Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Happy Wednesday!

Happy Wednesday everyone!  I hope you all had a great Memorial Day weekend!

First, thank you all for the sweet birthday wishes!  Although, my actual birthday wasn't really that exciting being that I was at work and then spent the night alone since Doc was on call.....I did get to celebrate all weekend long with friends and family so that made up for it {the beautiful pink roses Doc bought me also made up for it!} 

I did some shopping over the weekend with my birthday money {gotta love guilt free shopping!} so once I'm done spending it all, I will give you a shopping haul post to show what I got! 

So as you know, I've been reading 50 Shades of Grey and I finished it on Friday.  Final consensus: LOVED it!  I realize that this er...type of book...might not be for everyone but I really liked it!  Its not just about sex--the story definitely evolves and its interesting to see the character development. I just ordered the next 2 on Amazon so I can't wait to dive back in!  I heard talks of them making this into a movie, but I honestly don't know how that would happen!  The whole attraction and hype around this book is that it is basically book porn.  If you were to make that into a movie, you're making porn and you can't just show that on big screen!  If you were to take the graphic nature out of it.......I feel like you're taking away from it.  Anyone else agree?  I also heard they want Emma Stone to play Anastasia.............while I can see why, I'm not sure she would show nudity and that character needs to!  Will be interesting to see....

Have any of you read the 50 Shades series?  What did you think? 

Thursday, May 24, 2012

My Birthday and Bling Bling!

Happy Thursday everyone!  Well today is not just any is MY BIRTHDAY!!! 

The big 2-5...woop woop!  Unfortunately, Doc is on call tonight so I won't see him at all today, but we will be celebrating all weekend long {and luckily its a 3 day weekend!} so you can bet there will be some shopping in order!

Speaking of shopping......have you heard of JoJo Loves You, a jewelry design studio in Boston?  They are having a big Memorial Day Sale this weekend, running from Friday, May 25th through Monday, May 28th, on their website.  Go visit!  I'm so happy they contacted me because I'm all about the bling and apparently so are they! Take a look:

Hope you all have a great day! :)

Friday, May 18, 2012

Friday Friday!

Happy Friday!!  What a long week........

Thankfully, I'm heading out tomorrow for Orlando, Florida!  Another work conference, which means I'll be out of the office until Wednesday {anytime out is always good, am I right?} We'll be staying at The Loews Royal Pacific Resort, which seems pretty fab:

And then I come back just in time for my birthday on Thursday!!  Turning the big 2-5! 

Also, I bought 50 Shades of Grey yesterday and I'm already making my way through it....I thought I'd get a good book for the trip and I think this will def do the job! ;)

What are your plans for this weekend?  I'll be back later next week!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Summer Essentials

Happy Hump Day!

Is it just me or is this week going by uber slow?  Maybe its because I'm flying to Orlando on Saturday for another work conference, and I'm just looking forward to getting out of the office!  Orlando is not really my favorite city....its really humid and you get no breeze since you're in the middle of the state, but hey, its Florida!

Since the weather has really warmed up, it of course has me thinking about what summer essentials I need want this season!  Here's what's been on my mind:

Steve Madden Sandals: $69.95

Nanette Lepore Tunic Cover-Up: $104

Luli Fama Bikini: $162
Kate Spade Aviators in Pink: $128

Eugenia Kim Sun Hat: $98

Mar y Sol Straw Shopper: $88

What are you wanting this summer?  Any beach vacations planned? 

Have a great rest of the day!

Friday, May 11, 2012

Five Friday Favs

Happy Friday!!  So happy the weekend is here!

It's been a while since I've done a Friday Five so I thought I'd bring it back for you...

1.  How adorbs are these neon flip flops from Express?  They come in 6 different colors and are perfect for the beach or a pool day!  Love the little bow detail too!

2.  I've been seeing this All Saints Oyster Skirt all over the place since Carrie Underwood recently wore it, and I have to say....I'm really digging it!  I don't own a sequin short skirt and the print on this one is gorgeous {just a little outa my price range right now...}

3.  I'm loving the warm weather we've been getting!  Summer is here/coming!! Wish I was on a beach reading Fifty Shades of Grey right about now.....{speaking of that book, I plan on purchasing a copy this weekend....I gotta find out what the hype is all about! Anyone else reading it??}

4.  I'm loving that I actually won a giveaway!!  Sheridan French, of The Southern Eclectic, was giving away a $100 gift certificate to Erin McDermott Jewelry and I totally won!  I'm so excited....I just gave her my selections and I picked 2 different types of earrings.  Will show you once I get them!

5.  This salsa is seriously the easiest recipe I've ever used and its soooooooo good!  Doc loves salsa {he's kinda a connoisseur, no big deal...} and this has been his favorite over anything else!  Do try it {especially if you like non-chunky salsa} but be prepared to down the whole bowl in one joke...

Hope you all have a great weekend!  Anything fun planned?

Thursday, May 3, 2012

What have I been up to?

Well hello there!  I know, I know....its been a little while since I've posted!  I have a good excuse though? I just got back from Vancouver, BC last night! {or more like this morning since it was 1:00 AM}

It was a bit last minute, but I ended up going for a work conference with one of my co-workers.  Vancouver is beautiful!  I had never been before, and it totally reminded me of Twilight since I know those movies were filmed there.  We weren't able to really get out and explore the whole city because we obviously were there for work, but we were able to get out of our hotel and explore some of the areas nearby. The weather was a bit chilly and rainy/overcast but I hear thats kinda the norm for the area. 

Yaletown in Vancouver
Anyway, it was a lot of fun {and always a plus when you get to travel to these fun cities on your company's dime...}  Has anyone ever been to Vancouver?  What did you think?

Now, I'm playing catch up at work and in life!  So much laundry and cleaning to do.. ANDDDDD husband's car got broken into yesterday! His brand new car!  They smashed his window and stole his Garmin GPS {which was not out in the car, it was hidden in the arm rest but the guy must have seen the holder on the windshield}.  Now the car is being fixed but what's most frustrating is that this guy did hundreds and hundreds of dollars damage to the car, for a $115 GPS.  Ugh!  Husband and I are apparently not having a good recent run with cars LOL {see my previous post...}

Well here's to looking at the weekend!  Have a great Thursday!
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