Tuesday, November 18, 2008

So, I forgot to turn this picture, but I'm in a hurry, so you'll have to turn your heads! Hey, just pretend that 'Buzz' is flying. Caleb loved being Buzz this year. He had a blast seeing all his "friends" (which is everyone he sees in our neighborhood) walking around in costumes! I just loved his cute knocked knees in this costume!

Here's our TV junkie! I loves to watch TV and thinks that they are talking to him when there's closeups speaking to the camera, which usually makes him give a loud chuckle!

This is one of my favorite pictures of them for some reason. The classic Caleb face.

Enjoying a little picnic up Nebo Loop to see the Fall leaves. Caleb had a cold, so he was a trooper and still let us go up.

Visiting grandpa Emmerson (Jon's dad) for his birthday in September.
This post is short, but I do want to send a warm thank you to all who have helped me and voted for my shabby apple vingette. The voting closes tomorrow night, so we'll see . . . I think it's close!

Saturday, November 8, 2008


Have all you ladies out there been to Shabby Apple's site? [ http://www.shabbyapple.com/ ] If not you are truly missing out. I have to admit that I "stalk" their website because I just love looking at their gorgeous and stylish dresses, wishing I had all of them, and grateful that they were smart and brave enough to start such an awesome business. Way to go girls!

So, growing up I didn't like to wear dresses that much (just ask my mom). But that has certainly changed; even more so having gone through the whole pregnancy thing a few times and solely wanting to be a 'good-looking' woman again. What more could a gal want than to feel feminine and look fabulous wearing a modest dress that's free from bulges due to under-layering? I've been "obsessed" with playing around with their dresses and accessaries, trying to find what outfits I love best. Well, I'm not good at decision making, but I love this elegantly simple black dress, Beauty Mark. I got so excited at all the accessorizing you can do with it, that I actualy dreamt about it last night. That is a clear sign that I need to put my ideas down. This is for a contest they are having.

Who doesn't want to go on a Mediterranean Cruise? (especially young mothers who deserve it, right?) I personally haven't ever been on a cruise, but I've been extended the possibility of going on this cruise next year, and would love, love, love to get this dress (and any one of the outfits) to make the experience a real dream! This is the inspiration to my vingettes. The best part of this is that you only have to take one dress, and then pack up all the accessories to make your visits to each port a special occasion.

So the next four posts each show a vingette for a MEDITERRANEAN CRUISE vingette package, all with the same dress. I love them all, but my favorite is this first one. (I just couldn't resist posting the others too!)

"Venetian Stroll"

the Beauty Mark black dress
Lauren shopper sac
Power flats in red

Also reccommended:
a Real Time headbnd in red
Cancun earings

Blizzard bracelet

How fun would it be to sport this as you stroll around Venice, browsing at all the little shops? Fantstica!

Isn't this a stink'n cute outfit?!

Shabby Apple has great stuff and a great site (try the figure fitting assistant!): http://www.shabbyapple.com/
It's a must! A dress for everyone and litterally for every occassion!

Wearing again the wonderful Beauty Mark dress in the vingette:

"Italian Opera"

Sutdio 54 clutch
Beautiful heels

Also reccommended:

Jungle earings
Flirt slip
80s Baby bracelets

Cinturon in gold

This stunning ensemble sets the tone for an evening out at an Italian opera. Elaborata!

This entire fancy outfit by Shabby Apple can be found at http://www.shabbyapple.com/

Here you can wear the Beauty Mark dress in the vingette:
"Night on the Riviera"
Lilly tote
Take the Plunge wedges in blue

Also reccommended:

Rock Princess II bracelet
Rock Princess necklace

Imagine relaxing on a yatch on the French Riviera and eating all the tasty pastries at the cafe on the shore in this outrageously cute composition! Chic!

Shop for all of it at Shabby Apple: http://www.shabbyapple.com/

Using the same wonderful Beauty Mark dress , this vingette is named

Gigi clutch
Black Persnickety boots

Also reccommended:

Maritime belt
Peach Flamenco flower in hair

Flont this fun wear to the late-night, high-spirited, and fun flamenco club in Barcelona, Spain. Que cheverisimo!
You should all visit Shabby Apple at http://www.shabbyapple.com/
The IDEAL dream would obviously be having a different Shabby Apple dress for each day, though, don't you think? Check them out! You'll love them!