Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Almost Wordless Wednesday

Does anything say "uh-oh, busted..." better than this picture?? I think Bugaboo expected his Momma to spend a little more time out running errands tonight!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

A New Necessity

One of my besties, Jana, has a set of fabulous wine glasses. They are my new obsession! We each picked the one that described us best (or made us laugh the hardest) and popped a bottle of champagne before heading to a local wine bar. A perfect Friday night. :o) This is what my glass said...

"Prefers Valentino to Valentines"

Monday, January 17, 2011

Just another night in Hollywood...

So I have to say, I wasn't super impressed with the Golden Globe fashion last night (I'm sure the stars are losing as much sleep over it as I am, ha!) Every awards show I usually have at least one celebrity I would love to be just so I could leave the house looking like them. This time I didn't...of course, everyone was still gorgeous (it is still Hollywood!) and I still enjoyed the E! Arrivals Show. :o) Here are a few of the gowns I did like:

I love it when people try something new. Anne Hathaway looked gorgeous and confident in this trend inspired gown. I feel like she usually wears pretty and traditional pieces so I'm loving this change!

Catherine Zeta Jones. This woman is the epitome of class. The color is fabulous and I absolutely love the body of the dress. Seriously, she couldn't look bad even if she tried.

Eva Longoria. I adore her. There were mixed reviews on her dress, with some saying it was too much drama. My response: Ya'll, it's the Red Carpet. Where else can you do drama (and get away with it)??

Sigh. The perfect Princess dress. I thought Olivia Wilde looked gorgeous and this may be my favorite of the night. I love the sparkle and shine and the chocolate hue makes this dress completely fabulous.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Comforts of Happiness...

A fabulous week it is not! I think it's a lot to ask to have 5 good days in a row but a girl can dream right?? To say it's been stressful and exhausting though is an understatement. (I'm such a Drama Queen, ha!)
Lucky for me, I've found a couple things that make me feel like me again, even it's for a short while. In no particular order, here are a few of my stress relieving vices...

I love the treadmill. I put this thing on a high incline, walk as fast as I can and burn the stress away. If my back feels good, I'll hop on the stairmaster too. :o)

This should go without saying. There's nothing a large glass of wine won't cure. Add this to dinner out with friends and I am instantly a happy girl.

Okay, don't judge me. You are looking at my favorite childhood snack! I don't make this often (maybe once every 6 months??) but when I do, I love it just as much as I did when I was little. I don't remember how my sisters and I came up with this concoction but ohmygoodness it is good!! And yes, you are really looking at a bagel with cream cheese topped with doritos. While I realize there is nothing I can do to make this "healthy" I at least now make this fabulous snack/meal with a whole wheat bagel, baked doritos and low fat cream cheese. Every lil bit helps, right? :o) (Seriously, ya'll need to try it. You'll thank me later!)

PS-I didn't mention the obvious things that make me feel better like family, friends, Bugaboo, a good cry session because well...those things are obvious! So please don't think my happiness depends on a treadmill, a glass of wine or a bagel with doritos. B/c let's face it..that would just be tragic! (At least the bagel with Doritos thing would be...the treadmill and wine are arguable.)

What do ya'll do to feel better after a rough week?

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Back to Normal...

Happy Sunday! I hope ya'll have had a fabulous weekend. I know I enjoyed mine!
I got to catch up with a few long lost loves...

Spend a long lunch on Saturday with an old friend, boss, mentor and her cute as a button 3 month old baby...I haven't seen Heather in years and it was like no time had passed. I am so lucky to have friends like her in my life! I'm sad I didn't get any pics but I know I'll get some next month. We have a standing lunch date from here to eternity. :o)
After lunch with Heather and her new lil man, I got my hair done (no pics of my foiled head, sorry!) and met up with a bestie to do what we do best...

After our shoppin' trip, Les and I celebrated our fab friend Rachel's 30th...

And I got to end my weekend with this lil cuddlebug :o)

I don't have many "calm" weekends and this was no exception. But it was just the right amount of fun to get my week started off on the right foot! Here's hoping for a fabulous week :o)

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Oh the Joys of Car Ownership...

..and I do mean ownership since my car is now paid off thanks to a very generous Christmas gift from my very sweet parents! WOO-HOO!!!!
Thanks to my dear friend Whitey, I was informed a couple weeks ago that I needed new brake that week. (How do boys know these things??) Since I was leaving town for Christmas 2 days later, I put it off. After Christmas, I came home for 3 days then left again for NYC. So I put it off. Again. Smart, I know.
Now that I'm back for a while, I've decided to tackle the things that needed to be tackled 3 weeks ago first. Whoever said my priorities aren't straight clearly have no idea what they're talking about. :o)
I decided to go to the service station down the street from my office since I was due for an oil change and figured maybe they could throw in the brake service as well (I was hoping anyway.) So I walk in, ask for an oil change and tell the guy standing there I need new brake pads.
Wellll guess what...they don't change brake pads after 5. Okay. So I ask if I can drop my car off in the morning before work to have them done. This guy who speaks slower than I can stand says ""
Seriously?? Who on earth came up with these hours?!? I don't know about ya'll but my "official" hours are 8-5. Which means at 9am I am at my desk. And at 5pm I am at my desk. So I tell him that (in a not much nicer tone I might add,) and in the same painfully slow tone he says "Uhh.. I'll... see.... what's... wrong... with..." I wanted to ask him if he moved any quicker than he spoke but I held my tongue. My parents would be so proud!
30 minutes later he came up to me with a really proud look on his face. I felt a twinge of guilt for snapping at him earlier b/c maybe out of the kindness of his heart he changed my brake pads too???
His exact words: "Ma'am...(I'm younger than you buddy)" and was grinning at me like he discovered the cure for cancer.
Ya'll, I almost hit him. FOR ALL THAT IS GOOD IN THE WORLD, I KNOW!!! I told YOU that when I walked in you moron.
Needless to say, after pointing out the grinding noise (the. same. noise. I. pointed. out. to. him.) he insisted I bring my car in at 9. DID WE NOT HAVE THIS CONVERSATION EARLIER?? It's possible I've lost my mind but I SWEAR we did.
Needless to say, I still have grinding brakes. And an appointment to take my car to a different service station.
So please be warned, if you see me on the road in the next 2 days, stay clear.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Hello 2011!

Hello friends! I realize I didn't do so well with this blogging thing in 2010. The craziness of life got to me and while I had every intention to blog every night, things either came up or it just wasn't in anyone's best interest for me to share my thoughts. (You're welcome!)
I hope 2011 finds you happy and healthy! Did you have a good New Year?? In a last minute decision (b/c what other way is there to do things??) I chose to hop on a plane and bring in the new year with my sisters in NYC! We had a fabulous time and partied like it was...well, 2011. :) Pictures to come in my next post!
The New Year, as always, brings up the subject of New Year Resolutions. I, for one, am not so fond of this lil tradition...only because I usually forget whatever resolution(s) I do have by February or so. And I'm always done trying to do whatever it is I was trying to do long before that!
So this year I decided to try something different. I'm making 2 resolutions. One personal one for me and another not so personal one.
The resolution I will share is this: I am going to make more of an effort to keep in touch with friends and family. Life always seems to get in the way and at the end of the day, that's just not a good excuse! It's important to me that loved ones know how much I love them even if I don't see or talk to them very often so this is my resolution. I want to send cards, make a phone call, send a text message or even a facebook note much more often that I do now. :) So what about ya'll? What's your promise for 2011?