Five on Friday – 3.14.14

Ok so maybe you’ve noticed that I took a mini blogging break the last few week or so.  I have seriously been running around like a mad woman!  So I thought I’d use today as the perfect opportunity to share some of the exciting things and link up with Darci, April, Christina and Natasha for Five on Friday..


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I {heart} Open Front Cardigans!

I’m not sure if I’ve ever really mentioned the love I have for open front cardigans… Well.. in case you were wondering-  I love, love, love them… Especially since I’ve started working in an office – I like to keep one handy for days when it’s chilly in the office. I’ve also noticed since I put on some weight, they’ve been a staple go-to in my wardrobe – I know I’m not hiding that extra weight, but I feel like they help me to downplay the extra pounds a little bit.   Since I have such a love for them, I thought I’d share two of my favorite open front cardigans with you all!  Both can be found at Nordstrom..

The first is this Bobeau Asymmetrical Fleece Wrap Cardigan – I have this one in three colors {black, dark grey, and a dark blue} and I’m currently debating getting a few more because I love them so much! I’ve been thinking about the dark orange, pink paradise, and maybe even dark purple! At least 4 ladies in my office have jumped on the Bobeau wagon, and they look great on everyone {sidenote: it also comes in petite, and plus sizes.}  As an added bonus I noticed this week they’re on sale at Nordstrom for under $40!    One of the things I love most about this is it’s something I can throw on anytime of the year to warm up a bit.. especially once I pick up one {or all} of those brighter colors.


The second is a newer obsession for me, the Barefoot Dreams Chic Lite Wrap.  I bought myself the black one after Christmas, and I want to wear it EVERY day { I’m not joking.. it’s that great!}.  It’s so comfortable, warm, and cozy!!   This one is a bit more expensive ($90!) but totally worth it… I’m thinking about getting another color but I just can’t decide which one!  The ombre intrigues me and the light pink looks almost white {gosh I’d probably get it dirty the second I put it on.} I know at Christmastime they only had three colors- black, ombre, and grey so I’m hoping if I hold out a little longer a few more colors might be forthcoming!

barefoot Dreams

PS: I personally like to wear mine with clothes.. but it’s seriously comfy enough to wear like this!


PPS- I just realized that I’m wearing the Bobeau cardigan today in black! Funny how that works, here’s the shirt in action:


{clearly I need to work on my selfie taking skills!}

Five on Friday – 12.27.13

Happy Friday everyone!  I can’t believe this is the last Friday in 2013! In honor of the occasion, I’m linking up with Darci, April, Christina and Natasha for Five on Friday..


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I can’t believe Christmas is over!  We hosted our annual Christmas Eve dinner again this year.  We usually just have our immediate families over, but last year my mom’s family was in town so we invited them- this year to keep things fair we invited G’s extended family.  It was an interesting night!  I made my usual lasagna, G made his Mac n’ cheese; it was basically carb city.  YOLO.. right?!

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I’ve already started goal setting for 2014.. personally, professionally, and for the blog!  It’s time to really buckle down and start making progress towards achieving some of my goals.  I’ll be sharing most of my goals, and some of my methods for taking BIG goals and breaking them down to make them attainable in the next few days- so stay tuned!

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I got some our photos from Germany printed, and I blew up this one to 8×10 and I was pretty pleased with how it came out!  I’ve decided that I should probably invest in a better camera, because I think some of my shots turned out just okay.. but with the right camera and lens, they could have been really breathtaking.

Neuschwanstein Castle

Neuschwanstein Castle

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I got some Nordstrom gift cards for Christmas and they are burning a hole in my pocket;  there were a few things on my wishlist that Santa forgot so these will be perfect for picking them up!  My parents got me the Naked3 Palette and I’m excited to really start playing around with it.  G got me a Kindle Paperwhite and a nice leather case, and it’s AWESOME!  I have an Amazon Prime membership, so I really like that I can borrow books digitally for free (like a library!) I started by borrowing Raise the Bar by Jon Taffer- have you seen his show Bar Rescue? G and I love it.  His book is really a nice read, and even though I’m not in the bar/restaurant business I feel like many of the concepts are applicable to most businesses.

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As we move into 2014, I’m ready to take wedding planning off the back burner and get back to planning!  Our next big thing to nail down is a DJ.  I also have a few items I’ve favorited on Etsy that I’m ready to pull the trigger on!  I can’t believe that we’re only 18 months out!  I have a feeling the next 18 months are going to f l y by

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend – the last one of 2013!!