Tuesday, August 31, 2010

I just KNEW that it's totally normal to talk to my cats!

I receive "Cat Age" tips from the folks at RealAge; this popped up in my inbox this morning:

Converse with Your Cat
By CatAge Staff

Talking to your cat can help show affection, control behavioral issues, and improve your relationship with your pet.
Even though you don't speak the same language, your cat can understand much of your tone of voice and body language. From single-word commands to animated speech, an upbeat intonation can help socialize, soothe, or sweet-talk your cat into becoming a better pet.

I am such a GOOD pet owner!

(try to) Let Go

He who angers you conquers you.
- Elizabeth Kenny

Have you ever been SO ANGRY that you could not think about anything else?
Did you feel better after holding on to that anger for hours/days/months/ years?
I didn't think so.
I think many (or most) times anger stems from hurt.
If there is a situation that you absolutely can not change, try to accept it ( i know this is easier said than done); your only harming yourself by hanging on to it.
If you can make a change; why not get started right away?

Staying angry with someone, or something won't change anything.
Well, it might just make you more miserable & why would you choose that?

Monday, August 30, 2010


Hello there & happy Monday :)
I'm super excited to announce that soon i will be hosting my second blog giveaway!
It will be much bigger & better than the first one!
(i haven't exactly decided what it will be yet, but believe me, it will be fab)
So, as soon as my little blog reaches 50 followers; it's giveaway time!
What would you like to win? I'm open to suggestions :)


I promise the prize will not be a gift wrapped cat (even though i would love to win that prize!).

I just think this picture is really cute.

Sunday, August 29, 2010


Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.
- Dale Carnegie

I think i'd like to have this quote framed and hung somewhere.Somewhere that i can see it daily; perhaps my new walk in closet ;)

happy sunday; i'm being super lazy today.
how bout you?


Friday, August 27, 2010

What You Make It

The world is what you make it.

If you think positively, the world is a happy & beautiful place.

Think negatively & you will live in a very sad & scary world.

Just some thoughts for you on a Friday.

Finish up the summer cheerfully and leave yourself w/ fond memories; those are the only ones worth remembering, right?

Thursday, August 26, 2010

save the date!


How cute is this?

My friend Jen is getting married next July & she got these awesome save the date magnets here at Terrill's Tiles on etsy.

I can't wait to put it on my new fridge in my new apartment! hehe

Aren't these original?

I've never seen a save the date this cute.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

practice makes perfect

"If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion."
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

This quote make's me think of another; "If you want to have a good friend, be a good friend."

Happy Wednesday everyone!
The weeks going by quickly for me; how bout you?

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

fun news

I've just found out that Kate Hudson & Ginnifer Goodwin are filming a movie based on the book Something Borrowed!

I think they are absolutely perfect for these roles.

This may be old news but its new news to me!

I heart Ginnifer Goodwin & Something Borrowed is one of my favorite books.

Speaking of Ginnifer Goodwin, I CAN NOT WAIT for Big Love to start up again!!!


Did you like this book?

Are you as excited about the movie as I am?

Monday, August 23, 2010

to me......

love is

being silly





doing crossword puzzles together on the plane ride

being ridicoulously excited about what the future holds

having nicknames for each other that other people think are absolutely ridiculous :)

love is when your girlfriend strolls into the bathroom & decides to take a poop while your in the shower; it's when you only get slighty annoyed. i can't believe i just wrote this; hope your not so completely grossed out that you decide to stop reading my blog!

love is cuddling up in bed with your girlfriend & the laptop, excited & just about to check out some paint colors for your future apartment. It's when her best friend calls and they end up on the phone for an hour.Its when the call ends way to late & its time for you to go to sleep so paint color choosing will have to wait. It's not minding one bit, knowing she hasn't had a chance to catch up with her friend in awhile. Love is wanting her to be happy, always.

love is not minding that when he gets together with his brother they turn into rowdy eight year olds, it's thinking it's cute. (most of the time)

love is when it's no big deal that your over an hour late to see the flugtag you were really excited about, because she CAN NOT leave LA without having pumpkin pancakes at the griddle

love is previously "disliking" cats, but now find it hard to sleep without her cat (squirrel) snuggled up against your legs or feet.

What does love mean to you?

Friday, August 20, 2010

piece it together


How freakin cool is this!?!!!?

It's a 3 piece puzzle cutting board; you can use it all together, or as plates & hang your wine glass on it, genius!

We are soooooooooo getting these.

I hope I don't bore you but my blog is probably gonna start having alot more homey, apartmenty like decorating stuff on it :)

buy 'em here

i spotted 'em on a cup of joe

(you've probably allready spotted them there too!)

Wednesday, August 18, 2010



I'd like to put some of my stuff in this cutie, how bout you?

Still enjoying my vacation! We've narrowed it down to four different locations we'd like to live in. I'll post them next week when i get home & maybe get some of your opinions :)

Sunday, August 15, 2010

oh yeah, oh yeah

(title spoken in the voice of despicable me's number one super villian)

"I have often wish i had time to culivate modesty, but i am too busy thinking about myself."

-Edith Sitwell


photo : me!

Having a lovely time in california & i'm pretty sure we've found our future home :)

Friday, August 13, 2010

Thursday, August 12, 2010

tilt 8/12/10



1- a yummy egg sald sandwich with a pickle on the side, even better when there are TWO pickles on the side!

2-leaving for california on SATURDAY! wooooooooohooooooo

yogurtland here i come :) (i'm allready salivating & it's still a few days away, is 10am cali time too early for yogurt? i think not)

4- meeting up for Sunday breakfast's & Loft shopping afternoons w/ my friendly Erin. (don't worry, i didn't buy a thing.)

5- looking foward to the plane ride. i'm weird right? i just love having time to chat w/ Rob & read books and mags for 6 hours straight!

vliegtuig Pictures, Images and Photos

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

closet break in

I'm not sure who this Jayma Mays girl is but i'd really like to sneak into her closet and abscond with this dress!


photo via go fug yourself

i hope you enjoy my use of the word abscond hehehehe, impressed? im soo silly

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

napping naturally

I must have been a cat in a past life because napping comes way to easily for me :)


*sorry for two kitty related posts in a row, i just can't help being a crazy cat lady.

i adore mail!


Yesterday I received a very lovely surprise, my first dear darling penpal letter!

I was so excited I just love getting mail, especially pretty mail.

The envelope & card are so cute.

Thanks Netiya!

& thanks to Melissa for getting this whole thing started :)

happy sleep

A well-spent day brings happy sleep.
- Leonardo da Vinci



Saturday, August 7, 2010

aaaaaaaaaaany coupon works!

Anyone remember this commercial from a few years ago?


Friday, August 6, 2010

no self control



I find this jacket to be all sorts of fantastic fabulessness!

perhaps it will still be around after my month of no spending.

Every year in elementary school i came home with a report card that said "shows no self control", HA! i'll show them!

this sign and I are so NOT friends!


& thats all i have to say about that.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

tilt 8/5/10

Today's Loves.

1- Green lights when I'm running late.

2- Taking a nap cuddled up with a kitty, or two.

3- All of the super sweet comments I received on yesterdays post. :) :)

4- Making my own stations on Pandora.

5- We are leaving for vacation in 9 days!!! wheeee

6- Meeting a kitty cat brother and sister duet who's names are peanut butter & jelly!

7- Patiently awaiting my 3 etsy purchases to arrive in the mail, well ok maybe not very patiently.(these were obviously purchased before my no spending challenge)

8- Looking foward to a habachi dinner tomorrow night for my best friendly's brithday & wearing a new dress. (notice how i conviently made a bunch of purchases right before my no spending oath!)




Wednesday, August 4, 2010

a note on moods and spending

I don't usually get to serious on my blog but i'd like to talk a little bit about why i kind of abandoned my blog from last July till about this March.
Ever since i was about 14 years old i would go through moods of feeling ok, feeling sad, feeling happy, crying for no reason, being super happy & feeling nervous about random things. I didn't really do anything about this throughout high school, thinking i should just try to deal with it. Going 4 years feeling like that and not doing much about it became very tireing. Finally mid way through my senior year i went to see a therapist. She was really nice and i liked talking to her but i still didn't understand how i could feel so sad for no reason at all. So she sent me to a doctor (psych) who gave me some meds & poof within a month i felt better. Alot better, probably too better. I was super happy, outgoing, crazy Gina. That didn't last to long and pretty soon i was back to feeling not so happy again. It turns out your brain can "get used to" a drug and then it stops helping you the way it used to. So for the last 12 years or so I've been on a journey of ups and downs.Feeling good, then feeling bad, always trying new "miracle" medicines that work for awhile and then somehow just stop. So during my blog absence i was going through a not too happy phase, usually they last a a few month's but this last time it lasted almost a year. It's hard to try to post about happy things when your not feeling happy at all.When I started blogging again in April, i came back in full force & realized how much i missed it. I love talking about random things that make me happy (shopping) and hearing what you all think.
My ups and downs have also led to ups and downs in my spending. When i'm sad i don't shop at all, because i don't find joy in it, i'll hole up at home eat & gain weight. Then as i start to feel better the shopping begins.I lose the few pounds I gained, feel good about myself and then remember how fun shopping can be. Iknow I also try to take advantage of this because I'm always wondering " how long will the happiness last this time".I'll realize i've saved up so much money in the sad months of no spending and slowing start breezing through it. Which is fine for a few months, but then it becomes a habit & I end up having to try really hard to curb my spending. I'm at the point right now that I need to put a major halt on spending.
So im challenging myself for the rest of August, to not buy 1 single thing that is not a necessity (even if i think so, cute underwear from target is NOT a necessity!)
So, sorry for being so wordy, thanks to all who are still reading :), just felt like getting this out there because i know that alot of girls deal with similar issues.



Dearest Nordstrom

if you were to send me the following items free of charge, i promise i would not tell a soul
& i would be a walking advertisement for you. I really hope you will consider my request.
very fondly, gina




Tuesday, August 3, 2010

chocolate helps (a bit)


Tonight was a really shitty night at work, im cranky & stressed out.
I was on the phone w/ tech support for awhile so all of my work got piled up AND then a scanner machine thingy i use just BROKE!
But then a kind soul came in with a chocloate donut just for me.

& the night got a tiny bit better.

party dress

Me & my Mama have just started planning Rob & I's engagement party!

It's planned for early November & I'm really looking foward to it :)

Obviously I'm on the lookout for an exquisite dress.


Do you think this one makes the cut?

I'm kinda liking it alot.

the perfect bed


I think this bed is superfantastic, what do you think?
I found it at the Sundance website which I didn't even know existed till I saw it on youaremyfave.
They have the most gorgeous unique stuff; it's a little pricey but looks like really good quailty,
Better than the ikea stuff i'm used too! ;)
I'm crossing my fingers hoping Rob likes it too!


Imagine a world without men, there would be no crime & lots of happy fat women.
-source unknown
I saw this quote framed in a bathroom at a restaurant this weekend. :)

Monday, August 2, 2010

pretty ruffles


How friggen cute is this skirt?

I really like it but it's a little to $$$ for me.

I must attempt to reign in my spending a bit.

If you likey this skirt it's for sale at postlapsaria.

p.s I got the most fabulous deal on a pair of L.A.M.B peep toe pumps this weekend, pictures soon!

you are here

I'm pretty sure you all know about my love of reading, imagine my delight when I stumbled upon this adorable bookmark.
I'm allready watching my mailbox!


Found @ cozyblue