Monday, August 30, 2010

Sick Day

I am still at work, but this is a totally not-fun-sick-day for me! So, I got spicy ramen and some tylenol for lunch.....
.... and while I understand that this is not exactly gourmet eating, I still would like to understand WTF those swirly things are? That is not natural in any way.

Sunday in Annapolis

we had a beautiful day yesterday here in the DC area - so a few of us went into Annapolis for a super cute lunch on the water and some shopping :)

favorite line of the day:
Lisa: "what's so important about Annapolis? Why is it so cute?"
Me: "well, it IS the state capitol of Maryland."
Lisa: "oh."

It was such a fun day!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010


Facebook friend my pup!

she is funny, i swear!

Pregaming for Dinner....

my mom SERIOUSLY cracked me up the other day when she said "pregaming for dinner"

no, she didnt mean with alcohol like the typical pregame, but she was talking about food. My dad ate a slice of pie (at home) before a really nice dinner out. WHO DOES THAT?

it seriously made me want to change my blog title to "Pregaming for Dinner". food, booze, dinner before dinner, dessert before dinner. it's the story of my family's life :)

haha we'll see if i can come up with some clever features including this!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Fly away with me


Off to the beach!

I hope you all have a fabulous weekend, I am off to Bethany Beach for a relaxing weekend with my family! Such a well-deserved/needed break :)

Thursday, August 19, 2010

A Peony. Again.

ahhhhh....i just want to lay in a bed of these fluffy flowers. they are just so beautiful.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Best Wedding Favor EVER? yes

any wedding that passes out wayfarers as a favor is AMAZING in my book :)

Heart Confetti - i die.

precious! i want it! i want to throw it everywhere. scratch that, i want people to throw it every time i enter a room! its so adorable!

{via Boutwell Studio}

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Jam Jar Sangria!

the most simple sangria of all time:
two bottles of jam jar sweet shiraz
some triple sec (i prob used 3/4 cup to a cup)
1 pkg frozen peaches (fresh works too!)
1 pkg frozen berries
- eventually we cut up some apples and strawberries too!

the jam jar is so sweet and delicious that you don't even need sugar! mm mmm good!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Dove Love

I had the best weekend ever! (minus the wicked hangover on Sunday)!

Some sorority sisters were in town and we had the BEST time at the Rascal Flatts concert and going out afterward! :)

dove love!

i'll post some more pictures from the weekend later on!

Friday, August 13, 2010


my little dooley is 23 today!!!!!!!!!!!! YAY Claire! Can't wait to celebrate at Rascal Flatts tomorrow with you :) ragefestttttttttt!!!!!!!

while claire has made me post about her in the past, this is a birthday post dedicated to her many personalities which you can see in the pics below :)

shy, but not.

super pretty and adorable

weird, bashful, mustachio

freak, gorgeous

Happy Birthday Claire! I hope it's super fabulous (despite having class in the morning, woof)! Love you times a million, can't wait to eat our faces off this weekend in celebration :) xooxooxoxoxo sissy

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Diary of a LipGloss Addict

Hi. My name is Madeleine, and I am a lipgloss addict.

This, right here, is what you can find in my purse today.....this obsession started back in the day with Lip Smackers. I kid you not, I put at least 5 different flavors on each night before bed. I would NOT go to sleep without doing that (ask holls or jess!!). When I traveled, I downsized and took three with me....THREE.

Now that you know this weird obsession started when I was younger, maybe you'll understand how 10 ended up in my purse today. I switch glosses a lot - depends on whether my hair is straight or curly or wavy or in a ponytail (wind factor, sticky factor, HELLO PEOPLE), or what the weather is (melted chapstick/tube lipgloss is the worst), or what I'm wearing (color usually doesn't phase me, it just depends), or what I choose to bring my clutch (I limit myself to two or three, depending on the size of the clutch), or what kind of flavor I want. The choices are endless, and all the glosses you see above were purchased in 2010. Sick, I know.

My latest and greatest purchases were the Smashbox Limitless Long-Wear Lipgloss with SPF 15 ($21), Laura Gellar Lip Heal and Seal ($13?) in Nude AND Berry, and the Dior Addict (appropriately titled for moi) Lip Glow Color Reviver Balm ($28). I am obsessed with all three, so much so that I have to wear all three in one day. Not together, I just need to apply lipgloss that much more. Call me a freak, but whatevs, I like shiny lips. Judge me.

Ahh, I feel like I say "judge me" enough to dedicate a blog series to it. But I'm too lazy, judge me.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Tortilla Soup for the Pirate

poor Clair-y had an accident. a tube cord snapped in half and whacked her eye so hard (she was on the back of the boat) that she is on best rest for 7 days. typical accident in the clair world, but i felt terrible so i made her MY AMAZING TORTILLA SOUP to make her feel better!

arrrrghhhhhhh! feel better clair!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Sticky Rice and H St Country Club

This past weekend me and Michelle went on a double date to Sticky Rice and H St Country Club with our boyfs! It was so much fun!!!!!!!! I highly suggest you visit both if you are in the DC area!


tots in a bucket with spicy mayo!! loooove it!

couldn't go to a sushi place without a sake sampler! (the middle one is questionable)

me and my meeshie sitting on the "national harbor" mini-golf hole! H St. Country Club is a bar that has a mini-golf course upstairs! it's soooo awesome. i cheated the whole time, it was SO HARD.
oooh, just loving on the washington monument!
it was SUCH a fun night! can't wait to do something random in another GHETTO ASS part of town (Sticky Rice and H St Country Club were literally the ONLY two places that were safe in the area) with these two again soonnnnn!!!!

Go Nat's!!

{at the Bullpen with the girls before the game}

{proof that we saw the field - we never went to our seats....woops}

{some fun with the fanfoto guy after the game!}

Proof that we actually went to the game!

can't wait to go to more!! especially when the Nat's win!!!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

New Twitter to follow - TotalFratMove

  1. I wear my Sundays best...on Saturdays. TFM.
  2. Walking into a bar like I own the place...well my dad owns it, but thats besides the point. TFM.
  3. When people say "stick it to the man" I get offended. TFM.
follow TotalFratMove on twitter!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

I want....Purse

say hello to my dream purse. i say dream because this little Chloe beauty would put me back

one day.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Dinner: Fettuccine with Leeks and Prosciutto

Fettuccine with Leeks and Prosciutto
slightly adapted from *here


1 lb fettuccine
6 tbsps olive oil
1 lb leeks, white parts only, sliced into 1-inch pieces
4 oz Parmesan cheese, freshly grated
8 thin slices of prosciutto, broken into smaller pieces, 1 to 2 inches

Yield: 6 Servings


Cook the fettuccine in salted water according to package directions.

Meanwhile, warm the oil in a skillet. Sauté the leeks over medium-high heat
until translucent.

When the pasta is ready, toss it with the leeks, add the cheese, and season with salt
and pepper to taste. Serve immediately with the prosciutto as a garnish.

I apologize for not having a picture, but it really is identical to hers from her French Women Don't Get Fat website :) go look at her recipes, they are delicious!!!!!!!

This is a very simple, VERY filling recipe! For a healthier version, go for reduced fat cheese and whole wheat pasta! :) I can imagine fresh peas or asparagus would also taste great in the dish!

DIY from Honestly - WTF

just came across this awesome DIY friendship necklace from Honestly-WTF!!

it's so easy and looks like so much fun!!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Let's Go Nat's!!!!

Oh hell yea! Game recap from

Friday, July 30 - Final Score
Nationals 8, Phillies 1
PHI 1 6 2
WAS 8 11 0