Sunday, March 29, 2009

Sleep? Pshh.

omg. i don't even know where to begin.
last night was so out of control insane...

and the absolute highlight of my weekend:

i also learned a valuable lesson this weekend.
i took not even the whole bottle at approximately 8pm and was physically unable to sleep at all last night. at all. i laid in bed for 7 hours. awake. alone. bored. only to get up and cook breakfast at 7am before driving back to dallas. before anyone (except matty b, andy, elise, whitney and myself) even woke up.

margaux's almost here!

Saturday, March 28, 2009


 off to the lake to celebrate shuford's bday!

is it totally unacceptable to wear uggs when it's almost april?
pretty sure it's more unacceptable that the high is 51 degrees in dallas.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Baby I'm A Star

i got to play model/film subject for a day!
yvette's professor is the only one who will see it, but still. how fun!

i talked to my mom this morning & it sounds like margaux will be flying down to dallas for a few days this week! it's her spring break and since my family has nothing planned, little margs will be my houseguest - probably from monday to thursday.
i'm excited for your arrival, little sista!
any ideas on what we should do for 4 days?

.yay for friday.
all i really want to be doing is shopping thanks to websites like this & these fun finds:
i'm 100% obsessed with that necklace.

have a lovely weekend
yay for the lake tomorrow
&  yay for having 2 blog followers. HAHA.

happy birthday, elizabeth!

click on the title of this entry for a little surprise. hehe.


my current obsession.

H&M Spring Summer Campaign 2009

Thursday, March 26, 2009


tat, tat, tat it up
am i the only one who thinks tattoos can be super cool & way glamourous?
i could never do that to my body, but maybe something little?
i would die for a wrist tat. a la giselle.
she (he?), on the other hand, is the poster child for why not to get a tattoo. fail.
what do you think??
should i do it? or will i forever be seen as a marked woman?

you're probably sick of hearing about it, but it's seriously the best workout i've ever gotten.
i'm hoping i look something like this by our watercolor vacay.
p.s. my knees are bruised from all those freaking push ups (yes, i had to do them the woosie way) in last nights work out.

gucci + rihanna =

can't wait for dinzies with jill & the hayes ladies tonight!
and i can't can't wait for samantha who? to return!


this is the saddest thing i've ever seen.

spoiler: it's a photo journal about this man's father who's short term memory is so bad, he doesn't know that his wife has died.
he's desperately in love and asks about her constantly.

do not - i repeat, do not - read this at work/in public/around anyone
you'd rather not see you cry.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Silly Barbs

i know this was forevs ago,
but i just  l o v e  me some
the shoes!
so ferosh.
want more?? my pleasure.

i just can't get enough!
okay. last one.

ugh, i'm 6 years old again.
where's my barbie mansion?
i actually owned this.

No day but today

sooo, this weather is pretty nasty.
maybe bootcamp will be canceled??
doubtful, knowing scott & his "rain or shine" policy.
screw this biznass. this rain is putting me to sleep.

well here's a little inspirational quote for you on this [lovely] wednesday

this is the most ridiculous shiz i've ever seen.

&& this is possibly the creepiest (slash funniest).

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

I'll take one of each, thank you!

in all my creepy blog stalking, i found swoonworthy - a fun little fashion/art/design blog by a girl named paige. 
she's like a year younger than i am, i think.
you probably don't care. i'm just always curious.
anyway, i came across this post, and it sounded like fun!

so here's a collage of chloe-ness.

this is pretty cool too.

The little man in the canoe

lets all pause for a moment &
thank the heavens that he's still intact.

thank you whitney. i'll never look at wooden boats the same way.

Dear Marciny,

did you send this to post secret?
very very sneaky.

Monday, March 23, 2009

When I'm bored...

i play on picnic

i dig out my disney coloring book

i paint my nails
and take pictures of myself

and i secretly wish central market would ban me from their store
too many gummies

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Sunday Night Confessional

i skipped church this morning.
totally on purpose, i just didn't feel like waking up.
sorry, god.
i've let my apartment turn into a disaster zone.
i bought a swimsuit from target yesterday even though i can barely afford food.
i may or may not have ordered pizza twice this week.
i also went to sprinkles. and yes, i bought two cupcakes.

Why Not?

someone I know once said
(actually it was her fb status. welcome to the 21st century),
"it's better to wake up in the morning and say
i wish i hadn't done that than i wish i had."

this quote is nothing new - i've heard variations of it a million times - but it stuck with me for some reason and got me thinking. one of the things i'd like to change about myself is the fact that, while i consider myself pretty adventurous and "up for anything," i don't take many risks. not when it comes to my personal life. i hate that.
my self-diagnosis: i have perfect child syndrome.

don't get me wrong; i'm no angel. but i've never really disappointed my parents. compared to my younger brothers, i'm a gem. i pretty much save my mother's sanity and ensure her that her parenting skills must be decent.
(note: i'm not saying anything about my mom & dad's parenting skills. they are excellent parents, always have been, and i love them very much.)
but anyway, i think that's the deal.
what am i so worried about though?
who am i scared of disappointing?
i'm 24. this is my one and only life. i better get to living it.

who cares if i fail? i have some pretty great people in my life who i'm sure can do the job of picking me up when i fall.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Studs I Love

brody jenner

chase crawford

gucci studded booties

sadly, i can only dream about the afore mentioned, but i found some
supa cute look-a-likes on the steve madden & bakers websites!

yes please.


don't you hate those nights where you shower, do your hair and makeup, spend an hour deciding what to wear, finally feel like you look cute enough to go out...
all just to find out your friends are either
(a) calling it a night or (b) going to some awful sports bar (milos) where you know you'll only be there for an hour and yet still come out smelling like a cigarette?
i should've just stayed in my soffe's & white t.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Best news I've heard all week

i have wonderful, wonderful news!!

1. i get to go to watercolor
when i called my parents last night and begged to go, they responded with a pretty firm "no." but dad called me back today and said i could book a flight using his aa miles. 
thank goodness for miles!

2. i found out the official "moving date"
& it's not until may 22nd
it was looking like i would be peacing out before easter. too soon.

i'm so excited.


okay. seriously.
this is ridic.

i mean, i don't consider myself to be in excellent shape. i don't think that i'm america's next top model worthy. lets get real.
but seriously!?
i'm pretty sure that although i probably love pizza and cupcakes and candy more than the average person, i'm not obese. the fact that i can't walk after three days of bootcamp, however, is making me reconsider everything i once believed.
24 is still pretty young, right? and a glass of wine is not only good for your health but your soul? what goes up must come down?

you know what i am super excited about though??

Unst Unstt

birthday recap

-all photos stolen from sara-
for all my loves not in dallas.
wish you had been there!

Thursday, March 19, 2009


what a lovely day!
to celebrate casey's return to dallas (and the grand opening of nordstrom rack), case, whitney, and i had an afternoon of lunching and shopping.
i almost forgot what a gem hpv's patrizio is.
am i the only one who thought there was an "s" on the end of patrizio?
perfect patio weather.

we even documented our experience.
who cares what those peeps checking out behind us thought?
those shades are greatness.

i joined bootcamp.

Day dreaming...

:things i must do before leaving dallas:
go ice skating at the galleria
have a farewell cupcake from sprinkles
go to joe t's & billy bob's in ft. worth
pay many more visits to tcby for kiddie shivers
dance the night away at knox st pub
at least one more time

if only it were warmer out, i'd add austin to that list.

Ella Enchanted

yes, i am watching it.
and i'm not embarrassed.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009


omg. i can't move.
whit, yana, and i went to bootcamp with jill for "bring a friend wednesday" and it was 45 minutes of torture. i was all kinds of magenta for a good hour after. so embar.
it's okay though because we ended the evening with pizza from pastazios.
you say that defeats the purpose. i call it a reward for surviving.

what i learned from this experience:
i  m.u.s.t.  start working out. asap.
i think i'm going to join.

especially if we're going to the lake next weekend!

i spent all evening looking up flights from chicago to ft. walton for our watercolor reunion trip in may. it's not looking promising. :(

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Never one to pass up a theme...

happy st. patrick's day
i'll be celebrating poolside with whitney!

Monday, March 16, 2009


i spent 4.5 hours at the apple store today.

the only thing that kept me from jumping out the window was the fact that my favorite show returns tonight!!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Sunday Night Confessional

i've become shamelessly addicted to blogging.
i've broken lent three times already.
but who can resist chuy's yummy fried chips & spicy jalapeno ranch??
i've overreacted more than once in the past few months.
...i'm trying...

today's horoscope:
it's not a bad time to commit yourself, as long as you are certain it's the right move for you. it may be a good time to bring other parties on board...
anyone? anyone?

Memory is a way of holding on to the things you love, the things you are, the things you never want to lose.

::reasons i'm excited to move back to chicago::
my most favorite hot dog restaurant ever ever.
my silly family.
my comfy bed.
the sweetest kitty in the world.
midwestern hospitality. nothing beats it.

::reasons i'm so sad to leave dallas::
the beautiful weather.
smu tailgate.
these people. 
i love them so much.

Little miracles

i just want to take a minute to thank god for listening to my pleas and prayers.
my aunt carol lee was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer in august. after going through painful surgeries and chemotherapy treatments, she found out this weekend that the cancer is in remission.
thank you, thank you!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Forever Young

thank you friends for making my 24th birthday party so much fun.
you are wonderful. 

and a special thank you to sara for being so great and putting it together :)

Selly greens

 happy (not yet) st. patrick's day!
a picture is worth a thousand words.
getting ready for the greenville parade/inevitable ridicness.


i just found this video of holly in the chi-o house.
no words.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Party Hardy Rock 'n' Roll

yay for tonight!!
going out for a birthday dinner with the girls at sushi axiom
then meeting up with everybody at barcadia before
dancing the night away at knox st pub unst unst.


Hey M.D., what's the dill?

current status: 
self medicating and willing myself to get better...
by tonight!
i almost went to the doctor yesterday after having a 101.5 fever, but i changed my mind because i didn't want to take antibiotics and not be able to drink at my birthday party and the st. patty's festivities.
is that a problem?

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Moving Van: Beep Beep

it's official. i'm moving back to chicago.
not sure when exactly - it depends on the rents' schedule and when they're able to come down to texas - but it's definitely happening. and most likely sooner rather than later.
seeing as how i'm not working, and thus have no money, i can't deny that this could actually be a really good thing. for now, at least.
besides, dallas isn't what it used to be. i'm not sure why, but things just aren't the same these days. i guess it's time to move on.
i don't know what i'll do without my friends though.
ugh. i hate change.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Or not.

kanye performed on american idol tonight...
i still laugh every time i hear

Debbie Downer

i'm sick.
and it's the worst kind of sick - an annoying cold where i can't swallow, my ears and throat hurt, and i have a fever. who knows how long this will last!?
i'm locking myself up in my apartment for the next two days because i'm determined to be better by my birthday dinner on friday (the 13th. spooky.) and the st. patrick's day parade + shenans on saturday.

on a happy note, i'm meeting zazzle and sara for lunch at mico today.
my fave!
i'll also finally be returning laurel's tacky christmas sweater that she may or may not have let me borrow in december. i'm awful.

also completely unrelated, miss marciny sent me a text last night:
"you'll never believe who's cell number i got a hold of today.... hint: i die."
ummmmm, excuse me!?

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Evolution of a Holiday Tree



since i had nothing planned on this grey, rainy day, 
i decided to take a ride to uptown country in snyder plaza.
ummm... love!
it's the cute cute cutest little shop. 
not only do they sell the furniture displayed in their store, but they're willing to re-paint your old stuff and make it look like new. makes me want to redecorate! if only... 
i should really think about going into interior design, because seriously, i'm obsessed.

jill, matt, whitney, and i played banagrams last night.
move over, scrabble.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Jet Setter

after hours worth of delays at the ever reliable (pshh) o'hare airport, i'm finally back in dallas!
what a fun weekend i had at home :) but it's nice to be back.

today has been a total waste of a day, as i got a measly 6 hours of sleep on saturday night (wedding reception) and then didn't get back to my apartment until about 1:30 am last night/this morning after my day-o-travel. 
so i may have slept in this morning. actually, i didn't get up until noon. and it felt fantastic.

well happy monday!
if only gg and samantha who? were on....

Music Junkie

this video is super inapprop,
but i'm still obsessed with this song...
i'm in miami, betch!
i wish.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Celebrate good times

so, i came home to spend my birthday with my family for the first time in like 6 years & i'm SO glad i did!
we went out to dinner at carnivale last night and it was 
raspberry mojitos? heavenly.
the place was like the bellagio meets the circus. 
check it, yo.

Friday, March 6, 2009

See ya waiter

flying home to chicago for my bday!
i'm old.

Thursday, March 5, 2009


who's excited for this biznass!?
yes please.


yvette, whitney, and i spent the afternoon lounging in the sun on this gorgeous (summer) day!
i'm burnt. 

going out for ice cream tonight to celebrate pre-birthday.
i love my friends.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

So you think you can blog?

no, not really. 
i've never blogged before, but it seems like a good way to keep in touch with people and it looks like fun!
so anyway, this is me.
living in dallas. from chicago. 
baking. fashion. puppies. summertime. water. smu. 
tivo. twinkle lights. sparkles. smiles. god. family. friends.
laughs more than the average person.

Birthday Week!

it's birthday week!!
i'm almost 24. 

barbie bday party last year: