Friday, June 24, 2011


Like any other 20-somethings, we both spend a lot of our time online.  Like Leigh, I spend my free time online looking through pictures of stuff that interests me like yummy foods, beautiful clothes and some interior decorating things.  A site besides Pinterest that I suggest everyone go check out is  They have a great selection- I literally sit at my computer for hours laughing and smiling!  Open up a new tab a check it out, people!  I'm just going to post a couple things I find interesting because as they say, a picture is worth a thousand words!
Ain't it the truth!  Leigh and I go to a little shop and they sell magnets like these.  I really hope I find a gem like this when I go! ...or it could be my next craft project!

Preach.  I'm guilty of holding grudges to the max.  I know it's easier said than done, but hey, I'll give it a try!

LOVE THIS.  I want a house like this.  Huge windows with lots of wood to bring a natural feeling into the house.  Maybe a little more color though, white would not survive my lifestyle!

Ummm yes please!  How cute are these?  Plus it is all of my favorite indulgences placed perfectly together in sticky, gooey perfection!

Again, dream house.  Right on the water, open and modern.  I just love it!

Another great quote I found.  Throw caution to the wind and do what you love!  I promise you will be so much happier!

Just gorgeous and it reminds me of the sunsets off the lake in my hometown.  Sometimes being home isn't so bad :)

I just thought this was adorable.  I think I'm making the Italian flags for our next big family gathering.  There is nothing my family loves more than some basilico fresco, pomodoro e mozzarella! 

So I pretty much backed up our page with pictures but it was really hard to scale it down.  I promise to bring more but I thought I should close it out with something to remember big time.  Always feel pretty.  No matter where you are or what you're doing.  We always have those off days but just keep smiling.  You never know who is falling in love with your smile! 

And there is the cheesy factor for the day! haha
Stay beautiful, Reese

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Small Talk....

1. what's your favorite rainy day activity?
-If I can sleep in, I will...wearing pajamas all day, watching movies...
2. what time do you go to bed?
-Later than I should...sometimes my brain will not stop working so I end up laying awake till 11 or 11:30
3. how many magazines do you subscribe to?
4. did you sell all your belongings because you thought the world was ending yesterday?
-No. That would be ridiculous. (And this survey is obviously old)
5. what's your beauty obsession?
-Mascara! I layer on 4 of them each morning.
6. if you could only wear one designer/brand for the rest of your life...what would it be?
-I'm not that picky...I would choose to shop at The Limited for the rest of forever though.
7. what's your summer must have?
8. do you make weekly dinner menus?
-Nope- I eat breakfast at home, buy lunch almost every day, and I don't eat dinner.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

The Gimme's

I have a seriously bad case of 'the gimme's' lately. This is otherwise known as the 'I want everything I see"'s. Here are some more things I found on Pinterest...should I ever get extremely creative and crafty. Also, I am addicted to Pinterest.

This is the most perfect bathroom ever.

This would be so beautiful in an entryway or a living room.

I don't like the countertops but it looks so CLEAN...

Pardon me, I am drooling on my keyboard!

I want this for my kids rooms.

Hopefully sometime this week I can cook something delicious to show all of you! I also have a little surprise coming this week :)

Have a great weekend, lovelies.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Can we just talk about this???

I say that a lot. More specifically, to quote my own self, I say "Lets talk about this for a minute." Because I like details. And reviewing. And talking. And hearing myself speak.

I've turned into a little bit of a whiner this week. I have so much to tell all of you, so much to UNLOAD...

Can we just talk I've been working 50-60 hours every week, between THREE jobs, SEVEN days a week? By the way, there are only seven days in a week- you do that math. Carissa at Carissa Explains It All does the saaaame thing. I only plugged her in here because I read her blog err'day, and it makes me laugh.

Can we just talk my ex boyfriend who "wants to see me so bad" and "wants to try again" and "misses me" hasn't made time for me in a month? I beg to differ, sir. So, someone tell me WHY I still take his calls and WHY I still CANCEL MY PLANS to "go see him" when he just cancels on me? Please. Let me know.

Can we just talk there's only ME in the office for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday? I think a couple other people are coming in for small, random shifts but I feel like I have to hold down the fort and that's ridiculous.

Can we just talk one lady in my office is on her CELL phone all day...she does hang up to take work calls but she is seriously always on her phone. I have my phone AT my desk and I do text...but I don't take calls! Does anyone else think this is unprofessional?

Can we just talk I have to try on my bridesmaids dress today and I've eaten a brownie AND a muffin AND a sandwich? No salad. No water. No fruit. This should be a super fun fitting.

I'm done. I'm sorry. just stressed. And overwhelmed.
I work too much.
And play too little.
I don't take time for myself and that exhausts me.
So I let it build up.
Then this happens. I apologize.
I'm just trying to be...real here...and this is how I'm feeling today.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

A New Day!

Both Leigh and I have been experiencing a bit of a funk lately.  Do you ever just get in those moods where you feel it would be best if you just laid in you bed all day and stuffed your face with whatever you could get your hands on?  Well, I'm right there with you.  I recently started a new job and although the job itself is honestly one of the most fun things I have ever been apart of, the hierarchy of the company leaves something to be desired.  Moving on. There is the new job, the separation from Leigh (yes, at times I feel we were once Siamese twins), and so many other things that build up that cause me to break down.

But that was yesterday.

It's a brand new day!  I decided early this morning that I'm going to try and carry this thought around with me for one whole day.  As soon as I feel like being Miss Bah-hum-bug, I am going to tell myself- "self, it's a new day!"  Who knows what this positive thinking will do, if anything, but I am more than willing to try!  I'll keep you updated on what today holds :)


Thursday, June 9, 2011

Pinterest Love

Have ya'll heard of Pinterest? Why did I just say ya'll? It sounded good at the time. Back to Pinterest- this is my new Facebook...I spend hours on this site daily between the office and home. Try searching for something- like 'bathroom' and see what beautiful things come up!

Here are some things I'm LOVING from Pinterest today. I don't know who to give credit to because they've all been 're-pinned' from the source who 're-pinned' it...etc...but they are all on my main page today. If anyone reads this and is the original pinner...I'm sorry. :)

Can this please be my wedding dress minus the weird sleeves? Please.

Who thinks of things this brilliant? My next kitchen will have a cool grocery list.

Doing this. 

I want to make this for the little girl I watch!  I think it's just strips of ribbon tied around a wreath easy.

For the holidays :)

Does anybody else want this in a turquoise-y color?

In other news...

I had most of yesterday off (read: I only worked 5 hours instead of 10) so I spent some serious time at the pool! I can see a little bit of a tan happening and that makes me so happy! How many of you use sunless tanners- what's a good one to maintain my tan with after it starts to fade?

I'm ordering business cards for myself AND the cupcake business Reese and I are doing this fall. I feel like I've bitten off more than I can chew- in general, but so many great things are coming my way and I want- NEED to take advantage of them. Reese and I are some seriously ambitious women and we have some big plans ahead but realizing that success is in front of me and that I can do some seriously awesome things can be overwhelming.

I always wear a sterling silver ring with diamonds on it on my ring finger...for a lot of reasons but mostly because when I'm out and about, 90% of the time I'm alone and I feel like men leave me alone if they see the ring...although that's not entirely true. So last night at work I was filling out paperwork and someone was watching me. They said "Oh I really like your wedding band...I like it better than mine..." and all I could do was smile and say thank you! I'm just really thankful that she didn't ask how long I'd been married haha!

Have a lovely day!


Monday, June 6, 2011


blog world. it's been a while, no? ive been working 60 hours a week and reese just started a new job. we have a lot on our plates so...sorry for the neglect. seriously, sorry.

meg over @ did something this week...YAY and BOO...i'm doing the same thing because today is SUCH a monday and i need to learn to be thankful but to take the good and bad.

YAY....for new flowers on my desk

BOO....for the printer going out at work this morning

YAY....for learning things at work

BOO....for being so far away from reese

YAY...for friendships being kindof fixed.

BOO....for not eating breakfast

YAY....for finshing the help and almost finishing water for elephants

BOO....for people around me being in a bad mood

YAY....for making my trash can a foot stool. is this gross? do other people do this? i really only throw away paper.

BOO....for not having the organizational spaces i need at home

YAY....for warm weather and sunshine.

that's relaly all i have. a bunch of lowercase letters and typos. and some details of myl ief that aren't really that important...but they're important to me.

we will be back soon, blogger world. promise. my camera is broken soooo pictures might have to wait.


Wednesday, June 1, 2011

What I'm Loving Wednesday!

Reese and I are both back from our weekend adventures! It's good to go away but also good to come home. We hope everyone had a great Memorial Day weekend and soaked up some serious sun! :)

Here we go with WILW...

1. I'm loving that there are only 12 more days left of school! After the 17th I will be able to sleep in till 7am and not have to pack a lunch or check homework ever again!

2. I'm loving that it's warm enough out to play outside with Little Girl (since I don't want to put her real name all over the 'net :) and take her to the pool...I am a water baby myself and I think pool time makes everybody happier!

3. I'm loving that the bride from the wedding I worked Sunday gave me a HUGE vase of flowers for free...they are on my desk making it look so beautiful.

4. I'm loving that this week is a four day week and we are halfway there- what are you all doing this weekend?!

5. I'm loving that I am now using coupons every time I go to the grocery store. How much of a soccer mom am I...BUT...I seriously love buying something that's on SALE and THEN using a coupon. Adrenaline. Rush.

6. I'm loving my new coconut body bathroom smells like Hawaii (not that I would know, but, I assume). It's the little things.

7. I'm loving that fruit is so cheap now so I can buy a LOT of it!

What are you loving?! :)