Wednesday, June 27, 2012

A Few of My Favorite Things... For Summer!

Ahhhhh I have summer fever right now.

Not that I enjoy the ridiculously hot Phoenix summers - oh no. Those are terrible. But I do love the fact that if I felt inclined to do so, the weather here allows me to go out and lounge in my pool all day everyday for months on end. Pretty much all the way from the beginning of April until the end of November. And luckily I have a hot tub that I can get in during the "winter" months. If you can really call 70 degrees "winter".


I felt like sharing with you some of my favorite summer finds this season. The things I love (or would love to have) on a nice day of relaxing...


I discovered this FABULOUS tea just yesterday - and between myself and the Senior Citizen, we've polished off one full half gallon already and have made a huge dent in the 2nd. It is AMAZING!

Boo for limited editions... BUT there are many other variety of white teas that I enjoy.

Like this one...


It's fabulous hot or iced. White teas are my favorite. They are the least processed of the teas and contain less caffeine that a cup of decaf coffee. So - not really for those who are seeking a caffeine jolt - but pretty much great for everything else.

We have a local coffee and tea shop here that sales my favorite white tea of all time. A coconut white tea. It's amazing. If you are ever in Glendale, AZ I highly recommends a visit to the Coffee and Tea Express in downtown Glendale.

Next up... nail polish! I'm feeling rather teal and pinky this year... Which really isn't anything new...

Here's two on my "must have!" list for this summer!




Simply GORGEOUS! Both of you!









And lastly - we have this... 


ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!? 

I could have been floating around in a lounge chair with a floating table too? I would never have to leave the pool! Well - except to pee... Because peeing in pools is gross... Big time summer no-no at my house.   

Happy Summer my friends!


Tuesday, June 26, 2012

It's time for another episode of.... I NEED IT!!!

I'm starting to contemplate my summer clothing purchases. Having a job that requires a uniform is allowing me to me to clean out my closets (yes, I said closetS) and only keep the clothes that I REALLY like. I can get rid of the everyday crap I used to wear to my old job, have a rack of scrubs for work, then fill the remainder of my closet with dresses. I'm a dress girl and I have far too few right now. So I shall remedy that.

Wearing scrubs to work FOR THE WIN!!!

I'd like to start with this one:




It's bright, unique and flattering. It can be casual or dressy. I like versatility. Paired with some super cute wedges like these, I'd be all set:



I absolutely LOVE this simplicity of this little Ralph Lauren number. It would be great for weekend relaxing or beach trips! Plus I'm a huge fan of hot pink and orange. Very "Heather". très chic!

Coupled with these sandals = ADORABLE!!!


I'm so totally in love with those sandals.

So what's your summer style? Are you more of a dressy girl like me, or a shorts and tank top kinda gal?

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

We all want the same thing...

I'm on a Rihanna kick again. 

Which happens frequently, as you'll know if you read my blog often. I already played you my favorite song from her new album. This one has emerged as my second favorite. 

It exudes a sense of universal human-ness. We all want the same thing - we all want love... 


Music for the Morning



We all 
We all 
We all 
We all 
We all 

I can pretend that I'm not lonely but I'll be constantly foolin' myself 
I can pretend that it don't matter but I'll be sittin' here lyin' to myself 

Some say love ain't worth the buck 
But I'll give every dime I have left 
To have what I've only been dreaming about 

Everybody wants something 
Gotta want something 
What are you living for? 
Everybody needs something 
Fighting for something 
I know what you're fighting for 
('Cause we all) 

We all want someone there to hold 
(We just want somebody) 

We all wanna be somebody's one and only 

We all wanna be warm when it's cold 
(Yeah yeah) 
No one wants to be left scared and lonely 

We all 
We all 
We all 
We all 
We all 
We all want the same thing 

We all 
We all 
We all 
We all 
We all 
We all want the same thing 

We all 
We all 
We all 
We all 
We all 
We all want the same thing 

Everybody wants something 
Gotta want something  
Yeah yeah 
We all want love 

I'm able to close my eyes yeah 
My heart's not so blind 
I feel so entitled 
Love owes me 
I want what's mine 
And some say love ain't worth the buck 
But I'll give my last dime 
To have what I've only been dreaming about 

Everybody wants something 
Gotta want something 
What are you living for? 

Everybody needs something 
Fighting for something 
I know what you're fighting for 
('Cause we all) 

We all want someone there to hold 
(We just want somebody) 

We all wanna be somebody's one and only 

We all wanna be warm when it's cold 
(Yeah yeah yeah) 

No one wants to be left scared and lonely 

We all 
We all 
We all 
We all 
We all 
We all want the same thing 

We all 
We all 
We all 
We all 
We all 
We all want the same thing 

We all 
We all 
We all 
We all 
We all 
We all want the same thing 

Everybody wants something 
Gotta want something 
We all want love 
Yeah yeah 
We all want love

Friday, June 15, 2012

Penguins.

when an emperor penguin finds a mate 
they stay together forever
if one is to die 
the other will never want another...


Music for the Morning 




will you be my penguin?

Thursday, June 7, 2012

My List Needs Updating...

Things have changed, goals have been rearranged...



Time to update my 40 by 40





The List:

1. Stop smoking (even e-cigs) (again) - this time for good
(I imagine I'll get around to it eventually...)

2. Get Lasik eye surgery
Or not. I think glasses are kinda sexy. In a naughty school teacher type of way. In fact, it gives me even more ways to accessorize. I like accessorizing... New goal: get prescription sunglasses.

3. Determine an appropriate healthy eating regime and stick to it (more on this later...)
Keep working toward the Vegan thing. Overcome cravings for a little coffee to go with my creamer and my intense love for macaroni and cheese.

4. Become a mother
Yah still want to do that one, definitely before I'm 40 - but let's add on: start a family. Single parenthood is rather unappealing to me. Finding my illustrious soul mate - becoming more and more appealing.




5. Earn my Bachelor's Degree
Less than a year to go! 

6. Invest in a good camera
Meh... does my iPhone count?

7. Exercise daily (heh... not totally committed to that one yet)
Still not totally committed to that one yet. 

8. Visit at least one foreign country.
K. Who wants to finance that? I'm open to options... ;)

9. Rip out the gross carpet in my house and put down bamboo floors.
Yah still gotta do that

10. Get new bedroom furniture
Get new living room furniture. If it ain't one thing, it's another...

11. Keep a journal
I loosely started doing this...

12. Visit every city and arena in the NHL, take many pictures & blog about it (may extend to the 50 before 50 list)
I've done 3 in 6 years... have only blogged about one. Not really on the top of my list of priorities. 

13. Paint my home office
And my bedroom...

14. Take at least one belly dancing class
And yoga.

15. Decide what I want to be when I grow up - but remember this: " A career is wonderful, but you can't curl up with it on a cold night." - Marilyn Monroe
I've decided against growing up. Grown ups have no fun at all.


16. Spend more time outdoors.
Maybe when I move away from Phoenix. This pollution here is killing my allergies...

17. Read my "bucket list" of books
Wait... do I have a bucket list of books? 

18. Find/Organize all my old photos
I have a box with some of them gathered... Not sure what to do with them after I have them all.

19. Learn to use the grill - DONE! I didn't specify that I had to be good at it...
hmmmm... k RE-learn how to use the grill.

20. Find a way to actually start enjoying cooking
no comment...

21. Stop leaving my clean laundry in baskets around the house (this will include remodeling my closet and getting new bedroom furniture so that I have room for said clothes)
I have the new bedroom furniture... but the drawers are empty! HA! I really need to do something with that room... I am not happy with it at all - and that's supposed to be my personal sanctuary. I need to make it into that.

22. Remember my god-children's birthdays
CRAP. I forgot...

23. Improve my organization skills
*Note - aforementioned soul mate should possess good organizational skillz.




24. Go to Karaoke more often
Where? Let's change this one to this: LIVE each moment like it's your last!

25. Go to Hawaii
YES PLEASE!!!

26. See Jimmy Buffet live in concert
Yep.

27. Get over my fear of Algebra
It simply can NOT be done.

28. Conquer my fear of committment
I've committed to a new car and a new car payment for the next 5 years. I think that counts as mission accomplished.

29. Learn how to make a really, REALLY good cup of coffee
*or add that to the soul mate check list.

30. Re-do my kitchen
It needs to be whiter. I like white, bright, clean kitchens.

31. Buy my Coyotes red washer and dryer
awww I NEED THEM!

32. Get rid of my junk
That's easier said than done with the Senior Citizen around...

33. Get back into horseback riding
K.

34. Develop the perfect coconut oil lotion recipe
Actually - I'm thinking just straight coconut oil is the best coconut oil lotion...

35. Write a children's book
about Shar-pei puppies!

36. Go back home for an extended visit
Some day...

37. Start a savings account for my "Spend a year on the road with the Coyotes" plan
this goal is somewhat laughable at this point...

38. Discover the best dry scalp remedy.
Regularly bleaching my hair platinum seems to be doing the trick.



39. Start working on my Master's degree
K... in what?

40. Develop my 50 by 50 list
hmmmm
*images via

Sunday, June 3, 2012

love stinks!



Music for the Morning


Photobucket


Happy Monday! 

I was just bitching on Facebook about men - then I saw Ms Dolly's tweet about her MMMM blog hop and I thought - I haven't been able to do that in a while, I should do it today... 

And what do you know - today's theme is wedding songs! 

*grumbles*
This is how I really feel...



But hell, I'll play along! Here are some songs you might hear at my wedding...



For my bridesmaids entrances:



When I was a teenager, I swore this song would always be on my wedding playlist... It probably still will be - because it will more than likely irritate the CRAP out of the poor chap I decide to marry.



Had they not played this song in that Twilight movie, I'd totally pick it for a wedding song. But the whole Twilight thing ruins it for me...




And this song - I just LOVE this song!



Saturday, June 2, 2012

Pina Coladas, Cotton Candy shoes & 311, Oh MY!


Raft + Pina Coladas + Pool = a Happy Heather

I actually have an entire weekend off from work AND school so I intend to enjoy it. In case anyone needs me, I'll be here all weekend... on my raft, in my pool. 

You know what else makes me happy? 
Cotton Candy colored shoes for work.
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No one can be mad in cotton candy shoes!

Now let's see... how 'bout some music?


That'll do... Have a great weekend everyone! 

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