Friday, June 25, 2010


{WIGIF Why I'm glad it's Friday}

1. I get to relax before attending a monster 30th birthday party tomorrow in which I will be part of the evening's entertainment. (More on that later)

2. The boy gets back in exactly one day! I'm kinda nervous to see him, two weeks apart and I feel like it's been months. Weird.

3. I think I figured out a plan to get the boy to build me some of these:

Happy weekend! xo

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

I'll take two please....

This necklace will complete my summer look. xo

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Mint nails and bangs....

So, I took the plunge and decided to get bangs and I am quite pleased with them. Also, I realize I'm a little late to this trend but I finally got my hands on some mint green nail polish. It is seriously a fun color.

How funny is this tuft of hair that won't cooperate with me and sticks out. That is my hair for you. xo

Saturday, June 19, 2010


I watched He's just not that into you last night and I fell head over heels for Ginnifer Goodwin's character Gigi because she reminded me so much of me! A hopeless optimist who isn't embarrassed to show her vulnerability, even if it means occasionally appearing foolish. I would also kill for her wardrobe and her adorable apartment and that pink phone, oh that pink phone! If Gigi were real, we would be probably be inseparable. That or we'd kill each other since we were so much alike. Hm....I'm rethinking this whole scenario.....

Friday, June 18, 2010


{WIGIF- Why I'm Glad It's Friday}

1. Only 8 more days until the bf returns.

2. Day off and Thai food goodness.

3. I found a way to express my love for food and the ampersand, an ampersandwich tee!

{via here}

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Sweet dreams...

I moved in with the boy a couple of months ago and am just now finishing up my move (bows head in shame). Our apartment is nice and cozy and I love it but I still feel like I need to do some decorating to get rid of the bachelor pad vibe that lingers. How awesome would this bird banner made by this talented lady look in our bedroom? I love the matching bird pillows. Truly inspired.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Alone time...

The bf left early this morning for Missouri for two weeks for work and well, I'm sorta feeling like the girl below.


However, two weeks should be enough time to finish some projects I've put on the back burner. I have a couple of sewing projects, lot of cleaning and organizing and some needed face time with friends I haven't seen in a while, all this on top of my erratic work schedule. I do believe these next two weeks will fly right by.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010


The other day, I got an e-mail with the news that every girl hair stylist is moving out of state at the end of the month! Ah! What to do? Not that I'm particularly picky or anything (I've had green hair and leopard spots before) but it was nice to go to someone who knew what I wanted before I did.

I have one more appointment with L next week and I need to make it epic since it will be the last. I've been contemplating...drumroll, please.....Bangs! I haven't had bangs since 11th grade and something tells me, they will make me look like I'm in high school but look at these images and tell me you're not tempted as well.

I think I may do it!

Friday, June 4, 2010


{WIGIF- Why I'm Glad It's Friday}

1. It's my first day off this week.

2. The Blackhawks play tonight and I get to attend a BBQ with my favorite people.

3. I spotted these adorable hankies:

Found on this gorgeous blog. Seriously, her blog is like art and design porn. Love it.

Vapid Envy...

A few days ago, I received an e-mail about the Vain and Vapid Summer 2010 Lookbook and I'm still swooning. Here's a few of my favorite looks:

Check out the rest here.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Buttons, Hockey and Strawberries...

First things first, um, go Hawks! It's ok that they lost in Philly yesterday, that just means when we win the cup, it'll be that much more exciting. Yay! Boys, you make Chicago proud.

{Google Images}

If you'll now turn your attention to the right, (my sidebar) you will notice two blog buttons. Feel free to take 'em and put 'em on your blog. You may be wondering, why the I {strawberry} U? I'm not really sure, I was just inspired by strawberries and summer goodness. Once more, Yay!

P.S. I {strawberry} U! xo