Friday, March 30, 2012

epic fail.

I had a huge epic fail last night in the kitchen trying to make red velvet cupcakes. I generally wouldn't share such a failure but they ended up looking like meat cupcakes and didn't resemble red velvet in any way that we couldn't stop laughing...therefore I had to share!

Surprisingly, I consider myself a pretty good baker. However the problem was that I didn't realize I was supposed to add water to butter milk if it was powdered. Welp, now I know! At least we got a big laugh out of the night!

Happy Friday!

Thursday, March 29, 2012


 Sweater: Banana Republic; Jeans; Macy's: Jewelry: Express; Watch Michael Kors; Ring; Vintage

Since I bought these jeans, I am constantly trying to think of what I want to wear with them. After seeing a post on Pinterest yesterday that led to TeenVogue, I was inspired and it ultimately led to my decision of stripes. I opted for nude shoes and love the combo!

Also, how great is Pinterest?! I'm obsessed.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

soft scarf.

 Scarf: World Market; Top: Urban Outfitters: Jeans; Urban Outfitters: Cardigan: Forever21: Shoes: Asos

Since the weather is a little in flux, hot & cold, cold & hot, a scarf is the perfect accessory to throw on while you are out and about. The one I am wearing today is one my fav's. The fabric is so soft! I honestly can't imagine wearing an accessory that is near my face that is rough or uncomfortable. I would fidget all day.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

ripped jeans.

 Top: H&M; Jeans: Express: Necklace: Banana Republic: Shoes: DSW

I am feeling in a very slouchy mood today (and was yesterday as well). When I am in these types of moods, I always throw on some ripped jeans, a slouchy blouse and heels to make it through. It seems to be doing the trick!

Happy Tuesday!

Monday, March 26, 2012

fun photo shoot.

Yesterday was an extremely fun and productive day. I finally got to take some pictures for my website so I thought I would share some of the fun that made this day nothing short of entertaining! Unfortunately, these pictures didn't make the cut but I couldn't help to share all the fun we had. Special thanks to Erica and Kim for making this whole experience amazing!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

wednesday, fun day.

 Love this face! She is dying for me to throw her toy.

Since the weather has been unreal, Ruby and I decided to get some outdoor time yesterday. We played a lot of throw and fetch however sometimes I felt like I was doing the majority of the fetching. Can dogs have ADD?

After lots of play time, some friends and I barbecued, drank some champagne and played corn-hole. What a lovely night!

 Not sure how she is running with this toy over her eyes but she is one determined lady.

 Can't even tell she had knee surgery based on this shot...

 and this one. 

One proud mamma.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

pretty peplum.

Top: The Emperors Closet; Pants: Banana Republic; Shoes: DSW; Layered Necklace: White House Black Market & Express

I’ve been seeing peplum dresses, skirts, and tops pop up just about everywhere – but I was skeptical as to why anyone would want to add an extra layer of flouncy fabric around their hips. I bought this top, which is a slight variation on the classic shape, a couple of weeks ago at The Emperors Closet in the Short Noth and it’s since made me change my stance. When balanced properly, like with a fitted skirt or pant, an understated ruffle creates a surprisingly sleek silhouette.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

current craves.

 I heart this necklace.

Today is going to be great!! Today is going to be great!! Do you ever find that you have to remind yourself what kind of day it is? I think today is one of those days for me. I am going to open some windows, light a candle and keep reminding myself how great the day is to get some motivation. In the meantime, here are some things I’m loving right now.

 Decorating with letters.

 J. Crew's scalloped shorts.

 Rustic chalkboard.

 Wishing I had a special event to attend.

 This poster.

 This pillow from Furbish. 

Ombre tights from etsy.

Monday, March 19, 2012

wonderful weekend.

What a fun-filled crazy weekend! St. Patties Day was filled with visiting bars in downtown Columbus, lunch with friends, listening to bands, Irish dancing and music, and lots of green beer. We were blessed to have the most beautiful weather and the day was a blast.

Yesterday we had terrible weather. Tornado warning, hail, and thunderstorms...not fun! Other than yesterday, this week is off to a great start with 70 degree weather. I hope this warm weather streak continues!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

these boots are made for walking.

What an amazingly beautiful day! 70 and sunny in Ohio and it has me in the best mood possible! So much that I put on my favorite walking boots and taking my favorite lady this afternoon for a stroll around a park. I hope everyone is enjoying the day!

Monday, March 12, 2012

life lately, according to my iphone.

 New KitchenAid Mixer in Mint Green. They actually sent me two but only charged me once. I returned the other and got a $25 gift card for doing the right thing. :) Karma, baby!

After being sick for what seemed like an eternity, I started feeling better just in time for the amazing weather yesterday. I pretty much rested all weekend and was in bed by ridiculous early hours on both Friday and Saturday. I am so thankful that I forced myself to rest because I was able to enjoy the 70 degree weather yesterday by taking a run, eating lunch on a patio, napping with the windows open, barbecuing and listening to Kyle play the guitar.

Due to the lack of posts last week from being sick, I thought I would share some pics of my life lately, according to my iPhone:

 Lunch at Surly Girl Saloon. They use trays similar to what you used in elementary school. However I don't remember my chicken pot pie ever having a heart in the crust. It was delic.


 Daiquiri on a beautiful Sunday afternoon. Can you see the parrot in the fruit?

Kyle playing some music. :)

Wishing everyone a wonderful and healthy week!!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012


Nothing is better than after being gone for a couple days to come home to this little face. Nothing.

Monday, March 5, 2012

mackenzie grace.

I finally got to meet the newest family member, MacKenzie Grace Gusmus. She is the sweetest, most beautiful little lady and as you can see, she is so tiny. She didn't wake up once when we were there. Beyond precious!