Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Quote of the Day

"Be yourself; everyone else is already taken."
~Oscar Wilde

Monday, June 27, 2011

Weekend Fun

My weekend was spent with these fabulous friends:
We celebrated our friend Elizabeth's 30th birthday Saturday night. She had a great party where we all drank too much wine, enjoyed delicious mini cupcakes and snacked on some super cute (and yummy) appetizers. Of course we made time to take some pictures:

Partake in a few shenanigans...

And after that, we called it a night. HAPPY BIRTHDAY ELIZABETH!!! I hope you have a fabulous year. :o)

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Interior Style: Bedroom

I am moving to a new apartment in August. I think. (Things are still a bit up in the air.) But I am so ready to be somewhere new. Whether or not my checking account agress with me remains to be seen.
I cannot stop looking at Interior Design magazines. On top of wanting a new location, I want a new look. I'm about to be 30 (yikes!) and I want to start fresh. New apartment, new interior looks, maybe I'll even go nuts and dye my hair brown. (But probably not...I did that once and it just didn't look so great.)

I love this bedroom. Purple is one of my new favorite colors and I just so happen to already own gold accessories and cream colored pillows. :o) So calm and chic.

Ahem, glamorous and girly. This look is completely different than anything I thought I wanted but I seriously love it!
Picture from Elements of Style
PS-This is a picture from a real campsite in Montana. Who wants to go on a roadtrip???

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Quote of the Day

"A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous."
~Coco Chanel

*Sidenote: this pic is obviously not so classy...but it is so fabulously classic :o)

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Summer Style: Rompers

There a reason why moms put their babies and kids in these things ya'll. They're easy to wear. It's a simple, fabulous outfit in one piece. In these sweltering months, what more could a girl want??

I love the print on this number. A great summer piece to wear alone or pair it with a cardigan in the fall! Find it here.

I may have to get this one myself, I love the print. Perfect for a girl's night out! Find this one here.

I'm a sucker for anything BCBG and this is no exception. :o) I love the casual military inspired look of this piece. Find it here.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Father's Day

I hope all you dads out there are having a wonderful day. :o)

And of course, Happy Father's Day to my very own hero...
I love you very much Daddy!!!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Beauty Trend: Coral

This color is everywhere. And I know why. :o) For starters, it makes anyone and everyone look tan! And in the middle of summer, who doesn't want that? Secondly, it's unexpected. People expect to see pops of red, pink, yellow, even green in summer. But coral? So pretty and so surprising.
Essie in California Coral...my new pedicure staple

OPI Congo Line Coral...a quick second favorite (only b/c I found the Essie color first, ha!)

New. Favorite. Lipstick. Maybelline Coral Pop. Flattering on everyone. It looks orange here but I promise, I get so many compliments on it!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

My new hobby...

I don't know that anyone has ever called fostering dogs a "hobby" but well..that's kinda what it is to me. I decided since I'm not traveling this year as much as I usually do, I'd like to do something un-selfish with my weekends and "free time" after work. I became friends with a local shelter on facebook and ya'll, I swear seeing pictures on that website is worse than the Sarah Mclachlan commercial. You see pictures of dogs in their cages, their big sad eyes, and an EU date right next to their picture because of overcrowding...I mean, if you want to rip out someone's heart, that's the way to do it. GOODNESS!!
I asked about fostering and volunteering and the next thing I know, I'm driving to meet a dog named Ali who just needs a little bit of socializing and love. Meet little Miss Ali Girl (or Ali G as I liked to call her. My neighbor heard me yelling for her one time and asked me why I named my dog "Allergy", ha!)
This precious girl has been adopted and is now thriving in her new home with her new Momma. :o)

Fast forward a couple weeks and I found myself with this cute little thing... Trixie is about 10 months old and a border collie mix. This girl is a sweetheart.
Along with Trixie and Bugaboo, I have my friend Ashley's dog while she's in Hawaii so it's incredibly safe to say there isn't a dull moment in my house. Thankfully, I'm not home most of the day and neither are my neighbors so they can bark all they want. :o)
I tried to post a video that is the lovable chaos of all 3 dogs but blogger isn't cooperating. Anyone have any ideas how I do that??

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Quote of the Day

"I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best."
~Marilyn Monroe

Friday, June 10, 2011

Beauty Trend: Braids, Braids, Braids

Easy. Fun. Chic. I love that braids are making a comeback. The best part? The messier it is, the better it looks. Now what girl isn't gonna love that??
The side braid: effortlessy chic, sexy and messy. Perfect for day or night.
The ponytail braid: a grownup version of a childhood favorite.

The French Braided Bangs: a perfect solution for unruly locks in the summer humidity.

I might need to practice first but I can't wait to wear these styles all summer long. :o) I hope ya'll are having a fabulous week.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Sometimes you just need a laugh

There are a few things in the world that can make me laugh no matter what kind of day I've had. The list includes (but is not limited to) Friends' gag reels. All 10 of them.
My family loves to watch it when we're all together because they laugh at me laughing. What can I say? They're just really funny. :o)
Below is one of my most favorite bloopers...enjoy!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Not quite so ugly...

First and foremost, thank you so much for all of your support! I was incredibly nervous to post my last blog and ya'll made me realize I did the right thing for me. Thank you, thank you, thank you for the encouraging words and thoughts. I really do appreciate it.
I'd like to clear something up that may have been misinterpreted in my last post. (And I say this because I've gotten a few questions about it...I'm so perceptive, right??) There's really no polite way to say this so I'll just come out with it...I do not, in any way, shape or form want my ex back in this life...or any other life for that matter. I am a strong believer in the saying "Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me."
The point of my last post was to simply tell my friends and family what I'm struggling with. I feel pathetic and guilty for feeling the way I do. And it's more than the aftermath of my breakup. I have yet to have a relationship work out and I'm beyond tired of it. I'm tired of hanging out with a guy, then he disappears but still calls and texts, and then a few weeks later he shows up with a new girlfriend. I'm sorry, I thought you didn't want a commitment?? How could I not take that personally??
I'm tired of a guy saying how much he likes me but doesn't want a gilfriend. (I'm gonna call BS on that one but what the hell do I know?)
I'm tired of the run around. Be a man. Either you like me or you don't. I love how all guys think they're men until it comes time to act like one.
I don't like asking for help. I'm used to being the one who holds things together. I'm the peacemaker, the one who likes to be strong for others, and the one who gives my friends advice. I don't like asking people to be strong for me.
Now, before ya'll think I've spent the past couple days lying in bed watching sappy movies, I assure you, my sunburned skin would beg to differ.
As blah as I feel, I'm still a big believer in the fact that life is short. And being lazy and feeling sorry for myself will not do me any good whatsoever. (Now if it was a rainy, cold weekend, it'd be a different story.)
But this girl needed to get a base tan before summer really starts so the pool and I did a lot of bonding this weekend :o). Too much bonding in fact...I definitely need to increase the SPF-age of my lotion!
I hope ya'll have a fabulous week. Again, thank you for the love and support!! XOXO