Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween!

Have a safe and spooky Halloween! I'm heading to a couple of house parties tonight to celebrate the holiday. Can't wait!



image: Martha Stewart

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Seattle Neighborhood Map

My friend Sarah told me about these neighborhood maps this artist does, and I just think they are so cool! They have them for various cities and the Seattle one just came out. Check out their site for other cities.


image: Ork Posters

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Two Ballots?!

I guess I'm the new Florida. I received two ballots, one addressed to me at my parents house and one to my current address in Seattle! How on earth did that happen?!



image: KissMyGumbo

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Pumpkin Carving with Martha

I can barely make square eyes on my pumpkin that are not lopsided, how does Martha expect me to do this?!






images: Martha Stewart

Friday, October 24, 2008

Magnolia Bakery's Cupcake Recipe

Today really is a good Friday! My friend Brooke found the recipe for the best cupcakes ever - Magnolia Bakery! When Nick and I were in NYC in May, we waited in the line that went around the corner to have these cupcakes and they were so amazing! The frosting is out of this world! The bakery was made famous by Sex And The City, but they really do live up to all the hype. I am so excited to make them!!!


image: Flickr

Gold is the New Green

I can't get over how lucky we have been so far this autumn here in Seattle. Hardly any rain or wind, which means all of beautiful gold leaves are still on the trees for us to enjoy. It looks like it's going to be another great crisp, sunny weekend so I hope you all enjoy it!


image: Flickr

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Pottery Barn Halloween Costumes

So I'm not exactly the biggest fan of Halloween and always hate trying to find/think of a costume. Too bad I don't fit in Pottery Barn Kids sizes, I would totally be a Costco hot dog!!!


Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Macaroni and Three Cheeses




Last night Meghan and I decided to do a little "calorie splurge" and made this amazing macaroni and cheese by Martha. I guess that just means I'll have to work out extra hard this morning at the gym (especially since Maui is in 10 days!)

image: Martha Stewart

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

My Stoke of Insight


Tonight's Oprah
featured Dr. Oz and guest Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor, a neurologist who fully recovered after a stroke in her left hemisphere. I learned about her earlier this year when she was a speaker at the 2008 Ted Conference. Her story is so inspiring about her 8 year recovery, the help of her mom and also the expiernce and happiness of being able to focus completely on the feeling of the present moment (by not having any function in the left part of her brain). Definetly check her amazing story out!

image: Oprah

Pumpkin Patch

On Sunday I took my first trip ever to a pumpkin patch! Our friend Michelle is the planner of the group and she got us all together to head out of Seattle and into the farm land to pick out pumpkins and finished off the afternoon with Starbucks pumpkin spice lattes (and a caramel apple cider for me!)

Monday, October 20, 2008

UW Homecoming

Saturday was UW homecoming and had another loss, this time to OSU. At least it was sunny!



Blackout or Get Out

On Friday my best friend and roommate had her 25th birthday party, a Blackout theme! Everyone wore black and it was held at the Sole Repair in Capitol Hill. We had a blast and stayed out way too late but all in good fun! Definitely a great way to kick off 25!





Friday, October 17, 2008

Blackout


Tonight is Meghan's "Blackout" themed party for her 25th birthday part. She rented out a place in Capitol Hill and everyone is wearing black. Details and pictures tomorrow...

Chicken Stir-Fry Wraps


I have a delicious, very healthy recipe from Martha! It was a winner last night!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Reese Revealed

I adore Reese Witherspoon! She is not only a talented actress, but so classically beautiful. I loved this Paris photo shoot for the latest issue of Vogue. How I would love to be in Paris in those clothes!






images: Vogue

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Dinner at Volterra


After hearing raves about the restaurant Voleterra, Meghan, Brynn, Katy and I headed over to take Meghan out for her 25th birthday!

Volterra is a cute Italian restaurant tucked away in old Ballard and it was so delicious! We started off with a couple of appetizers, a polenta dish and a cheese platter and three of us ordered the same entree: homemade organic wide noodles with a pesto creme sauce and shrimp.
Yum yum!!
image: Volterra

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Autumn at the Japanese Garden

Thank you so much to my work colleague Dean for sharing these wonderful images that he took over the weekend at the Japanese Garden in the Washington Park Arboretum. Autumn is certainly here in Seattle!



images: Dean Forbes

Friday, October 10, 2008

The White House Goes Pink

In honor of breast cancer awareness month, the White House went pink! I'm kind of liking this look!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Vegas Weekend

Last weekend, I headed off to Vegas with my friends Erin and Andrea for a nice weekend getaway. We had a blast going out and lucked out with perfect weather so got to lay by the pools all during the day. Some of my favorite places were Tao Nightclub, Wet Republic at the MGM and the lazy river at the MGM, I could have done that lazy river all day. We had a great time and I am ready to go back! Here are a few pictures!


water show at the Bellagio



walking around the strip

out at Tao Nightclub

Wet Republic at MGM



Wet Republic at MGM

lazy river at MGM
dinner at Ago


MGM pool

Caesar's pool

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Under the weather

I've seem to have caught whatever has been going around, no voice and have been in bed all day for the past two days trying to kick this! Vegas pics and post when I'm feeling better.

image: Flickr

Friday, October 3, 2008

Off to Las Vegas


I'm headed to Las Vegas for a weekend of sun and fun with my friends Erin and Andrea! Have a great weekend everyone!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Kim Signs Off Dancing With The Stars


In case you missed it, Kim Kardashian got voted off last night! So far I am not liking this season.
image: People

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