Friday, December 30, 2011

Holiday Recap...

Over the holiday, my mother came down to Richmond and spent Christmas with RBD and I. It's been over a year since my moms been down to Richmond, so it was nice having her visit. Richmond during the holidays is so beautiful and also very fun. We decided to take my mom to The Jefferson for a holiday dinner and then took her on the "Tacky Light Tour." These homes are always decorated beyond belief but it was a night to remember...

Our festive cocktail by the Jefferson tree

The Tacky Cadillac

Did they go Griswold or what!?
Can't wait till next year!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

A night at The Jefferson...

A year ago I met the most amazing ladies in Richmond. We all met in the Jr. League and have been close ever since! It's now become a tradition that we grab a drink at The Jefferson and remember the night we all met. With so much to celebrate, The Jefferson is the perfect place to be during the holiday season. They always have a beautiful Christmas tree in the middle of the hotel and all their decorations are a sight to see...

Outside The Jefferson

The Tree in the hotel

The girls!

The girl by the "almost life size" gingerbread house

I can't wait for many more years of our friendship and of course our yearly night at The Jefferson!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Shame on me...

It's been over a month since my last blog post -shame on me! Life has been full of fun adventures and also holiday preparation. I've been back and forth to China, went to DC and now I'm getting ready for Christmas....crazy!  Can you believe it's that time of year again? Even though I hate the winter and the cold there are a few things I love about the holidays:

 Our Christmas Tree

Starbucks Holiday Drinks - YUM

 Candles that smell like Apple Cinnamon

And of course cuddling by the fire with Bayley!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

It Arrived!

My new iPhone cover arrived in the mail last night and I couldn't be happier with it.....


Monday, October 31, 2011

A Weekend to Remember...

This past week I've been awful at blogging - apologies!

Lets start with last weekend...Some of our friends from CT came down to Richmond to celebrate RBD's 30th birthday. We dined at the Blue Goat with some of our Richmond friends as well to kick off the festivities....

ALD, LB and WMT at the Blue Goat
The girls at Sullivan's

The Guys

Last Saturday, we also took our friends up to C'ville to go wine tasting. The weather was amazing and so was the wine!!!
J.P and RBD at the Dave Matthews Vineyard
We had such a blast having them in town that it was hard to see them leave :(

Thursday, October 20, 2011

The Fabulous Fall/Winter Collection From KKW

My best friend Kara has come out with her new fall/winter collection and it's absolutely amazing! She has such a gift with design and detail it's incredible. I know how hard she's worked to make this collection special so I had to blog about it to show my pride. Check it out!

Umm I'm obsessed with this Jacket

 And this suit set.....Love the detail on the bottom of the skirt!

Yup, ordering this one for the holidays

Best of luck to KKW this weekend at the Madee's Holiday Market

Purchase KKW collection on her Etsy page:

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

My Fun New Accessory....

When I got my iPhone on Friday, I had to look into fun new cases to protect it. Well, I found the perfect case which will have my monogram initials and a fun little pattern on it - ahhh I can't wait to get it!

The count down begins till I get it - I'll keep you posted :)

Monday, October 17, 2011

Weekend Recap...

What an amazing fall weekend we had. It started off on Friday night when we joined some friends at a block party and then finished the night at the AT&T store where I got my iPhone4!!!


On Saturday, we had quite the day ahead of us. Myself, RBD and another couple started our day off at Carter Mountain Orchard to go apple picking.
Carter Mountain, C'ville VA

 Walking in the orchard

Chip apple picking

 CM and MM holding their apple - so cute!

 RBD and ALD with the view of the orchard in the background.

After apple picking we headed to Jefferson Vineyard for some wine tasting

 Then we headed to the UVA homecoming game to tailgate and watch the game

What a day for a football game - and they won!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Hair Repair - Day One

Over the past month, I've been noticing my hair breaking in the most random parts (it's mostly in the front). I would literally look in the mirror and be like, "my hair dresser did not just chop off this much hair!" So, yesterday I did some research and found some helpful products and ways to keep your hair healthy. Here's what I'm going to try....

1. Try not to wash your hair everyday

2. Vitiamns

3. Use a brush with boar bristles

4. Use Aveda Damage Repair and Smooth Infusion
The Damage Remedy will add protien to your hair to help straighthen and protect any damaged ends. I used it this morning and it's really light and doesn't make my hair greesy or weighed down. It's suggested that for 2 weeks you use this product every time you wash your hair. Then after two weeks only use it once or twice a week.

Smooth Infusion is a product I've been using for months now and you can use it on top of the Damage Repair to help protect your hair from heat damage. Once again, I used this product and Damage Repair this morning and my hair feels smooth without looking greesy - YA!

My other goal is not to staighten my hair as much - so wish me luck!
And I'll keep you posted on how my hair looks after two weeks.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Happy Weekend!

What an amazing outfit to wear on this lovely fall weekend...


Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Watch Out...

I've gone years without owning a watch but after months of searching for the perfect watch - I think I found it! Michael Kors is definatly peoples "go to" choice and I was trying to do something different but I feel in love with his Tortoiseshell band....Check it out..

Michael Kors Quartz, Brown Dial with Tortoiseshell Bracelet

It looks great with every outfit too!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Autumn Mantel

Now that fall is in the air, it's time for me to spruce up my house a little to give it more of an autumn feel. Here are some cool ideas I saw for my mantel...
Loving the pop of yellow

What's on your mantel this fall?!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Happy October!

I can't believe summer has come and gone and now there's a cool breeze in the air...ugh. It's hard to accept at first but then I tend to enjoy spending my nights curled up on the couch having a glass of red wine and a nice fire....mmmmm. I also love fall fashion! The idea of turtleneck sweaters, deep red lipstick and layering, kind of makes me smile......


Thursday, September 29, 2011

Monday, September 26, 2011

Fabulous on a Budget

Two weeks ago, I started rummaging through my closet to find basic outfits to wear for the fall. Most of my inspiration comes from magazines, fashion blogs or store websites. It truly is a lifesaver when I'm trying to save money but look cute at the same time. The trick for me is - look at peoples outfits and find something similar in your own closet!!! SO SIMPLE, the other key thing is, you have some basics that go with everything. Check out what I mean...

Most of these basics you already have, so search through your closet and get creative!
Happy Digging

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Things I Love - Right Now..

I see a few blogs from time to time that express the 3 things they love at the moment. Since I adore multiple things a day/week, I thought I would share my "Loves" at this time...

 My new catch all with my new initials!

 These amazing bar glasses of all the monuments in Richmond. 
RBD and I got these as a wedding gift from a friend here in Richmond and we absolutely love them!

Ahhh...and of course I'm starting to love the idea of fall and my new fall nail color from Essie, Swing Velvet.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Words To Live By....

Someone very close to my heart called me this weekend to express some insecurities she was having. It takes a lot for someone to express how they feel about themselves and what their going through - so to be her sounding board meant a  lot to me. After I got off the phone with her, I realized that everyone needs "words to live by" when they wake up in the today's words are dedicated to a special someone from this weekend.....

Monday, September 5, 2011

DIY Jewlery Holder..

My friend KKW inspired me with this idea of organizing my jewelry. I've always had my necklaces hanging on this one tower, which leads to them all getting tangled or worse FORGOTTEN. It became impossible for me to find this one necklace the other day so I decided it was time to put this project to work. Check it out...

Here were my supplies:
A frame
Krazy Glue
Screen (to hang my earrings)
Cup Hooks

 I took out the center part of the frame and krazy glued the screen to the inside of the frame

Then I drilled holes were I wanted to add the cup hooks to hang my necklaces

And VALA - the finished product!