Tuesday, April 30, 2013


Our trip to South Beach in IG:
Beach time #ejktakemiami

Happy moon day #ejktakemiami

Everglades #ejktakemiami

Ocean drive #ejktakemiami

Gloria E. #ejktakemiamiCool graffiti art #ejktakemiami

Veggie tacos #ejktakemiami

Last day on the beach :( #ejktakemiami
Us (looking pretty fit after a long vacation by the beach!)

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

working wardrobe | dots and dots

dress: Loft / cardi: Old Navy / shoes: Cole Haan / sunnies: Dsquared / bracelet: Chan Luu

dress: ABS / cardi: Target / shoes: Tory Burch / necklace: Collingnon Designs
Easy clothing choices brought to you this week by pairing a dress with a cardi. Little to no thinking involved.

purple dot cardi 01
This cardi was bought on super sale at Target and has proven to be very versatile. Who knew?

Packing for Miami requires lots of color #iloveprints
Can you guess where we are going this weekend by what I am packing?

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

project life 2013 | week 14

{Mar 31 - Apr 6}
week 14 title
title card
My weekly title cards this year feature my Instagram photos-of-the-day. It's an easy way to get lots of photos in a small space (and sometimes the quality of IGs aren't that great anyways so the small size is perfect!).

week 14a
full spread, no inserts
Can you believe Easter was almost a month ago? Time flies...

week 14b
full spread, inserts right side
Again, having a place to store the cards we receive in the mail (mainly from Joe's parents and aunt) is so great.

week 14c
left side
I dusted my Instax off and brought it to our friend's Easter brunch. Having the instant photo is always a party hit - note to self: use Instax more!

week 14d
right side
And some random moments from the week. I really love the painted blue tree art. After all the photos and inserts from our ski trip, simplicity was the theme this week.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

movie night | a yes and a no

We watched two movies in the actual theater this week - a record for us. The first was on Thursday night, where we were the only ones in the theater (well, a couple people came in later, but it was essentially empty).

Movie date night
Trance is the new Danny Boyle movie and was pretty entertaining, if only a little farfetched.

Two movies in one week - #mustbearecordforus
The 2nd movie was at our more local theater, which I love, because the main room is huge compared to the 24-movie plexes around.

The Place Beyond the Pines tried but failed. At least Ryan Gosling was in it and I love me some Ryan!

Have a good rest of your weekend!

Friday, April 19, 2013

working wardrobe | glorified tee

top: Loft / pants: Gap / shoes: Tory Burch / sunnies: Dsquared / necklace: Collignon Designs
Some days simple is just better (and easier).

top: Anthro / cardi: Express / pants: Gap / shoes: b.o.c.
Luckily the dress code at work is fairly flexible. So these are my working versions of a tee shirt and jeans.

TGIF. Peace.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

project life 2013 | weeks 12+13

warning: photo heavy post
{March 17-23}
week 12 title
title card
The weeks continue on, as they do. Still loving this project.

week 12b
full spread, no inserts
Hard to believe this was one month ago, already.

week 12c
full spread, inserts right side
Our Breckenridge vacation fell in these two week, so lots and lots of inserts. Oh, and a St. Paddy's Day card from Joe's parents. His mom is so good about sending cards for pretty much every holiday.

week 12dweek 12e
insert 1, front and back
This year my plan is to "introduce" our vacation pages with some type of enlarged photo(s).

week 12fweek 12g
insert 2, front and back
And I am going to add as many pictures as I want. Since Project Life is becoming my primary form of memory keeping (as well as creative outlet), I want to have at least what I think are the photos that best capture an event/moment/vacation all in one spot.

week 12hweek 12i
insert 3, front and back
Some IGs/hipstamatics from the trip, that have already been shared on the old blog.

week 12jweek 12k
insert 4, front and back
Since I am keeping the embellishing to a minimum and my pages are pretty flat, I am keeping my fingers crossed that I will only have 2 albums for the year.

week 12l
left side
The photos from our trip are in rough chronological order. The one in the upper left pocket is actually a postcard one of the couples made and sent after the trip. So cool!

week 12m
full spread, inserts left side
Bringing journal cards and writing during the trip helped. I put the cards behind some photos so they can be pulled out if desired.

{Mar 23-30}
week 13 title
title card
Since my weeks run Sun-Sat, our vacation spilled into the next week as well.

week 13b
full spread
But no inserts this time around :)

week 13c
left side
Photos from the last couple days of Breck. And the only time we ate out the entire trip (not including hanging out at the ski lodge, of course). The photo in the upper right pocket is the back of the postcard.

week 13dweek 13e
right side, with photo pocket down and up
In order to add more words without giving up pictures, I added some more hidden journaling in a homemade photo pocket. I am addicted to making these!

And that's it. Whew! If you made it to the end, thanks for coming by!

Monday, April 15, 2013

weekend lens | Open your heart

Hoping it's really goo! #tgif
The weekend started off with more wine than usual, but we needed it. Too bad the Wine by Joe was only ok.

His and hersUntitled
On Saturday we met S,P&T for dinner at Indika, a nearby Indian fusion restaurant. The food was better than I remember,which is always a good thing.

Glad we didn't stay until 5AM! #latergram
Later that evening we found ourselves at our yearly visit to SoBe, for Madonnarama. All Madonna, all night. Yes, please. And no, we did not stay until 5AM (those days are LONG over!).

I am not sure why S&I haven't been friends from before. I've known who she was for a long time but we have only started hanging out this last year. Besides the fact that she is drop-dead gorgeous, she's smart, funny and loves to dance. What's not to love!

Purple paper eater
Today I spent some time with some other girlfriends at the Earth Day festival by my place.

top&pants: Gap / shoes: Urban Outfitters / earrings: Francesca's / bangles: Loft / bag: MarcJacobs
I actually danced in these platforms all evening on Saturday night and my feet weren't completely shot afterwards. That's a plus!

Thursday, April 11, 2013

working wardrobe | mix and match

top&skirt: J.Crew / cardi: Target / shoes: Tory Burch / sunnies: Dsquared
I'm happy to report that most days pulling together work outfits comes pretty easy.

top: Ann Taylor / cardi: Target / pants: Express / shoes: Urban Outfitters /sunnies: Dsquared
Went with more separates this week.

top: Ann Taylor / cardi: Target / skirt: Uniqlo / shoes: Cole Haan
Buying mulitples of the same item is a good thing, in my book (or closet, as it may be).

brown lace cardi 02gray petal top 03
Not quite at the point where I can pull anything out of my closet and wear anything else, but the curating is the fun part. Also looks like the hair needs a major trim...