Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Do your thang on the runway

omg, i can't wait for this to come out!

::on the schedule for today::
hang out at home
see margaux's sans braces smile
so excited for you, sista! :)
mall with lisa
exchanging some stuff
work out

..currently dreaming about a f21 shopping spree..
i'll be purchasing the following items.

check out my new tunes!!
now located on the side bar. loves it! :)

SSS . Serena . Silly Sars

happy happy birthday, sara!!
my baking, shopping, gummie, movie buddy :)
i miss you oh-so-much!

Monday, June 29, 2009

Sunday (Monday) Night Confessional

sorry peepsies. i'm staying at my cousin's (house-/puppysitting) & the internet wasn't working last night. so here's my sunday night confessional, a day late...

i've literally gained 5 lbs since moving back to oak brook, thanks to my bad eating habits & lack of exercise & accountability partners.
wah wah.
i'm loving this disney couture jewelry.
i would totally buy this ring!
i think it's hilarious that the mwc has a website.
i have no social life.
i didn't go out either night this weekend. how old am i?

Friday, June 26, 2009

I miss my friends.

today i found out my family is too cool for me on friday nights.
after my cousin's party, which my brothers didn't attend because they were busy enjoying the downers grove heritage fest, margaux decided that meeting up with her friends sounded like more fun than hanging out with me. my 15 year old sister ditched me. omg how pathetic.
& since my "friends" are currently camping in indiana,
i watched a michael jackson tribute on vh1 soul with my parents.
which was A-MA-ZING, by the way. but still, it's friday night.
& now i've moved on to pretty in pink. i'm cool.
so that is that.

$$ Get Money, Get Paid $$

i got a job.
albeit a temporary one.
i'm freelancing for patti group. deets to come.

so the weekend is off to a good start!

any fun plans?
i didn't plan well when i told my cousin i'd puppysit for him this weekend (actually, this weekend, all next week, & next weekend. they'll be in puerta vallarta until the 4th of july. yeah.) after also having told my friends i would go to the indiana dunes with them this weekend. oh well, they're camping (like real camping... in tents...) so i'm not that upset about missing an opportunity to sleep outside. i think i'm going to drive up tomorrow morning, spend all day there & drive home tomorrow night. vince said it's only an hour or so away. ain't no thang!
as for tonight, my little cousin jake is having an 8th grade graduation party at 7:30, so i'll go to that for an hour or two.
hopefully i'll get to see the hangover tonight too! 7 weeks later...
whatevs, i'm psyched.

i changed the color of the week pictoral because it was just too awk.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Color of the Week:


i've been doing this color on my toes for the past couple of weeks,
so i figured it was time for the fingers to get in on the action.
i love this shade: opi most honorable red

all set for my 8am meeting in lemont tomorrow morning!
it's not for sure, but i might be freelancing for patti group for a while.
if all goes well & i decide i like it there, it might be turning into a full-time gig. we shall seeeeeee.
i have to wake up at 6 - so not used to that anymore.
off to bed. night!

i still can't believe michael jackson passed away today.
as crazy as he was, there's no denying the huge mark he left on the world.
prayers to his fam. & farrah's too of course.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Little Lovelies

that set my heart aflutter.
and make me want to go shopping.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Love It or Hate It: Tan Lines

love it!
which is why i couldn't be more thrilled that the 10 day is showing nothing but temps in the 80's/90's & mostly sunny skies here in oak brook. finallyyyyyyy.
hopefully i'll catch some rays today.
after picking nick up from the train station at 1:00. i'm a slave.
if the thunderstorms hit, i might just take a trip to the movies.
borat was too much for me, but this movie looks hilar.
angelina has one, madonna has one, now bruno has one! HA.

i have another meeting with patti group peeps on friday.
woop woop!

Monday, June 22, 2009

Wes is a doucheeeeeeeee

& apparently my blockbuster doesn't carry babes in toyland.
btw, did you know that blockbuster has a rent one new release, get an old movie for free deal?? every monday thru wednesday. heaven! least they do that at our blockbuster. not sure if they do it everywhere..

Music Monday

don't call me a horse. i'm a unicorn.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Sunday Night Confessional

i spent $70 at a bar last night.
lisa, kristen, & i met up with some other girls they're friends with at underground downtown. it was a lot of fun - we danced the night away, it ended with minimal disaster. jeremy piven was having a private party there so even with my connections (HAHA as if. they were kristen's connections), we had to pay a $20 donation toward a charity jeremy piven supports i guess. whatever, not a huge deal.. except for the fact that i'm broke as a joke & vodka sodas were $9 each. i had.. a few....
& this is the only pictoral i took:
both of those belong to kristen. it was about 3am at this point & despite the fact that kristen puked immediately after taking this shot, we stayed at "ug" as it's apparently known for another 45 minutes. oh my life.
i'm an awful church-goer.
i'm also an awful friend.
marciny, i promise promise promise to call you this week. love you, sorry i'm so sketchy.
i promised my cousin nicky i would puppy-sit for him this coming up weekend & all the following week. i also said i would go to the dunes with vince, steve, jon, etc. that weekend. oops.

"You can call me Daddy..."

HAHA. sick.

happy father's day, dad!
you're wonderful to us. we love you so much.
sorry margs, this photo pre-dates you.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

85 & sunny. FINALLY.

well hello summer!
i've missed you.

i think i'm going to go for a little work out.
then some lounging at the pool.
then going to the chicago slaughter game & out downtown with lisa, kristen, morgan, & all those crazies. can't wait!!

i was going to stay in last night after being caught in the rain on my way back from sushi, but then i figured that it was friday night & i didn't have anything better to do. so i met steve, vince, aaron, & some other peeps out at dj's (a tracy's-ish bar nearby). i didn't get there until midnight, but i'm still glad i went.

i saw this pic of blake lively the other day &
was planning on posting about how fab her hot pink dress was
but that selly b over at elements of style beat me to it.

i'm also loving this top, this ring, & these shoes!
i can't wait for the day that i have money to burn on the finer things in life. ;)

Friday, June 19, 2009

I LOVE severe thunderstorms.

just not when they hit at 7pm on a friday night.


1. happy birthday, whitney!!!
i miss you! hope your day is perfect.

2. i remember what i did on wednesday.
it included a bikeride & a trip to the puppy store with margaux.

3. haha

4. i can't resist the stash of frozen bananas in our freezer.
& on that note, i've gained at least 3 lbs since moving back. tears.

5. at the risk of sounding like a crazy,
i watched the secret for the 1st time yesterday & i have to say, i actually noticed it working with random little things throughout the day. weird.

6. i'm now fb friends with keg.
umm.. limited profile.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Color of the Week:



sorry, i meant to post this yesterday,
but then i just went on living my life. jk :)
really though, i was going to post this yesterday, but i got busy doing...
what did i do?
i honestly have no idea what happened to my day. i'm going to try not to let that happen again today. especially because it's sunny & beautiful outside! maybe i'll ride my bike to the pool & get my sunshine on. hollersssss.
my cousin lisa & one of her friends are going shopping at oak brook mall tonight so we're meeting for dinner afterward. that's pretty much all i've got planned.
well that + laying out, applying for jobs, & working out?
speaking of jobs, i heard back from skirt pr.
first off, let me just say that while i enjoy sharing the little details of my life with you all, i'd rather not broadcast my failures.. but i guess i don't really have a choice, considering that i already told you all about my interview, writing sample, blah, blah, blah. long story short, i didn't get the job. i knew going into it that there was a lot of competition & that there were other candidates with more experience who may be better suited for the position. but i was still hopeful. i'm really bummed about it.. the job sounded like so much fun. that being said, it was probably the nicest rejection letter i've ever received.

i do have a meeting with that company patti group tomorrow. i was supposed to have it yesterday, but the marketing guy got called out of town for business last minute so we had to reschedule. it's not my dream job, but it is a job. we'll see....
all i can do now is keep my head up, not lose faith, & continue moving forward. i know great things will come.. i just would like for them to h it up, please.

what have you been up to, friends??
i miss you guys!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Church Mouse

sorry for being so quiet, friends.
mom & i went to neocon at the merchandise mart this morning.
it's a 3 day trade show downtown, but we decided to just go for the majority of the day yesterday & for a little while today. tomorrow's my day off, which means no 6am wake up - woop woop!

so i'm just hanging out, watching true blood on tv.
have you ever seen it?? i never had. it's basically an R rated rip-off of twilight.
i kinda like it though.
& eating the tapioca pudding dad made for dessert.
because my life is that.freaking.exciting.

in other news, i'm obsessed with this dress.
some day soon, when i'm rich & fabulous, spending my evenings dining, dancing, & attending glamourous parties with my husband (who will have an uncanny resemblance to brody jenner), i'll wear this dress.

i think my friend steve tried to ask me out last night.
pretty sure i dodged that bullet though. sleeps..
g'night, my darlings!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Sunday Night Confessional

i just got back from dq.
i don't know what to make of this boy sitch.
he seems like such a "nice guy" - almost too nice for my style. but then he pulls these a-hole moves like not calling all week, then apologizing when he does finally call & making quasi-plans for the next night only to completely ignore my casual "what are you doing?" text! ew.
i'm too judgemental.
i am far from perfect. i know i have no right. & yet, i make assumptions about people immediately upon meeting or even seeing them. it's kind of awful.. i'm trying to cut down.
i realize it isn't helping my case, but this is sick. isn't it though?
i could maybe possibly be slightly bipolar.
i've never been the kind of person who goes from complete happiness to "the mean reds" as holly golightly puts it, but as of late, i've found myself doing exactly that. ughhhh, it's awful.
rough patch or psychotic headcase??? i hope it's the former.
i want to live in the barbie mansion.
not a barbie mansion. the barbie mansion. in malibu.
i'm watching this movie right now.
on vhs.

Dooo you believeee in the YES?

...ding ding ding, ding ding di-ding ding...

then laying out because it's finally warm & sunny.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

C is for Cookie

i made some oatmeal chocolate chip cookies yesterday
& they were daaaaayum good.
i've thoroughly enjoyed all 5 of them that i've eaten in the past two days.

oatmeal chocolate chip cookies with walnuts
{makes about 18 large cookies}
1.5 cups flour
.5 tsp salt
.5 tsp baking powder
2 sticks (8 oz) unsalted butter, softened
1 cup light brown sugar, packed
1 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
3 cups oats
1.5 cups chocolate chips
.25 cups chopped walnuts (or as much as you want)

preheat oven to 350 degrees &
line 2 large cookie sheets with parchment paper.
whisk flour, salt, & baking powder together in medium bowl.
in seperate bowl, beat butter until creamy (by hand or mixer). add sugars to mixture & beat until fluffy, about 3 minutes.
beat eggs in, one at a time.
stir dry ingredients into butter/sugar mixture with wooden spoon or large spatula. stir in oats & chocolate chips.
place dough on lined cookie sheets by large spoonfuls (about 2 tbsp each), leaving at least 2 inches between.
bake until cookie edges turn golden brown, 18 - 25 minutes.
slide cookies (on parchment paper) onto cooling rack & let sit for a few minutes...
or eat them immediately.
they'll be hot, gooey, & delicious!

Friday, June 12, 2009

My YiaYia just added me as a friend on FB.

collin defriended me.

One of those days.

you know those days where everything seems to be going wrong &
you have to stop yourself from crying at the drop of a hat?
i'm having one of those days.
i hope it turns around stat.

clearly, the only thing to do is make oatmeal chocolate chip cookies.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Color of the Week:


so profesh.

okay, so here's what's up...
the job:
as yall know, i had my interview at skirt on tuesday. it went really well & i would love love love to get the job. i'm kinda scurred though because, as i mentioned the other day, there's a pretty big pool of people vying for the position. so i tuned in my writing sample today & now it's just a waiting game, i guess!
the other job:
remember when i mentioned my interview at patti group from a couple weeks ago? well they called yesterday. they want me to meet with the marketing peeps. yay! but i'd much rather spend my day writing about fashion and beauty at skirt pr.
the boy:
klye called me on saturday night & left a message saying he wanted to get together this week. tick tock... it's thursday night & i haven't heard from him yet. vince says he's shy (& it did take him a good 10 minutes of talking about music & high school for him to work up the courage to kiss me last weekend) so whatever, but comeeee onnnnnn.
the extras:
i electrocuted myself while unplugging my computer.
for real. i'm fine though.
my aunt has been in a lot of pain lately.
please pray for her.
sometime margaux & i speak in foreign accents just for fun.
as if you didn't know we were strange.
i think i'm going downtown & partying it up in wrigleyville saturday night. hollersssss i love wrigleyville!
my cousin lisa & her friends are going to the cubs game so i'll meet up with all of them. i'll invite my only friends as well. it could be a fun night!
i'm watching american psycho with margaux right now.
casey, direct line from this movie: "i have to go return some video tapes." that's comforting that your dance partner had american psycho on his mind....
yes, whitney. i did fall off the face for a while there. but i'm back now!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009


hi friends!
sorry for not posting yesterday.
i have so much to tell you.
unfortunately, it'll have to wait until tomorrow.

i've been so super swamped. yesterday i had my interview so of course my day was spent preparing for that, getting my nails did, etc. etc.
just fyi - it went really well!!
i so hope that i get the job. i'm kind of freaking out though - the lady who interviewed me said that there's a lot of competition for this position. apparently people have flown in from out of state to interview, others are willing to take a lesser title, candidates vary from currently employed to unemployed... all across the board.
so right now i'm working on a writing sample due back tomorrow.
long story short, i have to write a press release dealing with current bedding trends for one client, a pitch taking about how she boutique (another client) fits in with the fashion trends of the season, a summer beauty pitch for a celeb magazine focusing on EcoTools, and a jewelry trend pitch incorporating dana rebecca designs.
i'll be locked in the house for the rest of the day - that's for damn sure.
how exciting though!?

so if you wouldn't mind saying a little prayer for me,
i would greatly appreciate it.
dear god,
please send me creativity & the ability to focus on the task at hand. let me impress the women at skirt pr with how well-written, entertaining, and informative my press release & pitches are. pleaseeeee let me get this job.
amen amen amen!

love you all!
...more to come...

i electrocuted myself last night.

Monday, June 8, 2009


i'm loving this photo of edita vilkeviciute on the
june '09 cover of vogue australia.
so retro. so fun!
{image found at rock the trend}

i updated the music playlist.
sweet new tunes now available.

Music Monday

{snow patrol - crack the shutters}

does he look a little bit like jamie?? haha.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Sunday Night Confessional

i am super excited for my interview with skirt pr on tuesday.
it's a fashion/beauty pr firm. chi-o friends, jessica grose works there (thanks to jana for giving me the heads-up on that little tidbit!). anyway, i'm reallyyyy hoping it goes well & i get the job. it sounds amazing, so please please keep me in your prayers!! :)
i kind of love this canon commercial.
it's similar to all the "moving picture" videos popping up all over the web lately (or at least all over the blogs i read).
i'm a little nervous about going to confession.
father jason is a priest at our church & keeps making comments to me about coming in for confession. not like i've done anything terrible, but i haven't gone since 8th grade. i don't even know what to say. eek.
i ate way too much at our family gathering today.
in (continued) celebration of peter michael's bday, my aunt, uncle & cousins came over. daddy made chili (it's been pretty cool out this week) & mom made her fabulous italian cheesecake. omg it was all so amazing. & of course, having company over means going back every hour for coffee or to pick at desserts & leftovers. mmmmmm so yummy. so naus.
my tan is fading fast.

Saturday, June 6, 2009


weekends are the best. i just love saturdays.
even when they're tainted by sleep deprivation caused by friday night's partying, beer ponging, flippy cupping, make outing (yep! more to come on that topic later), & not returning until 9am the next morning-ing.
my mom was drinking her coffee in the living room when i walked in dressed in my clothes from the night before. that was special.

: r e c a p :
i went to vince's party last night. lets just begin by saying that i was under the impression that vince and this kid richie had an apartment together somewhere in hinsdale. i was wrong. they have a house. but no, it's not their house... it is richie's mom's house. vince lives with richie, richie's mom, richie's brother, & some other rando girl. i find that rather strange.
whatever though, the party was fun. we played beer pong (kyle was my partner & thank goodness for that. he's good), flip cup (at least i make up for my lack of beer pong skills with my bomb cup flipping abilities), & bags.
oh, time out. did i tell yall about "the game?"
jon, aaron, alexis & i are playing the game. this game doesn't end. it just resumes every time we get together.
there's only 1 rule: you cannot say the word "mine." all night. not in conversation or in ear-shot of anyone playing the game. if you do, you have to immediately drop & do 10 push-ups. it doesn't matter where you are. when we started playing last weekend, i ended the night with 30 push-ups under my belt - all done right there in front of the dart board at tracy's tavern with everyone watching. last night i did 10 push-ups in the grass at the party, mid bags game. but nothing beats the fact that the boys pulled over to let alexis get out & do her 10 push-ups on the side of the road. ha!
anyway, on to the good part.
i made out with a cute boy last night. & he called me today asking if i wanted to do something this week. hey, pearl! i'll keep you postie.

so basically, after that night of debauchery & my attempt to function in society today, my body was in no condition to go out tonight.
so here i am - comfy on my bed, relaxing while blogging & listening to itunes. fantastique.
speaking of, do you want to see what my room looks like now that the wood floors are in place & my furniture has been put back in!?
check it.

cute, right!? i love it.

...what else...
lisa, michael, auntie vikki & uncle rick are coming over to celebrate peter michael's bday tomorrow. yay! i love my family so much.
speaking of, the bday cake i made for petri yesterday was deeeelish.
it had a layer of strawberries in the center & was covered with homemade vanilla cheesecake frosting. mmmmmm.

now i'm off to pick my brother up from a party because he's been drinking & i'm the lame-o who stayed in tonight. :)
xoxo, lovies.
hope you're enjoying your weekend.

yay for catching up with anne yesterday! love you.

i couldn't help myself.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Happy Birf, Peter Michael!

petri dish turned 19 today!!
so wittle.
love you, little brother!


80 degrees & sunny.
you know where to find me.

happy friday, friends!
any fun weekend plans?
when i get back from the pool, i have to bake petri a cake.
then family dinner - most likely at benihana.
our fam has been celebrating bdays at benihana for the past 20 years.
apparently i'm the only one who thinks the onion volcano gets old.
then over to vince's apt for a party. a pirate party.
i think i'll go sans costume. i still need to make friends.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Get a job, Sparkling Wiggles

looking for a job??
a friend of mine who works for edelman downtown sent me an email
about the chicago pink slip event happening tonight.
couldn't hurt! i'm going.

but that's not until later, so i think i'll go enjoy the outdoors for a bit.
wish i had a bike like this!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Oh please stop.

dear joe jonas,
i am so embarrassed for you.
don't ever. ever. do that again.

my mom's on the asid board so i went to a meeting with her today & made some ballin connections. sho bish!
i also helped mom stage a house & earned $40 for my hard work & valuable input. ;)
color of the week will have to wait until tomorrow.
i read this today. it was a much needed little reminder that while life is good & i'm enjoying making new friends, i would never want to forget about my old ones. yall are the real deal.
i have a crush on another boy. he's tall & tan with dark hair & the hottest bone structure i've ever seen. hot like brandon. but hotter. i saw him while eating lunch at labriola with margaux today after picking her up after her finals. he kept looking at me & i was all "heck yeah!" until margs told me she knows him. & he's a senior in high school. bible i'm not a ped. he looks 26, no joke. the crush ended upon hearing that news.
watermelon is delicious. i can't believe i used to not like it.
i finally watched the gossip girl season finale. seriously, i just watched it for the 1st time, can you believe that!? chuck & b foreverrrr, xoxo.

how presh are these stamps that my mom picked up the other day?

Tuesday, June 2, 2009


i love costco. i love portillos. i love sabrina.
& i love freeze pops.

{le love}

Monday, June 1, 2009

Pretty Pretty Princess

do you read oUr LiFe?
when i have a daughter,
she will wear wellies & a tutu while we run errands together.

Music Monday