Friday, November 30, 2012

Love her hair

I love the color, side bangs and all of the layers.
Great hair Emma.

Happy Friday!!

The best parts of my week were:

1. We watched Notre Dame beat USC this week.
Now we just have 40ish days until the National Title game in Miami.
Go Irish!

2. I feel like I'm getting into a good groove with my washi tape stash.
I've been sealing my etsy shop packages with it and
I just sealed all of my birthday thank yous with it.
Yay for washi tape!

3. Oliver and Topher will snuggle anytime, anywhere.

4. I'm in L.O.V.E with my new tortoise shell glasses.

5. We finally celebrated Thanksgiving at our house on Sunday.
Cat Thanksgiving
 People Thanksgiving

I'm linking up with Lauren for

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Couples Thank You Notes

Have I mentioned that I am a huge fan of thank you notes??
Ok, so maybe I mention it often...
I wanted to share my latest, greatest discovery
for a new take on thank yous.

Couples Thank You Notes
They could be perfect for engagement gifts, a wedding, baby shower and more!

You could have shirts made but I'm thinking a little photo editing would be an easier, more cost effective option.  Just wear solid shirts for your picture and then add the writing while editing.  Easy.

DIY Christmas Wreaths

I love these wreaths and think they are pretty doable:

I've seen colorful version but I really like this solid colored one.

I love the classy, neutral combination of colors.
via sharyncarlson

Vintage ornament wreath
via porterhousedesigns
Makes me want to start collecting old ornaments.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012


If I didn't have an iPhone case,
I'd definitely be sporting an iCat for my iPhone.
Seriously, look at how adorable these are
via iCat

What I Wore Wednesday

Well it's Wednesday, 
so that means you get to see my outfits for the week.
I've been documenting them for over a year
and it's really helped me to wear a larger variety of items.
I don't repeat outfits as often and 
I'm always looking for new combinations of clothes in my own closet.

I spent most of the week in my pj's because I was sick 
but here are the outfits that I did put together:

1. Date Night with Friends
 top - GAP
polka-dotted shirt - thrifted
necklace - vintage
jeans - Target
leopard flats - Bandolino
tortoise watch - Liz Claiborne

 2. Double Polka-Dots
cardigan - Limited
mustard & Polka-dot scarf - GAP (NEW)
mustard belt - Banana Republic
dress - TJ Maxx
tights - Macys
Booties - DSW
I wondered if the double dose of polka-dots might be too much 
but I loved them combo!

I'm linking up with Lindsey

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Together Let's...

Do you ever find yourself sitting around 
and not doing all the fun things you wish you'd make time for? 

I find that if I write them down then I am more likely to do them.

So I'm planning to do a Christmas/Winter version of this list
for my husband and I to have fun doing in the coming weeks.
We are going to work on the list together 
to make sure that we both get a say in the fun things we'd like to do.
Then I'm going to type/write it out in poster like form so it serves as a great reminder.

Stocking Stuffer

I have found the perfect stocking stuffer for anyone on your Christmas list this year.
Magicstick Mobile Power
This model is for the iPhone 4/4s.
It's $7.99, comes in several colors, you can keep it in your purse/coat pocket
and if your battery is going dead,
 you can just plug your USB cord into it to start charging it on the go!  
Genius, I tell you!

Monday, November 26, 2012

Brilliant Idea for Birthdays

I received a few birthday boxes 
and one stood out because it was filled with mini balloons!!
 My presents were gently tucked in amongst the balloons.

It was SO cheerful 
and my cats are still going NUTS for the balloons!

I'm sure kids (of all ages) would love to get a box 
stuffed with balloons on their birthday this year.

Mountainy Monday

Winter seems to be here to stay.

 Happy Monday to you!

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Go Irish!!

CONGRATULATIONS to the entire Notre Dame team!!


My boys act like they are for real brothers.
They are a year apart and came from different mothers.
  I think they bonded over their tabby status so don't try to tell them they aren't bros.
   Brothers don't get their own chairs, brothers share chairs.
 We are a pretty great kitty family.

Wedding Shower

I hosted a shower for a co-worker last week and wanted to share it with you.
Her colors were navy, yellow with a wintery theme.
So I bought navy & yellow paper products, table cloths
and used pine cones & snowflakes in my decorations.
I didn't have a big budget so all of my decor came from
Michaels, Dollar Tree & Target.

I made sugar cookies.

 We went with an appetizer theme because it was right after school.
We had cheeseballs, taco dips, cookies, fruit & popcorn.

 I made a peanut butter cheese ball that was delish!
 Drinks & peppermint popcorn

Regular cheeseball and spinach artichoke dip from Costco (amazing!!)

 We did two activities and put them at each place setting.

 I also found these cute little ornament place card holders at Micheals $1.50/2.
I used them to label the food items.

 I put together a quiz and advice cards for the bride.
I didn't know the bride-to-be really well so this quiz was perfect.
She answer all of the answers and then read her answers to the group.

The ultimate compliment:
The bride-to-be asked to keep some decorations for her reception :)