Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Love this Country

This weekend we celebrated our country and all the heroes that have fought for our wonderful country! Thank you!
We had a great long weekend. We got out of the extremely hot city and explored some nature, had a few rooftop gatherings, fun sidewalk dinners, played in Central Park, saw some of Fleet Week, and finished by watching The King's Speech. (I highly recommend it) It was a pretty great weekend! So here's the photos from a few of our activities...

Rooftop food & drinks - champagne, pound cake and blueberry pie (healthy)
Beginning of an amazing sunset
Free tours of the Aircraft carrier!!!



Lunch outside overlooking the Hudson River at this place.
The hiking group + dog
You can almost see how hot it is in Central Park

I hope you all had a wonderful Memorial Day, as well.


Friday, May 27, 2011

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Whimsical and Chunky Pieces...

are easy and fun to wear!! No need to be afraid. Embrace the fun life! :)



Wednesday, May 25, 2011

How You Ask?

I've had a lot of questions on how to wear necklaces with all the different lengths. Well, I decided to show you some examples and designs. If you have a busy pattern on your clothes then try to stick with simple jewelry. Also, I tend to throw most rules out the window when it comes to necklines and necklace lengths but again here are some examples...



This is just one example of a dress/neckline for all the long necklaces. You can, however do scoop-necks and some v-necks with long necklaces. However, the pic above will give you the best pulled together look with long necklaces.


Monday, May 23, 2011

Shoeganza!

This week is going to be dedicated to Fashion. Most importantly, Spring fashion. Up here in NYC we still haven't been able to really bust out the spring dresses, tops, etc. But it will come! I am convinced it will come. So here are some of my Spring/Summer fashion craves of this year, in none other than shoes! (which can make or break the outfit, right?) :)

I wish I could buy all of them - but that might be a little extravagant.
1. J Crew
8. Urban Outfitters (I do own these and have lived in them)
9. Anthropologie (almost broke down and bought them on Saturday)

Brotherly Love



Here' s a video of my super cute nephews playing together. Have you ever seen this big of a 3 month old????

Friday, May 20, 2011

Wondrous Weekend

I'll be celebrating the weekend with lots of these!!! (I might have started on Wednesday night)

I hope y'all have a great weekend!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Weekend Before this Weekend

I'm going to let pictures of this past weekend in Watercolor, Florida tell the story. I will say however, how much fun it was to relax with family, bask under the sun, play some beach sports, and eat some fresh fish. So basically an awesome and rejuvenating weekend!!
I love these food trucks


Wish I were still here!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Great Hubs!

Well, I was planning on posting about our fun Florida Watercolor weekend BUT then Hubs surprised me by taking me shopping for my birthday this week. And well, I felt compelled to
brag about how great of a husband he is to me! Check out my birthday loot!

Tibi dress
Cream


Zara top

New Chanel lip gloss
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How great is my husband?!?!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Watercolor Weekend

My weekend starts today! I'm meeting up with Hubs in the Atlanta airport and then we're on our way down to Watercolor Beach, FL to have a family vacation with my in-laws! I'm so excited to get on the beach (although I'll be lathered in 100 SPF) and just relax. I'm ready to eat large amounts of fish and watch Hubs do his (long lost) magic on the grill. I'm also hoping I can hear the waves at night while falling asleep - My noise maker at home isn't nearly as effective as the real ocean outside the window. Well, I hope you all have a wonderful May weekend!

Just a quick note - I might have forgotten to take off the Mother's Day free shipping sale. So free shipping through the weekend!



Jewels, Anyone?

How about some jewels?!?!


Monday, May 9, 2011

City Adventures

We have 2 new additions to the family! Take a look at Miss Purple and The Stinging Bee hanging out in Central Park on their very own tree...
Now we've only had them for 2 days but those two days have been glorious! Mom and Dad got them for us for Hubs' and my birthday, which are almost exactly 1 month apart. Since life up here in the city is constantly changing we decided on some "non-expensive" bikes. Yep, Walmart.com. So far they are exactly what we want. 2 days after ordering them they arrived and were ready to be put together. Hubs took the reigns and did a speedy and fantastic job. Obviously. So if you're in the bike market and don't need a super fancy bike - Walmart.com. The bikes have opened our city-life world! How you ask? Well, first off we were/are able to ride (not "ride" on subway) up to Central Park and spend the day relaxing, which we did on Saturday. Also, here are some other ways..
We can now hop on our bikes and be at the southern tip of the island in 15 minutes - all while being above ground
Freedom on the roads
We also found sights we never would have known about - Pier 17 (a bit touristy but a totally different feel than what we're used to in NYC) as well as some restaurants on the back streets that we'll actually go back to one day. Pirate ships in NYC?!
We were then led here - Staten Island Ferry (free) and we definitely suggest taking a ride. Even if you immediately get back on and come right back to the city. It has great great views of the skyline as well as the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.
Across the street from the burger joint just so happened to be the Staten Island Yankees stadium which also happened to have a college game going on - for free! So we took our burgers/hot dogs across the street and watched a little baseball. Take a look at that view!
But alas, we had to come home sometime and so we hopped back on the ferry and said goodbye to Staten Island.
Have you seen this bridge before? Maybe from Mob Wives? (I'm a bit embarrassed to know about Mob Wives.)
And our Lady Liberty herself
All within a day in a half - thanks to our bikes! (and mom and dad) We never would have gotten to these places on foot.


Friday, May 6, 2011

Mother's Weekend

I hope all of the Mom's are celebrated throughout the whole weekend!!!

Happy Mother's Day!






Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Sea Whales

Remember that week that I didn't blog last month? Well, this little trip to Sea World is part of the reason why I was too tired to think once i got back home. We have Central Park as our playground but my sister/bro-in-law have all the Orlando theme parks! I can definitely say that this is one great perk of growing up in Florida! I just don't know how Sis does this weekly - I was seriously worn out after running around with the Little Man. (Baby O slept the whole day) After our great day with the sea animals we came back home and put the boys to bed. Then Bro-in-law made a mean "Masters" drink for us while we did what we do best - sit, philosophized, hung out, and watched some awesome late night 1980's movies. Sis and mom were smart enough to go to bed but Bro-in-law and I thought it would be smart to stay up and watch The Lost Boys! Well, now you have a glimpse on why I was too tired to blog. What am I going to do when I have kids?! Become a walking zombie? Maybe that will take over the vampire craze!

If you're planning a trip to Orlando - don't miss out on Sea World!





I just thought this pic was needed

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Flowers and Food

After quite an exciting Sunday night and Monday (USA! USA! USA!) here is what happened during the weekend. Mom and Dad were in town for a Redeemer church planting conference and we were able to hang out with them during their downtime. The weekend went by way to quickly but we did get a few great events in while they were here. If you're coming to NYC (or live here) then you should most definitely visit the Central Park Conservatory in the next couple of weeks while the flowers are peaking! It's up at 5th and 105th and well worth the trek up north. It was so refreshing to see some natural beauty. We also had a great dinner at one of our favorite SoHo restaurants called, Hundred Acres. So if you're planing a trip make these 2 things on your list to hit while in town!
Check out that love after 37 plus years of marriage!!!

Monday, May 2, 2011

USA! USA! USA!


God Bless America!!

I was already in bed when Hubs told me Osama Bin Laden was dead. As we started watching the news and waiting for Obama to make his speech we decided we needed to go down to Ground Zero. Luckily, we're within walking distance. When we first got there it was us and about 10 others waiting for the crowds to arrive. We walked to the firehouse next to ground zero and saw people lighting candles next to the memorial at the station. Others were popping champagne! As it got later, people came running along with the news vans. There were TONS of American flags which seeing the flags led to spontaneous singing of the National Anthem, God Bless America, and every other American song you can think of. Last night was incredibly joyous and yet sad considering the past loss. I can't put into words what it was like to be down at Ground Zero with fellow American and New Yorkers but I do know that I'll never forget it!

Ground Zero
Our New Champagne popping friends
This Fire Station alone lost 343 men



Broke out into song seeing the flag
NBC reporting
Excited - the building of the world trade center behind me