Thursday, June 5, 2014

La Mia Tarantella

My children are preparing once again for a recital and my daughter is playing a song called La Mia Tarantella.  I was in awe hearing her play this song.  I wanted to dance, jump, and skip.  The song inspired the outfit that I am wearing.  I can just imagine the tarantula doing the same in the tress behind me.   

Enjoy Sissy's practice & the outfit her song inspired.

Outfit Ideas:
Dress:  ModCloth
Earrings:  Mata Traders Rule the Roost Earrings (click here to get yours)
Tights:  Target
Shoes:  ModCloth

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Dear Old Love....

Dear old love you were so chivalrous.  Now, I expect other men to be the same, and I am disappointed every time.

The line above came from a book called Dear Old Love.  It contains notes to former crushes, sweethearts, husbands, wives, and ones that got away.  Thanks Jen C. for an awesome gift.

That particular note stuck out the most because the art of treating a woman like a woman is gone.  A man confuses "Woman Lib" with common courtesy.  As a mother of twin boys, my mission is to teach them that art.


Outfit Ideas:
Blouse:  ModCloth (click here to get yours)
Skirt:  ModCloth (click here to get yours)
Hair Candy:  ModCloth
Shoes:  Jeffrey Campbell Sock Hop
Socks:  ModCloth (click here to get yours)
Sunglasses:  Mall Booth
Book:  Gifted (click here to get yours)

Jenn C. this was the best book ever!

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Something wild, something new, something borrowed, something blue.

Something wild, something new, something borrowed, something blue.

Yeah!  This dress has it all.  Well, not the borrowed.  I borrowed the hair candy from my daughter.

Nuff said.


Outfit Ideas:
Dress:  Eva Franco (click here to get yours)
Hair Candy:  Simply Artrageous (click here to get yours)
Shoes:  Irregular Choice
Earrings:  Thrift

disclaimer - no, I do not have on pantyhose.   My legs are in desperate need of sun! LOL!

Close up of print!

Friday, May 16, 2014


While putting on this dress today I thought about how the butterflies represented my life as a mother.  You may ask what does a butterfly and a mother have in common? Change!

Before I became a mother I was consumed with, "self" well my husband and myself.  My decisions, my finances, my work schedule, my thinking, my words, err' thang!  However, once I had children like the butterfly I went through a period of change.  My life transformed into a beautiful creature ready to awe the world. Blogger's out there with children have you changed?


Outfit Ideas:
Headband:  Thrift
Earrings:  Vintage (Thanks Cassie T.)
Dress:  Zulily ( get yours here)
Belt:  Pin Up Bootique
Petticoat:  Pin Up Bootique
Shoes:  ModCloth (no longer available)
Purse:  ModCloth (no longer available)

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Long Distant Shots!

Hi y'all.

Sorry for the long hiatus, but I have been unable to take pictures due to a nasty little fever blister on my lip (Not!  That bad boy was huge!)

Argggh!  I hate those things.  I actually put on pretty frocks and combed my hair but getting in front of a camera was a different story.  Well, it is much better therefore, I decided to take some long distant camera shots.  And, as luck would have it, I donned my favorite 1950's style retro glam BABY GOT BACK house ma'am dress for the occasion.  

This dress just screams target practice with the all over bright dot print.  I just hope the neighbor's does not feel like taking any long distant shots today!


Outfit Ideas:
Dress:  Whimsical*Vintage (click here to find more items from this merchant)
Necklace:  Whimsical*Vintage
Hair Tie:  Vintage
Earrings:  ModCloth  
Shoes:  Chelsea Crew  

Baby's Got Back!
LA Face with Oakland Booty!

Friday, May 2, 2014

A Tight Situation....

I adore tights... Colorful, whimsical, nude.... All kinds!  My husband HATES them.  Last night we attended my eldest twin first band concert.  He plays the flute.  It was a concert put on by the high school and they invited several elementary schools.  The concert began at 7:15 (really at 7:45).... First, the High School band played several pieces, then the advanced band, followed by the middle school band, then the elementary band.

The gym was hot, crowded, and the children were tired.  My kiddos are use to a bedtime, which put us in a tight situation.  I wondered, "Why did the elementary students go last?"  I guess crowd control.

Just like the tights that my husband hates some situations you can control (I chose not to wear the tights) and some you cannot.  You just have to make the best out of what you are given.

Remember, "You can't always change the circumstances but you have the power to change you attitude surrounding the circumstances."


Outfit Ideas:
Earrings:  Handmade by by Tiffany S.
Dress:  ModCloth (Click here to get yours)
Tights:  Target
Handbag:  ModCloth (no longer 
Shoes:  ModCloth (Click here to get yours)
The blue pair is no longer available 

Wednesday, April 30, 2014


So many choices went through my mind when I tried to pick out shoes for this beautiful dress.  And my mind stared to think about the choices my children face in their daily lives.  

I am often asked, "How do you get your children to practice their piano for an hour every day?" or my favorite "How do you get your children to behave so well?"  Ah, they have no other choice.  

In today's society, we give our little ones so many choices.  It's unbelievable!  Now don't get me wrong, my kids are inundated with choices... they have every game system available, their closets are full, they have Ipads, a library that is better than their schools, but some choices are not theirs to make.

I have compiled a list.

1.  Worship - A child is not old enough to understand, research, or know anything about NOT serving God... my kids will worship, serve, and go to church... NO DEBATE!
2.  Clothing - Modesty.  My boys will not sag, drag, or hang.  My daughter will always be a lady, just like Mommy.
3.  Lessons - All lessons (piano or others) are treated just like school.  We are neither quitters nor fakers.  You will not waste 1.  Your teacher’s time.  2.  Your parent’s time.  3.  Your time.
4.  Food - You will try what is on your plate.  Your palate is forever changing, just like your mind and body. What you dislike today you may love tomorrow.  The 3-tablespoon rule.
5.  Behavior - You will act appropriate in public.  If you do not we will leave immediately.  No negotiations. 
6.  Respect - 1.  Respect yourself 2.  Respect others 3.  ALWAYS RESPECT YOUR ELDERS!
7.  Bedtime - 9 pm on school nights and 10 pm on weekend NO NEGOTIATIONS
8.  Dinner Time - We eat as a family
9.  Golden Rule - Treat others, as you want to be treated.  And the seeds you sow are the crops you will reap.
10.  Lying - MOMMY HATE LYING! - do not lie to your parents under any circumstances; they cannot help you if you lie.  No matter how bad a situation is DO NOT LIE, we love you and will work it out.
11.  Brothers & Sisters - They are your family always have their back
12.  Sister - Twins do not ever leave your sister alone, if you are playing outside with her or with her, you make sure you know where she is at all time.  You are her protector.

I know many of us give our children freedom, choices, and let them find their own way but I was raised old school and I hold true to those values.  Proverbs 22:6 says it best, Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.

I often tell my children, "If you guys would just listen and follow the directions that were given to you and not argue back you could rule this nation, you could the wealthiest children in the world."  My kids look at me with wonder in their eyes and say why and I say, "You would have all my knowledge and mistakes and my parent’s knowledge and mistakes, and her parents knowledge and mistakes and so on... But that will never happen because you kids think you know it all” My daughter just said, "Oh, I get it!

The choice is up to you parents!  Just like it was up to me with the shoes... I think I like the wedges the best.  What about you?


Shoe Choice #1

Outfit Ideas:
Dress:  ModCloth Enchanted Afternoon Dress (Click here to get yours)
Hair Candy:  Pin Up Bootique
Bangles:  Swap Group (thanks Tianna F.)
Shoes:  Poetic License
Sunglasses:  Mall Booth
Earrings:  Handmade by Tiffany S.
Petticoat (you can't see it):  Pin Up Bootique

 By the way, my children often give me a choice on my dresses because I tend to want to dress a little young and they choose this dress.  This was odd because the twins never chose a backless dress for me.

Shoe  Choice #2

Outfit Ideas:
Purse:  ModCloth (no longer available)
Shoes:  Poetic License

Shoe  Choice #3

Outfit Ideas:
Shoes:  ModCloth (no longer available)