Lilac Shower Shift Dress
I love this dress, but haven't seen it in person because it's online/catalog only. I think it's so pretty and feminine, and looks really cute belted; although CAhusband hates belts unless they go in belt loops!
Recently, I ran out of my bronzer and decided I didn't want to go that route again. After looking at myself, I realized my bronzer was too dark, and un-natural looking, so I headed to Bobbi counter last week to find something new.
I was pretty sure I wanted to get a new Shimmer Brick, which I've always loved. It had been about a year since my last one had run out, but that was the dark bronze color. After using my sister's neutral shimmer brick over Christmas I decided to purchase one in "beige" shown below. On my fair and currently un-tanned skin, this shade looks so much better on me. It's just a hint of light bronze that illuminates. I'm absolutely in love with it.
We finally finished watching all of the seasons of House on DVD in November, and just aren't watching our Netflix anymore now that it's movies. Although we originally started watching House to get us through the TV-less summer, and we aren't at a shortage of TV to watch now, I miss having a series I can watch straight through.
So, now I'm asking for your opinion! True Blood or Mad Men?
CAhusband actually kind of wants to watch this one, but thinks I'll hate it?!?! I like almost all popular TV, so I don't know how I could dislike a show that everyone loves so much.
Speedy 30 Damier Azur Canvas
Now onto my "If I Had a Million Dollars" purse wish! Now this bag isn't even close to a million dollars, but would require some saving for a while to be able to purchase with my birthday money. I've been in love with this bag ever since it was released... a girl can dream.
Galliera PM Monogram Canvas
Any other great bags I'm missing out on (and I mean one I can afford)?
-The rain finally stopped on Friday night, and I think we totaled somewhere around 5 inches of rain. This is way more than we usually get in a year, and was horrible timing for my in-laws visit, but what can you do?
-The Boilermakers pulled off a victory on Saturday, thank goodness! We were fearing our Boilers were overrated, but are now hopeful that they're making a comeback.
-We went to a great new restaurant/bar on Friday night, that I'm hoping to get back to again soon. They had an amazing pear rosemary martini that I'm now addicted to (not in the alcoholic way of course), and some great goat cheese appetizers that were right up my alley.
-We ate (and drank) way too much with CAhusband's parents here over the past 5 days, so this girl needs to get her butt to the gym soon! A friend of mine recently struck an awesome deal at a gym, so I'm hoping to get the same deal and get back to spinning at least 4 days a week very soon (hopefully by posting this I'll hold myself accountable).
-Sunday we made a quick stop at the Farmer's Market, and then headed to my parents house to watch the Colts game. We were VERY nervous about the Colts making a reappearance in the Super Bowl after the first half, but Manning pulled through and is taking the Colts to another Super Bowl in Miami in just 2 weeks. WOOHOO!
-Whoa, did my birthday sneak up on me.... just 4 days away! We have no plans to speak of, and CAhusband fears he will be working all weekend, so I'm trying not to get to worked up about it being a big affair. 24 is nothing too special, and we've had plenty of wonderful celebrations over the last year, so I'm just hoping we can enjoy a good dinner and maybe a movie?
-I'm heading into J.Crew for a few hours this evening, and we got a $h*t-ton of super cute new spring clothes in today. This is major bad-news-bears for this semi-employed girl, but oh well, I can't wait to try a bunch of cute new stuff on! Once it all hits the web here in a few days I'll definitely be posting pictures. : )
-With all of the chaos due to rain and house guests over the last week I neglected to dedicate a birthday post to my friend Randi! Randi, if you're reading this I hope you had a wonderful birthday, and I'm so sorry that my scattered brain missed your special day! I'm sure you had a wonderful weekend full of celebrations in Denver, and I miss you dearly!
Regularly scheduled (non-random) posts will continue tomorrow!
I don't quite know how to describe my love for this movie, but it's fabulous and will definitely be making the cut for movies to be added to the more permanent Blue-Ray (please let this be the last form of movies to be sold) collection once released. If you haven't seen this yet, GO. SEE. IT.
-We are currently getting the mother of all rain storms here in the CA desert just in time for my in-laws to visit... perfect! We've had rain off and on since Sunday night, and it should keep up through tomorrow. It's always so beautiful, sunny, and warm here; we're so bummed that this weather is keeping us indoors. We seriously get about 2 inches of rain a year, and got about an inch last night alone... yikes! I think we're off to see one of the movies on my "must see" list this afternoon.
-No Idol updates this week because I didn't think there was anything too exciting; although I do love Kristin Chenoweth! I was bummed to see she only judged one day of the Orlando auditions, and boy did she look super skinny!
-Less than 2 week 'til my birthday, and JCrew gets their new Spring collection next Monday.... perfect timing, no? I think a wish list is in order!
Happy Thursday everyone! I hope that your weather is better than ours here. : )
House Rules is released March 2, 2010
Heart of the Matter is released May 11, 2010
You can pre-order both on Amazon now!
IMO, the Television categories were extremely tough to judge. Between all of the great shows on Showtime and HBO, the new hits like Modern Family and GLEE, and old standbys like The Office- I was rooting for everyone to win! I don’t know how they ever decided.
Movies were a little difficult for me to judge because as much as I wanted to see almost every movie nominated, I had only seen Julie and Julia, The Hangover, and UP. After watching the Golden Globes last night, I’m making a list of the movies that I missed out on and really need to see. Luckily, quite a few of them are still in theaters…
- Up in the Air
- The Blind Side
- It’s Complicated
- 500 Days of Summer
- Sherlock Holmes
- Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
If I had to pick one red carpet look that I loved, I think it would be this Giorgio Armani Privé black lace gown. I love myself a mermaid style dress, and always think Penelope looks great.
I love Jennifer Aniston, but this dress really isn't anything too special, although I think she looks great.
Overall, I wasn't too impressed with the fashion. What did you think?
Saturday we woke up early to do some major organizing in anticipation of our master bedroom furniture delivery. We had to clear the guest room of all of the boxes that we were storing there and move our original furniture into the guest room. The delivery people came right on time and set up all of our new furniture, and we're thrilled with it. Despite the fact that it's big furniture for a small room, we love having a huge king size bed and it is heaven! Reilly is a little peeved because this bed is much higher and she can't just hop right up there any more. We feel really bad because she looks pretty sad, but it is so nice to have such a big bed and no dog to hop up once we fall asleep.
Saturday continued by lucking out with some bedding we love at Target (who knew?), suffering through another Purdue loss (what the hell boilermakers, 3 in a row from a formally ranked #4 team), and then watching the Colts kick butt against the Ravens.
Sunday was another lazy day for the most part. CAhusband hit the golf course and I did some laundry and book shelf organizing before heading into JCrew for a few hours. Now we're lounging on the couch laptop and magazines in hand breezing through the Golden Globes on DVR in record time (yes, we can do this because it was on at 5 here)!
All in all, not an exciting or really blog-worthy weekend, but it was great. I hope you're all enjoying your Sunday evening. 3 day weekend anyone?
Maryann and I have been close since third grade, and have shared so many wonderful memories together over the years. We danced, cheered, and played volleyball together while growing up which helped us grow closer. We were also lucky enough to live in the same neighborhood and have parents that were friends, so we even got to share some vacations together as kids (blue devil anyone?).
Growing up we were inseparable, until we parted ways to head to college. Maryann headed off to Miami of Ohio while I stayed in Indiana, and she is now living the big city life in Chicago! Unfortunately we don't get to see each other too much now, being 2000 miles apart and all, but we get together whenever we can. Over Christmas we were able to get together for lunch, and it was just like old times.
I hope you have a wonderful birthday Maryann! You're one of the best friends I could ask for, and I hope your 24th year is one of the best yet!
Here are some of my thoughts on this week's auditions from Boston and Atlanta.
1. Victoria Beckham looked a little scary on day 1 in Boston. Love the dress, but she had on WAYYYY too much make-up. Her face was iridescent. CAhusband took serious issue with the headband, and I must say that I agree, it's a little odd; but she looked a million times better on Day 2! Victoria was way nice to all of the contestants though, which I appreciate. They all need a little encouragement because it takes guts to audition... even if they totally suck.
2. I'm still a little on the fence about Kara (although I usually agree with her), and it cracked me up that several of the contestants called her Paula! It totally pissed her off.
3. Every time I watch American Idol, I think I fall a little bit more in love with Ryan Seacrest. Yea, he's a little metro, but he's so nice to all of the contestants and doesn't dress like such a goof any more.
4. Pants On the Ground had me laughing so hard! What a funny 62 year-old with a great message, "looking like a fool with your pants on the ground". Something tells me he'll definitely be making an appearance in this season's finale.
5. The lady who thought she would be a shoe-in for Hollywood because she had mastered American Idol for Wii cracked me up. I mean, seriously? That was like me thinking I would be a good driver because I mastered a few of the easy tracks on Diddy Kong Racing for Nintendo 64 when I was in sixth grade. She was so pissed when she got 4 rejections, and seriously had no clue. It's so sad when people think that they're good when they're not. (BTW, has anyone played this game? We're looking to add to our Wii collection. Any good?)
6. Even though Simon is a total ass, he literally makes me laugh out loud with his comments. Although a little heartless, he tells it like it is. I'm so sad that he won't be on Idol next year, and am really afraid to see what it will do to the show's ratings. : (
What did you guys think of this season so far? As much as I'm looking forward to some of the guest judges they have lined up, I'm so excited for Ellen's debut at Hollywood Week in Feb.
Firefly Lane was given to me as a Christmas gift from my mom, who now declares that this book is one of her all-time favorites, and I must say I agree with her. Firefly Lane tells the story of two very different girls throughout their 3 decades of friendship, and is a page turner that had me finishing this nearly 500 pg. book in less than 4 days.
I really don't want to give anything away, just read this book and then let me know what you think. : )
3 books so far in 2010... I think this is one of my New Year's goals that I'm actually accomplishing!