happy easter.


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a clothespin craft



how cute is this?!
i cannot wait for the days when zoey and i can do crafts together.
le sigh.

{for more crafty tutorials and fun printables, visit non dairy diary.}


i did not write that post about doing surveys and making money! i don’t do online surveys, nor do i endorse them. obviously, i have been spammed or hacked and have every intention of contacting WordPress.

sorry for the nonsense!


gossip girl

yes, i know…i’m a little late to the party.  but i am obsessed.   
i’ve never wanted to be a wealthy, manipulative, gorgeous teenager so bad in my entire life.   
when the show first started i was like – oh HAIL no.  i am not watching a bunch of rich kids run around manhattan having sex and boozin-it-up.  but 5 years later the style network started showing reruns and one night i caught the beginning of the pilot episode and then recorded the next two episodes and here we are… i cannot get enough.  this show is fun.  i watch it on my ipad way past my bedtime – episode after episode, i’ll turn it on as soon as i get home from work while zoey destroys the house.  this morning, i propped the ipad up on a shelf in the bathroom and watched an episode while getting ready.  i even went home on my lunch break to catch an episode while chowing on a peanut butter and jelly sandwich and tortilla chips.  it was so worth it. 
lucky for me, netflix has the first four seasons.  so…i’m booked up for a while.  leave a message after the beep.


{did ya see what i did there?}

ps.  who else is a fan??

winning. 9th place.

remember when i begged and pleaded every damn day for you to vote for me?

well, the end result was 9th place.  hooray!

since the contest, i’ve landed hundreds of contracts with thousand of companies and can now use my blog as my sole source of income.  i live in a big mansion with a nanny and a cook.  i’ll probably write a book on style and go on tour soon.  so…be on the look out for that. 


but look ————–> here’s my mini-feature and interview

and since you put in so much work to get me to 9th place, maybe you’d like to read it?  *blushes*

you can’t see me, but pretend i’m in a parade, on a float made of roses and candy and i’m princess-waving to my thousands of adoring fans. 

i am truly grateful.



there’s this “10 things about me” type chain post going around today so i thought i’d give it a whirl.  requirements:  post photo of myself {like i don’t have a million of those to choose from}, share 10 random things, then answer the 10 questions that mandy is dying to know about me.  me me me.  geez.

here goes…


ten things about me…

i’m going to cop-out and send you here, as i am not good at this…talking about myself thing.  {ha ha. HA.}

on to the questions!

1.  have you ever met someone famous?  yes.  heather locklear {at a tanning salon}, dane cook in the stairwell of a comedy club.  {i told him he was funny.  duh.}, kelly kapoor at a dirty projectors concert.  {read that post.}, and ronald macdonald.  i was like 5.  he loomed over me at what seemed like 10 feet tall and exclaimed in that silly clown voice, “we have the same color hair!”  i cried. 

2.  what is your happiest childhood memory?  celebrating christmas!  getting dressed up in a velvet-y dress, my mom curling my hair, running around grandma’s house with my cousins, opening presents, eating yummy food…

3.  favorite album of all time?  this is really hard!  august and everything after by counting crows {circa 1993.}  i love every. single. song. on that album.  and i know all the words.

4.  are you a salty or sweet lover?  salt

5.  what is your favorite guilty pleasure tv show or movie?  jerseylicious

6.  describe your favorite sandwich.  easy!  thinly sliced prosciutto ham with camembert cheese, fresh melon and arugula, served on a french baguette. 

7.  what was your first pet?  i vaguely remember {i was young} my dad having a giant sheep dog named duchess. 

8.  what is your biggest accomplishment thus far in life?  can i say my kids?  because they are amazing and being a parent is hard, in my book.  *pats self on back*  and mom, you were right.  about everything you ever said. 

9.  what is the first blog you started reading?  second skin style.  christina became one of  my really good “irl” friends.  sadly, she’s no longer blogging. 

10.  if you had to choose one dessert for the rest of your life, what would it be?  strawberry shortcake!

there ya have it! 

…and today’s the last day to vote over at circle of mom’s!  if you wanna…click here.  xoxo