Feathers and Hickies...oh my

Today...we sneezed our way around the mall.
Just had to get out of the house.
So I figured why not spread our cold germs around the air conditioned mall.  
Yes.  I am that mom that took her contagious children to the mall.
What did we get?
Hair feathers.

I know I know...these have been around for awhile.
But I think they are kinda cool.
I wanted some myself but 
A. my hair is all one length and rediculously long so they would look stupid
B. I baffled the lady on my hair color...no joke.  I was not kidding when I said
my roots were 3 inches long. I may have lied...they may be worse.
Let's put it this way...the top part of my head is dark brown and the bottom 8 inches or so is
Ainsley's color.  Been to the salon much?  
So...no feathers for me.

But look how cute this chick looks.
 You can get her hair feathers in her etsy shop here.
I want some to play with.
I guess I could just get something temporary.
I used to have one of these when I was a kid.
I got it at the Calgary Stampede and we would clip them to the back of our cowboy hats.
I was looking for something similar last summer
...then I was going to make some for the girls
(ok...and me;)  
and now...look...they are back!
Get this one here.
I love etsy.
I don't think Stephen Tyler ever quit wearing them.
So that right there makes them cool.
So that was our day.

Oh and I also gave Lili loo a hickie by accident.
I was pretending to be mommy vampire.
It's ok.
She loves me:)
Just look at what was on her ipod last night.

I just found proof of my horrible hair color.
Ainsley took this photo last week after doing my hair for me.
I have no idea what that swirl thing is in my hair...but she gets an A for creativity.

You see. I wasn't lying about needing a trip to the salon.
Maybe in the fall. 


Well...for now I am back

I would like to report that at this very moment...I feel kinda...like myself.
The last week has been horrible.
Between Peyton and myself we were a disaster.
Today is the first day in over a week that I felt ok.
Peyton's hives have cleared up (thank GOD) ...sure she has a horrible cold now and I just
heard Ainsley sneeze twice in a row...but colds I can handle.
Head to toe hives...no thanks.
Dizziness, tummy ache and everything else that goes with those...see ya.
A box of tissue and some tylenol and we are all set.
So today I want to pretend like it is not 116 degrees out (even though it is and will be all week) and
I want to look at some things that make us all feel better.
Let's see what we can find.
With Peyton's birthday in a week, normally I would have a post about cute things I have found/planned/made for it...but since we have all been so sick, I honestly have no idea what I am doing.
All I know is that they are rollerskating.  Hopefully the rest will fall into place.

Ok...first...I think this beach towel blanket would be super cute to make and carry to and from the pool.
You can get the instructions from Martha here.
 How fabulous do these look.
I have this magazine...it is a good one.
Including an adorable party from Kim of TomKat Studios in there.

Now that my appetite is back (darnit on that one)...I need someone to make
me this because I still don't feel like cooking:)
Cornbread and Chili in a jar....recipe here.
 Speaking of food...I have been wanting one of these for a couple months.
Had I just ordered one online I would have it by now.
But nooo...I keep waiting to see one in a store somewhere.
Why?  No idea.
Zoku...you need to be at Target. Thank you.

Now onto summer wears.

I love hats.
Knit berets in the winter...straw/floppy/fedora/caps in the summer.
Covers my winkled forehead and my 3 inch long roots:)

Next...under the hat.
I will admit...I seem to not be big on brushing my hair these days.
No idea why. Maybe because my head hurt so much.
But I have also taken a liking to this Surf Spray from Bumble & Bumble.

Now something to wear without dying of heat.
I was in Old navy the other day and was pleasantly surprised with their maxi dresses.
Since I am a big fan of Ella Moss and Splendid clothes...mainly their stripes...
I was happy to see more stripes. Love me some stripes.  Can't have too many stripes.

And then to the feet.

I have to admit.  All winter my feet are in UGGS...all summer they are in havainanas.
There are no flip flops as comfy.
Apparently for once my timing was impeccable because a month or so ago Missoni did a
limited edition collaboration with Havainanas and guess who snagged a pair.

Sure I could probably turn around and sell them for $200+ on ebay...but why would I?
Look at how cute they are!
And they look good with my Princess Kate inspired Nail polish.
The color is No more Waity, Katie from Butter...and it makes me happy.

Ok.  So not gonna press my luck.
This is the longest I have been vertical in a week.
But I am back and I promise more fun finds.


The flu...a full case of hives and just plain boredom

My last three days have included:
  • one kid with a super duper swollen face/eyes/lips
  • same kid with a tummy ache
  • one trip to the pediatrician
  • target pharmacy to get said steroids for puffy child
  • no sleep for me as I stare at puffy child
  • trip to the ER for puffy child
  • 2nd trip to target pharmacy for epi pen
  • still no sleep as I again stare all night at puffy child
  • sunday spent on the couch sleeping literally all day because
  • I also have a stomach bug and I feel like _ _ _ _

Oh this weekend sucked. 
I literally watched Disney Channel none stop all weekend because I was surrounded by
kids (one puffy and one bored) and I truly didn't care what was on tv.
(although I will say...A.N.T Farm, Shake it up, Kickin' it and Good Luck Charlie are all pretty hilarious shows...OH and Zeke and Luther...makes me laugh) but...
I just need the hives to go away.
And my tummy ache to go away.
Saturday morning was our last volleyball game of the season.
We are the coaches of Ainsley's team.
Steve is in Kentucky.
I was on the couch and unable to move.
Did I mention how much this weekend sucked?

Ok...enough whining.
I will say a very large prayer that Peyton's hives are not here in the morning.
I think they will be...but they have to leave eventually.
I hope.  Poor kid.

I did manage to make and ship some orders today.
In between my unconciousness.
If anyone that knows me THINKS they saw someone who looked like me yesterday at the pharmacy but they were frightened because I looked like I hadn't washed/brushed etc.  
It was in fact me...and I in fact hadn't.

Ok...down to business.
The cut off for GUARANTEED orders before we go on vacation in July was last week.
Sorry.  But I had to cut it off and now being so sick...I am glad I did.
You can still place orders...however everything that is ordered now will not start shipping until the first week in August.  And they will be filled in the order they were placed.  
So basically if you need something in August...
place your order now so I can get it to you starting August 1st.

Today was Father's day.
I wish my dad a very happy fathers day.
He is such a wonderful dad. 
I love him with all my heart.
And I wish my hubby a wonderful father's day.
He didn't get to spend it with his girls this year...but 
thanks to skype...he got to see them...kinda.

And I leave you with a couple pics:)
First...for the dad's
Thank you Natalie for posting this photo. I love it.

And then little Ella.
Her mom is Tracey from Dancing Freckle
and then...some beauties from the very talented (aka she does it all)
Julie at zozobugbaby
love these photos soooo much
tank from paperlili
skirt from ...dancing freckle

Thank you ladies!

Ok...I have been awake for an hour and a half...
my pillow and blankie are calling my sore body back to sleep.


Today I am a rockstar lifeguard

Well...at least I feel like one with all the time spent beside a pool.
Bring on the green hair.
But...at least I look the part right?
Ahhh...what else did I accomplish this week?
Somewhere Ava is sportin a super cute pixelated heart tank
with a heart awareness ribbon on her back shoulder:)
Ya...I know what you are going to say "why wasn't this an option for 4th of July?"
And I am going to say..."uhhhh...I have no idea...because it took Ava's mom to come up with the blue/red heart version and I had no idea how cute it would turn out!" 
So there.   Of course...if you do want it for 4th of July...there is still time:)
Just order quickly!

The girls have been out of school for almost 3 weeks now I guess...and Lily Loo FINALLY
has a schools out for summer tank.
Better late than never.
If you need one of these...I have about 5 on hand ready to ship so you can have it quickly:)
I now know what I am wearing to the T Swizzle concert:)
So if you need another option for your Swift attire...you too can be sparkling in a Taylor 13
(her favorite number for those that are confused).
This could be on any tee or tank for ladies or kiddies.
You know the drill:)

Another new spin on the Carriage tee.
Cute huh.

An updated version of the Happy Mom.
And I leave you with our latest obsession.
lalaloopsy pencil toppers.
So. Stinkin. Cute.
Maybe too cute to actually take to school as chances of them making it back home...
probably not so good.