Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween!

It's Halloween!  This year, Lola is a pink and purple butterfly!  

She hates it of course, but don't worry, I only made her wear it for the 3 minutes I took a couple of pics.

She hates things on her head, so I don't even make her wear the headpiece for the full photo shoot

A few with the pumpkins without the wings

Happy Halloween!

Monday, October 28, 2013

Halloween Decorations {2013 Edition}

I just realized that in this crazy busy month of October, I have neglected to post any Halloween decoration photos.  Much is the same as each and every year, which you can see HERE.

Here are pics of the inside decorations
Not much new here, except this cute glass pumpkin
This trick or treat pumpkin is new too

I got this cute new witch for my birthday
The mantle is pretty much the same as last year

Outside I have a new garden flag in the front

This year I did pink and yellow mums (though they look a little more lilac)

Friday, October 25, 2013

Birthday Week

Whew!  This has been such a busy, but great, birthday week!  I usually don't prescribe to the whole "birthday week" or even "birthday month" phenomenon, but this week has been the exception.  It's been busy almost each and every day with a little bit of birthday fun each day.

My Mom and Dad came on Tuesday and took me to dinner at Uncle Julio's.  We had some yummy ice cream and sopapillas...

I got lots of great gifts

Today, I went with a couple of friends to the George W. Bush Presidential Library.

I walked right out of my house and left my camera, so only iPhone photos.

I loved all the tributes to their pups!

and seeing dresses and china are always high on the list of things I love to see as well

After the museum, and after lunch, we went to Sprinkles Ice Cream!


I had the Sprinkles sundae with Red Velvet Cupcake and Red Velvet Ice Cream.
Jennifer had the Sprinkles sundae with a S'mores cupcake and Salted Caramel Ice Cream.

A perfect ending to a great week!

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Wish List

I have lots of items on my wish list at any given time. 
Here are some that are on, or have recently been on my wish list.

This Kate Spade mug has been on my wish list for quite some time.  It echos my general philosophy after all.  Well cake and cookies!  Anyway, last week when I was in the Kate Spade store, I broke down and just purchased it for myself as an early birthday present.  
While we are on the subject of Kate Spade....I have let it be known that I adore the "Lacey" wallet that KS makes.  My super cute red and pink polka dot one had a manufacturers defect which showed itself after a few months of carrying it, so I took it back to the Kate Spade store last week.
While in store, I spotted this adorable new wallet they had called "Glitter Bug" in rosegold.
Pink & Glitter!  Are you freaking kidding me?!?  It was instantly on my wish list.
Unfortunately, they were not able to replace my polka dot one with one exactly like it, and after much persuasion on my part, I managed to talk them into letting me have the glitter bug!
On that same trip to the mall, I discovered this glass ornament at Neiman's.  Needless to say it's on my wish list, but I WILL have it before my Christmas tree goes up!
When I got the most recent Pottery Barn catalog, this pillow caught my attention.  I immediately texted my mom that it was on my wish list.  (Birthday and Christmas are approaching, so it seemed like a sure bet!)
Tory Burch Revas have long been on my wish list.  Last week there was a sale on them, and they are NEVER on sale.  So I decided to treat myself for completing my first weekend express!
Finally, a biggie on my list.  This Prada bag.
I covet this bag with every ounce of my being!
It's probably wrong to want a purse so badly,
but if loving the Prada is wrong, then I don't want to be right! 
It's not mine yet, and it probably won't be anytime soon,
but I love to visit it when I go through Neimans.
The holidays are quickly approaching.  What's on your wish list? 

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Confessions of a Product Junkie {vampy lips & nails}

One of the trends for fall is definitely the vampy lip.  I saw a lipstick way back in August, that fits that trend, and I haven't been able to get it out of my mind.  After seeing an article on the vampy lip in a recent edition of In Style magazine, I made a stop at the makeup counter yesterday to purchase that lipstick I've been coveting.

Here's a page from that In Style article, so you can see what the vampy lip looks like...
The lipstick I purchased, was called "Bruised Plum" by Tom Ford. 
Here's how it looks on my skin
I bought a lip gloss in "Natural" to go over it.  It softens it a little.
I have long been on the vampy nails bandwagon. Here are three of my favorites for achieving that look...
None of these are new to me, but they are totally trendy for this year.
OPI "Oh...To Be 25 Again!", butter London "La Moss", and OPI "Lincoln Park After Dark"
{from left to right}
{La Moss was used on the models in several shows during NY Fashion week}
Here's how they look on my fingers {again, same colors from left to right}
and in a different light
So take a leap with me, and try out some vampy shades for Fall. 
I think it is such a sophisticated look, and an easy way to shake things up.


2009 sweet cheeky designs sweet cheeky designs

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