Friday, November 30, 2007
And also has her own monogrammed baby bottle koozie from yours truly! Ashley's parents are proud collectors of koozies, so it was only fitting for Ashley to start her own collection.
Have a great weekend all!
Thanks for sticking with me this month!!!!
Thursday, November 29, 2007
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
North River Outfitter is a fairly new store on Charles Street. (They also have a location in Norwell) I first shopped there this summer while showing my cousin around Boston. As you can see if you click on their link they carry some very preppy items. It is a nice alternative from J. McLaughlin and Blackstone's of Beacon Hill.
Here is a copy of the text from their Newsletter today. And no it just so happens I was planning on doing a BH Stroll post and it's not another KEP plug, though they will be doing a Trunk Show that evening. Just saying....Please join us for the Beacon Hill Holiday Stroll on December 6, 2007 from 5-9pm. We will have both Thatcher Spring of Nantucket and KEP Designs of New York City at the event displaying their products. Wear your festive attire, enjoy hors d'oevres and cocktails.
View KEP Designs Collection
Trunk Show: KEP Designs
December 6th: 5-9PM
View Thather Spring Neckwear Collection
Trunk Show: Meet Thatcher Spring and see the entire collection of ties.
December 6th: 5-9PM
Don't forget to enjoy Free Shipping on our web site.
NORTH RIVER OUTFITTER
We look forward to seeing you and Happy Holidays!
NRONorth River Outfitter
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
I didn't get home until about 7:45 last night, that makes for a short evening. I was on a mission to finish my Shopaholic Ties the Knot. It has taken me a long time to get through that one, I admit it was good but I feel it dragged on a bit in the middle. I was starting to get annoyed but all in all I enjoyed it. So am I right to assume Shopaholic & Sister is the next one to read? And then the baby? But I feel I might need a break from Becky Bloomwood, I read the first three in a row. I have the Lovely Bones to read but I am afraid it is going to be kind of a dark read.
Ok I started this at 9am and i've only gotten this far? Sad.....
Monday, November 26, 2007
A good question asked on Hollywood Scoop "This just goes to show you that there really is a reality show curse. Besides the Osbournes, has anyone else survived after a reality show? "
Sunday, November 25, 2007
Saturday, November 24, 2007
Friday, November 23, 2007
Thursday, November 22, 2007
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
It's been a busy last few days. I spent as much time in the office yesterday then I did at home. But I am hoping to leave early today and won't be back until Monday! Looking forward to a very nice Thanksgiving on the Cape.
Hit the gym this morning, I always forget how freaking wonderful it is to have the gym out of the way!
Oh...speaking of Biggest Loser one of the trivia questions was "How many grams of sugar is in one large scoop of canned Cranberries" I don't remember the exact number but it was close to 104. The same as 5 candy bars. Yep, canned cranberries are my fave side dish. Thanks!
I know some of you are participating in NaBloPoMo and I am also trying to make a showing. I have posted everyday and though some are pretty weak it's still a post right? Well the other night Music Guy said my blog is now watered down. I agree but who asked him anyway! So thanks to those who are sticking with me. Something exciting is bound to happen in the month of November for me to post about, I promise!
One thing I am thankful for are my fabulous blog friends!
Have a very Happy Thanksgiving!!!!!!
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Monday, November 19, 2007
Sunday, November 18, 2007
What a heart breaker the MLS Cup was. Maybe next year Revs!
Almost one hour to kick-off. Go Pats!!!
Saturday, November 17, 2007
We had a nice evening hanging out with the Hicks last night. They got married in September so needless to say there was a lot of wedding talk.
Speaking of weddings...do you have any suggestions on wedding shoes? What are good sites to check out? And some dos and don'ts?
Hope you're having a good weekend! I was a huge fan of seeing the sun today!
Friday, November 16, 2007
Thursday, November 15, 2007
Now that I got that out of the way!
Pretty funny (if you're me) I received an Outlook Calendar Invite this afternoon from Music Guy. The subject was "Wedding Planning" with a two and a half hour time block for next Friday when we're on the Cape.
I sent one back with my meeting the next day with the florist, I don't think the same humor was still there!
One week until Turkey Day!!!
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
I have finally gotten my head around the fact I am not going to really use hydrangeas and peonies. In September the cost would be over the top and I can come up with something just as nice. It will just take a little time. I am emailing back and forth with the florist to pick a Saturday that will work as she's on the Cape. After we sit down I'll have a better understanding of everything.
white bouquet of stephanotis, Akito roses, and calla lilies with pearl accents.
minus all that ribbon.
Stephanotis have a small similarity to hydrangeas, this isn't the best picture of them, but in person I think they're pretty (cheaper).
I like simple white roses for my bouquet and one rose for the boutonnieres. I am planning on having Vineyard Vines ties and I like the look of a simple rose as is. I do not have the ties picked out. But am pretty set on them being light blue to match the sashes on the bridesmaids.
I sure wish I knew more about flowers! But heck there is a whole lot i'm learing about this wedding stuff!
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
Friday night my dad hosted a welcoming dinner for Music Guy's parents. My step brother, step sister and their family came also so did my mom and brother. A very nice way for MG's parents to meet my step mom's kids.
As I posted about on Friday we had a 6:30am flight out of Boston. We all got up at 4:30am and were at Logan by 5:30am and in line only to be told we would have a four our delay for "mechanical problems". They had to reschedule us to take the next flight at 11:15am (a flight from Milwaukee to Boston was coming in at 10:45am) which they said was going to be carrying the part to fix our plane. And being the first flight out of Boston means that plane was there over night. So you're telling me they had no idea about this last night and it was only at 5:30am they found it out? There was no notice before 5:30am the flight would be delayed. Midwest Air was recently sold and I can assure you our flight was not full and neither was the 11:15 flight so it makes since to cancel the 6:30 flight and put us all on one. We did get out on time and made it to Milwaukee around 1:15pm. Got our rental car and we off to Madison in no time.
I took them around the UW campus and stopped at a local bar for the freshest Miller Lite and fried Cheese Curds, it was a small order. You really only need a taste, you want more, but really shouldn't.
The rest of the evening was spent at my dads for some family time.
Here I am with my mom and brother
Music Guy and I
My dad picking on me.....
Here we're getting out game faces on!
Who ever this guy is....I love your hat
My team came out on top but Music Guy was a good sport!!!
It was such a wonderful weekend I got to spend a lot of quality time with my family and was so happy to share it with Music Guy and his parents! I will have more pictures to share as they come in.
I enjoyed my day off yesterday. I spent some time at Natick Collections, and JCrew I was not impressed with your new store nor the people you have working there. I then went to Barnes & Noble sipped a Latte and read a few errr 5 gossip magazines. Then it was off to get my weekend errands done and tend to the my house cleaning.
We were at the gym a little after 6 this morning and all day i'm a few hours a head of myself. I think my afternoon is going to drag a tad, nothing a Diet Coke can't take care of!
Happy to be home!!!
Monday, November 12, 2007
I have the laundry in and I'm about to make dinner. We're having a Chicken Caesar Salad, very much looking forward to it. I got frozen grilled chicken strips from Trader Joe's, Caesar Salad mix and packaged romaine lettuce. My kind of dinner! Why do it any different?/!
I will post the pictures tomorrow and give you a weekend update!
Hope you had a good Monday!
Sunday, November 11, 2007
43 shopping days left...I am off tomorrow and am looking forward to maybe getting a few gifts out of the way. I do know I'll spend a good hour plus at Target as the last time I was there I was rushed, and I just do not like to be rushed while at Target!
I tried all weekend to blog from my BlackBerry and it was successful. I tried to post on Friday about 10 times and finally it worked. I was getting so ticked, it's "easy" to do it that way.
Off to Papa Gino's to pick up my Super Veggie Pizza!
Friday, November 09, 2007
Our plane just got here and I am praying the super loud lady across from me does not sit near me as I will lose it. Or at least tell her to take it down a notch.
Fingers crossed we get to Madison by game time. Which is 24 hours from now, but who knows! :)
Thursday, November 08, 2007
Off to sit in a window-less conference room from 10-4 the upside is I do get Blackberry service! Suz I'm counting on you to keep me entertained!
Wednesday, November 07, 2007
If you have not tried the English Muffin Sandwich by Smart Ones you really need to. They have 200 calories and 13g protein, and ready in under 2 minutes. It's a nice change from oatmeal.
Speaking of English Muffins, I have a good quick dinner idea: Boca Pizza
-Morningstar Farms Tomato & Basil Pizza Burgers
-Thomas Hearty Grains English Muffins
Put the burgers in the oven until they are done, toast up the english muffins in the oven, melt the cheese, spread sauce.
Makes a good quick sandwich!
Enough food chatter.
Tonight I have to get packed for the weekend as tomorrow night we're going to dinner for G's birthday. Looking forward to trying out a new place in Beacon Hill (well new for me).
Yikes, this blog is quickly going down hill! :)
Tuesday, November 06, 2007
I have an all day meeting on Thursday and I'm off on Friday so today was crazy and tomorrow will be the same. I'm looking forward to a four day weekend! Three weeks in a row I will have had a four day work week! And hope the week of Thanksgiving is only three days, I think I can swing it. We're going to the Cape for Thanksgiving, looking forward to some days down there!
Music Guy downloaded Firefox for our Mac so I finally have full blogging privileges at home!
I was reading on line that the are making a Shopaholic Series movie? I think that would be pretty neat expect for there is talk Becky is going to be American...? Weird.
The Sox signed Shilling, that's all fine and good but lets get Lowell! Do any of you read Shills blog 38pitches
Again, thank you guys for your prayers! As I said he reads my blog and will love to see that! HA!
Monday, November 05, 2007
No more boot, my ankle is still pretty sore but I was feeling like the cast was making it worse as my foot could still move around and it was pretty awkward. So I'm happy to say I can travel this weekend sans boot.
Lots of hugs and prayers for my father who ended up in the hospital this weekend and is having gallbladder surgery today. I talked to him Saturday and Sunday and he sounded good. We're headed to his house this weekend so it's bittersweet timing. Always scary to get a phone call your parent is in the hospital. But he's a touch cookie! No word yet, I've been carrying my cell phone everywhere with me today.
Moving on to happier subjects!
Speaking of cell phones. I think I'm breaking up with Verizon, I've had them forever and actually love their service and I get a 20% discount through work. But the thing is they don't offer the iPhone so that leaves me to turn to At&T. Music Guy and I were talking that it could be my Christmas present! I'm all for that. I am always playing with his and would love my own. And my contract is up with Verizon so it's perfect timing. If I get an iPhone between the two of us that would be three iPods, two iPhones, a MacBook, an AirPort Express and countless other Apple accessories. What I know he really wants is Apple TV, but there is no reason to get that until we have a newer TV.
What is your favorite Apple product?
Sunday, November 04, 2007
Wisconsin lost...Michigan won... BUT
Packers won big time in the end.
Pats...I am not made for games like that...but in the end they won. I knew they would (until half way through the game).
Music Guy just talked to his parents and they do not yet have TV, but we kept them updated. LETS GO PATS! It was stressful but it feels good!
It really is stressful to be a fan of sports. You lose sleep, you yell and scream hoping the people below you (Zac and Sara) know it's about the game! LETS GO TEAM!!!!
Love love love being a fan!!!!!!!
Last week at this time it was a big night for us Sox fans!
Dear Lord we are so happy to sleep from here on out!!!!
I just spent over an hour and a half cleaning one of our two bathrooms. The second one can wait for another day. I went through my drawers and I have three huge makeup cases full of makeup. I am about to go through them, it is all the samples you get with the free gifts. I no joke have about 50 lipsticks, I think I need to down size a tad. My mom is so wonderful she buys her makeup and then gets the gifts and a lot of times she gets two and I get one and she goes through hers and gives me what she doesn't want. Love her for that!
This morning I went to Starbucks and got my first hot venti latte of the season and sipped it as I strolled through Target at 9 this morning. My kind of morning. Though my parents read my blog now and then, I really should have posted I was in mass at 9am. Then I picked Music Guy up at the gym and we went to the store, hit Home Depot, washed the Jeep inside and out and then home to do the same.
Now it's game time and that's it for the rest of the day!
Hope you guys had a great weekend! 4 day week for me next week. Friday morning we're (along with MG's parents) are headed to Madison for the Wisconsin vs. Michigan football game. GO Bucky!!!! More about that later in the week!
Saturday, November 03, 2007
The weather here in the Northeast is nuts. In Boston it's not as bad is on the Cape, Music Guy's parents lost power this afternoon. So we're not heading down this weekend. I was really looking forward to it, but weather happens.
Though it's pretty cruddy out it didn't put a damper on our dress outting this morning. I am sticking with the dress I orginaly thought, which is another thing off the wedding to-do's. Every one seemed to be a fan of the dress so I know the two who could not be there will be also. Speaking of they will send out sample dresses to bridesmaids who do not live in LA, DC or Boston and can not make it to the store. So i'm very happy my MOH will be able to try on the dress before we place the order!
We headed to Joe's on Newbury after for lunch. I just love that place. (i'll add links when I get to work, blogger doesn't work well with our Mac, or it's user error). A of Fave Couple and I hit H&M after to check out maternity clothes...Yep A is preggers! And get this their baby boy due on my birthday! Also any day now another friend of ours will have their second girl!!! It's the year of weddings and babies, well I guess it's the age we are. Everyone knows about that! We did a bit more shopping and had a wonderful afternoon. Isn't any afternoon wonderful when you buy two new pair of shoes?!
Hope you're having a great weekend! And if you're on the Cape, hang on it's windy out there!
Friday, November 02, 2007
Thursday, November 01, 2007
What are the odds that JCrew will do a 20% off sale items soon?
We had a very nice Halloween, though walking on cobblestone and brick is not ideal for me at the moment.
We're going to Aria this weekend to have three of my lovely bridesmaids check out the dresses I think I've decided on! I say think because I had one bridesmaid back out and it kind of has throw me for a loop on things. I had my head set on the dress/idea (mainly because they would get a discount) and now that i'm down one they will not recieve the discount. But I like the dress and will wait to see what the girls say on Saturday when they see them.
Either Saturday night or Sunday morning we're going to head to the Cape to get out of the city which seems like it's been forever.
Major reorganization in my company, but my line of business is fine. And those of you who know where I work don't worry your assets are fine! But it really sets the mood for the people around me.
Major reorg needs to happen with my closet and STAT.
That's all i have for now!