Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Mother-Daughter time

Jen found this special journal at one her favorite places, Paper Source.  It's the "Just Between Us" journal for moms and daughters.  Moms and daughter get to know each other in a whole new way.  It's full of advice and "thoughtful writing prompts" the share with each other. A great gift, too. ( It says ages 10 and up...) 

Keeping in touch with teenage daughters... 

Put a "Just Between Us" journal in your back pocket

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Super Proud

My sister is in Seattle right now at the NCAA Division I Swimming Championships cheering on her son Kevin and the U of A Wildcats, so I hijacked the blog to be the proud aunt and to brag on her behalf...
 Kevin set a new American Record yesterday in the 100 Breast in the prelims, went on to win the finals, (making him the NCAA champ) and swam in the University of Arizona's (our Alma mater) 200 medley relay that won and also set... yes another American Record!SO AMAZING RIGHT!?! 
 Oh and he is only 18!!!  He swims the 200 tonight and then in June he is headed to the Olympic Trials. (She isn't going to tell you any of this, so I will probably have to hijack again then:)
I  so wish I was there with her and her family,
I hope they know how proud we all are!!!!

His friend on Facebook put this...
Funny boys.
Want more info. then
Sending Congratulations to Kevin with love from Aunt Jen and in your back pocket...

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

So What Wednesday

Hi everyone! time for another edition of "So What? Wednesday."  Hope you can relate.  Here's what i'm saying So what? to.


  • When I told my Big Bad Husband about our Fashion Truck idea he replied "hmmmm, how pinteresting."  I love it when he joins in...
  • I'm not sure which team i'm on..... 

  • My friend (and reader) Sally and I bought maternity tanks at Target.  Long and forgiving.  Yep.

  • It's the middle of March and I already had to get the ant spray out.

  • My college son asked me to fly out and help decorate his new "really nice'' house he'll be renting with 3 other swimmers  next year.  He sent me photos.  Can you say "glorified crack-house?"

That's all I seem to have for you today.  Keep up the good attitude and just say "so what?"

From your friends at in your back pocket.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

World Market's Kanta Chaise

Spied this new "Kanta Caise" at World Market.   L-O-V-E.  It's on sale for an affordable $359.99, but   that sale ends today.  Have no fear, The cheery sales gal said to expect that sale price again soon.  Gives you some time to think about where it shall go...

Put a future chaise in your back pocket.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Fashion Trucks

Maybe Jen and I have found a new "calling."  You know about the food truck craze, right?  Well we're dying to have a "fashion truck."  Not totally new to cities like L.A. but new to ours!!  These "mobile boutiques" are popping up in many cities and look like a ball.  I guess it's really like bringing the store to the customer.  Tthey are recognized as being a fun, different and more personal shopping experience than traditional shopping venues. 
It is actually easy to find out where these trucks are on any certain day,with the use of social media, i.e. quick twitter announcements and Facebook statuses.  They were primarily used for in-home "parties" but have evolved into practically an everyday business_ great for lunch dates, parties, adventures, etc.

Le Fashion Truck is a popular, sought after destination in Los Angeles. 

looks like fun...

Cynthia Rowley began with a part-time truck of "samples" and has since been a full service destination for shoppers.

It's also popular in the vintage one-of-a kind clothing business... 

So do you think we could find a truck on Craig's List?

Put a fashion Truck in your back pocket.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

DIY Sunglass Display Frame

Emily over at Cupcakes and Cashmere had a great organization idea: A holder for your sunglasses. ..for those of you who don't lose them like I do.

Here's a visual step by step.  Just find an open frame...

Just what I need.  Put a "sunglass solution" in your back pocket.

Friday, March 16, 2012

The new Ann Taylor and 40% off

While we're looking for deals...
We've never really been a fan of Ann Taylor, especially not since 1993 anyway, but lately they're trying to step up their game.  However, we are big fans of "40% off any one full priced item,"-which is going on now.  As they say, "you gotta spend money to save money." 

 Loving this Neon statement necklace...This is it 'in person.'
That might be my purchase...

Check it out.

Happy shopping from the girls of in your back pocket.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Scout Spring 2012-get $40 for $20 at Plum District!

 You thought we were over Scout Bags?  Nope...loving the spring line!  Affordable, practical and easy to clean.  

Love this tote below...cute for the pool/beach.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

St. Patrick's Day Treats

It's time again.  Get some green and white sprinkles and get dipping...

Love from the Oven. 
 Have a great day from in your back pocket.

P.S.  Jeff Lewis from one of our faves "Flipping Out" has a new show premiering TONIGHT!

"Interior Therapy" premiers tonight on Bravo.  Good Times.

Although for my husband...not so much...

Monday, March 12, 2012

Etsy Find: Paper Chandeliers

I'm thinking about buying one of these awesome paper chandeliers for my teenage daughter's bedroom. It's not a real light or anything, just for  show/decor.  I'm thinking it will look pretty cool above her bed---which in order to make more room for her constant clothes changing, is now moved to the corner of the room.  
Check them out ...

They are available at Perpetual Motion Decor at Etsy and range from only $30-$38!  She'll even do custom color ways!  Fun! Cute for parties, showers, mobiles, etc.
Put a paper chandelier in your back pocket.

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