Thursday, July 31, 2014

Catching up with Nicole......

I am sure you have noticed that I haven't talked about my weight loss since the move to Denver and the reason why is simple.....Because there is nothing to tell. Since I have moved I haven't lost any weight but on the up side I haven't gained either. I am holding steady at 144. Which is 33 pounds lost since I started this journey! I wear an 8 or a 6 instead of a 10 or 12!
I swear I have to get back on it......I really want to see 139 on the scale and hit the 35 pound milestone! It has been hard to try and lose weight while getting to know Denver and the Denver food scene! HA, but really! We go to Mexico in October and I really want to hit the 130s even if it is 139!! Wish me luck!
As you know I have posted homes we love here in Denver on the blog and I have talked about how the plan was to build here in Denver for a Feb 2015 move in......and plans change. It has been 2 weeks now and I have processed the information and I am moving forward but here is what happened.....
Matt is 1099 as a business owner (Farmers Insurance hired him to run his own district) and since we just moved here are essentially screwed. We qualify by Income, Credit and our past home ownership but since we have not lived IN Denver for 2 years we cannot get a mortgage. You HAVE to have 1-2 years at least of W2 or 1099 tax returns IN Colorado. So since Matt was W2 last year in Ohio and we moved for this position which is 1099 we are unable to buy a home. It is insane and stupid.
I mean you all know we picked out this Town home in 5 days without even seeing it and if I would have known this would end of being a 2 year home we would have picked different. But it is what it is and here is what we are doing to help us settle with this home........

We never decorated or really settled since this was suppose to be less than a year of living so......I have thrown myself into making this a home. That is why we are getting a King bed and moving the Queen into the guest make it nicer for our guests! We are also moving my large desk in the loft into storage and putting in a cute Daybed we picked out at Ikea that folds out into a full size! This weekend we are getting that storage unit and cleaning out the garage to make room for my car! YAY, no more parking on the street and hail damage! SO we are making the best of a small home and this time next year we might try to get a mortgage again. It is always something with us.

So guys that is the latest on my life!!!

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

My MIL Styled!

Happy Hump Day Friends!!!!!! It is a rainy and gloomy day here in Denver, yuck! But I have a few fun Style boards to brighten all of our days! My Mother-In-Law Micki asked me to do a few boards for her and I was so excited and yet so nervous!!! Why? Because I want her to love it! I can't help but want everything to be perfect! I spent some extra time on these making sure they meet the requirements:
* Age appropriate
* Work to Weekend
* Transition into Fall
* Looks to go with new Fall riding boots
* Looks to go with "Cool" skin tones

Here is what I have done:
* 27 complete looks that average out to $40 per look
* I included a few high end pieces that I thought were very age appropriate ( I want the dresses too). The 2 high end dresses can be worn thru several seasons and several ways! But I did include a lower end dress option too!
* The total for everything is $1,057 but that includes several shoe options as well as accessories! SO this may be more but both dresses don't have to be purchased at the same time!
BONUS! Boden does FREE shipping on all orders!

Micki Styled Board #1
* 12 complete looks on this board
* Work to Weekend casual to Weekend dressy with boots!
* I did the number system with this board so all the looks are clear!!
Nude flats and jewelry +
3 + 2 + 1 
3 + 5
3 + 6
3 + 7
Each look with Leather Keds or Boots +
4 + 2 + 1
4 + 5
4 + 6
4 + 7
Micki Styled 1

Micki Styled Board #2
* 10 complete looks
* Work to Church to Date Night!
* Each look can be worn with the flats then with the boots into Fall and Winter
* The dresses can be worn with just jewerly for Summer with the Flats, both Dresses 2 & 3 also match the coral scarf! All 3 dresses will also look amazing with the jean jacket
* Dress 1 matches the Blue scarf and can be worn with either the cardigan or the jean jacket!

Micki Styled 2

Micki Styled Board #3
* 5 + looks!
* Yes, even these pants will easily go into Fall with the jean jacket over any of the shirts below!! The reviews of these pants on Loft were amazing which is nice to see!
* The scarf can be worn with the short sleeve blue jean top or even over the rhinestone collar of the stripe shirt to make a new look!
Micki Styled 3

I am perfectly happy with Target boots, they really do last and hold up really well for me but sometimes you want to invest in a new piece so I found these amazing boots at Nordstrom! They are on sale thru this weekend and after that they will go back up to $199!

Boot Options

Enzo Angiolini leather riding boots / Merona two tone riding boots

I know all of these looks will look great on my Mother-in-law! I can picture her in them all!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Stella & Dot

You guys would never guess that I have "officially" been a Stella and Dot consultant since like January but I never did anything with it....the move and everything just was too much! But I thought now is a great time to actually be active! I signed up to sell for one reason only....I LOVE Stella and Dot and I wear it every single day so why not sell???
Here are some of my current FAVS!!!!
Stella and Dot Fall 14'

Feel free to click on the links above to check out my site.......pass it on to your friends and buy!!!
I am gonna do a "WELCOME to the Business" Promotion.......
If you shoot me an email and do an online party for me......Not only will you get rewards but I will mail you a bauble just from ME!!!!!!!!
All you have to do is pass on the link I send you to your friends and as they buy you earn!!! Easy!!!!
Here is what you earn...
Stella and Dot Trunk Show Rewards.......
product CREDIT
$250 - $500+
(25% OF SALES)
$100 - $200
(20% OF SALES)
$45 - $75
(15% OF SALES)
product YOU'LL
$1000 - $2000+
& 4+ orders
$500 - $999+
& 4+ orders
$300 - $499+
& 4+ orders

SO shoot me an email at if you want to host an online Trunk Show!!!!!!!
Make sure you follow me on Instagram to see how I style my Stella and Dot!!!

Monday, July 28, 2014

SHOP My Closet!!!

This weekend I spent some time cleaning out my closet and thought it was the perfect time for a Blog Garage Sale!!!!!!!!

I have a few things to sell most have the tags on and here is how it works....
1. All prices INCLUDE shipping which I calculated at $10
2. You will shoot me an email at and let me know what # you want 
3. I will then send you a PayPal invoice and once it is paid the items will be shipped out THIS week!!!

#1. THE J Crew skirt I am obsessed with!!!!
Size 8, never worn
Originally paid $90
Selling : $40
 Click HERE to see how to style this skirt!!!!
 #2. NY& Company White Eyelet Shirt Dress
Size 10, never worn
Paid: $69.50
Selling $30

 #3. 2 Shirts from The Limited
Size: Large, each only worn once
Paid: $40 each
Selling BOTH together for $25

#4. Kohls Blazers
Size: 10 (black) and XL (Green) with tags
Paid: $80 for both
Selling: $35 for both! 

 #5. 3 Painter Tee's from JCrew
Size: XL, only worn a few times
Paid $30 EACH
Selling: $30 for all 3

 #6. NY& Company Red button down
Size: Med, never worn
Paid: $39.95
Selling: $20

Happy Shopping!!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, July 25, 2014

Master Bedroom Makeover!

Matt and I are moving up in the world.......we are finally getting a KING size bed!!! YAY! So if you know me then you know I have been throwing myself into this full force! I love the upholstered bed look and we finally decided on this bed from West Elm. Here is the rest of our new Master Bedroom Makeover, everything here has/will be purchased!!!
New Master

I like strong colors and I also love neutrals but I have decided to make Grey and Red the main colors with the accents being in Silver, Yellow and Blue!!! What I like about the bed and the bedding is that down the road I can make turquoise the accent color or even oranges for a Tuscan feel!
Master palette

Thoughts??? Does this work?????

Thursday, July 24, 2014

I Love Rock n' Roll

 You know music feeds my soul, it always has..... wether I am dancing to a song, discovering a new artist or enjoying a concert. I have probably been to over 150 concerts in my life, it is just my "thing"!! My favorite genre of music is old Rock thanks to my parents, I just feel like I should have been born in the 70s! I totally missed my time!
When I saw that Don Felder (Eagles), Styx and Foreigner were coming to Denver I told Matt we HAD to go! I LOVE Foreigner, really I do!! Matt wasn't so sure about going at first and in fact I was worried he was going to be a party pooper! BUT........once he realized he knew most of the songs we had the BEST time!
We saw the concert at Fiddlers Green in Denver which is a great venue, we loved it and with the mountains and sunset in the back ground it was perfect! Can't wait to go back!

 We sat on the lawn in the back and the seats were perfect, we could kick back relax, dance and take it all in!
 " Juke Box Hero"........

Really guys, this might have been one of my favorite nights since our move to Denver, so enjoyable and so much fun!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

SAHM Styled! ( Plus an announcement)

My friend J is a super fab Stella & Dot consultant and a wonderful Stay at Home Mom! J asked that I update her wardrobe with these guidelines:
* Looks that can go from School to Target to Dinner
* Looks that can go into early Fall
* Comfort and affordability
* Yet styled and put together

I am so excited with everything that I found that I could just jump into any of the boards and wear the heck out of them!!! Every piece is comfortable yet very versatile with JUST the change of a shoe!! Here is what I did:
* 27 complete looks PLUS an additional 19 looks by the change of a shoe!
* Total $559.00 which equals out to about $13 per complete look
* Target, Old Navy, J Crew, Loft
* All accessories are Stella and Dot and are NOT calculated into the prices, J sells S&D and more than likely has the pieces or can get them much cheaper than we can! I wanted to use something I know she loves!

J Styled Board 1:
* 8 Looks; The shirts with the jeans are super cute but by then adding the scarf with each look that provides a completely new look that is so cute!
J Styled 1

J Styled Board 2:
* This board is great there are 6 looks PLUS an additional 6 looks when just the shoes are switched out!
* First set of looks is all the fun "Graphic Tees" with the scarf and then change it up by adding the cardigan to each look. Both looks go great with flats or heels! Pink is an all year color!
J Styled 2

J Styled Board 3:
This board is my favorite and I know, I know camo really? YES really! I have camo skinny jeans from J Crew and I can wear them SO many ways and I get so many compliments! I promise J these will be stunning on you! And yes, the leopard shoes do go with the pants and the tops this is a perfect example of mixing prints that work!
* This board has 9 complete looks; The tops each paired alone, with the scarf and then each top paired with the jean jacket.
* Bonus!!! Switch out the shoes and you have 9 more complete looks for dinner with friends!!!
J Styled 3

J Styled Board 4:
Shift dresses can be very comfy when running around with kids or dressed up with heels for a cute date night! This sweatshirt can be worn now with the sleeves rolled up or then with either scarf for a cool Fall day!
* This board has 4 looks PLUS 4 additional looks when the shoes are changed!
 Yes, the heels go with the sweatshirt. It is a fitted top and J Crew makes pieces that are so versitile!
J Styled 4

I hope everyone likes all of these looks.....anyone can buy these pieces....just click on the links under each board to be directed to that site for purchase!

A' la Mode Styled

You guys, I have the next MONTH lined up with people to style and I am so excited! I will be presenting 1 a week from here on out on the blog!

*First I have a few changes to let you all know about.........
Starting now for all new "Stylees" (who are not already booked thru me) I will be charging a small fee of $40. (via paypal)
Why?? These boards take me on average 4-6 hours to complete, sometimes more!
I see it this way that price will buy my husband and I a movie night, as simple as that!
Here is what that $40 will get you each and every time!
* 4 boards with at least 20 new looks
* Styled from head to toe with information on how to piece every board together via email.
* I will stay around your budget and always looks for sales and pieces available online at that time.

Here is the Cherry on Top
* If you refer a friend I will style 1 extra board for you at the time your friend signs up! A little bonus, thank you from me!
* On your second time coming back to me for say a new season you will only be charged $30!

Here is some of what I can offer:
* Mixing and Matching of prints that work for you
* Complete overhaul
* Accessory make-over only
* Special occasion or vacation looks (weddings, showers, parties, vacations, pictures)
* Seasonal looks

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Quizee McQuizerson

Who doesn't love a good quiz??? I DO I DO! And I am sure these are exactly the burning questions that you wanted to know about me! ha! Just ignore the fact that it took me a VERY long time to figure out how to fill this puppy out right online (PicMonkey)! But hey, it's done!
I saw this on my friend Elise's blog today and had to steal it, you can visit her HERE!
You can get your own quiz to share in the fun HERE and it is also a fun link up!!!!


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