06 June 2011


Two random thoughts:

1. I never got the aviators, instead, I went with the Ray Ban Wayfarers.  Actually, I got the "new Wayfarer" since I apparently have a small face.  Either way, I like them!


2.  I absolutely despise TOMS shoes.  I hate them.  I think they look like you wrapped your feet in fabric or tin foil.  Ick.  

The whole "buy a pair and we'll donate a pair" is fabulous but, you can just take my money and give a pair to a child in need.  I don't need my complementary pair.  I will not wear them.  AND - if I was dating a guy and he showed up in them - deal breaker.

28 May 2011

Oh Shopping...

First Mate spends Saturdays with her father.  While she does this, I take advantage of the baby-free me time.  She gets to spend time with him, I get to keep my sanity - it's good for all involved.

Today, there are a few things on my agenda.  The first and foremost being shopping.  I need three things:

1. New sunglasses

I need a new pair of non-prescription sunglasses.  Apparently, I overpaid for my registration of the Mommy Mobile.  So - the math works out that I can use the refund from Subaru to buy myself a pair of Ray Ban aviators.  I wasn't sold on this look until recently when I tried on a pair in Banana Republic and thought they looked good.  It's like Mommy-chic!

2. A tankini

I have no photos to show you of what I am looking for in a tankini.  I have no idea, honestly.  Maybe some ruching to hide the post baby area?  I loved my bathing suit last year but it was a one piece and they annoy me.  

I will be honest that I am practically back to my pre-baby body.  I just have that area that I am worried about.  But - I am determined to work on that, which is the perfect segue into the last thing I need...

3. Sneakers

Again, I have no idea what I am looking for in a sneaker (light?  narrow?  good arch support?) but I need a good pair because next week, I am starting the Couch to 5K program!  I will do it!  I will!  

I suppose this also means that now I need a jogging stoller...  I will check out Craigslist to see about this. 

Oh, I also need baby spoons since First Mate started rice cereal this morning!  Such a big girl!  I will post pictures later!!!  

Have a wonderful Memorial Day Holiday!  May we honor the memories of those who fought so valiantly for our Freedom!

14 May 2011

On the Mommy-Mobile...

I did it.  I finally broke down and bought a new car.  A 2011 Subaru Outback.

It was time to really start my life a new, time to hand the Jetta keys over to my 21 year old brother (to be fair, he did buy it from me) and get a full on Mommy-Mobile.  I just couldn't keep driving First Mate around in the Jetta - it was too small, too unreliable (it's one thing to have a problem when it's just me in the car - it's a total other thing when the wee-one is with me).  So, I went into Subaru and made them find one of only TWO navy blue, stick shift, moon-roofed Outbacks in the country (it came to Cherry Hill from SYRACUSE!!!).

I have to admit - it's a sweet ride.  Sometimes, I get silly and call it my "new whip"!  LOL!  It drives very well and is better on gas than the Jetta (well, relative to the size).  I am excited about it!  Yay for Mommy Cars!

09 May 2011

On Being MIA...

Hello friends,

So, yes.  I have been missing these last few weeks.  I apologize but, I was dealing with some personal stuff that was taking up a lot of my time and emotional fortitude.  However, that is over now and I can start to get back to my life!  Yay!

I will leave you with this fun photo of First Mate and me from Mother's Day breakfast.  Of course, First Mate is sleeping - again!  LOL!

Hope you had a great weekend!

23 April 2011

On Easter Baskets...

The Easter Bunny came to our house to drop off all these great presents for First Mate!

Have a Blessed Easter, Everyone!

19 April 2011

On Hair Products...

Does anyone have one of these?

I really want to try out the Instyler, but it seems like a steep price if it doesn't work

Reviews anyone?

10 April 2011

On The Price of Fashion...

A few days ago, I saw this beautiful dress on the KJP Facebook page.

Now, I want this dress.  But, it's THREE HUNDRED AND FORTY dollars.  Do you know what else I could buy for $340?  Let's see...

I could buy this for First Mate:

This for me (nowhere near as chic, I know but looks oh so comfy and is only $30):

And then we could wear our dresses and go spend the night at the Marriott in Annapolis! 

I still want the Milly dress though...  ;)~