Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Ingredients for a Perfect 30th/Girls Weekend

Watching my sister try and walk in heels. (She didn't make it past the hotel door)

A night out with my bestie.

The most delicious dinner at 'Two - Urban Licks'

Spending time with my Momma

Friends from NYC just happening to be in town and coming to buy me a birthday shot.

The best pedicure we have ever had.

Except for Mom, they tried to steal her wallet.

I may have fallen asleep.

Loving on my cute sister,

and her even cuter belly.

Finding a cupcake company named after our little Cameron.

And if that wasn't enough, all of this followed up with lots of shopping, a makeover, massages, and lots of laughing.
Thank you Mom and Kristi for the best girls weekend ever.
(Thanks Mark and Daddy too)
It won't be our last.

Friday, February 11, 2011


I am off to Atlanta this weekend for a girl's weekend, birthday extravaganza!

Woot, woot!!

Shopping and girl time sound heavenly and I have been packed for over a week.

Do you think I am a little excited?

Point me to the mall ladies, I am ready to get my shop on.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Protein Pancakes

Okay, it's going to sound a little crazy but these 'pancakes' are delish!

1/2 cup of steel cut oats
1/2 cup of fat free cottage cheese
1/2 cup of egg whites
1 tablespoon of vanilla extract
1 tablespoon of cinnamon

Mix all ingredients in a bowl
Spray pan with cooking spray and cook batter 2 minutes on each side
Top with fruit and agave nectar.

Side note: Don't be surprised if your pancakes don't look like the picture but they will taste yummy just the same.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

It's Official

My little Lulu is officially a 'northerner'.

Want to know how I know?

She has moved on from relieving herself from our front door matt and is now walking/sliding on the ice and snow to pee.

I'm so proud.

Some other tell tale signs?

She has a certain attitude about her, more than usual. And, I'm pretty sure when she's driving no turn signal is used when she goes to make a right hand turn.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

A Little Gem

Looking through some old pictures, I found this little gem today.

A little background, this was literally about 30 seconds after my sister and brother-in-law met for the first time. New Years Eve circa early 2000 something, my sister was back home sans boyfriend and tried to bail out of the festivities. I called her and told her to get up and get ready. I don't mean to make it sound like it was me and not fate that brought them together, but let's be honest....I'm gonna take credit.

Even if an hour later he came running out to our car when we were leaving to go to the next bar and I screamed to my sister who was driving, "Go, Go!!". Let's look over that part because I didn't know she was interested. And I didn't know he was the kind of guy who would 'accidentally' leave his cell phone in the car at the end of the night. But it worked. And I love him.

I guess you could say he really did 'sweep her off her feet'.
hardy har har.

Thursday, February 3, 2011


If you haven't heard from my sister already, I had a choking scare this weekend.

It went like this, spa day with girlfriends in Vermont, followed by lunch and shopping. Life is good. Boys and girls get ready for a nice Vermont dinner at a warm and cozy restaurant. Food comes, I get excited to try and explain who the Millionaire was on Millionaire Matchmaker to my inquiring friend and boom. Huge piece of steak caught in my throat. I hold my finger up to ask my friend to hold the conversation for a moment and take a sip of water. Water comes back up because of blockage in my throat. My friends proceed to wonder if I have had too much to drink because I just spit up at the table, and hubs asks if I'm okay. Realizing this sucker is not going down without a fight and I cannot breathe I get up from the table as the hubs runs behind me and puts his arms around me in an attempt to do the Heimlich. Realizing he doesn't in fact know, how to do the Heimlich he yells out 'CAN SOMEBODY HELP USSSSS!!!????' to which now all the diners in the restaurant are staring at me. Hives ensue I'm sure. A kind gentleman gets up and as they are discussing whether to do the Heimlich or not, and my whole body is in a panic and my mind races to be clear that this is in fact happening, my friend Lexie gives me a nice hard slap on the back. And... coughing....and breathing once again take place. Holy canol. Not to be dramatic but, oh why not, I was really wondering if I was going to be 'that girl' who kicked it at a Vermont weekend with her friends, like in a bad episode of E.R. or Grey's Anatomy. Luckily all is fine and it's hilarious story I can now tell but just in case you don't know, here are some instructions for the next time someone you know or let's be honest, I, choke on some food and need a hand.
Hey, thanks in advance.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Snow Day

Yet ANOTHER snow day in CT and all I can think of is spring!

A few coveted items.....

I'm in the market for a new black dress and this Joie one will do just fine.

House of Harlow Wedges.

One of my besties showed me these and I can't stop thinking about them.

Winter Kate 'Dahlia Top'
House of Harlow Cabochon Bangle
Followed up with a bright Marc by Marc Jacobs bag

Apparently, I have a small crush on Nicole Richie, as she is the designer of both House of Harlow and Winter Kate.
That girls got it goin on.