September 30, 2010

Brittany S. Pearce

How awesome was the Britney/Brittany episode of Glee!?! Totally made me want to get up and dance as I sang along. Loved it!

Heather Morris (Brittany) is an amazing dancer. That girl's got moves!

I found out on IMDB that she used to be a backup dancer for Beyonce for a year and a half and came back to perform live with her for Single Ladies at I believe the VMAs in 2009.

Check her out! So talented.

In other dance news, I am off to see the So You Think You Can Dance tour tonight.
SO excited!!!!!!!

September 22, 2010

Collect the classics

As an editor/writer, it's probably no surprise that I love to read. I am often found with my nose buried in a book. Since a very young age, it's always been one of my favorite things to do. My mom would take my sister and I to the library and we'd leave with a huge stack. I love getting caught up in a good story!

I've seen the Coralie-Bickford Smith clothbound classics at Anthropologie before and decided I must add a few to my book collection. Love the unique designs and color schemes!

Now, which to choose first?

. . . Wuthering Heights?

. . . Little Women?

I like them all!
Three cheers for a good read :)

September 21, 2010

Me time

There's nothing like an afternoon treat to keep you smiling. With some downtime in between work and my Junior League council meeting, I decided I should head to Starbucks.

It's about time for my first Pumpkin Spice Latte of the season!

A nice, thick issue of InStyle to catch up on makes for a lovely afternoon as well. I will dream away about fall fashion and hope it cools off in Orlando soon.

Have a great evening and treat yourself to some "me" time as well! You deserve it :)

September 20, 2010

The cat's meow

I am seeing spots — quite literally!
This fall, it's all about the leopard print.
Here are a few items I've "spotted" and have my eye on.

Tory Burch

Tory Burch

J. Crew

Kate Spade

What's on your list?

September 15, 2010

Hope Floats

"Hope is the dream of a soul awake."
— French proverb

Always dream big.
Have a great Wednesday, friends!

September 14, 2010

In transition

Happy Tuesday!
I was able to get all moved into my new place over the weekend. Now let the organizing and getting settled begin! (A tip for anyone else moving - the giant Ziplock XXL bags and totes are great for linens, towels and clothes and have handles for easier carrying.)

I'm looking forward to finishing unpacking and I have some creative organizing ahead. Must figure out how to store my stuff with such little storage space. We won't even talk about the closet!

Very happy to be in the new home, though. :)

Bear with me as my Macbook is in the shop and I don't have internet yet. Looking forward to getting back in the swing of things soon!

September 9, 2010

Tweet, tweet!

I did it. I've joined Twitter!
I have a lot to learn and catch up on :)
Let me know if you have any tips.

I'm starting to follow many of you and if
you want to follow me -

Let the tweeting begin ;)

September 7, 2010

Berry good

{Photo courtesy Cooking Light}

Although it is still quite hot here in Florida, I felt like doing a little baking to welcome September and, hopefully, cooler weather. Berries are still in abundance so I made a blueberry pie. Warm out of the oven and topped with vanilla frozen yogurt, it was delicious and hit the spot. It was also very simple to make. I used a Pillsbury pie crust since I was short on time, but feel free to make your own.

(Cooking Light recipe)
For the filling:
3/4 cup sugar
3 1/2 tbsp cornstarch
1/8 tsp salt
6 cups blueberries
1 1/2 tbsp butter, melted
3/4 tsp vanilla extract

Combine 3/4 cup sugar with 3 1/2 tbsp cornstarch and 1/8 tsp salt. Sprinkle over blueberries and toss gently. Stir in melted butter and vanilla. Spoon mixture over pie crust (already in a pie plate) and top with the remaining crust in strips for a lattice design. Sprinkle lattice with one tbsp sugar. Bake at 375 degrees for one hour and 15 minutes until crust is browned and filling is bubbly.


September 1, 2010

Happy September!

Hi friends!
Once again, I got too caught up in my busy schedule and haven't made time to pop in. Whoops!

In exciting news:
- I ran the Provisional Retreat for the new Junior League women this past weekend with the chair and our committee (I'm the assistant chair) and it went very well! So relieved, now onto their training and other requirements for the semester.
- First JL meeting of the year last night. SO wonderful to see everyone and kick off another wonderful year in the League!
- I'm getting ready to move. Again. Lots of packing and organizing to do. Cannot wait to move into my new place and fix it up! Nine days and counting . . .

The sweet Candy at Candyland tagged me for a quiz. There's no time like the present so here we go! (Changed some questions a smidge and added one of my own.)

1. What is your signature color?
Pink or turquoise. Love both! Although, I am usually found dressed in pink. "Wear pink and make the boys wink!" - Lilly

2. What is your most embarrassing moment?
I somehow seem to always lose my bathing suit top. Ha! It's a running joke in my family so my mom and sister always keep a watch to make sure it's secure so it doesn't pop off. Not sure how this happens!

3. Would you ever get anything pierced other than your ears?
Absolutely not! Not into piercings besides my ears. I didn't get my ears pierced until I was 12 and was not allowed to get them double-pierced. (Thank goodness.) However, I came home from my sophomore year of college with a new piercing—the top part of my left ear. My bff and I did it together except unfortunately hers got infected and she had to take it out. That's why you don't get your ears pierced at Walmart. Oh, the things we learn at college :)

4. Are you a social bunny or a homebody?
Both! The bf and I have been quite the homebodies lately because a month or two ago we decided we would watch Mad Men and have now watched all the seasons and are caught up with the fourth. We're obsessed! I can be a social bunny as well though and last night was a prime example. I was supposed to be chaperoning a provisional social before the JL meeting but kept flitting all around catching up with my friends inside the meeting place instead. Just couldn't help myself! Too excited to see everyone. Sorry provisionals!

5. Do you want kids?
Yes! I look forward to having a family someday. Most of the girls in my dance troupe are moms and I love their cute babies. I've always loved kids!

6. Are you loyal to your hairstylist or do you try every salon in town?
I was so loyal to my former hairstylist that once I moved to Orlando I would fly home to Atlanta to get my hair done! And see my family of course. I still have not found a great hairstylist in Orlando but have been going to one for about a year now that I make do with. Anyone in Orlando have any suggestions?

7. How many times have you moved in your life?
Technically four times? I was born in Virginia and moved to Georgia when I was a baby. When I was three we moved to a different town in Georgia (still my parent's home today). Then, I moved to North Carolina for college and to Orlando when I graduated. Since moving to Orlando I've moved a lot. This will be my fifth move in four years. Have not had the best luck with roommates. Excited for my next move coming up soon though!

8. If you could plan a vacation with your significant other, where would it be?
I would love to go to Italy with the bf since he is half Italian. Would settle for anywhere in Europe, really! We've been lucky to travel to several fun places together as we both love a good adventure :)

9. What is your dream job?
A Radio City Rockette!!

That's all for now. Play along if you wish!

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