Friday, April 30, 2010

what will the weekend bring?

Recently a couple doors have closed but I'm looking forward to seeing what's happening through the windows...I think it might be better than what was behind the closed door!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Who's Jeremy & Kathleen?

Jeremy & Kathleen are A-MAY-ZING.
Dressing On The Side T-shirts are ADORBS.
It's a match made in heaven.
The coolest thing is that the two met via blogging, signed up for each other's mutual admiration society and now--get ready for fun.
If you haven't checked out J&K's TWO blogs (one for food, art, inspiration, life and one for what they wear each day) you MUST.
Bloggers with a few things in common can create something really wonderful together. That just makes me smile.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Dressing On The Side photo shoot

Check out the video from the DOTS photo shoot here. AND--please, please, please, sign the Dressing On The Side facebook page so we don't feel like such a loser with one fan :) We promise no spam...only good times.

if life gives you lemons

make lemonade and have a party, right? I would if I lived in this lemon grove...fabulous, no?
I made my first lemon meringue pie a couple of weeks ago. It was actually fairly easy to do and it turned out perfectly. Question: do you refrigerate lemon meringue pies? hmmmm...seems like after I did the meringue wasn't as fresh and fluffy. Perhaps this means that pie should be eaten in its entirety at one sitting? Maybe I missed something in the creation of the meringue? Any bakers out there--do tell.

Friday, April 23, 2010

we *heart* Target

I went into my local Target looking for these but sadly there were none available and they're sold out online. BUT...

look what I found! The "you've seen it everywhere" striped top (did you see Jenna Lyons/J.Crew on Oprah with her stripes and sequins pants? LOVE) that I have several styles of... but none like this. Easy to wear, long, and sings summer. The best part? Hello $12.99

Thursday, April 22, 2010

april showers...

yesterday rain and today snow. yes. snow. in arizona. the weekend calls for our old friend, sunshine to visit once more.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

eyes wide open

isn't it funny that when you're searching for something else you come across something completely different but completely wonderful?

note to self: keep eyes wide open for hidden treasures
images: weheartit

Sunday, April 18, 2010

grocery list

Five superfoods every girl needs on her grocery list. I can check off 4 out of 5 on most days but never knew about the *bonus* of red beans (but will be adding them to salads starting tomorrow!) What about you?

Friday, April 16, 2010

enjoy your weekend

We're closing Friday up by walking into town to grab a couple slices...

Tomorrow, both husband and I have hikes planned...neither will be as adventurous as the posted pic but enjoyable none the less. Hanging out with a girlfriend (for me) and the archaeological society (yawn) for him.

And Sunday looks like a matinee day. I love feels like you're "cheating"; like you're doing something decadent. Plan is to see "Date Night" with Steve Carell and Tina Fey. What's your weekend look like?

Thursday, April 15, 2010

sunny with a chance of fabulous

The kids at my school are doing state tests this week.
Administering the rules and regulations to fifth graders is like a truth serum for declaration of any and all electrical appliances that the kids are not supposed to have ("I admit it...I have a cell phone in my backpack...and an iPod that okay?should I put them on your desk?" ).
There was a moment while reading the scripted test rules for the sixth time in three days that I wanted to add, "Bueller" "Bueller"...but, considering I would be the only one to giggle; I held it in.
BUT--the good news is that it is an AMAZINGLY wonderful sunny day and everyone seems to be mellow and relaxed during recess and any free time they are given. At present, I plugged in a little "Beatles" on Pandora , opened a few of my windows, and am enjoying the rays until the bell rings and we start the testing treadmill tomorrow.

*via: weheartit

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

The Girls With Glasses Show

I Am A Girl - The Girls With Glasses Theme Song from The Girls With Glasses on Vimeo.

I am so enchanted with these two. The blonde you might recognize as Brooke White from American Idol (last year? two years ago? whenever..she was on it) and the brunette is Summer Bellessa, founding editor of Eliza magazine (which, to be honest...never heard of...but now I'll look for it at the local Barnes&Noble) They've also got a website which is just adorable here...let's just face it; they're just over the top cuteness.
The idea behind the show is a good one. Be entertained while being informed and enlightened--the smart girl talk show. Let's see where it goes.

in love with ina

We all have our favorites from Food Network and Ina Garten is mine. I love her. Everything (seriously) EVERYTHING I have ever made from any of her recipes turns out fabulous. These salmon cakes were no exception. Easy to prepare, lots of great ingredients and delicious.

If you're a fan--don't you just love the way Ina and Jeffrey adore each other?? They are too sweet.

Monday, April 12, 2010

yes, please

the idea of this. First off; I've got too many curves to ever pull this off but if I were long and lanky...
I would walk into that crowded room and glide over to the bar while the crowd parted and watched the fringe swoosh from side to side.
vintage 1940's . yes, please.
* from here


heidi montag. like a train wreck. you don't really want to watch...but you're fascinated with how it all could have happened. double FFs.


This past weekend was great. Hiking, sunshine, a chili cookoff with friends. I love a party where the host/hostess are enjoying themselves, people are relaxed, kids and dogs are running around. I tend to overthink when I throw a party..."what's the theme? food? dinnerware? guest list?" I think it was Colin Cowie (party planner to the *stars*) who said that people don't really care about all that stuff; they just want to share an evening with you. Maybe this summer I'll have a few more get togethers and enjoy my friends.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

playin hooky

It's gorgeous out. Considering I have about a weeks worth of sick/personal days and considering I would just be dumping them at the end of the school year in May....I'm taking the day off tomorrow. Husband and I will be enjoying a hike, a picnic, and the weather. Hope your day will be just as fun.

*images via weheartit

Wednesday, April 7, 2010


so maybe since this teacher thing is folding up I could become a fortune teller since I correctly guessed mine? read your palm anyone? Don't cry for me's really okay and I love the idea that there's a window opening.

Although the funding for my job title is no more, there is the possibility that I can "steal" another job in the school district that will become available because of other teachers being laid off with less experience than me and leaving their jobs open. Hmmm...not sure how I feel about that, but something to think about.

What I do know that I want to do with the future is find a showroom that would be a great fit to wholesale my DOTS, if you know of any in the L.A., Atlanta, Chicago merchandise marts--please give me a heads up. Have a great day everyone!

have a seat, please....

I am actually typing this in real time. It's 11:20 AM and I am having a day like this:

My principal wanted to see me unexpectedly after school yesterday--but as I ran into the office, I saw that his door was closed and HELLO! I had a date with a massage that I wasn't planning on being late for. I'm 99% sure this "see me" meeting is about budget cuts for next year and chances are cloudy with a chance of meatballs that my job will not be around.
This morning he stuck his head in my room filled with first graders at 8:45 and asked me to see him when I was free. Well, as you can tell--I'm quite free at the moment-LUNCH-- but--do I really want to kill my appetite with the news he most likely will deliver??! No thank you. So, here I am...the ostrich with her head in the's a pleasant enough place to be for the moment.
I realize this is how I deal with most stress in my life--BUT--once said stress is known I turn into "fire it up/ research/ change it up" mode and I suppose I don't want to turn the key on that option right at the moment. Do you do the same?

ps. my principal looks NOTHING like "Up in The Air" George...but you can be sure I might have stuck around yesterday afternoon if he did...

Tuesday, April 6, 2010


I love Zappos. I love their customer service, their quick delivery, the choices they have available; from sneakers to stilettos and sandals to riding boots.
Since last week I have received and sent back no less than four pairs of running shoes. I've been searching for the perfect fit (eight weeks in a boot for a broken foot) to begin life back in active society. Zappos upgraded me to VIP status (am I special or is this for everyone? go to and now I get free overnight shipping for every it.
And just like Cinderella...the last pair fit perfectly.

Monday, April 5, 2010


it's beyond windy. it sucks. Those of you that live where there are tornadoes and hurricanes will's that bad today (okay...the sun is out with all the wind...but it still sucks).

Sunday, April 4, 2010

about our stylist...

Can you believe DOTS has a stylist for their photo shoot?! Her name is Stacy Ann~ but her friends call her Stan.
She's got burgundy hair with pink highlights and has AMAZING ideas on what to put the girls in for the shoot. We talked thigh highs, over the top jewelry, deconstructed Dressing On The Side t-shirts and an indian headdress came up in the conversation...we'll let you know more when we do.

did you know?

it must be the teacher in me...but I had to share:

Ever wondered why Easter’s date wanders around? Because it’s determined by the lunar calendar. Easter is celebrated at the first Sunday after the first full Moon, after the Spring Equinox. It can therefore arrive anywhere between March 21st and April 25th.

there you go.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

happy Easter!

Have a wonderful weekend and good luck at the egg hunts.

*via fffound


I've been seeing these everywhere...but will I be seeing them on your feet?

*these are from