Tuesday, January 31, 2012

just add some ribbon.

We recently purchased some new lamps for our bedroom.  I could not find the exact lampshades we wanted soooooo I purchased plain white ones and added some black ribbon.  I'm currently obsessed with black and white stripes, and all things with the chevron pattern.

It was an easy little project that made a big impact in the room. 

All things needed... fabric glue (Jo-Ann's $8), ribbon (purchased 2 for $4, but only used one roll) and plain white lampshade (Target $14).

Thursday, January 26, 2012

green pleated skirt.

It's been awhile since I've done an outfit post.  As I've told my dear friend, Jen, I feel a little silly when taking the photos <big grin>.  But I do like documenting my outfits so I can refer back to them for inspiration.  Sooooo here you go, Jen.... thanks for pushing me to do this.  I'm going to try and do one a week.  No promises tho.  hehee
 I wore this outfit to work earlier this week. 

Ry's favorite pose... hand-on-the-chin.  Ooooh yeah!
shirt: banana republic (old), skirt: francesca's collections, shoes: zigi soho

Even the smallest polka dots, but a smile on my face.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

cocoa, yo!

Hot Cocoa w/Heart

Had a great date night with the BF at the best sushi restaurant in town.  Ended the evening with a cup of hot cocoa and strawberry marshmallow peep heart.  

Sunday, January 22, 2012


I recently tried a new lasagna recipe for Ryan and our new roomie.  It took some time (3 hours), but it was worth it!  

My changes to the recipe:
cottage cheese instead of ricotta
simmered for 2 hours
italian flavored crushed tomatoes

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

weekend photo journal.

After a challenging week at work, a three day weekend full of shopping, friends, doggies, and great food is just what I needed.  We went to Ten 22 on Friday with our friends, the Lums, for Dine Downtown Week, a crab feed on Saturday benefiting Albie Aware Breast Cancer Foundation, and celebrated a friends birthday at M!x.  It was the perfect combination of fun and downtime.

Friday, January 13, 2012


oh beautiful, beautiful heels...

{floral power: steve madden}

I've had these lovelies for over 7 months now.  It took a little practice to walk in them, but now I'm a pro.  6inches.  The higher the heel, the better!

{so sparkly: guess: worn with NYE dress here}

{new everyday heel: zigi soho}

Thursday, January 12, 2012

goodbye 2011, helllllo 2012.

I still can’t believe it’s 2012. 

2011 was an incredible year.  So many special memories, both big and small.

Trained and completed my first full marathon.  Yep, 26.2 miles! 
Eight running events total for the year
A magical trip to Hawaii with Ryan, where we swam with wild dolphins and I learned how to boogie board
Witnessed a beautiful miracle, the birth of my bestfriend’s baby boy
Several trips to Tahoe, Vegas, Reno and Santa Cruz with our crazy fun friends
Two wine tasting adventures in Napa
Summer days spent by our pool
Countless costume parties (Ummm, who doesn’t looovvee to dress up?!)
NYE wedding reception in the City
and Ryan & I celebrated our 5th year together ♥

Exciting things to come in 2012...  house shopping, tropical cruise and turning the big 30!

My rules for 2012

Here’s to a happy new year with family&friends, love, health, music and good food!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

current music obsession.

Lana Del Rey
gangsta Nancy Sinatra

is absolutely stunning
and her voice is mesmerizing
major girl crush

Monday, January 2, 2012

ringing in the new year.

we celebrated our good friends, Margie & Nick, at their NYE bash

intimate dinner at Harris Steakhouse 
then cocktails and dancing at the Mark Hopkins
a perfect weekend

the beautiful bride & her little man

love. love. love.

we had a blast!  one of the best parties of 2011.  
big thanks and congratulations to Margie & Nick.

cheers to the New Year!

glimpse of the weekend via instagram.