airport comfort

Monday, August 27, 2012

I'm no seasoned traveler, but the last thing I want to have to worry about on an airplane, aside from having to pee and being stuck in a window seat, is being uncomfortable. The only possible solution? Leggings...duh :)  

top: Nasty Gal
leggings: LuLuLemon
shoes: Steve Madden
jewlery: Urban Outfitters 

Can't wait to get my Nor Cal on! Workouts by the beach, 
ice cream runs, and major cuddling with my guy. 
Happy Monday!

soaking it all up...

Thursday, August 23, 2012

the last bits of summer, that is. soon I'll be in school and won't be able to drop
everything to hang with my favorite little girl. she has become some what of a muse.
can you blame me? she's gonna be 16 months this weekend. stop growing up Quinn!!


obsessing

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

New school (year) new clothes, right? I've had my eye on these
cute pieces for a while now and I'm happy to say I just ordered
them. Those sweaters will transfer into my fall clothing quite 
perfectly if I do say so myself! I'm in need of some new online
stores. What are your favorite online stores to shop at? I saw a 
ridiculous amount of cute dressed girls at my soon to be new 
school. I need to step my game up girls!  

-jumbled thoughts-

Monday, August 20, 2012


+ This weekend was one for the books. Nothing fancy or out of the ordinary, just lots of loving!
+ My mom and I had a movie date. We were craving a romantic comedy & Hope Springs did the trick!
May or may not have cried (multiple times).
+ Is anyone else obsessed with Revenge? Watched the last 4 episodes and now can't wait for season two. Again I may or may not have teared up.
+My sissy starts teaching her 3rd graders tomorrow. Happy new school year Becca! I'll help Dad watch Quinnie, no need to even ask ;)

pink, gold, and black all over.

Friday, August 17, 2012

 



Dress: Free People
Necklace: Nordstrom
Shoes: Tory Burch

I know I know, it's been forever since I last posted an outfit. 
Here's the real reason you haven't seen pics of me around:

I have been working my butt off trying to loose some weight. I haven't felt like me since I quit soccer. The constant running was the most amazing workout, and I won't lie, I gained some poundage after stopping. I've finally found what works for me! I was used to working out for a couple hours every.single.day. so I try my best to do just that. Plus eat clean. It is anything but easy, but I feel like me again, and I think that's worth the sacrifice.  

Here's what I do: 45 minutes of Pilates Plus and 1 hour of spin 6 to 7 times a week. I try to do them back to back to get my work out done before my day begins! If you're thinking "I don't have the time" "I'm busy" "I'm too tired after work", think again! Just taking an hour to yourself to sweat once a day will help you feel more energized and ready to conquer the world! My oldest sister is a teacher and mommy to a one year old AND still finds the time to do the same workouts as me. She may have to get up at 530 a.m. to do it but she has never felt better and looks better than she ever has in her entire life!

I'd love to hear what you do for a workout! Happy Friday! Did this week drag on or what.

hignchair d.i.y.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Lets face it. I'm not much of a do it yourslef-er. I prefer to buy things ready to go, with as little preparations needed as possible. But when my dad found an old high chair lacking some personality, Quinn's aunties thought the most logical thing to do was paint that sucker! My sis is as artsy as it gets, so we rounded up some paint and off we went.



I think she may maybe love it...



And I maybe may love her! LOTS!

monday

Monday, August 13, 2012

yet no morning blues. probably in large part due to summer. oh and this little cookie:



Have a fab week!

Life's a Beach

Sunday, August 12, 2012







Man I love Southern California! We headed to Manhattan 
beach as a nice change. I can really see myself living there 
when I get older. One day...

For now I'm content living with my family and my home 
cooked meals ;) Now that I no longer have to worry about my
admissions project I have lots of spare time on my hands to catch
up on my favorite blogs and my newest summer read "Firefly Lane".
Have you guys read it? So far so good!   

I'm In!

Saturday, August 11, 2012


Yesterday I had my acceptance interview at FIDM. It went
flawlessly! I couldn't have asked for a better experience.
I was accepted! I will be studying graphic design at the Fashion
Institute of Design and Merchandising in downtown Los Angeles.
HELLO dream come true!!

One of the best things about my interview was that the women who
told me I was accepted had actually had a similar story as mine. She was
a collegiate athlete who realized there was more out there for her, so she 
started down a different path and ended up exactly where she was meant to
be.

It blows my mind to think how differently life would be if I didn't have
the support of my family. I truly am blessed! For the first time in my life I
feel like I'm exactly where I'm supposed to be, and I love it!

I am going to go celebrate at the beach!! Happy weekend dolls :) 

q

Tuesday, August 7, 2012






It's just so much easier to take pictures of a little baby that looks good all the time (even with crazy bed head!) than myself. Not only is she the most cuddly thing on this entire planet, but she gives the best kisses. Mind you these are full on open mouth kisses, but adorable none the less! Love her too much.

Before I forget to document this little fact: Quinn has the biggest fear/fascination of bugs! She can't say many things, but some of the things she does say usually have an "a" before them. So it was no surprise that she spotted an ant outside recently and immediately took notice. "A bu! A bu! A bu! (no g, just b-u). Now EVERY time we head outside she will go on and on about the bugs. Yelling non-stop. It's the cutest thing I have ever seen! I never would have imagined I'd love being her auntie as much as I do.

-jumbled thoughts-

Thursday, August 2, 2012


- My best friend left today for OSU. I hate goodbyes. 
Thank goodness I don't start school for a while. 
I'm thinking a mini trip just might be in the cards.

- "Find a job you love and you'll never work a day
in your life." That quote is starting to resonate with
me.

- I am baffled that it is already August. I know every
 says it, but I especially mean it! The up side is that
means I'm only 2 shorts months away from my 21st.
I DON'T WANNA GROW UP... but I'll now be 
able to gamble. Plus?

- Pilates may just be God's gift to this Earth. Well, 
that and Ryan Lochte. 

park play.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012








This park is literally in walking distance from our house. We took Quinnie
for an afternoon adventure full of running, swinging, and sliding.
She is so athletic and can climb all around, but when it comes to getting
dirty? She wants nothing to do with it. She'll hold her hands out and whine until you
brush her hands clean. I could just eat her up!!!

By the way...Happy August! Don't those words just hit you like a ton of bricks? Was it not just the fourth of July? Or better yet New Years?!
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