1.31.2011

Back to your Regularly scheduled Blogging. . . :)

I planned to post this earlier but just hadn't with the little scam jerks that stole my hard earned money. Ohh, you live, you learn. A little preface before I start today: I feel I need to clarify some things before I start this post. One of my new years resolutions is to be less "judgy" because I can be sometimes.  And before I decided to start this blog, I had this awful pre-conceived notion that blogging was for those who are totally self-absorbed.  What an awful thing to think...then I started following my friend Katherine's blog and it really inspired me.  The way my Just Lovely friend writes and is able to express & share her creativity is so inspiring!  And to just to get this out there, I did start this as a selfish thing. I did this for me. I love journaling and reading and finding things that inspire me. so perhaps blogging is selfish, but I wanted a way to document my life, beyond just photos.  I love photos - but I wanted more.  I remember being four years old and my parents reminding me of things I did as a baby that I had no recollection of, and I remember at that moment promising myself that I would try to savor and remember as many moments as possible! AND I love seeing your alls beautiful finds and inspiration and stories.  And one day I read Legally Fab's  post here and I knew I just wanted to get into this..I love this post by her and completely agree.  So just to wrap this up, if you are here to judge, it's really quite simple - do not read any further:) 


And now to my quote, I will never be the girl with the perfect hair who can wear white and not spill on it. Thanks Carrie Bradshaw, I heart you and the way we can all relate to you . . . I am just not that girl.  It also reminds me of this song 




I'm not that girl! I'm me.  I'm a nerd.  Totally weird at times. Goofy. I laugh at the most inappropriate times. And far too easily. Far from charming or smooth.  But I have fun. I ruin photos and I do love the quirks about me, reminds me of one of my other favorite shows (you all should know this by now:)... How I Met Your Mother .. 


"Shouldn't we hold out for the person who doesn't just tolerate our little quirks, but actually kinda likes them?" 


Sometimes it's hard living in Kentucky when people just do not understand that sometimes (and when I say sometimes, I mean most times) why you are still single at the age of 25. I cannot tell you how many times I've even had young guy friends say to my friends - I don't understand why she is still single or my mom's friend's attempt to comfort my mom, don't worry She will find somebody.  But I'm not just looking for SOMEBODY to be with.  Like most, normal people - I do not want to be alone forever, but I also don't want to be with a person because I am lonely.  I have truly been told, no joke, that I just need to lower my standards and expectations.  I've had two people in my love life that have meant the world to me, and if I just lowered my standards - I may have never met them.  It's the silliest thing I've ever been told.  


"I'm looking for love. Real love. Ridiculous, inconvenient, consuming, can't-live-without-each-other love." 


And I'll always feel that way, but I refuse to be that girl that just settles . . .

I am with Emily (on the Bach) she said it best "Better to be home alone, than be home wishing you were alone." 

Cheers! And Happy Monday.  I am so excited for my first provisional class Junior League meeting tonight.  


1.30.2011

Mimosas, Yoga and Fashion Help!

I need your help! I want this look for less... God Love Olivia Palmero and her amazing sense of style.  Message me if you have any ideas where I can get this look {again for LESS}.. 


Happy Sunday Funday, I reserve Sunday as my blueberry pancake's are okay day and mimosas too. . . 


PS: I just got my new hard tail yoga forever pants and victoria's secret yoga tops and I couldn't be more excited!! Got to love Christmas gift cards:) 


Xx, 

1.28.2011

I thought I was tougher than this. . .

Idol has done it again! Night two that my eyes were full of tears, but last night my heart was full.  Watch out for this one! I pick my faves pretty early... Nashville rocked last night btw. 



Anyone else miss Mr. Anoop Desai? swoooooooon. 







PS!+ Wishing one of my very best friends down in NASHVILLE a very Happy Birthday today :) 



1.27.2011

Seven Secrets. . .

My beautiful friend Brittany gave me an award & tagged me in her blog. I am so excited to share some things about myself on here.  Some of these that I had read have seriously made laugh so hard a sweet tart nearly popped out my nose (Valentine candy time). I'm just going to jump into this...

1. I have an affirmation book that I read every morning.  It gives me positive perspective and makes me look out the window & truly appreciate the day.  Sounds corny, but I started doing this at about this time last year when I was at a difficult point in my life and it changed my outlook on things and I noticed that every time I would re-encounter some negative feelings during this time - I wasn't reading my affirmations. So now it's forever a part of my routine. I highly recommend getting one.  I found last year's at Target and this year's on Amazon.  


2. I delegate songs for pretty much everyone important in my life.  Whether we have one or many {usually it's the latter}  But for now, I'll name 2 of the most important.  Dad: My Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison.  Mom: She Drives Me Crazy- Fine Young Cannibals. Below is my lil brother, father and I...usually mom is the one behind the camera..Lil one is super college so if were going to give him a song, it'd be this 




3. Whenever I need a lil giggle I grab this book...I highly recommend it. It's a must-read. Especially if you grew up in the South :) 


4.  I lovvve ice, freeze pops and sno cones more than any junk food.  Speaking of freeze pops and sno cones...is summer here yet!?


5. I think Lil Wayne is a poet.  I realize how ridiculous this might sound.  But if you look past the profanity and obscene lyrics sometimes there are some serious messages in there.  I think he's pretty amazing.  I may or may not own a lil number similar to this... 


6.  I am really awesome, I mean awful. . . at impressions.  Sometimes I think I'm doing really good and other times, I just know.  Think Paul Rudd - I Love You, Man.  Only I consistently sound Asian, or so one of my besties Mardie says. Or maybe, everyone ;)  

7. Lolcats and Chuck Norris facts make me laugh way more than they should. 


Whew that was a long post! Hope you all enjoooooooy! HAPPY THURSDAY. Guess what? Today is my 2nd favorite weekday. Typical. I know ;) 

Now here I GO. I am tagging the following ladies for the stylish & great blog award: girls see below for what you gotta do...

and last but not least


  • Make a post and link back to me.  :)





  • Share 7 things about yourself.





  • Award 4 STYLISH bloggers {since B changed the rules, so will I} 



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    1.26.2011

    How I Met Your . . . wait for it . . .

    I just love the show How I Met Your Mother.  I don't know if anyone else agrees, but I think Ted is a little lame. I love the rest of the cast, but Ted gets under my skin in the worst way.  But he is a hopeless romantic and I caught the end of a repeat last night & I just loved this, sometimes you just have to love a cheeseball :) 

    We've all been searching for the five doppelgangers, right? Well eventually, over time, we all become our own doppelgangers. These completely different people who just happen to look like us. Five years ago? That girl was pretty great. But doppelganger Robin? She's amazing. 




    Happy Wednesday! We're halfway there.

    1.25.2011

    Lying like a Corpse

    I’ve been on a hot yoga kick recently.  I’m not sure why I go back each time, because right before the end of every session I tell myself I’m never putting myself through this again.  But then I get to the lying like a corpse pose.  If you’re Catholic, it’s just like that point in mass when you know you’ve kneeled  for the 398434903th time and the priest says “Peace be With You” que “And also with you” Begin greeting your neighbors (one of my favorite parts of mass) Ahhh, the Priests sums up mass and it is over.  
    And afterwards you feel so much better, renewed, you’ve learned a new perspective and it was totally worth going.  Lying like a Corpse.  It’s that point in hot yoga when I feel that I’m about to have a heat stroke, then he says it.  Ly on your matt.   I literally want to scream: WooHoo. But, I calmly re-arrange into Corpse mode.  There are a few, simple poses that follow this but they all include lying on your matt.  And after the session I take my towel, my empty water bottle and my a little pride.  And last night girls, I took a lot of pride.  1st class, I was yelled at nearly every position.  Katherine contends that he just remembered my name.  A few classes down the road and I was only called out 3 times. Three! Woot.  Last week, I was only told to improve one time.  And last night, I was told Good job Chelsea a whopping 3 times. No call-outs.  I am so proud today.   Also a shout out to Brittany’s step-sis Danielle- she did amazing last night and I noticed that the instructor complimented her already on her very first class! WooHoo! 

    1.24.2011

    Something to Look Forward to...

    Ladies. Or to my bestest friends that at least will read this post for me:)   I am a spring kind of girl.  And this snow is not helping my Seasonal Affective Disorder.  Okay, I admit I AM thankful that the sun is absolutely beaming this morning and the snow is that of a light and fluffy texture, it is beautiful.  But I have been ready for spring since December.  Once we’ve had two good snows, I’ve had my fill of playing in it. I’m done.  Last week I almost cried scraping the ice off my car.  And I was even wearing my fancy gloves my boss gave me.  Winter and I used to be friends when cancelations and delays co-existed. 


    Which bring me to this. I cannot wait to wear this. Thank you J.Crew for giving me something to look forward to.   Spring, you cannot come soon enough.  


    I am also very much looking forward to Spring Keeneland.  I’ll only get to spend one weekend at Keeneland this spring as I’ve transformed several work trips into weekend vacations.  You can find me spending my weekends in Dallas, Los Angeles and Phoenix during one of my favorite Months. And returning just in time for The Derby.  So until these nasty days pass us by, I leave you with this…


    Oh and Hot Powerball Yoga  Oops! I meant Hot Speedball Power Yoga tonight...! Here's to hoping I don't get called out at all. I was only yelled at once last class. Go me!!

    Namaste, 

    1.23.2011

    Jade? Alexander...

    I was introduced to Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros this summer.  Then became reacquainted with them again in the fall.   This past fall I met someone that introduced me to the beauty of music and their passion for of all different types of music...I like people that are passionate about music and enjoy introducing other people to it also. They are so much better when they sing live, but stay tuned to this. I love when Sharpe talks to Jade in this version and Jade's voice is simply incredible... :)


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3HNY0rx2fw4


    PS: if you take the time to watch and listen you should know Jade and Alexander (aka Edward Sharpe) are madly in love in real life.  SO adorable. 


    Here are some friends and I impersonating the 'Zeros this summer in Santa Monica, please see lil Minnie to the left joining in on the fun..such a trooper:) 






    1.22.2011

    Vienna Waits for You.

    I don’t like introductions, or short bios.  Hopefully you can come to learn who I am as you read my blog.  I can’t even watch the first episode of the bachelor because it’s so awkward.  I also really really dislike small talk.. so now you know 3 things about me. That was not so bad. Here is one thing I do like.  I simply love this song [Vienna].  I listen to this when I need to be reminded to decelerate.  Sometimes I get in such a rush with work, with life, the process. That I need to remember to slow down. I love the lyric “slow down you crazy child, you’re so ambitious for a juvenile.” “Slow down, you’re doing fine; you can’t be everything you want to be before your time.”If you know me.  You know I worry. A lot.  And about… most everything. 
     I never strive to be perfect; even I know that’s just impractical. But there are so many qualities I want to have and there are many things I aspire to do, and I start to feel like I’ve expired, my time is up.   That small sand timer is getting emptier and emptier by the moment and I’m getting old.  I haven’t even begun to make a small dent on my bucket list. Some days I just think I’ll never get to do everything I want to do. ..And this song reminds that Vienna waits for you.  My travels, my goals,  my soul mate.... everything that I DREAM of doing is waiting on me across that bridge, across the way and it knows I’m coming.  By no means am I putting off all the things I want..I am working toward that, and it gives me hope that all of it will come to me in time, as I move forward.  It’s waiting patiently for me to get there.   I’ve heard this song has a different meaning, but this is what it means to me. Isn’t that the beauty of music?  Another song that brings me peace is Nantes by Beirut. 



    Funny they’re both about places.