Tuesday, July 20, 2010

A Day of Mis-Match

This was my inspiration for today's blog.

Today is Mis-match day at school.  The kids are to show up all mixed up in their clothing choices.  I was able to get a little creative with Lallie's hair without a fuss, but for the shoes.....forget it, they HAD to be matching colors.  I have the same shoe in multiple colors, but she just wasn't having it.
So today is just going to be a hodge podge of things to discuss!

A friend and I are hosting a baby shower on Friday.  We are in full on planning and decorating mode.  I have been making these guest take-home gifts and they are super easy, as gifts or for your own use!

Just mix all these ingredients together:

2 cups Epsom Salt
1/2 cup Sea Salt
1 cup baby oil (unscented - they have it at Target)
4-6 drops of scented oil (I used honey, but you can use peppermint, lavendar)
2-3 drops of food coloring (which I didn't use, because I like natural)

And there you have it!  Easy!

I just bought these little plastic food jars in the dollar section at Target (six for a dollar).  Filled them, wrapped them with a ribbon to stay tight.  Added in a little instruction saying as to what it's for, placed in plastic wrap and tied it with ribbon and added a little saying that said "thanks for coming to Hilary's baby shower."  
Great for around the house for drop by visitors as well.


Next up on Mis-Match Day is my quest for pink jelly beans.

I have a vision of my Waterford Crystal pitcher filled with pink jelly beans with the neck wrapped in a green ribbon with pink and green dyed daises as a centerpiece for the food table at Lallie's third birthday party.

And you know how it is: when you have a vision, you have a vision and you don't want to sway from it.
No, I don't want marbles. 
No, I don't want pink and green Starburst candies.
No, I don't want to stuff pink fabric down in the picture.
I want Jelly Beans gosh darnit.
But, it's not going to work out.

I don't have the time, money or patience to fish hundreds of pink jelly beans out of bags of multi-colored ones to make this work.  No, I don't have a Super Target, Whole Foods or Fresh Market within a reasonable distance. 
Her party is still going to be great though!


I love stationary, note cards, note pads, sticky notes, non-sticky notes etc., etc., etc.
But what I love even more is what to use when writing on such stationary and note cards with fine point permanent markers.

In my quest for perfect and pretty markers, I found these:

Bic Mark-It Fine Point Permanent Ink Markers.
I love them and everyone that gets a package from me will have their name written brightly across the top with the return address in a totally different, but bright color.  The card inside will be written with one of these pens and to top it off, the package is usually wrapped in some sort of pink or green tape (this week - it's green dots!).  I love to imagine someone's eyes when they open their door or mailbox and see a beautiful pink and green package waiting for them.  It's just fun!

That's all I have for today! 

Happy Tuesday Y'all!


  1. Lallie's hair looks so cute!

    BTW, I don't know if you have time for this, but here's a place where you can order light pink jelly beans by the pound:

  2. Lallie is so cute! I wouldn't want to wear 2 different shoes either but then again in high school we had to wear the same uniform tennis shoes and one day I wore one old shoe and one new shoe. It wasn't that noticeable but you could tell! My mom loves those markers!!! Try ordering pink jelly beans online. Lallie's birthday party will be super cute!!

  3. I tweeted you yesterday...JellyBelly.com!

  4. I love the Bic markers! I have a ton of them and like them better then Sharpie(gasp).
    I wish you luck finding the Jelly Beans!

  5. That is too cute! It looks like a day when dad was incharge of getting the girls to school :P

    Oh! I got the apron in the mail today! It is SO cute! I love it! :)

  6. Aww love the hair!! Adorable. And our local grocery stores (Publix and Harris Teeter) have Jelly Belly pink jelly beans in the candy isle. I am not sure if you have checked yours, but I was SOOO surprised to find them there! So maybe you will have some luck :)

  7. Adorable! Lallie looks so cute. I remember doing mismatch day in middle and high school during homecoming week. If you can't find the jelly bellies, if you have Michael's nearby you can buy pink M&Ms. I am a jelly bellie girl myself, though. Love 'em!

  8. Just found your blog and I'm loving it! I worked at a Lilly boutique in college and love it. Check out my blog also, Sassy Pink Monogram