It’s Facelift Time!

Recently, we decided to give this old website a facelift.

A cleaner design is coming soon. Nicole and I also decided to make this site more about family/mom life, including fashion and beauty for women over a certain age. Other mom blogs are about fashion and beauty for women in their 20s and that’s just not us. We want to show you that you are beautiful at whatever age and whatever size you are NOW. Not how pretty you’d be if you lost the weight. Not how great those jeans would like if only you were a size 6. Neither of us is the industry standard of beauty, but we both FEEL beautiful. Continue reading

Stitch Fix Me

As many of you know, I had my first experience with Trunk Club a couple weeks back. It was pretty fun, but probably not for me as the prices are a bit too high, unless of course you don’t mind spending $200 on a pair of jeans.

Because I’m not made of money and as my dad always told me money doesn’t grow on trees, I decided to try something I could control the prices of, which led me to Stitch Fix. I filled out the fun questionnaire in full detail including my preferences for how I like my tops to fit, sizes of every garment they could think of (again the bra sizes only go up to 40DDD – not for those of us who have actually had a proper bra fitting and know that there aren’t many women who actually wear a 40DDD), what my life looks like at work and outside of work, what my family is like, the fun things I like to do, and whether or not I’m looking for night out looks, casual, work wear, or special occasions. Continue reading

I Just Started Running…

So, I’m about to be 40. Well, in about 7 months, but still.

I’m looking at 40 and it’s staring me down. I’m counting the gray hairs and feeling the cold in my bones. My back hurts, my ankles hurt, and I’m not as skinny as I used to be. Honestly, I’m fairly comfortable with how I look (not to say I couldn’t stand to lose a few) but I know I’m not as healthy as I could be. Continue reading

Life’s a Beach

So today I’ve spent about three hours trying to write.

I’ve written a few paragraphs and then deleted them. That’s not what I wanted to say. Then I wrote a couple sentences and didn’t like those. Out they go.

I’m stymied. I’m stumped. I’m apparently out of words that mean something besides what I’m currently writing. I’ve never been without words. Those that know me, know that to be truer than true. Continue reading

Our Day in the City

Today, the hubster, Jamie, his PCA and I went to our first Twins game in Minneapolis.

It was the best day! We started out our morning as usual. Everyone was rushed, cereal was eaten, kids were delivered to their respective day camps. Joel and I worked for about two hours and then we took the rest of the afternoon off. Continue reading

It’s the Little Things that Lift You Up or Level You Completely

I have to apologize for such a long drought in my writing.  It’s not that I haven’t tried to write but that I haven’t been able to form a focused, complete piece.  Partly, it was a summer with a house full of children but it’s also about the fullness of my own head.  I’ve spent a lot of time worried and angry and, since I am not as funny as Lewis Black, the pieces weren’t worthy of saving.  In all honesty, today’s post isn’t the encouraging, useful post I want it to be either.  It is, however, what I need to put out there. Continue reading