Saturday, October 29, 2011

This is My Town, This is My City, Through My Eyes Looks So Pretty

I love the beautiful, small town I live in.  Sometimes I miss the city though.  I grew up in the suburbs of Chicago, but I certainly did love hopping the L and losing myself in Boystown and Wrigleyville, or at the lakeshore. 

This is my town, this is my city....

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

At "Coco Love" in Jackson

So pretty!  And the pumpkin gelato and spicy mocha didn't hurt.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Terrified of My Heart

October 2011 Birchbox Review

Okay, after I tried for hours to get this fairly-crappy video to work, Bryan figured it out.  I can only assume he used magic.

Moving onward.

Birchbox is a really awesome company I recently heard about; you subscribe to them for $10 a month and they send you a box of fancy, deluxe beauty samples.  Each month you get brand new things, and you never know what you're going to get.  You make a beauty profile that helps determine skin and hair needs, but the rest is a surprise.  It's a really good deal, and if you like to try out new things, and get surprises in the mail... well, Birchbox is pretty much crack.

Here is the video review I made for the October 2011 Birchbox:

Just to give you a rundown on what these samples would cost normally, if they weren't from Birchbox (I figured it out by finding out how much the full size cost, then figuring out price per ounce):

Redken shine flash 02 glistening mist - $7.70

Pangea Organics Facial Scrub - $8.40

Blinc Mascara - $16

Befine BeLips: Lip Exfoliator - $12.50

Tea Forte Mints - $3.30

Total - $47.90

Now, I'm a total bargainista, so there's no way I'd pay $47.90 for that stuff.  But I would DEFINITELY pay $10.  I would recommend Birchbox to people with a little extra cash who like trying new things without committing to a full-price, full-size product.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Owl hat! The doc I work for is bringing her tiny baby grandson in to meet the crew and I had to try to make this. My friend Ashley makes them and they're so cute!

Thursday, October 6, 2011


Harry Potter BIRTHDAY Cake!!!!!!!

Bryan made me a cake with the golden snitch on it! BEST HUSBAND EVER.

Oh, and it's my birthday.

Just when you thought I couldn't get any cooler - golden snitch necklace. Kablamo!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

You Thought a Man in Shiny Underpants Was Wrong?

How about this for a science fair project?

yeah, got this from Geek in Heels

(I sort of feel like I need to apologize in advance for this)

Pretty Much Just for Annie.


Annie asked that I post something.

Here is a picture of a man looking at the internet, lurking, and I have to assume he's not commenting.

So you may have noticed that I've lost a lot of motivation with my blog.  I'm not going to blame it on 9/11, but....

What should I write about, guys??  I assume you want to only hear about Harry Potter, but what BESIDES that?