Take the Vanity Fair Questionnaire

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Or answer in your comment!

What is your idea of perfect happiness? A beach vacation with wine.
What is your greatest fear? My children dying.
Which historical figure do you most identify with? Lilly Pulitzer. I'm just a girl with a vacationy dream.
Which living person do you most admire? Carol Burnett
What is the trait you most deplore in yourself? Being judgemental.
What is the trait you most deplore in others? One upping.
What is your greatest extravagance? Dinners out.
What is your favorite journey? Self discovery
What do you consider the most overrated virtue?
On what occasion do you lie? If it will hurt someones feelings.
What do you dislike most about your appearance? Getting old.
Which living person do you most despise? Anyone who demands that it’s their way or the highway.
Which words or phrases do you most overuse?
What is your greatest regret? Trusting the untrustworthy.
What or who is the greatest love of your life? My husband, kids, cats and dog.
When and where were you happiest? At the altar.
Which talent would you most like to have? Flexibility, and a great singing voice
What is your current state of mind? Amazed and slightly panicked.
If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? My weight!
What do you consider your greatest achievement? Parenting without a net.
If you could choose what to come back as, what would it be? A pelican who visits the Highlands Inn in Carmel.
What is your most treasured possession? My humor.
What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery? No sense of humor.
Where would you like to live? Bahamas.
What is your favorite occupation? Doing the unexpected.
What is your most marked characteristic? My humor and knack for being people together.
What is the quality you most like in a man? Resilience.
What is the quality you most like in a woman? Loyalty
What do you most value in your friends? Being there through thin and thin. That’s friendship treasured.
Who are your favorite writers? Maya Angelou
Who is your favorite hero of fiction?Auntie Mame and Mary Poppins
Who are your heroes in real life? My father and my son.
What are your favorite names? Landon and Coco.
What is it that you most dislike? Braggarts
How would you like to die? I wouldn’t.
What is your motto? Save water drink Champagne.

Friday Five! Cardio Barre, The Blacklist and The Eagles Oh My!


Here are the things I am loving right now! Brought to you by these lovely ladies: A. Liz Adventures, Hello! Happiness, The good life blog and Carolina Charm.

1. Cardio Barre-

Ladies I cannot tell you how long it had been since I exercised! I am now re invigorated after discovering Cardio Barre. It's low impact, high energy and fun. Have you tried it?

This is a video of the guy who runs my studio!

2. The Blacklist

James Spader is back and more evil than ever! I just love him and the show is riveting! Check it out on NBC!

3. I made this Greek Yogurt Chicken from Laloosh and it was great! You don't even need to marinate it. Just whip it up!

Lowfat and delicious!

4. I went to see the Eagles in concert and I have to say I was pretty impressed. They sounded great and were funny as hell. Go see them if you can :)

5. The Target Ankle Skinny Jean is rocking my world. Just got the dark denim too. Hello they are $11!!!!! The have cute little zippers on the back of the ankle!

Valentines Day Favors

Every year I get ahead of this because two classes and this many kids can make my mind whirl!!!! Valentines are so cute.

Last year I did these:

This year I got these for Oriental Trading Company:

Landon picked out these Valentine Gorillas for his class.

Coco liked these!

Yes, light up heart necklaces.
You light up my life? Sure!

Now if you're feeling more crafty, I do think these ideas are cute:

Dig it?

What are you making for Valentines Day?

Five On Friday- My Top Five Most Popular Blog Posts Of The Year

I got this idea from September Acres, who has a fabulous blog herself! Of course this Friday Five I am connecting with these amazing ladies who all seem to be pregnant!! It's in the water look out! LOL

Here are my top five most popular blog posts of 2013. Let's do it David Letterman style to make it more suspenseful!

5. The Five Best Thanksgiving Ideas From Pinterest- My Friday Five!

Well of course. These ideas are amazing. Especially this!!!

4.  RIP Lilly Pulitzer- Anythings Possible With Sunshine and A Little Pink

Lilly Pulitzer is not just a brand. It's an attitude. Read on!

3.  March is National Reading Month With Levar Burton!

I am so happy that this is a popular post! Reading Rainbow is back in a big way!

2.  The Best Hotel In Santa Barbara- The Montecito Inn!

And I feel that the love is mutual because they send me a Christmas Card! LOL

And the most popular post of 2013 is.......

1. The Going Rate for The Toothfairy. How much do you give?

This was a controversial post! Weigh in!!!

Thanks for a great year!!!!Looking forward to a fabulous 2014!!!!


Sometimes we don't know how hungry we are....

For a hug...

For a real friend....

For beauty....

For Connection....

So when Landon's sweet school got a new addition of green. After these kids had just seen black top...and suddenly grass. They felt nothing but JOY.

I was so happy to help and make this happen. These kids were starving for green. Starving for playtime. Starving for joy. And now they've got it. And it brings tears to my eyes.