Friday, January 23, 2015

The Hot List

1. American Sniper

If you see one movie, go see this and someone please give Bradley Cooper an oscar!!





2. Tennis fashion at the Australian Open
Maria Sharapova






Serena nailed it (the ball and the outfit)

welcome to the gun show









3. Glitter Sunnies


Need these for spring break, or just because





4. Anything chocolate
I made these

and this

to have around for my girls weekend away.


Well I am off for some shenanigans
Have a beautiful weekend

Friday, January 16, 2015

That's a Wrap

I sound like a broken record over here but another week has flown by.  The majority of my time was spent planning a big birthday party next weekend for one of my besties, so excited !!

Our day will begin with brunch at a spa









then onto a wine tasting


then back to the cottage I have rented about an hour outside of STL, in the heart of our wine country


where we have a chef coming from the birthday girl's favorite restaurant to make a meal for us


It is going to be a great party (and I am not just saying that because I planned it)



I did manage to do a few other things...

finally tried the flat white everyone has been talking about 
it definitely has a more milky less coffee taste




and I got tickets to this show...
EVERYBODY is saying how amazing this show is and I HAVE to see it, well ok then.


Have a beautiful weekend!!

Monday, January 12, 2015

Winner, Winner

I love Golden Globe Sunday, nothing is better than sitting in front of the TV and watching one celebrity after the other strolling down the red carpet for hours and hours picking my favorites.(especially when it is freezing outside)

I must have some sort of obsession with the plunging neckline 









and I loved the hem line on this
plus this is something that anyone could actually wear out and about.




This color is perfect





and I know some of you might think this is hideous, but I REALLY REALLY liked this dress
but I would of done my jewelry completely different.


Just add a pair of statement earrings





and a cool statement ring







and you're done.
I mean, I seriously want this look for date night with the hubs.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

New Start

Hello 2015!!

I realize that a new start can begin any day that we make up our minds to do something, but there is something magical about a new year.  

We open up that brand new, blank calendar and suddenly the world is our oyster.  I try to keep my resolutions relatively simple and obtainable (no sky diving for me and sadly I will not be the next creative director at J Crew) but I always like to throw in the wild card resolution for a little challenge.


Top of my list is always to read more...
this is just a basic fact that was drilled into us since kindergarten, and they were right!!





organize, organize, organize...








dinner as a family...
I am just asking for 1-2 times a week




which of course means I need to do more of this...



totally silly, but anyone who takes bar method can vouch for me.  I totally want to be able to do this





Piano lessons...
I used to play all through high school, then I went off to college and that was that.  I have a piano sitting in my living room and a teacher that comes to my house for my kids every Monday night, why am I not taking a lesson too??


and my wild card...
go back to school and get a nursing degree



Like I said, wild card, not sure if I really want this but definitely worth thinking about!





Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Good Bye 2014

We had another fun filled Christmas that went by way to fast.  If I am being honest 2014 went way to fast.




This time of year is always filled with a little excitement; new year, new start, new chance to reinvent yourself and a little melancholy because time marches on.  I think this is greatly intensified once you have children and you see them grown up right before your eyes.

So if you are feeling a little blue I have a way to snap you out of it...

go shopping, the sales are insane!!

Here are a few things I picked up at Anthropologie








and then Banana Republic


 who doesn't need sweaters right??





If you are starting off the new year with a new workout your in luck at lululemon




Mama needs a new pair of shoes (booties)


and a little bling

cheers to 2014