Wednesday, February 29, 2012

The Traveling Shoes...

I just purchased these leopard loafers from Kohl's and I adore them.  They are super comfortable and stylish. You Likey? 

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Jazzy Snazzy Workout Gear!

Today was fantastic!!  It's finally starting to feel like Spring around here.  I'm finally getting over this two week sickness and I'm so pumped to be back in the gym.  Today I worked my legs& Abs...I also did intervals on the treadmill for thirty minutes.
 Did you workout today? 

Sunday, February 26, 2012

The Weekend!

The weekend went by entirely too fast BUT i enjoyed it while it lasted.  It was a little chilly here in NC this weekend but the sun shined bright the entire weekend.  It's almost impossible to have a bad day when it's sunny out.  I'm super stoked that Spring is just around the corner.

1. Friday after work I kicked off the weekend with a killer workout (my bum is still sore).  2. I took my favorite little 4 yr. old  shopping and to the movies to see the Chipmunks...babysitting makes me want kids (yikes). 3 &4. I enjoyed a Mexican dinner with friends. 5&6. Watched the All Star game at this gnarly bar that had built-in fire pits in every table. 7. I went thrift store shopping. 8. I cooked twice baked potatoes, asparagus, and grilled steak (cj made the steak).

How did you spend your weekend?  Did you do anything fun?

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Cozy Pink

{image via Pinterest}

I would love to sleep here.  Hot pink makes me smile!  Do you like it?

"Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy" ~Anne Frank

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Tuesday Talk

Today was jammed packed with doctor's appointments etc BUT I had just enough time between appointments to shop at Home Goods and Marshall's (happy me).  I am a true bargain shopper and Home Goods is like heaven for me.  I'm currently in the process of updating my bedroom decor and this is the perfect store for bedding and knick knacks.  I'm having a hard time deciding how I actually want to decorate my room because I keep finding things that I like (damn you pinterest and decorating blogs). If you are interested in seeing some of the things that I like click here to follow me on Pinterest.

Above are a few lamps that I fell in love with. Which one is your favorite? I like the third one because it's different.
{image via pinterest}

I know for sure that I want to stick with the color palette above because the colors are clean and relaxing.   Maybe I will throw in some yellow or hot pink to add a splash of pizazz. 

 after all my appointments I put on my workout clothes and took my pup on a long walk.  I was determined to tire her out so I also took her to the dog park. She got in her first dog fight with a poodle mix (an ugly poodle mix)...apparently the poodle dislikes being humped.   Right now she is sleeping right next to me!!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

I'm Back!!!

{LC and I...Instagram}

I'm back!!  I've been in the bed the last few days sick with a nasty stomach virus.  I have to say that its the worst pain that I have experienced in a kind feels like I have a small circus in my know elephants, flying trapeze, fire spitters, tigers, etc.  I've had nothing but Ginger Ale and Popsicle's and I'm starving, I think that I'm going to give solid food a try tonight (wish me luck).  I'll be back to posting regularly tomorrow!!!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Valentine's Day!

Like I mentioned before I'm not a huge fan of Valentine's Day BUT  I just purchased this new vintage red and white polka dot skirt  and figured it would be perfect for today's festivities or lack thereof.
I hope that all you lovers out there have a fantastic time tonight bow chicka wow wow!

{Valentine's Day is a great excuse for eating cupcakes (yes plural, as in multiple cupcakes) for breakfast}

{blurry iPhone Pic..blah blah}

{vintage skirt (Buffalo Exchange), gray tights (Ivy&Leo), and brown Rocket Dog boots that are 6 years old}
{my favorite Michael Kors watch c/o of cj}


Monday, February 13, 2012

My Weekend!

This past weekend was extremely stressful but I managed to make it through with the help of my friends and family.  I guess I'll say that it was stressful and fun at the same time. Tomorrow is Valentine's Day (Blahhhh)...I feel like it's extremely overrated.  I think that you should do nice things for your significant other everyday.  The only thing that I like about the holiday (other than the gifts) is watching all of the romantic films that air in honor of the holiday.  I watched Pretty Woman yesterday and the Notebook :)

*a southern style breakfast with LC*day drinking with LC*I braved the 20 degree weather to meet up with friends*Chick flicks and nail painting*More day drinking*Bri dog spying on our neighbors.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Purple Thursday

Ah, the weekend is so close that I smell it....and it smells pretty good. I think that it's time for a major change because I spend the majority of my week hoping and praying that the weekend comes fast.

For Purple Thursday (we also have tie-dyed Tuesday)  I decided to keep it casual by wearing an oversized purple V-neck.
{rocking the curly hair again.....}
My first time trying Bantu knots

{the Tar Heels lost to Duke last night....Duke makes me want to Puke--just saying}

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Straight Hair (Don't care)

I decided to straighten my hair last night and I'm really pleased with the results.  I would really like to keep it like this for a while but I'm nervous about heat damage etc.  What is your favorite heat protector?  Any tips on preventing heat damage? Thanks in advance :)

Monday, February 6, 2012

Skinny Cow

My girl Jasmine over at !*La Bella Vita*!  introduced me to Skinny Cow.  I am addicted to say the least.  One small container is only 140 calories and 6 Weight Watchers Points!  Skinny Cow is on special at my local grocery store (Harris Teeter) so I bought 5 containers for 5 dollars.

{Strawberry Cheesecake es muy delicioso}

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Homemade Spaghetti Sauce WITH Spaghetti Squash!!!

On Sunday me and my gal pal LC decided to cook a weeks worth of healthy food.  We are both on a mission to get extremely healthy inside and out. Drinking two bottles of red wine while cooking probably wasn't that healthy but I love wine way too much to give it up.
We did all of our grocery shopping at Trader Joe's!

Here is the first Meal that we decided to make--Homemade Spaghetti!!

{spaghetti squash}
{My favorite bottle of red wine}
{the finished product!!!!}

All I can say is that this turned out to be the best Spaghetti EVER hands down.
This was a great bonding experience and I can't wait to do it again. 

I will add this recipe to my 'recipe section' later but for now you can look at all of the pictures and guess what ingredients i used :-)