Designing Women- Annie Potts? Yes, please lots.

Ran into Annie Potts on our flight back from Virginia. I was staring at her, wondering if it was her...indeed it was. I can spot 'em I tell ya. I'm like a Hollywood Safari guide. I digress...

Annie struck up a conversation with me as I was cooing at baby Coco. Coco was wearing these socks from Mud pies.

I know the cardinal rule of flying is "Dress 'em cute to distract from possible ruination of everyone's flight!". Annie loved the socks because she had three boys and wished for socks like these!!

She was adorable, cute jeans, little orange bag and shoes, not preppy but a little hip. She was wonderful. Now I love her more than I did before.

Did you love Designing Women?
I did.
It made me miss the south, want a workplace with best friends, and need a little innocent humor once in a while.

My two favorite episodes are:

Ray Don: When Julia lectures a man named Ray Don, thanking him for women everywhere that surely don't want to eat dinner by themselves.

Here's the exchange:

A middle-aged swinger approaches the ladies in a sushi bar:
MAN: Allow me to introduce myself -- Ray Don Simpson.
JULIA: There's no need for introductions, Ray Don, we know who you are.
RAY DON: (smiling) You do?
JULIA: Of course. You're the guy who is always wherever women gather or try to be alone. You want to eat with us when we're dining in hotels, you want to know if the book we're reading is any good, or if you can keep up company on the plane. And I want to thank you, Ray Don, on behalf of all the women in the world, for your unfailing attention and concern. But read my lips and remember, as hard as it is to believe, sometimes we like talking just to each other, and sometimes we like just being alone.

But this is nothing compared to my ALL TIME FAVORITE Designing Women Moment, another Julia Sugarbaker tirade. This is from the "Beauty Contest" episode.

JULIA: Excuse me, aren't you Marjorie Leigh Winnick, the current Miss Georgia World?
MARJORIE: Why, yes I am.
JULIA: I'm Julia Sugarbaker, Suzanne Sugarbaker's sister. I couldn't help over hearing part of your conversation.
MARJORIE: Well, I'm sorry. I didn't know anyone was here.
JULIA: Yes, and I gather from your comments there are a couple of other things you don't know, Marjorie. For example, you probably didn't know that Suzanne was the only contestant in Georgia pageant history to sweep every category except congeniality, and that is not something the women in my family aspire to anyway. Or that when she walked down the runway in her swimsuit, five contestants quit on the spot. Or that when she emerged from the isolation booth to answer the question, "What would you do to prevent war?" she spoke so eloquently of patriotism, battlefields and diamond tiaras, grown men wept. And you probably didn't know, Marjorie, that Suzanne was not just any Miss Georgia, she was the Miss Georgia. She didn't twirl just a baton, that baton was on fire. And when she threw that baton into the air, it flew higher, further, faster than any baton has ever flown before, hitting a transformer and showering the darkened arena with sparks! And when it finally did come down, Marjorie, my sister caught that baton, and 12,000 people jumped to their feet for sixteen and one-half minutes of uninterrupted thunderous ovation, as flames illuminated her tear-stained face! And that, Marjorie --- just so you will know --- and your children will someday know --- is the night the lights went out in Georgia!

You can go to and see even more tidbits!!! Which episode did you love?
The Mrs.
Don't forget my giveaway for the Mommy hook!

Happy Birthday MOM!

Yes, One Fabulous Mom has One Fabulous Mother. She is a painter, a collector, a Bed, Bath and Beyond fanatic and a great mom.

She also makes the best fried chicken ever (hubby is obsessed). She's from the south, so knowing how to make fried chicken is a rule. (Note to self learn recipe, I was born in North Carolina!)

Happy Birthday Mom. You don't look a day over 35.

The Mrs.

PS Giveaway starts tomorrow!


We are back from Virginia. It was gorgeous, but taking a potty training three year old to a place with an outhouse and no running water is TOUGH! We made it though. A five hour flight and three hour drive!! OH MY.


Landon turned three and had three parties. Do I get 40 parties when I turn 40?

Coco laughed for the first time. I was singing "if you're happy and you know it. Apparently she was!

We are still potty training. Pee is perfect. Poo is not. It's not fun but I am trying not to give him a complex. Hand over the advice if you have it!

Will Ferrel passed on my movie. Now we're on to Josh Brolin. Prayers please!

Don't miss my exciting series next week:

What I should know by now.

Since I will be turning 40 next year (gulp) I feel like like there are a few things I should know by now, and don't! Come with me on a little informational journey.

xo The Mrs.

PS Congrats to Mommy to Davin on the clipboard.

PPS Another giveaway tomorrow!!!!! I'm feeling generous!


MOMMY NEEDS WINE!!!! (Mommy2davin!)

Congratulations doll. You are the lucky winner of one gorgeous clipboard!!! Email me at!


The Mrs.

80's Nostalgia Week: Movies You Died For!

Don't get me started on Footlose. I mean seriously. Rhen McCormick was so hot, so misunderstood and so cute. I mean he had that late night talk with his mother about why he felt that he needed to fight the system and his voice was low and gravely. Or when he was at the railroad tracks with Ariel and he told her he wouldn't kiss her because he'd "figured you've been kissed a lot and I'd suffer by comparison."

There are many movies that made me laugh, cry and remember my high school days. There was Breakfast Club, where we got to see all the different kids from various cliques come together. Sixteen Candles where we saw the nerd get the hottest guy in school. Oh Jake, the cake on the table and that kiss!!!!

I also loved "Some kind Of Wonderful" where Watts got Keith to kiss her so he could practice what he wanted to do to Amanda Jones. " You know, pretend I'm a girl". Classic.

But I think my all time favorite is Pretty in Pink. There is no movie that captured the 80's high school angst better. The differences in cliques, class, and sex were so real i was fascinated. I went to a rich kid high school with big differences in class, so this felt so real to me.

My favorite character is Steph. The guy is beyond. Here's just a few bit's of Steph's (James Spader- and never looked hotter), wisdom.

"Come on, look around you. Would I treat my parents house like this if money was any kind of issue".
"Why don't you take a shower, you look like shit."
"I have a room upstairs when anybody's ready to get serious".
"What's her name? Edie?"
"That girl is, was, and always will be nada".

What's your favorite 80's movie? Don't forget my giveaway listed below!!!

xo the Mrs.

Summer Give Away! Let's hear it for Preppy Paper Girl!

I have some exciting news! I wanted to end 80's week with a bang!!! I have partnered up with Preppy Paper Girl after ordering teacher gifts from her. I got a bunch of these clip boards in different colors. Aren't they to die for!!!? I almost fainted when they arrived. So adorable! She has agreed to do a give away for this Pink and Green Clip Board!! You'll get your monogram on the button at the top!

To enter once:
Leave a comment telling me your favorite summer activity.

To enter Twice: Leave the comment and become a follower of my blog.

To enter THREE TIMES: Comment, follow the blog and twitter!

To enter FOUR TIMES!! comment, follow my blog and twitter, and visit Preppy Paper Girl and leave her a comment about what you like best about her products! Believe me you will love it all!

Good luck!!! I will reveal the winner on Saturday July 25th!!!! Good luck ladies!!!!

xo The Mrs.

80's Nostalgia week- Rock Lobster

If it weren't for music I think I would not know how to show emotion. Who hasn't put a James Taylor song on and cried their eyes out ("You've got a friend"....when you're down and troubled...and you need a helping hand...)

What good is a slide show, video or movie without the perfect soundtrack? Well if my high school days had a sound track it would go a little something like this:

1. Rock Lobster - the B52's

2. Break out- Swing out sister

3. Big Mouth- Sioux and the banshees

4. Shake the disease- Depeche mode

5. 99 Luft Balloons- Nena

6. When Doves Cry - Prince

7. Footloose- Kenny Loggins

8. Everybody Wants To Rule The World- Tears for Fears

9. Careless whisper- Wham!

10. Walk Like an Egyptian -Bangles

11. I wanna Dance With Somebody- Whitney Houston

12. Never Gonna Give you Up- Rick Astley

I love all the drama and emotion of those high school days. Didn't the world revolve around us? I think so.
What's on your high school soundtrack?

The Mrs.

80's Nostalgia Week- Goin' Bananas

If you know what this were a child of the 80's my friend.

xo The Mrs.

PS I'm doing a giveaway on Friday! Don't miss it!!!

80's Nostalgia Week- Make up!

I have to confess, I am kind of an idiot when it comes to make up. I need some kind of class or tutorial on the whole thing. It's not that I don't wear it, it's just not in my genes to know what to do with it, beyond the basics. I just do what I've always done. This has been going on forever.

My friend Nicole (from high school) however, could do her eye makeup better than Kevin Aucoin himself (God rest his soul). She would use electric blue mascara, purple eye shadow and liquid eyeliner and look like Linda Evangalista. I would look like Rocky Racoon. Sad.

I may not have known a lot about make up in high school, but I did however look fabulous in my Silver City Pink lipstick. Of course I remember the name! Everyone wore it and we all looked amazing right? (Revlon still makes it girls!!!) I alternated with "Frosted Brownie". I loved and still love lipstick. I come from a long line of lipstick lovers.

My grandmother wore the same coral lipstick (Frosted Coral) forever. She said it made her skin glow, and guess what, it did. Now my mom wears coral lipstick too. We are very monogamous with our lipsticks in my family. I still have to hunt down my mothers discontinued shade "Coral Melon" by Estee Lauder. It's so precious to her she now saves it for special occasions. She also wears navy mascara which is hard to find ( apparently I come from a long line of high maintenance women...).

So along with my Stevie Nicks permed hair, guess zipper leg jeans, and scunci for my hair, I had my frosted lipstick. What was your look in the 80's? I bet you looked gooood.

Gotta go. Have to guy by coral lipstick asap.
The Mrs.

80's Week Alert! Molly Ringwald has Twins!

Molly Ringwald gave birth to twins (boy and girl! Jackpot!) And right in the middle of 80's week! Thanks Molly!

The Mrs.

80's Nostalgia Week: Tretorns, Ripped Jeans and Shoulder Pads Oh My!

Apparently the old addage "everything old is new again" is true because my beloved Tretorns are back.

I first got a pair of Tretorns when I was in 7th grade. They had a yellow, peppy, "V" on the side, and I felt like the cutest girl in town. To paint the picture for you, I would wear them with my yellow pom pom socks, navy short shorts with white piping, and my Dad's Blue Lacoste shirt (which was like a dress). Sometimes I would belt it too. Oh yes ladies, I was HOT!

The Tretorns made me so happy because not only were they cute, but oh so comfy. I would get a differen't color stripe each season when they would wear out (ie navy for fall), and I felt sporty and sassy.

Don't you remember when you first realized fashion was your choice? That you could affect peoples opinion of you by what you wore?

I can recall a lot of firsts by what I was wearing.

First time I noticed a boy checking me out? I was wearing Gloria Vanderbilt Lavender jeans.

First time I had a major teenage blow out with my mom? Holes in the knees of my jeans.

First time I felt like a woman? Shoulder pads. Felt like an adult!!!

First time my mom bought me a really expensive clothing item? My Ton Sur Ton blue padded jacket.

First time I felt sexy? Wearing my red Mia flats, with the pointy toe.

A lot of these things have come back into style, and at first I was sickened. Made me feel old and out of touch. Writing this post has changed my mind. Now I'm just smiling, thinking of some other girl having some of her firsts in her peppy yellow "V" striped Tretorns.

The Mrs.

Vicky Christina Barcelona Movie Review!

Whoooohooo! This is one hot movie. Javier Bardem is HOT!!!!!!!

The movie follows two American women who are in Barcelona for the summer. They meet an artist who wants them BOTH, but has a crazy ex wife (Penelope Cruz). It's a Woody Allen movie so there is tons of talking, but it's funny to see the reaction these American girls have to the very European artist they meet. One of them wants to just explore, and be with him. The other refuses flatly. The ex can't decide if she wants him or not! It's funny, engaging and a vacation. You get to go to Barcelona for free!

All in all a funny, fun and sexy movie. I give it four out of five Cosmos!!
xo The Mrs.

Hey Mrs! What's that on the right side of your blog?

Funny you should ask....on the right side of my blog is my store! Well, it's my amazon store. I had so many people asking where I got the things I was recommending I decided to make my own store with amazon! Just click and buy your Itzbeen Timer, Mustela No Rinse soap, Yummie Tummie Tank etc, and buy! Just thought I'd make it easier for you!

Fun right? You can also see what's on my wish list!

Next week it's 80's nostalgia week! Join me for shoulder pads and side ponytails. It's gonna be funny!

xoxo The Mrs.

Twenty- first birthday gift!

I had been racking my brain for a fabulous birthday gift for my niece. Keep in mind she is sophisticated, smart and sassy so I had to make sure it was something good!

I had heard ideas of restaurant gift cards and the like but ultimately decided on Tiffany Champagne glasses!

She was thrilled and felt very grown up. Nothing beats a big blue box, but here are some other milestone gifts for a twenty one year old.

Tiffany money clip
Tiffany Pen
Engraved Flask


Charm Bracelet
Chanel No 5 perfume
diamond stud earrings
small necklace with cross
Diane Von Furtsenberg Dress

Pink Preppy Party girl posted about this and we are on the same wave length!

I will do a post on my charm bracelet later, I think it's a great sweet sixteen present and perfect for Coco. Every year or milestone you can add a charm.

What do you think the perfect 21st bday gift is?
The Mrs.

Sanity Break-Recipe for the perfect girl date

Last week I had lunch with one of my besties Natalia. Afterwards I felt better than I had in a long time. I think it's because all the ingredients were there for the perfect day.

1) Nails done at fancy place where Britney goes.
2) Lunch out at cute Italian restaurant, dining on seafood salad, and iced tea, and sitting on the patio.
3) Shopping at my favorite clothing store and watching bestie try on cute outfits and buy.
4) Bestie introducing me to new and super cute, super fabulous gift store where I bought this charm letter necklace, one with Landons and one with Coco's initials!

What's your perfect girl day?
xo The Mrs.

***** UPdate
Necklace is by Nashelle and can be found at


Michael Jackson's Funeral

MJ will be memorialized today at Staples Center. It's amazing how his death is affecting people all over the world.

So far Mariah Carey, Jennifer Hudson, Smokey Robinson, and John Mayer will perform. No matter what you think of him, his talent is undeniable. Look at him as a child. This is God given talent. He is amazing.

What a hard and crazy life he had. Thank goodness we have all his music to remember him by. What's your favorite MJ song?
The Mrs.

July 4th Recap!

I have to say it was a dream vacation, and I have the pictures to prove it!!!
The Mrs.

Lance is Back!

The Tour De France has started and Lance Armstrong is back. We are not much for sports in this family, but we follow the tour and love it.

Some people have asked why Lance is back. This is why:

xo The Mrs!

Fabulous Fourth

We will be busy bees this fourth of July weekend, as we are heading to Laguna! Hubby will be wearing these Ralph Lauren searsucker flag pants and cocktailing for sure. Here are the events:

Friday night we will be at a champagne toast, butterfly release then onto story telling for Landon by Little Red Riding Hood.

Saturday will be pool time, then that night a fancy BBQ on a golf course with a band, fireworks, face painting and balloon tying! Whoohoo!

Landon will be wearing the outfit above. I think this will be his last Jon Jon folks. Cue sad music about "Butterfly Kissses, "You're Going To Miss This", cry my eyes out stuff. My Landon is growing up.

Might have to run to Marshals and see if there's a sailor dress for Coco!!!

Happy Fourth!

The Mrs.

Ass Of The Year Awards

Ladies and gentlemen it's that time again where I nominate some guys I think really deserve this award. ASS OF THE YEAR is quite an honor. It really means you are the stupidest, meanest, loser on the planet.

Oh Bernie, You almost made ass of the year. You bilked thousands of people out of all their money doing fake trades. You have sent some seriously wealthy people to the poor house and some not so wealthy to food stamps. You even ripped off Eli Weisel, a holocaust survivor and that makes you EVIL. Heard you got 150 years in prison! Good!

Joe Jackson, you may have this sewn up for next year. We all know you beat your kids so they would perform better, and that Michael didn't even speak to you, and your wife has left you. Does that mean you need to walk the red carpet and give press conferences for the family? Keep this up and you will be Ass of the year 2010.

So who it it then? Who is Ass of the year?

This guy.

Governor Sanford not only had an affair, but when he told his wife about it and she was WILLING TO FORGIVE HIM, he still flew to Argentina (without telling his staff) to be with her one last time and break it off. Okay he's an idiot, but wait, he isn't done. Then he gives a press conference and gives intimate details about the relationship, but that's not what gives him this honored title. It's that he said he has found his soulmate in this other woman and can now die happy. I bet his wife is thrilled. She's trying to forgive him and make their marriage work, and he is saying he doesn't love her but will try and fall in love again even though he found his soulmate!

Now this puts her in a bind doesn't it? Makes her feel like an old worn out shoe, sloppy seconds, that's what she gets for giving him four boys? Bless her heart. Yes, Sandford is ass of the year. My advice to his wife (and I am all for forgiveness and saving marriage) is to kick him out, move on with your life. Find someone who isn't such an ass. You deserve better Jenny Sanford. Show your boys that you have respect for yourself, and let him ruin his life alone.

Who do you nominate for ass of the year?

xo The Mrs.

If You Want To Stay Married, Don't Do A Reality Show

Unless you don't live on earth, you have heard about the Jon and Kate split. I didn't watch the show much because she was such a brow-beater I couldn't take it! I know he's no prize either but my my is she bossy! (speaking from one who knows!)

I think it's ridiculous to say that the reality show did not cause their divorce. Of course it did!!! Let me make my case.

These two? Shana Moakler and Travis Barker. Married, kids, and then the reality show. Now divorced and hate each other's guts.

Carmen Electra and Dave Navarro were married for three seconds. Their reality show chronicled the biggest part of their relationship, the wedding plans! Now they are kaput.

How about Chaotic? Britney and Kevin professing their love...remember this? I cried over this!

Now they are done. DONE.

Nick and Jessica, the newlyweds. Now divorceyweds. Getting it yet? Hello? People stop doing reality shows!!!

It's the cameras following you everywhere, making your relationship feel special! Then when the cameras are off and you have to just take out the trash, or go to Costco, it just feels boring! Having a TV show gives you money, privilege and a HUGE HEAD! Look at Kate now, willing to ruin her kids lives and drive their father away, in order to "provide" for her kids. Hello? You are a nurse! You have a skill! You could have provided that way! Now it's too late. I think rather than vacations in Hawaii, the kids would like to live with their Dad. Clearly he does NOT want the show anymore. SHE DOES!

Relationships cannot survive the outside world coming in. It's hard enough having kids, in-laws, and friends coming in let alone Entertainment Tonight. So ladies whatever you do avoid going on reality TV (take note Kendra, and housewives of OC etc!) Or don't. I have to watch something!