Thursday, September 22, 2011

Should I feel guilty?

Mini#2 just came inside from playing and exclaimed, "I finally have some pets. Two snails and Two worms!" he said holding up the toy plastic bug container he's made into their home. He's naming them as I type this post.

Wow! I feel guilty. They want a dog so badly. We do not. I'm leaning towards fish though. The pressure of the minis is starting to get to me....

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

"Mom, can I have 2 nickels?"

Above is the receipt mini#2 handed me at a beach store we always visit (snagged a few Vineyard Vines' polos for $23 each!). It's a store that's half souvenir crap the kids love and half nice clothing. While I'm looking through the VV, mini#2 asked me for 2 nickels. I told him I didn't have 2 nickels, but handed him a dime explaining that it's the same amount. I asked him why he needed this money. He said he was going to find something to buy. I laughed and said good luck. As we're checking out he handed me his receipt and I died laughing looking at it and asked him what he bought? He opened his hand to reveal a single Hershey's kiss! Notice it was $.11. They threw in the extra penny tax I guess since they knew Mr. Pink was clearing out their Gitman Bros. oxfords and some VV thrown in as well. Or maybe it was his cute toothless smile. I guess mini#2 showed me where there's a will, there's a way!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Beach photos

A few photos from our beach trip last week. We all had a relaxing time! Gotta love going to the beach when the crowds are gone and the weather is still nice. We were back home for two soccer games and two birthday parties over the weekend. We have two weeks left before the kids return from this track out. We hope to take a short trip to the NC mountains next week.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Reader opinions...

Yay or Nay? I'm interested to know. Because I'm thinking every 41 (cough, cough) stay-at-home mom needs a pair of these in her wardrobe. You know for school classroom volunteer days. Seriously, I think I'm liking them, but wouldn't have the opportunity to wear them very often. Have seen numerous variations of the peep toe bootie in magazines. What do you think?

Tuesday, September 13, 2011


I think there's a reason Anna Wintour, editor-in-chief at Vogue, has pursed lips and dark sunglasses on at Monday's Carolina Herrera fashion show in NY. She's seeing red over Nicki Minaj's arts-n-crafts pom pom dress and Dolly Parton wig. Could they be any different from one another? Now I like Nicki, but there's a pretty good chance she'll look back on this and think, "yes I probably could have used a stylist for this particular event."

Monday, September 12, 2011

This and That...

I love this barn. I pass it when I take a shortcut home. I want to load up the family and do a photo shoot here. Ha!

Allergies are kicking in with mini#2. Not fun. Breathing treatments.

Did you hear Blake and Holly of Bachelor Pad are engaged now?? Poor Michael.

Mini#2 got a new big boy haircut, lost his front top tooth and scored 2 goals in his soccer game this weekend.

We went to the pool yesterday. Only 2 more weekends until it closes for winter.

Minis are out of school beginning Wednesday until Oct. 3. Year round school definitely has advantages. We're off to the beach for a few days. Then back for soccer Sat/Sun and 2 birthday parties.

Off to cardio/muscle class. It's my "coffee" to start the week off right.

Friday, September 2, 2011


Don't tell the mister that I went shopping today. Mini#1 said "that's a lot of bags isn't it?" when I unloaded my stash after I picked them up today. I just saw some new fall things and couldn't resist. I did have a birthday gift card to use and a $10 reward at another store. Every bit counts. Everything is hung up, bags thrown away and no one but me and my 3 readers have to know. Hahaha. And I got the cutest felt Halloween decoration for my door. It's ivory and has black crows on it. I'll have to post a photo later. Then I went to Trader Joe's to get some tailgating snacks. NC State kicks off their first game tomorrow and we'll all be there. Enjoy your weekend!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Fall is in the air...

And I am loving Michael Kors new fall line of bags in autumn hues.... I'll take one of each please!