Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Sir Ken Robinson: Do schools kill creativity?

I found this on youtube today and really appreciated it as a music teacher. Check it out!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

(I Believe in Miracles) You Sexy Thing by Hot Chocolate

I got a job!!!! I hadn't heard from either school district about the applications I sent in, so I decided to make a phone call. I called the county school district I live in about my sub application, and found out that I was approved at the board meeting last night and would be getting the information in the mail later this week. I didn't even have to interview because I met the assistant superintendent while I was there and he really liked me! I am soooo thrilled and feel relieved. I was getting nervous after not hearing from them, but for no reason! I am so excited to get back in the schools and start subbing again.

I had some errands to run today, so I changed into flip flops from these heels. I also tried a bare minerals sample. Not sure how much I like it compared to my regular foundation. I'll have to give it a better shot next time.
Top: American Eagle / Cami: Aeropostale / Shorts: Old Navy / Shoes: Shoe Show

And look what I made for dinner.....
A frittata!!!!!

Frittata, hash browns (and ketchup) and applesauce :)

Monday, August 29, 2011

Faster by Matt Nathanson

I am in such a better mood right now than I was this morning. My iphoto froze on me the other day when I was editing pictures and wouldn't work, but I finally got it fixed. Plus, my sister and I figured out what song I had stuck in my head for the past few days... which is the post title. Its pretty much an awesome song, and I was in such a good mood, I played it really loud and danced around my apartment.

So I have an outfit picture and a food picture for you today. To make up for nothing yesterday. :) Just a basic t-shirt and jeans for a relaxed day of errands on a slightly cooler day!!!! (Come on fall....)

Top: Loft / Jeans: Hollister / Sneakers: New Balance / Earrings: Walmart

Bowtie pasta, ragu creamy marinara sauce, with bacon and cheese on top.... the hubby's new favorite!

Hope you had a good day!

Saturday, August 27, 2011

You and I by Lady Gaga

It is August Birthday celebration night! We are headed to some bars in downtown Pittsburgh to celebrate some birthdays and have a great night. The hubster and I spent the day with some friends out to lunch and driving around Pittsburgh. We came home, took power naps, had some food and got ready for our evening out. 

I bought this top a couple weeks ago and have been saving it for tonight. I love lace tops and the flower print on this one really caught my eye. I paired it with dark jeans and a black tank and heels, so to make the red pop. I also did a smoky eye for our night out :)

Top: Charlotte Russe / Tank: Aeropostale / Jeans: Gap / Heels: Bandolino / Earrings: Walmart / Bracelets: Charlotte Russe

Time to party!!!!

Friday, August 26, 2011

Mother Fair Westminster

Yesterday I drove up to Westminster to hang out with my little sis for the night. We ran a few errands and chilled for the evening. Today the rest of the freshman class moved in, who weren't there early for band or sports. We met her roommate and helped her get situated, got her mailbox key and books, and attended Opening Convocation. Here's a picture of us on campus today:
This is also my outfit post for the day.... Shirt: Victoria's Secret / Skirt: Loft / Flip Flops: Target / Earrings: Peebles

I think she's off to a great start and is loving it already. I'm looking forward to going back to visit for football games, and to see the band :)

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Unwritten by Natasha Bedingfield

I took my rolled change to the bank and finally got quarters to do some laundry. Then when I had everything sorted and ready to go, the washer was filled. So now I must wait for someone else to finish their laundry so I can start mine. I definitely miss having our washer and dryer in the house and not sharing with all of our neighbors. But, while I wait, I've been watching The Hill reruns on my laptop. I seriously loved that show and was bummed it ended. Plus it rained, which means cooler temperatures (in the 70s!!!!) so I'm loving today.

So anyway, I have another dinner picture for you instead of a cute outfit. 
Asian chicken salad... I bought the salad mix that had the crispy noodles, nuts, and dressing already and added my own popcorn chicken. It was delicious and super easy!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Mr. Blue Sky by Big Allanbik

First off, did you feel the earthquake today? Because I didn't. I was in driving in my car, therefore not feeling it, which I'm kind of bummed about. 

I tried to take all my spare change to the bank to change into quarters for my laundry, but you have to roll your change for them to do that... which is kind of annoying, but entertained me for about 10 minutes as I did it all. I also stopped in Ulta for the first time today and ended up purchasing a few things: hair product, nail polish, and face primer. I also got some free gifts from them, which is pretty great.

I decided to wear a blue and grey combination for running errands. I love that cobalt blue is a trendy color right now, because I love it! These pictures don't quite do them justice, but my shoes are cobalt blue. I also love pointy toed flats, because when you were them with pants, they look like heels, but are just comfortable flats! 
Shirt: Hollister / Jeans: Hollister / Flats: Gabriel's / Necklace: Peebles / Earrings: Walmart / Bracelet: American Eagle

Notice the detail on the sleeves of the shirt. The hubster picked this one out for me... he does have good taste :)

I've put the groceries away, made and eaten dinner, and am waiting for the sheets to dry, so now its time to enjoy a glass of wine and The Office marathon on TBS. 

Monday, August 22, 2011

Stereo Hearts by Gym Class Heroes feat. Adam Levine

I did some cleaning and relaxing today. No outfit picture worth showing you, but dinner tonight was pretty awesome. Its penne pasta and meatballs in a cheesy sauce with tomatoes. Yum yum! In a little bit I'll get a piece of key lime pie to enjoy while watching Bachelor Pad. You know you're jealous ;)

It was in the 70s today, so I was thrilled to turn off the a/c and open the windows. It'll be in the 80s again later in the week, but I love the hint of fall weather today. 

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Rolling In The Deep by Adele

Here are pictures of my weekend. Its always a good time when you hang out with family.

Little sis and I in front of her new dorm/my old dorm

The best picture of Pittsburgh ever. I am that good. :)

My parents from the view of Mt. Washington

The hubster and I above the city

At a pirates game!!! We had awesome seats

The dippers of the best desert ever... strawberries, bananas, marshmallows in graham cracker and oreo, rice krispie treats, brownies, pound cake, and cheesecake

Milk Chocolate Fondue.... excellent. (At the Melting Pot.)

Mom and Dad enjoying desert

The hubster and I really excited to try it!!!

Hope you had a great weekend too!

Friday, August 19, 2011

True Colors by Phil Collins

My parents and I moved my little sister into college today!!! It was hot, rainy, stormy, and cool. So I dressed accordingly. I also enjoyed color blocking today. I bought this neon green top the other day and knew it would be a fun summer top, and great with all sorts of colors.

Moving the little sis in was pretty easy because there were lots of upperclassmen band kids there to help, so I only brought in two loads that were pretty light. We pretty much unpacked most of her room before she had a band meeting and we left. Of course we had to stop at the outlet mall on our way back, and I picked up a new Vera Bradley wallet, and a skirt and necklace from Loft. I'll be back up to see her in a week with a few things we decided she needed. Its nice only being an hour away :)

Cardigan: Old Navy / Shirt: Victoria's Secret / Shorts: Old Navy / Flats: Walmart

Now to relax with a movie :)

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Mamma Mia by ABBA

First off, I did not wear this dress today. I wore a t-shirt and jeans that have been on the blog before, so I decided to post these pictures instead. I was looking through my dresses the other day and found this one and immediately knew how I wanted to try styling it. I did it and love it. I'm really excited with how it looks so I will be wearing it to a wedding in October. I don't know if I'll be able to wear these shoes that whole day, so I might wear shorter black heels that day :)

Dress: Peebles / Shoes: Shoe Dept. / Belt: Charlotte Russe

Tomorrow we take my sister to college, so I better get off to bed!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Come Fly With Me by Frank Sinatra

I am cleaning and buying groceries today because my family arrives tonight! I will make a late dinner since they still haven't left yet and its a 5 hour drive! My sister has quite a lot to pack and its her first semester in college so I know its hard to pack and to know what you really need or not. She'll have one day to relax here with the family before we take her to school on Friday! I've already recruited some friends to help us, the seniors now were freshman when I was a senior!

Today I just wanted to wear a simple white t-shirt and jean skirt. I love these new aviator's I got from Old Navy for $6, the hoodie was a birthday present from the hubster and its ridiculously comfortable, and the flip flops are my favorite pair. I just feel incredibly comfortable and cute. Can't beat that.

Shirt: Victoria's Secret / Skirt: Gap / Flip Flops: Target / Aviators: Old Navy

Hoodie: Hollister

Don't I look like a pilot? Not so much... :)

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Get The Party Started by Pink

Yesterday was an awesome birthday. I was pampered with a massage and then went to dinner with a group of friends. Hibachi grills are the best, because they are dinner and a show! Our chef was a lot of fun... we all had lots of saki and tried catching food that he threw at us. Here are some pictures of the fun:
My glass of wine and a flower for the birthday girl


The onion volcano... and the broccoli we all tried to catch

Rice, noodles, vegetables, chicken, and filet mignon.... sooo yummy!

My surprise desert... fried chocolate ice cream, with a flower candle on top

The group of friends who came to celebrate :)

Monday, August 15, 2011

Only Prettier by Miranda Lambert

Its my birthday! I am now 24. Today was a pretty awesome day. Slept in, had breakfast, then the hubster came home for a long lunch break, showered, had an hour long massage, came home to get ready, and went to dinner at a hibachi grill with a group of 12 friends. Its been the exact day I wanted it to be.

On your birthday, its important that you wear clothes you love. I wore sweats to the massage, but changed into my new favorite top, jeans, necklace, earrings, and bracelets... I was blinged out and loving it. The first two pictures are how I styled this top last weekend when the hubster and I went to see family. Its a casual day look, then a fun going out look. 

Top: Loft / Jeans: American Eagle / Flats: Shoe Dept.

Top: Loft / Jeans: Gap / Heels: Shoe Show / Earrings: American Eagle / Necklace: Walmart / Bracelets: Charlotte Russe

It was an awesome 24th birthday... and the celebration isn't over. My family will be down this weekend, and the following weekend we are having an August Bday bash with some other friends. :)

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Lookin For A Good Time by Lady Antebellum

It is my birthday eve today! We went out for breakfast, headed to the mall for some birthday present shopping, got chipotle for dinner, and now I'm doing laundry while watching movies with the hubster, and will be painting my nails when the laundry is done. Its been a pretty awesome day, and I think 24 is going to be a good year!!!! I always wear my favorite things for my birthday, and I started that a day early. Purple is one of my favorite colors and I was really happy it rained so it cooled down enough that I could wear a scarf and not look goofy. :)
Top: American Eagle / Scarf: Peebles / Jeans: Hollister / Flip Flops: Target / Earrings: Honeymoon

Chipotle!!!!!!! YUMMMM.