Monday, November 5, 2012


Hey Ladies!! Happy Monday(not!)! I hope you had a great weekend. Ours was fun! Friday the hubs and I stayed in and grilled up some dinner and drank beer together. Although we both really enjoy going out on the town, we also really enjoy just chilling at our house and having fun together :)  Especially all the work we have put in to our home, we want to enjoy it!! This is what I wore on Friday:

I rocked one of my beloved v-neck long-sleeve shirts from Forever21 and my faux leather leggings. As I said before, I usually don't wear these as pants but rather under something else, but my tribal open cardigan is so thick and long that I felt comfortable. The grey thigh high socks are from Kohl's and I also have them in black. They are great for layering under boots and are very warm and comfy. And since I wore them with my rider boots that aren't thigh high, I just scrunched them down. Super cute! And to top it all off, my studded headband in silver and those mauve/burgundy lips I mentioned here. Now, about those lips... I LOVED it!! It took the hubs just a second to get used to them, but then he decided he actually really liked it and even went so far as to describe how the dark lips brought out the contouring that I had done with my makeup. It's hilarious when guys get excited about something totally girly! ha! Take a look:


The only problem with rocking bold lips like this is that kissing is absolutely off limits! (unless your man is okay with having colored lips! haha) So for dinner we grilled up some steak and green pepper, asparagus on the stove top and two potatoes in the microwave. We didn't plan enough in advance to put the potatoes on the grill. They take soo long!


For the asparagus I sprayed some olive oil on the pan, added the fresh asparagus, and topped it with just a sprinkle of water, pepper, sea salt and garlic salt. I just mixed it all up in the pan so the asparagus got the olive oil on it and then put the lid on, flipping and mixing occasionally. I like my asparagus to be really well cooked and I just kind of eyeball it as far as time goes.

I like to top my sweet potato with I Can't Believe It's Not Butter and some cinnamon. Yum!

And the hubs' potato was covered in olive oil and sea salt prior to cooking. He then topped it with I Can't Believe It's Not Butter and some sour cream. The green pepper was cut and wrapped in tin foil. I sprayed it with olive oil and added pepper and garlic salt. Tossed it on the grill with the steaks and voila! It was all delish!!

And the best part of all: the beer. Ha! As mentioned before, our grocery has a section of loose beers that you can create your own 6-pack of beer. I decided to go this route because there were so many beers that I wanted to try and it made more sense to spend $8.99 for six beers instead of having to by an entire 6-pack of each of the different beers I wanted, which would definitely cost more than $8.99 ha! I got two of the Samuel Adams Octoberfest because it looked really good!

Our Alma Mater had a neat event on campus earlier this year to promote all the local beer and wine makers and we  used the sweet glasses we got for attending.

On Saturday we went and tailgated the UofL football game and it.was.cold. The weather was awful but they pulled out the win! Here's what I wore:

I wore my fleece North Face hat that I got at an outlet and my super warm, super worth the investment, down feather North Face jacket. This sucker is warm and I love it! I got it last year for a little under $200. The red sweater, plaid scarf, jeans and black boots are from Charlotte Russe. PHEW! I guess I like that store! ha! And of course, some coffee was a must for the tailgate. I went with my usual, tall skinny vanilla latte, and the hubs went with the grande Pike's Place roast (and some beers).

Work on Sunday was not too bad. The weekends are usually not bad and we all try to have fun and make the most of it. Today is an off day from work and I've already got some laundry done, all the Halloween decorations down (sad face) and got my workout in. Here's what I wore:

I am so pale.... ha!

 I rocked this fab hooded running top by Nike and my Nike Tempo running shorts. I swear by these running shorts! I have them in about six different colors. They are perfectly comfortable and I am obsessed with them. I have to control myself and not buy more and more (they have SO many colors and patterns to choose from) until the ones I have get worn down. They usually are around $28 which is a great price for what you are getting. Mine last forever! Which is both good and bad because I just want to have an excuse to buy more! ha! Under my top I wore one of my retired tanks from Target.

A great feature of this running top is that it has built in gloves. You can wear it this way, with just your thumb through the hole, or you can pull the extra flap out and it becomes a mitten, covering your fingers. How fab?!

So, after my workout I ran by the grocery to snag some seasonal coffee. And, you guessed it, Pumpkin Spice was my final pick! haha It's a serious addiction that I may need to seek counseling for. There is a machine that will grind the beans for you. Sometimes if the prepackaged flavor I want is only available in whole bean I will just open the bag, pour the beans in, grind and then place them back in the original bag. But, the pumpkin spice flavor wasn't available in a prepackaged bag, so I used the bags provided and wrote my flavor down. Yum!

Ohh Yeahh

I really like Stevia. Don't get me wrong, I'll use Sweet 'n Low, or any other substitute for that matter, if I'm in a bind. But, when I am at home we use Stevia. It just makes me feel better, even if there really is no difference. haha

Hope you have a fabulous week! That wedding day photo post is coming, and I can't wait to share the recent purchases I just made at Forever21 online. I hope they are just as gorg in person as they look on the internet! Still waiting on my Stella & Dot loot to show up on my doorstep, and when it does I'll be sure to share.

xoxo MaryBeth


  1. LOVE your outfits! You always look so cute dressed up or dressed down!

    I have that pumpkin spice creamer too, love it!!

    Happy week love!!

  2. Aww thanks! And yes, the pumpkin spice creamer rocks my world!! Have a great week too!

  3. You have the most adorable outfits! Glad you & the hubs had such a fun night in on Friday. Love those sort of nights xo

    1. Thanks girl! And sometimes staying at home IS just as fun!


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