Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Christmas in July

I know. I know. Christmas presents in July?? Yes, indeed. I cannot pass up a cute little gift for all the tea in China. So, while I was on the way to take Natalie to use the restroom in TJ Maxx, these adorable photo clutch wallets caught my eye. I thought to myself ... oh, wouldn't they make a cute little Christmas gift!? They were only $6.99 and I could fill them up with photos to make them extra personal. Here's what I got:

One for my Mom.




One for my sister.




One for my Aunt Joanne.




And I couldn't resist this one just for me. It matches my very favorite hot pink patent Coach bag. ;)

Friday, July 09, 2010

Key Lime Cupcakes

What is a girl to do when her husband calls her at 2:48 to tell her that he is bringing home a dinner guest and they will be there at 3:20!?

For starters, you don't panic. Then, you thank your lucky stars that you like to frequent HomeGoods and TJ Maxx on a regular basis. And finally, you are fine with serving dessert that is semi-homemade. ;)

While killing some time at HomeGoods last week, I saw a mix for Key Lime Cupcakes. I am a sucker for anything key lime and the packaging was just too cute to pass up. And at $7.00, I thought totally worth it.

Well, they were. So, if you see this mix at your local HomeGoods pick it up. They were a hit with the company. :)




And here they are on my new palm frond serving tray I picked up at TJ Maxx for $3.99. They were delicious. :)

Thursday, July 01, 2010

It is an addiction

It has been passed down from mother to daughter.

Shoes.

Bags.

Accessories.

My Mom's nickname in our family is, in fact, Imelda as in Imelda Marcos. My Mom has a shoe collection that rivals hers for sure. It's just too bad that she is a size 9 and I am a 7. Because, if I like a shoe enough, I have been known to wear an 8. ;)

So, on Saturday, at my cousin's graduation party, my Mom says I have something for you. I said...oh really? She said I bought myself a Coach bag and it is really not me. It's too wild. I said bring it on!

Indeed it is funky but with an ensemble of solid colors, I think it adds just the perfect amount of punch. And it was free so I love it even more.

And, DH says you cannot wear that when you are with me. It is hideous. I'm still trying to decide if that is a pro or a con. :O

What's the verdict?