Tuesday, July 31, 2012

summer treats: watermelon popsicles

do you remember these? i still could not find the watermelon popsicle, but it was my favorite treat from the ice cream man growing up! it was more of a creamy ice cream sort of pop... and the seeds were chocolate chips! yum!

here are my watermelon-y outfit inspirations for my next summer treat!

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what was your favorite treat from the ice cream man?

Monday, July 30, 2012

olympic gymnastics


i'll be taking the day off today. i stayed up wayyyyy too late last night watching these girls do their thing:

back to our usual programming tomorrow!

<3 aly

Friday, July 27, 2012

Thursday, July 26, 2012

summer treats: mint chocolate chip ice cream

it's probably one of my faves... i'm not normally a huge chocolate person, but chocolate mixed with mint, i will take any day!

plus, both my 100% italian great-grandfather along with my husband's 100% italian grandmother loved andes mints. must run in our blood.

here are some a-dor-able mint and black outfits (it mayyy just be my new fave!)

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what's your favorite ice cream flavor?

Wednesday, July 25, 2012


nope. i don't actually have somewhere to wear dresses like these... and who knows if i ever will!

but it's fun to dream about it, right?

here's my gala/red carpet/dinner with the president/won the lottery "way out" wishlist dress that is bound to stay in dreamland:

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what would you wear to an event of epic proportions?

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

There I go again...

Okay, in all fairness, I've been trying to sew some cute gifts for my soon-to-be nephews and it's taking a bit longer than expected! My sewing machine is about to bust and it stopped working on me 3 times last night! This meant I had to call in my sewing machine repair man... My husband.

Anywho- let's hope things on the blog will be back to normal tomorrow... (fingers crossed!)

Monday, July 23, 2012


Of course, right when I say I'm getting better at blogging, I miss a day... Ha!

Here are some instagram pics to hold you over...

Friday, July 20, 2012

making ideas happen

in lieu of yesterday's post about how i buy fabric and never make anything with it....

i'm a huge ideas person.

i've had the craziest business ideas and dreams and have started many... my follow-through isn't always the best. this is something i'm definitely working on! for instance, i've wanted to start this blog for quite some time now. i'm actually kind of proud of myself for sticking with it for 7 months and posting every weekday! this is a start, right?

i even wrote a list of things to do this year and i've actually done pretty well at it! i'm finishing books, i took a sewing class, and even taken a few trips this year. (check, check, check!)

i'll have some time on my hands this weekend, so i will need to make a list of things to do and finish those unfinished projects! who's with me?!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

printed fabric

it's dangerous.

joann's is about a block away from my work. so where do you think i go on lunch? yeah...

there are SO many fun fabrics and prints there- i could spend the day just looking at and touching the fabrics on display. problem is- i buy fabric then never make anything with it. next step is to have an intention to make something and THEN buy fabric... it's tough. (first world problems, right?)

here are some fun prints i came across online:

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what are some projects you've started with fabric?

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

long(er) skirts

here's the deal. i'm kind of tall.

all this short skirt/mini skirt/barely a skirt stuff is really starting to bug me.

i try things on at the store, and there's not a whole lot that i that i feel comfortable in.

confession time: i'm even known to wear bike shorts under my skirts and dresses! how weird am i!? (just like in the new girl episode.... yeah everything has a new girl reference).

so i'm on the hunt for some longer skirts. it's not easy these days unless you go maxi, but here are some longer skirt choices that are sure to do the trick:

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(if you follow through on the last link, you will find refinery 29's 10 skirts for work list!)

what are your go-to pieces for work?

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

life magazine: fun in the sun

i'm totally digging these old pics right now.... the life magazine pictures are just incredible! they really do capture what life was like back in the day. we've been wishing all summer that we lived by a beach of some sort, so here are some life magazine beach and swimming pics:

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have you spent any time in the sun this summer?

Monday, July 16, 2012

summer treats: flintstone push ups

remember flintstone push ups? the traditional fred orange pop was the most popular on the scene, but i loved the variety pack with bam-bam's red/pink pop and barney's purple pop. i think purple was my favorite.... eating these out in the backyard in the summer with your friends was the coolest! so here is my next summer treat inspiration: flintstone push ups!

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how will you be wearing brights this summer?