What I’m Wednesdays {Week 1}

So I thought it would be a fun to have a Wednesday feature, I thought of this one & I hope it works well. Yay!

What I’m….

Wearing ~ Love me my Swedish love Hjalmarsson v-neck & Sperrys : ]

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Eating ~ always a plethora of goodness, the other night me & Michael had a super fancy pasta night, using the $48 sauce I got in my excellent Taste Trunk. It was absolutely fantastic!!! The pasta & the sauce were both delicious and I definitely tasted the quality difference between this and my usual on sale for $1 sauce from Target. : )

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Listening to ~ I cannot stop listening to Avril’s “Rock n’ Roll”. I am SO EXCITED for her CD {along with Miley’s, Katy’s, Jesse J’s, & Eminem’s}. I am seriously ready to have these CD’s on repeat in my car for the next couple of months as they come out… YAYYYYYYYY! I also just so happen to love the rap single “23”, the tribute to Jordan’s, and even the music video makes me smile. Everyone’s hatin’ on Miley all the time now but I don’t care, I think she’s even more awesome than ever and this music video makes me laugh. That awesome Bulls jersey bikini thing is SO FRICKIN COOL. Needed to be said. And displayed. haha.

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Looking forward to ~ along with all the wonderful other subscription services I subscribe to (which I will be starting to review again after a couple month hiatus!!!), I am also getting to try out the Phone Case of the Month! My phone is naked right now, only because I get so tired of my cases, I always want a new or different one, so changing them every month to a new cute designed case is something that I’m certainly looking forward to!! : )

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Also, on a random note, I am REALLY trying this month to do every day/photo of the #FMSphotoaday challenge on Instagram for the month of October. Yesterday I started with my #SomethingColorful pic, and today the title was #Light. This is the light that wakes me up in the morning, the sun is soooo bright! (I also realize that I took this picture at 9am, trust me, I was up a lot earlier but this is when I had the chance to snap the pic before I ran off to catch my train!)

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all love & smiles,

Sig3

 

Autumn Shopping

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What could be more positive and fantastic than shopping???

I wanted to make sure to stay full of good vibes, so I thought the best way to start off this fabulous month of October was to do some good shopping. Woooop!

FIRST OFF, to start my day off with awesomeness, I got this fabulous $20 gift certificate for RA Sushi (one of my fav places, sooo good!!!) because it’s my half birthday month! Thanks RA!! : )
(This also means that I need to go there ASAP, which brings me so much joy because I absolutely love everything they have on the menu!! Happy hour what whatttt!!)

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NEXT, I realized I had over 10,000 points on my AmEx account… which could only mean that I needed to get another “free” $100 Apple giftcard!! Yayy!! I’ve already gotten so many of these, I absolutely love that I can buy awesome apps for my iMac and of course so many songs in iTunes. I’m a few points shy of a $50 giftcard from my Visa too…. damn, I LOVE reward points! If you aren’t using yours or don’t have a card that offers them… GET ONE!!!

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On the online shopping front, I’ve had a cart going on F21 for the past couple of days and still haven’t added the last few items to reach the $50 mark (then it’s free shipping so of course I always feel like I HAVEEE to spend at least $50 haha). The main reason I wanted to buy anything there at all was because of this casual crazy messed up meow kitty cat dress — >

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…. I also added tons of jewelry to my bag too. Most of the items are under $4 so it’s easy to keep adding more to your bag, not realizing or even remembering the items I’ve been adding the whole time! Love surprise time!

And then there’s this little ol’ issue that I’ve been dealing with from JustFab… I hate that you have to cancel/decline the month within the first 5 days of the month, otherwise you are charged the $40 fee and basically can’t get your money back — however, the money counts as a credit towards 1 pair of shoes, so it’s not like you’re technically losing anything. Anyway, I’ve had this credit going on my account for 3 months now and still haven’t found a pair of shoes I’ve loved or really wanted/needed, but they just added some new styles and since it’s now boot season, I want a pair of some nice new boots for casual days at work and weekends. Here are some options…. hmmmm….

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And last, but certainly not least, I am lusting after this item right meow… the sterling silver beads, the beautiful blue heart, the way it will look fantastic on my wrist… I want it I want it! ; )

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PS: My impulsive need to shop also just made me add this, however, this is something that I have wanted and have been looking into for months and months now. The “subscription” type clothing service is called Golden Tote, and I learned all about it by reading reviews from My Subscription Addiction. She has one of my favorite websites and thanks to her I know about so many of the amazing boxes I get… ANYWAY, I am so excited to start this service! For either $49/month with 1-2 items or $149/month with 6-7 items (worth up to $600!!!!), you basically choose two of the items/clothing pieces (I am going to try the $149 option) and then they surprise you with the rest!

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You get to choose the first 2 items and I already want these 2 super bad so I am not ULTRA excited to see what else they surprise me with in my very first Golden Tote!!! : )

all love & smiles,

Sig3

Treat Yoself Sunday

Yesterday I did some shopping that I haven’t been able to do in a very long time. A long 4 months of not shopping… and after yesterday, it feels sooooo good. I surprised Michael with some amazing pieces and also got myself a lil somethin somethin.

It all starts out with the picture of the day….

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Day #7

Where You Are

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I was at work at Links of London all day… which slowly turned into a treat/surprise gift day!!! :]

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We carry some of the most unique, awesome jewelry around. We are the only Links in the midwest, making our brand even that much more special when you’re wearing one of our pieces. I decided that it was time for Michael to get some nice jewelry, and I am so glad to say that he absolutely loved both of the items! He put them both on right away and asked if he ever has to take them off hahaha ;]

Here’s what I surprised the bf with:

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Our friendship bracelets are so unique and completely awesome. We have every color of the rainbow, along with different designs and sizes. Of course, Michaels favorite one had to be the biggest, most expensive choice, but most of the popular styles start at $225. This looks amazing on his arm and looks even better when stacked with other bracelets.

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When he came to visit me at work, he commented on how much he liked this dogtag. He doesn’t normally wear necklaces, but I got him this dogtag along with a beautiful silver chain and it looks amazing on him!!!! I am so glad! This piece is amazing, especially because it’s inspired by the McLaren race car collection!

I got myself a traditional Sweetie charm bracelet and had a bit of trouble trying to figure out just which charms I “needed”. I ended up with an Amurican stars & stripes apple, a cross, a kitty, and a Miss Princess charm (which I got because it reminded me of Aria hahaha). My bracelet is so beautiful and I’m so glad I get to call a Links piece one of my own!! (Opposed to the other items that I wear but am really only “borrowing” from Links while I work to sell them).

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This is a seriously terrible photo but there is no sunlight right now and I have to deal with the terrible kitchen florescent lights, but I just needed to show off my pretty new bracelet! It looks great stacked with other bracelets, now I just need to save enough money to buy more friendships and Links products to stack with :]

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On this day, I was at work anxiously awaiting 5 o’clock so I could go home, get ready, and head to pick up our new kitten (Aria). Michael sent me this picture that Sims & Charles “made” for their little sister. This made me smile soooooooooo big, I thought it was just the cutest little thing :]

^^^^^ This photo is relevant today because me & Michael are heading out to my friend Jordan’s farm, where she has tons of kittens that me & Michael are about to choose from. Ever since Sims passed away a couple months ago, I have wanted a third kitty again. Something about three of them together just makes sense. There will always be someone for my little energetic Aria to play with!!!! :]

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Smells like that one time when…

JULY 2013

Day #6

Fave Smell

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I absolutely LOVE the smell of a freezing cold room, always reminds me of a nice cold hotel room after a long day outside on vacation. :]

There are a few amazing triggers that I love because they remind me of happy times in my life or certain people or periods of time. Our senses are crazy as to what they can do and pick up, and our sense of smell never ceases to amaze me. I get the goosebumps sometimes when something smells EXACTLY like something else from my childhood did. Crazy stuff. Awesome.

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Love

Today’s photo of the day is “Love”. I picked a picture from last night, when me and the bf were sitting outside on our back deck watching a crazy show of fireworks for over 4 straight hours. The fireworks were seriously NONSTOP. It was insane! We had so much fun enjoying the beautiful night and amazing display of fireworks right from our own deck.

JULY 2013

Day #5

Love

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Last night on the back deck watching fireworks with my babes definitely represents “love” to me. He’s my bestest friend & I don’t know what I would do without my favorite buddy :]

Aside from MY love, what about all the other crazy things in life that I LOOOOOOVE. I have such random obsessions but it’s just because I love so many different things, liiiiiiiiike…

• Dips. of any kind. I can just eat them with a spoon. YUUUUUM.
• word art/ amazing typography
• Ari Gold
• cookie cakes
• The Mighty Ducks
• PIZZA
• warm, clean, fresh towels
• magazine covers
• California
• beaches, sand, and waves
• animals of all kinds
• learning new things
• babies adorable fuzzy heads
• anything mini… .SO CUTE!
• SUSHI
• collecting books and growing an amazing library to one day look like Belle’s
• mexicans, mexican food, mexican music, mexico
• pretty scarves, although they make me sweat too much and I can never wear them for a long period of time
• fun adventures + new friends :]
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Even dressed Amurican on Halloween… LOVED this dress… Unfortunetly I spilled drinks all over it and ruined it like a slob… I think I may have to purchase one again so I can wear this amazing getup next 4th of July!
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Brrrr, It’s Cold Over Here

Soooo it’s July 3rd in Chicago & it’s freezing outside. It was just pouring rain all day long, and it’ been cold for a couple days. What is going on!? Usually July is so hot and sticky it’s annoying, but this year mother nature decided to trick us all and just hop right to Fall! Crazay!

IN OTHER NEWS:

I am sooooo happy and excited to announce that my terrible months of unemployment have come to an end. I am FINALLY employed and will be able to use my degree that I spent so much time and energy trying to earn. The coolest part of it all is that I’ll be working in the Willis Tower, aka the Sears Tower! That tallest building in the nation! Woooooooop! I am so happy that after everything I went through and finally landing a part time job, all of it boiled down to me getting this extra amazing opportunity!  I can’t wait to go back to my normal shopping-fiend self!!!!!!!!!

JULY 2013

{I accidentally forgot to add this into my post yesterday, so 2 today for the July Photo A Day Challenge}

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Shoes

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…I used to think sandals like this were creepy and thought they looked weird, but now I want awesome summer sandals in every color! PS: Just got this adorable polka dot dress at Target! Love it!

Day #3

Cold

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…We have basically been living on these things for the past several days when it was actually super hot out… Gotta love them freeze pops!

So tomorrow is the FOURTH OF JULY WOoOOOOOO WooOOOOO!!! Everyone knows how much I love AMURICAAAA so I am ecstatic that I get to wear red white and blue to work tomorrow! AMURICA!!!! THESE COLORS DON’T RUN!!! I’m actually about to go and paint my nails nice and festive for the 4th tomorrow!

PS: Little funny story: today is the day that I was super excited to make kale chips for the first time and after making a delicious spicy topping and attempting to cook them, I realized that it certainly was NOT kale, but dandelion. Yuuuuup. I laughed when I saw “dandelion” on our receipt thinking NOooooo I know I bought the kale… Wooooops. hahahaha

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This fabulous picture makes me laugh because it shows just far I go with my Amuricaness! I have shirts, clothes, headbands, phone case, jewelery, and the list goes on & on! LOVE ME SOME GOOD OL’ FOURTH OF JULY FUN!!!

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It’s Already July 1st

I can’t believe that it’s already July 1st. And that for the past month I have completely neglected my blog, and basically my iMac all together. I just was never in the mood for it, but today, after some AMAZINGGGGG news, I am back to being myself again. I’m excited to have a fresh new start in life right now and to see where my next adventures take me! …. * More on this later……………

ANYWAY, I thought that it would be fun for the month of July to to do the Instagram photo a day challenge thingie on here, so here it is for this month:

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Day #1

Happiness Is…

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…laughing hysterically for no reason with my babe, always keeps me smiling :]

So they are going to be super late obviously, BUUUUT I did LOVE my Popsugar Must Have June box and my Ipsy Glambag wasn’t that bad either. The only boxes I got this month were the Popsugar, Ispy, and Goodies. My Goodies box was UH MAZE INGGGGG, but sadly, I ate all the amazing treats up before I even got a chance to take pictures or anything! I will have my Popsugar review up soon for sure though because that box is absolutely amazing! And now that I got a new job (!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOoooooooo) I can look into some fun new boxes to try out! YAYY!!! I am so pumped!!!

ALSO: MY FREAKIN CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS WON THE STANLEY CUP!!!!!!!!!! HOW SPECTACULAR IS THAT!! WOOOOOO! Unfortunately I didn’t make it to the parade because I had an über important interview to attend (!!!!!!), but it is still super exciting! It’s not to fun that some of the players are already being traded away from our team, but oh well, such is life. WE FRICKIN WON THE CUP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I hope to REALLY TRY and keep up with blogging this month so that I have this fun creative outlet for my thoughts and to clear my head…. I hope the photo challenge will help motivate me to get on here, but I am starting a few new things and I know I’m going to be really busy…. But I’m up for the challenge! And I’m excited too!!! June, here I come!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Just me & my fire engine red hair chillin at an alligator dinner party…. at the amazing Alligator Park with my cousins!

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