Cruisin’ Lake Union

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Another incredibly gorgeous weekend in the Great Northwest! My gal pal, Melanie, shot out a group text in the morning asking if any of us would be up for renting a boat and enjoying the sun while cruising Lake Union. Umm…duh! I’m in!

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It’s time to stock up on maxi dresses and sunnies because summer is almost here!!!

Sunny Seattle Sunday

There’s not much better than a sunny day in Seattle. Despite what everyone says, it does NOT always rain here. The sun is out, the sky is blue, and I’m thirsty for a mimosa with a side of gossip with my gal pals.

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I’m embracing Spring by popping this amazing orange color on my fingernails. Originally I had chosen a pink polish but as I got my manicure yesterday, I spotted the chick next to me using this China Glaze color and I had to have it! Flip Flop Fantasy is so cute and it matched my mimosa. Cheers!

Ellen Tailor Brunch Lola SeattleMy nails weren’t the only thing orange. I was inspired and used citrus tones for my make-up. An amazing Coastal Scents eye shadow palette I had purchased a year ago from Hautelook came in handy. I pulled the look together using the Milani baked blush in “Luminoso,” an orange tinted lipstick with a coat of Nars gloss in “Orgasm.”

Ellen Tailor Brunch 50 Shades of Grey Peach MakeUp JewelMint NecklaceI was so excited I finally found an outfit to wear my new JewelMint necklace with! The chains with pastel pink accents was the perfect mix of feminine and rocker. Love it!

Ellen Tailor Brunch 50 Shades of Grey EscalaAnyone recognize the building behind me? If you’re a fan of Fifty Shades of Grey, you should! This is where Christian Grey lives. O-M-G! Although we didn’t spot him, my friends and I couldn’t resist playing tourist and snapping a few photos.

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Ellen Tailor Brunch Banana Republic PurseAlexis rocked the colored denim with black boots.

Ellen Tailor Brunch Colored DenimDr. Erica (yes, she’s really a doctor) took color blocking to a whole new level and pieced this jewel toned necklace with her blue tweed-like jacket.

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Nothing tops a bright and sunny day with great eats and even better friends. Bring it on Seattle! We’re ready to see what you have in store for us this season.

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Top 5 of 2013

I’m not one to get sappy. Especially in such a public way. But when my friend asked me what my top 5 moments of 2013 were, who was I to say no? So without further adieu…

#5

A weekend in Phoenix, AZ, for Cubs / Mariners Spring Training with some of my closest college friends. I don’t know if these people realize just how much I needed this trip. Thank you to Evan, Kellie, Matthew, Nick & Maureen for traveling from around the country to make that weekend something special.

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#4

Red, White, and Blue weekend in Denver, Colorado. I spent the 4th of July in the Mile High City for Nick and Kristen’s wedding. Nick and I met working at a radio station in our hometown of Grand Rapids, MI. Years later and now we work together at 100.7 The Wolf in Seattle. These two aren’t my friends. They’re family. Looking forward to meeting Baby Mac in March 2014!

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#3

It’s no secret I love sports. This year we decided to splurge on Seahawks season tickets. My great friend Brian spent these past few months breaking world records with me and thousands of other 12’s. Not to mention, he became pretty good at taking #WhatsETWearing photos. 😉

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#2

It’s rewarding to be philanthropic and help others in need but I like to do so in an extreme way. Back in 2010, I posed naked for an Art class to raise money for breast cancer awareness. This year I went Over the Edge, literally, for the Special Olympics of Washington. With the help of BJ Shea and several other generous donations, we met our fundraising goal and I rappelled 500 feet off of a downtown Seattle skyscraper. My only regret is that I never looked down!

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Honorable Mention

This isn’t a moment but more of a revelation. In 2013, I realized I have the most amazing gal pals. Some I talk to everyday, others not nearly enough. Some live close by, others way too far away. To Alexis, Ashley, Bri, Janice, Mary and Meridith: I don’t tell you nearly enough how much I love you. May this year bring you all the joy and happiness you’ve all brought to me.

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#1

This might be one of the best moments not just of 2013 but of my life so far. My baby sister, Yanna, graduated from Michigan State University. Living over 2,000 miles away meant it would be rough to make the trip back home and I told my family it wasn’t going to happen. I lied. There was no way I was going to miss this! WATCH as I surprise my dad and sister.

 

What are YOUR Top 5 moments? Cheers to a safe, blessed, and prosperous 2014!

 

Friday, Friends and Fireball

Shirt – Old Navy
Jeans – Old Navy
j’adore Necklace – Nordstrom Rack
Watch – Nordstrom
Gold & Metal Bracelet – Stella & Dot
Green Bangle – Stella & Dot

The bangle is actually a BFF bracelet. Yes, I’m almost 30 and am wearing a best friend bracelet. My bestie Alexis has a blue one and I have a green one. Here’s a photo of us and our friend Justin.

Over The Edge – Literally!

I have one word for you all…THANK YOU! With your help, we raised $1,130 and were able to sponsor not one, but TWO, Special Olympian athletes for an entire year!

This was almost 500 feet up and the only way down was to go
“Over the Edge”…literally.

My friends were inside the building as I rappelled down.
That harness might not be the most flattering
but at least it prevented me from going SPLAT!

The view from the ground…

     

I made it! In one piece!!!

In true Northwest fashion, a round of Fireball to help us celebrate.
My friends Ashley and Alexis were there to make sure I didn’t chicken out and together we cheered to you for helping make this happen.