Saturday, May 30, 2009
Friday, May 29, 2009
Mark Your Calenders ...
Thursday, May 28, 2009
I'm Gonna Soak Up The Sun!
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Yay! I'm It!
Here's my lil' Coach bag in a soft yellow for the summer. I snagged it at the Coach outlet for $49! I prefer this size because any bigger and I literally lose stuff! I know you have all had that moment when your cell phone is ringing somewhere in your purse and you just can't find it. Yeah. Well, I dumped my bag upside down in the middle of my car one day and swore to never own anything big enough to swallow my much needed items evah again!
Currently in my purse: Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy travel perfume, my wallet (that actually matches my other purse), green tea mints, Trident gum, my point-n-shoot camera (never leave home without it!), my fancy little handbag hanger, MAC lip gloss, Spiderman fruitsnacks and a granola bar (yes, I am a mom), a photobooth strip of my boys from the arcade at the beach, and a pen - cuz you always need a pen when you don't have one!
Now I get to tag 6 other girlies to open up their purses and show off their goodies! Have fun!!
Jennifer at JenWebb702
Jodee at The Pinkston Family
Amy at The Seifert's Diary Of Life
Jackie at Babies...Belly Laughs and Bare Feet
Emily at Photos, Fingerprints, Crayons & Coffee
S at a.little.bit.delirious
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Sand of a Beach!
We lucked out with sunny weather this weekend, and yesterday was actually warm enough to go play on the beach. Everyone in the Baker Family loves the beach. Except me. I.HATE.SAND. Yes, I really do. The ocean is gorgeous, the sunshine and warmth are definitely for me, but my ideal beach would be made up of concrete. Sand gets in places it shouldn't and it is dirty. I do not like dirty. I try not to complain too much about it, so others can enjoy themselves, but I do not let my sandy kids touch me, nor do I strip them down to get them into the car. Hubby saves the day and does that for me! And I always wear my flip flops. Sand just plain creeps me out.
Friday, May 22, 2009
Makes A Girl Smile
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Like this card? I got it for Betsy for her birthday this month. It was too darn perfect. If you are a momma, you get it. Ain't no shame.
Anyone see my post on Manicure Mommas a few weeks ago, where I took my solar nails off? Well, they are back on again. It was a short-lived break.
Who hit up the Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale going on right now? Please share pics, as I am unable to shop, and need something to ooh and aah over. Stinkin' bills.
And the winners of the oh-so-cool Strap Perfect freebie are Molly and KLC! Send me your shipping addresses to firstname.lastname@example.org and I will get them off in the mail to you! Be sure to blog about how you liked or didn't like them!!My next giveaway will be a doosey for my 1 year Blogiversary ... I am working on a few things for all my awesome
Have a great weekend!!
Muah xoxo ♥
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Now having to chose between my classic love and my newest temptation ... it's just not fair. Thanks.
See you again tomorrow,
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Consumer Report (and a freebie)
Friday, May 15, 2009
I want you all to know though that I honestly tried to get purple highlights tonight!! No joke! I went into the salon this evening very excited to take the plunge! My stylist helped find the right strands in between my top and bottom layers (so the purple wouldn't be too crazy obvious, but fun when peeking through), she bleached the strands slightly so the color would stand out from my darker color, and .... nothing. We tried a second time to apply the color, without re-bleaching (I don't want straw for hair), and still nothing. Sigh. I was so bummed. My stylist has a couple other ideas that we may play around with later this week, but for now I am thrilled with my new color.
Check out what I put together for Saturday night ... I must say that I have great taste, as the shoes are over $500 themselves (everything else, except for the Coach purse, was under $30 each though). Ha, ha! Have fun, girls! I can't wait to see what creations you come up with!
Girls Night by aprilbaker23 featuring Coach Bags
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Easy to please
2 Vanilla Milk Boxes: $3
45 minutes of Target shopping with 2 happy boys: Priceless
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Round 2 ...
Timi from A Girl Named Timi asked ...
Where would you like to travel to, some place you have never been?
Italy! You all know how proud I am of my Italian heritage! I would love to go experience Venice, Tuscany, Sicily, and Rome. The language alone makes my heart pitter-patter (if only I spoke it!), and the food ... oh! Mangia!
What is your most favorite food dish? The thing that makes you all warm and fuzzy inside.
Ahhh ... Cioppino!! Made by my little (and by little, I mean short) 85-year-old Italian grandma! It is a seafood stew in a red sauce, normally served with spaghetti noodles. I prefer it with a loaf (yes, I said a loaf) of french bread. I absolutely refuse to taste any other imposters (i.e. restaurants) ... this dish has to be made by my gram!
Your last "light bulb" moment, aaah ha moment, something that made you say.. oh I get it now!
Hmmm ... obviously my brain isn't working for this question! Anytime I do have one of these moments, it is because my hubby has had to explain something to me in terms I understand. Seriously - with the mom brain I suffer with, he is always trying to help me figure things out. It's a good thing he is a smart man!
Newest item discovery that your in love with?
My sleeping pills!! Ha, ha! I have just recently come to the realization that I can handle life a whole lot better after a good nap or a good night's sleep! It is still hard for me to get to the point at night to sit down and actually pop a pill (I soo enjoy the 'me' time), but when I finally do, it feels good to recharge!
Monday, May 11, 2009
We have a winner!
Ask and you shall receive ...
Amy from The Seifert's Diary of Life asked ...
How did you and Tim meet?
We met at Eastside Athletic Club in late December 1998. I was a senior in high school and worked at the gym in daycare and at the front desk. Tim was a member and spotted me working with the kids one night, and immediately asked my co-workers all the details about me. Our first date was January 2, 1999 and we have been together ever since.
What high school did you go to?
I went to Clackamas High School, Class of 1999. Tim was Class of 1997, and we did not know eachother in high school. We hung out in seperate crowds, but in a video of Tim goofing off in the hallway with his friends, you can see me looking on in the background! Pretty crazy that I was laughing at my future husband!!
What are your biggest pet peeves?
Drivers who don't use their turn signals!! Ugh - how annoying!! And of course, stinkin' women who steal the parking spot you are waiting for!
When are we going to meet in person for a drink?
LOL - love this one!! I often think of how fun it would be to get a big group of us bloggers together for a girls night out! Lots of laughs would be shared, I am sure. Seriously ... let's plan a night!! :o)
Sunday, May 10, 2009
Happy Momma's Day!!
To all my mommy friends, I hope you are having a wonderful day!! Lots of love!! xoxo
Thursday, May 7, 2009
♥ Giveaway ♥
Here's how to enter:
First, click on the above picture to visit pdx beanies on Etsy. Try to pick out your absolute favorite hat ... it will be hard, they are all so stinkin' cute!
Next, come back here, become a follower if you aren't already, and leave me a comment as to which beanie you can't live without. And if you blog about this giveaway on your own blog with a link back, let me know for your second entry!
*You don't have to have a blog to enter, just be sure to include your email address in your comment (post under name/url)!*
Super simple! Giveaway ends Monday, May 11th at 8pm and the winner will be announced before 10pm. Good Luck!! :o)
A BIG thank you to Nili for being so generous for this giveaway!! ♥
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Mommy's Day Wishes
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Muchas Gracias, Mexico!
Monday, May 4, 2009
Friday, May 1, 2009
All you need is love ...
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