Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Haute Links - First Edition

In the past eight weeks, I've come to the sobering realization that I am not the adrenaline-charged, vacuuming, baby soothing,  28-year-old mom that I was when I had Max. Five and-a-half years and two kids later, I am feeling a bit wiser, but disproportionately older. And so, I've decided to let some of my blogging icons do a bit of the heavy lifting for me from now on in the form of a weekly installment I'll be calling "Haute Links" that will highlight some of my favorite blog topics from weeks prior.

And I'm sorry if my puns are starting to annoy you.

So, here goes:

Land O Lakes never sounded so good- awesome A Capella from I Suwannee

Commemorative Corks from Mint Love Social Club

Elise Allen paintings at Amber Interiors
Monogram Must-have from Home-Rec.
 Happy Tuesday.

Saturday, January 21, 2012


Despite my home looking dangerously close to something I once saw on an episode of hoarders, I thought I would take this opportunity to forgo putting away the rest of the laundry and rather check in with my neglected HMD readers...or those of you that are left.

I have been passively aggressively indicating to the hubs that I have not had any time to do things for myself lately, so upon returning from golf the other day, he urged me to go get my nails done....
"oooor..maybe you could go get a bikini wax."
This was said in all seriousness. 
Needless to say, I almost gouged his eyeballs out with my brain daggers.

I promise that one day, I will get my sexy back (see "ridiculous cougar pose"), and get back to blogging about fashion and other superficial topics, but in the meantime, I am enjoying my hibernation and my long days with my cubs- since, sadly, I know that they're numbered.  So, here's a quick look at some of the happenings around these parts of late: 

Tummy Time. 

Hitting up CrewCuts clearance for some new "cowboy shirts"
Hanging at Super Franks (despite my bad-mouthing)

and last, but very not least, doing LOTS of smilin' (and a little bit of barfin' at the same time).

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Busy Bees

Having had my first two sons in the middle of summer, I've come to the conclusion that winter babies are a bit more challenging. I know most people around the country scoff at the idea of California winters, but still, nobody wants a 50 degree wind blowing on their boobs when they whip 'em out at the park for a feed.

With school out for the past few weeks, I've been doing my best to prevent cabin fever by getting the boys out of the house every day and have been racking my brains for creative indoor spots to take them, where I can nurse in comfort. One of the only options around besides that seth pool Chuckie Cheese, is Super Franks, which is a step up from the Rat  themed pizza, but is basically still the equivalent of dipping your children in a vat of assorted mucus-y germs while you scarf down a basket of soon-to-be-regretted curly fries.

 What we need around here is something like Bumble Cafe in Los Altos. I've been contemplating the 35 minute drive since I happened upon this awesome spot:

Cute, right? Let's look inside..

Kitchen of my dreams!

Playroom of my dreams!
"Kids, go play in the sand box while mommy guzzles this glass of sauvignon blanc."
 The menu is full of all sorts of healthy, delicious grown-up food, like the salmon nicoise salad and a prosciutto, fig and goat cheese flat bread, along with a cool, customizable kids' bento box with offerings like ants on a log and pretzel crusted chicken.

I think a visit is definitely in our future and I'm not sure if Bumble will look as pretty as it does in these pictures after my boys get through with it- but I think it's time we put it to the test.