Monday, January 28, 2013

{ Feels like Spring } OOTD

Good 'ole Cincinnati.....only place I know of that you can truly enjoy all 4 seasons in a month's time - seriously!!

Week before last we hit 70 degrees with sun and gorgeous temps - people were driving around with their convertible tops down in January in Ohio!! Just 2 days later we were literally in the teens and then single digits with wind chills and this week we are starting in the 50's with the promise of high 60's tomorrow and back to teens by week's end! 
Birds were chirping today and the warm breeze made it feel and sound like spring. Well, I was inspired and had to pull out my fantastic pastel trench.
I seriously love this jacket and am so looking forward to lots of where in the coming months - once the "real" spring makes it's entrance into Cincinnati. Until then I was very thankful to enjoy it today with a pair of my favorite boots in order to stay dry and elevated out of all those puddles while errand running this afternoon :)

 Nasty Gal Lilac TrenchVince Camuto "Norway" boot (most recently worn here & here) / Tunic by Love Stitch (old) / Jeggings by Hue / Initial necklace via Etsy (last year) / Soiree Stud Earrings via Stella & Dot (my favorites and have been for months now!) / Coach cross body bag (oldie but goodie - super easy to carry and room for everything you need!)

Please excuse my terrible wrinkles (in the jacket!) - I didn't even notice them until I looked at the pictures - how embarrassing! And the "oh so boring" backgrounds I just keep posting! I am almost ALWAYS in a hurry to snap a few pics for my blog before running off to the next thing (4 kids and numerous activities will do that to a person's schedule - LOL!). 
I hope that some day I will be able to take a little more time and get a bit better pics for you all. In the meantime thank you all so much for your understanding and willingness to still continue to follow this blog ;)


Wednesday, January 23, 2013

{ Animal Instinct } OOTD

So I know that I posted a blog early this morning featuring last night's dinner, but I just HAD to get one out there for today's OOTD and my gorgeous new Leopard Moto Coat! I think I am in love....seriously, this jacket is so easy to wear and too much fun!

 Leopard Moto Jacket via Nasty Gal (on sale now for 60% off!) / Blank NYC Bootcut Cords (old) / Denim Shirt and Cardigan via Target / Steve Madden Leopard Print Belt (similar) / Nine West Zip Booties (old) / Stella & Dot necklace and bracelets / Michael Kors watch

STILL trying to stay warm! :)

"Hot" Little Peppers

I made this yummy little dish last night for dinner and I just had to post about it because it really turned out so well!  My husband and I love this tapas place up the street called Relish. They have the most amazing dishes. One of our favorites is a Piquillo peppers stuffed with braised short ribs. If you are not familiar with short ribs, it is much like pot roast in texture and really flavor, too. Just a melt in your mouth type of roast......

So I had been looking for a recipe that was like the ones we enjoy at Relish, but to no avail. I also had been unable to find Piquillo peppers locally. I am not a pepper person at all - as a matter of fact I can not stand green peppers, red peppers, etc in my food in any way and have always found them to be terribly overpowering. It was not until I tasted these little beauties that I feel in love with a pepper! They are sweet and tender - very mild flavored. They taste nothing like any pepper I had ever tasted before.

Anyway, I decided yesterday to try making my own version when I spotted these "Sweet Peppers" in a package at Whole Foods. They are about the size of Piquillos so I thought I should just give them a try. The results were amazing!
I had already planned to make a roast for the family (my kids wouldn't eat a stuffed pepper if I paid them!) so I thought I would try flavoring some of the roast meat separately for my recipe. It made for a super easy and super tasty treat that I am going to be sure to make again and again. I think the next time I will make a large batch of the "filling" and freeze it. That way I can buy the fresh peppers and whip it up in less than 15 minutes!

I had taken pics throughout making it just in case it was worthy to pass on via my blog so here it is....

I started with these babies (sorry I had already taken them out of the packaging when I decided to take this pic!):

I got a skillet going with some EVOO and added 2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped onion and about a handful of baby spinach (I should have added more - this was a tasty addition!). To that I added canned diced tomatoes. I had fresh on hand, but decided that the "juice" in the canned diced tomatoes would added some great flavoring - and it did...mmmmm ;)
After that had all cooked together for about 5 minutes or so I added in the cooked roast meat (about a 1 person serving amount).  While it cooked it soaked in the tomato juice and became even more tender and juicy.
Once that was all mix together well I added my seasoning. I am a lover of the seasoning blends I find in the stores and cook with those most often as opposed to using individual seasonings. I think it is more fun and adds mixtures sometimes you would have never thought of or would have put together in the right parts (in other words typically fool proof which I need!). For this one I used a mix I have called JB's Fat Boy "Cowgirl Rub"....I know attractive name, right? :/ My husband likes it on his steak and it has a bit of a kick so I thought this might be a good was! I probably used a little too much actually so next time I will scale it back. 
It contains salt, paprika, onion and garlic and chipotle flavoring if you want to try something similar. 

While that was all cooking I sliced the end off the peppers (stem end) and de-seeded them by slicing them down the middle to open them up for the filling. Note that this was not a very large recipe because it was just a side note (and trial) dish for what I had already prepared my family for dinner. Next time I make this I will fill this skillet up!

After I had let that simmer all together for a few minutes (probably a total of about 10-15 minutes from start to finish) I tossed in some fresh grated Parmesan cheese and then filled the peppers with the mixture. 
(Stuffed and ready for the oven)

I then baked the filled peppers at 400 degrees for about 10 minutes (you should probably cover them with foil - I didn't and some of the meat on the top got a little charred while I got busy with other things!).

(right out of the oven.....I wish I had bought 2 packs of peppers and filled this dish up now that I know how good they turned out!!)

They were amazing!  I ate about 4 of them and my husband devoured the rest....even though I was satisfied I could have certainly eaten more. :)

Hope you will try this and enjoy!

Monday, January 21, 2013

{ Vested } OOTD

 Steve Madden faux fur vest / Black button up tunic via TJ Maxx (old) / A.N.A. skinny jeans / DKNY leather clutch / Michael Kors watch/ TIffany & Co. bracelet / Stella & Dot bracelet / Stella & Dot necklace / Kathy Van Zeeland studded booties

This OOTD is actually from a week or two ago, but I never got around to putting it up there. I love this vest and have worn it several different ways already. Probably my fav was with my Tory Burch black shirt dress......wish I had gotten pics to show you! Oh well, I am sure I will wear it again. If you remember from this post, I found this Steve Madden black faux fur vest (which I had been wanting for weeks!) at TJ Maxx on a clearance rack of coats! The DKNY bag was also in this post and was a clearance item at a fraction of the original price. Both great buys and versatile pieces I am so happy I found :)

Hope you are all staying warm where you are. We have wind chill advisories in effect right now (that means that if your skin is exposed outside for just a few minutes of time you could experience frost bite - per the weather report I just watched!). This makes my marathon training a bit problematic. Our group run is tomorrow night and it is supposed to be in the teens (single digits with the wind chill!) - no fun when you are running and your eyes are literally freezing :(
Less than a month until my husband and I leave for 10 days in Southern Cali and will be so nice to escape these frigid temps! 
Until then......bundling up and staying indoors as much as possible!

Sunday, January 20, 2013

New Beauty "Test Tube"

I imagine you are wondering how many beauty "test" products one girl can need and I assure you I am not sure, but once I figure it out I will let you know! ;) In the meantime I would love to give you the insight on another great "arrives in your mailbox periodically so you can test the latest and greatest new beauty products" package. This one is New Beauty's "Test Tube".  This package comes with what you see below: the latest New Beauty magazine, a great selection of beauty products inside the pink "test tube" (this one had a total of 8 products - several full sized products!) and great "Spalook" coupons worth $10, $25 and $50.

This beauty trial package comes every 3 months (quarterly) at a cost of $29.95. You can sign up here if you would like to test out this service. So far I am pretty happy with what I received (this is my first package) and I am looking forward to the next package already!
Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-hour Blush (full sized - $25): LOVE this blush!  I have never used tarte before, but this is lovely.....I have used it the last 2 days and I really love the color and how long it wears without fading. 
Vichy Liftavtiv Serum 10 & Liftactiv Eyes (.1oz trial sized each): haven't tried yet, but I am excited to try both
Stila Face The Day Mulit-Use Moisturizing Gel Cream (.5 fl oz trial size): Looking forward to using this cream, as well. Will have to report back!
Simple Facial Cleansing Wipes (trial pack of 7 wipes): Free of alcohol, oils, perfumes and dyes. I use these wipes after a workout and/or a run. I typically don't get straight to a shower or am able to wash my face so I love to keep these wipes with me. They do a great job of cleaning all the dirt and sweat off so it's doesn't clog my pores and start a breakout session!  Non-drying and they leave my face feeling fresh and clean.
Dr. Brandt Pores No More cleanser (full sized 3.5fl oz $35): I used this cleanser for the first time last night with my Clarisonic when cleaning my face from make-up at the end of the day. I have to say that I definitely felt the "tightening" of my face and pores after use. It wasn't uncomfortable, but certainly could be felt. I did notice that before I put my face cream on I did have a couple of dry spots but they didn't linger. Jury is still out on this one, but I am willing to keep trying it to figure it out. I like the idea of anything that makes my pores smaller (I have always struggled with that issue in my skin). 
Phyto Paris anti-frizz Hair Relaxing Balm (trial sized .5 fl oz): To be used for relaxing naturally curly and permed hair and naturally frizzy hair. All botanical and chemical free formula. Although I would have never chosen this product myself for purchase I will give it a try. My hair is naturally wavy and has a little bit of frizz so it might be something I would end up liking. 
Mally Evercolor Starlight Waterproof Liner in Midnight (full size): I wore this today and I actually did not find it to be waterproof - or tear proof anyway.  I had a speaking engagement at a local church this morning promoting a partnership with Pregnancy Care of Cincinnati (the organization I work for). When I was presenting to the congregation I couldn't help but get a little teary over the subject matter. After the service I noticed that most of the liner on the bottom left lid was mostly gone. Hmmm.....I will try it a few more times to see if it holds up any better in the future.

Going to run....a cozy place next to my husband on the couch in front of the fire is calling my name on this cold winter Sunday evening. I think it's movie time! :)


Saturday, January 19, 2013

{Horsin' Around}

(picture above is Dolly getting up after laying down so I can "mount up" of her "tricks". For those of you that are not horse people please note that she is doing this for me outside of the pen and with no saddle, halter or bridle of any kind - that's my girl!)
 ~My love of horses, like most girls, started at a very early age. Here I am in the oh so popular "pony pic" from the early 80's ~

Okay, so this post has very little to do with fashion (as a matter of fact most of the attire you will see me in is really not great - it's barn clothes!). This post does, however, have everything to do with BEAUTY - at least as far as what I consider one beautiful equine companion! 
I want to introduce you to my Paint/Draft horse, Dolly.  These pictures range over the last couple of years. She is now a 6 y/o massive horse as she has finally stopped growing up and has finally begun to fill in that massive frame. She is a truly magnificent animal. Absolutely the sweetest horse you will ever meet. She is well behaved, calm, trained for search and rescue and mounted patrol and also has a few "tricks" under her belt :)  All of my children have ridden her - my youngest two before they could even walk!  She is just wonderful for our family.
Dolly is also BLIND on the right side. She has been blind in her right eye since she was a yearling (I have owned her since then) so she doesn't really know any other way and it doesn't slow her down at all. 

I hope that you all enjoy her photos and getting to know my "other" baby girl :)

 ~Above are all shots of her laying down/playing dead. It might seem that this is a useless "trick" to some, but it actually goes along with the training that we used to put our horse through in our program (I used to run Hickory Lake Ranch and the Mounted Patrol and Search and Rescue). This was a skill taught to them in case of the need to get someone on the horse who was unable to mount from the ground as you typically would. Having them lay completely prone on their side (play dead) really just builds on the trust that the horse has for it's rider.To practice we have Dolly lay down to let smaller riders get on and then she rises to her feet.~

~Dolly playing in the snow and her "mini me" friend, Petey, on our ranch. Petey is a 10 year old miniature horse. People would ask all the time if he was her baby - LOL! ~

~Sledding and snowboarding....yes, we did that!  Everything we do with the horses helps with their overall training and this is no exception!  While the kids (and adults) have fun, Dolly is training. She is a breed that typically would be used for driving (pulling a sleigh or carriage or wagon) and pulling  snowboarder is just a slightly easier job than the eventual goal of an entire group of people. Sometimes I think she enjoys this more than the kids, though! ~ 
~Just waiting on a rider~

~Finally, Dolly and my family.  These pics are actually from the end of 2009 so they are a few years old and missing our baby girl, but I still had to include them.  It is such a great family portrait with our equine girl :) ~

~ Above is my husband helping me get her ready for a ride....the kids were at the barn and wanting some saddle time. ~

I hope you enjoyed the pics and catching up with the 4-hoofed part of our family. Do any of you have horses?  I would LOVE to hear about them and./or any experience that you have had with these beautiful animals. I look forward to reading your comments :)
~ This pic was taken just a month ago. You can see how in her old age (she is only 6!) she has begun to grey much like her Percheron roots say she should......she has lost the black and white and now is definitely grey and white (look at the whiskers on that girl!! haha ;) ~

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Finally....Some Dimension!

Hue Leggings / Steve Madden bag / Faux Fur Collar Cardigan via TJ Maxx / Necklace via Stella & Dot / Mia Boots / Tart Wool Coat via Rue La La

It has been WAY too long since I had my highlights touched up....seriously!  If you hadn't noticed from my posts over at least the last month, my hair has been getting more and more dull by the day.  I actually had it taken down a few notches on the lightness factor last time I was in for highlights (in October!) for two reasons. One; just because I typically do for the winter and Two; because every year that I get older my natural color (and roots!) get darker - aahhh, the joys of being blonde!
Oh well, these OOTD pics are BEFORE the highlights and I have posted a couple pics of the "new hair", albeit bad quality, pics below

Anyway, I decided to step up the low lights a bit and instead of playing with strawberry tones I went for more carmel/dark blonde with a mix of my typical golden strands. I also had a bit of the length taken off - not a lot, but hopefully enough to clean up those split ends for a while. 
I asked her to keep the mix very very subtle and a "hint" of an ombre by leaving only my lighter color on the ends, as well. I want to be able to go longer between coloring to save time and money (I was in the chair for 3.5hrs today for highlights and I always get charged for an extra color bowl....that's typical for me - ugh!). I wanted very subtle because I feel like my mid-thirties might not be the time to be playing with chunky highlights and such like I used to.  I am trying to play it more low key and "natural" looking.

So what you see in this post is the finished product. I am pretty happy with it overall.  I am always my biggest critic, but I guess that we all are? I kind of miss my lighter blonde locks, but I guess I have been easing into this "darker for me" 'do and I am finally starting to feel like it's me. 

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

~ Watercolors in Winter ~

Today was an incredible day!  I had some really awesome clients at the office today and I really enjoyed my time talking with and getting to know them. Some incredible moments that only God could have set up and I was so privileged to be a part of! 
I didn't know it when I chose my outfit today, but it was the vibrant fun pop of color that perfectly matched my day even though it was very dark and gloomy outside most of the day.
(I love my poodle watching from the window in the pic above! ;)

Wool Coat via Target (on clearance for $41 online in 5 colors right now!) / Express Leggings / Riding Boots via Zara (sold out) / Michael Kors Hamilton Tote

Watercolor Tunic via Target (other prints available)/ Steve Madden Leather Belt (old)/ Goldtone/white Bracelet via JewelMint (sold out) / Michael Kors Blazer (past season)

I hope that everyone had as incredible of a day in whatever you were doing! :)

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

In my Mailbox Today!

Today was a GREAT day for me and all the "gifts" I received in my mailbox!  I have seen many people with questions about the various "boxes" out there (i.e. Glossybox, Birchbox, Glam Bag, etc). I subscribe to the preceding mentioned 3 "boxes" and would love to give you a peek into what I have been receiving in a couple of them so that possibly it can help you decide if you maybe subscribing to one of these services is for you.

So I arrived home to find my new "Glam Bag" from had arrived today! I think this one is such a great value at just $10 per month - no shipping charges within the US and you get a great makeup bag every month! You can cancel at any time and just pay month by month as long as you want the service. I have pictured it and it's contents below:

Inside the bag was 4 great products that you see pictured here and the concealer brush that wouldn't fit inside the bag.  
  •  Full size bottle (.5fl oz) of Nailtini nail lacquer by tini beauty in Bloody Mary -Super great classic red color. I will use this and was excited to get this one. Retails @ $13.00
  • 2.5fl oz Pacifica Body Butter in Tuscan Blood Orange by Pacifica Perfume -Smells amazing! Very exotic and sweet - smells like you could eat it! Currently being offered on their website for 40% off  :) This is one I think I will place an order for. Retails @ $7.00
  • Big Sexy Hair trial sized bottle of Spray & Play (travel size 1.5oz) - I have used this before and it is not my favorite hairspray. I honestly don't use hairspray a lot, but when I do I want it to be very touchable. This to me is a little too stiff and heavy. I am happy to have this for travel though. It will come in handy  :) Retails @ $5.00
  • Josie Maran 100% Pure Argan Oil (trial size .17 fl oz)- I have used this brand of argan oil before and while I don't like using this one in my hair (a little bit too heavy) I think I am going to try it on my nails and skin this time around. This product claims to be great for all the above. I am looking forward to trying it out on my dry cuticles for sure! Retails @ $15.50
  • SOHO Concealer Brush - I was excited to get this as I was just thinking that I needed a new concealer brush. I have used and washed mine so much that it is just really starting to look pretty bad. I like the size and shape of this one a lot. Retails @ $8.00
Overall I think that the value in this is great.  This month's was over $45 in products and they are all products that I will get use out of.  

The next one I was going to go over for you is my Glossy Box. Now this is the one I got last month - December.  I have had a month to use these products and give you a good review. My January box is due here any day so hopefully I can review that one for you next month :)
Glossy Box is a bit more expensive and to be honest I am really thinking that my Glossy Bag is the better investment especially after today's arrival with great products I am really happy with at only $10.
My Glossy Box subscription is a 3 month one (my December box is my 2nd box and the first one was a bit of a disappointment - came with only 4 items and they were not great) and cost me $20 per month (shipping is free). You can also go month to month with Glossy, but the price goes up to $21 per month which will cost you an extra $12 per year overall.  
                                                           Below are my December box's contents............

  • ECRU Acacia Protein Oil for hair - mini sample size (.03 fl oz) : I have not used this yet, but the claim is that it helps to protect against heat damage and shortens drying time. 1.7oz/$30 (sample included is about 54 cents worth of this product)
  • Pleats Please by Issey Miyake perfume - mini sample size ( .03 fl oz): I really love this scent. It is not too strong and is fun flirty and feminine. I don't know that I would purchase it though. The price is steep and I am not much of a perfume girl - I gravitate to body sprays much more. 3.4oz/$92 (sample included is about 84 cents worth of perfume)
  • Oscar Blandi Pronto - trial size (.75oz): I have not used this product yet either, but it is to spray on your dry hair before using any type of heat styling.  I will try this one out, but I really don't need another product to add to my beauty routine so I would have to say that this one is something I probably wouldn't buy no matter how well it performed. 4oz/$23 (trial size is about  $4.30 worth of product)
  • Zoya Nail Lacquer in Storm - full size: I have worn this polish since receiving it and I liked it okay. I am not a big fan of sparkly polish so this would have not been the color I would have chosen if I was purchasing it. My favorite part about this polish and what may have me purchasing more is that it is free of toxins.....I like that!.5oz/$8
  • JEWELMINT earrings (mine were goldtone with blonde feathers - how fun!): I have worn these fun earrings (here) and liked them a lot. I wanted to check out the company and see what else they had to offer and, of course, I placed an order (which also arrived in my mailbox today - more about that below! :).  $29.99 value (they are running a special right now that new members on JEWELMINT get 2 items for only $29.99 (two for one).
  • Heartland Fragrance Co. Bath Salts (not pictured): this was a small sample bag of bath salts that I have already used. Made my skin very soft and the scent was wonderful. I am not sure that I would purchase them though. I just don't take baths regularly enough - maybe I should start! ;) $10/30 oz
  • Forest Essentials Luxurious Ayurveda bath and shower oil (not pictured): again a small sample size. I did like the scent and how soft it left my skin. What I like best about this product is that is is all natural in it's ingredients and is made with 100% pure essential oils and every ingredient is sourced from plants, trees and herbs naturally grown. Using as many natural products as possible on my skin is important to me. I know I use way too many products made with chemicals that are not good for me and I am trying to move away from that. I will be ordering more of this for sure! $22/6.8oz
*Please excuse the sample of LORAC pictured - this did NOT come with my Glossy Box - not sure how that got in there!  LOL

All in all there was somewhere around $45-$50 of products in this month's Glossy Box. Not a bad value, but with so many of the items not items I would use I have to say that I may discontinue my subscription after  this next month. Who knows maybe February will knock my socks off and I will keep 'em coming! :)

Finally I wanted to show you what I ordered from JEWELMINT. I had a $20 credit through my Glossy Box so this great piece only cost me $9.00 (and included FREE shipping!).  

It arrived beautifully packaged - definitely fit to give easily as a gift with no additional packaging or wrapping required. 

 This beauty is reversible going from white and gold to just gold tone. It is a magnetic bracelet which I LOVE because of the ease of putting them on and taking them off!  I have had a few bracelets like this and I think this one is the most powerful magnet I have felt. I look forward to wearing this - probably to work tomorrow! This specific bracelet has since sold out, but they have so many great designs to check out. 
Also, I want to let you know that JEWELMINT is running 30% off ALL bracelets right now (use code WRIST30). They have some really fun styles - check them out here!

Okay, well that is all I have for today - and I think that was ENOUGH! I didn't realize how long this post had become.  I hope you enjoyed it and got some useful info...that's what I do this for! :)
Good Night!

Monday, January 14, 2013

Snooty Fox

Do you sell your used clothing to a consignment shop?  Maybe you like to check out the local consignment shop to see what they have? 

Well, I think both are great ideas and I am going to spend more time doing them myself in 2013!
I live just down the street from a really great consignment shop called "Snooty Fox".  They are a consignment shop for designer clothing. I have lived down the street from this little gem for about 3 years now and had only been in one time. I found things I loved that one time I went in, but I just never made it a priority to go back and take another look.  
Well, today that changed! I spoke with a girlfriend who lives in my neighborhood this past weekend and she told me that she has an account there and often takes in some of her clothing and when they sell it they pay her 50% of whatever it sold for. She said she typically stops in every few weeks to "collect".  I was kicking myself for not doing this before. I mean, let's face it, I REALLY like to shop and in order to make room for my shopping I either need to add another room/closet to the back of my house or I need to clear out old items to make room for new. The problem is that the "old" items aren't usually that old and this is a great way to get some money back on those great designer pieces that I am just not wearing any longer. Not only will this help my space issues but it will help my pocket book as well...and another resolution is to budget better this year so this is a win/win for me!! 

I had collected a few things out of my closet this morning while organizing and I took them in. To my surprise they took everything (well, except on khaki jacket and I don't blame them! ;) The whole process was super easy and only took about 5 minutes!  While I was in there I ran into another good friend and she was also "collecting" from her previous sales. I can't wait to see what they sell my items for. It was a total of 12 great pieces. I will let you know how it goes!

It was such a productive day!  Not only did I set up my consignment account, but I also returned several items that I had just not gotten to over the last week or two.  It felt good to get those done and off my list - also more money back in the pocket book! ;) 

Well, while I was at it I thought I should post my OOTD since I did grab some quick pics on my way out the door this morning. 

Turtleneck sweater (old, but SO comfy and warm!)
I.N.C. dark wash Skinny Jeans via Macy's (current season) 
Zara Riding Boots (current season)
Michael Kors Hamilton Tote(current season)
Sunnies via Loft (current season)
Bubble Necklace purchased on Ebay (similar here)

Please excuse the lifeless hair in the pics....I am about 4 weeks overdue for a highlight AND it's dirty!  Due for a wash tonight!! :)


Sunday, January 13, 2013

Ladies Night

Tonight I am headed to my Ladies Fantasy Football League "Awards Dinner". This was my first year involved in a LFFL and I had a blast!  I enjoy football, but do not follow every game typically so this definitely had me getting more into the season as my fantasy players were pulled from teams all across the league. Most days I think I was more into the games (certainly my individual players!) than my husband was ;)
Well, I didn't do too bad for my rookie year.....I finished dead middle in our league of 10 teams.  I am looking forward to the dinner tonight to see who won and how our points totals played out. 

For tonight's dinner (and church this morning - we were teaching the 5th and 6th graders so I was more casual than usual) this is my OOTD.  Sorry the pics are in a Macy's mirror.  It was raining and yucky today and I just didn't have a good opportunity to get better pics with everything that was going on so I took advantage of the dressing room (and grabbed a few goodies while I was there :).

(Sorry the quality is so poor)
Steve Madden Leather motorcycle Jacket (old)
Nine West Ankle boots (old)
Floral top (thrifted)
Spike bracelets via TJ Maxx

Not that you can really see my outfit in this pick, but I couldn't pass up the opportunity to get a couple photos of my baby girl on here, too. These were taken at my oldest son's basketball game earlier today. 

 Enjoying her favorite Plum Organics baby food - Broccoli and Apple :)

Giving me a big belly laugh!

So there you have it. Not that exciting as far as outfits go, but just perfect to go sit down for dinner and drinks late on Sunday night with the ladies. 
Who else has done Fantasy Football?  Any interesting team names for those of you that have had a team? (my team name was "Blonde Ambition" btw :) I am looking forward to next year and hopefully a winning season!