Birth of a project

I was getting dressed for a friend's birthday party and I didn't know what I was going to put on my body. I looked in my closet and it seemed empty, unpromising. I've had these moments before; everything was old, ill-fitting, or blah. I thought to myself, "Ugh! I have NOTHING to wear!" Then I began rifling through my closet and saw a forgotten shirt I loved and many more, and I realized I was crazy. I had plenty to wear, and plenty to choose from. My closet was FULL of treasures! At that moment I decided I would take a year to explore my closet and to add NOTHING new to my wardrobe.

I would create a NEW outfit for each day in order to maximize my wardrobe and shake up my style.

Basically, I would try to "snap out" of my fashion rut, and appreciate what I have.

It was my New Years' project:
One Closet, One Year.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

The Bu!

After a birthday party Leo had to attend, I drove the boys out to Malibu. Their godfather Brady was visiting, so we couldn't miss out on the chance to see him! As far as birthday parties go, to me, this was one of the best. First, because the family asked for no gifts, only donations to Haiti (or any other charity you wanted to support). And second, because they did not give party favors. I really hate party favors. I dislike them because most of the time they are plastic crap that fall apart that the boys don't need. Or it's candy, which the boys also don't need. The other thing I don't like about party favors is that my children now expect them and ask at the end of every party, "May I please have a goody bag?" I've always felt it weird that you expect a present when it's not your party. Can't the birthday boy or girl have their special day? Does everyone have to get something? I hate it. I also hate the toys that they get at the dentist, the doctor, or the restaurant. Why does there have to be a reward? Why can't the experience be the reward?

On the beach, we had a fabulous time and it ended with Charlie getting hit in the head by a flying  surfboard! Apparently, it had not been properly secured. It knocked Charlie down. Too bad I didn't get it on film because Charlie keeps saying he wants to be on YouTube. I'm sure that would have gotten a lot of views! When we got home and Charlie washed his hair, we realized he has a HUGE bump on his head!
Poor Charlie. Thank goodness it didn't hit him in the eye or mouth!


Even though we were beach bound, it is still a little chilly. Sundays are very hard for me to get dressed. It is the day of rest!

Shirt: Forever 21. This was a pregnancy purchase because it is very stretchy.

Sweater: Clothing swap. Alfani. 

Pants: Old Navy. These are my too big kick-around pants.

Shoes: Fit Flops.

Hat: This was knit by the boys' other godfather Josh! He is multi-talented! It is so lovely!

This is Leo sabotaging my photo!


  1. Sounds like fun. What cuties they are. Funny that Charlie wants to be on YouTube. How does he know about it? They are learning about technology in spite of you. I hope Charlie was ok. That sounds scary.

  2. It was fun. I have no idea how Charlie knows about youtube. Well, I have a few ideas!...

    He has a HUGE lump on his head!

  3. I am so sorry that my little Charlie got hit on the head. I am sure you know where the youtube idea is coming from. Let's hope all he has is a huge lump on his head and nothing more serious. I love to see Leo hamming it up.
    Love, Mom