• Fashion is about what you wear. Style is about how you live your life. ~Ralph Lauren

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Happy Thoughts!

Here's a thing about being confused about relationships--it can make you really sad and down and out for a bit. OR it can make you determined to make your home the most organized and prettiest place you've ever been. It's option two for me. Yesterday I cleaned and organized. Today was a project day (in between walking with Jill and hanging out with Alisha for a bit)

I got this cute little plaque at an antique shop for $2. "I can live for two months on a good compliment" Mark Twain. It's going to live on my dresser now.

I also got the sudden urge to finally put pictures in this frame. I bought it back in December and it's been sitting around because I wasn't sure what pictures and where I wanted to hang it. You know how it goes. So anyway, the frame was kind of a silver color. I decided that it needed to be black. And I decided to go with pictures of Table Rock (where I walk frequently) because these are some of my favorite pictures I've taken of a place that I love.
And after walking around my apartment to find the perfect wall to put it on, I finally decided that it needed to be on the mantle in my bedroom. I'm happy with the way it turned out.
I'm currently trying to figure out how to use the digital picture frame my parents got me for Christmas. I haven't had a chance to do it until now. I'm excited to cross it off my list. It's been so easy to neglect the little touches of my home because I've been so distracted with other things. Now I'm so happy that I have all of these little projects to do to distract me from my former distractions. haha. Cheers to keeping busy!
I also want to wish my Dad a very happy birthday! Here we are on Memorial Day this year. He's the greatest Dad ever and I hope that he has a great day and all his birthday wishes come true. Love you, Dad!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Friday Night Fun

Sometimes there is nothing more fun than going out with a few friends to enjoy good music and laughter. That's exactly what I did on Friday night. This great local band was playing at a bar that I usually avoid at all costs. It's a bar that many underage college student frequent--and as a college administrator you can imagine how I feel about this place. I've spent many a night in the emergency room because a first year student is getting their stomach pumped after a night out at this establishment. blah. SO it was ironic that it was the scene of fun with my friends. And thankfully there were NO underage college students to be seen. We had a great time and the band was so fun. We didn't drink too much but we were pleased to see that the graduation champagne special was still in place. (you all know how I love my champagne) So we bought a bottle and enjoyed every cheap drop of it. :)

Emily, Jill and I with our bottle.
It's entertaining to take pictures with the champagne. Maybe I should mention that I wish more bars sold champagne by the bottle around here. I say this all the time. So it was super funny to get it at the one place I avoid.
Jill and I enjoying the music
Emily and I
Here's to fun summer nights with good friends!

Friday, June 25, 2010

Hanging Around

Well, I guess it's time to jump in and get back in the blogging saddle again. I always find it difficult after time away because I have lots of stuff that has happened and I don't know where to begin. So I'll just begin.

I'm happy to report that I've been off of work for most of this week. I will be off all of next week too. Sometimes that causes me some anxiety because I'm not used to spending so much time unstructured. I am pretty sure I'll be okay with it though...
So what have I been doing?

Well, on Tuesday night I went with my friend, Jill to Albany (about an hour from here) to visit her wedding dress (she's getting married next July) and I'm one of her bridesmaids so I tried on some dresses too. Her dress is beautiful and she's gonna be lovely on her big day. Obviously, I can't post those pictures, but next July--I'm all about it. While there, we went to another bridal shop to watch Jill's best friend, Ashley try on wedding dresses. Ashley and Jill are getting married two weeks apart. It was so fun to watch this process. Ashely found her dress at the end and it's lovely.
Here we are waiting for Ashley to come out with a dress. Oh, and I can't begin to tell you how much I adore trying on headpieces while I'm in a bridal shop. I think I have good veil hair. This time I was really into this feather thing. So fun.
And just for further proof--I really do try on veils whenever I'm in a bridal shop. This was when my Courtney got married. haha.
Last night we went out to dinner for my friend Alisha. She's moving downstate on Saturday. It was a nice night. And another excuse to wear my new shoes. Wait, I didn't mention my shoes?? I got these bad boys last weekend. They are in no way practical or sensible. But I love them and I'm tall in them. Love. Love. Love.So Alisha loves this game we play with our friends. It's called the fan club game. We go around and say things that we love and admire about each other. It's a nice way to make each other feel great. In honor of Alisha moving, we all wrote down things we love and admire about her and put it in a jar. That way she can open it up whenever she wants and get a pick me up. She loved it! I think we all need a jar like this. Sometimes it's nice to hear these things. I'm gonna miss her!

Tonight a few of us are going to see a band play at a local bar. Should be fun! What are your weekend plans?

Saturday, June 19, 2010

She's Back. For Real.

It's been months. It's been crazy in my life. I've missed blogging but needed to step away and deal with some stuff.

I'm ready to come back. I will be posting again soon. I'll leave you with some of the cute shoes I've gotten since I last posted.

The blue shoes are me. I love these! They may be my favorite. Shh. Don't tell the others.
I'm calling these my Barbie shoes. cuteness.

Think Pink and be happy. I needed these in my life.
Get ready!