Wednesday, August 17, 2011


It's WIWW and I am again sharing some things I wore the past week. Unfortunately my photography of said outfits is yet to get better. Time my friends, is my downfall. In the spirit of keeping myself accountable for not being a frumpy Mommy, I'm posting anyway.

I went back in time recently with a friend. We hit a cute vintage boutique where I put on this frock that I actually considered buying for for a minute. In the end I walked away, but I've been thinking about that cute dress everyday since. Isn't the dressing room completely awesome??

I snapped this picture while on a break at work. Atleast my head is in it this week:)

top: kmart clearance ($1!)
cardigan: thrifted
skirt: Banana Republic
shoes: thrifted new

My color choices had me feeling like a Mortician all day for some reason. I wonder if it's all the Six Feet Under I've been watching. And as I look at that photo I realize that the fact that I put a skirt on most totally trumps the fact that it is more wrinkled than a Shar-Pei.

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Monday, August 15, 2011

{DIY Silverware Art}

I am having the hardest time finding art for my home that I can live with.  I've been scouring pinterest and the internet in general for inspiration. Somewhere along the way I saw some art involving silverware and adored it.

After finding a great color spray paint on clearance and realizing the multitude of canvases I have to repurpose, I finally had a direction.

Now for some cute silverware graphics. For weeks I put the project on the back burner while I try to figure that out. As luck would have it, last night I pulled out a Trader Joe's paperbag to put Caleb's school supplies in, and the spoon and fork on the outside of the bag said "here we are!".

I quickly cut out those cute little spoons and forks and modge podges their butts on to the freshly painted canvas that previously donned an Italian vineyard scene.

I'm gonna have to live with it a few days before I say "I do". But I think we might be long time friends.

What do ya think?

linking up:

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Wednesday, August 10, 2011


Another Wednesday sharing what I wore and linking up over at the Pleated Poppy for WIWW. This week has been as hectic as the last with trying to stuff everything in before school starts next week for my little first-grader.

Maxi dresses are the way to go when the legs are less than smooth and the constriction of pants is a solid NO for the day. Seafoam Target dress to the rescue. And it's true I might be obsessed with belting.

Maybe next week I'll get my whole body including my head in a shot. Maybe next week that mirror will be clean. Not if my kiddos have anything to do with it.

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Friday, August 5, 2011

{Apple Coleslaw}

In the summer, all I ever seem to want to eat are summer salads along with grilled meats. Light and yummy. My new thing is to make a couple vats of different salads on Sundays and keep them in the fridge, so that after work my husband can throw some meat on the grill and we have an easy and fast meal.

This new thing of mine has been rather successful in my house all summer. It has afforded me time to spend with my boys before bedtime where I would normally be cooking in the kitchen to get a meal on the table.

The yummiest one of all is my apple coleslaw. It's astounding how easy it is. You'll find yourself thinking "where's this been all my life?"

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Wednesday, August 3, 2011

{WIWW--Black & White}

That stands for What I Wore Wednesday. That's right, I decided to link up over at The Pleated Poppy today (as well as a few other places).

I've been tuned in every week to what the lovely Lindsey has been wearing and am totally inspired by how she keeps herself accountable for getting out of the disheveled Mommy look that we can all fall into sometimes. Like yesterday when I went a whole day bra-less in my pajamas with a side pony.

Last week I used my camera phone to snap a quick pic during a break at work in thinking I might start doing this on Wednesdays. It's ridiculously blurry.My apologies.

 The awesome news is that I've been seriously scoring thrift shopping lately and I'm loving it.

striped shirt, black cardigan, belt and shoes-thrifted

jeans-Gap skinnies

A less blurry picture of my hair accessory made by Moi. Easy to make and I love wearing it.

This morning I purposefully cut off my head because I hadn't got that far and was wondering if I actually would since I was already running late. Please also ignore the mirror smudges my children lovingly make by pushing their faces and tongues against it. I've given up on keeping it clean.

white dress - thrifted Forever 21

black cardigan & belt- thrifted

black tights and sandals- Target

and here's the cuff I'm wearing, upcycled by myself from a thrifted piece of leather. I adore it.

How do you keep yourself accountable for not looking like a hotmess Mommy most days? Let's be honest, it's so very easy to do.

Hope to see you next week for another WIWW.

edit: It seems that Wednesday in the blogosphere is the day to share what you are wearing! I'll also be linking up over at Wildflowers & Whimsy for Rock the Runway (I totally love that title!).

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