Thursday, August 29, 2013

Thursday Treats: Green

Haven't done one of these babies in a while. Someone get me another room to decorate!!!! I have absolutly no room, or need for this beauty. But when I saw it in the new IKEA catalog I dog eared the page and came back to view a fwe times! Isn't she stunning?!?!?!!!! It's velvet too! Gosh I want her! 

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Fall Desires (2013)

Summer is no where near over, I mean it can't be, right?!?!????! I have SO much more I need/want to do outdoors! Alas, it is hard to not start 'wanting' things for the up coming dip in weather. The retail world is kind of making it hard not too! It's everywhere LOL! Everything that has caught my eye, is um drab neutral! Black, grey, white, brown. It's cool I don't discriminate against those babies!

It's easy to want want want, but I honestly don't need all that much. A few new staple long sleeve T and light sweaters. A new pair of flats, and because sometimes you need to treat yourself, one little 'fun purchase!' Only time will tell what that is!

Here are a bunch of items that have held my attention too! Happy Fall Shopping!

Monday, August 26, 2013

Bits of....

Breakfast, on repeat // re-post, I still don't get it even if I move the bed closer, he picks the floor!
BL(obster)T - I die!!!! // Ikea on a Saturday, at least I got this baby for $13! 

What a whirlwind weekend! It was go go go, but I feel very accomplished and still pretty relaxed! Friday afternoon I got the bright idea to swap our office and bedroom. Let me just say, rearranging your furniture as an adult is nothing like when you are a kid! Well, once I get an idea like this there is no stopping my neurotic brain! It.was.on! 

As payment for dealing with this I needed to treat my man to a meal right up his alley! I needed to make him happy before I made him start moving everything we own to the living room, so we could dismantle our king size bed. Move it. Then put it all back together, the same day! Oh and make him come to Ikea with me, I wanted to look as inexpensive curtain panels (I refuse to spend a lot on something specific to a rental!). We got it all done! The best lunch, success at Ikea (plus I got my new plant!!! Now to keep him alive! Pray for me, I tend to kill everything, unless it lives outdoors!) and the house looks great! I love the new bedroom, and layout! {Hopefully I can finish rehanging some pictures and show you some pics!}

*Follow me on Instagram for 'live' entertainment! ;) 

Friday, August 23, 2013

Happy Friday!!!!

Happy Friday Lovlies!!! 

What a week, what a week! I am so glad it's Friday, even though I will be working a.lot. this weekend, 
it still feels good! Friday's just have that way! I hope to cut out early and spend some time in 
the warm sun and hopefully enjoy a glass of wine (or three) outdoors! What are your plans 
for the weekend? Anything fun! I know Sunday AM I will be taking (and teaching) 
a few barre classes - nothing like sweating out all the bad ju-ju!!! Maybe 
that's what I've been missing all week - some intense workouts (was too mentally exhausted!)

Thursday, August 22, 2013


A peak of a few souvenirs from Thailand! 

Vogue Thailand - so inspirational! 
A new bangle, with the cutest elephants stamped. 
A ridiculously silly new iPhone case (now to finally jump on the 5 bandwagon!) 
and POCKY!!! I have not had it in years!!! 
{Anyone know where I can find some here in Chicago?!}

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

so Hi!

Hi Dolls, I am still gathering the words to describe our Thailand vacation. It was beyond words, to say the say we had a good time would be an understatement! WAY under! I had the time of my life! Every day was a new adventure, a new experience and so indescribably amazing!

The best part (read worst part) was coming home to over 600 work emails. SOB. I literally had a day to recoup from our 40 hour journey home and have been running on high speed ever since! 10-12 work days not really as fun as 10 hours exploring around a new place! It's starting to become more manageable, now that the jet lag has worn off, so don't worry I'm on my way back!

I have so many pictures to share, recaps and tips for all your upcoming Thailand trips! :)

Life Lately:

Trying to get back into the kitchen, started with a new Taco Salad! So Good! (We've had it a few times since we've been home!)

And lots of long work days! My co-worker who has some very odd sleep habits!

{doesn't he look like a sausage? someone needs a diet or a bigger head!}

I hope to be back next week, full steam! Any one want to come edit all my pictures?! That is a daunting task unto itself!!!!

Friday, August 2, 2013


Well my loves, time for me to sign off, & check out. It is vacation time!!! The out of office has been set and won't be turning off for quite a number of days!!! Hallelujah! By the time this post goes up& you are reading this we will be exploring around Thailand! Most likely I will be off the grid for the entire time - but follow along on Instagram, chances are if I update it will be a random photo there. :)

I can not freaking wait for the adventures, the fun and all the time experiencing a new culture and new country!

Thursday, August 1, 2013


What are your carry-on must haves? Traveling for some is easy, others it's a cause of anxiety, but I always feel like bringing some of your favorites along always make traveling any distance much easier!

In my carry-on I always have the regulars - Stacks of magazines, a book, earbuds/headphones (not pictured), some chapstick, and a snack or two! Totally loving KIND bars lately - lots of protein and healthy yummies/fiber. And for international flights I add - toothbrush, toothpaste, facial wipes (so I can easily wipe my face before I get comfy!), a 'PM' med (I sleep pretty easily, but a little extra help to stay asleep for more than an a couple hours for those 8+ hour flights), and a neck pillow! Also, I always have a big scarf to use as a blanket!! Always always!

What is one of your 'must have items'??

Get some great travel accessories here, I kinda wish I had one of those eye masks!!