Thursday, August 30, 2012

Friday's Letters

Even though Ashley is in Northern California this week and not doing the link up, I still think letters is a great way to end the week.  Here we go...

Dear Friends, Happy Three Day Weekend!  What do you have going on?!  Any trips planned? Pool time?  Relaxing?

Dear Marco,  I am looking forward to saying up past 9 PM with you this weekend.  I promise I won't fall asleep on the couch before 10 PM ;)

Dear Weekend, Gators on Saturday + pool party on Sunday = one very happy girl:)

Dear Fall TV, I am ready for you.  Slim pickings on the TiVo recently.  {X Factor, Gossip Girl, Modern Family & Shark Tank}

Dear Friends {again}!  Don't forget about my link up on Tuesday, 9/4 Abode Style! 


First Three Days

Wow!  I can’t even begin to explain to you how amazing my new job is.  I feel like I won the work jackpot.  The past 3 days have been a whirlwind.  I’ve been in bed by 9 PM each night, but each morning I can’t wait to get into the office. 

Unfortunately I can’t say much about the work environment and office due to company policy, but this is what I will tell you…
  1. If you work here the motto One for One is ingrained into your soul and it feels amazing.  EVERYONE is super proud of what they are doing and why they are doing it.  It is wonderful how passionate each person is towards the brand and our mission.
  2. The commute is amazing! 6.6 miles versus 15 to downtown.  I wouldn't trade it for the world.
  3. The marketing + communications team is full of really cool, sweet people who have been extremely welcoming.
  4. You can bring your dog to work.  If I only had a French Bulldog...
  5. Every Friday at 4:30 PM is happy hour.
  6. I've traded in 5 inch heels for flats.
  7. The environment is exactly what I think it would be like at G00gle of Faceb00k.
  8. I wore shorts to work today.
  9. After a year of service you get to go on a giving trip and give shoes to kids.  Seriously amazing!

By far #9 is the best!  Three days in and I am already counting down the days until I get to experience this first hand.  If you live in LA I would highly recommend applying if you see a position on their website.  It will change your life and way of thinking.  It has already changed mine.  If you aren't familiar with our story you can check it out here.

Check out my giveaway to celebrate my new job here:)

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Oh, How Pinteresting!

It is no secret my second love in life, after M, is college football.  I think most of my family and friends would agree to that.  My team is the Gators.  I have always loved them since I was a little kid and I just happened to marry a man with the same love.  His whole family went to school there.  Since the season starts on Saturday, I thought I would show you a couple of my favorite pins.  

Source: via Britney on Pinterest

Source: via Britney on Pinterest

College football is the most wonderful time of the year:)
Enter my first giveaway here!

Monday, August 27, 2012

First Day of Work Jitters + Giveaway

Two of my favorite things, the Gators and comfy shoes! 

Today is my first day of work.  Ahhhh...I am SO EXCITED!  Last week when I received my new hire information I couldn't stop smiling.  Seriously I feel beyond blessed to work for such an amazing company and I haven't even started my first day.  I have always said I would love to work for a non-profit, if I could get paid decent.  Well, it looks like this is as close as I am going to get to my dream.  

To start the celebration on the right foot I have a treat for you, my very first giveaway!  I've put together some of my favorite things for fall.  One lucky winner will receive the following...

ELF Matte Lip Color in Rich Red
{friends, this is $3 at Target and is fabulous!  run now if you are dying to try the red lip craze, but can't commit to expensive brands like me or you can enter to win below}
Maybelline Falsies Mascara
Essie Nail Polish in Raspberry
{this product is amazing, Gwyneth even blogged about his products on Goop!  I have been using this product for years and love how soft my hair feels.}

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Sunday, August 26, 2012

Saturday Night

This weekend we celebrated M's best friend/writing partners birthday at Las Perlas in Downtown LA.  We LOVE this place!  All their margaritas are hand made with fresh ingredients right in front of you.  If you are ever in LA I highly recommend making a night of it by dining at Bottega Louie's first and then head to Las Perlas.  You won't be disappointed!

Strawberry & Habanero
Hers & His

M, Doug & Sing

Trying out red lipstick for the first time

The birthday boy!

Spence, Doug, M, Greg & Alex aka film geeks

The girlfriends posing with the stuffed calf

Doug with his ladies

Former roommates, best friends, writing partners=the perfect hollywood love story

LOVE them!


Sunday Social: All About the Internet

Link up here

1. What is the first website you log on to each day?
On my phone: Instagram
On my personal computer: Facebook

2. Give us some funny websites you visit that we need to know about
Suri's Burn Book {hopefully you already know about this!}

3. Pinterest or Facebook? Why?
Right now Pinterest, I guess all my FB friends are boring.

4. Twitter or Instagram? Why?
It's a tie.  I love how you can put out the most random thoughts on Twitter and I love the photos on Instagram.

5. Favorite youtube it!
It's a tie is for pure laughter and the other is to whip my ass into shape.

6. Biggest online pet peeve?
Someone who is always updating their FB status.  That is why we have Twitter people!!


Friday, August 24, 2012


Dear Allie, Rachel commented on our Instagram photo! moment of the week.  We are such dorks, but I wouldn't have it any other way.  

Dear Work, Here we are on my last day together.  My desk is packed up, computer organized and I'm in the process of saying goodbye.  You've been so good to me these past 3.5 years.  I climbed the the ladder faster than anyone else I know because I got in with the right people.  Thank you Paul & Maurice for having the faith in me to acclimate our new COO.  By doing this you have given me the most wonderful mentor I could ask for.  Also, thanks for naming your best selling jeans after me.  I am most flattered ;)  

Dear MP, 18 months together!  You seriously have been the best boss ever.  When the Director of HR calls and said the company voted and I won for working for the nicest executive I completely agree.  This isn't goodbye, this is see you later at your restaurant for tequila.    

Dear Marco, Your love and support the past few weeks has been unreal.  You wrote on the chalkboard, "Start a new Life."  This is exactly what we are doing.  I can't wait to see where it takes us...  

Dear Family, The emails I received in response to my update yesterday were unreal.  I am the luckiest girl in the world to call you mine.  

Dear Readers, I have a secret, I read Fifty Shades again for the fourth time.  I think I have a serious problem.


Thursday, August 23, 2012

Abode Style Link Up! Coming this September

Earlier this week I shared I will be hosting my first link up!  After lots of thinking I decided to re-name it so everyone can feel included. 

Abode Style will happen each Tuesday in September.

Each weeks theme is below to give you ample time to take pictures of your home.
{my chore for this weekend}

September 4
Give us the grand tour of your home.  
Living with a partner or spouse?  How were you able to incorporate your two styles?  

September 11
What Pinterest crafts or Etsy decor do you have displayed in your home?  
Nothing? No problem.  What pins and/or etsy items would you love to incorporate into your space?

September 18
What does your dream home look like?  

September 25
Where is your favorite place to shop for your home?

True Britt
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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Oh, How Pinteresting

Today I am linking up with The Vintage Apple with my favorite pins of the week! 

Love this for a girls bathroom

This would match my family room perfectly

M, anytime you want to buy me a gift you can get me these.  They are to die for!

I have a Nordstrom giftcard so I think I will be adding these to my closet soon for our rainy LA days;)

Is anyone else obsessed with ecards like me?  

I'll be daydreaming of this spot all day

You can follow me on Pinterest here

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Beer Fest

Each summer, one of our closest friends Spencer, host Beer Fest.  There are 15 or so beers provided and each person/group is assigned a dish to be paired with the beer.  It's a fun way to spend the evening and watch the sunset over the Hollywood Hills.

Spence reading about the beers

One of my favorite couples, Kira & Tyler
She is a stand up comedian/blogger and he is an editor for Vampire Diaries {so cool!} 

This picture encompasses their friendship perfectly

Hanging out on the deck

The beer is starting to kick in 

Editor, Writer, Cinematographer, Director

Love these guys!

Beer consumed at the party

MH and I

Happy Drunks

There are no words!
I love our college friends!  It feels like old times when we hang out but now we are doing cool stuff with our lives.