Wednesday, December 8, 2010

8 day round up

By now I should be on day 27 of Kendi's 30 for 30 challenge, So Sue Me!
I've been having a rough semester at school. Things are crazy right now with next
week being the final week of school. I am cramming for finals and pulling my hair out!!
I'm not sure how long it will take me to finish the challenge but maybe I'll finish it by
next year (if i'm lucky:) I also just realized my pictures are not in numerical order...can
you tell how stressed I am..aghhh! Thank you for all of your wonderful comments along
the help me see the light at the end of the tunnel in this challenge;) I'm off
to make a whole butt load of cookies atmy MIL's house. It's our annual christmas cookie
making party!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

The 29 Before 30 list

Shirt:ON, Skirt:Vintage, Boots: Off Broadway, Scarf:ON, Purse: Vintage, Earrings & Belt: Hubby

Okay, so I'm kinda crazy for revealing my age...aww who cares!! I got this
creative idea from Elsie's cute blog! I pondered for awhile, scrached my
head, then created a list of 29 goals to accomplish before my birthday. I
have a fewmore months til the BIG 30, so we'll see how many of these I
can cross off my list before the party! I'll try to take some pics to keep
you updated on how I'm doing. I hope the hubby is planning something's kind of a big deal;)

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Sharing lunch with 3rd graders?

Sweater: BCBG, Cardi: ON, Skirt: Target, Socks: Hubby, Belt: Khols, Boots: FF, Lipstick: Revlon really red

I'm lovin' my new red lipstick! Just got it today on sale at Walmart
for dirt cheap! It kinda makes me look pale and famished. I was
even offered a partial lunch from my cute third graders! I told them
my stomach was growling because their chicken sandwiches looked so
tasty (I skipped breakfast). A few of them immmediately told me they
would share their lunches with me....what sweethearts;) Of course I
politely declined the offer. Made my day! I can't wait to be a real teacher
when I grow up;) All this red is getting me excited for Christmas! 24 more
days and counting, literally, with our little Advent calendar;)
Happy first day of December!

Monday, November 29, 2010

"Bust out some vintage!"

I'll try to keep this post short and sweet since I have tons of homework, and
should be doing it instead of blogging **shh...dont' tell hubby** I have been
so behind on the 30 for 30 I sound like a broken record now a days. So
I'm posting two outfits today, don't hate, what I wore yesterday and today.
I promise to redeem myself, just you wait and see! But before I sign off for the
evening I'd like to share a bit of Kendra fashion philosophy: when putting an
outfit together, it's not complete until you "Bust out some vintage!"
Nighty Nite!

Shirt: Khols, Skirt: AE, Tights:old?, Shoes:Thrifted, Purse: BUSTED OUT VINTAGE

Blazer: BUSTED OUT VINTAGE, Shirt: Boutique, Jeans: Lucky, Boots: FF, Hat: Gift(Etsy)

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Looks like pie

I'm a little behind on Kendi's 30 for 30 challenge, like 11 days behind *blush*,
and it's posing to be that much harder after eating a months caloric intake
in the space of 2 days! (yes we had a second thanksgiving feast yesterday for
a family members birthday celebration...can I get an AMEN!)

A few days of non-stop Jazzercise and maybe I can fit back into
my clothes, there's the real challenge, remixing is starting to look like pie...
well everything looks like pie today... maybe I'm hallucinating?
Better go take a nap and sleep this one off;)
Happy Saturday!!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Happy Turkey Holiday!

Look who decided to grace our lawn this weekend;)
I hope every one is having a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010


The winner of the End of October giveaway is....drum roll please......


Sorry it took me so seems to be my blog's #1 enemy;)
Thank You to all of you who participated in this super fun giveaway!
Carrie, I will be contacting you by email shortly so I can get this uber
cute hair pin sent your way! If you didn't win this time...

There are more giveaways to come!! So check back real soon ;)

**Winner has 72 hours to claim their prize or forfeits the prize. In this case
I will redraw for a new winner**

New shoes

I finally got my new shoes in the mail today they are
sooooo comfortable, like walking on marshmellows!
New shoes make me smile:) Especailly when
they're free! Hubby said they would just end
up in my mound O' shoes pile. So what if they
do, I love my shoe pile!!
I feel so behind on my 30 for 30 outfits!! I'm only on #3 and
still 27 more to go! I haven't been taking pics because by the
time I get home from school and work the beautiful sunlight
has vanished:( My hubby suggested I set up a studio in the
spare room. For the time being this will have to do!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Let's paint the town.....or not

Ok... so I haven't been feelin so hot lately. I have like zero energy.
I literally had to pull myself out of bed and force myself to dress
up so my day would seem less depressing. I got some kind of bug
from the kiddos!
I love working with them...I just hate that I always
get their lovely germs;) Hubby wants to do something tonight but all
I feel like doing is curling up in a ball and watching chic flicks. I wish
I felt better so we could paint the town togetha! I'm dressed for a
fancy date but I just can't get myself past that gate!

Hope your Saturday
is sunnier than mine :(

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Sometimes you gotta give em' the look

My early morning was spent in a third grade classroom (enter the smell of
stale breath and peanut butter). As part of my never ending pursuit for a college
degree I am entertained by 22 little munchkins who think they're 16.
To my surprise they had a substitute for the very first time,"Heaven help the
old lady!", I thought to myself as I stepped through the door. But boy was I in
for a sassy treat! This lady knew how to put the smack down on these kids. Left
and right she spit out orders like a general at boot camp. At first I was a bit
taken a back....I'm mostly a gentle hearted young woman and thought it to
be a bit harsh. Then a light went off, and I realized she might be on to something!!

So I decided to try out a wee experiment. The lovely rascal who ALWAYS gives me
a hard time in the class was my subject. The substitute barked at him..."sit down young
man!" To which he ignored. I walked up to him...cleared my throat and barked "sit down!"
To which he replied snottily (I think I just made up a new word) "WHY??" And then I
gave him the know the one that let's booger eaters know who's boss! He
sat down faster than green grass through a goose! Right then and there I
learned... sometimes you just gotta give em' the look ;) I think I might be gettin'
the hang of this teacher thing?

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

30 for 30 Remix run down

So I've decided to join in the 30 for 30 challenge created by the lovely Kendi from Kendi Everday! She writes a witty little style blog I just can't seem to get enough should check it out now:) The challenge she presents is to pick 30 items from your closet...yes only 30! This includes shoes, tops, dresses, skirts, pants....etc. The only things not included are extra trimmins' like on your thanksgiving day turkey! These items would include things such as jewelry, tights, and even coats! The trick behind it all is to presevere and be creative with what you already have...and no shopping for 30 days!! Join me and the other 337 bloggers in the outragoeus fun...I dare you!

So without further ado... I present:

The run down for the 30 for 30 Remix!!
This challenge kinda reminds me of 2 old school remixers from my childhood....and as Run DMC would say...It's tricky! I think this challenge is just what I need to save those pennies (Husband will be so happy!) and learn to be more creative with my closet! Ready... set... REMIX!

Carlos Santana boots, Punkk boots, Thrifted mary janes, Vince Camuto sandals, Rocketdog Flats, and Naturalizer oxfords free with giftcard

Thrifted blazer, Gap shirt, Calvin Klein jacket, Miley Cyrus / Max Azria jean shirt

2 thrifted vintage skirts, AE cargo skirt, and Mossimo Target skirt

BCBG Max Azria sweater, Target cardi, ON cardi, Target cardi, Vintage sweater, ON cardi

Lucky jeans, BCBG Max Azria pants, ON skinnies

JP dress, Mossimo Target dress, Dress from a small boutique

ON shirt, Kohl's thermal, Striped shirt from a small boutique, Target shirt

Saturday, October 30, 2010

End of October Giveaway-Closed

Up for grabs this time is a cute little vintage button affixed to a brushed metal hair pin. Perfect for fall!

Here's how to enter the End of October Giveaway:

Mandatory entry:

First you must be a follower of my blog to enter the giveaway, then
tell me what kind of jewelry/accessorie you love for fall.

If you wish to up your chances, you can also do any of the following, but you must leave a separate comment for each (the more comments you leave, the better your chances of winning!)

Extra entries (optional):
1-Become a Facebook fan of Fern & Dandy
2-Become a follower of Fern & Dandy on Twitter.
3-Blog about this giveaway and leave me the link.
4-Post about this giveaway on your facebook page and leave me the link.
5-Tweet about this giveaway and leave me the link.
6-Add my shop to your favorites on Etsy.
7-Heart your favorite item in my shop (and leave me your Etsy username).

Giveaway ends midnight Nov. 11th. The winner will be announced on my blog the next day! So come back to check and see if you won! Good Luck to everyone;)

Monday, October 18, 2010

Happy 1st Birthday!!

Today is my Niece's 1st Birthday....where did the time go? She is the cutest thing ever and I'll have to admit I'm starting to get a little baby hungry...I won't reveal my age but let's just say the clock's a tickin' wink* wink*

Monday, October 4, 2010

Kick your feet up and relax

Today was a perfect day to relax...but in style of course! When I got home from a super busy day at school, I had a big cup of hot chocolate and sank deep into my super comfy couch;) What a perfect way to enjoy the first real day of fall weather here in Northern California! 100 degree weather is finally a thing of the past!

Champion sweatshirt-old
Comfy pants-redesigned into yoga pants by yours truly
Calvin Klein Jacket-old
Rocketdog Flats-old

P.S. Don't forget to sign up for a Girl's life fashion week.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

A lovely Sunday!

The weather was beautiful today...I spent this lovely sunday relaxing with my cute hubby! There was no regular church meeting today due to General Conference... so I watched it online;) I have been lucky enough to attend it live in Salt lake city for the past 3 years, but my bro & his wife are here in Cali visiting from Utah. I love the wonderful inspiring talks and of course looking at all the lovely modest fashionable outfits. Here are some super cute outfits spotted last conference by Shape Candy. This is what I would have worn if I was there!

P.S.-I am taking part in a Girl's life fashion week. To see how you too can join in the fun go here;)

Pleated Polka dot skirt-Thrifted $4
Red & white striped shirt-Thrifted $2
Shutz Shoes- Thrifted $3
Flower Hair adornment-Gift from my brother handmade in utah
Ann Taylor Belt-Thrifted $4
Nail polish-New shade from Maybelline "gray glamour"

Monday, September 20, 2010


And the winner of the San Francisco anniversary giveaway is............

#32-TopHat (Heather) said...

I really like brooches and would love to see some in your store!

I want to send out a big Thank You to all of you who participated in this super fun anniversary giveaway! Also....I want to thank you for all of your helpful advice on what items you'd like to see in the store;) Heather I will be contacting you by email shortly so I can get this uber cute necklace sent off to you soon! If you didn't win this time...

No worries there are more giveaways to come!! So check back soon ;)

**Winner has 72 hours to claim their prize or forfeits the prize. In this case I will redraw for a new winner**

Monday, September 13, 2010

San Francisco anniversary Giveaway!!-Closed

Inspired by our three year anniversary trip to Frisco, a beautiful charm necklace with vintage button! I am giving away this little lovely to one lucky winner;)

Here's how to enter the San Francisco anniversary Giveaway:

First entry (mandatory):
Head on over to my Etsy Shop Fern & Dandy. Come back and tell me what new item you'd love to see in the shop as a comment below! Don't forget to leave me an email addy where I can contact you;)

If you wish to up your chances, you can also do any of the following, but you must leave a separate comment for each (the more comments you leave, the better your chances of winning!)

Extra entries (optional):

-Become a Follower of my Blog.
-Become a Facebook fan of Fern & Dandy
-Become a follower of Fern & Dandy on Twitter.
-Blog about this giveaway and leave me the link.
-Post about this giveaway on your facebook page and leave me the link.
-Tweet about this giveaway and leave me the link.
-Add my shop to your favorites on Etsy.

Giveaway ends midnight Sept. 19th. The winner will be announced on my blog the next day! So come back to check and see if you won! Good Luck to everyone;)

Sunday, September 12, 2010

3 years deserves a trip to the Bay!

Last year we spent our 2 year wedding anniversary in the hospital:( Not my idea of a celebration! So Me and the Hubs decided this year we would make up for that by celebrating our 3 year anniversary somewhere cool! We decided to take a quick trip to San Fransisco city and Stinson Beach. If you have never been to Stinson beach, I highly recommend it!!! A beautiful beach town just over the Golden gate bridge. It is such a peaceful place to unwind and relax! I was also introduced to the delicious Mr. could I have been missing out on this yummy treat for all these years? Oh dear, I'm addicted!


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