Thursday, March 31, 2011

Wedding and Wine

Last week one of my BFF's Jessica from

Singleton in the Kitchen had a birthday. If you read the entry, you learned that she is marrying Prince Charming in Napa (ignore the drawing it's not in Sonoma) this September.

Anyhow J's sister A (who is the funniest doctor in training EVER) sent us exciting BM dress info last night...

As I mentioned J has GREAT it does not surprise me that her dresses will be TO DIE FOR!

Here is a sketch of what I may look like in my Lula Kate dress for the wedding come September.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Another Funny Mommy Story

It's one of those days....but a funny is feel free to go visit the Florida Room to read about all of my adventures with these guys today.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Colorful Bees

Here is a full color page from the Bee Book I am working on. There is a chance that it still may be done in watercolor...but this is the marker color sketch.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Everyday Inspiration

Last week I mentioned that Kristin had come to the rescue (again) saving one of my necklaces she made, which needed a few extra inches. Well, I forgot to post the picture of her with le bebe, post rescue. Anyhow...these days I get most of my inspiration from this little one. Mon petite bon bon! I may not be painting too much these days because she does take a good deal of my time...but she inspires me. These 3 pictures are from our 4 month check-up last week, where she was diagnosed as "perfect" and "growing like a weed".

I have to take this moment to publicly thank Mr. cSd for helping with le bebe in the middle of the night last night---although I had already gotten up 3 times (3:25, 3:35, 3:45) that 4th time would have knocked me over at 3:55am.

Here we are at Mardi Gras dinner earlier this month...
And lastly I will say that, I know that most people compliment me for le bebe's cute ensembles...every now and then, they are inspired by Daddy...and this is one of them...but I did have to throw in a bow for good measure.

Sadly, our bow days may be behind us for a short while. I am thinking of shaving her hair for my mom's claim to healthier hair growth---which she claims that having my hair shaved off as a baby lead to my thick hair--- have you all heard of this or done this? (if you are a member of my family, you don't count because I know you buy into this and did this to all your kids)... Let me know. She's got a mean bald spot going on the back of her head and it's bothering me.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Sad...But True...

I read this over at Rikshaw Design today and fell in love. This could not be more true for me... and my "neat stacks".

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Jesstica the Majestica, This is Your Day!

It all started in August of 1996. We were freshman at SMU--both not the biggest fans of math...but big fans of Tag Heure timepieces...she was sitting 2 people away from me,
"Nice watch" I said showing her that I was wearing the same one. "Oh, yeah!" she said...and the rest is history. From that day on we shopped together, went to class together, pledged the same sorority and remain to this day besties. I do adore my Jess and today is her special day.
We won't say how old we are...but I will say that we do not act our age and are quite proud of it.
Jess not only has great taste, she is bright, witty and a big museum loving food eatin' vino drinking girl like me! She is by faaaaaaarrrr one of my favorite people on this planet!

Jess also happens to write a FAB blog called,
Singleton in the Kitchen. She doesn't like to share this...but I do because she is genius and I look forward to reading about her adventures in the kitchen.

A few summers ago I spent a week with J in DC while she was getting her (2nd) Masters at Georgetown (did I mention she's bright?!). It is one of the most memorable weeks in my life. We romped up and down the mall, through Georgetown and everywhere in between from early morning to dinner time! That week I did some Jess inspired sketches and I don't think I have ever shared I am sharing them today.

Now, Jess is getting "MAWIED" this fall to a tall, dark and handsome dream come true named, Dudley. So, I know that part of my wedding gift will be a painting for their home....and since today is YOUR get to officially commission your wedding painting Ms. J!

It doesn't have to be one of the original can be anything you want. You tell me. If you need to discuss with Doodlee...that's totally fine. ...but it is your birthday!

So my dearest Jesstica the Majestica I love and adore you!


Tuesday, March 22, 2011


Kristin to the rescue again! My friend, jewelry designer and blogger extraordinaire, Kristin came over today to add some extra inches to my pearl and wire necklace she made. She also brought her bag of goodies and I got some birthday gift shopping out of the way.

Kristin was wearing this beautiful bracelet and told me she was giving it away on her blog!
Visit her here... and enter to win!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Oh My Sugar!

I like a nice coffee drink now and then...I like nutella now and then... how about you take these two...blend them together...what do you get?
A nutella frappucino.
...I'm not kidding. Next time you are in Miami and enjoying a shopping excursion at Merrick Park...visit C'est Bon on the 2nd level and order yourself one of these bad boys. I don't know how many calories there are in I don't care.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Luck-o- The Irish... Thursday Threads

First of all, HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY! In the past I would have been volunteering at the John Martin's Festival serving beer...this year I am going to be serving milk to my wee lass...

Anyhow--- here are two GREAT fashionable treasures I found. It's too bad I gave up shopping for myself for lent, if not these would be in my virtual shopping cart and on their way home already!
This great frock is from Pink Chicken, and just screams...SUMMER HERE I COME!

This great frock from Old Navy also come in Navy (which is the color I would get)! *Swoon...

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Wednesday Wardrobe

I literally threw this together today. As usual my closet lent itself to being a mix of my "uber budget" and "budget" pieces.
This just goes to show that style doesn't have a price tag.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Play it Again Sam...

"So I want to commission something for my brother's baby...but they don't know what they are having. "

she tells me, "No worries, we can wait." I say to her, "Well, regardless of the sex, the baby's name is going to be Sam."

...and here we are. Sam... there are choices to be made for Baby Sam--font and color. What do you think Baby Sam's aunt should chose for this Texan?

Monday, March 14, 2011

Let the Madness Begin!

I am a BIG fan of NCAA football and basketball. Last night the teams invited into the NCAA tournament were announced and today my brackets were set.
Every year I invite a small group of friends to join in on a No Money Down type of bracket challenge, we do it for bragging rights. I have won a handful of times and have bragged-o-plenty... so we'll see what happens this year.
If you like a good bracket challenge for are welcome to join our little group...just leave me a comment with your email address and I'll get you the details.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Over on Dubonics...

After a nearly year long hiatus...the
Dubonics Dictionary has THREE new words today! ever suffered from or committed Shoe-icide?
...anything ever strike a rememory?
...or have you been flaquiando and not know it?
Visit Dubonics today and see for yourself!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Funny Story...If I Do Say So Myself...

Really today you should go read my funny story over on the Florida Room.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Mardi Gras...Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler!

Yes, my baby and I are matching today...sort of. It's Mardi Gras, and I like to be in the spirit of the festivities before the desention of spirit that comes with lent (maybe that's just me since I am giving up soda, red meat, fried food and shopping for myself).
Anyhow...drink and eat to your hearts content y'all! It's Mardi Gras!!!!!!
Laissez les bon temps rouler!!!!!

Monday, March 7, 2011

Sweet Baby Girl

Yesterday was C's baptism. It was a perfect day...everyone was so handsome, especially sweet baby girl. She was perfectly behaved and even fell asleep after being baptized. Here are some pf my favorite pictures. Rev. Maribeth Conroy, St. Philip's Episcopal Church, Coral Gables
with Coco, Mama, Daddy and Tia Kiki

with Mama, Papa y Padrinos

A beautiful girl deserves a beautiful dress...

With her "Primos" y "Tios"

With Daddy, Mimi and Babo

Friday, March 4, 2011

Casual Friday with Baby...What a Difference a Year Makes

I found out I was prego a year ago today....
FFWD a year later and here I am stylin' with my beautiful girl today!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

I Got My iPeriod...Now I Need an iPad

Mommy...I got my iPeriod and I think I finally need an iPad!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

KP, My Hero! ...Many Thanks!

My dear friend Kristin over at Summer in Newport is dropping off a little something something for me to wear at the baby's baptism this Sunday. Since I am wearing a lot of her treasures today, I thought my thank you note could double as my "today's look" drawing. I also sprinkled a little University of Florida love on the envelope.

Go Gators...and THANKS KP!!!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Today's Look

Yes, I am on a wearing my glasses kick. It's honestly far too easy to put them on in the morning...and since I think they are cute...well I make it work.

Today I am sporting a very boho chic look...and as you can see I blended some preppy favorites (Vineyard Vines) with some fun budget pieces (Old Navy tunic).

Anyhow--- I hope you are having a great week so far... lots of fun things going on this weekend, so I am plowing through the week.