Friday, July 29, 2011

Sock Bun

Also while in NYC I decided to try out a sock bun for my hair after seeing this video.  It actually turned out quite nice, and I love the fact that I didn't have to use one bobby pin!  I got a ton of compliments too :)

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Vintage Dress

I purchased this dress off of the Etsy shop 13 Bees last year.  Isn't it gorgeous!

And I finally got a chance to wear it this weekend in NYC (also where the 13 Bees shop is located - which I think is pretty cool).  We went to see Wicked - such a great play and performance.  Plus my first Broadway show!!
I paired the dress with a brown belt and grey peep toe shoes.  It was super comfortable and such a fun dress to wear.  So glad I got to wear it in such a great city!

Friday, July 15, 2011


I'm now on Svpply!  Kinda neat.  My list so far below - I am obviously craving some color :)

Friday, July 8, 2011

Cedar Stains and Smoked Pork Butt

We threw a bbq on our newly finished front patio last weekend; which involved many firsts for me. 1) Taking on and completing such a huge project of laying a travertine patio, slate walkway, and handmade AC cover (which is now complete with a nice cedar stain). 2) Bar-b-queing.  I've never really bar-b-qued before, the whole charcoal fire starting thing has always scared me.  But I conquered the project of my front yard remodel and was determined!  So determined that I decided to make smoked pork butt.  No burgers and hot dogs for me ;-p.  I had gotten the recipe from my coworker and it actually turned out a.m.a.z.i.n.g.  It smoked for 6 hours and the meat just fell off the bone - this is a good thing!  It turned out to be a wonderful evening full of friends, food and outdoor fun (even if it did pour down half way through).  We ended up moving the party inside our garage (also known as James' office) and ended the night with sparklers!!