Thursday, November 29, 2012

Thoughts Of Thursday

Happy Thursday All! I am still trying to get my days straight after thanksgiving! Friday after Thanksgiving I headed back to Richmond and was up early Saturday to head back to work. Since working the weekend, I am off today and tomorrow and have a few visitors I cant wait to see! Every year my mom and her girlfriends travel to Richmond for a big event known as Bazaar Bazaar. It is a HUGE Christmas craft show they hold at the speedway. This year however is a bit different because I now live in Richmond! My mom, grandma, and aunt will be making their way to Richmond on Thursday and staying until Saturday when I have to head back to work. I am so excited to not only see them but also experience Bazaar Bazaar!

Here are a few pictures I have found while looking up the event...

In addition to thinking about this fun craft show and getting excited to see my family, here are some other thoughts I've had this week...

- Call me crazy and a Grinch but Christmas is not my favorite holiday and I did not jump on the decorating the day after Thanksgiving train

- I only like certain kinds of classic Christmas music- my go to favorite is Frank Sinatra

- I refuse to listen to Christmas music in the car and absolutely hate that I have to hear it every morning when I am on the bus to work

- If I get any sort of tree at all it will be the Charlie Brown Christmas tree

- The day Starbucks takes away the pumpkin spice latte will be beyond sad

- I detest getting hair out of the drain in the shower, I literally shut my eyes and just for it

- I am beyond obsessed with Mindy project, she is absolutely hilarious and I look forward to watching every week

- I am still using a sheet as a futon cover because I have yet to decide what color I want to get...judge away

-One of the reasons I am looking forward to my family being in town is to try some new restaurants... foodie problem

- I am also looking forward to an excuse to have wine with dinner both tonight and Friday... yep wino problem

Hope everyone has a great rest of the week and I will be sure to post some pictures from Bazaar Bazaar!

Yours truly, 

Friday, November 23, 2012

Black Friday Buys

I am not normally a fan of Black Friday and I was far from someone up by 4 to make it to the early morning sales. I took a bit of more relaxed approach this year and meandered out to the stores around 10 and still got some great deals! Normally starting Thanksgiving, until Christmas I really try to limit the amount of things I buy for myself and start saving up for Christmas gifts for others. I did however come away with a few things today that I am looking forward to wearing this week! 

I stopped by Loft after reading Colleen's post over at The Lunchbox Diaries on how many good things she got, for only $45! I did not have as good of luck as she did but did come away with something I have been eyeing for quite some time...

I scored this super comfy but cute sweatshirt for only $20! This will be great for those mornings when I feel like staying cozy and warm while running errands. 

Next I headed over to Old Navy and scored some more great deals!
This super cute sweater for only $20

A fun and colorful blouse that could be dressed up for work or be worn with jeans and boots

A new winter coat! Prior to today I only had a white long fancyish winter coat and have been looking for more of a casual coat that can be worn to and from work and while running around on weekends. This coat is a great camel color and super cozy and warm. 

I also wanted to make sure I thank Kelsey over at Kelsey Nicole! She had a fabulous giveaway last week and I actually won! This was my first time winning a giveaway and I am now the proud owner of a $50 gift card to Sephora! If you haven't checked out Kelsey's blog- please make sure you do! She lives in Annapolis, my hometown, and I always look forward to her posts! Thank you again Kelsey!

Yours truly, 

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!


Loose top / Loose pants, $190 / Ben-Amun gold bracelet / Tory Burch earrings

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Above is the perfect outfit for spending the day with your family- cozy and chic! Hope every has a blessed and safe day with their family!

Yours truly,

Friday, November 16, 2012

Another week of pure craziness

Y'all... holy cow did this week kick my butt! I worked more hours this week then I did last week... I did not even think that was possible! However even with working crazy hours, including a 14 hour shift.. I still managed to have some fun this week and get together with friends. 

Here's a few shots from the week...
A yummy loaf of pumpkin bread
The barista at Au Bon Pain got a little fancy with my order...
Hot and yummy oatmeal with bananas and almond butter
Girls night spent at Melting pot 
Spotted the cutest ECU print at a local boutique in Richmond- I am obsessed.
 My article was published in the Children's Hospital of Richmond calendar!
Finishing the week with a glass of one of my favorite wines!

This weekend I am fortunate enough to be off work and have 0 plans. I am looking forward to lots of relaxing and doing a deep clean on my apartment- it is WAY over due!

Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!

Yours truly, 

Monday, November 12, 2012

Just Another Manic Monday

Happy Monday to all!

Yours truly, 

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Setting A Tone For The Upcoming Week

Happy Sunday lovies! I wish I had a fun filled weekend to update you on, but unfortunately I worked all weekend. Friday and Saturday night were spent laying low and enjoying a glass of wine before heading to bed early.

Last week I was utterly too lazy and only made it to the gym once... not ok. I also indulged in a few too many sweet and salty snacks that left me feeling sluggish and gross by the end of the week. For this next coming week I need turn a new page and start fresh. My goals for this week include...

1. Eating breakfast at home or bringing a breakfast from home. NO more grabbing a bagel from Einsteins, this includes counting a pumpkin latte as breakfast. 

2. I will make it to the gym at least 3 times. I would love if one of these times was a class like kickboxing or yoga but I would settle for 3 solid gym visits. 

3. I will only have a glass of wine 2 nights next week. I have gotten way too into the habit of having a glass 3-5 nights a week and even though its just a glass- it wouldn't hurt me to grab an extra glass of water instead.

4. I will post 3 times next week. I have been trying to get back on my blogging schedule but I swear life just keeps getting in the way! I will try my hardest for at least 3 times!

While these goals don't seem too far fetched... they were apparently too difficult for me last week so we'll see how this week goes, wish me luck!

Hope everyone has had a great weekend and has a productive start to their week!

Friday, November 9, 2012

Snapshots through the week

This week absolutely flew by and this girl is not complaining! I wish I could say that I have exciting plan for the weekend but I will be heading into work on both and Saturday and Sunday. It's been awhile since I have worked a weekend shift but I am looking forward to the warm weather we will be having here in Richmond!

Here's a few snaphots taken throughout the week!

A new candle that has been making my bedroom smell like fresh lilac all week long

A yummy dinner of spaghetti squash, sauteed spinach, and shrimp

A fun new phone background bought to by Sweet Tea Paperie

This past week I felt like I was back in school as I studied for my first Spanish test! I am currently taking Spanish for the Healthcare Professional, in hopes that I can better communicate with my Hispanic patients and their families!

 A midweek flight at one of my favorite restaurant in Richmond!

While perusing Self magazine, I stumbled across this quote that I absolutely loved.
" You are not your to do list. You are not your have tos or must dos. You are not your job. Although your first waking thoughts likely focus on needs of others and all the thing you want to accomplish, you are most important, yourself. Take time every day to remember that- even if it means running away from everyone and everything you love so you can come back refreshed and recharged. The world can wait. You shouldn't have to."

Hope everyone has a great weekend!

Yours truly,

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Leather Carry All

Now that we are full swing into Fall, I have found myself wanting a new bag to bring to and from work. While looking at a few in stores and online, I seem to be drawn to big leather carry all bags. These bags are great for all seasons but definitely give off a more winter vibe. Here's a few of my favorites

Which of these bags catches your eye?

Yours truly,