Monday, January 25, 2010

Missionary Monday

I got a comment the other day from Connie. She invited me to visit her blog and said she had a surprise for me. When what to my wondering eyes should appear, not one but two pictures of my missionary boy.

The Idaho Boise Mission or IBM needs to be renamed the It's da Bomb Mission. Those people know how to take care of their missionaries and their mommas

Connie is my new bff.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Fashion Friday

When the Boden catalogue first showed up last fall and I got my first glimpse of this jacket it sent my heart aflutter. At $148 seriously, not gonna happen. It's currently on sale for $99. What a bargain, whatever. So you can imagine how giddy I got upon finding this inspired by Boden jacket at Marshall's for $19.99. I love when that happens.
In all honesty, this is what I wear the most.

You just can't beat a snuggie.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010


The sisterhood of the traveling shoes continues.
If you want a chance to be the next owner go here.
These shoes visited Christie first and then found their way to Thelma.
I wonder what adventures lie ahead.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Missionary Monday

Two California boys experience snow. Elder Snow and Elder B. This is what happens when they can't go out on New Year's Eve. Missionaries are easily amused.

Elder Jordan has been transferred to Nampa.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010


As far as I can remember this is the third pair of red boots I've owned in my life.
In 48 years it's my first pair of cowboy boots. I don't know what took me so long. I kinda love them with skinny jeans tucked in.

I bought them for myself for Christmas and then I acted really surprised when I opened them.

Aren't they purty. They even have a little heel. Yee haw.

Peace out.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Missionary Monday

"New Years day we went to half price dairy queen with the Garners. A family from my old area came and picked us up. He's the one that makes toe juice. Also, they now have hogwash, to beat the swine flu . hand sanitizer i think. it cracks me up."
Toe Juice and Hog Wash could come in handy since missionary work involves a lot of walking and hand shaking.
Dairy Queen is the way to Elder Jordan's heart.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Opportunity Knocks

Evan has been accepted into the Teach For America program. It is a two year commitment to teach in an inner-city school district. Evan will be a great role model for students that may not have a positive influence in their lives.
He will be teaching in Kansas City Missouri starting in the fall. If it doesn't work out, he can always be a super model.

Evan rocks!

Friday, January 8, 2010

Fashion Friday

Today we are going to play a little game called t-shirt and jeans three ways.
1. take your plain white v-neck tee + a favorite pair of dark wash jeans + some great accessories and simply add a jacket. This is an oldie but goodie. Black and white houndstooth is a classic. I usually only wear this jacket dressed up with a skirt but I like how it dresses up the basic t-shirt and jeans. You could wear this to lunch with friends or the dentist office if you are like me. 2. same tee + same jeans + same accessories + another black and white houndstooth jacket, this time in a mini-print. Another old jacket but when you roll up the sleeves then you can pretend like it is a new boyfriend jacket.
3. finally, tee + jeans + accessories + leather jacket. I like this look. It's a little bit tough suburban mom who wants to be a biker chick and a little bit feminine because of the shoulder detail and quilted yoke.
One of my fashion resolutions for 2009 was to ditch hoodies. I still wear them but I had to stop myself from buying them. I only bought one. I think that's pretty good. I needed a hoodie replacement and so cardigans and jackets have been my go to items. They look less frumpy and more polished. Next time you find yourself reaching for a hoodie, try a jacket instead.
My fashion resolution for 2010 is to be more adventurous with mixing colors. Today I wore a blue sweater, red boots and a mustard purse. I should have gotten a picture. It was daring.
Fashion resolutions are the only fun resolutions.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010


Bling in the New Year. I bought these shoes ten years ago before a trip to France.
They went to some chic soirees in Paris.
I still love them. They are like a party on your feet and a nice reminder of the City of Lights.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Missionary Monday

If you can't be with the one you love... love the one you're with.
We had the missionaries over on Christmas morning.
It made it less painful for us and the only child to have our missionary away from home again.
We talked to Elder Jordan on the phone Christmas morning and it was the perfect start to a wonderful day. He was happy, chatty and funny. He loves missionary work. Elder J was with a family that was taking good care of him on Christmas. It's true that what comes around goes around.