Thursday, January 31, 2013

Sun & Sand

Does anyone else have a serious case of winter blues? Though we'll be in Florida in 2 short weeks - I can't help but wish we were going to be staying near a beach. I'd just like to close my eyes for a second and imagine I'm by the ocean, drink in my hand, breeze blowing through my hair, sunglasses & smile on my face. That is pure heaven & what I am seriously needing. Hoping to take a beachy vacation or weekend away to ANYWHERE this year! For now, daydreaming will do :) 

Anyone else with me? Who could use a nice warm vacation right about now? 

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Nothing says I love you like a card...

There is no shortage of great paper goods out there - and with any holiday, I find it HARDER to chose a cute card for more and more. I can't explain why I love paper goods so much but I simply do. Something as simple as a card makes me smile - but a pretty card? You've stolen my heart. Throwing a big hint out there to my husband. No we are not exchanging gifts for Valentines - Yes I still want a card. And don't think I didn't notice you "forgot" to get me one for Christmas. You owe me. 

All cards found at Paper Source

Monday, January 28, 2013

The Perfect Outfit: Valentines [Dinner Date]

Our Valentines Disney trip for two is fast approaching and I'm so excited! I'm looking forward to a vacation of just the two of us [we haven't taken a vacation alone since our honeymoon!] and warmer climates. It's freezing up here in Jersey lately - and I can't help but imagine what my Valentines Date night outfit would have been if we didn't end up taking this trip. 

Enjoy this mock up of my imaginary Valentine's Day Outfit :) We'll be walking around all day in the Magic Kingdom before our romantic dinner near Cinderella's Castle - so I highly doubt an outfit like this would work that night. 

And shop the look below for yourself! 

Friday, January 25, 2013

Shop my Closet!

Have you heard of Poshmark? If you aren't using it, you're crazy! It's a GREAT free iPhone app you can use to buy and sell trendy fashion items - and I'm obsessed! You can follow other ladies & their closets [I like to follow them by my shoe & top size :)] and see what they're selling, they have endless themed parties - example: Jackets, Blazers & Layers Party! [which is actually happening today at 3!] and so much more!

I have actually been able to sell a lot more than I expected to on Poshmark so I love it! They email you the postage [with fees paid!] All you have to do is ship it out and voila! Seriously - I can't exaggerate anymore how great it is. And I'd LOVE for you to come shopping with me! You can check out my closet HERE <-- nbsp="" p="">

Here's just a little bit of what I'm selling :) and I'm CONSTANTLY adding to it! 

This was post was not sponsored or endorsed by Poshmark. I simply love the APP and suggest you give it a try :) 

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Getting Domestic!

As I said in my New Years post - one of my resolutions is to cook more for my husband! I'm so excited because after our Vacation next month we'll be kicking apartment searching into high gear and I can not WAIT to have our own space again! I miss all our things and furniture in storage and can't wait to be reunited :) Not only that - but time to cook! The only way I figure I'll REALLY get motivated about it is if there's something to really get me excited - and what's more exciting than having a cute kitchen [one of my apartment musts!] and looking cute doing it? Bring in Anthropologie and their adorable line of aprons. 

Yup - just what I need. Totally unnecessary but just what I need! 

Shop them below:

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Michie May Paperie!

I am absolutely obsessed with the fringe garlands we see everywhere. But when I saw these banners from Michie May Paperie I knew I had to have one! They are so festive to have hanging year around - and I'm so torn over which saying to get! Plus - you can have a customized order! Too cute! 

Head over there to check em out yourself, along with other fabulous Party Goods! :) 

Monday, January 14, 2013

Current Obsessions

I've come to terms with the fact that this blog will never be a weekly thing. There's just too much on my plate these days and something has to give. The good news is I have another blog I write at, our photography blog which you can find and comment on HERE. The bad news is I have another blog. But nevertheless, this blog is MINE and about what I like so every once in a while when the inspiration hits - I'll come back and share what's new  :) And I felt it appropriate to start with what I'm loving these days.

- We literally got these Nivea lip butters into our store on Saturday. I took them out of the box, put them on the counter and promptly put two aside for myself to buy. And when I tell you it is THE BEST lip butter out there - believe me! It is

- If you aren't watching GIRLS, you're crazy. It is the best show on TV right now & so real and of this time. THIS is what our generation is! It has filled the void in my heart that has been empty since Sex and the City went off HBO - and with the second season now on, I'm a happy camper :)

- These Maybelline Color Whisper lipsticks are great - because they aren't your normal lipstick. They are sheer and light and the perfect hint of color for the lips without being too heavy. 

- Target is on point lately with their flats and these flats are THE MOST COMFORTABLE. I didn't even get blisters breaking them in! That says a lot! They come in a few colors and almost look like ballet flats :) 

- I am obsessed with this bag. Mostly because I don't have it - but I keep telling myself I need it especially for our upcoming trip to Disney World. What makes carry ons cuter? This bag! 

Friday, January 4, 2013

2013: Making it my best year yet!

Truth be told, when 2013 hit - I kind of freaked out. I instantly thought of how many challenges there would be ahead of us this year [moving into house or apartment/money/our first weddings in photography]. I needed a few days to really think about 2013 and what it is going to hold for us and myself personally. Than I realized that there was nothing bad but all good and new experiences coming our way. Everything we have been preparing ourselves for in all aspects is coming to us in 2013.

Now I'm excited. And I can't wait to get things started! I kept thinking of all these goals and tasks I wanted to get done this year - and how I really want this year to be the best! I want to look back at this year with nothing but the happiest memories and thoughts thinking "wow! I did all that!" Here are some of my "resolutions" if you will :)

This year I was so happy to be able to rebuild my old broken friendships and start a lot of new ones. Now, it's time to make them stronger. I've always had a ton of girlfriends and all different in their own way and over the past few years, it seems I've had less and less. And I'm sick of that. Though Jose is now my absolute best friend [aww], I want my girlfriends back! Sure we always get coupled off and enjoy nights with our couples - but I want to be able to hang with just the girls too! And not just that but build the new friendships I've made with my new peers [aka, photographers!] 

As positive as I try to be, and seriously I am really positive - I let a lot of things get to me more than I should. I look at every little thing people do and say and just take things way too personally. It's time to stop that. In all ways. Stop thinking people are out to get me. Stop being around negative people. I have realized who are the people that want to see me be successful and the people that don't. And I can't be around that anymore. It just brings so much unnecessary stress into my life. Not only that - but I just care way too much when I shouldn't! Buh bye!

Not that I'm a bad wife! I'm a really good wife... but I know I can be better. Probably the person that sees the MOST of any negativity I have is my husband. And a lot of the time it's to him! And I should NOT do that. Instead of pointing out his faults and what he doesn't do, it's time to praise him for what he does do. And it's time to cook for him! This year we will FINALLY be getting our own space together [alone! just us and our furbabies] and it's time to OWN that kitchen and make sure when my husband comes home, there is food there waiting for him :) So that goes under my "learn to cook" resolution too! :)

This is something Jose and I both agree on. We want to find our quality of life, the way we live and do it comfortably. How we "make things work." We want to be healthier and be happier. What I like to add to it is something I feel SO Strongly about and that is ENJOYING life. I don't want to spend my days just working, making money, paying bills and buying "things". That doesn't make me happy. Its the experiences that TRULY make me happy. THATS why I like to throw parties! THATS why I like to travel! And go to sports events and concerts, and see shows on Broadway! Sure it costs money but in the end you forget about the money and only remember the experience! In fact we had this discussion last month & Jose completely agreed and then we booked our trip to Disney! So we can go and enjoy ourselves! 

I have lots of other goals but am not gonna sit here all day listing them. I'm just glad to get these out there into the "void" and look back next January of what I wanted out of this year - and I better have accomplished it all! I'm so excited for this year now!! It will be AMAZING!! :) 

all images by me :) 

Thursday, January 3, 2013

What happens when you combine Disney + Valentines Day + 2 cheeseballs like Jose and I?

An awesome Valentines Disney week! That's right! Jose and I have decided to forego gifts and instead enjoy our Valentines Day Week at Disney World in Florida! Sure we were just there in March but uhm... who cares? This time it'll be just us, one whole week, and it'll be Valentines! And lucky us, this is the year Disney is deciding to make a big deal out of Valentines. We all ready have our Valentines Dinner reserved at the Magic Kingdom and are so excited to go back! Sure I'm more excited than him... and he wont tell you this but... he's TOTALLY loving Disney :) Besides, he's the one who said we should go that week! 

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Sweet Karolina!

I hope by now we all understand my extreme love of all things Kate Spade. Yes? Ok, moving on. I am deeply in love with the Karolina Kate Spade shoe. The simple heel height, the assortment of nudes and brights they come in - to me it simply seems like the perfect shoe. One of my goals in 2013 is to get my hands on a pair of these babies! 

Grab your own:

Does anyone own a pair of Karolina's? I'd love to know how the fit is! :)