Sunday, March 24, 2013

what the weekend brought.

I love weekends like this one. A lazy Friday, followed by an insanely crazy Saturday day and evening, topped off with another beautifully lazy day on Sunday. Movie night with the manfriend on Friday, nine hour workday on Saturday plus a best friend's bachelorette party Saturday night, and then brunch with the parents and a house all to myself today (minus my baby pugs, of course). And to top it off, in true St. Louis fashion it was in the 50s yesterday and snowing non-stop today. Most people are cursing the weather but I myself will never get sick of the snow and the beautiful blanket of white it leaves on the grass in my backyard. Hope you all had a wonderful weekend and are enjoying it in whatever way you enjoy most :)

me and the bachelorette!!
chick-flick, mags, fire, pugs.
snowy backyard.


Friday, March 15, 2013

high five for friday!!

happy friday, friends!!  today i'm linking up with lauren at "From My Grey Desk" for my first "high five for friday" post since i started blogging again.  i always look forward to doing this post because it allows me to really reflect on my week and realize that even the shittiest of weeks (this one has been especially craptastic....) all hold some really wonderful things, as well.  such as:

1.)  delightful, wonderful, unbelievable (i could go on....) surprise from one delightful, wonderful, unbelievable (again, i could go on....) boyfriend!!  WEEKS ago whilst lying in bed watching "Smash" and doing some online shopping (bless him) i introduced Tony to the world of TOPSHOP.  as I browsed, i casually GUSHED over this insane moto jacket that i just had to have but couldn't get myself to purchase.  again, that was weeks ago, one night, for one second, showing him this jacket.  and the beautiful, polka-dotted bag arrived on monday  : )

2.)  i re-registered with Birchbox at the beginning of this month and the beautiful box of dreams arrived yesterday!!  i'm most excited to try the BB cream, as those are all the rage right now and i've become slightly obsessed with skincare in the past year.

3.)  i received a driving citation yesterday for crossing over the yellow lines to avoid waiting in traffic....sue me.  to take the edge off, tony and i stopped at Robust Wine Bar and ended up trying a tasty little wine flight called, "Roll out the Red Carpet".  don't mind if i do!!

4.)  FINALLY saw "Oz, The Great & Powerful" last night.  i don't care what the reviews said, it rocked my socks!  who wants to go with me again??


5.)  surprise green cupcake delivery from my dad today!!  happy st. paddy's from one italian girl to all of you  : )


Saturday, March 2, 2013


Yesterday was the first day of March, and that excites me because there are so many wonderful and fun things happening this month (and next which is now just one month away!!). This month I turn 27.5 years old (creepin' up there...), St. Paddy's day falls on a Sunday so myself, Tony, and all of my friends who have had to miss it in the past can actually go to the parade and celebrate, and I get to celebrate one of my very best friends' birthday and bachelorette party all in the same weekend! Tony and I may also be getting out of this still snowy St. Louis for a weekend in Memphis, but that is still yet to be decided. So as you can see, very busy/fun and exciting month ahead!! But since none of this has happened yet, I'll just show you some pictures of my snowy lunch date with the man yesterday :)

don't you hide from me...
old-fashion sodies are the best.
tilapia-avocado dog. #lent
if only.....

Happy Saturday!!