Friday, June 1, 2012

Life + Weekly Picks

As much as I swore to myself that I would be back in the blogging routine, post every day this week, check up on all of my blog reading and reply to your comments, it just didn't go as planned. Late last week Dr. Ash and I were spawled out on the couches at my house when she mentioned one of her co-workers all of a sudden needing someone to watch her kids a couple of days a week this summer. And although I told myself a while back that at the ripe age of 28 I had made up my mind to never take care of another child {until my own comes along} or teach a classfull of children again I somehow heard a voice that sounded like my own saying, "Oh, that's perfect! I need something to do a few days a week." That, my dear friends, is what I am blaming the lack of posts on this week. The kids are perfect angels and we are going to have a great summer together. So far I've only pulled a leg muscle from doing the splits while jumping on a trampoline and eaten peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. {Ok, plus a zillion other things.} All of this being said, I've got to get into a new morning routine, blog routine and exercise routine, so please be patient with me while I figure out how to juggle everything.

I have zero, zip, zilch, nada recipes to share with you this week. That is something that is dear to my heart and I want to make sure that I have more of those to share in the future. For those of you that read Monograms and Manicures, you are probably just as saddened as I to hear that Hopsy will no longer be blogging. If you are not familiar with her wonderful blog, I highly suggest reading her phenomenal site, which was one of the first blogs I ever read on a routine basis. She reminded me today how important it is to be my true self, both on my blog and in every day life. I think that is one of the reasons I have struggled with posts lately, I am just not into posting every day unless I put my all into it.

And now on to bigger and brighter talking about how much this Tibi dress is one of my new favorites that has recently been put on the racks. I heart it--which is quite funny because I am not really a blue kind of girl. It is definitely one of those must-have "it" pieces.

Haute Look was having an Amrita Singh jewelry blowout yesterday and I ordered a few pieces. Recently I've been in a saving mode and haven't done any shopping. My favorite earrings used to be gold hoops exactly like these silver ones a few years back. These fancy looking ones I'm hoping will go perfectly with the dress I am wearing for my brother-in-law's wedding in a few weeks. Like many of you, I'm really enjoying all of the beautiful necklaces that are being worn by everyone right now. This pink one will go with multiple outfits for summer.

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Do you have fun plans for the weekend? Bryan and I have a house warming party on Saturday night. Our friends have built a very eco-friendly house all on their own. Hopefully I will be able to get some good pictures of their amazing work. This week has really flown by since it was a short week. Enjoy your weekend!


  1. I used to be a summer nanny, and ohhh it was so much fun. Two highlights I organized for the kids were a blindfolded trip to a mystery location for a picnic (we went to the State House grounds) and a silly string war with neighborhood kids. Too much fun.

    Love your new jewelry! Have a great weekend :)

  2. LOVE the dress and jewels!! Great pics! I am sooooo going to miss Hopsy's fun posts too :( She was one of the first blogs I got into and the reason I started :( I am at least happy she'll be on facebook though.

  3. In love with that Tibi dress!! Gorgeous. Hope you have a great weekend :)

  4. Oh, thank you for this kind shout out! I will still be around on Facebook and Twitter and will of course be reading blogs :)

  5. After I babysat three kids a few months ago, I swore to myself I'd never do it again. haha! The extra money WAS nice though! :) Hope yall have a great weekend!