Friday, May 31, 2013

{Friday Favorites} ❤

SO I've decided to start a new thing on Instagram, not a "Photo-A-Day" Challenge, but instead every Friday make a collage of my favorite pictures compiled from that week.

Here's my first...

Something new and different... feel free to do it too!

#FF #FridayFavorites


Thursday, May 30, 2013

Oh, Happy Day!

My NEW (& crack-free) Audrey/Holly coffee cup arrived today!

I'm back in LOVE with Amazon again! ha 

This time around, someone got the memo over at their shipping facility to triple wrap (not just put in a bubble baggy with tape) glass items in bubble wrap... WooHoo!

Thank You Amazon, I'm in LOVE with it!
(& too, THANKS for the speedy arrival!)


Influenster LOVE ❤

So THIS happened today...

YAY! I can't wait for it to arrive... oh how I just LOVE Influenster!

And, don't worry, I'll do a whole blog post on it! ha :)

Hope everyone is having a fab Thursday!


Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Surprise, Surprise!

Me & Miss Priss had a surprise waiting for us as we arrived back from shopping yesterday,
our gifts we ordered from Amazon had arrived, 2 days earlier than they were supposed to.

She was helping me with the box and trying to help me open it- as I cut it opened with help from scissors- and then I reminded her that her Minnie Mouse was inside & she got really really excited!
And, I have to say, her Minnie is really cute & really soft...  she's in LOVE with her!

as for my Audrey gifts-

my Audrey book- "Audrey in Rome"-
 I LOVE it, it's a bit smaller than I was expecting it'd be, 
but it's gorgeous- as is all the photographs inside.
I especially love the cover shot- in black & white and then the title in HOT PINK!
(as well as the inside cover pages... love! love! love!)

my Audrey coffee mug-
I instantly fell in LOVE the moment I saw it, but as I took it out from it's bag, I noticed a small crack! :(
And then, upon further inspection- I noticed an even BIGGER crack- that went across her face! So I'm now in the process of shipping it back to Amazon and have requested a replacement- I must say, although I was not impressed with their packaging of our items (all of which was tossed in a big box with minor packaging product to inure items arrived safely and undamaged) I am impressed (so far) with their return policy- I am not being charged to return my broken item and this morning I've already received, via email, that my new & hopefully crack-free mug is on it's way... yay! :)


Monday, May 27, 2013

{Memorial Day} 2013

So blessed to live in a country where we can honor those who have passed in order for us to live in the present. I am so thankful to ALL of the brave men and women (and to their families) who have served and who are currently serving to protect our lives, they are TRUE HEROES!
No words could ever describe how very appreciative I am for their selfless service.

Let us never forget why (and because of whom) we are the land of the free, because
many paid the ultimate price for our freedom...  it's not just a day where the children get a day off from school, and the adults off from work, it's a day to stop and reflect & say THANK YOU to those who have served and to those currently serving- they do SO much with nothing expected in return...
 a true HERO is someone who wears a uniform and boots,
I know this, because I know many who do!

So, to all who have worn the uniform and boots THANK YOU!

Thank You for allowing myself and my mini me to be able to live our lives without fear,
Thank You for sacrificing your own life just to ensure we get to live ours,
Thank You for protecting us from evil,
Thank You for taking action when it's needed,
Thank You for being brave,
Thank You for fighting and for believing that America is STILL great, and it's people!

I truly believe in the quote, "If you don't stand behind our troops, feel free to stand in front of them."

GOD Bless every soldier and their families!


Sunday, May 26, 2013

{Scripture Sunday} ❤

"The memory of the just is blessed."
{Proverbs 10:7}


Thursday, May 23, 2013

oh la la Tarjaaay!

BIG news...

"I Do", Target!

No, I'm not marrying Target! :)

Target + Wedding ...

Target has announced their newest line... BRIDAL!
Yes, it's true, they are now offering a Bridal Collection, exclusively online.

Target's four new bridal gowns are by Tevolio, 
whose name is inspired by the Italian phrase "Ti voglio", 
which loosely translates as "I love you."  

The satin styles come in two colors, Porcelain White or Antique Ivory.
With a wide range of sizes, from 2 to 28. 
A soft cowl-neck option and basic strapless gown sell for $99.99, while a cap-sleeve style and ruched gown with a wrap neckline cost $129.99. 

Style 1.)

cowl neck

Style 2.)

ruched with a wrap neckline

Style 3.)

cap sleeve

Style 4.)


Also in the Tevolio Bridal Collection for Target are ten bridesmaid gowns that come in the option of short or long hemlines, & retail (starting at) $69.99 and come in a wide variety of colors, 
two of which are "Spotlight Red" (perhaps a tribute to Target), and "Pink Lemonade".

My favorites, in Pink Lemonade:

In addition to the Bride's besties, there are two style options for the flower girl, starting at $25.

As well as tuxes for the ring bearer, starting at $40.

 Jennifer Lansing, from the product development team at Target explained in a press release what makes their bridal line unique. "We make sure that each of our dresses has something special," said Lansing. "For example, some dresses have a removable flower pin. You can wear the dress with or without it. Many of our dresses have pockets—even bridal gowns. We know that most brides don't exactly carry a handbag during the ceremony. And she needs lipstick!"

Lansing says the convenience of shopping from home has major appeal for busy brides as well. "The Tevolio page on includes a detailed fabric glossary with all the colors of our dresses, for example. The online experience will also include jewelry, shoes, and foundation garments, so there's everything a bride needs in one place!"

So, just because Target is offering a Bridal Collection that won't break your bank account, does not mean the dresses lack the personal details of high-end wedding gowns.

I think this is a brilliant move for Target to make, of course my opinion is most likely biased since I LOVE LOVE LOVE them! But aside from my love, they are now the first & only national retailer to offer a "one stop" shop for all your nuptial necessities.... 
from the registry to the invitations and now to the dress!
bravo Target, bravo!

Now, if only they would partner up with Mr. Louboutin, that would be FABULOUS!
I mean, they do already have one thing in common... the color RED! ;)


Mommy & Miss Priss Day...

I had plan on having a Mommy/Daughter day with Prissy Pants today, but due to carseat issues it got canceled... so instead of going out shopping, I decided to use a few gift cards that she & I still have from our birthday's! So our cute Mommy & Miss Priss day will just have to wait a bit longer.
(because you know, it's not like every day is Mommy & Miss Priss day! HA)
But, when it does happen don't worry I'll make sure to take pictures, as always!  :)

Okay so now on to the good stuff.... what we got....

For Miss Priss: 

A Minne Mouse glow & cuddle doll

I LOVE how her BOW lights up, this will be a fab little "nighty-night" toy for her!

This wasn't her first choice, (but she's ecstatic upon her arrival)
she really wanted more little Lalaloopsy dolls, BUT OH MY GOODNESS... those things are ridiculously priced online... I paid $17 for her "Pillow" in Target a few weeks ago and now they're going for as much as $65 on Amazon.... craziness! 
I guess I'll be stalking Target until they get new ones in!
(ahh, who am I kidding, we are they enough as is.)

And then I got...

mine had a theme... AUDREY! :)

"AUDREY In Rome" by her son Luca Dotti

I've been wanting this ever since I got the Vanity Fair magazine, back in April!
In the magazine, where Audrey was their May Cover Girl, they did a spread on this book!

and then I also got this too, because it's been on my "Wish List" for a while now...

and adorable little travel mug:



"You Can Never Go Wrong With A Little BLACK DRESS"

Audrey Hepburn 
Breakfast At Tiffany's


Oh and I also got a new hot pink rhinestone phone cover too, because a certain little Prissy Pants started taking off the rhinestones from my current one, and placing the rhinestones everywhere imaginable... her nails, face, and even on her sippy cups too, I guess my love for "bling" has passed onto her! 

Have a fab Thursday!


Wednesday, May 22, 2013

{Wordless Wednesday} ❤

"On Wednesday's we wear PINK"

OR if you're Miss Priss, it's every day or every other day! :)

*not a new picture, but still one of my favorites!
(taken before her second birthday, turning TU, tutu style)


Tuesday, May 21, 2013

{SHOES-day Tuesday}

Oh Happy Day!

So this is my first SHOES-day Tuesday, since, well like forever to be honest! 

I haven't purchased any shoes for myself lately, I know sigh, but Prissy Pants on the other hand has!
Shoes (& clothing) are just SO much cuter in her size!

So this pair of shoes, we picked up at our oh so favorite... Target!
And they were on sale too, double score!
They had different colors to choose from, 
but she's really been obsessed with purple lately- so she instantly fell in love with the pastel purple pair!

(I did cut off the top straps, which is a pain for both her & I when putting them on her...
 & too, I think they look SO SO much cuter now without that hideous little strap!)

Adorable little springy ballet flats, CHECK!
Now, I just need to find and pair cute little outfits and dresses to match them!

BUT, we are covered on the matching nail polish...

found this color while out on a different shopping trip, and she really really wanted a darker purple shade, but we compromised with this lighter shade-
especially after I reminded her it would go good with her new shoes!

Sometimes the saying is true, "Momma knows best" :)
Because it's a PERFECT match!

Now if only she can leave the polish on her nails for more than 25 minutes after I paint her nails....

Have a fabulous SHOES-day!


Monday, May 20, 2013


actually it's not okay, because on top of it being Monday it seems I'm trying to come down with a yucky little cold... which this Momma has absolutely NO time for,
I mean I can barely keep up with my little Prissy Pants every day! ha

SO orange juice is in my cup, 
(I always find this helps whenever I first start feeling those icky & achy symptoms) 
and I took a thing of Emergen-C too, just to be on the safe side!

HOPING these work to get rid of this little unwelcomed bug!
& I hope everyone else is having a better Monday than I!


Sunday, May 19, 2013

{Scripture Sunday} ❤

"She is clothed with strength and dignity: she can laugh at the days to come."

{Proverbs 31:25}


Saturday, May 18, 2013

A Look Back...

Going through pictures and came across my first "logo" for HHs&HBs!

(which now resides at the bottom of the blog)

from that to now this one....

Ohh little ol' blog logo, you're growing up into such a mature and classy thing!
Some may even say that you are starting to  resemble a "real" blog now! :)


Friday, May 17, 2013

Life Lately, According to my iPhone Camera Roll... ♥


                 BAT & Blog duties!

*APA- Animal Prints Anonymous 
I clearly need to be a member!

bubbly bubble bath fun!

my little bath monster!

pink nails!

mid-morning sweet snack!

a new favorite song!