life curator… i mean hoarder

towards the end of a recent interview with an online publication the interviewer said to me “so would you say you are a curator?” the word “curator” has stuck with me ever since. in my fascination i looked up the definition and it means “ a person who selects content for presentation, as on a website.” okay, i know there is some controversy surrounding the title of curator on the web but i won’t touch that. with that aside i thought, ” yes that is what i do on my site, but what do i do in life?”

in life i would say i am more of a hoarder, a “moments hoarder” things don’t look perfect for presentation. things are messy and out of control and oh so so happy. i literally hoard moments of my life at every turn. my computer bulges at the seams with photographs, my phone consistently has over 1200 pictures on it at any given moment. myes and i write a journal to each other each night about our day and i log journals for each of my kids in my computer. i want to capture every moment. i want to breathe it and feel it and save it forever in my bottom basement stocked with rows of paper towels and canned beans and generic toothpaste. so here is my new series… life curator. join me a few times a month to see the life i have collected and hoarded and how i curated it for you.

my husband is a swell watcher, like most guys in southern california. they have the app on their phones, they watch the cameras at the beach and as soon as a “swell comes in” they are there ready to surf.

All week he had been talking about this massive swell that came in so one Sunday morning we made hot chocolate, bundled up the kids in the drizzling weather and headed to the beach.

teaching our kids to find peace and love in nature family outing to watch the storm mommy son date ideas

he was right. the swell was insane. huge. gigantic. only two surfers were out in the water and one was paddling in as we arrived because his board had been ripped from his body and washed ashore.  

the week the swell came in happened to be a life changing week for us. things were changing in our home and famiily dynamics and we knew our time was going to be more stretched and more limited then ever. i will cherish this Sunday morning. it was dreamy and memorable and squeezing my kids in the salty sea air made me feel as though life was perfect.


fridays… i can’t stop putting polaroids in my window sills

this week for i can’t stop… taking polaroids and propping them up in my window sills. they are so quick to take, print and place, plus make me smile each time i see them. instant gratification people.

i can't stop putting polaroids in my window sill


easter dresses for little girls and tweens

hello! easter/spring/passover is one of my favorite times of year. i have the fondest memories of dressing up as a little girl. my whole family would do a fashion show coming down the stairs. making it super official was my older brother announcing “today, aundra is wearing a lovely yellow floral number, sewn by her mom. complete with white lace gloves, white lace socks, white pattern leather t strap shoes and a purse.” it was the best. my brothers wore powder blue suits and lavender vests. kennedys knew how to do easter right.

so lets get right to it shall we? i am doing a no fuss slideshow today because i have so many pieces to share and i am giddy even as i type this.



zara blue floral dress $29zara pink lace dress $42/zara white embroidered dress $42/ zara floral printed dress $42 / green and white striped janie and jack dress $59 / yellow peplum dress $50 / blue and white striped sailor dress on sale for $37 / a girl can dream gorgeous dresses by pink and grey $280 / gap blue leopard dress $29 /baby gap flutter dress $29 / toddler girl flutter dress $49 / little girl and tweens polka dot and chambray sleeveless shirt dress $39 ( but you know gap is always having a sale) / the seattle shirtdress by fleur and dot on etsy $120 / fleur and dot bubble shorts- this for easter egg hunting would be just too cute $48/  old navy red sail boat dress for toddlers $10!! / old navy sweet floral dress for toddlers $10 / tulle h&m skirt for toddlers to tweens $14.95 / white lace h&m dress $17.99 / crew cuts embroider chambray dress $68 / black sleeveless embroidered dress by crew cuts $58 / pink floral crew cuts dress $84 / peek kids embroidered skirt, pair with a chambray shirt or tank $58


easter shoes for girls, boys, babies and toddlers… that won’t make you fall asleep

we are taking a break from monday rad deals (although there are a lot of rad deals on these shoes today) to bring you the all important EASTER SHOES round up for kids! yay!! this time of year makes me so happy. I will talk more about what spring means to me  tomorrow with my Easter dresses and Easter outfits for boys picks but first lets start with SHOES!

zara metallic gold sandal $49/zara chambray dot flat $29 / leopard ankle strap sandals $24 / still a classic metallic gold saltwater sandal from baby to tweens $34 /cole haan gold cap baby shoe $37 / polka dot leather strap ballet flat $21.95brown leather t-strap flat $39 /leopard doc marten boots $74 / kensie girl white leather gladiator for little girls to tweens $36 / minnetonka fringe sandal for girls $29 / aqua minnetonka fringe sandal for girls $29 / gold plated ankle strap sandal for girls $39 / silver metallic ankle strap $14.95 / gray canvas toms $33.95 /gold brogues for baby $34 / zara mixed leather sneaker $35 / these little navy like birkenstocks i cannot handle with shorts and little chubby legs $45 / green sneaker $45 / sunny yellow slip on shoe for baby $19 / coral ballet moccasins $60 /aqua leather mocassins for baby $60 / white and gold studded mocassins $60 / gray canvas velcro sneakers $29 (20% off right now) / boys blue canvas vans with brown laces $42 / blue converse $37


fridays… i can’t stop tying my shirts into knots

fridays i will be sharing what i cannot stop doing this week.

this week i cannot stop tying my shirts into knots. tee shirts. chambray shirts (did you see yesterdays post). white collared shirts. you name it. i am tying it.  i love the knot with high waisted jeans and blazers as well as maxi skirts and these jeans which are about two sizes too big and i love them.

i can't stop tying my shirts into knots