Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Sweet Home Chicago

Good morning everyone!

Sorry for the delay in posting, but life has been busy. Graduation Day and Moving Day finally came and went. Now I am in a new time zone with places to go and people to see. I am beyond excited for the new chapter. Andrew and I are ecstatic for the future, and our future together.

Here are some quick pictures of the new place. It's transforming quite nicely. After four years of paying an arm and a leg to live in old houses in DC, it is wonderful to pay a reasonable rent for a gorgeous apartment with new appliances and features! Thankfully Andrew's mom and aunt are helping us unpack, and we had fantastic friends assisting the move-in - seriously they are incredible. Our place is on the third floor without an elevator and to top it off the stairs are curved! It was a very hot and exhausting move!

First of all, our bedroom has a fireplace and a bay window!

Second, our room has French doors leading into the living area.
Finally, our kitchen is GORGEOUS!

We went to Target yesterday and are having a blast decorating! I will update as we progress, and the answer to your question is yes. Yes we will be entertaining often! Our house-warming party is absolutely happening sooner rather than later!

Friday, May 20, 2011


So I'm just overwhelmed with love today. First of all, I am not weighing in today. There is no way. I have had too much fun celebrating and once my life calms down I will hit the Weight Watchers hard core. For now I'm enjoying life without counting points. Have I gained weight? Sure! Have I had a great time with friends and family? YES.

Second, it's my 26th Birthday! I love birthdays and plan to party hard tonight.



Plus, so many people will help to celebrate this evening. It's going to be an amazing weekend and is perfect for kicking off my LAST WEEK IN DC!!!

Fifth, here's a similar outfit to what I wore today (pictures to come!) that I will post on Friday's Fancies as well. I wore the white dress for graduation and am wearing the one-shoulder this evening!!! Have a great day everyone!!!! :)

Tuesday, May 17, 2011


Gained weight. No job. No money. Not packed. Getting older. And it's raining.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Happy Happy!

I am happy this morning because one week from today I get to see Callie!!! YAY!!!!!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011


I am officially finished with grad school! I'm a MASTER!!!! This is me celebrating with some fro-yo wearing a floppy hat...and yes I took this in Saxby's with people around. I'm so happy that I don't care how silly I look!!!! (and isn't my hat fabulous?!?!) :) :) :)

Monday, May 9, 2011

Mary Had No Time to Muse Monday

Hi friends! I'm working on my FINAL final right now, so no time for my weekly vlog. I am finished with grad school once I turn this in!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) :) :)

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Couldn't Sleep

J Crew high waisted dress
147 GBP - net-a-porter.com

Marc by Marc Jacobs leather shoes
$330 - couture.zappos.com

Flap bag
$149 - zara.com

Kate spade jewelry
$78 - couture.zappos.com

Gold jewelry
$14 - shopruche.com

Metal jewelry
$9.99 - modcloth.com

J Crew buckle belt
$30 - jcrew.com

Friday, May 6, 2011

BIG NEWS!!!! Also, Week 17 and Friday's Fancies!

Howdy friends. I'm late on the Friday post to update you first on the BIG NEWS, a Friday's Fancies outfit, and more tales of my weight loss journey.

FIRST AND FOREMOST: ANDREW GOT A JOB IN CHICAGO AND WE'RE MOVING MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND!!!!!!!!!! This month is getting crazier by the minute, but we're so happy and excited! Please pray that I find a job soon, too, please! Also pray that I can focus long enough to finish my last final and THEN focus on the move!!!!

So I noticed a fun template on the polyvore site and thought I'd give it a whirl. You are supposed to choose an item with a specific color in each compartment, and well all know how much I love color! I want this dress!!!

Weekly Update:

Weight loss:
I lost 2.4 pounds!!!!

Total weight loss:

Pounds remaining to reach goal weight:
22.8...gosh so far to go...

Overall mood this week:
Well I'm happy I had a big loss this week because I've been trying to eat well and workout often. I'm kind of surprised I lost, though, because it's finals and I'm a stress eater!

Worked out:
4 times!

Yummy finds:
So I thought of a fun concoction the other day. A s'more!!! It's not your average s'more, unfortunately, but it's just as messy and fun! Below are the ingredients and final product! Yum! It's 5 points plus for two! :)

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Portfolio Complete!

Hey everyone! I am thrilled to post the link to my complete digital portfolio! I know I mentioned it before, but after my critique I completely revamped it. Please click around and let me know what you think. I'm so excited to be finished! Two finals done, one to go!