Thursday, October 30, 2008


At our costume party my husband and I went as "any celebrity" and he was my photographically challenged paparazzi...the hat, the dark glasses, the ubiquitous Starbucks was fun. Happy Halloween!

Can't wait!

I'm so impressed with everything Daughtry has done since his American Idol his music and we should be challenged by his latest video. American Idol winner David Cook releases his new album 11/18 and I'm hoping for the same result.

Goop from Gwyneth

Have you heard about GOOP? It's Gwyneth Paltrow's new website which is "A Collection of Experiences," and all about "Nourishing Your Inner Self." The successful, ever stylish, super cool mom is going to be giving out all sorts of tips, advice and recommendations and even recipes. I'm not really sure if it's a website in progress--or more of a weekly newsletter. When you sign up, you'll receive weekly emails regarding things to do, places to go, books to read, meals to make...almost like chatting with your BFF Gwyneth when you're picking your kids up from school.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Pears? Pyramids? Apples?

In a recent article in MORE magazine, Madame Poupie Cadolle compares our breasts to pears, pyramids, and apples. She oughta know. She is the great-great-granddaughter of Herminie Cadolle, who in 1889 invented the first bra. Women from all over the world fly to Paris so Madame Poupie, one of the last corsetieres, can measure and have a bra made to fit you with perfect engineering, seams, and darts all sewn for you and your pyramids. Or apples. Or pears.
It takes about two months to get an appointment, and depending on the euro, could cost approximately $800 for three fittings and one custom made-for-you bra pieced together by a staff of six seamstresses.

Would I do it? To have that kind of experience, knowledge, and history from someone; and feel like you have the best boobs ever afterwards? You bet I would.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Writing on the Wall

I've been in the mood to do a little interior change-up although I have zero time. I stumbled upon these decals on Etsy...they can be made custom to size and color and you can even create your own if you like...very cool.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Enjoy Your Weekend

I'm loving everything about this picture from This is Glamorous...the vintage jeweled sweater, the beads, the mustard print on the blouse...perfection. Hope your weekend is too.

Friday, October 24, 2008

The Eyes Have It

These are not my eyes. I've got a pair of baby blues and I also have an eye infection right now. I am not happy about the latter.
I work in a petri dish... otherwise known as an elementary school. I cannot tell you how many sanitizing wipes I go through on tables, computer keyboards, and the amount of times I wash my hands in a day but there is no escaping the germ carrying children I am surrounded by. I could go further with a perfect plan for terrorists but I don't need the FBI checking out my blog.
Unfortunately, some bacteria found their way on my hand and my hand to my eye. Curses. Should be looking better soon and this weekend's costume for the pre-Halloween party is PERFECT to cover it up...stay tuned!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

She's The Tops

We loved Andrea Schroder on Top Design last night. We loved her for her love of husband and family, for her insecurities, her doubtfulness, and her honesty to the judges and the audience. We also love that-- Her husband, Rick Schroder sent her flowers and a letter of love and sweet. We love Rick.
Eddie Ross...not so much anymore. We used to love Eddie when he was generous and kind and creative and fun. It may be the editing, but now he is snarky, conceited, and acts more like a third grader with a bad attitude.

We love,love,love, the looks of "you're not fooling anyone, mister" that were given to Eddie by Simon Doonan and Jonathan Adler. I hope Simon comes back for Round 2 next week! Jonathan's blog here is also insightful. And for once, we also loved....

Top Design judge Margaret Russell, who seriously looked like she was going to jump up from her judges couch and smack Eddie go girl.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Crazy for Cupcakes

At The Cupcakes Club we are giving away-yes, giving away- as in FREE -this SO cute cupcake beanie. What's the catch? There is none! Sign up, go to "Delicious Delights", find the post for the beanie, and leave a comment. Cupcakes care...for you...for our economy :)

Who are you?

So we have been invited to a Halloween party. And yes, lucky us, it is a costume party. After checking out the "Spirit Costume Store" and seeing either x-rated or super scary costumes, we have decided that creative is best. We began to think of "couples" that we could be...
Tim Gunn and Heidi Klum. Now, keep in mind we look NOTHING like either of these two but I thought it would be cute and Project Runway is tres popular that others would think it's funny. Actually, I think our son and his girlfriend (an aspiring model...see here) may be dressing up like the fashion obsessed couple.
Tony and Carmella Soprano. Although my husband would go as Tony in white bathrobe,newspaper, cigar, and packing a pistol. But--my husband has a stache which he is not in discussion to shave off for one night of fun and frivolity plus--he wants me to mention-- he does have good hair.
So--what are we going as? It WILL be a celebrity--but--we'll show you later. Hopefully, others will "get it"...enjoy your dress up day(s) and share your ideas..we may change our mind.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

I love Paris in the fall

So, I'm sure I'm the last girl to stumble upon this website...but I'm so glad I did! Paris Daily Photos has been around since 2005 and everyday there is a new picture spotlighting a moment in the city of light. The wonderful thing is that these are not the typical Parisian photos..rather of obscure places or things, and the author, Eric, is full of fun, daily life anecdotes ( we love it that he uses "!!!" to share his city with us.)
PS I slept great last night :)

Monday, October 20, 2008

Sleep, Sleep

I've always been a great sleeper. Give me ten minutes after I lay down..out like a light...sleeping like a a rock.
I foolishly went to bed at midnight last night realizing the alarm would wake me at 6 AM-- I thought it would be no problem because of previous mentioned sleeping habits. I saw the clock tick to 1 AM and then 2 AM but still did not get out of bed because it was so much more comfortable under snuggly covers then in a chilly library room (there's a sofa in there where I thought I could read...but the computer is also in there and I knew I would start blogging, researching, whatever.)
Tonight I must sleep...I need to charge up those REM's and sail off to dreamland. Wish me luck.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

I'm voting for *blank* You should too!

Forgive me if I sound politically incorrect--but what's the deal with putting your candidate of choice signage in your front yard?
Does your neighbor, Mr. Jones, think if he states his opinion on the upcoming election that he can sway you to vote with him? I mean...if Mr. Jones is voting for him..I AM TOO!
Or, is it just to say it loud, say it proud, to the neighborhood and to the world who you'll be voting for come November 4th? I wonder what the inside of the neighbor's house must look like.
Maybe the neighbors don't think the rest of the neighborhood has heard of their candidate before and is getting the word out for Mr. McCain or Mr. Obama? Perhaps they're thinking they're doing a public service to all in the community.
I think it's weird...strange...unnecessary.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Happy Weekend

Looking forward to a playful weekend...enjoy yours as well!

I read the news today...oh boy

Here's the deal. I see a news announcement this morning about an owner of a foreclosed home who totally trashed the inside and outside of the house. Why? He was upset that when the US government helped out Wall Street/Banks they did not help him out with a gift of cash.
Now, the bank has to clean up the home or the city will fine the bank (now the owner of the home) for the mess that was left.
It's people like this that are a**holes. Buddy, if you couldn't afford the house in the first place, then why are you buying the house? It's YOUR fault and you're just not owning up to it.
Hey, I PAY my mortgage EVERY month and ON TIME...should I be angry that I'm not getting a *bonus* from the government for doing what I'm supposed to be doing in this game of life? No--I'm angry because I have to bail YOU out of a house that you couldn't afford in the first place or for a contract that you did not read thoroughly. Own it and move on...but move on with some dignity.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Salad Nazi

I just found out that the school where I work, teachers can order custom, super salads for their lunchtime pleasure. I was in the lunchroom and asked the lunchlady for a salad.
"You have to order the salad," she said.
"That's right and I'm ordering the salad," I replied in a jovial, fun-filled voice.
"No. You must order the salad 24 hours before picking it up"
"24 hours?'s a salad. Chopped vegetables and other stuff"
"We have to call it in to the central cafeteria and they make it up and send it to us."
"Oh. You don't have the salads. Okay..." I say lightheartededly and added,"Well then, I'd like to order a salad for tomorrow."
"It's 11:30 now."
"And, I'm ordering a salad for tomorrow's lunch" beginning to grit my teeth.
"You have to order by 11:00."
I died. Pick up the phone and call it in, lunchlady. It's not like there's a million salads flying out of here. ONE SALAD. I saw one teacher leave with ONE salad today.
I went over to Jack-in-the-box and ordered a salad and had it placed in my hands within five minutes. And we wonder why our school systems are not working well.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Color me psychic

If you remember months ago I posted "Called It" which introduced you all to Leanne...what can I say? I'm available to go to horse races, choose lottery numbers, and break wishbones.


Rachel,Rachel,Rachel. What are we going to do with you? Take off the f*ckin "sunnies" babe when you're wanting to have a heart-to-heart with employees. You slay me.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Fun with Fall Fashion

Just got these vintage style pumps with three buttoned straps in a fabulous, ever-so-fashionable purple with the perfect heel for my work and play at Nordstroms. Is anyone else in love with purple this fall?
From TopShop (which is just so fun ) a perfect heel height for work and I love, love,love all the buckles. The only drag with TopShop--although they do have the US website and you pay US$--you have to return to buzzkill if your purchase does not fit (from AZ to London with insurance--$30+)

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Lift and separate

I've been wearing invisalign for approximately 6 weeks and I swear I can tell a difference already. You change your tray every 2 weeks (that is, if you've worn them 22 hours a day for the last 2 weeks...I usually have to add a day to make up for my hours missed). When you put in a new tray it's amazing how snug, firm, and supported your teeth a really great bra. Too bad the bra can't change your breasts like these are changing my teeth.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Renaissance period

I've come to realize at this time in my life~ as much as I want to look like this~

I'm definitely more in a "curves ahead" "renaissance" period if you will (the painters would be begging for a nude of me). Although, Christina Hendricks (MadMen) curves are fabulous and in all the right places.

and we are loving the "real woman" interview with Christina:

I should enjoy a few years I'll be in the middle ages famine period...and that won't be too pretty.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Tummy tuck? Face lift?

Some people might look at these two ladies and think the two are in need of a nip and a tuck. I look at them and swoon. The faded velvet, the worn trim, the stories they could tell.