Posts tagged ‘graduation’

June 11, 2011

Fashion Friday

Happy Friday!!!

This morning I woke up at 4am! Really? I guess my body wasnt aware that I set my alarm for 5 and wanted me awake… So, I headed to the gym. I took my normal Friday spin class – and there was a substitute teaching. Ugh, I am SO picky about my spin teachers and was tempted to immediately walk out but I gave her a shot. By the time the 4th song came on acoustic style I was out of there. I felt seriously rude but I needed to get my sweat on and that clearly wasn’t going to happen in there. After my 20 minutes on the spin bike I jumped on the elliptical and did 32 minutes of intervals. I finished out my morning with a little bit of ab work and headed home because my tummy was a rumbling.

Breakfast was cereal…two kinds! I was indecisive this morning so I used Kashi Go Lean & Cinnamon Burst Cheerios. I also added 3/4 0f a frozen banana sliced, more cinnamon, chia seeds and unsweetened almond milk.

It was refreshing and cold…Just what I needed.

Today the girls and I went to the park and as soon as we pulled up there was a man selling bikes. Random, right? Well more so fate in my eyes because I have been wanting a bike for when I move to Hoboken to ride up to the grocery store, run errands, hit up every fro-yo shop…you know, necessities. The one I liked was $700 at Bike Doctor so I knew I wasn’t going to be getting anything brand spankin new. So when I saw this today:

I knew I just HAD to have it. It was $30…Yeah, it’s vintage and maybe a little rusty. But that’s what I like about it. It gives it character…and it has a horn! I’m going to add a basket to the front. I’m such a child.

For today’s Favorite Friday I thought I would do a summer favorite fashion post. But first, a fashion show down… Who wore it best??

Ha – Just kidding, kind of. Does she look better in my dress than me? Damn those young kids, I want my metabolism back! 😉 The 5-year-old I nanny for likes to either put on something similar to what I’m wearing…or steal my clothes when we are changing for the pool. She insisted she wear MY dress to the pool and I walk around in my bathing suit. Um, I don’t think so but good try. I did let her wear it around the house for a little bit so she could feel “fancy”. Side Note: Her version of the dress was clearly tied in the back as I do not wear a size that would fit a 5-year-old child. Duh.

Back to the true fashion part of this post.

What do you wear to _blank_? I’m going to give you outfit selections I think would be appropriate for each event. If you are interested in any of the items I can email you where I found them but there are too many to list right now!

A cookout?

The beach?

Pool party?

Summer Date Night?

Summer Day Date?

Picnic?

 

Graduation?

Girls night out?

Summer Wedding?

 

I found every item on ShopStyle – It’s kind of like Pinterest except you can put outfits together! These are just a few of my favorite summer looks for various occasions. How much do personal shoppers make? That would be the best job!!

I have a fun weekend ahead – kicking it off right now with a movie and spending some QT with this QT 🙂

Exactly 3 more weeks of MD living…better get our crab on this weekend! See ya Monday 🙂

QUESTIONS: Do you like to mix your cereals? Does cereal hold you over til lunch time?

June 4, 2011

Graduation Celebration

Yesterday we had a graduation party for my cousin Ryan. We couldn’t have asked for better weather…78, no humidity, sun shining… Yes, please and thank you.

We grilled a ton of food (sorry vegetarians, don’t look) and it occurred to me why I will never become a full-time vegetarian. I rarely eat red meat, I could do without chicken, turkey and even seafood. But I LOVE me some pulled pork. Does anyone else feel this way? I also have a strange love for bacon. Pork has my heart….for today. Because we all know I’ll get back together with peanut butter tomorrow.

Anyways enough about my love for food…onto the pictures.

Chicken Legs

Ribs

Pulled Pork

Teriyaki Chicken w/ grilled pineapple & Jerk Chicken

Fruit Salad & Fresh Watermelon

Baked Beans & Potato Salad

Cookies (i only had one…so impressed with myself – but I did get the pic after everyone attacked them)

Cake (passed this AND ice cream up. i don’t even know myself)

Here was my plate: 1 rib, dollop of pulled pork, half a piece of teriyaki chicken, potato salad & baked beans and tons of fruit. I was the only person in my family who wanted to mix my beans and potato salad…is that weird or something??

I also had a couple of handfuls of pretzel m&ms….The only thing that would make these better if they had peanut butter filled pretzel m&ms. I should contact Mars before they steal my idea.

I know say it all the time but I have the best family in the entire world. Really, seriously… I don’t know what I would do without them. They are all just so darn cute… Proof:

See? I don’t lie.

They were all real cute until they asked me if I wanted to play “Extreme Challenge”. They told me all I had to do was sit in a chair and try to shoot basketballs while they all wave their hands in front of the hoop. Easy enough right? Yeah, until I didn’t make the baskets and they flipped me over in the chair! Jerks. You can see the video below but my brother recorded it on his phone so it’s a little shaky.

I then chased after them…only to end up over my brothers shoulder still helpless.

Thanks for thinking it was funny mom and documenting. Family 1 – Alyssa 0.

I’m headed off to Saturday morning bootcamp!

Then I’ll be getting ready to go see this guy.

OK, well I’ll actually be working the Kenny Chesney concert…But I’ll be making money and watching an amazing free concert. SCORE. Happy Saturday everyone 🙂

 

QUESTIONS: Do you like Country? What is your favorite Kenny Chesney song??