one laying around.   You don't necessarily even need to use a basket.  A colorful plastic tub, or wire basket will work too.  Most everything in the basket can be picked up at Super Target too. 

Shopping list:

A single box sleeve of Oreos
Sugar Cones
Waffle Bowls
Caramel Sauce
Chocolate/Fudge sauce
Maraschino Cherries
Sprinkles
Chocolate Chips
Peanuts
Ice Cream Scoop
Ice cream cups

Candies:

Reeses Peanut butter cups
Malted Milk balls (Whoppers)
M&M's
Gummy Bears



Fill the bottom of the basket with scrunched up tissue to add a little padding and height to the smaller items.  Start at the back of the basket with the larger boxes and your ice cream cups and work your way forward.  Once you have the larger items in place add the jars of caramel, fudge sauce, sprinkles and cherries.  In cellophane gift bags, place a good amount of candy to be used for the toppings in them and tie them up with a colorful ribbon.  Do the same with your peanuts and chocolate chips.  Start tucking the bags of candies and toppings in the basket around the larger items and jars.   Split the cups into two stacks and place one in each front corner.  Tuck the scoop in you're done.  

This makes a great gift for a pool party, slumber party or how about your block party or holiday Bar-B-Que.  Where ever you decide to take it... rest assured it will be a big hit!  just don't forget the Ice Cream!! 


Scoop yourself up some fun and Enjoy! 


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Monday, February 23

Spring Polish

I went out on a limb recently.  Well, at least for me it was.  I decided I wanted to have a color on my nails rather than my oh so typical and standard French manicure.  It's always safe and goes with everything.  


What is funny to this story is when I sat down for my usual nail appointment and sat the polish down, he looked at me in confusion and asked what that was for?  When I told him I wanted to paint them he chuckled and said I would not keep it on.  After all, he does do my nails and pretty much knows what I will and wont stand for.   To his surprise I was still wearing it two weeks later.  I have had overlays for over 20 years so the thought of changing is just not something I can wrap my head around.  I am so use to having the strength that the overlay gives my nails I would most undoubtedly not last long with them off.  Trust me, I tried it a time or two only to last less than three days.  I have been eyeing polish colors and have rounded up a few fun and spring colors that maybe... just maybe.... I can branch right on out to!  But if not, I will stick with my current favorite  #6  Teddy Girl by Butter . 





1  Allesandro   2 Ten over Ten   3  Deborah Lipman  4  Julep  5  Burberry   6  Butter    7  Dior   8  Nars Endless Nights  9  Jin Soon  10  Nars   11  Essie


What colors are your favorite?  Could you wear a bold color like #5, #4, and #8?  




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Friday, February 20

Color Blocking


I have a confession to make.  I bought this dress back in September before my trip to Minnesota and this is the first time I have worn it.  I don't know what took me so long to pull this outfit together.  Do you have things you have purchased and have left them hanging in your closet?  I was thinking I would pair it up with my leopard pumps but it was super chilly on this day and my legs are not ready for the cold.  I am loving the pop of hot pink!  My short booties went well with it and I also think I might try my tall brown boots too? What do you think?  The sad part is... it is still cold enough to still be wearing sweater dresses and boots! Ugh! At least I am not in Boston.
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Sweater Dress (Similar) ~ Booties(almost exact) ~ Sunnies ~ Bag ~ Bracelets ~ Lip gloss  ~ Watch 



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