• Trendy, Functional, & New!…

    Happy Friday! I’m pretty excited because I’m taking ‘a day’ today…all to myself! I’m about to head on a run, make myself some breakfast, and then meet my bestie for a nail sesh! After nails, we’ll be at our favorite place – the mall! As I was closing out my work week yesterday, I was thinking about some of my recent favorite moments. Work moments, friend moments, and family moments and it led me to my three favorite things this week that I’d love to share with you all. Something Trendy… When Chuck and I were visiting family in the midwest, my mom and I took an hour to hit up…

  • Girls Night In…

    I absolutely love girls nights! I look forward to hosting them, I look forward to preparing the menu, and most importantly, I look forward to seeing my best girls. Last Friday, I hosted a girls night at my house for two of my girlfriends.  I always love to prepare some apps and a simple meal if the girls night during dinner time.  For this particular girls night, I decided to make turkey chili for the main meal.  I got this chili recipe from an old friend and I still love it. The night before, I cooked a huge pot of chili for Chuck and I and had a ton of leftovers so I…

  • My Boss' Principles…A Must Read!

    About two month ago, I was told I would soon have a new manager. First thought was – uh oh! Don’t get me wrong, having a new manager is great and it always excites me, however, it feels like you are starting all over with a brand new relationship. And we all know relationships take time to build and enhance. You have to learn their management style, how they work best, their personality, etc.  It is new and fun, but it takes time and patience. I had no idea what or who to expect.  My previous manager hired her, so I knew I was in good hands but the curiosity…

  • My Favorite Breakfast Smoothie…

    We all know what it’s like to rush out of the house in the morning to either head to work or take the kiddos to school. It’s chaos and it’s rush, rush, rush up to the second you have to leave. For me, this last week or so has consisted of me waking up late and rushing to get ready and out the door in time to get to work for my first meeting.  However, no matter how much I’m rushing, I always make sure I eat breakfast. You might be thinking, gosh how do you have time to cook yourself breakfast, eat it, and head out the door in…

  • It's Romper Season in Seattle…

    Photo Cred: My Handsome Husband Shoes: Michael Kors • Romper: Target • Sunnies: Karen Walker • Earrings: Target • Lipstick: Viva Glam by MAC • Lip Liner: Kiss Me Quick by MAC • Clutch: Louis Vuitton • Bracelet: Tiffany & Co. • Watch: Michele • Ring: David Yurman This years’ Seattle summer has been brutal….brutally HOT! The temps have been in the 90’s for weeks and we don’t have AC. I know…crazy! The only pieces of clothing that I’ve been able to wear are dresses and rompers. Rompers, specifically, have been a staple in my wardrobe this summer. They are easy to wear, easy to dress up, flowy, and comfortable. I bought this…

  • A Few of My Favorite Things…

    The past few weeks have been super busy with work, which is great, but I never was able to take a minute and think about the little things. I even wrote a blog about the little things in life and right now, I’m not really taking time to ‘smell the roses’. This week, I’ve started to pause and really take a second to recognize those little things and enjoy them. Here are a few of my favorite things this week: 1. My Pineapple Hand Towel I’ve been obsessed with pineapples this summer.  Not actual pineapples, but any item that has a pineapple on it or is shaped like one, I’m in…

  • In Meyer's Heaven…

    Do you ever go to the store and buy multiple cleaning brands or soaps just to try them out? I’ve done that so many times over the years just to see which ones I like the best.  However, there is one brand that I always go back to – Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day! About 5 years ago, I visited a girlfriend in LA and in all of her bathrooms she had Mrs. Meyer’s clean day soap.  After staying with her for a few days, I fell in love with all of the scents.  When I got back to Washington, I went to the store and bought 5 different Meyer’s soap…

  • Friday Faves from My Handbag…

    Wallet: Kate Spade • Sunnies: Karen Walker • Lipgloss: Eos • Handbag: Nordstrom (Under $50!) • Pen: Disney (I was just in Orlando for work and had to pick up a Disney pen!) The things that I absolutely love about my handbag are all the lipsticks and lipliners that live in it.  I have too many to count on both hands but there are three that I use on a regular basis. Every morning, I put on one of my top three lipsticks that go with the outfit I’ve picked out for that day.  In the evenings, I may branch out and put on some of my other fun colors but…

  • It's a Bright, Neon Day!…

    Photo Cred: My Handsome Hubby Shoes: Aldo • Skirt: J.Crew • Top: Gap • Earrings: Nordstrom • Sunnies: Karen Walker • Watch: Michele • Bracelet: Tiffany & Co. • Ring: David Yurman • Lipstick: Chanel • Lip Liner: Candy Yum-Yum by MAC Happy Wednesday everyone! Hope everyone is enjoying their week so far. I am travelling for work this week so have been pretty exhausted. But super excited to share this fun outfit! On our way back from Oregon for my mother-in-law’s birthday, we stopped at the Portland outlet malls. The last store we walked into was J.Crew. They had a ton of cute clothes on sale! I ran across this bright, neon…

  • Business Trip Essentials…

    This week I’m going to be out of town on a business trip. I have an all day event that I’m putting on plus dinners every night. Thankfully, I work with some pretty awesome people so they always make work trips ten times more fun. But, before I can even think about my trip, I can’t avoid the inevitable – I must pack. Who loves to pack? eh…not me. But I do love picking out my outfits and preparing myself for the week ahead. For this business trip, I took snapshots of 3 different outfits that I coordinated for my trip. My primary goal when packing for a business trip is…