Monday, November 30, 2009

Sunday (Monday) Night Confessional

i was way to wiped from this weekend to post sunday night confessional last night.
i almost didn't do it tonight either, but here it is....
i downloaded the new moon soundtrack the day after seeing it for the 1st time & have been listening to it nonstop ever since.
yes, i saw it twice.
once with taryn.. on opening night... shameful. the 2nd time was with margaux. & it was her 2nd time too, so that's semi-less embarrassing. ?
this child still amazes me.
& i want her sparkly tights.
i am about to spend my life savings at urban outfitters.
the worker's appreciation 40% off all items (including sale & home stuff) starts tomorrow. i am 100% positive i'll be buying these boots & these knee socks for underneath. it's very likely i'll also be buying this, this, & about 5 other things that i love love love but have yet to try on.
i have to find a date to the patti group christmas party this friday.
decisions, decisions...


i love this casual outfit.
{studded hearts}
we have an oversized jean shirt like this one at urban right now. i might have to get it to go with the $6 (six dollar!) black sweater leggings i got at target yesterday.
look what else i got.....
this skirt is literally identical to the one at urban outfitters, but i found it at target for $17. that's less than what i could have bought it for with my 40% off discount.
time to exercise and shower before working the 6 to close shift.

Music Monday

new moon favorites

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Special BIRTHDAY Wishes

for a special little lady!
not only is she my most favorite cousin but she's also one of my best friends in the world. we've had so much fun getting into trouble together these past 24 years. can't wait for the next 70. ;)
happy 27th, lisa!!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Gobble Gobble

happy thanksgiving!!

i hope you're fortunate enough to be spending it with the people you're thankful for. :)

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Blackout Wednesday...

it was a wild one.
i worked at urban from 2-8 today which meant that i had to wake up early to both get a little work out in & hit the grosh for some thanksgiving dessert ingredients so that i could make 5 layer bars before work as planned. well well welllllll. silly me & my sill plans. of course things did not turn out the way i had expected.
i accidentally used evaporated milk instead of sweetened condensed milk... idiot... so my 5 layer bars did not set. but even if the graham cracker crust had not turned out soggy & disgusting, i still don't think i would have liked them. the butterscotch chips were overwhelming & it was way too heavy on the coconut for me - & i didn't even use the suggested amount.
so long story short, i had to hit the kitch & have a baking party for one when i got home from work at 8:30. i decided to go with pumpkin spice cookies. mm mm mmm.

pumpkin spice cookies

my feet are about to snap off of my legs despite the fact that i'm currently laying in my bed (which has never felt more comfortable). how on earth am i going to make it from 6am-2pm on black friday!? heaven help me...

Monday, November 23, 2009

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Sunday Night Confessional

the shower turned out absolutely perfect!
despite the fact that our cookies were slightly less perfect looking than in our tester batch (i blame the fact that we didn't make 2 half batches of the recipe like last time), they did turn out both adorable & delicious. the alice in wonderland themed decorations - homemade oversized confetti, pink & green water vases, flower arrangements wrapped in polka dot paper, tea pots -were oh-so-precious too. i wish i took pics. i'll steal some from karen & post them later so you can get the full effect. :)
but here's a little glimpse at how the cookies turned out! pre-packaging.
i'm working at urban wednesday from 2-8pm, friday from 6am-2pm, & saturday from 12-8pm. & i'm on call tomorrow.
it only took day 1 to learn that retail + heels (even if they are your "comfiest pair") do not go well together. it's strictly flats from now on.
i think my mom & i are going to check out the diamond exhibit at the field museum on tuesday.
thanks, casey! ;)
i'm so sleepy i can't even function right now.
i was up until almost 2am last night, packaging the cookies, tying ribbons, & getting everything ready for the shower today - which i woke up for at 8:00. 6 hours of sleep just isn't enough.
nighty night!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Rambles (Updates)...

hello hello hello!
i've got some updates for you all.
1. new moon was phenom.
i mean, it wasn't like oscar worthy or anything, but considering that the 2nd book was my least favorite in the series & in comparison to how terrible the 1st twilight movie was, i was very impressed. the special effects, the acting (ahem, kristen steward), and how closely the movie followed the book were all drastically better. it got me really excited for the 3rd.. i loved it so much i would (will probably) go see it again. :)
2. i went out downtown last night & finally met casey's law school friends.
we did dinner at this "family style" italian restaurant & then went to social 25. the bar itself was just decent, but there was a cover band called the naked karate girls playing & they were so fun!
they kinda reminded me of the spazmatics but they were creepy, not dorky. & they covered rap songs and made them more rock instead of 80's songs.
3. the baby shower is tomorrow.
i've spent far too many hours making homemade cookie dough & frosting, piping, flooding, & decorating. & i have to get up at 8am tomorrow morning, which explains why i'm most likely not going out or doing anything tonight.
4. i want to go to mexico!!!!!
i hope all the deets somehow all come together to make our reunion trip a reality.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Midnight Showing?

i bought my ticket last night.
can't wait!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Happy Birthday, Momsie!

you're the best. thanks for doing mommy stuff like making me an egg sandwich at 9:00 last night when i got home from work. :)
you're a great mom & i love you so much!
i know i already used this pic of mom & dad on our greece vacay, but i just love it. :)
happy, happy birthday!!
i hope it is filled with laughter & love.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Are those... socks?

sooo, you may have noticed that i wore socks with my heels the other day. i used to be totally anti, but after seeing this look in glamour, i was inspired to try it out.
i felt a little retarded at first - & i definitely got some weird looks - but i actually really like it! it kind of looks like i'm wearing booties, which you know i love.
what do you think? do you like it? because i'm pretty sure this look will get popular - or at least not be looked at the way it has in the past.
presh. :)

My Favorite Prayer

when i was little i had this version of "now i lay me" framed on my wall.
i still say it every night before bed.

now i lay me down to sleep
i pray thee lord my soul to keep.
thy angels guard me thru the night
and keep me safe til morning light.

help me to know thy love for me
so i a loving child may be
with generous thoughts and a happy face
and pleasant words in every place.

teach me to always say what's true
be willing in each task i do.
please help me to be good each day
and lead me in thy holy way.

i pray whatever wrongs i've done,
you will forgive them, every one.
be near me when i wake again
and bless all those i love.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Work, work, shop. Dolla dolla billz.

guess what tomorrow is
my first day on the job at urban outfitters!
i work from 2-8pm. my first retail job ever. hope i like it.
...i do know one part i'm guaranteed to like, & that's the discount. woop woop!

Music Monday

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Sunday Night Confessional

my cousin lisa & i had a practice baking party today.
we're helping host a baby shower for my cousin & his wife next sunday. lisa & i picked "alice in wonderland" as the theme so we were put in charge of decorations & gift bags. it's looking adorableeee so far.
anyway, inspired by this, we decided to bake homemade cookies (with homemade icing! the piping & flooding was a first for me) to go in the goodie bags. we tried out this delicious, slightly lemony recipe. and followed these directions for the the icing, but used this egg white recipe because i mean who really has meringue powder laying around? the real ones will be decorated with pink icing & will say "eat me" "take one" & "try me" on them, just like in the movie. don't they just look delish? mmmm cookie monster....
i saw the prisoner for the first time tonight.
i'm hooked! i love me a good mystery/suspense show.
i blame yesterday's (...and today's) fat day on friday night's multiple bottles of wine at dinner + table and massive bottle of grey goose at manor + the fact that i even made it to underground & the hangge uppe (enough said) resulting in 3.5 hrs of sleep.
just can't bounce back like i used to.
it was great seeing james & christie this weekend.
sorry we couldn't hang yesterday.
casey! we need to make plans.
jill, whitney, marciny & katie! we desperately need to catch up.
margaux's yelling at me, trying to get me to go downstairs with her to get cheese.
i'm still so tired from this weekend that i can't even think.
...more later...

Friday, November 13, 2009

Flashback Friday

ring pops
i definitely remember the ring pop proposals on the playground.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Dayum, Dakota

looking sassy.

i can't wait for new moon to come out on the 20th! midnight showing, anyone? ew, i'm totally "one of those."

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

This one's for me...

& this one's for our vets.

did you know my daddy is a vietnam veteran?
he got a purple heart & everything.
it's just one of the many reasons i look up to him so much & consider him the most courageous person i know.
a special prayer & thanks for the brave men & women willing to risk their lives for our country.
go vets!

**this post has nothing to do with me. the title is referencing this bidness.

Work It.

i returned something to forevs yesterday.
& of course i'm unable to do that without buying something else.
so check out the new duds!

& today i'm wearing that ruched sleeve top from h&m i got a couple weeks ago but have yet to show.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Just Because

this is my favorite song right now & this video is completely out.of.control.

Helloooooo out there!

i have no idea who out there thinks i'm interesting enough to follow,
but i've been getting a ton of "unique hits" lately so i'd just like to thank you for reading my blog!!
love having you around. don't be a stranger. :)

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Sunday Night Confessional

i'm totally bummed that i missed smu homecoming this weekend.
i'm pretty sure it was the smartest thing to do though, considering that none of my out-of-towner besties were going to be around for it either.
this is the kind of thing i see in my dreams.
i've been having some serious rollercoaster weekends lately.
last night started out so fun. jon & jt picked me up & we went downtown to alan's trump tower apartment for a beer tasting party - everyone brought something different, alan & his gf made a ton of food for the "beer pairing," i saw childhood friends i haven't hung out with in years, everyone was having a blast.
then we left & went to kingston mines. despite the fact that we had to pay a $15 cover - shit's weak! - it was pretty fun. but it started getting a little awk when a bunch of other peeps showed up (friends of friends & what not). so we left & took a 3295728075 minute cab ride to a korean karaoke place in lincoln park where, after a hilarious start, things got even weirder, people started dropping like flies & peacing out without saying anything, people were getting it on in the bathroom? ...let's just leave it at that. anyway, i got all of like 3 hours of sleep last night so i've been feeling prettyyyy miz today. & i'm sure next weekend will be just as wild.
speaking of next weekend, i'm psyched for james to visit!
holler baller.
i forced myself to do a mini bootcamp style workout the other day. & i took this totally sweet photo.
i went on a major music downloading binge yesterday.
looooooooves it.
i really need to figure out my life.
namely, my career path, my boy sitch (or lack there of. tears.), and my financial everything.

Every time I come around the city...

*bling* *bling*
did you see this clutch featured on ideeli the other day?
dayum! i wish.
i'm feeling like a sparkly clutch would probably be a good investment. no?

Friday, November 6, 2009

You're It

a big thanks to my bestie sara over at sara says for the sweet tag!
i'm going to pass it on to alyssa at i'm aok & debbee at dcsheke. xoxo.

does anyone know how to set up some kind of notification system that lets you know when you've been tagged by other bloggers?? i guess it's a little late in the game to be taking care of this, but better late than never? help?

Automatic Play

sorry loves.
music monday was set to automatic play and for some reason i couldn't figure out how to fix it. but i came up with a solution. :)

Flashback Friday

kiss from a rose


Thursday, November 5, 2009

You had me at Chanel

the most perfect coat in the world.
{jak & jil}

Oh sweet Jesus.

little margaux has a boyfriend & i don't.

Monday, November 2, 2009

HELP! I'm a shopping fool.

i'm pretty dead set on ordering one of these coats.
option 1:
option 2:
you may notice that both of these have been pictured on this blog before. months later, i still love them both. i'm leaning towards the blazer, but i have also been eyeing urban outfitters' silence & noise slightly less expensive blazer since may, so that's another option.
i need some opins stat!!
what should i get??

HWeen Photo Recap

we did a little halloween party hopping in the city saturday night...

Music Monday

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Sunday Night Confessional

i can't wait for my little visitors!!!
t minus 3 months. tick tock, tick tock.
i'm an outfit repeater.
rachel zoe round 2 turned out so much better with the purchase of a fur vest.
i was like pre-smile in this super awk photo. i took another one, but i accidentally deleted it so i'm stuck with this one. wah wah, whatevs.
i picked up a new client & i'm going to do some freelance pr for her.
dolla dolla billz, yall!
i'm coming down with the sickness.
it's all the wild nights out. i have to take some time off & recover.