Sunday, October 4, 2015

Wood You Be Mine?

Good morning, friends!  I'm so excited to share my latest fall fashion obsession with you today that I just couldn't wait until tomorrow.  It's officially fall around here, according to both the calendar and Mother Nature. The leaves are turning, the temperature's dropping and I've already broken out my boots and scarves. This fall, the trends really seem to be classics like plaids, vests and layers, chunky sweaters, leather jackets, fringe, pops of metallics, neutrals, over-sized scarves and cute booties. I'm still working on procuring the perfect brown leather booties, but in the meantime I'm thrilled to get my sweaters and flannel plaid back out.  I'll also be sporting this awesome (and totally GORGEOUS) wooden watch this season.  I mean, have you ever seen a more perfect watch for fall?
When Jord reached out to me about reviewing a watch, I have to admit that I almost said no.  Yes, the watches are stunning and yes I wanted one, but I'm in absolutely no way, shape or form a fashion blogger.  I thought maybe they'd made a mistake by contacting me.  
Turns out, Jord Wood Watches is a home-grown St. Louis company and y'all know how much I love my city and promoting local goods.  So, of course, I had to say yes and I'm proud to be sporting such a great local product.  #shopsmall #shoplocal #shopstl
I chose the Cora watch, made of Koa wood with the rose gold face.  It's stunning.  It's really rich, warm and beautiful.  It goes with everything and I get compliments on it all the time.  The face has Swarovski crystal markers and sapphire crystal glass.  The wood on the band is a warm deep color and sturdy, but very light and comfortable to wear.  
It's battery-free and automatic self-winding.  I love that it has a sneak-peek window in the front and a clear back plate where you can see the mechanics of the watch.  The nerd in me loves that.  And the engraving is even brags about being made in St. Louis.
I love that it's so versatile and can be dressed up or down. I wore it last weekend to my brother's wedding with my heels, pearls and fancy dress. And then I wore it this weekend with jeans and a sweater. There are all different kinds of wood available in a variety of shades with colored or plain metallic, wood or pearl faces. Available for both men and women. Wouldn't a big gorgeous wood watch be perfect for Father's Day or your hubby's birthday? The ebony and copper one for men is amazing. Christmas is coming up!   (wink wink)
Love love love!
What are you crushing on this fall?

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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Mac Says

(while catching tadpoles in the creek)
Me: Look Mac, that tadpole has a tail and that one doesn't.
Mac: I wish I had a tail...I just have a butt.
(handing Mac a bunch of pennies to throw in the fountain)
Me: For every penny you throw in the fountain, you get to make a wish.
Mac: Wow!
(throws one penny in)
Mac: I wish for ice cream.
(throws one penny in)
Mac: I wish for ice cream.
(throws one penny in)
Mac: I wish for ice cream.
(throws one penny in)
Mac: I wish for ice cream.
Me: You can wish for something else too.
(throws one penny in)
Mac: I wish for ice cream with cherries.
Me: What do you think Mim wants for her birthday?
Mac: A duck blind and a new dump truck.

(while holding a very dead cricket)
Mac: I found this cricket. He jumped a lot.  He's not jumping anymore.  I killed him just a little bit. He's ok though.
(while driving in the car to the park)
Mac: Daddy's my favorite.  Not you, mommy.
Me: I know.  Thanks for hurting my feelings.
Mac: You're welcome.

(in the car on the way to school - he dropped his tractor and couldn't reach it)
Mac: Oh fuck.
Me:  !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  (says nothing but freaks out internally)
Mac: Oh foxes.
Mac: Oh fix.
Mac: Oh shoot.
Mac: Mama, what do I say when I drop something?
(while playing with his Buzz Lightyear)
Mac: Buzz Lightyear...and BEYOND!! I have a laser and I'm not afraid to use it.  I'm going to pop out my wings so I can fly around in this moment.

Mac: When I'm 20 I'm going to be bigger than a tree and I can reach the sky and I'm not going to eat your vegetables anymore and you can't make me, ok?
(while taking a walk in the stroller)
Mac: Look mama, an airplane in the sky.  I wish I was an airplane.
Me: You want to be an airplane?
Mac: A jet.
Me: Oh, that sounds like fun.
Mac: I'm going to be a jet way high up in the sky.  All by myself with no grown-ups.
Me: No grown-ups?
Mac: No, just me by myself with a juice box.
Me: Where will you fly?
Mac: To Florida.
Me: Can I go to Florida with you?
Mac: Maybe, if you say please and eat all your dinner.
Me: Mac, watch your sister for a minute while I run upstairs and turn the oven on.  I'll be right back.
(five seconds later Mim's crying hysterically)
Me:  What did you do to her?
Mac: Nothing.
Me: What happened?
Mac: Hmmm...I think a lobster-rapper (velociraptor) got her.
(while playing downstairs)
Mac: Mama, don't be scared, but there are 20 wolves and 5 bears about to eat you up.
Me: Oh no, I'm a little bit scared. What should we do?
Mac: It's ok.  I've got a gun and a knife and I'm going to protect you, ok?  I'm going to kill them and cut them open and their guts will be all over the ground with blood.
Me: Ummmm...ok...  What kind of shows have you and daddy been watching lately?
Mac: Daniel Tiger.
Me: Does Daniel Tiger ever have to kill wolves?
Mac: Yeah.  Sometimes.
(as he's dancing around the living room)
Me: Mac, do you have to go potty?
Mac: Sometimes I do...sometimes I don't.
Me: Ok.  Do you have to go right now?
Mac: Negatory, mamacita.

(on a run, while I'm pushing both kids uphill in the double stroller)
Mac: Are you even running?  Why are we going so slow?  You need to practice more so you can get better at this.
(overheard from the next room while talking to his nanny)
Mac: pasando para mee jobba stucka mollo pop
Beth: What?
Mac: That's Spanish, Beshy.
Beth: Oh. Wow. Who's been teaching you Spanish?
Mac: I just know it.
(while fishing with Ryan)
Ryan: I don't know where that thing is.  I haven't seen it in months.
Mac: It's in the barn, daddy.
Ryan: How do you know that?
Mac: Because I'm really smart.

(while wrestling in the basement)
Me: I don't want to wrestle anymore.  You just kicked me in the stomach and it hurts.
Mac: Awww...your tummy hurts?  You should go poop.  Then it'll feel better.
Me: What do you want to be when you grow up?
Mac: Bigger than you.
Me: Well, that won't take much, I'm pretty short.
Mac: Yeah, you need to eat more dinner. How about tomorrow night you can eat all my vegetables, ok?

(at his very first parade as they're giving him candy)
Mac: LOOK!!!  They gave me candy!!!
Mac: They're just giving me all this candy, mama!!  They're just giving it to me!!!
Mac: What the heck?!  How am I going to eat ALL THIS CANDY???!!
Baltimore = Golfinmore
Alabama = Amabama
armpits = armpickles
mashed potatoes = pash matatoes
tornado siren = potato siren

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Mim's Flamingo First Birthday Party

Here I go again posting photos of things that happened months ago.  The kids are just so darn cute these days and I've been taking millions of photos of them daily, so it takes me forever to get through them all.  I'm still plugging along on Mim's week-by-week photo baby book, which I really hoped I'd be finished with by now.  I'm about 8 weeks out and it's nearing 400 pages.  I think I have a problem. 

Anyway, I finally got through all the photos from Mim's Flamingo First Birthday party back in July. We decided to go low-key for the party and just did cake and ice cream in the front yard. We invited family and a few friends with kids around Mim's age, but kept it really small and intimate.  We set up a bubble machine and sidewalk chalk in the driveway and pulled out all the cars, toys and trikes.  It was a thousand degrees that day and we all nearly melted in the summer sun.  I have a feeling Mim's going to be getting a lifetime of pool parties for her future birthdays since it's such a miserably hot time of year.  But we all survived and even managed to have a bit of fun.  Mim loved being the center of attention, although she was very confused about what was going on for a good hour and insisted on being held.  She LOVED her cupcake and was really excited to have all her favorite people in one place.  
Happy first birthday (again...late), Mim!