Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Make your kitchen colorful during the season full of decorating cookies!
Containers are found on amazon.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Tees from JCrew. So comfy and on sale. I wear mine all the time.

Stuart Weitzman

Dear Santa (part deux)

... this would also be very nice.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Dear Santa

... this would be nice.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Free Money!

Mr. Rebates

I just got a check for $31.00! Really!
If you shop on line for sure sign up for Mr.Rebate. You find your store (they have had every store I have searched), it then tells you if there are any coupons available then takes you right to the website. Mr.Rebate tracks your purchases and banks you Rebates in your account! It literally took me 10 seconds to sign up.

Happy Shopping!!!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

And "Baby LuLu" is at Costco for Half the Price!!!!

I love this line on my girls (it makes little girls look like little girls- not teenagers). I've only found it in boutiques (which are not in my budget these days) but I couldn't pass it up at half price (plus the receipt will say "Costco" and Nate will assume that's just food:)

Sales you should know about

Save 25% on Shade clothing until Nov.16th with code: BAK12600

Shop Old Navy’s Cold Snap sale: up to 50% off outerwear

Forever21’s Daily 21 specials: 20% off 21 items every day.

Wrap up in outerwear deals from Target

Additional 20% off sale footwear at NineWest + free shipping on purchases of $25 or more

Buy 1, get 1 half price at Express’s mix and match sale

Use code EXTRA30 at JCrew’s checkout for an extra 30% off fall sale items

Step out for less with Steve Madden’s knee-deep boot sale

40% off or more at Nordstrom’s half-yearly sale

30% off at Gap, Old Navy, Banana Republic + Piperlime, November 13 - 16

Get 15% off Lulu*s until December 1 with the code FASHIONISTA

Thursday, October 30, 2008

If you LOVE fun magnets check out these!

Shade Friends and Family - 25 % off entire order!

Lounge Pant With Band - wide comfort band. back pockets. boot cut. no drawstring. tailor fit. 48% cotton/48% modal/4% spandex, terry. machine wash. tumble dry. $34.50

Shade is running a limited time offer of 25% off EVERYTHING!!!!! The catch is that this sale is only good through a Personal Shopper. So... use my code BAK12600 when you order your things online at http://www.shadeclothing.com/~ps~BAK12600,
or when you shop in person at a Shade retail store. The 25% will be deducted at checkout. I am sure things will sell out fast at this price- so if you want something- go shopping now.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Lady in Red...

According to a new study led by psychology professor Andrew Elliot of the University of Rochester in Rochester, New York, 100 (mostly) young, straight men found women dressed in red more attractive than those who weren't.

"Although this 'red alert' may be a product of human society associating red with love for eons, it also may arise from more primitive biological roots, Elliot said.

'Noting the genetic similarity of humans to higher primates, he said scientists have shown that certain male primates are especially attracted to females of their species displaying red.

'It could be this very deep, biologically based automatic tendency to respond to red as an attraction cue given our evolutionary heritage,' Elliot, whose findings appear in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, said in a telephone interview."--Yahoo News

Just think about it the next time your are trying to figure out what to wear...

Monday, October 27, 2008

Friday, October 17, 2008

Live from New York, it's Sarah Palin

Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin is going to appear this week on

Saturday Night Live.

Have your Tivo's ready!!

Top voted toys for this Holiday Season

Air Fork One
Skip pretending your kid's fork is an airplane just to get him to eat — with Air Fork One, your child is too fascinated by his silverware to even ask you to add the annoying sound effects. The stainless steel fork is dishwasher- and kid-friendly, encouraging picky eaters and aspiring jet pilots alike to gobble up their Chef Boyardee. ($9.99)

K's Kids I Am the Boss
Bring the McDonald's ball pit home, without the unsanitary conditions. This adorable dinosaur unzips to expose a mini pit filled with 60 plastic balls for your baby to wiggle around in and yes, drool all over. But at least you know whose drool it is. ($89.99)

Smart Cycle Physical Learning Arcade
It looks like an exercise bike for toddlers, but the Smart Cycle Physical Learning Arcade is far more than that, combining physical activity with mental challenges. The result is like WiiFit for toddlers, an arcade system that not only teaches basic counting and reading skills but also keeps your kid active and healthy. Let's see a regular video-game system do that. ($100)

65 Years of Little Golden Books

Way back in the 1940s, children used to read these things called "books." By all accounts, these decidedly low-tech affairs featured things like "words" that required children to use something called "imagination." This set of books, which celebrates Little Golden Books' 65th anniversary and includes such classics as The Poky Little Puppy and Saggy Baggy Elephant (and four other books whose names kinda rhyme), will give them something better to do before bedtime than watching TV. ($17.94)

Monster Factory
The names and descriptions of these odd yet charming Monster Factory stuffed animals are worth the price alone. From the tattooed "Morley Boys" to "Owen," the blue gorilla, these aren't your usual plush-covered playthings; they look like they would be right at home in one of Damon Albarn's side projects. ($24.99 - $39.99)

Mr. Potato Head: Taters of the Lost Ark
Finally, a toy tie-in that's better than the movie it's based on! (Granted, that's not very hard to do when you're talking about Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.) This Potato Head variation includes everything you like about Indiana Jones (e.g., fedora, whip, and wise-guy smirk) and none of what you don't (craven attempts to capitalize on generational nostalgia). ($19.99)

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Top Fitness Foods for Women-Eat UP!

Cottage Cheese

Despite its frumpy image, this diet staple packs 14 grams of protein per half-cup serving, along with 75 milligrams of calcium and 5 grams of carbohydrates. That protein is crucial to healing the microscopic muscle tears that occur during exercise, says Amy Jamieson-Petonic, R.D., health education manager at Cleveland's Fairview Hospital.

If you can get Shamrock Brand with the cow on the front it is the BEST!


Complex carbohydrates, protein, and unsaturated fats—all the right elements to fuel activity—meet in one healthy little 70-calorie, 3-tablespoon package. Plus, hummus is often made with olive oil, which contains oleic acid—a fat that helps cripple the gene responsible for 20 to 30 percent of breast cancers, according to Northwestern University researchers. Yeah for Northwestern!! :)

Chocolate Milk- (for the winter steam your milk first before adding the cocoa)

There's way more to milk than just calcium. In fact, it's a near perfect food, giving you a lot of valuable energy while keeping your calorie count low, says nutritionist Susan Kleiner, Ph.D. The chocolate kind is loaded with calcium, vitamins, and minerals just like the plain stuff, but new studies confirm that milk with a touch of cocoa is as powerful as commercial recovery drinks at replenishing and repairing muscles.


"They're portable. They're a fruit you can get year-round. And they're a rich source of vitamin C," says Leslie Bonci, R.D., "which helps repair muscle tissue." One orange has all the C a woman needs each day—close to 75 milligrams. Vitamin C is also key for making collagen, a tissue that helps keep bones strong.

Salmon - super easy to prepare, bake it with lemon juice & viola dinner!

Great for heart health, but here's an added twist: New studies are suggesting that monounsaturated fats and omega-3 fats might help lessen abdominal fat. It's too soon to understand the link, but "this could be particularly good for women working to tone their core," says nutritionist Susan Kleiner, Ph.D.

Ground Flaxseed - Just try it! I actually like it now!

"Flaxseed is full of fibers called lignans that promote gut health," says nutritionist Susan Kleiner, Ph.D. Since flax lignans contain both soluble and insoluble fiber, they keep you regular. "When you're trying to do an endurance sport, it can be disruptive to have digestive problems," she notes. A daily dose of 1 to 2 tablespoons of ground flaxseed tossed in your cereal nets you fiber without fuss.


Don't skip the yolk. One egg a day supplies 215 milligrams of cholesterol—not enough to push you over the 300-milligram daily cholesterol limit recommended by the American Heart Association. Plus, the yolk is a good source of iron, and it's loaded with lecithin, critical for brain health, says nutritionist Susan Kleiner, Ph.D. What does brain power have to do with exercise? Try doing a sun salutation without it.


USDA researchers recently placed fresh berries on their list of the 20 foods richest in antioxidants. Just a handful of blueberries, raspberries, or blackberries is an excellent source of these potent nutrients, which protect muscles from free radical damage that might be caused by exercise. Shop for berries by the shade of their skin: The deeper the color, the healthier the fruit.


Thanks to bananas' high potassium content, peeling one is a speedy solution to that stitch in your side. While a lack of sodium is the main culprit behind muscle cramps, studies show potassium plays a supporting role: You need it to replace sweat losses and help with fluid absorption. Bananas are also packed with energizing carbohydrates. One medium-size fruit has 400 milligrams of potassium and as many carbs (29 grams) as two slices of whole-wheat bread.


Close your eyes and they almost taste like crunchy candy. Carrots pack complex carbs that provide energy to muscles and potassium to control blood pressure and muscle contractions, says Leslie Bonci, R.D. And a half cup has just 35 calories.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Shade Special! I LOVE this shirt!

*Spend $25.00 (sub-total) or more and get 25% off of the Puff Sleeve Top. (see above) **Spend $50.00 (sub-total) or more and get 50% off of the Puff Sleeve Top.
This top is regularly $28.50, so this is a great deal! I love this top it is very flattering with room around the waist but not too much that it is bulky.

Get an additional discount by using this link:

Otherwise, whenever you are online or at a Shade store use the Code BAK12600 to get a extra discount!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Lisa Harris recommended this a long time ago and I finally got around to trying it out. I love it!

Friday, October 3, 2008

Wish me luck!

I expect to look like this in 2 weeks!! I just got all 3 of her DVD's in the mail and can't wait to see if I like them as much as Gwyneth & Madonna. http://tracyandersonmethoddvd.amazonwebstore.com/

Red,White & YOU

Remember to register to vote before Oct. 7th! You can also register on-line if you are stressed for time. Print out the document and mail it in. It is super easy!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

What did you think??
I must admit I feel much better about Sarah Palin after this debate. I guess I just feel good about no deer caught in the headlight moments! I thought she held her own and made the republican party proud. I know this is a HOT topic but it is all consuming so I thought I would do a post!

One Step Ahead

One Step Aheadis the place for all moms to check out. I finally don't have to fight Davis while watching T.v. He can't turn it off & on with the protective guard!

He can also hold his juice box without squeezing it everywhere!

The snack trap is great. Crackers can't fall out and it hooks to strollers or anything you are using. Kids like to stick there hands inside the trap. Great idea!!!

All at j.crew