Monday, March 31, 2008


So Last night was so much fun.  My extremely talented sister Hope is an amazing makeup artist and the assistant Manager at MAC cosmetics store at Waterside in Naples, Fl.  I was asked to be a volunteer for their Event featuring their new line called Heatherette.  There were 8 volunteers, we all wore black and got to wear the new makeup line and walk around assisting the customers.  The colors were pink and purple, so there was a hot pink carpet rolled out in the middle of the store and there were hot pink cupcakes for each customer.  Heather and Addelyn came to visit us at the story also. Am, we really wish you could have joined us!! Here are the before and after pictures.  Hope seriously does wonders!!

Sunday, March 30, 2008

panko chicken

so i made this yummy dish the other night and my kids loved it!! amber sent me the recipe you can click on this marthastewart link.
i tried to take a picture of mine, but it didn't turn out near as pretty as this picture.  I made homemade bread crumbs for it, and didn't try the sauce. we used ketchup and bbq sauce.
It was pretty easy to make and Caeden really liked to help.  It is fun to have him help in the kitchen.  It gets messy, but that is what making memories is all about.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

again and again

i tell you, i don't find them, they find me!!
these butterflies keep popping up.  This time these are super cheap and so cute. i think we could definitely make something like this. They are found at this Etsy site

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

mariposas again

Carly, i wish i could buy this dress for you.....cause your pregnant belly would look so cute in it!
you can find it here

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

pretty in pink

I wish i had a name this cool that i could wear it on my jewlery, go here
It is called Word for Word designs and it is really creative jewlery.  also check out  it supports women artists in undeveloped countries. this clutch below is from this website. isn't it sooo cute.


I really like this pillow. it is affordable and i just found this Website.
Hope has been looking for more color in her living room.  She likes orange accents.

Friday, March 21, 2008

Is it surfer or butterflies?

Hey these fun items are for my friend Carly
I found them here
The beach print is so cute for a little boys room and the butterfly print is unique for a little girls room. how do you like it?
for some reason, i have a knack for finding butterflies...i have two boys and can't use them anywhere in my house. but i seem to be drawn to them.  I love the mariposas :) you can find this one here
This surfboard sign is what i originally wanted for the kids room. instead, mike bought himself, i mean Caeden, a real surfboard. go here

this is where i would like to be right now. go here

I really like the dragonflies for little girls too, but here are two cute hooks of both

Thursday, March 20, 2008


My husband is back now from his trip.  He went here to surf for a week with some other friends.  He didn't take too many pictures, but here are a few. 
We missed him alot and i tried to enjoy the kids by instead of letting myself get so easily stressed out.  My boys are pretty easy  and love to have fun and hang out with MOM. I am thankful for that.  Hopefully next year, we can all go to Mexico.

Monday, March 17, 2008

March Madness

My kids are ready for March Madness.....if only we could find Duke athletic wear for kids down here!! Go Duke.  Mike and I have a annual competition with the College Basketball Brackets. 
You can print yours out here.
May the best Team Win!

please pray

Hey, here is an important prayer request.  One of my friends from College, has a friend in San Diego that went into premature labor.  The baby was born at 1 pound and a few oz.  You can check out their blog here it is very informative and inspirational.  Pray that this little warrior will continue to improve.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

race for the cure

Today was the day.
I ran in the Susan G Komen Race for the Cure 5K.
It was a ton of fun, with about 6,000 participants.  My goal was to run the entire race without stopping, and i accomplished it!.  A far cry from a few years ago.  3 miles used to be an easy run.  I am old and out of shape now.  But i loved the motivation and would love to keep doing races.  I am proud of my sister Heather, who has not been a consistent runner either and she finished the race with a fast sprint at the end.  I think this will be an annual race for me.

Friday, March 14, 2008

Small Magazine

I still want to figure out what this is all about, but i am really intrigued in this magazine.
It is called Small Magazine and is all about children and their worlds and their style.  It is an online subscription and all you need is your email to subscribe.  They have only been around for a year i think.  It is interactive and you can click on the advertisers links you see on the pages.
Pretty cool!
Check it out here

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Adventure Day

Today we started out for U-pick strawberries.  We had a pit-stop at Woodsmoke to meet up with Heather and the girls.  The Men were cutting down the paper trees and the kids were enthralled with watching.  

Then we headed for the U-pick farm right here in town.  Sadly the farmers didn't grow any strawberries this year, so we had to pick tomatoes.  The kids still had fun and Heather is going to make some yummy salsa with the tomatoes.  We also bought some yummy fruits and veggies at the market there.  We used to go there as kids and have fond memories of the smell of fresh produce.

Sunday, March 9, 2008


This necklace is so pretty and i am drawn to butterflies right now because of hope's really cute bedspread.
This is expensive but beautiful.

Saturday, March 8, 2008


I tried a recipe from
Cinnamon Oatmeal pancakes.  Caeden helped me make them.  We topped the pancakes with Vanilla Yogurt and Slices of Nectarines.   My my my......they were yummy.  The picture was taken with the photo booth, so not so great of a shot.  I think i made them a little too thick also, because when i walked away from the mixture, caeden poured in more rolled oats. Oh well, first time.  I love teaching my boys how to cook.

Friday, March 7, 2008

Moto X

Here are my boys loving the motorcycle and trying their "tricks".  X games here we come!!

surf mex

Mike is going to Mexico next week to go surfing.  We will miss him ALOT.  Here are the Shirts that Slim designed for the trip. They are so great.  Caeden and Owen have one each to match dad.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

love this too

so cute for the dining room table

This is  4 for $18.00 at urbanoutfitters

woah so cute and cheap again

World market only $3.49 for the lighting and dinnerware $19.16 for set of 4 plates

black and white and lots of fun

only $3.99 perfect throw for the couch.

$6.99 we are talking, cheap and really cute.

only $29.95.
what a fun clock. This could go in my house, or since i am browsing for Hope; in her living room