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Dance like the photo's not tagged, love like you've never been unfriended, tweet like nobody's following

Tuesday, May 31, 2011


thank you to all of you who have asked for a pic of hair...I promise I'll post one soon.  It's just been a little humid and bad for hair up here lately.  That plus I want it to look really good when you see it....so just wait till tomorrow and I'll post it.

Love you all...happy Tuesday...XO

Monday, May 30, 2011

Memorial Day Staples


I may be behind the times on this, but a friend showed it to me yesterday and I've been laughing ever since (I was actually laughing so hard that I had tears rolling down my face).

Please tell me what you think

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Blonde. Blonder. Blondest...

Tomorrow I have an appointment with the hairdresser and I can't wait...here are some of the things I have in mind:


Tuesday, May 24, 2011

New Obsession: Reformer Pilates

So I've been taking Pilates on the Reformer for approx 6 months and am loving it.  It is the type of workout that makes you work hard but love every minute of it. It combines stretching with lengthening your muscles- something you can actually feel.

At first I was totally intimidated by the class because I was a beginner and had no idea what I was doing (to be honest, the reformer looked like some sort of torture device), but after taking a lot of classes and getting a lot of help from the instructor...I am loving every class I take and finally seeing some results that I've never seen or felt with just cardio and weightlifting.

Here are some pics of what it looks like:

On Monday, we did a series of side work and I am definitely feeling it today...I sneezed and felt every single portion of my obliques contract (painful but also good at the same time).  I am also noticing that my pants seem a little looser around the waist...perhaps I'm losing inches!

Anywhoo, the point of this post was to give you guys a little insight into this type of workout in case any of you are interested in it...it's totally worth it and is the only workout I've ever done that feels just as good doing it as it does when you're done (trust me, I teach Spinning and know what it's like to hate your workout but love the way you feel after).

Happy Tuesday Peeps! XOX

Monday, May 23, 2011

Monday Monday

Not much happening here, just busy catching up on all of the work I missed while I was at a conference!

I'll update tomorrow with more exciting things i promise.

Hope you all had fab Mondays! Xo

Oh- here's a great book if you're looking for something to read...I just finished it and I loved it.

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

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Product Essentials

Product Essentials

So let me just start off by saying that I totally thought of myself as "low-maintenance" as in I can easily shower and go.

Not quite so.

Having some downtime last night before we went to dinner allowed me to absorb exactly how much effort it takes to get ready...Apparently I'm no natural beauty!

Above is a list of all my "essentials" and if I had to pick two things to always have it would be (without doubt) the 3-in-1 Laura Mercier concealer and the NARS 2-in-1 lip/cheek stick.  Although, If I'm being truthful, I'd rather not be without any of my "gear".

I've accepted the fact that I can't just shower and go...nope, not me.  I need a good 45 min to prep and "beautify"...how about you all?  How long does it take everyone to get ready?!

Product Essentials by Lteevens on Polyvore.com

Saturday, May 21, 2011


Sorry for being MIA this week...had a conference in CT and was too worn out to post. 

here's just about the only thing good I have to post:  My new Spring Bag ( I know I've already posted about these bags but I finally caved and bought one (lg tote)...Kirtie too)...
Go to the Web site: http://iomoi.stores.yahoo.net/section-04.html and check out all the sweet options!

Have a great Saturday!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Link Party!

I know I'm dying to find some new colors (although Essie's Cute as a Button is a fave)...tell me, are you into pinks, reds, nudes or is your signature color something totally different!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Cute Quote

Spending the day inside puttering around with hubby...sometimes you just need a rainy day!

Lucy loves the chickens

Lucy is digging the spice girls!!! Too bad the feeling isn't mutual

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

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Maxi Dresses=Perfect for NH weather

C & C California Maxi

Red Dot Maxi Dress

Joie Maxi Dress

Juicy Couture Maxi Dress

Michael Stars

Michael by Michael Kors Maxi Dress

Trina Turk Maxi Dress
I'm LOVING maxi dresses right now and popped onto Zappos.com to check out their selection (they're selling clothes now, really cute clothes!).  These were my top choices...can't decide what to order!  Thoughts? Which one is your favorite?

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

currently lusting after...

We had a beautiful Spring day here with...GASP...actual sun peeking through!  Which, of course, led me to peruse some shades online...these are two pairs that I am currently lusting after.  The top pair is Tod's ($310) and the bottom pair is Marc by Marc Jacobs ($98...a steal!).

Hope you all are enjoying your week so far!

New desk!

Hubby painted it yesterday and put it in my office before I got home! I love it...pardon the mess, I haven't really gotten to organize it "just right" yet.

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

Monday, May 9, 2011

a little something to think about

Since I mentioned that I'm writing the book, I've had to consider a few different things: for example, will I name names?  Will I "spill the dirt" on what really goes on in college football? Will I say who I really have a grudge against and why?

After spending a few weeks thinking about all of this I still haven't really decided either way...but I did happen to find this quote randomly and decided it would be my mantra from here on out:
Anyone else out there have issues with holding MAJOR grudges besides me?  I'm slowly trying to work on it but it's so hard.   I love my family so much that once someone messes with them (as is frequent in the coaching profession) I have issues not holding that against them for a long time (aka forever).  Hubby is a good example in not holding grudges and I'm trying really hard to let go and move on...focus my energy on something positive.  Let's just say it's a work in progress.


okay, I cannot seem to figure out how to get the margins right on this blog now that I've added the new header.  I love the header being centered but now there's too much space between posts and sidebars....can someone help me! PLEASE! I can't speak HTML...

Sunday, May 8, 2011

New Header!

Thoughts on the new header?!  the Lovely Jessica from Front Porch Studio created it and I'm in love!  (she also writes the blog The Love List)The dogs are spaniels...not golden retrievers as some ppl have mentioned (amy, I'm talking to you!).

Please go and check out her work, she is beyond fab!

Also...I believe I finally got the header to be straight...I fought with HTML for approx. 1 hour and was not happy about it.  Any idea on how to master that? Classes, online webinars?

Hope you all had great weekends...photos of my new desk will be up soon!


Saturday, May 7, 2011

Big Day Planned

Hubby and I are making me a new desk!

The goal is this:

I'll post a pic of the finished product later!

Also...stay tuned I have a new blog header that will be up soon...exciting!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Lucy goes to the drive-thru

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

J.Crew Perks!

Hi All-  first of all....Happy Friday!

Second, and more importantly, there is a fab sale going on for J.Crew card members!  Here are the details:

Shop away friends...and post what you buy!

Here are a few things I'm thinking of:

Love to you all!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

I'm just putting this out there...

So I'm writing a book.  I've been thinking about doing it for a while and have finally started to piece it together...I figured that I'd run a snippet by you all to see and hear your thoughts.

Check it out (and if you're wondering or haven't read it in the blog before, my dad is a college football coach.  I've grown up with football in my blood and typically on the forefront of our lives...I'm writing about all the experiences I've had...all of it: the good, the bad and the very ugly)

"I grew up a football fan, I had to, it’s what I know.  Ask my husband, he finally realized that there’s no reasoning with me when it comes to college football.  It’s a sick thing: who knew that something that is supposed to be so fun and exciting can be so painful and devastating.  Don’t get me wrong, I’m my dad’s (and whatever team he’s coaching) biggest fan.  I cheer, I make signs I do it all, I just wish that it all ended there.
At my house, football is a continuous thing.  There is no “off” season.  Growing up with a coach as a dad, you learned quickly that if you had a play on a Thursday night in January your dad would not be there.  More likely, he’d be doing a home visit, where he might be going to someone else’s play on that Thursday night. 
I can remember once in first grade, my teacher called my mom into school for a meeting.  The conversation went a little like this:
(Teacher) Kirsten, is everything all right at home?
(Mom) Yes definitely, why?
(Teacher) Well I just want to make sure that everything is okay with your marriage
(Mom) Um, okay and why would that be?
(Teacher) Well, it’s just that the other day in class we were talking about houses and rooms and beds and Lindsay told us that her mom sleeps at home and her dad lives in hotels.
(Mom) What!  Oh my god!  She probably said that because Buddy is off recruiting a lot this time of year and isn’t home!  How embarrassing, I’m so sorry!
Nice right?  This definitely took place in either December or January…months I am now familiar with as being months where I have a lot of quality time with my mom."

Back to normal posts tomorrow...hope you all had a happy Hump day!

Puffy Alert

Someone looks like they've been a little heavy on the alcohol lately...and I can totally say that because I've been there (circa freshman year of college), but homegirl needs to step it up now that she's on The Voice...

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Tail Wagging Tuesday

okay, so CMae is asking everyone to show a photo of "the look"...you know, the one your pet gives you when they want something/are bored etc.  every pet has one...

Here's Lucy's:

Not sure why it won't rotate (totally annoying) but this is the look that she gives me when she's over whatever we are doing...she wants to change it up and get going with something else!

Monday, May 2, 2011

God Bless America

Thank you to all who have served and all who are currently serving. 
Score one for the good guys!