Tuesday, July 29, 2008

i JUST SPOTTED a fantastic giveaway


Have you checked out Just Spotted yet? It is only my favorite place to check out all the latest and greatest in all things AND offers the best of Orange County. What's not to love here?? And no! you don't have to live in Orange County to enjoy it. Trust me! There is a little bit of goodness for everyone who stops by!



So hop on over and check out Just Spotted this week and enter their FANTASTIC giveaway!


What are they giving away? Go see for yourself ....

here is a hint:
Why be pretty when you can be gorgeous?

Monday, July 28, 2008

best $5 spent

who knew an impulse buy would turn out to be a blessing??

on the bottom of this DVD cover it reads, "over 1 hour of fun!"

Do you know what this means??

While the kiddos watch this (which btw, they are glued to the TV when I put this on), I have over an hour to tackle my to-do lists!!

Seriously! the best $5 I've spent in a long time.

goody goody

more goodies now in the Swanky shop

click on the links to see the different colorways



Wonder Bubbles in multi




Marigold in hot pink




Sugar Babies in pink


:: here is a sneak peak for hannah ::


Sugar Babies in blue

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

lazy days...

I just got back from a short getaway
in the beautiful Palm Springs area.

Hubby had to work, so the boys and I
headed out to this lovely place.





Who knew spending all day in a pool would be exhausting?!!




And the fact that it was 105 degrees did not bother me one bit!

vacation's over, now I've got to get back to work....

Saturday, July 19, 2008

As I was meandering through Target today. Yes, meandering because I am sans hubby and our 3 year old pill for the weekend. And while I do have Prince with me, I can get things done on my own time because he is my easy child.



Anyhoo...

on the way up front to purchase my necessities, I made a detour to graze through the clothing.

The heavens opened and I heard the angels sing once I spotted this little lovely. I knew I had to have it. Oh! I can't wait to wear it. (and it only set me back $20!)







ok, so I know it is summer and most likely will not wear it until the weather cools off, but as you and I both know, it will be gone by then. what's a girl to do?!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Plain Janes to Fabulous Audreys!

If it's not paper or handbags it's gotta be shoes!


or in this case... shoe clips!!





Inspired by Audrey Hepburn, Absolutely Audrey has resurfaced the vintage trend of shoe clips. This is so simple and can instantly dress up those old plain heels you have in the closet.



for the fashionista in all of us!


{all images via Absolutely Audrey}

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

summer fun

how am i spending my summer?



beach days
swimming
mini vacations
eating ice cream
watching Tom & Jerry
filling orders
working on new ideas
camping at the lake
palm springs
celebrating birthdays
spending time with family



Have you checked out the latest changes and additions to the Swanky Paper website?

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

i'm naughty

I did not know that my dear sweet husband reads this blog. But he told me the other day that he read this post ... then told me that I was naughty.

Not to worry dear. I will not swipe the card to have her.

Paisley Lane lovelies

I can hardly stand it. I think I found my new favorite handmade jeweler. Paisley Lane. I needed something to replace my standard silver hoops and Paisley Lane's dangles are just the thing I needed.


Natalie is simply darling and I love all of her pieces.



My lovelies just arrived ... take a peek!


I wore these today



Can't wait to wear these


I'll wear these a ton with all the green in my closet!



How fun will these be during the Christmas season?!


Thanks Natalie Jane for putting a smile on my face
Make sure you check out Natalie's blog here.
She is having a GIVEAWAY!!! Enter to win some of her lovelies for yourself.