Sunday, February 28, 2010

cute flats

i haven't quite made it to liking flats yet... it took me a long time to get to liking leggings, so i think flats are next on the list, but i always feel like my pants are too long and i dont want them to get ruined so i wear heels.

although i do love these :)

are you a flats girl?


Bathing Suits!

We are booking our trip to Jamaica tomorrow for my birthday and I think it is time that I purchase some new bathing suits for myself!

Here a few awesome ones that I found!

VS - Top $46 Bottom $40

*FREE TOTE: when you purchase any beach sexy bathing suits, you will get a free tote with it.. use the code: SWIMTOTE at checkout.

What are other good bathing suit websites? I wasn't all that impressed with Victoria's Secret new collection....!


Saturday, February 27, 2010

Financial Seminar in NYC for ING Direct

There is a two part financial seminar that will be held at the ING DIRECT New York City Café on March 10th and March 16th that will feature speakers Jay Sanders CPA/PFS, CFP and Michael Edelstein, founder of The New Temperament. The seminar will help people to find out how their temperament can affect many areas of your life, especially personal finances.

What: Why are some people good at saving — and other people find it difficult? The answer may be in your temperament. Understanding your temperament can give you a new perspective on life, as well as your finances. Join us for a two-part discussion of key financial principles, such as financial planning and saving for retirement, and how your temperament influences your financial behavior.

Part I (March 10th): Your Temperament, The Curve and Flow

How much money should you save? How can you use your awareness of temperament to make better money decisions? You’ll gain a new understanding of temperament and important aspects of money and finance.

Part II (March 16th): Further explorations of Money and Temperament

What about money and relationships? Are you and your partner at odds about spending and saving? How does your temperament impact other financial decisions, like investing and managing risk? You’ll expand your understanding of temperament and develop further insight around vital financial issues.

Discover your temperament at in advance of the talk

When: Part 1 March 10th, 6:15pm Part 2 March 16th 6:15pm

Where: ING DIRECT Café

968 Third Avenue

New York, NY 10022

To RSVP to the event or see more information visit


Friday, February 26, 2010

Week in Highlights

So I am totally snowed in today and last night I left work at 6pm and didn't get home until MIDNIGHT. And I didn't even go home because all the roads to my house were closed due to accidents & trees down. So... I had to pee, my gas tank was on E, my phone was going to die AND i was 10 minutes from my house just sitting there for hours....Not being able to go anywhere

This was where I was sitting for an hour before I got stuck sitting on the road I had JUST come from , for two MORE HOURS.

Other then having almost 2 feet of snow.... enjoy these great posts of the week :)

-Check out Absent Minded Etsy obsession, with this beautiful dress and beautssiful coat!

- Favorite Tumblr of the week: I Wish You Were Sober

-Kate Moss pictures at My Way

-Wedding Kisses by A Cup of Jo

-Megan Lim Jewelry has a sneak peak :)

-Rich Hippie has a beautiful white Givenchy dress!!

-I'm (not so) fine's post on I Want Rainboats loveeee this post

-Tea Anyone? by English Muse

-I have 9 free open positions for March for sponsorship on my page.... they're free!! i'll get ur blog up there, send me an email!!

AND lastly..... My giveaway this week !!!!!!! Sign up now!

Have a fabulously snowy weekend!!


Thursday, February 25, 2010

Beautiful Photography Giveaway!

It is the beginning of my birthday month and I am planning on having a giveaway every week up until the day I turn 25...

We are starting with....Shannonblue Photography

Here are some of her beautiful photos that you can win! The winner will get to choose their favorite picture and receive it as a 8x8 or 8x10.

Make sure you check out her lovely site..she has such beautiful pictures!!

Leave a comment with your favorite photograph from Shannonblue Photography's website

The winner will be chosen on Friday, March 5th.

Good luck.... leave extra comments if you tweet, blog or become a follower :)


Interactive Thursday!

define love.

this is the best definition of love that i have seen so far...

"You may not be her first, her last, or her only. She loved before, she may love again. But if she loves you now, what else matters? She's not perfect- you aren't either, and the two of you may never be perfect together, but if she can make you laugh, cause you to think twice, and admit to being human and making mistakes, hold onto her and give her the most you can. She may not be thinking about you every second of the day, but she will give you a part of her that she knows you can break- her heart. So don't hurt her, don't change her, don't analyze and don't expect more than she can give. Smile when she makes you happy, let her know when she makes you mad, and miss her when she's not there"- Bob Marley


Wednesday, February 24, 2010

A Blah Day

Lately I have been in a very blah mood. Nothing has gone quite wrong and nothing has gone quite right.... it's just something.

I'm not sure what happened or when but i need to get out of this rut. Everything is generally okay.. but its just like something is missing..... I feel like literally crying when i hear something or see something or watch something that reminds me of T and this is sooooo not right. I dont know where its coming from or why its happening and it needs to go away.

Maybe because things got all messy? Maybe because its getting closer to my birthday and planning this trip to Jamaica is harder than I ever could have imagined it would be and its making me miss him so so much.... I don't know.

I am not sure how to kick this one...

I was doing fine for so long....

How do I get out of this mood? I don't want to feel this way anymore....


Tuesday, February 23, 2010

February's Coffeehouse - Klatch Coffee

1. Name of your coffee shop and location, address phone # and website:

San Dimas Klatch Coffee
806 W. Arrow Hwy Ste A
San Dimas, CA 91773

Rancho Cucamonga Klatch Coffee
8916 Foothill Blvd Ste C
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730

Concourse Klatch Coffee - New Location
951 N Haven Ave
Ontario, CA 91764

Upland Roastery
1848 W 11th St Suite A
Upland, CA 91786

2. How long have you been open?

17 years

3. What is your signature drink?

World's Best Espresso

4. Why did you pick the name and location?

Klatch Idea

An informal gathering for coffee and conversation, simply stated, is what a coffee klatch is. In Southern California in 1993, such a place was difficult to find. I [ Mike] was in college and while there was an abundance of coffee to fuel my late night studies, the quality level left something to be desired. Sure there were many a quaint coffeehouse claiming "we buy only the best coffee," but the claim fell short once it got in the cup. It was this experience that brought me to wonder, "Why not bring together the charm and comfort of a traditional coffeehouse and serve world class specialty coffees?" And with this thought, the Klatch Coffee of today began. That same year, my wife Cindy and I opened our first location in San Dimas. Each of our stores is built on the foundation of being a common gathering place, where people are invited to linger and Klatch while experiencing true specialty coffee.

5. What makes your shop different from another independent coffee shop?

At Klatch Coffee we deliver an experience that is casual and social, all-American, and traditional that most of all, is real. But don't let our laid back nature fool you into thinking we are slouching on quality. When it comes to serving specialty coffee, the right way, the best way, is the only way Klatch will allow. Our claims to offer the best are one thing, but as a customer, you can hang your hat on the following - we do:
  • Only espresso ever awarded "Best Espresso in the World" at the World Barista Championships
  • Coffee Review awarded our espresso an impressive 94 points, their highest rated espresso)
  • Coffee Review has awarded over 80% of our coffees with a score of 90 or above
  • Our Ethiopian and Panama Coffee’s have won the coveted "Best in Brew" from Ultimate Barista Challenges in Los Angeles, Orlando and New York

Award winning coffees are created as a result of nurturing relationships with the farmers who grow the beans. It is our belief that the art of theKlatch begins right where the seeds are planted. We painstakingly travel the globe to ensure we have the first look at the finest results of each harvest. Our commitment to honest business practices means we build trust and loyalty with the farmers we work with.

6. What is your favorite coffee drink that readers should try?
Our award winning Cappuccinos!


Monday, February 22, 2010

Beautsiful Coat

I am officially obsessed with this jacket. I saw it on Absent Minded's blog and I really really love it.

Check out the jacket on LittleHouse's etsy shop.


Coffee Cup Awards!

And the winner goes to....

Reasons for my blogger crush...

  • I was first intrigued with her blog from the name poptart and then the picture.. i didn't get how they went together and i love the uniqueness
  • she always have amazing, amazing pictures
  • she is just so adorable and writes really well so its easy to read
  • its nice to see some people who involve their lives a lot in their blog. it feels like you know them based off of reading their lives and seeing the pictures

If you have not checked out her blog, you must!!


Sunday, February 21, 2010

Sponsors! Free - Month of March!!

This is all very new to me, but March is a very huge month for me. St. Patty's Day & my 25th birthday and I want to have as many giveaways as possible and I am looking to start sponsoring.

So here's a couple things...

1. I have 10 free March sponsors positions


2. I need March giveaway help

I am planning a very big giveaway for the end of March so i really need suggestions and help from anyone and everyone as well as many throughout the month!!

I am looking for etsy owners and any type of home made items or products that you have. I am going to be giving away 10 free sponsorship positions for March.

If you would like more information, please email me at jennifera328 {at}

thanks :)


The Real Me Isn't Quite..

.. ____________________ (fill in the blank).

trying to hold myself back from doing things that i want to do is really obnoxious and hard. but i know i have to do it.

i don't know how to hold back when I am supposed to. I am not good at this single thing. I am not sure how I am supposed to act and how I am not. I try to play it day by day but apparently I can't handle it and I end up taking over a situation and turning it in a direction it shouldn't go in.

And here i am. I know i am being vague but I don't want to/can't get into details. sorry about that.

i am just frustrated.

and this is why i can't become un-frustrated, because even though I am leaving out some details in here, there are so many details i am missing, and can only use my imagination to fill in the blanks, and when i do that, i am for the most part, always always wrong.


A Garden in the Road

A Cup of Jo posted this and i loved them so much I had to repost them for you to see.

Pete Dungey plants gardens in potholes in Britain roads.

I love this idea so much.


Friday, February 19, 2010

Hey Friday, I Adore You!

best day of the week by far!

This week was quite eventful.. yet not eventful at the same time.

Never made it to the gym but I DID see a friend from many many years ago when I used to work at the coffee shops last night and it was awesome. I haven't see him in AGES and it was SO great to reconnect and drink some coffee & martinis (i drank beer, him martini). I am SO happy that we met up!! It better not be 4 years until I see him again.

I went to dinner with a friend, it was fun, he's cute ;)

So let's not forget everything cuz its friday.. and here's some awesome stuff from this week...

-Meet my penpal from My Teacups in Peonys pen pal project, E Tells Tales!

-Favorite Tumblr of the week is Bear

- Spanky Luvs It*'s luvs it* t-shirt is up for sale!

- Poptart wrote & sang a song, please go give her mad props, she's so cute!

-English Muse has a gorgeous green opera purse as a giveaway that ends Monday.

- The Beauty File has some awesome pictures here and here and here.

-Sweet as Candy has beautiful white roomed pictures.

-Song of the week: Break Your Heart by Taio Cruz

-Use to search for jobs. They are awesome BTW... can you tell I'm promoting? lol

And lastly..

-Great giveaway from Rhianne at For The Easily Distracted !!

And that's all folks... have a great weekend!


BH Files - If It's Not Too Much To Ask..

If It's Not Too Much To Ask...

please don't hold my hand, when you mean to let go someday.

please don't give me sweet nothings, if you only mean them as remembrances.

please don't treat me special, if you're only being nice.

please don't tell me you'll miss me, because i might not have the guts to leave.

please don't ask if i'll miss you, because i already do.

please don't hug me tight, because i might not want to let go.

please don't be so lovable, if you're loved by someone else.

please don't ask me to stay, when you know i'm about to leave.

please don't tell me i'm amazing, when you don't plan to make me yours.

please don't wake me up everyday, because i'm getting used to it.

please don't be so caring, because i'll miss that when you're gone.

please don't be sad when i'm not around, because i'll be sad too.

please don't be so wonderful, when i know you'll never be mine.

and please, please...

don't say and act like you love me, because i just might believe it, and fall


Thursday, February 18, 2010

Interactive Thursday!

single: when do you want to be married by?

married: when did you get married by?

single: i think i would like to be married by 28 or 30... i think that is a good time for me. I am about to be 25 and since i have no clue who i'd marry at this point i would guess it will be around then!! hopefully....!


Wednesday, February 17, 2010

The Ex Best Friend

Lately I have been considering reconnecting with my ex best friend, V. I don't know if that is a good or bad idea. I miss her and I feel like there really was no reason for her to actually be out of my life in the first place, but I really don't know if after almost 3 years if she would take me back into her life... or if she even has any place in mine..

Let me give you some background information on the situation with me and V. We met in college and became instantly friends. Me, V and Cherry were best friends --the 3 B's if you will.

We lived in the dorm together and then V and I moved into two different apartments together. We basically spent every waking minute together for over 3 years. I even went to her home country, Venezuela, with her and met her entire family.

I have so many memories that have included her in my life and for me not to be able to even contact her anymore really sucks.

So when we were living together in 2003, I started to date T (yes, the T) for a couple months in the summer. Since I was so not ready for the relationship he wanted, I broke up with him, but him and V had already sort of established something..... and at that point I didn't care because I was onto someone new anyway. So a year later they started to date when we had moved into our new apartment. He literally moved in with us and they dated for a couple of months and then she went back to her ex, cheated on T, and left him completely heart broken.

Now there I was to pick up the pieces and help him find somewhere else to live, being the nice friend that I was.

V and I moved out from this apartment and by this time, things had already fallen apart with her and Cherry, so they were no longer friends anymore. In 2006 I started dating T again because V had basically fallen off the face of the earth from the guy she was dating and T just happened to be around so we started hanging out. Things got more serious, and let me tell you, T HATED V. With a passion. They weren't allowed to be in the same place at the same time. So this caused a serious, serious problem for me.

I was caught in a really bad position. V and I had stopped speaking due to an incident where I couldn't invite her to my birthday and it ended up being really fucked up on my end. And i regret it.

In 2007, I missed her sooo much that I sent her a message and we met up and talked and started talking all of the time. T finally decided that he couldn't handle it anymore and didn't want me to be friends with her anymore. He told me to choose between him and her. Then I was REALLY caught in a bad situation. At this point I was LIVING with T in an apartment and I didn't know what to do.

In the end, I chose T.

I don't regret my choice. I did love T. Very very much so. But I never would let him live down that he made me chose between him and my best friend. I thought that was completely unfair and horrible and so uncalled for.

But that was a choice I had to make regardless of how fucked up it was.

And here I am.

I am not with T anymore and I am wondering if it is fucked up of me to even try to contact her? Would it even be worth it? Is it just horrible of me to want to?

I am not sure..... I am reaching out to ask my readers what they think because the people I would ask know us, so I want to see what other outside perspectives have to say.


Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Break Your Heart, by Taio Cruz


Luvs It* T-shirt

Spanky Luvs It* got her own shirt made!

I am so excited for her :)

She wrote a blog post about this company and they offered to make her a t-shirt! Awesome!

Go to One-Word-Tees and enter in SpankyLuvsUs as the coupon code when you go to purchase!



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