Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter

Scenes from Easter Sunday

Centerpiece I made to take to my in-laws for Easter

 Sweet puppy face
 Posing with my baby girl
 Yum...cake pops(made by sister-in-law)

wearing: anthro maxi dress/j crew cardigan/limited flower pin

I hope you all had a wonderful Easter. We spent the morning with our little family and had dinner at my in-laws.

I am so blessed to have a wonderful and supportive family, a lovely home and good health.


Thursday, April 21, 2011

pick me, choose me

How is it possible that the same person(me!) is kind of in love with all four of these dresses?

I'm searching for something to wear for our anniversary.
I know we're going to dinner but I'm not sure what else is on the agenda for the night.

So the big question is....

                                                Romantic and sweet(but safe)

Colorful and a little sassy

(it's a bird print!)

                                                                   or full on Kardashian-kidding.kind of;)

I love them all for different reasons. Can you guess which one is the front runner? It may surprise you.
I'm kind of leaning towards the last one. I've been feeling a bit frumpy and dumpy lately so it might be fun to get dolled up and sex it up a notch, you know?
But, I know that the husband prefers pretty to sexy.He's definitely a Mary Ann instead of Ginger or Betty not Veronica kind of a guy, so I would guess his choice would be either the first one or the bird print quirky choice. 
What do you think?

All of the options are from Asos. Has anyone ordered form them? I'm wondering about fit and how long shipping takes.  

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

stormy weather

Since I had some errands to run downtown the husband and I decided to hunt for our favorite food truck.
We were super bummed when we learned they were closed today because of the rain. Making the best of it we decided to try Tom+Chee. Gourmet grilled and soup. Yes, please!! 

I had the creamy tomato bisque and the grilled mac and cheese with bacon. Yummy!! And perfect for a rainy Tuesday.

The husband had the chipotle cheddar soup and the grilled cheese with peppers, onion and pepperoni. He shared his soup with me. Isn't he a sweetie!? 
 And just to make the
day a little less dreary-flowering magnolia branches. Love them!

Rainy days mean rain boots! 

Puddle jumping!

Friday, April 15, 2011

sweet and sour


For some reason I'm kind of in love with the bubble gum pink paired with red. I've had these pants for a year(maybe longer) and I could never figure out what to do with them. Then, right before I fell asleep, it hit me-pink and red.
 I felt really happy in this almost ridiculously Barbie color palette and then...

the rest of my day happened!

My awesome red pants were no match for my no good, horrible, very bad day:(

And no it's time for bed so I can get up and do it all over again tomorrow.

Sorry to be such a sour Sally. Here's to a better day tomorrow.

Happy Weekend!


Thursday, April 14, 2011

thursday revelations


Things I learned today:

Garden roses are lovely and smell so good. They also leave a sneezing and snotty mess! Attractive...not so much:(

I should stick to take outfit pics in the morning because I look super tired. And, I forgot to reapply my new and fantastic pink lipstick.

For most of the day I thought it was Friday. To say that I was bummed when I realized it was only Thursday is an understatement.

The husband took the cover off the pool. This made me realize that swimsuit season is quickly approaching. This probably means I should stop eating my body weight in coconut m&m's, get off my bum and workout but yeah, m&m's and Bones equals a much better Thursday night;)

I'm only slightly mortified that we still have a Christmas doormat at our front door!  

See you later!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

stripe up the band

details:dress-h&m/belt-target/tights-gap/shoes-bcbggirls/jean jacket-??(a million years old)

So glad to have a day off to recharge and get some perspective. I had a great lunch with a friend today.(Thanks K!!)It's always fantastic to get someone else's point of view on some stuff you've had going on in your head. 

I was determined to wear this dress today so I was more than a little disappointed when the cooler weather made an appearance. As it turns out, I love this version more than the way I'd originally planned on wearing it. I wish the pics turned out better. I asked my husband to take them and I'm still getting used to having an actual person behind the lens and not using my timer. So, yeah...Awkward! He thinks I should smile more so I don't look so sad. Is it weird that I don't really know how to smile? If I'm laughing or you catch me mid emotion it's all good but as far as smiling for the camera-it's a little bit scary, Stepford wife!   

Happy Tuesday y'all!!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

a sunday kind of love

I couldn't have asked for a more perfect day!

Beautiful weather, a morning bike ride with my honey, a few hours shopping with my girl R and an evening spent relaxing on the porch with the pup.

Goodbye weekend! Hello Monday. 

Thursday, April 7, 2011

all you need is love

details:blazer-old from a local boutique/top-libertine for target dress/jeans-target/bag-aldo/belt-f21/necklace-anthro/shoes-seychelles

Today it finally felt like spring-glorious,sun shining,birds chirping,flowers blooming spring!!

Even with the warm temps, I wasn't ready to wear this dress with bare legs. I tucked into my flares and added one of my favorite blazers.It is literally part preppy and part flower child, embroidered boho. Which makes it 100% awesome!

Now I'm off so I can enjoy my last night of trash tv without guilt before hubby returns tomorrow. I'm hoping I can stay awake long enough to enjoy the return of the New York housewives. I forgot how hard it is to be a single mom(and how exhausting)! I knew I would miss  my husband but I miss all the little things he does around the house that make our lives my life easier;)

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

plaid and platforms

details:dress(worn as skirt)-vintage/cardigan&belt-anthro/shoes-j.simpson/bag-bakers
It's been awhile but instead of issuing apologies for bad blogging behavior I'm going to ask how are you?
I hope all is well with you:)

I took some advice from commenters and purchased a pair of Dansko clogs to wear to work. I was 100% confident in my ability to create an outfit around anything. These clogs...not so much! I've settled into a daily uniform of skinny ankle jeans, blousey top, cardigan and dansko clogs. Not very exciting stuff:(

Today was rare day off. The husband is out of town for work so instead of spending my day off with him and doing stuff around I decided to meet the bff for lunch at a new sushi place. Donning a pretty vintage skirt, ridiculously high heels,catching up on life, indulging in a post sushi cupcake and paging through my guilty pleasure UsWeekly is just what the doctor ordered to make me feel like my old self.

This is the first time my husband and I have been away from each for more than a night. I miss him like crazy but I confess I'm loving watching all of my tv shows in bed while surfing the internet!
What do you do when you're home without the honey that you wouldn't do when they're home?