Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Stuff I Like

1. Roti

I've been dying to check out Roti for quite a while now and I finally had the chance to yesterday.  For those of you who aren't familiar with Roti, it's sort of like Chipotle except with Mediterranean food.  You can choose an item on their menu or build your own plate, sandwich, or salad.  I built my own plate with steak, hummus, rice, tomato cucumber salad, and eggplant.  It was incredible!  I will definitely be visiting Roti again soon.

2. La Roux-Colourless Colour

I literally cannot get this song out of my head this week.  Any other La Roux fans out there?

3. Meryl Streep's Oscar Dress


I thought Meryl looked absolutely stunning at the Oscars!  The dress was tasteful but all the sparkle still gave it a glamorous edge.  What did you think of her dress?

4. St. Patty's Day Socks

I have a weakness for fun seasonal socks.  Literally everytime I've been into Target over the past 2 weeks I've bought a pair of St. Patty's Day socks. No judging.

5. Tulips

You can tell it's almost Spring time since all the flower shops and grocery stores have started putting tulips out.  It always makes me smile to see all the bright colors!

Monday, February 27, 2012

Weekend Wrap Up


Friday was absolutely ridiculous.  Rach and I went to Murphy's (as always) and even though T's work schedule has been crazy she was able to meet us for a beer.  We ended up meeting a group of Serbs, Croats, Brits, and few Americans that were hilarious!  We sang along to all the Irish music and this lovely gentleman even danced a jig with me:

When the bar closed we hung out outside for a bit and were serenaded by traditional Serbian drinking songs...which led to a group of people from Mexico offering to sing us one of their traditional songs.  They sang The Macarena...and you guessed it....about 20 of us did the macarena on the streets of Old Town Alexandria.  It was pretty epic.


One of my favorite couples (who coincidentally share a birthday) had their birthday extravaganza on Saturday.  The theme was I wore a judging haha.  The boys ended up looking like The Village People in all their captain, police, and cowboy hats.  You better believe we made them to the YMCA for us!


via Washingtonian
Rach, T, and I met for brunch at Jackson 20 and it is officially one of my new favorite brunches!  We all ordered the exact same thing (great minds think alike! haha), crabcake eggs benedict and bottomless mimosas.  The food was delicious but what really made this brunch was the incredible service.  As soon as we sat down we were handed our mimosas and within 10-15 minutes of ordering, we had our food.  After we finished eating, they let us sit there for an hour and a half, sipping our mimosas and chatting.  We never felt rushed and the waiter never let our glasses get empty.  I will definitely be going back in the future.

After brunch, I got SWINDLED by a bunch of Girl Scouts.  This is what happened:
Me: I would like a box of thin mints and a box of samoas
Girl Scout: Ok.  They're $4 a box or I'll make you a deal and give you 5 boxes for $20.
Me: That is a great deal!  I'll take 5 boxes then.


Hope you all had wonderful weekends!

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Saturday Silliness

Just a little something to make you smile today...

Happy Saturday!!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Journey Forward (2)

It's time for week 2 of Journey Forward.  This week we're creating Journey Forward pinboards that help us stay focused on our goals and stay inspired to reach them.  You can follow my pinboard here and I've included a few of my favorites below.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Stuff I Like

1. Cinnamon Rolls

When I came into the kitchen this morning, my roommate had made a big batch of Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls.  It was the perfect start to the morning and a great surprise!
2. National Margarita Day

Today is National Margarita Day!  I will definitely be having one after work to celebrate.  Will you?

3. Big Rich Texas Season 2

Who watched the season premiere of Big Rich Texas?  If you haven't seen it yet, go watch it immediately!  It was cray cray.  I know these ladies are intense, but a screaming fight at the country that really necessary?

4. Zoya Petra

I've been rocking Zoya's Petra this week and I've really been liking it.  I originally chose it to be festive for mardi gras but I think I'm going to keep it on throughout the week.  Even though it's purple, the gray undertones subdue it a bit and make it appropriate for the office.

5. Miike Snow

I know I'm waaaay behind on the Miike Snow trend but I am completely in love with his music.  Take a listen to the track above and try to keep from dancing.  He's playing in DC on April 28th but it very sadly sold out before I could get tickets.  If anyone can score me a pair, I'd probably love you forever.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Happy Mardi Gras!

I had a very wonderful but very quiet weekend that you probably don't want to listen to me recap.  It involved the typically Murphy's shenanigans, lots of relaxing on the couch, and a fabulous champagne brunch at The Heights.  However, I have now saved up all my energy to celebrate mardi gras with the ladies at Rumors!  Do you have big mardi gras plans?

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Saturday Silliness

I stumbled upon this great page on The Happy Place that features silly answers kids have written on their class assignments.  Here are a few of my favorites but I definitely suggest checking out the website for a good laugh!

Friday, February 17, 2012

Nail Files

The Nail Files

It's Friday so it's time to participate in Tara and Vicki's Nail Files link up!  This week I opted for a new take on the accent nail trend.

Instead of going with a glitter accent nail, I opted for an accent nail in a totally different color.  I admit, I did have a few people ask me why I had one yellow nail, but overall people seemed to think it was a fun look!  I think I'm going to try it again sometime.

The colors I used to create this look are Zoya's Dove and Zoya's Creamy.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Journey Forward (1)

Since I've been working on my little happiness project lately, I was immediately intrigued by Chelsea at Life is a Sunset's Journey Forward project.  I think it's going to be a great way to help me work towards my 2012 goals!

The first challenge for Journey Forward is: Define your word. Start with the foundation. Tell us how the dictionary defines your one word and then tell us how YOU define it. What does that word MEAN to YOU?

The word I've picked for 2012 is grow.  The dictionary defines it as:

1. To increase in size by a natural process
2. To develop and reach maturity

My personal definition of the word grow is very close to the second definition listed above.  I view growing as the process of developing and maturing.  Growing will involve trying new things, developing new aspects of my personality, and leaving old behaviors behind that just aren't working for me anymore.  It will also involve maturing and growing up.  Becoming more self reliant is something I'm really working towards in 2012.

I'm already really looking forward to next week's challenge:

Create a Journey Forward pinboard on Pinterest. On this pinboard, pin anything that reminds you, inspires you, or motivates you to keep moving toward your word. It can be pictures that make you happy, quotes that keep you going, anything related to your journey forward!

In your post next week, share the link to your pinboard so that we can all follow each other's boards and spread the love on Pinterest. Then, share a few of your pins! {Just not ALL of them - I have some future challenges we'll need to save those for!}

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Stuff I Like

1. Kid Cudi "Enter Galactic"

I don't know what it is about this song, but I can't get enough of it!  It came up on my K'naan Pandora station last week and it had my dancing in my chair.

2. Tom's Flats
I am absolutely in love with Toms ballet flats.  The colors and designs are all adorable!  I just wish they didn't come with an almost $80 price tag.  *sigh*

3. Jack Daniel's BBQ Sauce

My roommate has been raving about Jack Daniel's BBQ Sauce for a while now and I finally tried it over the weekend.  Let's be real here people, I love anything that involves Jack Daniel's so this was clearly a big hit with me.  Needless to say, I've been eating excessive amounts of BBQ chicken this week.

4. Get Lucky Blog Swap

I love blog swaps and I love St. Patty's Day so clearly I'm loving this Get Lucky Swap.  You should head on over and sign up if you haven't already!

5. Bar Pilar

 As I mentioned yesterday, we went to Bar Pilar for their Anti-Valentine's Day Party yesterday.  It was amazing!  I mean how can you go wrong at a bar that's blasting Shaggy's "It Wasn't Me", Jay Z's "99 Problems", and Bon Jovi's "You Give Love A Bad Name".  The cocktails were amazing (although a little pricey) and I loved the decor and atmosphere of the bar.  I will definitely be going back for dinner once their rennovations are finished.