have i mentioned that we’re leaving for one of my all-time most very favorite places in the whole world on friday? well, we are. i think my sisters & i feel like we’re 4 and going to disney world for the first time we’re so excited. making a little pitstop in sunset to see some family & pick up mags and then saturday AM we’ll be on our way over! we’ve never done bh for the 4th, but i have no doubt it’ll be a greeeat time..especially with a few lovely friends in tow! :)
“Once upon a time there was a girl I knew, who lived across the street. Brown hair, brown eyes. When she smiled, I smiled. When she cried, I cried. Every single thing that ever happened to me that mattered, in some way had to do with her. That day Winnie and I promised each other that no matter what, that we’d always be together. It was a promise full of passion and truth and wisdom. It was the kind of promise that can only come from the hearts of the very young.”
this weekend is jam-full of exciting things.. most importantly, it’s miss JLC’s BACHELORETTE party weekend!! she’s headed up to AC with a bunch of her best girlfriends to party her little buns off & catch some rays before her BIG DAY!! SO bummed i can’t make it up there to see her (work gets in the way too often, rah) - but i have no doubt they’ll have an absolute blast. kate is her MOH & just from watching (kinda sorta helping) her get ready for this weekends’ festivities, i’m excited for them already!
HAPPY BACHELORETTE JESS!!! can’t wait to see you in a few weeks!! xoxo
the future mr. & mrs. adam mccormick!! what a gorgeous couple.
i’ve made a new goal: bake/cook something (anything) once a week. if you know me at all you know that i do not cook or bake. my idea of dinner consists of slices of turkey, mustard & pretzels.. and i don’t complain about that at all. it’s delicious. (don’t knock it til you try it) anyway, i’ve been told- or at least i’ve told myself- that i might turn out to be the world’s worst mom/wife if i don’t learn how to cook.. not that all girls should slave over cooking meals for their husbands/kids, but to at least feed them something more than cereal and/or pbj’s every night might be nice. (SIDENOTE: all of this nonsense is so not even remotely in my near future, just fyi- just trying to get a liiittle domesticated.. my roommates would yell at me for putting all of the kitchenware ish in all the wrong places if that tells you anything)
SO i’m not going in on this alone. i’ve recruited my very own betty crockett, bff/cousin, shadykatie-babs-stickwoman:
kate has recently gotten really in to cooking & baking - so much so that she’s now a registered Pampered Chef Rep! (please check out her website!!) i gotta say, homegirl can cook. kate ALWAYS one-ups me on just about everything (she’s super thoughty/has a great memory) - esp on baking treats for family get-togethers, so i’m determined to at least contribute something. (not just by bringing vodka or beer). so for my first project i’ve decided to bake something fairly easy.. cookies!.. baby steps, right?! i got this recipe from Annie’s Eats, one of my favorite foodie blogs! these treats jumped out at me because they include literally everything you could want in a cookie… which is probably why they’re called “kitchen sink cookies” :) oatmeal, m&m’s, raisins, chocolate chips & pb?! sounds pretty dang awesome if you ask me… stay tuned to see how they turn out!
*that is, if i don’t burn down the whole apartment first! ;)
this wknd we’ll be celebrating TWO very important birthday’s! mr. lando’s birthday is TODAY (but we’re celebrating tomorrow) & my littlest sister, miss al b’s birthday is tomorrow (but we’re celebrating tonight)! makes sense. lando just happens to be kate’s bf & coincidentally our new roomie, who i just love & adore. landy & i used to joke that we couldn’t hold a conversation together for more than 30 seconds (i’d like to chalk that up to my awkwardness & our both extreme ADD)- luckily, we’ve gotten past that & become much closer (aka we can have convos for AT LEAST 10 minutes now, that might be a record). && bee is turning 20 this year & i’m so excited to celebrate with her & our family/her friends tonight! al is my (and my family’s rock)- funny that she happens to be the youngest.. but it’s true. she is my dad in every way. al has the biggest heart & warmest personality & the BEST advice ever. anyway, here’s to wishing both landy & al a VERY happy happy birthday!! CHEERS :D
one of my little sisters’ friends, avery, recently introduced me to the new (or new to me anyway) feather hair extensions trend & i am dying to get a few in my hair. not sure if it’s totally professional, but whatevs. am thinking of getting subtle ones.. like light/dark brown and only 1 or 2 feathers..now i just need to figure out what hair salon does this! check out selena & hilary’s-
pretty cute, don’t ya think!?
p.s. almost didn’t recognize hilary.. i thought she was miley at first glance! but the dark hair is kind of pretty on her!
new obsession:la mer watches. i love how unique and fun they are! one of my co-workers is getting one for his girlfriend & i am so jealous! luuuckily my big 2-5 is coming up in a few days, so i might for-go the MK watch and go for a la mer.. it is half the price, so maybe i could get 2! my top choices (as of right now) are: the nude gold egyptian chain, arizona tobacco multichain wrap, the portifino gold charm wrap & the tan-gold oversize vintage.. oh & mayyybe the brown-gold bali stud watch.
decisions, decisions… :)
tourt: this totally reminds me of something you would love too!