Thursday, May 30, 2013

It's my GOLDEN Birthday - 30 on the 30th

Guess what today is...

MAY 30th

which means ...

I'm 30! 

Yippeee! 30 on the 30th. I'm quite excited about this.

I'm looking forward to a GREAT happy hour with lots of friends tomorrow and then a day of pampering (massage, facial, mani, pedi, hair did) on Saturday.

I'm so excited!

Since it IS about a little bit of #TBT (throwback thursday)?


And thanks to these two people for making me:

Love ya Mom & Dad!


Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Oh, How PINteresting and What I'm Loving Wednesday!!!

Happy Wednesday!

Let's link up with Michelle and Jamie

I'm LOVING that I'm having a GREAT birthday...and my birthday isn't even here yet! Had a GRRRRREAT family dinner on Sunday (thanks mom, family and friends!!)

I'm LOVING the cupcakes my mom made for my bday:

I'm LOVING the present Troy got me:
Isn't it pretty! I should turn 30 every day!

I'm LOVING (well maybe loving isn't the right word but...) Sammie helped herself to an entire box of cake flour (including the actual BOX) and ended up in doggy jail (with the evidence still on her nose):
the kitchen floor after the "feast"

I'm LOVING Pinterest!
source for all pins found here.

What are YOU LOVING this week?

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Teaser Tuesday - Life After Life: A Novel

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, 
hosted by MizB of Should be Reading.


"Around the table guns were jerked from holsters and pointed at her. 
One breath. One shot. 
Ursula pulled the trigger. 
Darkness fell."



Monday, May 27, 2013

FINISHED!! Vintage Fan Ripple #crochet.

Guess what?! I finished my Vintage Fan Ripple blanket...and it's FABULOUS! Don't you think?

It came out more "beached themed" then I planned. Whoop Whoop! 

I'm still working on my second blanket {Geometric Lace} in case my stepmom doesn't like this one (I'm making two and letting her choose the one she likes best). about a few more pics?



You can find the pattern for this beautiful blanket HERE.
This blanket is listed for sale on Etsy HERE.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Follow Friday!!

TGIF! And here's to a llong weekend...hooray! 

Q: The #FF is 150 weeks old! And we want to hear from you! What would you change about the hop? What do you like about it? Or just suggest a question to be used for next week!

I like Follow Friday! It's been a great way for me to discover new blogs, authors and books. FF has even opened me up to new genres.

My suggestion for a question: Tell us the top 3 blogs you discovered via FF and why you love them so much!

Good question ... Right? I don't think we've seen that one yet. 


Wednesday, May 22, 2013

What I'm LOVING Wednesday and Oh, How PINteresting!

Hi & Happy Wednesday!

Let's link up with Michelle and Jamie

I'm LOVING this Singapore Noodles from the Chinese Carry-out. Every place I've had it from ... it's super yummy. I recommend it for you. I'm on a Chinese/Asian kick this week. Everything I've had has either involved fried rice and/or some kind of noodle.

I'm LOVING the idea of Diamond Candles. Have you heard of this company? Each candle has a ring in it (be it super cheap or nice). It's just such a cute idea. I think I'm going to order some for my birthday. 

I'm LOVING that Pools open Monday! That's the good news...bad news I look pregnant (and I'm not) and as soon as I put on my swimsuit I know my esteem is going to hit the floor! ugh.

I'm LOVING Pinterest!

All these pins can be found HERE.

What are YOU Loving this week?

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Virtual Coffee ... Something with A LOT of Cream and Sugar!

Are you in the mood for some Virtual Coffee?

Why don't you go grab a cup ... go ahead ... I'll wait...

Now that coffee's ready to chat?

So last week I admitted I was feeling lame about me not selling anything by myself in the past 3 months. I'm PROUD to say that I have FINALLY sold something. It's a small something but I'm happy. Hopefully this is just the start of a little snow ball and it rolls and rolls ... until I'm rolling in the $$$. Have you any good news about work?

Lately I'm OBSESSED with Instagram {@talesfromtrish}. I check it literally every 5 minutes. I like seeing all the updates. I like seeing when I get LIKES. It's just taking over my social media mind. I LOVE it. I'm sad I'm so late on the bandwagon. Are you obsessing over anything lately?

I can't wait for my family dinner I have planned this weekend. I know my Aunt is going to cook something DELISH and my mom is making some amazing desserts. And the people that I love and are important will be there to celebrate me :).  Any plans you're looking forward to this weekend? 

I'm turning 30 on the 30th. I think I'm going to make some resolutions for my 30th year. Like: work out more (and if that's just one or two days a week...fine. It's way more than what I'm doing now), and I'd like to be more positive, and I would like to start journaling. I sound like a record on repeat so I REALLY need to do it this time. I always start and then never follow thru. I need to be better on that in my 30s. Any goals/resolutions you're working on?

Well. That's the end of my coffee this week. If we were meeting for coffee...what would you share with me?

 Virtual Coffee Hosted by Amy @ Lucky Number 13

Monday, May 20, 2013

Crochet A.D.D. ... AGAIN! Wins Every Time. A SECOND WIP.

Ok. Call me crazy.
Just go ahead. 
Get it out of the way.

Last week I shared with you my Vintage Fan Ripple blanket I'm making it for my Stepmom.
As I'm hooking I get flickers of doubt in my head wondering if it's something she'll like. 

I try to go back and look at the things she "liked" on my Crochet Pinterest board. And she didn't "like" the Vintage Fan I over thinking this?  

SO. With that being said. I started a second blanket. This time I'm doing BabyBrandLove's Geometric Lace pattern.

Same colors as my Vintage Fan Ripple (you remember...the Beach Theme?) but I added White (clouds?) and Dark Blue (just because):

I always get SUPER paranoid when I make things for people.  How do I get over this?

Stitch giving me his humble opinion...per usual.

What do you think?


Friday, May 17, 2013

Follow Friday ::: Summer Reading

Q: School is out! What is your favorite Summer Reading book?

Let's be real - school's been out for me for a looooong time. And as of now, I have not intention to going back!

But, I do enjoy summer reading! There isn't a particular book I like to read every summer...I actually prefer to read the magazines that I let pile up all winter.

It's weird. I have no time to read my magazines as soon as winter hits, but whenever summer comes around I load my subscriptions in my bag, tote them to the pool and spend the summer months catching up on all the stuff I missed during the cold months.

How about you -- do you have a favorite summer reading book?


Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Oh, How PINteresting and What I'm Loving Wednesday

Happy Wednesday!

Let's link up with Michelle and Jamie

I'm LOVING this:
story of my life!

I'm LOVING Nicole Richie's hair:
(not that white hair she had last week or so but her normal "everyday" hair):

might have to show this to my hair dresser when I get my hair did next.


I'm LOVING Pinterest!
{I HATE the way Pinterest embeds their pins now. So annoying. So you can find everything I pinned below HERE).

Johnny Cash's Happy Birthday Note To June Carter Cash - swoon

Vintage Cards Framed. I LOVE everything about and in this pin.

What are YOU LOVING and/or PINNING this week?


Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Virtual Coffee -- Have a Sip with me...will ya?

I'm not sure if Amy @ Lucky Number 13 still hosts Virtual Coffee ... but I'm going with it anyway. 

Will you have a coffee with me? And a Chat?  
I'm having: Carmel Ribbon Crunch Frappuccino ...You?
Now that coffee's ready to chat?

So I've been feeling kinda lame lately. I feel like my friends are out there doing great things: getting married, being parents, creating and living their dreams...and I've been doing....what?! I dunno either. I try not to get too down on that, but the thoughts have been going through my head. Am I the only one to feel this way?

On the positive note: I AM looking forward to my birthday this year. It's my golden birthday. 30 on the 30th. At first I thought I wanted to have a big party - but I have changed my mind five thousand times and now I'm thinking I just want a spa day. I want a massage, a facial, mani and pedi and then a delish dinner with some yum drinks. I think that'll be a good way to celebrate.  What did you do for your last birthday and/or last milestone birthday?

I've been at my new job for 3 months and I haven't sold anything yet (I work for a apartment ILS). I know the sales process is longer than my past job (when I worked for a newspaper) but I'm starting to doubt my madsellingskills. I hope something comes along soon -- lack of sells is messing with my ego.  Will you keep your fingers crossed that something comes down the pipeline ASAP for me. Not just $$ wise but in terms of closing a deal...any deal!

I really want to go see Great Gatsby. Haven't had time for it yet...but I hope I get to see it soon. I loved the book and from the previews I think I'll like the style of the movie.  Have you seen it/want to see it?

4 sips and my drink is gone. If we were meeting for coffee today ... what would you share with me?


Monday, May 13, 2013

Vintage Fan Ripple ::: My Latest and Greatest WIP...maybe.

The Joneses are moving again.
In my life time they have lived in Pennsylvania, Florida, Missouri and now back to Florida.

My dad says their new house being built in Florida is their "forever home". I snorted and said "we'll see". They are a traveling family!  I think they'll stay until M and C graduate high school and I bet they'll move again.

Anyhoo. I'm working on a housewarming gift for my Stepmom.
She requested beach colors. So I picked out:

Ocean, Sand, Sky and Sunshine - pretty beachy right?
I think so.

I found this fantastic pattern on Ravelry (ok-so I saw it on Instagram first, then I looked for it on Pinterest THEN I found the pattern for free on Ravelry), called Vintage Fan Ripple and I thought it was too pretty not to make.

Here's my progress so far:

I've got a ways to go...but so good. I think.
What do you think?