Tuesday, November 30, 2010

the little things.

Recently, I was missing the spontaneity and randomness of college. Just as I was craving little daily surprises, I was pleasantly amused by...

1. FINALLY getting professional wedding photos from my cousin's beautiful wedding...

all images from Kelly Rashka Photography

2. Coming home to a generous "holiday" gift from work {and conveniently instantly having delicious chocolates to indulge on for dessert}.
image here

3. Very unexpected compliments from co-workers. ;)

Despite staying at work until 8:30 tonight I'm feeling pretty happy thanks to the little things in life.

Are you taking time to be thankful for small blessings?

Monday, November 22, 2010


I am currently swooning over...

My new Birthday Boots

Chunky Sweaters & Skinny Jeans
The Camera on my Phone that I just discovered and the resulting Picture Mail capability {sorry if I'm annoying you mom and dad :P } & obviously still Starbucks...

Shellac {new nail polish that does NOT come off!}

Sunday, November 21, 2010

weekend visitors

I love these girls and would not be the same without them! Whether for a good laugh, trustworthy advice, a confidence booster or a fun time, these friends have helped make me who I am! I love you all! :)


I had a fun weekend, come visit again soon!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Happy Birthday to ME :)

Although this season is all about the Turkey, I will admit that my birthday turns me into quite the Ham.

I had the most wonderful birthday weekend. It started with an amazing cranberry mojito, delicious appetizers, and good friends at Palomino's...

...followed by a night of dancing {get it, Kristen}!

My Saturday started with Starbucks {thanks to new giftcards!! :) }, followed by lovely surprise gifts from my mom, lots of shopping, and a yummy meal at Cheesecake Factory. I really enjoyed our mother/daughter day of shopping. Even though mom hates to shop, she was a really good sport on Saturday! And of course we had to get a piece of cheesecake...

I am so very thankful for the way my parents spoil me every year! Perhaps they are the reason I act like such a diva during the month of November! ;)
I am equally thankful for my loving friends. I know I have true friends because they not only put up with me, they support my "all about me" attitude during my birthweek.

All in all, I'm a lucky girl! Thank you so much for all the birthday lovin'!

Monday, November 8, 2010

surprise, surprise.

So, I was telling myself I would try not to be obnoxious about my birthday this year. 24 is not that exciting after all...BUT JUST 3 MORE DAYS! I am most excited about spending Saturday at lunch and shopping with my mom. For those who know my mom, this is not a gift. It is a birthday miracle.

Some things I've got my eye on include:

These boots {if they don't make me look like a duck in person}.

This sweater dress to wear with said boots.

Hopefully some blouses for layering.

And let's be honest...perhaps a cardigan.

Or two.
Who knows what we'll actually find...but I love having something to look forward to!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

life lately.

Time has been flying by and life carrying on as usual. I've been staying very busy, but I don't want to bore you with the details. Instead, a couple pictures to show you my life as of lately.

Enjoying fall in the bluegrass, cheering on those CATS!

Celebrating the wedding of a beautiful couple {picture sans bride, unfortunately}...