Thursday, March 22, 2012

Gettin' Comfy in the Kitchen

I have a love hate relationship with the kitchen. Although it is by far my favorite room in most homes and usually is surrounded with good food, great friends and even better wine, I fear the actually use of the kitchen, cooking.

At 22 years old, I am embarrassed to say I do not know how to cook. I have lived on my own for five years and have yet to even attempt to make anything more than pasta and mac n cheese. However, recently I have found that constantly eating out is killing my budget and I would much rather save that money for some new clothes hence my new found adventure of cooking. 

Luckily the BF is a pretty decent cook and he is beginning to show me the basics, I have seemed to master chicken and rice (I will never stop being paranoid that the chicken is not cooked all the way). My co-workers know I am a novice chef and when they see a home cooked meal in the fridge with my name on it they are shocked, yet also inspiring. The girls I work with are pretty kitchen savvy and one has recently inspired me to take a risk with chicken and make this delicious stuffed chicken with Mozzarella and Tomato. It was so amazing and EASY! 

My final product did not look as amazing

The Recipe can be found here! Since I am a beginner I would love to hear some of your easy, relatively healthy recipes I can try!


Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Pretty, Pretty Princess

We all have a childhood memory of that sparkly board game full of plastic glittery jewelry, Pretty, Pretty Princess. If only I could spin an arrow and be told which accessories should be added to my outfit everyday. I rarely change my jewelry. I have a few signature pieces that I never take off, however I think the right jewelry pieces can make an outfit fabulous. Although I die over the Kate Spade pieces, its difficult to spend so much money on  costume jewelry, so when I discover some great new accessories I get very excited!

These are my signature jewelry pieces I wear everyday, that all have a lot of meaning to me. On the far left is my mothers gold initial pinky ring, she received it from her mother at 16 and it was than handed down to me. This vintage ring is priceless, they just don't make monogramed jewelry like this anymore.

 In the middle are three separate stack rings that were gifts from my parents for various milestones in my life (21st bday, graduation, etc.) This is some serious bling for me, but i love the simplicity of each piece.

The majority of the jewelry I wear on my left wrist is thanks to the BF. He gave me this Raymond Weil watch for x-mas and one of my Yurmans for my 21st, my mother gave me the other for my 18th! 

What are some of your classics and how do you mix it up!?


Monday, March 19, 2012

Bikini Boot Camp

I once was a year round athlete, but as college has ended I have become enemies with the gym. For my entire life I played sports and never had to run on a treadmill for exercise and now that I don't have a coach forcing me to do sprints, I have lost my urge to get moving. However, the whether has been unbelievable here in Boston, putting my mind in summer mode aka bikini whether! AHH

I have recently found some inspiration and motivation from one amazing friend! Tonight I had a wonderful experience at Exhale Spa in The Battery Wharf, Boston! The class was called core fusion and it was anything but easy! The instructor was very welcoming and helpful throughout the class and I sincerely felt like my body just went through a detox.  What a great start to the week!

I am excited to embark on my "bikini boot camp" and  will keep you informed on my progress!

Do you guys have any classes you love or tips for healthy eating? Would love the feedback!

Friday, March 16, 2012

Giveaway Alert!

My new favorite line of jewelry Bridier Baubles is hosting a giveaway and I couldn't be more excited to spread the word! These baubles are fabulous combination of classic meets chic, sure to make any gal happy! Check them out on Facebook to enter  and find out more!! Good Luck!


Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Spring Has Sprung...almost

 Boston may be the biggest weather tease of all time, from 70 degrees to 40 in a matter of a day its beginning to create a mild complex that is giving me a bit of frustration! Although this winter has been the most mild one over the past 5 years, it seems to make me even more anxious for spring, which also means a new wardrobe. 

Here are some of my must haves for my stylish spring ahead!

 Jcrew has always had a soft spot in my heart since my early h.s. years and theres always something every season I cannot live without and this shirt is definitely it! I love it with shorts and a blazer, a statement necklace or just jeans and flops! So Adorable!

I am currently obsessing over Leona's new spring line. Everything is accented with delicate bows and statement buttons to take classic pieces to the next level. I love the twist on the classic white dress. Need to have. 


These budget friendly items are perfect spring staples. 
This statement necklace by Bridier Baubles is the perfect item for your self and reasonable enough to get one for a friend too! 
I am loving all her entire line right now! Check it out!
Lastly this bag is a perfect summer travel bag. Its a cross body big enough for a overnight or for a day out in the city and its only 40$. Love, love love!

Monday, March 12, 2012

Life is Full of Adventures

I had such big hopes to be a dedicated blogger when I started this, but due to an internship involved in a political campaign, I had to seize all blogging, tweeting and Facebook posting. Although it was a short lived adventure, I learned a lot about myself and how much I am not fit for a political campaign. It truly takes a certain type of person, however I still am a political nerd, so political posts will still be frequent!

With one door closing another quickly opened! During my time in the campaign, I learned I truly had a passion for PR and social media and I am now learning from the best.  I am happy to be the newest Intern of KAGency! A fellow blogger, (monograms and martinis) and social media inspiration I am over joyed to have this opportunity and so happy to to share this next chapter in my life with you!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

"God Must Love Calories, Because He Made So Many."

As a former D1 athlete (not to brag) going to the gym was never something that needed to be done. I was always working out to get in shape for season with a variety of activities, but most importantly playing the game. Once my career came to an end a large amount of anxiety fell over me, knowing I was doomed for the GYM. It absolutely terrified me, all of those machines, people and mirrors, how was I going to figure all of this out. 

During college I would occasionally go to the gym with my friends as almost a social affair, but never found a true desire to go until recently. The post-graduation job search as taken its toll on me emotionally and physically. To keep my mind occupied I begin going to the gym and realized how much my anxiety and stressed decreased after each session. Know I'm hooked and can not stay away. But to keep me excited about the gym I have developed a shopping habit with cute work-out gear. As a athlete my closet is full of t-shirts and shorts, although practical not cute to run and grab coffee with your friends afterwards. So I have been on the hunt for cute practical gym wear, the newest addition to my closet.

Workout attire can be expensive, which is frustrating considering what it is used for. But this tank is perfect  and only $12 from I just ordered three!

If your not ready to ditch the t-shirt, get something cute to throw on afterwards. I usually do not think of VS for anything other than undies, but I had a few girlfriends in college that swore by their yoga wear. I have recently found some cute pieces that are cheaper than other yoga competitors. This sweatshirt is only $29 on sale! Scoop one up before their gone. 

If your not interested in the new workout gear, add some preppy fun into your workout. I received one of these monogrammed water bottles for christmas and love it! Not only do I bring it to workout, but also carry it throughout the day (helps me drink more water.) The yoga matt is also a fun touch! Thanks again to Marley Lilly, they have made my 2012 full of monogram madness.