Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Glenview Girls :)

I invited my besties from home-home to come over for 
what was supposed to be a low key night of catching up,
pizza, beers, and basketball.

Then, after one helluva Butler VICTORY on Saturday,
all bets were off...

Not gonna lie, I kinda love it 
when life gets in the way like that ;)


Thursday, March 24, 2011

Is it Friday yet?!

Another insanely fast week spent conferencing for work.

Saw this today and it made me smile :)

Happy weekend!

Thursday, March 17, 2011


Celebrating this year in Denver for the first time ever 
with this bodacious birthday bella!

Hope you have a great weekend :)

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Lady and the "Tramp"

There was something missing in my life,
but I couldn't quite put a finger on it.

I was happy with my new apartment and all, 
but something just felt very off :(

Please don't get me wrong, I entirely agree that money can't buy you happiness. But I gotta say, it sure can buy you things to help make you very happy :)


One of my life long besties was in town over the weekend 
and paid forward possibly the ultimate compliment.

She (half seriously) said, 
"I hope you never change!"

{insert shaking heads and laughter here}

In return I said, 

And so we all gladly did just that :)

It's the little things that do it for me :)


Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Happy Thank You More Please...

I've been anxious to see the new flick
...kinda just an awesome title in general,
which made me think about all the good things 
I haven't had time to blog about.
Good things, like yummy restaurants and bars 
that have definitely made me say "more please"
to Chicago, over the course of these last 6 weeks :)


and it's adorable better half


I love me a great dive bar, 
so my personal vote would go to Rossi's 

But the girl in me does enjoy a great view, so for a classy twist,
I gotta confess that I really liked the rooftop bar at The Wit


You truly cannot go wrong at Caro Mio
the pasta literally melts in your mouth!

And Terragusto was really super yum as well

but if I were to pick my favorite place to bring a bottle of wine to for dinner, it'd definitely be Sushi Para II 
for the $18.99 all you eat special. DELISH!

Needless to say, 
I keep my kitchen very clean
by getting out of the house ;)

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Wedding Countdown

Was so nice to meet all of Kendra's friends this wknd
to celebrate her soon-to-be no-longer singleness :)

T minus 2 months till Pensacola!!


Friday, March 11, 2011

Dunna nunna nunna...


Jamers, Jamie Cakes, Jamanthamum, Teeteetata ...
To my one and only sister :)
I hope you have the most wonderful day/night/wknd celebrating because if anyone deserves it, it's YOU!!

Go go go run for President -- because you can now ;)

Wish I could be in Florida to ring it in together.
Love and miss you lots and loads!
"Gotta go, my mom's coming, gotta go"

Thursday, March 10, 2011


Charlie Sheen may have expressed it best, but
is exactly how I would describe Mardi Gras in Austin :)

...and the fact that our team is totally ha!larious
doesn't hurt the situation either ;) 

Cheers to Texas!
Cheers to "Plork"
and most definitely to bicycle taxis...

I'll absolutely be making a trip back to Austin 
to catch South by Southwest next year!


Thanks to my co-worker Ian,
we went to an awesome local restaurant 
for some down home comfort food :)

We started with the homemade potato chips with warm sour cream and scallion dip along with the spinach & artichoke fondue. YES. PLEASE. THANK YOU!

I nearly drooled when the entrées came out

and truly loved my pecan crusted catfish with crawfish tails, homemade hot sauce and a hot brown butter sauce. YUMMMM!

As if that wasn't enough,
they brought jalapeño cornbread to the table 

and we feasted after on their signature skillet apple pie 
with maple ice cream. AMEN TO THAT!

Moonshine was so great, 
we even went back for lunch the next day :)
I mean if it aint broke, don't fix it right?

University of Texas

Have you ever been to see the UT campus?
I had not. Talk about gorgeous!

They even have a turtle pond!
But not gonna lie,
it really made me miss Mikey :(


"Work hard. Play hard."
Not so secretly my most favorite motto for these past eight years in Advertising and Market Research.  So I guess it goes without saying that it was SO nice to get out to Texas this week,
for the best of both :)

I could go on and on about the work part, but will spare you the time ;)  Above are some fun highlights from Austin...

Monday, March 7, 2011

Blog Break

Helllooooo from Texas!
Sadia & I are at the 4A's Conference this week
but still gonna do our best in the evenings to help

Hope you have a great week :)