Month: February 2014

Spring Fever

Oh my Spring Fever!!!  Today is the most gorgeous day, it’s 75 degrees with the perfect amount of sun.  I can’t believe spring is exactly one month away, I’m ready for it now!  Today I wore my “uniform”.  I’m obsessed with jeans and a t-shirt!  I’m loving this pale pink shirt and how the leather sleeve adds a little edge to such a soft spring color.  Hope you’re all having a good week!

Spring fashion on calicrest.com

Leather sleeve t-shirt with skinny jeans and wedges on calicrest.com

Spring fashion trends on calicrest.com

Oversized Coach bag on calicrest.com

xoxo,
-M

What I’m wearing… Top (on sale now), Gap skinny jeans, Steven by Steve Madden Wedges (also on sale), Coach bag (older but similar here), Kate Spade earrings, JCrew jewelry (older), and MAC Angel lipstick!

Sugar Rush

The big kids are home from school today due to weather so instead of lying around playing on iPads, iPods and iPhones, I decided to take some Valentine’s Day pictures. I made this cute kissing booth out of some left over wood scraps. Won’t it be cute as a lemonade stand too? Hope everyone’s having a good Valentine’s week!

Candy booth on calicrest.com

Kids Valentine's Day syle on calicrest.com

Kids candy booth on calicrest.com

Kids Valentine's Day fashion on calicrest.com

xoxo,
-M

Elle’s wearing… Skirt is from Target (older), top is H&M, Tory Burch flats (from my closet, we officially have the same size foot)

Billy’s wearing… Denim Mini Bodem shirt, red t-shirt is from Target, Shaun White for Target straight jeans, Toms here (on sale) or here

Tommy’s wearing… Sweater from Nordstrom (older), GAP white button up shirt, GAP straight jeans (these are on sale), Converse

MUAH!

It’s raining and cold here today so Tommy and I are staying in and I’ve been doing a little crafting. Valentine’s Day is almost here but it’s never too late to work on a few projects.  I made a pink glitter kiss on a gold and white canvas.  I love this one and will probably keep it in my office (if Elle doesn’t sneak it up to her room) after the 14th.

Here’s what I started with…

.Valentine's Lip Canvas on calicrest.com

Here are the “lips” I found on google and printed from my computer, just cut them out and use them to trace.  You can use any lip tempate you find, I liked the size of this one.

Lip template on calicrest.com

First I taped off my canvas with the tape shown (it’s not painters tape so it bled a bit but I’m okay with that, I kind of like the not so perfect lines look on this one.

Valentine's Day craft on calicrest.com

Next I spray painted my canvas gold…

Valentine's Day lip craft on calicrest.com

Once it’s dry, peel the tape and start tracing your lips.  Once they’re traced fill those lips with glue (I used Elmer’s Glue and it worked great).

Valentine's Day canvas lip craft on calicrest.com

Pour your glitter, dust it off and wa-la!  You’ve got your Valentine’s Day lips canvas.

Valentine's Day glitter lip on canvas on calicrest.com

Hope everyone’s having a fun Valentine’s Day week, tonight we’ll be working on the kids Valentine’s that they’ll take to school on Friday.

xoxo,
-M

Rainy Day

Plaid coat and Hunter boots on calicrest.com

Mom and Toddler fashion for a rainy day on calicrest.com

Rainy Day on calicrest.com

What to wear on a rainy day on calicerst.com

A little bit of rain isn’t going to stop us from running errands!  Hopefully it’s not too bad tonight, I’m not up for a repeat of the freezing rain we dealt with last month.  I made sure to get my errands done early and  I’ve got some fun Valentine’s Day crafts in store in case we’re stuck inside all day tomorrow.  Hope everyone’s having a good week!  Thanks for stopping by!

xoxo,
-M

What I’m wearing… My coat is older (similar coat here and here), turtleneckGAP  skinny jeans, Hunter Boots, JCrew bracelets (on sale now!), Kate Spade earringsMAC Viva Glam I on my lips.

What Tommy’s wearing… Gap Jeans, T-shirt, Quicksilver coat (similar), Converse

Kate Spade Spring 2014

Kate Spade Spring 2014 on calicrest.com

I’m so obsessed with Kate Spade’s Spring 2014 looks.  These are a few of my favorite pieces from her spring line which are currently 20% off on katespade.com.  I’m wanting it all!  Hope you find some cute stuff too!!!

xoxo,
-M

Red Lips

Red Lips and Kate Spade leopard beau bag

Anthropologie Coat and Kate Spade beau bag Kate Spade Beau Bag

I just bought my first tube of red lipstick!  I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to try it out.  I hardly own any red clothes and I’ve only have one pair of red heels.  I’m much more drawn to pinks and neutrals but yesterday I decided it was time to try new things.  So I marched myself to the MAC counter and bought the Viva Glam lipstick and lined it with Brick lipliner.  I’m still getting used to it and I’ll never give up my favorite YSL bright pink but I think it’ll be fun every now and then, especially with Valentine’s Day approaching.  Hope you’re all having a good week and staying warm.  Go get some red lipstick and it just might make your day a little brighter!

xoxo,
-M

What I’m wearing… Anthropoligie Jacket (old but I’m also loving this and this), Ivory Blouse is older but this is similar, Gap skinnies, Steven by Steve Madden wedgesKate Spade handbag, JCrew necklace, Kate Spade earrings, and MAC on my lips.

Valentine Pie Cookies

Happy February!  It’s the month of love and over the weekend Elle and I decided to get into the spirit by making some delicious heart-shaped pie cookies.  I found some apple pie cookies on pinterest during the fall that my family loved and figured we should change them a bit and make them for Valentines.  We used a cherry filling (Billy’s request) and it turned out great!  I added step by step pictures of our baking process and our recipe.
step 1step 2step 3step 4step 5time to taste!

Cherry Pie Cookies…
1 Box of Pillsbury Pie Crust (2 sheets per box)
1 Can Cherry Pie Filling (or whatever flavor you choose)
1 Egg for egg-wash
Sugar for sprinkling
Heart shaped cookie cutter

Directions…
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lay out both pie crust, cut heart shapes, add cherry pie filling in the center of your hearts (I added 3-4 cherries to each heart, works better if you cut the cherries up a bit), put the tops on and lightly press around the edges of the heart (it’s okay if a little pie filling seeps out, it’ll be ooey and gooey).  With a pastry brush, brush a little egg onto each pie cookie and then sprinkle a little sugar on top.  Put in the oven and bake for about 15 minutes (until the tops are golden).  Should make about 12 pie cookies depending on the heart shapes you use.  Enjoy!

xoxo
-M