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Thoughts For Friday

Sep 14, 2012

Happy Friday my sweet friends.   I am so glad it is the weekend because guess what?  The hubs and I are celebrating our 5 year Wedding Anniversary tomorrow!  Feels like just yesterday we got married, time seriously flies by!  5 years married, 11 years together and one sweet baby boy later.  We are a very blessed couple.  I love you Matt!

Sterling’s Big Boy room is coming along quite nicely.  I am headed to Charlotte next week to get the rest of the bed so soon it will be completely finished and I will share some pictures.  For now here is a little sneak peek.

Told you the 3 Sprouts Baskets were adorable! 

I am so ready for fall.  Last night I busted out my Chanel Vamp and painted my nails.  This remains one of my all time favorite nail polishes.

I am embarrassed to admit it, but I have been watching Married to Jonas and I kind of like it.  What is wrong with me- why do I always get sucked into these Reality TV shows?  Kevin Jonas seems like a sweet guy or at least they portray him to be sweet:)  It is my guilty pleasure.

I just finished Reading Bringing up Bebe, and I highly recommend for any of you moms out there.  It had some great advice on the differences between French and American parenting.  It was super interesting.  The premise is that French children are better behaved, sleep earlier through the night, and are better eaters than American children.  I could relate to alot of what the Pamela wrote and plan to try and implement some of the ideas into our daily life.

Confession, I have been majorly into the Library lately.  Call me a nerd but I love it.   I take Sterling there at least once a week.  He picks out books and movies and then I always find something for myself- I am so over buying books.  They clutter up my house after I read them and this is much cheaper and easier!  

This week I picked up Born to be Brad.  I know there are alot of Brad haters out there but I still love him and can’t wait to read his book.  

I also put my name on the waiting list for Carol Radziwill’s book What Remains.  I guess the Real Housewives has helped her book out because I was 13th on the waiting list!

Did you all know Nate Berkus is coming out with a line for Target?  I am so excited.  I think I might pick up a set of the sheets for Sterling’s room.  How fabulous are they?  And just perfect for my suave little man!

Just saw this dress on Pinterest yesterday and now I am convinced I need it.  I used to be so into BCBG but probably have not bought anything from there in years.  This makes me want to stop in and browse.  Love this dress it would be just perfect for Fall.


Speaking of dresses I have been obsessed with my Madewell Tunic Dress.  I wore this baby three times last week.  And it’s on sale right now in the Poppy Color.  Such a great casual dress.  I love it so much I am seriously contemplating getting the Poppy color too.  Highly recommend it for you ladies!

{Madewell Tunic Dress}

Enjoy your weekends.  In honor of my anniversary, this Ecard made me laugh out loud.  Here’s to hoping Matt doesn’t feel like our love is forced:)


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Thoughts For Friday

Oct 14, 2011

TGIF. I am so glad its Friday. My sister is flying back through here for work so I get to spend another weekend with her and I couldn’t be more excited!

I picked up a new nail polish color, Essie Wicked. I absolutely love it. I painted my nails last night and think its the perfect fall color. I really love dark nails. P.S don’t judge how dirty my rings are in the picture!! I really should clean them more often!

Wednesday night we had a Sprinkle for our friend Ann who is due with her second baby girl in November. This was my girls night outfit. I am obsessed with the blouse I wore, it is the best color green ever! It is one of my favorite fall finds.

Blouse: Marc Jacobs Micheala Silk Blouse
Jeans: Seven for All Mankind “The Skinny”
Shoes: Micheal Kors

I just got my Design Sponge At Home book in the mail and I am in love. What a great coffee table book. It is filled with so many great design ideas. Here is a sneak peek.

I don’t know about ya’ll but I think Jessica Simpson is definitely pregnant. It looks like she totally has a baby bump going on. It seems like her and Nick both seem to be happy and moving on. I am not going to lie though I sure do miss The Newlywed Days. That show was my favorite and I really liked them together!

I had the most amazing salad for lunch yesterday at Caviar and Bananas, one of my favorite food shops in town. It was fresh kale, dried cranberries, blueberries, and Gouda with an amazing dressing. Sounds weird right?? But it was so good! I would have never thought to use kale as lettuce for a salad but it was delish. They have have a farro and mushroom salad with truffle oil that is ridiculously good too!

Tomorrow night we are cooking Philly Cheesesteaks with our good friends. Random right? But Matt is obsessed with Cheesesteaks. I think I am going to make this for an app: Kettle Chips with Blue Cheese and Balsamic Reduction. Delish and easy!

Happy Weekend Lovelies!



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  1. Great nail color… I agree with ya on missing the newly wed days!! I loved her and Nick.. ok so I love to visit Charleston and I love Caviar and Bananas.. They make a green tea smoothie with tapioca pearls that is to die for… šŸ™‚

  2. Laura says:

    Love that nail polish and your green blouse is gorgeous!

    Laura šŸ™‚


  3. Love that top! And those chips look so good.

  4. Obsessed with that Essie color!

    Also- I hadn't noticed a bump on Jessica before, but you're totally right! I'm still bitter about her divorce from Nick. I own all seasons of Newlyweds on DVD & still watch them from time to time -ha!

    Love your top, too! Green is one of my favorite colors to wear, other than black & white, but I own barely anything in that color. Happy Friday!

  5. Lili says:

    i had wicked on my nails last week! LOVED it!

  6. SADBBLOG says:

    LOVE that nail color and your new blouse!! Great pics!


  7. Natalie says:

    Essie Wicked is one of my favorites- perfect for fall. Love the green blouse-great color. I miss Newlyweds too and I still have all the DVDS- Ha!

  8. Jill says:

    I have wicked too and I love it!! That green top is awesome, love it. You have the best clothes:)

  9. I love the nail color. I have a manicure today and I think you have inspired me to go darker with the color. Have a wonderful weekend!!

  10. Your good at polishing your nails! Love your shirt too! Thanks for the inspiration on my conf outfits!!!

  11. Erin says:

    I'm going to go get that polishl; it's gorg!

    And your green blouse is amazing!

  12. Wow that is one seriously fabulous nail polish shade. Your green blouse is just stunning. Enjoy your weekend.


  13. Love love LOVE that green top! Bookmarking it for sure. And what does a sprinkle mean? Curious!

  14. I saw that same color and was thinking it would be perfect for fall/winter…you definitely just convinced me! LOVE the Marc blouse, that really is a great green color…have fun with your sister!

  15. Christina says:

    i painted my nails almost the exact same color last night. redddddd for the weekend. happy friday!

  16. How do you stay so skinny when you cook all that amazing stuff? I love that green blouse. I have one in a very similar color. It will be gorgeous for the Holiday's too!

  17. Wicked is my absolute favorite. Definitely my winter go-to

  18. Michaela says:

    I want that design sponge book so bad! And I loveee the shirt, especially because it's named after me (;
    Have a wonderful weekend N! xo

  19. megan says:

    Love that nail color and that blouse! That color green looks awesome on you! Hope yall have a great weekend!

  20. Emily says:

    that nail color is wonderful — just painted my a similar color from OPI. also that emerald green blouse is gorgeous! perfect color for you!! and i am so w/ you about nick and jess….i'm not ashamed to say that i watched the entire dvd set of the newlyweds this summer..miss them together! xoxo

  21. You look great in that shade of green! I've been swooning over navy polish…tried to take a pic of my hand for the blog, but it was too scary to use! šŸ™‚

  22. Mae says:

    That emerald green blouse is stunning! And you look beautiful in it! And I totally agree…I miss Nick & Jessica when they were together too! The Newlywed days were the best!
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