Monday, January 28, 2013

instagramming.

Another week gone by.
A few more peeks into our lives through filtered iphone pics.
Follow along on instagram...I'm @aprettycoollife


Target's dollar spot never disappoints in cute paper.


Plastic rainbow heart bins for the win.


Pre battlefield.


Button monograms in the works.


Snowy days.
Hunting Legos out of the floor vents.
An exciting adventure for them both.


My fear of cooking a whole chicken conquered.
This recipe to the rescue.


Reasonable breakfast.


Rainbowy.


We just don't do plain socks.


The girl with two big brothers.
Lover of bugs and dinosaurs.
Barbies and princesses...notsomuch.


Friends of instagram and facebook would never steer me wrong on a fashion decision. :)

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Saturday, January 26, 2013

What I wore this week: the one when I shopped in the girls' department

Still trying to get back to what I wore posts...
Still linking them up with Lindsey...
Still happy to wear real clothes more days than yoga pants...


So. Yeah.  I totally bought this top in the girls' section.
Hoping I'm still not too old to pull it off. ;)



stripey rainbow heart top:  Target {$8 in the girls' dept!}

jeans:  Old Navy {rockstar skinnies}
no shoes...it was too cold to leave the house!


I've totally shown this outfit before.  But...

stripey top:  Old Navy {from the fall}
jeans:  Old Navy {same rockstar skinnies}
leopard flats:  Lucky Brand {same emmie flats}


aqua cardi:  Target {2-3 yrs ago}
white top:  Target {last summer}
jeans:  Old Navy {same rockstar skinnies}
leopard flats:  Lucky Brand {same emmie flats}


Enjoy the rest of your weekend, friends!
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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Toddler pillowcases {a mini, mini tutorial}


I said I was going to follow through on my projects, and I actually completed one!
Girly pillowcases for our girl.

I feel like I was just making these for the boys.
Time goes by too fast.
Sad face.

Anywho...

fabrics are from JoAnn's in November or December??
toddler sized pillows are from Ikea.

There are bunches of pillowcase tutorials out there, but for a quick reference for teeny Ikea sized ones...



Total lack of pics because I whipped these together at 11 last night...

you need:

8in x 30in piece of fabric for the trim
20in x 30in piece of fabric for the main portion (if you have a directional print, pay attention before cutting. Ahem.)

Fold the trim piece in half, the hotdog way.  Wrong sides together.  Iron.

You should have a a strip 4in x 30in

Pin the raw 30 in side of the strip to a 30in side of the main fabric.  Right sides together.  Sew and serge/overlock/zigzag the seam.

Iron and topstitch along the seam.

Fold the entire piece in half, right sides together.

Pin and sew along unfinished edges.  Serge/overlock/zigzag the seam.

Turn right side out and there you go!

Edit: on account of a RIDICULOUS number of spam comments continuing to be left on this post, commenting has been shut off.  If you have any questions or comments for me about this tute, please email me directly at cls1981 at att dot net

Thanks friends!

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Monday, January 21, 2013

Instagrammed.

A quick peek into our lives over the last week through filtered iphone pics.
If you'd like to follow along on instagram, I'm @aprettycoollife :)


Made a valentiney crayon roll for our girl.
{Directions here}


Playing with our food. 


Going strong with the green smoothies.


18 month check up.
Sad face for mama.
Stop! Growing!


Want to know how not to stress over making a Christmas dress in December?
Buy one in January.
Nieman Marcus for Target at 70% off.
16 bucks and I'm feeling less stressed already.


Egg salad.
Not winning any beauty contests as a sandwich.
So pretty as a bowl full of ingredients.


Orange you glad I didn't say banana??
I crack myself up.


Valentine sprinkle-ing.


Target.  Stop.
Too much Valentine cuteness going on.


Our latest fave green smoothie.


Soccer practice.


Wish I could say that was the outside temp.
Nope, just me trying to thaw myself.
Yeesh.

Stay warm & have a good day, friends.
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Saturday, January 19, 2013

What I wore this week

Still trying to get back to what I wore posts...
Still linking them up with Lindsey...
Still happy to wear real clothes more days than yoga pants...
And still totally in love with my skinny jeans. :)


boyfriend cardi:  Target {last spring}
jeans:  Old Navy {rockstar skinnies}
leopard print flats:  Lucky Brand {emmie flats}


wrap sweater:  Old Navy {3ish years old}
white top:  Gap 
jeans:  Old Navy {rockstar skinnies}
metallic flats:  Lucky Brand {emmie flats}


stripey top:  French Connection {actually a dress...but way too short for me!!}
jeans:  Old Navy {same rockstar skinnies}
metallic flats:  Lucky Brand {same emmie flats}

Looking at this picture, I probably won't wear this again...
I'll confess I bought the shirt as a maternity top....it's much cuter that way...maybe a belt or something would make it better when I'm not rocking a big belly. :)

Enjoy your long weekend, friends!
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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

{more} green smoothies


I'm really enjoying the green smoothie kick we've been on for the past few weeks.
The boys have even been asking for them when we get home from school!

Here are two more recipes that I think are pretty good.


This was a suggestion from a good friend who orders it at a fancy smoothie bar...this has been my fave so far!


handful baby spinach
banana
orange
frozen pineapple (pretend like it's in the pic up there too)
8 oz coconut milk
4ish oz water


I can't believe I'd never tasted coconut milk before.
It is so good!!


We ran out of bananas one day and I came up with this...


handful baby spinach
scoop frozen berries
scoop Greek yogurt
3-4 spoonfuls honey
8 oz milk
a bit of water to thin it


I've also been sneaking in a few spoonfuls of ground flaxseed to all of our smoothies before I blend everything up.


Have you been making green smoothies?
What's your favorite recipe??
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Monday, January 14, 2013

Instagramming.

Little bits and pieces of the last week through iphone photos.
If you'd like to follow along on instagram, I'm @aprettycoollife :)


Just a box of happy.


We're de-Christmasfied.


I think I was in the presence of an extreme couponer...
Or tv dinner lover...
Or bachelor...


Still going strong on the green smoothies.


Colorful and happy Target finds.


Crashing Big Bro's soccer practice.


Self serve cutting counter at Ikea = awesomeness.


Feeding my Sharpie addiction.


Happy sprinkles.


Nearly 50 degrees in January!


Even more happy sprinkles.


Coloring up a storm.


Spray paint makeovers.


Playing with our food.


Yes, I am a fancy chef.


Mastering grapefruit spoons.


Found beneath the couch.


Light saber battling.


Missing it already.


Frosted car windows.
It would be prettier if it weren't SO. COLD.


And a little more green smoothie love.

Have a good week, friends!
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