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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Pre-New Year's Resolution

Stop spending unnecessary money!  Hubby and I are in the midst of something exciting (no, I'm not preggo) and I want to show him that I can in fact save money.  I took a peek at my credit card bill this past month...there were definitely some items on there that were not absolutely necessary (everyone needs 3 new pairs of lululemon pants right?!)...so I am really going to make an effort to buy only things I need. (at least for now).

I even went to far as to download a "money-saving" app (it was free...hubby already asked) called mint.  Check it out...it's actually really cool and eye-opening, especially because it breaks down your expenditures into categories and allows you to see what area (groceries, taxes, shopping etc.) you spend the largest % of money on.

Anywhoo...I know you all don't care about my finances but you might care to hear what I'm eliminating (again, at least for now)...mani/pedi's.  I've seen all these cool pictures on Pinterest (thank god that's free) of people doing their own nails and I think that I can certainly do that as well...plus I like my nails short with no frills (re: acrylics etc.)

Here are some "inspiration pics" (yes, i'm very into inspiration pics/collages etc. Get over it)
Love a good gray...especially in the winter

Pink is always a staple...what is it that Jackie O used to say... "Your nails should always be red and your toes the color of ballet slippers"...or something to that effect.

a great 'how-to' on nail painting...it really works (i tried)

love this fun glitter for NYE!

Hope you all had very happy Hump Days! Oh, and just so I'm not a liar, here's my "inspiration board"
laugh all you want but guess who got a new diamond anniversary band...

 All images via Pinterest

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Back to work I go

Today was my first day back at work after Christmas.  There were mixed feelings about it...part of me wanted to stay in la-la land and lay around forever but another (more organized) part of me was ready to get back into a routine that didn't involve drinking wine, presents and sleeping.   I got up, got a ride to work from hubby (still not driving) and set to worky.

I ended up getting a lot of things done...and better yet, there was a very limited number of annoying interruptions!  Hooray!

Another good thing about today was that I ran for the first time in what seemed like FOREVER...and I didn't keel over and die or have a heart attack.  I just sweated profusely instead...I guess it's going to take a little more than one run to get me to this:
I just need to keep my eye on the prize...this picture will definitely be on my inspiration board for 2012.  I've been slowly collecting photos for it and will most likely put it together next week (along with writing down my resolutions).

Do any of you create an inspiration board?  I have mine hanging right above my desk so that I can see it every time I sit at my computer...I'll post a picture of it tomorrow if I get my shit together and don't get too embarrassed by it.

Happy Tuesday to you all...XOX

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Merry!

Christmas Loungewear

Just a little glimpse into my typical christmas day outfit (along with my big gift this year...a new laptop!) Merry Merry to all XO

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Happy Christmas Eve

What's everyone up to this Christmas eve? I'm up at my in-laws house in VT...sad not to be in Florida with my parents and grandparents but excited to be see our niece open up her presents from Santa! We are going to a Christmas pageant tonight and I'm excited...hope you all are enjoying your holidays! Merry Christmas from Matt and I! Xo

- Posted using BlogPress from my iPad

Friday, December 23, 2011

Friday Fancies

WINTER WHITE!  We actually woke up to snow this morning so this title was perfectly appropriate!

Winter White

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Wednesday Funny

Little brother and I on a former Christmas card
Hubby's Christmas outfit

Hilarious on both counts...Happy Humpday Peeps! XO

Monday, December 19, 2011

I'm losing it

Like seriously, I'm losing it.  There were a few times today where I completely forgot what I was supposed to be doing or what I was talking about.  I'm going to blame it on the increase in medication but not sure how much longer that excuse is going to work...

All I can do is laugh about it.  Here's a good one from today...I made cookies last night for 2 hours for a cookie exchange today.  I brought them carefully into work, made sure that no one ate any or even peeked at them...only to forget the f-ing cookies and lock them in my office.  I had to have freaking maintenance come and let me back into the office to get the damn cooks! 

Oh, and before that I was supposed to let the cat into the barn for the day...so I did...only not really because it turns out she was locked in the mudroom for 12 hours today...oops. Sorry Kitty!

The only thing that I seem to do without issue is go on Pinterest...so off I go...but not before I leave you with something I found on there just now:

love that sign...maybe soon I'll actually be able to have wine again.  Oh, and by have wine I mean have more than a 1/2 glass- that's not even really having wine- that's tasting it.  BOO!

Happy Monday Peeps! XOX

Totally not trying to gain sympathy in these posts...just trying to make light of everything so I don't get all freaked out...I mean being able to laugh at things like this are what makes it easier to stand!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Friday Fancies

sparkle and shine

I thought these sparkly/sequin shorts were super cool and love the look of tights under them!  The pink top gives a nice pop of color and goes great under the cropped tuxedo jacket.  Add some more sparkle with gold accessories and top it off with some false lashes and a shiny lip and you're good to go!  Happy Friday everyone XO!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Thankful Thursday

Three things I'm thankful for:
1. Hubby is home!
2. My Christmas cards came today!
3. I'm blonde again!

Short and sweet today...happy Thursday y'all!


Wednesday, December 14, 2011

little tid-bit

So I try not to get too personal on here (read: boring!) but I've had a bit of a rough 2 weeks, hence the lack of posts.

I had another random seizure that scared the pants off both myself and my mom, but I had two great doctor's appointments today and have a much more positive outlook on everything.  Sometimes you really do just need to take a step back, a deep breath and realize that things are never as bad as they seem.

Oh, and if anyone else needs a little pick-me-up, here's a little something that made me feel better when I read it...it has just the right amount of class and sass!
Oh, and a cute puppy that looks like Lu never hurts either-
Happy Hump Day People! XO

Tuesday, December 13, 2011


So excited! Today at work we are hosting a lululemon trunk show!

Here's a little something I made to decorate...more photos to come

-on the go...posted from my iPhone!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Friday Fancies

Holiday Party

Not that any of the holiday parties up here in NH require this much dressing up, but I just love the dress and shoes...ahh that's what Friday Fancies are all about...Happy Friday! XO

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Long time no talk...

Sorry loves, it's been a bit of an overwhelming week.  Was in Chicago, had a mini-scare and am just now settling back in. 

Thought I'd share a pic of my new favorite thing EVER

my new Over-The-Knee UGGS...yep, they're awesome and SO warm.  The perfect thing for the cold weather!!!!

Happy Thursday Peeps...XO

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Mean Lindsay

Mean Lindsay

Mean Lindsay by lteevens featuring brass jewelry

So I've had a ton on my plate this week including millions of work issues, feeling sick and my car breaking down in the road....I had just taken it in 6-weeks earlier for a routine flush-out and maintenance check-up so you can imagine how bummed I was when the people said I needed lots of $$$ work done.  Finally, after many back and forth phone calls to the dealership, I walked in with my "lindsay means business face" (and this outfit) to give them a piece of my mind. 

Not sure why but I definitely felt cool in my leather jacket (that I got a redic deal on this past Saturday)!  Still waiting for a final decision/offer from the car place but just having told them how I feel made me feel better.

Enough about the rough week...I've been stewing about it long enough.  I'm a lucky girl and I just need to remember that when I get down.  

How has everyone else's week been?

Monday, November 28, 2011

Black Monday

Today is the worst day in college football. Today is the day the AD's decide who will no longer be their football coach. I'm still trying to decide who feels it the worse...spouses or children. (nothing is worse than feeling like no one likes or appreciates your dad, your hero!)

I didn't want to watch any tv or read any sports pages/sites because I knew what was coming: firings.

The only thing I keep telling myself is that everything happens for a reason.

My heart goes out to everyone who had a rough time today...keep your chin up and hold your head high. I know it hurts now but it will get better.

Oh, and if anyone is rude about it...send them my way. Sally from Berkeley can make a cameo.


Back tomorrow with a classic outfit post.

-on the go...posted from my iPhone!

Friday, November 25, 2011

Black Friday Shopping Outfit

Black Friday Shopping Outfit

Black Friday Shopping Outfit by lteevens featuring oversized sweaters

This was what I wore for my Black Friday shopping...couldn't find my exact swea

not my exact sweater but love my Vince leggings and oversize cowl-neck sweater.  Layered my fav bracelets with my watch and rocked a full wrist!  Also love my fave Fresh-brand sugar lip balm and comfy flat black boots! Hope you all had great Thanksgivings and Black Fridays!!!!! XO

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Football Season Necessities

Football Necessities

1. Hair curlers...you need big hair to cheer your team on, duh! (along with a teasing comb and hairspray)
2. Sunglasses...so you can see everything
3. Wine (or other adult beverage of choice) used to tailgate, celebrate a win or calm yourself after a loss
4. Jeans (if you're above N. Carolina...otherwise a sundress is a necessity)
5. Purse that can hold any and everything (coozies, shades, wine bottle [if necessary], lip gloss and cell phone)
6. Cell phone to check scores from around the country
7. Mascara...because who can leave home without it!
8. Confidence...I couldn't find a pic for this but you definitely need it throughout the season. Always hold your head high and stay confident in your team.
9. Lucky charm (be it necklace, morning routine or nail polish color)...I'm guilty of all three :)
10. Something cute in your teams' colors...OBVI!

Hope you all enjoy the rest of your gamedays...leave me a comment with who you cheer the hardest for...I want to know!  XO

Monday, November 21, 2011

Cleaning out the closet...

In hopes that it will magically turn into one of these...

And just because I found this coinciding with "closets" on Pinterest...
Happy Monday Everyone!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Warm and fuzzy

Great weekend...I love when great things happen to people you love.  Two of the people I love the most in this world had great weekends...a big W for BT and an awesome date for a bff.  It makes me warm and fuzzy inside to know that these two had great and much-deserved things happen to them.  It's way more fun to see others get what they so deserve because you know how much it means.
Speaking of happy, here's a quote that always makes me smile!

Cheers to the 2011 Dartmouth Football Season!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Look what I made

I went home and wanted to change some things around...what do you think?!

-on the go...posted from my iPhone!

My Alter Ego

I realized that I've never introduced you all to my alter-ego, also known as Sally from Berkley!  Long story short, the name comes from a pseudonym I was given after calling into a radio show that was bashing my dad back at Stanford.  I called in, told them who I was (head coach's kid) and proceeded to rip them up one side and down the other as random caller "Sally from Berkley".
Sally from Berkley has a friend...who is very similar aka coach's kid

Sally comes out mostly during football season.  I know that I've made a few comments about football on here but I try to keep it relatively tame (Sally has been known to go overboard).  She gets very upset when people begin questioning her dad's job, when people make snide remarks about games/calls/plays/qb choices etc.  She gets especially angry when people say these things and don't know what they're talking about.
How could you not want to protect this guy! He rocks (and I know he can protect himself just fine too but c'mon).
 This season has been okay...we've had our ups and downs but luckily Sally has remained mostly in check.  That said, an interesting article popped up in the New York Times that piqued Sally's interest.  It basically talks about a coach who had the nerve to say that he won a Rhodes Scholarship/Interview....but turns out that wasn't exactly the case. 

I'm sure you're wondering...why would Lindsay, much less this Sally person, care about such a thing.  Here's your reason...Sally once got upset at that very person for publicly (and privately) bashing her dad (who had given him a job once).  Not cool. Ever.  I can hold a grudge longer than almost anyone I know (character flaw...poor hubby).

Let's just say that Sally had a freaking field day when she read this. Oh and Newsflash...probably not the best idea to lie about a Rhodes Scholarship when you work at Yale...you know, where tons of people really have won them.  Ticking smart, powerful people off like that is not a smart move (probably why you didn't get one of those scholarships...just sayin')!

...here's the link: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/17/sports/ncaafootball/the-same-tough-call-well-not-quite.html?hpw 

Back to regular stuff tomorrow...promise.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

getting into the spirit....

This past week I've been browsing my fav site (pinterest duh) for holiday decor inspiration and viola!  Here's what I'm digging....

As you can tell, I'm really into glass jars/glass hurricanes etc.  I even went so far as to look through the millions of POS things at Pier One to put in mine at home and found nothing!  Then I found the photo of the candles in the mason jars filled with epsom salt and I thought "Aha!" that's what I'll do!  I'm also going to do my best to incorporate some horns into these displays to make hubby happy (and to also be creative)...pics to come when I get around to putting this stuff together.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

sorry for the lack of post...I'm really busy watching back episodes of Greys anatomy with my mom and the dog...I know, I'm pretty cool.

How'd you all like little ugly Betty in her poncho?

-on the go...posted from my iPhone!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Happy Monday!

Today started off great then got a little trying...so instead of ranting on the blog about how sucky the coaching profession is, I'm going to name the top 3 things I'm thankful for...(crossing my fingers that it will re-direct where my heads at)

1. My family.  I have a great hubby (who puts up with my 'tude about football etc.), an awesome mom/dad/brother and extended family who I love dearly.  In fact, mom and I had a fab time in Boston yesterday just doing a little shopping and generally just spending time together.
Plus sometimes you just need this:

2. Lucy the dog.  I love this dog so much...she got a new "poncho"/"sweater" this weekend from Amy and hubby and I have been calling her Ugly Betty all day (check it out & sorry for the glare)

3. My health...we had a minor scare last year with the random incident but since then I've been grateful for my health each and every day...and try to remember that when I get caught up thinking of minor things.