Wednesday, November 23, 2011


I'm back from a great time off from work. The weather in SW Florida couldn't have been more perfect! I really have the itch to move there! Anyone want to go with me!? 
One restaurant we go to frequently has the best sunsets, and they had a Christmas tree up on the beach! 
So cute. 

I could really get used to Xmas on the beach with sand instead of snow!

Sanibel Island

I'm already ready to go back, and I haven't even been home 24 hours! 

Thursday, November 17, 2011


I have the next week off from work and I decided I'm using the days wisely & head...


 The weather at home is rainy and cold with dropping temps. So, I'm excited to get in a week of sun, sand, and warmer temperatures just before the mean winter hits. 

Luckily, I don't have to take any vacation time and will get to recover from the previous 6 nights in a row I just worked. Shew...exhausting! 

This nursing schedule is has it's pluses and minuses. 
{Working 6 in a row...minus. A week off without taking vacation time...PLUS.}

My friend Emily is meeting me for a few days! It will be nice to vacay with her and catch up since she lives in a different city.

I won't have internet there, so I'll be absent from blogging and reading any as well :( Hope everyone has a great week! See you all Thanksgiving weekend!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Laura Mercier Lip Gloss

After the Sephora Friends and Family 20% off sale I went back, YES BACK AGAIN, for some more shopping and found these little gems you all need! I love Laura Mercier and her line of makeup and after wearing these lip glosses for nearly 2 weeks, they are by far my new favorites! They are non-sticky and just perfect colors. They are mini sizes and PERFECT nude colors so I can keep them in my scrub pockets and wear them to work without being so bright and loud

With Christmas just around the corner, this could also be a great stocking stuffer or Secret Santa gift for your make-up loving friends! 

Because, what girl doesn't love make-up!?

You must get to your local Sephora and buy these LIMITED EDITION mini lip gloss set!

this is not a sales endorsement for LM!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Animal Print Rug...Rawrrr

I love animal print. It's not a secret. 

I ordered a zebra print rug in early June from Ballard Design and received multiple emails throughout the summer that the shipment was delayed. By September I was really tired of waiting and had made up my mind one day I was going to cancel my order and start looking for another rug. I was bummed because this particular rug was 15% off when I ordered, so it was a good price. Well, luckily that day, 4 months later, it was delivered before I could cancel the order! Funny how things like that happen! :)

I finally have a new accent look in my kitchen. I liked the rug I previously had (a sisal rug with green border), I just wanted to change it up some. 

Here is the rug I ordered, but there are many more!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

"She's so Cute"

Last night I took food to a friend who recently had a baby! 

Let's be clear here. I don't cook for myself, so I didn't cook for them. {There are a few things I do cook, but they do not make up a meal, mostly appetizer and dessert specialties!}

So, I picked up carry out from a nearby restaurant and bought them dinner. I wasn't about to try to start cooking yesterday and prepare a dreadful dinner for them and have them suffer. Yeah, I took the easy way out! 

It's still thoughtful and helpful though, right?!

 Maybe, but probably not, I'll be a pro chef by my next friends' baby. {Sorry Morganne & Peter you missed that Lauren, if she ever happens. You might just need to create a 3rd Most Beautiful Baby to get some of my cooking then!} 

You all have to believe me when I say M & P create THE Most Beautiful Babies on this planet! They've got some great genes in their DNA! Their first little boy was proof from the minute he was born and his new little baby sis confirms it! 

While I was there last night I was sitting on the couch holding little Harper and her older brother comes over and puts his arms around her little head and leans down and kisses her head. He said, "She's so CUTE!" with a big grin on his face! Looks like he's an excited big bro! It was THE sweetest thing I've ever seen! She is pretty cute. 
This is a pic sent to me by her Mama from her car seat one day: 

She just had her professional baby pictures taken and I cannot wait to see them! They will be nothing less than precious and perfect!

Hope you enjoyed that yummy takeout Morganne and Peter! Next baby {if there is one! hint hint} I'll cook for you! 

And I'll be your babysitter when you want date night! :)

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Stella's Belated Birthday

I've been a bad mommy. I didn't get Stella her birthday present until a week after her birthday! OOPS! My bank account balance has something to do with this! Her Mama has been doing a little too much personal shopping. I found a new pet store in our mall this week and got her a few new things. She should be a happy girl!

New Bling!

New toys and a doggie cookie

Sometimes I wonder why I bother. It only lasted
5 minutes! Money wasted?
Her favorite toy is that purple ball bone with rawhide on it. It hasn't been destroyed and you can buy rawhide replacements for the bone. 2 thumbs up!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

I used my 20% off discount!

I wouldn't have let this Sephora F&F 20% off discount get away! I ordered a few goodies and am anxiously awaiting the box to show up on my doorstep! My gel eyeliner is old, so I need a new one. And all my lipgloss is gone! I usually have 3-4 in my purse, so it's absolutely time to re-stock!
Here's what I ordered:

Long wear gel eyeliner. In "Caviar Ink" $21 ($16.80!)

Extreme Sheen High Shine Lip Gloss. In "Origami"

$28 ($22.4)

Petite Tweezer Set $25 ($20)
I might actually use another email and shop some more today! I have a few hours left! (Some may think I have a shopping problem, but at this is on sale, right!?) 
Anything you girls recommend?!