Sunday, January 17, 2010


 [albeit jewelry |]

Like whip out my credit card, I don't care that we are on a budget honey, need this.  I covet the number 4.  It's my lucky number in so many ways.  I'd list them all out here but in effort to not sound crazy, I'm going to just let you know it's my lucky number!  This is the type of necklace as soon as it is acquired, you attach it to you neck and never take it off.  And, it would go perfectly with my half of a heart E necklace from Ecuador.  My 4 year wedding anniversary present that cost a whopping dollar.  Oh lordy...

here is the description of the brand from the website:


Albeit is the vision of renowned up-and-coming designer, Jenny Lu, to push beyond contemporary concepts and styles of Jewelry by redefining what classic is. The product is original and delicate jewelry with a sleek sophistication that not only enhances the wearer’s outfit, but also reflects a philosophy of life and style. It is elegant and understated, yet feminine, playful, and distinct.

The intricate designs uniquely cater to each individual’s personality and character without shamelessly screaming “look at me!” The option of choosing a letter, number, or symbol significant to the wearer is where the idea of Albeit comes into play. Everyone carries with them their own unique story, and the notion of that story being open-ended for them to pursue their dreams is where this romance lies.

The design of the sideway pendant is derived from the very essence of a cantilever in motion. Each pendant is hung horizontally from different vertex points to achieve the most balanced composition. The necklace in return provides art in flux; as it falls and shifts from various positions on the neck. Handcrafted, every piece is made with the highest caliber of craftsmanship and rendered materials. This truly is a celebration of classic and timeless treasures.


Wednesday, January 6, 2010


With a high of 8 degrees tomorrow and a wind chill of -30, it is without a doubt I have been miserable and down in the dumps. The sun hasn't popped his pretty face out for about 5 or 6 days now so I have found myself having this daydream a few times a day.

In the background playing:

My view:


Hanging out with this guy:

We are lounging on the beach, it's about 90 degrees with a slight breeze. Ahhh, it's perfect, just perfect. Please don't make me leave my home tomorrow, paaaalllleeeaaasse.


Street Chic

From Elle News Blog:

A girl after my own heart. Military boots, 3/4 sleeve wool military style jacket (I'm a sucker for 3/4 sleeve anything so I can wear lots and lots and lots of bracelets) and fingerless gloves - love it all. Props to this lady!


Sunday, January 3, 2010

2010 inspiration

I was going to make a list of all I wanted to accomplish in the coming year but decided I didn't want to set myself up for failure or limit myself. Instead, here is my inspiration...

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveller, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I--
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference

-Robert Frost

2010 Words to Live By...
Grown Up


2009 recap


1. became an aunt to the sweetest babies - Baylee, Ben and Elijah

2. started my blog

3. besties visited from florida

4. received my first passport stamp

5. visited the besties in florida

6. acquired a new understanding for another culture

7. turned the big 3-0

8. celebrated my 4 year wedding anniversary and 11 year dating anniversary

9. created Four Squared Vintage

10. ate fresh sushi

11. swam in the ocean

It was quite a year! Here's to another great year and more great accomplishments in 2010...