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summer vacation.

In summer on August 11, 2012 at 11:19 pm

Beach mornings that turn into poolside evenings are idyllic. A week at the beach with my family was exactly what I needed to recharge and give a proper nod to summer.

I don’t know if it’s the lingering sand and salty air, or the accepted uniform of bathing suits and messy hair that forces me into perpetual bliss.

Plus, the obligitary feast of leftovers and sangria on the last night is the perfect toast to a successful trip.

here’s to overdue tan lines,



city bound.

In summer, weekend on August 25, 2011 at 9:28 am

(colorful city lights)

This weekend my best friends and I are going spending the  weekend in NYC. As summer comes to a close, a mini vacay seems only appropriate.

*Update: due to mother nature’s poorly timed storms, we had to reschedule. See you in September, New York.

here’s to hoping hurricane irene detours,



In summer, weekend on August 19, 2011 at 7:30 am

I’m a big fan of Friday’s (shocking, i know). There’s something about the end of a work week and the beginning of a free weekend that makes me giddy. May the fist pumping commence.

here’s to being dapper,



In summer on June 26, 2011 at 10:20 pm

I just returned from a week long vacation and oh my goodness, it was needed. For sanity purposes, everyone should take a vacation or fifteen every year.

my week, in summary:

  • finding shelled amphibians during morning beach walks
  • drumstick souvies from the band
  • lingering scents of crab and shrimp
  • juice box breaks with the neph
  • beach naps forcing you to wear coverups for days
  • competitive apples to apples
  • beer and sangria in massive quantities
here’s to sandy hair and overeating,


In accessories, summer on June 15, 2011 at 9:44 am

(capri, my current love)

During the warmer months I make sure to incorporate bright colors to my daily ‘drobe. Nothing compliments seasonal hues like pinks, blues and yellows. 

While it may not seem work appropriate (I’ve received many looks with my polish choices), I type on a keyboard all day, so I appreciate having colorful nails dancing across the keys.

here’s to bright cardigans,


summer goals.

In art, goals, summer on June 2, 2011 at 1:06 pm

Monthly Desk Calendar(monthly desk calendar)

I can’t believe it’s already June. It seems like I was just cleaning Valentine’s Day decor and toasting on St. Patrick’s Day. This year is moving by quickly, and I’ve hit a hump in motivation to achieve a few tasks. Hopefully by documenting these to-do’s I will be more likely to achieve them? If not, I’ll delete this post and we will pretend like goals were never set.

  • build a headboard. my room has floor to ceiling windows. depending on the season, my pillows are freezing or toasty.
  • work out 2x/week. my 30-day shred stopped at 3 days.
  • eat less pasta. and realize one box does not equate to one serving.
  • get my eyebrows waxed. one highschool wax job gone wrong has kept me bushy browed.
  • find art for my room. my small, bare wall is in needs of color.

here’s to rooftop patio drinking,