Wednesday, February 25, 2009

summer shoes.

oh I can't wait!
I can't wait for sandals and warm toes :)
Huaraches are back and better than ever!
These are by Enzo Angiolini "Muffin" Sandal

Love these ballet flats by Sigerson Morrison

These fantastically "Barbie" pink sandals are by Nine West.
I want these for when my feet are super tan! :)
Hogan, by Jessica Simpson

Oh, yes, I am so ready for summer.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

simply fabulous.

So, no one can replace the Vera, but I have found a fantastic new bridal designer.
Stephanie James Couture is my new favorite.

I absolutely love the vintage 50s look.
I die.
I'm not exactly sure about the price, but the Knot had $$$$ <--- 4 dollar signs...yikes!
Oh! And p.p.s. the amazing Vera Wang that Kate Hudson wore in Bride Wars can only be purchased at Helen Rodrigues in Austrialia.
(like I was going to get it anyway!) :)

Monday, February 23, 2009


Richard Perez

Friday, February 20, 2009

gocco crazy.

I am so in love with these little gocco machines!!

They are like mini-screen print machines.
I absolutely adore printmaking since it was my second emphasis with my art degree. I miss it!
I would love to get one of these, but they cost a little $$$
Here are a couple etsy crafters that use their gocco to create some fabulous-ness!

Birdie prints by littlestflower
Invitations by UglyKitty (hmm, this is definately a thought...not the design, but the process) :)

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another new beginning.

Ok...the Atkin's thing has run it's course with me.
I have had literally a 2 lb success in 2 months.
I can't keep it up for that. My body is just not responding.
Craig has had success and I am so proud of him! He looks HOT! :)
So I am a BIG fan of not counting. I do not like diets where you have to be meticulous of counting points, calories, fat grams. I think about it too much when I do those, and simply lose my mind!
I'm starting Medifast.

It's a drastic cut in calories. The minimum you can take in and still be healthy.
There is no counting, nothing.
You used to only be able to get it from the doctor as a prescription (due to the low calories), but now they have approved it without (I don't know how long that's been, but new to me).
I am very excited. I think this could be it for me.
You get 5 of their "meals" a day...bars, soup, oatmeal, etc and then you eat a "lean and green" meal for dinner. Chicken breast and salad for example.
Looking at success stories (on their discussion board...not ads...and people that have done it locally that I know, or word of mouth) are EXTREMELY successful.
On average people loose 5-7 in the first week (normal for a diet change), but some loose up to 12, that would be AMAZING, but def not counting on it. The average after that is 2-5 lbs a week.
I ordered my first set last night. The lady I order it from has lost 39 lbs since August. (If you order it from a local "Health Coach" you get a discount).
So, wish me luck! I get my first shipment next week.
(and watch out around then...I may be a little cranky) :)

Tuesday, February 17, 2009



we surround them.

Do you believe in 7 of these 9 principles?
The Nine Principles
1. America is good.
2. I believe in God and He is the Center of my Life.
3. I must always try to be a more honest person than I was yesterday.
4. The family is sacred. My spouse and I are the ultimate authority, not the government.
5. If you break the law you pay the penalty. Justice is blind and no one is above it.
6. I have a right to life, liberty and pursuit of happiness, but there is no guarantee of equal results.
7. I work hard for what I have and I will share it with who I want to. Government cannot force me to be charitable.
8. It is not un-American for me to disagree with authority or to share my personal opinion.
9. The government works for me. I do not answer to them, they answer to me.
If you do, send your picture into
If you'd like more info check out Glenn Beck's site.
Also, he includes 12 values....
Hard Work
Personal Responsibility
This is what it means to be a conservative.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

a couple things i love.

Acorn Birdhouse from Anthropologie

Owl Lamp, also from Anthropologie.

My new rug for the kitchen from Ikea. Craig picked it out :)

Ariat Fat Baby boots

Pink Heart Sunglasses from Red Velvet Art

Friday, February 13, 2009

Happy Heart Day!

Happy Valentine's Day!!!

inspiration notebook.

I got my lil' wedding inspiration notebook done. Now I have a place to put all those thoughts, instead of just rethinking them in my head :)
Now, if I could only get the groom talking, we'd be on a roll. ;)
Gosh, that one crooked ribbon is driving me nuts, I'm going to go cut it now :)

my lipgloss is poppin'

So I went shopping today, on a mission to find fabulous tops. No such luck.
Well, I did find one, it wasn't on sale, so I couldn't justify it.
I may have to go back to get it. I think I will wear it with a little black cardigan and some black flats for Craig n' my pictures.
I did, however, remember to bring my empty MAC Cosmetics containers. If you bring 6 empty containers into them, you get a free lipstick. Well, I had 12! I got 2!! :) I got 3-D (my daily stick) and bombshell...a fantastic pale pink.
I also could not resist some new gloss...

MAC has teamed up with Hello Kitty for a new line. Love. Love. Love.

I got Nice Kitty. Totally bright hot pink and it's fantastic. I am seeing more and more the neon pink lipstick look (this isn't quite that intense).
I also got a new friend for an early Valentine's present. I love him. :)
You can't tell in this pic, but that little blue thing on his head...well it's wings to a honeybee :) love.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

took the wind out of my sails.

That's how I feel. Defeated.
Just going, going, going...positive! Yes!
Then bam, not what you thought.
I'm tired. A little lost. Definately frustrated.
Thank goodness Thursday is my Friday this week!!
I think I need a shoe shopping trip...or makeup...maybe Ikea.

These are fabulous...and I know just wear to find them :) With jeans...i die.

Monday, February 9, 2009


a bit over the top.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

target love.

This would shut my living room down. I die. I could totally make this work. {heart}
I love you Target.

amy atlas.

Amy Atlas is simply amazing! I can't say much more than that! :)
If you are looking for some ideas for an event or party you are having check out her eye candy on her website. I die.

Also, another website I came across is Southern Weddings.
It's a new? wedding magazine.
I love this inspiration board they created...(sorry it's kind of pixel-y)
Now if only I knew where and when our wedding was going to be, so I can actually plan it, instead of getting too many different ideas in my head...ah!

not much happenin'.

Hi All.
Not much is going on to share and I've been pretty uninspired to blog lately. To let you know that I'm still alive and kickin', I thought I would share a favorite font of mine :) For those of you that don't know, I'm a font freak! Yes, it's the designer in me. Speaking of which, I need to start using that creativity!!
Favorite font of the day....
Chicago House from

I love many great fonts for free...if you haven't checked it out...and are lovin' the fonts, you must go!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

holy shoe sale batman!

Here it is!!
I Heart Shoes is having their end of season sale!!
Boots and Shoes up to 50% off!!!
Hurry in today!
I Heart Shoes is located in downtown Albany in Flinn's Block
222 1st Ave W
If you have any ? let me know!!

Sunday, February 1, 2009


I came across Kutless as I was wondering through Youtube.

James Mead, who plays guitar for Kutless, used to work at the Boys & Girls Club I work at. I remember his strong faith, even though he had a rough rocker look. I am so happy to know that he has been successful in following his dream in this band. They've been going since 2001.
A sweetheart of a boy also was in Kutless, Ryan Shrout. He was such a warm-hearted wonderful soul. He also worked at the Club. I believe I remember a performance by him that included "Leaving on a Jet Plane" at a talent show. He had to leave Kutless because he felt it was time to be with his family.
I wish both of these guys a wonderful future! :)
(Ryan is in front with the long hair, James is on the same side in the back)

just hand me my brush.

Another weekend of painting. This weekend we are tackling the bathroom. We got 2 coats last night, but we need another. Red is a sucker!

And if anyone is curious...I paint like this kid. Whatever I am wearing is virtually guaranteed to be destroyed (including my hair and body)

Now I will be on the search for some decor for the bathroom. It's a LOT of un-interupted red.