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

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Hubby Shout Out

Whether you're married, engaged or dating - everyday life sometimes gets in the way of really expressing how you feel about your special someone.  I feel it is so important to take a minute and thank your significant other for not only what they do - but for who they are. In my case, I have been happily married to Doug for 8 Months and not a day goes by without me counting my lucky stars for not only bringing him into my life but making him part of my life.

Without further ado - Let me introduce my husband.

This is the man that I call "Doug-a-Doo" - My husband

He is a man's man who enjoys nothing more than being a guy - doing guy things - which I'm totally cool with; in fact, I love it.

But, let me tell you, he's not ashamed to be a softy!!

I am officially dedicating today "significant other appreciation day" :)
I think we should all take a minute and really express our love - take a minute - it will mean the world to that one person you're directing it to.

What do you love most about your sweet thang? 

Happy Hump Day!
xo, Laura

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Chicken Bones....yummy??

The worst feeling in the world?

Waking up this morning to find my 6 lb. sweet little Yorkie got in the trash - when did this habit start?  Whats even worse ~ we had chicken bones in there.. and now we don't.  I see a visit to the vet very near.
Remember that dress I bought - at Kmart?! Well, I decided to wear it today - you'll have to let me know what you think.  Since it's still cold out, I decided to layer a little....

Boots: Steven Madden
Tights:  Target
Shirt: J.Crew
Dress: Kmart (awesome deal)
Scarf: Burberry

My little baby - full of chicken bones :(

I recently bought some new mascara.  I'm a complete makeup junkie - it's a little out of hand.  Anyway, I am in absolute love with this mascara!

Happy Tuesday!!! :)

xo, Laura

Monday, January 23, 2012

When in doubt, add more wine.

Hello!! Sorry about being MIA yesterday, I really wanted to post but, unfortunately, I was feeling a little under the weather - actually, I was looking a little like this....

I went to the doctor today and got some meds - so things should start looking up - hopefully my husband can avoid the nasty bug. 

Moving on.......

Last Sunday my Mom, Husband and I went to our favorite flea market - I love digging around for old items that can be re-purposed.  I stumbled upon some awesome, old, wooden milk crates and immediately I thought- WINE RACK!!! My husband and I are huge wine drinkers - we actually went to Napa on our honeymoon, just so we could drink wine for 10 days straight. :)  Doug, my husband, didn't think the wine bottles would fit, so after pushing out my bottom lip a little I put the crate back.  I was so upset, I thought for sure I had come up with the singled handily best. idea. ever. Once we got home I ran to our book shelf that stores the wine.. yes, a bookshelf - here is proof - 

(fancy, right)
and I grabbed a bottle and I said - see Doug, they WOULD fit.  He agreed with me!! Let me say that again - My. husband. agreed. with. me. WOW!!! :)
That wonderful little flea market is only open on Sundays - so yesterday since I wasn't feeling good Doug went back to the flea market and bought six!! I am so excited.
We are going to turn this -

into this -

We might add some stain to them, I'm not sure yet, I kind of like the old rustic look - what do you think?

Have you ever re-purposed something old into something new and fabulous??

Happy Monday!
xo, Laura

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Winter Blues

I was sooo excited when I woke up this morning and saw we got SNOW!!!!

I had an awesome morning.. going along with my I can do this.... list I sat and actually enjoyed a cup of coffee.. in my jammies... checking my email/facebook/blog and of course pinterest... all while wearing my lipstick that I wore in my wedding.  Whenever I put that soft shade of pink on my lips it instantly brightens my day!!!
Love my Christmas jammies - as long as there is still snow on the ground... I can wear them! 

We haven't had enough snow around here to make me want to get in the "winter funk" .. or the winter blues, I did, however, have fun busting out some blue winter clothes! :)

Yummy winter coat -- perfect color  -- and my cutie wanted in.

Oh, yeah.. it's cold.
Shoes (Payless) - buy
Jeans (Gap) - buy
Button-up (J.Crew) - buy
Sweater (J.Crew) - buy
Coat (J.Crew) - buy

How do you like to spend those lovely snowy mornings?


Friday, January 20, 2012


Pink Peonies is have an awesome giveaway on her blog!!! Go check it out - follow the rules and maybe you could be a winner. If I win - I'm totally getting this....

How fabulous is that...??

Head on over to Pink Peonies and enter to win! Good luck!!! :)

High Five for Friday

Woo Hoo!!! It's Friday!!!  What a better way to start up my ** with one of my most favorite posts to do... High Five for Friday - the top five things from this past week.

1.  I love seeing Izzy loving her cuddles from her Dad.  Such a cute thing to wake up to.

2. I love my eyeshadow palette.  It's fun to have so many colors to try new looks.

3.  Due to the ever changing temperatures.. I have fallen to the 'bug' that's been going around.  Thank goodness for my Halls Defense - I think I could eat them like candy.....

4.  I love the fact that Izzy can drive me home after those long days at the office.

5.  Kmart -- I went to Kmart for the first time in probably 10 years.  Who would have known they have such cute clothes?? I found this cute little number there last night for $11.99?!?! Yes Please...

Linking up with Lauren.