Roberta Roller Rabbit

I have been a big fan of Roberta Roller Rabbit since my son was born seven years ago. The kids and I love the prints, the softness, and the ease of the pajamas. Additionally, all our master bedroom bedding is from RRR as well. I had the opportunity to interview Roberta Freymann, Founder and President of the company, along with her team at Roberta Roller Rabbit, so please read on for more on the company!

 

My kids almost exclusively wear Roberta Roller Rabbit pajamas. Here, in this sunset picture in Mexico, Cruzzie is wearing one of his many pairs.

My kids almost exclusively wear Roberta Roller Rabbit pajamas. Here, in this sunset picture in Mexico, Cruzzie is wearing one of his many pairs.

 

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Make Up Artist: Oscar Caballero

There is only one person I really trust to give me make up advice, and that is Oscar Caballero. I first met him 4 years ago at Barney’s in the makeup department where he works for Natura Bisse.  He also works independently as a make-up artist.  From day one, there was just an instant feeling of comfort and trust, and I went to him for advice on skincare and makeup. Since then, he has done my makeup countless times, as well as my mother-in-law’s.  He is also a friend.  Enjoy this interview… ladies… here are some great tips from an expert!

 

Oscar! Applying makeup to Miss Honduras.

Oscar! Applying makeup to Miss Honduras.

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Criquet Shirts

Everywhere I have turned recently, I have seen a different article on Criquet, a polo shirt company started by two boys from New York City who went to Ken’s alma mater, The Buckley School. As someone tied to both polo shirts (Ken’s preferred clothing choice) and Buckley (not only did Ken attend the school, I taught there for many years, and Cruzzie is now in Kindergarten there), I was instantly intrigued. And boy oh boy, are these shirts a winner! In addition to design, the shirts are distinguished by their hard collars with collar stays, four buttons, bright colors, and 100% cotton. Ken describes the shirts as “niiiiiice” and the “perfect shirt.”
Criquet is based in Austin, Texas.....one of my favorite places in the US!

Criquet is based in Austin, Texas…..one of my favorite places in the US!

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Mexico – Spring Break

Hola, amigos! The kids and I had a great time with my parents in Mexico (Bucerias, outside of Puerto Vallarta) last week, and are now on part deux of vacation with my beloved husband and his parents in Puerto Rico. One spanish speaking place to the next, (but Pacific Ocean to Atlantic Ocean)! As I am still on vacation mode (= no downtime away from kids, and when kids are in bed, I collapse), instead of a full post, here are 5 photos that give you a good feel of Mexico. Enjoy the brightness, color, and look!

 

Day 1 Yellow wall.

Day 1 Yellow wall.

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Lego Organizational System

I have a love-hate relationship with Legos. I love that they entertain my son and daughter for hours and simultaneously increase creativity, problem solving, and imagination. But…..I hate the clutter, the tiny pieces, the fact that they are everywhere everywhere in our little home. So last month, I decided to tackle a huge project and *organize* our lego problem. After three trips to The Container Store, hours of sorting, trial and error work, a massive headache, and pulling out my hair, I finally came up with a system! A system that works and is effective. I won the lottery; worth the stress!

 

Lego mess = my current reality.

Lego mess = my current reality.

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Josie Bedding

As the Josie Girl, I am so excited to about the recent launch of Josie Bedding! Natori has done its own bedding for the past several years, but now it is Josie‘s turn to shine. And it is sooooo coooool and soooooo fun! Boho! Bold! Bright! Color! Comfort! Divine!

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Indian Quilts

Probably the best 80 dollars (times 2, so 160 total) I have spent recently were on these handmade Indian coverlets for twin beds. Thanks to Etsy and Rajasthan Royals, we now are proud owners of two vibrant, colorful, 100% cotton covers for two twin beds.

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Obsessed with Etsy.

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Rajasthan Royals creates by hand these beautiful and unique masterpieces. They have a large assortment of beautiful quilts to choose from, or you can even custom ordert. There are quilts, baby quilts, different size bedding, and pillow shams — all are traditional Indian and gorgeous.

Options of bed spreads.

So many options to choose from, but you can’t go wrong as they are all colorful, special, and add a splash of pizazz to any room!

Bright green with flowers.

Bright green with flowers.

Back of quilt.

Back of quilt.

Magenta!

Magenta!

Back striped.

Back striped.

Our two quilts for the twin beds.

Our two quilts for the twin beds.

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Underwear: Trio of Hippies

Girls, what is a better way to start fresh in the Spring weather than with some new undies? New undies are the freshest (and cleanest) way to start a new season! Especially when they are colorful, comfortable, and stylish. So toss out your old, tattered granny panties, and bring in some new Josie panties! Thank you, Josie Hippi for being the best undies out there.

Trio of Hippi panties.

Trio of Hippi styles.

Josie Hippies come in three different styles; Rio, Cotton, and Cotton polka dot! All are a must and a staple for your new Spring start. Rio is a fun alternative to the cotton hippi: a fun, flirty print which you can mix and match with your favorite Josie bra. 95% cotton, 5% lycra spandex, they are extremely comfortable, seamless, and mindless — you barely know that you have anything on!

I love this floral, colorful, polka dot pattern. Girly, cute, and playful.

I love this floral, colorful, polka dot pattern. Girly, cute, and playful.

PARTY IN YOUR PANTS!

PARTY IN YOUR PANTS!

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Tom Ford Nail Polish

True story: This hippie dippie chick loves her nails painted. I know, SO not what you would expect, but I can’t help it! I just need my nails painted — red, magenta, burgundy, orange, whatever color it is, I LOVE it. One of my splurges and girlie habits. So, when I recently came across Tom Ford and his beauty collection, I went nuts. Not only are his beauty products to die for (a whole separate blog post coming), but his nail polish is unbelievable.

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Seriously, unbelievable. I love the colors, the look, and its lasting effect. My usual lifespan for nail polish before the first chip is 24 hours.  Even with a busy week of cooking (lentil balls — post on Friday), building (rocket ships for the little boy), and packing (spring break), one week later, my nails are practically chip-free!

16 colors to choose from. All sleek, chic, vibrant, and luscious!

16 colors to choose from. All sleek, chic, vibrant, and luscious!

So even though it has a hefty price tag ($30), it is worth it. Promise. It is a perfect pick-me-up present for yourself or a friend (what is better than getting a nail polish delivered to you on a bad day?).

Can I have ALL OF THESE please?

Can I have ALL OF THESE please?

Sleek, black box.

Sleek, black box. (Yes, we are in Florida on Spring Break).

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Pretzel Kisses

An uber easy recipe for a colorful and delicious dessert/snack/pick-me-up. Pretzel kisses with m&ms!

Ingredients:

ingredients

Basically, this is just like eating pretzels, m&ms, and a Hershey’s kiss at the same time.

* a package of (salted) pretzels

* a package of kisses (or hugs)

* M&Ms of any sort (original, peanut, peanut butter, or even pretzel)

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