Thursday, May 17, 2012


Things I have learned from Pinterest:

1. I need to work out.

2. Some people, mostly my friends, have really good taste.  (Also, some people: not so much.)

3. There are a million little wedding details that can be so fun!

4. How to make crescent pizza rolls, a million different kinds of crock-pot tacos, and yogurt dots.

5. There are a lot of bloggers, chefs, photographers, and generally creative people out there.
{one of my faves}
6. Chocolate chips (white and regular) look really cute shoved into raspberries.

7. I seriously need a really pretty, pink ombre cake.

Thank you Ben, and the rest of the Pinterest team.
You have taught me so much!

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Sunday, May 6, 2012

Weekly Gratitude

This week, I am thankful for:

  • Tom Petty.  Seriously, every song is so good. Every time.
  • The amazing beef tenderloin, caramelized onions, arugula, and spicy mayo sandwich that our chef made me this week.  First, it was amazing.  Second, it kept me fed for like, 2.5 days.  Yum!
  • My mom.
  • My teddy bear.  My oldest and most favorite stuffed animal is always down for a good cuddle.
  • Facetime with my parents.  Chatting with both of them, giving tours of our houses, whistling at the dogs, etc. all while over the phone "face to face" is something that makes being so far away from them a lot easier.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Friday Favorites

When I first saw this on a random episode of "Parks and Rec" I was near tears laughing.  Ridiculously silly.

Have a happy Friday!


Thursday, May 3, 2012

Happy Birthday Katharine!

Happy Birthday 
to my amazing mom!

Katharine (as I affectionately call her) is seriously the most wonderful woman I know. I am always so flattered whenever anyone says I remind them of her or look, talk or act like her.  
She is so generous, wise, silly, and fun!  

It is hard to be so far away from her, but I am so lucky that we still get to talk every day.

Doing festive jello shots at Cat/Griz

With gal pal Al

my adorbs, empty-nester parents

Happy Birthday Mom!
I love you so!

lots of kisses to you!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Polished Off

I am usually indecisive and full of doubt, but when I find something I like, I loooove it.  And usually then tend to obsess over it.  And never fear, I have found something worthy of my obsession.  

Essie nail polish.  

I love the colors.  I love the names of the colors.  I love the cute little square bottles and the white caps.  I love the magazine ads. And, most of the time, I love the quality of the polish.

And now this little obsession has become a problem.  I look at the Essie website way too much.  I just ordered 3 new polishes off of Nordstrom.  I can't leave Target without buying at least one polish (hence the reason I had to have a Target detox and am not allowed to go back for the rest of the month).

Some of my new fave colors:
Knock Out Pout

Mint Candy Apple

Anniversary Gala

What is your favorite brand of nail polish?  Your favorite color?


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