Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Peaceful places...

This looks amazing. Beautiful. Peaceful.
How awesome would this be for a weekend alone with a few books and bottles of wine? guest quarters on a large plot of land?

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Whats for dinner...

Do these not look amaze!?
Thanks so much to Shannon over at  Shannanigans and her brilliant monthly meal plans I stumble across some seriously yummy chow.
Like this one.
I made it night before last and it was a huge hit!
P.S. Cold left overs have also been approved by my little brother.
Success! Thank you Shannon!

Monday, December 5, 2011


Its Monday folks and I have had an exhausting weekend.
Here are some quotes and pictures that make me smile.
Enjoy and try to have a wonderful day!

I do LOVE french fries. They make me happy.
Source: via Tina on Pinterest

Heck yeah!

Balloon happiness!


Sunday, December 4, 2011

Home sweet home...

It is so nice to be home...
I mean is there really anywhere as beautiful...

Source: via Jody on Pinterest

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

I am prepping the household (plus Tia Shayla) for our trip out to Pennsylvania tomorrow morning.
My mother-in-law was going through the list of yummy's in the oven for tomorrow and I am already drooling.
All this girl needs is turkey, mashed potatoes and a load of gravy. Happiness.
Tonight we are attending a friend of the hubby's annual night-before-Thanksgiving party.
I can not wait to catch up with everyone.
Tonight friends, tomorrow family.

Love you all! I pray you have a good, restful & safe Thanksgiving!
What are your plans?

Here is what I am thinking will work for both events:

Thanksgiving 2011

H M drape neck top
£7.99 -

Jane Norman military style coat
£100 -

7 For All Mankind denim skinny jeans
$180 -

Henry Dunay hammered jewelry

Jigsaw bangles jewelry
£39 -

Wet Seal wrap scarve
$11 -

Monday, November 21, 2011

Oh Happy Monday!

I can not believe that Thanksgiving is on Thursday!!!!!

A few things I am soooo thankful for:

my family,
my beautiful daughter,
my health,
my freedom,
my home,
pretty things...

Edie at Life in Grace has done it again with a BEAUTIFUL table scape.
Her style is perfection in my book.
I can not wait to sit down at a pretty table and eat yummy food this Thanksgiving.

Isnt this table pretty?
Loving the eclectic look; especially since I hate matchy match dishes.

Pumpkin roll is the best!
My moms pumpkin roll is the best...I should say!
Cannot wait for a piece of this come December!

What are you all looking forward to most this week of Thanksgiving?

Friday, November 18, 2011

Night out!

Time for some girl talk tonight.
I am so excited!

PS Tina, please take note of the name of the nail polish. hehe

Girls Night out...Nov 2011

Thursday, November 17, 2011

What I want today...

I am really hoping that my husband does check in on the ol' blog once in a while
 because its time that I start dropping some Christmas gift ideas hints.
I am just looking out for the man. Helping him out; if you will.

Here we go:
I know; I am so subtle...
Christmas 2011 hints

Old Navy double breasted coat
$60 - (Size M)

TOMS black boots
$98 - (Size 8)

Old Navy lace up boots
$40 - (Size 8)

ALDO satchel handbag
$55 -

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Organization part 2

As per my post last week I am on the hunt for some brilliance when it comes to my HUB.
Here is a cute area. I am thinking different tiles on the back splash may just help.
Everything has a place and a label. Very cool.

I will continue my hunt and please do not forget to send me your ideas if you have any!

Source: via Jillian on Pinterest

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

The Cupcake Magician has stolen my heart.

We have passed the Cupcake Magician in Red Bank SOMANYTIMES!
The other day; we went in and my life will never be the same.

Here are a few images from the Red Velvet & Cannoli cupcakes that we purchased.
Is it possible to have an affair of the heart with a cupcake? I did. I totally did.


Monday, November 14, 2011

Oh Happy Monday!

Since Mondays are quite the stinker of the week & with the Holidays and winter on its way I have decided to make Mondays: "Oh, Happy Mondays" around here at Lala.
What do you think?

Mondays for the next few months are going to be filled with things that make me smile.

To officiate the new theme I have posted a picture from a post that I read a few months ago. This post left me in awe of the beauty that always has been to me ~ San Francisco as well as thinking to myself; I will do this before I die. I will.

Take in this beautiful image and then get your tooshies over to the story behind it!

What is not to love: a dinner party, wine, friends and a view...what a view...

Friday, November 11, 2011

What inspires me today...

Quite honestly I was moved to tears when my Dad sent over an email with this link in it:
D-Day on the Normandy Beaches - images

I would like to wish everyone a Happy Veterans Day.
Regardless of whether you are republican, democrat, independent, pro-war, anti-war, peace loven hippie, soldier, or some one that does not really care.
You get that choice because of these people. Veterans/ soldiers.
Be thankful today that men and women love this country enough to fight and keep you free.
If you see a person in the military no matter where you are; thank them.

I am inspired by people that love a homeland enough to commit their entire life to protect it.

This is one of the images on the site posted above. Most of these guys were nineteen and marching to their death.
I can not imagine.
I am thankful.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Just a few things.

In our family we draw names for Christmas. Not only is it SO much easier, its a bit more economical!
Win. Win.
I have been trying to compile a little list of a few things that would be fun to put on my wish list for this year. :)
I will be adding some more gift ideas as Christmas gets closer since there is so much fun stuff out there!

Christmas 2011

Jessica Simpson platform sandals
$90 - (size 8)

Sakroots yellow boots
$45 - (Costco has these puppies for $25.00 & in pink - Sz 8)

Minnetonka Suede Moccasins
$30 - (Size 8)

K and Company - SMASH Collection - Journal Book - International Folio
$13 - (Amazon also has these)