Saturday, December 29, 2012

Goodbye 2012!!

It's hard to beleive that 2012 is almost OVER!!! This actually makes me incredibly sad, I can honestly say that 2012 has been the best year of my life!!! After almost 9 years Brad and I got married this year, he got a new awesome job, and my business has been booming!! 2013 has a lot to live up to!!!

I decided to put together some of the milestones that have happened this year.

January 7th, 2012: I decided to become strictly vegan, no animal or animal products for me!!

January 14th, 2012: Brad and I decided it was time to change my last name to match his, yup we got engaged!!!! 

We decided it was going to be small and intimate. Our parents were to be out only guest, I asked my cousin Ashley to be my Matron-of-honor and Brad asked our mutual friend John to be his best man {John is the one who set me and Brad up so it only seemed appropriate to ask him} Plus I had been Ashley's maid-of-honor last October and Brad had been John's Best man a few years earlier. We asked my wonderful friend Mindy if she would get ordained and perform our ceremony. Mindy agreed to do this for us!! 

January 16th, 2012: was a HUGE day, Brad started his new job, and I picked out my wedding dress!!!

Wedding dress shopping on a whim... let me tell you DON'T do it!!! I was shopping that day with my friend Mindy and decided to go in and look at a dress that I had seen online. The store didn't have the dress I was looking for. I told the girl that I was having a beach wedding, I didn't want a ball gown, I wanted something more soft, she did great, bringing dresses that fit the description I was giving her, plus it was a lot of fun trying them on.   I almost felt rushed though, like I had to choose one of the dresses that she brought in for me to try. My advice to you on this would be to have your consultant throw in a curve ball, something unlike the rest of the dresses you are trying on, you will never know what else is out there unless you try them on. I was overwhelmed and over excited!! I ended up saying "Yes to the dress!" I was so excited!!! {{for those of you who have seen my wedding pictures know that I didn't keep this dress, keep reading to see when I bought a new one!}}

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Monday, December 10, 2012

Charmed I'm sure!!

One of my favorite trends this season is mint green skinny jeans!! I paired them with a light pink shirt and heals. I am also loving M.A.C.'s lipstick creme cup this season, it's the perfect shade of light pink!! Oh and the wedding ring on here is my actual wedding ring!! I hope you click on my Polyvore and check out some of the other sets I have put together along with this one!!

Charmed I'm sure!!

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Braid and beige

One of my passions is design and fashion, Polyvore is yet another one of my addictions. Check out my Polyvore site click on the link to the right!! 
Braid and beige

Braid and beige by Misty Durkee featuring a ruched sleeve blazer

My Revelation

Okay so, you know when something hits you like a ton of bricks out of the blue? Well this happened to me the other day....

          I know a lady is not supposed to tell her age, but I not ashamed to tell mine!!! I am 31 people are always shocked to hear that I am not in my mid 20's. I try to take good care of myself, I run, eat well (I'm a vegan) I don't smoke or drink (very much), and since I am a hair stylist I try to keep up on the latest trends with hair, make-up, and clothing.  My point I don't feel like I'm 31!! 

       My friend Mindy and I were shopping for clothes (this is one of my favorite pass times). We were in a department store in the juniors section where I usually shop but nothing was cute to me! Everything was UGLY!! Then it hit me... I stopped dead in my tracks, looked at Mindy and said.... "Oh my goodness, this is what happened to our moms!"   She was confused at first then it hit her!!! Our moms  didn't wear "Cool clothes" because the "Cool clothes" were UGLY, not because they had bad taste!!!  We laughed for a bit as the realization that we were growing older hit us full force!!

        My next realization hit me even harder...... The other week People Magazine put out the Sexiest man alive issue... I tip my hat to Mr. Tatum Channing... I was browsing through the magazine admiring all the attractive men when I stumbled upon, Sexy at Every Age.  When BAM it hit me again!!! The first man I found really attractive was Ian Somerhalder AGE 33!!! Yup that's right age 20-32 I didn't even really notice, they looked so young to me. I found myself looking at men ages 33-49!! 

Take a look and see what you think!! 

     See what I mean about Ian Somerhalder!! So HOT!!! 

          Then the other night I was getting ready for bed I was wearing my leggings and tank top, while brushing my teeth I looked in the mirror... holy crap... my hips had gotten visibly wider... I had been noticing my pants fitting tighter, but the strange thing was that I hadn't gained any weight. Yup my hips had been hurting the last 4 months or so because they were spreading!!!

          I told my husband about all of these revelations I had, within the last 3 months, he laughed saying that it was funny that I noticed these things. I was a little bummed at first, realizing I was not the young chick I used to be. Then I realized I am happier at age 31 then I ever was in my 20's. I had to call my mom and tell her about my revelations, she laughed especially at the part about the clothing.  

           The last 31 years have been amazing I can't wait to see what the next 31 bring!!! 

Tuesday, December 4, 2012


2 years ago I started following @MichelleMadow on twitter, we had friends in common and we are both Big Brother fans. Michelle had tweeted about her YA book she had wrote named Remembrance. I love reading, so I ordered it online. When Remembrance arrived I was not disappointed.  I absolutely loved her book, I was hooked! This was the first book of 3 in the Transcend Time Saga!  Lizzie Davenport has been reincarnated from Regency Era, England... but she doesn't know it yet.

The second book Vengeance is a short story, through a secondary character named Chelsea, Lizzie's once best friend. How far would you go to get revenge? Vengeance may be a short story but it leaves you with your mouth open screaming "Oh No!"  I began tweeting about Remembrance, and Vengeance I would post things on my Facebook telling all my friends about this series.  I am also a hair stylist and my clients are always asking me what good books I have read lately, I would tell them about Michelle's books!

The third and final book in this series Timeless just came out November 20, 2012 Now Lizzy, Drew, and Chelsea must go on an adventure to make things right! It's a race against time!!  Here is a fun fact the character Misty in Timeless is named after me!!! I am also in the acknowledgments page!! 

I was so captivated by Michelle's writing style, the characters were great, the story was original. I recommend this series to anyone who loves a good, clean, adventurous, book with twist, turns, and a love story. Check out Michelle's blog, where you can find all of these books!! I hope you enjoy them as much as I have!!