Wednesday, February 29, 2012

A Hard Day's Night by The Beatles

I've had a very successful day which makes me a very happy and tired girl. I subbed middle school math today, which was actually helping a teacher do a budget workshop with the students... which was very eye opening for the students and very entertaining for the other teacher and I. Afterwards I went out to buy a gift for her upcoming bridal shower, came home to another internet outage so our provider got a call to have someone come out and fix it, and now I'm relaxing on the couch till I have the energy to make dinner. Still some other things to do tonight, so my energy better come back soon!

Today the temperature got up to 65 degrees... in February?! I had to celebrate with a skirt and bare legs. It was a nice day for a leap day! 
Top: Loft / Skirt: H&M / Heels: Bandolino / Scarf: Gift from Mom / Earrings: Vera Wang by Kohl's / Watch: Armitron

Hoping for my second wind to kick in soon. Do you have those days? I need caffeine!

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Liebster Blog Award!

It was a fun, busy day today. I drove up to Westminster to have lunch with some sorority sisters, took my sister to her doctor's appointment, saw my former coworkers and students from student teaching during a rehearsal of their musical (since I won't be able to see the performance next week), picked up some much needed groceries, and went to dinner with hubby. Like I said, busy, but very fun.

I L<3VE today's outfit. The purple pants are new and so fun. Since this is my first time wearing them, I decided to go with a pretty neutral and simple outfit. This sweater is one of my favorites because its lightweight like a t-shirt, but in sweater material. Plus, it fits perfectly. I liked how it went with the purple pants too. Do you like the purple pants?
Sweater: Old Navy / Purple Jeggings: Delia's / Boots: Crocs / Earrings: NY & Co. / Necklace: Stella and Dot

Yesterday, I was awarded my second blog award!!! It is the Liebster Blog Award from my newest blogger friend, Rachel, from Aspiring Chic, who happens to live a very similar life to mine (teacher married to a medical student, who has a pretty cool fashion and food blog). You should definitely check her out!

Anyway, I was very excited to receive the award, and now I have the opportunity to award it to five up and coming blogs! They are:

Now, if you've been awarded the Liebster Blog Award below are the rules:
Choose 5 up and coming blogs with less than 200 followers to award.
Give thanks to the blogger that awarded you by linking back to them. Follow them too for extra appreciation.
Post the award on your blog along with the links to the 5 bloggers you chose. (it's also nice to leave them a comment letting them know!). 

Monday, February 27, 2012

Drinkin' and Dialin' by Darius Rucker

I realized the other day that I've had some great cooking and baking adventures, and haven't been sharing them with you like I have in the past! So today instead of an outfit, you get to see some great food that hubby and I have been dining on lately. I hope you enjoy! :) 

Red velvet cupcakes with chocolate frosting

Toast, cream cheese, topped with sliced strawberries

Homemade lasagna (before it went in the oven)

French toast and bacon with a glass of milk (before adding maple syrup)

Hot dogs wrapped in biscuits and cheese... aka Pigs in a Blanket

Momma's Homemade Cauliflower Soup (almost forgot to take a picture, so there's only a little left!)

My quick and easy version of chicken parmesean: noodles, sauce, popcorn chicken, and cheese

I just made myself hungry... thank goodness it's almost lunchtime!

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Honey Honey by ABBA

I'm not feeling that great today. My nose is running which makes my head hurt, which just slows me down in general. I slept a lot and took it easy yesterday, so I don't really know why I feel crummy. I'll take some nyquil tonight and should be back to normal tomorrow. :)

One time in college, I wasn't feeling well at all, but I was wearing a bright pink and yellow shirt, and was told I looked good.... which surprised me since I felt like I looked sick. So ever since then, when I'm not feeling 100%, but have to get dressed and go out and do things, I try to stick to bright cheery colors to fool people into thinking I'm not sick. Hence, why I wore yellow today!
Shirt: Gap / Jeans: Hollister / Shoes: Toms / Scarf: Walmart / Earrings: Walmart / Glasses: Burberry

What do you think? Did it work?

Saturday, February 25, 2012

1,2 Step by Ciara feat. Missy Elliot

This outfit is what I wore yesterday. The first one is how I wore it to school. The second one is how I wore it out to dinner and drinks with friends. I absolutely loved everything I was wearing, and even got a huge compliment from one of the waitresses at the bar saying that she loved my boots, the colors, and the whole look. I was incredibly flattered. It just topped off an awesome day.
Top: Loft / Pants: Macy's / Flats: H&M / Scarf: American Eagle / Earrings: Walmart / Watch: American Eagle

Top: Loft / Jeans: American Eagle / Boots: Steve Madden / Scarf: American Eagle / Earrings: Walmart / Watch: American Eagle / Belt: H&M

Hope your weather is ok... we had insane winds yesterday that knocked out power in some places and then it snowed which made the roads pretty slushy. Be careful out there! :)

Friday, February 24, 2012

Magic by B.o.B feat. Rivers Cuomo

Yay, its Friday! I'm subbing a half day of elementary gym then enjoying an evening out with friends at Smokey Bones... where we happen to know the bartender :) It is currently 53 degrees outside too, so its a pretty awesome day!

This outfit is what I wore yesterday (you may recognize the sweater from the video). I'm obsessed with these new shoes, so I put this outfit together based on them. I was pretty happy with the result.

Sweater: JCPenney / Skirt: Old Navy / Heels: Macy's / Earrings: Vera Wang for Kohl's / Watch: Armitron

Happy Friday!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Thursday Latelies

  • If you are in a sorority, check them out!!!!
  • I love this fragrance!
  • Update: I did the video before school, and I finished the book during a planning period at school. Book = amazing. I can't wait to go out and get the third one!!!!
  • Happy Thursday!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Brokenhearted by Karmin

Sometimes hubby can read my mind. I subbed a day of middle school math, and when I came home we were both sitting and reading books (he was reading a medical book and I was reading Catching Fire), when he turned to me and said lets go out to dinner. I had already thought of what to make for dinner, but had no problem putting that off for another day to enjoy an evening out with him. :)

I said last week in my Thursday Latelies video that I was going to wear my red pants this week, and I did! I even got a bunch of compliments at school on them. I was really happy with how this outfit worked out and how comfortable the pants are. You will be seeing them a lot more around here! 

Top: Loft / Pants: NY & Co.  / Shoes: Shoe Show / Earrings: NY & Co. / Necklace: Stella and Dot / Watch: American Eagle

I'm loving colored pants and skirts these days, if you haven't noticed :)

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Love Who You Love by Rascal Flatts

Ok, lets be serious for a minute. Do you watch The Bachelor? WHAT IS HE THINKING? Kacie B was the best for him. She's down to earth, really pretty, and they had an instant connection. And he kept Courtney, the most immature and annoying girl, who I honestly don't think cares for him? I heard a rumor that he picks Courtney, but I'm now cheering for Nicki or Lindzi. I hope he ends up happy.

I decided if I was going to post what I wore today, I would need to do something different. I've worn just  about the same outfit, so I decided to show how to wear it to school and how to wear it for running errands (like I did today). Also, I really wanted to show off my new shoes!
Sweater: Gap / Skirt: Gap / Heels: Macy's / Earrings: Walmart / Watch: Armitron

Sweater: Gap / Cami: Aeropostale / Jeans: Peebles / Heels: Macy's / Earrings: Walmart / Necklace: Etsy / Watch: Armitron / Trenchcoat: Old Navy

What do you think? I love this sweater and am already thinking of other ways to style it! :)

Monday, February 20, 2012

Blue Skies by Frank Sinatra

Happy President's Day! I have been having a wonderful day off. I woke up at 9, had some breakfast, tidied the apartment, made Reese's desert bars, showered and got dressed, had lunch, read another 40 pages of Catching Fire, and am now watching the Bethenny Ever After marathon on Bravo. (I love her!)  Up next is making dinner, which will be my first time making french toast on my own, watching The Bachelor (pleeeeease get rid of Courtney!!!) and the season premier of Bethenny Ever After, and then reading more of my book. Hopefully I won't fall asleep because I'm picking up a friend at the airport at 1am! Its cheaper to have friends drop you off and pick you up then leave your car in the lot while you're gone, and we were more than willing to help out.

I am so excited about today's outfit. I now own a pair of cobalt and purple jeggings! They had a deal at Delia's that things on sale were buy one get one free, so I had to check it out, and this is what I found! My mom, sister, and I had some fun this weekend :)
Sweater: Gap / Pants: Delia's / Boots: Peebles / Earrings: Walmart / Watch: American Eagle / Glasses: Burberry 

How was your President's Day? Did you have the day off too?

Sunday, February 19, 2012

A Thousand Years by Christina Perri

It was a great weekend here! This morning we ran a few errands, packed up the car, had lunch, and then my family drove home, by way of dropping my sister off at school. Afterwards it was time for a nap. Since then I washed dishes and started laundry... cleaning all the things we used this weekend (dishware, towels, and sheets)! Now its time to relax, eat the yummy homemade cauliflower soup that momma brought, watch tv with hubby, and then start the second book of The Hunger Games trilogy!!!

Sweater: Loft / Jeans: Hollister / Shoes: Payless Shoes / Scarf: American Eagle / Belt: H&M / Earrings: Peebles

Whats your Sunday evening plan?

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Part Of Me by Katy Perry

Since my family is in town, we had a very fun day planned. After getting ready, the girls went shoe shopping. Afterwards, the men joined us for lunch at Panera. From there we drove into Pittsburgh to visit Phipps Conservatory and see the botanical gardens. We felt like we were on vacation on a tropical island for about an hour and a half. It was so beautiful to walk around in the heated greenhouse and see all the gorgeous flowers, trees, and plants. We met up with my sister's friend who goes to Pitt which was fun too! After we dropped her off back at her dorm, we met up with a doctor friend for dinner at Longhorn Steakhouse. Luckily, I had called ahead because they were packed... and rightly so, since dinner was delicious. It was a very successful day and we were all pretty tired, so we decided to skip seeing a movie and go home to relax. Here are some pictures from the weekend:
The Westminster College Symphonic Band 

My favorite lunch (Broccoli cheddar soup and asian chicken salad)... just about finished

And the pretty flowers begin :)

Sister, Friend, and I

Mom smelling some flowers

Going under the bridge

The train exhibit

Hubby and Dad enjoying the trains

Aren't the flowers beautiful? Hope you had a great weekend!

Friday, February 17, 2012

Here We Go by 'N Sync

Its going to be a long day, but a fun day. I woke up early to get some laundry done before a half day of subbing middle school science this afternoon. After school I'm driving up to Westminster to meet my family for dinner and my sister's band concert. Then we're coming back down to Weirton for the weekend! Lots of driving, but its worth it.
Cardigan: Target / Shirt: Loft / Pants: Macy's / Heels: Bandolino / Earrings: NY & Co. / Necklace: American Eagle / Watch: Armitron

I love this sweater and its so warm. Plus, its navy and black striped so it goes with everything!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Thursday Latelies: Valentine's Edition

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

All The Right Moves by One Republic

I had an interview today for a long term music sub position. Its for a school district in Pennsylvania and would start tomorrow.... so I am currently waiting for a phone call to find out if I got it or not. Either way, I asked to be put on the day to day sub list, so I will be getting a job out of it! Wish me luck!

Top: Old Navy / Skirt and Belt: H&M / Tights: Danskin / Heels: Bandolino / Earrings and Necklace: Stella and Dot / Watch: Armitron

I know, I know... two skirts in a row! I'm so proud of myself too. :)