Friday, August 7, 2009


Once again I am beyond happy that I comment on my blog led to me finding a blog and new friend as well.

If you are not a reader of the Good Life for Less then run over and start catching up.


Jill is a girl’s girl. She just get’s it when it comes to fashion. As a busy mom of 2 she knows that sometimes you end up putting yourself last. That being said she started offering her servies to all. Book her and she’ll have you walking out the door and looking like you just left the runway on a Forever 21 budget.

Most recently she started doing videos on her blog and I’m beyond obsessed with her. Her personality comes out on the blog, but when you get to see her speaking it just shines even more and you want to be her BFF.

She’s stylish, sassy and she’s this weeks featured lady!

So sit back, relax and enjoy!


First off a huge thanks to Camila for having me here today! I just love reading the "IN HER SHOES" series... without further ado, here is a day in my life - kids, blogging and fun!

7:30 am Wake up and realize I am already running a bit late... today I have to take my husband to work (we share a car and I need it today!). Hurry around the house, dress the kids, quick put food in their mouths (and mine) and grab the to-go mugs of coffee that my sweet husband has already prepared!! Although carpooling gets old, it is 15 minutes that all four of us get to spend together. And I like that.

8:00 am Out the door!

8:30 am Arrive home and realize that I have to leave for the gym in an hour and a half to make my pilates class but I have no clean gym clothes... rush upstairs, start laundry!

I spend the next hour or so packing gym and pool bags, straightening the house here and there, keeping an eye on the laundry, trying to check email and Google Reader quick, entertaining the kids and making sandwiches for the pool. (I feel like the Cat in the Hat... a one women side show!)

10:00 am The dryer switches off, I grab some clean gym clothes, throw the kids in the car and we are off!

10:30 am Pilates begins and I suddenly realize my body still feels fatigued from yesterday's pilates class and my already hectic morning. Work to shake it off and spend the next hour becoming one with my abs... and biceps, triceps, obliques, gluts... you get the picture.

11:45 am Snatch the kids from the gym day care and head out to the pool! It is a gorgeous day with a few fluffy clouds and temps right at 80 or so degrees. Days like this I love my job as a stay-at-home-mom. Even though I just had a great workout... chasing two kids through the pool and the sandbox is feeling like another! We hang at the pool until the kids are tired and crabby (and I'm headed in the same direction).


2:00 pm Home at last! The neighbor boys are waiting at the garage to ask my son over to play (yes, please!) then the little one goes down for a nap and I settle in for some catch-up. First things first - a shower (thank goodness for neighbors)! Then on to check email, check Google Reader, put together tomorrow's post and then put the finishing touches on a good LOOK for less consult and email it to the client. Stay tuned to the blog for this consult, it's French-Chic and turned out really well! Here's a sneak peek:


4:00 pm General chaos of kids ensues... Matchbox cars crashing, milk spilling, cartoons in the background, me reminding them to either "be careful", "be gentle" or "be nice". I could run a recording of me saying these phrases all day!

4:45 pm Pack the kids up again to pick my husband up from work.


5:15 pm I make the "executive" decision that I am not cooking tonight (I need to go grocery shopping too bad!) so we head to our favorite mexican joint. The kids act crazy and don't eat hardly a bite. We grab some to-go boxes and head out! At least my husband and I are full!


6:30 pm I hand the kids over to dad for some crazy play time and I am up in my closet filming my second "vlog" episode for the blog! Trying on belts while being overly full on mexican food? Not a good match! I quick plug in the camera to let the video download and I'm off and running again!

7:00 pm Now it's time for bed for the kiddos... after pjs, brushing teeth, two temper-tantrums and a couple of books I am beat. I doze off while rocking my daughter to sleep (rocked myself to sleep I guess!).

7:30 pm Editing, editing, editing. This vlog episode I had to do in three takes for three different outfits. At least I am finally getting the hang of iMovie!

Even though it's only 8:30 pm I am beat and have another similar day ahead of me tomorrow! I grab a glass of wine, a book and slip into sweat pants.... that's all folks!


Today I spent the day in my velvety soft Haviana's Slim flip flops in silver. I could wear these I so love them. I know they aren't that glamorous... but they are made in Brazil, right!?!? It's August, what can I say?


A big thank you to Jill for participating. I loved getting learn about her day. What fun! Blogging, fashion work, two adorable kiddos, mexican food (yum) and doing it all in Haviana’s Slim flip flops in silver (which I also happen to wearing) just perfect!

I hope you all have a lovely weekend. I’m heading out right now to my mom’s house. She decided yesterday that she wants to surprise my sister (the one in Kenya right now) with a room re-do.

What can I say she’s a teacher and has off her first summer and has filled it with HGTV. So I have a tiny teeny budget and until Tuesday evening to get it all finished.

Wish me luck!





Blogger The Consummate Hostess said...

Great post! Looking forward to reading more about The Good Life for Less.

August 7, 2009 at 10:32 AM  
Blogger Sweet Nothings said...

Great post! and post picturs of the room re do

August 7, 2009 at 10:57 AM  
Blogger bluehydrangea said...

Jill, thanks for taking me along for the ride..isn't it amazing what a mom can get done in a day?

Camila, can't wait to see the room redo. OK I am off to check out Jill's videos!

August 7, 2009 at 11:10 AM  
Blogger down and out chic said...

sounds like a fantastic day! this is such a fun series, i love taking a peek into other people's lives.

August 7, 2009 at 11:20 AM  
Blogger Jackie said...

Great interview with Jill. Our days sound very similar, running around all crazy with the kids. Love this series-keep em coming!

August 7, 2009 at 11:21 AM  
Blogger ms. less is always more said...

Thanks so much for having me Camila! oxo, Jill

August 7, 2009 at 11:50 AM  
Blogger Design Esquire said...

What a fun post! It sounds like a whirlwind day, thanks for sharing it with all of us!

August 7, 2009 at 12:01 PM  
Blogger Lauren said...

great one!!! can't wait to go check out her blog!!! you find the best people!!

huge hug & can't wait to see how the redo goes!!

August 7, 2009 at 12:03 PM  
Blogger christina said...

Jill is such a huge inspiration to me...not to mention that she's just too darn cute! And I'm so glad that she's led me to your blog now, too. Love it. I'll definitely be back.

August 7, 2009 at 12:22 PM  
Blogger MyLittleHappyPlace said...

OMG! I was cracking up! I can totally relate to Jill's life...well, pared down to one kiddo, and no paying job.
Great, great in her shoes!

August 7, 2009 at 12:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

awesome, I am excited to go check out her blog. I need the look for less (and possibly a visit from the folks at "What Not To Wear"!

August 7, 2009 at 12:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fun to read about Jill's day! I've been spending my days in Old Navy flip flops... hiding them under my desk when the boss comes in.

Jill, thanks for sharing! Camila, can't wait to see what you do with your sis's room!

August 7, 2009 at 12:59 PM  
Blogger Yansy said...

I look forward to this series every Friday. Have fun redecorating your sister's home. I can't wait to see pics. When you have a chance stop by, the new City Escapes series started today. I can't wait to see what you'll be putting together for us.

August 7, 2009 at 1:17 PM  
Blogger Maria said...

Camila-really love this series and look forward to it every week!! Jill- love the outfits you throw together so effortlessly for all your customers, may have to enlist your help soon too!

August 7, 2009 at 3:50 PM  
Blogger beachbungalow8 said...

great post! I'm checking out her site.

August 7, 2009 at 4:12 PM  
Blogger Christen said...

Thank you so much for posting this! I went and checked out The Good Life for Less and love it! I seriously look forward to your In Her Shoes post EVERY week.

Happy Weekend!

August 7, 2009 at 5:55 PM  
Blogger Intertwined said...

Camila I just love this series - I love the idea that you don't know how or why someone does something until you walk in their shoes...your series is PERFECT for understanding and learning about all types of people and their AMAZING talents.

August 7, 2009 at 11:30 PM  
Blogger vicki archer said...

Cute interview and I love her flip flops too....xv

August 8, 2009 at 10:07 AM  
Blogger Kristen said...

awesome post! I am going to go check out her site right now!

August 8, 2009 at 6:33 PM  
Blogger Maria Killam said...

That was so fun, I need to do one of these posts! Loved it!

August 9, 2009 at 9:18 PM  
Blogger PS~Erin said...

Loved it getting a peak into Jill's day. Sounds similar to my days. Fun to read!

August 9, 2009 at 10:19 PM  
Blogger highglossblue.blogspot said...

What a great idea Jill has! Looking forard to seeing more videos.
PS I'm writing this wearing my slim Havaianna in gold, BTW...
Good Luck at your sister's house Camila, can't wait to see it AND her reaction!!

August 10, 2009 at 8:26 AM  
Blogger Kotori said...

Sounds soo much like a day I'd have. The kids keep you on your toes, for sure. This is such a fun series!!

August 10, 2009 at 11:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i LOVE reading these! so interesting to get little glimpses into others' lives. keep it up!

August 10, 2009 at 4:44 PM  

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