“It matches because of the skirt.”
-Hazel Faye


See what happen when you refuse to let your little girl wear her favorite sundress on a cold, blustery winter day? You dress her funny on purpose and then she grows up to become mommy to a true fashionista.


Why was this look not on the runways during Fashion Week?




pinteresting and more

Perfect for poolside…if I had a pool; or if my hot tub was working and not dismantled and just an empty shell as it has been for weeks now. Ahem, darling husband.

So there have been a few tornado watches and warning here in our neck of the woods. Yes, Northern Cali experiences tornadoes! People often forget that NorCal gets tornadoes. In fact, the only reports of tornadoes in the US on Wednesday, March 26 were from our area. But because everyone believes them to be rare, warnings sent out via text and phone just don’t get the respect they should in these here parts. Which means we get to see some pretty amazing pictures and videos like this.

Whoa, indeed!

Math nerds, mark your calendars.

Actually, I imagine that the math nerds have known about this a long time ago. The rest of us mere mortals are just now catching up.

For each petal on the shamrock
This brings a wish your way -
Good health, good luck, and happiness
For today and every day.
~ Author Unknown ~

It’s even lovelier around my neck.

I want to be this awesome when I am 97.

And here I was all ready to write something thoughtful and eloquent about motherhood and Gwyneth Paltrow when Sarah of the Sticky Fingers Brigade did it for me.

Not one mother out there has never said (or thought to herself) some snarky, mean thought about other mothers doing it wrong, meaning not the way we are doing this mothering thing that we do so maybe we should chalk up Gwynnie’s thoughts to her doing just that. We can then smirk and shake our heads over her being a lot clueless and get back to trying to do our very best being the mothers that we are.

For those days when I have nothing to wear.

Thank you Caleb White for your service to us all.

Yes, thanks to Self and their mistake and pretty lame apology we discovered something pretty awesome that is Glam Runner because tutus are pretty damn awesome.

Even more better was that Self followed up on that apology by changing the conversation and keeping it positive.

You can support Girls on the Run — the charity on whose board Monika sits — and UCSD’s neurooncology lab where she is being treated, or you can go for a run tomorrow morning wherever you live, in a tutu or anything else you like. #ChangeTheConversation  #KeepingItPositive




I’ve got one hand in my pocket

So apparently “selfie” is the word of the year, according to Oxford Dictionaries. So it would follow that one should post a selfie. Except for the fact that I am wearing no makeup and barely brushed my hair. I DID brush my teeth. Surely that’s a win. But I spent the day bare-faced, rag mop hair tied up into a pony tail, wearing sweats and a tee that did not match at all. I even went out in public like that. To take Daniel to school, to Starbucks, to pick up Hazel and Daniel from school, to the dance studio and to the pet store.The rest of my day was spent folding laundry with a kitten curled up on my lap…for a couple of hours. I could have moved her but…

It was that kind of a day.

This is the only kind of selfie I am willing to post today.

A fashion blogger I never shall be.

NaPhoPoMo day 19


Last month I received a wonderful package in the mail made just for me, the nurse.

Because when one works in the hardest working profession taking care of the tiniest and sickest human beings at the best job ever one deserves a little pampering from time to time. Thank goodness for Scrubscriptions.

Scrubscriptions is the first nurse-inspired monthly medical scrub delivery service of brand new scrubs and pampering products to help you relax, renew and be pampered! Learning firsthand from family and friends in healthcare. Scrubscriptions was started because they wanted to highlight the fact that nurses need to be appreciated for the hard work they do and be provided a service that caters to them.

Joining Scrubscriptions, “scrubscribers” receive every month a box packed especially for them with full sized pampering products, health and wellness tips, a personal note of encouragement and a pair Dickies or Cherokee scrubs. The people at Scrubscriptions are right, sometimes it is the little things that count. Receiving this package indeed made my day.

And the scrubs are pretty nice too! Actually they are more than nice. I selected the “Pamper Me” package and received this pair of Dickies scrubs. They proved to be very comfortable and had that which almost every nurse wants/needs…LOTS of pockets. They were flattering too as I did receive lots of compliments during my busy 12 hour shift the other night.  My only quibble is that I seem to be between sizes as large is a little bit too big (especially the top) and medium seems to be too small. But no worries. The customer service at Scrubscriptions is beyond excellent as they patiently spent the time to get my order sized just right for me. They truly went out of their way which, I have to say, made me feel all the more pampered.

I received no compensation for this product review. I “scrubscribed” and offered to share my experience because I believe that every nurse deserves to be pampered just a little.

go your own way

When your Mommy and Daddy are gorgeous, stylish people and your big sister is also it just goes without saying that you too will be a gorgeous, stylish creature.

Of course you will go your own way…as you always do.

It seems as though little Miss Fallon Elizabeth has practically overnight transformed from a chunky little toddler with dimples and rolls of chub into this tall, lean small child. Her parents need to slow this girl down…like right now.