Sunday, March 23, 2014

Can a Dirty House Be The New Miracle Drug?

It has been a crazy week or two. Everyone in the house was struck with illness, of course I am the only one who is still holding on to it. I usually do not ask help to run my household but I had to ask my sister to take my son to his first school dance. That broke my heart. Moreover, I thought about asking one of the church members to cook food for my family (yes, the thought crossed my mind). For those who personally know me, yes I am on my deathbed... MA'MA where are you!!!!!!

I have taken everything under the sun both herbal and pharmaceutical and nothing.... Still sick. Therefore, you ask how I am blogging. I walked into the different rooms of my house and saw the clothes on the floor, dirty dishes, litter, school papers not checked, floors not swept or mopped, etc... Mommy is cured!

So, after the children finished their testing for The Music Teachers' Association of California Certificate of Merit Program I had them to clean my house (to mommy's specifications of course) and it was back to being sick.

Can a dirty house be the new miracle drug? Probably not, but it did get me up and going for a few minutes.

These are the pieces that my children had to play for their testing. They performed these pieces 2 weeks ago at a nursing home.

For information on their outfits see my blog post "The Yellow Ghost"


Sunday, March 16, 2014


Peace, calm, quiet, serenity.... Those words come to mind when I look at this dress.  Pure peace.  Although not my usual attire for church, I donned this cute little number because I get that same feeling when I walk into the house of the Lord.  A certain weight is lifted off my shoulders.  I am taken to a place like the one pictured on this dress... A place where all in peaceful... A place where it is just you and your Heavenly Father sharing a moment of bliss, a moment of praise and worship.  There is no one else around. No one but your serenity.


Outfit Ideas:
Dress:  ModCloth (Bernie Dexter)
Belt:  ModCloth (Borrowed from another dress)
Earrings:  ModCloth
Handbag:  Maxx New York Handbag (Swap Group Thanks Rebecca C.)
Tights:  Target
Shoes:  Everybody Moda

Friday, March 14, 2014

Want Mustard on Those Dogs?

Oh, how I have lusted after this sweater?  Who doesn't love wiener dogs?  Then two wiener dogs on a mustard colored sweater?  Yeah, gotta get that one.  ModCloth offers this beautiful sweater under their private label Bea & Dot.  It is a label that is named after the owners (or former owners) grandmothers.  How cute!  I love the sweater but it is too thin for the price.  However, for the weather in California just right. 

I wonder if they were thinking wiener dogs and mustard when the paired the two?  Things that make you go hmmm...

Want mustard on your dogs?


Outfit Ideas:
Sweater:  ModCloth
Skirt:  ModCloth
Tights:  Target
Earrings:  ModCloth
Shoes:  Chelsea Crew
Lipstick:  Mary Kay (Thanks Bridgette Lewis)

The back of this awesome sweater!

Yes, the dog’s tails are forming a heart!  What can be perfect?

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

The Yellow Ghost...

"Wear me... Please wear me!"  I know I am not hearing things.  I looked in my closet and thought my mind was playing tricks on me, but sure enough, these yellow beauties were speaking to me.  The called to me, beckoned to burst out of the box, the closet, the cardboard shelter that held them hostage for years.

I often tell people my outfits start with the shoes.  I will see a pair of shoes that catch my attention, call out to my very being and I must have them.  Sadly, they will sit in my closet for days, months, sometimes years until just the right outfit presents itself.  On several occasions, I have pulled out this beautiful pair of shoes only to put them back because no dress could match their beauty, until I found this dotted frock.

Therefore, today my yellow ghost I will "Wear You"....


Outfit Ideas:
Dress:  ModCloth (Emily & Fin)
Earrings:  ModCloth
Necklace:  ModCloth
Tights:  ModCloth
Shoes:  Poetic License
Bag:  Swap Group (Thanks Jessica Y. One of my favorite bags)

Twin Outfit Ideas:
Shirts:  Sears
Ties:  Nautica
Pants:  Lands Ends
Shoes:  Stacy Adams

Daughters Outfit Ideas:
Dress:  Gymboree
Hair Candy:  Gymboree
Tights:  Gymboree
Shoes:  The Children's Place
Earrings:  The Children's Place

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Fall Back.. Spring Forward!

How befitting was our outfits today.  Mixtures of earth tones for the twins and I.  In addition, Sissy was beautiful in her colorful spring floral dress. With the official welcoming of spring just around the corner and in celebration of daylight savings time, I was in the mood for birds and flowers.  I did not want to fall back completely into fall clothing and I did not want to totally spring forward into my spring wardrobe.  Therefore, I was able to get the best of both with a family ensemble. 


Outfit Ideas:

Dress:  ModCloth (Emily & Finn)
Earrings:  ModCloth
Tights:  Target
Shoes:  Zulily (Chelsea Crew) please see my review
Handbag:  Thrifted (Liz Claiborne) - yes, I paid $1

Twins Outfit Ideas:
Shirt:  Gymboree
Vest:  Gymboree
Bow Tie:  Hand Sewn
Pants:  Land's End
Shoes:  Stacy Adams
(thank you ma'ma for the bow ties)

Daughters Outfit Ideas:
Dress:  Gymboree
Purse:  Gymboree
Cardigan:  Gymboree
Headband:  Gymboree
Tights:  Gymboree
Shoes:  Gymboree