Daily Covet: LOFT and the Riviera… and a birthday wish

I’m super excited to pick up some super adorbs shorts this summer!

And these Riviera shorts from LOFT are at the top of my list. I love LOFT because it’s so affordable – why pay full price when everything is on sale all the time?

Truth be told, I’d love to have virtually all of them! So maybe I can at least pick up a few of my faves!

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I would also like to give a shout out to my “Mr. Middle” son, who showed up nine weeks early six years ago. Today he is as big, healthy, strong and perfect as ever. Happy Birthday Super G!

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Daily Covet: Mini Mason Jar Sippers

Summer weather has finally started to rear it’s head around here.

That means backyard BBQ’ing and outdoor parties will soon become a reality – especially as we make our way toward my four-year-old’s birthday in early June and my own – GASP – 40th in July!

These mini Mason Jar sippers immediately caught my eye and made me long for the lazy days of summer and pink lemonade.  I picture a gaggle of sweaty 4-year-olds walking around sipping from cute red and white straws.

But who’s to say that these cute little jars wouldn’t make great high ball glasses filled with hard lemonade for the older set?

So many possibilities!

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Daily Covet: Women’s Laptop Bags

Hi y’all.  Sorry for the hiatus.  I’ve been a busy girl celebrating my birthday for most of the last week (as I tend to do every year)!

First, thanks to my wonderful family and all my girlfriends, who made my birthday so special this year.  Since “39” is the last birthday I’ll admit to, it was great to make the most of it.

But now it’s time to get back to work (and back to my diet!), and that means I’m in the market for a new laptop bag.  I have a pretty simple black, quilted bag now, but the strap broke.  I’ve been carrying it around like a large and particularly cumbersome notebook.

So a new laptop bag is what I’m coveting today.

I’ve been scouring the Internet for possibilities, and have found some super cute options in all price ranges.  True to form, my favorite is the most expensive.

[1] Chloe Dao Lotus Brief [2] Three Circles Blue Messenger  [3] Kate Spade Nylon Striped Chad  

[4] McKlein USA Oak Grove [5] Jenny Chan Dots [6] Kate Spade Black Nylon Calista

Paying Gig: Zest for Life, A Quest for Healing

January 27th marks a very important date.  To honor what would have been their stillborn baby’s first birthday, the Hubertys are hosting a benefit for a group that promotes safe pregnancies.

Read more at Momaha.com.

It’s that time again…

September has rolled around once again and it’s time to start thinking about Jack’s birthday party in early October.

We’ve done the Thomas the Train birthday party twice now because Jack’s obsessed with trains.  Last year, we did a pizza party with a Halloween theme.  It was planned very last minute but came out pretty cute, if I do say so myself!

But this year, I wanted to capitalize on the weather this time of year… when it’s fun to be outside in the evening… pumpkin patch style.  I’m thinking hay bales and s’mores.  White lights strung all around the yard and ghosts hanging from the trees.  I’m also picturing a really cute homemade scarecrow… now if I can only come up with a budget for said party… and more importantly stick to that budget!

It’s getting harder and harder as our very close friends and their families along with our families leaves us with a 40+ person guest list.  Not so good for the budget… but it always turns out to be so fun and what better excuse than your first born, to throw a great party!

Hmmmm, I’m going to have to get really creative.

Molly taught me everything I know!

Molly Ringwald is a childhood idol.  She taught me about life and love before I even needed to know.  Make sure to check out my blog tomorrow on Momaha.com and share your thoughts on Molly’s impact on you.  Or if not her, who?