lazy weekend update

Monday, December 17, 2012

let me just give it to you straight on this fabulous week-before-Christmas Monday:


100 + degree fever (thank you N), cough, the whole 9.  Howwwwwwever, I have so much to be grateful for and am recuperating from a great weekend with my girlfriends in Philly.  With that,  I'll leave you with a couple sneak peeks of the weekend, but will do a real recap on Wednesday - capisce? 

In the meantime, while I get pampered by my murse (male nurse... does that work or sound too ridiculous?  Sorry, N...) I decided it was high time to share some west coast goodness with you.  Take 1 part adorably preggo CA wife with 1 part classy fashionista and you have Rachel + Kelsey.  

Rachel happens to be a blogger bff of mine (I'm sure you've heard me mention a thing or two about her before), who is undergoing preparations for her very FIRST baby with her casual-boyfriend-turn-amazing-hubster mans in June!  Let me tell you what, these two have a lot to celebrate in June (anniversary, Rach's birthday, and now a baby!!), and I couldn't be happier for them...  After eight years together (which is very admirable in this day and age, no?!), it's a special stepping stone to their next chapter.  

The need-to-knows a/b Rachel are as follows:

The WHERE: blog | twitter | instagram

The WHY:  "I came across blogs from Pinterest and started following along...  I just thought it would be fun to start my own.  At first I never realized you can make a little business out of these things, so as my blog grows, I'm thinking about the potential it has" 

The ADVICE: "[be sure to] leave comments and sponsor our fellow bloggers!  Participate in givaways and do link ups" I agree 100%!

The TRADITION: "on Christmas Eve my dad makes Cioppino, and with my cousins we do our ornament exchange and make cookies...  that started after my grandma passed and my cousin got a hold of all her cookie recipes and made cookbooks for all of us with the recipes.  [We also order] personalized ornaments for all 8 of us from Bronners - it means so much to me now every Christmas when [the catalogue] comes in the mail" I feel so so lucky to have a Bronners ornament of my very own - thanks for including me on the tradition!


I only "met" Kelsey very recently and have somewhat of a blogger crush on her fashion sense and luscious locks.  Her only downfall is that her college team (she's a self-proclaimed honorary Oregon Duck) has much better uniforms than any other in the NCAA.  She makes up with it by being a wine and microbrew IPA drinking chick, so I guess we can look past that Oregon detail ;)

The WHERE: blog | twitter | facebook

The WHY: "I started fashion blogging at Ladies in Navy this summer, 2012.  I hope this blog keeps me stylish, keeps me entering tons of giveaways, and I would love it if it resulted in sponsorship or affiliate relationships with clothing companies" I see this happening for sure!  You have a great sense of style!

The DAY IN THE LIFE: "I work in HR, so it's traditionally filled with office work.  I get up at 6:15, work from 8-5p.m., and then come home to watch TV or blog and then go to bed!" Sounds like a mostly perfect day... minus the early start time.

The TWO MOST IMPORTANT NEED-TO-KNOWS: "I have a cat named Archer, but I've always been a dog person.  I guess my cat is essentially a dog, so I'd still go with dog person..."  and when posed with the age old question 'Apple or Droid?' she responds, "Apple, of course!"


so there you have it...
go say hi to these two ok? :)
doctors orders.

linking up my shenanigans and gossip


Kelly { Messy.Dirty.Hair.} said...

Oh no feel better girl!!

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

Oh you poor thing! You have to feel better for the big weekend. Obviously it's going to be so much fun!

Thanks for linking up :)

smk053078 said...

Uh, you are your girlies are so freaking gorgeous!!!! Can't wait to hear about the rest. Get some rest and feel better soon!!! xoxo

Katie said...

i hope you are feeling better!! what a beautiful group of girls!

Amie said...

looks like you had fun with those girls! I love ice skating, I'm not very good at it but it's still fun! Feel better soon.

Alycia (Crowley Party) said...

Feel better soon! Looks like you had a blast with all your girlfriends though!

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