Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween!

I hope everyone had (will have) a great Halloween. We had friends over for a party this past Saturday, and I love nothing more than decorating for a party. We stayed up way too late and had some good food and drinks. All in all, a pretty good night.
Here are a few details of the spooktastic night!

Monday, September 17, 2012

12th Man!

Yesterday we had some people over to watch the Seahawks game. I have a sort-of sickness where I can't attend get-togethers without making something. But since we were ordering pizza and having the typical assortment of chips, dips (including my homemade guacamole) and cookies - I decided to keep it semi-simple and go for some good ol' rice crispie treats...dyed blue and neon green for our colors. (The colors don't show up too well in the pic.)
I also definitely could not pass up the opportunity to paint my nails some fabulous colors.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

things i like to look at.

There are some really pretty things out there. (general statement of the week.) But seriously. Sometimes you just look at something and think "that's so pretty" and can't stop looking. I have a pinterest board dedicated to things just like this. So I thought I'd share a lil' bit of them with you.

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Monday, September 10, 2012

fall must-haves (for me, at least.)

I love fall. It is my absolute favorite season. I love the thought of cozy sweaters, thick blankets, hot chocolate and colorful leaves. Also the relief of hot weather. Temperatures about 75 are way too much for me...I like Seattle weather. I even love the rain (and I can't wait for it after our record-breaking no-rain days.)
So, with my clear new obsession with polyvore - I just had to make a must-have list for the upcoming new season.

lusting for fall.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Monday, August 27, 2012

cozy rainy day

I can't wait for fall to come - I love a good fall day with a venti Starbucks and a pile of magazines!

comfy rainy day

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Monday, August 20, 2012

top knot

So...I've always gone thru phases my entire life - food, fashion, hair, etc. Right now I'm going to discuss my current hair phase: top knots/top buns. I kept seeing the pictures pop up and sometimes I thought they were cute, but sometimes I just thought they were weird looking (mainly when I see those people who make their top buns into tall, skinny buns.) That, I don't like. But one day I tried out the super high bun and..."ooh la la!" I loved it! and have basically been rockin' it every day since. (I think my hair is pretty much going to die and fall out soon from being all scrunched in elastics every day.) I'm going to have to buy some of those cute "fancy" elastics that are better for your hair. (That's really just an excuse...they're just cute.)

Friday, August 17, 2012


i want these.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

perfect pinks.

I have so many pink nail polishes, I can't even tell you how many I have. I'm constantly on the search to find the long sought after "perfect pink." I've found quite a few.  ...quite a few. But sometimes I find myself thinking "I just need a perfect light pink" or "I just need a perfect Barbie pink" etc, etc.... 
The other day I was in quite the mood for pink nails, so I went thru my suitcase, if you will, of nail polishes and just as I [thought that I] had decided on the perfect color combo, I came across an old color that I frequently pass up and had simply forgotten about - Revlon's Fushia Fever and gave it a go. Along with one of my perfect light pink's, OPI Pink Friday, I have now found possibly my favorite color combo!

Saturday, August 4, 2012

favorites of the week.

This week went by pretty fast. I wasn't necessarily busy, but there were quite a few little things that seemed to fill up my week. First, of course, I have been all-consumed by the Olympics. I DVR everything that I can't watch (or am not awake for) and spend a good amount of my day playing catch-up, rooting for Team USA...and occasionally throwing a couple others in there. Then over the weekend I found a little kittykat wondering around in the busy road with no collar or microchip, so we took her in (well, ok, I took her in) and she stayed with us for 4 days until we finally found her owner. It was a bittersweet parting - I always wanted to find her home but, in the end, we fell in love with her...even her loud, crotchety old lady meow. There was also a great spur-of-the-moment trip to the zoo, some new local food discoveries, and the realization that I can, in fact, keep my garden blooming - one petal at a time.
All in all, a pretty good week.

An all-too-relatable view of the Olympics, living here in Seattle.
super excited about the new Turkish food truck down the street!
My favorite animals, tied with elephants.
The super soft and dearly missed lil' kitty.
Poppies that I'm super proud of!

Thursday, August 2, 2012

splurge v. steal

You know when you see an outfit and you love it and then you realize how much it is and then you get really, really sad. ?  Well, I think I'm going to start doing Splurge v. Steal posts. 'Cause I love those articles (that I may have stolen the name from) that have all of the articles on clothing that you can find for much cheaper...or dress like a celebrity....or "under $100"...etc, etc, etc....

splurge & steal

Monday, July 30, 2012


In celebration of a fabulously exciting time, I decided to add some sportsmanship to my nails. I was thinking about doing the Olympic rings...but I was just too lazy. But I think this is fun, all the same.

Friday, July 27, 2012

London Olympics 2012!


harry potter chic (not really, tho)

this one was just me having a little not-so-current fun.  :-)

harry potter-ness

Thursday, July 26, 2012

travel chic.

a walk in paris