Pure awesomeness

"In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different." - Coco Chanel


Boiled over

I am feeling a little boiled over, not mad but overwhelmed.  I have been sick (including leaving work early today) more times this year than all the years combined since the day I left college. I honestly believe it could be my body telling me to slow down and try to stop stressing. This year I have had a plate full, not necessarily bad just too much.

Work (thank goodness I still have a job) but with layoffs my work load doubled, literally. We laid someone off and I now do both our jobs.

House Hunting, for some reason I decided now was the time to try to find my own piece of something.

CPA, seriously will I ever pass you?!?

Wedding, not that I am not excited and love M, but really, is now the time to try to plan this thing?

Sorry for the lack of me around here and no beautiful shoes around these parts, just trying to get through the rest of the year, no more crazy stuff added to my plate please?

"In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different." - Coco Chanel


Happy Merry Christmas

So I have the best boy ever! I just had to share my Christmas present with you all because it is so fantastic and I cannot wait until we have a house and can frame it and put it up. If any of you follow Mark Schwartz blog, High Heeled Art you might of seen the picture below posted up on Christmas. Well it is sold because it is mine!

My wonderful M had this made for me.  It has the shoe, champagne and purple. Such a fantastic surprise. Hope everyone's Christmas' treated you well.  There is one more on there that I want to add because I think it will be a perfect fit with this one. So stay away until I can convince M into buying the other one!

"In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different." - Coco Chanel


My new haircut

So with all the Jersey Shore talk and what not I am not sure who has  seen this video but it is the greatest youtube ever!

My New Haircut

I am only inserting the link since there is some language content (well actually lots) but put the headphones on and take a look. After I have had a few glasses of bubbles I believe that I have a new haircut, "Not now chief, I'm in the F%^$&* zone!" I tend to disclose that to a lot of people.

"In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different." - Coco Chanel


All I want for Christmas

1. What I really really really want:

I really would love to be in a house and not in a tiny apartment sitting on a blow up mattress to watch tv. Seriously I just want a house to fall from the sky and into my lap, well probably not in my lap as that might cause some problems.

2. I still dream about these boots daily.

3. Craving this skirt from Free People for New Years:

4. Lastly the one thing that sits high on my list that would make #1 a lot easier. A big fat raise.  Well hopefully I will see something come around.  Long story but I DO deserve one. via google image

If I do not have a chance to get on here again have a great Christmas to those who celebrate. Those that do not, Happy Holidays.

"In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different." - Coco Chanel


A whole lot of nothing

That was my weekend. So I told you guys last week that I was high on the anxiety/depressive side and decided I was going to take a weekend to myself. I went out to my parents and did not much. My mom and I headed to Barnes and Noble for some books for the little cousins, so much fun, brings back so many memories of books when we were little and my new favorite is Fancy Nancy (pic via). As we were poking around the kids section there was a father and his two year old girl there. She was pulling the toys (stuffed characters, etc.) and then putting them back very nicely. At one point she had to walk past me and in her polite little voice said "Excuse me", she was so great! Her Dad said they come there every Saturday morning for a little while. So cute, he was the big tough guy, tatto'd up, shaved head, and on and on. Someone it seemed I would not want to mess with but his little girl was the world.

Other than my Barnes and Noble trip I pretty much was a huge lazy butt. I slept until noon on Sunday and then was back in bed by ten (which is early for me). Such a refreshing weekend and was the pick me up I needed. Hope everyon's weekend was fantastic and holiday shopping was finished or near completed. Ahhh cannot wait until Thursday for food and family.

"In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different." - Coco Chanel


I cannot stop

Shopping that is. I seriously have issues when it comes to buying gifts for people.  Just finished of the last piece for the sister and brother/sister-in-law while on my conference call.  While looking for a personalized "tavern" sign for my brother I came across this:
I found it on Etsy at SportsFanCraftsman. Now I think wow I finished M shopping a long long time ago but something like this for him? I do not know.  I have spent way over budget already (remember the whole saving money trying to pay for a wedding and buy a house thing?) But this just seems too perfect and his birthday is not until September, well I saved it to my favories for the time being but who knows it might just end up purchased and hidden away for when we actually have a house, only if it does not end up in my living (yes I said MY).

So You all read the other day was just plain blah. I think my anxiety is starting to get the best of me, there is a ton going on right now and it is starting to catch up and make my head a big mush pot. So this weekend I decided that I would skip out on my friends white trash party and take some time for me (M will be at the dropzone alllll weekend). So I am going to catch up on stuff for my sisters bridal shower/bachelorette, sleep and spend some time with Mama. Hopefully after that things will start to sort themselves out in my head.
In better news M surprised me last night by making a pit stop at WalMart and picking up The Hangover. Seriously my favorite comedy of all time! I love this movie and put me to bed last night on a better note. If you want a good laugh this will definitely provide it for you.  Anyone else out there?  Alright this is long enough till next time...

"In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different." - Coco Chanel



That is pretty much what today feels like to me. I do not want to work, shop (I know right), all I want to do is curl up in bed and watch movies.

I might have some good news on the horizon but do not want to get to hopeful about it but at this point thats kind of the only thing keeping me positive today. I for sure have grumpy pants on today.

I did find the most gorgeous wedding shoes over at Leigh Miller Photography.

Now if I could find them in purple.

"In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different." - Coco Chanel


To and fro

Last night was kinda the start to my weekend, not really because I still have to work all week but last night we had our work Christmas party.  Nothing crazy but the bankers and traders and PE guys all loved on me! Well not on me but in me, no wait that didn't sound right either. Whatever they bought me drinks once the Company decided that we had enough, bwahahahahahaha, yeah right!

So last night was fun, this morning not so much. Tonight I am meeting the girls out for some Mojitos and fantastic crab cakes! Tomorrow is our department party at our CFO's house, and Saturday we wrap up with my friends annual holiday party in the city. This week I am a very busy lady.

On another note I came across this post on Hostess with the Mostest today and thought it is a great thing to pass along. This family whose 5-year old little girl is fighting for her life against brain cancer are trying to bring happiness to all the children who are fighting for their lives. If you have a moment check out the website: PrayforKate.com.  They are collecting toys (must be new due to their immune systems) or gift cards to stores to buy toys.

If this one doesn't hit you here are some other sites that I feel strongly about supporting:
Coats for Kids
Princess Project
Make A Wish

Yes they do all relate to children, they are the innocent, the ones who will love endlessly and smile constantly and give us all a breath of fresh air when the world seems to be against us. They cannot help their situation but you can.

Hmm I just reread that and sounds a bit infomercialish. Oh well I truly mean it.

Happy Holidays.
"In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different." - Coco Chanel


Hercules Hercules Hercules

Ok so people are getting creative with the table number thing at weddings and well my brother put different pictures of my nephew dressed up in a tux. So very cute!

Giving a hi-five.

Mister Herc posing in his tux.

Another pose.
Seriously how cute is he. I have not been actually able to meet him but apparently these poses did not surprise my Mom whatsoever because he believes that he is a star. My brother named him Hercules. He has always wanted an English Bulldog with the name Herc.

Well I just thought I would show the pictures because Bananas post the other day reminded me of the studly boy.

"In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different." - Coco Chanel



Ed Westwick makes me drool, and definitely on my list. Well tonight on a GG commercial we heard his accent, seriously if I was a guy I would have, yeah lets not go there. But yummy. (source)

"In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different." - Coco Chanel

Weekend Warriors

So this weekend M and I ran all over the North Bay this weekend, from Napa to Rohnert Park and onto Sonoma. From all over the North Bay to the Livermore Valley on Sunday. Ugh wedding venues, not really sure if we are really ready to drop that kind of cash on a one day event. I did find where we would do a dream wedding if we could:

Absolutely gorgeous property and perfect in every way. At the heart of Sonoma. I only wish that we could afford it. So gorgeous. But the search goes on to find something within our budget that we like.

Thoughts and prayers to everyone's sunshine.

"In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different." - Coco Chanel


There here!

Yea they are here and they are super cute in person (yes I was a little worried). Cannot wait to show them off! In very good news: the building I work in won some Green award and are doing Champange and food with a band in about T-minus 1 hour. Yea!

"In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different." - Coco Chanel


Christmas tomorrow

So I was going about my morning business and reading all the blogs in my daily reading and I headed over to check out what Tiffany at I am Style-ish had going on today, and shoot, should not have gone there, like whoa. Umm did anyone see the Badley Mischka ruffle shoes she had up? Drool. So I did a quick little google since Nordstrom (where she had them linked) had only a size to small for me.  Well I found them at endless.com. So tomorrow I will have these little babies handed to me at work:

source: endless.com

So cute right? I have been looking for some new black pumps too. Oh and if you guys have never heard of ebates.com and do online shopping (bananas I know you are a guilty party) then you should really check out the website because apparently you get cash back in the mail for purchases made online. I will let you know when and if I actually get money back (like whoa I actually just looked and February!?! Well guess I have more time to accumulate).

Hope everyone has a great hump day. Dinner with the sisters tonight and I am going to introduce them to the 30 day shred, like whoa didn't know videos could actually make you sore.

Hmmm why am I saying like whoa so much, hopefully that ends quick.

"In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different." - Coco Chanel



Ok so you all have probably heard how much I hate the heat, yes I do but it is so cold. So along with a serious distaste of hot weather I also have a distaste for the heater. So my place is really cold right now and my fingers are just about freezing. So instead of turning the heat on I am going to cut this very short, crawl in bed under the blankets and hopefully shortly be on my way to zzz's.

Hope everyone had a fantastic Tuesday, tomorrow is humpday, yea!

By the way anyone have any places the know of in Northern California for weddings that are reasonably priced? Ugghhh probably my least favorite thing to do right now.

"In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different." - Coco Chanel


Holiday season craziness

I mean really?

Tiger Woods car accident
USC UCLA almost fight on the field
White House Party Crashers
Seattle Officers shot
A man pays kids to spit on him

Just a few things but I dont know why do I feel like crazier things happen during the holidays?
Anyone else feel this way or is it me being crazy?

"In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different." - Coco Chanel


Thanksgiving Splendor

So this weekend was fantastic! Although while I was sitting at my desk on Friday (of course the exchange just has to be open the day after Thanksgiving), most of you were sleeping your hangover off or running around town for those Black Friday deals. Well let me tell you something I am almost done (pre-Thanksgiving) since I hate when I HAVE to shop after. My Mom will be my receiver over the next couple weeks while the orders start coming in, I love having a Mom who works from home so that I can just have everything shipped there.

Wednesday night started out at friends consuming delicious crab and more champagne then any of us girls anticipated. I think it was 4 girls to 5 bottles of champagne, we love our champagne/sparkling wine.  Needless to say Thursday morning was a little rough when I woke up, but it was not too hard to get moving around since I knew I would be stuffing myself silly that day.

Thanksgiving Day was spent at my parents with a lot less people this year than last but of course we still had to much to eat and plenty to drink. Turkey, cranberry, pumpkin rolls,, and a lot more but of course my favorites are the first to come to mind.

Saturday was some friends of ours Post-Thanksgiving Bash in which we consume a ton more food and more champagne. Some photos of the night.
We seriously refuse to stop playing games like flip cup and beirut since the day that comes I guess we are grown up. One day we will get there but today is not the day.

From drinking games we moved on to our favorite bar for some karaoke. This place is always a good time. We have been there to watch a cougar fall over spread eagle in a mini skirt spilling beer all over herself, the karaoke guy having a heart attack and taken away in an ambulance. There are people who really take it seriously and well we are not those people. 

We are not the best singers but we by far out sing the bar when you put us all up there.

My favorite of the entire night... all the boys up and singing New Kids on the Block.

Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving weekend. Now on to the very full week ahead of us.


Happiest place on earth

So I do not know if I had told you guys that while I was down in Florida for my brother's wedding that we took an extra couple days for Disney World. I had never been and it has been 20 years since I was last at Disneyland so it was kind of a kick to be there.  We did the 5 day pass with the park hopper (which was totally worth it). Military families hurry rush serious discount available through the end of the year.

Here we are at the start of our Day at Epcot.  Pretty sure the boys were 2 deep already, they were playing the beer in every country game.  Epcot was awesome, I wish we had more time in Florida so that we did not have to rush through.

Seriously how white can my legs get, the match my shorts.

 So my favorite "Country" was France, I mean really champagne in a theme park? My Dad and I doing what I do best, drinking bubbles. This was the first time I had Moet & Chandon Imperial, it was delicious. Loved it, way outdoes the White Star. While in France we not only had Champagne/wine/beer we also grabbed pastries from the Cafe and sat down and enjoyed ourselves for awhile. After France guess where my Dad ended up. Well not really but he sped ahead of us at some point and we found him here.

We continued the day and made it through the rest of the countries. Of course we stopped off in the homeland, Norway. Marcel thought that he would "fight off" the troll and save me, while I was obviously just chillen with him. We of course rode all the rides we could get on, Splash Mountain, Aerosmith, Tower of Terror, Pirates of the Carribean. Love the fast passes!

Me goofing around when we didn't have them. I seriously have the worst patience in the entire world. Thank goodness for my phone and games, although M was not to happy about that but hey its that or a very unhappy Kirsten and that is just not good for anyone.

Well that pretty much was the trip. We had an amazing time and so glad I made the visit to Disney World.  Probably will not be back until I have kids one day, and they will be at a walking age because I am not going to play bumper cars with the rest of the strollers (thousands upon millions) and the all the adults in their powered wheel chairs (probably the same amount of strollers).

"In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different." - Coco Chanel



Ok so I have to say that Fergielicious is not my favorite person but the girl has the shoe closet I want. Did anyone watch the AMAs.  Her OTK Louboutins? Girl has a shoe closet to die for. I am going to have to do some searching for examples but first seriously I would give my right arm (since if I gave away a foot then I could not wear the shoes very easily).

Oh and just a short note, I guess Taylor Swift had to be in London so that she would not be interrupted. Yep I went there.

"In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different." - Coco Chanel


I hate when that happens

So M is off tonight to fly back home for his Grandfathers funeral. And I found out last night that my sisters high school love's brother committed suicide on Tuesday (one day after his first nephew was born). Seriously this is how my holidays are beginning?!

Let me take this back to a year ago.  Thanksgiving Day 2008. So my family LOVES Thanksgiving (I mean who wouldn't all we do is eat and drink wine). My "Pa" was not his normal self, pretty much slept the entire time he was there, and I didn't see him smile at all. We all knew he would be going in for heart surgery in a week and a half to replace a valve that had been replaced about 10 years ago (apprently pigs valves are only good for so long), so we were all ready for that. Well what we didn't know and found out after the surgery was that another valve was seriously damaged and that one had to be replaced as well, his heart was working at about 30%. Why had the doctors not know this before? If it was that bad how did they not know!?!

A couple weeks later on December 26th 2008 my Pa passed.

So as we enter into this holiday season with another loss it seems such a short amount of time ago we were doing this last year, and I cannot help but think that my favorite time of year is starting to have a huge downside to it all.

To all our Grandpa's who look down at us we love you and you will forever be in our hearts.

"In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different." - Coco Chanel


Yoga and champagne?

Do the two go together? Well I guess I will find out tonight because tonight the girls and I are headed here:

They are having a "Grand Opening" Event tonight and on their flier is pictures of wine and champagne glasses, yes please! Question though why is the "Grand Opening" always way after the opening, I think we went over a month ago to check out a class, I mean really?

Anywho I am not much one for yoga since I tend to get bored VERY easily, yes I breathe frequently but no I do not need to sit there for an hour and focus on my breathing thank you. It just happens on its own (thank god). But food and drinks with the girls, sign me up. Plus after we might be headed out for another drink (or four) to celebrate an engagement! I think this is the last one from our group, although I am pretty sure their wedding will happen before ours, because this girl is just too busy right now to deal with wedding planning/budgeting.

As I read Mayra's post today it got me thinking about girlfriends and forever friends and thus far I do not have any forever girlfriends, guy friends yes, girls nope. I have had a set of girls for each stage of my life that has come and gone but our lives have taken us separate ways and we have parted.

Over the last year I have been lucky enough to find a group of girls that I can call friends.  They may never be best friends but they are great people to hang out with, low key, and low and behold no drama.  Maybe the low drama is because we are all so different, it would be like comparing Louboutins to Converse or Nine West and Asics.  We are all so different but we each bring something great to the table.

Add these girls to my three best friends (two of which include my sisters), and I finally feel as if I have a right balance in my life. I may never be a girls girl but I am content with the different shoes in my closet.
"In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different." - Coco Chanel


37? Seriously

So I am getting dressed this morning and M comes in from his car and says "It's freezing outside". Me being the kind caring person I am immediatly grab my phone to prove to him that he is just being a big baby. I open up my handy little ap and across the top where they show the picture is snow. Say what?!? and the temperature reads 37 degrees. Don't get me wrong I love it like this (cold but with the sun shining), but really in the Bay Area? Welcome winter (said with wide open arms), t minus 10 days until Thanksgiving.

"In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different." - Coco Chanel


My new sister

So as you all know I was off in the south this past week for my big brothers wedding. It was beautiful, and so much fun was to be had. Here is my brother and new sister taking their vows.

The weekend started off on the right foot, I pushed the button on the filing on Friday and off to the airport I went.  I met up with my sisters, their significant others and M at the airport and we headed to the bar for a beer while we waited, hit up the bar, check.

M and I got upgraded to first which was a fantastic way to fly a red eye, he drank and I slept like a baby in my nice big comfy chair. Saturday night we headed over the the rehearsal dinner which was beer and wings, delicious.

Sunday was wedding day, I love weddings that I get to go to and do not have to be part of, I get to thoroughly enjoy them.  The sisters and I at cocktail hour. Yes I am the shortest, but the photo is also crooked, (I think this was after M has a couple drinks). I love that I have them and that they are my best friends.  This of course after years of wanting to strangle them and somehow make them disappear.

We are next next.  Not next since the middle sister is next, but next next.  To wrap up the night we of course watched the cake cutting and danced the rest of the night away.

"In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different." - Coco Chanel

I'm back!

M and I got back late last night from FL. We had a awesome time, so busy the entire time we were there. Now it is back to reality where I can get back to all my favorite bloggers. Pictures and details to come, and I now have a third sister!

"In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different." - Coco Chanel


Leaving on a jet plane

Ahhh so I pushed the button today and sent my little friend (or more like my life draining enemy) off to the SEC, done and done.

Now I am of the FL to see my big brother get married. So excited for a little escape from reality. See you all when I get back! Have a great weekend.

"In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different." - Coco Chanel


Number 27 baby! and I could not be more excited!!!!!

Once again! We brought it back home again, seriously the week just turned around. I am sooooo excited. Another one to Mo's belt, BEST closer EVER! So so so sosososososososo excited, wish work was not so crazy that I do not have the time to celebrate. 

"In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different." - Coco Chanel

Photo sfgate.com


Gonna drop bows

By the way I just found this in my drafts from last Thursday night.  All I got was the title but it is the perfect explanation from last Thursday. One of those nights but oh so fun.


Hey dolls sorry I have been MIA work has been way crazy, and M was home for a short time last week (back from China and now in Canada) so I have been a little busy.  I will probably will not be back to my normal blogging self until next week. We have our filing on Thursday and Friday I am off to Orlando for my big brothers wedding! Yea I am so excited for a mini vacation, will be back next Wednesday and I will have a life again!   So until then I will comment when I can, but I still love all of you the same, and I will be back and better than ever!

"In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different." - Coco Chanel


I have fallen in love

over and over and over again, with...Trumer Pilsner. It just makes everything better and definitely helped with my crazy hectic day. So this is going to be short and sweet because I need to get to bed since it is going to be another really long day tomorrow, that and I prefer stalking everyone over actually needing to think of something intelligent to say.  I did come across something today though that just made me laugh.

The craziest part is that Miss Bananas does not even like mustaches! Therefore this is completely ironic and just made me laugh.

"In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different." - Coco Chanel


We are the champions my friend

and we will keep on fighting till the end.

Image from mlb.com

The Yankees are in! We won we won!! World Series here we come.  It has been so long that the feeling is unfamiliar but oh yep there it is the feeling of being a winner again. So happy that we are going to the series again! S of course I celebrated with some bubbles.

Oh and ladies did I pick a winner! Marcel did of course notice the new shoes when I put them on and he LOVED them. Yep they are keepers, I just cannot buy anymore for awhile. And my JCrew box finally came, yea for new clothes!

Whoa lots of exclamation points in this one, maybe it is the bubbles?

"In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different." - Coco Chanel


unpolished silver

Exactly how I feel today, like dull unpolished silver, nothing fantastic.  Work is insanely busy, the apartment is still a mess cause well, M does not care to put anything of his away (ggrr). Seriously being "home" just makes me anxious because it is such a mess. This whole house hunting thing needs to be done so I can go back to stressing about the CPA exam and  how to do it since I am now doing 2 peoples jobs. 

Oh how I wish the CPA would be done and I did wayyyy less partying cause now all I do is think about regretting all the debt I had racked up, bu then again I do not regret a single memory I have from those times. So as much as I say I should have done better for my future and prepared myself better and put the CPA behind me and not spent so much on rent, shoes, wine, eating out, taking taxis instead of the bus, the list goes on and on.  I truly cherished the times I had and have an amazing love for San Francisco. Some people love the mountains or the beach, to me the city is and amazing beautiful sight. I do miss all my fantastic care free days, but do I regret moving out of the city? I have not figured that out yet...

"In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different." - Coco Chanel


back back in cali cali

So M got back from China yesterday, which I am so happy about but his clock is all screwed up and he was up and 1, 2, and 4.  He finally at 4 just got up and stayed up. I probably now have a little insight to what it is like to be a parent (well except the having to get up with him).  He had a very interesting trip from the hooker his client tried to set him up with (I was almost peeing my pants laughing when he told me) to the taxi cab he was in getting into an accident.  He was only supposed to be gone three days and he ended up being gone two weeks.

Oh and you ladiies know how I felt guilty about the shoes, well he did some shopping for me while he was over there, not him, me.  So now I feel even more guilty. Needless to say the shoes are still tucked away in my closet waiting for the perfect time to show him, cause he does know what shoes I have, especially when it comes to those red soles. I will try to get a picture up later of what he brought home cause ladies he did pretty good for not having any fashion sense.  For now I leave you with the shoes I would die to have, yes another pair of Biancas but these ladies uhhh the gray python.  Yummmy.

Found at Net-A-Porter
Off to look at more houses tonight. Wish me luck.

"In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different." - Coco Chanel


My guilt

So I told you all earlier that I had a lunch time today that lead to pure guilt after. Well here is why:

I have a serious problem, do they have rehab for shoe addicts? M needs to get home from China so that I have something else to do. So as for the serious guilt I feel? I believe that is due to him too.  As we move forward with saving for a house together and pay for a wedding I realize that my spending not only effects me but him as well.  Therefore I need to stop just going and spending a ton of money on a pair of shoes, ugggghhhh life. Somedays I wish I could go back to the irresponsibility of my early 20's, not that it was more fun or anything but I sure cared a lot less which was good and bad but what can you do.  Well I guess I should show you a picture of the actual shoe huh?

The CL Bianca uuuhhhhh drool.

"In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different." - Coco Chanel


Crap the guilt is sinking in... I was really bad today at lunch. I wish it was pouring rain then (as it is now).
More details later

"In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different." - Coco Chanel

Mad Men Madness

So I have another friends 30th B-day party this Friday (geezz when did we get old?). Well this party is a Mad Men theme and we are supposed to dress up like the show, only problem I have never seen the show. Where can I get Mad Men attire by Friday? And just FYI I hate digging through Goodwill when I need it in a hurry.

"In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different." - Coco Chanel



This weekend definitely started out on the wrong foot.  I had to work Saturday (it is that time of the quarter, blaaghhh) and I was driving to work and I was almost there and I realized I forgot my badge to get in. So I had to turn around go home and get it, add 2 hours on to my day. I also had to head up to the north bay after for my old bosses 30th birthday.

So on to my actual weekend of today.  I had a busy one.  My mission was to at least clean up the closet. This has been my closet since M and I moved in a couple weeks ago. It has been a mess and frustrates me daily when I am trying to find something to wear.  These pictures were a little disturbing as it finally was sinking in what a mess it was. So I ran errands, did the grocery store and of course my once a week Target run (M said I need a Target intervention). So I off I went to run errands pick up some stuff to try to get me organized.

Of course while running my errands what did I have to wear? My Louboutin shirt of course. (Bathroom photo shoot a la oofa) During my trip running around I decided to run into one of my favorite shoes stores, Foot Candy, and tried on the Louboutin Bianca.  I wish I wish I wish they had it in my size because had they I would be sporting some new gorgeous pumps! But then again I guess they didn't have them for a reason.  So I was wearing the shirt in Foot Candy and they loved my shirt, totally raved about it. Ahh thanks to Miss Liz.

So off I went back home to tackle the closet.  Took forever and I couldn't find my iPod to rock out to some music so that was a little boring. But here is the end result.  Well at least the closet is finally tackled and we can move on to the living room and get that under control because it seriously out of order.  Pictures will not even be had of that because well, its really embarrasing. As for and offer on a house last weekend, another denial, offer number 3 and increasing. Ugghhh

"In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different." - Coco Chanel


$400K anyone?

Meaning does anyone have that laying around to loan me? Serious house hunting issues. Every time a great one pops up on the market it is snagged up by someone with a cash offer. Seriously who are these people with $400K just lying around? And if you know them can you introduce me. I lost probably what was the best house ever to someone with all cash (insert curse words here). The best part about it, M was going to get a massive man room out of it. I mean it was huge, large enough to turn into a granny flat (with bedroom, bathroom, separate living space and kitchen, I mean fo' reals) and it was going to be allllll his.

So last night I went and checked out some places and found a great one, it was further out then we would prefer but it was great and it had 8,000 sq feet of RV parking. I mean perfect right then M could build the man cave to his specifications with space to do his home brewing and space for him to watch ESPN all day long.

So my attention span changing from house to man cave I googled man cave and got this definition fom the Official Man Cave website (first off I cannot believe they have their own website, AND show):

man cave n. A dedicated area of a house, such as a basement, workshop, or garage, where a man can be alone or socialize with his friends.

So I digress, house hunting sucks and I am tired of looking and M is in China so it sucks even more because he is apprehensive (even though he said well if you like it then I will). I am pretty sure I will be having one of these later:

Either that or some serious amounts of bubbly.

And I didn't forget... I received my first blog award! YEA!

I received this award from the lovely lady over at K. Law.  I have been following before I decided to join this little world of blogging. And this I bestow to other ladies I have followed since before the beginning:
Miss Unbeweavable (we share a passion for the red soles)
My favorite Banana (we also love our red soles as well as beer) - in fact I bestow this to all Louboutin and beer lovers!
and of course Kelly who always has something fabulous to show off! (Those cakes today, gasp).

"In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different." - Coco Chanel



I have serious addiction to Smartees.  Every year I get a bag to bring into work for everyone to eat and everyone year there are three of us who probably eat them all. The biggest problem it is a HUGE bag and I eat them until my tongue is raw.  Serious issues.  Now at this point in the day before lunch time even hits I am on a huge sugar high and my tongue... not feeling to hot.

So as I googgled Smartees to find the fabulous picture here I came across a place in Brooklyn called Blue Ribbon General Store. This place is fantastic, they have dog stuff to candy wax lips to beauty supplies to art work.  What a fun store. Ohhhh box of boogers.  Well this place is fantastic and a great find for wedding maybe. Disclosure: for the candy, I plan to have an assorment of anything people might consider fun, i.e. candy, glow necklaces, mardi-gras'esq masks.  I also found this beer glass for K. Law.  So great. I might need to get one.  I recommend taking a peak at the website if you are looking for anything quirky and fun!

"In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different." - Coco Chanel


Earring and bracelet debacle

So my brother's wedding is in Florida in T-minus one month and this is my dress for the day.

Now the debate that I am continuing to have is in regards to earrings and bracelets. I don't really like wearing necklaces with halters because it drives me crazy so I thought find some cool longer earrings and some bangle bracelets.  Now the problem is I cannot decide on where to go with it.  Any help is appreciated I am getting down to the wire (yikes) here if I am ordering online.

By the way the shoes are going to be either my silver Choos (seen here) or these gold Stuart Weitzman (which I will also be wearing to my little sisters wedding in April).

"In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different." - Coco Chanel


mayday mayday it's Monday

Ugghhh, it is Monday again and there is a storm blowing in. In the Bay Area it is supposed to be raining this afternoon (just call me Veronica Corningstone). 

I DID have a Monday morning pick-me-up though.  I received a little present (from myself) in the mail:

Yea!!! I am seriously debating going and buying THE boots that I have been stalking. Thanks again Miss Unbeweavable for showing me the light which is this shirt!

"In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different." - Coco Chanel


Sickkkkk! not like sick but siiiiiiccckkkkk

I LOOOOOOOOUUUURRRRRVVVVVVVVEEEEEEEE Fleet week! Every year for a couple days the Blue Angels come to town and this year my office is on the 35th floor looking out at the bay. Not a bad view (the picture was not taken by me although I can get this view out the window).  I love watching the Blue Angels and love the noise. Its like a little kid with candy. So cool. 

The best Fleet Week was on a rooftop with barbque and beer in Nob Hill.  Ahhh life in the city. Anyone want to join me for beer and the boys in blue this weekend? Ahhh Oktobeer is the best!

"In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different." - Coco Chanel


I am alive!

Thank you internet gods, you have arrived and I can finally get back to my daily stalkings of all the fabulous ladies out there. Seriously, what did I do before the internet?  M gets a little jealous over my internet usage but I do not think he knows how many fantastic people I am finding on this little old blogisphere. But tonight I do not have to worry about him giving me a hard time because he left on a jet plane. Yesterday M got a call from his client and tonight he is probably somewhere over the Pacific Ocean on his way to China. So it is party time!!! Little weird that party time used to be out with the girls to the the early morning and now it is surfing the web. Wow how times change.

Anyways, so life is a little busy this week and our "temporary" home is here and sort of unpacked but we do not plan to fully unpack since hopefully this is only for a month or two. The house thing is lame and I just want to find our home.  Who knew it would take so long.

Well I should probably try to get myself some zzzz's but first here is a little picture from Clayton's Oktobeerfest a couple weeke ago.  If you are ever in the Bay area in late September I highly recommend it. I prefer it over the one in the city.

Ahhhhhh beer.  And yes the one in the crazy hat is mine

"In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different." - Coco Chanel