Monday, January 18, 2010

No Surprise

Tomorrow is Matt's birthday. I've never been very good at surprising him with a present. I usually ask him what he would like or let him pick something out. This year, I had a few ideas of my own.

So today, I took the boys shopping. And Aiden paid very close attention to everything that I was buying...

When we sat down for dinner, Aiden said, "We bought you a birthday card today." I cringed, and Matt smiled and said, "I don't think you're supposed to tell Daddy. I think Mommy wanted that to be a surprise."

Aiden shook his head. "The protein is a surprise. We bought you some chocolate protein powder." I shook my head trying to get him to stop talking, but he continued, "We hid it where you can't find it too. It's under my bed! You don't know where it is, do you, Daddy?" Matt and I both started cracking up. There was nothing to do but laugh!

Luckily, I was able to change the subject before all of the suprises were spoiled!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

The first time Aiden wrote his name. I'm so proud of him!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

eShakti:The Power of the Net

I used to love to go shopping. It was something I did every weekend. Now with my two little wild ones... Holden screaming because he wants to be held and Aiden running and hiding behind racks of clothes... not so much! So that leads me to online shopping. BUT, the thing about shopping online is that you just never know how your purchase is going to fit. So I was really excited when I was contacted to do a review by eShakti.

eShakti is an online clothing store that offers a large variety of trendy and comfortable styles. I was really excited about this opportunity as soon as I went to their website. Not only does eShakti offer sizes from 0 to 26W on every style, they also allow you to customize your order. If you are in between sizes, you can give them your measurements and they can make you a custom size. Also, if you see a shirt that you like but would prefer a different neckline or sleeve or you like a dress but would rather have it shorter or longer, they will customize it for you! All of this sounds great, but it probably takes forever to get your customized order, right? Wrong! Every item you see on the eShakti website is available in every size and can be customized to your specifications and shipped within THREE business days!

There were several items that I really liked from eShakti. I am really into ruffles right now, so I finally settled on a really cute little black dress. When my order arrived, I immediately put my dress on and was thrilled with the fit! (I also had the dress customized to be above the knee)

You can't see it in my picture, but there is a little band of tiny black sequins around the waist of the dress. (I love sequins too!)

And I absolutely adore the back of this dress. It ties around the neck and the gauzy tie hangs down your back.

Here are a few other things that I thought were super cute:

I would love to have a sleeveless version of this shirt. (Love the sequin neckline!)

So, if you're interested in owning some clothes that were made just for you, I definitely recommend visiting eShakti! And all of the wonderful readers of my blog can get $20 off their order of $30 or more until January 31st by entering the code 5IF9t6 at check out!