mom-mode post #173 – on sad goodbyes

January 7, 2012 § 1 Comment

And just as quickly as they came, they left. It is time once again to say goodbye to my parents. Worse yet, watch them say goodbye to O.



mom-mode post #172 – on the sierra trading post and other things

January 6, 2012 § 1 Comment

Ever heard of Sierra Trading Post? A friend of mine had talked about finding some really good deals on tennis shoes on there and how they came super fast, straight to her door ( a pretty big feat when you live in Turkey). So when I finally couldn’t put off buying a pair of snow boots any longer, I turned to Sierra.

The husband mocked me and told me that IF my boots ever came he was sure I’d have to pay custom fees. But lo and behold, two short little weeks after I put in my order, a big ol’ box was waiting for me when I got home. I just couldn’t believe it! Sierra Trading Post, I certainly love you ( and no, I’m not getting paid to say these things. I was that impressed with their service.)


But enough about how they got here. Let’s discuss these babies, shall we? These are probably, without a doubt the most comfortable shoes I’ve ever set my feet in. They are waterproof, warm and just so darn cute. I’m in love with my Sorel boots and I don’t care who knows it! Merry Christmas to me. I have had to make a conscious effort to wear something else other than my boots since. I just don’t want to ever take them off. Being cold is not something I ever appreciate and these boots have certainly help improve my mood this winter.

Another sweet little gift I got the other day was this little beauty:

I don’t like to think of myself as a Vera Bradley girl, but I was just taken by the niftiness of the “All in One” wristlet. I saw a friend of mine carrying the “Carry-All” and thought,

that’s just what my lose-everything-but-my-head-self needs.

I’ve long been a fan of wristlets. Ever since I lost my wallet while running errands a few years back. I’m huge fan of the Coach wristlets, but this Vera one with its cell phone pouch, money bill fold and ID pocket just won my heart. Also, the bright pattern really makes it easy to spot it inside the black hole that is my purse.

Aren’t my new finds a thing of beauty? So what’s new in your closet, friends?

mom-mode post #171- on pasta and ayran

January 3, 2012 § Leave a comment

Um this spaghetti thing ain’t so bad mommy.

Chomp, chomp.

Ooh delicious!

If I can just shove it in there a little more...Now a little Ayran to wash it all down.

We are having a lovely time hanging out with my parents. This was during one of our outings. Ayran is a buttermilk type drink that Turks love. It is, to say the least, an acquired taste. One which my little Turkey-born has certainly already acquired.

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