Thursday, June 28, 2012

A Love Affair

Maybe anyone reading is rolling their eyes thinking I'm going to talk about the Fifty Shades series for the millionth time again, but I wanted to share a true love affair I have with gold.

Gold. The color. It becomes me. When I tan, I don't brown, I become golden. The slick gleam of gold looks natural and classic against my skin. Oh? Then why do I have silver wedding rings? You know, those gorgeously pesky rings that I will wear for the rest of my life? Yes, it saddens me slightly. My husband would DESPISE wearing yellow gold. For some odd reason, despite the banished ritual of having to wear matching bands, I felt it would be odd having two completely different rings/colors. For my very un-complicated, patient, and pleasing husband, I decided to let him have his silver.

Thankfully, I fully intend to continue to mix-match my metals!
All of that considered, here's what I'm pining for:

PS. Wish I could fall for something other than rings!!!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Ebb and Flow

It's merely 2:20 am. My husband has been asleep for hours, now. I keep reading. All is quiet beyond the hum of the fan, steadily oscillating. There's an ebb and flow, though. A noise that is penetrating me. It is steady and low. It sounds like the horrid noise made when someone of great annoyance runs a damn finger over a crystal glass's rim. It is low and far, but I can't drown it out, even with a low television show droning on in the background. I can't make it stop. I don't know what it is. It increasingly haunts my ears. 

Sometimes snoring has a similarly powerful affect. Something so rhythmic but so annoying. Something that just won't quiet. 

I hope that I haven't fooled myself. I no longer hear it. I pray it doesn't come back. 

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Why Did I Do This?!

So amidst all the craziness in my life/family right now, I decided that instead of sleeping last night I would just read all of Fifty Shades of Grey. Yes, despite NEVER pulling an all-nighter in college or high-school for papers or tests (I always had at least 2 hours of sleep!!), I guess I thought now was the time to do it. All night. Read the whole book. And at 6am when I was finished I had the option of either going to bed or reading the next book, guess which one I chose? Yeah, read the second book. I am halfway through the second book (I don't want it to end!!!) and only have um 2 hours before I have to leave for work. Then entertain people at my house for my BEST FRIEND DANA'S BIRTHDAY dinner tonight. This girl is definitely going to need some extra strong tea to wake up!

Ps. Laters, Baby.
I am seriously considering stopping the "babe" between Scotty and me to a more formal "baby"....HAHA

The only man I can picture as amazing as Christian Grey:

(Matt Bomer. Plays Neal Caffery on the show "White Collar". So enigmatic and smoldering.)

Wednesday, June 20, 2012


Decisions seem to be no longer on the horizon but RIGHT NOW. Last night a time-sensitive option was given to Scott and me. It involves moving (not from the area). As much as I love living in our little 2-bedroom condo, I am very aware of all the perks of moving to our possible place. It is so complicated and there are too many options to consider it seems!
In the end, Scott and I are going to have to really sit and pray over it. We will have to make a pro-con list, and establish a set of perimeters that would make this move acceptable.
So much to think about!!

I don't want to explain the full situation yet because of others involved, and because we need to flesh out the option way more, but here are some positives to us moving:

-save money.
-more outdoor space.
-closer to my job.

Here are positives to us staying where we are:

-don't have to paint it all back to white
-won't give up the killer deal we have here (for the future)
-we are in a full routine/fully set up here

It's so hard to even simplify into a list!
Well, we will be praying and discussing, and I will be sure to update you all on our final decision very soon, probably! Wish us luck =]

ps, if you are stressed like I am, you can relax a bit by listening to this oh so beautiful song, Marielle, by Market East!
 pps. this video was made by using strangers' home videos. They searched through a huge video library on the internet and clipped it all together. I love it!

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Sleek and Chic

My work outfit the other day was very urban and black. I think neutrals is a no-brainer, and I loved wearing my new flats!!

You can see my purple nail polish peeking through!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012


Last weekend I "hibernated" with Scott. We went out and did things, but we kept it just the two of us for most of the weekend. It was lovely.
Saturday was spent getting Panera, sitting by the pool, and taking afternoon naps.

I LOVE Scotty's new shorts! We got them for a steal at TJ Max last week for only $15!!! We snagged my dress there, too, for only $15! It was a successful trip ;)

I captured Scotty's first bite of his yummy blueberry bagel with blueberry cream cheese! It was delish!
We indulged in a BL-tasty before hitting the pool.

Sunday, we took a nice nature walk at a nature preserve in the area. It was nice getting some physical activity together, and it was a gorgeous scenery for some early morning prayer as huband and wife!
(please excuse my broken-out face with no make-up on!!)

I hope your past and future weekend is as good as ours was! This weekend Scotty is working =/ but we still plan to do some fun things in the night :)

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Beach Weekend!

Last weekend we went to the beach for literally a mini vacation of pure relaxation and fun. It was 100% what we needed, and I can't wait for another one!!
Here are just a couple a gazillion pictures:

We didn't get any group pictures. It just wasn't one of those weekends. It was that type of weekend of grilling, staying in bathing suits, sweatshirts, and drinking fun drinks...

Oh, and we officially need a chess set in our house =]

Makes Me Fierce

Cheetah print! Cheetah Print makes me fierce! Especially for just another day at work.

Thursday, June 7, 2012


I am adjusting to my new hair. It is definitely way shorter than I wanted to go, but it's just hair!!!! It grows back. Here it is:
 Completely undone up top.

Some light wave in it from keeping it in a bun above.

Anyway, it is what it is!
Today was a pretty lazy day. Recently, my family and I have been playing a bit of a waiting game with some things, and today I just tried to relax and not stress about any of it!

The oversized sweater is making me look a bit manly, but I kept taking it on and off all day! I seriously could not get comfortable temperature wise!

When I picked up my brother to drive him to the train station from his internship I had to put on shorts! We also had a little impromptu coffee date to catch up, which was basically the best. He is definitely someone I respect and love, so any time I get to spend with him, talking and joking, is such a blessing. A brother is a beautiful thing to have!!

Happy Thursday!!!!

Monday, June 4, 2012

Cha Cha Cha Changes

Some major Changes.
1. I chopped off my hair. I'm not happy about it. But in a week or so I'm sure it will look normal again.
This is my new hair:

As you can see, it's pretty choppy and short, but I really do have faith that it will be good in a week!

On top of my hair changes, my skin has been FREAKING out. I've dealt with skin issues before-I never have fully clear skin. The thing is, I've never really had such an outbreak of painful, cyst pimples. They seriously are harshing my mellow and making me feel like an ugly 15-year old again. I just have to try and put my best foot forward, not let it bring me down, and know that I'm still beautiful.

Even though my hair/skin issues were really bothering me today, I really didn't let it bother me too much this past weekend. I would be damned if I let a couple little blemishes get in the way of my wonderful, relaxing, and beautiful weekend at the beach. More on that later!

Anyway, I'm sure you all have your 'fat' or 'ugly' or low self-esteem days, too. Let's all try to not let them get us down too much!