Tuesday, August 28, 2012

HOME: Before & After Frames

My spray paint makeover obsession continues. These simple white frames were about $1 a piece at Target. A little bit of red spray paint plus my beloved cat prints and voila - the frames add some instant quirk to an empty dinning room wall. And they match the red chairs!

Cat prints are from Matou en Peluche via Etsy

FAMILY: Hurricane Frezza

Last weekend my brother, his mom, my sister-in-law and my three nephews blew through town on their way home from a wedding in Michigan. We had such a fun time. Our house has never been filled with such energy and laughter. My nephews are growing up so fast it's really hard to believe. In their short stay we walked around downtown, ate at some Rocky River staples, got in some backyard football and learned how to make my brother's basic red sauce! 2 years between visits is unacceptable and we will definitely be putting an end to that!


Wednesday, August 22, 2012

WORK LIFE: The Annual Golf Outing!

It's been a very busy week at work but I am trying me best to catch up on blogging, phew! We recently had our annual department golf outing at Springvale. We are a very spirited bunch and we take the team theme challenge very seriously. I had the most awesome team and we had so much fun even though we did lose best theme to the Jamaican Bobsled Team!

Scramble winner winner chicken dinner! 6 under par! 

Epic Jurassic Park theme. Those yellow rims on the carts - custom!

Devin wins best costume for little Tim


The worst part was that not in the context of our carts and dinos, Kristin and I looked like we might be in our normal clothes. And were NOT!

 I didn't have any green jello but I think this is a pretty darn good impression never the less.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

TRAVELS: Chicago Part 3

On our last day we had a really nice day walking around downtown and even grabbed a drink and snack at the top of the John Hancock Center. Then we closed out the trip with the main purpose of the trip - going to the Coldplay concert, yay! I surprised Charlie with these tickets for Christmas so this date was about 8 months in the making! Oh yea and on our way out of town we got coffee at Ipsento. Their signature latte is made with coconut milk, local honey and cayenne pepper. It's so amazing it's not even funny. There nutella latte is also one of my top faves! Then after getting coffee we just had to grab a box of doughnuts from Glazed & Infused. I mean creme brulee and maple bacon? Perfect treat to bring back for our catsitters, the Fergusons.

TRAVELS: Chicago Part 2

One of the highlights of our trip was meeting  a great group of friends at Big Star for dinner, one of my all time favorite restaurants. They have awesome drinks and Margaritas plus an amazing small plate style a la carte Nom nom nom!

TRAVELS: Chicago Part 1

This post is pretty delayed, but I've been having some technical issues with Blogger where I can't resize all the images in my post (that's why they are small) that I am still trying to work through. Charlie took a very long weekend and road tripped to Chicago The other weekend. It was a super fun little trip. We stayed with our friends Eric and Simon - they are roommates, not partners. But we did have a dance party at Hydrate in Boystown :) We also stopped at WAY too many coffee shops it was almost embarrassing, but my hubby sort of lives for the stuff.

(and yes that's an actual DeLorean from Back to the Future)

Thursday, August 2, 2012

AROUND TOWN: Madewell Store Opening

My friend Kristin and I hit up the store opening of Madewell at the Beachwood Mall last night. Beautiful store and clothes except I think I will wait for a sale to make my first purchase. Their v-neck tees were pretty much identical to the one I had on from Target but $30 more. Prices were pretty steep across the board. But if you're in the market for a splurge I would definitely check it out!