Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Red Carpet Style; SAGs

The SAG awards were this past Sunday night, here's what I would've worn on the Red Carpet. 

Red Carpet Style; SAGs
The structure of this Zac Posen gown is amazing. And it's in my favorite color, navy to boot. I love the look of gold and blush with navy, which is why I opted for the Henri Bendel cutout bangle and Shaun Leane earrings. I think if I was a celeb, I'd own ever single Alexander McQueen clutch with the skull detail. I don't even like skulls that much, but I find these to be the perfect clutch for any event. A plain nude sandal completes the look.

Red Carpet Style; SAGs beauty

Hair would be simple loose waves with the front pieces braided back. Nails, I'd keep even more simple with a soft baby sheer pink. For the glam, I think Urban Decay's Naked on the run palatte is perfect! It has the best colors to really go with the navy, gold, and blush of the rest of the look. Think I'd make the best dressed list? Xo!

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Matchmaker, matchmaker make me a match...

Here's another installment of emails and my responses that don't get sent. I just want to make it clear of what exactly I'm looking for, cause there are some people-ie; the guys below- that just don't get it. I am in the market for a guy who likes sports in the age range of 28-34 (okay, I'll go 26-36 if he's my soulmate) and is over 5'10...

Our first, second, third, & fourth email come from 'bakedpizza42o' age 27. He writes;

Jan 16th: "Why is it every older chick says no"
Jan 17th: "She said no"
Jan 18th: "If ur on here so much u should try me"
Jan 23rd: "Are we only left with each other"

My response would be something along the lines of;

"Hey there stonerboy. Here's a couple of tips for the next time you email an "older chick". 1-don't call her an "older chick" cause no one wants to be reminded of their age. 2-why not start the email off with something like, I don't know, maybe "Hey, I'm _____." 3-don't insult someone. You emailed me 3 days in a row with no response, maybe you're the one who is always on here. 4-please pull the camera way from your face on your next selfie. 5-we could be the last two people on earth and it still wouldn't happen. Lots of luck!"

Here's two emails from a 46 year old gentleman, that came within 2 minutes of each other;

"Hi like to take you out for a few drinks and dinner so let me no I am building 3 more new houses near *my town and can meet you where you like hope to hear from you Thank you."
"Sweet I would like to take you to dinner thanks."

Showed my dad this one, here's what he said:

"Give me a break." "What the hell is wrong with some people?" "Who does he think he is Carlos Santana??" You're 30, he's 46..."

This gem comes to you from 'all_u_erv_needed';

"Hello there, Merry Christmas I'm Chris, nice to meet you! I'm not from the area, but am in *town across the river for a few days am here fairly often and would like to do something fun! If you are interested in hanging out with a fun, interesting guy with no pressure, since I'll be going home in a few days, you should let me know ;) hopefully I'll hear from you soon!"

This response should come as no surprise..;

"Merry Christmas! Did you open the wrong app? Last I checked this isn't Tinder...but anyway, that's great that you are occasionally in the area and like fun stuff. Cause that's definitely why my manager/best friend paid $43 for me to have this membership. But anyway, you are pretty cute-I would've totally swiped left for you on the Tinder-if I had one, cause again, I am only looking for occasional fun with no pressure! Let me know if you're in the area for Easter, by then I may just want a random hookup ;)"

Monday, January 26, 2015

a book in review!

Brief Summary:

Check out the #1 New York Times bestseller Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty, called “a surefire hit” by Entertainment Weekly.

"The secrets burrowed in this seemingly placid small town...are so suburban noir they would make David Lynch clap with glee...[Moriarty] is a fantastically nimble writer, so sure-footed that the book leaps between dark and light seamlessly; even the big reveal in the final pages feels earned and genuinely shocking.” —Entertainment Weekly

"Reading one [of Liane Moriarty's novels] is a bit like drinking a pink cosmo laced with arsenic... [BIG LITTLE LIES] is a fun, engaging and sometimes disturbing read” –USA Today

Sometimes it’s the little lies that turn out to be the most lethal. . . .

A murder… . . . a tragic accident… . . . or just parents behaving badly?
What’s indisputable is that someone is dead.
But who did what?

Big Little Lies follows three women, each at a crossroads:

Madeline is a force to be reckoned with. She’s funny and biting, passionate, she remembers everything and forgives no one. Her ex-husband and his yogi new wife have moved into her beloved beachside community, and their daughter is in the same kindergarten class as Madeline’s youngest (how is this possible?). And to top it all off, Madeline’s teenage daughter seems to be choosing Madeline’s ex-husband over her. (How. Is. This. Possible?).

Celeste is the kind of beautiful woman who makes the world stop and stare. While she may seem a bit flustered at times, who wouldn’t be, with those rambunctious twin boys? Now that the boys are starting school, Celeste and her husband look set to become the king and queen of the school parent body. But royalty often comes at a price, and Celeste is grappling with how much more she is willing to pay.

New to town, single mom Jane is so young that another mother mistakes her for the nanny. Jane is sad beyond her years and harbors secret doubts about her son. But why? While Madeline and Celeste soon take Jane under their wing, none of them realizes how the arrival of Jane and her inscrutable little boy will affect them all.

Big Little Lies is a brilliant take on ex-husbands and second wives, mothers and daughters, schoolyard scandal, and the dangerous little lies we tell ourselves just to survive. 


I had seen this book in People magazine, on iBooks a few times, and have saved it in my notes. After I finished Gone Girl, I decided to download 'Big Little Lies' and give it a go. First, I loved that this book takes place in Australia! I loved to picture the beach setting and all the cute parts of the town. This story is about 3 different women who all become friends, but are leading completely different lives. It's a book that makes you think about how many "little lies" you tell. I think this book would be great for a book club cause there are a lot of topics that could open your eyes to things the closest people around you are going thru that you may not even know, xo!

Ps. Here's a super fun article Glamour wrote about 'Big Little Lies' coming to the big screen!

Friday, January 23, 2015

Hello there...

I haven't gotten back into the swing of Friday link ups. But I promise this will be the last Friday without hold you over here's 1:27 of Justin shirtless to kick off your weekend the right way. 


Thursday, January 22, 2015

4pm pick me up!

Love everything this girl does! This is my fave song of the moment to sing in the car. Xo!

Link Love!

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

Ever have a day when you just head to the store and try to figure out dinner while you're there? Yeah, Saturday was that day for me. After poking around the grocery store for what felt like everrrr, I found a bone in pork roast and decided on pulled pork! I did this one a little different than I normally do, I thought I'd share it with you.

Pulled Pork
yields; 8-10 servings 

Pork Roast or Pork Shoulder 
1 bottle Sweet Baby Ray's Sweet 'n Spicy bbq sauce
3/4 cup Light Brown Sugar
Juice from one can of Chunk Pineapple

Dry Rub Ingredients;
a pinch of Salt
1 1/2 tbsp Pepper
1 1/2 tbsp Onion Powder

Add a few squirts of the bbq sauce to the bottom of the crockpot. Next up, add the juice from the can of pineapple and light brown sugar. Add pork roast to crockpot and apply the dry rub (you can do this when the roast is still out of the crockpot, but I'm lazy.) Cook on high for 4 hours or low for 8. About half way thru, I added almost the rest of the bottle of bbq sauce around the roast, avoiding the dry rub top. A 1/2 hour before serving time, take out the roast and shred with two forks. Add the shredded meat back in the crockpot and mix. Serve on potato rolls with coleslaw on top. (totally forget to take a pic of mine with coleslaw...) Like yours to be extra messy? Add some additional bbq sauce. Not a fan of coleslaw? Thinly slice up a granny smith apple, add to sandwich. 

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Are you my Match...?

In the middle of November, after getting disappeared on again by a certain magician, my friends had enough. baby tooth & MK sat me down for a talk-during a Rangers game- said "Kayla, enough is enough. Magician is never going to stay around for long and you deserve someone who wants to give you the time of day." And then proceed to rip apart his instagram pictures, "he uses too many hashtags." "why does it look like that?" "#guydancing ??" After crying off our mascara, they started to build me a profile. 

It was fun answering the questions and picking out the pictures. I don't actually think any of us thought anything would come from it, but we took a good hour or so to make what we decided is a profile that describes me perfectly. After that, it was up to me (& MK aka my manager) to weed thru the duds ranging in ages 28-34 and find the Princes. 

I've gone back and forth about sharing my online dating experience on here, but I receive way to many super funny, weird, and creepy emails from potential *never going to happen suitors.

Like this one I just received from a 58 year old man. He writes;
 "Very interested because you are attractive, young , live short drive north and HAVE NO BAGGAGE Dont know if you are aware that 90% of the women on this site are divorced usually with kids and many with kids at home In any event I am a civil engr working as a Const Mgr in NYC but live in a condo (alone) in Westchester. Also have a condo in Florida but dont seem to get there enough to enjoy it and hopefully that will change shortly when I meet the right person. I am a widower trying to establish a relationship with someone like you to share and enjoy all that life offers. Keep fit by working out at a local club Also ran NYC marathon 3 times a few years ago. Once owned a thoroughbred but it became a tax problem so now enjoy Saratoga in summer and Gulfstream in winter when down in Florida love to cruise and enjoy the beaches, dancing, dinners, shows and even the Casino. Point is I know how and when to have fun as long as I am with the right person Would really like to meet you for dinner and/or a few drinks or at least start a chat how abou it Rudy"

Unfortunately, I've decided not to write Rudy back. But if I had, it would read something like this;
"Hi Rudy, I was not aware that there are a lot of female divorcees on this website. Probably because I am in the market for a man. Also, it's great that you live alone and have a condo in FL. My Grandpa also likes Florida this time of year. You and my dad have a lot in common, you're both 58 and single, but my dad has a kid who lives at home. Which is me, it's still a pretty expensive economy and taxes are high on other stuff besides horses, so I will remain at home. I'm sure you killed it when you ran the NYC marathon a "few years ago", you probably were very fit in the 70s. I hope you find a young lady that suits your need for a fun lifestyle with the right person"

Another email that will go unanswered is this one...
"Hi how are you?. Merry Christmas first off to you and your family Well here goes nothing, If you are looking for a good guy, smart, very successful, great job, smell nice, fresh breath, funny, and I can run really really fast then I am your guy. I promise, You would be very happy if you met me. I really am a nice guy. My mom told me so. In fact, I was given the "Great Guy" award for top boyfriend prospects in America. Made up of all single or divorced womens moms (SDWM Foundation) across the country. Not well know but very powerful lol. I can show you the plaque. Hope to hear from you and again Merry Christmas. 
Sorry "my mom told me I'm a good guy" John, but my mom tells me I'm a Princess. Yet I still don't have a tiara. And you lost me at really fast runner, cause who really cares how fast you can run..

Here's one of my personal favorites;

Hi there I have been trying to upload a picture but it keeps rejecting the size I cropped it shrunk it an won't upload. I can send one through my cell for you. But what I want to say is after reading your profile an looking at your photos I must say you are very very attractive and just seeing your smile made me want to email you. You must really look at the photos you posted an see how beautiful you really are. It just makes me think why someone like you would be single. Lol we all have past an should not look back but look at the future. Anyway let me know if I can send u my pic an hopefully take you out for a night whether it be dinner a movie whatever as long as I could see you by my side."

I actually gave him my email address cause he sent 3 follow up emails on wanting to send a pic to me to "see if we click". Looks aren't everything to me, but I needed to see what this weirdo looked like. Well, after opening his email...maybe looks are more important to me than I thought...

The experience hasn't been all weirdos. I've met a few really great guys and went on some good dates. I just haven't met "my match" yet.

Monday, January 19, 2015

a book in review

Brief Summary:

THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLEROn a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy Dunne’s fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick’s clever and beautiful wife disappears. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn’t doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams about the slope and shape of his wife’s head, but passages from Amy's diary reveal the alpha-girl perfectionist could have put anyone dangerously on edge. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media—as well as Amy’s fiercely doting parents—the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he’s definitely bitter—but is he really a killer? 


I've sat down to read Gone Girl more than once in the past year or so. I got the sample on my nook early last year and just couldn't bring myself to buy it. I was not into and it was moving slow. Now I'm the type of person who when they start a book I need to finish it. So no one was more surprised than me when I didn't instantly buy it. Cut to this fall when everyone around me was reading (and raving!) about it. I knew it was time to bite the bullet and just buy the damn book. Well, I ended up reading it over the course of a weekend. I was obsessed with it. I've never been more gutted by a twist of a book before. I actually said to myself "wow, I wonder if I will get that "OMG" feeling the next time I read this" (there will be a next time, there's always a next time with me and books...) This story goes back and forth between the main characters. And it really plays into the concept of the whole theory that there's 3 sides to every story- his, hers, and the truth. If you haven't read Gone Girl and love to be on the edge of your seat, I suggest you run out and pick up this book asap! (It's on sale on iBooks for $3.99) Oh and the movie just came out, and rumor has it, it's pretty spot on. I can't wait to watch it!

Friday, January 16, 2015

A little high five for Friday...

Hello kittycats! This week has gone by kind of slow. Works been crazy busy, but 
I wake up everyday hoping it's Friday. I don't know about your neck of the 
woods, but it is freezing where I live! Leaving in the morning when it's 3 
degrees isn't fun at all. My long weekend however is going to filled with tons 
of fun..dinner tonight, baby bestie hang time tomorrow, and brunch & such with 
my besties Sunday. Catch ya Monday, xo! 

Bachelor Monday nights just got real.

Zoey needs all 3 asap...

fave way to break up the week.
the search is on!

Obsessed with braiding the front pieces of my hair to mix up my look.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Link Love!

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Mascara Review

Maybelline Lash Sensational in Blackest Black

  1. The brush makes it easy to get all of the lashes covered. 
  2. The formula makes my lashes POP! I have been getting tons of compliments on my lashes since I started wearing this mascara.
  3. The packaging is super pretty.
  4. The formula lasts all day and comes off easy when you use your remover. 

  1. The formula is really wet. 

I really thought I wasn't going to care for this mascara after the first couple of times I used it. The wet formula ended up all over my eyelids. I don't really care for wet formula mascaras. I think on my lashes all they do it clump up. I normally like a new mascara about 2 weeks after I open it. To work with this mascara however I've been using Tarte's lash enhancing primer. And that combo makes this my new favorite mascara!! I picked mine up at Ulta when they were having their buy 1, get 1 50% Maybelline products, but here's a link for Target *since Ulta doesn't have it yet on their website...hmm, weird. Until next time, xo!

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Release Day!

About the Book
Summer in Portside: The beach! The gelato! The murder...

Belinda's peace from scandal and her grandmother is short-lived when a painting - and then a body - wash up on her favorite beach. As she and Bennett team with Det. Jonas Parker to figure out how the two connect, a possible art forgery comes to light - and another victim.

Belinda continues to grow into her new role as a part-time amateur detective, swimming through suspects and broken connections, while Bennett starts to rebuild his life, and Jonas breaks free from work to pursue a potential new romance.

With the heat of summer upon them, the future is more unpredictable than ever.
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Amy Saunders is a mystery lover with a soft spot for humor and romance–and the ocean. She lives inMassachusetts, and loves to bake and watch movies. She’s the author of one mystery series and three standalone mysteries. Learn more about Amy and her books at her website.

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