Get BOO-zed

We have the best neighbors. Really.

The other night, the doorbell rang and this was anonymously waiting on the doorstep:


Once you are anonymously gifted you pay the “Boo-ing” forward to two other families.

While this game has been going on in the neighborhood for a while, this year there was a twist: alcohol was added. Hence getting “BOO-zed.”

Now this is a tradition I can get behind.

Trixie helped me distribute our bounty last night. This pumpkin included Rumchata, a funny kitchen towel that said “Pick your poison,” M&Ms, Hershey kisses and some rainbow gumballs.


Have a great weekend!



Are Mules Work Appropriate?

Are mules work appropriate?

I really like the look of these shoes, but I just can’t reconcile wearing them to work.

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(Find them here, here, and here, respectively).

They would look ridiculous with socks, so bare heel seems the only way to go. And while I occasionally have worn dressy sandals or slingbacks to work, I can’t recall ever having the backside of my foot completely exposed.

It seemed like a moot point since the weather is changing, but suddenly these winter-ish mules are everywhere:


They come in several versions, too.

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What do you think? Yay or nay for work?





Bobbi Brown Party Prep Set

Bobbi Brown already released her 2016 Holiday Gift Guide.

This Party Prep Set is a particularly good deal:


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What’s included:

  • Extra Illuminating Moisture Balm (1.0 oz./ 30ml) Full size!
  • Mini Radiance Boost Mask (15ml)
  • Lip Balm SPF 15 (.5oz/ 15g) Full size!
  • Mini Extra Hand Cream (15ml)
  • Hydrating Eye Cream (6ml)

Considering that the Extra Illuminating Balm ($65) and Lip Balm ($22) are both products I use every day, their combined cost alone makes this set a deal at $85. Overall, these items have a value of $141. Get yours now!

Sundance Cup of Sentiment Mugs

My favorite time of year is upon us: Catalog Season.

I love shopping for gifts. I do. I really do.

And from roughly mid-October to early December, I love opening my mailbox to see it stuffed with holiday catalogs. 

The Sundance catalog arrived last week. Their Cowgirl Chic vibe isn’t usually my thing, but I like their stuff enough to check out what’s new.

These mugs caught my eye:



They’re handmade and hand painted. Choose from A Cup of Gratitude, Courage, Happy, Peace, Clarity or Joy.

While I like the sentiments and think these would make a good gift (especially if used as a vessel to put other small gifts inside or accompanied by tea, coffee or a cute spoon), at $58 I think they’re overpriced.

With my overall track record of breaking and/or ruining things, I suspect that if I bought one of these mugs, the cost-per-use would be exactly $58 before mine was destroyed.