Thursday, June 30, 2011

Glitter Nails: Summer Version

Funny how Smart & Sassy with Sprinkles has somewhat of a similiar post today. Check hers out here!

I've always done my own nails... and I've always loved glitter. So putting two and two together always made sense to me! And with the fabulous Cupcakes and Cashmere doing it as well I decided to whip out the glitter nails this week.

Using two simple colors. Milani's very rare Gems and Essie's Watermelon [one of my favorite summer nail polishes]

Et, voila!

These pictures were taken with my iPhone. Bare with me please!! 

Oh and do you KNOW how many compliments I get about these nails?? So many. Even girls from Sephora compliment! The "beauty experts"! 

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Planning a Picnic for real

When I saw this grouping on Glitter Guide I was souped! Cos I actually AM planning a picnic!

In 2 weeks or so, me and my two best girlfriends are planning a night out under the stars - watching "The Kings Speech" at 9pm. But before that, we gotta eat!! And we gotta save us a good spot on the lawn for the movie. So... Picnic!! I think I've all ready picked out my outfit [yes, you need a specific outfit for an outdoor movie/picnic] so all I need is the picnic accessories! And besides Glitter Guide, I found some cute things on my own with prices I can work with a little better lol 

1. Target picnic basket
2. Pier 1 acrylic tumblers
3. Toms... the perfect picnic shoes
4. Crate and Barrel picnic blanket
5. Pier 1 plastic plates
6. Pottery Barn coral napkins

Granted... mine's not as good looking as the Glitter Guide's but it does the job for me! :) Cant wait to picnic!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Just Watch

This is one of my absolute favorite songs ever. And now even more. I am totally making Jose do this with our daughters. 

And yes, we are having daughters.
My grandma had two daughters...
My mom had two daughters...
I will have two  daughters... I just can feel it lol

Monday, June 27, 2011

Goodbye Apartment: Our Office & Movie Collection

This is the room I by far spend the most time in. Definately not my favorite though lol it's freezing in the winter, boiling hot in the summer and feels so far from the living room. I have big plans for our "office" at my moms :)



Oh look, the cat again on the desk. He followed me everywhere through this photo session lol

Before: a wall with a huge mirror on it. I really loved that mirror.

After: a big bookshelf wall

The wall next to the desk. That ottoman is in shambles. And that cork board is receiving a makeover at my moms :)


After: Jose's closet system

And I just want to throw in a little added bonus. This is a really awkward little space upstairs outside of our bedroom. The minute we saw it though, we knew exactly what we were doing with it. 

We moved in in November of 2008 and in January 2009 we bought this huge bookshelf, put it together and voila! A space for our massive movie collection!

We even needed a second one [to the right] and that holds all our TV Show dvds :) We are still undecided whether or not this will be coming to my moms. But I'm pretty sure it wont. 

Friday, June 24, 2011

The Real Royal Wedding: Up in the Bridal Suite

My photographer is apparently mad old school because I felt pretty silly taking these "bridal portraits". But whatever! Here they are 

I loooove my earrings and my flower head piece [from etsy!]

Than I took pictures with each of my girls. I'm glad I did because these are really the only pictures I have of just me and each girl. 
[me and esther, my sister in law and best friend]

 [me and wendy, my close friend]
[my little sister and maid of honor, Nicole]

Than it was me and my mom's turn
When I was younger I used to love staring at my mom's hands and holding them. I thought her hands were beautiful and so soft. So I seriously love this picture of her hands. Silly I know but true

And one of my absolute favorites of the entire day...

Soon it was time to cut the crap and get down to business. I wanted to see my man! While my mom and ladies fixed my bustle, I took one big breath 
There actually are TONS of pictures of me the day of the wedding breathing in lol 

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Guaranteed to have the time of your life!

Yesterday at 5 my girl Wendy texted me to say she got free tickets to the Mets game last night. Hellll Yeah!! The game started at 7, I got off of work at 6. I scammed my way out of work and we raced over to CitiField! Luckily there was a rain delay so we made it in time to watch the Mets play the Oakland A's!

 everybody piling in!
There is NOTHING like the food at CitiField... and Shake Shack is the best!

the usual crew. we do everything together. these are our down ass bitches remember?

Jose forgot to tell me the memo to be "serious" 

It was an awesome night that included zeppole's, the wave, bottoms up beers and the Mets winning after 13 innings! Holla! Hope to attend a couple more baseball games before the season's over!

Goodbye Apartment: Our Dining Room

Our Dining room is my favorite room in the house. It's simple. 



We installed a ceiling fan, painted it a dark muted gray, added curtains, furniture, shelving and voila! 

 Notice the cat on the table in the picture below? He can usually be found chilling on the table. 

These shelves hold almost all our dining pieces we got at my bridal shower. 

And our make-shift bar. 

Notice the Avion on the top shelf?? I got it bitch!!! Haven't tried it yet though... waiting for the final return of Entourage!