Wednesday, February 29, 2012


{our Internet is down so I am posting from my phone so please excuse any wonkiness.}

We took JJ to the zoo sans his parents on Sunday. We can't decide if seeing the giraffe up close and personal or riding the camel on the carousel was our favorite part.

The boys are both so active right now they rarely stay still for pics! One problem with using the iPhone as my primary camera these days...slow shutter time.

I've been getting into American Idol this year, although I still think the judges are too nice and need to be more critical.

{This week my outfits have been putting me to sleep so we'll see if any get posted!}

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

A little Miu Miu

Ting and I attended the opening party for the Miu Miu boutique in the Galleria last night. It was definitely a scene that I am so not a part of, but fun nonetheless.

We admired the bags and shoes, chatted with some girls, drank some wine and listened to Solange Knowles spin some tunes. The goody bags were even fancy.

But the best part of the evening was spending a little qt with my bestie all by ourselves! I may be a bit biased, but isn't my baby sister the cutest?

Sunday, February 26, 2012

project life | week 7

week 7 finished spread
Valentine's week was a relatively busy one, since it also included a quick trip to Austin as well as the 12th  of the month, so I took lots of photos.

week 7 with inserts
I made 2 additional inserts to include everything.

week 7 left side
The left side of the spread was about meeting Kino, as well as Vday. I love that little card about yoga on the bottom left corner that was from Lululemon.

week 7 insert 1 frontweek 7 insert 1 back
The front and back of insert #1 which was 12 photos I took on the 12th. I cut up the instagrams to make them look like polaroids. Love how this turned out! This was also one of my 12 layouts for my 12 class.

week 7 insert 2 frontweek 7 insert 2 back
The front and back of insert #2 which were just different cards we received. I am a hoarder by nature but lately my life ephemera had just been piling up until I finally recycled or threw it away. Now I have a place to display it without having to create a whole scrapbook page. And another page for my 12 class. Love finding a place for ephemera as well as combining "assignments"!

week 7 right side
The right side of the spread. I created an enlarged photo a la KP. Instead of actually printing an enlarged photo, I cut it in half in photoshop and printed 2 4x6, which is less pricey.

Between Project Life and the 12 class I am currently taking, I have been scrapping up a storm! I am returning to this hobby with a vengeance, but I can feel myself losing steam if I am not careful. I can feel more combining of 12 and PL over the next few months.

Friday, February 24, 2012

a little run

I have finally gotten off my a$$ and started running, albeit very slow, again. I am an early morning exerciser, whether it be yoga, running, lifting weights, boot camp, whatever. So when I get serious about one thing (yoga, these days), my interest in other forms of exercise wanes.

For some odd reason, stopping the running, practicing yoga 5-6 days/week, cutting out about 85% of gluten from my diet and not eating meat has actually helped me to lose weight without even trying. But I feel like I need a bit more cardio in my life, so my goal for March will be to run 1-3 morning/week (basically on the days I don't practice). This should be a completely doable goal and writing in on the old blog will make me more accountable.
Have a great weekend!

Thursday, February 23, 2012


top&boots: Anthro / cardi: Express / skirt: Loft, new / earrings&necklace: Collignon Designs / tights: Hue

I bought this skirt a few weeks ago and was unsure how to style it for "winter" until I saw Lisa wearing it and knew I wanted to copy her outfit. I seriously love everything she wears and would copy every outfit if it weren't so weird!

black flyaway cardi 02
This little knit cardi has lasted pretty well over the years I have worn it and hasn't really pilled at all. I like that.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

iSmile | food edition

I have found that I like to photograph things I eat. It will be fun to see how things change over the years.

My typical breakfast consists of oatmeal, bananas and almond milk.

Soup in a bread bowl is great for a rainy day.

Post-practice coconuts are the best.

Gelato. Yums.

Not sure how it happens, but even after a full cart of groceries, sometimes it feels like we have nothing to eat!

My first attempt at Thai tofu coconut curry last night. It was ok, but missing something. Need to tweak the recipe a bit.

What did you eat last week?

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

I love a long cardi

top&jeans: Gap / cardi: Missoni for Target / shoes: Converse / sunnies: Oscar de la Renta

How is it that my 3-day weekend is already over? Work days seem to drag on forever; play days go by in a blink!

top&boots: Anthro / cardi: Jonathan Saunders for Target / jeans: Gap / sunnies: Oscar de la Renta

I have been a fan of Target collaborations long before the Missoni/Wu craze began. The pieces I have collected have been surprisingly well made and long lasting. And apparently I have a thing for long, hooded cardigans.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Fantasy vs. Reality

dress&shoes: Gucci, worn in store only

A good friend of mine is the GM at Gucci in the Galleria. I visited him this past Saturday to look at some sunnies. While I was there he asked me to try on a dress they just received. Of course it was gorgeous. Of course it made me feel glamorous. Good think I don't have any fancy events coming up on my busy social calendar, or this dress would have been mine (ha - like the 4-digit price tag was actually in my budget!).

sweater: Uniqlo / cords: AG via Anthro / boots: Loft / earrings&cuff: gift'd / necklace: Collignon Designs / belt: Gap

My Saturday nights are typically much more non-fancy. Since Joe was out of town, I met up with some friends for some Indian food, which didn't require high heels or LBDs.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

project life | weeks 4 + 6

week 4 spread
I forgot to post the last week of January so thought I would get caught up today.

week 4 right side
I am so in love with the project, especially keeping up with weekly goings-on.

week 4 left side
In fact, without the photographic evidence that Joe had to get stitches that week, I would have completely forgotten about it.

I started with the journaling cards for last week.

It's funny, we haven't been going out and doing much so far this year.

But this project has made me feel like my life is rich in ways I cannot describe.

And that taking photos of little things, especially food, makes me happy!

Friday, February 17, 2012

Bright and cheery

top: Anthro / cardi: J.Crew / skirt: Old Navy / boots: Nordstrom Rack / earrings: JewelMint / necklace: Collignon Designs / cuff: gift'd

Yesterday was a fairly gloomy day so I thought I would wear some colorful clothes to cheer up the day. The dampness is making me wish spring were truly here, although I am not ready for the heat of summer.

Some deets of the tee and necklace.

brown pencil skirt 04
A brown pencil skirt is an obvious wardrobe staple.

yellow long cardi 02
A bright yellow cardigan can be too!

Happy happy Friday to you! I don't have much planned for the weekend but some yoga and cleaning and scrapping, but I can't wait for it to start.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Feeling behind

top&belt: Anthro / skirt: J.Crew / shoes: Aldo / earrings&cuff: gift'd / necklace: Collignon Designs, new&gift'd / tights: Hue

I've been feeling perpetually behind this week; on what I am not sure. I guess spending the one weekend day I had off in Austin just threw off my schedule a bit. I am looking forward to a whole lotta nothing this weekend.

My hubs is such a good man. Even though I said no gifts on love day, he gave me some anyways.

This lotus flower necklace, made by my dear friend Lauren, the amazing person behind Collignon Designs is going to be a new favorite, I can already tell. My collection of her pieces is growing and I love it!

And I love tulips, especially pink ones! They will brighten up the house this week.

Raise your hand if you wish it were Friday already!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012


Spreading some love.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Pink and red-ish

shirt: Old Navy / sweater: Uniqlo / skirt: Loft / boots: Anthro / necklace: M+O / tights: Gap

For as much pink I have in my wardrobe, I really don't have that much red. So now for the quest for a bright red pencil skirt that won't cost me a fortune begins. I promise the shirt is red; it just photographs really pink.

Pink + Red | Everybody, Everywear

Happy Valentine's Day! I am a firm believer that you should not need a specific day to express how you feel about someone, so the hubs and I are celebrating low key tonight. When you love someone, shouldn't everyday be love day?