Stilettos and Diapers: October 2009

10.30.2009

Fashion Friday - Its kindof fallish.

It finally got "chilly" here this week. We are in the mid 40's at night, and mid 60's during the day. I literally wear 3 outfits a day because it goes from cold, to warmish, and then back to cold. At least I don't have to feel bad about busting out a scarf. Wanna see? Mmmhum. Thought so!

Layerin' it up!
I made this little flower bracelet this week.
Gangsta!! (yeah, in my dreams!)

My good side, baaahaa!

Deeets:
Shirt: Gray Turtleneck Sweater - Target
Jacket: Black Swing Jacket - Kohl's. It has stitching detail around the neck that I somehow missed getting a good pic of.
Jeans: Joes Wide Leg Trouser in Preston - Ebay
Scarf: F21
Earrings: F21!
Bracelet: Made it this week out of ribbon and a silk flower.
Shoes: Black and Silver Loafer Flats - Target
That's it for Fashion Friday!
I do have some randoms to kick off your weekend.
After watching The Office tonight, my husband wants to be Justin Timberlake as a d*!k in the box for Halloween. Yeah, to take Coop and his little friend trick-or-treating. Classy, huh?
I learned tonight that according to Jack Donaghy from 30 Rock, I live in the peoples gaypublic of drugifornia. Niiice.
I LOVE Flashforward. Have you seen it? Go. Now. Watch. You won't regret it.
Mmmkay. I watch too much TV. Possibly only on Thursday nights, though...


Want your makeup to rock? Go see Summer for the know-how!
Le Musings of Moi

10.29.2009

{WINNER} By the Book Giveaway

And we have a WINNER! Wait for it.....wait for it....
Random.org chose:
I will be contacting you for your info.
CONGRATULATIONS!

10.28.2009

Wordful Wednesday - Halloween Sneak Peak

Yesterday, my Mom's Club had our Halloween Party. I bought Cooper's costume the day after Halloween last year for $4, yeah, because I'm still cheap. We are dressing him up all over again for a party and trick or treating on Saturday, (and you know I will show you millions of pics of that) but I couldn't resist showing off my little penguin right now.


He held his little bag for "fish" the entire party, and was really excited once candy went in there.
These are some of the babies in one of our playgroups.
Don't they all look so excited to be showing off their outfits?
Cooper walking in the "parade" to go trick or treat.
Can't wait to see all of your little one's costumes!
Wordful Wednesday is brought to you by Angie:

10.27.2009

You want some money?

Don't forget to enter my giveaway ending tomorrow!
My sis Casey has the same cheap thrifty gene that I do. She has it so bad, actually, that her husband told me to please go buy her some clothes and send him the bill. She just wouldn't go shopping for herself. You all know I am not about to miss out on shopping for me, myself and I.
Groceries? Now that's a whole different story. I try. Really. I buy chicken every 3 weeks and stock up, because that's when it goes on sale for less than half price. The problem is, that Safeway is less than 2 miles from my house. Safeway also has a Starbucks AND Jamba Juice inside. The cashiers there are pretty much my BFs. They know my name. They know what movies I'm checking out of Redbox. They know I love the 10% discount when you buy 6 bottles of wine. But, they are also super expensive.
Casey has a ridiculously low grocery bill. Why? Because of Hungry Little Hippos. She cuts coupons, meal plans, and has the ads for all the stores discounts. She does alot of work to save the money, but now is giving me and all of you the savings without having to do the research she does. Isn't she a peach? All you have to do is read her blog to find out what deals are where. Use your coupons on the items she tells you to and...
VOILA!
You're a money saving machine! I am really going to crack down on this food bill of mine. I'm excited for my sis helping me out with this! Now get on over to her blog and save away!

10.26.2009

You lookin for me?

You may be here looking for something to make you giggle. Or cry. Who knows. One thing is for sure. You won't find me here. I am doing a little babysitting over at Lacey's. If you are not a follower of hers already...shame, shame. Try it, you'll like it!

10.23.2009

Fashion Friday

It's Friday! Do the happy dance! Actually, I lie. Its Thursday night and I am watching Real Housewives of the ATL. That's my 'hood yo! I can't wait for November 5th when the OC girls come back!!
Anyhoodle, here's what I was rockin today. Wait. I lie. Again. I just dressed up for the pics. I think I am wearing this outfit this weekend when I have girls day with my amazing friend, Maggie, while the boys go see the Raiders-Jets game. Seriously, on to the pics.


Blue Tunic: Old Navy. Want the whole story? Well, you're getting it anyway. I had been thinking about getting the hubs to get me a coat for my b-day. Then, I won a $50 off $100 purchase coupon from Old Navy. I went and found a coat that I LOVE for $90, this top, and 2 other things (can't say...they're for Christmas), all for $60. I was so excited!
Black Leggings: Target last year.
Black patent Pumps: Dear by Amanda Bynes. Ha! I have something that has Amanda Bynes name on it. Don't judge. If I like it, I buy it.
Bangles: Pier One for $1.99!
Zebra Headband: Christmas gift from my sis last year.
Random thoughts...
1. After seeing that side view pic, I think I need a chin lift, or tuck. Or whatever they call it. Ugg!
2. Also from the same pic, see all those short hairs? Did anyone else start growing new hairs after you had your baby? Or maybe I am a total freak-of-nature. Hummm.
3. Target's boxed Sangria is actually delicious. I bought red and white, and so far, have just tasted the white. Its goood!

Fashion Friday is brought to you by the always fashionable, Summer.

Le Musings of Moi

10.21.2009

Be still my little heart...

We moved to this lovely land called California 3 years ago. A place that happens to quake and make my dishes clatter every once in a while. A place my Dad always told me would fall off the face of the earth. We moved with the intention of being here for 12-18 months.
After only 6 months...SURPRISE! My belly grew. Just before time for the baby, we thought we were moving east, but no, stay we did. 18 more months in the same apartment that was meant for 2 people. No grass for little feet, not really enough room for the fam to come visit.
Finally, I have had enough. I wish with all my heart that I could be telling you I am moving back east. But no, this is just the next best thing. We have decided to move to a house! We need space to spread out, and no more stairs! We are just going to rent since there is a tiny flicker of hope somewhere that we won't live here forever! Our lease is up at the end of November, and we have 2 houses that we are debating on. We really love them and I would be super happy with either one. We are going to talk to both tomorrow and the best deal wins! I just hope no one has swiped them from us in the past 6 hours.
Wish me luck, and hopefully I will have exciting news in a few days!

Don't forget to enter my GIVEAWAY!

10.16.2009

By the Book Review + {GIVEAWAY}

Karen from Karmel Publishing contacted me about her awesome book, that you MUST check out.

By the Book: How to take care of MY kids.

Her timing was oh so perfect, as we just started leaving Cooper with a sitter. Then, my in-laws were here, and even though I trust them, it is so nice to be able to give them all the particulars about my little man, without talking for hours.

This book covers all the basis. Basics, including routine, foods and favs, emergency info, medical info, a section for babysitters to take notes, and parents to keep all the sitter info. There are things that I have never thought about leaving for a sitter, but they just make so much sense! All you have to do is fill in the blanks on the pages that look like this.

The book is available as a hardcover book, or an e-book. I got the e-book version. It is a 100 page book, split into 5 sections, that I got in Google Documents. I just had to print off what I wanted, and put it into a cute binder. I never have to scribble a list of things down on Hannah Montana paper and leave it for the sitter again. I bought the paper for the hubs as a joke and I am the one embarrassingly using it.

I am a bit of a perfectionist. This book is great so when something changes, I can just print or purchase a new page instead of scratching stuff out. Cooper turns 2 and starts eating peanuts? New page. New emergency contact digits? New page. New bedtime? New page! Get it?

This book is PERFECT if you use a sitter, have family or friends keep your kids, or lets face it, for your forgetful husband. Last night my hubby put Cooper down and "forgot" to change his diaper, brush his teeth or wash his face. Should have left the book out for him!

So all you need to do it go check this book out!
By the Book: How to take care of MY kids.


Want one? Well, you lucky duckys can win your very own e-book! How?

Leave a comment. Yup. That's it.
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Winner will be chosen using random.org on 10-26-09 at midnight PST.

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GOOD LUCK!

10.14.2009

Wordful Wednesday - Pumpkin Patch

Last weekend we went to the pumpkin patch. Cooper has the best time running around a pointing at everything. Today he said "pumpkin" when I gave him the tiny one he picked out at the patch. He's growing up too fast!



Wordful Wednesday is brought to you by Angie at:

10.12.2009

{Nothing Here}

I only know a few things today. None of them are exciting, so if you want to leave, please don't, just suck it up and hang out with me its okay.

First, it's cold. Well, relatively cold. I'm so sorry for you sweet peeps that are already fighting the snow and frigid temps, while I gripe about it being 45 here. The good news is, I have had 2 cups of hot chocolate, and I am happily wrapped in my Snuggie. Shocked I would have this? See how it happened here.


We are supposed to get rain tonight. CRAZY! It hasn't rained here in months, so I am kindof excited. I am the proud owner of this beauty, so I always hope for a chance to use it.
Although, I desperately need a tan, and that rain means I'm not getting it. This time of year is so hard as I grieve the loss of my summer glow. Doesn't everything just look better when it's tan?

Next, I'm freakin tired. I took a nap yesterday and today, slept a good bit last night, and still, I literally couldn't move my badonkadonk off the couch today. I had to hire a tiny man to prop one of my eyes open so Cooper didn't leave the house. Maybe it's just motherhood. Maybe the exhaustion from the hubs being gone for 6 days last week is catching up. Maybe I drank too much wine in Napa over the weekend and I am in a 2 day hangover. Humm. Does that happen?

We did get to slip away on a date night over the weekend while the in-laws watched Cooper. We went to see Couple's Retreat. It wasn't as funny as I had hoped for, so I say wait and rent it on DVD. What is the world coming to when you can't count on Vince Vaughn to make you pee your pants from laughing?

10.09.2009

Fashion Friday

I gotta say, I am a bit boring today. I don't always wear saran wrap pants, or fabulous booties. Some days, I am just tired of fancying it up. And honestly, I look like this most of the time.

We are headed with the in-laws up to Napa for some vino tasting. Yummay! It's not exactly fall weather today, but I am throwing in some fallish colors!
I'm wearing:
Forever 21 Pintuck Shirt
Old Navy Skinny Jeans
Dollhouse Brown Plaid Wedges from Ross
Coach Signature Tote. Got it at the outlet's extra 20% off day!
The in-laws brought the earrings back from South Africa and I love them!
Big bead bracelets from I have no idea. Don't you have stuff from there?
Happy Friday!!


Fashion Friday is brought to you by the never boring, Summer. Go see her!

10.06.2009

Someone thinks I'm awesome.

Actually 3 someones. Well, probably more, but I am so bad about putting the awards up. If you have sent one and thought I just ignored you, I'm so sorry!


R. Wallis @ True Beauty...Inside and Out! has give me the Kreativ Blogger award! Thank you so much!


1. Thank the person who nominated you for this award.

2. Copy the logo and place it on your blog.
3. Link to the person who nominated you for this award.
4. Name 7 things about yourself that people may not know.
5. Nominate 7 Kreativ Bloggers.
6. Post links to the 7 blogs you nominate.
7. Leave a comment on each of the blogs letting them know they've been nominated.
You may not know:

1. I have no southern accent left since I have lived in NY and CA since the south. Although, y'all is something that I will say forever.
2. My husband is a foot taller than me and I wore 4in heels to our wedding so it wouldn't look so weird.
3. We have had 14 cars since we have been together. I think it is bordering addiction.
4. My thyroid went off the deep end after having my sweet little one. I thought I was dying, or close to it. Come to find out, I just have to take a pill a day...FOREVER.
5. 7 lbs of me is titanium, so I am practically a super hero.
6. I have over 80 pairs of shoes, all in the boxes and stuffers, organized by season and color.
7. I used to "go out" with Carrie Underwood's drummer. I was his first kiss. It was out the window of an adorable bed and breakfast in England. I'm practically a celebrity now, right?

My Kreativ Bloggers are:

3. Summer @ Sublime Happiness
4. Vanessa at Military Wife's Mayhem

Kara @ His, Hers and Ours has given me the Over the top blog award! Thank you, Kara!


Here are the rules for the Over the Top Award: USE ONLY ONE WORD! It’s not as easy as you might think. Copy and change the answers to suit you and pass it on. It’s quite tricky to use only one-word answers! Once you have filled it out, be sure to pass it on to 6 of your favorite bloggers and alert them that they have been awarded!
I don't like rules, so my answers are not 1 worded. So sue me!

1. Where is your cell phone? Attached to my hip, even though I don't always respond to text in a timely manner. Whoops.
2. Your hair? Boring and needs some color! Grays baby!
3. Your mother? My inspiration!
4. Your father? Grounded like an oak tree.
5. Your favorite food? Cereal, more specifically, Lucky Charms.
6. Your dream last night? Embarrassing. I actually woke up with red cheeks.
7. Your favorite drink? Coffee with coconut cream.
8. Your dream/goal? To be Tori Spelling, or the princess of Dubai.
9. What room are you in? Living/dining/kitchen. Oh, yeah. My house is that big.
10. Your hobby? Getting to as many stores to shop as possible before my child has a breakdown. I am getting good.
11. Your fear? Tons. That can be a 1 worder.
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? Living in a Malibu mansion filled with drool worthy clothes.
13. Where were you last night? Home. With the in-laws. Missing my hubby. Wanting to go dancing!
14. Something that you aren’t? Well-slept. Ever.
15. Muffins? Amazing. Delicious. Never enough. Only appropriate muffin top.
16. Wish list item? Trifle bowl. I'm gonna getcha!
17. Where did you grow up? ATL, AL capital, and the gulf coast of FL.
18. Last thing you did? IMing with the hubs before he is in the middle of nowhere not being able to talk to me for 4 days.
19. What are you wearing? Comfies. Denim shorts and my new J-crew hoodie!
20. Your TV? Football. If it were up to me, it would be Real Housewives of ATL.
21. Your pets? Gross, gross, no. Sorry animal luuvers. Can't. do. it.
22. Friends? Best thing in life.
23. Your life? Non-stop, possibly in fast forward.
24. Your mood? Ehhhh..
25. Missing someone? Yes, my hubby!
26. Vehicle? Infiniti SUV. It will be for sale soon. Want it?
27. Something you’re not wearing? Shoes, panties, girdle.
28. Your favorite store? Forever 21. Like you didn't know that.
29. Your favorite color? Yellow, but thinking of changing to black. Or gray.
30. When was the last time you laughed? Like a real laugh, or a courtesy one? Hummm.
31. Last time you cried? Yesterday. I am an emotional basket case. That's how I roll.
32. Your best friend? Sisters!
33. One place that I go to over and over? Safeway, Target, Trader Joes. That's all for food. Okay, I like to eat.
34. One person who emails me regularly? Litsa. Don't know who it is. Apparently they sells stuff. Books by Litsa. Iphone by Litsa. Viagra by Litsa. If you are reading, stop emailing me.
35. Favorite place to eat? Peasant and the Pear. Goat cheese, onion, and pear pizza. Uhhhmazing!

I am tagging you girls!

2. Summer @ Le Musings of Moi
3. April @ Dot...Dot...Dot...
4. Morgan @ Mrs. Priss
5. Annie @ Our Little Family
6. Lacey @ LaceyBlog

Last, but not least, Vanessa at Military Wife's Mayhem gave me a One Lovely Blog Award!
I love being Lovely! Thanks, Vanessa!


The rules of the "One Lovely Blog Award" are:
Accept the award, post it on your blog together with the name of the person who has granted the award, and his or her blog link. Pass the award to 15 other blogs that you’ve newly discovered. Remember to contact the bloggers to let them know they have been chosen for this award. Now it's my turn to pass it along!


1. Mayra @ Life is Bananas
2. Ashlee @ Wife.Mom.Me
9. Lindsay @ Mommy Wonderland
13. Kay @ Van Gogh Cafe
Thank you all so much! I love blogging because of all of you!

10.05.2009

How to have 5 house guest...and live to tell about it.

I have had house guests. Lots of them. Wanna know how to make your life easier next time this happens to you?
First and foremost, you need to be perfectly fine with your house looking like this:
Set up a cute box of disposable dishes and announce that you will be washing NOTHING for the next week.
Meal plan. Write it out so people are prepared, and then load the top of your fridge with carbs. They make people full quick.
Cut yourself some slack one night and order pizza!
And last but not least, have copious amounts of wine and chocolate. How can you go wrong with that?
And there you have it. You no longer have to be afraid of the in-laws.

10.02.2009

Fashion Friday - Time to get your vote on.

So this is the item the hubs just can't handle. The liquid legging. I practically love them.


Leggings are from Wallyworld. Holla at me Miley Cyrus! The purse I just bought about 5 minutes ago at Tarjay. I am double dutying my bag these days with a diper bag, so the bigger, the better.

Gray stretchy tank - Wet Seal
Black quilted jacket - Target
Black booties - Charlotte Russe

I feel like it brings out my inner rocker, although I am not sure if I have one...

Your job this week is to What not to Wear me. I am not sure if I can pull this look off and not sure if I have them paired with the appropriate pieces. I need some help from you! Let me know what you really think. Okay, breathe.
Alright. I'm ready for it.

I think.

Fashion Friday is brought to you by the cowboy boot wearin' Summer @

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