Category Archives: Girly Stuff

She’s Here!



My Ani-Lee dress was waiting for me when I got home today. It is exquisitely beautiful and very much reminds me of a tutu.     

However, I won’t being wearing it on my birthday! It is far toooo cold here in Indy. Tomorrow the temperature will be a whopping 1 degree, brrrr!     

I must say thank you to Jen because I first saw the dress on her blog which is featured in January’s  Cosmo Australia! Way to go Jen!

Say Yes to the Dress!


I will be 33 years-old in less than two weeks.  Usually I don’t do much for my birthday other than go out to dinner if the weather is not too arctic.  And in Indiana on the 22nd of January it usually is.  With that being said, if I can  find the dress below, I’ll risk getting frost bite and doing something extra special!

I love this dress!  It is sooooo pretty, especially the sweetheart neckline, the paper-mache` pattern on the bust, and the flouncy skirt which reminds me of a ballet wrap.  Not to mention, the color is close to my birthstone (garnet).

This is Kim K. on the cover of Cosmo Australia–we don’t get it here in Indy.  I’ve called Borders with no luck, scoured the internet, joined the Cosmo Australia fashion forum and posted my inquiry, and emailed Cosmo who clearly tell readers not to ask questions about the dress the cover model is wearing, lol.  What’s a girl to do?  Any other suggestions?


The Things We Carry


 I have a vast collection of purses, totes, handbags, clutches, etc.  My favorite style is the Hobo.  When I was in high school I preferred the smallest bag I could find.  Now that I am all grown up I prefer larger ones.

 I change my purse as often as the mood suits me which could be every other day or once a month.  I no longer believe your purse MUST match your shoes and/or other accessories.

A few years ago when I was in New York, the trend was those colossal suitcase looking purses.  That’s doing a tad too much for me, but I do like to transport more than lipstick and id.

A larger purse is even more important now that I am a 2X mom.  I always have something in there pertaining to one of my children.  With my wee one at only 8 months-old, I suppose I should carry a diaper bag.  But I don’t! Usually I’ll carry a few items for him in my purse.  Plus I don’t want to look like Bertha the Bag lady!

Lately I have had to clean my bag out daily.  Receipts have totally hijacked it! I try to stuff receipts in my billfold at the checkout counter but it feels rude making those behind me wait even longer.  For awhile I carried a chic pencil pouch that I used as a receipt holder, however, some receipts would not fit and it became too much of a hassle.

I’ve taken to leaving receipts in the bag.  I store the bags and if I ever need to take an item back the receipt will be there.

I’ve also tried pairing down what I carry around.  That always varies.  Sometimes I am a minimalist other times I cram anything I think I’ll need in my bag.

The current bag I am carrying is a pewter colored, slouchy hobo from The Limited.  It is roomy and has two deep pockets on each side.  I love to use the pockets for my keys and cell phone.


Here’s a look inside!image

Checkbook: Yes, I still write them!


Change: At the end of the day the coins go into the children’s banks

Mini notebooks: I am always writing things down

Hairbrush and medium-tooth comb

Sticky note: Information regarding some bcbg boots I want to order

Mini umbrella:  Brown sugar does melt when it gets wet!

Pens: 3 just in case…


Recipe: For sugar cookies—sorry Dr. Kelly!

Receipts: Way too many!


Business card holder

Grocery list

Eye glass cleaning cloth: I use it to clean my phone

Baby bottle tops:

Snack: Special K Raspberry Cheesecake bar


Lotion: Forever Sunshine

Breath Mints: Victoria’s Secret

Cash: $7!!!

Coupons: The Finish Line and Triaminic

Mail: Unread

Make-up bag: L’Oreal Colour Juice in Peek-a-boo, MAC Dazzleglass in Like Venus,  a needle and thread kit, a Wet-n-Wild eyebrow pencil in dark chocolate, Listerine pocket paks in fresh citrus, 3 Colgate Wisp mini-toothbrushes, 2 eyebrow and eyelash brushes, my lone Guess earring , and two eye shadow brushes by e.l.f.—one for applying and the other for smudging

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