Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Friday, March 26, 2010
Although I do have to do some work tomorrow, I still don't have to wake up as early as usual.
As you can see I did not wear my usual Friday jeans today. I felt like being really comfortable since I had to stay late at the museum for an event.
So...I went with this super long Liberty of London Maxi Dress from Target. I love this print. I know I normally don't show the actual pictures of what I wear...but I LOVE this print. I love it so much, I bought little Olivia the matching top and my friend K's little girl the matching bag.
The dress itself happens to be one of the most comfy things I have recently bought. The only thing missing is pockets...guess you can't win them all.
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Yesterday and today I wore some oldies but goodies that I adore.
The red dress is so comfortable, it has pockets and you never need to wear a necklace with it because of the tie.
The multi-color dress is one of my favorites...especially when I tell people where it's from...JC Penny! I got it over 2 years ago though.
Anyhow, the week is almost over and I do have a busy weekend ahead of me. So busy, I don't get to sleep in or anything! So sad.
So, have a great day tomorrow and we'll see what I wear.
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Monday, March 22, 2010
It was also my first time in Dallas in 4 years, which is crazy since I use to go once a year.
It was such a great time seeing everyone, visiting campus, meeting new babies, and celebrating the first day of spring with snow fall! It was D's first time in snow, which was really fun to see.
Friday we got to town later in the evening, but we went on a quick romp with my friend Kirsten to our home away from school, North Park Mall. After dinner, we grabbed cheese fries and burgers at Snuffers...oh yum! Kirsten then introduced us to my new favorite place in Dallas, Yogurtville. The place is pure genius...you pick a size...blend whatever flavors of frozen yogurt you want, pick whatever toppings you want, and pay by the weight! GENIUS!
The next day we went to the SMU Bookstore so I could stock up on goodies for home, myself, baby Julia and the office. When we got to SMU in 1996, the location the bookstore is today was a Container Store (genius)...and next store there was and still is a La Madeline. If you have ever eaten at one, you know how great the tomato basil soup is...again, something else I wish we had in Miami. Life would be happy with a La Mad here. I could have my soup and potato gallette's all the time. La Mad was followed by a quick tour of campus and then a dessert stop we all love, JD's Chippery. The best best best cookies and incredible cherry lemonade. I was SUCH a happy girl! Armed with enough cookies and lemonade to
feed an army, we headed to my friend Avery's house. I wanted to see baby Wesleigh's room and give her the nursery painting I've had for them.
I was so happy when all the colors matched perfectly! Ave and her husband John loved it...and Wesleigh crawled all around the room in excitement I'm sure.
Shortly after arriving at Ave's our friend Amber and her husband Weston arrived from Ft. Worth to go to the wedding with us that night. They had a beautiful baby girl of their own, Jenna Kate about 19 months ago---so I brought them their nursery painting from Miami too. Two very happy mommies were made---Daddies were happy too. The best surprise was that my dear dear
friend, one of the 3 musketeers, Lauren and her husband Paul were in town from Austin for the Black Eyed Peas concert, so they stopped by Ave's casa for a visit too. The 5 of us are part of a group of 6 friends who while at SMU in the Gamma Phi house, were all called, The Six Pack. We were missing J who is in DC, but it was the first time since my wedding this many of us have been together. It was so so special.
Ave, Amber and I ...oh and our husbands got dolled up and made our way to the
Dallas Arboretum for Wim's wedding to his lovely fiancee, now wife, Brenda. The ceremony was personal and beautiful...the reception was as well. Wim performed the most amazing rendition of a song
by the Decemberists that he played for Brenda on the night they met. It was great...the best part of all (obviously apart from seeing so many friends at the wedding) was that it started to SNOW! First day of spring, and 5 inches of snow fell. It was beautiful.
The next day we woke up to a beautiful blanket of snow, which was fun to play in. The day was short due to our flight but we did squeeze in lunch at Chip's before we headed to DFW. Our flight left out of the brand new Terminal D. Very nice.
All in all albeit short, it was an incredible trip which I am so happy we took the time to go on.
Congratulations to Wim and Brenda on their wedding, to the Hoenigs and Wards on their babies.
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
...so why am I not there? I needed a break. 9 years I poured beer...and this year I kinda just wanted to to chill and not deal with drunk people that I am not friends with.
I was in the spirit though, I wore all green today as you can see. I definitely did not get pinched!
So, cheers and Happy St. Patrick's Day!
Monday, March 15, 2010
...so what do you wear on the day the day that your picture is going to be taken...the picture that needs to last at least 10 years?
I went with something classic, yet colorful and fun. ...i.e. a lot of J.Crew with lots of pearls and fierce heels.
I also switched out my work bag (something I do about once every 2 weeks or so) from my light blue
Jelly Kelly to my big pink leather Kate Spade tote.
I also started putting the final touches on our trip to Dallas this weekend...and continue to work on the two bags. Busy day!
I also want to give a BIG BIG shout out to two talented bloggers who recently gave me a shout out. The great and talented Ms. Kristin Pearce who's blog I love to read everyday and to the lovely Stylestance Blog a chic and fun look at how to bring a daily dose of style into your life. So a special thanks to these two talented women. Take a look on their blogs, and read the fun they have to offer.
Sunday, March 14, 2010
Thursday, March 11, 2010
...and finally the final sketch...from the last day of the Olympics. What a day! USA loss to Canada for Gold in Men's Hockey...then a rather interesting closing ceremonies.
Anyhow---as you can see I've been busy. Tonight I started two custom bags that I want to have done by Sunday. I'll post pictures of those soon.
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Well, M brought the idea to me that we form an Empire as well, and that we have "cultural exchanges".
Our education department quickly rolled with this comic challenge and came up with not only an empire, but titles for ourselves, a coat of arms and a flag!
The Educational Empire of Historia.
To the right you can see our flag, a little reminiscent of the Florida flag, and the ever present Obama logo, which as you can imagine was everywhere you looked in November 2008.
M has since left MAM, but our empires still talk, and our coat of arms is still up on our chalkboard wall in the Educational Empire of Historia.
...by the way my title, Empress of Historia.
I love museum folk and our culture!!