Monday, January 30, 2012

pink is always the answer.

after a weekend of dying my hair dark and getting two new [small] tattoos, i felt unintentionally goth. so a little pink on my nails seemed to be the perfect answer for lightening things up. i used light pink on most of my nails and a little sparkle on my ring fingers. its a tad early for valentine's day, but im feeling in quite a love-y mood.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012


as i mentioned yesterday, the season opener of the rat city roller girls roller derby was this past saturday and we tend to frequent these bouts rather often.
in addition to the roller girls, i included Torina's Chicken Pot Pie Excursion 2012 into the mix. i have never had a pot pie before and i have become a little obsessed with them recently, and thought that i would explore a few of the best that seattle had to offer. (i did not want my first pot pie to be out of the frozen food section.)
well, TCPPE 2012 turned out to be somewhat of a bust. washington decided to have a full out winter storm this past week, making it difficult to get around to places (and closing ticket boxes early, creating a frusting friday evening in the snow for yours truly), add in a few other tiny snippets and we decided to nix out a pot pie location and go to a classic seattle eatery, Dick's Drive-In, for a late lunch. you can never be disappointed with a Dick's burger and shake. !
the roller derby was a fun-filled couple hours and i got my sugar high off of cotton candy. we then headed out to Pies & Pints to get my long awaited chicken pot pie. it was yummy, and with the sweet potato fries dipped in aioli on the side, it was just what i wanted! my husband opted for the welsh pretzels, which i nibbled on as well. we shall definitely return to this place in the future.
all in all - a wonderful seattle day.

Monday, January 23, 2012

with a little pattern.

these sally hansen nail polish strips have been on my mind for about two months now. i finally bought a fanTASTIC houndsooth style a couple weeks ago at walgreen's but they've just been sitting on my table awaiting for the perfect time (and non-laziness moment) for me to pull these babies out. with the season opener of the roller derby this past saturday, it felt like just the perfect opportunity to dress up my nails and celebrate with a lil' cotton candy. :-)

Friday, January 20, 2012

a pop of orange.

today: orange.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

gray lights me up.

today: gray.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

gimme some green hues.

today: green.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

i've got the navy blues.

so im pretty much obsessed with four colors right now. navy, gray, green and orange. which makes it perfect for this four day week. !

today: navy.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

pinterest style.

need a little inspiration?
ever since it's beta-beginnings, i have been a huge fan of pinterest. i have been making lists, inspirations boards and notebooks for as long as i can remember so when i was invited to try out this new (at the time) site, i knew i would be hooked right from the start! and i was.
it's a rare day that i don't make a stop by.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012


this is a past wanderlust. one that we plan on taking again this year.
the boy and i took a road trip down south, a side trip to the coast, down to portland and back up again. we stay at two McMenamins hotels - The Olympic Club and Kennedy School. if you haven't been before, i highly suggest staying at one of their hotels at some point. The Olympic Club, (which is in Centralia, and honestly, there's not much else to do in the city) is a historic building with a huge history, part of which includes being a former brothel. from here, we took a side trip to Ocean Shores and discovered Mike's Seafood - the best place EVER to have crab cakes and clam chowder to give Duke's a run for it's money! The Kennedy School is, as you can imagine, a former elementary school-turned-hotel located in Portland. it has a brewery in the little girls' room, a restaurant in the cafeteria and a cigar bar in the detention room...just to name a few. and, of course, you can't take a trip to Portland without visiting Voodoo Doughnut.