Friday, November 21, 2014

Matilda Jane Clothing Trunk Show


Tomorrows the day!  I'm so excited to be a Jane and host a Trunk Show!  My Trunk Keeper is Missy and she has been so delightful during the whole planning stage that I'm excited to finally be able to meet her in person!

If you are interested in purchasing from my Trunk Show follow these easy steps:

1) Go to Matildajaneclothing.com and browse their Collections.  When you see an item you like, 
2) Choose your size and "Add to Wish List".  When you're done shopping fill out,
3) Your information: Name, email, phone, extra message: "Whitney Smith is your Jane"
4) Send to a friend (me) w_mazza@hotmail.com and
5) Send to a Trunk Keeper (Missy) missyb@matildajaneclothing.com and

That's it! 

Missy will contact you for your purchasing information and you will be receiving your lovely Matilda Jane Clothing shortly after!  Please send in your Wish Lists no later than 2p PST on Saturday, November 22nd.  Thank you for supporting my Trunk Show and Missy's Matilda Jane Clothing career! If you have any questions, feel free to email me or leave a comment and I'll get back to you ASAP :)



What are your favorite Matilda Jane pieces?

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Family Photos

We finally got the Family Pictures taken care of!  After weeks of coordinating outfits (me), getting over a cold (Kinsey), waiting for Brian's day off, praying for rain but not on Photo day, a quick outfit change when someone slipped in the mud (Kinsey): we survived!  I made my mom play photographer and we did a mini session in the backyard, cus my previously coveted locations were of limits due to the rain.  Sigh.

But we got some good ones, considering we were working with a 4 month old and a dog, and the Christmas cards have been ordered.  Whew.

I call that a productive Thursday.


How are your family pictures coming along?  Do you include Family pets?

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

What Kinsey Wore: utility vest

As the weather is finally getting its act together and feeling like fall (maybe a little more winter than I would prefer- I'm a fickle person when it comes to weather.  Hello, that's why we live in California!) we are adding more layers to our outfits and I'm trying to convince Kinsey vests are functional and comfortable.  

She has yet to be persuaded but at least she kept it on.  Slow and steady wins the race.
Be prepared to see a lot more vests in the coming weeks ;)  You know, because if you don't use it, you lose it.  And that's the last cliche of this post, promise!

Stripe top: GapKids
Vest: Old Navy
Moto Jeans: Old Navy
Boots: American Eagle, gifted

How do you get your kid to wear clothes they don't care to wear?

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

My Favorite Things: Christmas Wish List

I am s-l-o-w-l-y getting into the Christmas spirit (because Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday and it's sadly overshadowed) but I have to say putting together my wish list and feeling that little nip in the air is getting me excited.  And I won't mention I may have started a few Christmas crafts... ;)
Christmas Wish List

Christmas Wish List by work-it-mommy 



The Pillowtalk Tank Pajama- I love Victoria Secret's pajamas and wouldn't mind a new pair since splitting the seat of my favorite pair a couple of weeks ago (and yes, I'm still wearing them hole and all!) 
Mama & Little - Audrey Silicone Teething Necklace- I always end up with a soaking wet drool puddle on my shoulder so I'm hoping this stylish teething necklace will help combat soar gums and a soggy shoulder.  Plus it will already elevate my accessorizing from nothing to something (besides the wedding ring, of course.)
Tassel scarf-  You can never have too many scarves, and this is the sweetest color and the tassels are to die for!
Essie Chinchilly and Mochachino- I'm hoping to up my nail polish game and these are great neutrals.
Moccasin Slippers- Leopard print slippers are my jam.  Add in the moccasin style and I'm sold.
Rampage boots- I've been coveting a brown riding boot and with the Macy's sale going on (two days only, ladies!) I can't pass up $24.99!  Maybe I'll be gifting these to myself hehe...
Quilted Vest- California weather has been all kinds of crazy this year, so a lightweight vest is a great layering piece.


You still have time to enter my Arbonne Giveaway here!!!
What's on your Christmas List?








Sunday, November 16, 2014

Arbonne Spa Party + Giveaway

My dear friend Jamie just began her journey as an Arbonne Consultant and held a fun Spa Party at her home.  Now, Jamie is one of those fabulous ladies who has her stuff together. One of those Moms who can do anything and everything while teaching 5th grade full time and raising 2 beautiful girls (and favorite former students of mine!) that are 18 months apart, all while keeping a tidy house and actually completing Pinterest projects.  I know!  I want to be like Jamie too :)

She even made these awesome evites using Red Stamp: aren't they adorable?! 

I made chocolate chip pumpkin bread and apple cider.  And then we got down to business, ah, pleasure. 

So, I forgot to take a "before" picture (of course) but here is my "after":
Nice and fresh, no?  My skin was very soft!

We used the RE9 Advanced line which includes:
1) smoothing facial serum
2) regenerating toner
3) intensive renewel serum
4) corrective eye cream
5) restorative day cream w/ spf 20
6) night repair cream

We used a mud mask items #1-4 plus their acclaimed "model in a bottle" firming serum, and #6 since our party was in the evening.  We also soaked our feet in a warm bath of foaming bath gel and salts.

I love Arbonne's commitment to using natural products and sourcing natural materials. But I'm very happy with my current regime found here that nothing can pry me away. It only took me 27 years to perfect my skin care routine with minimal acne breakouts, thank you very much ;)

But I would definitely spring for the bath salts which smell like citrusy heaven and the mud mask that pulls out blackheads and other impurities.

If you are interested in ordering any Arbonne products go here and enter my Presentation Code: 1303516.  (This will credit my party and help boost Jamie's business, a win-win!  Thank you!)  And if you have any questions feel free to email me or Jamie jjgaynor@att.net!

And now I'm proud to present my very first giveaway! You can have a chance to win a trial size of the famous RE9  Advanced Antiaging line! Just fill in the Rafflecopter below. Winner will be announced next week!

Have you entered the Rafflecopter Giveaway?!

Saturday, November 15, 2014

3 + 4 Month Favorites

3rd and 4th Month Favorites

3rd and 4th Month Favorites by work-it-mommy on Polyvore

Play mat- Brielana gets down on her play mat (pun-ny, no?) to play, do tummy time, explore her world.  I like that its padded and has tabs to hang different toys in multiple locations.  
OBall- This was one of her first real toys.  She can grasp it easily and likes to watch the beads move around and hear them rattle together.
Lamaze Kerry Fairy and Freddie Firefly- her second and third real toys.  The Fairy is so cute and Freddie has mutli-sensory attachments.  
Bouncer Seat- when she's not on her playmate or in my arms, Brielana is reclining in her bouncer.  She will occasionally take quick naps in it too.
Mam- What I believe to be teething issues (or the beginning of teething issues) is soothed by sucking and or gumming on a pacifier.
Carrier Toy- This was a game- changer for car seat entertainment.  There is not nearly as much fussing now when traveling in the car or stroller.  She gets the most serious expression and really concentrates when hitting at these toys, its darling!

And I'm proud to say all of these, with the exception of the Mam's, are hand-me-downs from Big sister Kinsey and are in excellent used condition.  Saving us $$$ and being green in the process, score!

Check back here on Sunday for my very first Giveaway!!!

Friday, November 14, 2014

Happy Birthday, Adriana!

Kinsey's BFF had her 4th Birthday Party this past weekend.  Her theme was My Little Pony and her mom Laura did an Ah-mazing job with decorations.  It was at a Local Park and everything had a magical touch to it.
Every table had a M holding balloons but of course I didn't get pictures, the girls beat me to it by dismantling the set up to play with said ponies :)There was a Castle Bounce House, a playground, Pin the Tail on Pinkie Pie the Pony,


And a Rainbow Dash Pinata.
The Birthday Girl

I'm a little embarrassed to say this, but this was the first encounter with a pinata my daughter's ever had.  She half-heartedly poked at it with the stick but boy did she dive right in to pick up candy!

These gorgeous cupcakes were made by a family friend.  Almost too beautiful to eat!


Almost...
 My daughter took liberties as the Birthday Girl's BFF to help herself to 2 cupcakes.  Thankfully, Laura was totally cool with this.
Haha.

These girls have been friends since Kinsey was 2.5!  Ella (L) is now a big Kindergartner.  It was so sweet to see them playing together again (as I used to watch them on the playground at the Preschool.) and they still pretty much just chase each other around lol.  

It was a sugar- fueled, no- nap kind of day, but it was beautiful outside and there was great company had by all.  Happy Birthday, Adriana!


Check back here on Sunday for my very first Giveaway!!!