Thursday, July 28, 2011

Dog Days

(Cardigan: Target, Shirt: Kohl's, Skirt: Ross, Flats: Target, Earrings: F21)

I recently got this cardigan from Target and it was on the clearance rack! Best of all it was only 6 whole bucks!!! And I love the ruffle trim on the collar and down the front. It may look somewhat familiar as I wore it in the engagement pictures we took last weekend.

Speaking of last weekend, Oscar had a visitor all weekend. He got to spend his weekend with Harley the Beagle. We dog sat Harley for the weekend for one of my coworkers. They had a great time together playing and hanging out. Dog sitting reminds me that I am not ready for another dog yet even though I think Oscar would like it. It was just more work and I am busy enough right now. Maybe in a couple of years.

(Oscar is always blurry because he never stops moving.)

Wednesday, July 27, 2011


(Shirt: Old Navy, Pants: Thrifted, Shoes: Keen, Belt: Target)

I feel like Oscar, my dog has been cheated a little bit lately. He says home all day while I am at work and then when I get home usually gets a walk. Sometimes short or long. Well lately he hasn't been getting a walk after work because it seems to rain just about every afternoon. And not the light right where a rain jacket would work but a thunder storm with lightening, thunder, and huge rain drops. As you can see in the picture, a storm is moving in (don't be confused by the mountains since they are the same color here) and I got this picture right before it decided to down pour on us.
Maybe tonight Oscar and I will have better luck but then again probably not since it is already starting to cloud up and the weatherman said we were going to get storms today and tomorrow. Lets keep our fingers crossed it doesn't rain!

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What I Like...Wednesday 7/27/11

Since I ran out of time last week to post a What I Like...Wednesday I have to make todays pretty good. I have been pretty busy with wedding planning, work and just having fun with Matt and the fam. So here we go!

1. Everyday I get a recipe from Cooking Light and today's Chipotle Chicken Taco Salad sounds great. Wish I had the ingredients at home to make it.

2. Found this dress in a store in England. It would be great to have to wear to work or meeting up with friends for drinks!

3. I have never been a big jacket fan but this blazer is exceptionally cute. Love the cut on the blazer.

4. I am a total GLEEK! I am excited about the Glee: The 3D Concert Movie. My best friend just reminded me about it. Probably going to see it!

5. Piperlime is have a sale on sandals right now! I know summer is going to be over before we know it but these, these, and these are super cute!

6. This camp shirt is great! I love the yellow color and you can never have enough buttom up shirts.

7. I am in the need for dresses that I can wear to work. Most of the time I wear skirts because I feel that my dresses are too short to wear to work or they have tiny straps. This shirt dress or this shirt dress would work great.

Have a great Wednesday!!!! We are halfway through the week so the weekend will be here in no time!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Tuesday Blah

(Shirt: Kohl's, Skirt: Swapped, Flats: Target, Belt: Thrifted, Earrings: Charolette Russe, Necklace: F21)

So last weekend I was so excited that I got to see Harry Potter 7.2 finally. I know that it had only been out a week when I finally saw it but I felt like I was missing out. I have to say that it was amazing and followed the book very closely. It was a great end to a series but I am sad that it is over. Guess I will just have to wait till it come out on DVD and watch the whole series over and over again. 
It's Tuesday and I think Tuesday is the worst week of the day. Maybe because it is my "hump" day or maybe it is because there is not a lot going on at work. I know I will make it through and it won't be too bad. Have a great day! 

Monday, July 25, 2011

Engagement Pictures

I was so excited to get the pictures taken. We took them at Fountain Regional Park and the outdoor scenery is great! Hope you like them!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Internet Down

(Vest: Old Navy, Shirt: Kohl's, Pants: Target, Flats: Target, Earrings: Charolette Russe)

For the past 2 days, the internet has been down and if it is was working it was working so slow. Taking 5 minutes just to load one page. I don't know why it decided to start working tonight but I am glad that it did. I have some things to share. This was the first weekend that Matt and I didn't have a ton of things planned. It was great just to lay on the couch and hang out. We did get engagement pictures, which I will share, went to see Harry Potter 7.2, and went out for a few drinks with friends.

Overall, I am glad that I had a weekend to rest because the next couple of weekends will probably be busy. Hope you had a great weekend! Did you do anything fun?

Thursday, July 21, 2011


(Shirt: Old Navy, Cami: Kohl's, Pants: Thrifted, Flats: Target, Earrings: Charolette Russe, Bracelet: Deb)

With all of the hot weather we have had, I remembered that I had this shirt and that it is really light and airy. Funny thing is that I wore this last weekend to dinner with my family and I am wearing it again today. I find the print is really retro and love that it is bold.
I am very ready for the weekend and still need to get the clothes ready for the engagement pictures we are taking this weekend. My aunt is taking them and hopefully they turn out great. I think Harry Potter 7 part 2 is in the books for this weekend or at least that is my plan.
What are your plans for the weekend?

What I Like...Wednesday 7/20/11 (Opps!)

So I have been a little busy and was not at home last night to get this weekly post completed. This week I only have one thing that I liked...

Getting to spend the evening at Coor's Field watching the Rockies (my fav team) beat the Atlanta Braves (Matt's fav team). I love baseball and getting to watch it on an amazing summer night with my love!!!!

Hopefully I will get a What I Like post out for next week! See ya later!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Last Night Was Better

 (Shirt: Thrifted, Pants: Old Navy, Flats: DSW, Sunglasses: Essi Eyewear, Earrings: Kohl's)

As I am sitting here eating my lunch, I keep thinking how come this food was better last night. I think it is probably because it was reheated and kinda just turned to mush. But the corn bread was good! Maybe I should have skipped the whole lunch portion and gone straight for dessert. And as long as it contains some kind of chocolate, I am one happy camper!

I have to say that my sunglasses don't complement my outfit very well. I should have chose something that matched better but I was in a hurry and the sun was in my eyes! Should have seen the picture without the glasses. It didn't even look like I had eyes because they were so squinted.


 This past weekend Matt and I celebrated one my oldest friends, Melissa, 25th birthday! For the past couple of years, I have been making her cakes for her birthday. Last year I made a Batman cake for her but I know that she loves Bud Light so this year I tried something a little different. This cake wasn't the easiest to carve because it is difficult to get a cake/bottle to be the same on both sides. 

Well it turned out and everyone loved. It even had Oreo crumbs in the layers. Yummy!!!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Sweet Tooth

(Shirt: Kohl's, Skirt: Forever 21, Flats: Target, Belt: Ross, Earrings: Kohl's)

I got to say that I love skirts right now. Maybe it is because they are super comfy to wear or maybe it is because it has been almost in the 100s here. Good thing I work inside and don't have to deal with the heat on a day to day basis. But if I worked outside, a skirt really wouldn't be reasonable. Guess I shouldn't complain.

My sweet tooth got the best of me tonight. While making dinner, I thought that cookies sounded really good. So I made a new recipe that I found in one of my cookbooks. It is a oatmeal cookie bar with chocolate in the center. Yum yum I love chocolate and we have no other goodies in the house right now. I guess I will be set for the rest of the week with these bars.

Wedding Planning, Part 2

Wedding day is getting closer everyday and I know I still have like 8 months before it gets here. I just know it will go by fast. I have been really needing to get out some Save the Date cards to my family and friends. There is a problem though. I didn't find someone to take our engagement pictures till last week. My aunt said that she would take them this weekend coming up and I am super exctied about it. Only thing now is to find something to wear for them.

Here are some ideas that I love!

From Marth Stewart Wedding

There are a ton on where you can customize the ones you like and they will mail them for you!

Monday, July 18, 2011

No Time To Rest

 (Shirt: Thrifted, Jeans: Target, Flats: Old Navy, Belt: Thrifted)

Man this weekend was a busy one. I feel like I barely had any down time. Here is how it goes. Friday I got to do some thrift shopping and only found a few things. Some of which are craft projects for the house. Now I just need to find time to do them.  We went camping Friday night just outside of Colorado Springs. It was fun and I got to have my favorite thing! S'mores!!!! Saturday we headed home to get ready to go to dinner with my family and the out to celebrate a friend's birthday. We got to dance and have some drinks. Sunday I had an appointment to try on wedding dresses and luckily I found the perfect one. It was the first one I tried on and loved it. Everyone else seemed to be in ahh of it too.
How was your weekend?

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