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Thoughts For Friday

Jul 27, 2012

First and foremost happy birthday to my sweet hubby today!  I love you and hope you have a spectacular day , which I know you will because Sterling and I will be helping you celebrate! 

On Wednesday this week,  I checked our mail and the most wonderful surprise was waiting for me.  The girls at Fringe Boutique mailed me this necklace because they knew I had been wanting it!  How sweet, right?  I freaking love it!  She will be worn this weekend for sure!

My MayBooks also came in the mail and I can’t say enough great things about them.  I ordered the Ikat one as a monthly planner and the hot pink/red one I ordered with lined paper to use for my to-do list.  I am a freak and make a to-do list every. single. day.  Helps me stay productive or at least feel like I am being productive.

Can we talk about how dumb Krsiten Stewart is?  I mean who the hell cheats on Rob Pattinson?   I never got them in the first place.  I am just not a huge fan of hers.  I feel like she never smiles and her hair always looks dirty and unkept.  Rob was way to hot to be dating her.  I do at least appreciate her owning up to the fling.  Most celebrities try to deny it but at least she was honest.  Carry on Rob, you will have no shortage of women fawning over you.

I am not sure how I feel about this Justin Beiber Magazine Cover.  The title “Hot Ready Legal”  just seems really suggestive and kind of commical.  I guess he must have just turned 18.  I mean he still looks like a baby to me.

I tried on this Joie Blouse recently and now I am obsessed with it.  I want it in every color.  It is the perfect blouse for fall.  It fits great and looks so good with skinny jeans. It comes in a bunch of colors but these three are my favorites.

{Joie Marlo Blouse}

In order to beat the heat we have done alot of pool dates.  This picture just makes me laugh.  My man loves him some goggles.

Happy Friday.  Stay Cool Ladies.

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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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Thoughts For Friday

Jan 27, 2012

I finally jumped on the band wagon and made a Facebook page for my blog. And when I say I did it, I mean my sweet sister set it up because I am so bad with computer stuff. You can check out my page HERE and please show me some Love and “like” my page!



I am currently lusting over this Hot Pink Greylin blouse. I really want her to wear with my white shorts this summer. I keep remembering my mom saying hot pink is not a good color on us. Tell me do you think blondes look good in Hot Pink or is it too Barbie looking? I love pink and think I am going to go for it. Best part the blouse is very reasonably priced. It also comes in white, black and cobalt blue.
GREYLIN PINK SILK BUTTON DOWN


I love this quote from Gwyneth. I thought about it the whole time I was on the treadmill yesterday. It is so true it takes alot of hard work to have a fit and toned body. I love how honest she is about how hard she works out. Most celebrities are not that truthful about it. Something for all us to remember. It ain’t easy but its worth it!


My little man may be Matt’s twin but he is alot like his Mama. He loves good jewelry (My necklaces are his new favorite thing to play with and I kid you not it took me a good twenty minutes to unknot all the ones he is wearing) and he loves shopping. A man after my own heart.


Have you seen these “slutty brownies” floating around Pinterest? I am pretty sure these will be made in my near future. Brownie Mix with Oreos and a bottom layer of cookie dough = pure heaven.


Matt has the alarm on his his phone set up to play Lionel Ritchie’s “Hello” every morning at 6:00. I can’t tell you how weird it is to be awoken by a voice saying “Hello is it me you’re looking for.”


How gorgeous is this kids bedroom? I want to do something similar when Sterling moves to his big boy room next year. By similar I mean I would like everything in this room especially the bed and light!


Have a great weekend! We have a busy one filled with Carson’s 3rd birthday party, time spent with my brother and sister-in-law, and a few house projects!
I will leave you with one of my all time favorite quotes from Elizabeth Taylor!

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  1. Great post Natalie! Have a great weekend šŸ™‚

  2. Blondes look great in HOT PINK!! The light looks too girly for me..and lionel Richie that is a hoot!!

  3. Blondes look great in HOT PINK!! The light looks too girly for me..and lionel Richie that is a hoot!!

  4. Leslie Ann says:

    Gwyneth is my absolute fav, She speaks the truth.

  5. KatiePerk says:

    Have such a fun weekend! That color is divine on blondes!

  6. Nat says:

    That Gwyneth quote is one of my favorites. Sterling is too cute and I can't get over waking up to "Hello" how do you not laugh every morning?

  7. TeresaG says:

    Love all the quotes today! Hot pink and white is a great summer combo…I think it will look great!

  8. that little boys room is my current favorite as well. I just adore the colors and patterns and the upholstered footboard. LOVE! I had to say I wore much brighter colors as a blonde than I ever do as a brunette. I feel like blondes can pull off fun colorful looks better and I stick with moody darks and neutrals now. ha! Lets go ahead and delete those brownies from the internet altogether. I don't have much time to left to loose this baby gut I'm rocking and not much time for all of Gywnnies hard work.

  9. caycee says:

    Love this post every little thing on it! And excuse me Blondes look fab in pink and you are no exception Get that TOP!!!!! Love Gwyneth and that quote so so true! Cant wait to celebrate with you this weekend!!!!

  10. Virginia says:

    Great post! I think you would look great in hot pink! I have red hair, so I usually stay away from hot pink shirts, but I "forget" sometimes! Have a great weekend!

  11. I love the hot pink!! I hope you get it, I think I am ordering it soon. I think with a hint of a tan, hot pink looks great on blondes! Love the Gwyneth quote, very inspiring. xo

  12. I'm your newest follower! Love your blog! I have a blouse from H&M that looks like the pink one you posted…love it!

    I'd love for you to check out my blog when you have a chance! šŸ™‚ http://placestogothingstobuy.blogspot.com

  13. Christina says:

    I am seriously laughing out loud at this whole post. Sterling w/ the necklaces on is hilarious. He's going to be quite the charming boyfriend and his future gf will appreciate him carrying her bags for him! Lionel Ritchie as an alarm clock is genius. Who can be mad waking up to that!? Seriously, hysterical.

  14. Ashley says:

    I have that Greylin blouse in white and LOVE it!! Definitely getting the hot pink version- I'm all about blonde hair and pink clothes šŸ™‚

  15. sampenner says:

    I love that Gwyneth quote! I am glad she didn't lie about it and said it was a lot of hard work. Def motivates me to get to the gym more. And how cute is your baby boy?! Headed over to "like" your FB page! šŸ˜‰

    XO,

    Sam
    http://www.ThePeakofTresChic.com

  16. Love Gwyn's quote! And that hot pink blouse is HOT!! šŸ™‚

  17. Congrats on FB page! Sterling is getting his Mr. T on! LOL

  18. Hannah says:

    Love Sterling's cute necklace pictures. I laughed. Blondes are super hot in hot pink! šŸ˜‰ The Gwen quote is so true, and I really like the other quote, too. Have a good weekend!

  19. That is a perfect quote! Yes – I love hot pink. I wear it all the time. šŸ™‚

  20. I just saw that Elizabeth Taylor quote on Pinterest and loved it!

  21. Just liked your page! And those brownies are insane.

  22. Taylor says:

    I seriously love that his phone alarm plays that… hysterical!!! I may have to steal that one. Have a great weekend!

  23. Bud and Leo says:

    just liked you on fb šŸ™‚ And I adore that gwennie quote- love that she's normal and doesn't say 'i guess it's just good genes'. And Matt's alarm is hilar. I remember in college my friend's ring was 'Who can it be nowww?' so funny! Happy weekend! xoxo lis

  24. Lexi says:

    I love EVERYTHING in this post! The Gwyneth quote is fantastic and your baby boy is adorable!
    ā™” Lexi
    FASHION: Glitter & Pearls
    WEDDINGS: Glitter Weddings

  25. Natalie says:

    Your little boy is so so sweet! And I'm loving that pink button down. Have a great weekend, Natalie!

  26. Well, you know how I feel about pink silk blouses! I also have the Gwyneth quote on Pinterest. I just love her and I love how truthful she is in that statement. Hope you're enjoying the weekend:)

    Andrea

  27. haha the alarm song, so funny. Love Gwyneth's quote, heading over to your FB page šŸ˜‰

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