Wednesday, September 28, 2011


I've always had a love for quotes. You can find them on my Facebook page, at the bottom of my Gmail e-mails, and printed and stuck to my bathroom mirror when I was in high school. Problem is, there's just way too many great ones! I had fun on Pinterest tonight repinning several I liked.



Anthropologie top & skirt; Seychelles pumps

Thursday, September 22, 2011

In Color

I’m loving my colored jeans.

 Anthropologie top, AG Stevie jeans, Seychelles sandals

All I can say is “these ROCK” from the color all the way down to the comfort!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Friday Harbor - San Juan Island, WA

My parents visited us in Seattle over Labor Day weekend. Instead of staying here, we rented a house on Pear Point on San Juan Island - Friday Harbor. We had not been there before so we weren't quite sure what to expect. San Juan Island is probably one of the most beautiful places I have been to!

To get there, we drove about an hour to Anacortes, hopped on a ferry (cars, dog, and all), and then took an hour boat ride to Friday Harbor.


 The town is warm and inviting and not as small as I had imagined. Most of the restaurants are nestled on top of one another across the street from the marina so imagine beautiful views. We enjoyed chowder and crabcakes, visited the local ice cream shop, and then cooked in the rest of our visit. There were a lot of eclectic shops including one filled with all things lavendar, Pelindaba Lavendar was the name. I didn't know so many items could be made from lavendar - from skin care products and fragrances to dips, beverages, and cookies. It smelled so good in there! We also grabbed a latte at the skinniest latte shop in the world. I don't know if that's true but it was the tiniest coffee shop I had ever seen.

 We spent most of our time away from the hustle and bustle. Our house was amazing! It was about 5 minutes from town but you would have thought we were hours away. Nestled in the woods and on the water, we had great views of wildlife including bald eagles and seals swimming to and fro. Snow capped Mt. Baker was in the distance and the only sounds we heard were that of a seaplane, boat, or the animals. That's it! It was very peaceful. I'd say we all enjoyed hours on the wrap around deck snuggled in blankets staring at the scenery.


We took a whale tour on the Western Prince. About a 3 hour tour, we saw seals, porpoises, and after an hour or so of searching, we headed to Canadian waters where 60+ orca whales were spotted. That was the coolest part. Although you aren't guaranteed to see anything, I highly recommend this tour.

We also visited the state park and took in some breathtaking views.


Until next time...

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Back to a Routine

Now that Labor Day and work travels are over, it's time to get my butt back in workout mode. I love to workout and used to be one of those die hard, 6 days a week crazies but after I had my little and work got busier, I've neglected it. And, I'm not proud of that...or the muscle I've lost! So, time to get things back in order here.

To rev things up a bit and get me in the workout mood, I thought I'd share with you my workout must-haves as well as my "get pumped up" playlist.
My Workout Essentials

 Lululemon is my go-to brand for most of my workout apparel. Primarily a yoga apparel store, they are now expanding their selection to running and cycling! If you don't own any lulu, you're missing out!

ASICS Gel Kayano have always been the running shoe of choice for me. However, I'm kind of wanting to try the Nike Free shoes. Anyone have them and can provide feedback?

I can't live without music or good headphones so I use my really old Nano and a pair of Klipsch earbuds I was gifted when I was a headphones buyer. They're expensive but once you have a nice pair of headphones, you can't go back to the cheapies. The sound quality and clarity plus the fit are amazing!

And, the beloved Nike Tempo running shorts. I cannot live without these! I've been wearing them for years and these are about the only brand/style I recommend. Very comfortable and give you a long, lean look.

Here are songs you can find me working out to:
Usher "More"
Lady Gaga "Just Dance"
Rhianna "Rude Boy"
Rhianna "S&M"
Black Crowes "Remedy"
Jason Aldean "She's Country"
Kanye West "Stronger"
Kesha "Tik Tok"

And, what I wore to work today.

 Anthropologie Moth wrap, Banana Republic jeans, Sam Edelman flats

So tell me, what are your workout essentials and favorite tunes?