Saturday, April 27, 2013

Fiesta Inspiration


I've been thinking about fiestas today. Since Cinco de Mayo is near and I'm absolutely enamored with the possibility of my newly engaged cousin throwing a fiesta wedding, I thought I'd share a few gorgeous ideas I've seen out there lately.

¡Felicidades Primo! 

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Phone Case Secret Stash


Today I have a little tip I got from my 13-year-old niece.

Every once in a while I have an event I need to go to where I only need my phone, my ID and a few dollars. In those cases I don't feel like lugging around my purse or wallet, but I often don't feel like I should have my ID or money loose in a pocket.


The solution? Hide my money and ID behind my phone in my phone case.

Seriously, I don't know why I never thought of doing this before, but it's brilliant! I might even hide some spare money in there regularly for emergencies!

Thanks for the tip, Niece!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Sketchy Silence

Often I get a little nervous if I suddenly realize my kids have been quiet for a long time. I can never be sure if they are quietly climbing the rickety bookcase upstairs, or if they are taking pictures of themselves in my underclothes, or maybe they are "fishing" in one of our toilets.

Seriously, who knows what they could be up to in all of that... silence?!?

Well, imagine my surprise when my son emerged from the quiet abyss with this:

"Seattle"

Hmmmn.

Maybe I need to leave them alone in their silence a little bit more often.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Store Bag Turned Gift Bag


Sometimes I run out of boxes and gift bags at the worst moments. You know, those times when you completely forgot about the baby shower that shifted around your calendar a few times a month ago and then you suddenly realize that the shower is inexplicably today of all days?

Yeah. That was me today.

Luckily I have a habit of holding onto store bags like the one below.


Take a pretty scrap of paper and cut it into a cute shape large enough to cover the branding on the bag, tape or glue the shape onto the bag, change out the handles with some ribbon, and bam!... Pretty gift bag!


Yep, now my husband can't complain about all of those store bags in the closet.