Monday, November 24, 2014

Weekend Report

This is the face of New Englander about to run in 30 degree weather.  Two pairs of running pants on.  Ugh.

My sister and I went shopping at Copely Mall on Saturday.  Loved the iconic blue Christmas tree at Tiffany!

Brought my cousins to Edaville Railroad.  I used to go when I was a kid so it is always a treat to go back.  And it's always a treat to see Christmas through the eyes of these cuties!

Friday, November 21, 2014

Travel Outfit

I just returned from a business trip in Brasilia, Brazil.  Since the flight from Boston totaled 11.5 hours, I knew a comfortable travel outfit would be essential.  Here's what I wore:

Tank: H&M
Cardigan:  J.Crew Outlet
Leggings:  Loft Outlet
Flats:  Target
Tote:  Longchamp 
Luggage:  Marshall's 

Friday, November 14, 2014

Outfit of the Day

Dress:  The Loft Outlet 
Sweater (over dress):  The Loft 
Blazer:  J.Crew 
Boots:  Payless
Necklace:  Forever 21

Monday, November 10, 2014


Mupcakes are a term that a few friends invented at my last company.  Mupcakes are cupcakes baked in muffin tins - basically the best thing ever.  They are always made with Pillsbury Funfetti cake mix and frosting.  So if you play a significant role in my life you are going to get Mupcakes and you're going to like them :). For one of my best friends', Karey, birthday I made a regular batch of Mupcakes and a batch of mini Mupcakes (baked in mini muffin tins) for my friends to take home.  

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Fav Running Tunes

So my colleagues and I are contemplating signing up for a race this winter.  It's a half marathon.  In February. In New England.  No big deal.  :/

While I mull over this decision, I thought I would create a running list that will make getting out of bed to train a tad bit easier.

Here are my favorites:

Uptown Girl - Billy Joel
All of the Lights - Kanye West
Anything Could Happen - Ellie Goulding
Breath of Life- Florence + The Machine
Faster - Matt Nathanson
Dance with Somebody - Whitney Houston
Love Will Never Do - Janet Jackson
The Story of Us - Taylor Swift
Ugly Heart - G.R.L
You Make My Dreams Come True - Hall & Oates

What are you favorite running beats?

Monday, November 3, 2014

The Weekend Report

I went over my sister and brother-in-law's house on Halloween where Allie made the most delicious dirt I have ever tasted!

This weekend was absolutely gross weather wise so my uniform was all rain gear basically all weekend.

I joined a new gym which is bittersweet:  bitter in that my old gym shut down and it was my favorite gym ever, sweet in that my new gym has a pool.  So now I add a weekly swim into my workout rotation.

My grocery bill only totaled $34 this week.  Wegmans for the win yet again!  I'll have to write up a grocery post but net net I keep a pretty tight budget and try to stay at $40 per week on groceries.  This was on Sunday so I decided to do as much meal prep as possible.  Here's what I whipped up (not pictured is roasted butternut squash):

Cream cheese chocolate chip cookies.

Roasted spicy chickpeas.

Hard boiled eggs.  Confession:  this was my FIRST time hard boiling eggs.  I used to buy them already boiled.  I know, so sad.  These came out perfect though so I will be boiling my own hard boiled eggs from now on!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Pocketbook Beauty

Is Pocketbook only a Northeast term?  It might be.  Oh well, if it isn't already established that I am a New England girl to my core then now you know!  Pocketbook, purse, bag, your lifeline - whatever you call it, it is pretty essential to your every day life.

I was visiting a friend in New York City a few years back and she had this go to bag of makeup hidden in her bag.  I thought this was a fantastic idea and have adopted having a go to makeup kit that I always carry around with me.  These products are great for last minute touch ups that will get you from the office "I've rubbed off all my makeup because I had ten thousand meetings" look to the "I look super cute for my date and didn't have to go home first" look.  

Cover Girl BBCream 
I've talked about my love for this product before but I can't stop raving about it.  Super cheap and super useful - it adds glow and light coverage.

Pacifica Island Vanilla
Heart roller perfumes!  Perfect for car applying, this little gems take up zero space in your bag.  And this is probably my new favorite scent, a soft vanilla with a touch of floral accents.

Cover Girl Flamed Out
A defining and voluminous mascara.  Def win win. 

Hawaiian Tropics Lip Balm
I'm not a big gloss or lipstick girl, so this balm does the trick in keeping my lips soft.  And it smells like the beach! And SPF 45!

Buxom Hot Escapes Bronzer in Tahiti
This is a travel size of one of my favorite bronzers.  It give a shimmery coverage and also smells like the beach (do you see a beach theme here!?).