Thursday, December 20, 2012
These may be the best shoes I have ever worn. They are the Banana Republic Ashley Ballet Flat and retail for $98. The sole is synthetic but the uppers are all leather and they have a memory foam cushioned sole and a very slight interior wedger which gives them more support that totally flat shoes like the Tory Burch Revas. I have foot issues these days. A combination of bunions (gross I know) and athritis in one ankle caused by a long ago compound fracture have made heels harder than they were. I have long loved the look of J Crew flats but find them increasingly expensive for the quality and frnakly, not comfortable. I love my revas but they are expensive and have zero support. These babies may ber perfect on every level. The price is quite reasonable for the quality and Banana is know for their promotions. I bought the beauties in camel and gold above yesterday for 40% off which came to $63 and since the 40% promo is still on in stores, I am thinking of running back at lunch for the leopard ones and maybe one other pair. They come in tons of fun colors too!
Posted by The Second Half at 11:11 AM
Monday, December 17, 2012
I love The Nutcracker Ballet. It's my favorite holiday tradition. We go every year with my daughter CMB and my sister and her son as well as my parents. it s special day and one we look forward to all year long!
CMB and a friend!
CMB and her cousin, CMO
My parents with both kids
CMB and I inside the Opera House and out!
Posted by The Second Half at 7:41 AM
Friday, December 14, 2012
We have a holiday tradition around getting our tree. We go to a tree farm in Half Moon Bay and cut it down together. This year it was cold and wet but we were not put off!
CMB setting off in pursuit of the perfect tree
This is my husband (DJB) and myself. Ever since we have had the kids, pictures of the 2 of us are few and far between
MMB and CMB, still searching. It took longer than usual this year
CMB and OPB introduce the winner!
Do you have a tradition around your tree? Both my mom and sister have gone the artificial tree route but I just cant. To me the smell of a real tree and the adventure of picking one out is part of the holiday fun.
Posted by The Second Half at 7:21 AM
Sunday, December 9, 2012
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Friday, December 7, 2012
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Thursday, December 6, 2012
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Monday, December 3, 2012
Tartan mugs are perfect for apple cider/hot chocolate/eggnog or whatever warming beverage you might desire. They are from Pendleton which is a brand I recall loving growing up but havn't visited much recently. I don't have special Christmas china, although I'm currently drooling over some but I might bring these little babies home to had a little touch of fun!
Posted by The Second Half at 7:29 AM