Thursday, October 13, 2016

I love my cherry sweater

I don't often post about Mommy fashion here, but today, i'm going to take a risk.  I did a post on my Style Spies blog ( featuring this SUPER cute pleated pleather skirt, and this even cuter cherry sweater from J. Crew.   

And, after posting it this morning, I thought - my MMM readers would love this too!  

So here you go ladies - a chic, easy to pull off, Mommy approved outfit.  

Shop the post:

Friday, July 1, 2016

Luanne Rocks!

Recently, I had the pleasure of working with a good friend to take some updated pictures of the kids.  I can never get enough pictures of them, because as many women have told me (usually they stop me in the grocery store, CVS, the park - anywhere - to tell me this), they grow up - FAST. And to try to soak every minute of it in.

I try and try to soak up every moment, but sometimes, i'm SO TIRED from just getting through the day......the pictures I take will help me remember each moment.

Anyway - here are a few from my recent session with Luanne Kelly Photography.  She's local, she's also a Mom so she KNOWS how to work with kids (hence, get it done quickly, and make is FUN), and she's uber talented.  Here's her link:

1st Tooth, lost. Literally.

It's a rite of passage when your child loses their first tooth.  Toddler-hood, over.  Big kid, here to stay.

We didn't even notice Gemma had a loose tooth until the dental hygenist told us at the kids appointment in May.  She was, typically, terrified.  She didn't want to wiggle it, and didn't want to even think about it coming out.

So, it got looser and looser, and when Mimi and Papa were here a couple of weeks ago, we predicted that maybe it would come out in Kansas City when we were there late July - sort of like when Griffin lost TWO teeth there last summer.  One at a Royals game in some cotton candy (hilarious), and one at the airport while waiting for our flight home while drinking a bottle of water (it actually fell out into the bottle of water while he was drinking it, ha!).

But clearly we were wrong.  When I arrived at camp to pick the kids up on Tuesday afternoon, I saw Griffin first.  He was marching out for pick up with his  group with a big smile on his face when he saw me.  He kept motioning for me to come over, quick!

When I got there, he couldn't wait to tell me that he'd seen a drawing on the floor at camp that someone had made that said 'I lost my tooth on the playground, love Gemma.'  He was ecstatic for his sister!  Sweet boy.

Then, I saw Gemma.  Thinking she'd be jumping out her skin to tell me....I walked up to her and said, do you have something to tell me?  She said, very nonchalantly, 'Yeah, I lost my tooth on the playground, in the wood chips!'  I said, oh great, where is it?  We'll have to leave it for the toothfairy tonight!  It was then that I found out - it was quite literally, lost.

The way her story goes, she was running on the playground, and her friend stopped her and said, Gemma, where's your tooth?  LOL!

Thursday, June 30, 2016

School's Out for Summer!

Last day......tears for this Mama as my kids get another year older.

Griffin finished up 2nd grade, and Gemma finished up Kindergarten.  The clock doesn't slow down......trying to soak up every moment yet keep my sanity as well.  If I haven't said it before, I'll say it again:  being a parent is the hardest and yet most rewarding job I've ever done, and will ever do.

I'm lucky and blessed to do it!

Here are a few pictures of both kids' class presentations:

Thursday, June 16, 2016

D'Orsay Do's

Definition of d'orsay

  1. :  a pump-type shoe or slipper made with a circular vamp and a quarter that curves to meet the vamp at the shank line

You either know EXACTLY what I'm talking about when I say D'orsay pumps, or you have NO CLUE.  So now you know.  

Personally, I love a good d'orsay pump.  They are comfortable, and often made in lower heel heights, as I literally just cannot wear a 4.5" anymore.  It's just not fun.

Here,  my current favorites.  

Friday, May 27, 2016

How do you Chloe?

In the world of handbags, there are so many choices.  But there's one line right now that I keep going back to for my clients.  Chloe.  She's on trend, classic, and versatile all at the same time.  Most importantly, her bags aren't a bottomless pit where you put your things in there and you can NEVER find what you need in a hot minute.

Here are my current favorites.....and make sure to click thru to see all of the color options!

Friday, February 13, 2015

Emoji leggings? But of course!

I recently discovered an amazing new company out of New York called Zara Terez.  They make super fun printed leggings - my favorite being their Emoji print.  

I have a bit of an obsession with using Emojis, you can ask my husband.  It's waaaay too fun and easy to be silly over text.  Anyway, along with the fact that they make these for adults (shop HERE), they also make them for girls (shop HERE).  

They come in sizes 7/8 (a girls S)  through 16 (girls XL).  I wish they came smaller because I feel like Gemma NEEDS these!  Look at this peanut below from their website!

Here are some of my favorites for girls, you can find them at Saks.  

Donut Printed Leggings, $50

Street Sign Printed Legging, $50

Dog Printed Leggings, $50