Let’s just straight up ignore the fact that I haven’t blogged since my wedding day, September 15th, and it is now almost November. Deal? Deal. The graduate fellowship program I currently am in is keeping me busy to say the least. I am in a room with 20 kindergarteners Monday through Friday, and then have class all night Monday and Tuesdays. I’m loving it, but my hands have definitely been full, that’s fo’ sho’.


I recently learned about a lovely jewelry website called John Wind Maximal Art. Have you ever heard of them? When I first visited their site I was sad, happy, and nervous. Sad because I hadn’t heard of the company, happy because I finally had, and nervous that I was going to spend too much money on it (those charm necklaces, those cuff bracelets!). They so kindly sent me a necklace to see how I liked their product in person — the equestrian necklace ($38) — and I truly love it. It is simple enough to throw on with almost anything, but then again different enough (how often do you see a necklace with a horse head on it?) to jazz up something plain that you’re wearing. Plus, I love gold so I was definitely down with that.

And did you know? Equestrian is all the rage this fall. Who knew I would be on point with any fashion trend?….And how do I know this? Glamour magazine of course! They know everything, and I always believe them. Always.



Check out the necklace for yourself:

Love it

Love it

Closer look

Closer look

My idea of jazzing up a casual outfit:

Flannel and gold

Flannel and gold

Like what you see?

Find John Wind Maximal Art on:



John Wind Maximal Art so kindly sent me my equestrian necklace for free, but as always my opinions are truthful, and of course — my own!

Hey, It’s OK…

…to freak out.

…to be very, very, very excited for Thanksgiving.

…to think the Kardashian Klan is kompletely krazy, but also secretly think they’re pretty damn smart (hey, they’re the ones getting paid to shop, chat, dress up and go out on the town — they ain’t sittin’ in a cube all day!)

…to change your hair color with the seasons.

…to have a light lunch so you feel okay about stuffing your face for dinner.

…to be sad that Regis is leaving — it’s the end of an era.

…to also be sad that Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher are getting a divorce. I thought they were one of the good celebrity couples (is there such a thing?). You screwed that one up Ashton!

…to cry during holiday commercials (they’ll get ya!)

…to wish you could wear sweatpants to work some days (especially when it gets really cold!)

…to prefer reading physical books vs. reading them electronically (and vice versa).


I’m off to the North End for dinner tonight and Mohegan Sun tomorrow – woop woop! Hope everyone has a great weekend. :)

Hey, It’s OK…

… to have a quarter life crisis. We’ll get through it, people.

… to truly believe that your life will change when you buy a scratch ticket. “I wanna be a millionaire so friggin’ baaad”…

… to go for a harmless afternoon snack at the vending machine and literally want to eat everything in there.

… to pick and choose what you donate to. We all want to help, but we’re not all made of money.

… to be pissed that Modern Family didn’t have a new Halloween episode this year (I mean, come on – it’s Claire’s favorite holiday!)

… to give some dude you’re not interested in at the bar, the phone number 867-5309 (tell him your name is Jenny while you’re at it).

… to have a glass of wine (or two) on a Thursday night for the pure fact that you’re just so happy the next day is Friiiday!

… that your heart melts a little anytime you hear an accent – Southern, Irish, Australian…Vermont…? (Hey, I’m engaged to a Vermonter – what do you want from me?!)

… to be a 25 year old woman and not be ashamed that you’re extremely excited for the newest Twilight movie to come out.

… to expect each wish you make at 11:11 (AM and PM) to come true today. If not on 11/11/11 then when?

Happy Veterans Day and a special thanks to all our soldiers who have defended and will continue to defend our country – past, present and future. We owe so much to you!

Also Happy Friday and Happy 11/11/11 – have a great weekend. :)

Hey, It’s OK…

Glamour is my all-time favorite magazine ever – it’s classy, smart, empowering and inspiring. I happily pay my yearly fee to subscribe to it, and eagerly await my new issue every month. One of the things I look forward to reading most is the “Hey, It’s OK…” tidbit they have. These witty little blurbs always either make me smile, or nod and say to myself “yes, exactly!”. I often find myself thinking of “Hey, It’s OK”‘s , even jotting them down sometimes…so I’ve decided to jot a couple of down on the craic! Hopefully I can make this a weekly feature (because, let’s face it…we all can see I need a little nudge when it comes to blogging on a regular basis these days…)

Hey, It’s OK…

…to desperately want to call in sick so that you can stay at home in bed and watch TV on a crappy, rainy day.

…to have thought it was completely ridiculous that Kim K. wore not one, not two, but three wedding gowns.

…to want to package up Sophia Grace (of recent Youtube fame) and carry her around in your pocket.

…to be really sad that Amy Winehouse will never make a new album again (that voice!).

…to eat a little bit of that raw cookie dough in the fridge, because you (plain and simple) really want some.

…to buy books in the Young Adult section.

…to wish your life had a soundtrack and that the music followed you around like you were in a movie.

…to get into a red lipstick phase one weekend and then decide that moving forward, you feel absolutely naked without it.

…to have a girl crush on Emma Stone.

…to get the Sunday Blues because you want the weekend to be just a little bit longer (please?!).

…to wish you were allowed to eat a cheeseburger and fries every day of the week.

…to be mad that they remade Footloose, but secretly really want to see it.

…to be mad at Julianne Hough for looking like that.

…to want to punch hot yoga in the face.

…to dance like you mean it, no matter what you look like.

…to literally want to do cart-wheels around the office because you’re so damn happy it’s Friday.

On that note, enjoy the day and have a great weekend. :)