Cute Cleaning

I hate cleaning…like with a passion.  But it’s gotta be done amiright? These items may make things a little more fun.  #2 is my fav!

  1. Doggie Broom, Viceversa
  2. Dishwashing Gloves, Horchow
  3. Kitchen Sponge, Viceversa
  4. Pretty Tools Mini Dustpan & Brush, Peters Path


Things that make me go mmmm….ohmygawditssobrightandrufflyImighthavetobuythisineverycolor.

  1. Target, Cascade Front Top
  2. Old Navy, Womens Ruffle Neck Cardigan
  3. Target, Converse One Star Womens Sleeveless Top
  4. Chadwicks, The French Jacket
  5. Gap, Raw Edge Ruffle Blouse
  6. Target, Womens Alex Pleated Top

It’s Canvas and Can Hold Several Weiner Dogs

On my hunt for a springtime bag during mostly likely the coldest weather us Texans are able to stand, I keep running into some pretty fabulous canvas tote bags! I’m thinking I may forgo the more pricey all leather handbag for one of these casual and fun bags…think of all the junk and weiner dogs necessities I could cram in one of these.

  1. Old Navy, Women’s Perfect Canvas Tote
  2. Target, Merona Solid Canvas Tote
  3. Gap, Linen Blend Tote
  4. Target, Xhilaration Tote Zebra
  5. Gap, Colorblock Canvas Tote
  6. Old Navy, Women’s Canvas Tote
  7. Target, Black Dot Fashion Tote

5 Deals on Basics Under $5 Dollas

5 Bucks! 5 big ones! 5 Smackaroos! 5 greenbacks! These are some mighty fine staple items for just a teeny tiny price tag. I’ve personally tried all of these items and can vouch that they are awesome squared. Get prepared for a bargain induced coma!

  1. Walmart, Faded Glory Organic Stretch Cotton Tanks $4 each- These are a great staple tank top that I buy every year. Perfect for under a cardi, over a tee for some cute layering or just alone on those hot summa’ days.
  2. Forever21, Basic Fitted Tee $3.50 each- I have been buying these tees for YEARS and they actually hold up remarkably well. Great basic and I love that they are made longer for us long torso gals and the stretch helps them keep their shape all day long.
  3. Walmart, Lace Tanga Panties $3.70 each- I’m not trying to be all up in yo face with my undergarments, but I’d be doing you an injustice not to tell you that these are the bomb. And pretty damn cute too, if I don’t say so myself.
  4. Old Navy, Womens Flip Flops– $3.50 each- I feel like I’m preaching to the choir here about these, but they really are a staple in my book. I end up with about a bazillion of these each summer and they are so cheap that I can replace them every year and think nothing of it.
  5. Forever21, Polished Hoops $3.80 – Being that I feel naked without any earrings on, these are a savior on the mornings when I don’t wanna give much thought into anything. And um, UNDER.4.BUCKs. Need I say more??

5 Ways to Make a Plain White Tee Not So Plain

It doesn’t get much more basic than a plain white tee. But a plain white tee is like a blank canvas.  So, if take a plain white tee such as this and pair any one of these and you are on your way to a show stopping outfit!

  1. Old Navy, Bauble Cluster Fabric Necklace
  2. Forever21, Sequin Bow Detail Necklace
  3. Kohls, Silver-tone Fabric Rosette Brooch
  4. Forever21, Patent Bow Belt
  5. Nordstroms, BP Fringe Wrap

Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice

Sure would be nice to be a little girl these days. There seems to be much cuter stuff available than when I sported my crimped side ponytail and hammer pants. I don’t even have a bebe girl and here I am checking out their latest fashions and drooling. But how can you resist these adorable things??? If I have a daughter, I’m going to go broke. Final answer.

  1. Target, Exposed Elastic Dress
  2. Old Navy, Girls Glitter Flats
  3. Target, Ruffle Pocket Jumper
  4. JCrew, Layered Cake Skirt
  5. JCrew, Long Sleeve Girly Giraffe Tee
  6. Target, Knit Wrap Cardigan
  7. Target, Oshkosh Long Sleeved Striped Top
  8. JCrew, Striped Jackie Cardigan
  9. JCrew, Snapdragon Top
  10. JCrew, Chino Ruffle Jacket

Sometimes I Wish I Was a 50’s Housewife

So I could wear things like this  Now, if I could only not look like a hooker when I wear red lipstick…

der-50s housewife

  1. Etsy, Audreyandgrace Perfect Little Audrey Dress
  2. Etsy, Audreyandgrace Beautiful Ruffle Short Sleeve Swing Dress
  3. Etsy, Audreyandgrace Elegant Polka Dot Swing Dress
  4. Etsy, Audreyandgrace Rockabilly Reversable Dress
  5. Etsy, Audreyandgrace Striped Swing Party Dress
  6. Etsy, Audreyandgrace Dots and Stripes Swing Dress with Velvet Tie Bow

Top Off Your New Year’s For Less!

Many of you ladies are already planning out that New Year’s Eve outfit. If you are like me.. you want to find a cute, festive and sparkly top that won’t break the bank AND may cover that extra tummy you took on eating all those holiday meals. So, here are my top picks!

der-top off

  1. Forever21, Whispy Rosette Top $17
  2. Charlotte Russe, Ombre Beaded Top $21
  3. Forever21, Bead Trimmed Tierred Top $24
  4. Charlotte Russe, Studded Ruffle Top $18
  5. Forever21, Wave Pleat Satin Top $12
  6. Charlotte Russe, Sequin Beaded Mesh Top $24

Not Your Average Denim

I, like majority of you, wear jeans on most days. Lately, I’ve seen some denim pieces that aren’t for your lower half and cute doesn’t even begin to describe what I’m seeing. Check it out for yourselves…


  1. Forever21, Stella Denim Jacket
  2. American Eagle Outfitters, Western Bonfire Shirt
  3. Chadwicks, Denim Twist Front Dress
  4. Etsy, The MoneyBags Wallet in Denim by humade
  5. Newport News, Denim Tuxedo Dress
  6., Zip Front Denim Flat
  7., Denim Rosette Ballet Flat
  8. Etsy, Denim Birdie Clutch by retrospecttive
  9. Etsy, Denim Handbag by CrazyBoy
  10. Forever21, Sequined Denim Headband
  11. Charlotte Russe, Denim Shirt Dress

Stuff That Stocking Girly Style!

Here are a few ideas for stocking stuffers of the girly kind ala ak! I think this is the perfect combo of girly meets geeky meets OCD if I do say so myself. Can I get a WHAT WHAT?!

  1. Levenger, Pocquettes Zipped Earbud Pouch Keychain – This is SO cool, I mean the little thing that fits inside to keep the earbuds from tangling up–can you say OCD much?
  2. Bagel Creations Etsy Shop, Adjustable Coffee Cozy-Bright – I purchased one of these a while back for a keno gift and also bought one for myself and they are awesome and very chic!
  3. Chia’sso, Pin Up Frames – OMG you know how we feel about polaroids around these parts and I think they are just too cute to pass up.
  4. Cambria Cove, iPouch Wallet by knomo-fuschia – Something like this is perfect for a mom who is still carrying a diaper can put all important things in this and just throw it in the diaper bag when you head out.  Also, its perfect for those running out for a quick trip type of situations and you don’t want to haul the whole kitchen sink you have in your regular size purse–essentials only.
  5. JennaDesigns Etsy Shop, Travel or Pocket Tissue Holder/Cozy – Ditto in regards to keno as stated above, purchased one for myself as well.  The great thing about this is that when you are rummaging around in your purse, the bright fabric makes it easier to find.
  6. Anne Taintor, She Was One Cocktail Away From Proving His Mother Right Magnet – I can’t tell you how funny I think this is as well as everything on this site.
  7. Anthropologie, Smith’s Rosebud Salve – This stuff is fab as a lip balm, for minor cuts, for dry skin, for a mini mani and the list goes on and on.  And the smell of it is divine.
  8. Brookstone, My Life Digitial Photo Keychain – I love being able to just upload some pics and run out the door…it’s too hard to have printed pics in an envelope to show off.
  9. Crafts2Cherish Etsy Shop, Black Beret with Red Wet Felted Flower – In Houston, when it’s cold for that one day a year, this would be perfecto!