Tuesday, July 31, 2012

July's Favorite Things

 kitties hiding in laundry baskets,

 Lime Crime lipstick and July's GlamBag,

 girl power at its finest, 

 momma's nights in,

 narls' originals,

 campy movies with girlfriends,

 first professional manicures,

 fitting back in my fives (and finding amazing deals),


 the bigger the better,

 lazy summer days.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Blueberry Pickin'


A summer must-do.

Friday, July 27, 2012

The Life and Times of a Spoiled Dog, Vol I

 Unlimited snuggle sessions with her boy.

Lounging on the leather couch, chewing a Manalo Barknik stiletto, living the life.

Riding shotgun, proudly sporting a stylish leopard collar.

Designer shampoo and a Chewy Vuiton handbag.

Adorable vet techs who make housecalls.

A bestfriend (who's a bit catty, which is totally ok because Lainey's a major bitch), to side-eye the neighborhood hussies with. 

Monday, July 23, 2012

The Color Run!

My family just completed our first 5K together, and it was amazing.

If you ever get the opportunity to take part in The Color Run, I 100% recommend that you do. With your family! And/or your friends!

It's not timed, so you don't have to be a committed runner - hell, you don't even have to be a runner - you could walk the whole thing, which is what we (and many other families) did.

With this particular event, the emphasis is on fun. So grab your favorite people and wear bright accessories like fun socks and/or tutus and/or crazy bandanas and DO IT.

You're blasted with a dusting of non-toxic, completely safe color after every kilometer so you look like a human rainbow at the end. Sheer awesomeness.

The best part was seeing how ecstatic Narls and Em were. I love that they're learning early how fun physical activity is. It really is. Especially when you do it together.

A couple tips: "conditioning" isn't necessary for the kiddos in your life to enjoy this run.  Clay & I did nothing more than continue our normal evening walk through the subdivision (which is about a mile), and Narls & Em did great.  Strollers and wagons are permitted, and our kids (5 & 3) did an even mixture of walking and riding.

Definitely bring a change of clothes (and a garbage bag to hold your colored clothes), baby wipes, towels to cover your vehicle's seats for the drive home, and sunglasses and a bandana to cover your (especially any kids') eyes and mouths through the color stops (although honestly, we didn't think the dust was bad; the people throwing the color are great at aiming low and throwing light).

I didn't bother wrapping my iphone (the website suggests putting it in a plastic baggie) and it was fine.  And I had it out a lot snapping pictures.  The only time color is a'flying is at the color stops, so as long as you have your phone/camera tucked away in your pocket (or fannypack or stroller basket, etc) during those short periods, you'll be good. 

My last final tip: just sign up and DO IT.

You won't regret it.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Perfect Post-Workout Snack

Whole-wheat toast, all natural peanut butter, and bananas, yum.

Thursday, July 19, 2012


Polkadots & pops of red.

Flower power.

Date night.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Summer Days

♥ ♥ ♥

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Toxic People


Saturday, July 14, 2012

At Home Spa Treatments

Started my period and my family is gone for the day (pretty sure these two things are related; sorry family) so I'm taking everything I learned during my six month stint in cosmotogoly school to do some at-home beautifying.

Got olive oil & honey on my head and olive oil, honey, & egg yolk on my face.  Perfect, easy, chemical-free hair & skin treatments.

Found this online and I will be utilizing the bath mixture tonight.

In the meantime I'm about to drink a bottle of wine and wait for my mood to improve.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012