Saturday, October 9, 2010

Fall Festivals!

Good Gourd!

I'm so excited today because I will be attending my first fall festival of the season. Hot spiced apple cider, pick your own pumpkins, pumpkin pie, apple tarts...I can't wait!

I live in a apartment in the city, so carving a pumpkin and placing outside on my doorstep is not an option for me. However, I do plan on gathering some smaller pumpkins for decorations around my place on for on my desk at work. I actually love the little white pumpkins the best!

The only part that will not feel like fall will be the 70+ degree temperatures that are expected this weekend in Pennsylvania haha!

All pictures courtesy of google

Friday, October 8, 2010

Sorority Stamps!

Yes, I'm a sucker for all things KKG. I wish I could go back to undergrad when it was perfectly acceptable (and encouraged!) to decorate and wear your letters all day every day.

I came across an Etsy shop that has super cute sorority items, including the KKG key stamp shown below. At Heartmysisters, there are options for a variety of different sorority. This stamp (and there are other KKG options as well) will be great for a variety of uses: on the back of a Thank You note envelope, on homemade place cards for various events or even as a way to dress up documents.

Any crafty ideas on what I can use this stamp for??

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Dinner Plans?

I, like many of you out there, feel like I am always on the go. The type of weeks where you only see your home in the dark, your fridge consists of a Brita and some condiments and your neighbors are beginning to think you moved out of town.

In an overall general effort to simplify my life (which I hope to write about in another post), I've decided that I need to start cooking more. Now, some many argue that this endeavor will actually complicate my life. And yes, it may do just that until I work it better into my schedule. But I'm tired of eating what feels like 98% of my meals out (and my wallet is feeling the pain as well!). From work to meetings to coffee shop to do more work, a bagel here and a handful of pretzels there isn't the healthy food regimen that I should be following. My body deserves more. I think I actually ate better in college (sigh).

SO, my new goal is to cook once or twice a week. Something that I can eat on another day- so that even though I'm in the car or at my desk, I still have a solid, healthy meals that I know went into (yay to no fake chemicals!).

I need your help. Please share recipes (links, whatever) of easy meals that are great to be reheated and, ideally, eaten on the go. Can't wait for the suggestions!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Wardrobe Wednesday

I currently having an obsession session with vests. They are great transitional pieces that keep you just the right amount of warm during the cooler nights.Although a bit puffier that I tend to wear, this North Face vest is in my favorite color- pink! It's actually a children's vest, but the Large and X-Large sizes convert to smaller women's sizes. And because it is a children's vest, the price tag is lower. This vest comes in four colors. LL Bean's brown fleece vest is a go-to for the fall. I especially love the ribbon trim detail along the zipper.
This Patagonia vest comes in a couple color options including natural (shown), black, and purple. I'm considering the natural color since I can pair it with a rich colored shirt underneath. I am loving this vest because its down, but it that "puffy" so it doesn't give a bulky look.

What I love about this Vineyard Vines vest is that it a) not only has a super cute pink sweater pattern with anchors, but b) it's reversible into a cute cream colored fleece! Sadly, its from a season past, but I recently snatched this up on ebay for only $15! So, far its my favorite new edition to my fall wardrobe!

Are you a vest-wearer? What are some of your favorite fall transitional items?

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

DVR Meltdown

My DVR decided to go on strike.

Apparently unhappy with the number of shows that I continue to record, but do not continue to watch, the DVR decided that it had enough and was no longer going to go to work.

Although my settings are to automatically delete the oldest show in order to record a new one, it does not seem to be working. Thank goodness for episode recaps online!

I am about 3-4 weeks behind on my DVR (sad!). The hardest part is not allowing myself to hear 'watercooler' talk the day after one of my shows airs!

The shows on my DVR:
  • The Office
  • Modern Family
  • Gossip Girl
  • Mad Men
  • Biggest Loser
What's on your DVR? Any news shows this fall that I should start watching?

Friday, October 1, 2010

Daily Routine

Morning everyone! Happy Friday!

Well, it looks like we all survived another week and its time for the weekend! As I was getting ready this morning, I thought that I would share what a normal weekday is like for me. Here we go!

  • 6:45 AM- Alarm goes off
  • 7:00 AM- Out of bed, dressed to work out
  • 7-7:30 AM- Work out (I have a couple pieces of gym equipment at home. In the warmer months I sometimes run outside)
    7:30-8:30 AM- Shower/dry hair/make-up/watch Today Show/make tea
  • 9:00 AM- Arrive at work
  • 9:00 AM-6:00 PM- Work, email, read blogs, work. Hopefully some food at some point.
  • 6:30 PM-9:00 PM- Volunteer, meeting or meet a friend for dinner
  • 9 PM-Midnight- Coffee shop for work emails, Junior League work, GMAT studying.
  • 12:30 AM- Fall asleep to TV

Yes, I don't get a lot of sleep, but 6 hours usually is enough for me. I could sleep in a bit more in the mornings, but I find that I feel so much better if I get that half hour of exercise in before work. Since my job puts me at a computer all day, followed by more sitting at meetings then studying, I need to move a little bit sometimes!!