5.29.2009

I got drunk and bought shoes online...*

Okay, so not really, but that sentiment pretty much sums up my yesterday.  


It has been a while since I have bought clothes for work.  I don't know if I mentioned this, but I am doing weight watchers (started 3 weeks ago), and am trying to hold off buying clothes until I reach my goal weight.  So far, I have lost 3.4 pounds.  Only 15 more to go!

Anywho, my resolve to abstain from shopping is only so strong.  When I casually browsed Ann Taylor LOFT's website yesterday, I noticed a host of darling "summer" suits.  Lots of crisp white and ruffles and linen.  Sigh.  I was like a pregnant woman in a pickle and popsicle factory.  

Of course, I had to buy a few things.  I started browsing and adding and browsing and adding...before I knew it, I had 3 blazers, 1 pair of pants, 1 skirt, and a cute little top just waiting for my in my shopping cart!  

Here's what I got:

Oh, the joys of work clothes!

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* BTW, the title?  A category on one of my favorite blogs...Miss Doxie.  She hasn't blogged since October of 2008, but that girl is stinkin' hilarious.  She really seems to be the total package.  And getting drunk and buying shoes online is totally my cup of tea...er...wine. :)

5.20.2009

Lemon and Raspberry

Don't you just love those two flavors together?  I know I do.  I also happen to love that color combo.  Sometimes, I think that lemon, raspberry and crisp white would be my color scheme for a girl's nursery...assuming I (a) ever determine that I want to have a child and (b) actually have a girl.


Anywho, I have been currently coveting the following lemon and raspberry items.  Enjoy!

Fab. U. Lous.  I love all the prints (and the originals) from Janet Hill Studio.  So fresh and girly!


(Each print $10)


(Set - $40)


($28.50)


($10)


($48)

Lemon drop and raspberry chiffon kisses,

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5.11.2009

testing testing 123...

Trying to see if posting from the blackberry actually works!


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5.07.2009

Perfectly Patio

After all my doom and gloom in the morning, my birthday turned out to be a lovely day.  First, i received a lovely bouquet of flowers from my parents and siblings at work. 

 
(pretty, no?)

Then, the Knight met me for lunch at McEwen's (their roasted potato salad is to die for).  At lunch, we discussed what I wanted for my birthday.  I have been raising all kinds of racket about how I want new patio furniture.  The old furniture we had was never meant to be outdoors, and after a few good rains, the planks of the seat separated.  You could gingerly sit down, but one slight move, and you are on the ground! With our house newly painted, I was ready for a fresh look!  Last week, we hauled our old stuff to the side of the road and were very happy to see someone else stop by, throw the "junk" into their pickup and speed off.  Hopefully, they were on their way to turn our trash into their treasure!  

As part of my birthday, the Knight and I agreed that we could afford a new patio set and I could pick out whatever I wanted.  Of course, it had to be within reason, so after looking at Lowe's, Home Depot, Wal-Mart and Target, I decided on the Wellington set from good ol' Tar-jay.  

Nothing flashy, but classic and durable.  Light enough to move around the patio, but heavy enough to withstand (most) Memphis winds.  

I thought about buying the entire set online (hello front door delivery!), but with shipping, the entire set was over $1000!  Too much for this recessionista!

After work, I returned home to find a clean house (also thanks to the Knight), and my good friend Cliffy came over to help me stalk all the Targets in town for the different pieces for the set.

I am happy to say that East Memphis's newest Target had ALL of the items I wanted and the employees helped us load everything in the car.  The only thing that could have been better is if they drove us home. :)

All of the boxes are waiting for the Knight and I to put together tonight.  Is is weird that I'm excited about putting together furniture?

After the amazing luckily Target run, I went to grab sushi with some dear friends.  Once the Knight got off work (air traffic controllers have to work late shifts sometimes. boo.), he joined us!

All in all, it was a great birthday.  I am so lucky to have such wonderful friends.  All day long, I kept getting messages from family and friends wishing me a Happy Birthday and reminding me how much they loved me.  Aw shucks!

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5.06.2009

Oh no!

Someone just told me that the e.l.f. close-out isn't true, and snopes is reporting it.  Boo.


http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/nothing/elfcosmetics.asp

Apparently, the company is legit, and we'll get our products, but they are always sold for $1.  
 
I'm so sorry for misleading you all.  I fell for it, as well.  Hopefully the products will be fine, and what I don't use can be stocking stuffers or "happies" for others.

Again, so sorry!  I guess I should have remembered the old saying...if it is too good to be true, it probably is!

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Birthday Bonus!

Okay - that previous post was cathartic.  I'm feeling better already!


Apparently, even Nordstrom is excited about my birthday, and, in my honor, they are having an amazing sale!  Almost all e.l.f. (eyes, lips, face) products are only $1, plus if you enter CAROLINA, you get an additional 50% off (up to $7.50 off).

(actually, Nordstrom just bought e.l.f. and is closing out all their products and using the Nordstrom's name from now on.)

Anywho, no need to focus on the details!  Just enjoy the sale.  I know I sure did...soon I'll have 30 items (lipsticks, mascara, powders, the whole shebang) coming for Miss Artsy Fartsy, and I spent less than $30!

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Birthday Blues

Today, I am 28.  sigh.


Usually, I am very excited about my birthday.  See, e.g., 27, 26, and 25 (entitled "Secret Lovers #6 & #7 -- Also, thoughts on my chin.").  Once, I even blogged an entire post about the proper way to have a girl birthday (second post from the top entitled "Finally, something to thank Eve for...").  I assure you...I typically follow this plan to the letter.  Not this year.  

I can't really figure out why, except probably because no one is making a big fuss about it this year.  Which is typically what happens when a birthday falls on a rainy Wednesday.  

Also, this past year has been the most "adult" year I have ever had.  The Knight and I bought a house, have real "careers," and are starting to witness the deaths of very present, very important people in our and our friends' lives.  There's no turning back to the days of skipping class, wild parties with hot college coeds, and hugely fast metabolism.  My biggest worries are no longer what I'll make on a final or whether so & so likes me.  Now I worry about taxes, keeping my job, pollution, marital stresses, whether we should have kids, and my parents' aging.  I guess life is just heavy right now.  

Truth be told, I have a lot to be thankful for.  I guess sometimes it is easy to get bogged down in the mundane aspects of life.  I'm generally a very happy, some would say "perky", person.  Today is a rare melancholy day for me.  Is it weird that sometimes I find melancholy comforting?  Like a big warm blanket on a drizzly, gray day.

  
(photo from flickr)
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