My hubby and I are hoping to grown our little family through adoption. If you know anyone looking to place their baby in a loving home please send them our way. Feel free to check us out here. If you would like to help support our adoption shop here. Thank you for helping us spread the word. Hugs.

31 December 2010


Image via confettisystem

I hope you are all ringing in the NEW YEAR in a fun way surrounded by those you love. As for me I have lots of organizing & cleaning ahead of me. I will be cleaning out my closet & organizing our man room {which will someday be our nursery}. And of course celebrating with friends. Happy New Year!

30 December 2010

Splendid Littles x Target

I was so excited when I found this email in my inbox! Looks like I will be heading over to Target today to scope it out. I love the silky soft fabrics used on all Splendid products {I wonder if the Target collection will be the same?}.

24 December 2010


{this photo is from last year}

Enjoy this wonderful time of your with your loved ones. I will be spending much time with family & friends relaxing & eating. Merry Christmas.

22 December 2010

Thank You {Rain Gods}

It's a very Merry Christmas around here today! I was awoken by a phone call from my boss telling me Merry Christmas the office is closed today due to flooding! {sad for the flood} But oh so HAPPY I can stay home. So here I am playing in the rain {on Sunday but it does not matter what day since we are going on our 6th day of non-stop rain} here in Southern California.

{what am I wearing}
Dress: Anthro {it has been sitting in my closet for over a year with the tags on, I forgot I had it}
Cardigan: F21
Shoes: Vintage Esprit
Tights: unknown
Accessories {earrings & belt}: Little Petite

21 December 2010

The rain keeps coming

{image via zappos}

I could use a pair of these. This non-stop rain for 5 days straight is too much for me! I do not know how people get any errands done in this weather? On the bright side the weather has really helped me to slow down & actually stay home & relax {I am a busy body & NEVER stop going all day every day} so I am grateful for this opportunity.

20 December 2010

Rugby {Ralph Lauren}

{Image via rugby}

Over the weekend I discovered the Rugby collection by Ralph Lauren. I like the classic look & heavy fabrics used through out the line. I picked up a thick flannel shirt {after finding a vintage ralph lauren flannel years ago at a thrift shop I have been on the hunt for another one} the quality of their pieces is what drew me in.  They get better {softer & softer over time}.  It looks like many items are on sale on their site right now! 

17 December 2010

forever 21 x feed

A great gift for a great cause at a great price.
A bracelet with a cause, FEED has agreed to provide 2 school meals for hungry children through the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) for its sales of each FEED 2 bracelet to Forever 21. Meticulously handmade in Guatemala by women artisans, each bracelet color represents the country designated to receive the 2 school meals through its School Feeding program. Silver: Pakistan, Black: Kenya, Red: Swaziland, Yellow: Sri Lanka, Blue: Haiti, Gold: Honduras. Seed bead construction, braided thread ties.  Via forever 21
Whenever I travel abroad I am always drawn to the unique handmade & hand beaded jewelry. So naturally I was drawn to these bright colors at the check out counter of forever 21.

15 December 2010

Layering Sweaters {forever 21}

More often than not I find myself shopping {for work related purposes} which gives me the opportunity to stumble upon good deals. Today I spotted these layering sweaters at Forever 21 for a great price as part of their Yellow Tag Deals. They are super soft & perfect for the chilly weather!

14 December 2010

Cozy & Warm {mittens}

{image via here}

The inconsistent weather here makes it difficult to dress each day... I never know if its going to be 42 degrees or 82 degrees! These are perfect the chilly temperatures outside & inside my igloo of an office. Love the pattern!

13 December 2010

Stocking Stuffer {lavanila}

Since we have been experiencing some warm weather temperatures these past few days I found this item to be perfect timing. Lavanila has many wonderful smelling products & they are free from many harsh chemicals. I hope Santa drops one of these in my stocking!

11 December 2010

83 degrees!

Snapped a quick photo after returning home from running Christmas errands & eating In n Out {my favorite gluten free burger joint}. We sat outside in the sun eating & sweating, it sure felt great. I am in awe of the warm sun, it has been too long since I have felt the UV rays soak my pale skin.

{what am I wearing}
Sweater: Free People
Dress: Hurley
Socks: Target
Boots: Cathy Jean
Earrings & Necklace: little petite designs
Bracelets: Panama, Target & another designer I can not remember
Sunnies: RayBan

10 December 2010

legwear {socks}

{image via anthro}

With all this chilly weather we have been experiencing day after day after day…I have been purchasing lots of new socks. I have found cute ones at Anthro, warm ones at Urban & inexpensive ones at Target.  The knee hi’s are great with all my different boots & the ankle style is adorable with all my strappy dressy shoes {even if people talk trash on my outfits… I still like the unique look}.

09 December 2010

Check it out {rebecca-june}

Are you familiar with this blog? My dear friend Becca is the author! She is fun, creative & has a great eye for decorating. She also happens to be doing a little petite giveaway... head here to take a look.

08 December 2010

Discovered {LipSurgence}

While shopping in-store at Sephora {I finally had an opportunity to get over there} I discovered a new to me lip product: LipSurgence by tarte. Not only is it Gluten-Free, it also is free of parabens, mineral oil, petrolatum, phthalates, sodium laurel sulfate & synthetic fragrance {gosh it sure is scary that I can not even pronounce these words but even more scary when I read a label & have no idea what all these chemicals are!}. LipSurgence comes in a variety of shades & also is available in Matte {which is not Gluten-Free according to Sephora}. I absolutely love the amused color! Luckily for us tarte has a 40% off sale going on NOW on their website! So glad I discovered this product & even happier that I was able to purchase a few more on-line with the discount. Hurry on over to their site so you can try one for yourself…

07 December 2010

Perfect fit {LOFT}

{image via}

I found the BEST fitting pants at the LOFT. I have been shopping here for some time now {my mom actually introduced me to the ATL} they always have a collection of petite items which fit amazingly! If you are petite I highly recommend trying on their pants & for the rest of you they have some really great pieces at affordable prices.

06 December 2010

A Christmas must {candle}

Have you discovered the sweetly scented candles at Bath & Body? I enjoy so many of their scented candles for the different seasons of the year. Often they offer a special price when you buy multiples at one time so I stock up {with all the gift cards my office gives me!}. My current favorite is the Twisted Peppermint!

05 December 2010

Stocking Stuffer {sugar}

{image via sephora}

I sure hope Santa drops this in my stocking. Love the fresh scent, smooth texture, light shine & tastiness of this balm. You can pick yours up here.

03 December 2010

A Christmas must {Mrs.Meyers}

It is that time of year again! Each December I use this hand soap, hand lotion & liquid dish soap in my kitchen. I love the refreshing pine scent! This is my FAVORITE time of year.

02 December 2010

Fashion Island {Forever 21}

If you have not yet been to the newly opened F21 you must head there soon! The space is enormous & all the racks are organized making it easy to find the trendy affordable items. I did not have time to snap any photos {I was late to dinner due to losing track of time shopping my heart out}! The image above is the architectural rendering prior to the store being revamped. I spotted a few items I wanted but did not have to try on... I am heading back soon. Stop by if you ever find yourself in Newport Beach.

01 December 2010

Stocking Stuffer {felted soap}

{image via fiat luxe}

I sure hope Santa brings me on of these! Fiat Luxe uses natural locally sourced ingredients & the beautiful casing is wool; it is a two in one product! Soap and a natural wool wash cloth. Once the soap inside runs out you can cut a slit in the wool and insert a fresh new bar of soap. The scents are light & refreshing. Can't wait to try one out!