Here And There

Well, I was in London...
but now we're in Texas.

After a few days 
of traveling, jet-lagging, binge eating, and hustling,
we are now
unwinding, getting back to working, and detoxing...

...oh yeah, and blogging.

Nothing too fancy,
but I thought I would brighten your Tuesday
(it is Tuesday right?)
with some things
that have been snagging my attention.

. . .

I saw The Secret Life of Walter Mitty last night...
Tyler & I both agreed Ben Stiller is getting better looking with age,
however, we disagreed about liking the movie.
(Him = meh. | Me = yay.)

Anyone else love it as much as me?


I'm giving my site a facelift 
with the help of the always fabulous, Kelly.

She just does the best site design...
I'm such a big fan.

(Look for the updated, spiffy look soon.)


I may be the last girl on the planet 
not to have a Kate Spade cell phone...
but I finally got one (from here)
after my long-standing $5 amazon find busted.


I can't believe our babymoon
was over a year ago.

Man, that trip was fun.

Enough fun for this pregnant girl
to forget she was the size of Italy
and waddle around the streets of Venice
 for hours on end
while her legs swelled to the size
of giant salamis...

What I would give 
to be back in that moment...

I think I'd freeze time and just stay there forever.


Baby GAP came out with a Paddington Bear collection.
Be still my beating (or was it bleeding?) wallet.

Also along the
I-need-to-stop-spending-our-clothing-budget-on-baby lines:

I'll blog about them more later
when I host a giveaway for Minnetonka,
but in the meantime- $20 for a pair. 

They even got a "those are ridiculously cute" from Tyler...
who, if you know Tyler, doesn't say those kinds of things
just to make me feel good about my shopping haul.


Also, the lady-sized pair is pretty great 
for loafing around the house in...
I already am dreaming of a rainbow of them in my closet.


Oh, and speaking of giveaways...
tomorrow, there's going to be one here
for one of my favorite travel bags by Ellington.

Be back later this week for your chance to win.

. . .

And now, 
me and my Costco-sized tub of JIF
are headed to the couch
with an apple, The Sound of Music
and absolutely no shame.

(Okay, fine... a little shame. Stupid detox.)

*images original to Aspiring Kennedy


  1. i love all of these things! i'm a nerd, but the secret life of walter mitty (the 1947 version), is one of my favorites! i really want to see this new one, if you like it i know i will! have fun in tx!

  2. We're the opposite - I was in Texas, and now I'm in England! :) And I'm SO excited to see the new design, yippee!!!

  3. Have fun in Texas pretty mama - loved this post and your preggy belly x

  4. i LOVED Walter Mitty and totally agree... Ben Stiller is totally getting better with age and that movie! :)

  5. Venice was amazing... some treasured memories, indeed! Have an extra scoop of JIF for me!! xo

  6. We loved Walter Mitty so much that we came home and booked Iceland (after sending Tim 8 of your blogs!)

  7. lovely to see you back chickadee! i was happy to see the paddington collab on gap! wish i had a little bebe to dress up.

    and YES! i cant wait for the ellington giveaway! I LOVE LOVE my mia tote and crossbody bag and i am crossing my fingers that you giveaway the larger foldover ellington bag. love that one and it's been waiting patiently on my wishlist.

    mucho love jillian

  8. One, I agree about Ben Stiller and two, I loved Walter Mitty too! Sounds cheesy to say, but I thought it was totally inspiring.

  9. We loved The Secret Life of Walter Mitty!! It was such a beautiful movie! Also, I'm totally with you on the Ben Stiller looking better with age thing.

  10. we have been livingggg in minnetonks! best shoes. and by we i mean... just my baby. i don't have any. i probably need some. and aw, we hit up ooole venezia on our babe moon, too!

  11. the pic of you pregnant and you saying you'd freeze time and stay there forever. ohhhhh it's totally pulling at my heart right now. you were such a gorgeous pregnant woman, you and your two girls.

  12. I don't have a baby but am seriously considering buying everything in the Paddington collection...for the future. It's so cute!

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  14. It was a year ago?! Oh my gosh time flies.
    And a giveaway? I think I need to come back here tomorrow (as if I wouldn't anyway)

  15. hehe that's funny that you are eating loads of PB on your detox. when i did one two years ago, it was literally the thing that got me through. i mean, they said i could eat nuts & oils, so......
    have fun in tx!

  16. What an awesome memory, to say you spent your babymoon in Venezia is so dreamy! My mom recently babysat so my hubby and I could go to a movie and we chose Catching Fire over Walter Mitty. I still really want to see Walter Mitty, but gosh darn it I can't wait for the 3rd Hunger Games movie!! ;)

  17. Welcome back to Texas. Your dad is a great guy and is the reason my daughter and I started following your blog. We love it, by the way! You have come a long way and faced trials I have never faced, but you did each beautifully. You are an amazing mom, wife, daughter and woman. So, I tip my hat to you as we say in Texas. You did it all with dignity and such elegance. Enjoy family time in Texas! Welcome home, Ya'll!!
    Angie & Ann

  18. An apple and a tub of JIF...that's my snack of choice too!
    Love seeing a recap of your sweet pregnant belly with those little girls! I wish you could go back for a moment too! xo!


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