Baby Lips

I don’t know whether it’s this cold/plague that I have come down with or the drier weather around these parts, but my lips have been horrendously dry and scaly. Enter this.

I purchased this in Peach Kiss for it’s shimmery light pink color several weeks ago, not knowing it would be my saving grace when I thought my lips just might peel right off. I literally used this all day long and have seen DRASTIC improvements in the condition, feel and overall grossness of these chapped lips of mine. I would say this one is a keeper fo sho!

Sweatin It in a Sweater

There are two things Texans don’t need many of: coats and sweaters. That does not keep me from wanting all the cozy numbers that show up in stores the second we drop into the 60 degree temps.  These are REALLY calling my name. They are also calling out that I may need a stripes intervention. I think every single item I like these days is striped.

  1. Old Navy, Striped Intarsia Sweater
  2. Forever 21, Wide Stripe Sweater
  3. Forever21, Striped Sweater Top
  4. Forever 21, Thick Stripe Sweater
  5. Forever 21, Colorblock Turtleneck Sweater



New Year’s Survery: Der Edition

Hello blogworld. It’s been a while and I apologize for that. It’s been an interesting, super duper busy, crazy, fabulous year and I think I need to get back on the Tipsy track so all y’all can know about it! And I’m going to start with my New Year’s survey! 

1. What did you do in 2011 that you’d never done before?

I went back to school. Which sucked and was awesome at the same time. Sucked bc it was school and juggling that with a baby… but was awesome feeling  to know I could get back in the swing of those things again and actually pass:)

I also started my own photography biz. It’s really taken off and I couldn’t be more proud of myself. It’s really awesome to be doing something that you love and getting paid for it.

2. Did you keep your new year’s resolutions, and will you make more for next year?

I didn’t have anything really specific last year. Going to school was a big one and I did that.

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?

So so many peeps: AK, Sarah… many, many friends. 2011 was a year of babies.

4. Did anyone close to you die?

No, thankfully we were able to skip out on any deaths this year.

5. What countries did you visit?

Um, none. Same answer as last year. We didn’t do any traveling really at all this year, but I certainly hope to change that and take AJ on his first real family vacay in 2012!

6. What would you like to have in 2012 that you didn’t have in 2011?

I’m venturing to say maybe pregnancy #2….still reeling the hubs in on that one though:)

7. What dates from 2010 will be etched upon your memory, and why?

October 7th… my baby turned one. I’m so in love with him and with being a mother. I never knew something could feel so right, but it does.

8. What was your biggest achievement of this year?

Putting myself out there with the photog biz. It was a really big step for me to think that someone would actually want to pay me to take their photo. I’m starting to think maybe all my friends and fam weren’t crazy when they pushed me to do this.

9. What was your biggest failure?

I would have to say letting stress get to me. I think sometimes I need to focus more on the big picture and not on the small things.

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?

No, I didnt have too many illnesses or issues, but poor baby AJ was an ear infected fool for a few months there.

11. What was the best thing you bought?

My iphone 4 upgrade. I couldn’t live without it. My new camera equipment.

12. Whose behavior merited celebration?

My husband… he has his moments of bitchiness of course, but he works so so hard for our family and provides us with everything we want and need. I know I am so very lucky to have someone who cares about my happiness the way he does.

13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?

High road once again.

14. Where did most your money go?

Holy crap, totally baby. And all his crap.

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?

Seeing AJ pass all his milestones: sitting, walking, talking… he’s grown to have the most amazing personality and he just gets cuter by the minute.

16. What song will always remind you of 2012?

Eli Young Band “Crazy Girl”… my hubs is a die hard fan and he also plays guitar. I prob heard his rendition of this song 87,001 times.

17. Compared to this time last year, are you: a) happier or sadder? b) thinner or fatter? c) richer or poorer?

Infinitely Happier….I’m doing something I love, have a wonderful family

Thinner.. .Finally kicked all that pesky baby weight and then some… somehow things still don’t look the same, but I’ll take it:)

A Little Richer…  Hubs got a well deserved promo, my biz is taking off… I’m pretty proud to say I think we are doing ok!

18. What do you wish you’d done more of?

Taken more photos of AJ as a tiny baby. I miss that little lump and I didn’t go total picture crazy until he was maybe 6 months old

19. What do you wish you’d done less of?

Saying NO. I feel like that’s AJ’s new name. But I think that just comes with the mischievous boy territory.

20. How did you spend Christmas?

With family at several different houses. The hubs even surprised me and AJ by getting off early on Christmas Eve to show up at the family celebration for my side of the family.

21. Did you fall in love with 2011?

Oh my goodness. Yes. I love my family and it was a great year with the 3 of us.

22. What was your favorite TV program?

Modern Family, Private Practice and dont laugh… Teen Mom.

23. Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year?

I don’t hate anyone. Ever. I just don’t really “get” some people, but I would never say hate.

24. What was the best book you read?

Psssh, read. Nope. None.

25. What was your greatest musical discovery?

I always like a good country song and a few of those new ones got me.

26. What did you want and get?

To stay home with my son, to start a business

27. What did you want and not get?

Nada. I’m pretty content.

28. What was your favorite film of 2011?

I am so behind on movies. SO BEHIND. I promise to catch up in 2012.

29. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?

I turned 27 and I went out out for the first time post baby. It was a really good time.

30. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?

Less sweating the small stuff. Otherwise it was a pretty stellar year.

31. How would you describe your personal fashion concept of 2011?

Casual. I lived in rolled jeans and fitted tees, flops and flats and tiny jewelry unable to be ripped off by an infant. It’s really interesting to see how much motherhood really has changed my style. I’m much more casual and sporty than I used to be. It’s about comfort and function people… ok, and it has to be cute too:)

32. What kept you sane?

My husband. My mom. Daily phone convos and IM chats with my best gals. Sometimes you just need to vent.

33. What political issue stirred you the most?

I don’t do politics.

34. Who did you miss?

I think maybe a little bit of adult interaction. I love being at home with my son, but a little adult convo is much appreciated.

35. Who was the best new person you met?

All these babies. I love babies.

36. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2010.

Sometimes life takes you in directions you never imagined. And that’s a good thing.

37. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year.

“Your little hand’s wrapped around my finger
And it’s so quiet in the world tonight
Your little eyelids flutter cause you’re dreaming
So I tuck you in, turn on your favorite night light
To you everything’s funny, you got nothing to regret
I’d give all I have, honey
If you could stay like that”

-Taylor Swift


Target on Top of Their Game

I can never go into Target without browsing their clothing section. Through my recent perusing, this is what I laid my eyes on and I am oh too smitten!

  1. Target, Sleeveless Top with Looped Ruffles
  2. Target, Slub Scoop Neck Dress
  3. Target, Iris Woven Top
  4. Target, Converse One Star Maggie Abstract Print Top
  5. Target, Kangaroo Pocket Hoodie
  6. Target, Tab Sleeve Cardigan

Bottle Be Gone

I was given some pretty sound advice from our pediatrician to start my little man with a practice sippy cup at 6 months old, so he would be a pro by one year. Well, thanks to the 3 stage Nuby cup we were bottle free in our household a few months shy of the year mark!

This bottle/cup transition was so smooth I have to tell each and every one of you with bambinos to try this out. It allows for your little one to hold the bottle and learn to drink and when they are ready you can switch to the sippy cup nipple that comes included. I can not say enough great things about these little gems!

Dreamy Cow

Damn this candy will knock your socks off! Only 120 calories. The only problem is that I don’t want to stop with one 🙂

Amazon, Skinny Cow Dreamy Clusters

My First Impression

My little man is suffering from his second ear infection in a month, so what does his granny do? Well, she showers him with tons of new clothes and toys, of course! She brought him the most adorable outfit from the brand First Impressions. It was then that I hit the ‘net to search for more adorable duds by this label. My first impression is this stuff is darn cute!

  1. Macys, Two Piece Hooded Shirt and Pants
  2. Macys, 3 Piece Set
  3. Macys, Layered Tee and Twill Pants
  4. Macys, Baby Boy Knit Blanket
  5. Macys, Plaid Fleece Jacket
  6. Macys, Hooded Jacket and Pants Set

The Perfect Shoes

My baby loving friend Court gifted my son with the BEST first shoes ever. AJ’s feet are big and fat and would not fit in most shoes I tried to shove his poor foot into. When we received these they were perfect to say the least! I went back and bought more pairs in bigger sizes and colors just in case they don’t still have them when we need them. They are soft and flexible, yet don’t make him look like a street urchin when I let him down in public places. Well done, Court!

Target, Trumpette Too Infant Tennie

Sweating it Out

I’m waiting, very impatiently for the ability to wear sweaters and boots and scarves and to put a beanie on my still almost bald baby’s head. Old Navy’s new arrivals have me drooling and sweating all at the same time. Why must they taunt me with adorable fall finds when they know damn well I won’t be able to even think about putting them on for months! Riddle me that?

  1. Printed Zip Front Cardigans
  2. Raglan Boatneck Sweaters
  3. Shawl Collar Sleeveless Cardigans
  4. Faux Leather Riding Boots
  5. Colorblock Boatneck Tees
  6. Shawl Collar Cardigans


I have been on a very simple jewelry kick lately and once I landed over at Catbird, I was totally over the moon. There are some extremely unique and special gifts to be found at Catbird and here are my absolute favorites! I’m seriously considering the magnifying glass necklace for a Christmas gift for my mother… unless she takes her stubborn ass to the eye doctor before that:)

  1. Wishing Bracelets
  2. Brass Alphabet Necklace
  3. Brass Teardrop Bangle
  4. Astrological Bracelet
  5. Magnifying Glass Necklace
  6. Alphabet Earrings