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Halloween weekend wrap up.....

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It's Halloween night and I am at home by myself with fully made up/painted face.
I had class today so Babe took Sweet Pea over to his friends  to carve her pumpkin (cuz I'm WAYYY too dangerous to even attempt that) and they went Trick-or-Treating at the mall. I'm kinda bummed I didn't get to go or participate but that's what happens sometimes right? It's all good as I am thoroughly enjoying my class and learning a lot. It's good to challenge yourself every now and again. And I think I also need this time to myself. There is so much in my mind that it's hard to stay focused! So much to do, see , think about and feel! I'm super excited about Ladies Night In this weekend. I try to host at least one once a year and with all the wedding planning this coming weekend was the first time we had available. I am so excited to spend time w/ my lovely ladies!! **** This past weekend was pretty rad too. Friday we had a costume contest at work ( more on that and pics later) an…

thankful thoughts.......on thursdays

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My friend Rachel is inspired this holiday season to focus on the true meanings behind the celebrations, food and day off of work/school. So in honor of that she is hosting this lovely little link up for the entire month of November

In her own words.......
*The 4 Wednesdays (beginning on Nov 3rd), leading up to Thanksgiving, I'm going to write one person and tell them I am thankful for them and why. I will send it to them them that day (or drop it off at their house) and hopefully express to them how much I care for them and how grateful I am that they are in my life. I would love you to do the same.
*The 4 Thursdays (beginning on Nov 4th), leading up to Thanksgiving, I will write a simple blog post about who I wrote to and why. On those Thursdays, I would love for you to join me and write a post. I will link to each of your blogs on that Thursday so that others can visit your site and be inspired. (I am potentially going to do a LINKY, but might just do it myself as well, not sure). I…

What I Wore Wednesday.......errr sort of

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Today I am linking up with Lindsey over at The Pleated Poppy for What I wore Wednesday's  because I like a good link up and love to see what others are wearing (hello, nosy Gemini) and to kind of keep me accountable to looking presentable and not just 'okay' at least one day during the week!!
In the spirit of Autumn/Fall and all things warm and cozy I pulled together the simplest of outfits yesterday/ today
(yeah -Tuesday)
Thanks to the lovely miracle that is auto-post this will go live tomorrow(WEDNESDAY)! hooray! gotta love planning ahead
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sorry for the dark blurry pics! it was super early!



Sweater: Le Tigre (my husband's) Leggings: Forever 21 Boots: Mossimo for Target Earrings: Forever 21
Hopefully tomorrow I will be just as inspired! What did YOU wear today?

tuesday treats

Because I feel like lists Here are some things I'm digging NOW
* Changes in the weather. while my hair is not a fan of the moisture in the air, my boot collection is happy to come out of the darkness * Ladies Night In - I try to host one at least once a year with all my favorite ladies from all the different parts of my life and IT. IS. TIME. *  Movie Night - to go see THIS. Loved the play, can't wait to see how it comes to life and to spend some QT with my mother, mother-in-love and the rest of the women in my family * Rainy days. not so much driving in them. or really having to be outside in general. but I like the warmth they evoke. and the need to bundle up & cuddle up  * Fires in the fireplace. We are currently out of firewood but I plan on remedying that issue this evening. * Good excuses for hot tea, cocoa and other drinks that inspire thoughts of cozying on the couch with a good book. * Speaking of good books - how about good friends who lend you books?? My girlfriend len…

lost .....

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My husband lost his wedding ring. In the house. He emailed me on Wednesday of last week asking if I had his ring cuz he couldn't find it. I , of course, was confused as to why I might have his ring, but told him no - had to be in the house. He swears he put it on the dresser  (but not in it's proper home as seen below) And he was subsequently late for work looking for it. I go home and proceed to empty my top drawer in hopes that perhaps it fell inside. Much to my dismay - the ring wasn't there. Nor has it turned up ANWYWHERE. Babe , was off on Friday in honor of his birthday and looked through the entire bedroom to no avail. Needless to say he's very distraught. Now you may be asking yourself : "Well why did he have it off in the first place?" Good question. My Babe has extremely sensitive skin.  He has nickel dermatitis which means he can't wear anything with silver or nickel in it as it causes his skin to break out. His ring however is made from Tungsten and we though…

My girl likes to Party all the time>>>>>

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HEY!!! Remember when I said I have been working on my writing? Well it's my time to shine yet again onTheSmartlyLA.com 
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and Me!

Fancy Facts for Friday

This weekend we will be celebrating my love in honor of his born day and I am so excited. I love birthdays and am always more excited about his than he is. It's quite hilarious. We have a full weekend of family, football, food & fun planned and I am ready to get this party started! ******* Sweet Pea has parent teacher conference today. We never have to worry so I'm excited to see what the teacher says!
***********  I'm FINALLY going to go get my marriage certificate! Yaay! Yes. I will finally be able to legally change all my 'personal documents' so folks can stop asking me - "what's your last name again?" and yes I realize it's been almost 3 months since the wedding. I've been busy. ****** Speaking of the wedding....... It just occured to me as I was reading a wedding re-cap on another blog that I have yet to do the same! what the heck? So next week I will be bringing back Wedding Wednesday's in an effort to re-capture the days leading up to the weddin…

hodgepodge

I'm pretty excited about some of the books I have to read a few other things that I have in the works. Things are looking up. For awhile - I've been kind of all over the place. Trying to figure out where and how I fit into this grand scheme called life. How to make my mark on the world and still remain true to what matters most to me. Honestly, it's been a struggle. I haven't been a whole lot of fun as I'm full of introspective thoughts and self revelations. It's been hard to really be honest with myself and my spouse about what I want, how to get it and the things that will be involved in the process. But I'm happy about it. I feel like I'm finding my footing on a previously unstable setting. My makeup class starts in one week and I am SO excited. Nervous too. I've never taken a formal class and have no idea what to expect. I'm also praying that my M.A.C Pro card comes in time as well !!
They are talking 4-6weeks for processing!! 
Once that arrives I can …

counting my blessings

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Over the weekend we had the pleasure of spending time with my lovely friendAmberand her sweet husband Eric. If you've read this for awhile then you know that Amber was a huge help in the crafting process of our wedding , with a wonderful heart and an open ear.  We hadn't seen each other since the big day and were eager to hang out (of course) We headed out to theswankiest littlerestaurant!! Instantly I was super in love with it. And of course I had my camera in my purse but was too busy running my mouth to pull it out and take pictures. That is until we got our table.... and we sat under the beautiful twinkle lit trees and paper lanterns. Absolutely magical. And the food was good too. My prix fixe meal: Filet Mignon and Shrimp Scampi. YUM.


The Wonderful VanDuyn's who introduced us to this snazzy place We had such fun spending a nice 'grown up' evening out with Amber and Eric.


Sunday I decided to make some down home goodness to get the week started off right. I've been doing…

work appropriate

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Did I mention that I'm now writing for the lovely  writers website  thesmartlyla.com? Well last week they published my first piece here  and a  few days ago they  posted this other piece about my sartorial tastes.....or lack thereof and my opinion on those of women in general. That got my wheels turning. Because I work for a fashion company ( shameless plug.....HAUTELOOK) my workplace is not like most.  The 'dress code' ( I'm not actually sure that there IS one) is very.....ummmm......fashion forward if you will. Meaning you will find throughout out my office, looks ranging from the latest , hippest fashions (think studs, military inspired wear) to a sort of quirky t-shirt and jeans type (thanks IT guys for always humoring me with those tees!)
But we have so few rules it begs to question what is "work appropriate" anymore? It seems most companies have adopted the ever popular "business casual" dress code and then SUPER 'casual Fridays' so the lin…

celebrating my sister-in-love

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A few weeks ago we had the joy of celebrating Babe's oldest sister and one of my dearest friends, Ganell. I love this woman so much y'all. She has been a great friend & sister to me for over a decade. Yes. A full blown decade. We were giggling about it the other day. She met me when Babe & I first started dating ; a few months shy of me turning 21. Now here we are 10 years later, married and celebrating her life!
Ganell is one of those people who is absolutely hilarious w/ out even trying. We don't always agree on everything or see eye to eye but that does not stop us from kicking it hard on the regular We are such opposites but one of the things we do have in common : our love of makeup. One of my favorite memories of Ganell and I is sitting on the floor in the livign room of her old house, Sweet Pea crawling around us and we are surrounded by all of our makeup, taking turns 'doing each other's faces'. When the men came home we each had one eye a totally differ…

this & that

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so remember how I raved about my wonderful trip to the almighty Crate & Barrel ? yeah well I finally took the pics off my camera so I could show you what I got!  here are a few pics of some items we picked up.

I'm so glad we finally have a cohesive 'flow' to the color scheme in our kitchen. And the dining table finally looks like people actually eat there and not just use it for crafts. We also got a table runner in the same shade of green but I have since decided not to put it on the actual table but instead drape it over the sideboard and give that some pizazz. (of course I have no picture of that - sad face)
Next on my list is to add some color to my window seat area by wrapping the cushion in some kind of fun & funky fabric and getting some pillow covers to accent the space. I want my home to reflect our casual comfort chic vibe that we have going and realize it's going to be a process to find all the pieces I want that speak to me.........but I'm actually r…

wrappin it up........with pictures!

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Happy Monday y'all! What crazy weather we are having here! It has been 900 + degrees for the last week and then today we wake up to grey skies and drizzle. Hello Autumn, nice to finally see you! Of course I was dressed appropriately in a tank, cardigan and gladiator sandals. Cuz I'm awesome like that. This weekend was pretty rad though. Friday couldn't end fast enough as I needed to get home and bake somebody happy. My dear friend LaShaunda had a birthday on Friday and we were going out to celebrate her born day. Earlier in the week her husband had asked if I would make cupcakes for her for the party. Of course I said yes (she's amazing y'all!) not taking into consideration that I would be baking./ frosting and getting ready..........yeah.  Multi-tasking Gemini at her finest...... I was kinda pooped so I took a little disco nap first then I whipped up some chocolatey goodness for my girl and get myself together to go out. Drop off the kid & scoop up my brother-in-law all in…