Wednesday, May 30, 2012


You know when you are getting older when you friends are having kids left and right, right????

To sum it up, I left KC back in September and since then TWO of my friends had little babies. One was almost 6 months (ChasingDavies) and one was just four days old!  It's just crazy to me and it's also a reminder I am NOT there yet.  While their little babies were cute as can be, that much responsibility all rolled up into one is one heck of a scary thought.  I'll settle with getting a dog before I ever consider a kid :)

BUT...I loved soaking up their little baby faces while I had chance.

Introducing... Taryn Marie.  Four days old in these pictures.

And then there's Megan of ChasingDavies little babes, Liam just under 6 months.

The difference between the two besides the obvious gender differences...?

One I was afraid to sneeze or else I'd break her and the other I didn't (well sorta... a little.... but not as scary).  Maybe my kids should come out at age 3 when he/she is less breakable.

Check out the rest of the cuties --->

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Wedding Bliss.

This past March I went to the BF's best friend's wedding.  His wife, Audrey, has become one of my favorite people here in Denver (she's an Austin native) so a newby like me.

The wedding took place at Pelican Hill in Newport, California.  It was a gorgeous location and an unbelievable wedding so I wanted to share some of my favorite pictures of the weekend.

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Thursday, May 24, 2012

Back with Beck.


After much thinking, debating, and procrastinating I have decided it's time to rev up my little blog engine.

As you may or may not (shame on you for not checking back daily - JK) noticed, I took a mini-vacay from my blogging.  To put it out there I had gotten laid off right before Christmas (fun stuff that pharma sales), and committed to looking for a new job 100%. After three months (yes 3....the job market is rough...) I finally landed myself a job at an awesome agency here in Denver. Aside from that, I used my little three month vacation,  well I'd like to look at it like a vacation, I hyped up my traveling to visit friends and family and enjoy it while it lasted.  Yes not having job was horrible financially, but you know when sometimes you need to reset yourself after a while, that was me. It was a blessing in disguise.

Now jumping right in, and what better way than with a cutie pie.  Beck.  Beck is the BF's cousin and he is the cutest little guy ever. Over the years I've seen him grow up.  The kid hates to smile during pictures... until recently I came to find out.  You watch him in his element of monkeying around at the zoo and you have a happy little boy.

I tell you what... this kid should be a model for Gap kids ;)  So adorable.

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Friday, February 24, 2012

Help a Girl Out!

So here is my dilemma.... I have a wedding St. Patty's Day weekend at Pelican Hill. It is a black tie wedding (i.e. in my head that means a long dress).  I have all of ONE long dress so I am RENTING, yes, RENTING a dress from Rent the Runway.  While this semi scares me because I've never done it before, I've heard great things (via the internet), so thought I'd give it a shot.

I've narrowed it down to TWO dresses, this is where the dilemma is.  Which one should I wear?

Now.... what do you all think? I need some MAJOR advice here! I already rented the Halston Heritage , but am second guessing it after stumbling upon the Nicole Miller.

P.S. The girls boobs are A LOT bigger (Size D) than mine, hence the fit would be a little different so keep that in mind!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Awkward & Awesome

  • Not sure if this would qualify as awkward or awesome, but in my Intro to Yoga class today, the teacher kept coming over to me (there were only 6 of us in the class) and massaging me back and neck.... Is that normal?  I was okay with the fact of getting a free massage, but wasn't sure if that was normal or not so felt a little on the awkward side. Thoughts?
  • To that comment, having women in their 60s doing crazy yoga poses and I can get about halfway through them
  • Last yoga comment I promise... almost passing out and puking in the bathroom during heated yoga
  • Trying not to get side boob in that v-neck dress (1st pic).  Love the dress, but hadn't worn it in a while and result was me tugging on it all night in Vegas
  • Mario Lopez hosting the SI Party and being able to tell he is absolutely full of himself! Sad, sad Slater when will you learn?

  • My trip to Vegas this past weekend with my besties! Kara, Mandi, KJ (Top Pic), & Lisa Lu (middle pic)
  • Going to the "Pawn Stars" pawn shop.  You know that show on the History Channel?  If not, check it out there is some interesting stuff on that show.  Too bad the guys were out of town :(
  • Getting back into the swing of things with Yoga - 2x this week! If you are a yoga lover, try the Yoga Sculpt class, its is HARD CORE.  Weights+Yoga=SOREEEEEE (but good sore)
  • KJ getting us in VIP to different clubs in Vegas INCLUDING the Sports Illustrated 2012 Swimsuit  party at Pure.  Check out the next page for more pics....  
  • Seeing Kate Upton and all the other SI models up close and personal.  Made me not want to eat for months, but I will say they were healthy skinny (well not so much Anne V, but the others were)

Kate Upton and I believe her manger

Mario Lopez, his baby mamma, Chrissy T SI Model and her fiancé John Legend

All the models lined up and had a good time

Sunday, February 19, 2012


So lately... I've been consuming my "breaks" with running.  It's been amazing weather here in Denver.  When it's 30 out it feels as if it was 50 in KC.  I'm totally okay with that. Some thoughts started going through my head about what different things I could do with running to make some side cash while I look for a job, and then BAM. It hit me.  Well Teale did :) She texted me and told me about a dog running company here in Denver that I should sign up for.  So I did.  Then I realized, why not just do my own small dog running/walking business.  I can run. I love dogs.  I need a job. Perfect! So if you or your friends has a pup that needs some exercise shoot me an email.

Look I even made a poster! Remember this lovely lady?  It's Walt's parents dog Lucy.

What do you all think?

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Awkward & Awesome


  • Interviews where strange questions are asked... such as "What magazine would you be on the cover  of and what would it say about you?" Um... long pause... longer pause... why in the world I said "Cosmo" - the SEX magazine I used to read in airports when I was in college one will never know.  Women's Health is what I SHOULD have said but the brain fart didn't allow for it. Ooops
  • To follow on that comment, being asked, "What cartoon would you be?" and my response was "a combo of go-go gadget and tazmanian devil."  Who am I? WHAT?!
  • Wearing heels.  Now I am 5'9" and I love to wear heels (for the look not the comfort), however, it pains me to be around short people because I feel so dang awkward. They look awkward looking up at me and I feel awkward because I tend to lean down as if I can't hear them from way up there. Something I will always have to deal with, but after meeting the shortest woman ever this week while I was in heels just reiterated that thought.
  • Custom Spray Tans.  Standing naked in front of a perfect stranger with freezing air blowing at you. Nuff said. That is awkward.  
  • Picking out Walt's V-Day gift - picking out gifts for guys is insanely hard.  


  • To my last awkward comment least the spray tan resulted in sprayed on abs as well.  Hollar! 
  • I'm going to Vegas with my besties TODAYYYYYYYY!!!! Can.NOT.Wait.
  • I had 3 interviews in one week! And have one already set up for Monday.  I'm finally on a roll!
  • My V-Day gift from the BF.  See above. I've been talking about how I wanted to buy a Tempurpedic pillow and the guy listened without me even knowing! Most exciting gift ever! Well not really but awesome gift - props to Walt.
  • Finally figuring out what to get the BF for V-Day.  Cologne.  After sniffing cologne for hours, I stumbled across this amazing smelling cologne "Lanuit Del Homme" by Wes Saint Laurent. I was hesitant to buy for him since he doesn't wear it often, but figured since he claims he can't smell anything it was better for me to get it for him versus him picking out his own scent.  Who knows where that nose will lead him :) Love ya babe! 

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

I See. You See (with a slight delay)

Hi Friend! Long time no see.  Sorry its been a little boring around here lately.  With the job search going strong and otherwise trying to keep myself occupied without spending money during the day I have been a little boring. I would hate to bore you with rants about how my cat is spoiled, how I eat a PB&J with a cheese stick every day for lunch (healthy I know...), and the weather.  So I opted to share when interesting things happen to me and try my best to stay on top of ICUC (hence I am a little late today - but late is better than never sometimes!)

Ok... onto ICUC.

Seeing as yesterday was V-Day as all of you may know (and sorry to those who are already trying to forget about it), so our theme we went with was "red & pink."

For me, the hilarious card I got Walt with a PINK heart on it along with the fact it was even funnier when we guzzled down some RED wine was my choice for this week.  Check em' out.

For Meggy, she was just about as jazzed as I was about the holiday (seeing as I waited until the last minute to buy the BF a gift), she went with the alternative for the big day:

I'm not a huge Valentine's Day fan, but do enjoy the holiday for a great excuse to wear a bit of pink and red (together)!  Here's a bit of my outfit, which you can see the full thing over at Chasing Davies.

So what fun an exciting things did everyone else do?  Check back tomorrow for what I ended up getting Walt and what he got me!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

I See. You See.

What better time to throw out the "drink" theme than now?  This week's ICUC is "What we're drinking."

With Super Bowl this weekend, having friends in town for skiing and entertaining, and making dinner tonight.  I'm not going to lie... I definitely had more than a couple of drinks.  Can you guess which one I did not have a drink for...? The Super Bowl. Yup, sadly I didn't' get around to watching it this year.  But I did win the bet with Walt that the Giants were going to win.

As for Meggy... since she can now have a drink here and there, this is what she saw this week:

What I consumed this weekend... Okay, not all of this is mine.  We had friends over for a big basketball game Saturday, but I did enjoy a beer then and again during the Super Bowl game.  Yes, two beers in a weekend is a lot for me right now.  I'm slowly getting my mojo back after 10 mos (and a precious baby) of not even a sip!  What is your favorite adult beverage?

Friday, February 3, 2012

DIY Coasters

Are you ready for this?  I am turning crafty :)

After talking to my friend Allie, she gave me this great idea on how to make my own coasters.  Not only that, she was gifting them for Christmas presents which I thought was an amazing idea as well.

After taking the reins and trying it out myself (along with my sister) I wanted to share with all my lovely followers.  So here we go....

  • Modge Podge*
  • Polyurethane*
  • Paper of your choice* (a little bit thicker paper is better)
  • 2 Sponge Brushes (one for the Modge Podge and Polyurethane)*
  • 4-6 Tiles (Depending on how many you want of course)**
  • Rubber or Felt Pads/Dots (To place on bottom of tile to avoid slipping- I prefer rubber)*
  • Scissors
  • Plastic Bag 
  • Pen/Pencil
* Can get at Michael's or Hobby Lobby
**Can get at Home Depot ($0.16/ea)

Step 1: Lay out the plastic bag and set all supplies on the bag to avoid making a giant mess of yourself. 

Step 2: Trace the tile on the paper using your pen/pencil.  Cut out each square.  I found that even tracing them the paper is a tiny bit too big when placed on the tile so you may need to trim it down a bit to fit right on top of the tile. 

Step 3: Lay out your tiles.  Use one of your sponge brushes and either dip into the Modge Podge jar (option to pour into a bowl - may be easier). Paint the top and sides (just because I like to get all my grounds covered).

Step 4: Place the cut out squares of paper on the top of each tile.  Hold down for a minute to make sure to get any bubbles out.

Step 5: Apply Modge Podge on top of the paper (and on sides of tiles to make sure paper is secured to the tile).  Wait for first layer to dry (wait about 2-3 minutes) and add a second layer. Don't glop on the MP!

Step 6: Wait about 30 minutes for the tile to dry. Take the second sponge brush and dip it into the Polyurethane can.  Brush all of the tiles with the Polyurethane.  A little bit goes a long way.  Brush the top and the sides again. This will help make your tile waterproof so when you put your cup on the tile it won't ruin the paper on top.

Step 7: After the tiles are dried, add either the rubber or the felt pads to the bottom of the tile.  Another option, provided by my mom, is to add an entire layer of felt padding on the bottom of the tile.  Totally up to you!

And you're done!!! Check out our final product....

In fact, I am using mine right now.  Now go one and try it out yourself! Good luck and let me know how it goes.  I'd love for you to send pictures and I can post them up on my blog to show off your great work.

As for the giveaway winner... drumroll please.... the winner is:

Rachel with "Reckless Abandon Cook"

Thanks everyone for participating and thanks to Alana from Make Pie Not War!!!