Thursday, January 28, 2010

Yun Zi

This morning, the kids and I stood in line for a good 45 minutes, and got to see this cute little fuzz muffin for about 6 minutes. Awwww! Can't help it. I'm a sucker for a new baby panda.

Flip For It

There's something so clean and can't-go-wrong stylish about a pair of black flip flops. With a litlle bit of bling.

A Must-Read (Update)

Just wanted to make sure that when you're browsing the book-store aisles for Margaret's book in August, you keep an eye out for this gorgeous new cover. That's all.

Mad Housewife

Due to an unexpected employment setback at the tail end of last year (I got laid off), you can all say hello to the newest stay-at-home-mom on the block. At least for the time being. To commemorate my new status, one of my best girls, Justine, presented me with a bottle of Mad Housewife. It's been empty for a while now, which should tell you all a little something about how I've been coping with this new gig.

Ugh. Not since moving away from home to start college or becoming a mother have I felt so much like my life has turned completely upside down. One minute I was sitting in my office three days a week doing the lawyer thing, eating my husband's fabulous home-cooking, enjoying my four-day weekends with the kids, and feeling grateful that my nanny did most of the laundry, dishes, and basic household maintenance. The next minute, I'm home day after day, washing dish after dish, doing load after load of laundry, defusing tantrum after tantrum, changing diaper after diaper . . . you get the picture. But I'm not complaining. I'm just still trying to find my footing in a role that, to be completely honest, I've probably always wanted to play. And I get to play it now while my bundles are still little. So please stay tuned for more posts about:

1. kids and playdates galore;
2. money-saving tricks (if you have any, please pass them along);
3. and . . . COOKING!

You read that last one right. If you've spent any time in S 'n' B land, you've probably noticed that the H does all of the cooking around here. Not so anymore. In the past three weeks I've made chicken fajitas, lasagne, meatloaf, fish pie, pan-glazed pork chops, spinach and lentil soup, potato leek soup, several seafood dishes, and lots of other stuff I'm forgetting about. While there have been some ridiculous bloopers that I'll try to fill you in on later (as well as recipes), for the most part everything has been edible, and (even more amazingly) I've really enjoyed doing it. On the menu for tonight? Beef Wellington. Who is this person? Like I said - life turned completely upside down. Just hope I don't go mad.

Friday, January 8, 2010

My Guys

My guys have been spotted tooling around in these complementary sweatshirts and chapeaus since Christmas, thanks to my mom. It's one of the cuter things I've seen in a while.

Thursday, January 7, 2010


Spring 2010's luxe new looks and trends are so jaw-droppingly gorgeous, I'm forgetting to live in the moment.Take MAC's new nail enamel shade, Blissed Out (top shade) for instance. A neutral with a hint of pink that could take you anywhere you want to go.Do you prefer this LNA shirt in white or black? Both? Yeah, me too.Scarlett Johansson stars in Dolce & Gabbana's new Brigitte Bardot-inspired ad campaign. Who wouldn't want to look this good?I want to order this Proenza-Schouler bag to "Come to Mama!" Like my two other children, it will probably be disobedient in this regard. Forget about walking. These Gucci platforms are all about crossing and re-crossing.And finally, what do you think of this Valentine's Day-hot-date-ensemble? Love it all!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Such Cute Cards

Check out all of the cute kids' faces that graced our wall over the holidays. What a blessing! Here it is January 3rd, and I still can't bring myself to take them down.

Sweet Somethings, No. 9

This is a little grody, but I had to share:

Snook: Mommy! I made cookie dough!
Me: Really?
Snook: Yeah. But you can't see it though because it's in my mouth.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

That Sleighs Me

This neighborhood billboard had the kids and me smiling all holiday long. "A meerkat driving Santa's sleigh!!!"