Words of Wisdom

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

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Graduation Present?

Looking for a cute little something to give your favorite grad? How about this-
Colors can be changed to suit the colors of the school.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012


In case you're looking to stock up on fun summer jewels there's some fun stuff on Stella & Dot! Check it out here: http://shop.stelladot.com/style/b2c_en_us/shop/sale.html 

Happy Tuesday!

Monday, May 28, 2012

Memorial weekend so far

Sweet ride for Lu

saw this on Pinterest and had to try it...it's supposed to look ombre, not quite there...

Guest bedroom #1...beds in!

My office...desk in, more to come today (still LOVING this color btw)

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Girls night out...

Girls night out...

Girls night out... by lteevens featuring a waterproof mascara

I'm finally getting together with some girls for a fun night out! Here's what I'm wearing (you know, in case you're interested)...boyfriend fit chinos from J.Crew, a white button down (buttoned pretty low, but tasteful) with a fun necklace, watch and minimal makeup!  Pretty low-key...it is NH after all.
Hope you all had happy Hump Days :)

P.S. I think that my vote to play Ana in the movie adaptation of 50 Shades of Grey is:
 Jennifer Lawrence...thoughts?

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Brenda...the early years

Thank you for all of the comments on yesterday's post...it's good to know that I'm not the only one with an alter-ego out there!  Perhaps we should have a monthly guest post from someone else's alter-ego. Anyone want to do it?

Not much else going on...new house photos coming up tomorrow...but I'll leave you now with a photo of Brenda in the early years-
I imagine Brenda's thinking something along the lines of 
"I know I'm cute and have you wrapped around my finger, but if you take any more pics of my house I'm going to strangle you with my bow"  KThanksBye

Monday, May 21, 2012

I'd like to introduce you to...


I'm sure you all have a Brenda, you know, that mean chick that says all the mean things you're thinking but would never say out loud. Oh, and if you don't have a Brenda living in your head then the Brenda in my head is calling you a liar.

Here's where Brenda got her name:
You know, Brenda that biotch from 90210...she would actually say all the mean thoughts she was thinking.

The Brenda that lives in my head thinks things like...
"Maybe you're fat because your shopping cart is full of chips, soda and more chips" or,

"You know that working out on the elliptical for 40 minutes doesn't do anything if there's no resistance on it"

"If you send me one more emoticon smiley face I will punch you in the face and then send you a smiley face"

and a personal favorite during football season (to the fan in the stands who criticizes every play call) "I'm sorry that your athletic peak came in middle school and now you have to watch from the stands."

That's the kind of stuff that goes through my pea brain...and if I'm the only person who thinks this kind of stuff then this post will be really embarrassing.  Here are some more examples that made me laugh because Brenda has totally thought this stuff:
Happy Monday to all of you...oh, and happy 600th post to Lindsay in NH 

Saturday, May 19, 2012

You know you've thought this...

You know there's someone you're DYING to tell this to...I laughed out loud when I saw it on Pinterest.
Okay, figured I'd share this...now back to very important tasks, like browsing Pinterest and figuring out how to tell hubby that none of his stuff is coming with us to the new house. Wish me luck :)

Oh and PS...NH is moving to the big leagues...we're getting a real Starbucks AND a J.Crew, yep...hell has officially frozen over.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Must-Haves...summer 2012

Must-Haves...summer 2012

Must-Haves...summer 2012 by lteevens featuring plastic sunglasses
Summer 2012 Must Haves:
2. Carryall tote
3. Slouchy, breezy t
4. Colored Denim
5. Sleek Shades
6. Waterproof SPF concealer
7. Neutral nail color (so it doesn't compete with your sweet denim)
8. Jewelry (the only jewelry I really wear regularly is my engagement ring) so really any jewelry that you like!

What are your summer must-haves?
Also, I figured I'd show you a pic of the cutest kid in the world...before it goes viral

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Week's Goal

This week's goal...eat better so I can look like this :)
One thing to think about for tomorrow's post: if you had to choose three fashion staples what would they be...clothing item, accessory, shoes, jewelry?  I know what mine are...show me what yours would be!

Monday, May 14, 2012

fun and random on this monday...

Here's something fun from a bestie that I thought was fun...

-here is a list of 99 random things, and you are supposed to bold the ones you have done/accomplished...

1. started your own blog
2. slept under the stars
3. played in a band
4. visited Hawaii
5. watched a meteor shower
6. given more than you can afford to charity
7. been to disney world
8. climbed a mountain
9. held a praying mantis
10. sang a solo (you're welcome world)
11. bungee jumped
12. visited Paris
13. watched a lightening storm
14. taught yourself an art from scratch

15. adopted a child
16. had food poisoning...gross
17. walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. grown your own vegetables
19. seen the mona lisa in france
20. slept on an overnight train
21. had a pillow fight
22. hitch hiked
23. taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. built a snow fort
25. held a lamb
26. gone skinny dipping
27. run a marathon
28. ridden in a gondola in venice
29. seen a total eclipse
30. watched a sunrise or sunset
31. hit a home run
32. been on a cruise
33. seen niagara falls in person
34. visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. seen an amish community
36. taught yourself a new language
37. had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the leaning tower of pisa in person
39. gone rock climbing
40. seen michelangelo’s david
41. sung karaoke
42. seen old faithful geyser erupt
43. bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. visited africa
45. walked on a beach by moonlight
46. been transported in an ambulance...not fun but the paramedic was hot
47. had your portrait painted
48. gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the sistine chapel in person
50. been to the top of the eiffel tower in paris
51. gone scuba diving or snorkeling (totally fun...snorkeled in Hawaii!)
52. kissed in the rain
53. played in the mud
54. gone to a drive-in theater
55. been in a movie 
56. visited the great wall of china
57. started a business...working on it
58. taken a martial arts class
59. served at a soup kitchen
61. sold girl scout cookies
62. gone whale watching
63. gotten flowers for no reason
64. donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. gone sky diving
66. visited a nazi concentration camp
67. bounced a check
68. flown in a helicopter
69. saved a favorite childhood toy
70. visited the lincoln memorial
71. eaten caviar
72. pieced a quilt
73. stood in times square
74. toured the everglades
75. been fired from a job 
76. seen the changing of the guards in london
77. broken a bone...broke my foot running into a wall
78. been a passenger on a motorcycle
79. seen the grand canyon in person
80. published a book
81. visited the vatican
82. bought a brand new car
83. walked in jerusalem
84. had your picture in the newspaper
85. kissed a stranger at midnight on new year’s eve
86. visited the white house
87. killed and prepared an animal for eating (fishing baby)
88. had chickenpox
89. saved someone’s life
90. sat on a jury
91. met someone famous (mostly football people)
92. joined a book club
93. got a tattoo
94. had a baby
95. seen the alamo in person
96. swam in the great salt lake
97. been involved in a law suit
98. owned a cell phone
99. been stung by a bee

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

My choice for the role of Christian Grey

Christian Grey = Christian Bale
Oh, and here's a funny quote that made me think about all the awkwardness going around with this book

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Short and sweet

Two quick things-
1. I went to my very first and very last town hall meeting...regarding a waterski course. (we win)
2. After much encouraging I started reading 50 Shades of Grey...I'm actually blushing thinking of it and can't decide if it's real.
Question for anyone reading it or has read it: who do you picture playing Christian Grey in the movie version...I'll tell you my pick tomorrow...
-on the go...posted from my iPhone!

Monday, May 7, 2012

getting closer...

to moving into the new house!  I feel like this whole process has taken forever...but it's really only been 3 months.  I guess just doing all the lame-o projects like sanding and taping and getting rid of cabinets made it seem a lot longer.

I'm ready to see the big changes...kitchen, bathrooms...and I'm dying to get my furniture in there and start decorating!  Here's a sneak peek at some pictures I'm using as inspiration.  Don't tell...I'm trying to keep parts of it secret :)
We have a skylight in our master bathroom but I'm picturing a 'sunken in' tub rather than a free standing one

this looks just like our staircase and I can't wait to do a gallery wall with oversized matting and frames!

we have TONS of shutters like this that we took down...I'm totally going to repurpose them for this! Just need to decide what color...

Happy Monday XO

Thursday, May 3, 2012


let's just say it's been a LONG day...tears were shed, feelings were hurt and lessons were learned....here are words of advice that I'm taking to heart today:

Lessons learned today:
1. Don't ever question or let someone question your intelligence.
2. Have the confidence to stick to what you feel and believe.
3. Be yourself, don't let anyone or anything get you down, believe in yourself and good things will happen.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

I think I may have an addiction...

to Lululemon.  I cannot even put into words how much I love all of their stuff...it literally makes me smile when I put it on.  Lucky for me we got to host a Lulu (you know, because I'm on a first-name basis with them) trunk show here at work!  It was one of the best days of my life...not only did I get to shop (with a discount...score) but I got to do one of my favorite things...help other people shop!

People kept coming up and asking my opinion on things and I got to help them pick things out and try stuff on that they ended up loving!  I may have sold more clothes than the lulu girls who were there.  In fact, I got a thank you email (squeal!) from the manager of the store that came down.  She even said she was about to offer me a job but she didn't think I'd want to commute to Burlington...I almost started crying...it was a total pick-me-up (much needed).

Anywhoo...I just found out that lulu is now making swimsuits...can't even wait to get my hands on one:
and/or one of their new beach bags...
So just in case any of you are feeling generous my birthday is coming up....just sayin'

Happy Wednesday to you all..XO