Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Camo & Cashmere

Happy Hump Day!!! :)

Today I am wearing Camo (shoes) and Cashmere (sweater).  Who would have thought the two could go together?!  I guess opposites do, in fact, attract!

(sorry for the quality - hubby had to take the picture with my cell phone.. silly me, I left my camera card in my computer - at the office!!!)

Cashmere Sweater - J.Crew (Buy)
Jeans - J.Crew (Buy)
Flats - Tory Burch (Similar)

I l.o.v.e. these shoes.  They were a gift from my hubby - it's a little bit of him and a little bit of me wrapped up in a shoe - pure perfection!!

On a funny note - I wanted to try this new recipe that I saw in a cookbook.  It requires a crock pot.  I love crock pots - especially with our crazy schedules.  Anyway, I was really looking forward to dinner last night .... but..... I came home to this ----

HAHAHA!!! Does that look like the picture in the cookbook?!?! Uhhhh... NO!!!!

Needless to say - after I saw this ... I sent this.....

Yup - sums up my evening!!!

Have you ever had a dinner disaster?! ... I think it happens to the best of us.

xo, Laura

Monday, March 19, 2012


Happy Monday! Ugh, is it possible for Monday to be happy?! Maybe... but, I know, for me, it's so hard to get out of bed after a long, relaxing Sunday.  Showers are what get my day going - I can't function if I don't have a shower in the morning.  I have tried to be a night time shower person to allow more time for me in the morning - but, I can't - I just can't wake up until I'm fresh and so clean clean in the morning. 

I am a product junkie - BIG TIME.  I have tried so many different types of shampoo, body wash, shaving cream, razors - you name it - I've tried it. (That might be a little dramatic - but, I have tried a lot!!).

I thought it would be fun to share what I use every morning to wake myself up!

OK - This is it!! This is my morning shower routine.  Pretty, right?

(1) Facewash - Philosophy Purity Made Simple - I l-o-v-e this stuff.  This facewash removes everything!! Even mascara - and it doesn't leave you with raccoon eyes after you think your face is clean.  You know what I'm talkin' about...
(2) Body Wash - Philosophy Be Somebody - This smells so lovely!! Perfect for Spring.
(3) Shampoo - Redken Body Full - Gives me the body I luuuuuust after!!!
(4) Conditioner - Redken Body Full - I love this, it doesn't weigh my hair down.
(5) Moisturizer for hair - Redken Extreme Cat - I have naturally curly hair and I straighten it every day.  This helps with the damage my blow dryer and straightener are doing to my locks.
(6) Shaving Cream - Aveeno Positively Smooth - Truly leaves you positively smooth :)
(7) Razor - I LOVE THIS RAZOR!!!! I used the Schick Quattro for years - I recently switched over to the Schick Hydro Silk and I couldn't be more pleased!! Summer is approaching...

What are some of your favorites? Have we found an interest in the same products? 

I'm wearing the new shirt from this post --  What do you think of the huge polka dots? I'm loving them!!! 

Shirt - Ruche (Buy)
Blazer - J.Crew (Buy)
Jeans - Banana Republic (Similar)
Belt & Shoes - Target (Similar) (Buy)
Purse - Coach (the Laura purse -- I couldn't resist!! It's named after me!).

Have a wonderful Monday!!

xo, Laura

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Happy Saint Patrick's Day!!!!

Happy Saint Patrick's Day!!!!

Such a fun, fun day!! The toilet surprise for my husband (see this post - so you don't think I'm nuts) was a HUGE success.  He died - which, in return made me die.  He's such a fun guy, totally humors me when I'm being a little over the top. (I love that about him).

We have our St. Patrick's dinner going in the crock pot right now.  Y.U.M.M.Y.!!!!!!!!!!

(click on the picture for the recipe)

I got a call from my boss this morning and he told me to come in an hour late - no problem, right?!? RIGHT!!! So, considering I was ready to head to the office when he called me - I scooped up the puppy and the hubby and we headed off the PetSmart.  Izzy needed a new shirt - b/c the "Pet me I'm Irish" shirt didn't fit from last year - little chunk.  We found an adorable top - she looks so cute.  We're a family of green today and I love it - no pinches coming our way.

T-Shirt (Victoria's Secret) - BUY
Green Blazer (Talbots) - BUY
Jeans (Gap) - BUY
Belt (J.Crew) - BUY
Necklace & Bracelet (The Limited - old)
Sunglasses (Burberry) - BUY

Outfit (Petsmart) - BUY

I hope everyone has a fun but safe St. Patrick's Day.  What are your plans?? Are you eating green food? Drinking green beer?? Whatever it is, I hope it's fun!!!

xoxo, Laura

Friday, March 16, 2012

High Five For Friday!!!

Good Morning!! I hope everyone is having a fabulous Friday.  I think I bragged a little too much about the nice weather we have been having - I woke up this morning to a wet, dreary day.  On a positive note - let the choir sing - IT'S FRIDAY!!! My Top Five for Friday are... (*drum roll please......*)

I'm linking up with Lauren over at From My Grey Desk
1. Polyvore!! I created this board today -- to show what I'm wearing.  My husband had to leave early thing morning - so early I was still in my jammies scuffing around the house - so, considering he's my photographer, I couldn't get a picture of todays outfit.  High Five to Polyvore for being my 'camera'.

Snake Print

2.  Friday - is the start of the weekend - and when the weekend starts so does J.Crew Factory.  I'm an addict - I think I need an intervention.

AND - right now they're having an extra 30% off sale - with free shipping on orders more than $100 with the Promo Code LOVEIT.  Go check it out!!!!!

 3.  In honor of St. Patrick's day my hubby and I have been having Irish dinners - last night was a huge success - totally doable, too!

(click on the picture for the recipe - I highly recommend it!)

 4.  I had an awesome weekend in Ohio this past weekend visiting family.  My brother is getting married in July to the sweetest girl EVER.  So, in honor of my future sister-in-law I threw her a Bridal Shower.  We had so much fun and it was great getting to spend quality time with friends and family!! High Five for Friends and Family!!! :)

5. The two loves of my life - Doug & Izzy.  They are the greatest to wake up to each and every morning!!!  (can you find izzy)?? LOL .. she's a snuggler just liker her Momma!

Have a Happy, Happy Friday!!!

xo, Laura 

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Happy Pi Day!!

Good day!! :) Hope everyone is enjoying the beautiful weather!! I know I am - the Hubby & I are debating whether or not to get the boat out... there is always a possibility of a snow fall in April, though... hmm... decisions decisions! :)

Here are my favorites from Pinterest - as of this moment -

My brother is getting married in July (WOO HOO!!) There are going to be a lot of out of town guests; so, my Mom and I are planning on putting together some "Welcome Bags" I love this idea for the kiddo's that will be attending!! So cute - and look at all that yellow.

This - Cracks - Me - Up.  Totally looks like something that would happen at my office.  Unfortunately I would be the person to be using the Comic Sans font... (**Slaps palm on forehead**)

This picture was my motivation for my newly organized pantry. (Before and After Pictures to come soon!!!).

This dress it to die for - if anyone out there knows where this dress can be purchased I would be as happy as a bird with a french fry!

Thinking of the tears of joy that would be running down my Hubby's face if I were to hide this "EASTER BASKET" :)

Made these - There is nothing wrong with them - just sayin' ... oyyyy too good to be true...

One of my next projects - making jewelry out of my bouquet from my wedding. LOVE IT.

Happy Pi Day!! Holla - let's eat PI(E)!! :)

This dog it Legit.

Totally doing this on Saturday.  No, I don't have any kids - but, my Hubby would die! :)

How is everyone doing on this glorious pi-licious hump day?? We're almost to the weekend!!

Laura xoxo

Monday, March 12, 2012

Pfew.. back at it

I need to start out by saying - time flies.  I am back - thank goodness.  I have found myself wrapped up in so many different things - darn you real world!!  I want to go back to the days of "break" whether it be "spring" or "summer" ohhh those were the days.

I did, however, brighten my day today by ordering this pretty little number;
I can't wait to pair this tucked in with some jeans and heels - throw on some pretty jewles!!! :)  The lightness of the fabric screams spring to me.

I hope everyone is having a fabulous March so far - it's hard to believe it's halfway over.  Saint Patrick's day is this Saturday - I. Can't. Wait. 

It feels so good to be back - and I am so sorry I was MIA for a while.

Laura xox

Friday, January 27, 2012

High Five for Friday

It's Friday -- HOLLA!! :)
Time to Link up with Lauren over at From My Grey Desk....

My top five from this week would be;

1.  Sherlock Holmes - I had a date night with my Husband & Momma - I loved the first one, so I was super pumped to go see the second one... I sense a THIRD!!!

2.  The package that arrived at my house.  I have this really, really, really bad awesome obsession with J.Crew - I mean, it's to the point where the postman knows he's going to my house if there is a J.Crew box in his truck.  Anyway, moving on to my stuff inside the box!!  I received a great polka dot shirt and a super cute skirt - I LOVE THE COLOR!!! :)

I am currently wearing the shirt - it's so comfy!! I paired it with this jacket in case you're wondering -

3.  If you refer to my previous post regarding chicken bones and my puppy - come to find out she is OK.  I took her to vet and they did some x-rays - she did devour the bones but she was digesting them! Crazy dog with her stomach of steel. So, high five for amazing vets with the technology to make sure our sweet little animals are OK!

4.  Crest White Strips - I love them!! I think they deserve a super duper high five.  I'm a coffee drinker in the morning and a wine drinker in the evening - but, I don't want to leave the proof on my teeth!  
- Thank goodness for these little guys -

5.  I have been blogging on my new blog for one week, exactly, and I have already met some wonderful, encouraging Women - if I did that in a week imagine what could happen in a Month!!! :) High Five for all of you lovely ladies!!

Happy Friday!!
xo, Laura