Wednesday, April 2, 2014

The Current Face

Maybelline Age Rewind Eraser in Illuminating
Laura Mercier Silk Crème Foundation in Soft Ivory
Bobbi Brown Mascara
Cover Girl Eyebrow Pencil in Blonde
Benefit Creaseless Cream Eyeshadow in Birthday Suit
Urban Decay Naked Basics Eyeshadows
MAC blush in Dainty
MAC lipstick in Jubilee

 This has been my go to palette for a few weeks now, which is a huge deal for this eye shadow lover! I enjoy the all matte shades and sometimes plain old browns/neutrals can be a welcome break from shimmer and shine because it takes the guesswork out of application. If you have these colors already in your collection then I would not recommend this palette. However, if you lack basic matte shades and have a chuck of change to blow then I would say go for it.

I got all adventurous last week and purchased these two MAC lipsticks
 I have worn them in hiding only at this point and cannot decide if I will ever be brave enough to wear in public. I love bright colors on others but somehow it just never seems to look right on me. Hopefully I will get over that because my goal for the summer is bronzer, a bright lip and nothing else on the face. We shall see.

What are you currently wearing on your face?

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Friendship corner

I had snapped this shot the other day, thrilled to have such a beautiful bloom going on in the dead of winter. Today as I was looking at the image I realized every item in this shot is gift from a friend. Without even being aware of it the bright little corner of my kitchen was created by my friends. I love that.

Hope you are finding bright little corners in your day today.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Sonnet James

As a mom, my clothing options often seem either to dress well and hope I don't ruin my outfit or wear clothing I don't mind getting trashed but may cause hesitation before I run out in public wearing. For that reason (and others) I often purchase my clothing from resale shops. I want cute clothes that don't break my heart (and bank) if I ruin. I imagine I am not alone in these sentiments even among those who are not mothers. Well, about a month ago I found the clothing line Sonnet James. It was created by Whitney, a mother to two boys who understands this struggle of wanting to look nice while engaging in life. To give a taste of her philosophy on clothing I have included a quote from her webpage.

 "Whitney believes passionately in being a playful and involved mother. She also believes that with the right dress you can look great without letting your clothes get in the way of the next big adventure! Sonnet James was born out of the idea that beautiful clothing should work for moms—durable, comfortable, and beautiful, yet easy to care for."
Do you not love her perspective? And now for a few shots of these beautiful pieces of clothing and hats. PS: why do I not wear hats more?




Oh, did I mention that she only designs dresses? Well she does and I love her for it! I know the price tags are hefty and for that reason I do not own one of her dresses....well that and all the models are such tiny little things and I have never been described as a waif so I am not entirely sure how the clothing would translate on me....but it certainly is intriguing!

Do any of you own a Sonnet James dress? I would love to hear a personal testimony to how her dresses and hats wear.

Monday, February 3, 2014

white out

I love snow, but it is especially fun when you get a "warm" day and snow because then you get to do this.

And my personal favorite.....

passing out from all that fun.

Thursday, January 30, 2014


"A portrait of my child, once a week, every week, in 2014." 
Vera and her favorite book right now
Almost everything Judah does involves artistic flair....even how he eats his afternoon snack of pretzels and marshmallows.

Isabelle, my little artist at work.