Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Deals, Dinner and Celebrity Dish

Hi, my name is Shelley and I love to shop. I would not call myself an addict; I can stop whenever I want (or, when say, I don't have any money). Really, more than anything I just love (LURVE) a good deal. That being said you have to do a lot of browsing to know a good deal when you think you see one. Good thing I'm a stay-at-home mom with a little time on my hands (and a baby who hates napping and loves getting out of the house).
Yesterday, I hit the motherload. Just a quick trip over to TJMaxx to try and find some sunglasses. I've been devastated since Greyson ate (YES, ate) my SpyOptic Smoke Gray sunglasses that I got for FREE. I figured TJ's would have something cheap. Well, I found two pair that I liked: a purple Esprit pair for $2 and a black BCBG pair for $5. Then I headed over to handbags and found a cute little ColeHaan satin clutch for $7. The brand sticker had it at $255 (WHAT???). Why stop there? Back to the baby section to see if I could find anything for little man. Nope, but I did find a pair of jeans for my niece who just turned 5. They're pink and they were $3...which will make a nice addition to the two little dresses I got her for her birthday. At that point, I just had to look over the ladies stuff and I found a Joie cashmere blend sweater cardi vest for $15 - you could buy it at Bluefly right now for $118.99 (original price $245), along with a Joie sapphire blue (one of my fav colors) racerback shirt for $10 (original price $108). Over in the jeans section I found a pair of JBrand jeans for $10. I was a little unsure because they were a 27 and well, I'm still holding on to some baby inches, but at that price I figured I could return them if they didn't work out. Well, they did work out!!!
Also, last Friday, Ben took off to hang with me and Nolan after his sales meeting in San Diego. We had a good time as a family.
We had lunch at Las Fajitas. I've been boycotting since about a year ago after I found a hair in my rice. After sampling other mexican places around town, I decided we could give it a go again. I mean, what restaurant doesn't sometimes give you a suprise in your food. I'm looking at you Taste of Thai. I will never eat there again after I found a roach in my thai barbeque chicken. Hey, there are some things you just can't get past. We've also learned that if you give Nolan food at the table, he will play with it and put it in his mouth and pretty much be quiet for the better part of a meal. File that in 'Bad Things Parents Do.' He licked the tortilla. A little unsure about it.
He's also continued on the warpath unraveling everything he can in the house. I tried to explain this to Ben, but he left the dog's dinnerware on the floor anyway. And as you guessed, Nolan decided that is EXACTLY what he needed to play in.
He's quite pleased with himself.

I've been trying for about 9 months to read Atlas Shrugged. It's hard to read anything really deep while taking care of a baby. Nolan decided to give it a go.

And then, like mom, decided USWeekly was a little more his speed.

And look at the shag!!! We're going to have to get a haircut SOON.

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