Friday, January 18, 2013

Thirty-One Spring Bags

I thought I would feature some of the bags that I am really excited about in the new Spring 2013 catalog. New colors and patterns to brighten up your arm or your house. I also like that most bags can be personalized. Click on picture for ordering link. My website here.

Zipper pouch in Punch Bowl
I use these bags for everything...makeup, toiletries, pencil case, great for a gift you can fit a magazine inside and some snacks.


The Metro Retro Tote in Woodblock Floral
This is my everyday bag. I use it as a diaper bag for Olivia I have it in lotsa dots. Now comes in MINT!


Cinch it up Thermal Tote in new pattern Island Damask
Perfect lunch bag. Keeps your food fresh.


Super Organzing Tote in new pattern Party Punch. Chevron print is so big right now.
This bag is just like the organizing utility tote but now zippers at the top.
This was the first diaper bag I had for Olivia (minus the zipper) . But it's great for a lot of things. Makes a nice gift for new mom or wife.

Perfect Party Set, mixed prints LOVE it.
It's a double decker thermal. Perfect for a pot luck or the holidays.
This is what I want for myself. Only available if you host a party though but it's only $20 amazing.


Your way rectangle in turquoise cross pop. The color I'm most excited for.
I love the clear window in front so you know what's in there before you have to pull it off your shelf.



Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Sub-par?

Oh jeez my last blog post was 13 days ago...I've really dropped the ball lately. I have typed up several posts and had them sitting in my queue and then just decided to delete them. Something was missing and wasn't feeling right. But there has been something on my mind I feel like I need to get out. The last couple of days I have been thinking about my role as a mom. I'm hooked on pinterest and reading other "mom blogs" and it's been making me feel sub-par in the mom department lately. When I was the "working mom" I looked at stay at home moms and thought they have all the time in the world to get things done. They are the ones posting the pictures of these fabulous birthday parties and their perfect DIY salon design nails or perfectly organized and decorated homes. I'm always left feeling somewhere in the middle and never the top. Now that I'm home I'm seeing it from the other side...there is never enough time for the mounds of wash, the dusting of every surface, picking up a million toys though out their rooms and your living room. I feel like I have less time management now then I did when I worked. Sure the floor needed to be mopped over the weekend but I didn't get to it till today. Everyday seeing that spot on the floor and just walking over it while getting Liv another snack or holding her up to clean her hands in the sink. I keep thinking most moms should be like me right? I'm not the only one looking at these pictures of perfect things and thinking what am I not doing right? I loose my patience more than I like to admit but it happens. And then the mom guilt kicks in. Sometimes I just want to watch a show without an interruption or read a chapter of a book and not get distracted. Then the guilt again. Every mom wants to be perfect. With an 8 year old and now a 2 year old I'm thinking I need to start accepting that I'm not perfect and I need to let go of the guilt sometimes. We need alone time. Peace and quiet. A time just for us. We get lost in the kids because they need us. We get lost in housework because we think the house needs to look amazing..just in case someone stops by. We get lost in looking at picture after picture of perfectly balanced meals online and perfectly styled families with their beautiful family photos. I understand that what we see on here is never the WHOLE story but  the way technology is now we have a view into everyone's home but only what they want us to see. But it still affects us because all we see is the perfection. I wish more people would start posting  their junk. Their messing kitchen..the pile of laundry, and the kids' toys all over the floor. An honest view. I guess it's time to start letting it go and just being glad we have a roof over our head, food in our bellies, and a lot of love to share. The laundry will get done eventually right?

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Target Love Affair

Like most women (and mothers) I have a continuous love affair with Target. I could be in there for hours. I love getting those special trips when that miracle of no children happens. I could spend all night in the fitting room and oohing and aahing over the home decor section. Lately I haven't had much time while there to even browse but I have been hooked to the online site. So many deals around this time of year. I could spend a small fortune in this place. I've also started following Targetdoesitagain on instagram and I am hooked. Go check them out and follow them. I always see what outfits they are posting. I love the style of the two girls running the account. It's nice to get a little preview of what Target has going on before you get there. Here are a couple items I have been coveting this past week....Click through pictures for direct link..

This Curiosity Shop Serving Bowl
The matching Salad Servers

Cute crossbody bag...several colors

This dress comes in several different patterns and its a hi-low (my fave). Add cardigan, tights and boots for now. Later cute flats or sandals. Check out the black ikat, coral arrows and navy splatter. On sale right now for $20


Lace hi-low. An everyday dress!
And for the littles in your life

How is it swimsuit season already? They come out way too early. But how cute is this mint bathing suit?

Designer Jason Wu for target 70% off $17.99 right now!


 What have you been eyeing up at Target???