Monday, October 31

halloween date!

"H-A-DOUBLE L-O-W-DOUBLE E-N spells Halloween!" Did you ever sing that song in school? I love it!

Sean and I had our Halloween date night Saturday and had a monster BLAST! We went to dinner at J. Alexander's and sat at the bar, ate calamari and steaks, had a bunch of red wine and got everything for free! Love the perks of Sean's job! ;)

Then we headed to an art show that was Halloween themed. It was amazing! So many gory and scary pieces! Lots of free wine too...haha. But the most exciting part of the night was Sean and I buying our first piece of art together! She was one of the last pieces we saw at the show and we just had to have her. We went mad trying to find the gallery owner to place a bid on her but he wasn't even at the show yet. But alas he finally arrived and we bought her! Isn't she beautiful? I was thinking of naming her Claudette...

Other pieces from the show that were pretty cool. Zombie Elvis and Franken-PIG!

Oooooo, he looks so scary and serious! We ended the night renting Scream 4 back at home, it was pretty good, I did scream a few times. :)  Happy Halloween!

Wednesday, October 26

bachelorette palooza!

I am co-hosting my friend Mallory's Bachelorette Party in New Orleans with fellow Thetas - my best friend Erin and Mallory's maid of honor and sister-in-law Leslie! We have been planning it for months now and it is getting so close! I love Mal to death, I talk to her everyday on Gchat and she is such a great friend to me, oh and she is also a fun time! ; )

Leslie wanted to do the invitations for the event and Erin and I were so excited to see them. Leslie has always been super cute and is always so stylish. She was a year below us in Theta and I remember her getting a super cute mini cooper with red stripes! Adorable, just like her!

Anyways, LOOK at these amazing invitations she helped design! Leslie said she is really into invitations (just like us) and likes to enlist someone to design them. She lives in Washington, DC and these are by Steve from By Hand Invitations. All of the details are so perfect! Look how cute the bra and panty sizes are!!! They are exactly what I was picturing and even more FABULOUS!

Mallory said "I feel like Kim Kardashian and my bachelorette party is sponsored!"

from less waste to great taste!

Our coffee maker retired earlier this month and if you know me, you know that I LOVE my coffee. I haven't had coffee at home for over 4 weekends and it was really starting to bug me. Sean and I talked about just getting a coffee press since we couldn't decide on what new coffee maker we wanted. So last weekend I walked to our Starbucks and bought this awesome contraption!

I was very wary at first about how the coffee would look and taste but I it was the BEST cup of coffee I have ever made! I was very surprised! Plus the press I found is made from recycled plastic, go green! In just 4 simple steps you have a fantastic cup of joe!

Monday, October 24

a funny thing happened....

A funny thing happened on the way to the park for my daily run. It was a Sunday and I always pass this small church that is nestled among the apartment buildings in our neighborhood. As I am coming upon the church a very, very, very big fat boy is standing outside the church just resting his hands on his big belly staring as people passed him. He was right in my path and I didn't really think anything of it, I was on a mission to go run. Well, here is what transpired between me and the big fat boy on Sunday:

Big Fat Boy walked right out in front of me and held out his big fat arms.

Big Fat Boy: "Can I have a hug?"

I tried to walk past him but he kept following me.

Me: "What?"

Big Fat Boy: "Can I have a hug?"

Me: " That's are creepy."

And I walked around him and started walking a little faster.

Big Fat Boy: "I like your ASS."

I stopped...turned right around and got in his big fat face.

Me: "What the...? You need to go back into that church and learn some manners big boy!"

Then I continued on my way while the big fat boy ran back into the church, hopefully he learned some manners from Jesus that day.

Thursday, October 20

hunter boots? yes, please!

So excited, so excited! I am finally getting my Hunter Boots that I have been wanting for years!!! I am going to get the original tall black ones that can go with just about anything. Plus, they are selling more varieties of the super cute fold over socks that go with them! I think the white fur socks are going to be perfect come winter! Oh, how I wish I had them right now because it has been raining for days here! 

Wednesday, October 19

wow white dress

My sweet letter to Anthropologie got me browsing their BHLDN Web site yesterday (bad Caroline!) and I noticed this new dress I haven't seen before.

This IT dress is the ultimate romantic white gown. Look at the detailing on the sleeves and lower skirt, aMAHzing! 

And of course you have to get the matching booties! 

All of this will only cost you $6,535! ;)

{images BHLDN}

Tuesday, October 18

dear anthropologie,

I have really tried to love you and I always enjoy looking at your unique clothes and home decor...but you are just too effing expensive for me. Regretfully, I must stop browsing your online store while at work, and I must stop receiving your amazing emails that claim you have awesome sales going on, but in all actuality your sales are also too effing expensive for me. Lies...all lies! For example, $100 for a shower curtain? Really? And it's only $36 for the matching towels...woo wee! Oh wait...that's per towel!? Well shit...

Let's not forget your ├╝ber adorable and unique dresses! They only range from $200-$5,000 dollars! Kidding about the $5,000 but still...come one! And usually when I spot something cute I want to buy from you, I have to save for a few weeks just to purchase it. By the time I'm ready to hand over my hard-earned $250 to you for a swimsuit, the damn thing is gone! Why Anthro!? Why!? And then you have to go and create a wedding line!? WTF, why are you so MEAN!??? 

Anyways, I hope this letter finds you well and you are enjoying the fall weather. Sean sends his love and he also asked if you could put those owl cookie jars on sale that we found two years ago. We are really excited about purchasing them for our new apartment!

sneak peek: our new apartment!

Here are some sneak peek photos of our new place! It has all the charm that we have been looking for and it is BIG! There are built-ins, a fireplace, wall sconces, crystal door knobs, top floor north and south views, plus FOUR closets! The kitchen isn't as nice as ours now but I know we can fix it up, anyways, black and white kitchens are my fave. Our landlord looks, talks and acts just like Oscar from The Office, he is so nice! We will be sad to be leaving our current home but I just know this is the perfect place for us to live in for the next few years!

Monday, October 17

tv time!

So this fall I have really enjoyed some new TV shows, let's dish! 

#1 favorite new show: Awkward on MTV
Okay, okay...yes this show is about teenagers and yes it's on MTV! But it is soooooo funny and I swear everything Miss Jenna Hamilton says is right from my high school days! And the show has the best one-liners ever, I'm always cracking up when I watch it. 

#2: Revenge on ABC
Yes, this is another drama filled show with crazy twists and turns in every episode but I just love it when people in movies or TV get revenge! Karma will find you!

#3: Up All Night on NBC
I just hope Sean and I are as cool and funny as these parents are when we have a baby in our late 30's! Having the house and all its decor would be nice too...

So go be a couch potato and tell me what your new favorite shows are!

i'm sorry for the zombies...

I am sorry to anyone who views my blog that I have made you look at zombies for weeks and weeks....I guess it is appropriate now that it is almost Halloween. ANYWAYS, I have been so busy with work, Sean and just life! Let's catch up!
  • I am now 28 and couldn't be happier it is an even year! Those are my favorite years! 
  • It is now the busy season here at ALA, everyone is back to work and running around like crazy! 
  • I have finally gotten into running and just LOVE it! I am now up to 30 mins without stopping, but now I am getting nervous about running in this cold weather that has come upon us!
  • I am loving TV, enough said...
  • Sean found out from his work that we are staying in Chicago! Woo Hoo! 
  • I FINALLY found us our perfect apartment that we have been searching for! It has taken me months to find the right place for us and at the right price! ;) 
So, now I am back and excited to write about decorating our new place, the holidays, TV shows and more!