Monday, October 28, 2013

Fall Style and Wine

Last Saturday I met up with some old friends I had met through the Ravens Playmakers and we headed out to Liganore Winecellars Fall Reggae Wine and Music Festival. Liganore is set among the rolling hills out in Mt. Airy Maryland and is a stunning venue.
It was a great fall day and the atmosphere was beautiful especially with the colorful changing leaves. The day was full of great music, wine, lots of laughs, fresh country air, and of course great food and snacks!


Former teammates: Stephanie and Annie
Fall Fashion:
Sweatshirt- James Perse
Jeans- Hudson
Boots- Frye
Scarf- Forever 21
Earrings- Tory Burch
Watch- Movado
Purse- Louis Vuitton



For more on Liganore Winecellars and their music festivals visit

Saying Sunday

a date late...but important none the less.

"At least you had the courage to step up to the plate. You may have struck out, but least you got up to bat."
Charles Rotan (aka my dad).

Sunday, October 13, 2013


 August 2013
"Cousins are the first friends we have as children"

BRF 2013

This year has been my busiest year for running yet! On track to meet my goal of completing my first full marathon next month!

Yesterday, I completed the half in the Baltimore Running Festival. The BRF (as it's known to locals) is a huge event with 30,000 participants. I have ran in 3 other BRF's and it's always the most challenging course packed with hills. I met my goal yesterday and PR  which was under 2 hours at 1:59!! I feel great today and am looking forward to the full!

I purchased the Garmin Forerunner 10 GPS watch and was excited to use it for the first time! I was shocked to find how dead accurate it was! Previously I had been using apps on my phone such as Map My Run, which I found to be off by a half mile at times.

Post Race! And yes, Jon (a former Ravens cheerleader and current trainer) wore that Reno 911 costume, complete with glasses, stash, and baton the entire 13.1 miles!

Saying Sunday

Put this on your to do list ASAP.

Fall Purchases and Discounts

I am not a winter person, at all. I hate cold weather, snow, and how it gets dark before I'm even home from work. I also distain winter fashion. I prefer sundresses to sweaters any day, but I live in MD so I have to deal. This fall I picked up some cold weather staples to ease my pain.
Below are my recent splurges with descriptions of how I was able to save some loot by taking advantage of coupons!
 I'm a huge fan of Frye (American made, handcrafted leather) boots! I also have the Melissa Buttons which I blogged about here. I ended up purchasing from Macy's and got to use a 25% coupon too, which def helped out on cost!

Frye Jenna Disc Boots

If you know anything about me, you already know I am obsessed with the classic fashion house of Burberry. This coat is fab and looks great with my rain boots :) I purchased from Saks and was able to get 10% off plus $75 off by using my Saks card during a card holder private sale. Brought the cost down significantly!

Burberry Quilted Jacket
I've been wanting an oversized men's style watch for sometime. I ended up scoring this at Macy's and got 25% off by having a coupon!
Movado Bold
I was obsessed over these jeans after seeing them in a bloggers post on Pinterest. These mint jeans are so cute, but are sold out at Gap. I ended up scoring them brand new on Ebay and for a lot less then in store. The color is called "aqua glaze" and they are the perfect mint color I have been searching for. By the way, these Gap jeans are in my opinion the best fitting colored skinnys I have found. I also have them in an awesome coral color. 
Gap Legging Jean (actual pic to show color)
Gap Jeans

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Still breathing...

It's been way to long since my last post! I've been crazy busy in my new career as a first grade teacher. My kiddos are so adorbs and keep me laughing!! Still shopping, baking, and decorating...many new posts to come now I've gotten into a routine :)
Dark hair me was not easy to maintain and in the end it just wasn't me.

I'm on my way back to blonde, here's a pic of the highlights I had added. Hopefully by Christmas I'll be back to a full blondie :)