Monday, September 9, 2013

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Howdy Partner


I went to a rodeo this weekend and I can't stop thinking about how much fun we had! What a blast! We watched cattle roping, bare-back horse riding, and of course, bull riding. Cowboy hats and boots and belt buckles were the norm. The real fun happened after all regular rodeo events, the rodeo dance. Ages ranged from two to sixty-two on the dance floor and let me just tell you, people had some moves! It was so fun to see all the various partners being sent spinning on the floor. My roommate from Texas taught us how to two step and we whirled around the dance floor, clapping and shouting out old country tunes (Thanks mom for always listening to country in the car when I was growing up. Knowing the words to 90's country songs has been a dormant skill of mine for many years now.) We sat on hay bails, ate kettle corn, and danced until our feet hurt. Another example of how unexpected adventures tend to be the most fun.  

Monday, August 26, 2013

Manicure Monday

{Sally Hansen's "Snappy Sorbet"}
Monday's nails have been inspired by the tasty nectarines I picked up at Trader Joe's. I know summer is rapidly coming to a close but there is something about biting into fresh fruit and having the juice run down your chin that really makes me think of childhood, being barefoot and swinging on our tire swing. I am not quite ready to let you go, summer.

Friday, August 23, 2013

The Freakin Weekend

{Loved this flower that naturally faded colors}

{Got to hang out with some friends on an LA rooftop}

{Soaking in the greater LA area}

{A good hair day needs to be documented}

{Kettle corn from the company carnival this week}
It's the weekend and I don't have to put "g's" on things if I don't want to. I caught up with old friends in LA and then had skype dates or phone chats almost every night of the week with some girls back east so I have been feeling a bit nostalgic and a wee bit homesick as of late. The good news is I can distract myself with the planning of next weekend's Big Bear camping and Las Vegas trip. But in the meantime, I may just have to eat homemade popsicles and chocolate Buckeyes this weekend for some Ohio comfort.   

Monday, August 19, 2013

Manicure Monday: Blue Hues

Usually I have trouble leaving Target without the purchase of at least one new nail polish but I have recently started to create and follow a budget and I have had some serious self control as of late. Frankly, I did not know I was capable of such restraint but I left all of these fab colors on the shelf. Of course, that doesn't mean I am not still pining after them but I do have some various blues and greens in my collection that should suffice for now. I am really dying to try the new Salley Hansen Fuzzy Coat line so the "Fuzz-Sea" color may just be my next purchase.     

Monday, August 12, 2013

Manicure Monday

Nail polish: Essie's "Absolutely Shore"
Wearing floppy hats for any and all occasions. It's my new thing. Perks of being by the ocean.  

Friday, August 9, 2013

Friday Delights

{Having some coffee in our breakfast nook}

{The real deal Chicago deep dish shipped a la dry ice all the way to Southern California}

{A surprise package from my sister with notes from the whole family to brighten my week}
{Brown Sugar Cinnamon Pop-Tarts to feed my inner 7 year old}

{Enjoying some peppermint tea, my new orange bracelet, and a pug creeping towards me}

The weekend is here yet again and this week, I documented a lot of yummy foods and drinks because, well, it happened. I am planning to watch some Rom-Coms tonight, hit up a flea market tomorrow, and head to the pool to read a book or two on Sunday. Relaxation at its finest.