In Defense Of: The Killing
I am so excited about the second season of The Killing starting tomorrow night. Chad and I recently watched the first season and can’t wait for the new one. I didn’t watch the show when it originally aired, but I remember the out lash against the season finale. There were headlines everywhere about outrage against how it ended. I even remember seeing multiple Facebook posts about...
Flashback Friday! Beach Week
Did anyone else take a beach week vacation after high school graduation? Or is that just a Virginia thing? My very best friends and I took a well-deserved vacation to Miami after we graduated to visit our friend, Karl, who lived there. It was such a fun time and a week that I don’t think any of us will ever forget. L to R: Jackie, Stephanie, Karl, Melissa & me We went to the...
One Last Look At Vegas Through Instagram
Airplane reading - also the current book club selection. So much fun! I got to call the Bellagio home for a weekend. Soaking our tired feet in one of our hotel suite’s jacuzzi tubs after our first night out. The gelato bar at Wicked Spoon. I had lemon and biscotti. Yum! Chocolate fountains! Sitting poolside. A bachelorette party straw. Keep up with my next crazy trip...
A Bachelorette Party - Vegas Style: Day 2
Amazingly enough, everyone woke up pretty early Saturday morning. I think everyone was up by 9:30, which means about 2.5 - 4 hours of sleep was had by everyone. What does anyone do when they have little sleep after a night of dancing and drinking? Brunch. And oh boy did we do brunch. The Wicked Spoon had the most amazing and biggest brunch spread I’ve ever seen. I had breakfast, lunch...
Awesome Updo Alert!!!
I found this on the Birchbox blog and had to share. I mean, you know how much I love a fun and easy updo. Let me know if any of you try it! And show me pictures! A Quick and Simple Updo from OhSoPrettyTheDiaries.com We love this beautiful undo! Perfect for a special occasion OR those mornings when your hair is just looking lack luster.
A Bachelorette Party - Vegas Style: Day 1
My friend, Analise, is getting married next month. And her twin sister, Laura, threw her an incredible bachelorette party - bringing together a dozen of her friends for a weekend in Las Vegas. That’s Analise. Isn’t she just gorgeous? Analise and I arrived to our hotel suite a little later than everyone else. When we got there it was decorated with streamers, balloons and lots of...
Did I mention I spent the weekend in Vegas? Vegas night no. 2 outfit I promise to share more soon, but today I’m going to recuperate - ah the joys of working from home. Until then, here are some some non-scandalous highlights: I got to ride in a limo from the airport to the hotel - I felt so fancy. Where did I stay? The...
Weekly Web Favorites
Hello from Las Vegas! Wow - what a fun and crazy weekend this has been. I’m here for a friend’s bachelorette party and plan on telling you all about it in multiple posts very soon. Did you do anything fun and/or crazy this weekend? Here are some of my favorite finds from the web this week: 10 ways to dress up your ponytail. I just discovered a fun DIY blog and love this Branch...
My sisters, Kendall and Kaityln, are just about to be 15. I came across these photos and had a great laugh and there were also a fair numbers of awes. I mean, they are seriously cute. Right? I’m not camera ready. Who needs pants? Not me. That’s who. You don’t need to tell us how cute we are. *Squeal* Take my sock! Don’t take my sock! I love this game! This...
Flashback Friday! High School Graduation
I went to a pretty small high school. My graduating class only had 60 people in it. But like all high school graduations, mine was pretty memorable. This was actually taken about a week before graduation. We had some sort of ceremony where scholarships were announced. That’s me - scholarship winner! This is the actual event. I don’t know about you, but I was so excited to be...
Anna Faris. You know who she is … right? Okay. Good. Last week, I watched the romcom What’s Your Number? And you know what, for how sucky most romcoms have been lately - with this exception of course - I was so surprised at how much I liked this movie. I put the movie on my Netflix queue because I had run across the movie House Bunny one Sunday while flipping through the...
I couldn’t be happier that spring is officially here. To celebrate this grand time of the year, I switched out the clothes in the closets. Yes, I use two. But in my defense, the one in the bedroom is shared with Chad. Switching out my cold weather clothes for my warmer weather ones always makes me feel like the seasons have officially changed. And I always use this opportunity to be honest...
My Eats Lately According To Instagram
I’ve been eating and drinking so much fresh fruit since the New Year. I never knew how pretty blackberries were on the inside. I also had my first broiled grapefruit with brown sugar. Yum! Some of my favorite go-to breakfasts. Avocados and tacos have been invading my lunches. I love love love frittatas. They’re so easy to make and you can throw anything in them. I’ve...
Brides' Afternoon Out
On Saturday - Analise, Leigh and I all got treated to a little bit of pampering from Mary Kay. We, along with a room full of brides and friends and family, got makeovers and lip and hand treatments. I have to say, even with the whole pitching aspect of the event, it was pretty fun. The hand treatment was no joke. Three different steps and my hands never felt better. We also had to pick from...
Weekly Web Favorites
Oh happy weekend! Did anyone celebrate St. Patty’s Day? I had a fun girls’ afternoon and then had to work that night. I covered a fundraiser for a local paper and it was actually a lot of fun. I put on my favorite green dress and went to a dinner/dancing/auction event for one of the local public school systems. I’d never been to a live auction before. It was so much fun! Here...
The Little Things
Warning: This is kind of a sappy, lovey post. So, skip if that sort of thing makes you gag. There are always little ways that Chad reminds me why I’m so glad that we’re together. I was lucky enough that in one week I had several reminders of why it is that I love him. We have a small white board on the fridge to list grocery items for the next shopping trip. The first two items are...
Flashback Friday! Field Day Senior Year
I have been having so much fun with these Flashback Friday posts. I’m currently going through a massive photo album from high school and wow, what great flashbacks. This set of photos is from what looks like an indoor field day during my senior year of high school.
Happy Day After Pi Day!
Did you know that yesterday - 3/14 - was Pi Day? I guess it’s a thing. I’m sure I’ve heard of it before but just forget about it every year. I decided on the morning of Pi Day that I should celebrate too. I made those mini Skandinavian jelly pies that I posted about before. They are really delicious. They kind of tasted like Pop Tarts, if you’re into that kind of thing. ...
Oh Stovetop How I Loathe Thee
Do you have one thing that you absolutely hate to clean? Maybe it’s the bathroom, the dishes or your dog’s water bowl. Yes, those water bowls can get awfully gross if you don’t take some soap and water to them. For me, it’s the stovetop. I present you with Exhibit A: Gross. I know. And up until just a few days ago, this is what my stovetop looked like on a regular...
To The Theater I Go
I’ve been to a few theater performances in the last month or so. I keep on meaning to share them, but it’s one of those things that keeps on getting pushed back on the “to blog” list. No longer! The first one I saw was 69º S: The Shackleton Project at the Paramount. It was all about Ernest Shackleton’s trans-Antarctic expedition in 1914. It’s based on a...
How To: At Home Movie Date With Your Girlfriends
Sarah D. and I recently spent a gals’ movie night in and it was a blast. We watched Like Crazy, drank, ate, and of course, chatted it up. I loved the movie. It makes you remember what it’s like to be young and so very much in love, which in my opinion is totally different from any other time of your life. It’s a great movie to watch with your girlfriends or sisters. In...
Weekly Web Favorites
Do you live in a state that was a part of the Super Tuesday elections? Massachusetts was one of them and Chad was really amped up this year to vote. As soon as he got home, he wanted us to race out the door to our polling station. My favorite part about the voting process is the sticker you get at the end of it. Did you get a chance to vote? Here are some of my favorite web finds of the week: ...
When Chad and I first met, he didn’t have a beard. He was a short haired, clean shaven kind of guy. And I liked that. Chad circa 2001 … living in Los Angeles about two years before we met. Even though I like Chad’s clean shaven look, I am also a big fan of beards. For me, there’s almost nothing sexier a man can wear than a beard. I don’t know. I think it’s...
Flashback Friday! Physics Class Senior Year
Senior year of high school, a bunch of friends and I were in the same physics class. It wasn’t my favorite class, but we did have one fun day where we got to experiment outside. I think it was something like dropping an egg from several stories high or something like that. Looking back at these photos it seemed like did more hanging out than actually participating in a science project....
My Life Lately According To Instagram
Pretty lights at my favorite local Mexican restaurant - Jose’s. Dollar Spot love. Am I right? Oh, cookie bear, how you taunt me with your delicious animal crackers. Over the paved road and through the woods … to Fresh Pond we go. The bathroom door at Silvertone. Cute. Right? I celebrated Oreos 100th birthday. Did you? Super Tuesday was a closely watched event at my...
Great Day For A Walk
Have you been outside yet today? Like, outside outside? Not walking to your car or to the bus stop outside but enjoying this beautiful 60º New England or wherever you are weather outside. Dexter and I took full advantage of it this afternoon and if you have the chance (you know you can slip away from your cubicle for 10 minutes!) you should too.
The Real Housewives of Disney
Did you catch the most recent Saturday Night Live? Lindsay Lohan hosted and while she was pretty awful overall, The Real Housewives of Disney sketch that she was in was hilarious. I thought Kristen Wiig killed it as an alcoholic Cinderella and Taram Killam as a gay, shoe-loving Prince Charming was just the best.
Sunday Afternoon Date
After our tux outing Sunday, Chad surprised me by suggesting we stop by Deep Ellum in Allston for something to eat. I’ve been dying to go to Deep Ellum. I’ve heard so many good things about it - the food, the beer, the atmosphere. And guess what? It lived up to every expectation I had. It’s a small place and feels cozy with the dark wood. I started off with local brewery...
Wedding Update: Tux Edition
On Sunday, Chad and I ventured over to the Men’s Warehouse for a little tux session. I had all of these grand ideas about what would happen. We’d look at different suits/tuxes. Chad would try on different outfits and model them for me. Okay, only two grand ideas and well, they weren’t really grand. But I was really looking forward to the Chad fashion show. Having never...
Weekly Web Favorites
Party fruit! I went to a birthday party this weekend and clementines were mixed in with the lemons & limes for drink garnishes. How fun! Here are some of favorite web finds this last week: Bakerella has done it again! Black Bottom Cupcakes … OMG. This likeness to characters from the movie Up made me smile so much. Paris in a box! I almost squealed when I saw this. Okay. I did...
Friday Night Hair Tutorial
I just got back from a birthday party and was scanning my Tumblr feed when I came across a great hair tutorial on the Modcloth blog. It’s a really simple head wrap tutorial that I jumped up from my desk to try. So, I thought, as I’m sitting here with my glass of red wine and bowl of macaroni and cheese, this is something I need to share. Have a great weekend!
Flashback Friday! Alternative Spring Break
Most of my time during my freshman and sophomore years of college at Virginia Tech was spent with service (i.e. volunteer) organizations. In fact, I often didn’t go to class because I preferred to be doing this sort of work instead. Instead of doing the traditional beach trip for spring breaks, I spent them doing alternative spring breaks, i.e. I spent a week volunteering. My sophomore year...
Okay. Okay. I know it’s not technically spring yet, but as far as I’m concerned March is my official start to the spring season. And there are so many things that I have to look forward to in these next three months. New England Revolution Soccer Games Chad and I have season tickets this year for the New England Revolution and I couldn’t be more excited about it. Soccer games...