Monday, December 26, 2011

Merry Christmas!

This is my favorite time of the year..I LOVE buying presents for others and seeing their facial expressions. I think i went a little overboard this year...but i think making my friends and family smile is very much worth it! This is a time of giving...and i will give anything to see a smile on others is short. Let's make the most of it while we are here!
Hope a i bring  a little smile to you today!
Even though i don't eat meat...i do make it for the family!!!

My little helper

My nephew who towers over me, and my darling daughter!

Al and i (check out the Christmas apron)

My handsome hubby

Al and Gram...glad she was able to make it over

Gingerbread house decorating!

We have a family tradition, that i still..LOVE! It's making gingerbread houses. The kids really enjoy it...but so do i. I love the act of being creative and making it my own. This is something that began when my sister and i had a children ( i have a girl and my sister has a boy). It started out as a competition me and my nephew against my daughter and my sister... this has carried on for the last 8 years..and my nephew is now 18 and my daughter is 14. Check out the houses and my outfit...
My creation

My cousin Stephanie's house

Airel (my daughter's friend from Georgia) house

Alex's house (check out her yard)

My cousin Sage's house

My sister and I

Zara blazer

Monday, December 19, 2011

The Winter "Blues"

Happy Monday! I have ben feeling so under the weather for the past week it really has me drained! Still no Christmas shopping...because i have a sinus infection...UGH!! Well i did make my way to Fred's at Barney's for a wonderful brunch with my bestie...Y. However, I managed to slide myself into the shoe section of course...found an awesome pair of Christian Louboutin. Now let's just see if Santa is listening!!!!
Hopefully...everyone is well and getting into the holiday spirit!
Shirt (James Perse), Scarf (The Limited)

Laughing and hoping not to fall...

Boots (Steve Madden)

Have a great week!!!!!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Trying to catch up....

With the holiday season in full swing...i find that i am soooo far behind with my Christmas shopping!! What this means exactly...i haven't bought 1 single item. I know i still have time...but i haven't been hit by the holiday bug yet....I hope it comes to bite me soon....
Off to visit my mother....

Hard to crack a's so cold!!!!!

Nice and warm inside...Alex and I

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Laid back weekend...

I had plans for today...BIG plans to go to the Dose market and wander around by myself...then i decided against it and went wandering was a blah kind of day....cloudy and cold...thank goodness it isn't snowy..YET! Here's my glammed up outfit for the market...
Sorry it's a little blurry....Blazer (H&M)

Dress (banana republic), Boots (Charles David), Shirt (Victoria's secret)

I Love the holidays!

Look Who's sleeping in my bed????? (Meisha)

Monday, November 28, 2011

Let the holidays begin!

I hope everyone had a Fabulous Thanksgiving weekend. I decided to extend it and take today off as well...yay! I had so many plans...get back into working out...clean, get the tree up and decorated...etc...well let's just say...i caught up on some much needed sleep and the food network channel...ha ha. I will be back in the gym tomorrow ...back to running, but i think i am going for  a goal of working out 4-5 days a week and do some yoga or kickboxing spice things up a bit. How do you guys change things up a that the holidays are amongst us...we still ahve to fit inot hose pretty dresses...
Holiday photoshoot..

at a friends wedding with Al

My love!

What a gorgeous day!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

A Fall-like day

So today Alex and i decided to hang out and do a little shopping! She has had a busy week...cross country has ended and now Basketball season has we felt we needed a little fun time. We always have fun together...a lot of laughter!
bag (Marc Jacobs)

Vest (BCBG), Boots (Charles David)

Scarf (the Limited)

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Gloomy Thursday

Decided to do a quick post on this gloomy Thursday befro i dash off to work-out before work...i ran into a really col blog and then even further discovered the logger was only 14! Her blog is very organized and inspiring... If you have time check it out here 

Any whoo...i found some photos when it was a bright sunny day...something to brighten up the gloom ...Have a Wonderful Day!!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Getting Ready for the Work Week...

Spent eh weekend running around with my mother and daughter doing a lot of fun girl stuff. Since the weather held up, we went shopping downtown and had dinner at a great spot called Dublin's. Sunday more shopping because basketball season for my daughter is about to begin.....and she finally decided that she wanted to dress up for Halloween..but she didn't have a costume. So more shopping....of course i am not complaining, because i love to shop.. the problem was other kids needed a costume as well. Completer mayhem! LOL

Kooba bag, Steve Madden shoes

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Fall outing for brunch with my BF

Last weekend for full of Fall wonderful weather! My BF and i decided to do some much needed catching up over brunch. We are completely opposite..she is the practical sporty one while i on e the other hand opt for fashion over comfort...LOL. We had such a great time chatting and shopping and just enjoying each other's company...
Posh and Sporty!

Gotta love the "windy city"

Me goofing off with the bunny ears...LOL.
and finally looking a hot mess after the wind got a hold of me...ha ha!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Whirl wind trip to Los Angeles

I am sorry i have been away from the blog for a little bit...I promise to get in more blogging in the next few weeks. Well i took Alex on a girls weekend to LA to visit my BF. We had a great time...hiking, dining, laughing...and just being girls...
Now back home i went through a little bit of a depression...ugh, no warmth, no mountains to Vegan restaurants on every corner...sigh...Well snap out of it...back in Chicago, able to enjoy the crispness of Fall. Check out some of the pics...