Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Flashback Tuesdays!

Hi Guys!
Today, I'm linking up over at Whyyyjen for Flashback Tuesdays.
My picture this week is this one:

This is from back in 2008 when hubs and I were just Mike (or the boyfriend) and I.
We were living in Chico while Mike finished grad school.
And we had just adopted our little fur baby Tuffy.
I love this picture because it's so us.
I'm forcing everyone to take a self portrait.
Tuffy looks irritated and terrified.
Mike has a mullet and bangs (he was trying to grow his hair out).
We were a silly little family from the beginning and it's never changed.
Except, Mike has better hair.
And we have a better camera for cheesy self portraits.
And there's an extra fur baby now.
Pictures like this just remind me of how much I love us.

Happy Tuesday everyone!

Monday, July 30, 2012


We partied prettty hard the night before I wore this outfit.
And by partying hard, I mean we stayed up past midnight and I drank the equivalent of a bottle of wine by myself.
At this point in our lives, that's a rager.
(Side note, while getting my hair done once by my younger and cooler stylist, she asked her friend if they were going to "rage" that night and I asked, "Where's Rage?"  I'm old.)
Needless to say after partying like that, I woke up feeling not awesome.
Hence, the fedora.
My dirty hair, hangover cover.
Also, to be fair, I only wore the cute version of this outfit for like an hour while we ran some errands and then I changed into this:
Try not to fall in love with me everybody.

Hat:  F21, Similar
Shirt:  NY & Co, Similar
Shorts:  Old Navy, Similar
Sandals:  F21, Similar
Necklace that you can't really see:  Gift, Similar

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Minty Fresh

Oh mint jeans.
I wanted you for so long.
And then last week, you showed up in a box from the sister.
And I knew from our first meeting that we would be the best of friends you and I.
You are so minty.
So soft.
So stretchy.
So comfy.
Dear mint jeans.
Run away with me forever.

(I'm deep ya'll.)

Big kiss to the sister for buying me these!!
Top:  J.Crew Factory, Similar
Pants:  Gift, Gap
Sandals:  F21, Similar
Necklace:  J.Crew via Ebay

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Giveaway Winner!

And the winner of my Elisabeth Ashlie Jewelry Giveaway is....

              The Arine earrings are gorgeous!

Number 5, Shannon B!

Send me an e-mail with your address and your earrings will be on their way!
Thanks for everyone who entered, my readers are the best!

(I used the Random.org number generator and am too stupid to put it on my page, but trust me, it chose #5)


Friday, July 27, 2012

High Five For Friday!

This week has been a doozy.  
Homework, short staffed at work, super exhausted.
Not cool.
So here are the five best things about this sh*tstorm of a week.

I forgot to put a number on this one and I'm too sleepy to fix it.
(1) Buying our giant fan for the living room.  It is HOT here folks.  As in sitting on your couch sweating hot.  This fan is my new favorite thing ever.
(2) Packages from the sister.
(3) Pug study buddy.
(4)  Treadmill nature run 5ks while listening to the Ricky Gervais Show. (My pace is really slow, I know...I have short legs...and am out of shape.)
(5)  Freshly done hairs.

Go check out the rest of the H54F posts here!

Only one more day to enter my Elisabeth Ashlie Jewelry Giveaway!
Go here and do it now!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Cray Cray

I didn't have time to take proper outfit pictures yesterday.
This week has been crazy.
If I were someone else, I would probably call it cray cray.
But I just can't pull that off.
Just like I can't pull off calling other women "girlfriend."
Or winking.
But yeah, here's what I wore yesterday.

How giant does my head look in this picture?!

Top:  J.Crew Factory, Similar
Skirt:  F21, Similar
Shoes:  Payless
Necklaces:  Premier, Similar

Have you joined my giveaway yet?  
Go here now to enter!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012



Here's a little advice from me to you.
Don't go to bed with soaking wet, unbrushed hair.

That shit will haunt your dreams.

Yours Truly,


P.S. I spelled advice wrong TWICE so maybe you shouldn't listen to me about anything.
P.P. S. Did you enter my giveaway yet??  Go here and do it!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Sexiest Picture You've Ever Seen

I don't have a funny anecdote to go with these pictures.
But look, how cute is this outfit?!
I love stripes.

Also, can we talk about how much I love Vicki Christine's blog?
She's  a rambly pregnant lady with a potty mouth so yeah, I love her.
Check her out!

But seriously, how cute is this outfit?!!

This may be my most favorite picture of me EVER.

Dress:  Banana Republic Outlet, Similar
Belt:  Thrifted, Similar
Shoes:  Payless, Similar
Necklace:  Gift, Premier, Similar

Monday, July 23, 2012

1 Shirt, 2 Days

I wore this shirt yesterday for a lunch date with the hubs and running errands.
And it was hot as H outside.
Hence, the icky, sweaty indoor pictures.
Then today, I figured why not wear that shirt again (I'm lazy) and pretend it was on purpose to do a blog about how to wear it for casual and work?!
So here you go, 1 shirt, 2 days/ways!

Day Outfit
Top:  Target
Shorts:  Old Navy
Shoes:  Gift, Sperry
Earrings:  Thrifted, Similar

Work Outfit
Top:  Same (obvi)
Skirt:  Gift, Windsor, Similar
Belt:  Ann Taylor, Similar
Shoes:  Nine West, Similar
Earrings:  Premier, Similar

Sunday, July 22, 2012

My Boys

After finishing my first of two papers due yesterday (my teacher hates us) I walked into the bedroom to find my boys reading and napping on the bed.
I figured, what better way to put off starting my second paper than to take some pictures of them.
Here they are.
(Papers are stupid)

Gizmo loves reading his Kindle on lazy Saturdays

Finally learned about aperture (did I spell that right?)

Fun Fact:  I used Slight Light from Pioneer Woman's free actions for Photoshop Elements on almost all of these, it's my fave!

Saturday, July 21, 2012


I promised myself that if I ever got over 30 followers I would do a giveaway and look, 36 wahho!!
So in honor of that, one lucky reader will win these gorgeous earrings from Elisabeth Ashlie Jewelry!

To enter, all you have to do is go to their Etsy shop found here, pick out your favorite item, then come back here and let me know which one is your favorite and why by leaving a comment on this post.

And while you're at it, why don't you check out the girls behind Elisabeth Ashlie Jewelry by going to their blogs at From My Grey Desk and The Small Things, they are two pretty fabulous ladies.

Thanks for following and good luck!

{Entries open until 7/28}

Friday, July 20, 2012

High Five For Friday

I have no idea what day of the week it is.
I didn't realize I needed to do a H54F post until after 10am this morning.
I need to get more sleep.
And be done with grad school (SOON!)
So here are my 5 favorite things from this week (I've decided the week starts on Saturdays so I can include fun stuff from my weekends too)

(1)  Wine tasting with friends on Sunday, seriously so much fun.
(2)  Wearing my giant, hot pink watch that I bought at Big Lots.  This thing is huge.
(3)  Having an epiphany of how to handle the fact that I have too many shoes - sandal box under the bed!
(4)  Pool time with friends (and a much needed distraction from my paper that day).
(5)  Going to the store looking like a stoner in my pjs and messy hair, buying chips and guac and a mini cake just for me (It was a rough day).

Head on over to From My Grey Desk Blog to check out everyone else's H54F posts!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Cardigan Meets Mullet Dress

I wore this outfit wine tasting on Sunday and didn't take outfit pictures.
Because I was having too much fun.
And you know...was a little boozy by the end of the day.
So I figured, why not throw a cardigan on it and pretend it's work appropriate!
And please excuse the awful inside pictures.
It was ugly outside and these were taken after work and just ugh.

Dress:  Kmart, Similar
Belt:  Thrifted, Similar
Cardigan:  Gift, J.Crew, Similar
Shoes:  Payless, Similar
Necklace:  Gift, Similar