Thursday, April 26, 2012

Spring Break 2012!

We like to travel.

In the midst of a long winter, there is nothing better than going somewhere anywhere warm.

This spring break's destination: Scottsdale, Arizona!

I won't kill you with boredom today by showing you ALL of the pictures we took.

I'll spread the torture over several days.

Now then, day 1: Camelback Mountain 

A beautiful and strenuous experience all in one. We weren't particularly prepared for the level of difficulty of this rock climbing experience (we both wore nike running shoes), but the beauty of the overwhelming views made up for the terrifying climb.

 Oh so naive.
"We should do this twice, it's only 1.2 miles to the top."
Sooooo typical of my overachieving self.

"This is so beautiful! We're 20 minutes in. Not long til we should be at the top"
So. Wrong.

 "Ok, now, here comes the good stuff.
Thank goodness. I was starting to think we may not get a good workout."

 "I have to do what?
Pull myself up this hill by holding on to a metal pole? What the....?"

"I'll let you lead for a little bit....
I just need to enjoy the view."

"Hmmm.  You weren't thirsty were you, Sweets?
Maybe we don't need to do this twice.
We've been hiking straight up for about 45 minutes now, I'm pretty sure the top is near."

"I'm getting a little nervous. Are you getting a little nervous? I saw the 1 mile marker about 10 minutes ago. How long could it possibly take to hike .2 more miles? You don't want to turn around do you? 'Cause I don't want to turn around."

"No, I'm not nervous at all. This feels completely, 100 percent, safe."

And folks, this is where the hike ends.
We were so close to top.
We made it 1.11111 miles of a 1.2 mile hike.
Alas, we are wimpolas.
We made the executvie decision to turn the train around and begin the hour long descent to the bottom. Mind you, it was just as strenuous, if not more, as the rise to the top.
Thus, not a single photo.

According to google, here is the view from the VERY top of Camelback Mountain.

We almost made it.

All joking aside, this was by far one of the most rewarding experiences my love and I have enjoyed together.

Now that's a vacation!

More to come....

Monday, April 23, 2012

Graduation Proclamation!

Hold your ears!

Bing! Bang! Boom!

Here comes the confetti....

As many before me have stated so elegantly...

Stick a fork in me. I'm done.


Monday, April 9, 2012

Spring Break 2012

I looked like a walking Easter egg yesterday.

In other news....

We're off for a little spring break in Arizona!

Looking  forward to some sunshine and sightseeing!

Top: JC Penny, Jeans: JC Penny, Jean Jacket: Really old, Flower: My Backyard

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Early Bird Gets the Worm...or not

I was so proud of my outfit this morning that I asked my sweets to take my picture before 7 am.

As much as I loved this look in person, it certainly didn't transfer over.

You get the idea though.

Colored pants are my obsession as of late.

I guess my next obsession should pertain to daylight and taking pictures in it.

Button Up: Thrifted, Striped Sweater: Calvin Klein via Marshals, Purple Pants: JC Penny, Snake Skin Loafers: Aerosoles via TJ Maxx

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Sisters gotta hug!

Meet Lisa.
She's one of my older sisters.
She enjoys moonlit walks on the beach, dancing in the rain, and shopping.
Luckily for me, she also likes to go out for girls' night on the weekends.
So do I!
 Saturday night we put on our party pants and hit the town!
Fun was had.
Men were bashed.
Laughs were heard.
Good times.

Monday, April 2, 2012

How Did I Get Here?

My earliest memories of planning out my outfits for the week date back to kindergarten. It started when my Mom put me in a brown jumper and put my hair in a deep side part with a plastic white barrette that pulled my bangs far out of my face, but flat to my head. I hated it. I stomped and stormed my way to school, crying the whole way. I had my own five year old dreams of what was hip and did not want to be caught dead in what she had thrown together. Luckily, I was the youngest of five girls. While I didn't always have the newest clothes, I certainly had the largest selection!
Fast forward 25 years and I'm still stomping and storming in the morning. Trust me, some days I wish I just didn't care what I wore. But it just ain't so. Dressing up is half the reason I wake up in the morning. If only I could stick to the ensemble I put together the night before. C'est la vie. I'm work in progress ya'll. Thank heaven for blogs and Pinterest!
If you're looking for inspiration, education, or just a good laugh (at my expense) about the latest and greatest fashion trends, then I invite you to follow this page.

Here's where it all began. A Fashion Story.

Grade 1: Loving my pierced ears and the matching shirt and short combo. The bangs made the look.

Grade 2: I was not required to wear a uniform to school. ???

Grade 3: Stripes and neon. Is nothing new?

Grade 4: I would have worn this dress everyday if I could have. Note to self: find a dress you LOVE.

Grade 5: Proud moment. Rockin' the bibs, bangs, and mock t-neck. Perfection.

Grades 6-12 were as awkward for me as they were for you. One picture sums it up.

The awkward high school phase was followed by an awkward college hippie phase. Many a brave pair of jeans lost their seams.

The turning point in my style. I left the hippie in BG and moved back home.
Over the next 9 years I worked as a bartender, student, personal trainer, and teacher. My wardrobe did too.

Guess that's why I learned to be the savvy shopper I am today; filled with a wealth of knowledge regarding stretching that all-American dollar to fit my every fashionable need.

What's up Buttercup?

Greetings and salutations!

After much thought and debating, I have made the inevitable move to blogger.

If this is your first visit, welcome!

If you were sweet enough to follow the link from my Wordpress blog TheDishbyTrish, then I say "Thanks from the bottom of my spanx!"

Either way, I'm glad you're here, and can't wait to start sharing my blog with you!