Monday, October 21, 2013

Music Monday

Hello Lovelies:

I am on a tear about two new bands I am swooning over and wanted to share:

1. The Beef Seeds
They are a Bluegrass cover band you can not help but smile then they rock out:

2. Little Green Cars
JUST read about them here and I am smitten:

Cheers to a fab Monday!


Friday, October 18, 2013

Friday Fiver

Hello Lovies:

Is this thing on?  *crickets*

Swooping back in with a link up with Ms. April and Co. for a little Friday Fun!

1. Italy
This saucy minx is what's been keeping me from blogging at all the past few weeks.  I was lucky enough to spend two solid weeks in Rome and make a day trip to Florence (and get to see this hottie pants).   It was a back breaking labor of love and I am still exhausted, but would not have traded it for the world! 

2. Coxinha
Friend's mama is her from Brazil and we are having these treats tomorrow night, can not wait! 

3. This Bauble
I got an email from C. Wonder yesterday and was instantly smitten with this bad boy.  Now could you please go on sale with an additional percentage off so you can me mine?  kthanks.

4. The Boston Red Sox
I was lucky enough to be sitting in great seats during that EPIC game last Sunday night.  The boys are bringing their show back to town tomorrow night with hopes of a World Series run! #SOXNATION

5. The Nugget
In his little old man sweatsuit!  #Idie

Cheers to a FAB weekend,

Friday, September 20, 2013

Friday Five

Hello Lovelies:

Last week's Friday 5 never saw the light of day so y'all can look at it like a two for one, right? Indulge me, been a hella long week, though one full of fantastic colleagues visiting from near and far I rarely get to see. 

1. Candy Pumpkins
I know I have waxed poetic about my LOATHING of Fall (Don't even get me started on my hatred for PSLs!!).  Absolute loathing. One of the few things I can get behind are a yum 'ol bag of Brach's.

2. This Scarf
Found it completely by accident at H&M on Monday and it's a $9.95 super well spent.  Will be fabulous on a plane and if I happen to lose it, won't be that upset (unless H&M runs out that is!)
Excuse the poor pic, the original is super tiny. 

3. The Greenway Carousel
I have been dying to go on it since re-opening and it was all I hoped for and more!  (Notice my ladylike sidesaddle!)  Extra points for getting my inaugural ride in with one of my awesome aforementioned visiting colleagues. 

4. Royals
Been crushing HARD on this song for the past few weeks.  (Aaaand she is SO pretty!!)

You can call me Queen Bee
And baby I'll rule, I'll rule, I'll rule.
Let me live that fantasy.

5. This little meatball.  #swoon

Cheers to the weekend!


Wednesday, September 11, 2013


On Wednesdays we wear whales. 

Think he's dreaming of Regina George?

Tuesday, September 10, 2013


Hello Lovelies:

Another one for the books my friends!  Friday we did a little much needed CC happy hour followed by a dinner at Brownstone. The stars aligned and my hurr and makeup came out stellar, which obvs called for some ridiculous selfies.

I mean they MIGHT be Prosecco fueled #justsayin'

Had not been to Brownstone in forever and wow was the food great, and super reasonable. Chocolate covered bacon AND poutine?  Cue the angels!

Sloppy deliciousness

Saturday morning I took the Downeaster up to Wells, Maine where I met VOT and we had a silly us York day, that is never complete without a trip to (I kid you not) a gas station for THE BEST beach snacks, lots of beach time, clams at Fox's, Ice Cream at Brown's, Nubble pics and a trip into town for Goldenrod PB taffy for our #westiebestie.  It was the perfect secret extra summer day post Labor Day...and there were no crowds, score!  Wish I could say the same for Ogunquit - we got stuck in major traffic en route back to the train and made it by the skin of my teeth!


GIGANTIC Whoopie Pie! 
Basically I am going to reference this pic EVERY day from now until May! 

The Nubble

Annual Shot

I got back to Boston around 9P and hoofed it up to Government Center to hear Vampire Weekend close out Day 1 of Boston Calling.  The sound was amazing and the authorities totally let a lot of people hang out on the street and listen to the whole set.  The sound was fantastic and I may have to attend next year as I have heard rave reviews.  I closed out my night with a little Facetime action with #wydev.

Woke up Sunday morning to a clogged toilet, #fail.  Nothing like begging to use the facilities at CVS first thing in the AM!  Plumber made a late appearance and luckily all is back to normal on that front!  

My plans to 'burb it out to meet Miss Islay were thwarted, so instead I decided to do a little (self dubbed) Urban Bike Adventure on a Hubway.  My goal was to not get killed between my apartment and the office, and I did so much more!  (Another post will cover my trek).

Middle of the Sugarbowl

The plumber finally arrived (yay for indoor plumbing!) and I spent some QT with ML doing what we do best - going to TJ Maxx, #duh. 


Friday, September 06, 2013

Friday Fiver

Hello Lovelies:

Look at me, two posts in one week, wowzers!

Let's get on it:

1. Though under sad circumstances, my poodle from the ATL made a cameo in the Boston area!  This girl did the schleppety schlep up to the north shore to see him on Tuesday evening, just what both of our souls needed!

We shall be reunited again in 2+ short months, watch out DC!

2. I know I am a season or so late, but this "new to me" bag's my new obsession - it's huge and you can toss everything in it!  Seriously last night I had normal purse items, a sweater, iPad and two bottles of wine with room to spare! 

Thanks for doing a closet purge JJ!

3.Holding on to #endlesssummer2013 as long as possible.  My tookas will be planted on some sort of sand throughout this weekend, mark my words.  All things Lilly, Jacks and white may be off the table, but I am milking the hell out of the next 14 days! 

4. I adore Sara Bareilles and this song's been on heavy rotation as my "get s**t done at work" jam. (And PS - I just learned how to insert a YouTube steps friends, baby steps!)

5. This guy remains on my Friday 5 indefinitely.  He met his Mimi (my mom) and his "yet to be named" (my dad) (and I managed to delete that photo) on Sunday and they are eating him up! 

Mimi is in heaven!
Can not get enough of the hands by his face, presh!
Enjoy the weekend!!


Monday, September 02, 2013

Labor Day Weekend Roundup...and a Shot in the Dark.

Hello Lovelies!

I hope everyone had a fab long weekend!!  

I am going to give this posting on the reg thing the old college try!  It definitely will not be 5 days a week, but maaaaaaybe 2-3 days.  Even though it has been a really long time since I was in school, I still feel like this week marks a "new" year, so this is my resolution!  

Full disclosure, Labor Day is also my saddest day of the year.  I HATE saying goodbye to my beloved summer.  Stamp my feet like a toddler hate it.  And even though I took my dear friends Lilly and Jack for their final New England* spin of 2013, I still plan to sit my rear on the beach this coming weekend, weather permitting. (*Lilly and Jack will be permitted in the Caribbean on a work trip later this fall!) 

So without further ado, my weekend.  It was pretty mellow, and much needed!  
I took half a day on Friday and spend some QT on the beach in Southie getting some Vitamin D.  That night my friend JJ came over with her pup and we drank bubs and on my balcony,  The night turned into hanging with assorted neighbors on the stoop and being out until 2AM, #whoops. 
#nomsandbubs with JJ

2AM Crew
My grand plan of heading up to New Hampshire at 8A on Saturday was thwarted by bad weather the need for sleep.  Finally got my show on the road around noon and headed up to see G&G in Hampton.  The weather continued to be pretty crappy so we took a leisurely ride up 1A (my favorite drive!) to Portsmouth and went to Sanders where we procured some steamers and this 7 1/2 pound bad boy.  (PS - my apologies if you ever attend a lobster dinner with me...I go to town!)

It filled a large cooler!
While it was being cooked, we took a ride up to Prescott Park to see the flowers and Grandma and I had a little photo shoot.  I have to add this tiny woman is in amazing shape and climbed up on this platform for the photo!

I look like a giant, as usual.
The sun came out on Sunday and we got some good beach time, finished up that lobster for lunch and played a lot of cards.  Grandpa made another fab dinner of ribs, corn and potatoes, along with Grandma's awesome salad.  I swear, everything they make is not only delicious, but brings me back to being a child.  I am SO lucky to have two grandparents, who are fairly young and very active, left at my age.  I see them pretty often, but it is rare I spend two+ days with them alone, so it was a really great weekend. And I got to totally chill out and relax, a rarity these days.

It rained again Monday AM and I headed back to Boston fairly early.  The traffic was really light and I flew down - 41 minutes from Seabrook to the South End may be a record!  I did some work, some cleaning (huge bag for consignment shop!), some cooking and some errands to round out the last few hours of my summer.  Sigh.  Grandpa is also know for his killer tomatoes (the man starts them from seed in the basement in March!) and he sent me home with some beauties I made into sauce I am going to freeze - nothing like pulling summer veggies out of the freezer in January!

Not at all looking forward to another insane week, but hopefully I can channel some weekend zen when I need to.


Friday, August 30, 2013

Friday Five

Hello Lovelies:

Without further ado...

1. The US Open
I was in New York earlier in the week for work and tickets literally fell into my lap Monday afternoon.  I was ecstatic as I had not been in 16 years (heeey 1997!) and I love me some Grand Slam tennis.  It is a special place and did not disappoint - we got to see Serena play Schiavione  where Serena killed her 6-0, 6-1, but it was a really well played game.  Too bad Federer was a rain out.  Oh, but I did get to see Lenny open, he was short, but fab.

2. t+j Designs
I was innocently perusing this gal's blog and BAM it hit me like a train!  Two baubles later (on sale plus 20% off) I there pretties are en route to mama:

3. The Shandy Whitman (this one is a few weeks old!)
How adorable and clever is this little homage to my dad?  The mustache is spot on and I am so glad he has such a sense of humor!  Not to mention our dear friends at Keegan Ales are hilarious with adorable graphics! 

4. The Beach
Our 2013 love affair is coming to a close, but I plan to milk every last second out of this I have all summer long. Summer Bucket list update to follow. 

5. Wyatt 
I am going to start calling him "Mittens McGee" as boyfriend is a scratcher.  But would you look at that head of hair?!  #swoon

Cheers to a fabulous weekend!


Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Wyatt Jack DeVito

Wyatt Jack DeVito
Saturday August 24, 2013
8 Pounds, 5 Ounces
21 Inches
3:21 AM 

Wyatt arrived fast and furiously on Saturday AM and I am smitten.  Mom and Dad are doing well and he came home on Sunday afternoon.

I may be biased, but this is the coolest outfit ever:

I will FIGHT anyone who disagrees with my onesie!


Friday, August 23, 2013

My Friday 5!

Happy Friday Lovelies!

Another crazy week comes to an end and I will say it did FLY by for moi, just not enough hours to get it all done!!

So without further ado....

1.  Revlon Super Lustrous Lipgloss in Shine City has been my everyday go to for years and apparently it's GONE from the shelves (at least here in Boston). They have redone the packaging the "new" shade is now called Snow Pink .  I picked one up at CVS last night (it was marked down to $6.99 AND I got $4.00 in Extra Buck with purchase, SCORE!).  It is OK, thicker than Shine City, but does the trick.  I love me some sheer sparkle gloss. 

2. Along with the new gloss I decided today's outfit should be wholly office inappropriate (at least Monday through Thursday in my book - even though we have a pretty casual spot, I dress at least four days a week).  Cue Coral skinnies, HUGE sock bun (inspired by an IG pic from this girl last night), glitter Jacks, big fat rhinestone earrings and aforementioned gloss.  #sparklesmakeeverythingbetter 

I am telling you, by far the BEST and happiest purchase of the summer.  Go get some, now. 

3. Orange is the New Black.  Late to the party, but fell down that rabbit hole on Tuesday. Color me OBSESSED!  I LOVE all of the character, especially Red.

4. Mom and Dad are coming to visit this weekend.  Cue Farmer's Market, lots of beach time, dinner in the North End and who knows what else.  Heading to K-town with them on Sunday to go to the Duchess County Fair (MILKSHAKES!) and into the City Monday AM for work for a few days.  

5. And Finally -CWD is in "non-active" labor.  My nephew is snug as a bug for the moment, but he will be making his appearance within a week.  Woot! Let the monogramming begin!

Have FABULOUS weekends and wear as much white, seersucker and Lilly as possible - sadly that window's coming to a close!!!


Friday, August 02, 2013

Friday, Friday, Gotta Get Down on Friday....

Happy Friday Lovelies!

I KNOW all you Rebecca Black fans out there now have that ditty stuck in your heads.  You're welcome! ;)

I was inspired by Miss April  to get down on this Friday and do a little post about what I have been groovin' on recently, so without further ado....

1. The Farmer's Market
It is no secret that I love me a trapse around a Farmer's Market and I am so lucky to have Dewey Square a mere steps from my office and Copley Square and SOWA super close to my apartment. I have made it my goal to attempt to eat 80% of my meals from fresh local produce while the gettin' is good over the next few months (I can not EVEN go into how it is already August, a BAD WORD in my book!).  Sure it is a little more spendy than the grocery store, but very worth it in my opinion. Tonight's caprese is going to be extra awesome with homemade pesto from the scads of basil I procured! 

2.  My Weekend
I have been going a zillion miles an hour for the past month and I am excited that I have zero set plans this weekend with the exception of a party tonight; where I will be bringing the aforementioned caprese.  And wine. #duh. 
Image Via Pioneer Woman
3. Pillows
My (not so anymore) new couch is in need a of a little oomph and I think this (literally) has my name on it (well, once I turn it into a K)

4. My Imaginary Well-Dressed Toddler Daughter
Tiffany Beveridge is a genius! Quinoa  can do no wrong in my book.

"Wait, Farro. We don't run after the ice cream truck.
We wait for the ice cream truck to come to us." - Quinoa 

5. Drunk History on Comedy Central
Just discovered this last night and I am hooked. Ashamed to say, I actually learned some stuff!  Patty Hearst is my fave. 

Wishing you all FABULOUS weekends!