19 December 2012
12 December 2012
20 November 2012
the Black Friday and Cyber Monday emails have been flooding in and this year I'm a bit more prepared to maybe snag a few deals this year... but all my loved ones have yet to get me their materialistic holiday wish lists! come on ma, pa, and sista who don't even read this little bit of cyber space... get those lists to me... moi... pronto! happy Turkey day to those that celebrate the holiday!
- sign-up for onetruffle.com's mailing list and i think there might be a deal coming my way... one can never have enough organizational pouches and i love my No 1 Clarity pouch in Peony!
- just about anything from MZ Wallace and they are currently having an early holiday sale and if you like them on Facebook you can get access now!
- bumbleandbumble has a sweet holiday gift set with perfect travel sized versions of my favorite products
- these black jeans from Rag&Bone
07 November 2012
i think i knew how to worry before i even knew what worrying meant....
31 October 2012
30 October 2012
29 October 2012
i was trying to change a format thing on my blog in hopes of making all my personal photos the same size on the blog. well it kinda worked but it also made some images HUGE... so sorry about that.
this past weekend was very predictable. we ate. we did chores. we took the pups out. we relaxed. maybe we're in a weekend rut... but we need to get all the life maintenance stuff we don't have time, energy, or natural light out to complete during the week so it all gets crammed into the weekend... leaving not a ton of go juice to do much else but relax after all the chores have been completed.
here's to a full week in the office and hopefully a few surprises during the weekend.
26 October 2012
22 October 2012
|Howie, Me, and the proposal that was tied on his collar last January|
that pup up there has my heart and he's going through a bit of a rough patch right now. to me pets are not just pets they are family and ever since adopting my very own pup Chloe i'm just crazy about her and can't image losing her or being without her... the same goes for this pup Howie... we didn't maybe realize he was getting old until this past week when we needed to rush him to the emergency vet at 2:00 am. i'm making him as comfy as possible and make sure he has enough treats and extra attention so he truly realizes how loved he is in our hearts.
mr. howie you are going to be with me forever and you are with me right now xoxo.
15 October 2012
08 October 2012
|Chloe got to par take in the Duluth road trip... she looks thrilled 'eh...|
if you're heading up North and will be stopping in Duluth try Tycoons! we started at the Brewhouse but they had an hour long wait so after seeing a billboard on the way up to Duluth i remembered Tycoons and we found out they served Brewhouse beer so we ditched out on the hour long wait and headed to Tycoons. we could have sat at a table or the bar and there was no hour long wait for a relaxing Saturday afternoon lunch at Tycoons. the food was tasty and we'd try it again and felt kinda proud we broke from the norm to give a new business a try :)
03 October 2012
long story short i was finally able to order the Lo & Sons O.G. travel bag last week. the bag arrived this Monday and i was so excited to get home and tear into my new package. first, let's make clear these are my honest to goodness thoughts and impressions on this travel bag. no one nowhere helped me purchase or gifted me this travel bag it was my own purchase with my moola. i am NOT a handbag review expert either so take my opinions as just that my opinions!
let me sum up my experience with i'm happy with my purchase but i'm slightly torn if i should return this travel bag. the customer service so far with Lo & Sons has been just fine and their O.G. travel bag is unique with the adjustable back panel that slides over a rolling luggage handle and extra side pocket compartment to store shoes, heels, or what have you. i love love me some free shipping and they offer free exchanges too but there is a but…
i could say the same things as other bloggers have been saying out this bag… lots of pockets, able to stay organized, padded sleeves for iPad and laptop but for me something is just a bit off about this bag.
when it arrived the box was crumpled and it looked like someone had opened the box and then taped it back up during travel but very poorly taped it because if it had rained this box/bag would have been all wet inside and out. i did find the O.G. bag in a sealed plastic bag but that was it besides paper stuffing to try and reduce the bag from rolling around in the box during travel which was considerate but no tissue, no finding the bag in it's dust bag, no note or other special touch from the company. maybe i’ve been spoiled by other sites that put more attention and detail into how they ship their products because with the O.G. there was a lack of presentation or that something unique that usually goes hand in hand with an independent company. again this may not matter to anyone else but me.
there was and still is a strong odor to this bag and i’ve been trying to air it out since Monday but it’s still really present. i haven’t had an issue with smell with any handbag purchase recently so this caught me off guard and part of why i’m not sure if it’s an ultimate keeper. the hardware for the shoulder strap is not anything compared to my MZ Wallace handbags so that makes it seem “cheap” to me… i’m talking about the clasps on the shoulder strap that attach to the ring already on the bag. i’m picky and particular and i know this was not a terribly expensive travel bag but it was a semi big purchase for me so i didn’t want to be let down on quality. i don't know why this caught my attention but the zippers are scratchy... and my MZ Wallace zippers are smooth... meaning if my hand brushes against the O.G. zippers they scratch my skin versus the smooth zippers on my MZ bags.
i'm writing so much and being so personal because the purchase was important to me. no one else where i live has a Lo & Sons O.G. travel bag so i couldn't see this bag prior to purchase. i can only image how important it might be for someone else to put down almost 300 hundred on a travel bag and i want them to be able to read a review that was not sponsored or part of a c/o post etc.
okay so that's my two cents right now... i do like the bag, the size of it for travel, and the function that it fits over a rolling luggage handle but i also have some things to think about before the time period that i can return the bag expires.
01 October 2012
|each piece on top needed to be hand brushed... oh my shoulders|
|tah dah... done!|
28 September 2012
"Greetings, We thought you'd like to know that we shipped your items, and that this completes your order. Thanks for shopping with Lo & Sons, and we hope to see you again soon."
have you ever read more beautiful words... joking totally joking okay but i'm excited! it's coming... my new Lo & Sons O.G. travel bag in black... not to you or you or you but to ME! this little victory took time people... two years and half a dozen items sold on ebay time.
no longer are the days where it's just me and my little bills and being able to impulse buy or just buy whatever i want. it's "we" now and "we" have adult responsibilities and life happens and puppies happen and puppies are not cheap and life times two isn't cheap and gas isn't cheap and and and... but it's all rewarding and these little materialistic victories are rewarding in my little mind.
so i hope i love it... and if i do i'll write about it... happy weekend peeps
24 September 2012
oh and it's officially fall... so i can officially start showing photos of Chloe in her Halloween costume right?!
|my bumblebee... oh what a trooper she is!|
17 September 2012
13 September 2012
me i'm slowly selling off my possessions on ebay in hopes of owning a Lo & Sons O.G. bag sooner versus than later. i've got a very special destination event in April and i would so love to be organized with a Lo & Sons O.G. bag for the trip but getting to the point of being able to pull the trigger on this purchase has required many a ebay auction. there are lots of happy sucessful bloggers that have their "curtsey of" Lo & Sons bags but i'm not so lucky nor so successful... but i hope in the next couple of months to have a nice little photo shoot of me and a new travel bag... hopefully... i hope i love it as much in-person as i do online...
|someday be mine... please! Lo & Sons O.G. light weight travel bag|
|photo from likefreshlaundry.com |
|photo from A CUP of JO|
10 September 2012
what you haven't heard of Woofstock?!?!! ha well me neither but i'll be marking my calendars from now on because it's the cutest, most fun, and well organized dog appreciation event i've attended in the Twin Cities so far! when i first started this blog i thought i'd try and be a fashion focused outfit blog type of place... but i'm not handy with a camera and don't have a boyfriend who is just dying to take my outfit photos either... but my love for my pups that i can document and share!
okay back to Woofstock... the dog event is hosted by Linden Hills Business Association and this year marks the 8th annual Woofstock day... don't ya just love it folks! they expected roughly 3,500 people and their dogs to take part in the 40 + booths, live music, doggie beer samples and so much more! i didn't even get to take in the whole event because while we were chatting with the SidewalkDog.com booth we found out that the doxie races were also happening the same day... the doxie races i was supposed to have remembered and planned for... uh oh!
it was a fabulous weekend filled with dog events galore, a trip out to Elko Speedway, and enjoying being random!
|dog watching at Woofstock|
|doggie beer sample anyone?|
|taking in the festivites at Elko Speedway|
|what a doxie pint glass... yup! we made it to the doxie races after all!|
06 September 2012
are you partaking in any Fashion's Night Out festivities? here in Minnesota there aren't a lot of options for parties or celebrity blogger hosted la de dah but we do have a few events in honor of Fashion tonight. i'm slow to the fashion scene and last year was my first time seeking out FNO events. not to disappoint the Galleria in Edina was having a FNO themed night and i dragged my other half to walk around the shops. this year we are heading back to the Galleria to visit some shops and grab a bite at Pittsburgh Blue. i'm excited to visit STYLEDLIFE, Coach, Len Druskin, and finally check out the new Lili Salon in the Galleria. hopefully i'll figure out something to wear but if all else fails i'll just wear something simple or classic.
have fun tonight!
04 September 2012
well back to the grind stone but first a photo from the weekend!
28 August 2012
|okay still a bit out of my price range but... down from $188.00 to $150.00 plus if it's on sale in-stores and you are a college student you get an extra 15% off so whatchya waiting for?|