Thursday, November 19, 2009

Jimmy Choo @ H & M



I have been squealing about this since I heard about it a couple months ago! Jimmy Choo has teamed up with retail giant H&M with a less expensive clothing line or clothing line for the people as I call it. Hey, just because you have a tight budget doesn't mean you can't look good or deserve expensive fashion. I think it's great that designers are teaming up with big retailers to give us little people a chance to look like Sarah Jessica Parker. Designers have been doing it for years like Isaac Mizrahi for Target, Vera Wang for Kohl's, Anna Sui for Target, MaxAzria for Walmart, and finally Jimmy Choo for H&M. I can hardly contain myself. Check out the site here. It has the whole line on the site for men and women, shoes and accessories. The most expensive shoe is still only $299. I don't know about you, but I'd pay that for a pair of Jimmy Choo's! The line debuted this weekend in 200 cities around the world, people waited in line for 14 hours in the rain in NYC, and when it was all said and done people were selling items on Ebay for double the price. This is serious shit ladies! Most of the stock is totally gone. The only stores you can get the line from in the US is NYC, LA, San Francisco, & Chicago. I saw an article that said that the line will be restocked today in those stores, but until then that's where you need to go. Nothing is available online as of yet, but I'll keep you posted. Anybody have any information please let me know. It's hard to find pictures of the line since it's so new and the site is in flash so I can't save the pics to post. I found 2 of some shoes that I am totally in love with!





♥ Erin

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Homemade Turkey Chili


On Monday, AOL had warm fall/winter recipes on their homepage and it made me want to make something new. Cooking has never been something that I did a lot. I'm great at appetizers and desserts, entrees were always Tim's forte. Since we've moved in together I've taken it upon myself to try some recipes and contribute to the cooking side of the household. So far, my choices have panned out. This week I tried a recipe for Turkey Chili, but I took the recipe and ran with it. I kept the recipe exactly the same, took out all the beans, and added things that I like in my chili. You may think it's weird, but I absolutely despise any type of beans so I made bean less chili. My mom used to always make good chili and she would make me a pot of my own without beans. I had never made chili before so I was really anxious about it. I put it all together Monday night, put it in the fridge, and then had Tim put it in the crock pot to cook on low all day yesterday. I gotta tell ya, walking into my house after work yesterday was the best!! I love the smell of home cooking after a long day of work. The chili turned out fantastic, I was so proud of myself. I have the recipe for you below with what I added to it, feel free to use it and put in whatever you want. Enjoy!


1 lb ground turkey
2 cans tomato soup
1 can yellow corn
1 can diced tomatoes and chilies
1 can stewed tomatoes
1/2 red onion
1 can whole potatoes
roasted red peppers diced (to your liking)
1/2 bottle of queen size olives with pimentos
1/2 tablespoon chili powder
1/2 tablespoon red pepper flakes
pinch black pepper
pinch cumin
pinch allspice
salt to taste



♥ Erin

Countdown to New Moon



I can't wait to see New Moon this week. I have been trying to get tickets to see the advanced screening at Tyson's Corner tonight, but tickets are starting to become outrageously expensive and not worth it. Plus they make you get there at 6:30 for a 9:30 start. What are you supposed to do for 3 hours? And then these people want you to pay $40 for a movie ticket! It's a movie ticket; at max it will cost me $12. We thought about going to see it opening night at midnight, but it will just mess my day up to do that. So we're going to see the last showing at 10:10. Our goal if you must know is to have the least amount of screaming teenagers and adolescents in the theater. I know there's no way to avoid it, but I would like to minimize the amount of them around me because I know they're going to ruin my experience! I can't even believe it's already here, I feel like it was yesterday that I was seeing Twilight. I will definitely have a review for you guys next week and I'm really interested to hear what you guys think as well. Since the premier was Monday, there should be some reviews popping up today. Reviews for Twilight weren't good, but New Moon looks oh so much better so we'll see what the critics have to say about it.


♥ Erin

Thursday, November 12, 2009

For animal lovers...please help!

Hey guys I need all animal lovers out there. Please pass this on to anyone you know who you think can help. Since I've moved to Virginia, I've found a rescue organization that does some really great stuff. I know a bunch of people that have adopted or fostered from them and have nothing but good things to say about them. The organization is not run from a shelter, all dogs are fostered. Some foster parents can get an entire litter of pups. The best thing about them is that they get a lot of puppies. Since a lot of people want puppies, why not rescue? It's cheaper and you're ultimately saving a life and giving a dog a chance that might not normally have one.

On Sunday, November 8th AFH coordinated with National Mill Dog Rescue to save 111 dogs from a Missouri puppy mill. I think they've found temporary foster homes for all the dogs, but they are in dire need of donations. They estimate that each dog will cost on average of $500. Apparently some of the dogs were in some bad shape and they may even need more than that. Please visit the AFH website to donate, foster, or even help find these dogs a forever home they deserve. Also on the website is video from the rescue and news spots as well. Like I said before please pass this on to anyone you know. Obviously to adopt you need to be in the DC area, but I do know that they will go outside of the area for a good home. You don't need to be local to donate money, dog food, beds, etc. Please feel free to leave me a comment if you need more information or you can email me at erinsworld09@gmail.com.


♥ Erin

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Must See Movie Mania

Wasn't the summer supposed to be the blockbuster movie season? Well it sure as hell doesn't feel like it! There are so many good movie coming out just this month and I don't think I can quite keep up (nor do I enjoy spending $12 every time I go see a movie). November is looking like a great movie watching month. Here is my list of the movies that are on my list and can't wait until DVD! What are some of yours?

Who knows if I'll get to see it before it comes out on DVD. I can't find anyone to go see it with me! I love being scared and even though I might not sleep for weeks, I'll love every minute of it!







I will probably be dragged to this one kicking and screaming, but I'll regret not seeing it on the big screen. Why don't I want to see this movie? For those of you who don't know me well, the movie says the world will come to end on my 30th birthday. Yep, that's right...December 21, 2012, the end of the Mayan Calendar. FML! Seriously. I'll be on an island drunk somewhere with my favorite boy in the world.




This movie has generated a lot of buzz. After watching the trailer and hearing some good reviews from people who have seen it, I'm totally sold on it. It has been described to me as tragic and triumphant. I hope to see it before it comes out on DVD. I'm sure I'll have to check it with my girlfriends.





I have been looking forward to this movie for soooo long! This movie runs a close second to the movie next on the list. I've been familiar with the Mike Oher store for a while, especially since he was drafted by the NFL this year. I love Sandra Bullock and Tim McGraw and I think they'll be great on screen together. I'm sure I'll be leaving the theater with teary eyes! I've added the trailer for you guys because it's so great!












And finally...New Moon. Come one guys, you seriously can not be shocked! I really don't need to say anymore. I'll be seeing it opening night at 12:05 with bells on. I'm coming home from work and taking a nap until 10:30, I'll suck it up with no problems. I want to avoid as many screaming teens as possible. Counting down the days...isn't everybody!








Notables and wait for DVD's...



A Christmas Carol, Pirate Radio, The Box, Where the Wild Things Are & Planet 51



Stay tuned for December movie picks!



♥ Erin

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Fall Wardrobe

Over the last few months I've been slowly getting my fall wardrobe started. I bought some really great things from Old Navy, Gap, & American Eagle. I love everything I bought and wanted to share it with you. Everything I bought was in store and not online even though I've been trying to do more online shopping because I get cash back with my Ebates account. It was really important to me that I found things that can be versatile so I can wear them at work or when I'm out. All clothes can be found online as well. Let me know what you think! Sorry for the lighting issues, I tried the best I could!


AE orange cable knit sweater

AE green striped sweater

AE white waffle shirt

Old Navy floral tank with green sweater

GAP gray beaded tank with salmon knit

GAP navy button neck wool sweater

My favorite outfit

GAP brown longsleeve tee with white angora cowl neck sweater
Boots by Steve Madden
Skinny Jeans from Garage




Old Navy hidden heel (left)

AE brown suede flats (right)

♥ Erin

Monday, November 9, 2009

Paranormal Activity



So I sucked it up and saw Paranormal Activity and I have to tell you I was not impressed. I had heard mixed reviews about it. I had friends that were scared out of their mind and then I had friends who said it was stupid. My vote...not scary. I won't say it was a horrible movie because it was good especially for the budget they had. It just wasn't as scary as I had hoped. I felt that if they played it off like the Blair Witch Project did, pretending that it was real footage found, it would have been scarier. Coming out and saying it wasn't real just didn't help. I definitely recommend you go see it, but you might want to wait for it to hit DVD.

The other scary movie that I want to see is The Fourth Kind which I'm pretty sure will scare the living you know what out of me. I'll let you guys know how it is. If anybody has seen it please let me know. Here's the freaky trailer.





I'm really excited to see it, but I have to find someone to go with me because Tim refuses! Let me know your thoughts on either movie!


♥ Erin

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Halloween

This year Tim and I didn't participate in the Halloween festivities. There was just too much going on. However, while we were in Philly we stopped by our friends 80s party and had a great time. Here are some pics from the party. I hope everyone had a great Halloween!

This pic was taken before we got there, but I had to include one of my friend Lauren as Sheerah


Shannon, Nikki & Lara


Peg & Al Bundy


Getting a nice greeting from my friend Carl


Lara & I


All the girls (yes I have a side pony tail since I was not in costume)


♥ Erin

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Philly Sports

Last Monday my wonderful friend Christina from Christina's Favorite Things gave Tim & I tickets to the Eagles vs. Redskins MNF game. We had great seats and had so much fun watching the Eagles kick the crap out of the Redskins. The following weekend when we went home to Philly, my dad had a ticket for me for game 4 of the World Series. Even though I had to be at work in DC the next day, I still went. I watched my Phils lose and didn't get home until 5 AM! It was totally worth it because I had a blast with my dad and my uncle, it was just a shame to have been handed a loss by the now World Champion Yankees. Here are some pics from both events.



Christina & I at MNF

View from our seats

Big Daddy Coach Reid


Getting a close up of my man Chase


Steve Carlton & Jamie Moyer

Even though it was a very tough loss, my Philadelphia Phillies are still champions in my heart. It was a great World Series and I'm already counting down to Spring Training 2010 (Pitchers & Catchers report in 3 and 1/2 months btw!). So congratulations Phillies for being 2009 NL Champs and taking us fans on one hell of a ride! I'm definitely getting an NL Champs shirt for Christmas. Right before the postseason started I ordered a new 08 WS Champs Tee because I shrunk mine and had to give it to my sister. It was a shirt that I saw last year, but could never find. I was so excited when I found it and that it was only $15! I didn't wear it all postseason because I swore it was bad luck. Now I can finally wear it!



Totally going on my Xmas list




My new favorite tee

♥ Erin

Friday, November 6, 2009

Well heelllllooooo again!

Hey kids! How has everyones last couple of weeks been? Mine have been crazy. I have so much to post about it's crazy. While I was MIA I got some new clothes, went to a world series game, watched my team lose the world series, had to get a new hard drive for the laptop, and finally got to see some friends that I hadn't seen in a long time. I know you've missed me, I've missed you guys as well. Stay tuned!


♥ Erin

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

DSW Coupon

I got this really great coupon from DSW in my email today and I'd like to share it with everybody. It's for $10 off and purchase of $49 online only. Don't forget to use your Ebates account to get some cash back as well. I went on their site today to look for some boots and I saw sooo many I liked. Enjoy!


Here's just a taste of some of the boots they have right now that sparked my interest.



♥ Erin

Catching you up...again!

I thought the summer was supposed to be the busiest time of year, but it wasn't for me. The fall has been CRAZY! I'm blaming it on the Phillies being in the post season, but I'm not complaining by any means. I've seen a couple of the blogs I follow take a little break right now as well, so I'm glad I'm not the only one. When I'm not screaming at my TV at the Phils, I'm catching up on all my other crap I have to do i.e. laundry, housework, trying to fit in my shows, etc. Plus the last two weekends have been nuts and it's not stopping any time soon. We had a friend visit two weeks ago, we went home to Philly this past weekend, we have another friend coming this weekend and for the last weekend in October (Halloween) we're back up in Philly. I really would feel overwhelmed ignoring my blog for 2 weeks straight so I'm going to slowly chip away at all the things we've been doing. Starting with last weekend when my friend Jane visited. We went to Reston's Oktoberfest which was really neat and we went to a Haunted Forest by our house and it was so scary and awesome! Here are some pics from that weekend.

Reston Sunset at Oktoberfest

Vanessa & Jenny


Jane & I

My favorite picture from the night

This past weekend I think I put way too many miles on my car! I drove back and forth to the city every night to go to two outstanding concerts. Friday night was Ryan Gosling's band Dead Man's Bones and Saturday night was Paramore. I had such a great time at both concerts. I got to see Ryan Gosling up close (I walked right by him and he grazed my shoulder!) and saw one of my favorite bands perform live. The opening bands for Paramore were The Swellers who were ok, but not my type of music and Paper Route who is my new favorite band. I will be doing an artist spotlight on them the next time I do my Current Playlist Vol. 3 hopefully sometime soon. They were amazing! Here are the pics from last weekend.

I love Ryan Gosling

The Swellers

Paper Route

Paramore


Hayley

I took a lot of video from these shows so when I get a little more time I'll try and post them.


♥ Erin

Friday, October 9, 2009

Last chance to enter!


Hurry guys, time is running out to buy a raffle ticket to win that great custom Phillies tote at Prep-E Girl. Remember the ticket is a $5 donation and it supports Puppies Behind Bars. You have until Saturday to donate to a great cause and maybe win something that will show your support for the Fightin' Phils! Click here to check out the tote and purchase your raffle ticket now!

♥ Erin

Catching you up

Wow, what a busy few weeks! I hope everyone saw my post yesterday. I've got plenty of stuff lined up, but it's just about having the time to post it all. I'm going to start by overwhelming you with my crazy but awesome week. Hope you guys can handle it all!

Well to start my week off, I won one of the Hot 99.5 purses from their Pick A Purse contest. They start the week off with 20 bags and give them away to the 99th caller 4 times a day. They've been doing it for a few weeks now. My girlfriend won an $800 Gucci bag which she sold this week for $600. They have so many bags: Gucci, D&G, Kate Spade, & so many more. I couldn't believe it, but I got through this week and won a beautiful white Marc Jacobs bag (pictured below). I'm going to pick it up some time today and I can't wait. Plus I get a chance to win a Mini Cooper in a couple weeks! If you live in the DC area tune in to Hot 99.5 to try and get a great purse. Staring tomorrow they're giving away one every hour!


Next up...I finally got my iPhone fixed. I don't think I posted about it, but ever since the June update my iPhone has been a hot mess. It got even worse after the picture messaging update a couple weeks ago so I finally called my closest Apple store (thank God they opened one in Reston) and made an appointment. It took me 2 appointments, countless hours of restoring and replacing, and some minor complaining when they finally gave me a brand new phone. I can't even begin to tell you all the problems I was encountering so they gave me a brand new phone with everything already pre-loaded so I didn't have to do anymore updates! Hopefully my phone will go back to the way it was before June, which it looks like it has. Thank you Apple Store Reston!



While I was trying to win a purse all week, I was also trying to win tickets to see Paramore's sold out show at the Electric Factory in Philly October 17th. After my morning show in DC, I immediately switch it over to Radio 104.5 for the rest of the day (boy do I love internet radio). All week they have been giving away tickets to the show if you're the 104th texter when you hear certain Paramore songs throughout the day. Well wouldn't you know, that was me today! I was screaming and jumping up and down in my office. My boss was like, "You won something again"! Everyone has been getting a kick out of my "lucky streak". I have to call the promotions assistant back tomorrow to get all the details and I'll update everybody. I'm worried about picking up the tickets since I can't get there during normal business hours. Hopefully I can get them at will call or have them shipped. Tim is convinced that I should play the lottery and place a couple sports bets which I might be doing to see how long this lasts.



What has really been keeping me busy this week has been the start of baseball's postseason. The Fightin' Phils are traveling today to Colorado to face the Rockies in game 3 of the NLDS. The Phils won an amazing game 1 5-1 with Cliff Lee at the helm. Yesterday's game didn't go their way, they lost 5-4. It was a close won yesterday and at one point I really thought they were coming back, but it was just too little too late. So tonight I get a breather to gear up for the game tomorrow where they're calling for 29 degree weather in Colorado. Yikes!! More importantly the games have been starting at 2:30 while I'm at work where I can't get the game, then I go to my car where I listen to it on 570AM (while screaming and clapping loudly and looking like a crazy woman in my car) to finally my house where I refuse to move from the same spot on my couch until it's over. It's been a rough couple of days, let's just say that.

Hopefully my luck hasn't run out yet because I entered this great giveaway/raffle that Prep-E Girl has going on right now. It's not free, you have to pay $5/ticket(donation) and the proceeds go to a charity called Puppies Behind Bars. Come on guys it's a great cause and you could win a custom made Phillies tote filled with goodies. Click here to check it out. The raffle is going on until 10/10 so hurry up and get your ticket!






Well guys you're officially caught up. I've got a busy weekend ahead and I can't wait to post about it next week. My friend Jane is coming into town and we have a fun filled weekend planned. Tonight we're going to a haunted woods by our house, Saturday we'll either visit a local winery or head into DC, and on Sunday we're going to Oktoberfest in Reston. I can't wait. I hope everyone has a great weekend and GO PHILS!

♥ Erin