April 16, 2012


Yes April is the month of birthdays in our family.....my last post was from my birthday and now I'm paying my respects to my wonderful hubby whose birthday was April 11th (sorry I'm running a little late on the post). We have now both reached the quarter century mark!
I have Pinterest to thank for the cute balloon idea.....and pretty much every other creative idea I've ever tried. It was so fun to do something like this for Mark--each balloon had a slip of paper clothes-pinned to it that said something that I love about him on it. You can never tell the person you love that you love them enough! And of course we celebrated with good food and beer :)

April 6, 2012


Thank you all for the best birthday wishes! 
I had a wonderful birthday thanks to great friends and a perfect husband! 
As you can see, I was showered with flowers and great food at work. Then I came home to my husband telling me to dress up because we were going out. He took me to Roy's, a really nice Hawaiian-fushion restaurant, where we had to pretend that we were celebrating our 2 year anniversary because my suave husband accidentally checked the "anniversary" box instead of the "birthday" box when he was making our online reservations. Needless to say, we got an ear full of  "well, they say if you make it to the 2 year mark then you'll really make it." They also brought us a complimentary chocolate cake with chocolate sauce on the side of the dish, spelling out "Happy Anniversary Mark and Jackie!"
 It was the most interesting birthday I have ever had :) 

April 4, 2012

orange & grey

And I'm back with an outfit post as promised! These last few weeks, I have been a bit preoccupied so sorry about the lack of posts and creativity......I'm still trying but posts may be a little less often for a while so bare with me :) 
On the upside, I am wearing one of my fav color combos right now, orange & grey. Love the contrast! 
AND.....I am turning one quarter of a century tomorrow, yikes! Crazy how much happens in your first quarter of life! So my hubs is planning something for me but I've hijacked his facebook, phone, and email, and NOTHING......he is so sneaky! But as everyone else has reminded me, it will be much better if it is a surprise like he intended. So I must fight the urge to play detective, I guess.... 

April 1, 2012

etsy etsy etsy

I did it! I FINALLY started my Etsy shop for my invitations :) This is why I haven't posted in over a week....its NOT because I was busy finishing the final book of the Hunger Games and stuffing my face with rice krispie treats......
Anyway, I know I already showed you my invites not too long ago, but here is the link to my Etsy Shop so you can check it out. Get this....it's called Letters&Twine. Just had to link it to my blog because I love it so much :)
I only have the two invite sets that I showed you up so far, but I am working on some more designs and they will be up hopefully soon! 
Thanks for all your support...couldn't have done it without you :)

PS>I will have outfit posts up later this week, I promise!

March 22, 2012

'50's housewife

Last night, my husband came home to me in a dress and pearls making this delicious recipe I found on Pinterest........I felt like such a Stepford wife.....and he loved it, meaning that we have come nowhere in the last 60 years. Except that now I can make him do the dishes after dinner :)
And then I wear this polka dot shirt that kinda reminds me of something they would wear in the '50's. I think I was born in the wrong decade. 
Though I honestly don't know what I would do without my pizza fork....thank the lord for genius 21st century inventions!

March 21, 2012

purple power

As promised, I cleaned up a bit today and put a little more thought into my outfit. You like? I got this pretty purple skirt on sale at this new shop I discovered last weekend- Sway. Check out their website here.
When I walked in, it was like every piece was made for me :) The sales ladies were incredibly sweet too. Every time I picked up something that I liked (which was literally every 5 seconds), the lady would walk over and ask if she could take it to my dressing room for me.......it happened like 8 times. You would have thought I was wearing a tiara or something. Or maybe they looked at my weak arms and thought I couldn't manage the hangers. Either way, I came out with this purple skirt, a polka dot shirt, a black and pink dress, and an adorable peach clutch. Shopping trip=a success! (even though I came for shoes but ended up with 4 other things and no shoes). 

March 20, 2012

weekend wear

So how do I look wearing the same clothes 2 days in a row, without showering?? This is what happens when you have a totally awesome night with friends for St. Patty's day, crashing a bachelor party. Yes, green beer was involved....so was midnight Korean karaoke. bEsT.nIgHt. EvEr. 
I promise I will shower and wear a cuter outfit tomorrow :)