Thursday, February 25, 2010
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
I don't know about you--but I am a true letter girl! I love receiving letters in the mail and notes and even better--presents! I have always been obsessed with mail and receiving letters...I was a good pen pal when I was 10--that is for sure! Call me crazy--but I love getting notes and sending them. Making someone feel special and having someone write you a letter, thank-you note or just "I miss you" note is so special. I think it's wonderful when people take the time to write sincere messages in your card! I really look forward to coming home from work, grabbing my sweet dog for a walk and getting the mail. Now I know what many of you are thinking--Mail=Bills! I do open the dreaded bills, but once someone sends me a letter, invite or something they have sent through the mail--it really puts a smile to my face!
The last great pieces of mail that I received was this beautiful necklace from http://www.lisaleonard.com/
a beautiful thank you note from my dear friend Abbey, two netflix movies and a wedding invite!
Friday, February 19, 2010
Purse Party at 1154 Lill store--wine and appetizers included!
1154 Lill Studio has been making amazing and beautiful bags going on 11 years. The company is based in Chicago, IL. What makes Lill so unique is that you create your own bag and you do that by costumizing your fabrics and choosing which colors, styles and patterns you love! It is a guilty obsession of mine and they are so much fun. I believe I have about 5-6 Lill bags (check out the photo of all my latest and greatest creation! If you are like me and LOVE & LUST over adorable and unique purses then this is the place for you. I have given Lill bags, received them for bridesmaid gifts and even had my own LILL party at my house where a coordinator brings Lill to you. It is so much fun and making purses just got more fun and exciting. Check them out here!
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
The Cartoon was created by Kim Grove in the 1960's. The series started as little love notes that Kim Grove drew for her husband, Roberto Casali. The strip was first syndicated in 1970 and one of her most beloved drawings, "Love is...being able to to say you are sorry". It was marketed internationally for many years in print and cards.
I just love this comic and here is one for all my fellow bloggers. I will be uploading them throughout my blog when I come across one that fits with my blog or what I am writing about. I hope you all enjoy them as much as I do.
Monday, February 15, 2010
Me and Harrison--too cute
Abbey and Harrison
Thursday, February 11, 2010
is having an amazing giveaway for a vintage camera. Oh how lovely it would be to win this vintage piece of art. I love these little questionaire games and I feel like I am back in eighth grade. Thanks Laura! To enter please list your always/sometimes/never answers.
Yes it's that time again to start working out--actually I have attempted, started, stopped and started again--this time for good. Over the Holidays I re-joined my gym and it's been going pretty good in the last two weeks. Nothing crazy--30-40 minutes on the eliptical and walking a mile around the track. I have done some cardio classes that have kicked my ass, but then again my ass needs to be kicked back into shape. So working out makes me feel: empowered, lighter, determined, sweaty and excited to get back in shape!
My mom is an inspiration and since October, she has shed 30 pounds by doing Weight Watchers. Now I have done Weight Watchers too-lost weight and gained it right back. I have also starved, tried Jenny Craig (after reading Valerie Bertinelli's book) and just watched what I ate. Weight Watchers to me is the best program out there because you really can loose weight and you can eat whatever you want in moderation if you keep within your points! So I signed up on-line which is free registration until March 2010. I know I can do it and I think the motivation behind it is to feel better about myself, for my clothes to fit better and to prove to myself I can do it.
Check out WW--it's the best program right now and it really does work...2.5 pounds lost and counting in one week--NOT BAD!
Oh and that little Hungry Monster I'll destroy you! Now off to the GYM!
Gosh I love Kohl's so much...it is this wonderful store with amazing deals, clothes, make-up, shoes and did I say deals! I have been a loyal Kohl's customer for years now. They really do have the best coupons. Throughout the year you can find coupons in the mail for 15-30% Off your total purchases and then there is the Kohl's coupons for $10-20 to use on your next purchase. This just does me in. Thank you so much Kohl's!
I recently stepped into Kohl's on my lunch break to find some goodies for V-day. I have never used the make-up line-American Beauty--but I am hooked. The beautiful Ashley Judd is the model for the line and let me tell you--it is gorgeous and reasonable make-up. I was in need of updating my eyeshadows...I usually play with make-up and like to create different looks with my many eyeshadows. I found this Eyeshadow Duo--Luxury for Lids. It comes with two colors and I chose Smokey Velvet and Afternoon Tea--so four shadows for about $25.00 dollars and that was also using my coupon--not a bad deal. The shadows are beautiful colors and they go on nice and smooth. They last throughout the day and are great!
FOR ALL YOU KOHLS FANS!
Save 15% OFF when Using Kohl's Credit Card.
I stumbled upon this this amazing blogger and artist--Lisa Leonard Designs.
She is truly an inspiration and has the most beautiful jewelery that she creates. She creates art and dreams up so many wonderful and beautiful pieces that would put Tiffany to shame. Thank you Lisa--you are wonderful! Keep creating, blogging and taking photographs!
Valentine's Day--what do you think of this LOVELY Holiday. A couple things come to my mind...I remember making v-day boxes in Elementary School and making out 33 Valentines for my classmates (I miss those days-I totally think we should still make v-day boxes) I also remember getting candy grams which at my school they were like the ones in Mean Girls. You know the ones that Cady Heron sends to herself so Gretchen Wieners gets jealous. Only these candy grams usually were to see which adolescent boy had a crush on you! I also have a weakness for sappy movies-Sleepless in Seattle is one of favorites--gosh Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan are the best in this movie. I know I am a sucker...but I do love V-day. It was a couple weeks ago and I asked my husband what he wanted to do for V-day. I told him I'd love to see the movie Valentine's Day--it looks so cute. We'll for about 10 minutes I got "but that's a chick flick!" I told him he would be the best husband if he took his wife to see it...he gave in.
Top Ten Reasons I love V-day:
1. Chocolate and more of it
2. Flowers-what girl doesn't love flowers
3. Sappy, tearjerker, feel good movies
6. V-day Cards
7. Conversation Hearts
8. Any love song on the radio--Richard Marx will do
10.Making Whoopee at any given moment
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
- Opening up my windows in my house and letting the fresh breeze in
- Long walks with my dog on the golf course and hubby
- Leggings and light weight sweaters
- Pretty pastel colors of pinks, purples, yellows and greens
- St. Patrick's Day and Green Beer
- New Spring Clothes
- Flowers-I'll take any right now
- More sunshine
- Bike Rides
- A bit warmer temperatures
- Baseball Season--GO CUBBIES
- My trip to DC to celebrate my Best Friend's 30th!