So Fresh and So Clean Clean

Has anyone else seen this ad for Chanel's Rouge lipstick?

Reminds me of Spring, she looks so fresh.



Oh, Emo Boy, You Just Makes Me Laugh..

So I was just doing dishes and I was kind of clanking things around a little. Woops!


wait for it...

wait for it...


It's like clockwork really, and it makes me chuckle a little. Emo boy, my apologies.

Maybe I'm in happier spirits about it because one of my favorite movies is on tv, Sister Act 2.

I'd now like to borrow a lyric from Sister Act 2 for Emo boy.

"yo mama's so fat, she sat on a rainbow and skittles fell out"

Just kidding :)

You're welcome and be Joyful, Joyful.

I am :)


It's Sunday morning and I accidentally dropped the tv controller. Music is now blasting. COOL!


Freck's Friday Fancies XXXVIII

Holy cow it was difficult to get up this morning! When I got up at 6:45 this morning, my body was still on San Diego time so it felt like 4:45 am. I can’t complain though, I had an amazing time.

We ended up going to the USS Midway on Wednesday afternoon which is a museum on an air craft carrier. It was so awesome, pictures to come. Hats off to all in the navy, not only are they hard workers, but the space within the ship is so small. I felt so claustrophobic, which is a feeling I rarely experience.

Anyway, I was welcomed back home by my bonus (woohoo!) and of course now I'm thinking about what I want to treat myself with. I think I'd like a trench coat; it’s a staple item and I want one for Spring!

Here are this week’s fancies…

I always crave this one from Burberry, Too bad I’d rather not spend most of my bonus on this.

I love you Diane Von Furstenburg, also kind of high for my taste, but then again it is a staple

The Limited is having a massive sale on their trenches, I think this might be the way to go, $103

Green is nice and happy, $89

I don’t know how I feel about elastic sleeves…$89

Hmmm..of course the most expensive ones are so tempting.

Happy Friday!!


Checking in from SoCal!


Let me first say that San Diego has been amazing. I don't know how anyone gets any work done around here! It's always gorgeous outside so I want to be out and about all the time!

I'm so glad TBF and I arrived on Saturday so we could enjoy two free days before my conference started on Monday.

I'll go into more detail when I have more time, but I'll leave you with these pictures for now...

That's all for now. As you can see we've already done so much!!

If you've been in the San Diego area before, please email me or comment to let me know of any recommendations!

So far, we've :
- gone to the San Diego Zoo
- visited the Gas Lamp District (where I got a coat for $26!!)
- walked around the Pacific Beach area and strolled on down the long pier
- enjoyed an amazing dinner and view at La Jolla
- spent wayyyy too much on cabs (eek)
- visited the Padres stadium

I don't think I'm forgetting anything...hmm...

Hope everyone is having a wonderful week!


Freck's Friday Fancies XXXVII

So guess who can't focus at work because she's going here tomorrow? Thank you all so much for your supportive comments, I'm so excited to go!

Ahhh, anyway. So I decided that one of the men I can cheat on TBF with...

is MARC.

MARC by Marc Jacobs bags of course!
Cross Body Flap Bag, $328

Hobo Cross Body, $458

I know I've posted about this a trillion times, but I love this bag, $458

and some extras...


I'm pretty proud of myself for being able to focus on something for 10 minutes that is not related to San Diego :)

Have a wonderful weekend!!


Remember how I needed a vacation?!

Well guess what? I'm getting one!! Sort of.

Because someone on my team isn't able to go to a conference this weekend, and because the conference pass isn't refundable, I'm going to SAN DIEGO!

For 5 days.

And TBF gets to come, too!!!

So, needless to say my posts will be few and far between from tomorrow to next Thursday. I've never been to San Diego and I literally had to hold back tears of joy when I was told I could go because I need a getaway so very badly.

I've been working really hard lately and I'm having some winter blues so this couldn't have come at a better time. The fact that TBF gets to come, too is amazing.

I felt kind of like Lindsey Vonn when she won her gold medal yesterday, know what I'm sayin'?

Just exhausted and so grateful.

Ok, she miiiiiiiight have worked a little harder ;)

So yes, it is a work trip, but I won't complain. We have a couple extra days to ourselves and the conference will be pretty interesting.

We're staying here.

Do you see what I mean? Tears. of. joy.

I managed to squeeze in an extra day for us and I'm really hoping (and thinking) it will rejuvenate the both of us.

Temperature right now in San Diego:

In Chicago? About 29*.

Ahhh...so excited.

Her hair...is a phone..

Sister friend has a new do,

and it fascinates me.

Can't wait to see this video.

and she has a new tat. Little Monsters.

That's all for now :)

More later.


My "new" desk + Why not? Some extra pics, too :)

First of all - it seems that the opinions on the florals are pretty half and half. Some hate it, some love it. I'm in the middle, if you can rock it, go for it, if you're me, I think I'll sit back and watch others rock it :)

Onto my "new" desk!

Remember when I wanted a desk badly and I was looking high and low for an inexpensive one? Well, I was cleaning out my closet and in the heat of the moment I started switching around my furniture. You know what I mean - when you just get in the cleaning mode.

Keep in mind that I have a studio so it's easy for me to switch things around and create a different look.

Anyway, and what did I find? I realized that if I switched my entryway table up a bit, it could be a mini desk!


I'm loving it so far, we'll see how long it lasts. It was super cheap, so I think I'll keep it like this for awhile *wink wink*

While going through my recently added pictures, I thought: Why not? I'll post a couple from Valentine's Day, too :)

The chocolate covered strawberries were a hit!

I was surprised with these babies (from TBF) when I was cleaning like a maniac on Saturday morning.

***Emo boy update***

I feel like this kid should get his own page on here. No, I won't give him the honor! ;)

Remember sleeping beauty? He was woken up by Emo boy's screaming (er, I mean singing) in his bathroom (which is right under ours).

Also, we were beating some chicken last night (something that takes less than a minute and is kind of loud) to tenderize it on the counter and what was his response? BLASTING his music. Talk about passive aggressive. Buttface.

Happy Hump Day!!


Trendy Tuesday :: Florals

Alllllll my trendy ladies, all my trendy ladies..put your hands up!

Let's talk florals. They're supposed to be one of the Spring 2010 trends.

Will you partake?

I don't know if I can do it or pull it off...

Elle's all over it.

...floral transparent shoes?? I wish I were kidding. via Squidoo
Rihanna's partaking, she can pull it off.

Blair pulls it off?

I think I'm hesitant to dive into this trend because I'm pale and florals just don't "go" with my skin, I usually don't gravitate toward busy patterns (ever) and I haven't worn a floral top or dress since ohhhh, 5th grade when Espirit was cool.

Know what I'm sayin?

Happy Tuesday!

Also, thank you all so much for the kind comments yesterday when I was super grumpy. I'm feeling much better after last night's workout, a delish din din made by TBF and some Olympics watching. :)


Spoiler Alert!!



I don't watch the Bachelor often.

In fact, I actually don't watch it. It's our secondary show tonight while we wait for Castle to come on and while we watch the Olympics.

Anyway, what was I saying?

Oh yes, that's right..


So I don't watch The Bachelor, but I do watch it enough to know that this gal sucks.

What is he thinking?! The producers HAVE to be forcing him to choose her.