Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Sneak Peak

I'm so sad the wedding weekend is over, it was absolutely A-mazing!  But it has freed up some time for me to focus on other things that have been on the back burner.  I've fi
nally started uploading and organizing our pictures from Greece and now the wedding. 

Here's a preview of what's to come.
More to come!  Have a fabulous Tuesday lovelies!

P.S. - Bloomie's Friends & Fam starts today (online).  Promo code FALLFRIEND at checkout.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

It is Written!

My maid of honor speech for my sister's wedding on Saturday is FINALLY complete!  I've been sweating this task for months and after many tears, prayers, sleepless nights, Tylenol PM and deleted drafts it's officially printed, packed and perfected.
Thank God!!  Now I'm just freaking about speaking in front of a huge crowd {can we say panic attack?!} Hello liquid courage!
I'm hoping to avoid this reaction at all costs.

I'm on my way home to spend the next few days with family and sister enjoying our final days together before she becomes a Mrs and moves to Colorado w. her beau to begin their new life together.  I can't believe MY little sister is getting married!!!

Wish me luck and say a little prayer for me.  I'll be back next week with a full recap and pictures!

Friday, September 17, 2010

I Puffy Heart Tarjay

This morning I ran into Target on my way into work to grab a few things and I couldn't help but take a detour enroute to the card section to get a glimpse of the new fall fashion.  And oh my!  I never have a problem finding one or two cute pieces but this time I found at least ten items that are now being added to my must have list. 

I'm leaving work today and heading right back to Target to snatch up these favorites before they disappear!
This one has a really cute chain detailing, which you can't really see in the pic.
Target makes it uber difficult to save pics to upload to Blogger so you'll just have to take my word on the cuteness.  The best part?  Nothing was over $39.99!

I'm thinking a trip to the pumpkin patch may be be on this weekend's agenda, that is, if I can manage to knock out my speech for my sister's wedding next weekend. I'm itching to recreate this super cute polka dotted pumpkins that Imperfectly Beautiful made last year. 
Have a fabulous weekend!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Blog Sale!

I've been cleaning out my closet to make way for some new fall items.  That means blog sale! Smoke-free, pet-free home.  All items must be paid for within 24 hours of receiving email confirmation or it will be offered to the next bidder. Shipping is a flat rate of $6 and I will combine shipping for multiple items. Email me at cherishberna {at} gmail {dot} com to purchase. Payment via PayPal. All sales are final. Questions, please ask.
Citizens of Humanity Kelly #001 Boot Cut Jeans
Size 28
Retail $180, Asking $70

NWT Banana Republic Cropped Jacket
3/4 Sleeves, Size XS
Retail $69.99, Asking $20
NWT Banana Republic Dress (navy, orange, brown)
Size 8
Retail $89, Asking $30
SOLD - NWT Lulu's Elsey Dress
Size Medium
Asking $20
Express Black, Strapless Cocktail Dress
Sweetheart Neckline, Worn Once
Size 8 (runs small)
Retail $90, Asking $40
Old Navy Stretch Pinstripe Blazer
3/4 sleeves
Asking $10
Lilly Fillies for Lillies Ruffle Skirt
Size 6
Asking $20
NWT Lilly Pulitzer Adley Skort
Multi Louie Print
Size 8
Retail $138, Asking $35
NWT Lilly Pulitzer Worth Shift
Size 6
Retail $178, Asking $95

Lilly Pulitzer Fountain of Youth Strapless Dress
Size 4
Limited Black Knit Shirt
Size XS
NWT Limited Black Tube Top (knit)
Size S
SOLD - Forever 21 Pencil skirt w. bow - worn once
Size Large
Aqua Seersucker Blazer - Steinmart
3/4 Sleeves
NWT Limited Ruffle Cami
Size M
NWT Nine West Aqua Clutch
Retail $24.99, Asking $12
NWT Vera Bradley Jazzy Clutch
Loves Me Print
Retail $45, Asking $15
Coach Monogrammed Clutch - used once
Retail $98, Asking $25

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Down to the Wire

See this crazy, cute, cool chick?
She's getting married to this guy in oh T-10 days!

And this freak, hot mess of a Maid of Honor is spazzing out. 
{I can't believe I really posted this!}
You see I blog and write for my job and they're fully aware of both, and are expecting one mamma jamma of a speech on Saturday, September 25th at approximately 7pm.  And what do I have?
I'm losing sleep and constantly focusing on it.  So if you think of it, say a little prayer for me and my lack of speech writing material.  I even went home this weekend to jog my memory by going through old photo albums and I'm still scrambling!! Whoever thought that writing about your best friend and someone you've known for 23 years would be so hard!

Side note - that scary self portrait is me trying out the Boscia Black Mask that Pretty In Pink Megan raved about here.  So far, I love it.

Don't forget, blog sale here tomorrow!!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Review - Sally Hansen's Complete Salon Manicure

A few weeks ago while perusing the cosmetic aisles at Tarjay I stumbled upon Sally Hansen's Complete Salon Manicure system.  The polish claims to offer all 3 steps of a traditional mani {base, color, top coats} in one redesigned bottle. 
Sally offers a color almost identical to OPI's Bubble Bath and Sweet Heart so I decided what the heck. 
When I sat down to paint my nails the first thing that made me do a double take was the brush. 
 Unlike regular polish brushes Sally's brush is a bit shorter and thicker.  It also has a tapered, rounded edge and wasn't as flexible.  I overcame the shape and painted on. 

The end result was a craptastic paint job leaving me wishing I had left my You Don't Know Jacques color alone.

- my nails do feel slightly stronger (the Complete Manicure polish claims to have a strengthener in it)
- price is comprable to a bottle of OPI or Essie polish ($7)
- good variety of colors

- tricky rounded brush makes applying polish a pain in the bootie, ending in a redo
- left my nails with a spotty, unsmooth finish
- finished color looks like a matte polish, clear top coat needed

Have you tried out the Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure?  If so, what did you think?  I'm curious if I should give this another go, maybe in a different color.

Don't forget about my blog sale on Thursday!  Be sure to check it out.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Come and knock on our door

This has got to be one of the THE most random blog posts ever.  My husband is constantly amazed at how random I can be.  And because I amaze him so much he often makes me 'retrace' my thoughts to explain to him how on earth I ended up on said topic.  And what on earth made me think of Three's Company?!Anyways. 

Being a 'condo' owner versus a 'home' owner severly limits home decor, landscape opportunities, etc.  We can't deck the halls w. holiday lights or those tacky plastic moving reindeer unless of course we trimmed the hallway, something I'm sure my neighbors wouldn't appreciate it.  One way that I can express myself or our home is through wreaths.  Good old wreaths. 

And since I'm kinda a scrooge when it comes to fall I thought maybe if I found a pretty, fun fall wreath it might make me welcome fall a bit more instead of shooing it away. 
I know the humidity is not enjoyable, but I really love the heat and sun beating down.  What can I say, I'm a summer girl.
This last one is by far my favorite.  How fun for a house full of kids or a teacher?  Someday...have I mentioned my hubby wants 6?  Yes, 6.  That will not be happening!

I still haven't found the one yet.  I'm hoping I can find one wreath that can span the entire fall season.  All of these creations can be found on Etsy.  I didn't add the links but I did add them to my Etsy favorites so if you're dying to know where to buy, email me.

In other news, 3 days before we left for Greece our washer broke.  And it was going to cost $500 to repair.  Not worth it.  So we used our neighbor's washer to get us through and finally had time to price and shop for a new one.  A new washer & dryer turned into replacing all of our appliances.  We were planning to replace all but not this soon and not after a month of travel.  But it was too good of a steal to pass up.
Yay for a fifth burner on the stove to cook giant pots of soups, chili and stew!  We're one step closer to getting our place ready to sell in the spring.  All that's left are hardwoods.

Greece was absolutely, hands-down amazing. I need to get my pics in order and then do a recap, or 20.  The food was slap your mama good.  I ate enough olives and greek salads to last a lifetime. The views and sunsets were out of this world.  We are so blessed to experience it and will definintely be going back.

Stay tuned for a mega blog sale later in the week!  Including Citizen for Humanity jeans, Coach, Lilly, Banana, shoes (NIB), etc.