Thursday, February 28, 2013

At the Drawing Board

I know...I know...but trust me it's for a great reason! For years a friend of mine and I have been working on a book. This month is our deadline to get all the artwork done for our web designer to get things going. I've been cranking out pages and pages of water colors when I'm not at work or in meetings after work.

I hope you are having a great week! I'll show you things when I am closer to being done...I still have about 5 more pages to go!


Monday, February 25, 2013

Music Monday: Pass Me By

Happy Monday! A number of months ago I heard Brendan Kelly's "Pass Me By" on XM's Coffee House station. For some reason I had not been able to find it on iTunes until recently. It's a sweet and simple song, just a boy and his guitar. I hope you enjoy it and I hope you had a nice weekend.


Friday, February 22, 2013

Week-Ender 43

It was a busy week, yet somehow I didn't get too many pictures. Here are my favorites!

Cold day in Miami (high 54)
Having fun in the mirror

Wine and Cheese

BFF's Birthday Burger

Educational Wednesday


My Thank You Tulips

Purple and Pink

Hope you had a wonderful week and may your weekend be even better! 


Thursday, February 21, 2013

Thursday Threads: Is That You Spring?

 Hello Thursday Threads readers! This past weekend we got what I think will be our last cold spell and I feel like spring is right around the corner. Here are a few things I would love to add to my wardrobe for this season.

This really pretty dress is only $35 at Old Navy and comes in a great assortment of colors from navy to orange. It's perfect for Easter Sunday, a casual weekend date or a bridal shower! Too cute to pass up for sure!

My friend M just bought this at our new J.Crew at Merrick Park. She bought it for herself as a push prize, pre-baby #2. It is so pretty, and perfect for the spring. You can pair it with something like the dress above, or a simple stripe tee and white skinny jeans. It's only $95 and J.Crew.
 Finally there is this beautiful pair, also from J.Crew. They are a little pricey at $238, but paired with the dress above and necklace...gorgeous! I saw them on one of the cute sales girls at J.Crew and *le sigh, le swoon!

How about you? What are you coveting for the spring? 

Happy Shopping! 


Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Wardrobe Wednesday: Beaded Collar

Happy Wednesday! Today was a very busy day with a productive mid-year retreat for the Cultural Educators of Miami at one of the city's most beautiful sites, Vizcaya Museum and Garden. This is what I wore...

1. Ray Ban black cat eye glasses
2. Pearl earrings
3. Beaded collar necklace, Anthropologie
4. Green top, Merona (Target)
5. Black cigarette pants, Old Navy
6. Leopard print pony hair flats, Calvin Klein

Hope you are having a great week!!


Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Art Talk Tuesday: Crayons + Butcher Paper + Burgers

Today I had a great burger with some of my best friends to celebrate my BFF's birthday. I got to our table and noticed the butcher paper and crayons...and I immediately started working on this fun little drawing of me chomping down on a burger with a candle in it.

I'd also like to take this time to wish fellow blogger and friend KP! Happy birthday friend! Have a wonderful day my friend!


Monday, February 18, 2013

Music Monday: Alabama Shakes

Alabama Shakes
I have been hearing Alabama Shakes on the radio for a while now, but it was not until this week that I caved in and bought a few of their tunes. I think it's this whole genre that I am digging a lot these days. From Alabama Shakes to Mumford and Sons, the latest from The Shins and
Benjamin Gibbard's solo work, it's all such great music filling the air waves these days!
                                                              Benjamin Gibbard
The Shins
Mumford and Sons

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Week-Ender 41 & 42

Two weeks have gone by and a lot has been going on. I'm almost done with the initial set of drawings for our book's website, and of course life is moving fast with my Mini and our fun times with friends and family. Here are some of my favorite pictures of things that have inspired me over the past two weeks. I hope you enjoy them! Have a wonderful rest of your weekend.
Bathing beauty

20th Annual Map Fair at HistoryMiami

Dance party at my 35th celebration

Waiting patiently for this new J.Crew to open right here in the Gables!

Enjoying some time at the best book store in Miami,. Books & Books!

one of my favorite birthday gifts, thanks mom!

Behind the cashier at J.Crew Merrick Park, Coral Gables

Yes, I love you too J.Crew

Rockin' the neon

Something neat I saw at Victoria's Armoir in the Gables

Ready for the Farmer's Market with Doc McStuffens

Fire side with the goats

Ready to model for Anthropologie at the JLM Love to Shop Event at Merrick Park

Another one of my favorite birthday gifts, my J.Crew necklace

Another one of my favorite birthday gifts! I've been wanting this bad boy for YEARS!

New house key...lost my ladybug one on my run Monday

Wearing my bee for judging at the Fairchild Garden Challenge

My favorite piece from the Middle School drawing contest...yes, MIDDLE SCHOOL!

One of my favorite corners at Fairchild these days

Happy Valentine's Day!

Valentine Sk8tr Grl

At the park with another SMU legacy. Ms. Claire

Spice Girls for life! Nothing like seeing old friends!!!

So that's what I've been up to. Again, enjoy the rest of the weekend. I hope it's a long one for you!


Thursday, February 14, 2013

Thursday Threads: Happy Hearts Day!

Here are some things I think would be nice to get or give on this lovely day...
This beautiful Peter Pan collar is from Anthropologie. I wore it on Sunday when Iwas modeling the the JLM Love to Shop event. It's $58 and will make any outfit special!
Over on Etsy I found this pretty print which can be yours for $12! Home is where the heart is! She has them in various states and would be a great gift for anyone!
Also on Etsy I found this adorable shop with these neckalces! For just $20 you can always have a hug and kiss nearby!
So, regardless of who your Valentine is, or what you do, make sure you give those special people in your life a big hug and kiss today!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Wardrobe Wednesday: Dressed for the Garden

Today I had the esteemed pleasure of judging middle school drawings for the Fairchild Challenge. I figured it would be a nice time to bust out all the flowers and bugs! Here's what I have on today...

1. Ray Ban, black cat eye glasses
2. Spider gold and pearl earrings
3. J.Crew, red flower necklace 
4. Old Navy, Chambray dot shirt 
5. J.Crew,  bee buckle belt
6. AT Loft, yellow ankle zipper pants
7. Old Navy, blue flats


Monday, February 11, 2013

Music Monday: Love is in the Air

As the song says, "love is in the air"...and this week is full of love! Here are some of my favorite Valentine friendly tunes for you to play on Thursday with your special someone.


Thursday, February 7, 2013

Thursday Threads: 3 Way Bag

Tonight over dinner my friend Melissa talked to me about this great bag she was in love with from Stella and Dot. "You can wear it three ways, it's amazing" she raved, so I went online, watched the video and completely understood what she was talking about. For $258 you can pick either the black pictured above or the brown (click here). There is even a video you can watch to see all the ways you can wear this bag.

Happy Shopping!!