Friday, July 19, 2013

Friday Fave/Not Fave

Hello lovies!

 I'm certain you are all as excited about the face that it's Friday as I am! I am extra excited, because today my mom and I are leaving for Kerrville to go to our family reunion. It's always so much, and I love getting to see family members that I haven't seen since the last reunion. I won't have any service where we're going, so there won't be any blogging for me until we get back home on Sunday. But I'm thinking it's going to be pretty nice taking a break from the real world, it always is.

This week my FAVE is a new nail polish that I picked up. It's Essie "Bikini So Teeny", and it is the most perfect light blue shade ever! It is absolutely perfect for summer and I definitely recommend you running out and getting it before the summer is over!


Side note: I got an ulta e-mail saying that you can buy $15 worth of nail products and get either one or two free gifts! I'm not sure how long this lasts though, I didn't read the e-mail close enough, whoops!


My NOT FAVE this week is the fact that I haven't worked out in the longest time. Before summer started and in the beginning of summer I had gotten in a really good habit of going and running, but then when I got busier with work and life in general that went completely out the window. I'm hoping that when I get back from the reunion I can get back into the working out habit (we'll see how much will power I actually have).

Thanks for reading, and I hope y'all have a great weekend!

Love,
Christine

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

OOTD: Wedding Edition

Happy humpday, lovies!
  So as you know I attended a wedding this past saturday. It was a total blast, and so fun to see such a sweet couple finally tie the knot. I will go ahead and say that I made a huge blog mistake and didn't wind up with a pic with the bride or many pics at all for that matter. I do have a good excuse though, and that is that I was too busy dancing and socializing. Good one, huh? So here is what I wore and the few pics I did manage to get.




My blogging bestie! Follow her at The French To My Toast

One of my very best friends from high school, I loved getting to hangout with her! She is just so fun!
Dress: TJ Maxx, Shoes: old, DSW, Jewlery: fossil, stella and dot, trendy happens

Like I said, not very many pics. I was seriously so bummed I didn't get one with the bride, because she looked absolutely stunning!! I did have so much fun though, and I am so glad I was able to share that special day with them and I wish them many many years of happiness, and lots of kids! ;)

Thanks for reading!

Love,
Christine

Monday, July 15, 2013

Maxi Monday

  Well I hope everyone's monday wasn't too terrible. I have an outfit of the day from a couple days ago, but I wanted to post it today just so I could name this "maxi monday". It's the little things, right?
 
Maxi dresses have quickly become one of my obsessions this summer, but I have been having a really hard time finding ones that I like that fit me good. I finally found this one at TJ Maxx at the beginning of the summer, and I love wearing it. It is so comfortable and so easy to just throw on, and dress up or down! And I got it for a really good deal, which is just an added bonus!



Dress: calvin klein, tj maxx; jewelery: forever 21, stell and dot, fossil; jacket: old navy; shoes: (can't really see them) steve madden (old)

I decided to pair the jean jacket (not sure why the pic won't lighten) with this dress because jean and black are one of my favorite combinations. And I just really love jean jackets, I think they're an easy and cute way to add a little warmth when needed. 

Thanks for reading!

Love, 
Christine

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Outfit of the Day

Happy Saturday lovies!
 I hope you are all having a wonderful Saturday! I wore this a couple of days ago, but hadn't gotten around to posting it yet. I have been obsessed with these scallop shorts that I found at TJ Maxx for like $12. I love anything scalloped, and anything at that price! I have most definitely gotten my money's worth from these little shorts!

Love my Jacks!
Awkward face shot, we were trying to get the ear rings (fail)
Shorts: TJ Maxx find, Top: took it from my sister, Jewelery: fossil, stella and dot, kate spade, pandora, and james avery, Shoes: jack rogers

That's my little doggy, Luke, in the last pic. We went out front to take the pics and he ran right out with us, so I decided that was a sign that he needed to make a cameo! Stay tuned to see which doggy gets the next cameo, and stay tuned for an outfit post from the wedding today, yay!

Thanks for reading! 

Love,
Christine

Friday, July 12, 2013

Friday Fave/Not Fave

TGIF!!
 Yay! It's finally Friday and I have a day off, whoo! This weekend is super exciting, because I am going to a wedding tomorrow! One of my best friend's older sister is marrying her high school sweetheart. They are seriously so cute and I am so excited to attend their wedding, I know it will be so sweet and so fun! I will also get to see my best little blogging buddy, Clarissa, from The French To My Toast. If y'all aren't following her you need to be!

So let it be no surprise that my FAVE this week is weddings! Yay! Anyone that knows me knows that I love weddings, like saying that I have an obsession could be considered an understatement. I really just love everything about them, the tradition, the uniting of two families, the love, the party, the religious aspect. I don't think there's anything I don't love about a wedding. So I decided to make a little collage of what my future wedding might look like, 5 years from now ;)
{all images via pinterest}

My NOT FAVE is rude kids! It's bad enough when adults are rude, but it is even worse when their kids start picking up on their rudeness. Unfortunately I run into this all too often at work. It just makes me all the more determined to raise my future kids the right way, and to make sure I am always leading by example. 

Hope y'all have a great weekend, thanks for reading!

Love,
Christine

Monday, July 8, 2013

New favorite Etsy shop!

Hello! I hope you're all having a great Monday (if that's possible). I actually got out of work two hours early today, yay!!

So I wanted to tell you about one of my new favorite Etsy shops! I'm sure you are all aware of the cloth hair tie trend, I know I am! I am completely obsessed with them, but not really obsessed with the price of the name brand Emi Jay hair bands. They're like $2 per hair tie, they come in packages of about three for $6, so it seemed like I wasn't spending that much but when I took a minute to think about how much I was paying per band I realized it was absurd! Naturally I went to Etsy to try and find a more budget friendly solution. The first time I ordered some I got ten hair ties for $10, which I felt pretty good about. Still a little pricey, but I really get my money's worth from these things. This time, however, I found a new Etsy shop called, Little Blooms Handmade, that offered fifteen bands for $10....SCORE! I was so excited! She said that you didn't get to pick your colors, but I told her that my school colors were maroon and gold and she included some maroon and gold hair ties!! Here's some pics of the hair ties, and the cute little bag they came in.

Presentation is everything, right?
Soooo many hair ties! Yay!
Oh, and I forgot to mention that they were sent in a very timely manner. Hope y'all had a good Monday and a good rest of your week!

Thanks for reading, lovies!
Christine

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Fourth of July recap & Friday fave/not fave

TGIF, right?! So as I said in my last blog post I didn't really get to anything for the fourth, because I was working but I decided that I would blog about what I did at work! Fun enough, right?
 So here it is, on the fourth we had a pie eating contest, a car show, face painting, pop corn, a foam pit, s'mores, food trucks, and a huge fire works show! Here is everything I was able to get pics of.

A really bad view of the food trucks

My Boomerang from a food truck, so yummy!
Set up for the fireworks, I loved the lights
I was obsessed with the fireworks!!
Work buddies! (in our fab outfits)

So my Friday fave/not fave is a little belated, but oh well! This week my FAVE is my dogs! I missed them so much while I was in Florida, I don't know how I am ever going to move away from them!!

My NOT FAVE this week are the super long work weeks I've been scheduled for! It's been super busy and I have had to work a ton, yuck! But I did get this Saturday off to go a wedding, and I can not wait! I have an insane love for weddings, so I am always overly excited to attend one! 

Happy Sunday, and I hope y'all enjoy the rest of your week! Thanks for reading!

Love,
Christine 

Thursday, July 4, 2013

HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY

Hello lovies!
 I hope you're having a fabulous fourth of july! I am unfortunately working, and won't really get to enjoy the holiday. On the bright side I will enjoy the extra shopping money from this pay check (don't we all?). Since I won't really be doing anything too exciting I have decided to blog about what I'm doing at work for the fourth. I work at the Hyatt Lost Pines in Bastrop, TX and we are going all out this fourth of July! We brought in food trucks from Austin, we're going to have a fireworks show, s'mores, and all kinds of fun activities for the kids! I am going to take pics of it all so you can see how cool it is. Even though my job can get on my nerves sometimes, I realize how awesome all the stuff we do is and how much the guests enjoy it.


Thanks for reading!
Christine