Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Fun Finds

Hello ladies!!

I hope everyone had had an awesome Memorial Day and enjoyed their long weekend... I know I did ;) Sunshine, pool, friends, family, cookouts, game nights, movies, shopping... the hubs and I had a blast!!

Here are some finds that were recently added to my makeup bag and closet...

Too Faced lip gloss in "Barely Legal" and "Peek A Boo".

Michael Kors Leg Shine
I picked this up while perusing Sephora. I used it for the first time last night and this lil' stick is amazing. Perfect for summer!! Adds just a hint of shine and sparkle ;)

Too Faced Primed and Poreless w/ Bronze Tint
Love this primer and I love that it adds a touch of color.

"Hold It Right There"
This fun bottle is from Bath and Body Works... so great to throw on after a day in the sun. It smells yummy and it makes your skin so so so soft. It helps keep your tan longer and reduces any peeling.

They used to have this product and then it was discontinued for a bit. This is the new packaging.

And lastly... a lil' shopping at J. Crew. Lots of goodies are on sale.
I stocked up on my favorite tee... "The Perfect Tee".

I love these tops... perfect with jeans, skirts, under a cardigan... you name it!

Fun weekend but... time to get back into the grind of things. Only 4 more weeks until B and I are headed to CT... SO much to do. My week is packed with finalizing lots of things and organizing our place.

Have a great day y'all :)

Thursday, May 26, 2011

And the winner is...


I just love this kid :) He is obviously extremely talented but I really adored his personality... he always seemed so humble and grateful to be there and to be going through this experience. I can not wait to hear his album. BIG things are in store for him, I'm sure!!

I about died when Carrie walked out...

a) because I love her
b) because she can sing circles around Lauren Alaina... it bugged me all season that people kept comparing the two. Sorry... there is only one Carrie!!
c) and finally because I was so jealous of her legs

Somebody get me on a treadmill and don't let me get off until my legs look like this!!

She is beautiful... and so are her legs ;) OK, now I sound creepy! haha ;)

Happy Thursday ladies... it's almost the weekend!!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

What I'm Loving Wednesday

It's What I'm Loving Wednesday... lots I'm loving today :)

I'm loving that it's Wednesday. I'm done teaching for the night and I just have a few short hours tomorrow and... the weekend is here! I'm really looking forward to having a 4 day weekend. Time with my hubby and a friend that's in town :) Fun times ahead!

I'm loving the sunshine that we had today. Isn't the day just better when the sun is out?!?!

I'm loving this book that I picked up the other day at Lifeway Christian. I've been trying to do a better job at finding a balance and I am proud to say that, in the past year, I have come leaps and bounds ahead of how I use to handle my time management. I had to learn to say "no" to certain things and take a step back on things but I saw this book and I thought it would be great to read before our move. I've been stressed with packing, balancing 2 jobs, being a good wife, a good friend and sister, and keeping up my energy for everyday chores. Nothing better than God's Word to keep me motivated and on the right track. I'm really looking forward to what this book has to offer :)

And as always I'm loving my sweet, sweet hubby. He is so amazing and I am SO proud of him. Today he took his final board exam... this is the final step to him becoming "board certified". He felt good about the test... now we just wait! That's the hardest part! Please keep him (and me!) in your prayers over the next couple of days... we should find out the results soon :/

Happy Wednesday ladies!!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Fun Finds

This gal is Sicky McSickerson :(
I woke up with a sore throat, coughing, and no voice!

Glad it didn't hold me back from doing some shopping this past weekend haha ;)

I love wondering aimlessly through the aisles at Sephora and Ulta. I go in with the intention of buying one or two items and I leave adding 500 more things to my wish list. Not good, haha!

Here's some things that I found this weekend that I'm really liking...

A girl can never have too much nail polish ;) I bought two new colors this weekend. Pink-ing of You by OPI and Barefoot and Topless by Essie.

I love when you're at the beach and you've been in the sun and ocean all day. Your hair gets that thick, texturized feel and my waves go on for days. This has all that in a bottle. LOVE!! It's called Beach Blow by blow. It's amazing... my sis got some too ;)

This item is next on my "wish list". Too Faced lip gloss in "Peek A Boo".

And... I'm in love with this perfume. A girl can never go wrong with Chanel!

A few blogs ago I was stressing about closet space in our new apartment. Slowly but surely we are coming up with some solutions. Thankful!

B and I have decided to sell our dresser so that we can get this:

We're getting this new dresser so that it matches this:

Perfect to hang my dresses, skirts, and hang a shoe rack. My pj's and other lady items will go in the drawers below. All that's left in the real closet... my shirts and pants. This frees up A LOT of space for B to store all his clothes... yay!

While doing some browsing on IKEA we found a new couch for our place and a new coffee table. All reasonably priced. But.. we're only getting these if we sell our couch and coffee table that we have now. What we have now just won't work in our new space... BIG funiture, small space. We're happy with we've found and know that we can utilize it wherever we move next and once we buy a home.

I absolutely adore IKEA. They really have everything! I'm excited since there is one only a few blocks away from us, in CT.

I'm sure my "wish list" will continue to grow ;)

Happy Monday y'all!! This girl is going to take a nap and take some meds ;)

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Getting to Know You...

This is new for me but I've seen several ladies share this so I guess I need to hop on the bandwagon ;)

1.) What's your favorite rainy day activity?
Curling up with a good book

2.) What time do you go to bed?
Late... 11:30ish

3.) How many magazines do you subscribe to?
4... Real Simple, Garden & Gun, Connecticut Magazine, Yankee Magazine

4.) Did you sell all your belongings because you thought the world was ending yesterday?
NO!! I'm a true believer of His Word!!

5.) What's your beauty obsession?
My Clarisonic and Too Faced lipgloss

6.) If you could only wear one designer/ brand for the rest of your life... what would it be?
I honestly do not know... haha! How do you choose?!?!

7.) What's your summer must have?
Sundress, flip flops, and a tan :)

8.) Do you make weekly dinner menus?
I try!! I am not always good about this but most of the time the hubby and I know what's going on the table for dinner

I hope everyone had an awesome weekend... it went by way too fast!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Smile, it's Friday!

Yay for Friday :)

I am smiling today because of this beautiful sunshine! It has been rainy and gloomy for the past several days so I am happy to be out and about enjoying this awesome weather... thankful to see the sun today!

I'm smiling because I got to spend the morning with my sweet, sweet hubby and we shared a yummy bagel breakfast. Great way to start the day :)

I'm smiling because I think today calls for a mani/pedi!

One of my favorite Bible verses... always makes me smile :)

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Here's to a great weekend ladies!

Happy Friday

Thursday, May 19, 2011

What's Cookin'

Sorry for the poor quality of the above photo... phone pic!

But do not let this pic fool you... this meal was perfection. Stuffed Chicken Oscar with a side of green beans and carrots. Yum!

Follow this link for the recipe. You can add more or less on certain ingredients to make it just how you want it.

Enjoy ladies :)

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

What I'm Loving Wednesday

It's Wednesday!! Two more days and the weekend is here... yay yay yay!!

It has been rainy and gloomy for the past few days. I am lookin' forward to some sunshine ;)

Here are some things that are brightening up my day...

I'm loving these rompers from Forever 21. I am in love with the jumpers that I have... easy, comfy, and super cute. Perfect for summer!

I'm loving my new color from OPI. Dulche de Leche...

And as always... I'm loving my sweet, sweet hubby :) He has been super busy lately and has been working really hard studying for his final board exam. He takes it in exactly ONE WEEK! I am so proud of him and his dedication... I know his hard work will pay off but extra prayers thrown his way will be greatly appreciated!

Thanks ladies ;)

Happy Wednesday!!

Monday, May 16, 2011


About 5 weeks until our big move to CT... very excited!

This past weekend I spent some time on the internet researching creative ways to utilize small closet space. Our apartment is great... we love everything about it. Well, almost everything.

The location is perfect, the size is small but totally livable, the kitchen is brand spankin' new, the gym is state of the art... but our closet space leaves much to be desired. Small closet in the entry way and small closet in the bedroom.

I'm not too worried about the closet in our front hall. It will be fine for coats, dog supplies, umbrellas, etc,...

But... our bedroom?!?! That is going to be a task. Time for moi to get creative!

Needless to say, I got a lil' sidetracked while reading articles and scouring through a number of organizational websites.

Look what I found!

I could totally live with the following closets:

Ahhh... perfection!

Maybe in our next home ;)

Happy Monday y'all... and PS... any tips for small bedroom closets is greatly appreciated!