Here I am, in my cubicle, shivering with fever chills, wishing I could be home in bed. I am, however, thankful for the heat of this Atkins frozen dinner chicken broccoli Alfredo. Except that when I opened it, it spewed cheese sauce all over my January 2014 desk calendar. This is why I can’t have nice things. I usually move my food to the side of my desk calendar, but every other square inch of my desk is covered with… Read more »

Wednesday was my husband’s 30th birthday. I came home from work to get ready for dinner that evening and found this on the floor: A single Cheerio, spilled during his breakfast. Something about eating Cheerios on the dawn of your 30th birthday tickles me. Almost as much as the fact that you would accidentally drop one on the floor, like a toddler. The evening progressed into a veritable sushi feast, however, so I feel both sides of the maturity scale… Read more »

Woah. It’s like, totally 2013. Time is moving fast, isn’t she? 2012 was here and gone in the blink of an eye. Seriously, I feel like I somehow skipped it. And yet, my life has been so full, to the brim, with love and laughter and happiness. There have been tears, there have been fears, there have been Tears For Fears. But when I honestly look back at 2012, I just feel overwhelmingly blessed. And then a little stressed. I’m… Read more »

I love party dresses. And I love the holidays. I love these two things together. I still have fever, so I have no clue what I’m actually writing. 1) Jazz Soiree Sequin Dress 2) Crafted One Shoulder Cocktail Dress 3) Cut Out Back Dress 4) Golden Girl Scalloped Brocade Dress 5) One Shoulder Draped Dress 6) Lace Fit and Flare Dress 7) Spark of Light Metallic Maxi 8) Sleeveless Colorblocked Maxi 9) Colorblock Maxi Dress   And those are some… Read more »

Hello! Sorry I pushed Makeup Monday to Tuesday. Trucco is Italian for makeup. I was ill and by the time I was home after forcing myself to work a full day, all I could do was lay on the couch and whine for my doting fiance to bring me another sparkling water. So, ya get Trucco Tuesday, and you’ll like it, see? That was supposed to be a mobster voice, continuing with the Italian theme. Wow, really, Kaitlin? You’re going… Read more »

The Little Drummer Boy has been one of my favorite Christmas carols for as long as I can remember. When I was a child, I think it was because I related to it. A little boy goes to see Jesus, and he gets to bang a drum at a baby. As a loud and obnoxious child, that thrilled me. As a loud and obnoxious adult, I enjoy the carol because of the truly mediocre harmonies I’ve written that I like to… Read more »

I LOVE TODAY. TODAY IS THE BEST DAY. Hmmm. So sorry. I seem to have been swept away by the promise of amazing deals. Shopping, and present-buying and spending time with my best friend and the official kick-off of the Christmas season… I am in heaven. Thrifty, thrifty heaven. I hope y’all had an amazing Thanksgiving full of, well, thanksgiving and that you’ll either spend today fighting for your life over perfect shoes or resting snugly in your armchair of choice,… Read more »

In the spirit of the holiday, I’d like to take the time to write down (and remind myself of) the many blessings in my life. I’m going to mention my people-blessings by name, so if my declaration of love makes you uncomfortable, tell me and I’ll plug in a more suitably anonymous name in your place. Like Buttface. Fair warning. I am thankful for my amazing family. I have parents who love and support me even when I don’t deserve… Read more »

Not really I don’t. I’m very chipper. But I did notice a lot of my favorite things around the interwebz this week just so happened to be blue. Ergo, let me share with you some favorites. 1) Layer Upon Layer Dress 2) Meeting Before Dark Lace Dress in Teal 3) Little Chief Honeybee Dress 4) Olive and Oak Strapless Sweetheart Dress 5) Royal Gardens Skirt 6) Every Little Thing She Does Polka Dot Dress 7) Poetry and Rose Dress 8 )… Read more »

Valentine’s Day sucks when you’re single. Anyone who says it doesn’t is just lying better than the rest of us. Every. Single. Commercial drops the V-word like it’s an all-access pass to Heaven. (It’s not, by the way….) So today’s Fashion Friday is all about dresses I would wear on Valentine’s day that strike the elusive mixture in my heart of hopeless romantic and hopelessly dedicated to a life alone. You might not think such a union is possible, but… Read more »