Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Weird & Wonderful Wednesday

Blazer : H&M ~ Bag : ShoeDazzle

* First day back to work after a vacation = NO GOOD 
* Super swollen feet & ankles from loads of walking in NYC = NOT CUTE
* Accidentally dropping my iPhone in the water that I was soaking my feet in last night = TRAGIC 
* Being late for work making a breakfast smoothie, only to get halfway to there and realize that I left it on the kitchen counter; going back to get it and showing up to work even later = OVER IT
* Today feels like the "Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day" and it's not even 11am yet!!!!!!!!!

Dress : Marshall's ~ Sandals : Bakers

* Our vacation was wonderful - we had a blast in The Big Apple ;-)
* Baby CJ started moving during "Chicago"!! I guess all the loud music & singing hyped him up. 
* Going home to Indy in a couple of weeks. We haven't been back since early June & it's way overdue! 

Tell me what's going on in your life these days? Hopefully your day started off much better than mine ;-)

Later Gators, 

Monday, August 20, 2012

Manicure Monday - Bright Half Moon

Hey there! Welcome to Monday ;-) How was your weekend? Probably not long enough because I know mine wasn't. The only thing that's keeping me going is the thought of my vacation starting on Wednesday - I cannot wait!! Anyway, I know it's been a minute since I've shared a Manicure Monday so let's get right to it. This week's No-Chip Manicure also happens to be my first successful half moon manicure. It took a lot of trial and error to get this look right but I finally got it together. 


China Glaze 872 Pool Party 
(previously seen here

Sally Hansen Insta-Dri 08 Urgent Orchid
(previously seen here)

There are several ways to create this look but I went the nontraditional route and used circle stickers for my outline. Of course you can also use page reinforcers, circle bandaids or french manicure guides like normal people...whatever floats your boat. Just make sure you let your first coat of color completely dry before applying stickers and such. 

What do you think? Have you ever rocked a half moon manicure?


Friday, August 17, 2012

Vegas Recap

Happy Friday!! I'm so ready for the weekend I don't know what to do with myself. As promised, here's a recap of our time in Las Vegas last week. Random thought: Is it me or is it weird when you actually say Las Vegas? I mean I know that's the name and all but is it really necessary?? Bygones. 

Babe & I did our fair share of strip walking. Good exercise and great people watching - can't beat that! 

I ate like crazy on this trip and enjoyed every minute. It all started with my fancy meal in First Class (I'm a rookie, it was my 1st time). Then I had to show the dish that turned out to be my favorite pick from the entire trip - Banana Nutella Sandwiches...OMG, there are no words for its amazingness!! I need to figure out how to recreate ASAP.

Quality time at the Mandalay beach/pool! I've never experienced a pool with a beach area included, it was the best of both worlds. I definitely took advantage ;-)

Drinks!! Well good old non-alcoholic ones, lol. These days my go to beverage when I'm out is tonic w/ lime. Give it try, it's very refreshing. I also had my first virgin mojito (mango flavored) - amazeballs!

We went to this bar called Minus 5 and it was very interesting...everything inside was made of ice. Obviously the temperature inside was minus 5 degrees so we had to bundle up in order to enjoy it. They gave us the cutest mink, hat, boots and gloves to wear, plus we got to keep the hats. Good times!

That pretty much sums it up. For an unexpected business trip, we had a ton of fun! Now for our real vacation next week...NYC here we come!!

Have you ever been to Vegas? If so, what are your favorite things to do there?

Later Gators,

Monday, August 13, 2012

19 Weeks Pregnant + Gender Reveal

Hey there!! I feel like I've been absent from the blog world for a long time. One week feels like forever!! I'm back now...literally. Babe & I went to Las Vegas last week for a business trip and had a wonderful time. I'll do a recap post later this week.

Right now I wanted to share our 19 Week Pregnancy Vlog. We recorded this while in Vegas and it's full of info. Most importantly, the gender reveal!!!

Check it out below ;-)


Friday, August 3, 2012

Sparkle Sparkle

Happy Friday!! 

Sparkle Top & Cargo Pants : Old Navy

Wedges : Bakers

Hope your weekend is perfect ;-)


Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Weird & Wonderful Wednesday

Dress: Goody's ~ Cardigan & Sandals : Burlington
* I am not a cat person, never have been. They seem too sneaky for me, but I have to say that this stray kitten that wouldn't stay out of my pictures is a real cutie. Not cute enough to come in my house though!
* Wearing a cardigan when it's 100 + degrees outside = not the business (Blame the church air conditioning)
* So how about my hair in this picture was supposed to be a braidout on blown out hair...such a freakin fail! 
* The scale just keeps moving up and it makes me depressed. Yes, I am aware that I'm carrying life and all but this is really hard for me. 
* Mom & Gracee's trip got postponed until the end of the month but at least they're still coming!

Purse : LV Neverfull GM
* Tomorrow is the big day and we get to find out the sex of the baby! Exciting stuff I tell you!
* My first authentic (yes, I've carried a fake before) Louis Vuitton!!!! After a year of stalking this bag I bit the bullet and bought it this weekend. I'm in love...seriously ;-) 
* Unexpected business trip with the hubby in Vegas next week. I cannot wait to get on that plane Sunday!
* 1yr anniversary trip to NYC coming up in a few weeks!
* August is going to be epic...for real. Let's just call this "babymoon" month ;-)

BTW, can you believe it's August already? Where did the time go?? 

Your turn...spill it!


**Linking with The Pleated Poppy