Monday, September 30, 2013

September Self Portrait

I don't know where the month of September went. I will say, it was filled with some super exciting times. My best friend in whole world spent seven days in Norfolk, retracing our old steps (and antics) of our once "Spring Chicken" days. My friend Doug got married and I reunited with many amazing friends. Mike turned the ripe age of 35 (can you believe I met him when he was in his 20s?) and looks more dashing than ever. Mike and I spent lots of time together and with family, which will be growing by one niece or nephew this Spring! My best out in Portland turned 30 YEARS OLD? Wait, what? I'm still in shock about this one! And while I took the month off from blogging, I was still close to the tube, finishing up Breaking Bad, Call the Midwife and starting a new love affair with Cheers (I'm about 75 percent sure I want to quit my day job to work at a bar - where everybody knows my name).

So, I guess that's where the month went... Before we know it, the holidays will be here and we'll be bundled up in our winter clothes. I'm so looking forward to our very first Halloween and Autumn in the new house (first time for trick-or-treaters, EVER). Sonia bought us a pumpkin on Saturday and it kick-started my Fall Fever. I'm going to attempt to slow down October, embrace my favorite time of year and enjoy the changing season in the new, home, sweet home.

PS. I will also point out I found my new beloved cheetah print shoes and mustard yellow cardigan while
at the outlet mall this weekend for $30 total! Score!

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Momentarily Obsessed With...

After my almost-month hiatus, I decided to come back with September's Momentarily Obsessed With... I have a high percentage of rings that I'm obsessed with this month, sorry, no significance to report :) I'm looking forward to Fall and all the lovely things that come with the season, the series finale of Breaking Bad and pumpkin beers in the fridge. Plus the following:

1. triangle diamond ring   Simply stunning. I'm usually not a huge fan the three stones, but the setting and style of this scream to me.

2. diamond message card   It's paper, it's a ring, and most importantly it's an old school honey comb, which my grandma had in every decoration imaginable! These fun cards come in a box and can be a present in itself, or attached to gifts at the tag. Precious.

3. morganite ring   Morganite is a form of beryl (like emerals and aquamarine), but in peachy, pink and violet hues. I love the chunky feel of the ring overall, but the pretty softness of the gem makes it perfectly girly.

4. cheetah flats   I've never been an animal print kind of girl. I had a see-through plastic cheetah purse in sixth grade (stop your snickering, it was totally cool!), and that's pretty much my extent of the exotic prints. Although, I've been recently digging the brown cheetah look and on shoes...why not?

5. cardigan   This happens to me all the time. I see an article of clothing at the store and think "Hmm, that's kinda cute." For whatever reason I talk myself out of buying it, then two days later I see someone wearing it like a rockstar and I'm panicking to find one. Mustard Yellow Cardigan, case in point.

6. pumpkin cake   I pinned the very second I saw it. Delicious and adorable (my two favorite things), but I was lacking in the bundt pan department. Until last weekend. I stopped at a random church sale in my neighborhood and found one for 75 cents! Pumpkin cake, here we come!

Sunday, September 1, 2013

92 Days Wrapup

Another 92 Days of Summer list completed! This year I managed to cross off 91 of the 92 - my best yet! And the only one I didn't cross off? A KARTWHEEL! Oh well, until next Summer...

10) Babysit
13) Relax
20) Summer Self Portraits: June, July and August
27) *Freebie: Before & After Buffet
34) Picnic
36) *Freebie: Drive a Convertible
39) Do a Kartwheel
52) *Photo Story: Norfolk Arts District
65) *Freebie: Flat Track Racing
70) Creative Wedge Do Yardwork
71) Smile
87) Dance

She's Here!

Emily got in town Saturday just in time to finish up my 92 Days of Summer list. We hit up Taste for sandwiches to take to the beach (unfortunately not Croatan, but who goes to Croatan anyway?!). We spent the night pretending we were 23 again and dancing on Granby Street. What better way to end Summer than with your bestie and a weekend of old antics :)

#35: Hang with Emily
#40: Croatan Beach
#55: Taste on the Beach