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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Gramm is Here-New Clothes Edition

Gramm is here!
That would be my mom for those of you following along at home.
She lives in Florida, we live in California. It's been 7 months since we've seen her. What does this mean? Spoiling, spoiling, and lots of girlie fun! We've been shopping til we drop for the girls' birthday, back to school, even early Christmas happies...and playing every second (squeezing in a little Queen Bee Market prep time, too!)
It's tough for me to let new clothes hang with tags very long, so get ready for some new and fresh outfits! 
As always, I'm excited to link up with two inspirational gals, Lindsey and Nina.

Wednesday-Dropped off girls at VBS and trekked to the airport to pick up Gramm. They knew she was coming soon, but didn't know today was the day! Started the day with a friend at church saying, 'You can't be here looking like that. You are every stay at mom's dream of the way she will look every day. So fabulous.' Seriously MADE my week! Then seeing the girls' faces when Gramm walked in to pick them up- it was a beautiful day!
 Coral ruffle front tank-Ann Taylor Loft, White tank-Old Navy, Fabulous skirt- StacyLynn from May Queen Bee, Camel belt-Forever 21, Beaded necklace-American Eagle, Rosettes-Pink Lemonade
Amazing new wedges-Gift from Gramm (DSW), she gave them to me at the airport and I switched out the shoes I was wearing immediately. Aren't they adorable?! She finds the best shoes!
Thursday-Quick errands with Gramm and Little Sister while Big Sister went to VBS
 We almost always take pics when Breadwinner gets home. I asked him for creative suggestions today and he just looked at me so I grabbed the grill being silly and he snapped, snapped away! ha- no help.
Another coral top and white bermudas-NY&Co
 Another new pair of wedges from Gramm and Pop. Apparently my dad saw these and decided I needed them. Can't wait to give him a big squeeze for this!
Super fun headband-42nd and Orange- another May Queen Bee purchase
Sunday-Gramm and all her girls drove down to Simi Valley for a girls day out
 Black and White pin stripe ruffle front top and black ruffled skirt-NY&Co-new happies from Gramm, same new wedges from Thursday
Turquoise feather clip-Sillasoup
Monday-Few morning errands then house chores and Queen Bee prep
Polka dot top-Anthro, Midi denim shorts and turquoise studded belt-American Eagle
almost an entire day
This was my first day of 30 day shred- do I look shredded? haha
T minus 10 days and counting until Queen Bee Market- EEEK!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

The MOTHER of all WIWW-30 days: 17-30

It's been a few weeks of crazy, but now it's time to get back to business.
June 13th I started a little journey with hundreds of other bloggers-
30 days+30 articles of clothing=30 outfits
This was my first attempt at the challenge.
It took 37 days, a few pretty much repeat outfits, 2 replacement pieces, and a whole lot of patience, but I did it.
Are you ready for the mother of all What I Wore Wednesday posts?
 The last 14 days of 30 for 30 and an extra outfit just for fun.
As usual, I'm linking up with Lindsey and Nina.

17-Wednesday, June 29th-Drop the kids at school, then home to keep sewing for Sew Funky Market
Did I mention I managed to get 2 full weeks away from the preschool to focus on my first market?!
Navy stripe top, jeans-J Crew Outlet, Green wedge shoes-Athens, GA boutique

 pearl costume necklace-World Market- gift 
18-Thursday, June 30th-Dropped Big Sister at Summer day camp, home to play with Little Sister and have a Disney Princess movie marathon while sewing.
Coral shirt-J Crew outlet-gift, Denim cut offs-American Eagle, Belt-Forever 21, Camel shoes-old from Bakers, necklace-NY and Co
Little Sister wore her Belle dress up with Mommy's heels when we got home-and Pippy Longstocking piggies today.
19-July 4th-Lazy day, watching the kids in the inflatable pool and sandbox-more stitching, then a fireworks box the size of Little Sister in the backyard at sun down (never leave Breadwinner in charge of fireworks purchase again!)
Red sandals-NY and Co, Red bracelet-hmmm-old
White boatneck-Target
Blue denim cutoff-American Eagle (PS these are still Breadwinner's all time favorite shorts-yeah!-he still loves me)
Little Gussy ruffles to add to the 'All American' look!
20-July 5th-Dropped the kids at school, snapped a few shots of our playground construction, then home to sew some more-no makeup today. Eek!
Green dress-Aeropostale, Denim crops-American Eagle, Khaki sweater (TOO warm for THIS today)-NY and Co, same red sandals
21-July 6th-Playground equipment arrived at the Preschool today. Everyone teased me about being dressed inappropriately to be climbing around a construction site. Pish-Posh- they don't know me very well. ;)
Brown tank-JC Penny, White skirt-Old Navy, Bloom Belt-The Pleated Poppy
same green wedges, necklace and bracelet-NY and Co
22-July 8th-Happy 6 year anniversary! We basically postponed. Did nothing. Breadwinner went to work, I helped chaperone the Preschool Summer Camp cherry picking field trip! Both girls loved eating cherries right off the tree and spitting the pits on the ground-ha! This is really the only picture of me all day-helping Little Sister across the monkey bars.
same stripe slouchy tee, same dark denim cut offs
23-July 9th- SEW FUNKY MARKET day! EEEEeek! How did I manage to take a million pictures all day and not get ANY with my new friends, Christina, Katie, and Kristen?! Better yet- this is LITERALLY the only photo of me all day- Thank goodness for Lee.f and their amazing photobooth!
Full Sew Funky recap coming
White tee-hmmm...just realized this is really not a 30 for 30 outfit. Since I only REALLY wore 29 pieces (it was too hot for some of my sweater/jacket/heavy shirt picks), we'll call this tee a substitution. Brown belt-Forever 21, same jeans, favorite gray apron tucked to wear as a halfie (to hold my change)-Anthropologie, gray rosette necklace-Allorahandmade
24-Monday, July 11th, Back to work at the Preschool-lots of photos and website updates, and projects to catch up on!
 Black tank-Old Navy, Denim bermuda crops, black beaded necklace and pink belt-American Eagle, Pink felt flower headband-Anthropologie, Black and white polka dot bracelet-Eclectic Elegance, Silver flower sandals-NY and Co
25-Tuesday, July 12-Back to the old routine- Preschool projects. Today we ripped out some old cabinets (yes- we moved them- yes, I wore this all day...cuz that's how I roll. tee hee)
Long maxi skirt worn as a dress-Forever 21, Brown crops-NY and Co, same stretchy brown Forever 21 belt, same khaki sweater, Natural Life necklace-gift from my Real Life best friend, Shop Gal
26-Wednesday, June 13-Mommy's Day off- home to catch up on laundry and clean.
teal slouchy strapless tunic-American Eagle, White capris-NY and Co, same silver sandals
New Rainbow Frame in the shop!
Fabulous plum shell necklace- gift from my friend Angie
27-Thursday, July 14-Trip to IKEA for Preschool office furniture....and other goodies, of course! EEK!
Cream, geometric tunic-NY and Co (it was still chilly when I picked this for my 30for30), same Forever 21 brown belt, same J Crew Outlet jeans
28-Sunday, July 17th-Church
Teal dress-Forever 21, butterfly scarf-Old Navy, cream stretchy belt-Forever 2, strappy camel colored heels-hand me down, gold shrug and shell bracelet-NY and Co.
Wow- I really should wear my hair down and do it more often. :)
29-Sunday, July 17th-Afternoon birthday party with the girls
Same Aeropostale green dress, same dark denim American Eagle cut offs (uncuffed), same strechy belt from church, Olive scarf-Natural Life- gift from Shop Gal, Red shell bracelet-Beach boutique in Melbourne, FL- same red sandals (which died yesterday- so, so, so sad)
Extra-I took a tiny 30 for 30 break and remembered to photograph! Day of Preschool projects and 1st day of VBS!

Navy ruffled dress, Belt with turquoise beads (knotted), Jeans, and scarf-American Eagle
Braid to match my daughters who went to a Rapunzel party yesterday and had braids and flowers in their hair.
30-Tuesday July 19-Day 2 VBS, final day of Preschool projects-getting ready for Gramm (my mom's) big arrival tomorrow! EEk!
 White tee-JC Penny, White tank-NY and Co, same bermuda denim cut offs-American Eagle, Camel belt-Target, Fun scarf-Old Navy

That's it! The completion of my first 30 for 30! Whoop, whoop! Now my entire closet is back open for business and boy am I excited to wear some of my faves again!
I'm working on one final round up with a photo of each outfit like Kendi does just to gain a little perspective. Next time (yes- I'm crazy enough to do this again!) I need to do better with variety.
Thanks for stopping by! Don't forget My Girlish Whims is having a giveaway and 20%o off your entire Fairly Fabulous order using Whims20
 Remember, everything in the shop is READY TO SHIP now.
Happy Shopping!

Monday, July 18, 2011

It's Not TOO late!

Heather-the Mama behind Life as we know it with Two Twinkies and a Tater Tot is celebrating!

She just hit 300 followers on her sweet blog.
As a thank you- she is giving away a prize pack including a $25 TARGET giftcard (holla!), a new flower clip from Momma's Itch to Stich AND a Fairly Fabulous Rainbow Frame.

Giveaway ends tomorrow at 8pm Florida time!

Did you Know?

My friend, Alissa is celebrating her Blogiversary
(yes, we bloggers keep coming up with silly words- it's the anniversary of her blog beginning!)

In celebration, she's giving TONS of amazing 'Happies' away to her readers!
DAY FOUR closes tonight at MIDNIGHT Pacific Time.
Hurry, hurry over and enter to win lots of lovelies- 
including a new Fairly Fabulous RAINBOW FRAME!!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011


Are you ready?
Did you miss me?
I'm BACK from my little Sew Funky Market hiatus.
The bad news for me? Not much sold.
The good news for me? I learned so.much.
The GREAT news for you?
Everything in the shop is READY TO SHIP and there are TONS of new products.

What are you waiting for?
A coupon code?
OK- How about 15% off your total purchase (use the code Funky15) and a free hanging hoot with any $50 order (it will automatically ship with any $50 order)?
Sale good through Saturday, July 16th

Monday, July 11, 2011

Summer Guests: What's Happening with Shellsea

Well, I did it. 
I survived my VERY first handmade market.
Recaps on Sew Funky, TONS of new products, and a shop sale are coming (as in check back tomorrow and Wednesday!) but for today-
another Fairly Fabulous Summer Guest Blogger-Shellsea from Hunnel Happenings!

I’m so excited to post for Meagan today. I first “met” Meagan through her What I Wore Wednesday posts and it’s pretty clear she is fabulous! I can’t wait to see what she’s been sewin’ up for the upcoming markets.
A little about me, I post over at Hunnel Happenings about my fashion attempts and family. Today, I’m going to talk about giving a bookcase a new face and home! Inspired by Meagan’s projects here and here. My bookcase make-over isn’t on the same level, but it totally worked for me. This bookcase was sitting in my classroom behind my desk holding books.
One year ago I stopped teaching to be a stay at home mom to Little C, since then this bookcase has been in my garage and posted on Craig’s List. Lucky for me it didn’t sell. I decided to get some spray paint and turn this brown bookcase into white to match Little C’s room.

The new bookcase goes perfectly in Little C’s room and I was able to put a lot more books in his room. The Red Wagon book was a gift from his Little Red Wagon birthday party, Eric Carle is a favorite author of mine, and Chicka Chicka Boom Boom is a classic! Hope you enjoyed reading about my adventures in making over furniture!

A big thank you to Meagan for having me on her blog!
Nice job on the bookshelf, Shellsea! Of course, I'm loving the rainbow arrangement of your books. ;)
Be sure to stop by Shellsea's growing blog and see her latest happenings.
Tell her Meagan sent you.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Fashion Interrupted

We interrupt your regularly scheduled 30 for 30-What I Wore Wednesday post

to continue stitching up these guys.
Then back to quasi normal...for a few days or so.
See you next week!