Wednesday, December 29, 2010

‎"This is love, she thought, isn't it? When you notice someone's absence and hate that absence more than anything? More, even, than you love his presence?"
— Jonathan Safran Foer (Everything Is Illuminated)

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

A few of my favorite things..

Okay, so 2010 is winding down and at some point, I'll have to dig thorough my blog archives and see how I shaped up 2010 and if I hit any of my targets for the year. For now, I'll simply share some of my favorite things:

Super tall kitchen cabinets with a "library ladder" to reach them
Seriously, though. How cool would that be???

These gorgeous Jimmy Choo sandals are sitting in a window of a NYC consignment shop
Unfortunately, I have never encountered the shop actually open.
Hopefully, these babies will be fated into my life at a reasonable price!

A rocking chair built for two.
Don't tell me that's not nifty..

Dresses with full skirts.
This one is from ModCloth and rings in at a cool $399.99
Time to find a knock-off!!

Beautiful, colorful wedges for 2011
Nine West, available now for preorder

Uggs. I used to hate Uggs. Until, my feet were freezing in NYC.
I got these shoes for Christmas and they've hardly left my feet since.
I'm in love with them and I want MORE MORE MORE MORE!!

Fanciful luggage.. Just because.
Terrida Upright Trolly - Retail: $1,290.00

Cutesy plates and mugs.
Kate Spade, Sag Harbor Green mug

Forehead kisses. Really now, who doesn't love that?

Claw-footed bathtubs
(Well, clean bathrooms in general)

BRUNCH! I just love brunch!
I can't wait until spring in the city to enjoy a good outdoor brunch again.
Supposedly, Double Crown makes THE BEST bloody marys.
I've never had the bloody mary, but the food was pretty spot on!

This idea. So so cool..

The fact that someone knitted an entire casing for the Financial District Bull


Friday, December 24, 2010

This is probably the closest I will ever come to spending New Years Eve in Times Square. 7 days prior, in a cab.

I hate this movie

I mean it, I hate "A Christmas Story". My father loves this movie and every Christmas, TBS plays "A Christmas Story" for a full 24 hours. Thus, my father watches it for the entire 24 hours. It could very well be the reason why I hate that movie.

Merry Christmas Eve, everyone! May you all be blessed!

Monday, December 20, 2010

We shivered and shook, our breath made soft clouds in the air, Jack Frost nipped at our noses; but we went to see it anyway. And it was beautiful. Merry Christmas, dear ones.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Monday, December 13, 2010

"There's a pale winter moon in the sky coming through my window
And the park is laid out like a bed below
It's a cold, dark night and my heart melts like the snow
And the bells of New York City tell me not to go

It's always this time of year that my thoughts undo me
With the ghosts of many lifetimes all abound
But from these mad heights I can always hear the sound
Of the bells of New York City singing all around

Stay with me, stay with me
Refuge from these broken dreams
Wait right here, awake with me
On silent, snow filled streets."

-Josh Groban, Bells of New York City

'Tis the season to... overindulge

My diet is seriously off track. In fact, I have fallen further back in this week than I did over my Thanksgiving at home, including 3 full Thanksgiving dinners.

This week, Craig and I attended 3 Christmas parties (with one after-party) and a birthday celebration accompanied with enough fried food to make even the North Carolina State Fair weep with cardiac fear.

All of the food and drinks of the week and not a single foot in the gym, literally left us flat on our backs Saturday night, a Ginger-Ale on each night stand, sharing a bottle of Pepto Bismol.

I'm feeling slightly better this Monday afternoon, after having a single tomato for dinner Sunday night and a slice of bread with peanut butter on it for breakfast this morning. One thing I have certainly learned: I just can't eat like I used to. I think I have literally shrunk my stomach so that I simply cannot indulge like I have before. When I do, I feel sick, nauseous, and my stomach bloats, leaving me looking like I'm 5 months pregnant. (yikes!)

So, I vow to get back on it! I've still got a ways to go to meet my goal and after a month and a half, I've probably just broken even. Going to try to stay in the negatives moving forward! Hold me to it!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Stuff My Boyfriend Says...

"I could never get away with beating you.. you bruise too easily."

*Upon noticing a pattern of small triangles bruised into my back from taking a 20 min bath laying on my anti-slip pads*

Friday, December 10, 2010

In the 5th grade, I was in a Spelling Bee. I was eliminated from the competition after incorrectly spelling "Engineer".

Now, every time I spell "Engineer", I think of that contest. Kinda weird, huh?

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

H&M Spring 2011 Lookbook

Just take a moment to enjoy the pretty:

I sort of fell head-over-heels with maxi dresses last summer and I don't think I'm going to get through the season without a few more. And high-waisted, wide-leg pants? Yes please!

Be a best friend,
Tell the truth,
And overuse "I love you".

Go to work,
Do your best,
Don't outsmart your common sense.

Never let your prayin' knees get lazy.
And love like crazy.