I am not a live plant person, but I totally wish I was! Plants immediately begin to die just upon arriving at my house despite my greatest  efforts! Okay… so actually my efforts probably aren’t that great, and that could be a huge part of the problem! But regardless, I really envy those people that do have the patience and desire to tend to, water, and care for plants. They have a naturally green thumb that I would kill for. I hate them cuz I aint them… and I so badly wish that plants and I could have a thriving and happy relationship, because to me, there is nothing that I think adds more beauty, dimension, and character to a space as much as plants do! Fake plants and I get along GREAT, but I can’t decide if I think fake plants are tacky or not..?? I think I kinda do, and completely prefer the real deal! Continue Reading

Sooo FYI I am not much of a DIY’er! I love to try every now and then when I get the occasional itch, but typically I prefer to buy things already made in their final, intended form, all parts and pieces already put together! When it comes to food however, I love to DIY! I believe this is also called cooking..!! If anything is going to inspire me to round up a bunch of supplies, pieces, ingredients, etc.. and assemble myself, it is most likely food! In this case, my recent cravings, and long time pop tart obsession has inspired a little DIY action. Continue Reading

If I had a dollar for every time I thought about, wished I had, or wanted to get a pair of amazing leather pants, I would no doubt have enough money to actually buy that perfect pair. There is something about a pair of black leather leggings and heels that is so classic and chic, while still having this awesome edginess to them. I only hope that I too can aspire to these same qualities one day! Classic style with an edge, who knew my personal aspirations would also be what I look for in pants?? Hmm… Continue Reading

Yep! This super comfy, totally slouchy sweatshirt pretty much sums up my idea of a really good night lately. Feed me and tell me I’m pretty! Ha! Since when did my basic needs for an awesome Friday night get so lame? I don’t know, but I am pretty ok with it. There’s something about finishing up a long week in my quiet house, on the couch, in elastic waisted pants with a coffee table full of my favorite takeout, and a good bottle of red wine that sounds HEAVENLY! Continue Reading

Going out with my toddler lately is nothing short of pure, self inflicted torture! The screaming, the whining, the throwing, the spilling, the AGONY! And not to mention the looks of disapproval from fellow diners, ughh they are the worst! For such a people pleaser type person like myself, the looks of annoyance on their faces makes me want to crawl under my table and hide. But hey, I have a right to go out to too, and I have the right to keep believing in my little fantasy that maybe this one time it will be different and it will all go smoothly! Maybe this beast mode phase is over for the kids, and I can return to my preferred lifestyle of going out to relax and enjoy each other, as opposed to my current lifestyle of living in fear of my kids behavior every time I step out in public. Continue Reading

I have a love hate relationship with love hate relationships! Target has got to be the epitome of this. Why are you so good to me Target? I don’t deserve you! I am constantly buying, returning, buying, exchanging, sending you on a profit rollercoaster. I gossip behind your back about how manipulative you are, forcing me to buy things that I don’t want to. Yet you keep showering me with amazing products! Target is such a good friend! It’s like they are inside my brain, giving me everything I never even knew I wanted or needed! I hate how much I love you! Continue Reading

Hello World! Welcome to the maiden post of It’s A Brunette Thing! My name is Amy, and I live in Orange County, CA with my hubby and two little kiddos. I am SO glad you are here, and I can’t wait to chat it up with you about about my deep love for Fashion, Wine, Family, Food, Friends, etc…

So, speaking of loves… I LOVE makeup! I NEED makeup! Oh baby oh baby! I walk around in this sort of semi zombie mode until there is at least something on my face. As a stay at home mom whose daily grind is uhhh not exactly glamorous, a little foundation, mascara, and a good dose of blush (LOVE blush) goes a long way in making me feel alive and ready to take on the day. I seriously think my mood and confidence level is directly related to the amount of makeup on my face! Is feeling pretty directly related to feeling productive?? Because in my world it is! Continue Reading