Thursday, August 16, 2012

Birthday Wish List, Shopping, & the Book You Won't Put Down...

This summer has flown by, hasn't it?  I've been a little bit slackerish on the blog as of late as fall is in full swing workwise for me.  Most of you know I work in events for a non-profit that works with the NFL, so football season isn't just crazy for my family it's crazy at my job as well.  We head to Indianapolis a week from tomorrow to kick off our 'fall' event season. 

Here's a few fairwell to summer and hello to fall updates...

I have almost perfectly my homemade ice cream with my machine.  This is the fro yo and ice cream bar I set up for my dinner guests last week and it was maybe the happiest thing that's ever happened.

Must read of the summer award goes too:

When you, like I, finish it in less than 24 hours - don't panic, there's a second book.  I finished both in about 30 hours, during a work week. I was closely followed by Mia and Jo.  Seriously, get it, you'll thank me.  It's this summer's Beautiful Disaster (my obsession of last summer).

Since the shopping ban was called off early on account of good behavior (in combo with realizing my insanity in making a 7 month commitment to begin with) and I've been able to get a few fun new things.

Finally bought one of these.  Ok fine, two.  But don't worry I didn't by the $150 Jcrew version - I bought the $14 sale deal from The Poke A Dot Shop.  Waiting on the teal and navy to arrive!

After telling myself no to a bag I'd been craving all summer and missing my opportunity (it sold out) the bag I wanted most finally went over 50% off AND I had a coupon (that saved me another $40) and so the Bond Street Hadley (by Kate Spade) is mine!

Guess who else has one....

                                Oh hey Carrie, can I have your perfect legs now too? Thanks.

My (27th) birthday is fast approaching.  If you've been following since last year you probably know that I got Monday Night Football tickets and a grill last year. I tend to have boyish birthday wishes.  Anyway, this year I asked for these:

A BIG red Kitchenaid food processor so I can make my own hummus, salsa, peanut butter... you know, nerdy things.

And this...

The On the Mark necklace by Stella & Dot.  I've loved it for a while.

Maybe since I've been so good this year I'll also get some Southwest giftcards for my travels and a few Nordie Rack cards?  Hmm? Maybe?

And finally, today I'm thankful for: my best friend Candy, football season, airplanes (I love a good road trip but flying is so much easier), my Dad's tough Hawaiin skin, and the inventor of baseball caps.

Happy Thursday.



Katie said...

I love that Kate Spade bag!! And I'd kill for a food processor-- hoping our wedding registry comes through! :)

Angie said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE that Handbag :)

Lydia - Running Wild(er) said...

Love the necklace and Kate Spade bag!!!

Kenj said...

That bag is so so cute! They are opening a nordstrom rack at my mall this fall, I couldn't be more excited!

Kari said...

That handbag is gorgeous!! I also ordered yellow and turquoise bubble necklaces but I haven't gotten them yet. I couldn't fathom spending $150 on it from J.Crew, but $15 on eBay seemed like a pretty good deal!