So people, I think I have mentioned before that I am THE WORST online shopper ever. Nothing ever fits me, and if it does, it looks bad on me. I’m better off sticking to shopping in stores. Anyway, I bought these pants and of course, they did not work. (sad face) But look how cute they are!

Madewell Utility Pants

So, who wants ‘em? First come, first serve. Size 0.


Cozy Up

November 2, 2011

You know me! I love to be cozy. And one thing I’m into right now are long, warm tops and leggings. Since I work from home, it might as well be my uniform. Well, last week, Gertrude and I went to Anthropologie and let me tell you, there were some awesome, long sweaters there. She got one (that I’m pretty jealous of), but there are so many others! So I thought I’d share 2 with you that looked amazing!

Gray Anthro Sweater

Anthropologie Sweater

(Gray, Cream)


Laredo Boots


AG Jeans

Michael Kors Watch

Forever 21 Scarf

Maybe it’s the Fall, maybe it was the horse stables that I walked by, maybe I’m getting older…not sure, but I want to move to a secluded place and have nature surrounding me. I feel the need to be away from the busyness of life and make things more simple. We’ve been house sitting for my in-laws and I only brought one pair of jeans and only 2 pair or shoes (as opposed to my normal 4 pair of jeans and 10 pair of shoes…you know, just in case!). And I like it that way.

My ideal would be to live in a place that looks like “The Horse Whisperer” but to not be too far away from family, friends, Target, and the mall. Know what I mean? Like every day would be an escape, but I wouldn’t have to be excluded away from people that I really love or grocery stores (though most of our food would come from our garden).

So, Bob and I have been talking, thinking, and dreaming of places to buy our next house. I don’t know where it’ll be, but I know what I want it to feel like. And it will have to include a giant real fireplace. And a place where we can take a walk through a field with maybe a lake. And maybe we’ll have horses. Sounds like heaven, doesn’t it?

PS:  I’m saving pins if you want to get a better idea of what I’m talking about!

Photos by Resa


No Matter What

November 1, 2011


Sweet Puddin’

November 1, 2011

I finally go a fur vest! Woohoo! I have been wanting one for about a year and a half now, but never found the right one at the right price. Until Sunday. I walked into Nordstrom, and bought the one the sales associate was wearing. So, I guess that means she did her job. And I think she may have talked me into a pair of jeans (that I might be going to go back to get).

Want one? Get it! (And yes, it’s cooler than it is in the photo.)



November 1, 2011

Missouri Botanical Gardens



I’m really enjoying the sunshine right now. Mainly I think it’s because I know it will go hiding during the next several months. So we’re trying to soak it up while we can. We had just about a perfect opportunity at the Missouri Botanical Gardens last weekend. We only got to be there for a short time, but it soothes me just to be there. And then afterwards, we had a lovely dinner. I got the beef medallions, which I think is my new food obsession. I haven’t been able to stop thinking about them.

Speaking of beef medallions, did you know that if you sign up for Brio’s email list, you get a free meal for your birthday? It’s beef medallions. Yeah, they’re just feeding my obsession.

Sign up here. You’re welcome.