Posts Tagged ‘nordstrom’

being a morning with ev. {& his new shoes}


On the days that Ev doesn’t have preschool in the morning, I’m trying to make sure that we get out for some fresh air and exercise before we come back home to settle into work and playing with trucks and lunchtime and naps. It does us both so much good, especially with a view like this.

Scootering at Squalicum Harbor

Today, we went down to Squalicum Harbor. There is a long, paved path that goes around the entire marina and this morning, after a night of heavy rainfall, there were dozens of worms to check out, even more puddles to ride through (“Mommy, I LOVE puddles!”) and clouds that were threatening to dump on us at any moment.

"Mommy, I LOVE puddles."

Ev’s new shoes arrived last week and, despite making you suffer through my top contenders, I chose a pair that wasn’t even on the list! The TOMS Botas Tiny Canvas Boots ($38, replaced all of the shoes that were too small in his closet, and considering I’ve already had to wash them twice, I feel comfortable saying that he loves them. They look hard to put on, but they have super-strong Velcro along the entire inside of the shoe, so they open all of the way up to get his squirmy little foot in, while still staying closed when he plays. I think these will be a fave for a long time…

TOMS Botas Tiny Canvas Boots from Nordstrom


being the day my favorite shoes died.
being josh’s modeling debut. {rockport shoes}
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being 5 things i love this week. edition 2.


5 things i love this week -- edition 2

one. Let’s take a small moment to drool over this Pumpkin Spice M&M Bark from Nichole at In These Small Moments. This girl is not good for my waistline. At all.

two. Speaking of sweets, Jennifer Shea, Founder of Trophy Cupcakes in Seattle, debuted her newest book this week, CUPCAKES AND PARTIES, and it’s lovely. I only know Jennifer via Twitter and Instagram and work stuff, and the one time we were at a party together, I was way to shy to say hello and she was wearing the coolest necklace ever. They’re throwing a huge launch party, that’s open to the public, in Seattle this weekend and I wish that I could go because, hello, it looks amazing. (you can buy tickets here and a signed copy of the book here or on amazon here.) Also, I happened to spy a little cupcake collaboration over on coco+kelley… yum.

three. I didn’t write this on Red Tricycle Seattle, but loved 26 Signs You’re a Seattle Mom. And, the LA version was hilarious. 

four. These shoes. Yes. They’re the Slaater Open Toe Bootie from Steven by Steve Madden. Available at Nordstrom online. Get them.

five. Have you noticed, in the past couple of weeks, that there are some seriously amazing videos hitting the online market. I mean, some good stuff. It was hard to pick just one, but I couldn’t let Between the Ferns Two Ferns interview with Justin Bieber and Zach Galifianakis pass us by. I can’t believe Bieber holds a straight face through the whole thing. Nice work, JB.

5 Things I love this week // Edition 1.

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being 8 things i should have bought (but didn’t) at the nordstrom anniversary sale.


I kept thinking that I had plenty of time to get what I wanted from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale and then, somehow, two-weeks passed me by and I missed it. In fact, as I’m typing, their site is shut down so that they can bring all of those prices back up to normal for all of the poor souls (me.) who will have to pay full-price. It’s a sad, sad day.

Did you buy any of these from the sale? Tell me how much you love them so that I can live vicariously, please.


Vince Camuto Geometric Stud Earrings
I’m loving these for so many reasons. I don’t wear earrings every day, mostly just when I go out and about, but I could see these pretties as an everyday friend.


Ugg Australia Roni Flat
I have no idea if these are slippers or shoes, but I don’t even care. I’d wear them with dark jeans  and love them for whoever they are.


Nordstrom Colorblock Cashmere Vest
Short-sleeve sweaters are hard to find… and especially short-sleeve sweaters that are dressier. This vest looks so soft that I would likely wear it to bed… and then to school drop-off in the morning. Shh. Don’t tell.


Gentle Souls Lily Moon Sandals
There’s something about these that keeps catching my eye. Maybe with patterned black tights? Oh god. Did I just pretend like I dress my age. Gah. Sorry.


Make + Model Vintage Sleepy Time Lounge Pants
I’ll take one pair in each color, please. Also, I might wear the navy/white pair with Converse, a white tank and a denim jacket. Like, out in public.


Clarks Rosepoint Dew Bootie
I’m assuming that I don’t need to explain why I love these. And, thanks to the comfort of Clarks and the discreet rubber sole, I can actually wear them while managing the kiddos… and without falling on my ass at the same time.


Halogen Elbow Patch V-Neck Cardigan
My black cardigan needs to be demoted this year and I think that this pretty girl will take her place. The elbow patches are a bonus, for sure.


BP Darbie Boot
Last, but not least, these. I’m really picky about boots and would need to try these on before taking the plunge, but from the looks of the sole (not too much heel/sole), the color (perfect gray — looks great with black) and the side zip (a must for getting those suckers on!), they just might work.

Okay, seriously. I want to hear what you bought at the Anniversary Sale! Tell me in the comments before I die from anticipation. What were your must-haves… even at full-price?

being 20 random things. summer vacation style.


note: it took me over a week to write all 20 of these, so… just go with it.

one. So You Think You Can Dance is back, which means that I’m going to cry over some crazy ass contemporary style dancing all summer.

two. I’ve officially survived two days of summer vacation.

three. I’m exhausted.

four. Can we just take a moment and appreciate this? Because, ohmygod. Andria posted these last night and I can’t stop staring at them. Seriously. Hello. Way to capture a moment, AL.

five. I organized my closet by color last weekend and there is something about it that is so comforting to me. Like, I can feel my blood pressure settle a little bit every time I open my closet.

six. We’re taking the kids to Wild Waves this weekend. Good idea or bad? I can’t decide. I’m hoping that it’s not raining, although, I’d rather have it be raining than crowded.

seven. I just browsed through the newest editions on Nordstrom and couldn’t find a single pair that I was obsessed with to share with you. Scratch that. I couldn’t find a single pair to share with you that was under $400.

eight. I think the most I’ve spent on a pair of shoes was around $250 for a pair of Frye boots. I’ve worn them about a dozen times in the six-years I’ve owned them.

nine. We took a little online poll about what Kanye and Kim would name their baby. My guess was that they’d name her Kanye West, because we know how Mr. West feels about himself. I’m pretty sure he only had a baby with Kim because he couldn’t have a baby WITH HIMSELF. I have to say, there were some pretty hilarious suggestions.

ten. Today, I calmed a frantic soon-to-be-kindergartner mom who was consumed with mommy-mill rumors. Can I tell you how fantastic it is to have your second child start school? I think I’m actually enjoying Meg’s kindergarten experience because I don’t feel like my head is spinning with the unknown. It’s really lovely.

eleven. There’s a new Kidz Bob version of Macklemore‘s Thriftshop. It’s pretty good. Especially when I still add the “motherfucker” parts.

twelve. We should go to this. Want to?

thirteen. I wish that my single girlfriends would give me little calling cards with their picture on it that I could discreetly slip to the single guys that are always working at this Starbucks. It would be so helpful. For all of us.

fourteen. Swim lessons. Every weekday for two weeks. It seemed like a really great idea when I registered and I’m sure that I’ll be pleased with the progress that the kids have made at the end of next week and really, they’re loving it. BUT, swim lessons is totally ruining the flow of my day. Lessons for all three kids, back to back to back, keep us there from 9-10:30 a.m. and by the time we get home, they’re wiped, hungry and semi-cranky, which means that the morning swim session is pretty much our activity of the day. Swim lessons, you’re cramping my style.

fifteen. My first book club is this week. From what I hear, I should hydrate for the next two days in preparation.

sixteen. I bought Macklemore tickets today. I originally had four amazing reserved seats in my basket, but something funky happened and the page accidentally refreshed and I lost them. And, I nearly cried. After trying for another hour, I finally got my hands on two general admission floor seats, which means that we’ll be in the crowd at the Key. Better brush up on those mosh-pit skills from the old days. (I’m not kidding.)

seventeen. We popped up to Menchie’s after dinner tonight, mostly to just get the kids out of the house for a few minutes and get some fresh air in their lungs before bedtime. I was disappointed with what I picked. Such a letdown. The whole thing tasted like plastic to me.

eighteen. Tonight was the first time ever that we’ve walked to Menchie’s without someone falling/tripping on the way there or the way home. It was a small miracle.

nineteen. My to-do list for Wednesday: Run. Clean the bathroom. Swim lessons. Play date for Janie. Housework. Eye surgeon appointment for Janie. Prep dinner. Work. Hopefully be in bed at midnight.

twenty. There is a jicama in my fridge right now.


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