Monday, February 28, 2011

Make-Up Monday: Anything That Makes Me Look More Awake

I was so sleepy this morning, and these two products are what kept me from looking like I stayed up until super late playing "Angry Birds" on my new phone.

One of these days I'm going to try that "sleeping more" thing.  I've heard it works wonders.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Who's With Me?

Let's look at this cute little tank top from Old Navy and pretend that it's Spring.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Yummy Wheat Bread

Mr. Kinne puts up with a lot.

I am not so good at admitting I'm wrong.

Sometimes, I cry for no reason.

I get really competitive when I play board games, and I have been known to fight tooth-and-nail to keep him from getting that one extra point.

But, I do make bread from scratch, so there's that.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Make-Up Monday: Hello Kitty Eau De Parfum

I shouldn't really review perfume, because I know so very little about it.

But, I know a lot about cuteness, because I work with first-graders and I spend a lot of time watching kitten videos on YouTube.

So, I can vouch for the cuteness of this tiny sample bottle I got when I checked out at Sephora.
And, I can say that this perfume smells more "grown-up" than I expected a Hello Kitty perfume to smell.

It smells flower-y and a little bit vanilla-y.  Lovely, really.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

The Letter D

Inspired by Shannon, I am adding another entry to the encyclopedia.

Dogs with Grey Around Their Faces
I am not anti-puppy by any means, but there is something about a slow, lumbering dog who flops down next to you with big, soulful eyes and old-dog sigh.  That is my favorite kind of dog.

In college, my friend and I used to go on Krispy Kreme road trips and circle the store until the red light came on.  I cannot resist a doughnut-- unless it is a filled doughnut, because those gross me out.

David Sedaris
I don't usually re-read books, but I have read Me Talk Pretty One Day more times than I can count.  His books make me laugh out loud in public places.

Disney World
I know it's cheesy, but there is something magical about the Disney parks.  Luckily, I married a man whose idea of fun is riding the Pirates of the Caribbean ride while wearing Mickey ears.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

The Best Kind of Junk Food

Have you all tried Special K Cracker Chips?  They taste super unhealthy, but they are actually not-so-bad for you.

I have tried the sea salt and sour cream and onion flavors, and they are pretty much delightful.

Monday, February 14, 2011

(Hair and) Make-Up Monday: Sequin Heart Headband

You should probably get yourself to the Forever 21 accessories section, because that is where I found this beyond adorable headband.

It is like a petite version of this headband.

It also costs less than 4 dollars, so it has a petite price tag as well.

It pairs nicely with a twirl-y ruffle dress.

It also pairs nicely with couple dates and Japanese food.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Sideways Cable Cardigan

I picked up this Land's End Canvas cardigan, and I am obsessed with it.

It is like wearing a blanket, except it is socially acceptable to leave the house with it wrapped around you.

I have been wearing it everywhere:

I think I might need to order it in navy blue....

Friday, February 11, 2011

The Rhythm of Love

I love everything about this song.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011


1. Maybe you have thought, "Hmm, I wonder if I could put my debit card through the washer and dryer and have it still work?"

In my case, the answer was yes.

2. Today, my kiddos had to complete the writing prompt, "If I had a ship..."

One boy told me he would sail to his PlayStation.

3. Today was a grumpy, over-tired kind of day.  I managed to remedy this situation with enthusiastic first-graders, fries from Red Robin and Glee on Hulu.

And maybe a little retail therapy at Barnes and Noble.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Make-Up Monday: Cover Girl Lash Blast Volume Blasting Mascara

Did you guys know about this stuff?

It is my new favorite mascara, and it is less than 7 dollars at Target.  The "very black" shade is a great, deep black, and it really defines your lashes.  Admittedly, it doesn't give you dramatic lashes, but it does give you perfect-for-work lashes.

And, as a bonus, it comes in this space-age orange tube.

Thursday, February 3, 2011


This snow is kicking our butts, you guys.

I am going to focus on warmer weather to come-- and this stripe-y Spring dress from J.Crew.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

The Letter C

Remember on 30 Rock when Liz Lemon channels the cartoon Cathy?

I see where she's coming from.

I love all things chocolate.  And if you add peanut butter to it? Forget it.

We are a little obsessed with the NBC Thursday night line-up at the Kinne house, and this show is definitely a favorite.

(I bought this mug for Mr. Kinne, and it's one of his prized possessions).

Whether it's classic crayons or super fun watercolor pencils, I love those yellow boxes. I look forward to getting to color with our future Mini Kinnes.

It's just a little something that Michelle Obama and I have in common.