Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Chelsea Lately

I couldn't resist! 

I'm finally back to blogging from a short break of well, needing a break.  I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving!  Jason and I had a great one.  We spent it with his family in his hometown, Corsicana.  We ate, slept, shopped a bit and played with Landon, our nine month old nephew who is the cutest!  I fell in love with this little guy...made Jason and me get the baby itch a little bit.



The week before we attended the Hospitality on Parade Awards Dinner which honors people in the hospitality industry in Houston.  Jason was nominated for the Sales & Marketing award and was a finalist!  The winners were announced at the dinner held at the Intercontinental Hotel and.....

Jason WON!!!!!



I am very proud of my hard-working, successful husband!  Hope you are having a great week.  Who is ready for Christmas?  I'm getting there.

XOXO,
Chelsea

Pronouncing Lulu


We had a debate going on in the family about how to pronounce "Lululemon."  I said it was pronounced loo-loo-lemon (just like the fruit).  I even asked a sales girl at the store to verify.  Jason was convinced that I was pronouncing it wrong and that the correct pronunciation was loo-la-mon. 

Leave it to my mom to go directly to the source...the corporate office in Canada!  The response she got is below:

"Thanks for reaching out to us with your question. I'm sorry for the delay in our response, the inbox has been swamped lately! Hopefully I can resolve this for you once and for all! Our name is pronounced lu-lu -lemon (like the fruit). There you have it! I hope this wins you a coffee, or something else fun."

Yippee!!!  I was right..I think this means that Jason owes me a new Lulu piece!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Weekend Recap

We had such a great weekend!  We were able to spend a lot of family time together which is nice since things are about to get CRAZY with the holidays right around the corner. 

Just a reminder that my blog sale is still going on!  Both pairs of shoes are sold, but there are lots of great clothes and a bag up for grabs.

Friday
After work, we had a wonderful dinner at Maggiano's and then met up with Lauryn and Rob for drinks.  I've known Lauryn since elementary school, but the best time we had together was as college roomies for 3 years!!!  We have been through so much together: sorority recruitment, exams, breakups, dorm life, and everything in between...hello, midnight madness!  Lauryn and her husband Rob have been living in Michigan for years, but recently moved back to Houston!!!  Jason and I love both of them and are looking forward to spending more time together.  I'm mad I didn't get any pictures of the evening!

Saturday
We were scheduled to take family photos Saturday evening so I spent the day prepping.  Since we were going to a pet photographer and the focus of the pictures was on Tucker, I gave him a bath, brushed his teeth, clipped his nails...he had a full spa day and hated every minute of it!

I decided to get a blowout at the new Do Bar at West Avenue.  The Do Bar is a "blowout bar" that only styles hair, no cut or color.   I bought a Tidbits Treats (similar to a Groupon) months ago for a blowout at this salon and figured this was the perfect occasion to use it.  I highly recommend this place!  The staff was super friendly (which you normally don't get in River Oaks) and the salon is just cool!  The hair dryers hang from the ceilings and instead of having magazines to browse through, they give you an iPad with magazines already downloaded to browse.  Plus, my hair looked great and my stylist was fast!

Our photo session with Robyn Arouty Photography went so well.  Fastest 30 minutes of my life!  I was so nervous because Tucker does not know even the most basic commands: sit, stay, don't bite people.  I had high hopes and low expectations.  My goal was just one good photo. 

I was blown away, by how awesome Robyn and her staff are.  I can't say enough great things.  We participated in a day called "Pocket Shots" where you buy a 30 minute session and the sitting fee goes to an animal charity!  Saturday's charity was the Texas Alaskan Malamute Foundation...oh the irony of bringing a chihuahua. 

Within minutes of arriving, Tucker was posing, looking in the right direction and being cute.  We did have one cringe worthy moment when he growled and nipped at the assistant, but was as champ otherwise.  We won't have all of the proofs for a few weeks, but Robyn posted these pics online! 



I found, both the red bow and Santa Hat at petco.com.  So happy I did!  And in typical Purifoy fashion, instead of responding to "sit" and "stay" Tucker only responded to "cookie" and "car."  We all have our weaknesses. 

Finally, we ended the day with sushi at Ra and drinks in Highland Village doing my favorite things: eating, drinking and window shopping.  We tried to have a drink at Up, but they were packed and we couldn't even find a space at the bar.  Not really our crowd either...we ended up at Smith & Wollensky and the bartender made me one of the best chocolate martinis I've ever had!






Sunday
I finally got a day to catch up on cleaning, laundry, and more closest clean out!  I'm trying to prep our guest bedroom and closests for Christmas Chaos.  Four Christmases here we come!

Tory Burch Tuesday



In honor of my sweet, little pup who is the latest PROFILE PIC for Robyn Arouty Photography's Facebook Page...

Today's Tory Burch Tuesday is for the DOGS!!!  Check out Tory's collars, leashes and jackets for our four legged friends.  Look at this sweet little face. 


Nylon Puffer Dog Coat, $95.00


Sunday, November 13, 2011

Nautical Baby Shower

Two weekends ago my mom and I hosted a baby shower for our family member, Lindsey who is having a boy and due in January.  Lindsey is decorating the nursery in red, white and blue with a nautical theme, so we decided to use this as inspiration for the shower for Baby Maddox. 

Everything turned out great!  Since neither my mom or I are very crafty we used a few friends to help us turn our ideas into reality.  Please check out our vendor links at the bottom! 



Me, the mommy-to-be and my mom, Shelley























Vendor Love:
Diaper Cake - Bear Bottom Diaper Cakes
Flowers & Door Wreaths - Allison of Swish Productions
Invitation - Double U Design
Water Bottle Labels - Ashley from Ribbons & Rick Rack
Cookies - Paulies
Favor Tags - Ashley from Ribbons & Rick Rack
Custom Guest Book - Guestbook Store

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Blog Sale

Hey everyone!  I cleaned out my closest this week and have a handful of things that are in great shape that I just don't wear anymore (or at all) because they don't fit, etc, so I thought I would hold a virtual "garage sale."

Just email me at chelsea {dot} purifoy {at} yahoo {dot} com if you are interested in purchasing or making an offer.  I'm happy to answer any questions or send additional pictures.  All transactions will take place via paypal. Shipping is flat rate of $5.00.

Happy Shopping! 


Ugg "Ultimate Short" Boots in Chestnut - Size 9 (Women's):  $50.00 - SOLD
LOVE these boots, but I purchased them one size too big so I never wear them.  When I did wear them it was only inside so there is not much wear and tear on these.  Regular price is $200.00 on these classic boots.  So comfy and warm!



Coach Brown Flats - Size 8:  $30.00 - SOLD
Worn only one time!  In great shape and so cute, but I have another pair of brown flats that I just like more so I don't need these.  I could not find these exact shoes on Coach's website (these were purchased about 6 months ago) but I found a similar pair that retail for $148.00.  This is a steal!




Coach Purse in Signature Fabric and Camel: $40.00  SOLD
Great shoulder bag with cute orange lining inside.  One zip pocket inside.  Adjustable strap.  The purse is about 6 years old, but has not been used in YEARS.  I have way too many purses.  Normal wear and tear on bottom corners, but overall in great shape. 









BCBG Max Azria Floral Print Dress - S/M:  $30.00
Worn twice.  The material is stretchy and so cool and comfortable.  I would love to keep, but since I've lost weight (mostly up top) it's just too big in the chest area.  Gorgeous dress, great neckline, and bra top!






Nicole Miller Collection Print Dress with gold embellishments - Size 8:  $30.00
Worn one time only!  The tag does not have the size on it.  I must have cut it out, but it fits like an 8.  Sexy low neckline.  So cute with strappy gold sandals.






 
Bigio Collection Animal Print Dress - Size 10:  $40.00
Wore twice, both times to weddings.  Stunning in person, pictures do not do it justice. 






Ann Taylor Cap Sleeve Dress - Size 10:  $20.00
Perfect work dress!  Pockets, looks great with long pearl strand and cardigan. 






Sunner via Anthropologie Print Dress with pockets - Size Medium:  $30.00
Worn once.  Cute with leggings and belted.  Dress has pockets too.  Regular price $168.00.





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One.September via Anthropologie embroidered fleur tee - Size Medium:  $15.00
Worn once.  Beautiful detail!






Black Anthropologie knit tee (designer not listed on tag) - Size Small - $15.00
Worn once with jeans, very soft!





Ann Taylor Creme Sweater with pearl embellishment - Size Large:  $15.00
Worn once to a Christmas party, the sleeves are off the shoulder, even though it's a large, it runs small and fits more like a medium.  Perfect for the holiday season!





Laundry by Shelli Segal print top - Size Small:  $15.00
Wore once with black capris





Karen Kane Lace Top - Size Medium: $15.00
Worn once with brown skirt, the straps are really pretty, brown cotton underlay, creme lace


 

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