Saturday, February 28, 2009


I really like Chloe Sevigny, she has the most truly unique style.
Big Love is one of my FAVE shows, her character, Nicki, never fails to crack me up w/ her permanent sour puss face and uptightness.
i love everything about this photo, her eyes look gorgeous, the hair is so soft and pretty & i just wanna prance around the house in this lovely little black lace undie set!

Friday, February 27, 2009

Looky Looky What I Got!

Hello Lovelies! If you recall about a week or so ago i posted asking for help finding a handbag for Valentines Day? Well i want to say a big fat thank you very much! to everyone who offered their suggestions. Unfortunately, i could not find one i found wonderful enough to fall in love with. FORTUNATELY, my fabulous boy toy had an even better idea for a V-Day gift.... & I'm using it right now!

Yessiree, all afternoon here at "work" I've been playing with my brand-spanking-new- just-delivered-yesterday, adorable little Dell mini woooooooooooowhooooooooo :)

It' so friggen cute & tiny & lightweight.

It weighs about 2.3lbs and is less than 9 inches wide!

I'm ridiculously excited to finally have a laptop i can call my own, now i just need to hunt down an equally adorable little case for it!


This week i heart.....

Have i written this before? Possibly but that's OK, i love a good sloooow stretch. Not only is it calming but it keeps me quite flexible.

The Amazing Adventures of Diet Girl
In an attempt to save money on buying books, i headed down to the library last weekend. I've been squeezing in reading time whenever i can and I'm liking this book alot. The girl (Shauna) takes us along w/ her as she struggles to lose a ton of weight.She's Australian and i just love the way she writes. (totally makes my recent obsession w/ 2 lbs seem nonsensical, which it is......)

Kashi Dark Chocolate & Coconut Granola Bars
I just ate one this morning and it was DELISH, yum yum in my tum!

*notice a dark chocolate trend? ;)

Giving Compliments
Love giving em and love receiving em!
* check out the lovely quote i posted on monday

i know this is a day late... so i guess it's technically a TILF ( things i love friday?) that doesn't really sound as good though!

Monday, February 23, 2009

Scatter Your Praise

"I can live for two months on a good compliment."
- Mark Twain

*Compliments are so easy to give & they could buoy a person's spirits for days or even weeks!* Next time you notice something you like about someone, don't hold back, tell them! Even if you think it's an insignificant detail, it could be just the boost they need.

Photo: Tim Luckey

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Rewards Await

Practice hope. As hopefulness becomes a habit, you can achieve a permanently happy spirit.
- Norman Vincent Peale

Photo: Abby Powell

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Happy Birthday Mom!!

Today is the day a lovely lady i like to call "mommy" turns 48!

She had me at the ripe old age of 23, being 24 i can not begin to imagine running around after a 1 year old at this point in my life.

Happy Birthday
to my very first friend, my Mama!


Wednesday, February 18, 2009

You Really Must

“You must do the things you think you cannot do.”
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Tuesday, February 17, 2009


I was out shopping for a birthday gift for my mom yesterday when I innocently stumbled upon a pair of shoes that must eventually be mine.


These babies can be found at Nine West for 79 bucks, I'm trying real hard to wait for a sale.

I think they are so sweet and simple & are the perfect reminder that spring is on the way.


Monday, February 16, 2009

A Year of Mornings


Looking through this book last night inspired me to start taking more pictures & also to eat healthier fruit filled breakfasts.

Have any of you followed the blog? I haven't checked it out yet but i think it was a wonderful idea to photograph and share little moments in their mornings.

I was captivated by the beautiful simplicity.

Livin & Lovin...


SuperCUTE print, perfect words to start a Monday with.

* Find this little lovely here :

** Spotted on

Saturday, February 14, 2009

I Wish You BLISS


Photo: jessica wilson

Wishing you all a beautiful day, however you choose to spend it.

I'll be enjoying an afternoon at the movies with my love, followed by cooking a yummy dinner together.

Tomorrow morning i'll be baking the wonderful and fabulous banana chocolate chip coffee cake i raved about a few weeks ago, the rest of the day will be spent catching up on my fave shows. Pretty much an AWESOME weekend.

I hope yours is just as lovely :)

Friday, February 13, 2009

Read This Book


I finished the book this afternoon.
It was in a word.... heartbreaking.
A fascinating story of friendship between two boys.
If you've allready read it, i'd LOVE to hear your thoughts on it.
I think this story will stay with me for some time.

Thursday, February 12, 2009


This Week's Loves

Enjoying a Silent Car Ride
I looove music, but once in a while when I'm driving i like to turn it off and just bask in the quietness.It makes me feel calm & relaxed.I also feel less rushed somehow, do you ever do this?

How Ridiculously Silly Rob Is

This boy always has me giggling. I adore his silliness and he takes it to the extreme! I seriously don't think i could ever fall in love with someone who wasn't quirky and silly like me.

I test makeup & beauty products for a research company, i fill out a little survey, they hand over the cash & i skip (OK maybe i don't actually skip) happily out the door.If you live on LI in driving distance of Melville and you wanna get in on this just leave me a comment and I'll give you their number so you can sign up.

Writing in My Diary

I'm not to fond of the word "diary", it seems like a word a 9 year old girl would use, but i don't think "journal" is much better soooo i guess i'll stick w/ my lil girl term! I love to write down my random thoughts and be able to look back on how i was feeling a month or a year ago.( I don't write often enough and my * diary's* usually last a few years). Its fun to see how things have changed and how some things will always stay the same.

Reading "The Boy in the Striped Pajamas"

When i saw they made a movie about it i decided to read the book first, the book is almost always better, don't you think? I received the book for Christmas but i just got started on it a few days ago. It's simply written and so far I'm really enjoying it.

Watching HGTV Before Bed!

The fact that i get all excited watching people house hunting must mean I'm getting older..... :)

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Feel Openly

Never apologize for showing feeling. When you do so, you apologize for the truth.
— benjamin disraeli

photo: mosippy
*Isn't this the cutest thing? i wish one of my kitties had a heart on her back!

Monday, February 9, 2009

Simple Questions

What are you doing right now?

What do you really want right now?

If what you're doing isn't leading you to what you want, maybe it's time for a change?


Friday, February 6, 2009

Your Assistance Is Requested!

My boyfriend has offered to buy me a handbag for Valentines Day!
woooooo hoooooooo
But i need help, i have been searching online for days and still haven't found anything i like :(
I've set a limit of $300.
I want a big, roomy, soft leather bag.
I'm open to different colors, thinking maybe brown, blue, or gray.
Definitely NOT black.
Is this too much to ask for?
Who can help?? This is obviously a very pressing and time sensitive matter...

See Clearly

Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won't come in.
-Alan Alda


Photo:rachel sian

Thursday, February 5, 2009


This Thursday I'm gonna keep it short & sweet.
Although I don't LOVE my job ( not even close actually) I am incredibly thankful that I have one (two really!). I often complain that I don't have enough money to buy or do the things I want or that I wish I made more, but the fact is I have enough.

&& right now thats all i need :)

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Tiny Little Luxuries

Manicures make me HAPPY.
I really enjoy the process, but more importantly, every time i look down at my pretty little fingers throughout the week it makes me smile :)
Yesterday i had an 8:30 am class which my professor did not deign to show up for ,I'm assuming because of the FABULOUS snow.
Whats a girl to do?
Head on over to the closest nail salon for a lil treat :)
I used to be a weekly manicure girly but as of late I'm really trying to curb my frivolous spending , so my shiny, candy colored nails feel extra special right about now.

This is the color i've got on now, it's called escapades.


Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Gimme, Gimme Some Spring!

Browsing through the many lovely photos on Flickr, one may come to the conclusion that snow is a beautiful & wondrous occurrence....


Photo: Katie Pritchard

This does look gorgeous, but it's NOT what i see outside everyday! I'm utterly and completely done with winter. I am very very ready for a cheerful SPRING.

Who's with me?? & What are you most looking foward to this spring?