Wednesday, April 4, 2012

It's all good.....

You may not believe me, but it's the truth.  A few weeks ago I was trolling Pinterest and saved these "favorite thing" images.  There were over 200 things that were printed....I saved the ones that resonated to me.  I cross my heart and hope to die, stick a needle in my eye that the ones I saved have actually happened since then, Who knew that the universe was on my side?  Here they are in no particular order.
It only takes a moment, but it lasts all day. Buenos Dias!
I know, huge shocker, I buy and sell denim for a living, so maybe this one isn't hard to believe. The new Citizens for Humanity Racer Straight Leg is not to be missed. See me in May...ok I admit, not the most interesting one to start with.

When someone misses you....If I have to explain why that feels good then stop reading. Half kidding.....

Good Lord, sometimes sh*t can take me a bit to understand, but when it sinks out!

My girls are such hand holders. It never gets old with the 3 chicks....I love that they still hold hands with me, even in PUBLIC!!  I love it. As a pre school teacher this is an excellent feeling. Some of my little people hug, kiss, hold hands, and tell me "I yuv you Ms. Reyes."  My class this year really is something else. They are all lovers...the are sweet, kind, cuddlers, and yet crazy precocious. I am not going to be a teacher after all these years. My last day is mid April. I am extremely excited about my new position with NextDoor, but it was not without a heavy heart leaving my students. More on that in a week or so.

Ok, so it's not Oscar nominated...but geez it has my vote for ab work out laughing!! Change Up is the name of this flick. We watched this Sunday night and I want to see it again!

Sunday night cozy blanket right out of the dryer. Need I say more. Nope.

It has happened more times than I know. Big :)!

5 Green and Speckled Frogs.....remember? I teach 3 year is a catchy judging.  The other one that my girls and I sing loudly (and also dance via Wii Just Dance) is Brittany Spears, Baby One More Time. I have mastered the words (and the moves). Always enjoy it being sung acoustically as well....not sure if there is anything better actually, wonder if I'll get a chance to hear that again. :( One more thing.....I know this song by heart.....think it's pretty much my all time favorite.  Jump'n Jesus holy cow....He actually sings that and I love it!                                

Any morning this smell will do...especially with my new Keurig machine. That wonderful little invention along with bonus that I live a block from Alterra. I love their "Bullfrog" which is a mint and mocha coffee. Is it 6 am yet??

This goes for any gender. I hold the door open for my children, my friends...male and female.  It goes to say using our manners shows we care for people. Alright, that came from some PBS kids show from when my girls were really little, but it holds true always. Manners are damn important and nothing says it more than catching the door for someone.

I have been boxing, running, doing some all feels good. It helps with my first good feeling, Jeans fitting  perfectly. 

Always nice, no matter what anyone says.

How the hell do those little pieces of paper find just the right person??? This was mine..... 

Yep, it was from January, but it really was in MY cookie. 

One last note...had a wonderful dinner at Crazy Water with good friends on Friday night. I even had a date! He is sitting right in the little to go box....he's a bacon wrapped "date." Damn, he was good the next morning! 
                       Here is to your good fortune. -JR

Friday, March 30, 2012

Denim sale...not to be missed!

Denim Sale today through Sunday! Selected denim at $40, $50 and $60. All your favorite names including Miss Me, Seven for all Mankind, Paige, JBrand and more!
  Now through Sunday....Stop in to Nextdoor
Capitol Drive and Brookfield Road
in the Sendiks Towne Centre

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Love is a battlefield.....said while seriously LOL'ing

I have a laughing issue lately...I have this bellowing laugh that I can hear with my own ears.  My friends crack me side has actually hurt some days.  It makes me so happy to feels so damn good!!

 Life has been good lately, really really good.  It could be that I have spent so much time with my 3 daughters and have had lots of fun with them.  We have played hoops outside, had friends over for dinner, sleepovers with cousins, and movie nights with some of the best popcorn ever!  It could be this amazing weather the past week here in Milwaukee. 70's and the next few days in the low 80's.  I think it could make any Wisconsin girl happy.  It could be that things are falling into place.....professionally and personally. It could be really any or all of it!
 On another fun note.

Tonight when I got home from work, Sarah, a.k.a "BI" or "Built In" as she has been nicknamed, was watching one of those singing competition shows. We totally sang along.....
I truly can't tell you how much I LoVe this song....... 
My sister and I made so many attempts to tape this during Casey Kasem's Top 40 countdown in the early 80's! Who knew the words are so bitter. Clear your mind and wash the palette clean sounds like the only sensible advice. ;)

Always I'm surprised how well you cut my feelings to the bone
Don't want to leave you really
I've invested too much time to give you up that easy
To the doubts that complicate your mind

 Clear your mind and do your best to try and wash the palette clean
We can't begin to know it, how much we really care
I hear your voice inside me, I see your face everywhere
Still you say

We would belt this out.....enjoy!

Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn't know you left open.  ~John Barrymore

Glad my door was open.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Just Breathe....

The other night after our kids went to bed I had some wine with my two good pals Rachel and Patrice.  We sat in Patrice's kitchen (she is my next door neighbor).  We all agreed that this song is our favorite......I can listen to it all day. Getting ready this morning...I did.  I'll try to write more later...Heading to the store at 10, stop by.  

Enjoy some Eddie Vedder -JR 

Some of the lyrics are so damn good!

Did I say that I need you?
Did I say that I want you?
Oh, if I didn't I'm a fool you see
No one knows this more than me

 Nothing you would take
Everything you gave
  Love you til I die
Meet you on the other side...

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

She Runs.....

I had a great day with this group of woman way back during the Fall.  My long time friend Kelly (in the white T, to my right in this photo) works for a super creative ad agency here in Milwaukee. Jen in the pink tank in the middle was the principal lead for the commercial, the rest of us followed along.  Jen did the greatest job and exudes what a true runner is. The commercial was filmed on numerous days and through three seasons. I absolutely love the way the commercial turned out. NonBox is the ad agency...a seriously genius group of people. Makes me wish I would have headed in that career direction.  The film and lighting crew is none other than The Electric Sun Corporation.  Rob and MP make working on their set feel like zero work at all. I have done a few things in the past with them, but this running ad was lots of fun.....might have helped that the part I was in was filmed in my hometown of Greendale, WI.  Susie, far right in the pic also went to school with Kelly and I. Almost all the women above still live in Greendale...It's a great village to grow up in!

Here is the final commercial. Blink and you'll miss me and my cronies running in the background...but Jen is really cool to watch. It truly makes me want to put my running shoes on...Scheels is not here in Wisconsin, but it still motivates you wherever you are!

One more thing...the entire commercial was filmed in Milwaukee and it's suburbs. Despite the sub par weather...I love this city!


Friday, March 2, 2012

I'm not scared of snow....

You don't frighten me Wisconsin Winter. You and your blustery wind, sleet, and tonight's anticipated 4-7 inches. 

Yes, my car does not have the best snow performs better on ice free pavement.

I still believe and have faith that Spring is imminent....

Yes, it may be far away, but it will come.

And I'll be ready.

Today at NextDoor we had tons of shoppers. Spring outfits flew out the door.....many heading on vacations, but some just going out here in Milwaukee this weekend. 
Stop in soon to see how Spring looks.. :) 


Friday, February 17, 2012

Miss Me for your little ladies...Now at Nextdoor

Despite the sassy eye rolling our daughters can dish to us they do want to be just like their Moms.
My girls have already found their way into my closest. My tops fit them, but of course not my denim.  Miss Me has a line of fun jeans for girls size 7-14.
Stop by Nextdoor and pick up a pair for your little lady.


Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Bring On The Color!!!

I am fairly certain that I never thought I would take part of the colored denim style.  I stand hugely corrected.

We are ready to order colored denim for Spring...which will eventually rear it's lovely face in this time zone about 10-12 weeks from the meantime we can wear some bright jeans to take away from the little sunshine. ;)

I want your opinion on what colors you think are easy to pull off on a daily basis.  I know that red, electric blue, and green seem to be a vote from many of my friends.  
What color would you wear???
comment below or email me at:

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentines Day

Hope you have a great day....and that you get to spend it with those you love.  My girls and I are having heart shaped grill cheese sammies before we run off to basketball practice! Just another day with the chicks. xo

Monday, January 30, 2012

A mix tape for you....

Remember back in high school when friends made mix tapes for each other? I kind of think it's a boy/girl thing. I know it is a great way to grab my attention....
Thought I'd make you(all) a mix tape/blog.     

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