Thursday, December 31, 2009
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Monday, December 28, 2009
With New Years Eve in just 3 short days, I have been searching high and low for the perfect outfit to wear...and what better time to shop than now! There are so many great sales still going on so there are many inexpensive New Year's Eve options!! I always love having a brand new gorgeous outfit to ring in the new year with, it may just bring me good luck! Here are a few of my favorite pieces to ring in the New Year with:
Lilly Pulitzer- I have been eyeing this dress for some time now, wouldn't it be the perfect fit for a New Years soiree?
Kate Spade- Just enough dazzle!
J.Crew- This bright pink will make you stand out, but the classy cut will be the true envy of everyone!
I hoped you enjoyed the bountiful sequins and shine! What do you plan to wear for New Years? Have wonderful day!
Friday, December 25, 2009
From my home to yours, may your family have a truly blessed Christmas. And although at times it's hard to get wrapped up in other things at Christmas, remembering the reason why we are celebrating is most important. "God Bless Everyone".
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse;
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there;
The children were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads;
And mamma in her 'kerchief, and I in my cap,
Had just settled down for a long winter's nap,
When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from the bed to see what was the matter.
Away to the window I flew like a flash,
Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash.
The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow
Gave the lustre of mid-day to objects below,
When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But a miniature sleigh, and eight tiny reindeer,
With a little old driver, so lively and quick,
I knew in a moment it must be St. Nick.
More rapid than eagles his coursers they came,
And he whistled, and shouted, and called them by name;
"Now, Dasher! now, Dancer! now, Prancer and Vixen!
On, Comet! on Cupid! on, Donder and Blitzen!
To the top of the porch! to the top of the wall!
Now dash away! dash away! dash away all!"
As dry leaves that before the wild hurricane fly,
When they meet with an obstacle, mount to the sky,
So up to the house-top the coursers they flew,
With the sleigh full of toys, and St. Nicholas too.
And then, in a twinkling, I heard on the roof
The prancing and pawing of each little hoof.
As I drew in my hand, and was turning around,
Down the chimney St. Nicholas came with a bound.
He was dressed all in fur, from his head to his foot,
And his clothes were all tarnished with ashes and soot;
A bundle of toys he had flung on his back,
And he looked like a peddler just opening his pack.
His eyes -- how they twinkled! his dimples how merry!
His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry!
His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow,
And the beard of his chin was as white as the snow;
The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth,
And the smoke it encircled his head like a wreath;
He had a broad face and a little round belly,
That shook, when he laughed like a bowlful of jelly.
He was chubby and plump, a right jolly old elf,
And I laughed when I saw him, in spite of myself;
A wink of his eye and a twist of his head,
Soon gave me to know I had nothing to dread;
He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work,
And filled all the stockings; then turned with a jerk, And laying his finger aside of his nose,
And giving a nod, up the chimney he rose;
He sprang to his sleigh, to his team gave a whistle,
And away they all flew like the down of a thistle.
But I heard him exclaim, ere he drove out of sight,
"Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good-night."
Merry Christmas and God Bless,
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Of course you all recognize this as the sleep mask, Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany's wears. Well it can be yours for the small price of $14 found here. Fred Flare to me, is a very "out there" store, and often times I stop at their website just to get a laugh or see what ridiculous things they have to offer, well they really caught my eye when they featured this! This would make a great stocking stuffer!
Also, check out the Starbucks website (here) and register your Starbucks card for a freebie on your birthday!
Have a wonderful day, just 3 days until Christmas!!
Monday, December 21, 2009
Friday, December 18, 2009
Have a wonderful day and a happy happy weekend!
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Top to bottom: Kerri Russel, Taylor Swift, Nicole Kidman, Kelly Ripa
Who are your women role models of today? I'd love to know! Have a wonderful day!
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
aBr and I sharing a smile at Oya, even at age 11 you can love this restaurant!
The next day we headed to Georgetown for a morning of shopping! We headed to Patagonia, RL Rugby, Vineyard Vines, and Lacoste. Of course before our departure, we could not resist stopping at Georgetown Cupcake.
I just may have one left over to eat today! I loved the Vanilla2, It was the perfect flavor combination of creamy icing and vanilla cake. Mother loved her gingerbread, and my father loved his Chocolate2. cCm preferred the red velvet which is the one I am going to try today!
Have a wonderful day!
Friday, December 11, 2009
Home for the holidays,
I believe I've missed each and every face,
Come on and play my music,
Let's turn on every love light in the place"- Kenny Loggins
I am once again headed back to the wonderful Pittsburgh, PA. I am free from schoolwork for a month! (finally breathe a sign of relief!) But before I head back to the 'burgh, I am headed to wonderful Washington, DC for a long weekend getaway with dear family friends and my family. I am so excited to see Washington at Christmas, and my parents will be sure to visit the white house Christmas tree because that is where they got engaged, and this year marks their 25th anniversary, how exciting for them! I cannot wait to share with you all my wonderful trip! Stay tuned! Have a lovely weekend and for all my fellow college students out there, may you make it home safely for a wonderful break!
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Silk Taffeta Shirt dress, Talbots (for Talbots, I usually hem the skirtline up just a little bit so the dresses don't end up looking to matronly! I suggest it, it has always worked for me!) Silk taffeta ruffle wrap dress, J. CrewShow-stopping Shift, Boden USA
Fifth Avenue Dyan Dress, Kate Spade
Shauna Tunic Dress, Lilly
Boss Black Dasurini Flower dress, Saks
Dotted Pleat Skirt, Forever 21
Monday, December 7, 2009
Friday, December 4, 2009
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Remember this show? Oh how I love it! Every once in a while, I'll catch it on TV, and every time, I fall in love again! I just love Elizabeth Montgomery's character, Sam. She is such a great actress and I think she plays her part so well! Plus, for it airing in the '60s (the first episode being in 1964), Sam's clothes are too cute! Half of the clothes I see her wear, I would wear now.Darrin and Samantha are a picture perfect American Family in the 1960's. If the cut was just a little more modern, Sam's pink wrap dress would be perfect!
I love this blue dress she is wearing with the sash around the waist. It's modest yet fashionable, plus that blue hue looks great on her!I love her hair in this picture, it's such a "diva" picture of her. I wish I could see her dress in this picture, I'm sure it would have been so pretty! Were you ever a fan of this show or Elizabeth Montgomery? Have a great day!
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Monday, November 30, 2009
Make sure whenever your loved ones come home for the holidays that you Celebrate them home. Have a wonderful day!
Saturday, November 28, 2009
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
- 1 spaghetti squash, halved lengthwise and seeded
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1 onion, chopped
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 1/2 cups chopped tomatoes
- 3/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
- 3 tablespoons sliced black olives
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a baking sheet.
- Place spaghetti squash cut sides down on the prepared baking sheet, and bake 30 minutes in the preheated oven, or until a sharp knife can be inserted with only a little resistance. Remove squash from oven, and set aside to cool enough to be easily handled.
- Meanwhile, heat oil in a skillet over medium heat. Saute onion in oil until tender. Add garlic, and saute for 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in the tomatoes, and cook only until tomatoes are warm.
- Use a large spoon to scoop the stringy pulp from the squash, and place in a medium bowl. Toss with the sauteed vegetables, feta cheese, olives, and basil. Serve warm.
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Have a wonderful day!!
Monday, November 23, 2009