Friday, January 28, 2011

buried in snow

ok, it's not fun anymore
(this is mr prep shoveling in front of his store)

it is now over my porch

im hitting the sides of my driveway, because they have 4-feet snow mounds on each side

i can't find my garbage cans

we're tracking snow and muck all over the beautiful hardwoods

the puppy cant find a place to, well, you know!

and i detest navigating a grocery cart through the supermarket parking lot in all this

summer, can you hear me?
please hurry!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

coffee martini

last week i had an amazing cocktail combining two of my favorite and martinis!

starbucks coffee liquour

stoli razz


the result tastes like a chocolate covered cherry!

um, yu-um!
(i just had to share!)

Monday, January 24, 2011

movie mania & natalie overload

friday night was my night out to the movies

and after a long week of horrible commutes 1.5 hours and more every day, one way, my friend and i decided on some light-hearted fun and eye candy

i love.LOVE. ashton and natalie, too, but there was no story line to this flick whatsoever!

so, an hour into it, we switched movies and went to see the highly talked about...

now i knew this movie was supposed to be dark, but omg, it was like a horror film! i screamed, hid my eyes and literally jumped into my friend's shoulder at times.

well-acted, yes, but not my type of show.

we left the theater at 12:30 am exhausted....from one extreme of movie to the next.

it was actually nice to watch this with muffy for the 100th time saturday evening!

Friday, January 21, 2011

there's an app for that

craving comfort food?

need to find some southern soul food asap?

there's an app for that!

i'm so glad there's a cracker barrel 
just a few miles away from me...
i'm sure muffy and i are the only ones 
who order the okra and fried catfish, up here in Mass, 
but we have southern souls!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

tiny tory look-alikes

i am sick of snow (forecast calls for more)
so i started spring shopping for muffy 
and found some 

i love anything miss tory is touting!

so when i saw these looks at 
janie and jack
i was so excited.

down to the accessories!

do you suppose these real tory's were the inspiration?

they say a copy is a true form of flattery,
and the janie and jack tory take offs are just so adorable!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

inspiration wall

how do you get inspired at work?

i recently began writing for and promoting 
a new division or my company and 
am currently working on our summer look book.

after meeting with my team of art directors and designers, 
looking at all the designer merchandise 
and discussing themes 
i needed some inspiration, 
so i created a wall of ideas.

here are a few pictures i surrounded myself with

now if this doesn't inspire me to think summer, 
i don't know what will!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

vera stars

this past saturday muffy and i went to the 
vera commercial shoot at our nearby store

she practiced her lines for the :30 spot for nearly an hour
but when the camera started to roll, she decided to simply smile

then have a vera cookie
and pick up a few new pieces
we had a really fun time and met some great people!
(muffy is pictured here with a bit of our obsession/collection)

Monday, January 10, 2011

let it snow!

from sledding

to making snow angels

to ice skating

we're ready for more snow!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

casting call

as lifelong vera bradley fans, muffy and i are 
forever updating our handbag collection, 
so you can imagine my delight when i got this email 
calling for all vera lovers to go 
in front of the camera to 
be a part of a VB campaign!

this was taken three years ago, 
and we have added several more current patterns 
to our collection since then!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

pink, preppy and with a bow

how darling is this skirt from talbots?
and it's on sale!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

sweet treats

the cutest treats i saw this holiday season

almost too cute to eat!

Monday, January 3, 2011

a little sparkle

isn't it ironic that the kate spade sparklies i have been longing for...

would match the hello kitty style i just got for muffy?

it's a new year's sign, i know it!!

(more on christmas vacation later, but the first day back at work is a doozie!)