Thursday, May 31, 2012

Weird Things People Do at Work

So working in an open floor environment, you see some beyond weird interesting things.

For instance, on our floor, any given day you will see or hear someone

-clipping their fingernails into their desk trashcan
-flossing their teeth at their desk    (are you grossed out yet?)
-sleeping at their desk
-cussing out and/or talking lovey-dovey to their significant other on the phone
-working on their golf swing with an actual golf club just a few feet from their desk mates head.
-throwing random objects at someone across the room just 'cause
-oh and the occasional vending machine challenge.

You name it, I'm sure we've seen it.

Lots of just plain weird habits.

We do a lot of waiting around here. Anticipating the next big trade, market move, etc. So there is lots of downtime and due to the downtime boredom, the noted reasons above occur.

Well today I got called out for my weird thing.

I'm a doodler. A severe one at that. And I often doodle the same things. My name and hearts. So random.  Today someone called me out for it and asked if I had an obsession with myself or sex?! Really. Just because I like to write my name pretty and color in hearts?

With that, it sparked this blog post. Are you a doodler?? I get mine may be a bit extreme.

Regardless, I'll take coloring over clipping fingernails and flossing teeth any day of the week!


Friday, May 25, 2012

Holiday Getaway

Happy Memorial Day.

We're off to soak up the sunshine, drink fun drinks, relax and read a good book.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Double Take: Green Goodness

I've spotted lots of green sandals lately. Seems to be the perfect pop of color for summer dresses and white jeans.

Instantly loved these Tory's...

Also, these DV by Dolca Vita's that are making the rounds on shopbop, etc.

Love the gold toe and reasonable price tag.

I was close to purchasing until I made a quick trip to Target - only for necessities of course - and saw these guys...

$14.99 - really? I know I agree, they are not nearly as good looking as the others but for that price tag for trendy, green sandals that won't be worn next year-- I took the plunge. 

For some reason they look a little more mint in the picture above than they actually are. They are more of a kelly green like the pic below.

Like the pinks?

Target has those too...

Thoughts? A good buy for $15 or would you have splurged on the Torys or DV?

Monday, May 21, 2012


...that's the best title I could think of.

Where have I been??

It's been almost a month since i've checked in. I know you 4 readers are clicking away everyday for new content?!

May has been a crazzzzzy busy month. Trust me, the extra z's are necessary.

I have been all over the place and the calendar has been quite full. Too full actually. You know those months where you just pack too much in and you don't say no. It's really ridiculous that we do that to ourselves. You end up cramming it all in, showing up late, rushing, disheveled, tired, cranky, the list goes on...I guess I should say that's how I usually feel, but hoping others can relate.

I traveled for a 3 day work-trip {better known as networking-boondoggle-bender}, attended a boys club party, chaired a neighborhood party, and hosted Mother's day all in a 5 days window. I'm tired again just typing that.

But enough whining-- it was all fun and i'm finally rested.

Here are a few pics from my phone to recap my whereabouts.

Trip to Memphis for work...L-R: Late night Club 152, let's just say the new yorkers were impressed with southerners dance moves; rooftop Peabody; my work friends

Benedicts Spring Party...crazy fun with dj wolf

Flowers for our n'hood Spring Party that doubled for Mother's day. 

Two sweet n'hood friends did the flowers. And they were free. She brought the mason jars from home, put a lemon and lime at the bottom, and added cut hydrangeas from another neighbors yard at the top. Easy and pretty.

Sadly, no pics of our sweet mama's. We were to host a fun fancy family lunch, but that morning we were on the verge of extreme exhaustion so Mrs. Stouffers pulled thru for us! We enjoyed a nice cuisine of frozen pasta and salad. At least we drank good wine. Next year we're going to the spa.

And lastly, we just returned from our 28th annual Cabinet Beach Trip.

For 28 years we have taken a trip with 4 families. That's 8 adults and 10 children. With the addition of a few spouses and significant others, we've grown to 24 total...I know it sounds like pure insanity. Thankfully we're in 2 houses and we all still like eachother. We used to go for a full week, now we're down to 4 days. You get the point!

There is so much history and memories, the trip is always a fun tradition.

Despite the weather below, we somehow managed to come home with a tan.

Dad supporting Team H.

That's enough about me. Now I need to pay attention to my dog and husband and actually exercise & cook dinner a time or two this month.

Such is life. A good one at that.

Friday, May 4, 2012


all images via pink wallpaper

Happy Weekend.

The husband is away bacheloring it up so I plan on doing all things girly -- whatever that may be. 

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

30 things....

This has been making the rounds on blogland and pinterest, so you may have seen, but I finally had time to read last month's Glamour and found this article fitting giving it was the birthday month and the last year of my twenties.

Many of these brought back good old memories and some of these probably won't get checked off in the next 11 mo, but here's to trying...

'30 Things Every Woman Should Have and Should Know by the Time She's 30'

as featured in Glamour Magazine

By 30 you should have:

1. One old boyfriend you can imagine going back to and one who reminds you of how far you've come.

2. A decent piece of furniture not previously owned by anyone else in your family.

3. Something perfect to wear if the employer or man of your dreams wants to see you in an hour.

4. A purse, a suitcase, & an umbrella you're not ashamed to be seen carrying.

5. A youth you're content to move beyond.

6. A past juicy enough that you're looking forward to retelling it in your old age.

7. The realization that you're actually going to have an old age- and some money set aside to help fund it.

8. An email address, a voice mailbox, & a bank account- all of which nobody has access to but you.

9. A resume that is not even the slightest bit padded.

10. One friend who always makes you laugh & one who let's you cry.

11. A set of screwdrivers, a cordless drill, & a black lace bra.

12. Something ridiculously expensive that you bought for yourself, just because you deserved it.

13. The belief that you deserved it.

14. A skin-care regimen, an exercise routine, & a plan for dealing with those few facets of life that don't get better after 30.

15. A solid start on a satisfying career, a satisfying relationship, & all those other facets of life that do get better.

By 30, you should know:

16. How to fall in love without losing yourself.

17. How you feel about having kids.

18. How to quit a job, break up with a man, & confront a friend without ruining the relationship.

19. When to try harder and when to walk away.

20. How to kiss in a way that communicates perfectly what you would and wouldn't like to happen next.

21. The names of the secretary of state, your great-grandmothers, & the best tailor in town

22. How to live alone, even if you don't like to.

23. Where to go- be it your best friend's kitchen table or a yoga mat- when your soul needs soothing.

24. That you can't change the length of your legs, the width of your hips, or the nature of your parents.

25. That your childhood may not have been perfect, but it's over.

26. What you would and wouldn't do for money or love.

27. That nobody gets away with smoking, drinking, doing drugs, or not flossing for very long.

28. Who you can trust, who you can't, & why you shouldn't take it personally.

29. Not to apologize for something that isn't your fault.

30. Why they say life begins at 30!

*All via Glamour magazine