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Wednesday, January 25, 2012


This week is flying, and guess what tomorrow is my Friday!  Sorry, I don't want to rub it in!  I took Friday off so that I could drive down to Omaha Nebraska for the weekend to see this little lady!
My sister!
Super excited.  We plan on doing some shopping, mani/pedis, a basketball game and of course some enjoying some great food!  But on a random side not I completely forgot to mention that yesterday was national peanut butter day!  I have no idea how I didn't know.  How could I miss an entire day dedicated to a food a could practically live on!

So today in honor of yesterdays National Peanut Butter Day (and because it is What I love Wednesday), I am loving Peanut Butter!
Ok lets be real I love peanut butter all the time!  
And I am pretty pumped and loving that this work week is almost over
and that I get to spend the weekend with my family!
Oh and this is another big one!  I am loving that in two short weeks I will be off to Columbus to see Mark!  We have lots to celebrate, 2 years and Valentines day!
Thats a lot of traveling! 

Now onto Tag!
City Boy over at Life Through Preppy Glasses was kind enough to think of me and tag me in his 11 things about me post!  Yes you get to learn 11 more things about me!  I know you are all excited about this!

So here it goes
Here are the rules in case you have forgotten!

1. You must post the rules.
2. Post eleven fun facts about yourself on the blog post.
3. Answer the questions the tagger set for you in their post, and then create eleven new questions to ask the people you've been tagged.
4. Tag eleven people and link them in your post.
5. Let them know you've tagged them

11 things about Moi!
1- I generally lean towards blacks, navy's and neutrals when it comes to my clothing, and love the classic preppy look.  But this weekend when I went into Gap to look around I found myself drawn towards all the bright colors out right now!  This is shocking!  And yes my favorite article of clothing right now is my red pencil skirt!
2- My two favorite foods are salsa and peanut butter.  I know two polar opposite foods.  I am also strange and love dipping carrot chips into my salsa! 
3- I love anything red velvet.  Put a red velvet cupcakes with mile high cream cheese frosting in front of me and a happy girl you will get!
4- I am learning how to knit, and I have to say I cannot wait to get better.  I just need to keep working at it!
5- I am in love with my nook!  If I wasn't a zombie in the morning I would read on my little commute.  Is it sad that I sometimes find I read more blogs then I do books?  
6- I talked about ballet a lot in my post yesterday, Swan Lake is my favorite ballet.  It was the first professional ballet I saw at the age of three, and the ballet that made me want to start dancing in the first place.  
7- If I don't start my day off with a bowl of oatmeal (with peanut butter) and a good cup of coffee my morning just is not complete!  I am literally shocked at the fact that I used to hate breakfast, because now I look forward to my morning breakfast ritual (I guess you could call it that)! 
8- I have 3 tumores (don't worry no cancer).  This is a random/odd/interesting fact about me!  2 are bone tumors in my hand, and the other is a blood vessel tumor in the sole of my left foot.  I was born with all three and we are not sure why.  The foot tumor is the injury that made it hard to dance, and a reason I stopped.  And all the tumors are on the left side of my body... odd!
9- I wish that I followed the news more closely then I do. I read articles on New York Times and CNN but not nearly as much as I should.  That should have been a goal of mine for 2012!
10- One of the things on my bucket list is to go to New York and eat at the Peanut Butter and Co. Sandwich Shop.  Does this surprise anyone?
11- I have always wanted to learn how to make creme brulee, mainly because you get to use a blow torch to caramelize the sugar!  

And His 11 Questions:
1-What is your favorite store?
Nordstroms, Jcrew, Banana Republic the list could go on and on
2-What is your most memorable vacation?
Any lake trip
3-Is there one thing that bothers you more than anything else, what is it?
Yes, when people break plans because something better comes up.  Or when people call you to catch up but they have an arterial motive
4-iPhone or Blackberry?
iphone!  That thing goes everywhere with me
5-If you could, is there a moment you would take back in time?
Honestly I cannot think of any off the top of my head.  But I am sure there are times I wish I wouldn't have said some things out of anger
6-What is your current obsession?
Statement necklaces, riding boots, leopard and my red pencil skirt
7-What as your first car... did you love or hate it?
2001 Chevy Cavalier (2 Door) it was a good starter car.  Much happier with my Jeep!
8-Did you ever picture yourself where you are now, 5 years ago?
I never pictured my life the way it is now!  Funny how things don't work out exactly how you plan them!
9-Do you love sweets, if so, whats your favorite dessert?
I love chocolate.  And cupcakes (flying cupcake anyone?).  Creme Brulee, Red Velvet Cupcakes and a good chocolate cake are among my favorites.
10-2012 election, are you following it closely?
Off and On
11-What quality do you despise in others?
Dishonesty, that is a big one with me.

The 11 Bloggers I have tagged:
Paging Dr. Grace
They Lived Happily Ever After
Short, Sweet and Petite
Little Mrs. Can't Be Wrong 
Sweet Like a Song 
Henning Love
Life Love and Marriage 
Total Basset Case
Honey Whats Cooking  
And there 11 questions!
Do you tend to follow fashion trends, or stick to a more classic look?  How do you define your style?
2-Whats your go to piece in your closet right now?
3-What is one thing you wish you could go out and buy right this minute.
4-Who is your celebrity style icon?
5-Do you wish you could know what your life looks like 5 years from now, or would you rather it be a suprise?
6- Who is your favorite musical artist?
7-What is your favorite Broadway play?
8- Dogs or cats?
9- What was your favorite board game growing up?
10-Would you rather not be able to talk, or not be able to walk for the rest of your life?
11- What is your biggest fear in life?
Can't wait to read your answers!
Happy Wednesday!


  1. Peanut butter is one of my favorite things EVER! :) That's so great that you got to spend time with your family! And an early congratulations on 2 years! My boyfriend and I will be celebrating Valentine's Day and our 3-year anniversary within the same week. So fun!

  2. Today is national peanut butter day?! How in the world did I not know this!! Oh and I loved getting to know more about you.. so interesting that you were born with the tumors on your left side!

  3. Lucky you! Have a great short work week and enjoy your weekend!! :)

  4. Have a fabulous weekend and enjoy the time with your sister! How did I not know today was national peanut butter day! xo

  5. Have a fun & long weekend with your sister!!

  6. Sounds like a fun weekend ahead!! And I wanna learn how to make creme brulee too....but then again, if it's easy enough it can be very dangerous cause I'll be whipping that up every chance I get!!

  7. Hi.. thanks for tagging me, I hope I can get to it today with facts about myself and more question. Ahhh. :-)
    OMG - I love Peanut Butter & Co. too, if you ever come to NYC, tell me, we'll meet up. I have to go to that shop too, it's so pathetic how I put it off. My favorite flavors are... Dark Chocolate Dreams and Bees Knees - they make my kees weak. Delish!

  8. Answers by Honey!
    1-My style is more casual, and what the trend is, I try and incorporate it into my look.
    2-My black skinny pants from the Gap.
    3-Marc Jacobs Carmine Satchel - $1200 - yikes!
    4-I love Eva Longoria, Lauren Conrad and Jennifer Lopez. can't say I dress like them though.
    5-Hell yes, I'd wanna know, so I can make the changes now.
    6- Jennifer Lopez, Shakira.
    7-Haven't really seen many, except 2, I didn't love them. 6 degrees till separation and Phantom (music was awesome).
    8- Dogs.
    9- Monopoly and Clue.
    11-Being terminally ill.. I hope I never have to go thru that, or anyone in my family for that matter, or anyone I know.

  9. Have fun! Sounds like fun traveling everywhere! So jealous tomorrow is your Friday... NOT. FAIR.

  10. What a fun weekend!
    Thanks for tagging me :)!

  11. You are one busy traveling woman, but so many good things to look forward to! Yay!

  12. Nordstrom and Jcrew are my fav's too. Maybe you'll have to have some red velvet something on Valentines Day!

  13. Your plans with your sister sound amazing! You gals are both beautiful by the way.
    Also, I hate PB. The texture just kills me. Please still be my friend ;-)

  14. peanut butter in your oatmeal?? i need to tell my peanut butter loving husband about that one! enjoy your trip!! and be safe

  15. Hey! Thanks for tagging me! I hope to get my answers together for tomorrow's post!

    Oh, and I totally agree with everything you said in your post earlier this week about ballet. I don't think anyone that's not a dancer can understand how it changes you and shapes your life forever!

  16. so many things to share, but I'll leave it at this. I love peanut butter too! I posted a picture of that peanut butter on instagram yesterday for NPBD ;)

    in other news, I grew up in Indiana and see you went to Butler--where half of my high school attended ;) I also see you're in a long distance relationship...which if you see the name of my blog, you might understand I know it all too well! so so happy to have stumbled on your blog! sorry for the rambling! xoxo {av}

  17. Very fun and informative post! I love red velvet cupcakes and peanut butter, too! xo style, she wrote

  18. Sounds like an amazing weekend is ahead of you! Enjoy it!

    xx Ivana

    This is the last week to enter my "Perfect nail polish" event on Facebook! Check it out here

    Stop by sometimes :)
    Macarons and Pearls

  19. Have an awesome weekend! Great getting to know more about that you love peanut butter do is good:-)

  20. thanks for the heads up about talbots! i'll definitely be checking that out this weekend :) ... btw that chocolate peanut butter you have at the very top... my OBSESSION. Curbs ur sweet cravings at night and it's all natural. i heart it. have a great weekend! xx

  21. you are just too cute! i can only imagine how excited you are to hang with your sister this weekened! you have lots of fun stuff planned :)

    and i wish i could love peanut butter ... i think something might be wrong with me.

  22. Have a wondering time in Omaha doing sisterly things!! Can't wait to hear all about it. xo


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