Friday, April 30, 2010

Thursday, April 29, 2010

The Blues

i do already own my fair share of blue nail polish...
...but i may be adding to the collection because i am obsessed with the following two shades. especially the cloud blue in the first pic. mmmmm.
{fated to pretend}


okay, so i watched the season premiere of the hills tuesday night & all i have to say is... woof.
apparently i've completely fallen out of touch with the celeb goss because i had no. idea. how dramatic heidi's surgeries were. no idea. it's sad! i'm 100% team lc, but i actually do like heidi -despite her awful music, annoying ass husband, and complete persona of fakedom. she's sweet & smart & (was) gorgeous. why would she do this to herself!? gf looks 40.
if you didn't see it, take a gander at the following two clips.
& then watch the 3rd one because, while it is quite a shame that anyone would shave off part of their back!?!?, the little spoof is pretty hilarious.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

East Coast Love: LEVAIN BAKERY

good god, these chocolate chip walnut cookies look amazing.
i may just have to try out this copycat recipe.
mmm mmm mmmmmm, looking heavenly.
can't wait for my cubbie lunch date with taryn!
woohoo for days off & friends. :)

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Working Girl

i'm employed!
sort of. when i was invited back in for a 2nd interview with edelman, i was told that the dove position was actually an internship, not an aae position. i was a little bummed, but considering that edelman hires from within the company, i decided that it would still be worth it. i mean, at this point, what do i have to lose? nothing. & it's a foot in the door. not to mention that the position is paid & it's 40 hours a week, so i'll be making way more than i am now. & gaining experience, of course.
so while it's not exactly what i was planning on, i'm still very appreciative for this opportunity.
here's to a 9-5! ...err, 9-whenevertheyletmegohome.

Travel Bug

wishing this was me traveling the world with my best friend(s)!
speaking of traveling the world, i'm considering going on a mission trip. now i just have to find a cause i'd like to support & the funds. yep yep. wanna join me???
& speaking of best friends, i hope that my tentative plan to visit the wild mecca known as omaha in june works out!!!!

Monday, April 26, 2010

LOVE Shoes

i mentioned a long time ago that i love georgina goodman shoes.
well check these love heels gwyneth paltrow wore to the iron man 2 screening the other night. want!

Music Monday

knocked up

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Get yo' breakfast on, Pearl.

you're welcome.
or sorry.. if you don't like food or something.
{click here & print the coupon}

Sunday Night Confessional

:( ...i have a 9am court date in chicago tomorrow morning.
i hate you, chicago police man who gave me two tickets the day of my car accident. jerk. a thousand dollars wasn't enough of a punishment? i now have to drive into the city to dispute a ticket for expired registration (cost a pretty penny to get that all taken care of. like 20,000 of them.) & for FAILING TO STOP. wowwww really?
:) ...i also have my second interview with edelman's dove team tomorrow at 1:00!
pleaseeeee god, let me get it!!!
please please please!
margaux & i are watching the princess & the frog.
it's adorable!

Secrets, Secrets Are So Fun

i love these sunday secrets!

Saturday, April 24, 2010


possibly one of the scariest things i've ever seen.
particularly 1:30-3:10. straight up witchcraft.

Friday, April 23, 2010


"do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you have now was once among the things you only hoped for."

Flashback Friday

hula hoops

Thursday, April 22, 2010

"It's all happening..."

i watched almost famous last night.
such an awesome movie, with such an awesome soundtrack!
oh & did i mention that i want to be kate hudson?


sass & bide body hugging mini dress.
retailing at $1394 used, it's slightly out of my price range. :/

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Check It!!

i'm doing the 3-mile walk for ovarian cancer on on saturday, may 1st!
all donations & pledges go toward ovarian cancer research.
registration is at 8:30am, the opening ceremony is at 9:30, & the walk begins at 10.
if you're in the chicagoland area & would like to participate, check out the website! & even if you're not, i encourage you to consider donating to this great cause.


chick-fil-a is coming to chicago!
my prayers have been answered.

Shocker of the Month

i vowed years ago never to shop at an abercrombie & fitch again and true to my promise, i don't think i've stepped foot in one of their stores in about 7 years.
however, after seeing their brown leather kristen shorts featured in who what wear last week, i may have to reconsider...
then again, maybe not. but it was a nice surprise!
way to step it up, a&f.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

This Just In:

ke$ha is a hot mess.

Birthday Love

happy 24th to jana!!!!
so many good times. :)
don't you dare let me hear you complain about being old.

Dreamy Spring Outfit

{crystal baller}

Monday, April 19, 2010

You've got to be kidding.

this was my fortune the other day.
of course it goes to the poorest girl in the world. haha irony.
my interview at edelman this afternoon went really well!
this is what i parked next to.
please don't murder me?

Music Monday

two weeks

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Sunday Night Confessional

this woman can read my mind.
"all I really want right now is a good book (or a plethora of magazines), a warm tropical beach and ‘the boy’, with not a care in the world. I often daydream of Australia, the Seychelle Islands, or even the California Coast. Nothing to wear but bathing suits and dresses, flip flops and sunglasses. No makeup, just freckles. Cat naps in the sun and salty breeze, vodka sodas with lots of lemon, and long dreamy dinners... don’t we all just need a little mental break every now and then?"
it was wonderful spending this afternoon with the fam in honor of baby rowan getting baptized.
i'm exhausted.
i can't wait to get a "real" job so that i can stop working like a crazy person & having minor to major panic attacks on an almost daily basis.
katie & whit! thanks for the phone calls today. i'm so sad to have missed them! loved the vm's & i promise to return asap. xo!
you too, sara! i haven't forgotten & i fully intend to call you back, despite your name calling. ;)

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Totally Rad

how off the charts awesome is this graffiti dining room?
{designed by michael tavano for diffa dining by design last year}

Friday, April 16, 2010

Dear friends all over the world,

i'm awful.
i'm sorry.
let me explain.
i'm currently.. sort of.. working 4 jobs.
my schedule is unpredictable. i make nothing. my main form of payment is in the form of a 40% off discount, which i'm unable to take advantage of because i am too poor. ironic.
2. rebuilding a website for c&r carpentry.
my cousin works for this company. they don't like their current website. they saw the one i made for my mom. they asked that i design one for them. it's a learning process.
3. marketing & social media for my cousin jimmy's soon-to-be-dropped album.
he's a musician. he's great. he knows nothing about how to market himself. he's working with a boutique ad agency in downtown chicago called mauge. he asked that i be involved in the entire process & give my input as much as possible. it's awesome. it also takes up most of my non-working time.
4. volare.
as if i had any extra time on my hands, i decided to take a hostess job at volare, an upscale italian restaurant in oak brook. why? it pays better than urban outfitters, plus those "high rollers" tend to dish out tips for priority seating. i'll be working every thursday, friday, & saturday night from 5pm-10/11pm. ta ta, social life.
oh, did i mention that i'm also still hunting for a full-time, great paying pr/marketing job in the chicagoland area? well yes, i am.
p.s. natalie, i have an interview at edelman on monday! woop woop, thanks lover. :)
the good news: because of my newly reformed, slightly more structured schedule, i'm now free to do whatever i please during the daytime hours on thursdays, fridays, & saturdays. that includes hanging out with/chatting with all of you!
lets schedule some phone dates!
miss you all dearly.

Just Sayin'

mgmt is coming to the riviera in chicago june 18th.

Flashback Friday

wave race
the 2nd best nintendo 64 game ever made.
mario kart will always be #1. koopa troopa beach, hello!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Girls With Glasses

i found this video over at black eiffel.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Welcome to the futureeeeeeee


{emailed to me via mom. of course.}

Unauthorized Guest

mom & i went on an evening stroll around the midwest club the other night since the weather has been so delightful & this guy crossed the street 50 yards ahead of us (i didn't catch it on camera until it was over by the pond).
i've never seen a deer in the midwest club. it's a gated community which means that this buck would have to have walked right in the front gate. very very sneaky.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Go Cubs Go

they won!!!!!!!
it was the most gorgeous, sunny day & taryn & i got to enjoy it from the 3rd row. shabooya! no, we didn't pay the $250 for those tickets. we just sat down in the nearest empty seats after saying hi to the bullpen coach, whom taryn knows (long, interesting, slightly creepy story)... & we never got kicked out! here are some pictorals.

Mmm Mmm Mmm

while browsing google reader today, i came across these insane mcqueen platforms on rock the trend.
loveeeeeelovelovelove. i want to put them in a glass box & display them as art! orrrr put them on my feet & display them as art that way. whatever.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Opening Day

go cubs!
taryn & i will be partying it up at the ballpark this afternoon. woop.

Music Monday


Sunday, April 11, 2010

Sunday Night Confessional

i want to buy this book.
& on the subjects of books, i want to read more. any good recommendations? although it'll have to wait, the book i'm currently working on is a thick one....
i've been reading the bible (almost) every night for the past 40+ days. i'm gonna try to stick with it even though lent is over.
thread social, whyyyyy are you not more affordable? i love you.
found at coco + kelley.
oh & can someone puhlease tell me who makes those shoes? i need themmm!
i think it's working.
i love my family so much!
my cousins dawny, jordan, & timmy came to church with mom & me this morning. we all went out for brunch at emmy's afterward & have been hanging at my house since. dad made chicken & dumplings for dinner, i had a meeting with the owner of volare (i now have a 2nd job, which pays more than my urban pennies), & the weather is beautiful.
all in all, a pretty wonderful day!


this new sex & the city 2 trailer is way better than the 1st one that came out a while back. maybe it won't suck, woohoo!

Saturday, April 10, 2010


celine fall boots
{monica rose}

Thursday, April 8, 2010


"life is too short to wake up with regrets. so love the people who treat you right. love the ones who don't, just because you can. believe everything happens for a reason. if you get a second chance, grab it with both hands. if it changes your life, let it. kiss slowly. forgive quickly. god never said life would be easy. he just promised it would be worth it."

Tuesday, April 6, 2010


okay, so, i've never won anything in my life.
i enter into endless sweepstakes & giveaways, but i never expect for anything to actually come of any of them. & nothing has.... until now!
i was the randomly selected winner of have your cake's pilates video giveaway! this one, to be exact. woo hoo! :) thanks, jenny! it was a great surprise.
i think my luck is changing for the better.
not only did i win the greek easter egg cracking (6 months of luck, baby!), but i had a lady bug sighting in my bedroom the other day.
i'll take it!

Missing You

rest in peace, auntie carol lee
10/25/1945 - 4/4/2010
i have so many wonderful memories of her that i will cherish forever. she was the holiest, funniest, craziest, most generous & loving person, and i will miss her so much.
god truly blessed me when he chose her as my aunt & godmother.
i can't think of anyone more deserving to be raised up to heaven on easter sunday. my cousin dawny took a photo of the sunrise just after her mom passed away. such a perfect exit.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy {Greek} Easter

pastichio, spanakopita, avgolemono, oh my!
so great to be spending the holiday with my family - including yia yia. :)

Friday, April 2, 2010

Good Friday

the upper room's prayer of the day:
lord jesus, thank you for dying on the cross and for shedding your blood for each of us. forgive us when we are ungrateful and help us to never forget your gift. amen.