Monday, August 4, 2014

MACKanese monday: Juddy wannie beau-dee-full

Hello, MACKanese monday!

Today, you get a whole song! Okay, part of a song, if you want to quibble.

It's a boy-band pop song...and in MACKanese it goes like this:

Judy wannie beau-dee-full
And use-ful
And bo-ody else
Judy wannie beau-dee-full
(repeat...over and over and over...for a 12 hour road trip. It'll be awesome.)

A standard definition is impossible; the movie credit and catchy melody can be found here. Of course, we watch the English version. ;)

Happy singing!

Monday, July 28, 2014


Hello, MACKanese monday!

I often refer to my littles as "bears". The Three Bears. Don't forget the star of the story, Joldieblox.


1. Goldilocks
2. A girl who hangs out with The Three Bears.
3. Also known as "Jaci Girl".

Friday, July 25, 2014

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

it is here!

Nope, I don't mean the Nordstrom Anniversary's better.

Waaaaay better!

Well, at least for those of us with shallow pockets.

Or those of us that simply love an AMAZING deal, regardless of pocket depth.

It is the Lands' End Warehouse Clearance Event! WAHOOOOO!

Praise the good Lord, IT IS HERE!

If you've seen past posts, you know why you should in stop reading and GO NOW!

If not, below is a very conservative savings of $115.

That's why you should go. Right now. Every day.

Rally, my people...RALLY!

Lands' End Polo Dress (Company Store) $5
Lands' End Polka Dot Tote (Bargain Nook) $1
Lands' End Canvas Leather Wedges (Warehouse Sale!) $7
Bib Necklace (Jane or Sassy Steals?) Free+$1.99 shipping
Outfit Total: $14.99

Linking up with The Pleated Poppy for WIWW.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

girls just wanna have fu-un

I've decided; I was young enough in the 80's to replay some of it's fashion. When the mood strikes, I channel Madonna and Cindy. Here goes nothin'!

Miley Cyrus (oh dear) Striped Crop Shirt (Goodwill) $4.29
Mossimo Long & Lean Tank (Target) $5.00
Mossimo Capri Leggings (Goodwill) $1.99
Pink & Gold Necklace (Forever 21) $3?
Outfit Total: $14.28

I think this outfit needs some lace or mesh...or both. Oooh...or a fingerless glove! Kidding, kidding.

Linking up with The Pleated Poppy for WIWW.

Monday, July 14, 2014

MACKanese monday: kasplode

Hello, MACKanese monday!

Last weekend, we invited ourselves to dinner with our besties and to tag along for fireworks after. They're only 40 minutes from us yet life gets in the way and my beautiful God-daughters seem to grow inches between visits. I hate that. So when the opportunity to see these angels came up I forgot to ask and as much told we're coming. It was low key (once the girls took our boys to the basement to dance with the wii:) and easy...easy food, easy conversations, easy company. It doesn't get better.♡

The fireworks were AWESOME! So awesome I felt a little **chagrined. How many years of awesomness had our besties experienced without telling us?! The spot was perfect...the parking was perfect...the crowd was perfect. It's already on our calendar for next year (I'm not kidding Teres...schedule us!). We want to watch more fireworks kasplode with you!


1. kaboom + explode = kasplode
2. What fireworks do.
3. Also, what your hinder does when it "*has bubbles".

*Courtesy of Mack's older brother, Gray. He came up with it about age three...much better for a boy that age (or any:) to talk about hinder bubbles than farts!

**Spelling is not one of my strengths. Oh dear.

Monday, June 30, 2014

MACKanese monday: Soyler & Dovaden

Hello, MACKanese monday!

Two weekends ago we had a wonderful visit with my oldest soul sister (by oldest I mean "known the longest" (welcome Betz;)) Betzy, and her family: husband Aaron, son Hayden, daughter Sawyer. We do not see these beautiful people often enough. Our visit the time before the last was a year ago, shortly after which Sawyer declared she would be marrying Mack. Love her spunk! And so did my boys. Not only did they spend hours over that year talking about Hayden's FERNISHERAL ninja moves but they recalled their new love, "Soyler". I tried several times to correct them all. Gray caught on but Mack and Donovan couldn't make the switch. On this visit, whether she minded her new name or not wasn't apparent but, either way, some sweet karma came 'round when she started calling Donovan "Dovaden". And on this visit I think Soyler favored Dovaden a bit more than Mack. Thank goodness Mack didn't notice. ♥


1. A precious four-year-old girl who will some day be my daughter-in-law.
2. Yes, please.
3. I really do hope so.

Mack: "Mama, I wanna go to Hayden and Soyler's house today.
Dovaden & Gray: "Me, too!!!"
Me: "So do I guys but they live three hours away so it's not always so simple to get there.
Dovaden: "But I really wanna gooooo!"
Gray: "Mom, just call Auntie Betzy..."
Mack: "...and ask her for a *batation."
Me: "Lucky for us, we always have an invitation to see these friends. I promise we'll go again very soon!"

Oh yes, yes we will! Thanks, for a truly lovely visit!

*two for one:

1. A written or verbal request for me to bring you my chaos littles.
2. You must really love us.
3. A lot.