Tuesday, November 25, 2014

the purrfect dress

I love Buster-sitting. She is the best cuddler! She has also made me a more responsible dog-mom because of her required walks to use the restroom - the backyard isn't good enough. :) Since I grew accustomed to walking her a few times a day, I started doing the same with Sam and Osa every morning. It's amazing! I'm not even a morning person, but have been getting up 30 minutes earlier just to squeeze a brisk walk in for my fur babies. Night walks were few and far between because of scheduling, etc. But getting it in beforehand makes me a bit perkier in the mornings. It's going on two straight months. I am pretty impressed with myself...except that now it's an expectation! After they eat their breakfast they sit by the dog drawer. [Yep, a drawer.]

Speaking of cute animals: how adorable is this cat dress?? I can't decide how I'd rather wear it. As a top, or as a dress. I guess it depends on how bloaty I'm feeling. :) The socks are so comfy I wore them for two days straight. Don't judge me.

little kitten dress and socks via asianicandy  //  bcbgmaxazria floppy hat  //  shoemint oxfords

kitty cat accessories! [[similar cat earrings]]

I've been trying out a purple eyeliner via ipsy.



a case of the wants

Ah, the holidays. I have a bad case of buying something for a friend, and buying something for myself. Buying something for my sister, and buying something for myself. Help! So I will unleash my "case of the wants" here, in the hopes that we can pine together.

#1: First off, it's been a few years since I've made a holiday card. Hopefully I can talk Daniel into it this year. And with two dogs and a cat, it'd be the cutest photo! I saw this design over at - perfect for attaching to a gift box. I have plenty of brown wrapping paper left from last year. Add some fun ribbon and this card and I'm set. :)

#2: All of the coffee!  I recently ordered these k-cups by Brooklyn Bean Roastery from Amazon and will definitely be reordering! I'm also curious about different types of coffee makers. Chemex? Aero press? French Press? :)

#3: Oh hey, two of my loves: foxes and math. It's just too perfect! If only this ModCloth wallet was in sweater form. ModCloth is another site with which I practice restraint. Just do a search for "fox" and you'll see why. :-O

#4: My bathroom can always use some new toys action figures! I'm addicted to Think Geek. There are usually 20 things I always want. I also need to finish the current season. C'mon, Netflix. Hook me up! :)

#5: Speaking of taking "family" photos [see#1] - this ring light from would probably do wonders for my attempts at vlogging. :) And a few other camera accessories. That is a dangerous website, my friends. :)

What's on your holiday wishlist this year? And if I make a holiday card, would you want one? :-P


Monday, November 24, 2014

Thanksgiving Break means Me Time!

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Do the holidays get crazier and crazier each year? That’s definitely what it feels like. People get really busy, emotions are at an all time high…I feel like life in general is hyped up. Whether it’s good or bad, it’s all happening in the Fall. October was a blur and I couldn’t wait for my Thanksgiving break so I could get some “me time," especially with December and all of the holiday events approaching! Sometimes you deserve a few drop-everything-and-veg moments, ya know? The other day, while doing some shopping in Randall’s, I prepped for my beautiful and amazing Thanksgiving break: a People magazine, and a King Size Kit Kat bar. KING SIZE. Because dangit, I was gonna treat myself.

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Lately my free time is spent studying or sweeping. We got our new floors this Fall, and I went from sweeping up dog hair every other day to every day. I love the tile, but it’s a stark contrast against our black labs’ fur coats! It's a blessing though, because I've been keeping the dog hair at an all time low after 5 years of carpet. :-O
After a typical morning spent studying, sweeping, walking the dogs, editing photos, and putting laundry away, I hid in the guest room for a while. My favorite record lately is Bridge Under Troubled Water by Simon and Garfunkel. I keep playing “Only Living Boy In New York” on repeat…thanks Garden State. [By the way, kudos to the record player generation…makes me thankful for the “repeat” option on my electronics!]

I got lost in the story about Brooke Shields’ childhood, as I ate my Kit Kat bars methodically. Nibble off the exterior chocolate before munching on the layers of wafer. Osa was super jealous. Also, I never realized that Brooke Shields’ career began so controversially. Or that she was bffs with MJ. Hmm.

I don't mind letting Osa share in my "me time." :)

How do you take your “me time”? My sister watches those Housewives shows, Daniel plays video games. You?

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