Saturday, January 8, 2011

celebrating the weekend right...with mint chocolate chip cookies + milk.

sheer blouse: base exchange (bought back in college) / striped tee: f21 / jeans: aerospotle
belt: f21 / poppy ring: my shop / nailpolish: OPI william tell me about / boots: rampage

the weekend is  finally here! yippee! ha, as if we did not just get off from a holiday season. i'm rejoicing 'cause it was one of the slowest weeks ever. or maybe 'cause it stunk to say buh-bye (or see you later - but still stunk either way) to the sis and the bro-in-law. and then again, maybe 'cause i get to see ryan next week and can.not.wait.

either way, weekends were made to celebrate. the family i totally celebrated it up with some mint chocolate chip cookies and milk tonight. and of course, we rocked out to some just dance 2. yay, baby! katy perry's firework (which is a free download from the store if you did not know!) and outkast's hey ya are our current faves. oh, oh and baby girl is a good one too. next to guitar hero and super mario bros, this game is up there - but totally number one for keeping the holiday weight-gain off. nintendo folks, this was pure genius.

oh, i've always been keeping busy with new product designs for the shop. pretty stinkin' excited about it and really can.not. wait to share. and speaking of new designs, i included one of them in my outfit post. it's actually very similar to an old poppy ring i made months ago but this has a different base. it adds the perfect pop of color to an outfit, don't you think?

what are you up to this weekend?

much love.
[happy weekend, friend.]
p.s. THANK YOU for all the bday wishes to Ryan yesterday. you guys are so sweet!

22 comments:

  1. look how gorgeous you are!!!
    hope you have a great weekend my love and as always LOVING your posts :)

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  2. Love the ring! Weekends are the greatest. You look so happy :)

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  3. Cute ring! I love the fun pop it gives to your outfit! Have a great weekend :)

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  4. I love that your family has such fun dancing! It's important to dance, that's for sure :)
    I was loving your Poppy ring in the outfit pictures and then low and behold - you made it. Duh! I always love your stuff!! I think I need a purchase soon!
    Happy Weekend to you!!

    pickingwildflowersblog.blogspot.com

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  5. love the poppy ring....especially that it's bright red! really "pops"
    have a great weekend lady!

    xo
    melissa

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  6. I hope your w/e is great!! when it's my birthday i am sure to celebrate all week :)

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  7. Super cute outfit!! But I have to be honest, I was hoping for some pics of those mint chocolate chip cookies! yum!

    <3 Ashley
    www.ahastylife.com

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  8. sounds like we had the same night last night, haha! my cousin who slept over the night hadn't played Just Dance, so we danced for a solid hour or two. good times!
    Sarah-Anne

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  9. I am super happy it's the weekend too. I added your button to my fave blogs page. :)

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  10. happy weekend to you! we are headed to the container store to get a new desk for my studio & then unpacking for the rest of the day :)

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  11. mint choc chip cookies!! well THAT is what I'm doing this weekend now!

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  12. I'm lovingggg the ring. So cute! I have such a weakness for rings...

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  13. love the ring! i <3 poppies. and, you had me at white chocolate mint cookies. drool!!

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  14. i adore that ring! so pretty :)

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  15. I agree! Weekends are meant to be celebrated! :)
    Love your smile Illene! Lights up the screen!
    <3

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  16. I love your philosophy. Weekends ARE worth celebrating. Anything to get mint chocolate chip cookies!
    I never would have thought to pair that button-up with that shirt, but it totally works. This is why I love style blogs, seeing new combinations that I never would have thought of!

    The Auspicious Life

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  17. My little brother has Just Dance 2! I'm going to have to play with it next time I see him. It seems like a lot of fun :)

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  18. you are just the cutest thing! love your outfit and your ring is totally presh. happy weekend!

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  19. cookies and milk are ALWAYS the best way to celebrate the weekend.

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  20. Your sweater matches the cookies! Love it! XX!

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  21. You are gorgeous!! I really love the lace shirt and the stripe combination!!!
    <3
    http://reserveradefashion.blogspot.com

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