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Thoughts For Friday

Apr 27, 2012

I am super obsessed with the new Maroon Five song, Payphone that they preformed on The Voice two weeks ago.  Have to play it every time I get in my car.  And we can talk about how hot Adam Levine is. I think I am attracted to him because he looks like my hubs.  I love tall dark haired men! 

First Ann Taylor surprised me and now Banana Republic. How cute is this Ikat blouse? I swear it looks just like some expensive ones I have seen online. It is a steal for a great blouse.   I think it is going to look pretty cute with my white jeans.
{Banana Republic Talia Ikat Blouse}

I am so excited because I am finally getting a Silhouette of Sterling done. I have wanted one forever. WayWay is working on it and I know it be fabulous because all her stuff is! I debated FOREVER about what color to do the Silhouette. You would think it was a life or death decision the way I debated.  I went back and forth between going bright or just doing classic black.  In the end I went for Turquoise, I love the pop of color.  Plus most of our walls are pretty neutral so I think it will show up better.  This is not my silhouette but it is the picture I sent WayWay for reference. I love how the name and age is at the bottom.

Lately I have been hooked on roasted cherry tomatoes. I had no idea how much more flavor the tomatoes would get from just roasting them!  It is my new favorite side dish.  I have been making it at least once a week and surprisingly Matt loves it too! All you do is toss with olive, salt and pepper,  then roast at 350 degrees for about 20-30 mins. After they are done cooking I add in some fresh julienned basil.

Yesterday I finally hit up Glazed, a new doughnut shop downtown. Ladies it was amazing. Worth every single calorie. I will be returning frequently! They had so many fun doughnut flavors, sadly they were sold out of the Maple Bacon flavor that I really wanted to try, but our glazed were mouth wateringly good!

I am in love with this outfit Charlize Theron is wearing. Makes me think I need a blush colored blazer. Love it paired with the black.

Was that enough Random Babble for your Friday? I hope you all have a great weekend!

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  1. Loving that new top on you and obsessed with this silhouette! Sterling's will be beyond adorbs. Beyond.

  2. Dina says:

    If you check jones design company blog, she has a silhouette DIY on the computer that I of course could not handle but my husband came thru and I loooove it! I made a big one and a little one and chose my frames, background paper from a craft store (really beautiful thick, colored) and my silhouette fill in color. Also office supply stores print for yOu if you bring in the file and their quality is awesome!

  3. Alicia xoxxo says:

    Ohhh I am going to have to try the roasted tomatoes! I have been making roasted park green beans at least once a week they are so good! So I will def try the tomatoes! I am totally obsessed with blazers right now. So excited they are making a comeback! Love the silhouette you are doing for Sterling! Thanks for the idea! I would love to get one done of Owen! Ok, that enough rambling! Have a fantastic weekend Natalie!

  4. oh my word that silhouette of Sterling's curls is going to be the most precious thing ever. I can't even imagine how great it's going to look in your house! And that blouse looks fantastic, really like how it tapers in a bit. I just love that last quote, one of my favorites!

  5. I love Charlize's outfit! I need a pair of leather pants….

  6. Megan says:

    Will definitely have to try those roasted tomatoes! Sounds delicious and so easy!

  7. I love that last quote, so so very true. And with all of the pinterest out there, its easy to forget!

  8. Jill says:

    Umm Adam Levine, so hot and I LOVE his new song, it is on my ipod and I run to it almost every morning!!

    It is about time banana republic kicked it up a notch.

    I love that silhouette, I need one for Scarlett

    Have a great weekend

  9. OMG..how funny! I just bought that shirt at BR šŸ™‚ I thought it was super cute and when I read your post yesterday about the jeans I was thinking it would be really cute with white. We are obsessed with cherry tomatoes around here. I have started adding them to everything. I love the golden yellow ones too. Yum! Have a great weekend Natalie!

  10. Aww, thanks for the shout out Natalie!!! I can't wait to get this silhouette of Sterling to you!!! Going to be super cute!!! Love your new top and of course I am drooling over Adam Levine too…something about him!!!!

  11. Nat says:

    Love that BR blouse- it will look great with white jeans! I'm also obsessed with that Maroon 5 song and Adam Levine is hottie in my book.

  12. Love that cute top on you! And those donuts…YUM! Have a great weekend!

  13. Natalie says:

    Love that ikat top on you! I've been looking for a blush blazer also — keep us posted if you find a good one!

  14. LOVE your top! i own (and love) my blush blazer, it's a must buy for sure!

  15. Yup, Adam Levine is positively delicious…even though he's probably a human petri dish. He is my secret celebrity crush for sure.

  16. Just watched Young Adult the other day and now I'm loving all things Charlize…her outfit is great! And I WANT one of those donuts!! YUMMM!

  17. Taylor says:

    I love the way celebs look in their skinny leather leggings, but feel like I could never pull it off?! love the top on you!! and Maroon5 has been one of my favorite bands since high school…. every time I shower I alternate playing them + john mayer – I don't know why but I will NEVER get sick of hearing their songs over and over! happy friday love.


  18. Adam Levine is hot. Who doesn't love tall dark and handsome? That was my hubby before he lost his hair! šŸ™‚

    Charlize is my #1 girl crush right now. I love how tall and fabulous she is. She must be close to our height?

    OMG Bacon doughnuts? Hello!!!

  19. Must try glazed and those roasted tomatoes! They look so good šŸ™‚

  20. LOVE the new top, girl…and I think you have killed my diet for the weekend with the bacon glazed donuts…(c: But why hello gorgeous Mr. Levine…I'll take him any ol' day (c:

  21. Okay, silhouette will be the bomb. You do need a blush blazer (I do too), and I want to eat donuts now.

  22. LOVE that top! and yes- roasted vegetables are amazing! in addition to roasted tomatoes, i've been obsessed with roasting cauliflower, broccoli, and asparagus lately!

  23. I have a HUGE crush on Adam L, HUGE! And I love everything CT wears, love her style.

  24. Bud and Leo says:

    Charlize looks gorg! Love the pink blazer too!

  25. Pris says:

    Love the silhouette! So presh!

  26. Bess says:

    Love your monogram necklace! What size is it? Where did you get it? Thanks for any details!

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