Friday, October 31, 2014

Friday Favorites

Hi Y'all!

FIRSTLY, HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!!! I don't know if I will be dressing up though (buzz kill I know...) but it is because I won't be with friends here I actually in Atlanta celebrating my sister's senior weekend for soccer!! woohoo!! I would also like to say, I have been out on Halloween my freshman year and I learned my lesson. In NYC, it gets really sketchy and honestly, people are weird here and Halloween gives them an excuse to lose all sense of boundaries, especially down by the village...

So I took yesterday off! If you know what has been going on, things have been crazy and I leave for Atlanta this morning so I had to get everything done in time for my return on Sunday night.  So the remaining photos of Utah will be posted shortly.  I have achieved my first goal in that they are uploaded. Now I just have to finalize the order and post.  It will happen! Just has taken me much longer.  But here I am, trying to plan ahead and keep my blog separate from the business side.

So last night - this night, J came over and we had such a chill but great night.  I created my own version of the pumpkin pie which I am in love with and will definitely have to share and then after a major dance (attempt at zamba) party and sing off happened in the kitchen (J has an incredible voice) we discovered that Step Up 5 came out and oh my goodness we had to watch it that moment. Luckily we found it on Amazon (I acted like an adult and bought it) and we then proceeded to watch it and do nothing else.  I didn't pack which means instead of getting up just before 5 to leave I will be getting up in now 3 hours to pack! kill me now but it was worth it! so Worth it! It is a total guilty pleasure and though script/acitng not great these people aren't actors, they are dancers. And seriously, all it makes me want to do is get involved in dance again! Love it - my brain knows how my body can't keep up though lol.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Currently Craving

Hi Y'all!

Yay it is Wednesday! I am right there with you that it was super hard to get going this morning.  I also have to really work hard to plan way ahead so that way I can have all my blog posts done for the next day early in the morning!

With everything going on, I didn't come up with a great outfit inspiration but rather decided to go with more of items that I have been looking at buying to add to my way to large (don't need anything more) closet!


Currently Craving 10.29.2014

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Tasty Tuesday: Pumpkin Seeds!

Hi Y'all!

I finally have a recipe (passed down from my mom) to share with y'all!  I made it last night and it was the best snack!  I made it quite salty but you can make it however you want - it just serves as the perfect snack the morning after recovering from a  long distance run (11 miles - yikes)!

First thing first... I had to carve the pumpkin :)

Monday, October 27, 2014

Church Style

Hi Y'all!

Good Morning! Ok, so now I can get back on schedule since my life is heading back toward normal, or will be shortly. As you may know, I will be changing jobs shortly.  I am very blessed and excited for this new opportunity, and so grateful for my present company and all the experience I received.  Ok, so my life is not completely back to normal, since my laptop crashed and it has made blog posting very difficult and to work on. But hey you can't have everything going right, otherwise that wouldn't be reality/real life.

I thought that I would share photo from the outfit I wore yesterday (or a part of it) and provide you with the links to re-create it if you were interested.


Sorry that I did not capture all of it!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

WET - RAINY - Wednesday!

Hi Y'all!

Wow, it is a rainy Wednesday!  Of course things continue to be crazy busy and I have a feeling they will be till the end of the month.  I am going to just sleep this weekend I think.  Also, my aunt either read my blog or my mind and I came home at 11 pm last night after the opera (Die Zauberflöte - don't get me started loved it completely) and had home made mac & cheese waiting for me.  How lucky am I? I am having it for lunch today and I am so excited!

When I woke up this morning, I knew I had to create a cute (work appropriate) rainy Wednesday outfit! I hope you like it!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Tasty Tuesday

Hi Y'all!

Happy Tuesday! Who else is exhausted? I went to bed before midnight I thought and yet still tired this morning :( it is a total bummer!  And I have so much going on today I am going to have to pull myself together.  And speaking of pulling myself together, I have yet to actually really make something to share on my "Tasty Tuesday" post - basically I've been making the same thing over and over (i.e. puppy chow and rice noodles spaghetti).  I promise I will get my act together, I have been really missing baking and molding recipes!

However, for today, I thought I would share some recipes that look absolutely delicious and I will have to make shortly.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Freezing Monday

Hi Y'all!

Sorry for the long pause - and no "Friday Favorites" post.  I was quite overwhelmed Friday and had barely time to sit let alone finish a post.  But I am back and with renewed determination.  This week will be great! I had an excellent weekend (wish it lasted a little longer but got some things done just not enough) - don't you hate that feeling? Oh well today will be another crazy busy one! But man, it got cold last night and this morning.  It didn't help that the building's boiler decided to stop working and there was no hot water.  Oh well, I still had to wash my hair - so that really woke me up!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Travel Thursday - Utah

Hi Y'all!

Sorry for the late post again, but S came into the city this morning and we grabbed breakfast after her meeting!  But I am so excited to share some photos from Utah.  I took a bunch on my camera which I forgot to upload, so I actually won't be able to completely post everything from that trip but its ok because I loved every moment I was there and therefore I will have more than one post devoted to this trip!  So I will get to share every fabulous thing I did while there up until Monday!

First things first, I spent Friday night basically organizing and creating a new organized room for myself.  It involved me watching Valentino: The Last Emperor and Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf Goodman.  Both were epic and completely awesome!  As a result, I went to bed at 2 AM and woke up at 430 AM to head to the airport to catch my flight.  To say I was tired, was an understatement. Luckily, I got Shake Shack for breakfast and it was delicious - though greasy and I was really annoyed because all I wanted to drink was lemon tea and yet there was none!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Fall Trend: Shearling

Hi Y'all!

Happy Wednesday! I always have to say it or I might just hit the ground from exhaustion! Today is actually a really busy day for me and I am quite excited to see how things go!  So I will keep things short and simple today (tomorrow will be the long post where I write way too much).

I am sharing a cute outfit that started with a shearling coat that I think is just perfect to keep you warm and has that real country vibe to it. I just found this to be the perfect fall to winter look (just add black tights).  I hope you like the look.

Shearling Outfit Inspiration

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Tasty Tuesday

Hi Y'all!

Sorry for the late post - I feel like I have been saying that a lot and I really need to work on that.  But my flight was delayed and I got back in the wee hours of this morning and now I am struggling to stay awake at the office.

I thought for today, since again, I don't have any new recipes to share, I thought I would share my ideal Sunday dinner, that I hope to use in coming weeks and invite friends from church, but we shall see.

Salad: Debi's Farm Stand Salad

Monday, October 13, 2014

Currently Craving

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I am so sorry for the super late post, I had a feeling this might happen.  I am in Utah still - because I actually get Columbus Day off and I am loving every moment I am here.  I thought I had romanticized it in my head but I had not at all.  It is so gorgeous and perfectly Fall.  I am even headed to Sundance today.  But for today's post I thought I would share some items that I am currently craving and believe they would be perfect for the Fall.  Granted, I am pretty much going to wait for them to go on sale but still so perfect for Fall.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Friday Favorites

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TGIF!! Thank goodness it's Friday!  But man, how this week has flown by.  I went to the Met Opera last night to watch Carmen - amazing, beautiful and fantastic! I just went straight from work so I wasn't able to pull out the old ballgown and I was way in the back and top tier but it was still fantastic!

I am craving every delicious pastry that is sold at Maison Kayser! If you have not been and live in NYC, please go asap!

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Travel Thursday: Connecticut

Hi Y'all!

So this past weekend I was in Connecticut with S and we had so much fun!! One of the main reasons I came out was to go apple picking but sadly it was too late in the season and because of the awful winter and spring we had here, most orchards had closed :(. So sad!  However, we decided to do other fun fall things but then the heavens opened up Saturday and so instead we went shopping after sitting in a parking lot hoping the storm would pass soon but then gave up!

So we were in Fairfield, which is totally gorgeous and got a very New England, small-town (sort of) vibe and there is also the Fairfield University - so it is also college town which makes it fun and youthful.  I always love going there.

We took the morning to walk to Starbucks out on the Old Post Road before getting dressed and ready to head out to the Corn Maze and pumpkin pasture.
It also was the perfect weekend because the leaves had started to fall and the weather actually was chilly but not too cold - perfect Fall weekend, where you have the windows open and just snuggle up in sweats and blankets!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Outfit Inspiration

Hi Y'all!

Sorry for the lack of post yesterday!  I was so busy with work and with my traveling and everything going on, I honestly haven't baked much! But that is going to change! I have a back log of all these recipes I want to try and what not and the monster will be unleashed soon. However, I will have to find time during the week because I am traveling this three day weekend to Utah.  I am so excited! I am going to get to see a friend that I haven't seen in over a year and I also have definitely felt a connection there and been wanting to check it out, possibly for a future move one day.  We shall see. Right now I am pretty situated in the city but I do miss the country and nature - I mean what is a southern girl to do?

However, I came up with a cute and comfy outfit perfect for the trip to Utah and the fall! I hope you like it!


Travel Outfit to Utah




Thanks for reading!

With joy,

A

Monday, October 6, 2014

Monday Outfit

Hi Y'all!

I can't wait to share with y'all all about my trip to CT this weekend! I had so much fun with S and honestly, I really needed to get out of the city and get away!  I will be in Utah this weekend! So that is super exciting as well!  Well much to do today! I must get the ball rolling on a few things so it shall be busy.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Friday Favorites

Hi Y'all!

Sorry for the late post but I am actually really excited that it is Friday because it means I will be in Connecticut at the end of the day with S.  I am so excited though I spent most of the night reorganizing my room - love doing that - that when I packed I didn't really plan out anything so we shall see. Luckily S and I are the same size more or less - a little different shape and through our friendship her wardrobe has gotten much better (she is either going to hate or love me for saying that)!

Loving these two nail polishes.  I wear them either together or individual but since I have been extremely stressed for what would be most of September, I have been picking it off and changing it almost daily.

1) Revlon Parfumerie Autumn Spice 2) OPI All Sparkly and Gold

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Travel Thursday - Road Trip

Hi Y'all!

Last week I was a little MIA and I am sorry.  It is just that as much as I love three day weekends, with the amount of work I have, I need all 5 days!  So for today's Travel Thursday, I thought that I would share my pictures and experience during my road trip from Austin to Denver.  I honestly didn't drive too much but it was still a long trip but I am glad I could do it with my mom and help her out.  Plus Zeus was with us and being with him and my family always makes my life that much better (I know I am a sap!).


Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Work Work Work Wednesday!

Hi Y'all!

Happy Wednesday! Halfway through the week! It calls for a celebration and a treat that will satisfy my sweet tooth satisfactorily.  Luckily, my options are endless with Bouchon, Magnolias and Dean and Deluca.

I thought I would share a look that I created using pieces that I clipped last week.  I am really in the mood to save money recently, but that doesn't mean to come up with a good work outfit.  It is combining some of my favorite things this Fall: Houndstooth, Plaid, evil eye, and a trench coat (+ my constant companions - Tory Burch Riding Boots or a good pair of smoking loafers)!