Wednesday, January 27, 2010

I am back!

Okay so now that I have gotten over the fact that my long term relationship is over, and school is back underway, I am going to try to get back into the swing of things. I am not going to lie, my relationship ending took a toll on me, but now I am back to my bright cheery self. One of my goals for 2010 is to develop this blog into something I am proud of. I have many ideas and would really love it if you all went on this journey with me.
I leave tom. for New York City (weather permiting, please pray we get to go) for my birthday. One of my greatest freinds is going with me. I have know this said man for many years and he has always been there for me, I really appreciate his support and willingness to drop everything to celebrate my birthday.

When I get back I am going to start trying to get this self portrait thing down. My daily style post will become more regular. I also have a couple great ideas that will involve my fellow fashion bloggers. So please do not give up on my yet. I will be back and better then ever!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Giveaway at Chic Steals


All you have to do is follow her blog and leave a comment. She is giving away....

So check it out here .
Love her blog.

Sunday, January 10, 2010


This is how I lounged around today....I think even on down days you should at least feel somewhat pulled together.

I guess today was a target day. I wanted to feel comfortable with a little hint of sparkle. Sparkle makes everyday a little brighter :)

                    I hope everyone had a good weekend. Today has been pretty peaceful for me.

          P.S. I am watching Julie & Julia right now and so far I LOVE it. Meryl Streep makes me smile

not what I expected....

I fully planned to do style post this weekend. My boy is the one that takes my pictures and some unexpected events happened. People did nasty things and were not awesome people and the boy has decided because of these events (which were neither of our fault) that maybe we should no longer stay together. We have been together for a long time, so this saddened me. This back and forth things kills me, but life sometimes through you a curve ball. I am doing okay, a little sad, a little hurt, but all and all I am ok. So here is what my day consisted of:

Reading, Movie watching with freinds and by myself, some good heart to hearts, hugs, and of course some comfort milk and cookies :) I really am very blessed to have friends like I do. I love them all, they make my life brighter!

Friday, January 8, 2010

Knight of Style- In Action

Hey guys! So I was not totally in love with my shirt today, but I LOVE the jewlery I chose. This outfit was absolutely all about the jewlery. My kiddo is in all the is easier to just let her get her star time in rather than trying to keep her at bay. Most of these shots are action shots because of it. She is such a gorgeous kid....just so you guys know her name is Baby and she is AWESOME!!!

(why hello gorgeous puppy)

(the boy calls this one her demon dog look...)


(alright I give in)

(aghhhhh....(this is my straining to stay still))

(family portrait)

Shirt: Mossimo
Leggings: Mary Kate and Ashley for JCPenny
Pearl Necklace: Vintage
Pocket Watch Necklace: finkgifts
Boots: Aldo

This outfit definitely had to be about warmth and function. I had both my families today, which is unusual, this meant I had to dress for both toddlers and a very hormone intense eleven year old. All in all I really wanted to show case the necklaces and feel like that was achived. I started the day wearing my black leggings but that got "snow" (powdered sugar) on them from decorating ginger bread houses.
Just so you guys can get a little glimpse into my day:

(playing with whatever he found in the back seat (age 3))

(mad gingerbread making skills)

(a little lunchtime pass out)

(some ice cream making)

(a little fun with slides (age 19 months))

I get to deal with that much cuteness everyday....well okay they are not always cute. Conversation I had today with the three year he is sitting on the toilet going number 2...
"Nikki I am going to sit here until mama gets home-B
That's a long time B. May I ask why?-me
Because I want her to know I went in the potty- B
We can just tell her B-me
NU-UH I want her to know I DID THIS....this could have come from anybody Nikki (insert eye rolling at me here)-B"
I love there makes my day better! Hope everybody has an amazing weekend :)

Thursday, January 7, 2010

A little hear, a little there.

I noticed something when I was checking out my blog reader that had accumulated over christmass vacation and noticed a similar trend. Most fashion bloggers I read post throughout the week and take a break on the weekends. I am the exact oppisite. I am still planning on doing outfit post. However I am a nanny and all the kids I currently watch are below 4, my weekly attire is normally yoga pants and a t-shirt, sometimes I throw in some old jeans. My exciting time is on the weekend's. This trend will continue throughout school as kids will be replaced with lab time. I learned my lesson the hard way, never wear nice clothes to labs containg dead things or chemicals, they stain clothes :)

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Vacation Pt. 2- Wisconsion

Here is another batch of vacation pictures. Wisconsin was amazing. AMAZING!!! I ate so much was good. I normally do not eat a ton of meat so my body did not however agree that this was amazing. It was such a pretty place.

(giving out some love, Triceratops, Dead Guy)

Okay here is a side note before the next set of pictures....i LOVE butterflies....I am a biology major and they amaze me....i LOVE imagine my excitment when we stumble upon.....

A LIVE BUTTERFLY GARDEN!!!!! Okay I am done now.

The boy took all of these. Major props! Kisses babe :)

( The beard chronicales, i LOVE this picture a ton, University of White Water )

So pretty! love all these pictures!

Monday, January 4, 2010

Christmas and Early Birthday Presents

Finds On Vacation:

( A locket necklace($20), H & M glitter dress ($15) (pictures do not do it justice))

                           From Myself for the new year (birthday):                                                                              

I heard great things about both of these. I can not wait to try out the ballet video. It has rave reviews. Both bough of amazon.

               From Dear Freinds:                                                                                                                             

(dress is rodarte for target, the skirt can be found on modcloth. Both from dear friends. Thanks!)

I am blessed by my freinds and their taste. Love you guys!

Vacation Pictures Part One (St. Louis and misc. place in Illinois)

Here is a glimpse into our Christmas Vacation

(Us arriving in St. Louis, The Arch, Us at the top of the arch, The view from the top)

(The festive St. Louis street, Us in front of the tree, The Tree, Us at a wedding)

( War memorial with lights on it, Vana White pose, Us before the walk to the top (take the two dollar elevator ride), View from the top)

(happy tourist, Watching the packers game in St. Louis, War Memorial at night)

We had an awesome time in St. Louis. We went to a beautiful wedding, had fun with family and friends, and did some great shopping and eating!