Perky Picks: My toe hurts edition

Perky Picks: My toe hurts edition
August 23, 2013 Alison Faulkner

Oh my toe. It’s the silliest thing. It hurts, the nail is jacked, it’s an old injury, I had to get the nail taken off for the second time this year. It’s gross, let’s not dwell on it. Let’s instead focus on some perky picks I came across this week!

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I saw this book Find & Keep: 26 Projects to Spark Your Imagination on the morning I escaped to Barnes & Nobles this week. It is seriously SO amazing and I’m so impressed with it. Turns out the author Beci Orpin is the artist behind a lot of stuff I’ve been loving at Urban Outfitters!

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I love yellow shoes, and I love perky crap, so these loafers are totally perfect. I will have to wait until my toe heals though…

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How FANTASTIC is this cake? I seriously cannot get over it. I found it via Pinterest and it originates from a beautiful blog called Mint.

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I am in MAJOR party planning mode. Like I’m getting very intense. Hahaha! These balloons are amazing. My mom is turning 60 on Sept. 10th and I’m helping my dad throw an awesome bash for her next week in San Diego. And Gigi turns 3 on Sept. 17th! I’m like beyond excited. I live for parties.

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Oh yes…and this week my sister/BFF gave birth to my first NEPHEW!!!! So my sister and I (I’m 18 months older than her) have little girls who are 5 months apart and little boys who are 4 months apart! Obviously my nephew (who still has no name) needs these perfect harem pants.

Hey! I’m in a better mood already! I was kind of grumpy when I started writing this.

How about you, are you feeling perky?

Happy weekend lovers.



  1. Mandie 4 years ago

    I’ve had toe nail issues before- I’m so sorry.

    Congrats Auntie! I find out this morning if my sister’s baby (that’s due only 13 days after my own!) is a niece or nephew! SO exciting!!

  2. brigid 4 years ago

    Love your honest and uplifting blog post! I’m so glad you told us to like your page on facebook as I have been an instagram follower for so long – which means i only get to read your blog if im nursing, but by going through facebook today I got to read it before tea time 😉

  3. Emily 4 years ago

    I’m sorry about your toe! But your party planning looks beautiful, and I love new babies to adore! I hope your toe feels better soon!

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