thursday things

I had a bunch of pictures in my blog folder to write about but none of them really warranted their own post.  So instead of holding on to them for a few more weeks I put together this post of random thoughts & events :-)

1.  Way back on Sunday 4/15 we went to the buffet at Harrah's for Bill's birthday.  It's a little pricey at $30+ a person without alcohol but for the amount of crab legs those boys eat it's worth it.  We had a lovely evening and there isn't a whole lot to say, mostly I just wanted to share this picture of Bill on I believe plate 4 of crab legs.

2.  I download a new app to my iPhone called PicFrame and I love it!  I've been making collages of all our events lately.  It's a great way to display photos without having to upload them all one by one!
4.  Last weekend was the employee awards dinner for my company.  It's not quite as fancy as the gala but everyone gets dressed up and has a nice dinner while watching co-workers be honored for years of service and what not.  It was held at the Borgata so once everything wrapped up a bunch of us headed over to Gypsy Bar for a few more drinks and dancing to the Amish Outlaws.
6.  My 31st birthday was also last week.  I used to love my birthday and really look forward to celebrating but for some reason this year I was sort of blah about it.  I wasn't upset or anything but I just didn't really care either way...weird.  Anyway, the 17th fell on a Tuesday so there was no ruckus partying that day.  Joe delivered an edible arrangement to my work (he really is the best), which I am now using as a planter, and we went to Steve & Cookie's for dinner.  It is by far my favorite restaurant and I always have the ragout of beef short rib however after trying Joe's double-cut stuffed pork chop I may have to switch it up next time.  Seriously it was out of this world delicious!
We celebrated with my friends that Saturday at Clancy's By the Bay.  Apparently it's the new place to be and be seen in our area because it was packed!  Luckily we snagged an alcove off the bar with couches and chairs because there was no way we'd have gotten seats at the bar.  I know Shana took a bunch of pictures but I have seen them yet so you'll have to settle for this one of Angela & I doing a shot for now.  It was a really great night and I'm thankful I have so many great friends because a bunch of them came out to celebrate.
7.  I've been seeing the J Crew Bubble Necklace pop up on a bunch of my favorite fashion blogs lately.  I thought it was super cute but there's no way I could justify $150 on costume jewelry with all the big wedding purchases happening around here.  Then one day one of those lovely ladies mentioned getting theirs on eBay.  I was intrigued and hopped over to check it out, low and behold there they were in tons of different colors and all for around $20!  I couldn't believe my eyes and immediately snatched one up in white!  It came the other day and I love it!  I told the ladies at work I hope they like it too because they're going to be seeing a lot of it!  I'm trying to decide if I should get another one in cobalt for pre-wedding events?!?!
 And... I've decided to do my first giveaway here at Dimples Does It!  I'm giving away one pink J Crew Bubble Necklace (purchased on eBay)!  All you need to do to enter is post a comment below on what you'd wear this super cute statement piece with and you're in!  I'll randomly choose a winner on Tuesday May 1st.


  1. GREAT NECKLACE. I was actually just going to hop over to eBay and look. I have a great black dress I got fro Targer this might look good with, and also a pink scooped top from Loft... skirt and red heels and I would be super excited.

    As always, loving the blog and keeping up with your fitness/wedding news.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  2. That necklace looks super cute on you!! But I totally couldn't pull it off (love the sweater too!)

    And every time I see your edible arrangements bear, I think about having one sent to myself cause its just so darn adorable!

  3. i love that necklace! I think I'd wear it with a strapless black dress so the necklace would be the focus. btw, i like your blog because it always is upbeat and cheery!

  4. Love the necklace!!! I would totally rock that at work with a cardi or dress up a summer outfit. How adorable!

  5. Cute! I would pair it with something unexpected like a pale yellow strapless dress and gold sandals. I like the odd color combo!

  6. Ok, thanks to your text, I'm entering.

    Like most of us, I have about a million weddings to go to this year, and I am looking for the perfect statement necklace. My dress is a short, strapless, light tan Max and Cleo, and i'm pairing it with hot pink slingback heels from Nine West. The wedding is tomorrow, so there's no way I'd get the necklace in time, but i think it would look great with the dress, heels and my matching pink mani/pedi. Did I mention that my D-bag ex and his new gf will also be at this wedding, so I'm planning to be extra stunning?


  7. I'll have to get an outfit to wear my necklace when I win!

  8. I would wear it with a cardigan or a simple blouse-considering 90% of what I wear is black it would really POP!

  9. My current obsession is a statement piece with a plain white tee and jeans. This could be offset with contrasting color from heels or a bright bag either of which taken from the spring color pallet trends or the bright neons trending through summer.

  10. This necklace is totally adorable! I am not the best at accesssorizing. My ultimate goal is tp learn how to wear scarves. :)Back to this piece...I would have to wear it with a solid, pattern-less blouse, but I'd definitely pull it together with some fun, hot heels!