Category Archives: Yellow

Things that are yellow

Weekly Sunshine- Swim 2014

This week on Weekly Sunshine will be just a tad different.

I adore yellow, this is getting fairly obvious around here, right? But in the summer, pools and water attract bees.

So do yellow.

I don’t do bees very well.

SO, I while I did this year get a yellow swimsuit, usually I don’t have one.

So this Weekly Sunshine will NOT be yellow themed, but instead, be sunshine themed.

Also, let’s keep it real. While I miss my bikini days they are far removed from this body right now. So, This isn’t the trendiest list, but there may be something you like (or give up and order because at least that area will be covered, right?).


I actually own this one- I just got it and it makes me happy right now. Of course, the tankini part floats up under the water, but it’s yellow and I’m more comfortable in it than I am in the one from last year that actually DID support my bust but was slightly stretched out from pregnancy and just made me feel like was 20 pounds heavier.

Oh yeah, and it’s on sale right now at JC Penney.


I love the shoulder detail of this Kenneth Cole swimsuit. It’s so girly. I would totally get a weird tan since I am so busy sunscreening everyone I tend do never get around
to myself.


This Victoria’s Secret number supports larger chest sizes and, as a girl with such a chest I love it. Navy is also great for a tan. I remembered that reading a novel way back in junior high and you know what? It’s true.


OK, so this suit, I totally had to go with the carefree boho image because the way Free People tied it made it look like a sand dollar. I love the beach so this is a win.

Last but not least. If you’re going to give up and order a swim dress, at least give it a cute name like a dresskini. Good job Land’s End.

What do you look for in a swimsuit? Coverage, support, or do you wear a tee shirt and shorts to the beach?

Weekly Sunshine – Derby fun

I was raised going to the horseraces. I would get to go for a day with Grandma and Grandpa and sit at Santa Anita or Del Mar. Grandpa would get us bet on the races win, place or show while he picked out trifectas and perfectas and all those fancy ones I’m always too cheap to bet on.

$2 bets, ya’ll.



The family advice was to bet on the greys- well, there’s no grey this year nor no Marshmallow Fluff- named one (which my brother and cousin infamously won money on when we were kids) so I’m rooting for California Chrome this year.

My parents went to Kentucky Derby and I’ve been to opening Day of Del Mar. I fantasize about those giant Derby hats ladies wear (and the not-quite-ladies who get staggering drunk, but that’s another story) and secretly wish ladylike clothes would be more in style (or maybe I need more giant boho hats in my life).

Sorry about that long sentence.

SO, I quickly glanced online and found some amazing YELLOW Derby hats to share. Because.

You guys, you GUYS. Oh man, two loves in one. My giant peacock rug at home confirms my love and this hat is amazing. I could wear jeans and a tee and still look good at the races. Too bad its already sold :(

I’d do it. Though preferably not with that lipstick. Also – I wonder how heavy it is because all that weight on one side of your head?


Sunflower Derby Hat

You guys, I looked everywhere for an original source for this one.  It was from the 2012 race and was shot by AP. I keep seeing it under ‘crazy’ hat lists but NO. IT IS SO VERY…. very.



This is something that you could wear to church then keep right on going to that bourbon-laced Derby party in. Just maybe sit in the back so you don’t shield the congregation from the cute kids singing that song? So pretty and ladylike.



There once was a girl with a curl bow in the middle of her forehead just right on the side of her head where everyone would remark how cute she was.


And, presenting the hat I would ADORE to wear to the “Run For The Roses”…


This is amazingly gorgeous. In red. I would feel like that wreath of flowers they put over the winner!

Maybe they can make it in yellow… right?

Weekly Sunshine – Disney edition


Two friends and I assigned ourselves Disney princesses at the onset of the big Disney princess thing. I wanted Belle because of her love of books and her yellow dress, but got told I could have the Cinderella stuff because I had already found my Prince Charming (MR. Wonder, who they have never known me without.)

Queue the ‘awwwwwwww’ right…. now.

Anyway, other than that bookworm Belle, turns out that a few of my favorite Disney characters also had yellow clothes on.

Here is a roundup of some of my favorite Disney fashion!

Tiana from The Princess and The Frog

Not only can girl cook, she has great taste in clothes too.


 Snow White from Snow White and the Seven Dwarves

A classic ensemble for the classic princess. Primaries never looked as sweet.


Pinnochio from Pinocchio

Another risk taker- lederhosen and yellow? Definitely a way to stand out on stage!

Jane from Tarzan

I adore Jane’s sweet ensemble, but how poor of a color choice is yellow in a jungle full of mosquitos or something?

Dumbo from Dumbo

This is the only scene I can stand to look at. Dumbo’s clownish attire is just sweet in yellow.

Belle from Beauty and the Beast

A grand yellow gown was on my wish list after this movie. If I was in the running for an Oscar? I just may go there.


Christopher Robin from The Many Adventures of Winnie The Pooh

I used to have a yellow polo I wore everywhere. I’d so get one for Wonder Boy just so he could wear it with blue shorts too!


Honorable Mention-
Flounder from The Little Mermaid

Because he IS yellow. Rock on, Flounder!


Did I miss anyone? Which characters wear YOUR favorite color?

Weekly Sunshine – soup and salad

I made Sunshine Soup last night with Wonder Boy in an attempt for him to eat soup besides shoving chicken broth at him when he’s sick.

He helped chop the peppers, pour in the corn and gleefully salted and peppered the soup.

Not too bad in my opinion.

He still won’t touch it!


But I was curious, what kind of recipes could bring a dose of sunshine to my table?




The Domestic Blonde has a variation (but not far off) of the Sunshine Soup Nigella Lawson makes in her kitchen cookbook. Yum! I like it with a little Parmesan on top too.



Not only do I love the sunny hues of this salad in a jar, but I love the idea of a mango vinigarette. YUM indeed.



Sweet potato and squash soup would bring sunshine to a chilly day. Living the Sweet Life has a sweet idea for Sunshine Soup.



The Weight Watchers Sunshine Salad is really a dessert. Mmm, pudding.




And this salad is definitely on my to-do list. The Clever Carrot indeed with a carrot-ginger dressing for the Japanese Sunshine Salad.

Please feel free to click through to the posts to save for later or go to my Yellow Pinterest board for all of the pins.

Weekly Sunshine – March showers bring yellow flowers

This is our third spring in our house and I still don’t have a cut garden going yet.

It’s a plan I just haven’t figured out since we’ve already devoted major spots to succulents and a vegetable garden (check out my guest post on Budget Fairy Tale for starting-a-garden tips).

These cheery fellows hailed from Trader Joes. They always have great cheap daffodil bouquets in the spring that open perfect and look great in my blue Fiestaware.
Did you know marigolds (French is best) and daisies are great for your garden’s health? They attract beneficial insects (and marigolds also fight against nematodes.)
And I fell for this flufy calendula.
Forgive the lighting on my poor orchids- they really are a beautiful pastel yellow! (today its actually grey and 70 degrees in SoCal).
They were both gifts when I was in the hospital with new babies- this year one of them has ten buds and counting!

Apparently my cluttered kitchen counter has great light for orchids.

Have you started planting outside? Is there a color that dominates your spring garden?