Wednesday, July 31, 2013

I finally have Facebook!

The time has come (the walrus said)...

I finally stepped up my blogging game -- though I'm sure my posts would show otherwise -- and I've created a Facebook page.

I'd really super appreciate it if you guys could come show me some love/support! I've shared some of my favorite posts on the FB page, so it's not completely bare. Heh... I guess it's just going to look a little sad until I really get it going.

Thanks so much for being here, reading when I post something. You all have encouraged me to keep going with this thing, even though it's at a pretty slow rate. I'm really happy you all are here in my online life, and some of you in my real life!

You can find the Facebook page here:!/agayleforce

Clicky, clicky!

Monday, July 29, 2013

July Cara Box Reveal!

I promise my weekend recap will be up tomorrow. I tried to do it earlier, but technology was not on my side.

Anyway, when I came home after my crazybusyawesomebirthday weekend Saturday night, I came home to my Cara Box! Little did I know it would get better from there...

I was paired with Chelsea and Jessa. If you'd like to see what I sent Chelsea, go check it out!

Here's what I received from Jessa (who totally and completely spoiled me and I'm not complaining).

Even the packaging was cute! She sent me:

  • a totally sweet mason jar tumbler, which I've definitely been lusting after
  • a wine decanter pourer
  • nautical stickers
  • an anchor bracelet
  • a headband
  • nautical-themed magnetic notepad, notebook, and note cards
  • stamps (fish and a boat)
  • cookie cutters (a whale and an anchor) 

I felt so terrible because it was like I couldn't give Jessa a good idea of my personality when we were chatting, but boy did she get inside my head! All of these items are so perfectly me and I cannot wait to break into them! I'm wearing the bracelet now and I've been carrying the notebook in my purse. I don't think anyone could have done a better job, and Jessa was so incredibly generous with the "box."

If you all are interested in signing up for the Cara Box swap, or just learning more, go here to check it out.

Thursday, July 25, 2013


Hi people! I know I've been a little, uh...absent. It's been an interesting month.


Sorry, I'm one of those totally obnoxious people who luuuuurves birthdays (even when it's not my own), so bare with  me. I'll probably post tomorrow, but don't expect much. I've put together a little birthday wishlist and I wanted to share it with you! I'm even including links for those of you who fall in love and want to buy these for yourselves. Or for me.

I know this seems like an odd assortment of things. It is.

Peony in a Vase: I'm working on putting together a new "office space" in my apartment. I've already picked out a desk and everything (now I just have to buy it), and this silk flower is the perfect accent. It's exactly what I'm going for, and because it's fake, I don't have to worry about it dying. Awesome.

Jelly Sandal: These are BACK! I'm so excited! I don't want black but my computer is being weird and wouldn't let me clip any other color. I really want the clear sparkly ones and the neon yellow. (Size 39, btw.)

Gold Dot Coasters: I saw these on Design Darling and -- OMG -- I can't live without them. I plan to put a stack of them on my new desk. And they come 15 to a pack, which is pretty awesome.

Gold Sequin Bag: Um. Do I have to explain this? I'll actually probably end up buying this for myself in the next five minutes. It's on super sale. I saw it a month or so ago and didn't buy it. I'm so glad I waited.

Gilmore Girls: I have been itching to get the complete set of DVDs for a while, but they're just so expensive! So why not ask for them for my birthday, right? I used to watch this show religiously. I would sit on my couch at 8:00 p.m. once a week when it was on, and I wouldn't move until it was over. If I catch the reruns on tv these days, I still do that. This will always be one of my favorite shows. Plus, Erich says that the writer of the show was like the F. Scott Fitzgerald of our time because the dialogue on the show is non-stop. Cracks me up.

I've got a few plans for this weekend and a few backup plans just incase, so I can't wait to update you guys on my super awesome birthday extravaganza weekend. But really, it's pretty much been my birthday all month. Weeeeeee!

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Rock and Roll Banker

So today I decided to participate in The Boys Behind the Blog linkup. I didn't have anything else scheduled, and quite honestly, I don't think Erich makes an appearance on here often enough. At least not stuff about him.

Please enjoy his random answers to these questions and see for yourselves why we are the perfect match.

1. What actor would play you in a movie about your life?
Joseph Gordon Levitt. But make sure he looks good -- no 90s hair or CGI face meld.

Ew. Doesn't he know I can't stand JGL?

2. What is your dream car?
Ferrari F-50 (red of course) or GM EV1.

3. Do you have any tattoos? What, where, why?
No tattoos anywhere. Suggestions welcome. 

4. Boxers or briefs?
Boxer briefs. 

5. List three random facts about yourself:
- I have a million hobbies because I am unable to keep focus on one thing at a time.
- My work computer background is a picture of our pet hedgehog. (Awwww.)
- I am a rock and roll banker, blissfully ignorant of how lame that seems. 

A huuuuuuge thanks to Erich for playing along! (I think he secretly liked it.)

Boys Behind The Blog

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

I'm having a love affair with Fifth & Mae

I am by no means a fashion blogger. There is nothing more awkward than modeling by yourself with the camera timer. For some reason, selfies with my phone seem totally normal, but I don't know what to do in front of a real camera. Now that I've said that, I do NEED to show you the amazing jewelry I recently got from Fifth & Mae. (And PS - Michelle is amazeballs and responded to every single email I sent her, got on the phone with USPS when my package didn't show up, and she has her own blog.)

We're gonna get this picture out of the way first because it's awful. I used my good camera (Olympus E PL-2) and it came out all weird and hazy. Plus, I look like a dweeb. This picture shows off the sweet triangle stud earrings and dainty branch necklace I got. Which I'm obsessed with. Just FYI.

Alright, this picture shows off the arrow cuff in red. Have I already mentioned how much I love Fifth & Mae?

If you follow me on Instagram, you've already seen this picture. The first day I wore this golden fox bracelet, I got three compliments in less than an hour. That's serious business. Aaaaand, these itty bitty bow earrings are my entire life right now. Seriously.

I also bought a really cute coral maxi dress, which is not pictured because I suck and forgot to take a picture the day I wore it. Let me just say though, it is super comfortable and totally cute. Again, compliment city.

Alright, now that you know how much love I have for this store (no, seriously. I already have a shopping cart full on the site for my second order), you should prooooobably go check it out. I'm sure you've seen Michelle's creations all over the blogosphere anyway. Really, though. Go now!

Monday, July 15, 2013

The Little Weekend That Could

This is my last week at my parents' house for puppy-sitting. It's kind of been a long month. I love that little dog to pieces, truly, but I miss my apartment and seeing my boyfriend every day. But of course as soon as I leave here I'll miss my dog. Conundrum? Perhaps.

Um, sorry I'm an 80-year-old and I don't have exciting weekends. And on top of that, I don't even take pictures. I have exactly five from this weekend, and three are from Sunday. Here's the rundown.

Friday: Had to have the pup at the groomers at 9:00. Which led to Starbucks. Which led to a nap. Then I did nothing. Then I went to Carrabba's.

Left: Panic attack on the way to groomer. Right: Handsome (and calm) boy on the way home.

Saturday: Lunch with Erich at Red Robin. Since we were pretty much right around the corner, I had to make a stop at Ulta. I bought myself some presents, and I'm super happy about them. I got Philosophy Mimosa body wash and a new flat iron (mine was ten years old). Soooo pretty and shiny. 

Sunday: Made a trip to Rite-Aid to deal with a prescription debacle, picked up some sweet hair stuff (heat protectant, new brush, clear elastics... fun stuff), then went to Erich's parents' house. Turns out he had to dog-sit this weekend, too. We sat around for a while; he was doing homework so I read a book. Then we got barbecue from one of our favorite places and he took me on an adventure to this little park that I had no clue existed. (PS - I loooove finding new places to hang out in my hometown. I can't believe I had never been there before. I work literally right next to it.) 
We hiked those stairs. It might not look like much, but please consider the picture on the left was IN ME when I hiked.

Next weekend will be slightly more exciting. My beeeessssst friend is coming over on Saturday. That'll probably be a post in itself. Then the weekend after that is my birthday!!! (The 26th. A wish list post is coming this week... because you care so much.) 

Sami's Shenanigans

*Um, super sorry about the font size issues. Blogger sucks today. 

Thursday, July 4, 2013


I don't have any super cute July Fourth-ish pictures for you, so I made this instead. Happy Fourth of July to all of you! Have a cold beer for me! Er, make that a cold mojito. I'll be floating in the pool, and catching the fireworks later. Catch y'all on the flipside.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Come Sail Away - Design


Another attempt at a design. Happy Fourth of July week! This is available for iPhone 4, 4s and 5. 

Monday, July 1, 2013

I Know What You Did This Weekend...

It's only fair that I tell you about my weekend since you all are kind enough to share yours with me! And, for the first time in a long while, I have pictures (*cue applause*)!

From top L-R, then bottom L-R:
  1. Took the pup for a walk in the beautiful/hot weather we had on Friday. I also got my eyebrows done (or as my aunt calls them, "ow-brows"), so this picture was really to show off how awesome they look. PS - I promise my face isn't that large in real life. Odd camera angle, sorry.
  2. Finally set up my new blog e-mail address and got things switched over. Even when you know what you're doing, setting things up takes friggin' forever. I'm SO happy with my social media icon signature. Just wanted to share.
  3. Painted my nails the most obnoxious color ever. Thanks, Birchbox! (Reign in Spain, btw.)
  4. Erich and I went to Outback on Friday night. I ordered the Teriyaki Filet Medallions, and they were delicious. Unlike the time everything went wrong.
  5. It's not a weekend until I've been to Target. And ordered Starbucks.
  6. Erich is a ginormous goofball.
  7. Saturday night we went to a crabhouse (heeeyyyy Southern Maryland!). We started with crab soup, and then got crab legs. By the time I thought to take a picture of those I was already disgusting.
  8. Tuckered out puppy after a hard day of playing, running, barking at birds, chasing squirrels, and licking things.
So it wasn't the most eventful or exciting weekend, but it certainly wasn't boring! Oh, and there was an impromptu visit from my aunt Sunday afternoon, so that's worth mentioning.

And just because it's July 1st, I have two things to say:

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