February 26, 2010

Happy Friday!

You, whose day it is,
Get out your rainbow colors
And make it BEAUTIFUL!

I surely could with a pair of these :)

(Ostrich McKims in Limeade)
Saw them in store and they are FAB!
Definitely will be on my birthday list :)

Have a wonderful day!

February 24, 2010

The luck of the draw

I played my cards right at a recent Junior League social at the Tory Burch store and ended up winning this fab tote below. Looks like I'll be stepping out in style this spring. Hooray for a little bit of good luck!

(Appears black, but is actually navy)

February 22, 2010

She's Got Style: Taylor Townsend

Happy Monday and welcome to the first edition of She's Got Style!

Today I'd like to introduce Taylor Townsend of The O.C. (Played by Autumn Reeser.) Taylor is the preppy, goody two-shoes rival of Marissa Cooper and Summer Roberts. A perfectionist and overachiever, Taylor makes it her goal to break up Summer and Seth Cohen, while battling for control over the school's social scene. With an emotionally cold mother who is a power-hungry sports agent and also chair of the parents' committee, Taylor is starved for attention. Summer and Seth eventually befriend her as she means well, and she ends up dating their best friend Ryan Atwood.

Set in Newport Beach, Calif., Taylor's style is a pleasant surprise with a mix of preppy and sophistication. She is always dressed to the nines and perfectly accessorized. She is perfectly put-together and her style is classy, yet still current with the trends. Most importantly, her style is always age-appropriate. I wouldn't mind stepping into one of her outfits for the day!

I hope you enjoyed the first edition of She's Got Style. I plan to make it a regular part of the blog. Check back next time to see who's up next!

February 17, 2010


A huge thank you to Trish at Pink Preppy Lilly Lover for giving me the Sunshine Award!
I feel like many have received this award already, but if you haven't then I pass it on to you.

I'm changing up the rules a bit and will list five things that bring sunshine to my life.
1. A sincere and heart-felt compliment. Makes me smile from ear to ear!
2. The bf! He currently is away for work during the week for a project he's working on and comes back on the weekends and when I finally get that hug after a long week, it is pure sunshine.
3. Volunteering - At the Boys and Girls Club this week, a little girl was just hugging on me non-stop and it made me smile to know that I could bring a little sunshine to her day as well.
4. Curling up to a good book or movie at the end of a long day and feeling an overwhelming sense of peace and relaxation. Me time can be a great thing.
5. Friends and family. Kind words, laughter, sweet blog comments, a listening ear, a good strong hug, fun adventures, never-ending love, etc. That's the best kind of sunshine.

Thank you Trish for sending sunshine my way!

February 16, 2010


I am unwritten
Can't read my mind
I'm undefined

I'm just beginning
The pen's in my hand
Ending unplanned

Staring at the blank page before you
Open up the dirty window
Let the sun illuminate the words that you could not find

Reaching for something in the distance
So close you can almost taste it
Release your inhibitions

Feel the rain on your skin
No one else can feel it for you
Only you can let it in
No one else, no one else
Can speak the words on your lips
Drench yourself in words unspoken

Live your life with arms wide open
Today is where your book begins
The rest is still unwritten
- Natasha Bedingfield

February 14, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Day
Enjoy spending time with those you love most!

February 13, 2010

Queen's Celebration

Today I am performing at the Queen's Celebration at my church. The Queen's Celebration is an annual event for women who are underprivileged, abused, or neglected. Many are looking for work. The point of the banquet is to treat them like queens for a day and work-appropriate clothing is given to them as well as accessories, proper makeup, massages, a special lunch and entertainment - us the dancers. The intent is to meet their physical needs as well as their spiritual needs, by letting them know God loves them.

The dance troupe and I are going to perform "Beautiful" by Bethany Dillon. It's a really powerful and moving lyrical dance and I'm looking forward to performing it. Wish me luck! :)

One day can make a difference.

February 12, 2010

Lucky girl

Valentine's Day arrived early for me thanks to my sweet mom and dad. They are so kind to think of me and send me special treats. I am so thankful for my parents and the love they've always shown me. They were my Valentines for many years!

Skirt, shorts, top and headband - J. Crew
Dress - Anthropologie

Fun treats from the pets (Kitties Molly and Griffin and dog Rory).

Today, bf and I are headed to Disney to celebrate Valentine's Day a little early as well. Hopefully the rain will stay away. Happy Friday!

February 11, 2010

Made with love

One of my latest Junior League projects was to bake heart-shaped cookies and deliver them to the Ronald McDonald House. I was so happy to bake cookies for the families and hope it warmed their hearts!

I enlisted Kimmie's help on how best to decorate the cookies since hers are always perfect. She suggested using royal icing and investing in squeeze bottles with removable tips. I found the perfect kit at Williams Sonoma. It may state kids on the box, but it was perfect for me :)

I typically do a glaze, but decided to give royal icing a try. Here it is all mixed up in the squeeze bottle and ready to go.

The icing ended up being really thick so I decided to go with a heart design instead of covering the whole cookie. I piped the outline first and went back and did the center heart. Next time I know to thin it out so I can cover the whole cookie smoothly.

I did a few larger hearts as well. Not smooth and perfect, but still cute :)

I sure do hope the families at the Ronald McDonald House enjoyed them!

February 10, 2010

Wordless Wednesday: Happy Hearts

"Wherever you go, go with all your heart."

February 9, 2010

Pink Swap!!

Here are the fabulously wonderful items I received in the Pink Swap!! My adorable partner Melanie at The Pink Washingtoniette and I had the best time picking out the most perfect pretty pink items to send each other. It turns out - great minds think alike since we sent similar things :) As pictured above, I received a fabulous, fun, sparkly pink clutch with the cutest note attached (sparkly, pink clutches are a necessity!), a Lilly Pad, adorable napkins, pink barrettes, and all sorts of other fun items. The brownie hearts were delicious! I've been having a ball celebrating and using all my new pink pretties.
Thank you Melanie for making my day!

February 4, 2010

Spread the love

I absolutely love this flower arrangement by Martha Stewart. It'd make for a really cute table decoration for a Valentine's party or a great surprise gift to brighten up a friend's day. The red hots add a fun touch. Beautiful!

February 3, 2010

Giveaway Winner!

Congratulations to Lis at Lis Loves for winning the Perricone MD - Cold Plasma giveaway!
Lis, send me an email with your shipping info and I'll get you all set up.
Congrats and thanks to all who entered!!

February 2, 2010

Fun with Lilly!

Hi friends! Last week I went to the PGA Merchandise Show for work and got to check out all the fun new equipment, products and clothes. Which booth is always my favorite? The Lilly one, of course. And guess what - the booth was decked out in the SUMMER line. I got a sneak preview, and let me tell you - It. Is. Wonderful. I fell in love with a fabulous beach bag (a new style - clear plastic and an adorable design with a woman on a pink bicycle if my memory serves me correctly), spaghetti strap McKims (new style!) and all the fun summery patterns. I also got to sit in the electric cart. Oh what fun! And OK, I guess my work assignment went alright as well :)

It is a rainy day here in O-town. Staying cheery though!
P.S. I will announce the giveaway winner later tonight.
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