Tuesday, March 26, 2013

spring digs

I know.  It's been a long time since I've posted.  I don't even dare try to justify it.  It's just life...sometimes it passes a lot more quickly than you'd like it too.

Spring, are you there?  Are you coming?  Because I'm sick of putting my winter coat on.  Sick of it.  Mal + I joked last week that in protest to this cold weather, we're going to dress in black everyday until the weather changes. 

So, today I am dressed in a lovely combination of gray + black.  But what I WANT to be wearing is this outfit above.  Simple + spring like.  And that straw clutch.....I used to have one of those growing up.  Don't worry, I wasn't smart enough to keep it or anything [stupid]...so, I might have to purchase and then keep it for Ryan when she's older.

Ah, it's nice to be back.

talk soon


Monday, March 11, 2013

the great debate: boredom

Until I'd say about 2-3 years ago, I would often find myself in a state of boredom....or constantly looking for something to do. It drove Brett insane. All of the running around, a party here, an event there. Constant motion.
Then a few summers ago, it all changed.  I was no longer interested in jam packing my time with activities, just for the sake of activities [if that makes any sense].  My day job/career is deadline driven.  There is no getting around that.  I live + die for the deadline.  It keeps you moving...so much so that one day you wake up and realize that months have gone by.  That, I believe is what changed my mindset.
I can't control the deadlines at work.  I walk in, and I [ + my team] essentially give my time away to others.  It is what it is.  BUT, I do have control of my non-work life, and I've chosen to quiet it down a bit.
My weekends now pretty much consist of me hanging out with Brett + Ryan.  No major agenda, for the most part.  Yes, we still have parties and events to attend...but only the important ones.  Whereas I used to fill every waking moment with stuff [some that mattered, most that didn't], I have become much pickier with my time.
I now laugh at Ryan when she will lament 'mom, I'm bored......'
I'm hoping it doesn't take her as long as it took me to realize the importance of a little silence and just being. :)
Note: Betty said it.

Kind of perfect, right?

talk soon

Friday, March 8, 2013

happy weekend!

It's Friday!!!

Work has been nuts...with a capital N.  Today, Mal, Melissa + I actually got to leave the building [insert gasp here!] for lunch.

Taco Joint.  It was delicioso!
Hope you all have a great weekend.  The sun is out + shining brightly here in Chicago, and it's supposed to hit 50 degrees on Sunday.  Yes!

We'll be back to regular programming next week with Shut Up! Friday. :)

talk soon


Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Brad is Back!!

It's March 6.  And that means it's the season premiere of 'It's a Brad Brad World' on Bravo.

Who's excited?....This girl is.  Really, really excited.

In my mind Brad + I are born to be buddies.....I mean we've even exchanged tweets [2 to be exact].....;)

He's sweet, and incredibly likeable, and his partner Gary Janetti is beyond funny [dry + sarcastic...my favorite combination].

If you didn't watch the 1st season, you should!  And you have to tune in and start watching season 2.  You won't regret it!  I promise.

Let me know if you watch!

talk soon.



Tuesday, March 5, 2013

sun.....+ snow

Dreaming of this......

on a day where it's more like this......

A sunny vacation is all I can think about lately...probably because we just finished booking our yearly beach trip to Michigan with our best friends......but in reality, we're in the midst of another snow storm as I write this.

Spring/summer, can you hear me?  It's me, Cheryl. ;)

talk soon


images: 1 / 2

Monday, March 4, 2013

b/w goodness

The lovely Diane Kruger attending the post-Oscars,Vanity Fair party...that dress...

Diane Kruger

Friday, March 1, 2013

Shut Up! - Volume 9

Hey Team!

Welcome Back to Shut Up Friday’s!

Today we are talking about my favorite new bracelets by madre y hija called the “bp”! 

Being March, I am over snow, sweaters, boots, big ass coats, and black and grey.   Team, this chick needs some color and these fab bracelets do just the trick!  Best part is that they are only 14 bucks…SHUT UP!!!!!!!

Below you will see a few shots of the new addition to my wrist collection.  You can stack em’ up on one wrist or wear them as cuffs on both, which I have been diggin’ as of late. If you find yourself out on a hike and need a little climbing rope, they too can come in handy as well!

The Goods:
1/2: Michael Kors watch / madre y hija 'bp' bracelet
3: madre y hija bp bracelets & madre y hija friendship bracelets
4: madre y hija bp bracelets & Michael Kors Gold bracelets
They may look spring/summer to you but don’t be fooled, these can bring joy to your life all year round!

Do yourself a favor, bring a little color into your Friday! 
You can shoot cp an email at cherylpisha@gmail.com to order one.  She'll fill you in on the colors available, etc.  Below are some samples!