Wednesday, March 31, 2010

cashmere is (so) NOT the pits


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i really like finding a good deodorant.
and if you have a little extra bills to spend,
i think you'll enjoy this one too.


Donna Karan's Cashmere Mist $12 on sale at Nordy's
(normally $18)





a little musky and woodsy, but light and very smooth.
just curious if it really does the job, which im sure it does.
xo,

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Monday, March 29, 2010

spring a ding ding...


OK, it is that time of year in the NW.
when spring teases you with the warmer temps and budding flowers,
to then just turn on you and dump hurricane-like downpours of rain and wind.

and im losing my patience i tell you.

not too enthused about this Monday.
i need me some real spring!
inspirations everyone, inspirations.

xo,

{photos via ffffound}

Friday, March 26, 2010

feels like a friday night. {or an arby's night?}


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my best friends family used to say (while trying to decide on a place to eat),
"Feels like an arby's night, ya?"

but, i digress.
i have nothing to write about concerning arby's.
i just love the quip from D's family.

and so i continue.
the weekend has arrived and im itching to get out of this office.

working on a school clean-up day for most of my saturday afternoon,
but we're topping off the evening with Ladies Poker Night.
most excited!

i hope your weekend treats you well
and here are some tidbits from around the web for your viewing pleasure.
XO,

seriously IN LOVE with this orange tablescape!

revlon face illuminator- i'll take it.

precious forts.

i think i would really enjoy northern spain (even though im a beach girl at heart)

this blog is my fave (and she has a wicked sense of humor)

darling coat and sunnies

blue hair, anyone? somehow it works on her...

i adore everything in this photo (and the blog ain't too bad either)

miss padgett hoke's darling etsy shop!

i smelled it, and i like it! very much.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

this chick needs to read.


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totally unrelated to beauty, but

i have this problem.
and it's only plagued me in the last year...

i start a book.
a brilliant (or sometimes not so brilliant *cough* LA Candy), riveting, sensational, emotional, dramatic, humorous read and then,

boom.

halfway or not even halfway through the book, i stop.
then, that same week, or a month later, i start a new book.

currently, i am in the middle of...5 books!

Loving Frank,
Monsters of Templeton,
All We Ever Wanted Was Everything,
LA Candy (i REFUSE to finish this one),
The Art of Racing in the Rain

count 'em. five!
and i stupidly thought it would be a good idea to start ANOTHER book yesterday at the park
(only got 1 page in and fell asleep in the sun, so i don't think that counts).

and to top this off, i have 5+ "must reads" stewing on my bookshelf
(or in this oh so simple noggin' of mine).

so maybe im just so anxious and excited to read the next book, i can never finish with the first.
what is my deal!?
help, please.

and what are your favorite reads!?
do tell.
(er...then again, maybe you shouldn't)

xo,

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

"HAMM OUT"

the high school (and my place of business) is closed on wednesday (tomorrow), so i've got the day off.
splendid!
hoping for more sunny rays in PDX.

so, i leave you with some dreamy photos to enjoy while i'm out...
"HAMM OUT!"
(i love john hamm)
xo




{all photos via FFFFOUND}
credits found there

a foggy day...


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wise words

life is so precious.
it's so bizarre how quickly things can turn, change, happen.

today is quite foggy in the city of roses, both literally and figuratively.

praying for health and healing in many people i love.

Monday, March 22, 2010

LOVE




have i mentioned that i really love my cousin's baby, Audrey?
(aka ''Pants'')

bless her little heart...xo

spring child


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i adore this!
spring ethereal.

but, my allergies are one nasty pest lately.
however, im oh so happy spring is here and really alive.

just waiting for more sun, easter, my parent's pool and more spring trips.

toodles!

Friday, March 19, 2010

fabulous friday


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this weekend, i'll be catching up on sleep (can't seem to shake spring fwd) and the largest pile of laundry you've ever seen.

but i hope you have more exciting things waiting for you.

here are some fabulous friday finds from around the web... ta-ta!

cute laundry room sign

funky polaroids (my next venture)

blueberry ice cream...yumm

spool no.72, i like.

i love this color crush

don't know if i'd have the heart to do this, but trashing the dress seems to be quite popular.

precious card!

it's all in the details (ps. im obessed with wedding blogs)

french country home i covet

xo,

Thursday, March 18, 2010

sun smiles and stripes



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i LOVE this.
i often forget to remind myself how lucky i am to be alive.
and healthy,
(and lovely) :)

shouldn't we all remember to be this present and thankful in life?
(the boy usually pinches me when i fail to do this, which is all too frequent)


it's also really sunny and lovely outside. so i can't help but smile.

and i also really really love stripes.
(and sequined shorts)

{can't remember where i found this, oops}

hugs and kisses,

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

green room


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i want this room. {chartreuse+aqua blue}
absolutely splendid.

Happy St. Patrick's Day, lovelies!

"a day to begin transforming winter's dreams into summer's magic."

cheers to my people (and all the green beer out there, ya?)!

xo,

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

hello, i like you very much.



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isn't this braided look darling?
and so (punky) chic.

if only my hair was long enough...one day, i tell you!

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i also really (oddly) enjoy this frizzy pic.
endearing, yes?
reminds me of paris (can you tell im obsessed?)

happy tuesday!

Monday, March 15, 2010

a punch of red

quick thought-

{via..who else}

i covet this sweater!
(i know it's basically spring already, but how could you not want this right now!?)

and until next time...


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"I've got a picture of you

Wherever I go
A sweet reminder from you to me

I'm never alone."
- Mr. Hudson


im itching for st.paddy's day already...mm..green beer.

and i had quite the weekend- here's a glimpse:

*the boy came into town (xo).
*experienced my dear hilarious cousin in his high school play "Is He Dead?"
*saw "Remember Me" (i do recommend!)
*ran the shamrock {9.3 mile} run on sunday and i must say, it was quite a success.
*had the most delicious smoked salmon eggs benedict at urban farmer.
*treated myself to a divine pedicure (accompanied by a glass of red wine).
*chowed down on some chinese food and watched the hurt locker (had to see what all the hype was about- very good!)

the weekend was too fast, but here's to another week of love, work, and laughter.

xo

Friday, March 12, 2010

shuffle me friday


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i saw this fun little post via Yellow Brick Blog and i thought,
hey, why not?
it's the freakin' weekend.

so here are the Shuffle Game rules:

1. Put your iTunes/ ipod (or any mp3 player) on shuffle.
2. For each question, press the next button to get your answer.
3. YOU MUST WRITE THAT SONG NAME DOWN NO MATTER HOW SILLY IT SOUNDS!
4. Encourage others to play along!


my results:

1) WHAT WOULD BEST DESCRIBE YOUR PERSONALITY?
Sleep on it Tonight - Tim McGraw (huh?)

2) WHAT DO YOU LIKE IN A GUY/GIRL?
Wise Man - Slightly Stupid

3) WHAT IS YOUR LIFE'S PURPOSE?
83-John Mayer (does not make sense)

4) WHAT IS YOUR MOTTO?
Not a girl, Not yet a woman - Brit Brit (hahahahha)

5) WHAT DO YOUR FRIENDS THINK OF YOU?
Fix You - Coldplay

6) WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT OFTEN?
Chicago- Sufjan Stevens

7) WHAT IS 2+2?
The Pieces Don't Fit Anymore - James Morrison

8) WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOUR BEST FRIEND?
Can't Help Falling in Love- Michael Buble (ha!)

9) WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE PERSON YOU LIKE?
Breaking My Heart Again- Aqualung (what!?)

10) WHAT IS YOUR LIFE STORY?
Sunday Best - Augustana

11) WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU GROW UP?
Magic- Black Eyed Peas

12) WHAT DO YOU THINK WHEN YOU SEE THE PERSON YOU LIKE?
Brown Eyed Girl- Van Morrison

13) WHAT DO YOUR PARENTS THINK OF YOU?
Crazy- Nelly Furtado (well, well!)

14) WHAT WILL YOU DANCE TO AT YOUR WEDDING?
Bold as Love- John Mayer

15) WHAT WILL THEY PLAY AT YOUR FUNERAL?
Let's Go Crazy - Prince (holla!)

16) WHAT IS YOUR HOBBY/INTEREST?
Sexual Healing - Marvin Gay

17) WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOUR FRIENDS?
Say Goodbye - Chris Brown (what? no!)

18) WHAT'S THE WORST THING THAT COULD HAPPEN?
Cry- Mandy Moore

19) HOW WILL YOU DIE?
Cannonball- Damien Rice

20) WHAT IS THE ONE THING YOU REGRET?
Albina- Horse Feathers

21) WHAT MAKES YOU LAUGH?
I Could Say- Lily Allen

22) WHAT MAKES YOU CRY?
Come Away with Me- Nora Jones

23) WILL YOU EVER GET MARRIED?
Professional- unknown

24) WHAT SCARES YOU THE MOST?
Please Don't Tell Her- Jason Mraz

25) DOES ANYONE LIKE YOU?
I Would Die for U- Prince

26) IF YOU COULD GO BACK IN TIME, WHAT WOULD YOU CHANGE?
Night Train- Amos Lee

27) WHAT HURTS RIGHT NOW?
Love Lockdown- Kanye

Some are hilarious, others are wrong,
and some are just so random, they don't even make sense.



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but happy friday, my darlings!

have a great {maybe rainy}one.

xx,

Thursday, March 11, 2010

on my mind

some random thoughts as of late...

maybe going a bit more golden ala

i want to be doing this exact thing in paris, and with my siblings

smoother skin please (& it's affordable!)

a fantastic wedge

i think i'll head to mykonos...and very soon

i have welcomed back my beloved mascara with open arms

eh...that's about it for now.

back to work, lovelies!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

a picture says a thousand words


{loves of my life- minus a key few xo}

i serrrriously HEART my friends.
vegas 2010

a trip to remember.


Tuesday, March 9, 2010

skin rescue

while im not entirely old,
nor have the wrinkles that come with beautiful aging
and a life full of history and wisdom,
i still care about this damn skin of mine.

especially the face.

and since i can't afford the uppity $135 a bottle face serum,
i found another alternative.
and im buying it this weekend.

Burt's Bees Radiance Serum, $18


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this serum combines royal jelly, licorice root extract and
glycerin to bring out skin’s natural radiance.


includes vitamins A, C, D and K, minerals and 17 amino acids.

royal jelly is found to nourish and rejuvenate skin,
without clogging pores or causing irritation.


Use daily after cleansing, morning and night.
Smooth a small amount directly around your eyes, mouth and forehead.


mm yes please!
xo,

Monday, March 8, 2010

recovering...

from one crazy storm of a weekend in vegas.
too many 'unmentionables' to be mentioned,
but it was one of the best weekends ever.

i barely remembered to wash my face,
and i've discovered i hate my current mascara
(the pink and green tube).
icky and sticky.

so as i still recover from the worst hangover of my life,
i am most excited to finish up work, go home and sleep.
only wish my bedroom looked like this.
(how dreamy yet funky? and by the beach...)
i swoon.

but enough of this.
hope everyone had a relaxing weekend to take on the week!
xo,

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Eyebrows I Covet


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miss ashley olsen.
thick, beautifully arched, and striking.
i love them even more when colored in dark.
some may disagree, but then i say, you're a fool.

and if you are oddly obsessed with the MKA duo,
check out this stalk blog
(maybe not the most useful of your time, but it's addicting).

happy hump day!
xo,

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Yes To



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oh to be doing this right about now...


but im not.
so instead, here is my new little beauty find.

Yes To Cucumbers Facial Towelettes, $6 (30 pack)


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Safely removes makeup while cleansing your face of any dirt and sweat.
Perfect for sensitive skin;
won't clog pores, hypoallergenic, all natural and full of vitamins.
plus, no need to rinse!
excellent for traveling.

Yes To Carrots also carries Yes To Carrots and Yes To Tomatoes
for different skin types.

*found at your local Walgreens
(where else)?

enjoy!

Monday, March 1, 2010

welcome march!


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so glad
that it is here.
many beautiful things coming up
(including the cherry blossoms).
happy march monday, lovelies!

**and a merry belated b-day to miss amber and early blissful b-day to miss stizz!**

xo,