Wednesday, April 30, 2014


This past weekend, the Twin, my aunt and I ran the Nike Woman's Half Marathon in DC.  It was a great weekend.  I did not train at all for this event.  My only goal was to finish in less then 3 hours and I did.  So I was happy.  The Tiffany & Co necklace at the end wasn't so bad either.  

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Gallery & More

I was determined to get something done this weekend.  I have some projects to finish so I can get outside and enjoy the weather now that it is getting to really feel like spring.  Project #1 was to get the pile of frames hung up on the wall.  

I went back and forth between a gallery wall and some picture ledges and obviously went with the gallery wall as you can see {here}.  I am very happy with how it turned out!  Most of the frames are from Target.  I went back to get a few more to fill out the wall and all Threshold frames were on sale and there was a Cartwheel offer too!  SCORE! (couch pillows also from Target) 

Here's a top shot of my coffee table.  The box is a fancy way to hide my remotes.  I knew they needed a home but didn't want to see them.  This box was perfect and cute!  My shamrocks from St. Pats are still going strong.  I love having a natural element on the table.  And yes, that's a toe ring.  I may be last person with one but I have had it forever and think my foot looks funny without it.  

I did a {Stella & Dot} trunk show on Sunday morning.  It was a Baubles, Bubbles, Bags, Brunch & a Birthday celebration.  And let me tell you this hostess didn't miss a beat!  This may be the best brunch bar I have ever seen!  

I am loving the spring colors everywhere!!  So glad the sun is out and it's starting to warm up!

Thursday, April 3, 2014


The Twin & I turn 33 today.  She's in TX but we will celebrate when she comes home at the end of the month.  Miss you sister xoxo

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Carried Away

Remember the scene in Sex and the City when Carrie is gifted the Vivienne Westwood wedding dress and later she tells Big "the dress upped the antsy"? Well I finally got a new coffee table over the weekend and I can't believe how much it has changed the room. I mean it's a real adult coffee table too, from West Elm!  I love Ikea like the rest of us but there comes a time when your furniture needs to grow up too.  So now I need to decide what to do above the couch. The tulips, ironically from Ikea, need a new home. I got some great frames this weekend from Target (baby steps) and now need to decide picture ledge or gallery?  All opinions welcome! Please see inspiration photos below. Thanks! 

My new table. Not to be confused with the inspiration photos below :)

Friday, March 7, 2014

Happy Friday

How does this song and these little guys not make you HAPPY!

Monday, March 3, 2014

Luck of the Stylish

Everyone loves a little gold (or silver) and a little luck!

Shop online {here}

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Team Spirit

It's Olympics time! Are you watching?

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Life's a...mess

So I haven't been around in a while.  Sorry about that. Well kinda sorry.  Right after my last post I started my almost 3 week vacation from work.  I had a bunch of vacation days I needed to use or I would lose them.  But on day 2 I got sick and stayed sick through most of the holidays.  But I was able to make the most of it thanks to the cold medicine.

I headed out to Steamboat Springs, CO on Dec. 30 and spent the rest of my vacation on the slopes.  It was one of the best ski weeks I have ever had.  Over 18" of snow and that was just in one day!  New Year's Eve was a bit anti climatic since most of the family went to bed before mid-night.  Looking back we should have celebrated on East Coast Time.  I will remember that for next time.

I came home on a Monday and left early Tuesday morning (I was literally home for 2.5 hours - no joke!) for a work trip to Ft. Lauderdale.  Came home that Friday.  That weekend was full a bday parties, a surprise 30th party for a cousin and then a 94th bday party for my Gpop.  I put the party for my Gpop together so I was there most of the day.

Left again on Monday for a week's trip to Western and Northern NY.  Came home Wednesday night only to head to Houston, TX on Thursday to help the Twin with the marathon.  She is in charge of all the media and I head down to help her out on race weekend.  Left again Monday for a supposed to be quick trip to Delmont, PA (near Pitt) but the hugh snow on Tue. landed me in a hotel for another night.  I got to be home some of yesterday and some of today and all day tomorrow.  I have a few things going on this weekend and then back on the road.  My travel won't slow down until mid-Feb.  And I can't wait.

I just got the Christmas decorations put away today.  I need a good few days home with get my life back in order.  I have declared this year the year of organization!  I have pinned a ton of tips and tricks and now it's time to execute!  Both with work, Stella & Dot and my house.  Here is a pic just in case you thought I was exaggerating!  Pretty bad, right?  Thankfully the Christmas is now all gone.

Here are some things on my 2014 To Do List:

  • Go through closet and PURGE (I tend to hold on to clothes because I may want to wear again)
  • Recycle all the unnecessary paper - mags, old bills, junk mail, etc. 
  • Clean and reorganize basement - AGAIN
  • Clean and reorganize office to accommodate both my FT job and Stella & Dot
  • Paint master bedroom
  • Paint and renovate master bath
  • Organize my finances
  • Put myself on a budget plan and stick to it
  • "refresh" the rest of the rooms in my house.  I need to find and commit to some sort of style and go with it.  This may require some sort of assistance.