Wednesday, August 31, 2011

What I'm Wanting Wednesday

This week all I really want is to be fully moved in to my apartment (with everything in it's place) and of course own these super cute Volatile Denver cowgirl boots from DSW. LOVE these.

Happy hump day everyone!


Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Goldie Locks

All my life I've wanted beautiful 'Mermaid hair' You know what I mean, long and flowy and able to hold fun braids and seashells. Something similar to this would be perfect!

But I can't. I have what I like to call "toddler hair." It's not unworkable or anything, but it's very fine. I can hold a ponytail using one of those tiny rubber-bands made for little braids, and if I tried, I could get it all to hold with one bobby pin! I can grow my hair out but it has to be done at all times and I am mortified that my ears will stick out, I hate when that happens! One day I will be brave enough to grow my hair out super long and put sea shells in it! In the mean time here are some photos of beautiful hair that I dream of having!

How adorable is this braid? I love the hair ribbon.

How beautiful is this for a wedding? I would wear my hair like this everyday if I could.

Who the hell does this child think she is with such beautiful hair?! So not fair.

This might be overdoing it a little but at this point I'll take anything!

This modern day version of Heidi is so cute!

And how fun is this headband?!

PhotobucketHope all you Diary Readers have a fabulous Tuesday!

Monday, August 29, 2011

The perfect Bridal Shower Gift

I am getting to the age where my friends are starting to get hitched. It just started this year, and I know that there will be many more weddings to come! If your'e like me and in the awful limbo of just being graduated and looking for a 'big girl job' you understand how difficult it is to want to buy the amazing Keurig coffee maker on the bridal registry, but your wallet says otherwise!

My first bridal shower ever (and I actually hosted it) was for Nurse Bestie. She was given tons of great gifts at all price ranges but there was one that stuck out to me given to her from her grandma. It was a box full of everything she would need to make an Italian dinner including a cheese grater, colander, pasta pot and so on. It was so cute, very thoughtful and even knocked off some of the items on Nurse Bestie's registry.

So when I was invited to Melissa's shower I headed over to my local Ross to see what I could rummage together and came up with a great shower gift that didn't break the bank!

I found an apple peeler first, which gave me the inspiration to create a gift basket with all the essentials to make an apple pie!

When baking anything you'll need measuring cups.

...and spoons! I found these exact Kitchenaide ones at Ross.

To go along with it I bought a 4 Cup liquid measuring cup (except the one I got has a red handle to match the dry cups and spoons.)

Of course you can't make a pie without a pie pan! I got this glass Anchor Hocking one at Walmart. 

What pie would be complete without vanilla ice cream? This ice cream scoop matches everything else, also from Ross.

Then I wrapped it all together in an apple basket similar to this one that I already had at home and added my own apple pie recipe that has been in my family forever, written out on index cards.

Voila! That's all there is to it!

All that and I spent under $30.00! (Shhh! don't tell Melissa!) This just goes to show that you can always be fabulous while on a budget. I hope this helps any Diary Readers out there that may have the same predicament that I did.

Note: You can do this with any kind of meal or dessert, and make a theme of it. Choose your favorite recipe and and the rest will be easy!

Happy Monday all!


Sunday, August 28, 2011

Sexy Sunday! (Something Blue Edition)

Yesterday I went to one of my close Ai (that stands for the Art institute for those of you who aren't art nerds like me) friends' bridal shower and it was so beautiful I had to make it apart of this week's Sexy Sunday post. She ties the knot next month and I could not be happier for her! Here's a peek at what the shower looked like. I'm sure you'll all agree, it is quite sexy!

The wedding colors are cerulean and lime with black and white damask print. So lovely.

Here is the beautiful bride with her fabulous MOH

Aren't these table settings gorge? They made me feel like I was at a party from a movie!

The Interior Design girls together again!

How pretty is this floating candle accent?

One of our girls is an amateur photographer, didn't she do a great job? I love this waist shot of the bride to be.

Looking at some of the creative work the guests had to offer. (One of the games was molding a wedding gown out of clay, and the bride chose her favorite creation as the winner.)

Mimosas? Yes please!

This photo could be in an ad for Edible Arrangements. I would know, my mama actually owns her own Edible Arrangements Franchise! 

Opening Gifts

This was my present (I'm going to share with you on Monday some cute and inexpensive gift ideas that a bride will be sure to love!)

I adore this photo. It warms my heart.

The floral arrangements were to die for!

I miss seeing my Ai girls on a regular basis...

It was so nice to be able to meet up again with good friends to celebrate something as special as love. Congratulations Melissa and Curtis, may you live happily ever after! And to all of my Diary Readers, I hope you have a sinfully Sexy Sunday!


Friday, August 26, 2011

Just Because


These are my confessions...

Usher isn't the only one who has confessions around here. I, especially lately, have a few more than I would like to share. But as a way to vent (and because it has been way too long since my last blog post) I'm giving it a go.

1. I cannot remember the last time I ate a home cooked meal. I've actually gotten to the point where Subway is the favored lunch place because I feel it is as healthy as fast food can be. This has a lot to do with me moving AND not having a fridge since we moved in last week until today! Do I have to mention how gross I feel because of this? ick.

2. It is shocking to me how cheap 'Craigslisters' can be. I sold a beautiful clean and matching washer and dryer for way less than I should have and bought a mediocre now clean (after 45 minutes of me scrubbing the hell out of it) refrigerator for probably more than I should have. How can anyone not care about what their things look like?!

3. I am in love with my new apartment but not in love with the smell of damp must and mildew that seems to be coming from my closet and under the kitchen sink. This needs to be taken care of promptly and I'm hoping I will benefit a wee bit from this inconvenience.

4. I am flat broke. Yet somehow buying a new shower curtain seems more appealing than making this months rent. (However I am smart enough to know which is most important and will head over to Kohls tomorrow to see what their selection is.) - Just kidding! Obviously Rent is more important! Sheesh!

5. I have missed two whole weeks of the Jersey Shore (due to the move and not having cable yet) and I actually don't really mind this.

6. I may have found a new obsession. I REALLY really  want to learn how to line dance and two step and all that other country jazz that I witnessed at 'In Cahoots' last Friday night. My friends and I had such a good time just watching the dance floor, I'd love to be apart of it. I even found a beautiful pair of Cowgirl boots that I MUST have and will post them on next weeks 'What I'm Wanting Wednesday.'

7. Bradley Cooper is my dream man. I could swim in his pool blue eyes! Watch him in 'Limitless' soo good!

8. My skin is in perfect condition, and I'm waiting for it to go array. I'm wondering if this is due to my considerable lack of daily make-up or if my stress level has lowered significantly. I can't tell yet!

9. I saw 'The Help' and loved it so much I might want to go see it again!

10. I can't decide if the T.V. fits best in the corner or if I should have it hung over the Fireplace.

11. I have put a halt to 'Big Girl' Job searching because I feel like part of my life should be in order before I try and put my future life in order.... This may not make sense given my financial status but I am a firm believer in things turning out the right way and am not worried about this at all.

12. Speaking of things turning out the way they should... I am planning on 'sageing' my new home (once fully unpacked) to cleanse and rid myself and the apartment of bad energy. I've never done this before, but if it helps, it will be worth it! I'll blog about the experience once it's happened!

13. I am really missing my Pacific Northwestern special someone and can't wait for him to visit soon!

14. I Red Boxed the 'Adjustment Bureau' last night, and not only did I love it, It gave me a different outlook on fate.

15. California is not as Ritzy as television makes it seem and yet, I love it anyways!

16. I can't wait for fall to get here, but I CAN wait to turn 26. Yikes!

17. Mulled Cider candles from Wal-Mart are one of my most favorite smells in the world! I have one going right now!

18. My little puppy is so gosh darn cute sometimes I can't stand it!

19. All the girls from high school are getting married and having babies and it's honestly starting to freak me out! I am soo not in that place right now and it's hard to envision others wanting to be there. Don't get me wrong, I would prefer not to be an old spinster and it is exciting to see friends from when I was 16 create little humans that will probably go to our same high school, but all this is scary, and I, despite not really having a choice in the matter am just not quite ready to grow up. Roxie is enough for me to handle at this moment!

And lastly, even with all of my complaints confessions, I am still happy with my life and what I am doing. I am a very lucky girl and sometimes have to be reminded that when things are bad, they could always be worse!...Things are really good here though, that is just a saying!

Thanks for putting up with me today! I hope all of you Diary Readers (If I still have any left!) have a fabulous Friday!


Saturday, August 20, 2011

Oh wells vs. What ifs

I love this.

I've been away from my blog for a while. Not because I want to, but with all this moving and what comes along with it on top of work and regular life I am mentally and physically exhausted! Plus my internet is not the strongest. Not to worry though, I'll be back in full force next week! Hope you all had a fabulous weekend!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Eye candy

I think all of these pictures are beautiful. Happy Wednesday!