Friday, August 31, 2012

Furball Friday ❤ A tiny pup Friday

Thursday, August 30, 2012

♥ Going to LALA land

So I'm off to hollywood tomorrow to see my Stanford roomie and have some good times.  Of course I'm not even totally packed yet... but I can't wait.  Hopefully, I'll have stories when I get back.


Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Spotted ♥ Tara Thai

I went to a Stanford alumni event at Tara Thai yesterday.  It has a lovely outdoor patio area.  (Last chance to sit outdoors before fall is here!)  It also has a little parking lot in the back of the restaurant which is so nice if you can nab a spot (I did!).  They have a huge menu.  The food was just so-so, not bad just not great.  It’s still a fun little location if you want to stay and chat for a while.
1310 NW 23rd
Portland OR 97210

Pining For ♥ Dark Red & Lace Back Top

This top is super cute from the front & back.  The touch of lace makes it a little different, but it would still be great for work.  And speaking of work, I have to get up to go to a team meeting at 7 am.  It's gonna be a long day!  But then I'm packing for LA!!!  I'm going this weekend to visit my Stanford roomie and go do tons of fun things.  This, of course, includes Disneyland. :)

Monday, August 27, 2012

The Curve ❤ Coming up Cherries

❤Glitter red headband from Jo-Ann Fabrics
❤Cherry cardigan by Torrid
❤Black lace cami by Torrid
❤Black skirt by Alfani's
❤Bronze sandals by Born
❤B&W purse by Rachel Roy

I had to add these new photos!  I especially like this one with Warren.

Make & Take ❤ Have a Hoot Monday

After all, it's what Mondays are for...

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Spotted ❤ My First Bazaar of 2012

I went to my first craft bazaar of the year yesterday!  I'm hoping to do more craft shows this year and I'm glad I started early because I have A LOT of work to do.  It forced me to get organized and go through my inventory and figure out what I want to focus on for my upcoming shows.  I also have a lot of work to do on my display.  But overall, the event was a lot of fun and I met some friendly folks.  I even ran into one of my favorite elementary school teachers who also had a booth at the show.  She said she always remembered me being so independent, which made me smile.

This is one of the Mizche head wraps!

Red Box It ❤ A Thousand Words

I rented the Eddie Murphy's movie A Thousand Words from the Red Box.  It was a comedy with a bit of a deeper meaning.  Maybe not what you would expect from Eddie Murphy, but a good movie for a Sunday afternoon nonetheless.  I would definitely say it's worth the $1.20 from Red Box.

Pining for ❤ Hello Kitty

I know there are some Hello Kitty fans out there.  Check out this Forever 21 top filled with turquoise hello kitties everywhere!  It's $19.80, which is a great price for that many Hello Kitty heads.

❤ Happy Birthday Julie

Happy Birthday to the ultimate girlie girl

Warren, Kevin & Julie

Friday, August 24, 2012

Nail It ❤ Freshwater Toes

My toes remind me of freshwater pearls LOVE!!! Happy Friday eve folks. 
I have to get up early tomorrow to get ready for the Rain or Shine Crafts Faire.  Wish me luck. :)

Saturday August 25
10-3 pm

17625 NW Cornell Road
Beaverton OR 

Free admission, but they will be collecting donations of new toiletries like toothpaste and toothbrushes for LOVE Inc.

Happy Friday ❤ ENJOY!!!

Here's to enjoying the last few days of summer!  I hope you have a *WONDERFUL* weekend, get some Vitamin D.  Some R&R, all the good stuff.

Furball Friday ❤ Have a puppyful day!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Accessorize Me ❤ The I DO UGG???

What... you heard UGG has an I DO boot.  That is right UGG has a line of boots specifically designed for your wedding!  Or honeymoon.
This is my favorite it's called SPARKLES I DO.  So let's skip the wedding and just get these absolutely adorable boots.  Or perhaps get married so we can get the boots?  I think either way would work.

Pining For ❤ A Fall Tote

Do you need more leopard in your life?
Then maybe this is the fall tote for you!

Doesn't this bag look regal?

Pining For ❤ Mustache Top

It's the top you never knew you needed...
But I can't help but smile when I saw this mustache top!

Check it Out ❤ Rain or Shine Crafts Faire

Come visit me at the Rain or Shine Crafts Faire!

Saturday August 25
10-3 pm

17625 NW Cornell Road
Beaverton OR 

Free admission, but they will be collecting donations of new toiletries like toothpaste and toothbrushes for LOVE Inc.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Spotted ❤ Fashions of the Willamette Country Music Festival

It was a hot weekend at the Willamette Country Music Festival… and I only hope there is something about the heat that made attendees crazy and wear outfits they would NEVER normally wear.  I do think there is something about the hot weather that gives people a pass to wear whatever they want (whether they should or not).  I wish I had a camera (preferably a spy cam) to take photos of all the awful outfits.  Neon pink bras with a mauve pink see thru lace top, shorts so short and tight they really can’t be called short anymore and the classic guy wearing overalls with nothing else.  Luckily, I also got to see some of my favorite country music stars Sugarland’s Jennifer Nettles, Martina McBride and The Band Perry’s Kimberly Perry wearing adorable outfits!  (Phew)
Sugarland’s Jennifer Nettles
Photo by Jeremy Polzel

She looked absolutely stunning in her colorful outfit.  She was very pretty and very pregnant.  She also put on a great performance and danced all around the stage and shook her little baby belly.
♥ Cream blazer with rainbow wings
♥ Red feather earrings
♥ Long feather necklace
♥ Teal tank
♥ Red skinnies
♥ Bright orange sandals
Martina McBride

Photo by Jeremy Polzel

Martina was absolutely gorgeous and put on a great show.  Her outfit was all about the glamour and sparkles, which is right up my alley.  Also, I feel the need to note her performance was my absolute favorite!
♥ Champagne sequin blazer
♥ Black top
♥ Sparkly black scarf – multi layered
♥ Black pants – shiny leather look
The Band Perry’s Kimberly Perry

Photo by Jeremy Polzel

Kimberly Perry was easily the most energetic little firecracker.  She is the winner for best hair.  It was a wavy all over and held back in a loose pony tail.
♥ Dark gold sparkle draped tank
♥ Navy blue tiered mini skirt
♥ Tall black boots with a heel
Billy Currington

Photo by Jeremy Polzel
I am dubbing Billy Currintgon as trendy cowboy.  He was absolutely adorable with his curly hair.  He wore a trendy tee and jeans and put on a baseball cap about half way through his set.  His whole band was very hip dressed in tight jeans and colorful tees.  I had no idea this was the guy that sung so many of my favorite songs on the radio.  He is definitely the unexpected cowboy.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Make & Take ❤ Fall is coming...

It's going to be here before we know it and it will time to get those hooks moving again.  What fall projects are you going to make?  Any crocheters or knitters out there?  What is the project you have been waiting to do?  I have a pattern for a fabulous pair of long fingerless mittens and a super fun purse that I have been wanting to make. :)

Friday, August 17, 2012

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Spotted ❤ A Crème brûlée banana split

Pretty much heaven in a banana split.  I tried Chevy's newest dessert.  The bananas have a crispy Crème brûlée caramelization on the bananas that is AMAZINGsauce.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Make & Take ❤ A New Vanna Yarn

Vanna now has a brand new yarn called Vanna's Sequins!  I haven't seen it in stores yet, but I'm guessing we'll be seeing it soon.  It's described as a soft yarn with matching sequins to add a little sparkle to your projects.  I do love Vanna's other yarns especially for crocheting little animals.  The colors are lovely and the yarn is nice and lofty.  Will you be checking out this new yarn?

Pining For ❤ Black, Red & Spicy all over

This dress is hot!  It's available at Forever 21 for $29.80.  I also have other BIG new for Portland area shoppers.  They have opened a HUGE new Forever 21 at Clackamas Town Center!  (I haven't actually seen it yet, but this is what I hear.)  And it has a plus size section.  Yippee.  You don't need to drive to the Tacoma Mall to get to one anymore. :)

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

News To Use ❤ 10 jobs to avoid

The 10 unhappiest jobs in America

1. Security Officer
2. Registered Nurse
3. Teacher
4. Sales Engineer
5. Product Manager
6. Program Manager
7. Marketing Manager
8. Director of Sales
9. Marketing Director
10. Maintenance Supervisor

Anyone else notice a trend here?  A LOT of managers, directors and supervisors.  The list surprised me!  It seemed like opportunities for growth were a large contributor to employee happiness.  Read the full story here.

Your Face ❤ Grow those lashes!

So I'm really excited!  I've been using Latisse (well, actually the generic version from India... but that's another story, girl's gotta pay the bills).  I started using it at the end of May.  I'm a little farther than half way through the growth period (it takes 4 months for full results).  And I have to say I'm super excited! My lashes have grown to at least double their original length!  I still have a month an half left to see how long they are going to get.  It's still no replacement for fake lashes when you're getting dolled up, but it definitely makes a difference for your everyday look.  I'll be doing another report at the end of my 4 months.  Have you used Latisse?  What did you think?

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Make it up ❤ Make up in 5 mins?

I'm pretty fast at putting on make-up (well, at least I can be... I can also take forever to do a full going out face).  This article gives you 6 steps to do your make up in under 5 minutes!  I feel like I need to try it out sometime and see if I can really do it.

1. Sheer foundation to even out
2. Concealer (bye bye dark circles)
3. Highlighter (I'm surprised they put this in a 5 minute make up article... I don't use highlighter on a daily basis, but it certainly has a good effect)
4. Liner (YES! This is a must)
5. Mascara
6. Blush (I think you could also go with bronzer)

Can you do your make up in under 5 minutes?

Accessorize Me ❤ One Kool Kitty

I had to share this ring I saw at Charming Charlie's.  It's a leopard ring.  It has to be one the most unique rings I've ever seen!  MEOW

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Spotted ❤ Dick's Kitchen

I am so excited to share this little gem!  It's right by my favorite nail salon CT nails on NW 21st in Portland, Oregon.  I stopped in for dinner at Dick's Kitchen and it was delish.  I'm slightly obsessed with portabella mushroom burgers and they had an amazing one that is also vegan.  I'm not vegan, but my friend Sarah is so I immediately thought of her when I saw they have vegan options.  But let's get back to the portabella mushroom burger - amazing seasoning and delicious even without any chesse!  They also have air baked fries.  You can tell they are healthier, but they are still crisp and delicious and come with yummy dips.  My favorites were the special sauce and chipotle one.  So good!  Also, my madre got the sweet potato fries and they were even better than the regular potato ones.  And there was a very goregous tall guy dining across the way.  Great food, great scenery.... I'll be back.  :)

Dick's Kitchen
704 NW 21st Ave. Portland OR 9721o

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Make & Take ❤ Dump Cake

❤ Supplies

13x9 pan
1 large can of pineapple chunks
1 21 ounce can of cherry pie filling
1 box of yellow cake mix
2 sticks of butter

This cake is so easy and yet so delicious.  It's called a dump cake because you literally dump your ingredients and bake it into ooey gooey deliciousness.  First, you need a 13x9 baking pan.  Next, pour a can of pineapple chunks with the juice into the pan.  The next layer is cherry pie filling.  You can just spread out globs of the cherry filling all over the pan.  Finally, dump a box of yellow cake mix over everything.  Then you use 2 sticks of butter (cut into pieces) and spread out over the entire cake. (I think you could use less butter, it was very rich with the 2 sticks of butter.)  Bake at 350 degrees for about 1 hour and enjoy warm or cold!

Monday, August 6, 2012

Make it Up ❤ A new cosmetic bag

I was on the hunt for a new cosmetic bag that had clear pockets and I found this make up bag for a steal at Ross.  You know how they never have what you are looking for?  This was the exception!  Plus, I love pink.
Flash forward - I've been using this make up bag for quite a while and it's awesome.  I separated out the sides into face make up and eye make up.  It's so much easier to find what I'm looking for now.  And just like Martha Stewart would say, it's a good thing!  :)

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Spotted ❤ Taylor Hicks rocks Vegas

Go to Vegas.  Go to Taylor Hicks' show!  It was AWESOME.  He can SING and he did.  It's at the Indigo Lounge at Bally's.  It is a steal at $30 for general admission or you can upgrade to VIP and sit in the very front and get a framed photo with Taylor.  I took my madre for a belated birthday present.  We did general admission (but they seat you based on your spot in line).  We were in line at 5:45 pm and were the first people through the door!  We got great seats front and center (right behind the VIP section and we still had a great view).  It's funny because I've paid a lot of money to see other singers (for example a ridiculous sum to see Britney Spears who put on a good show... dancers/lights/costumes, but can't sing like Taylor Hicks).  Also, a plus ANY seat in the Indigo would be great.  It's a very intimate venue and you can actually see the artist.  My second tip is stay after to get an autograph and a PHOTO.  :)  You do have to purchase a Taylor Hicks item to get an autograph, but this is typical and I got a cute t-shirt that is super soft.  And you also get to take a photo with the American Idol winner.  SCORE.  Honestly, this night made my Vegas trip!  He is only going to be in Vegas for a few more weeks... so it's not too late to make a weekend of it.

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