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i have a thing for foxes, red doors, and new friends. i also love to shop. a lot. i have nothing profound to say...but you should visit anyway (that rhymed!)

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

hey you

i started a new blog. i'm scared. it will be more about fashion. finally. and it's a little easier to tell people what the name is. this blog doesn't exactly roll off the tongue.

so..here goes


I switched to blogspot because tumbler did not allow comments, and was just not as simple as i was hoping. I may end up using my own domain, but above is the address that i am currently using. i am still figuring things out, thanks for your patience :)

Thursday, August 30, 2012

it. is. finished.

i feel like my world is complete. it is the finale. nothing left to do, or work for. that's it. life. is. done.

ok..that may be a tad dramatic..but i'm allowed to be, this is my blog..where i get to vomit drama. (juuuust kidding)

but i do have something i'm pretty excited to announce...my wonderful chair. the one i envision lying around in and blogging my life away, where i sit and read posh magazines and sip chamomile tea and munching on macaroons.. where i sketch beautiful new clothing in my sketch book..(that is such a dream..if only i could draw...)

my chaise lounge has arrived...and so have i...

There is still soooo much to do to this room..but at least it has the chair. i love this chair.  i don't know why..i just do.

Friday, August 10, 2012

5 things

my daily must haves:

I put this in my coffee, i drink it plain, i use it in some recipes...i bathe in it..ok that one wasn't true...but i've thought about it!
wondering why i slide off of chairs? leave greasy impressions on anything i come in contact with? yeah..well i make be a greasy monkey....but i will age delicately! this stuff is better than lotion. it's great for your skin, makes you glow, prevents wrinkles..and makes me feel LUXURIOUS. seriously..just replace your lotion with this, and watch your skin transform!
I only discovered this a little over a year ago..i had heard about it..but $28 for a tube of primer?? what?? OH GURL. get it stat! I wear this every day, and my eye shadow stays on all day! i have also just worn it by itself, with some eye liner, and it keeps my eye lids non greasy and my liner from running.
around 2pm, i started dragging. but i don't want another cup of coffee, i usually have 1 cup of coffee only in the mornings. so this is my pick me up. it is so good! I love that it is hot tea, but leaves a refreshing taste in my mouth..no stank breath with this golden beverage!
this one right here...has literally revolutionized my life. getting ready never felt so breezy, and you know how i feel about being breezy! i am shocked when i come across someone who doesn't know how wonderful dry shampoo is. like seriously.. GO GET THIS NOW! there are so many brands, this one is my fav so far but hard to find. Suave makes one too that is like $3, it isn't as great for volume like Got2b is, but so cheap. Dry shampoo zaps up all the oil, has a great scent, and adds volume. what?! how is this now one of the world wonders??? i'm going to try the TIGI Rockholic one next, it is supposed to be the best.  Not washing your hair has never felt/smelt so good!

There you have it! My list of must haves. Please do share your must haves, i'm always looking for new ones!

Be You, Bisous!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

a room with a view

little by little. my house is coming together. my little room that i was given 100% control over...is being furnished..it only took a year to pick out fabric for my chaise lounge...but who is counting (besides my husband).

for those who haven't followed so faithfully...i have a room in my house that is totally mine. i decided last year to make it a tea room..sitting room...reading room...MY room.

First i cleared everything out of it...it sat empty...

then i painted it...wait for it....eggplant purple. yeah..then i Repainted it..comfort grey:

(yeah..much much better)
Then..i bought a couch:
(old iphone pic..bad quality)

Then..i literally fell apart.
i couldn't make up my mind on anything else for the room. the paint fiasco left me doubting my abilities to decorate. i knew i wanted a chaise lounge..and my sweet friend..who conveniently owns a furniture store..helped me find one...but then i had to decide a fabric?!? what? more decisions. it literally took 1 year. 1 YEAR to pick out a fabric. I would go into the store and pour over countless swatches...i would pick out 2 or 3 and then i was gonna decide. i would ask co workers/family/friends/strangers...which ones they liked...and then i would just end up putting it on a shelf..literally and figuratively. what if i made the wrong decision? so i ended up just not making any decision for a year. oh but i talked about it...all the time. i stared at my room..pictured this chair. i started to HATE the chair. the non existent one sitting un-fabric'ed in my house.. and then about 3 weeks ago..I DECIDED. i picked a fabric. i made a decision. i don't know what i got into me..but i did it.
i love this chair. i better love this chair. everyone better love this chair! ha. and ya know what? the fabric i picked for it..was the one i wanted from the very beginning..the one i let everyone talk me out of. sometimes you just gotta go back to your original thought. it had been my gut feeling. i gotta good gut!

i debated on my theme in the room...not big on themes, but i like a fun color combo to base my room around..so i chose cherry and mint.
the room will still take time to accessorize (curtains, tables, art, etc) and i will have to choose an accent chair..and...wait for it...a fabric for that....DEAR LORD HELP US ALL.

But for now, here is what the room looks like sans chaise (haven't gotten it in yet):

(ignore the HUGE black thing on the left...my husband has been storing work equipment in MY room)
It's a rough draft..but soon..all of our dreams for this room will come true!!!! ( i say our because you have been so supportive :)

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

vacation part 2

5 things i have learned while on vacation:

1. no matter how much i try to tan..including getting spray tanned before vacation (which is a whole other hilarious story)...my husband..will ALWAYS be darker..and he stays in the shade most of the time. life isn't fair.
2. i got a little wild on vacation and drank a diet coke. crazy i know! even crazier..it was after 6pm. yeah..i regretted it. wide awake in bed for hours. kids..rebellion is not the answer.
3. North Carolina is a fantastically diverse and beautiful state. i highly recommend it.
4. Excessive sweat causes you to shower..every day. it is. DREADFUL. no one should shower everyday. no one.
5. my husband looked at me last night and said..."we have hardly anything in common". moral of the story..when opposites attract, it is a real. good. thing. i love that man.

ridiculous. no?
look at his skin and mine...what???
such adventurers
waterfalls are glorious
I may have pretended i was on a call to catch this shot of the town sheriff.
my husband bought me this hat. so fun!
i conquered this mountain. but i didn't find any Mohicans. sadly

Monday, July 2, 2012


I know what you are thinking...man..this girl takes a lot of vacations. That is partly true. However, This is the first one in a while..that i wasn't also working...ok i didn't work in madrid..but jet lag, combined with the hustle and bustle of a big city..made it not feel like vacation as much.
But this..this has definitely felt like vacation. Plus..it is my very first lake vacation.
We are at Lake Lure with my husband's family. it is awesome. surrounded by mountains. and near a beautiful lake has made this an incredibly relaxing time, not to mention it is where Dirty Dancing was partially filmed..AND Last of the Mohicans!  i'm exhausted from all the nothing i'm done. ha. i'm actually realizing how hard it is to just do nothing. but..don't worry..i'm getting very used to it. i haven't worn makeup, fixed my hair, or pretty much looked in the mirror for 3 days. it is awesome.
only 2 more days of this....

aint we cute?

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Clothes Out Sale

isn't my title so clever? it will be appreciated more so once you read this post...

i have a guest bedroom. full of CLOTHES. it is basically my closet. It is a land full of possibilities..and none of it is folded, or properly hung up. if you are anal, and organized. you so wish you could help me right now.

i've noticed i wear about 1/3 of it too. so i decided to start over. COMPLETELY. i'm selling jewelry, belts, bags, and CLOTHES. it will be insane. i'm nervous. and excited. if i were in "high school musical" my song would be titled "nervous and excited".
but i'm not. so i will just say that.

i've decided a garage sale isn't my thing. i don't want some stranger discarded that perfectly beaded gem of a necklace...and discarded it like it was RUBBISH. who does he think he is. (ok hopefully it isn't a him).
no, NO sir. i want my friends to enjoy these fabulous finds of mine.

So i'm throwing a Garden Party!

I plan on stringing up fishing wire around my cute little backyard and hanging my fancy finds on them. I will drape my scarves around the trees and we will dance around like little fairies with flowers in our hair!

sound fun? then you should come..and we should be friends!!

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Monday, June 25, 2012

music makes me lose control

im a fan of music. i love concerts. and musicians (i married one ;)

so what is better than a music festival in the summer?


my friend Smiley..i love this man

my boo was running one of the stages

i love the photo bombers in the background

my hippie lovers

Thursday, June 14, 2012


last week i was working 24/7. non stop. it was hot. it was sweaty. it was late hours and early mornings. oh..and...it was in st lucia :) try not to hate me...too much..

i guess some would call me the Vanna White of the Caribbean...

these girls were my saving grace during the trip.

St. Lucia is beautiful, and I highly recommend it for a vacation spot. Contrary to what some people may think, I really did work while I was there. And it can be very tiring. But yet, it was in a tropical destination, and how can you be upset when you stare at this instead of your office wall.
I am thankful for these problems :)

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

i apologize

it has been a month. eek.

a lot has been going on, and i wasn't sure about continuing this blog. but..i love blogging and i will continue, it just may go through some changes over the next few months. but..they are all very good changes :)

there is something very important that i wanted to blog about today. it will be lengthy, but wonderful!

Here is a story about my favorite day: May 22nd 2009

it was date night. and i was supposed to dress up. my boyfriend wanted it to be special. normally, when a girl highly anticipating a ring at any moment gets a command like this...she thinks it is the night. but nope not this girl.
i was clueless. after all, he had no money for a ring..this was a fact. he had just poured all his money into his new business.

it was a friday. and i was having a great hair day...score. it was the most normal of days. my boyfriend came into my office at lunchtime to bring me flowers. incredibly unexpected
.. and i was seriously not suspicious, just thankful that he wanted to make the date perfect in every way. but boy did that set off alarms around my office. all the girls were telling me he was gonna propose that night. i assured them he wouldn't.
i gchatted my sisters and told them that he brought me flowers. they were freaking out that he would be that obvious suspicious too. but i assured them. he wouldn't propose. i was clueless certain of this.

i went home and showered. i thought for a second...is tonight the night? nah.

he picked me up and made the statement without thinking, "you look perfect for tonight". was that when i realized it was tonight? nope. still clueless.

we ate at a restaurant neither of us had been to. and he was acted super weird. i was like..man..this guy is nuts. i texted my sister.."my boyfriend is a weirdo" no joke. i am so sweet.

he had planned to take me to a movie later on, and somehow, he figured i wouldn't want to go. crazy. we opted to go to a garden up the street from the restaurant for a walk. honestly, it is just absurd that he knew i would pick that. just absurd.

we walked around the grounds of  this historic house. i had never really been there, but heard the gardens were beautiful. at one point, he paused, and got down on one knee..all of the sudden i panicked. he was tying his shoe. omg.  somehow, after this point, i decided it was not happening and to stop thinking about it. and it worked..i became even more clueless.

i could tell he wanted to do something. and was acted restless, he said, "hey i have an idea"...because i know him so well i said, "if it involves climbing something or breaking and entering, i'm not interested" afterall..i was dressed up. but he looked so disappointed, so i conceded. he wanted to break into the locked garden. he knew a way in. of course he did. but blinded by love, i followed him through an opening in the hedges. it was dark and you couldn't see a thing..but you could smell the flowers. and it smelled amazing. amazing.

before i could form a thought, or words, my friend Sarah popped out of the bushes, creepily, with a candle in front of her face.
 i'll be honest..my thought was...why are you ruining my date. like i said, i'm so sweet.
she awkwardly said, "i have something to read to you" i was like..ok??. i turned and looked and that boyfriend of mine was literally running in the opposite direction of us. man, that guy is weird.
i turned around and listened to a letter. it was the sweetest thing. she basically wrote down all the reasons why she loved me. how random and sweet! i was so thankful and was about to ask her what was going on..when things got  weirder sweeter. she led me to my friend Nathan.
who just spoke from his heart and told me how much he cared about me and his favorite memories of our friendship.precious.
please keep in mind that through this i was laughing and crying and super confused, not only am i sweet. but i am super smart.

after Nathan was finished, he led me to another person. it was my friend Cara, who had just gotten back from her honeymoon that day!
 as soon as i saw her face. i knew. all of the sudden it all made sense. talk about emotions. she was so sweet and talked to me about our friendship, and why it was special. it was humbling, and lovely all at the same time. after she was finished, she took me to Caris,

 who took me to my brother in law,
who took me to my sister Anna,
 who took me to my sister Rachel,
who then took me to my parents,

My parents told me how they were proud of me, and other sweet stuff, and then said there was one last person who needed to tell me something.
be still. my heart.
 and there he was, tears in his eye, love in his heart, and an anticipation full of passion like you wouldn't believe.
nevermind that tshirt
He knew me well enough to know, that what makes me feel special, are my friends. So he chose those closest to me, to just share their thoughts and feelings about why they loved me. he was adamant that they not mention him, or anything to do with marriage. but to strictly honor and love me.

talk about romantic!

we had decided early on in our relationship to not tell each other "i love you". only when he was proposing. but we knew we loved each other..it helped confirm that he loved me when his aunt said, "jon told me he loved you"...haha, thanks aunt erin.

so, sweetly, he held me, there was music playing, thanks to his business partner who was nearby somewhere. we were alone at this point. and he told me about why he loved me, and wanted to be with me forever. and then, so sweetly he said, "i have a question for you"..i was like.."uhuh" he said, "what is the square root of 27?" isn't he special?

and that was it!

JUST KIDDING. he asked me to marry him, and got on one knee, and held out the most beautiful ring. i said yes and we kissed. it was magical.
the ring was his grandmothers. she had it on her hand for 52 years, and took it off and gave it to him for me. wow. i love it. it was just what i had described that i wanted to!

there was a surprise engagement party afterward, and everyone was there. i was on cloud 9. and i got to meet his grandmother for the first time!

the entire night was perfect. it really was. i am so thankful i said yes. i love that man. with my whole heart!

my wedding day was great, it was perfect as well. but..i had to plan a lot of it, and the stress level was high. so when people ask what my favorite day was...it was this day, 3 years ago.

i love you Jonathan. thank you for making me feel like the most loved woman in the world :)