June 29, 2010

Hmmm....What's on my Agenda...


Books on my list to read:
  • Sizzling Sixteen - Janet Evanovich (I love her Stephanie Plum books!)
  • I Alex Cross - James Patterson (I only read his Alex Cross books)
Movies to see this month:
  • Eclipse (Twilight) - I will see tomorrow night
  • The Last Airbender - I will see on Saturday
  • Dispicable Me (it's the kid within me) - July 9
  • Predators - July 9
  • Salt - July 23
Things to complete this week:
  • The necklace I promised a friend
  • Cleaning out my closet
Places left to go:
  • NEW YORK - the end of this month! Yay!
Any plans for you guys??

Outfit of the day:
Levi wanted to say hi
Target dress
Shoes from Shoe Land


June 27, 2010

A Day At The Park...Six Flags That Is!!!





Yesterday I had taken my daughter and a couple of her friends to Six Flags Over Georgia. We got there around 11AM and didn't leave until 8PM. I haven't been on a roller coaster since 2005 when we went to Disney. This was so much fun! My daughter even rode on all of the roller coasters!!! Shocking!!! She scared of them!

First we got on the Georgia Cyclone - what an awesome ride!
Picture courtesy of joyrides.com

Next it was Acrophobia, a ride we had to talk my daughter into...as well as her friend. It was one of the best rides there.

Then we found the Batman ride.
We were waiting to get on...not that long of a wait by far (left to right - My daughter (in pink Aeropastale shirt), her friend Ashley, and her bestie Esra)

This is the Batman ride.

Then, because we needed to cool down, we got on ThunderRiver. Yep....we cooled down alright! Drenched is what happened to us.
Photo courtesy of atlantaphotos.com

After ThunderRiver we got on this ride...Ninja, which was the last ride for me because it had given me such a bad headache. My head was all over the place on this ride. I would advise anyone who is 5'2 and under to not even think about getting on it. My daughter was fine because her head never hit the 'protectors'.
Photo courtesy of joyrides.com

So because I had such a bad headache...I was done riding but my daughter and her friends rode on 2 more rides, Superman & the Great American Scream Machine.

Here's the Superman ride.

This is the Great American Scream Machine.

We also rode on a log ride but it was so boring...nothing to really talk about there.

We had a great day! My daughter is already planning our next trip back. Apparently we didn't ride the Goliath and The Scorcher, 2 of the best rides there.

Here they are again...as we were leaving out of the park they wanted to take a goodbye pic.

Here I am with them taking a goodbye pic.

Until next time...Take care everyone!
Corie

June 24, 2010

Officially on Vacation...




My vacation starts today. I was suppose to go back home to Wisconsin...but thanks to my mother, that's not going to happen.

She's still doing some renovation work on her home and, considering I was also bringing Levi with me, we were looking out for his well being. Basically if she has a lot of crap (dangerous crap) laying around...that would be bad for my lil Levi.

So I guess I'll have to look forward to my next vacation in July ... I'll be going to New York. Should be fun!

In the meantime...I'll just sit back and relax.

June 23, 2010

Broken Pipe = Repairs & Clean up...



Right after my daughter and I returned from our Miami trip, we had a pipe burst under our bathroom sink. Well, it flooded the bathroom of course, the hallway, dining area, and part of the living room area. So before anything could actually be done (adding of new flooring...), every part of every room had to be dried out completely and made sure that there wouldn't be any mold build up.

Today, the contractors were out to put in my new floors and the floor looks awesome. Before there was carpet in the hallway and dining area....now there is a gorgeous hard wood floor staring back at me! Love it!

But there was lots of cleanup afterwards. So my daughter and I had to totally, and thoroughly, hall ass to clean up everything. We are now done...

However, while the contractors were working hard at installing my new floors, I decided to make something. I made a couple of necklaces...nothing too hard or too complicated. Here they are:


June 22, 2010

Too Hot...

Whole outfit: JCPenney's
Shoes: Baker's

Because it's been so hot outside; finding clothes to wear is so not on my mind. I even think we hit near 100 degrees yesterday!! Seriously!! If I could get away with not wearing any clothes at all right now...I'd be much happier and cooler.

But, I've been so uninspired. It's the heat. I don't think it's going to cool down anytime soon....1st day of summer was yesterday and it came in with a bang!

June 18, 2010

Now it's Friday...



Now it's Friday!! Yay!! I actually got to get off work early today. Just so happy the weekend may...now...start!
Have a great weekend everyone! 
Top: Marshall's
Pants: Old Navy
Shoes: Shoe Land


June 17, 2010

My Bad...


For some reason I thought today was Friday! So I wore my super casual Friday outfit today...but it's Thursday. So now I need to figure out what I'm going to wear on Friday. Geesh!!

I guess I just can't wait until the weekend gets here...it's been a super long work week.

You also may be wondering why I'm wearing a cardi?? Well...I've said this before; it's like 2 degrees in my office. I just don't understand it. Literally there are people who break out the heaters to warm up?!

But here I am without the cardi...
 
Target Cardi; H&M top; NY&CO jean skirt; Shoe Land shoes

Thanks for reading!!!
~Corie

June 15, 2010

He is no Friend Who Plays Double...



A young hound started a hare, and, when he caught her up, would at one moment snap at her with his teeth as though he were about to kill her, while at another he would let go his hold and frisk about her, as if he were playing with another dog. At last the hare said, " I wish you would show yourself in your true colors! If you are my friend, why do you bite me? If you are my enemy, why do you play with me?"
~Aesop's Fables

I had to tell someone this earlier...but it was more like this...

Me to person - "why do you talk about me behind my back, but then come around and laugh and joke with me (in my face)?"

Person - ... ... ...

She was lost for words.

Hope you all are having a great day!
Here's what I'm wearing right now
top & pants??; shoes are from Shoe Land

June 14, 2010

True Blood...

Target dress; Shoe Land shoes; Macy's necklace, Fossil watch

Are any of you True Blood fans?? If so...did you catch the 1st show of the new season? Love Love Love True Blood!! Bill is in wolve's country...and just wait...it'll soon be Sookie and Eric together...

Anyway...can't wait until next Sunday!

June 13, 2010

This Weekend Too is Over...


I had a great weekend! I say this in past tense because I usually don't count my Sundays as part of my weekend....sort of speak. Sunday is my day to get myself prepared for the upcoming week.

Yesterday my daughter and I went to the American Apparel Flea Market at Atlantic Station (thanks SimplyChic!). It was awesome! A great sale on wonderfully cool items. There will be pics soon!

After that we went to the movies to go see The Karate Kid....loved it! I'm usually a little bit skeptic of remakes but this remake was rather good. Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith did good and should be very proud. Jaden Smith is a natural.

So here's what I wore for casual Friday at work last week: 
Target T and Skirt; Shoe Land shoes; ring??
Here's what I wore on Saturday for shopping:
Target tank; NY&CO skirt; Shoe Land tie shoes; WalMart necklace & bracelet

June 9, 2010

It's Just One of Them Days...

When i wanna be all alone

It's just one of them days

When i gotta be all alone

It's just one of them days

Don't take it personal...

Love that song by Monica...today was one of those 'leave me alone' days. You know, the kind of day when you want to just have time for yourself only??

Until tomorrow...

~Corie

June 8, 2010

What Three Adjectives Might Other People Use to Describe Your Personality?

top: Loft; pants: JCPenney's; shoes: Shoe Land; necklace Macy's; watch Fossil

I was asked this question today at lunch...it was sort of random, however, I thought of these three words:
  • responsible
  • trustworthy
  • outgoing
I'm sure most of the people who know me would mention these words. What are your answers to this question?

June 7, 2010

Coffee Talk: The Halo Effect...

***Warning...the post below is that of MY opinion only. I am not stating that I fully agree with the research, I am stating what I may have witnessed, and/or what I've heard (either actual stories or simply other research). It's not to offend anyone***

I recently read, in the June issue of Allure magazine, an article called "Pretty in the City". It basically talked about how attractive females are happier as opposed to less attractive females. This was also in correlation with personal relationships as well. It was a very small article, and, after reading it, I began thinking of 'The Halo Effect' and the similarities.

In society, attractive people tend to be more intelligent, better adjusted...more popular. This is described as the halo effect (due to the perfection associated with angels). It was stated that attractive people also have more occupational success and more dating experience than their unattractive counterparts. One theory behind this halo effect is that it is accurate -- attractive people are indeed more successful.

An alternative explanation for attractive people achieving more in life is that we automatically categorize others before having an opportunity to evaluate their personalities, based on cultural stereotypes which say attractive people must be intrinsically good, and ugly people must be inherently bad.

Whatever the reason, the notion that attractiveness correlates with success still rings true. Yet beauty is not always advantageous, for beautiful people, particularly attractive women, tend to be perceived as more materialistic, snobbish, and vain.

For better or worse, the bottom line is that beauty matters; it pervades society and affects how we choose loved ones. Thus, striving to appear attractive may not be such a vain endeavor after all.

What do you guys think?

Now for my outfit posts...
Taken Saturday...movie night
NY&CO Tank; jeggings??; Target shoes; WalMart necklace & bracelet

Taken today after work
Target dress; Shoe Land shoes; Necklace from Macy's (Miami) for $4