Feb 28, 2013

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TBT - late 80's - @carligarcia #throwbackthursday, #80's, #flashback

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Feb 22, 2013

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#ootd - Yay! Trailriders are descending on Memorial! The cowboys have arrived! It's Rodeo time Houston! #rodeo, #houston, #besttimeoftheyear, #western, #heritage

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Feb 21, 2013

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#ootd - new vids up today! Yay!

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NO!!! Only the third time wearing these. So sad. I have no receipt and no box anymore. #toryburch, #blowouts,

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Feb 19, 2013

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Next! Garnier Olia. Hair color. #hair, #garnier

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Prabal Gurung for Target

Excited is an understatement.
Of course I say that about all special collections, don't I?

I curated my list long before the release date of the Prabal Gurung Collection and it looked like this:

Prabal Gurung For Target® Nolita Print Hard Sided Clutch - Multicolor, $34.99

Perfect little clutch and look at all the colors! 

Women's Prabal Gurung for Target® Lace-up Pump - Black, $39.99

Great little black strappy sandals. Classic!!

Then there were the water color like appeal of the clothing:

Prabal Gurung For Target® Dress w/ Full Skirt in Floral Crush Print, $49.99

Prabal Gurung For Target® Sleeveless Blouse in First Date Print, $26.99

Alas, there were no clutches or even accessories to be found at my local Target.
The dress was not even offered there and the only blouses that were left were sized Large. 
Of what was left there was a tee shirt dress and several other tops composed of fabric that just looked bad (i.e. cheap). I find myself so excited about these collection, researching them endlessly and composing a shopping list of sorts. Five or six items that I like, narrowed down in store by availability and size, further narrowed by fabric and hands-on inspection and then finally I have one item. 

I really wanted the blouse. Look at those colors and then pencil leg pants appeal.
I did manage to score the black sandals online. Waiting is taking forever!! 

Seriously Target, I know I am no one, but can you just reserve one of everything in the size small for me next collection please!

I asked nicely, and I said please (this works for my five year old.)

XX ~ E 

*Images are from the Target Website. View the entire collection at Target.com

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New secret weapons. ROC retinol eye cream and deep wrinkle treatment. Review on youtube tommorrow. #eye, #cream, #fightingmyself

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Feb 18, 2013

Youtube Video - Popsugar Must Have Box - February

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Done! Loving my Valentine present! #polar, #fitness, #workout, #calories

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#ootd - I spy a rugrat with my eye. Polka dot sweater with blue pumps. #forever21, #prepstyle

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Feb 16, 2013

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Peek at my life #1 - rewashing the same load of clothes for the 3rd time in 4 days. How bad is that!?

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Feb 15, 2013

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Papa Judge gave out. No more horsey. #grandpa, #love

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Visiting Grandma Alice. #grandmalove

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Valentine Appetizer - Baked Brie with apples and honey. Yum! Hubby's fave. #bakedbrie, #notsohealthybutgood, #food

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Let me brag about my V- Day!!

So what did you do for Valentine's Day?

I mean the day is mostly about what you can brag about later, right?

The flowers and chocolates that you got. The card. 
Where you ate dinner at, the kind of champagne that he ordered. 
Then there is the gift, I mean the flowers and chocolates are expected so there has to be something else. 

Honestly, Valentine's Day for me is about my loved ones and making them feel loved. 
I know, I know. NOW I share this notion with you.
Well, I did not want to spoil your V-Day with my antics. 

I am an anti-flowers, I will only eat one kind of chocolate, my husband does not believe in the notion of a card, we have two kid's so no dinner reservations at a NICE restaurant, we  have two kid's so can not wait patiently for 2 hours at a mediocre restaurant to have dinner, but I will take that glass of champagne type of person!!! 

Here is a rundown of my V-Day. 

Firstly, let me tell you that the night before my daughter and I packaged her Valentine treats for school. 18 cute little clear treat bags stuffed with a pencil, candy and a card. Signed from Eva. Tied up with a ribbon. So cute!! Did I take a picture? No. Next year.......

I took Eva to school in the morning and she was uber excited!! 
No uniforms, she got to wear a cute little Hello Kitty Valentine Tee shirt, a pair of jeans and her sparkly pink Tom's. She was loaded down with her Valentine box, which she decorated herself after I cut slit in the top. 

Then I went to work where I got to give my mom her Valentine.

I picked Eva up from school and she was loaded up with cards and candy, all of which she and her brother managed to consume before I realized what they were doing. 

From there we drove to my sister's to leave her Valentine on her porch. She was working.
Then my dad's where we left his Valentine on his doorstep. V-Day is a busy one for him. 
Then to my in-laws where my sister-n-law was checking the mail so we got to hand her and my mother-in-laws Valentine's off in person. 
Luckily all three of those houses are down the street from one another. WHEW!!

From there we went to get my dirty car washed and to pick up a dozen chocolate dipped strawberries for my hubby. 

When we finally got home I got the kids settled and changed for my workout, which I finished right as hubby was walking in the front door. 

Then I started dinner. It did not go how I planned, but in less than an hour I managed to whip up a baked brie, cheese and fruit tray, Chicken Kiev and Macaroni & Cheese. No veggie. It goes without saying that there was a salad too. Oh yeah, and instead of the wine I thought we would have there was sangria, which I whipped up with an orange that had no flavor. 

BUT my daughter had the best day ever. My son too. He went to town on some chocolates that his daddy gave him. Tasting every one and putting them back into the box. LOL! But hey, they were his chocolates in his very own heart shaped box. So cute!! 

My hubby gave me a box of those chocolates that I am so particular about. 
Dark chocolate Godiva with lots of fruit filled bits and bobs. 

Did I mention that I decided to give up sweets for lent?

Yeah, I forgot to tell hubby also. 

Anyhoo, it was a great day and so much fun!! 
I would not trade in the multitude of kisses that I got from both my kiddos and my hubby for any of those things I posted on my wishlist a week ago. 

And there is a nifty little gadget set to arrive soon.
It is pink and it goes on my wrist and it is heart related!!!

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Vanilla Monster for breakfast. Not bad. I like chocolate better though. I am out so I used hubby's vanilla protein. #proteinforbreakfast, #eatclean, #greenmonstersmoothie, #healthy, #breakfast

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Feb 14, 2013

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#ootd - Happy Valentine's Day! Errything is from TARGET! #red, #valentine, #hearts, #target, #targetstyle

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Youtube Video - OOTD - Happy Valentine's Day!!!

Happy Valentine's Day!!

Just wanted to wish you all a
Happy Valentine's!!

Go hug someone! 
Call your parents, siblings, uncles, aunts and cousins.
Nephews, nieces and grandparents! 

V-day is not just about boyfriends and husbands.
It's about LOVE.

I've got a whole family of people I need to speak with today!! 

XX ~ E 

Feb 13, 2013

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Ash Wednesday - 40 days of lent. What shall I give up? #signofmyfaith, #ashes, #lent

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I can not even begin to tell you how often I have been wearing my blue suede shoes or blue blazer.

I feel like wearing blue is something that I do at the beginning of every year, last year it was navy. There is something about the shade that I just love. Blue is a color that stands apart and it does not feel as dark as the black that I have worn all winter. It is not the pink or the red of St. Valentine's Day or the green of St. Patrick's Day. Cobalt is not even the pastel color of Easter.

My blue suede pumps are from Forever 21 and I got them on major sale.

*picture from Forever21.com, $29.80

They pair so well with everything. 

White Tee + Boyfriend Jeans + Heels

Gingham Oxford + Boyfriend Jeans + Sweater + Heels 

Moto Jeans + Button Down Blouse + Black Blazer + Heels

It is sooooo much fun to peek down at my feet and see these little bursts of color there. 

As for the cobalt Blazer, I got mine at H&M. It is a great classic style and very easily worn with everything. 
I just plan my outfit and then instead of grabbing my trusty black blazer on the way out of the house I grab this one instead. It works most of the time, of course I can not wear the pumps and the blazer at the same time. 

Boyfriend Jeans + Scarf + Blazer + Jelly Revas = casual rainy day outfit

Black Pants + Dressy Blouse + Black Pumps

For now, these are the only cobalt pieces in my wardrobe. 
Well, not the only ones I have two sweaters, a pair of shorts, and a pair of jeggings.
 I would love to incorporate more though and have been actively searching for a cobalt blouse and a skirt. 

Image from Express.com, Portofino Shirt $ 49.95

Also on my list is this beauty:

Image from Neiman Marcus.com, Belle du Jour Clutch, $795.00

If you are interested in incorporating blue (cobalt, bright or navy) into your wardrobe, I would suggest using it to make a statement within your outfit

1. a pair of shoes
2. a handbag or clutch
3. a blazer
4. a pair of pants, a skirt, or a pair of shorts
5. a blouse
6. a coat (this is the ultimate)

XX ~ E 

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Mod for Ash Wednesday. #ootd - kirna zabete shift, sphanx tights, turtleneck, black wedges. #targetstyle, #target, #getyourasheson, #modsquad,

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Youtube Video - OOTD - Ash Wednesday

Youtube Video - January Pop Sugar Must Have Box

Feb 11, 2013

Valentine's Day Wishlist

I am not a flowers girl. I get absolutely nothing out of the notion.

Well, if we are going to be honest: I get watery eyes and a itchy nose. 

My husband knows this and considers himself lucky in that regard. He never has to rush to the flower store for a bouquet of buds for my birthday or anniversary or any occasion. If he really wants to get me something floral he gets a plant. Of which I am horribly talented in killing off.

There are subtle hints and then there is just this list of the pretty things I would like to collect:

1. I adore the Danielle Earrings from Kendra Scott, there are so many different colors to choose from and I fell like the white ones are pretty and unexpected. 
Kendra Scott Danielle Earrings  $60.00

2. A classic. Of course it hardly rains in Houston anymore. 

Hunter Gloss Boot - $135.00

Tory Burch 797 Crossbody Pouch $425.00
3. A bright handbag for Spring and Summer.
Kate Spade Charlotte Street Sylvie $398.00

Tory Burch Robinson Zip Continental Wallet $195.00
4. A pretty wallet. 
Kate Spade Tudor Lacey Zip Wallet $198. (in pink of course)
5. A pretty cosmetic case:
Tory Burch Heart "t" Jacquard Brigitte Cosmetic Case $68.00

6. Some pretty Bling: 

Kate Spade Charm Bracelet 98.

7. Earrings:
Tory Burch Tortoise Earrings $68.00
Tory Burch Tilslim Heart Logo Stud Earrings $68.00

8. A heart rate monitor: 

Polar FT60 Monitor $219.95

Tell me what is on your wishlist for Valentine's Day. 

XX ~ E 

Feb 10, 2013

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#ootd - having a love affair with cobalt lately. Wearing my blue blazer or shoes with everything. #cobalt, #shoes

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Cah-lean and the first thing my munchkins do is rearrange pillows. #livingroom

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Feb 9, 2013

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#ootd - #h&m blazer, #target lela rose blouse, black wedges and black skinnies,

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Feb 8, 2013

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Cafe de la Olla - yum! My fave from a little gem of a bakery in southeast Houston. Coffee with cinnamon and honey. No cream.

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Feb 7, 2013

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#ootd - jelly revas, #toryburch, hm blazer,#louisvuitton scarf

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Feb 5, 2013

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Drinking my green monster. #green, #glowinggreensmoothie, #notsogoodbutgoodforyou, #veggies , #healthy,

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