Friday, April 30, 2010

All Time Fav

I refound this from a few months ago, and it affirmed my love for Tom Petty.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

I'm Not Sure If You've Picked Up On It...

But I'm going to this little place in June we call Cabo. Cabos San Lucas. For 8 glorious days with 3 of my best friends in the whole wide world. One will only be there in body and not in drinking fun since she is down with the whole baby in the belly thing. She didn't practice her "wait till after I get back from Cabo" BC. But it will be a glorious time for all !

And I can't wait!

8 days of poolside

8 days of coronas, margaritas, and daiquiris...with a couple of tequilas in for good measure. But none for JB. Period.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Can you find the matching set of pouty lips on the cover of the newest US Weekly?

They're like long lost twin sisters.

All kidding aside, I do wish Bret Michaels a speedy recovery. I still remember my first copy of Poison's Every Rose has it's Thorn in 3rd grade. Too bad mom didn't check the liner notes in the cassette case for all the pics of naked groupies. Lord it's amazing I'm as normal as I am.

Did you remember to catch The Hills last night? Poor Heidi, her mom should have never let her leave little Crested Butte. I hope her face settles soon - she scared me when she cried. Poor poor Heidi.

About to Burst

So far this week every time I have gone to my front door to the get mail, I notice the two peony bushes at our front stoop are just about to burst open. The most beautiful shades of pink. And I can't wait.
image via

Crab in the Kitchen

One of yesterday's kitchens had a crab print hanging on the wall. And lo and behold look what I found via Emily A. Clark?

Lauren Trevey's Etsy Shop Watercolors by Laura Trevey. Gorgeous watercolors of brightly colored images that scream "Put me in your house Rae of Pleasantries!"
She also has a blog so check her out!

*Hint to anyone who reads - what a great birthday gift this would make for my big 30 just around the corner!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

I Like Your Style.

Dear Reese,

I like your hair I like your necklaces I like your easy going grey tank I like your perfect shades I like your corona and could probably have one at this moment I like your cute bag I like your happy smiling face with your hand on the hip just so causally I like your style.

Kitchen Dreams

Our little home has a little kitchen. It is functional, but that is about it at the moment. I have big dreams for our little kitchen.

Pendant Lighting. Streamlined appliances. Crab painting. (They didn't call me crabby Abby for nothing). Although I personally have to have a window above my sink. It is a must. Luckily for our kitchen, that is already taken care of.

Here the counter tops are doing it for me. And the cabinets. This is probably the closest image to our L shaped galley kitchen - stopping at the fridge. No cute breakfast nook for us.

But at the moment I am really leaning towards open shelves. We have all coordinating dinnerware now and it would make things feel much more open. Ina likes it, so it must be the cool thing to do - that is how I can sell it to the hubs.

Another example - Lauren at Pure Style Home did open shelves for her kitchen. How simply perfect is this? And I could even do our out dated white fridge in chalkboard paint....ohhh meee.

Just so you know what we are working with - here are some pics of our kitchen. Granted this were taken soon after we just moved in almost 3 years ago so it's a bit more charming now, but you will get the jest of it all. All I can hope for is some after pics to put up soon...Very soon.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Happy Birthday to the hubs!

still as sweet as you were when i first met you. xoxo

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Baby-having Realization....

So I have decided... I now know I can have a baby when I read a birthing story or watch a baby being born on TV and want to cry over cringe.

Kristina at Lovely Morning recently shared her lovely and real birth story. Towards the end I was holding my heart feeling her experience and shocking myself with the thoughts that were rushing through my head.

Lately all I think about is how this time last year all I was thinking about was marrying the fiance and now I am consumed with the thoughts of starting a family and having a little one soon in our future.

Part of me wants these coming days and months to stand still. To keep the little moments with the husband and our friends and family from flying by with the blink of an eye. To enjoy ourselves and revel in our wonderful love and luckiness of finding each other and knowing how special our love truly is. But to truly know that love and to continue to bond in our marriage will take on so much more to both of us once we start our expanding family. I pray and hope everyday that we are as lucky as so many of our friends and family and can experience the love of being parents.

I truly can not wait.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Going to the show

The end of April always brings a few of my favorite yearly dates - the husband's birthday and Widespread Panic's spring tour to Raleigh NC. I know, we are in our 30's and are still going to see college jam bands but it has become a ritual and one I'm not sure we will stop anytime soon. It's a good time! And to make things even better, we are getting a double dose and seeing My Morning Jacket the following weekend. I will be walking on air thru summer, I just love some good live music. There is nothing like throwing off the flip flops and dancing in the grass...and of course, outfits are being planned as we speak.

Coachella was this past weekend and I love to check out what the stars wore while attempting to blend into the crowds of music lovers. Some blend better than others, that is for sure. A few of my favs -

Busy Phillips and Scott Speedman (cute couple alert). I love her simple easy eyelet dress.

Kate Bosworth in a hot turquoise tie-dyed number. Perfection minus the collar bone protruding. ouch.

My girl Cat from SYTYCD in a fun embroidered romper.

Camilla Belle in an easy tunic dress and boots. She is so darn pretty!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

What if...

I always know when the husband starts a sentence with "What if" that about 99.8999% of the time whatever he says to follow it will NOT happen.
So I started this post with "What if" because the following will likely NOT end up in my closet this summer, but a girl can DREAM. Soo here goes.

Images courtsey of

I would be so cute in Cabo rocking these hot numbers...

Friday, April 9, 2010

Got a date, can't be late

Today one of my oldest friends, college roommie, bridesmaid, knew each other before braces, etc is coming to town with her sweet new baby girl. Annaleigh Caroline Violette is our first baby girl to the group (Patrick and Ethan preceed her) and I seriously can't wait to snuggle up to this one. We have had 2 previous dates planned but have had to be rescheduled due to sickness on my part (first time I was too hungover to hold a baby and second I was sick with a cold). I am so excited!

giddy with excitement

if this doesn't make you jump out of your chair, then i don't know what will folks.

They can't get it wrong ladies, it looks fan-freaking-tastic.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Wine Jules

Maybe its just me but I seriously love this show! Just a snipit from the other night's episode where Jules tries to give up wine for a month. I know, I don't think I could do it either. Thursdays just wouldn't be the same.

Sail away with me

The perfect nautical nursery for my dear friend who's having a little sailor this summer.
The babies are taking over in my town, what about you?

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

I sure do love a good Hamm

Check out my secret BF Jon Hamm 'hamming' it up behind his onscreen wife. Mad Men is one of my favorite tv shows of all time. And now I officially wish I worked on the set.
Found on

I Like Your Style

More like love. But you know what I mean. I've still not swapped my winter closet for my spring/summer closet partially because I'm terrified to see what I do not have.

Definitely could use this outfit in my wardrobe. Can only imagine how hot the shoes are.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

if only...

It is currently 89 degrees outside. And it's only April. April 6th to be exact. If only I was wearing this - and standing in that.
image courtesy of anthropologie. like duh.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Monday Monday

Thanks for Audrey. It will be a miracle if I can make it through this day! Hope you all had a most wonderful Easter holiday.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

1 + 1 = 3

Could this be my soon to be doppelganger? I must say, there is definitely something in the water! Be careful who you drink after these days!

hehe APRIL FOOLS DAY my friends :)

so far I've not been sipping, but in due time. Almost all my friends are preggers or have had a baboos recently. I feel more out of the cool kids club than ever. Whaa for me.

But honestly, isn't Kelly Kapowski the cutest preggers ever? Look at that hair, good lord.

Gooo Bayside.