Thursday, September 29, 2011


This weekend we, and when I say "we" I mean the Nebraska Huskers will play their very first Big Ten game against the Wisconsin Badgers.  It is a huge weekend and the excitement and hype is unbelievable.  To add to the excitement The Red Eye (Chicago Tribune Daily) interviewed a few of my friends and featured Kristen's Blog.  Kristen is a huge husker fan and with the move to the Big Ten she decided to embark on a journey.  She is attending every Husker game this year, home and away, and documenting her journey. Definitely check out her blog to get a taste of what Husker Nation is all about.  

Here is a link to the article.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Tiered Tray DIY

If you remember my September DIY post then you saw the Tiered Tray.  I finally finished it!  September has gotten away from me and sadly only got one of my projects done. 

For the top I put a bowl instead of a plate, it is removable because I wanted the option for a two tiered tray.  I got the plates from Target and all the nuts and bolts from Home Depot. 

Happy Hump Day!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011


It was great seeing my In-Laws and all my nieces and nephews in DC this past weekend.  My husbands best friend from grade/high school got married.  It was a beautiful wedding and Emily (the bride) looked stunning.  The dance floor was full the entire night- I know I broke a sweat...ha!  I am so happy we could be a part of their special day.  Congrats Mike and Emily!

After 2 flights I am finally home in Nebraska.  I have missed this place- there is no place like home.  Last night I went over to my brothers to see my newest nephew Jack.  Love him - he has the bluest eyes and is just adorable. I seriously cannot get enough of him.  I was taking pictures all night.  He has grown so fast in the last 7 months.  He is crawling and standing up by himself. 

I will be trying to blog as much as possible but my camera is dying- sad story. 

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

A girl can dream

I am packing and heading to the states tomorrow.  I couldn't be more excited to spend time with family, friends, and to see my favorite little man, Jack (my nephew).  As I am packing, I am starring into my closet, well Ikea wardrobe my husband put together, and it is overflowing.  I like to be extremely organized so it is driving me crazy.  London is definitely not known for having big closets- I am having a little bit of closet envy right now.  I would take anyone of these.  

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Happy Hump Day!

Monday, September 19, 2011

London Fashion

With LFW here I thought I would share this you tube of London's fashion the last 100 years.  Enjoy!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Silver Lining

It's that time again ladies and gents!  Nails of week, my little obsession brought to you.  My twist on the french manicure.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

5 things I am totally loving right now

Bold red lip

House of Harlow 1960 jewelry

Neon and Neutral from the Runway

Messy Top Bun

SMYTHE hunting Jacket

Side note - I can do a messy top bun tutorial - I have a trick for short hair.  Let me know if you want me to do one

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Today is the day

Missoni for Target is here

I have already made two orders online.  I still want so much more but I have to use a little self control..ha!  A few of the things I ordered are on back order and some stuff was sold out.  My mom has her list and is heading over before work.  Hopefully she can get the stuff that was sold out online..fingers crossed.

Happy Shopping!!

Images: Target

Monday, September 12, 2011

My Monday Mix

Bon Iver-Skinny Love Live


Foster The People-pumped up kicks


Friday, September 9, 2011

Smile, its Friday!!

Few things that made me laugh my ass off today.

Definitely doing this

Guest Bedroom?

I know exactly who I would give the other half too

Ha! Love

Enjoy and Happy Friday!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Grumpy and Sleepy with a side of inspiration

I'm a little grumpy this morning and it is mostly my fault but not entirely.  I was about to head into bed and on the TV were previews for "What did I do last night" and I was hooked.  They follow people around for a night of drinking and show them what they did the next morning.  Most of the people think they had an awesome night until they watch.  So...duh I had to watch.  It doesn't end there, I watched an episode of I didn't know I was pregnant and Intervention.   It was 1am at this point and was like enough go to bed even though I really wanted to stay up for Jersey Shore since I missed that episode, but I went to bed.  Well, tried to go to bed.

Sleep is my favorite thing in the world-love it.  I jumped into bed waking Matt up and giving him a kiss as he rolled over, this is a regular occurrence and I am sure he is annoyed by now.  I got all situated and started to fall asleep when all of a sudden our fan starts making this noise.  I thought I was hearing things so I listened again and nothing.  Okay, so I got comfortable again and as soon as I start to dose off, there it is again.  Like are you kidding me?  This time I sit up and stare directly at the fan, as if I am going to intimidate it and nothing.   I lay back down, I am not going to fall asleep but act as if in hopes to maybe trick the fan.  Ten minutes go by and nothing so I decide to dose off.  That doesn't last long at 2:30am I wake up to the noise again.  I was pissed and I hopped out of bed to try and fix it with no avail.  The noise did not stop for the rest of the night.  So I hardly got any sleep.  You know what annoys me the most I look over and Matt is sound asleep like nothing is going on.  How does he not hear that.  Ugh so today I am a little lot grumpy and sleepy.

Okay enough about that...lets talk nails.   I found this nail inspiration at emeraldsparkled and wanted to recreate it.  I started with a black base coat, cut tape and made a triangle, placed on my nail and painted the bottom red and top silver for the game this weekend.  Let me know what you think.  My picture is blurry-sorry.  That is what happens when you only get 2 hours of sleep :(



It's almost Friday...yay!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

DIY's for September

Here are just a few DIY's I am working on this month.  I will post pictures once they are done.  I'm feeling crafty but we will see how crafty I feel after I attempt one..ha!  Do you have any projects your working on?

Painted Wine Glasses

Love Sign

Tiered Tray

Chevron rug for the Kitchen

Wish me luck :)

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Fall Trend: Python

Python is a fall trend I am loving right now.  Here are just a few of my favorites.  

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Monday, September 5, 2011

A Pretty Pout

I discovered Pout Paint by Sleek a few weeks ago and I am in love.  There are 11 shades you can mix and match to create your own personal shade.  A little goes a long way- just add a drop to your lips, fill in and it dries to a satin finish.  Oh yeah did I mention the price on these beauties- 4.99!!  Amazing! 

I'm wearing Pinkini

Saturday, September 3, 2011


It's Game Day

This is Nebraska Football

In The Deed The Glory

Friday, September 2, 2011

Game Day Nails

Tomorrow is the big day- Nebraska's first game in the Big 10!  Matt was on the phone and internet all last night setting up an International Big 10 package so we can watch all the games.  I think we will be making some Championship Bean dip (thanks Casey)!!

I have been Sker'd out all this week and I wanted to jazz up my nails so I tried painting a Nebraska N on them.  It was my first try and with the pressure of pictures (ha) I figured it wouldn't be my best but here it is.  Next week I am going to do Black Nails with a Red N.  It will probably look better ;)

What you need
  • Red, Black, Silver or White nail polish.  Whatever colors your heart desires
  • Scissors
  • Tape

I already had a Silver base coat so I went with Silver and Red.  Apply your base coat.  This is the color you want the N to be.
First Coat

Second Coat

Cut 3 pieces of tape and make a N with them on your finger

Paint over the tape with your second color -make sure to paint entire nail. Let dry and remove tape carefully.


Let me know what you think! 

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Let's talk about Makeup

Its no secret I love makeup and I think 95% of my make up is MAC.  They have a new powder collection called MAC Art of Power.  It will be launching September 29 in North America - all locations and October 2011 International- select location.  Good thing I will be in the states to nab them before October.

Abstract Highlighter $38 (Limited Edition)

Street Art Graffiti Eyeshadow $38 (Limited Edition)

Optical Bronzer $38 (Limited Edition)

Some Tunes