Sunday, September 23, 2012

Surprise Video

Finally got the video uploaded from my surprise birthday party, as you can see I was very much surprised Surprise Video

Monday, September 17, 2012

Nothing, Nada, Zilch

Okay so this weekend I have gone into I guess you can call it Fall Cleaning, I have gone through my closet, jewelry, shoes and kitchen getting rid of stuff I don't need anymore, it's kinda of awesome getting rid of extra stuff. You never realize how much *stuff* you have until you clean or move. Seeing as how I have moved my fair share in the last 4 years (4 times) I have purged every time, saying to myself "I have WAY too much stuff". It's safe to say that I don't "need" anything, in fact I could probably go a year without buying clothes or shoes, so this is my goal for 60 days I will not buy anything that I don't need i.e food, shampoo, etc. I don't know if I have ever gone a week let alone 2 months.
Shopping is my thing I love it, when I am in a bad mood, good mood, stressed, relaxed, you see a pattern here. I get a lot of great deals, but 7 or 8 $4 skirts will fill up a closet and drain your checking account a lot quicker than you would think. Plus I have things that I have never worn, like ever. I am trying to make myself better in this my 30th year. Better body, better mind, better me. So I figure breaking myself of my major shopping addiction is a great start to the better me.

In case you don't believe me when I say I have a lot of clothes, let me introduce you to my closet....

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Surprise!!! All your friends are really good liars ....

Today is my "Official Birthday" but this past weekend, my friends pulled off an AMAZING Surprise party/beach house weekend. It started with two my my favorite girls. Mona and Tracy leaking information to me "something is happening for your bday" "It's huge!" (that's what she said) "wait is something happening on your birthday (this was their favorite one)" it was pretty much two solid months of this and then finally I got some actual information, okay it's a girls weekend at the beach and then something on Sunday.

So the girls picked me up Saturday morning and we started off for the beach, we stopped in Canon Beach for a little shopping and lunch. The beach was so gorgeous, I mean we live in Oregon and there were people actually on the beach not bundled in sweaters and coats, that's a strange occurrence. As we are shopping Mona and Tracy keep disappearing and huddling over their iPhones, figuring it was about the surprise Sunday I thought nothing of it.
We did a birthday toast at one of the overlooks, beautiful view and my girls.

We were back on the road and headed for Newport Beach, Tracy gets a phone call from her fiance, and informs the car that something was forgotten and we have to detour to Lincoln City to pick it up from Dan's friend .. for the photo booth for the party, and that's when the drama happened, Mona gets mad at Tracy for letting the surprise slip, there is yelling and crying and me thinking oh crap I have got to fix this they can't fight on my birthday. So Tricia and I were trying to calm everyone down, assuring them that it was okay, that no matter what it was going to be an amazing weekend, the tension was still really high but things seemed a little better. So we pull up to the friends house to pick up the whatever it was and we all get out of the car and go to the door, Tracy knocks and nothing, Tracy tries the handle and it opens, so the girls are walking up and I am thinking okay everyone is stressed and it's totally okay that we are breaking and entering into this random  house, it's fine, whoever this person is please let him not be naked .... I walk up the stairs and 17 of my friends screamed SURPRISE!!!! I nearly fell over... it had all been an act to confuse the birthday girl. I was beyond surprised, we had the whole house for the long weekend. It was truly an amazing wonderful weekend. I am still overwhelmed by all of the love and the friendship that I have in my life. It will forever be a weekend that I will never forget. 

Thursday, July 12, 2012

What's in Your Purse

I work for a company that pretty regularly has vendors come in from out of state to do training's etc... This morning one of our vendors brought VooDoo Doughnuts, now if your from Portland you know how amazing the those little pink boxes are if your not .. you are missing out on Bacon Maple goodness... this is not the point of my story but bacon maple donuts need some love. I digress, everyone was fighting calmly sharing their donuts when post finger licking (you know you do it) we realized there weren't any napkins,cue to a woman pulling several from her purse, one of the guys seemed to be amazed by this saying "you keep napkins in your purse?!" like that isn't normal.

So walking to my car carrying my small over night bag aka "purse" I thought what do I have in here. I dumped it all out when I got home ... here is a list of everything in my purse today

Wallet, okay that's pretty standard

2 pairs of sunglasses, again standard

2 pairs of glasses, clearly I like options

5 pairs of headphones, okay maybe a little overboard but have you ever been somewhere and needed a pair of headphones?! totally acceptable

iPod, again who doesn't have an iPod *that I no longer use because of my iPhone and the amazing invention called Spotify*, but you never know when you might need your entire library of music and movies, what if the battery on my iPhone dies and I am forced to *gasp* talk to people?!!? 

17 oz bottle of lotion, okay not standard but it smells nice

Flash light, alright this was a gift from our vendor and won't be in the purse all of the time

2G3 note pad, you never know when you are going to get an amazing idea for a video podcast or your blog!

Makeup bag, Every woman has a makeup bag in their purse, now maybe it's not as huge as mine but they have one!

okay in the makeup bag was:

8 lip glosses, it is completely immaterial that all of them are slightly different shades of pink, one lighter than the next, totally needed .... moving on!

1 lip liner, this is practical next to the 8 lip glosses, which again are totally necessary

1 mascara, this one is totally for my friend Mona who one time needed mascara and I didn't have any and I got a 10 minute lecture about how can you have that huge!?! bag and not have any mascara in there!?!? I have it now and has she once needed it since? No! I blame Mona for this one

Gum, cinnamon, who doesn't need a quick breath saver

Perfume, Lilac who doesn't need a quick.... body saver??

Tide to go pen, stain fighting, coffee stain getter outter (it's a word)

1 wine cork, I am not 100% sure how this ended up in my bag, I shall again blame Mona for this one

Hand Sanitizer, just good sense

Lotion, this one is travel size, you know just in case I run out of the 17 ozs

See that's not bad at all in total 30 items, that seems completely normal, this shine some light on why I have back problems ....

Friday, July 6, 2012

10 Things To Do Before Your 30

So there are always lists, 50 things to do before you die, 10 things you have to do while on vacation, 20 places you must see or you'll turn into a donkey, you know important life changing to do lists. I am all about lists, love them, love to make them and then completely forget about them. So I figured I would find your typical things to do before you turn 30, since I am two months away from 30, I figured 10 years to do 10 things, dude easy, well mostly.  
1. Fall in love: Check! While it didn't work out in the end it was amazing for a few months.  

2. Go abroad: Check! Went to Europe when I was 24, Paris and London, it was an amazing trip and I will never forget seeing the Eiffel Tower for the first time, I will admit that I would have enjoyed it much more now that I am older and have an obsession with all things Doctor Who.

3. Find an exercise routine you like, and stick with it: Fail, I will admit that this is ALWAYS something that I say I am going to do, every time I fail epically, I am hoping that this is something that I can accomplish in my thirties.

4. Live by yourself: Check! And doing it now, I have lived with a roommate and on my own. I loved both, there is something to be said for having a built in person to do stuff with, but then again there is something to be said for watching TV in your undies on the couch and not moving for 8 hours and no one knows that you ate that entire bag of chips .. not that I have ever done that, sigh see #3

5. Learn, or begin learning, a foreign language: Assegno! Okay I lied, I just goggled check in Italian. Its always been something I have wanted to do, but lets be honest I am just now getting a grasp on English and I don't want to overwhelm my tiny brain.

6. Cook at least one really great meal: Check! Now this is something that I mastered in my twenties. I LOVE to cook. I have cooked the whole turkey dinner countless times and not to toot my own horn but it was amazing!  

7. Discover your own style: Check and Double Check! In my early twenties I was definitely a "slave to fashion" in that I really followed the trends just because they were popular. I would like to think as I got older I realized what works for me and what doesn't. I do have my own particular style though. Which I have really embraced over the last year, saying to hell with you people I LOVE GLITTER and I will wear it whenever I want!!!

8. Find a career that you love: Sorta check, I do like what I do but don't feel that the company really goes out of it's way to inspire/take care of their employees. With that said, I have always been of the mind that I work to live not live to work, so as long as I make enough to keep me in shoes and Happy Hours, I am a pretty happy girl

9. Find someone who inspires you: Check! I think I have found MANY people who inspire me. I have an amazing group of friends and co-workers that I feel help me become a better person. But also help me realize that you need to be yourself and know that people will love you for it, and if they don't they aren't worth having around  

10. Make a big purchase on something for yourself: Check! If you count cars and a very expensive mattress (it's from NASA!)

Okay so 7 out of 10 isn't too bad. Looking back on my twenties I know I made a lot of mistakes and had a ton of amazing experiences. Made great friends and lost friends along the way. But you know what they say whatever doesn't kill you makes you stronger and you are who are you because of where you have been. I can't wait to see what adventures I will have the next to years!!


I would like to direct your attention to the right of my blog and the countdowns. Two pretty awesome things are happening this year, I am kissing my twenties good bye and turning the big 3-0!!! My dad and I are going to our semi-annual Disney World/Universal Studios trip. More about these to come, let the countdown begin!!! 

Monday, April 2, 2012

Summer where are you?

The weather has been especially rainy and cloudy lately in Portland, which is not surprising since we aren't even close to our usual 7 days of summer. So it's not surprising that I am wishing for sunny skies and warm weather, so instead I will contemplate my summer wardrobe. I think there will be a lot of layering this summer and I can't wait to get some bright colored shorts and pants.
Summer where are you?

Miss Selfridge cropped tank top
$28 -

$21 -

J.Crew j crew shorts
$50 -

Diamond jewelry

The Story of Free Shoes!

Last week I went to drinks with friends and ended up with a free pair of shoes … I know what you are thinking BEST HAPPY HOUR EVER and you would be right here is how I got my shoes.

Joel: You're late! we ordered you a drink

Me: awe thanks! What did you order me?

Joel: That spicy one that Tricia said was amazing!!

Me: oh the fat lady?

Kyle: you mean the, it's not me it's you?

Me: hmm I feel those aren't right

Waiter: here is your Deal Breaker …

Us: ohhhh!!

Me: sip ….. *Gasp* *Cough* *Gag* it's smooth …

Stacey: okay we will get you something else

Me: oh thank god that's awful!

Time passes and the fat lady/it's not you it's me is just sitting there untouched and quiet honestly looked a little lonely

Joel: Kyle I bet you $25 that you can't down that drink in one gulp

Kyle: Looks at the drink, looks back at Joel …. $26!

Me: Dude!! Like that's even hard you're just giving him your money!!

Joel: Fine you do it

Me: dude, done! One gulp, fat lady had sung

Joel, Stacey & Kyle: …….

Me: What I said it was easy

Joel: I think I just got swindled!

Tada! Free shoes!! They shall be called "The Joel"

Sunday, March 18, 2012

2G3 Episode #3 Firefly/Serenity

The two geeky girly girls have filmed our third episode and it's all about Firefly/Serenity, the best western in space there ever was!!! WARNING! there were some ... "mistakes" in filming so we decided to come up with our very own drinking game! Episode #3 FIREFLY!

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Green Green Green!

So since it's St. Patrick's Day and green is one of my favorite colors I give you today's collection, just a few great pieces.
Green Green Green!

ISSA London jersey knit dress
$470 -

Jil sander
$811 -

Zara wedge heels
$70 -

Proenza Schouler green satchel
£1,285 -

Diamond ring

Green drop earrings

Basile silk scarve
$98 -

Tuesday, March 13, 2012


It's not 1985 but the blazer is back, fortunately without shoulder pads, which were never a good idea I don't care what you thought they did for you. I love the idea of a blazer with skinny jeans and a cute tank or with a dress and heels. You can put it with pretty much anything. I am currently in search of the perfect one for me, I haven't found it yet. I am seeing a shopping trip in my future ......Blazers

H m jacket
£30 -

Topshop blazer
$130 -

H M short jacket
£25 -

Saturday, March 10, 2012

2 Geeky Girly Girls - Videocast Episode 2

Mona and I have finished our second podcast our Top Ten TV shows of all time! Watch us duke it out for our favorites. 2 Geeky Girly Girls

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Statement Rings

I have a new obsession, Statement rings, also known as Cocktail rings, I can't get enough of them. The wonderful thing about a gorgeous ring is that it will brighten up any outfit, whether you are headed to work or going out for drinks with the girls.
Cocktail rings have been in fashion for years, which is great because if you decide to invest in a more expensive ring you will be able to wear it for years.
But if you aren't looking to spend a lot of cash or you want to use it for something else .. say shoes. Head over to Forever 21, I know what your thinking I'm not a 14 year old and their sizes are seriously messed up, agreed! They have gotten better over the years and they have a really amazing accessory selection and even an entire store dedicated to accessories. If you want to get some fun trendy pieces check them out they have some really fun stuff. Statement Rings


Ileana Makri 18 karat gold ring
$7,789 -

Effy Collection flower cocktail ring
$5,900 -

Fine jewelry
£150 -

Kenneth jay lane ring
$149 -

Kate spade jewelry
$78 -

Kendra Scott 14 karat gold ring
$70 -

Elie Tahari stack rings jewelry
$40 -

Red Herring heart jewelry
£4.80 -

H M lace jewelry
£3.99 -