Tuesday, September 4, 2012

she's baaaaack

and still alive.
I know y'all were concerned ;)

I'm still in recovery mode from the weekend shenanigans but I will leave you with a sneak peek of our trip. (the waitress actually said that to me when I asked her opinion on a drink)

happy monday, err tuesday!
only 3 more days til the weekend bishes :)

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Bachin' at the Beach

hello hello hello!
I see I have some new followers. 
welcome :)

This week has been craaawling and work has been crazy busy and let me just say
that today could not have come fast enough. It's my Friday...again already.

This weekend is going to be one for the books for sure. 
Saturday morning I'm headed to the beach for my friend's bachelorette party.
Talk about a crazy weekend to hit the beach!! 
But I know it'll be a blast. 
I even started a little weekend preparation yesterday.
oh yes I did ;)
I will post the how-to next week once I know how they turn out. 

I'm loving that when I come back from the beach, it'll be September. 
There are so many fun and exciting things planned on the bloggy blog for next month so put your party pants on!! More on that next week.

Well chicas, I'm out.
Have a wonderful, amazing, superfuntastic labor day weekend!!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

It's a Miracle

the e.l.f. blemish stick, that is.

I've been blessed enough to have pretty clear skin growing up
and it's rare that I break out, but when I do, it takes 
forever for my skin to clear up. 

Friday morning I woke up with a bump on my chin (which is where I always break out)
I applied the e.l.f. stick a couple times throughout the day and when I woke up on Saturday it was 
completely gone. as in, you couldn't even see where it had been. 
looove :)

The day got away from me yesterday and I didn't get a chance to post, so 
you lucky ducks get my weekend recap today. 
better late than never, right?!

I had off on Friday for my mom's birthday. 
My dad took her out to lunch and then they went out for a little shopping. 
We didn't get to go out to dinner because Olivia was going back to school the next day and 
the cars still had to be packed up. So we did the next best thing - ordered pizza and got cheesecake from the Cheesecake Factory. 
holy deliciousness.

Saturday was move in day for Liv but I stayed behind to watch little man. 
I was a little productive but the rainy afternoon got the best of me and I fell asleep watching the Colts game. My favorite way to spend a Saturday afternoon :)
Of course I had to get some PF Changs to end the night.

Sunday I got to go shopping and got myself some goodies.
2 necklaces from forever21 for $4 total!!
A navy & grey striped skirt.
and 2 new pairs of shoes.
Did I mention I got all of that for less than $50!!
and just because I'm watching the Hunger Games again...

Now it's time for me to catch up on all of your blogs. 
happy tuesday!

Friday, August 24, 2012

Happy Happy Birthday!!

Happy Friday loves!!
And a big, humongous 

happy birthday to my mom!

While we're spending the day celebrating, 
check out my guest post for miss Ali
over here

Happy weekending!!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Fall Fitness, Say Whaaaat?!

hey hey lovelies :)
it's thursday and it's gorgeous outside.....do we really have to work?!
there are so many reasons to be happy today -
it's my friday
I get to have lunch with my friend Kara
I'm leaving work early for a CBS fall preview at Cinebistro
and we're having a cookout tonight for my mom's birthday

oh, and notice anything different?!
I was playing around trying to teach myself some things about design last night
when I came up with the new header you see....and social media icons......
and a new button. So snag it on up ;)


I did this post on Monday over on V's blog so if you didn't get a chance
to read it, go on over there and say hi. She's awesome :)

Let me be totally honest for a sec. 
I had a love/hate relationship with the Olympics this year. 
Up until 3 weeks ago, I was in the gym every morning at 5am. 
I was eating pretty healthy and was feeling good about myself. Cue Olympics.
Staying up til 1am almost every night does not make it easy possible to get up in the morning. 
sooooo workouts took a hit.....and I just started back up in the gym yesterday. 
I've got 2 weeks until I have to bare it all in a bikini for a bachelorette party so it's crunch time...literally! 

After labor day weekend, I will officially be in fall mode.
What does that mean, exactly and how does that even relate to working out?
well friends, let me just tell you. 

helloooo things that are going to try and make me fat.

So how do you stay motivated when the bikinis get put away and the comfy sweaters come out?
Well first, you can scroll down the fitness page on pinterest and see things like this: 
 Source: the hunt via Sarah on Pinterest

Source: the new via Sarah on Pinterest

Source: fitsugar via Sarah on Pinterest

motivated yet?
Then it's time to get some cute workout clothes. I mean, if it helps, it helps.... ;)
Workout Wear

1 / 2 / 34 / 5

Get yourself some good music.
My top 5 songs to workout to are:
1. On to the Next One- JayZ

2. Scream- Usher

3. The Fighter- Gym Class Heros

4. Learn to Fly- Foo Fighters

5. Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites- Skrillex

Figure out ways to make your favorite treats a bit healthier.
I love cooking and I really love finding ways to make what I love a little better.
Even if it's just switching out white flour for whole wheat flour it makes your
treat justifiable ;) And it's totally fine to indulge in those pumpkin spice lattes or pastries...
gosh knows I'll definitely be doing so! Just make sure not to make those a daily occurrence.

Well girls, that's all I've got!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

How Many Girls Does It Take to Kill a Spider?

and a dog.

I should probably mention that said spider was as big as the
top of a coke can. omgggg

oh and I got ma hur did. 
bangs on right to bangs on left. 
makin changes people!

happy hump day loves!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

When the Boys are Away the Girls Will Play

morning lovers.
did y'all have a good weekend....and uh, monday?
I'm a day late and a dollar short but here's my weekend recap. 

but first, you can find me over here today talking about what happens
when the bikinis get put away...

I had such a fun, relaxing weekend with my richmond bff Audrey. 
Friday night we went for mexican & margs, drank sangria & wine, and watched the movie
Have you guys seen this yet? I'd never even heard of it til we went to watch it. 
$10.99 on demand my friends.
$10 freaking .99!
Anyway, I highly suggest grabbing some gf's and getting together to watch this. 
totally worth the money

Saturday I spent the afternoon with my sister.
left to right: skinnygirl dog toy, my sandwich at lunch, sweet tea :)

That night Audrey and I had dinner at Brio, followed with some shopping at one of the
outdoor malls here in town. We found this store called Love Culture (anyone?) that's pretty 
much like a smaller Forever21. huge fan.
I got 2 skirts and this cute little owl necklace
We were gonna go out but she wasn't feeling too hot so we did the next best thing.
Wine and the Hunger Games. 
and a dance party.
How's this for being real?
helloo glasses....aka nerddd :)

Sunday we went to brunch at this cute little place in the fan called 3 Monkeys.
They are known for their mimosas so we each got a watermelon & raspberry one.

weekend perfection :)
Oh, and in exactly 1 month I will be partaying it up in Hotlanta for my bday with
some of my favorites.
her / her / her / her / her
& maybe this girl

I so citedddd!! :)
here's to a fast week!!
and my blonde hair that I'm getting back today!