03 October 2012

how much do i love carol burnett??!?!!

just in case you haven't been introduced to her in the past, may i please introduce you to carol burnett??

she is one the most amazing comedians of any time. not just a comedian. not just a sketch comedic actress. not just a singer. not just a beautiful woman. not just a ginger. :) but an amazing woman, and an amazing inspiration for female comedians everywhere.

the carol burnett show

ms. burnett was on jay leno last night (just in case you missed it), promoting some dvds of her show "the carol burnett show." may i just say, that as a kid, and even as an adult, the carol burnett show was always one of my favorites. TO THIS DAY, my mom and i will talk about the show, and talk about how incredibly funny it was. i was too young to have watched it live as a kid, but i caught it in syndication as a kid, and i would LAUGH and laugh and laugh so hard. and even now, it still makes me laugh just thinking about it.

went with the wind - still so funny!!!
if you are unfamiliar with the carol burnett show, visit this website and check it out. it's pretty much the best thing ever!

i'm so glad we've had this time togeeeether...

01 October 2012

i want a halloween party!!!!

so i wouldn't usually say this, seeing as my birthday is on halloween, but i really want a halloween birthday this year!! i've been super inspired by some of the halloween images i've been seeing...

like these images from a harper's bazaar spread created by tim burton and tim walker (photographer). they are amazingly creative and inspiring for halloween!!!

or maybe it's lauren conrad's inspiring costume contest!!!

but what do you think? should i bite the bullet and do it this year???? and what should i dress up as??
this blog has the BEST halloween party decor ideas...loving it!

i'm thinking about all the fun decoration possibilities....like mustaches on sticks, and candy corn EVERYWHERE...cut out pumpkins, fun labels on drink bottles, make your own photo backdrop...the possibilities are limitless!!!
oh, this might just have to happen.

all these inspired ideas came from here:

this is a great website for appetizer ideas...i want to make about 90% of these.

great costume options from Lauren Conrad's website...she does a great job of getting costume potentials together!!

ps - and i may already have a playlist started...

09 August 2012

olympic visit!!! check!

ok...i'm back!!!! enjoy some of my fav pics from the trip! i saw the queen, some great display windows, some really fun style, and TONS of athletes!!! GO OLYMPICS!!!!!! :)

loved this tommy hilfiger window...all the globes were spinning!!

this was a cool tea party window by harrod's 

me and mom by the thames...spot the olympic rings!!

loved the flags they did outside harrods...team gb!!!

union jack flags in a pub 

mom and me 

tube station...to the trains!!! 

such excited team gb peeps!!

tower bridge with olympic spirit!!

this was the sweetest beefcake...i mean beefeater...

love this view of the tower bridge... 

shakespeare sweetness on a cookie

V&A museum - such a beautiful undergarment!! 

beautiful damien hirst window made from butterfly wings

wimbledon olympic rings 

i LOVED these sneaks!! i wanted some!!!

go USA volleyball!!!

olympic and gb flag 

mom and me - olympic park 

i brought out my red denim for this trip!!!

me with the olympic rings
 hope you enjoyed some of the highlights!!!!! wish you guys could have been there!!!

26 July 2012

london...here i come!!!!

so tomorrow i leave for a great adventure!!! i'm heading to the london olympics!!!!!
1936 Olympics in Berlin - Team USA style

oooh, i hope i see some amazing olympic style like these retro photos i found!!! enjoy these and wish me luck on seeing some olympic champions and some amazing style while i'm gone!

1908 Olympics in London - GB Archery Team
1928 Olympics in Amsterdam - UK team via

1920 Olympics in Antwerp - Team USA uniforms via 

1936 Olympics in Berlin - Team Hungary uniforms via

1960 Olympics in Rome - Team Australia uniforms via

(all my images came from a slide show on sports illustrated...check out other olympic looks through the years here!)

22 July 2012

bramasole...or 2 oxen 2 days...

"i have bought a house in a foreign country. a house it takes two oxen two days to plow.
since i don't have any oxen, i'll have to take their word for that..."


i am missing italy today. missing adventure. missing the journey. because of all that nostalgia, i'm watching under the tuscan sun...to soothe my italian itch.

so won't you join me in enjoying some photos from bramasole (which means 'to yearn for the sun'), the villa frances buys just outside of cortona?? (and if you're really nice, maybe i'll post some pictures from when i was last there!)

(all these photos of the property came from the bramasole for rent page on italian villas...check it out! you could stay there!!!)

these are a couple of pics i took last time i was in cortona -- 2007.