Friday, April 15, 2011

brand new day.

(I need to remember this as I go into Weekend 1 on this 6-week diet. Pizza Fridays are no longer...)

Is it 5:30p yet? So ready for the weekend! I need some downtown to relax. What's on tap this weekend?

On Saturday, I'm meeting up with my girlfriend for coffee to chat about some freelance projects I have going on for her and then we're going to check out the Sample Sale at Egg Press. Our favorite letterpress cards for just $1? Yes please!

But before that, I think I might try to hit up this Old Navy sale. Have you heard about it? From 7am-11am only, all swimsuits are 60% off! Hard to resist a sale...

Trail Blazers vs. Mavericks in Game 1 of the Playoffs? Obviously. Free fun.

Other than that - I need to do some much needed Vegas shopping and planning, pay some bills, read some books and try to stretch these two days and make them feel as long as I can. How is it already halfway through April? Crazy.

Speaking of Vegas outfits...I'm kind of loving this look I created. That necklace? Jewel tones are so fab! But not sure it goes with the top, but who cares, one Photoshop document photo is what you get!

(1. Urban Outfitters tank  2. H&M hat 3. LC Conrad Sandals 4. Necklace) 
 This week my aunt called me a "foodie." I mean, I guess? Really, I just love to dine out. It's what the boyfriend and I have always loved to do. We get to try new foods and ambiances on date night - all while leaving the dishes behind! There are our standbys - the Thai place on Alberta, the pizza join down the street and dessert out of the case at New Seasons Market. But I'm always looking for recommendations and inspiration to switch it up and try something new.
I came across the blog, Under the Table with Jen a while ago, but just now revisited it again. This needs to be in your "Favorites."

Last night I ended up talking with two co-workers about the best burgers in Portland...oh delicious. I need to blog about my adventures out more often. These ladies were eating it up (ha!)

(found on Pinterest here)
Also - Just came across this creative way to store ribbon. I really need more ribbon. I can't come up with a good reason why, but maybe before Christmas time rolls around, I'll make this lil device. If you're not on Pinterest...well then you probably have more productive days at the office than I do. Wait, that's relative.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

don't let me down...

What is wrong with me? I feel like I always have intetions of keeping this blog up, but it just escapes me. I go through life saying, "Oh, I should totally blog about this," but never get around to it. I browse so many blogs every day, but neglect my own. Tsk, tsk!

So what have I been up to? Hell knows. Actually, just a lot of working, freelance projects and trying to relax on the weekends!

  • Last Friday, we were in our company suite to watch Lam Lam Odom and the rest of the Lakers get crushed by the Blazers. Plus, I was wearing my new "The dream of the 90s is alive in Portland" Blazer t-shirt that my co-worker made. Want one? You know you do.
  • Speaking of Lam Lam, the premeire of Khloe & Lamar was on Sunday. Offically hooked. I mean, it's the Kardashians. What do you expect? They're just so damn adorable. And Rob Kardashian in those thick glasses? Hot. And let's not forget that I could not get the song from the show's trailer out of my head for the 3 days leading up to the show. "Takin' me higher...higghhhherrrr..."
  • On Monday, I started my "I have to be in a bathing suit in Vegas in 4 weeks" diet. It's the 6 Week Body Makeover plan. Pretty bland, but not terrible. Hoping to shed some much needed pounds before the sun actually comes out. Let's see if I can do this. I am not known to have much self restrain around chips and salsa. Or anything for that matter.
  • I'm now selling Mary Kay? Random for sure, but who can resist a deal on products? Not me, apparently. Want some fun products? Check out my website and order, order, order!
  • Looking for inspiration (and cash flow) to revamp my wardrobe from only grey and and black to fun neons and bright hues for Spring. Had fun trying on bell-bottom jeans and flow-y tops at Nordstrom over the weekend. I will be back. This pair of 70s-inspired J-Brand's have my name all over them! My foot is non-existant in them. Is that totally rediculous?
  • Finished designing and creating my friend's new music booking agency website. Check out Veronica Booking if you're in the market to get some shows booked.
  • Tried Lucy's Original over the weekend. The food truck is located on N Mississippi and their fried egg breakfast sandwiches are to-DIE-for. I had the "XMas" and boyfriend had a "Messenger." Seriously yum.
And that's the update folks! Besides watching Tori and Dean, Bethenny Ever After, The Real Housewives of Orange County and anything on E!, I've been up to no good. You'd swear I was a couch potato, but I've actually been busy working out, cookin' up a storm, online window shopping and planning my sister's bridal shower (it's in July - but hey, I love to plan)! Hoping to clean up the growing pile of clothes I have stacked on my dresser and organize my life before the weekend...only to create a new pile come Monday morning. Oops.