Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Shit Not to Buy from J.Crew

You have my professional permission to buy this.

My stylish blogger friends can tell you the when best sales are and when to buy what on which day.

Today I'm here to tell you that J.Crew is smoking their rolled up magazines.

What the fuck is this?
Feather Bow Sash Over $100

If you own this or think this is stylish I'm sorry. I really have no idea what is trendy or cool so you can totally trump me with your outfit featuring this awfulness. I'm sure you are right. I'm sure it isn't 80's vomit.

Surely this is a joke. I wouldn't was my son's cozy coupe in this.

This poor model got there in the morning and was like....You have me posing in that shit?

That's it. Sorry for the lack of posts. Work has been nuts. And not pecans either. 

xo
K

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Boozing Moms


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I follow Maria Shriver for her fight against Alzheimer's so this popped up on my facebook news feed today. 

I fully admit to drinking at playdates. And I probably can name once or twice that I probably shouldn't have had that extra glass of wine. Thinking about that now makes me feel like a horrible mother and wife. I would NEVER endanger my son but two glasses of white wine is a no-no for this mom. I wasn't drunk, but I definitely have driven tipsy before.

Truth be told I should not drink white wine. It makes me drunk so much faster than red wine or bourbon. I will begin to limit myself to one glass at future playdates and daytime events.

But back to this story. Moms are binge drinking these days. Shocking? No. Raising kids is not a walk in the park. It is hard work if you are a working mom, and hard work if you are a stay at home mom. I know people think we make up the terms "anxiety" and "ocd" but if you have ever seen me in action off my meds you will completely understand. Trust me. Hell, I'm sure I can be unpleasant ON my meds. 

For me, wine or bourbon act as a soother. A baby blanket if you will. If I've had a hard day and my son is throwing his food, and my house is a mess, and there are dishes in the sink; a glass of wine takes the edge off. It takes my mind off of hyper-drive warp-speed and allows me to slow down and SMILE.

Do I have a problem? I'm not sure. Can I stop drinking if necessary? Yes. I've been to the rheumatologist and Urologist this past week and one thing I need to do is steer clear from my normal alcohol consumption for a bit to get a good baseline for my kidneys/bladder. It is hard for me not to drink but I can do it. 

I know I joke about it a lot, hell the title of this blog has Bourbon in it but I do love my drinks. Unfortunately the only other thing to put me in this good of a mood is exercise and you have to find the time for that. 

What do you moms think? I grew up in a family that has a drink every night. It never ever affected me as a kid (I did grow up in Asheville, not sure the same would be true if we had stayed in New Orleans). I never really started day drinking (except for gameday and bloodies) until we went to France. 

Ordering white wine with lunch is just so......wonderful. Warm weather is finally here and deck/yard/beach season is fast approaching which means the plethora of summer cocktail recipes is about to fill our Instagrams and Pinterest timelines. 

So I'm curious. How much do you think is too much?

xo
K


Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Have You Heard of Tradesy?

Katie at the Perks posted a link to Tradesy and as you all know curiosity killed the Kat so I clicked the link and holy moly...

I used to be a frequent ebayer. The clothes were never as great as you hoped they were but it filled the gap when I needed something specific, and then when I wanted to sell said specific item. 
We also use it quite frequently for selling old devices. We currently have two iPhone 3's we are looking to ditch and will be posting them soon unless someone is interested.

Back to Tradesy. I would say it is much more user friendly than searching Ebay. To me it feels like taking a trip to JT Posh here in Charlotte. I don't see a million things I need to buy but it is definitely a place you could visit every other week just to scan the listings. And if you need DVF there are tons!!! I'm going to post a few items this week and see how selling goes. 

Here are some cute finds..

Really want this one!

Really want this one too! Anyone else have an issue with these exposing too much of the tatas? I think it is a short-waisted problem.


This is priced a little high but adorable



This doesn't look great on screen but I have a Fiesta dress and they fit perfectly! Easter option??

Overpriced but if you need a shift...

Again, priced a little high. I would alter this to fit but wouldn't pay more than $100. That damn unroll.me made me miss the last EM sale and I was devastated. 

And Dresses aren't all...


Obviously the insanely well-priced items sell out fast..

still want...

 See anything you like??
Here is your invitation! Not sure you need one but click on it anyways dammit.

xoxo,
Frugal K

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Queen's Cup Steeplechase on April 26th to benefit the Alzheimer's Association


I am so excited that the Queen's Cup has selected the Alzheimer's Association to be their charity this year! I am on the committee with the Alzheimer's Association for the Cup and the turnout for volunteers has been AMAZING!

I never got to go to the Carolina Cup in College (it was always Pi Phi founders day weekend) so I am really looking forward to experiencing the Queen's Cup here in Charlotte! I haven't been to a horse race since 1997 at Keeneland! Now to work on my hat...

One thing we need is to sell raffle tickets! The Alzheimer's Association receives 100% of ticket sales and the prizes are pretty incredible! Please email/message/facebook/tweet me if you would like to buy some. Prices are located in the top left corner.

If you are thinking of going please let me know! My parents and I are considering a tailgating spot before they are all gone!

 See you in a month!!
xo
K