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Friday, November 2, 2012

No wine November

So...I was trying to do a "No Wine November" because of the big event on Nov. 26th (little medical procedure)...

BUT I had a minor slip-up tonight. Let's just say that a room full of women asking stupid questions is not the best thing when you're on day 2 of not drinking.

I guess I should explain more. We are having a fun diet-esque competition at work based on the book "Game On". It's supposed to bring an element of fun to diet and fitness. There are some rules and regulations that go along with it, but again, it's supposed to be a fun take on the diet process. Fun...as in FUN. I had women raising their hands saying that they researched the suggested water intake (for points) and the Mayo Clinic actually says something different and that they had printed that out and left it at the desk for us to "look over"...another woman said that mayonnaise was not listed on the "do not eat" list and wanted to know if that was okay to eat.

Um...here's the deal, if you think that mayonnaise is an appropriate and healthy thing to eat when on a healthy eating plan then you're a moron. That said, if you feel that you deserve full meal points, then please be my guest but don't get upset that you don't reach your "goal" weight for the week. Also, if you feel more comfortable following what the Mayo Clinic says about water intake please follow that. I promise I won't take points away from that...notice there is not an M.D. after my name...just a PR and an MRS. (ha!)

Again, I repeat...this program is meant to be fun and instill some good habits to help you become healthier! If you're a rule follower and not a common-sense follower...this is not for you.

I will say that there were lots of women who were so great and had a sense of humor about the whole thing. They're open to this different take on weight-loss...they even laughed at my jokes! Bravo to those ladies...you rock and I can't wait for you to see results!

I get it...I'm just bitching about this because I'm super stressed right now and having some ladies asking me stupid questions put me right over the edge. I know some of you have been there...it happens. Tomorrow is a new day and I'm going to wake up with a better and more positive attitude.

Until then: CHEERS.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Brenda's back

Okay, I know I haven't been on here in a while but I have had a serious lack of things to post. I have some new house pics but want to make sure things are in "just the right place" before I put them up.  Not that this post is super fab but I thought I'd let you know that my alter-ego 'Brenda' reared up today...not quite sure what set her off...

Here's a few things that Brenda wants to get off her chest
1. Warning: If you continue to post stupid shit like how far you ran and what you had for lunch on Facebook I may de-friend you. You may also be de-friended if you post more than 1 time per half hour...again, about shit no one cares about (i.e. your children's potty training issues)...save it for your mom or girlfriends...I just want to look at pictures.

2. Pinterest is really making me feel inadequate...I mean who comes up with some of this stuff. I feel like a completely  non-creative  failure.

3. Don't talk to me (or Brenda) about college football unless you're ready to back it up. I'm really not into arguing about why Penn State is sub-par right now or just how many college games you've been to...it's not a contest (although if it was I would totally win). Bottom line, don't coax Brenda into an argument...she's a nasty biotch.

Okay it's back to wine and Real Housewives for me...there's no college football on tonight. XO

Monday, September 3, 2012

Tada...new kitchen photos

Finally...it's done! Check out some before and after photos of the new kitchen:

Notice the wall on the right side

Another view of the wall...

No more wall! New island, new floors and kitchen now opens into dining room!

Old kitchen layout

Yucky dark cabinets, laminate floor icky countertops...

New kitchen! New window, new counters, appliances, layout, beadboard etc.!

I can't believe it's finally done...just in time for football season (hence the TV in the kitchen)!

Friday, August 10, 2012

Another house update

I'm still trying to find a picture of the original bathroom with the (get this) RED clawfoot tub that was right in the middle of the room. There was also two red sinks where the side of the shower is (far side). 

Monday, August 6, 2012

2nd Anniversary Outfit

Two Year Anniversary Dinner Outfit!
2nd Anniversary Outfit

2nd Anniversary Outfit by lteevens featuring michele watches
I recommend this dress to everyone...I wore it with no bra (Gasp!) and was totally comfortable! You can wear it a few different ways but I chose to wear it pink side out as a halter...gotta love Lululemon!
Happy Monday Everyone!

Monday, July 30, 2012

Stella and Dot at the Olympics

Did anyone see former Olympic All-Around Gold Medal winner Carly Patterson on NBC...she was sporting some fun Stella & Dot stuff including:
Medina Bib Necklace
Renegade Cluster Bracelet
 Visit StellaDot.com for more info!

Look who else loves cavaliers-

Looks like Jason Segel loves tri-color cavaliers too! Wonder if it's his dog or girlfriend Michelle Williams'?

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Monday, July 23, 2012

One of my favorite things...

Stacked bracelets! If you follow me on Pinterest you'll know how much I love this look...it's pinned all over my style and accessory boards! Here's some of my fav combo's
I love that you can mix metals, styles, colors- pretty much whatever you want! I personally like to mix some high and some low-end jewelry. My current fav is a david yurman bangle, stella & dot bangle with a cool twine and washer bracelet (thanks whit).

Happy Monday XO

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Tempest Necklace 2 Ways

Exciting news...The Fall 2012 Stella & Dot stuff is in! I perused the site and found some awesome pieces that are fun and can easily transition from summer to fall. As I was looking at all the new things I started picturing how I'd wear them and decided to share my thoughts with you all! These two looks feature the Tempest Necklace. The could be worn for a fun cocktail party or dinner/drinks with the girls. You could also wear this fun statement necklace during the day by dressing it down with comfy (but flattering) denim shorts and a flawy tank top...minimal makeup and you're good to go!
Tempest Necklace 2 Ways

Tempest Necklace 2 Ways by lteevens featuring stila tinted moisturizer
Expect more where this came from...I love styling one thing two ways! (thanks Polyvore for making it easier!)

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Me vs. Everyone Else

So as soon as I mentioned to a few people that I was thinking of trading my car in for a prius I got a ton of reactions...almost all negative. "Really?!" "WTF" "You'll look like a band geek". They all clearly don't share the same vision as me...I'm picturing myself in a cute black prius with a sunroof, an iPod hookup, heated seats for winter...and wearing my go-to cute outfits...something just like below:
Cool Prius

Cool Prius by lteevens featuring aviator sunglasses
All of my friends clearly have a different vision in mind...something more like this:

dorky prius

Anyone else want to weigh in on the Prius?

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Weekend Progress

Weekend progress...more furniture in! Lots of tweaking to do...but it's progress!
What did everyone do this weekend? Any outfit post requests?

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Gym to dinner

Gym to dinner

Gym to dinner by lteevens featuring a denim jacket
So I'm pretty sure that you've figured out that I work at a gym, which means that I'm pretty much in workout clothes all day. This might sound cool but it's a total pain in the ass when you want to grab a drink or dinner with the hubby or some friends and you don't want to wear workout clothes! Hence my handy stash of a scarf, flats and a light sweater/jacket. Add some bronzer, poof the ponytail and I'm good to go! (granted this is NH and super casual is totally standard...I mean I just got rid of almost all my cocktails dresses because I've lived here for 3+ years and never worn one!)
What do you do in a pinch to get ready to go out?

Monday, July 9, 2012

Getting sick of this yet?

Photos from today...

It's the aqua room...it's slowly coming together but I'm loving finally having something to decorate! Hope you all had great Monday's! XO

Sunday, July 8, 2012

More photos...

Three season room:

Dining room

What do you think? I'll find some "before" photos so you can compare! Also- made a trip to Ikea this weekend...terrifying but I'll show you the treasure I found tomorrow...xo
-on the go...posted from my iPhone!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

What doesn't kill you makes you stronger

Sometimes we have hard-knocks. It happens to everyone - although it's hard to remember that sometimes. What I've learned (and continue to work on remembering) is that you take the knocks as you can and move on. Don't dwell on the negative, change your mindset and move forward with confidence (thanks Dad).

That said, there's still a little part of you that wants to take the low road and walk away with your middle finger high in the air, but let's face it, that won't get you anywhere (even if it makes you feel better for a day). Hold your head high and move forward - there are great things to come.

I'm mostly writing this as a reminder to myself that (although I'm not particularly religious), God doesn't give you more than you can handle and you will make it to the other side. Only after that will you realize that what doesn't kill you makes you stronger. (you're totally singing Kelly Clarkson in your head now)

Some visuals to take away:

Monday, July 2, 2012

If you're looking for a place to stay in Boston...

Check out The Eliot Hotel. Visit the Web site here. Kirtie and I had a fabulous girl weekend and we would both HIGHLY recommend this fun little boutique hotel right in the heart of Boston...within walking distance of awesome shopping and great restaurants!

Sunday, July 1, 2012

House Update!

Downstairs bathroom before (although we added the bead-board)
New and revised downstairs bathroom subway tile, shower (although you can't see it), paint (we added a second coat). Another pic will be up soon with the navy and white striped rug and navy towels)
New kitchen floors...replacing linoleum (no before pic of that)
wide plank wood floor from an old barn, kitchen island framed out!
More pics to come...check out my Pinterest board to see some of the inspiration!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Rainy summer day

Rainy summer day

Rainy summer day by lteevens featuring essie nail polish
It has been a bit of a rainy week up here in NH...although I have nothing on the peeps down in FLA! I will say that the cooler weather has been nice, I love wearing a sweater or sweatshirt in the morning. 

Anyway- I'm DYING to find those missoni/haviana (spelling?) collaboration sandals...anyone know where to pick some up? I'm also digging those nail polish colors, it's a nice change up from my typical summer coral color...what's your go-to summer color?

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Makes you think

For some reason this statement really stuck out to me...Read it and just think about it...Are you where you thought you'd be in life, career, family or anything else?
Hope you all had a great weekend. XO