Tuesday, May 19, 2015


I love waking up and seeing that Kate Spade has another surprise sale.  The good news, great markdowns.  The bad news, most of this will be sold out before noon!!

I love a cute clutch, for some reason I tend to use a clutch Friday and Saturday nights in the summer.  Maybe it's the heat and I don't want a strap hanging off me, maybe it's because I tend to have extra large purses and they just seem too big and heavy for the summer, maybe there is no reason at all, maybe as the husband says I just need some excuse to buy another purse....

the absolute cutest clutch ever....

I never get tired of the shoppers and their clever sayings....

I always have some jewelry pieces on hand in case I need an emergency birthday gift for a friend, or an emergency accessory dilemma for myself...

finally, this top is just too darn cute!!

Happy Shopping

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Who's Your Mama

I just got back from a week in Costa Rica so I am not expecting the moon this mother's day, but I do have a few things on my list...

You know it is summer when the Bobbi Brown counter is overflowing with Beach.  I LOVE LOVE LOVE the body oil, it hydrates, smells so good, and has staying power.

Yes, this was taken from the Kate Spade idea book, but I am loving this oversized conversation clutch from Banana Republic.

I know this is the lingering aftermath of being in Costa Rica where these bracelets were everywhere, but I feel that more is definitely more with these babies, and that is a good thing.

I have these Kate Spade stud earrings in bright yellow and they are the perfect everyday earring.  Small, lightweight and a burst of color.  Now I just need a different color (good thing I have 13 colors to choose from)

It wouldn't be mother's day without a bloody mary brunch, right??!!

And finally, I would love one of these in my back yard.

technically a gift for the kids, but if they are happy then I am happy!!

Friday, April 24, 2015


Adios!!  We are off for our adult only Spring Break....

I have everything I need

All my beach essentials

and just the hubby
Have a beautiful week!!

Thursday, April 16, 2015


Summer is right around the corner and here are just a few staples that we all need to pick up ASAP!!

New beach bag
By the end of each summer my beach bag is dirty, caked with sand, and pretty much destroyed.  Showing up to the pool on opening day with a brand new bag is like showing up on the first day of school in new clothes, it's a must!!
I picked this Lilly bag up last month in Florida and it was $20.  Now technically it is a market bag but it is thick, water resistant and oh so cute so I am taking it to the pool.

If you are feeling adventurous Sunday morning and want to wake up at 6am, stand in a crazy line for 2 hours before Target opens, then hope to God you don't get trampled to death you can find this cute Lilly for target bag 

and as long as you are there, throw in this cute cover up

Also on my summer staple list is my summer lip stick.  I keep hearing "Dior Addict" and then my sister in law was wearing it in your basic color over the weekend, I mean my search is over.   It is the perfect color for summer

Watermelon Juice
You. Must. Drink. This!!

It is hydrating, delicious, low calories, sugar free, and pure juice from watermelons.  Something tells me this is also pretty tasty with a splash of vodka.

This seems a little random, but my girl Ina knows her stuff, it is so light and refreshing and its a staple sandwich in France.  If it's good enough for the French it is good enough for me


Full disclosure, I am really not a Birkenstock girl.  I have never taken to the grunge look, however these new, fresh metallic birks have actually gotten me to waiver, kind of.  I am not ready to invest around $200 for shoes that I do not LOVE, but I will fork over $30 for the target knock offs

celebrities are so on board with this....

I have to admit, the most comfortable walking shoe around!!

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Easter Tablescapes

Every year around Easter time I tell myself I should put up some spring decorations and every year I just draw a blank.  Hanging a bunny on my front door really isn't my style and what else is there??

umm how about flowers!!

Today I am going to the farmers market and let my creative juices flow.  My plan is create something just fabulous for my table for Easter, thank goodness for pinterest.  I do love the special touch of adding something seasonal to my flowers.


plastic eggs


and the best thing I have seen with carrots and asparagus in a long time

and if this still does not help you, take a class at your local florist.

We are all ready to go here.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Back to Reality

After spending a week in the sun, in the fairy tale land also know as the 30A, it so hard to come back to responsibilities, cold weather, jobs...also known as life.

For an entire week I did not have a care in the world, I spent my days on the beach, my afternoon biking around the town, and my nights sipping bubbly the hubs....

it was heaven!!

On one of those afternoon biking tours I came across an extensive collection of Mara Hoffman and LemLem at a cute little boutique.  If you are looking for some additions to your spring/summer wardrobe, look no further!!

Mara Hoffmann closed her show with this stunner...

and a little LemLem

the cutest rompers EVER


and to complete the summer look, a stack of these would be just perfect