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Friday, September 30, 2011

Friday Fancies

All about boots

So this post is supposed to be all about boots!  I've been coveting these boots forever and will definitely be purchasing them in the near future...also had to incorporate some sort of gameday theme in to this post...the green vest is for Dartmouth! First night game ever tomorrow night!

Happy Friday Peeps!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Beep beep

Look what we got...

Oh yeah baby...and you can bet there's a pom pom in the vase!

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

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Just a thought

Have any of you ever wanted something so much for someone else that you were constantly thinking that you would forgo anything great that happened to you so it could happen to that other person instead?  Or have you ever thought that you'd take all the bad stuff so that the other person could have all the good stuff?

That's kinda how I've been feeling this week.  As you know, Dartmouth didn't come out of last weekend with a win (super bummer) and BT was not thrilled.  I finally am figuring out how to put my feelings into words about that.  I honestly haven't seen him that upset in a while...and it got me to thinking. 

Thinking this exact thing: When the hell are things going to go his way.  He works harder than anyone I know and constantly seems to be fighting an uphill battle WTF.  We (and yes I say "we" because our family puts almost as much into this as he does) saw a glimpse of success in the first game...everything seemed to be falling into place. People were excited and talking about the football team (something that hadn't happened in years).
Yup...me and BT at Dartmouth the first time...circa 1989

Then last weekend happened and everyone was doubting again...we took steps backward.  Almost everywhere I've gone this week people have asked me what happened..."we thought you guys were good this year".  Ah, music to my ears...not.

Here's what really got me thinking this week.  I've had kind of a crappy week so far (work etc.) but I'd be willing to take a week 100 times worse if it meant that BT and the team could have 4 hours of good on Saturday.  Yep, you heard me right.  I'd take a totally sucky week if it meant that the football team could have a big fat win on Saturday.

I'll set the stage for you all now:  Picture this...Dartmouth football has never held a night game at home.  We just got lights installed this year, and for the first time we are hosting a night game AT HOME under the lights.  There are signs up all over the community, a banner across Main Street (thanks to Kirtie) and dozens of road signs going in and out of Hanover.  People are actually talking about this game...they are saying it might be sold out!  This is the first time since I moved back that there is a "buzz" around Dartmouth Football...and I'd give up anything to make sure that these players and coaches get to experience some positive energy and satisfaction for all of their hard work!

Tell me I'm not alone in thinking like this...that I'm not stupid for wanting to take all the bad luck in order to give someone I love all the good luck.

Hope you all had fab Wednesdays...XO

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

No Internet!

So I had a great post for tonight but quickly found out that the Internet in my house isn't working :( (thus the blogging from the phone).

I'll put it up as soon as I can tomorrow!

Hope you all had great Tuesday's!

Oh and just to add interest to this post...this is the bag I bought today from Monelle in Burlington (they posted new stuff on their Facebook page and I happened to see it and fall in love!)

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

Monday, September 26, 2011

Halloween Swag Swap!

I'm pumped about this:

Just another manic monday...

I know you started singing that song in your head when you read that.  Don't lie.

Sorry for the lack of posts this weekend but I was busy and bummed...which doesn't make for great posts.  I was busy because Kirtie and I drove down to CT to watch Dartmouth play. I was bummed because Dartmouth lost...and my hair was frizzy.

We left town around 1pm and had every intention of driving to Greenwich to shop (we had the stores all picked out) when we hit rain...lots of it.  Literally what should have been a 3 hour drive turned into a 5 1/2 hour drive...which means that shopping didn't happen.  We ended up finally getting to the hotel around 5:45 and realized that all of the stores closed at 6pm...bummer.  So instead of shopping in beautiful and chic Greenwich, we had wine and watched a football game at Bertucci's next to our hotel.

Oh, then when we got back to the hotel we had to cater to BT's "pre-game rituals"...meaning the room was super cold and in the morning there was no loud talking or jamming to tunes because he was going over the game plan.  Oh the other thing...ESPN wasn't working.  What hotel that is hosting 75 football players/coaches etc. loses their ESPN channel...not cool.

Moving on...Gameday started off okay...we dressed up as cute as possible for the weather (rainy and humid), sprayed the shit out of our hair so it wouldn't "fro" up and headed to the tailgate (with a mini stop at a TJ Max).

Tailgate was fun...game was not so fun.  We lost...and it was ugly.  I haven't seen BT that mad in years (literally at least 3 years)...needless to say we got the heck out of there as soon as we said bye to him.

Moving on to Sunday...I went to 2...yes TWO auctions.  One benefitted the United Way and was a "purse" auction...the other benefitted the Hanover Rec. Dept. and I went to it for work.  I'm now officially done with auctions for the rest of the year.  Those things are LONG...and I was still depressed about the game the day before...let's just say it was hard to keep a smile on my face.

All of this brings me to today...Monday....I am a tired and cranky girl today.  All I want is my bed and a big fat glass of water (and perhaps some MNF).

Hope you all had fun weekends...at least the Gators won!!! Woohoo for that!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Friday Fancies

Nice and Cozy

Nothing is cozier to me than a thick slouchy sweatshirt, workout pants and some comfy sneaks.  Call me crazy but this is always my go to outfit on a cold rainy afternoon! Happy Friday Peeps!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Flirting with temptation Thursday

  I'm linking up with Kori from Blonde Episodes today for:
Flirting with Temptation Thursday
As you can see, I'm constantly being tempted by sweaters! They are just so cozy and can be fun to style differently...plus the weather up here in NH is getting cooler!  Check out what I'm lusting over today:

Sweaters are all from: Anthropologie, Saks, J. Crew and more from Saks.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Pinterest Love

a few things that made me smile today:
I am working on this...

um...most definitely the truth..

This one totally makes me miss people watching at school.

always the right thing to do


Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Kitchen Renovation

Okay, so I'm not sure if I mentioned that hubby was re-doing one of my bff's kitchens...but it's done!  I wanted to post some pics because I'm LOVING the end result-

(notice the carpenter assistant)

Thoughts? Poor hubby..now he has to put up with me wanting a new kitchen...at least deer season is upon us and he can have a little break :)

Happy Tuesday Peeps!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Sunday Recap

Go Big Green!  Dartmouth had a big win yesterday over Colgate (30-14)!  The whole day was great...started off with a fun workout, shared mimosas with a friend, got ready for the game and enjoyed an awesome game with perfect fall weather (55 and sunny!).

I know that I posted my gameday outfit in Friday fancies...but I ended up wearing something different.  Check it out below.

Hope everyone had a great weekend...how did everyone's teams do?

Dartmouth v. Colgate

Dartmouth v. Colgate by lteevens featuring pin jewelry

PS. the clogs I wore aren't as cools as those TB ones...

Friday, September 16, 2011

Friday Fancies

Gameday Attire

Gameday Attire by lteevens featuring brass jewelry
I guess  I need to explain why I have two outfits on here! the orange and blue are for my beloved Florida Gators...I'm an '08 grad and will always ALWAYS cheer for the gators!

The green outfit is for Dartmouth.  My dad is the football coach there and I live in NH...so of course I dress in green every Saturday in the fall to cheer on BT (aka dad)!!!  

Go Gators and Go Big Green XO

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Okay Target...

Your site came up today but...everything was SOLD OUT!!!!

Here's one thing I had my eye on:

Oh...and did anyone see the target PR rep on the today show this morning...she was BAD.  I couldn't find a clip of the interview but all I can say is that it seemed like she was reading off of a press release...very bad.

Happy Humpday People! XO

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Monday, September 12, 2011

Rendezvous Re-Cap

First of all, I want to thank Jillian and Alison for an amazing blogger meet-up.  It was my first event like that and it was amazing!  I got to see my bff Whitney AND meet up with people like me!  Everyone I met was so nice and fun to talk to...seriously, it was awesome to meet up with people who are going through the same things as you!

Next, a new show caught my eye...have any of you seen a preview for a new show on CW called "Hart of Dixie"?  Here's a snippet that I found...let me know your thoughts:

I love Rachel Bilson and am definitely going to check this new show out!

Hope you all had a happy Monday! XO

Thursday, September 8, 2011


I am a self-professed monogram addict.  I just ordered this from Max&Chloe.com with my new monogram! I waited for a while just so I was sure about it. I'm sure about it.  Can't wait for it to arrive!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011


So this past weekend I was talking with my sister(s) in law (Jess this means you) and I ran an idea by them that I've always had in the back of my mind...opening a store.

I've spoken with a few people about this before but until now haven't really taken any of the ideas seriously, but I'm thinking that this could be the time to do it.  I mean, we don't have kids yet...and I think I've figured out a great combination store type that will fit into this unique Upper Valley area.

Of course now I can't stop thinking and brainstorming different ideas for this alleged store (names, looks, brands to carry etc.) and one thing keeps popping up.  I want an awning, specifically a striped awning to create a warm, welcoming storefront in downtown Hanover.

Here are some photos that I found and loved:

 I mean how cute are all of those!  Makes me want to do a little more investigating on this whole "opening a store idea"

Anyone out there ever opened their own store before?  Tips/Ideas/Suggestions much appreciated!