Friday, July 12, 2013

5 Things Friday

1. I finally finished "Wedding Night" - seriously, Sophie Kinsella does it again.

2. I spent some time this week accessorizing my new living rooms shelves. To start, I pulled out the Kate Spade boxes I've been collecting for the past year or so... I didn't realize I had quite so many!
Here's the final arrangement! Yes, those are Russian President nesting dolls on the 3rd shelf down. 

3. Getting dressed after a shopping weekend in NYC is always so much fun! 

4. I get to hang out with Kelly this weekend, for the first time in I don't KNOW how long! I'm pretty crazy excited!

5. I'm going to attempt the incredible (for me) feat of trimming the bushes in the front of my house this weekend. They are a little out of control. I've got lots of Benedryl standing by. #NotAnOutdoorGirl #DIY

Happy weekend!! xoxo, E

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

She did a little shopping...

As I said, I had one of the best weekends with Mommacita over the 4th of July. Not only did we see Broadway shows, but we took some time to tour the city, and of course, there was shopping.

This is going to be a picture-heavy post, so buckle up... Let's start with the fun stuff: the shopping swag!

Who doesn't love a great little Kate Spade bag? My favorite detail is in the strap - 
one side is the bright coral color, the other is electric pink!
Speaking of electric pink - take a look at these shoes! I've been drooling over them for a couple weeks. 

What girl doesn't love some new jewelry?
Hey there, pretty. Kate Spade did well!
Now onto the sightseeing portion of the trip! All aboard the open-air bus!
Ever since I started my job at Downtown OKC, I've become much more aware of the "happenings" in other cities. I got so excited when I saw the Citi Bike bike-share stations in NYC - Momma was adorable and started pointing out the stations as we passed them!
You guys, they even have stoplights for the bike lane! Adorbs!
I totally fell in love with this public art piece we spotted on our tour.
Can we pause and talk about the pop-up parks? Oh, the lovely little parks. 
I want all of these in Downtown OKC.

Now, on to your typical NYC pics!

One World Trade Center

Hey Brooklyn baby
"You'll stay up, 'til this dump shines like the top of the Chrysler Building!"
Name that movie...  "Annie" of course!!
Oh, New York, I miss you already!! Until next time... xoxo, E

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Thought-Filled Tuesday

I had originally planned to start a new series on the blog today. However, I was a little preoccupied in NYC and forgot to discuss with Momma - and she's going to be my first feature. Sorry folks! Be on the lookout next week!

Instead, here's my thought-filled Tuesday. Or as some might call it, a total brain dump.  
  • I am pretty darn sore today. That's what yesterday's lunchtime Zumba and after work Barre3 will do to a girl. It's all going to be worth it though!
  • Last night, Vicky and I knocked out a bunch of details for her October wedding. I can say without any hesitation that the details of her wedding are going to be outstanding. With a goal of not doing what's all over Pinterest (not that there's anything wrong with that), there are definitely going to be some creative ideas at this shindig. 
  • On a semi-related note, Brandi agreed last night to help me with the event setup for Vicky's wedding. She doesn't quite know what she's in for. But it's going to be SO gorgeous once every favor is in place... every (surprise filled) balloon is inflated... every napkin is folded into the perfect "Kate Spade bow." Can't back out Brandi - you already accepted the calendar request! ::wink wink::
  • My dad gave me his really nice digital camera to use for a while - so be expecting a beautifully photographed recap of my NYC trip later this week.
  • As for now, here's the Instagram recap! This was one of the best trips Mommacita and I have had to date. I was not ready to come home at all. And there might've been a few tears shed once I got home on Sunday. 
Momma and I hit the streets of NYC decked out in red, white & blue for the 4th of July. 
We also had our new Kate Spade bags - twinsies to the max!
The fireworks by the Hudson River were awesome. It was a humid evening, but such a fun memory!
We spent the first half of our Friday and Saturday on an open air bus tour of lower and upper Manhattan.
On Friday, we saw my darling friend Daniel in "Motown." He's the one in the hat. Turns out I knew 2 more people in the show as well. I first met Tiffany (also in the picture with Daniel and me) the same summer I met Daniel! Crazy small world. The guy in the red shirt was the lead in "Motown." Such a nice guy! We chatted while I waited for Daniel to come out of the theatre. 
Momma loves her Daniel. We've seen him in 3 of the 4 Broadway shows he's done, and we will be going back this Winter for his new show!! 
Food interlude: No trip to NYC would be complete without a stop at Serendipity. Brandi requested macaroon cookies from some hoity-toity Parisian bakery on the Upper East Side. Momma and I took this opportunity to try these delicate cookies for the first time. Not bad! 
Our final show of the trip was "Kinky Boots." I've been listening to 2 of the songs from the show non-stop. They're so catchy - gotta love Cyndi Lauper!  
Coming up this week: (1) Pretty picture NYC recap (2) Kate Spade Madison Ave. flagship store run down (3) Five Things Friday

Happy Tuesday friends! xoxo, E

Monday, July 8, 2013

Imaginary Well Dressed Daughter

There's a Pinterest board that's getting a lot of attention - and for good reason. "My Imaginary Well-Dressed Toddler Daughter" chronicles the life of "Quinoa" and her fashionable friends. If you need a giggle, or something to help pass the time, check it out! She's also on Twitter.

The captions are without a doubt the best part - and have had me legitimately laughing out loud!

Oh man, as a girl who loves big hair and the occasional tease-fest, this last one had me laughing so hard!
It's back-to-work today, but I'll be sure to recap our awesome weekend in NYC while I avoid unpacking! xoxo, E

Thursday, July 4, 2013

On a Jet Plane

If you need me the next few days, you can find me in NYC - See you Monday! xoxo, E

 images from Google

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

5 Things Friday (Couple Days Early)

I'm jumping on a plane tomorrow morning - far too early for this non-morning person - and on the other end of my sky trip will be a long weekend in NYC with Mommacita!! So. Freakin'. Excited.

So, since I'll be "out of the office" on Friday, I decided to do my "5 Things Friday" a couple days early!

1. Have you heard of a Cronut?

Well, I heard about it twice this past weekend (then a third time when Carly blogged about them here) The second time was when Momma sent this text:
Remember when I said I wasn't a morning person? Well, I can always make an exception for a few things, especially a girls weekend with Momma and yummy food. We'll see you bright and early Mr. Dominique Ansel!

2. If you follow me on Instagram, you have seen your fair share of Roo pics, my favorite puppy these days. Although he is Ferr's dog, I think he prefers me. Don't you think?

3. We went to the Frontier Country Annual Awards luncheon last week and 3 of our events/programs won awards! I was particularly proud of the award that Starlight Supper received. 
Bird's-eye view of Starlight Supper. It's still my favorite event that I've planned!

4. I saw this on Pinterest the other day and it really stuck with me. Let's be better than our bad day!

 5. I'm starting a new series on the blog next week, and I'm super excited! Here's a little preview...

Have a great 4th of July weekend! xoxo, E