Baby Clothes and Gap Shine On Saturdays

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This post is sponsored by GapKids. Check out all the fun Shine On activities at your nearest Gap store. For event dates and locations, visit Gap’s Facebook page and join the conversation on Twitter with hashtag #ShineOn. Here's the deal with Jaye's clothes. If I bought them, they are from Gap. If my mom bought them, they are from Hanna Anderson. Seriously. That's all she wears. Okay, maybe not entirely seriously. I do buy a lot of Jaye's clothes from various consignment shops or sales (JBF … [Read more...]

Birthday Weekend

Last weekend pretty much revolved around my birthday. Starting at the middle of the weekend, we had a fabulous, fun Oktoberfest party on Saturday night. We had a keg of Leinie's, a firepit, smores, yard games, and lots of German food. We cooked: homemade pretzels, Kraut and Kielbasa sausage, Black Forest Cake, Bierockis (like German empanadas), Beer Cheese Soup, German potatoes, and Gingersnaps. We invited a bunch of people from law school, Phil's last job, college friends, neighbors, and even … [Read more...]

The De-Junking Campaign: Phil’s Closet

I went to put some laundry away yesterday, and I was fed up. I'd had it with this disaster of a closet.So I postponed my general house cleaning and laundry and headed to Ikea. I knew I had some boards down in the basement, and I thought I'd get brackets to turn those boards into shelves running along the bottom of the closet. When I got back from Ikea, I started sawing a board to the right length. 30 minutes and a sore bicep later, I hauled the board upstairs and realized it was too narrow to be … [Read more...]

The De-Junking Campaign

We have way too much crap. All over the house, there's stuff we never use, clothes we never wear, things we wouldn't miss if they were gone. And they are going this summer. I'm on a room-by-room de-junking campaign. If we don't use it, we're gonna lose it.I started with the master bedroom. I went through my closet and dresser as I was exchanging summer clothes for winter. Anything I hadn't worn that season was out. I ironed everything up and took quite a stash to Turnstyle to earn some money. … [Read more...]

What I’m Wearing

This evening we have a court visit to attend. We'll be watching a summary judgment motion on an employment law case in the auditorium at school. Dress: BCBG (from Marshalls!)Jacket: Jones New York (I bought it at Savers for somewhere around 2 bucks) … [Read more...]