Friday, October 24, 2008

Carolyne Roehm Book Signing

Happy Friday!

For those of you who don't know who Carolyne Roehm is. Stop reading and go look at her website here. I love spending time just browsing all of the beautiful ribbons and decor that she has. I would love to get a hold of one of her books too. They look beautiful! One of her new books, A Passion for Blue and White, is set to come out on October 28th. If you are lucky enough to live in New York, head down to Archivia Books and get your copy signed by Carolyne!

Here are the details:
When: October 28th, 5pm - 8pm
Where: Archivia Books
993 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY

"Enjoy the last glow of Autumn and skip through the leaves..."
- Carolyne Roehm

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Exposed Beams

I noticed a trend today in my recent "favorites file" of magazine clippings. I put sticky's on the rooms with exposed beams. To me, it adds a really natural visual structure to the room that I love.
Here are some of my favorites.

ELLE Decor

This house is my DREAM house. Featured in ELLE Decor. The next picture is in the kitchen of this house... so beautiful.

ELLE Decor

ELLE Decor

ELLE Decor

(I don't know where I got this!)

Friday, October 17, 2008

Reindeers are in. I'M SERIOUS!

Check out this little ditty I just bought.
So cute, so warm, so vintage inspired! I love it. Can't wait to wear it next to my mom who has a sweater with a similar pattern, that she actually knit herself years ago.

Forever 21

I have been waiting for this weekend and am so excited that it is actually here! The friends and I are off to Maltby's Cafe for breakfast and then headed to the Pumpkin Patch to enjoy the fall weather and search for the perfect pumpkin!

Happy Weekend Everyone!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Pennington & Bailes

A) My mom pointed out that I had the wrong, "wear". How embarrassing and VERY unbecoming of me.
B)Per my future roommates request.... I tried to replace the Marshall U pants with WVU ones, but.... they don't have them. Sorry. I tried!

Oh, how I wish I lived in an area where tailgating was a favorite past-time. Because then I would be associating myself with people who wear outfits like this, and that just makes me happy.

If someone showed up to a Hawks or Huskies/Cougs game wearing these? He would get run over by a Subaru.

If you do in fact live in an area that appreciates this lovely sort of attire, please go to

immediately and stock up on your favorite critter pants covered in your schools logo.

Monday, October 13, 2008

The new Krissy 08'/09'

Hello All,

It has been awhile. But I haven't really had much to talk about either. This weekend was interesting. Friday, I was in a SOUR mood (just ask my dear sister who had to console me about it). Sometimes I have a tendency to wallow in my "situation", whatever it may be. Topics that can get me VERY upset leading to said counseling sesh with sister include:

1) Job
2) Friends
3) Missing friends
4) Catty fights with friends
5) My weight/body image ISSUES. And man do I have them. ("Buzz your girlfriend...Woooooof")
6) Dilemmas with future
7) Being single, with apparently LOTS of non-single friends now (although Saturday I was affirmed that there are still a few left!)

So, back to Friday. I had a meltdown because I was home. On a Friday night. Nothing to do but try desperately to watch Grey's Anatomy online. But, alas, having a 6 year old Dell came to bite me. It would NOT PLAY. DELL would CRASH every single time. Commence real tears over this. It was more of a build up of frustration and loneliness than anything. All I really wanted was to be in Alabama watching it in my sisters bed with my little four legged niece and nephew. URGH! And as I was spilling tears over this situation, every other situation that was bothering me came out with it. I was sad because I was alone. I was sad because I feel like I have been working so hard at the gym and trying to eat as healthy as possible without any results to show for it. I was sad that I am again, trying to uproot my life and find fulfillment in SOMETHING (i.e. all of the school searching). I got myself completely worked up unnecessarily.

Sister went into ACTION let me tell you. I bet you she was just fed up with my antics to be honest. Regardless here is the plan we are calling, "The New Krissy 08'/09'":

1) Examine my eating habits and consult with nutritionist friend for advice.
2) Find more single friends... Small group through church, volunteer groups, etc.
3) Write down five good things about my day everyday.

She wants me to start appreciating the "now". I am a true dreamer. If things aren't happening as they happen in my dreams....I take action to change that. Or find a new dream to seek after. However, this is leaving me quite unhappy and unfulfilled with my life.

I am determined to change this.

5 GREAT things about my weekend:

*Sleeping in*
*Shopping and lunch with my mom*
*SALSA dancing on Saturday night*
*Nice, but heart pumping hike with my marrieds*
*Family dinner finished off by core warming apple cider with my marrieds*

Ahhh.... I feel my mood lifting higher already

Friday, October 3, 2008

Auf Wiedersehen

Headed to Leavenworth to drink beer and eat brats with my friends at Oktoberfest!

Have a great weekend everyone...

Auf Weidersehen!

Thursday, October 2, 2008


I am seriously SO GITTY I cannot even begin to explain it. It is similar to this:
The reason for my over-stimulation in AWESOMENESS?

The British call it Joules. It is a store so suited for me it is crazy and I couldn't help but clap my hands in a fit of joy when I saw all of the beautiful clothes.

But the obvious issue with this, is that,

(A) The clothes are in Britain + (B) The American economy is FILTHY = (C) The clothes are twice as expensive.


New Title

I noticed in the last couple months that there are well, A LOT of blogs having to do with all things preppy. And I love it somuchsomuchSOMUCH! However, I want to set my blog apart a little bit. The title, "Very Becoming", actually comes from something my mom has said to me. If ever I do anything inappropriate (who me? NEVAH!), she jokingly says, "Krissy, that is VERY unbecoming of you".
So this is my blog that is for all things that ARE becoming of me.