Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Look fabulous in Stella and Dot jewelry!

This week I'm hosting an online trunk show. I encourage all of you to go check it out! You can access my site here:

Today's Look:

I'm wearing the Olivia Bib Necklace

Other fun pieces:

All can be found on the website at the top of this post - happy shopping!

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Monday, July 30, 2012

Monday Musings from Manny, Volume 7

Where's Waldo?

Manny: I feel like I’ve moved into a shanty town with all these boxes over here (Beth has stacks of boxes with contracts on her desk)


Manny: Emily and I are North Carolina residents
Emily: Manny you haven’t owned that piece of land for a year. You can’t be a resident.
Manny: Well…I’ll be a resident soon!


Manny: There is a button that should be banned for anyone over the age of…12. The smiley face button in emails.
Emily: You realize that isn’t a button, right?
Manny: Well yeah, it’s a combination of buttons, I don’t know what they are, nor do I care to know.
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Sunday, July 29, 2012

Bump on the head

This week has been interesting...lots of things are changing (when does it ever stop??) - my current roommates are moving out (FINALLY), I'm heading into the 2nd year of my 2 year program at work, health-wise things seem to be getting better (or at least staying calm for the moment), my awesomely awesome new roommates are moving in, I'm getting older....this really stressful period of my life that's been going on for the past few months seems to finally be coming to a close (and I couldn't be happier)...I just need to get through the next few weeks of switching housemates, getting re-settled, and going through my one year review at work and I think things should be ok for a little while.

Before the pictures, I'd like to take you to a link for my Stella and Dot trunk show! Pictures of the jewelry are at the bottom of this post, but here's the link to my personal site - please purchase!


Here are the pictures from the past week:

She knows me so well :) I really needed this!!!! Love you Mom :)

Love the titles of these rooms: "Manly Manuscripts" and "Titilating Titles"

CJ came over and did my nails! She gave me a French manicure on my fingernails and painted my toenails royal blue. SHE'S AWESOME!!!!!!

On Tuesday, I took a personal day because I had 3 doctor appointments lined up. I treated myself to a Nutella strawberry crepe and a mocha...

...and enjoyed every last bit!

I like this sign - I want it

I also visited The Harvard Coop in between appointments and got in some quality reading (without having to make the purchase!)

Going on my list haha...

So far, very interesting

I also volunteered to be in some promotional materials for Cambridge Savings Bank (I may be in a commercial, on the ATM screens, or on posters wahoo!). For participating, I got some cool CSB swag, including branded chewing gum (which I had never seen before)

I love it when coworkers go on business trips (and bring goodies back) - we have coffee from Hawai'i and pralines from Louisiana

INGENIOUS - a postal truck (so you can purchase stamps and mail things on the go)

View of downtown from the new corporate apartment

One day....I shall live here and this view shall be miiiiiiiiiiiine

Pool included

More view also included

Even more view included

Comfortable viewing area included

Sunbathing area included

Vanessa and Emily not included (womp womp)


Too much fun in the elevator...

OH BOY - I haven't owned a watch since middle school, so I was super stoked to have this one arrive in the mail...now I just need to find a jeweler to make it smaller....

Sort of reminds me of the Paris metro....ALMOST

Rotating dessert trays at Veggie Galaxy

I got the baked Mac 'n' Cheese

The ladies of my community group

Funny story about this....Hope (Pastor Adam's wife) just celebrated a birthday so Adam took their 3 kids to go pick out a present for Mommy....and this is what she got! Oooooooh the sparkles and jewels.....funny enough, today is Adam's birthday and guess what he got....ayep, an adorable penguin iPhone case (oooooooh payback) ;-)

I know people want to get creative when naming their wireless networks...but is this really necessary?

All the ladies

I've been really good about going to the gym this week - I went 4 days in a row! Only on the 4th day I was stretching and somehow a piece of PVC pipe fell and bonked me on the noggin'

Yeah....it hurt pretty bad....

But Sarah still made fun of me....it's ok, I'll still be her friend :)

Icing it a day later (and it's STILL bruised!)

Friday night I went out for the first time in AGES to Royale with the new awesomely awesome roommates and CJ

James and I having too much fun

CJ and I finally got to dance!

So this is a super cool thing happening this week - I'm selling Stella and Dot jewelry! I have several pieces lent to me by a friend and I'll get to wear them and show them around...if you'll see me this week, be sure to ask about them! If you're off in internet land, you can still participate - there's a website where you can order these lovely pieces! And if I get 4 of my friends to place orders, I get cool *free* stuff - so order up!

It's all gorgeous

You can't go wrong with whatever you get

I might have to get this bracelet for myself....

Ok folks - time for me to go switch over my laundry and get some work done. Hope you have fabulous weeks!

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Friday, July 20, 2012

Going home...and coming back

I finally got a much-needed break and went home! Lacey's wedding was on Saturday and then I spent the rest of the time at home hanging out with my family.

I think pictures tell a much better story...

These remind me of my childhood - my elderly neighbor, Mimi, used to keep these at her house and give them to us when we came over :)

How to spruce up popcorn: immediately add in a pack of M&Ms (they get all good and melty)

Beautiful flowers at the office

THIS....is probably one of the most exciting things to happen in my career thus far. It's taken me a year to figure out how to get separate spreadsheets to show up on each of my monitors. It was a big day...

Flying into RDU - so stoked to be home!!!!

Aaaaaaaaaaand no trip to NC would be complete without stopping at Bojangles :)

I walk in the front door and what awaits me??? Dad made BBQ!!!!!!!!! Mom made coleslaw!!!!!!!!!!! There's a tall glass of sweet tea!!!!!!! Doesn't get much better than that....

Rehearsal! That's me, Lacey (the bride), Shonda, and Autumn (Lacey's sisters)

The shrimp and grits from the Rehearsal Dinner...mmmmmm

These were totally my idea - Justin (the groom) is a chef, so I thought it'd be really cute to do chili pepper boutonnieres to play off of his profession. Lacey made these herself!

Gettin' our hair did

Sign in the bathroom of the salon....ha

You know you're in the mountains when....

Autumn's hair - so pretty!

Lacey had to hide when we passed the cabin where Justin was

My hair - waterfall braid

Side view


Beautiful bride

I loved her dress!

It's good luck to have rain on your wedding day...not good for an outdoor wedding

Friends for a decade - that's CRAZY

We were having too much fun :)

I got to be a witness and sign their marriage license! It's official folks :)

Dessert table - Lacey's great grandmother made the quilt

Lacey's grandmother made all the cupcakes...

...and the cake!


Love these adorable boutonnieres!

After the wedding, the weather cleared up and we headed to a cabin so a more relaxed reception 

Right on the river

This stove made me think of Dad :)

Playing some games :)

On my drive home, I was craving a hotdog and crinkle cut fries, so I stopped at this southern grocery store 

...and saw these (didn't buy them). I think they might rival the bacon-flavored ones I found in Canada

Me and the baby bro chowin down

AAAAAAHHHHHHH!!!!!! A skull is in our picture!

Hahahaha I love him so

Dad kept cooking the most amazing things while I was there...

This is a Black Forest Cake

The Chef

Cooking it in the Dutch Oven!

All Mom's pretty flowers

I'm not really an outdoorsy person, but I love our yard with all it's green stuff

Mom's garden! So glad I finally got to see it (she tells me about it almost every time we talk)

The chicken coop

Tiller (for mulching the dirt in the garden)

The Dutch Oven (there's a cake in there)

Oh. My. Gosh. I love going home sosososososososooooooooooo much!!! Dad grilled out - kielbasa, chicken, burgers, potatoes carrots and onions, baked beans, macaroni salad - he made it alllllllllll :)

Flowers in Mom's flower box

It rained a lot while I was home...

Benjamin wanted for us to make a book....so we did!

"Pirets" (his spelling of it) - words by Benjamin, Pictures by Emily 

The End

I noticed a theme while I was home....it's all about the pirates!


He also had his last swimming lesson while I was home

He does the dog paddle really well 

And he's not afraid of the diving board

...but he doesn't like getting water up his nose (like his big sister)

Little fishy

My friend Tara posted this on Facebook and I thought it was hilarious - I want one

Last meal Dad made me - Hungarian Chicken with steamed broccoli and fresh sliced tomato (it's one of my favorites)

On the ride to the airport, Benjamin offered to let me play with one of his toys....this is the one he gave me

Uh-oh....I sense a prelude to the teenage years

I must have gained 100 pounds on this trip....wrapped it all up with a trip to Only Burger in Durham before my flight out. That's a burger...with a fried green tomato...and pimento cheese. Life. is. Goooooooooood.

Even the airports in NC have BBQ (but nothing beats Dad's) ;-)

Back to Boston!

Vanessa and I went on an adventure for lunch on Thursday and found Cafe du Boston...and peach iced tea! I haven't had any since I was in Paris...I lived on the stuff when I first moved there because I was afraid to try the water haha

I got the salad bar (little bit of everything)

I love plants...greenery...nature - seeing it just makes me happy

Cool statue on the lunch walk

I hadn't seen these guy in quite some time, so we met up in Davis Sq to hang out and catch up...can't wait til they're actually my roommates!

The line to see The Dark Knight was RIDICULOUS - it went from the theater, wrapped behind the T station, and all the way up the bike path. CRAZY.

Since I didn't go grocery shopping this week, I've had to venture out for lunch. Today I tried a local seafood joint, James Hook and Co

You know your lobster roll is gonna be fresh when there's a tank of them in the restaurant

Thought this looked cool

After work, CJ and I went shopping....and came across this gem

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA (that's a big fat NO to the sequined jumpsuit)

SO PUMPED for this dress!

Yeah you can tell I'm excited 

Um.....whyyyyyyy??? This tote bag (which looked like it came from 1st grade art class) was $80. Again - whyyyyyyyyyy???

We have waaaaaaaaay too much fun when we get together - had to try on these gargantuan sunhats and that just led to shenanigans in TJ Maxx 

My favorite baby brother :)

So there ya have it ladies and gents - my life in pictures :)

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