Monday, November 22, 2010

Half-Assed Weekend

Sorry readers (again)... I've just been slacking terribly in keeping up with my posts.  Kinda half assed if you will... like everything we attempted to complete this weekend.

On Saturday I wanted to hang our Christmas lights up outside.  Almost 1/2 of our strands were duds.  I got pretty far with ones that worked than realize the connector outlet on them wasn't the type for a bigger prong for the other strands we had left and had to take them down and start over.  I eventually gave up and now need to go invest in more lights - so annoying!

I did get to hang the new curtain rod.  The husband patched the old holes, but we still didn't paint over the spackle.  I also did wash the new curtains, but never got around to hemming them. Sheesh.

I went grocery shopping for Thanksgiving, and only got through half my list before I started feeling gross and couldn't stand being in the crowded supermarket and left. Haha.

This trend needs to stop, nothing will ever get done!

Anyway, I figured since I needed some pictures to include in this post - because who likes posts without pictures?? I'd post some of my favorite/wanted items to do these half assed activities in - lounge clothes!

(since I never took pictures of my half assed light job, half assed curtain hanging, and half assed grocery shopping loot)...

half assed
half assed
half assed

... tehehe...

Shapeshifting Sweats Cardi - Anthropologie $78

Seventh Day Loungers - Anthropologie $58

Final Course Pullover - Anthropologie $68

Anyone else out there having touble getting it done??

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

[Home Decorating] Bay Window Part 2 of 3

Wow... where have I been?

Can tell you where I haven't - shopping!

I've been so wrapped up in getting the house in "visitor" condition that I haven't had time to shop or blog about shopping - my wallet thanks me.  Of course "visitor" condition is always more than just dusting, vacuuming, and changing the sheets in the guest room.  My visitor condition always includes some last minute home renovations.

We ordered the bay window curtain rod and finally went and got curtains last weekend (ok, so I've been shopping a little). 

Umbra Solutions Bayview Black Window Set - Bed Bath and Beyond $49.99

Ritva Curtains (2 Panels) - Ikea $19.99 (woohoo)

Since we had a little issue with another bird flying into our dryer vent, our dryer has been out of commission.  Now that it's back up and running, I'll wash the curtains tonight, before I measure where to hang the curtain rod.  I am afraid the curtains will be too wide at 57", if that's the case I think cutting them in half and using some iron-on hem tape will do just the trick and get up 4 panels instead of two (like the BBB stock photo above)

I'll be back later with a Poll to get your opinions of what you like better, the current set up or the new.  I'll also share some polyvores of how I've been dressing recently, since the camera battery died and I haven't recharged it yet... oops.

(catch up on the original bay window post here)

Friday, November 12, 2010

[Anthro] Recycling Bianka

Like many of you, I placed a nice little (lie.) order when Anthropologie had their sale two weeks ago (luckily I was able to resist this week's).  Part of my order included earrings, which sadly I returned.   They were bigger than I expected and just weren't what I was looking for. 

However, if you have ever ordered a small accessory from Anthropologie you may have noticed that they come cutely bagged in fun and reusable fabric baggies.

I was pleasantly surprised - like the dork I am - when the bag was made of the same print as the blue motif Bianka Blouse that I tried on here....

So, even though I passed on the blouse... it still looks like I got my own little piece of Bianka...

Happy Friday Readers!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

[Window Shopping] GAP Give and Get 30% Off Picks

I'm here!!

...and back just in time to make my GAP picks for the weekend Give and Get 30% Promotion.  Since the holiday season is upon us, what better excuse to get some shopping done early while getting a nice bargain?

Here we go....
Forever skinny jeans (saturated dark wash) - GAP $69.50 $48.65

Classic trench coat  - GAP $69.99 $48.99

Fair isle pocket scarf  - GAP $29.50 $20.65

Pro Fleece bunny hat  - Gap Kids $19.50 $13.75
(so cute if you're shopping for any kids)

(make your daughter, or niece, or friend's daughter into a mini Rachel Zoe.... I. Die.)

Plaid double-layer shirt - GAP $49.50 $34.65
(for the husbands and boyfriends.. or brothers, etc)

Merino half-zip sweater - GAP $59.50 $41.65

Little Twig baby basics set - BabyGap $34.99 $24.49
(perfect gift for my friend who just had her baby this week - squee)

Happy Shopping!

Monday, November 8, 2010

[Sale] Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale

I'm still browsing through some of the offerings  - and trying to refrain from the impulse of sale shopping, but I had to share this item....

Trouve Double Knit Leggings are 33% off... I've heard great things about these leggings, but have continuously passed on buying them because I don't wear leggings that much.  I think for $24.90, I'll finally pick them up!

Trouvé Double Knit Leggings - Nordstrom $24.90

Happy Shopping!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

[Holidays] Table Setting Ideas

I love that the holidays are upon us.  You already know I went crazy picking things up for Thanksgiving Dinner, but look at these cute ideas I found at (natch).

Pinecone Turkey

Pom-Pom Tom Turkey

Trivia Turkey
(such a cute idea if you are hosting two families for the first time)

Printed Linens

Glimmer and Shine
(perfect for anyone who loves some sparkle)

Modern and Simple

Harvest Napkin Ties
(I still need 4 more napkin rings - I think I found my solution!)

Beaded Napkin Ring
(even easier than the acorn option above!)

Do you have a creative table setting in mind? 

Find the rest of Martha's creative ideas HERE

Thursday, November 4, 2010

back... weekend wedding recap

Wow Readers, sorry for the little hiatus... This week has just been crazy.  I'm getting my car fixed from when I was rear ended a few weeks ago and I have been, what seems, like running a ton of errands.   So now that I have a minute to sit, I thought I'd recap my amazing weekend.

One of my closest friends got hitched and it was just a perfect day (and weekend!)

The bride was gorgeous, the weather sunny and cool, and the groom teared up as he watched his bride walk down the aisle (this always gets me)...  We had a great time and had so much fun all weekend long.

all dolled up

how many bridesmaids does it take to button up a wedding dress?

beautiful fall flowers


The bride gave us bridesmaid gifts that included an adorable reusable bag, a make up case, a pashmina (seen above) that matched our shoes perfectly, and the gorgeous necklace and earrings seen in the photos above.  I'm obsessed with the both! 

Sadly, the etsy seller appears to no long have a profile.... but here are some similar looks I found, in case you love the look as much as I do!

Cara Accessories Pearl & Crystal Statement Necklace - Nordstrom $98

Bobble Statement Necklace - The Limited $39.90

Braided Ribbon-Tie Necklace - Kenneth Cole $79.98

Hope everyone is having a great week!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

[Sale] Anthropologie Sale Picks

Holy crap, tons of markdowns this morning!  Check out the full list over at Roxy's blog here...

Here are my favorites...


Don't forget, Free Shipping is back for orders over $150!   What'd you pick up from the sale?