Saturday, February 26, 2011

25/30-Ready to RUN!

Went to the Gasparilla Expo yesterday to pick up my race packet! Woo Hoo 1/2 Marathon here I come!! Today: REST!!! Have a GREAT Saturday! 

Thursday, February 24, 2011

24/30-Girl Tie

Do you know how hard it is to take a picture of yourself with the Hipstimatic app on an iPhone? That is all I had time to do today! I must have taken 6 shots and couldn't get the skirt I got frustrated, along with a cramp in my hand, and quit. Yes, I wore a tie and I love it! Paired this with my white Fumbling Foe skirt, pictured in my 4/30 post, and my nude pumps. The shirt is denim Banana Republic. I am sorry that you can't see the whole ensemble, I would say I would put it on tomorrow and take pics, but that probably won't happen! Now, I am going to settle in to my bed for quiet. My toddlers have drained the "me" out of me today!!!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011


Top: Banana Republic, Skirt: Ivy & Me Boutique, Boots: Steve Madden, Jewelry: Stella & Dot, Sunnies: Tom Ford

This is what we call a popcorn picnic

Stella & Dot, Want some? I sell it....for a few more weeks!

My Kennedy!

And this cheese?? How could you not love him! My Kade!

It was a mess of a day! I ran 10 miles with my girlfriend and nearly died. I scaled back on training and then decided last Sunday to register for another 1/2 marathon...which is this coming Sunday. Not the smartest thing I have ever done. And just so you know, just because you have ran a few 1/2 marathons doesn't mean you can do one without training properly! :)  I am sure I will be fine, just much slower than my past 2! I compromised with the kids today! I needed to snap some pics and so we played outside and I set up the tripod. These two LOVE popcorn picnics, I love that they are of the age where it doesn't take much to please them! The 9 and 15 y/o, not so much! Now you knew I had to wear the boots, I couldn't stand it after waiting on them since BEFORE my 30/30 even started! Luckily I was only in the outfit for a little while, because they were HOT! You will notice the sunnies and no close ups of the face as I had NO make up on, and didn't even fix my hair! Only enough energy left for a shower! Speaking of..I'm BEAT! Good night!!!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

22/30-The Little Things

Top: J. Crew, Skirt: Nordstrom Rack, Belt: Loft, Shoes: Guess, Watch: Michael Kors

I am not wearing white hose, I just need a tan!

Stella & Dot Bee Necklace, what a cutie!

Yes, it is Florida, and now it is too hot to wear them. Boo! But, I'll love having new boots come fall!

Today was great! My Public Relations Company pulled off an amazing event in a weeks notice! I was so proud of my partner Casey! He did a fabulous job and even jumped in as the Keynote speaker. He was Awesome, I can see him speaking to very large crowds one day! The event was our client, Comfort Keepers, annual appreciation luncheon. This was our first time to really see them in action. I knew what they did, but today I "got" it! I was brought to tears by a young lady who was so touched and thankful for her parent's caregiver, that she came to the podium to share with the audience. There was so much love in that room you could feel it! The caregivers genuinely LOVE their jobs! I started thinking about the little things, and how spoiled I am. I want and need nothing, yet I seem to find a way to complain at times. I have my health, my family, and I am blessed! I am so glad that in the busyness of my job, God found a way to remind me of that!

Monday, February 21, 2011

21/30-A Day Off?

A day off? Yeah right! Maybe for my kids, but NOT for me! Matter of fact, I just got off of the phone with my husband begging him to come home a little early so that I can go run this off! I have one extra child at the house today with one more child on the way to play with the 9 y/o. I have heard: Can I have this, can I do that, more times than I can handle! It can make a mommy bonkers! I got dressed long enough to throw them in the car and run some errands for work! If you are so lucky to have this beautiful day off...I sure hope you are enjoying it! It's crazy, but I must remind myself of how blessed I am to have these little kidlets....even when they make me bonkers! :)

Sunday, February 20, 2011

20/30-Back on Track

Top: Gap, Vest: Loft, Pants: VS, Belt: DYI, Sash and Stella & Dot Brooch, Shoes: Nine West

Proud of my DIY belt! An old sash from a Gap sweater, I am talking OLD! I just bedazzled it with my S&D Brooch!
Back on track now for day 20! We didn't even get dressed yesterday! After our 5K we came home to relax and play with the kids! We were off to church this morning and now it's time to work on my column while the kids take a nap. Hope you are all having a fabulous Sunday afternoon!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

18/30-Simply Irresistible

Robert Palmer (Hubs) and I

My Partner, Casey Taylor, and I

Andrea Reed (Rockstar) Casey and I
I have a really good excuse for not posting yesterday...THIS! Ha! The Addy Rockstar Awards Bash was last night! My company Crescendo won two awards for the Culture Rock Campaign we worked on with Madden! I ran 5 miles with Mrs. Cutie Pie Andrea yesterday morning and then it was costume errands all day! I am just assuming I am forgiven for skipping a day again, as the costume was a must! We rocked it as Robert Palmer and his girl! So fun! Hubs and I ran a 5K this morning, he placed 3rd in his group, I placed 2nd in mine! I really don't know if we will get dressed today either...yikes! Have a fabulously fun weekend!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

17/30-Polka Dots & Sripes

I love polka dots with stripes!!! Plus, I was really comfy today, so comfy I took a power nap! Trust me...I needed it! ;) Looking forward to my 9 y/o's performance tonight at her school! She is super excited and refers to herself as an "actor". Have a fabulous Thursday!!! Cardigan: Target, Shirt: Thrifted, Dress: Old Navy, Leggings: Kikiriki, Headband: Hattie's Branches.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011


This outfit was so much FUN! I love the colorful happiness of it! Unfortunately, I feel as if I am coming down with a cold so I can use all the happiness I can find! My company, Crescendo Public Relations had a proposal due today. I am praying that it is the start of a great working relationship with a new client! The other exciting news is I am planning my first runway show for a Platform Art event in April! It is going to be SO very cool! I can't give away the surprises...but the runway show will be an artful spin-off of the Wizzard of Oz! In addition I am also planning a PR 101 seminar for mid-March. Those tasks combined with 4 kids = a very busy mommy! I love my work, ALL of it! Even as my 2 and 3 year old are currently melting down as they fight over a toy in the living room! It's all good! Tomorrow is my day home with them, so I am thinking a long run, the park for lunch, and NAPS!!! Top: Johnny Was, Dress: J. Crew, Belt: Banana Republic, Shoes: Ross, Necklace: Stella & Dot. Oh and the amazing pop-up book was a gift from my husband for Valentine's Day! I LOVE it! If you love shoes, it is a must have! I know it is available on Amazon, but I believe he picked it up at Borders!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

15/30-I Believe We Are 1/2 Way There Remixers!

We are 1/2 way there remixers! Actually, I think remixing should occur daily! I have learned so much about how to utilize my closet to keep from getting bored! Today: Top: Banana Republic, Cardigan: Nordstrom, Beads & Ring: My pearls and Stella & Dot, Belt: Lucky Brand, Cords: Loft, Shoes: Guess, Watch: Michael Kors.

Monday, February 14, 2011

14/30-I Heart Valentines Day!

Just a few of my favorite things! But most favorite of all was my day! My husband planned the whole surprise! He took the day off, we dropped the kids at school and then the took me for coffee! We had couples massages, then lunch. After lunch we had mani/pedis. I got bold and went RED with the new gel polish that won't chip! :) I haven't had red nails since pre-kiddos! They always chip so I pass! Tonight the family came over for a steak dinner and yummy desserts! As for the outfit, I wore this before, but I threw on the scarf and belt to remix! Scarf: Loft, Belt: J. Crew. I hope you all had a beautiful day with the ones that you love! Now...on to the main attraction! ;)

Sunday, February 13, 2011

13/30-Cupid's Gone Crazy

I fully intended to be prepared for Valentine's Day. I wanted to simplify, and make all of my gifts. It didn't happen. Yesterday afternoon we found ourselves in the HUGE Valentine section at Target. I was totally overwhellmed! Things just started flying off of the shelves and into my cart. WHAT...Really? So as I headed toward checkout, I evaluated. I realized that I had over done it and this cupid had gone crazy! I decided that the kids would get one card, and one item! DONE! It is so hard to keep things in perspective without proper planning! I will NOT do that again! Today hubs is taking baby girl to a Daddy Daughter Dance! I am sure that you will see in this picture, she LOVES her Daddy! Melts my heart! Outfit goes something like this: Top: BCBG, Skirt & Tights: Nordstrom, Shoes: Ross Clearance, Necklace, Stella & Dot.

Saturday, February 12, 2011


This weekend I did someting eternal. I invested in my marriage by attending the Art of Marriage conference at our church, a Family Life event. My marriage has not been the pretty picture that I had painted in my mind. We have been through some very tough situations that I won't elaborate on. I have been hurt, and that's all I have to say about that. It has been some time now, and I realized today, that as much as I was skating through life holding it together for everyone else, I have been harbouring some massive bitterness towards the hubs. I also realized that giving it over is a process, that I have to work on daily. Love is a choice, I think we are all given so many worldly examples of what love is supposed to be that we forget the Godly examples. When times get tough, the world says, ditch him...he's a looser. God says, with my can forgive and with two willing and open hearts, I can make your marriage stronger than ever. I'm going to go with God's way. I know I will fail at times, but I trust in Him. I feel lucky today, to have a husband that realizes his faults and is willing to let God work through him. After all of the hurt, I am blessed.

On to the outfit...the belt trick is courtesy of Sydney's tutorial! I have a girl crush on her...for those of you who may be dismayed...a girl crush does NOT mean that you swing that way...but that you totally admire and adore her! Top & Belt: J.Crew,  Cardigan: Target, Pants: Victoria's Secret, Shoes, Nine West (nude pumps but you can't see them), Necklace, Vintage: My Mum-Mum's, Watch: Michael Kors.

Friday, February 11, 2011

11/30-Roun' the Outside

I got bored today, and I actually had time to go outside for my pictures while the little ones napped! The only thing I wasn't sure about were the shoes, but now I kinda like them after all...what do you think? IF my Steve Madden Intyce boots would shown up I would have worn those. It has been like 2 weeks now! I guess they are on Nordy's backorder. I'm dying over here!! So today, Shirt: Banana Republic , Shorts: Loft, Tights & Shoes (Seychelles): Nordstrom, Necklace & Leather Bracelet: Stella & Dot, Watch: Michele, Charm bracelet: Alex & Ani a gift from Aimee over at Shopfast. You must read her blog and follow her journey through 365 days of a fashion spending freeze. She is an amazing writer! Well, tonight and tomorrow hubs and I are attending a marriage conference at our church. I myself am looking forward to soaking it UP! Hope you all have a fabulous weekend! :)