Friday, June 29, 2012

Just the Six of Us

Last night my siblings, our spouses, and I all went out to dinner and to see the Blue Man Group. It was the first time the six of us have ever done anything together just us. Can you believe that?!? We get together as a whole family, with my parents and the kiddos all the time but never our generation only. I truly had a blast and it makes me hope that we can start getting together like that regularly. And to make it even better .. the Blue Man Group was frickin phenomenal!! Seriously, if you get the opportunity to see one of their shows you should.

I .. clearly being the best blogger ever .. did not take one single picture. So if you were hoping for a photo montage of the night too bad for you! But luckily I have blogged about each piece of my outfit before {only 2 pieces really .. dress .. shoes} and I made a little mash up so you can get the idea.

.. and I didn't even wear blue on purpose. I am just that subconsciously coordinated. Yea right!!

Happy Weekend!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Printed Skinnies

One trend that I am completely obsessed with is printed skinny jeans! Here are a few of my favorites ..

1: Nasty Gal


3: Tripp NYC

4: Alice + Olivia

5: Current Elliott

Monday, June 25, 2012



Here is the thing about hi-lo hemlines .. some people love them and some people hate them. I have heard it referred to as a mullet hem which conjures up particularly yucky feelings for me. But seeing as how I am a lover not a hater, I am down with a "party in the front business in the back" kind of look. {yes I know the saying is "business in the front party in the back" but for a skirt it's the other way around don't ya think??}. Especially when it comes in green lace!! I love this dress so much! It is light and airy which is a must for this INSANE heat .. and .. the color is perfectly vibrant and that just makes me feel happy!


Happy Monday!!



Dress: Georgie

Shoes: Steve Madden

Bag: Hobo International

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

For Your Information ..

.. it is cloudy today and I am crossing my fingers for rain. A lot of people around here are complaining about all the rain we have been having but I love it. I love the way it smells. I love that it brings life to all of the plants and yards. I love that it fills up our lakes. I love that it makes me want to curl up on the couch and snuggle. I love that it brings some relief from the heat. And most of all I love that we are not living through severe draught conditions like we were last summer. So come one rain .. bring it!


.. my boss brought her sweet new baby to visit us at the store today!! She is two weeks old today and she is the definition of a muffin. She is just perfect and precious and she hardly makes a peep. I am a serious baby lover and I could have snuggled with her all day long. Such a bright start to this work day!


.. my in laws are visiting from OK and we are going to have dinner with my sister and her family tonight. We are going to this fun local Mexican food restaurant that has the best atmosphere and food. RT and I love any excuse to spend time with our nieces and nephews and I really like to share that with his patents. Even though they are only a couple of hours away, our families really don't spend much time together. Such a great opportunity to spend time with both sides of our family at once!


.. a couple of weeks ago we were at market buying for holiday and our genetic denim rep gave me these awesome printed jeans! I was so excited I wore them the very next day. Today I decided to go pretty literal with it so, going along the grey print, I paired these skinnies with a grey top and grey Jeffrey Campbell litas.


Happy Wednesday!!


Tuesday, June 19, 2012


For dinner Sunday night, RT and I had black bean burgers with a corn and peppers side. It was so yummy!


I used this recipe from skinny taste for the burgers. We are major avocado lovers so i almost always put avacado on any kind of burger i make. I also put a tomato slice on mine but RT hates tomato so he did not get one. All inside a whole wheat thin round.


For the side I just roasted corn on the cob, one poblano pepper, and one green bell pepper in the oven. Then I cut the corn off the cob and diced up the peppers. Mix it all together and serve.




Happy Tuesday!!


Friday, June 15, 2012

Black Bean Burgers .. or Not

Last night I had all the fixins to make black bean burgers for dinner. But when I got home we decided on a date night instead. We watched an episode of teen mom .. because it is important to start your night off with some seriously good quality television .. then headed to this extra yummy pizza place near by and enjoyed a really nice date night together.

I truly love spending time with RT. I know what a blessing that is and i cherish every second we spend together. He is my very favorite person to hang out with and even better than that .. he likes hangin out with me too! I am a lucky girl :)

and bonus .. he's super easy on the eyes!!

Happy Weekend!!

Top: BB Dakota
Shorts: Carribean Nights
Shoes: Dolce Vita

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

4 in 1

a while back i did a post where i showed how the women in my family could all wear the same trend just in different ways. i thought it was super fun!! so today i decided to use the same concept but instead of using a trend i am using a specific piece. i chose these printed skinny jeans by citizens of humanity because it is a style that looks great on all of our different body types and they are mid rise which also works for each of us. so fun right?! i love to showcase how one trend piece can work for anyone .. whether you are a twenty something still early on in your marriage, a young mom, or a grandmother.

Happy Wednesday!

the momma:
top: Vince
jeans: Citizens of Humanity
shoes: jeffrey campbell
handbag: Hobo International

the sister in law:
top: Vanessa Bruno
jeans: Citizens of Humanity
shoes: Phase Eight
handbag: Salvatore Ferragamo
earrings: Kendra Scott
watch: Michael Kors

the sister:
top: Graham & Spencer
jeans: Citizens of Humanity
shoes: Sam Edelman
necklace: Robert Rose

top: Dorothy Perkins
jeans: Citizens of Humanity
shoes: via GoJane
necklace: House of Harlow
handbag: Aldo

*i made these collages on polyvore*

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

If I Was Your Boyfriend

Well ok I guess that would be kinda weird considering .. well .. everything ...

ANYWAY .. I super love these jeans! I have had them for years and the more I wear/wash them the softer and slouchier and awesomer they get. And bonus .. RT likes them too. I read in a magazine the other day this list of 'the top 20 clothing items your guy wants to to get rid of' and boyfriend jeans were on the list. Well not my man! Booyah!

When my grandmother moved a few months ago, this belt was one of the things she gave to me. It is rainbow colored with gold studs all over and I have worn it a ton. It just adds a little something fun and kinda 80s and that is alright by me. I do not subscribe to the 'if I wore it the first time it was in style I can't wear it when it comes back' rule. I dont like fashion rules period.

Happy Tuesday!

Tshirt: Target
Jeans: Rich&Skinny
Wedges: via NastyGal
Belt: Nana's

Monday, June 11, 2012


Let me start by apologizing for my lack of posts lately. My life has been one giant whirlwind the past week or so. It has been great but super super busy! Sorry bout that!!

Moving on ...

golf is a major passion of RT's so a few weeks ago we went to a tournament

deuce hung out with us one day
he loves golf just like his daddy
he also loves taking pictures with his aunt .. can't you tell?!?


RT's parents were visiting that weekend so they ventured out to the tournament with us on Sunday

there has also been lots of fun out on the lake with the kiddos now that summer is here in full force

learning to water ski is SUPER tiring
{how precious is she?!?}

water logged and sharing a snack with his sister

Happy Monday!

Thursday, June 7, 2012


Happy Thursday!

Top: Understar
Shorts: Free People
Bag: Hobo
Shoes: Dolce Vita

Monday, June 4, 2012

Sitting at Work ...

... listening to a funny little audio book {yes I am that dorky!}

... enjoying our extra-large extra-comfy big brown couch

... randomly looking up at the door waiting for the rush of customers {fingers crossed people}

... wondering what I did this weekend that has caused the complete loss of my voice. I have been quite the raspy one for the past couple of days

... looking through blogs and twitter and facebook and instagram and wondering how the heck all this social media has invaded my very existence

... And wishing you a very happy Monday!!


Top: Aaron Ashe

Pants: Georgie

Shoes: Gianni Bini