Wednesday, March 31, 2010


We woke up today to snow!! And it snowed all day. We skiied in a couple inches of fresh powder today and it's still coming down! 7 to 11 inches in store for us! You can't ask for better conditions!! Here's our view of the hotel and ski lift! 
The boyf, his roommate Whitey, and my mom left last night, but the second wave of guests arrived too! Our friends Kim and BG enjoyed the fresh snow today. We even taught Kim how to ski in the trees! She hugged a couple, but is really getting the hang of it! It's been a very relaxing vacation so far. Oh, and the boys did a little of this:
$3 scooners at O'Shucks on Main Street in Park City. And we made tie-dye shirts

Saturday, March 27, 2010

leaving on a jet plane

Off to ski in Park City, Utah for a week!! See you next week bloggy friends!!

Friday, March 26, 2010

all my bags are packed i'm ready to go...

My Friday night will be spent packing and visiting my best friend's new house. She's finally moving out of DC and into the suburbs of lovely Arlington, VA!! Hope you have fun weekend plans! 

breakfast of champions

Good morning! How about starting your day off with a huge donut?!
Regular size more your style?

Or maybe these teeny ones? 
Or these teeny ones!?
Drooling yet?
I'm WAY too excited to work today. Leaving for skiing tomorrow!! :)

Thursday, March 25, 2010

fresh powder, so close

Ah, in less than 2 days I'll be in Utah looking exactly like this:
Well, on the left will be me, Andrea, my mom, my dad, Whitey, Kim, BG and Jmarty. On the right is Steve carving it up. 


Today was rough getting out of bed. I just want to crawl right back in, or better yet... hang out in here all day!! I love the huge lamp!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

"stop playing with your food"

Can't even tell you how many times my mom told me that. This is taking it to a new level:
Three Little Pigs:
Goldilocks and the ... bears?
Happy Feet?

walking on sunshine

Good morning! We are halfway through the week, which means we leave for  Utah in 3 days!! :) 

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

minty goodness

As I sip my delicious white chocolate peppermint mocha, I can't help but think about my favorite flavor combination: mint chocolate! (Actually, almond extract is my fav- I could sniff that for the rest of my life and die happy). But that doesn't really look great in pictures. 
And who can deny that mint chocolate chip is the best ice cream flavor in the whole world? love it. 

a wish your heart makes..

haha I just thought this was cute. This is prob me and the boyf some nights or vice versa.

Monday, March 22, 2010

kiss me in the rain

Thunderstorms today. Missing the 70 degree weather we had last week! Love that winter is officially over! And especially looking forward to having free time on the weekends to enjoy the weather!

weekly motivation

Well I made it throught last week (barely), which should be my last week of working really hard/weekends for awhile! I'm thankful to be back to normal working hours (for a public accountant, at least). I'll be ecstatic when I actually have a job where I can work 9-5. 
The only thing getting me through this week is that we are leaving for skiing in Utah for a week on Saturday!! In the meantime... you can find me like this: 

Friday, March 19, 2010

shamrock love

Ah, just found this and couldn't wait until next year to post it! Better late than never right?!

these lollies really pop

How adorable are these valentines?! I kind of wish I was still in elementary school so I could give them out to ALL my friends! Maybe next year.... 

pillow talk

LOVE these as much as I do?! Get it here

Thursday, March 18, 2010

here comes peter cottontail...

Well with St. Patricks Day crossed off the calendar. I guess it's time for the next holiday's collage: Easter! 
[Click to enlarge, then set as desktop background!] ENJOY!!

magically delicious

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

luck of the irish

How awesome do these look? I just stumbled across this amazing blog!

kiss me i'm irish... not

I do love green, it's my fav color!!! 

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Monday, March 15, 2010

grease is the word

So remember our girls day out? Well i'm finally getting around to posting pics.. We went to see Grease at the National Theater in DC.. starring... (well not starring, he had the small role of Teen Angel): Taylor Hicks from American Idol!
He looked a lot younger in person than I expected. 
Then we had lunch at Chef Geoff's right down the street. Took some cute pics of the moms and daughters. See the resemblances?
And took a couple of pics with the sign outside. Of course, we had to bust out the Grease lightning..
It was a fun little outing with Kell, Peg, Steene and Rose. Hope to do it again soon..

march showers?

Ugh, it's been so rainy lately. Wish I enjoyed it as much as this girl:

two peas in a pod.. reunited

When we were little, my sis and I had these stuffed peas that velcro-ed into a pea pod. Because, as twins, we were always "two peas in a pod". Andrea's had blue shoes and mine had pink shoes. We took them with us everywhere, until sadly, one day I lost mine. Fast-forward to 2007 when an unfortunate accident occurs and my parent's house burns down. It was devastating and my dad was in the hospital for awhile. (Luckily he is completely ok now after multiple skin grafts.) So Andrea, my mom, and I were solemnly looking through the soaking wet wreckage for anything salvagable, and we all knew we had to start in Andrea's room to look for Pea. For some reason, I think to lift her bedskirt and see poor little Pea laying face-down under the bed. We all burst into tears, not knowing how the heck it got thrown from her nightstand under her bed. 
Here is the before and after picture. He survived!!
My mom had no idea where she got them in the first place, but we have been searching for replacements ever since. We got a brilliant idea one day when we stumbled across these peas on Etsy from greenpeastudio:
We put a custom order on Etsy with pictures asking if anyone could make them for us. We were ecstatic when we got 4 or 5 "bids" from people who were willing to make peas for us. We narrowed the offers down and finally decided on Rita from Mochi Studios because this octopus was similar. 
And here are the final results! See her adorable post here

We were more than thrilled! They are almost perfect in every way! More than we could ask for. But the one thing that was different were the eyes were a little too big and spaced apart. So we took them into surgery...
And here is the end result!!
We finally gave them to my mom last night, and she loved them!!
We love them so much. Thanks again, Rita!!

Friday, March 12, 2010


I retract my earlier statement that I don't have to work this weekend. I can't even tell you how mad I am. Anyone know of any job openings?!?! I'm SO over this.

weekend flashback

A high school teacher used to say this to his class every Friday:

"As you know, it is Friday. There is a weekend between now and the next time I see you. You know this makes me very... concerned. So, please, this weekend, make good decisions. Don't do anything that would result in the premature death or injury of you or anyone you know or love. Please do not drink (Well, we're legal now.) Please do not do drugs. Please do not have sex. Please do not drink and drive, please do not to drugs and drive, please do not have sex and drive. Please do not ride with anyone who has been doing any of these things. Please do not have beer or caffeine. Please do not get pierced or tattooed. Please do not have any tobacco products, and please keep your seatbelt securely fastened. Please have a lovely weekend."

It's Friday and I'm excited for the weekend! I haven't had a weekend off work in awhile! Have fun celebrating St. Patricks Day!!  

Thursday, March 11, 2010

defy gravity

So this weekend the sis and I are going to see our favorite show ever: WICKED!! 
It's playing in Richmond, VA so we're making the day trip on Sunday! This will be our 3rd time seeing it each, but we are beyond obsessed. We'll most likely lose our voices belting out the songs on the way down. Can't wait! 
I wish we could have seen it with the original cast: Idina Menzel (married to Taye Diggs, was also in Rent, obsessed, we've seen her twice in DC), and Kristin Chenowith. 

very important date?

So with all this hype about the new Alice in Wonderland, I'm wondering if I should see it. A couple weeks ago we went on a Disney kick and rented the old movie, and it so creepy/weird we didn't even finish it. The previews for this new one look even creepier, and I overheard a mom telling a 12 year old after seeing the movie that she was "so brave for making it through even though she was scared." I really don't like the way the Queen of Hearts looks and even Johnny Depp. hm.. well I probably will see it in theaters because everything is better in 3-D. But maybe in a couple weeks... 

banana cupcakes with nutella frosting

So while I was chained to my desk at work, my sister felt bad and made cupcakes! She used this recipe for banana cupcakes with nutella frosting. Obviously, anything with nutella is amazing! I don't usually like banana flavored stuff, but these were delicious!!! She is obviously the messy twin (her icing techniques need a little help, and a bigger tip would have helped), but I was so proud of her!! 

And my roomate Laurel was super proud of her stir-fry that she made that night so I promised I'd show it off! Quite the domestic household we have!

most productive day ever

Today is my one day off work so I'm making the most of it. I've been up since 6 cleaning my disaster of a room and getting laundry done. I have a huge to-do list today, (I feel a little bit like Madeleine with her Big To-Do lists). But on my list today: get my bridesmaid dress fitted, get a haircut, get my car washed, get lots of household/fun stuff from target, call my dental insurance, do an engagement review and blog!! oh, and have lunch with the boyf then go running. It's do-able right?! Wish me luck. 

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

new leaf

hey bloggy friends, sorry I've been so down lately. I finally get a day off tomorrow! I'm so excited to get my life in order. I promise, lots of blog posts! In the meantime, here's a random collage of things that make me happy! 

Tuesday, March 9, 2010


Finally free from busy season!!! Had a super relaxing weekend with the boyf, which was awesome. Now back to regular work days and shattered dreams of promised days off. I might even have to work this weekend. What's new? 

Friday, March 5, 2010

losing it

(1) I want to fly away. (2) I want to breathe fresh air, I am wilting away in this office. (3) I want it to be nice outside. (4) I want that green sweater. (5) I love rainbow balloons. (6) If we don't file today, I am going to lost my mind. (7) Functioning is a struggle on 8 hours of sleep a week.