Thursday, May 31, 2012


For the last two days I have been camping with over 300 sixth graders on the Appalachian Trail. 
Needless to say I am exhausted and aching all over.
 It was so beautiful

 We explored the stream and caught crayfish and little fish

 We attempted to catch frogs in the pond but ended up only catching salamanders.

 We hiked 3 miles of the Appalachian Trail...
This is where the sunburn and hurting occurred...

But the view from the top of the Ridge was breathtaking!

 Had to get a picture to prove I did it =)

 We did have a bit of a storm...

Our cabin: 
This is where no sleeping took place...

Of course I get cabin #13 with this written on the wall:

 my bunk

Next morning, the calm after the storm

We did team building activities:

 There were deer everywhere and they would walk so close to us!

 In the far distance you can see the ridge where we hiked. 

& last but not least, the swamp. 

Quite an adventure!
I wish we did cool things like this when I was in middle school.

Even I learned so much about succession and the environment!

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Happy Memorial Day Weekend

We are spending the extended weekend with our families,
bring on the food, drinks, & laughs =) 

This is my new favorite picture of these two crazy pups =) 
Maggie is getting so big!

Friday, May 25, 2012

Thursday, May 24, 2012

thirsty thursday

Lately the fiancé has been in a DIY drink phase, and I say lately but in reality he wants to open his own brewery. 
I will teach and run my thrift store and he can make beer, perfection. {one can dream}
Turned out pretty darn good! 
Get your own kit at Midwest Supplies

Then I got to DIY something that I have been meaning to try since Denver last year...

Cucumber vodka & tonic = so refreshing, easy to make, perfect for summer

We have also have started making Sangria:

& White

Both require wine (we use 2 buck chuck from Trader Joes: Red- Merlot, White- Sauvignon Blanc)
A shot of brandy
citrus fruits, strawberries and peaches.

Now all I need is a cute little Bistro set to sit on and drink outside this summer:
I am currently crushing on these:

Need to do some Pier1 shopping to deck out the deck...

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

brights for a gloomy week

I find myself wearing my brightest clothing when it is ugly outside. Some sort of over compensation thing I have got going on...
The last few days have been gross, therefore I wore my newly thrifted highlighter blazer.
What I Wore: neon blazer- thrifted Rescue Mission in Trenton, polka dot blouse- frock candy, sequin undershirt- AE gift from mother-in-law, levis jeans, rain flats- llbean. Glasses: Tortoise  "Tamara"- c/o Proopticals Bag: banane taipe in midnight magenta

Speaking of brights, this brightened my day:
 Success my The Webter for Target order arrived and wasn't stolen this time! 

 The prints are even prettier in person =) 
Can't wait to rock this in Mexico!

Worth the wait & the reorder =)

Friday, May 18, 2012

faves for friday: my beloved skull blouse

I had blogged about this skull blouse a number of times (here & here) from Gypsy Warrior
Well I got it. & I love it. to death. pun intended. 
I am so tempted to get the white version too, they are that cute.
What I wore: glasses- bonlook, black blazer- GAP, skull blouse- gypsywarrior, black and silver belt- alloy, red pencil skirt- thrifted, black stockings- ?, tassel loafers- Dolce Vita via fancyfrenchcologne.

Another addition to my skull family:
I love these skull tequila bottles- only missing the white one now =)

On another note with my obsession with Gypsy Warrior, these will be in the store next week:
Um yes. 
I need this. 
If anyone knows me-- I have an unhealthy obsession with yatzee {mainly testing my luck}
This bracelet will be mine! 

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

weekend of leather shorts

So last weekend started with the graduation of one of my best friends (and my grand little in my sorority) 
I can't believe it, time flies!

that outfit was then transformed into leather shorts and leopard loafers.

not gonna lie: I wore these leather shorts all weekend.
you will all be tired of seeing them by the time it is winter again.

Then it was home for mothers day!
I love the way these two cuddle

pretty Jersey landscape

pop makes the best mojitos  

 & the Rangers win!!!
move on to play the NJ Devils & won the first game against them on Monday.
looking for another win tonight!!

1st watermelon of the season!
I can eat a whole watermelon in one sitting. Yes. By myself.

 Once again leather shorts and leopard loafers {sensing a pattern?}

Oh and what did I get mom for mothers day?
Not going to lie- I had no good ideas and I hate to get something just to get something 
But she fell in love with my pink one, so a red one was in order =)

Oh and speaking of shopping:

To who ever stole my The Webster for Target flats off of my door step on Mother's Day: 
Hope you're a size 6.

Thanks Target for the refund, to say thanks I ordered the shirt from my wish list too =)

Tuesday, May 15, 2012


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I personally own these babies:
Well owned, I had the pink ones since 8th grade and left them in a small village in Costa Rica during a service trip for the kids there =) Truly a classic.