Tuesday, January 27, 2009


better late
than never

Monday, January 26, 2009

Missionary Monday

Elder Jordan had dinner this week with Linda.She is the mother of the Bossy sisters.
I love their blog.
Linda said that Jordan is a handsome bright young man and we can be very proud of him.
She told Robin that he is quiet and well mannered.
Thank you so much Linda for looking after our son.
I'm continually impressed with the wonderful people of Boise.
Believe me, we are very proud of our missionary and so relieved that he remembers his manners. When the boys lived at home it was like living in a locker room.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

We Had a Ball

Last night was our annual awards banquet.
I waited all afternoon for my Fairy Godmother to arrive but no such luck.
I had to reach into my own bag of tricks.

Fierce face
I love the sleeves on my champagne dress.
It has a Doris Day vibe.
I'm so tired of the sea of black.
Prom pose

Here are some of the products I use to create a little magic.
To prevent the dreaded flat hair.
This tinted moisturizer gives light sheer coverage.
I use this tinted moisturizer on my legs to cover the pasty white winter glow.
This eyeliner glides on.
This creamy eyeshadow stays put without creasing.
This beautiful compact
holds all kinds of magic.

I mixed a little bit of this with my tinted moisturizer for my face to give me a little J Lo glow.
Sweep a bit of this sparkly white powder on the brow bone and on the inside corner of the eyes.It opens up the eyes and gives me an instant eye lift.
A touch of this highlighter on the cheek bones brightens my face.
This two step long lasting lip gloss really works without drying out my lips.

Some highlights of the evening...

  • real cloth hand towels in the restroom
  • rich chocolate cake for dessert
  • dancing like a rockstar to the DJ
  • my big fat gift certificate

Every year Tom is the star of the agency. He gets crystal awards. We have quite a collection.

I get the gift certificates. Usually to Nordstrom. This year it is good anywhere in the mall.

Hmmm I wonder what I should get...maybe shoes.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Fashion Friday

Grey is currently my favorite neutral.
It is softer than black and works with my fair skin. I like this one with the v-neck and stone trim.
The cut of this one is current.

The charcoal grey with a sash can be dressed up.

I love the asymmetrical ruffle on this heather grey.
I may have gone overboard with the grey cardigans.
Can you really have too much of a good thing?

Thursday, January 22, 2009


Even though Barack Obama was not my Presidential pick, I watched the inauguration with great interest. I found myself getting caught up in the ceremony...until the end of the benediction. It was the equivalent of the naughty kid prayer, "rub a dub dub, thanks for the grub." People laughed. Reverend Lowery was a friend of Martin Luther King. Thus a fitting choice, until this...

"Lord, in the memory of all the saints who from their labors rest, and in the joy of a new beginning, we ask you to help us work for that day when black will not be asked to get in back, when brown can stick around ... when yellow will be mellow ... when the red man can get ahead, man; and when white will embrace what is right."

It was really distracting from the solemn historic nature of the ceremony. It was definitely memorable however.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Inaugural Fashion Report

The girls looked adorable in their colorful ensembles.
Michelle Obama rocked this lemongrass suit dress by Isabel Toledo.
This cheery color was used to invoke hope.
However, they weren't feeling the hope on wall street today.

How fabulous are her gloves from J. Crew?!

Our President went with the white tie. It was a nice formal touch.

Evan wore a white tie for the wedding. Because he's got it going on with style.
Maybe he'll be President some day.

Woot woot to Jason Wu for the gorgeous ballgown.

I personally love all the bling.

Did you catch the shoulder length diamond earrings?!
Our first lady has an understated elegance with a modern twist.

She could singularly save the fashion industry.
Here's to four years of fashion trends.
Wasn't it lovely of our country to celebrate the newlyweds
one month anniversary with a parade and a ball.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009


It may be in the 80's here...
but it's cold in the house.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Missionary Monday

" We went to the temple this morning. It is really nice to be this close to the temple and be able to go every week." From Elder Jordy's most recent e-mail.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Fashion Friday

Proof of my hoodie addiction. Some current favorites.
A little schlumpy...

but still cute. No?

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Snow Day

Even though these two are 14 years apart...
they are best buds.

However, let's not forget who is Brynn's favorite cousin...

Tuesday, January 13, 2009


This month I will be featuring boots.
These are my favorites.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Missionary Monday

Over the weekend, we went up to Utah for round two of the wedding reception.
We got to meet some of Evan's former missionary companions
from the Oklahoma Tulsa mission.

One of the highlights was meeting Evan's first mission President and his wife.
I can't believe we didn't get a picture of President and Sister Nielson.
It was such a pleasure to meet them and thank them for looking after our boy.
I mentioned to them that it was a little sad that our son Jordan missed the wedding
because he is serving his mission. Sister Nielson told me that President Nielson had
missed their youngest child's wedding during the time he served as mission President.
It reminded me that my mission President had missed his only daughter's wedding, the birth of his first grand child and his mother's funeral. What sacrifice. I'm sure that President and Sister Yardley of the Idaho Boise mission are making many sacrifices as well.
Why do they do it?
Because they want to serve the Lord with all their heart, might, mind and strength.
Elder Jordan started out the new year with a feast at Dairy Queen. On New Year's day everything was half price at DQ in Boise. Some kind people treated Jordy and his companion to all they could eat. Jordy didn't let his lactose intolerance slow him down as he ate two Blizzards and who knows what else. He is being spoiled in Boise.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

You Asked For It ...

Thanks Dana for the amazing photos.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Missionary Monday

The best thing I got for Christmas... was a conference call with these two boys.
Jordan sounded happy and self assured. He was actually talkative.
He is working hard and enjoying his mission.
Only five months until Mother's Day and the next phone call...