Thursday, February 27, 2014

The Blogmopolitan Quiz: Round 2

Ladies, I am so so excited about The Blogmopolitan Quiz: Round 2, This was one of my all time favorite link ups and when I found out there was a Round 2, I was more than on board.


I apparently totes forgot to do the last question but here you go:
I started blogging because: After months of stalking reading all these other amazing blogs I decided I wanted to connect with these ladies and start my own - I am so glad I did :)
Have a great Thursday Ladies
<3 Jilly Anne

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Sunday Social

I am so happy to be back to posting on Sundays.. this is most def one of my favorite blog link ups and I always get a kick out of reading everyones submissions :)

1. Favorite breakfast food
Chocolate Chip Pancakes - Since I am trying to eat healthy I have been eating more eggs than pancakes but these are my ultimate favorite!

2. Best way to spend a free day
Wake up - Work Out - Coffee on the couch w/ some DVR - Lunch with my besties - Shopping, man that sounds heavenly right now....
3. Airline ticket to anywhere in the world….where would you go and why?
I would go to the Maldives. It looks so pretty and I love anywhere that involves beaches :)

4. You can only leave the house with one thing…what is it?
iPhone - I'm addicted, it is a problem

5. How do you take your coffee?
Skinny Cinnamon Dolche Latte

Have a great weekend <3
Jilly Anne

Friday, February 21, 2014

High Five For Friday

It's Friday and I am not going on vacation tomorrow :(

This is my sassy vacation is OVER face.

But I do have a pretty great, chillaxing (did I really just use that word?) weekend ahead of me!

- ONE -
California. Was. Amazing.
Newport Beach aat 8am - so peaceful

We found the Hollywood sign on the way to brunch!!!

Some pretty amazing sushi in Newport Beach
Beverly Hills Starbucks - Love all the palm trees!!
*I will do a vacation rewind next week - no worries ;)
Temps in IL/WI above 20!!!!


My beautiful, amazing, fabulous bestie got ENGAGED last weekend!! I couldn't be happier for her and Keith. Cannot wait for another amazing wedding!

#socute #sohappy #engaged
My Bday gift from Jenny was these gorgeous Alex & Ani bracelets, I love them!

Pinterest is starting to look very springy!!! and I like it.. how cute?
I think I need to shop!

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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

I'm the kinda girl.....

Ladies, I am back from the BEAUTIFUL california and easing back in with this awesome link up

- Will pick reading all my blogs at work ober actual work, even though I have so much to do
- Hates voicemail, like really hates them, just text me.
- Really hates talking on the phone, again text me, or let's do brunch to catch up #amiright
- Who loves all things girly - especially dressing up (which I do not get to do enough)
- that thinks glitter is really the best color
- has the best intentions, but is sometimes always distracted
- has a hard time letting it go
- has been very hurt in the past, which is in turn effecting somethings now
- has the best friends in the world, like really the best
- who has been hit by the jealousy bug BIG time lately
- just got back from vacation and is already planning to go on another one
- is a seasons whore, I love ALL seasons, but fall is forever my favorite, really I just like the change of seasons
- really wishes I was a better runner, it is a goal of mine this year, fingers crossed
- loves link ups, like a lot.
<3 Jilly Anne

Friday, February 14, 2014

Vacation Eve

First of all -


This is a particularly good Friday because today is Vacation Eve, that's right - this time tomorrow I will be enjoying 70 degree temps and the beautiful California sunshine - I could not be more excited!!

So let's start this Friday off right - because then I'll be MIA til next week!


My birthday was Monday and it was great! I am so happy I got to celebrate with all my favorite people :)
My cake is so cute, my boss brought it in from a bakery in Chicago!
My newest eye pallet - Too Faced Boudoir Eyes - a bday gift
I love it, its so pretty :)
Did I mention I am going to LA? Well look at those temps!!! I mean anything is better than -55 right now, I cannot wait!!
Vacation means Pedicures with the roomie. I am so pale :(
My mom got me this for my Bday and its perfect!
If I ever workout again, I kid, but really, I will wear it!
Now back that azzzz up because in 8 hours I am on vacation!!!

My LA jamsssss
<3 Jilly Anne
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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

ABC's Of Me

Yesterday, I saw the cutest post from Forever Young the Blog and I thought I would use it today. I loved it and think it's so fun to learn more about bloggers we read every day, so here goes nothing.

A - Age: 27 and 3 days
B - Birthday: February 10th
C - Color: Pink
D - Drink: Diet Coke - all day, err day

E - Essential Item: iPhone - its like a third hand
F - Flashback: Any college memories - I loved those 4 years and I miss them everyday.
G - Gent: Ryan Gosling - cutest man ever, I mean you've seen The Notebook right?

H - Hobby: Shopping, Blogging, Painting my nails :)
I - Indulgence: cupcakes, ice cream, and Mac N Cheese
J - Job: I work as an account manager for a manufacturing company - most stressful, frustrating, crazy, rewarding, fabulous job you could have. And I also work with some great people.
K - Kiddos: not yet, but when I get married, I want 4 - or so.. I want a big family!
L - Live: Wisconsin for now, but moving back to IL in a few months.
M - Music: Country - Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean, Florida Georgia Line, Carrie Underwood, I love it ALL!
N - Nickname: Jilly Bean
O - Overnight hospital stays: When I was 8 months old I had spinal meningitis and was in the hospital for  days.
P - Pets: 0 but I really want a puppy.... like now!
Why you not take me home?
Q - Quote from a movie:The Vow.. another Nicholas Sparks great...
R - Right or left: Right

S - Siblings: two brothers
T - Temperature: Freezing all the time, it is so cold in the Midwest.

U - University: Illinois State University - Majors: Marketing/Public Relations Minor: Organizational Leadership
V - Vehicle: VW Jetta
W - Worst Habit: Picking at my nails when I am nervous

X - X-ray: none - fingers crossed
Y - Yuck: bleu cheese
Z - Zoo animal favorite: Bears or Lions - I love visiting the zoo.
Thanks again Christa for the idea :)
<3 Jilly Anne

Monday, February 10, 2014


Today is my favorite day of the entire year.. ITS MY BIRTHDAY!!!!!

Today I turn 27.
And I am pretty sure, it is going to be an amazing year.

This past weekend all my favorite people came up to Kenosha and partied hard with me at the bar(s).

They spoiled me, We drank, we danced, we stayed out til 2AM, which I haven't done in FOREVER.

815am Saturday. Best time to visit Target.
So peaceful.

All my pretty pretty presents. Thank you ladies - I love it all.

This card was basically made for me. 
I am THE birthday princess
Pregaming with Cards Against Humanity & terrible strawberry shot.

Bar #1 - My besties.

Kalen and her boo thing.

All my pretty friends.

And the perfect delicious end to a bday weekend.
Chocolate Chip Pancakes for the WIN!

I am really blessed with just the most amazing group of friends ever. 
Happy Monday Y'all.

<3 Jilly Anne

Linking up w/ these ladies for the recap per usual
Dateless in Dallas