Friday, March 16, 2012

Catching Up

I feel like life always gets busier this time of the year. People are out and about, and the city feels more energized -- I love it! The quiet and cozy winter gave way to spring summer temperatures this week, with the high reaching 82 the last two days! The sliding doors were open all week long to let the fresh air in, and I was able to enjoy some time in the sun on our deck. Since Darling Notes has been a little quiet, I figured a little catch-up post was in order.

1. Did you know that I'm a paper person? I'm head over heels for nice papers, pretty stationery and invitation design. I've been working on my husband's cousin's wedding invitation ensemble. The bride selected a pretty shimmering pink and green palette with starfish and shell motifs. We're in the design process right now, but I have no doubt they'll be beautiful!

2. The warmer temps have me thinking about flip-flops and being barefoot. I need a new polish color for the spring, and I'm thinking about this strawberry pink color from Essie. I'll definitely need a pedicure before our Hawaii trip.

3. I could not resist posting this photo of a pug in a bowtie in front of a ship. I mean, is he cute or what? Sweet Paul is hosting a giveaway for your choice of the bowtie or flower collar from Etsy shop Rover. I'm hoping to win the flowered collar for Bean.

4. Have you been keeping up with The Everygirl? I'm loving all of their daily features, and today's post is no exception. Click over to see two pretty and delicious drinks for St. Patrick's Day. Since this is our first St. Patrick's Day in Chicago, the husband and I are going to head downtown tomorrow morning to watch the river be dyed green. Apparently it gets VERY green, and I think I need to see that (maybe with an Irish coffee in hand?)

5. Last Friday, my old iPhone 3GS jumped right out of my hand onto the sidewalk (imagine!) and the screen sadly shattered. Although the phone was sort-of working for a few days, it took a turn for the worse and cracked a little more on Wednesday night. . Since it was over 3 years old and I was eligible for an upgrade, I headed to AT&T on Thursday morning and selected the 4S. IT'S AMAZING. I should tell you that it's currently being held in a massive Otterbox case that is probably bomb-proof. Knowing how clumsy I am, I'm willing to carry around the phone in a bulky case to keep it safe.

Have a great weekend and a very happy (and lucky!) St. Patrick's Day!


A Big Little Life said...

Happy St. Patrick's Day! I think both Barkley and Chip need bow tie collars! I'm sure Bean would look so cute in that flowered collar.

Amanda @ Bits & Pieces said...

Just bought Essie Ole Caliente from the new Spring 2012 line-up and I LOVE it! Check it out for your Hawaii pedi for sure (

Anonymous said...

So afraid to drop my iPhone. Been thinking about getting the lifeproof case..

laura @ so alaurable said...

It's our first year in Chicago too, so I can't wait to take my husband to see the river! (I was here once before for a bachelorette party to see it, and let me say I'm so excited about the improvement in the weather!) I recently got the 4S from the 3GS and love it too. This reminds me that I need to get a case, stat.



Oh Sunnie Day said...

Hope you had a great weekend!! That pug is so cute :)



Molly said...

Just discovered your blog from your comment on The Everygirl.
Congrats on the new phone. I made the switch from 3GS to 4S a few months ago and it's been preeeety heavenly!

Anonymous said...

After a similar experience with my iphone, I too swear by my otterbox. Family members didn't understand the appeal until each of theirs have broken for one reason or another. Now ALL but one of them have the otterbox.