Friday, December 30, 2011

Happy (early) New Year's Eve :)

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Hope the last day and night of 2011 are amazing :) 
Wherever your New Year's Eve plans take you, 
make sure you have plenty of champagne!
and wear plenty of sparkles

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And if you need an adorable hostess gift,
this champagne with mini-fridge (keeps cold for 2+ hours) are the cutest damn gift I have ever seen! 




Pour it into some flutes gold mason jars


...and you are ready to party :) 

Wishing you a happy, healthy 2012

xoxo

Thursday, December 29, 2011

I'm back....

....Unfortunately I am home from the Caymans :( 
one of the Christmas houses on the island

We had a great trip as usual and it's my favorite way to spend Christmas.
I didn't hook up my phone or my internet the whole time and it felt amazing. 
I'll have pictures and everything next week to re-cap the trip! 
our trip to stingray city and snorkeling

I have a small NYE post tomorrow with the cutest hostess gift ever, then I'm staying in vacation mode until next week! 

Hope you all had a great holiday! 

xoxo

Friday, December 16, 2011

A jug of booze.

Tell me that this image below isn't exactly what you want on Friday?

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It's been a very long and stressful couple of weeks - 
but the stress has finally ended :) 
I'm finally having all the gals over the my apartment tonight
I'm finally opening the pretty bottle of vodka I bought months ago
I'm finally going out and hitting the town after a much too long break
Oh... and I'm finally heading to the Caymans for Christmas Monday!



Now... who wants to get me that jug of booze for Christmas?

Happy of Happiest Fridays :) 

xoxo

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Holiday Gifts: Monogrammed Handbag

For the girl who wants to monogram EVERYTHING...
me... me... me... me... me....




I think I just drooled on my computer. 

xoxo

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Selling Spelling Manor

Tomorrow night on HGTV

the show Selling Spelling Manor is on.
I will definitely be tuning in! 

Remember how a 22 year old British socialite bought it? 
it's creeping me out how much she looks like kendra here??

Someone explain to me how she and a 28 year old are living here now?
Apparently her wedding cost $5 Million dollars.
Please have a reality show Petra..... 

xoxo

Holiday Gifts: Little Black Dress

I spotted this spin on an LBD here and thought it was too cute not to share.
Perfect gift for any of your girlfriends :)

container store LBD jewelry organizer

I have tons of little jewelry holders all over the apartment.  They're pretty, but they don't hold very much, and I realized recently I don't even remember where some things are or what I have.

This would be great hanging in the closet with all of your clothes so that you can see everything and what accessories to add.
Plus it's kinda cheesy & ridiculous to me.... 
and I loooove all things cheesy & ridiculous.

Apparently other people like the cheese too, because it's backordered.
Damn. 

xoxo



Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Pandora's Poor Taste & Pesto Rolls

First of all.....
I know you all watched RHOBH last night.
And I know you all SCREAMED in horror at the TV just like I did when Pandora came out in a wedding dress that was, in Lisa's words "just perfect". 
I couldn't find a picture of the giant flower she walked out in first (that was "perfect"), but still - all of them were hideous.  Makes me seriously reconsider Lisa's level of taste and wonder what the eff she says in this book.

After seeing the dresses they tried on, and the hideous invitations they ordered, I can't wait to see what goes on at this wedding planned by the  always restrained "chi,chi,chi" Kevin Lee. 
Oh, and I found a pic of the dress she chooses. 

Doesn't look as wretched as the first one she came out in... but still. 

Moving On.... 

Oh Wait !! Next week looks awesome (when doesn't it?) - I can't wait to see what Russell does when he and Taylor aren't allowed to come into the White Party.... 

ruh roh. 
And crazy Kim and her creepy boyfriend. Of course. 

Anyways.... Pesto Rolls! 
I had seen these floating around on Pinterest, but the original link was to a website that wasn't in English.  Little did I know that the recipe is basically nonexistent, just crescent rolls and Pesto.

1. Roll out Crescent Dough
(they make crescent sheets that won't have pre-cut triangles)

2. Spread Pesto

3. Roll back and Slice

4. Bake and Devour

All of these were gone in minutes! And I even made another batch the next night because they were so damn good.  The easiest thing to cook ever, and my new favorite side to have with any meal. I'm craving them again just looking at them.

xoxo

Monday, December 12, 2011

Monogram Monday: Holiday Baking

Hope you all had a great weekend :) 

With all of the holiday eating and parties in full swing, I thought these Monogrammed or Personalized casserole dishes and casserole carriers would be a great gift for Mom or even for yourself! 







also... if you're going to a friends for a potluck
they'll definitely know which pyrex dish was yours! 

Tomorrow I have some recipes for the dinner that I made this weekend too! 

Pesto Rolls

Cheesy, Beefy Pasta


xoxo


Thursday, December 8, 2011

15 Things White Girls love to do on Facebook

Saw this, where else, on Facebook this week and had to share.
 It is SPOT. ON. 
How is it possible that these people annoy the crap out of me, yet I am SO thankful for them?!... because otherwise those daily boredom FB phone breaks would be oh so boring. 


15 Things White Girls Love To Do on Facebook

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So my good friend Adam sent this my way and by number 6 I knew I had to repost it. In fairness, I’m not a Kings of Leon fan, I do not dine at Applebees, am not married, keep my Facebook posts super exciting and entertaining for all to see (or at least to myself) and only take pictures of non-mundane food items. Please enjoy. Note: the original feet and hard face pictures have been replaced with my own..thereby admitting the truth behind this post.
1. Take pictures of their feet.
This is what our feet look like!
2. Express their extreme annoyance at this work day today and hint that it deserves a much needed alcoholic beverage at the end of it. WINK WINK.
3. Thank their hubby for being the best hubby in the world while their hubby is sitting right next to them.
4. Complain about bad service at restaurants. “Never eating at Applebee’s AGAIN!”
5. Express their extreme excitement to see their best friends tonight, Brintney, Whitney, and Sarah!!! Love YOU GIRLS!!
6. Take pictures wearing a lot of makeup and looking really preppy while simultaneously making a “hard” facial expression and holding up what they consider to be a gangster sign. Potential caption: ‘Straight thuggin.’
We’re hard!!! Nicole note: Anyone who knows me is very entertained right now.
7. Take pictures of undeserving food.
I effing love oatmeal!!! Mmmmmmm.
8. Make their status the song lyrics of any Kings of Leon Song.
9. Take a picture of someone they deem inferior to themselves in some way with the question: Really?
10. Write angry letters to companies (Dear EZ PARK, I hate you!), unorganized groups of people (Dear slutty freshmen who think that leggings can be worn as pants..), and non-entities (Dear unseasonably cold weather, WTF?!)
11. Subtly yell at no one in particular while being very specific. “Wow, it’s hard to believe that you think you know someone and then they turn around and STAB YOU IN THE BACK. Will never make that mistake again. EVER.”
12. Document exceedingly mundane activites for the day. “Getting my oil changed today. Then getting much needed groceries. Then it’s off to the post office to mail some bills. Then stopping by the gyno. Will probably need some gas by the end, so I may stop at the gas station. But I might be tired so I’ll probably just get it in the morning on my way to pick up a prescription. But if I’m not very tired I’ll probably just get the gas on the way home. Again, unless I am tired.”
13. Express their distaste for facebook on facebook and threaten to leave facebook to their facebook friends.
14. Ask seemingly rhetorical questions. “It’s cool to do a bunch of meth and babysit 20 six year olds, right?”
15. Write a status in another language. Parce que, Je suis tres intelligente!!

Hope you all have a great weekend :) 

xoxo




Holiday Gifts: Sparkle Splurge vs. Steal

Splurge


Steal!



xoxo

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Wishlist Wednesday

lusts for the week... 







I'm seriously dreaming about the belted polka dot dress and tory cuff. 

xoxo

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Holiday Gifts: Baby It's Cold Outside

Here is a cute (and cheap!) little gift to keep your honey warm.

...for walking to and from the El on the way to work, 
these hats with built in headphones 
would be a perfect way to keep warm 
while ignoring the obnoxious heavy breather or chatty kathy 
next to you at 7 am on the train 

And.... they also have adorable versions for us:
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xoxo

Monday, December 5, 2011

Monogram Monday

Hope you all had a great weekend :)  
I was trapped in the apartment for the majority of it, but did manage to decorate my Christmas tree!

I'm hoping to get some new ornaments this year and start collecting a couple each year... Hopefully something will catch my eye because it really needs some color! 


I'm seriously obsessed with today's Monogram Monday.
I've loved these Max & Chloe earrings for awhile now, and think they would make the best stocking stuffer ever ....

simply gorgeous. 

xoxo

Sunday, December 4, 2011

The Virgin Diaries

Ellen took the words right out of my mouth....

if this isn't THE MOST awkward and uncomfortable kiss thing you've ever seen.... 
I don't know what is



YIKES.
Premieres tonight on TLC

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Adult ADD

First Facebook was the best cure for procrastination and adult ADD.

Then blog-stalking entered my life..... 

and then gloriousness of Pinterest.... 

Then, yesterday I found out about CurrentlyObsessed.me and signed right up. 


stalking + blogs + pinterest combination all in ONE PLACE.  
Pretty, Girly goodness everywhere.
and just one click to see the price + where to buy it all

I am really never, ever, ever going to accomplish anything with all this greatness people keep coming up with.  

Hope you all have a great weekend :)

I'll be Christmas tree decorating, sleeping late, and hopefully checking out the Lincoln Park Zoo lights.

xoxo


Wishlist: Neutrals

Wishlist Wednesday Thursday
lusts for the week..... 








and..... for only $175.....
No. Words. 
Well.... lot's of words actually.... 

xoxo