Thursday, July 29, 2010

Birthday Wishlist

I've been saving up these pretty things for a long time. I believe that turning 25 is a good excuse to show them off!

1. Vintage Floral Dress from DearGoldenVintage
2. Countdown Heels from Seychelles
3. A Trip to the French Riveria inspired by
4. "I'll Swim to You" cute balloon diver card
5. Return Address Stamp-so pretty!- by Primele
6. Pretty Pretty Garland from Confetti System
7. St. Vincent Visual Mixtape Poster seen here

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Mad Men Premiere Night!

In case you need to be caught up:

A few things I'm wondering about season 4:
Will Sally be forced any more into adulthood thanks to Don and Betty's lack of parenting skills?
(Remember when Grandpa Gene let her drive? ha!)

Will Sal come back and join the new company? They neeeed an art director! Plus, he needs to come back to deal with the confusion of his sexual orientation. And also, he's kinda my favorite.

Will Joan beat up on her husband some more? I have a feeling something will happen to him now that he's joined the army.

Will Peggy ever find a worthy enough mate? I love her but her choice in men is not the best. Her constant search for male approval kills me. Personally, I was always holding out for her and Father Gill. She's not one to be intimidated so it could have worked out. Well, if only her love child with Pete hadn't complicated matters.

This is sure to be an interesting season and I haven't even begin to think about how fabulous all of the clothes are going to be yet!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

My Favorites:Las Vegas

Las Vegas was pretty amazing. I mean, it is what it is and you gotta embrace that! So instead of doing a play by play of the trip's events I'll share with you my Las Vegas favorites.

Favorite Las Vegas Hotel and Casino- The Mirage
It's like the Garden of Eden inside. Not too over the top or themed out like many others. Also, they have LOVE. Any place that loves the Beatles wins in my book

Favorite Cheesy Las Vegas Attraction- Gondola rides at the Venetian
It was originally Jon's idea. He may deny this now, but it totally was. Who doesn't want a complete stranger faking an Italian accent singing "That's Amore" to you in front of hundred of strangers while paddling around a pool of colored water with a Floridian couple you just met? Now that's what I call amore.

Favorite Las Vegas Wax Figure- Elizabeth Taylor
Elizabeth from her 2nd marriage to Richard Burton days. She's always my favorite(this coming from a girl named Taylor Elise). Also, I don't think she's this tall.

My Favorite Las Vegas Beverage: Eiffel Tower Strawberry Margarita from Paris
Rachel and I were determined to finish this. We almost made it. As it turns out nearly no one sales Diet Coke on the strip so this massive drink was a clear winner.

Favorite Las Vegas Show: The Beatles LOVE|Cirque de Soleil
The best thing I've ever seen. Ever.

Best Las Vegas Slot Machine: Somewhere in the middle of the Golden Nugget
I put in $1 and in one pull of the lever I got $9. I then immediately cashed out. It's tempting not to keep going but I didn't want to ruin my one good gambling experience.

Favorite Las Vegas Wedding Beauty Crew: Amy-hair, Rachel-nails, Me-makeup

Favorite Las Vegas Wedding Couple: Heather and Robert (of course!)

Favorite Fellow Las Vegas Bridesmaids: Amy and Rachel
I can't really imagine attending a wedding without these ladies!

Favorite Las Vegas Wedding Date: Jon
Any boy that doesn't run far away when their girlfriend is forced to catch the wedding bouquet in the middle of Fremont Street because she is the only single girl in the group definitely deserves this title.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Signs your cat lives in Salisbury

So I'm watching Ace of Cakes on the couch when Isabelle pops up and drops something down next to me. I'm expecting one of her red milk tabs that I recently retrieved from the heat vent for her but I look over and discover she has been carrying this around in her mouth to play fetch with:

I'm okay with the milktabs but feel pretty guilty that she's had to resort to my other beverage trash to use as a toy. She on the other hand doesn't seem to care too much.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Las Vegas Wedding

By the time you read this I'll be here...

With my best friends...

Hopefully by the pool...

It's where all the cool people go...

For my best friend's wedding!!! In VEGAS!!!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Fun Things to Do on a Hot Day in Las Vegas

Needless to say I'll be packing very light for my trip to Las Vegas for Heather's wedding later this week. Light as in, very light clothing. Luckily in Vegas I can get away with less clothing apparently. And hotel pool? Yes, please.

Notice the suggestion underneath Saturday's heat index. What can possibly be fun when it's 108 degrees?!?!?

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Saturday, July 10, 2010

all the meadows white

When I was little I had this little poetry book and since Queen Anne's Lace grew everywhere in the country around my house this was my favorite:

Queen Anne, Queen Anne, has washed her lace
(She chose a summer's day)
And hung it in a grassy place
To whiten, if it may.

Queen Anne, Queen Anne, has left it there,
And slept the dewy night;
Then waked, to find the sunshine fair,
And all the meadows white.

Queen Anne, Queen Anne, is dead and gone
(She died a summer's day),
But left her lace to whiten in
Each weed-entangled way!

Yesterday I was at my dad's house and just had to pull over in the driveway to pick some flowers. They are maybe my other favorite summer flower besides hydrangeas and peonies. I wish I could have a bouquet of them all together but I think Queen Anne's Lace is simple and pretty enough on it's own.

Apparently there are many different versions of how this flower got it's name. I like this one: The origin of the name is reputed to be based upon an English legend. Supposedly, when the future Queen Anne arrived from Denmark to became the queen of King James I of England, wild carrot was still a novelty in the royal gardens. The legend states that Queen Anne challenged the ladies in waiting to a contest to see who could produce a pattern of lace as fine and lovely as the flower of the wild carrot. The ladies knew that no one could rival the queen's handiwork so it became a triumph for Anne.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

summer's lease hath all too short a date

It's only July 8th but this has been such a great summer already. Trips to the pool, lunch with friends, summer concerts, and sleeping in have all been accomplished. I've been trying to take more pictures and should probably share them now before the big trip to Las Vegas for Heather's wedding. Soooo excited about Las Vegas and Heather's wedding! Here is a very consdensed version of my summer so far...
My brother and cousins were way excited for jumping in the pool photos. No self diving photos in here, my swim-team-dive isn't as exciting.

July means it's corn season and time to spend time in my grandmother's backyard playing with stray cats and running in between rows of sunflowers.
Oh, and Krispy Kreme created the Cheerwine doughnut. I live in Salisbury and this is kind of a big deal.
Isabelle and I are pretty content with not doing much during the day. We blame this on the heat.
Isabelle is also helping me pack for Las Vegas. I'm pretty sure she only wants me to pack her.

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