Sunday, June 30, 2013

It's Here

Thanks to Kathy for the reminder and the artwork!!! 
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Have a great Monday

Thursday, June 27, 2013

And This is Why I Love Ebay

During a recent visit to Ebay I found this....

Do you remember it?

It is the same tunic Lara Spencer was wearing on GMA. 
One of my readers (thank you!!) let me know it was from J Crew so when I did an Ebay!! There it was!! Isn't Ebay the greatest? 
I loved it and was hoping it came it blue, still looking for that but if you love orange and peach this may be the tunic for you. But hurry..there are only 8 hours left. Check it out here.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

You Go Girl!

I saw this fabulous lady on That's Not My Age...

And loved everything about her. 
Her style is crazy good. 
I love the dress, necklace, shoes, bracelet...everything. 
Especially her sassy, happy attitude.
She is totally age appropriate while still looking incredibly stylish.
I would wear this exact outfit...
Would you?

Monday, June 24, 2013

Time flies....

Back from the beach and back to reality. We had such a great week!!

This is my favorite holiday photo. The only problem is that it is not my holiday pic, oh well, love it!! Wish I had this fab shirt to wear while at the beach....perfect. I have been looking for the perfect peasant blouse for years!!! I know it is out there and one day I will find it!!
And I do have some pictures of all the fun and will share once I download them...

For our beach trip I picked up a couple of books for me and the kids. I got Cricket A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. I don't know if she liked it or not because I spent most of the week reading it myself. I forgot how much I loved that book!! Of course, I knew what was going to happen having read it several times before, but I still loved every page of it. Four hydrangeas for this one.

I also read every magazine known to man and Jeanette Walls' new book, The Silver Star. The Glass Castle is one of my all time favorite books, so I had high hopes. Sorry to say it was just good-ish. I didn't think about the characters or worry about them like I do in a really good book. Maybe I just expected too much. 

And on a totally unrelated note, for the reader who asked, my fridge is the Viking Professional Series VCBB536LSS. It brings me lots of joy...

Hope your week is off to a great start!!

Saturday, June 15, 2013


I am off to the beach for a week. 
I am loading up two cars with towels, sheets, clothes, bikes, food, etc and driving with 3 kids...8 miles to the beach. Where I will unload and set up shop for one fabulous week of sun and fun. 

Some people think we are crazy to rent a house when we live 10 mins from the beach. In fact my husband use to think it was crazy too, he's not from around these parts. But now he gets it. It's different waking up at the beach...lingering on the porch, having cocktails on the dock or even going for a little boat ride after dinner. 

rikshaw design: skateboard chic
I might not wear shoes for a whole week..
I might go outside in my pj's...
I might take a break from Downton Abbey...

Having a perfect summer outing with my cruiser bike at the beach wearing my Rey Swimwear :D

And I will definitely ride my bike to dinner.
And maybe lunch too. 
Don't know if I will be blogging so if I don't see you for a while have a great week!!

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Important TV Questions

Are you a Good Morning America or a Today Show person?

I'm a GMA girl.

Today my girl Lara did a flea market segment that was pretty good but even better was the tunic she wore. 
Got any idea who makes it? I would love to see if it comes in blue. I've e-mailed GMA but they are probably busy working on real news.

And back to Downton Abbey...
Spoiler alert, I am only in the middle of season two so when I tried to find pictures of Anna and Bates I saw their wedding pictures!! Bummer..oh well, I guess I knew it was coming. But here's my question, I really like both of these guys but I just don't think they go together. I think Bates seems more like Anna's sweet, older uncle than her boyfriend/husband.
What do you think?

Have you looked up pictures of the actors to see what they look like out of costume? Lots of entertainment...I might have a problem

PS Just watched another episode and I need to know...
What's up with cousin Patrick? Real deal or impostor?

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Summer Rules Repeat

I had a reader request that I re-post my summer rules -it's been two years and not much has changed so here goes:

Tomorrow is the last day of school and the official start of summer for me. I am a little scared. Excited but scared. Scared of my kids and excited because I get to implement my summer rules. Thought they might be helpful to you as well.

1. A swim in the pool counts as a bath.

2. A swim in the ocean does not. Unless you rinse off with a hose afterwards.

3. Soap and shampoo are optional.

4. Cheese sticks count as a balanced meal if fried and dipped in marinara sauce and followed by a grape Popsicle.

5. Never serve your kids chilled juice boxes. If you do, they will always want them chilled. My kids think juice boxes are supposed to be served at room temperature.

6. If you are 3 or under, underwear is an acceptable outfit.
(Update:I am extending the age on this one to five since Locke seems to spend 90% of the time in his boxers)

7. Ring pops are an acceptable form of bribery.

8. Naps are mandatory. For me, not the kids.

There you have it, rules to get you through the summer with your sanity.What about you? Any helpful hints you want to share?

Monday, June 10, 2013

I'm Hooked

I may be the last person in America to watch Downton Abbey. It just didn't appeal to me but my brother brought me the first two seasons on DVD and I started watching Friday night.....

Now I am hooked. 
I want to buy a long dress and a letter opener. I told a friend I might start drinking my Diet Coke out of a crystal goblet (Do you have tons of crystal from your wedding boxed up in your attic? Me too!!)
Can't wait to see what happens next!!
Are you watching? 

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

What & Why


What is it about these shoes that I like so much?
Not usually my style but I keep going back to look at them. 

And why are people so mad at Gwyneth Paltrow lately?
I couldn't believe all the backlash when she was named People's Most Beautiful Woman.

You've got to admit she is pretty darn good looking.

I like her

Why do you think people are so angry and unkind about Gwinnie?

Monday, June 3, 2013


The twins turned 13 on Saturday. 
I got the cute Birthday Day banner at Target. It is felt so I can roll it up and use it over and over, it's a good thing.

Locke isn't the only dancer in our family. 
And yes, Cricket is taller than Clay but not that much. I think she was least I hope that is what was going on. 
I don't really have any good, recent photos of them together.You know teenagers, if they stand too close together they start World War III.

Hope you had a great weekend and if you have any tips for living with teenagers let me know!!

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