Sunday, May 31, 2009

What better way to accessorize your dirty martini?

The cocktail ring is meant to be a dramatic large ring, it first gained popularity at private parties during the prohibition. A ring like so flaunted that one was not only drinking illegally but doing it with style!


All of these lovely conversation starters were found at Vintage on Etsy




Misha Lavender Ring found at Vionnet Boutique



The fabulously chic finger ornaments were featured last week on BonBon Rose's Deal of the day, she found them at allthereageonline

Whether you opt for candy colored and cute or glittering and glamorous, the cocktail ring adds an instant boost of bling that works with almost any outfit!


Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Tick-tock, tick-tock

Lucky Brand - Wooden Flower Watch

I just fell in love with this watch! Telling time on it would be a challenge for me, yeah I am not the quickest time teller out there... I may even have to use the ole "oh I just wear this for looks, my battery doesn't work.", excuse. Not like I've ever used that before or anything. Ya, umm, ok whatevs. Moving on.

Today was my first day on the new jobby job! I have to say it's going quite well, all the people I work with are wonderful. Easy going, very helpful and have that way of making you feel comfortable while not knowing what the heck you are doing! I am looking forward to spending my time with them while making the moola so I can purchase all these chic goods I keep stumbling across!
This work thing is really cutting into my blogging time, so many blogs to read so little time! I guess that is what those weekends are for.
May your Tuesday night be all rad and fab! I am off to watch The Hills from last night, read me some of my book and fall asleep in my fresh clean sheets! Le sigh.

I found this picture ----->
at Paper Tissue

Smooches!

Monday, May 25, 2009

One classy beach



Today I am daydreaming of being at the beach with the sun, hot sand and crashing waves. Since this is my dream I will share with you the divine beach wear I would be sporting. All found at the fab Net-A-Porter!





ZIMMERMAN - Sirens Bandeau Bikini


SASS & BIDE - Atom of loved denim shorts

PEDRO GARCIA - Crystal Flat Sandals

TILA MARCH - Large Canvas Tote



RetroSun - Vintage Christina Dior

Sweet daydreaming my dear blog friends. I hope you are enjoying this wonderful Memorial Day!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

My terribly happy ten


Inspired by Naomi's post at Rockstar Diaries, I have decided to share 10 things that make me terribly happy! Perfect for this relaxing Sunday evening, don't you think?

1. sunshine
2. freshly washed sheets on my bed
3. listening to Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits album
4. fresh flowers
5. swimming in the ocean
6. acai smoothies
7. knowing that my family & friends are happy
8. dancing like nobody is watching
9. red nail polish
10. eating cheese & apples while drinking wine

I would love to read about what makes all of you happy! Just thinking about the things that make me happy made me happy. :)

I found the picture at Paper Tissue.


"Remember four simple words: live, love, laugh, bloom." - anonymous

Friday, May 22, 2009

PeaceKeeper Cause-Metics


"PeaceKeeper Cause-Metics is the first cosmetics line to give all of its after tax-distributable profits to women's health advocacy and urgent human rights issues. Peacekeeper builds a bridge between extraordinary women in the land-of-plenty with extraordinary women who just by chance of birth don't have our resources or opportunities."




The Eco Balm is one of the best lip balms ever. Great price, organic, not tested on animals... leaves your lips soft and kissable! I am pro PeaceKeeper for many apparent reasons, they are making our world a better place and have wonderful products! If you want to send a kiss to someone you love and a dollar to a girl in need go to The Kiss Museum print out the kiss canvas and follow the directions. It's a simple as that!



Please go check out more about PeaceKeeper Cause-Metics, just one person can make a difference. They have many options available to help us keep the peace! Happy Memorial Day Weekend to you all!

PEACE, LOVE & FUN!

XOXO

Thursday, May 21, 2009

You make me wanna la la!

fringe + glitter = dancing

Sunday, May 17, 2009

1st week down!

Yesterday was my one week mark! I am grateful for everyone who has stopped by and left lovely comments. I feel so lucky to have this chance to meet new people and share interesting ideas, experiences and inspirations! During this past week I got 2 awards - sweetness!

Thank you to Patty Ann at Living Life To The Pinkest for my 1st award! It truly inspired me to keep this blog alive!

I am passing this on to the following lovelies...

Who Throws a Cupcake? Honestly.

Whimsical Rose (formerly known as Faith, Trust and Pixie Dust)

District of Chic

The Way I See It

The Caravan

Marvelous Kiddo

... look closer

If you haven't been over to visit these blogs, you should get on it!

My girl Elizabeth Marie at It's Unbeweavable also gave me an award this week! She is a doll! EM is doing this amazing giveaway right now, a personalized pendant! If you haven't checked her blog out yet, get your booty over there and enter the contest. Or don't ... I really want to win! ;)

This award is getting passed on to the following:

A CUP OF JO

... love Meagan

gabby, she wrote

pretty. little. world

Rachel's pink thoughts

The Mean Girls' Guide to Glory

She moves in her own way

Go. Read. Enjoy.

I have some not so good news and some really great news to share. In using the "band aid" removal method (quick and fast) I will get the sadness out of the way. I lost a friend over the weekend, in mourning my loss I found that this quote gives me much comfort.

"Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality." - Emily Dickinson

Todd, I love you dearly and will forever remember our time as neighbors, friends and family.

On to the fabulous news I just received while writing this blog... I am going to be an Auntie x 3! I have two rowdy nephews that rock my world and now my brother and his wifey are expecting again! My fingers are crossed for a niece that I can shower with pink and lace and glitter and barbies and cupcakes and all that frilly girl stuff my nephews laugh at me for loving! Being Aunt KeeKee is one of the best things in my life, I am so thankful for my wonderful family!

Thank you again to everyone for being so encouraging! Hope your weekend was full of love, laughter and fun.

Xoxo


Friday, May 15, 2009

DenHaus

DenHaus designs its dens with dogs, cats, and the people who love them in mind.
BowHaus provides a comfortable haven for your pet in a chic, round metallic design.

ZenHaus offers a modern, sleek oval design that hugs your pet.



The TownHaus furniture line features classic styles and roomy comfort for your dog.



Wednesday, May 13, 2009

The Lip Scrub w/ a side of steroids...really?

Have you ever made an impulse purchase? Sure you have, everyone does it. I think it's normal, but what do I know about normal? Ha! Last time I was at Planet Beauty, (which let me tell you has been ions being that I haven't lived in California since last October and Oregon isn't blessed with the amazingness!) I was in line waiting to pay for my necessities feeling a little bummed even though new shampoo does excite me, I wanted something more, something random and new to try, so I threw The Lip Scrub by Sarah Happ up on the counter. After the excitement of my new goodies wore off I probably used the lip scrub once or twice and then in my move I completely forgot about it. Until the other day when disgusting, annoying ants decided to invade my bathroom. I super freaked on the ants, dug everything out of my cupboards and in the midst of it all found the lip scrub. It is sugary goodness and leaves my lips feeling so soft and moisturized. I am now obsessed with using it everyday as part of my getting ready routine. My impulse turned into an obsession, does that justify it? HECK YES!


It's really awkward when you have to call a prospective employer and explain to them that you may not pass your drug test because you have been taking steroids! Don't worry I am not all 'roided out and trying to get juiced up, beefed up or anything related. I had been sick for weeks, really sick. Coughing this horrible bark, seriously, even Quinn (my parents golden retriever) would look at me like "What the hell is that noise?" I went to the doctor after my dad convinced me I was on my death bed and even the doctor cringed at the noise coming from my esophagus. He gave my lungs a listen and told me they were clear, then asked me if I was sure I didn't swallow a hot wheel or anything. Um, no hot wheel consumption for this girl! His conclusion was that I had a virus in my trachea, oh he had some big long doctor word for it that I do not recall at the moment. Doc wrote me a prescription for steroids as I asked him really important questions like "This isn't going to make me grow a beard is it?", he assured me with "Well at least not in this decade."


Happy Hump Day to you all! I hope it's loverly!!!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Taco-licious Tuesday

Dear Fred,

It's that day of the week again, you know the one where every slick rick and beach bunny in SoCal hoards in to consume numerous amounts of tacos and margaritas.

I miss you for your Baja Fish Tacos, black beans and rice, and The Cadillac. Truly, a fiesta on my pallet.

Me and Fannie enjoying our Cadillacs @ Fred's Mexican Cafe, go tequila!

-Missing the Cali life! But I am gonna suck it up and make tacos at home while the wind blows and rain pours down. I found a new recipe, these lil jems are called Not So Fat Tacos. If you are interested in exploring new, healthier options for your diet maybe you should take a gander at this...


1 teaspoon olive oil
1 red bell pepper, cut into 1/2 - inch chunks
1 green bell pepper, cut into 1/2 - inch chunks
4 scallions, white and green parts separated and thinly sliced
3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
1/4 cup bulgar
8 ounces ground sirloin
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1 15 ounce can low sodium crushed tomatoes
1/4 teaspoon salt
8 6 inch corn tortillas
4 ounces crumbled feta
2 cups shredded romaine

  • In a large nonstick skillet, heat oil on medium heat. Add peppers, scallion whites, and garlic and cook, stirring frequently, for about 7 minutes or until peppers are crisp-tender. Stir in bulgar. Add sirloin, chili powder, and cumin and cook, stirring until beef is no longer pink, about 3 minutes.
  • Mix in tomatoes and salt and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer, cover, and cook for about 10 minutes or until bulgar is tender.
  • Using tongs, hold each tortilla over the burner for about 15 seconds or until lightly toasted. Spoon 1/2 cup filling down the center of each tortilla. Top with feta, romaine and scallion greens.

Perhaps I should have waited until after I try this recipe but I am too excited! I am sure they will be dericiousness. Now I just need to find a perfect margarita and I am set! Off to watch The Hills from last night.

Ciao for now!






Monday, May 11, 2009

me first and then gimme gimmes

Numero uno, I had a job interview today that went very well! I don't want to jinx myself but I left that place feeling as though I fit like a puzzle piece. That is a great feeling, one I haven't had for quite some time. I haven't been part of the work force world since November '07, feels like a life time ago! I thought about trying out sugardaddie.com but decided being an independent woman would probably be the best direction for my life! Ha, but that doesn't mean I am shutting down the idea, it's not probable but anything is possible, jk... not really but ya.

Dos, I need a new LBD!! Well, I guess it's more of an I want. Here are a few I have been lusting over, let me know which one is your fave!

Suzi Chin Maggy Boutique Sheath Dress


Rachel Pally Iris Strapless Dress


Calvin Klein Cap Sleeve Dress


This last one you are approaching is definitely the one that gives me the sweetest dreams, it's also the most expensive. I call it the out of my jobless price range unless I find that sugar daddy dress! But a girl can dream!

Alexander Wang Mesh Inset Dress



And the sexy back. Oh it's a setsy time!

I am looking forward to hearing feedback on these lovely lil diddies! Hope you are having a relaxing and enjoyable Meditation Monday..... oooooommmmmmmmmmm!

Peace out, keep it real, love to you all!

Oh and all of these are available at Nordy's, just hit up nordstrom.com!



Sunday, May 10, 2009

A man's work is from sun to sun, but a mother's work is never done!


This is a picture of me with my fabulous mum! She's so whimsical and carefree, yet the most grounded person I know. I have learned so much from her but still more knowledge I need to gain. I thank her for her inexhaustible love I take for granted!

Happy Mother's Day to all you Mama's who make our world a better place!

My vote goes to Heidi Klum for hottest celeb mommy! She rocks, juggling her family and career with grace and style.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

NKOTB

For all y'all that don't know... my title of this blog entry is New Kid On The Block. I am not a fan of the band nor was I when they were hip back in the 90's. Everyone else I knew would have screamed a very high pitch noise, you would think only dogs could hear, at the mention of NKOTB. But not me! Ok. Sure. Maybe in the 2nd grade, I did think The Right Stuff was a rather catchy tune but I wasn't about to do a talent show routine to it (unlike a couple of my besties... one day that video will need to be on youtube). Wow, I am giving those kids way too much airtime! I only chose the title because this is my first blog ever, yessss popping my blog cherry as I type.

Thank you to
Unbeweavable, she is the amazingness that inspired me to start blogging!

Please be patient with me while I learn my way around this bloggy blog world and stay tuned for some daily rants, loves and laughs.... it's my life, my style. Right?