i’ve been distracted

So the lovely Krystal inspired me to update my little blog.  I love my corner of the web but I’ve just been distracted with work, family stuff, feeling chubby and scruffy.   So here’s what’s up.

I can explain the chubby part.  Snacks.  I really try hard to stay away from sweets but when I fail I fail hard.  I tried a bite of a Cadbury Cream Egg BAR that someone sent to the station.  Yes, a whole bar o’Cadbury Egg, that’s how they roll in the UK.   I’m pretty sure this bite sized piece had about 2,000 calories, and totally not vegan.   It was amazing.


When the circus came through we checked it out from the nosebleed section at the TU.  Seriously if you ever want the best seat in the house, go upper level, it was awesome.


I celebrated my birthday, so lucky!


I discovered a crazy, yet functional moss purse.   The ultimate spring accessory. 20120518-232803.jpg

Of course I sparkled more stuff. Here’s some color blocked frames


Made some delicious vegan meals.   Arugula, squash and mushrooms.   Awesome!


Made a quick trip to the city.   Managed to find the beauty in cabs.


Bought a rock bracelet, made me feel like Shera, Princess of Power.


Discovered a delicious vegan snack.  Housed this


Fit into an 8 year old t-shirt.  No really, that’s amazing that it still fits.  My metabolism was on warp speed 8 years ago.


Enjoyed Mother’s Day with the cutest cake ever (I only had a taste.)


Discovered some radio audio gems in my desk.  FLY92 from the early 90’s.  Listen here.


Discovered my new favorite beer (and I hate beer) Shipyard Applehead (apple beer!!!_


Frightened a Starbucks drive-thru peep with this crazy ass knot I got stuck in my hair while trying to rearrange my ponytail.   I know, I know, I shouldn’t be a lazy drive-thru user.


Fell more in love with my orange mani.   Tangerine Tango may be my favorite color of the year yet!!


Became more obsessed with this song.   Watch the video.  Love love love it.


Rocked my 7th grade basketball jersey during dropoff.   I’m too sexy for real grown up clothes before 9:30am.


Aand re-embarked on the summer spray tan.  The foot positions always remind me of a dance chart, now you’ll think of it to the next time you’re nekkid in a Mystic booth.


knockoff search: Kate’s bracelet

Spotted a bracelet yesterday that I loved, Duchess Kate’s initial stamped bracelet (apparently a gift from her stepmother-in-law.)   Still haven’t seen where the real thing was purchased (or created, it’s probably made by a virgin jeweler who crafted it out of gold washed in holy water blessed by the pope or something) but I’m all about finding a decent knockoff!   So here’s the orignial:

Here are a few knockoffs I found:

This is a much simpler look but it’s close!

Zales has a pretty affordable version, the chain’s a bit chunkier but the cursive initial stamp gives it that almost royal feel (ok not really, but it’s fancier.)

Sidenote, in my searches I found this necklace, I dunno if I love it or hate it.   Handcuffs?  Would you wanna pull that off?

Ok back to royal knockoff searches

Another beautiful version, this one with DIAMONDS!!

Another close (but not totally there but still so adorable I have to add it in) it’s number stamped

i usually don’t do this

It’s not my thing to copy a look all the time.   But when I saw this bracelet I knew I wanted it.

Who’s sporting it?   Duchess Kate, yea I guess I’m jumping on the royal lovefest bandwagon.   The Daily Mail has an article on a bracelet Duchess Catherine has been spotted wearing.   Apparently it’s a gift from Camilla.   The article didn’t say where the monogrammed charm bracelet came from but I’ll be on the hunt for as close as I can get lookalikes.   Any thoughts?

I love finding knockoffs, I did it once before with Angelina Jolie’s emerald Oscar earrings a few years ago, it’s like a little scavenger hunt!!