One of my most viewed videos I’ve ever done spoofed the “dress to mask your flaws” genre. I celebrated my muffin top. Since the close of Campanile I cook a lot more, so when my friend saw these little bake tins of course she thought of me!! Genius!! They are even denim like!
For a trip down tummy memory lane:
Getting ready for Easter. Mark and I are hosting my family. We are planning the main course, so my sister said “I’ll bring a coconut cake.”
Me: Great. But, can you get something else too because like your husband my kids don’t like coconut.
Her: Yes, But, I don’t get this not liking coconut. It’s Easter. Christ rose again with a coconut cake in his arms.
That joke carried me for hours yesterday. It reminded me of a sight gag I did at Christmas. On Christmas eve I ran into the 99 cent store because though I had planned ahead I was just a smidge short of wrapping paper. The Christmas section was so picked over it was like a bomb had gone off. I picked the ugliest paper, all that was left, and saw an empty nativity scene. Like looters had taken the Holy family, the wise men, the donkey and only left the manger. That gave me an idea. So I put this on my mantle.
I lampooned the concept of working from home. We all want to do it, but does it really make sense? Lots of behind the scenes comedy. Today I was on a business call and taking notes. The caller had no idea where I was writing down these important notes.
No offense to the seriously religious here, but my favorite part of Easter is a new dress. For me, when I was little, and now for my daughter. I well remember that excitement of my new spring dress. Of course back in the day, white gloves and bonnet also went with it.
I was feeling not super pretty myself as somehow during my vacation my skinny jeans shrunk. Don’t know how that happened. (quizzical face)
Vivien got right into the spirit of the day, even though it was the coldest Easter in LA I could remember. We were at my sister’s house for the egg hunt. I also decked Rex out in his Easter finest, but unlike Vivien he didn’t seem to be that into it.
Honey, mommy wants a picture, sit still, um, oh, oh forget it.
Vivien and Rex were part of our Spring Fashion show. It re-airs Monday at 7pm and repeats during the week. DVR “The Fashion Team” to check it out. Vivien charged into the studio full of pluck but shrunk down when I got her in front of the cameras.
“But these are all mommy’s friends; it’s ok.” She clung to me. “You get to keep the outfit if you face the cameras”. A window into what I would be like if I entered my daughter in pageants. Smile! She faced the cameras but looked stern the whole time. She was first on TV when she was 10 months so I thought she might have gotten use to it, but I guess not.
Strangely Rex was perfect. Sat down and faced the camera and didn’t cry or crawl. He played with the candy boxes. The clothes are from Old Navy and are inexpensive and cute.
Very funny to be all dolled up holding my kids. So not the norm. Would love to strut into pre-school drop-off in that get up. I also had huge gold Michael Kors platforms. They wouldn’t recognize me.
Also on the show is Lauren Conrad of The Hills fame.
Nice girl. She has a mini empire now. On the show we discussed her line of clothes for Kohls and a book she wrote. But off camera I broke the ice the best way I know how.
“Poor Sandra Bullock!” We were off to the races. She agreed. How humiliating, and she didn’t even get time to enjoy her Oscar win.