Note From the Universe

Everyone lives the life of their choosing. Not just what they chose, but what they're choosing


Note from the Universe

Ask not for what is already yours.


Day 12 – What’s in My Bag

This is painful -- I have a lot in my bag, which currently is the purple Longchamp from a few weeks ago.

The Keys
Coach Owl, for Chi O + a hearts key ring engraved with James & Leslie McBride from my friend Nicole.
Neither have a purpose, just sentimental attachment.
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The Wallet
Coach Mini Signature in Black.
This wallet has space for everything you need & a lot of things you don't. I like that it's easy to slim down for smaller bags with a removable checkbook cover.


The Makeup
Inside a Coach pink signature mini cosmetics case (picture not accurate).
I've nearly worn this case out, but it's a great way to corral little things that would otherwise be lost in the bottom of your bag.

I have Cover Girl Powder Foundation + Clinique Lipstick.
This power is my fav as it covers better than the brand's pressed powder, but it's still lightweight and very affordable. Clinique's lipstick is amazing. It's the only brand I've used that never dries out, never flakes & never leaves behind remnants of color. It's smooth, moisturizing and comes in great shades.

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Philosophy Supernatural Lip Gloss + Patanol Eye Drops.
I just started using the Supernatural Lip Gloss, and I love it! It's thick and shiny but doesn't have the uber-sticky consistency of Mac's Lip Glass. Nothing interesting about the eye drops, just allergies. :)

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Prada Triangle Logo Sunglasses in Red (picture not accurate)


The Organizer
Gallison Andy Warhol Shoes Accordion Organizer + Notebook with Pink Waterman Pen.
This organizer is awesome -- it has a bunch of slots for things like gift cards, receipts, frequent shopper cards, to-do lists and more, plus it has a notepad for jotting down shopping lists, etc. I love this pen because it's high-quality but still slim and in the perfect color (shout out to NWL!)

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The Technology

iPod Video G4 in Coach Red Signature Stripe Case
I have to be ready to rock my tunes at work, at the gym, in the car, anywhere and everywhere, so I always have my iPod. James bought this case for me one year for my birthday, and I love it because it protects my Pod but is still very stylish.
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Nikon Coolpix S4000 + Case Logic Ultra Compact Camera Case
Never leave home without your camera! This is a good point-and-shoot with minimal options (sometimes too minimal for my taste) but it's easy to use and I love the touch-screen. Not the most sexy case, but it serves its purpose.

Blackberry Curve
Work-issued BB -- I'd prefer the Bold -- but I still love it. I'm not an iPhone or Droid kind of girl.

The Necessities
Coach Pink Leather Contact Case (picture not accurate)
The stylish way to carry ugly contact cases. And it has a mirror!


Coach Pink Leather Medicine Case (picture not accurate)
For allergy meds, vitamins & pain killers -- you never know when you'll need them!


Today's Three Things

1) Finally making it to Taco Mac Thursday

2) Pumpkin beer/ale/IPA, etc.

3) Microsoft Office 2010

Day 11 – My Favorite Musician

Did you really have to ask?


Day 10 – My Favorite Outfit

At least right now.

It's comfortable, wears well and, with the right shoe selection, can be dressed up or down. The decorative collar allows you to skip the necklace and go with snazzy earrings or -- my favorite -- it looks great with a chunky turquoise ring and bracelet. Last, the high-waist belt gives it a little more shape without compromising the flowing a-line silhouette or covering up the pockets.

Yes, pockets. Now do you understand?

Today's Three Things

1) Flu shot!

2) SH at work

3) Rubbermaid Reveal Spray Mop!


Today's Three Things

1) Narrowly missing getting robbed

2) Exciting mail!

3) Home with Prada kitty


Today's Three Things

1) The Delta Sky Club

2) Accomplishing a lot at work without being at work

3) Meeting old friends in new places


Today's Three Things


2) NASCAR tracks at mountains

3) Cities


Today's Three Things

1) Unusual families

2) The desert/mountains/beach/ocean

3) Wine


Today's Three Things

1) Family

2) Trees

3) Learning new things


Today's Three Things

1) Brazilian Blowout

2) Ford F250s

3) Sushi


Today's Three Things

1) LA

2) Frank Lloyd Wright

3) Views

Day 09 – My Favorite Actor

Tom Hanks

I don't think this man has made a bad movie. He's old-man sexy, a devoted husband and an eloquent speaker. What is that you say? AND he directs?

See what I mean?


Today's Three Things

1) The Pacific Coast Highway

2) Meeting James' Online Friends

3) Local beer


Today's Three Things

1) Cacti

2) Local food & people

3) New city skylines at night (San Diego)


Today's Three Things

1) Old friends that never seem old

2) Coors light

3) Tiffany & Co.


Every Girl Needs

A Longchamp bag.

I picked this pretty one up in Paris and it's been the best, most reasonably priced handbag I've ever owned. Even better? When bought in Paris it comes in at $115 rather than $145 in the U.S. Score!


Today's Three Things

1) Old friends that never seem old

2) Boulders

3) DH