Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Oh how I love the internet

Yesterday I had a really funny conversation with my mom. She called me to tell me that she and my dad had found a sink online that they really wanted to buy for their bathroom. Why would she call me to tell me just this? She didn't. Next she asked me if I thought it was safe to buy it online. I had to pull the phone away for a minute while I hid my laughter. I didn't want to tell her that I order things online ALL the time, like 2-3 times a month! Maybe it's a generation thing, but I just thought it was a given, Internet Shopping = Okay. I told my mom it should be fine, and that was that. However, this conversation did get me thinking. . . what would I do without the internet????? Especially:

- Mapquest. I seriously have the worst sense of direction. EVER. I would never get anywhere on time without Mapquest. I do remember when my dad used to look up directions in his Thomas Guide. Ah the good old days.

- E-mail: I can't remember the last time I wrote an actual letter and stuck it in the mailbox. And I am not exaggerating. E-mail is a fast, easy means of communication, and I swear by it. I should count the number of e-mails I sent today, because it's ridiculous.

- Chatting/AIM: I was glued to the computer in high school and college thanks to AIM. I think it's how I learned to type! Chatting with friends via AIM was the thing to do.

- Google: I google EVERYTHING. Questions, restaurants, store hours, recipes. It's my go-to research tool. And I get really excited when the question I am typing pops up, meaning someone else researched the exact same thing!

- I remember having to call the automated number for a theater to get movie times. And if you missed your movie, you would have to hang up and call again. Very inconvenient. Now all I have to do now is look online. Much easier!

- Online banking/bill pay: Talk about making paying bills easy! You don't have to worry so much about getting checks in the mail. Or running out of stamps. All you have to do is enter the payment amount online in your account and ta-da. . bills are paid!

- Online retailers: Online shopping saves me at work when I am bored! Bad for my wallet, but good for curing boredom! I definitely remember my first ever online purchase: a sweatshirt from American Eagle. Online shopping makes it easy to find your size, color, etc. and it prevents you from having to sit on the phone, calling stores looking for the product you want. And it can keep you out of crowded malls during the holidays. Love it!

- Instant Information: You can find basically anything and everything online. You can find it at 1 a.m. or 7 a.m. You can find restaurant hours, directions, recipes, how many quarts are in a gallon, etc etc etc. I mean anything. Before the internet, how did people solve debates? I know I have definitely searched for answers when in a large group and everyone is arguing over the answer. It has settled many bets.

There are many more things I love about the internet, these are just a few. I really don't know what I would do without internet. I don't think I would survive! Seriously. What do you love about the internet?

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

A quick catch-up post

Sorry I haven't posted much, but the hubby and I have been very busy prepping for the arrival of our very first fur baby Winston. We get to pick him up this Friday, and we are very excited! I can't believe I will have a dog starting Friday. I have wanted one forever, and we are finally doing it! Here is another picture of my gorgeous pupper:
I have a feeling I will be quite busy once we bring him home, but it'll be worth it. I will keep you all updated with recent pictures once he is ours.

In honor of becoming a puppy parent, I figured it was only right to treat myself to this:

Yes, it is the J.Crew puppy tee. I felt it was necessary, and the hubby agreed (don't you love it when the hubby encourages purchases?!)
I plan to do one more catch-up post soon, because I received an award from the lovely Kathy at Two Hands Full of Daisies. I hope everyone is having a great Tuesday!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

I won my first giveaway!

I just won my first giveaway by Park Avenue Princess!!!! If you haven't checked out her blog, you definitely should! Here is what I won:
Thanks for hosting a great giveaway!!!!

Friday, September 25, 2009

The Verdict: J.Crew Deco Skirt

So I made it to a J.Crew today after work to try on the deco skirt. I was warned by multiple people that the skirt is on the short side, so I didn't get my hopes up. I went into J.Crew expecting not to like it. I tried it on with the Frances cami, which I own. The store only had a 2, so the top is big, but I tried it on for looks anyway. Here it is, size 0:

The lenght is actually perfect!! I am 5'6 and the zero worked for me. Maybe the top half of my legs are short ? ? But as you can see, it falls a few inches above my knees, so definitely appropriate. And I do like it with the Frances top. I tried on the 2 as well, and I could make it work if I needed to, but it was a little big in the waste, so I stuck with a 0.
What do you think??

Happy Friday!

We made it to Friday! Well this is my last weekend before the puppy arrives, so I have a lot of work to do. A trip to Petco is definitely a must this weekend. I can't believe we get to pick him up next Friday, a week from today! I am very excited. And next Saturday night, the hubby is going to a baseball game, so Winston and I will be able to bond all night! I will post pictures and give you updates of how quickly he grows! I think I will want him to stay little forever! It's safe to say we will be busy parents for a while, training him!
Other than that, I will be cleaning up the house, watching football, and maybe do a little shopping. My mom showed me this Fall hand soap she picked up at Bath & Body, and now I MUST go get some! It's Pumpking Spice scent! YUM! And right now, they are 3 for $10. I also think it's time to decorate the house for Fall, so I think I have a fun weekend in store. I hope you all have a great one!

Monday, September 21, 2009

I think I love this skirt

deco skirt

Anyone bought this skirt yet? I need to try it on I think.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Introducing Mr. Winston!

I will post more about my trip later, but for now, I will cut to the important stuff: pictures of Winston! Here is my hubby holding him!

I still have 2 weeks before we get him! It took us about 45 minutes to pick ours puppy out! It was much harder than I expected! I am so excited!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Crazy Week

I am sorry that I have been a bad blogger this week - work has been super crazy! A lot of drama going on, nothing that directly involves me thank God, but I still have to hear and see it all! UGH! Luckily, after tomorrow at 3, my weekend begins and I am off to Portland for the weekend! I am very excited to relax, enjoy some pumpkin lattes, and do some tax-free shopping! And guess what? To top off the weekend, Sunday when I get home I am. . . . . .

MEETING MY PUPPY! As soon as we land, the hubby and I are off to visit our breeder, play with the puppies, and pick ours out! I will post pictures on Sunday when I get home!!

Have a great weekend everyone!!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Happy Weekend!

I hope everyone is enjoying their weekends. I am relaxing and watching football, which is fabulous. I did want to post a picture of my outfit of the day, to make this post a little more exciting. I have on my J.Crew toothpick jeans, J.Crew jackie cardigan, and Chanel flats.

Enjoy the weekend!

Friday, September 11, 2009

*~* 9/11/2001 *~*

Today always gives me chills. And it makes me extremely mad. I always like to listen to Toby Keith's Angry American today. Here are a few lines:
"Now this Nation that I love has fallen under attack, a mighty sucker punch came flying in from somewhere in the back. Soon as we could see clearly through our big black eye man we lit up your world like the 4th of July. Hey Uncle Sam put your name at the top of his list, and the Statue of Liberty started shaking her fist. And the eagle will fly and there's gonna be hell when you hear Mother Freedom start ringing her bell. And it'll feel like the whole wide world is raining down on you, Ah brought to you courtesy of the Red White and Blue"

Oh and my favorite line of course:
"Cause we'll put a boot in your ass it's the American way"

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Did I mention that I love fall?

I CANNOT wait for football to start this weekend!!! I love drinking a warm pumpkin spice latte on cool, crisp fall mornings while watching football in my college sweatshirt. This weekend is the beginning of pro football, so I am getting my sweatshirts ready!

Also, our breeder finally sent me some puppy pictures! Here is one - isn't he gorgeous! We get to meet the puppies a week from Sunday!!

Monday, September 7, 2009

Polyvore Fun

Man I love Polyvore. Here are some "summer to fall" transition outfits I created.

from summer to fall

Sorting With Style

Over the Labor Day weekend, I came across this fun website with cute office supplies: The site has all sorts of fun folders, pens, pen holders, journals, etc. Now there is a 35% off coupon: LUCKYBREAKS6
Here are some of the fun animal print things:

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Mentally Packing

In a few weeks, the hubby and I are taking a trip up to Portland, OR for the weekend! I am so excited for (hopefully) some cooler weather! I am already mentally packing! September in OR can be iffy - it can still be hot, or it can be cool. So I am planning to pack for cooler weather for now, and if it ends up being hot up there, I will change my plans. But I'm guessing it's more likely to be cool than hot. Maybe it will be cool enough to enjoy a pumpkin latter :)
Here is what I am thinking about taking:
Packing for Portland
My falling ruffles tank is an ivory color, but I couldn't find that. Also, I have to be honest. I don't own the J.Crew Lombard sweater, but I plan on leaving Portland with it :). Oh and the sweatshirt I bring will be my college (which is not Notre Dame).

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Guess what's back??

It's that time again! Pumpkin spice lattes are here at Starbucks! I couldn't bring myself to order one this morning because it was already 80 degrees (at 7:30 am!!!!). Please get cool so I can enjoy one!