Stella & Dot 101: my top faves

a few of my S&D faves!

Long before I became an independent stylist for Stella & Dot, I was just your ordinary average girl who loves pretty jewelry. But I never knew how to make my stuff look glam and stylish the way some other women do. Why do some people just have an innate, natural sense of style while others of us struggle to put together an outfit or ensemble?! I used to just wear the same old jewelry, day after day, because I didn't have confidence in my ability to mix and match necklaces or do something … [Read more...]

5 more thankful things

5 more thankful things

I used to have a fun little blog series called Friday Favorites. I forgot to add any new posts for a long time. Then, this month I started a weekly "5 thankful things" series for November. Now, the two are becoming one - so here are five favorite things for which I am thankful! 1. Our fish. When E got his awesome new job working from home, he got a crazy big aquarium for his home office. This little work perk for E's man cave has turned into a wonderful addition to our whole family. We love … [Read more...]

My first 5 thankful things

2 of my 5 thankful things

I'm seeing a lot of bloggers focus on gratitude and appreciation this month, and it makes sense. Many of my Facebook friends are posting one thing each day to be thankful for. I've decided that each week in November, I'll be posting five things I'm thankful for. Since many of the things I'm thankful for are also my favorite things, I'm wrapping this into my long lost Friday Favorites series - and hopefully I'll keep it going strong even after the month is over. Since I didn't start on time … [Read more...]

Wish this came in my size

ZoeStyle2013

I've been doing this mom thing for a while now, and I have an observation: kids' clothes are awesome! Especially toddler girl stuff. I can't tell you how many times I've wished that the soft, comfy outfits, sassy colorful tutus, and super-fun light-up shoes I buy for Zoe also came in mom sizes. Of course, it helps that Zoe seems to have insanely awesome style. She does things with creative layering that I would never dream up. She's been dressing herself for a while now and I still can't … [Read more...]

Origami Owl: as cool as it sounds

Origami Owl

Are you sick of direct selling companies yet? You know - where you host a party at your house and get all your friends to buy things so you can make out like a bandit in hostess credit. I am. Or rather, I was - until I discovered Origami Owl. Now I'm seriously considering having a party to introduce my friends to this cool, personalizable jewelry. In the meantime, I'm sharing a product review. I'm not being compensated in any way for this review. I paid for my Origami Owl jewelry myself - … [Read more...]

A day off… and $100 yoga pants

Be this happy for just $100

I'm taking a day off today. No, I mean really - I'm totally playing hooky from life. Not from work, because it's legitimately my day off from work (I work four days a week and Wednesday's my day off). But today, because I felt badly in need of some down time, I decided to drop Zoe off at daycare around 11 am after spending a lovely morning together. She didn't mind in the slightest - in fact, she got there during storytime and her friends gave her such a happy greeting, she ran over to them … [Read more...]