Friday, February 29, 2008

Bangs....Or NO Bangs? That is the Question

Seems to be the trend in Hollywood?
Ok...So next week I made an appointment to get my haircut..
I have never been so nervous...I guess because my wedding is coming up and I want to make sure if something goes wrong I can fix it. However with that being said I am not loving my hair these days. It is BLAH and the other day my friend came over to meet me for lunch and voila she had bangs and it looked so good and her hair was about the same length as mine and the layers were amazing. She goes to a salon in San Raphael so immediately I got the number and called an made an appointment. So....I am debating whether or not I should do the bangs...maybe he will no best. I haven't had bangs since the 7th or 8th grade change is always good! So tell me what you think...should I go for bangs?

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Is Spring Around The Corner? Winter isn't too bad in Wine Country...

So...I just love this time of year in wine country...other than the rain we are getting this year, however we need it!
The other day Nick and I were at Bouchaine Winery in Carneros and the mustard was absolutely gorgeous! The Napa & Sonoma Valleys are just covered with mustard right now! It is so pretty. I love all the different seasons here! There is beauty in all the seasons!
How Does Your Town Look this time of year?

Saturday, February 16, 2008

A Little Bit of Fun.....

Hello...So I saw this on Erin's Blog...and thought it might be kind of fun!!!
I tag Amy & Jen.....

What is his name? Nicholas Stasys Dolata
How long have you been together? 3 years, 3 Months but who is counting? HE HE
How long did you date? 7 months long distance and then we moved in together
Who eats more? Of what? We both love good food and we love everything!
Who said I love you first? Nick
Who is taller? Nick
Who is smarter? I think we are both smart and we both are stronger in different areas! It is a great team!
Who does the laundry? I know I probably should...but Nick does! However I have been doing it more lately!!!
Who does the dishes? I do I hate a messy kitchen!!
Who sleeps on the right? Right now Nick..I use to but we switched sides!
Who pays the bills? Nick..I hate paying bills!
Who mows the lawn? Nick does but sometimes I do...I kinda like it!
Who cooks dinner? We both do...Nick is the trained chef though so I am sure you can imagine his dinners are amazing!
Who drives when you are together? We both do..just depends on our moods
Who is more stubborn? Should I even answer this?? I am of course!
Who kissed who first? I think I did....HE HE
Who asked who out first? Well this is a funny one seeing that I lived in New York City and Nick lived in Vail...he invited me to Vail for a visit so I guess Nick asked me out first!
Who proposed? Nick....At The Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay...November 13, 2006 (my grandparents wedding anniversary)
Who has more siblings? Nick Does......3 I only have one!
Who wears the pants? I would say we're equals. :)

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentines Day

Happy Valentines Day My Love!!
I love you more than anything in the world!
Thanks for being my valentine!

Tuesday, February 12, 2008


Last night Nick and I had an amazing opportunity to dine at The Village Pub in Woodside, California.
It was truly an Amazing Experience! The Restaurant was unbelievable!
Woodside is the cutest little town about 30 minutes South of San Francisco off 280.
I just fell in love with the town.
I have to say it is in my top 5 of fabulous restaurants!
Nick and I are so fortunate to be in this business and have these experiences!
I just love going out to fancy dinners and having amazing service, fabulous food and incredible wines!
Thank you Max for an amazing evening!!!

Happy Belated 3rd Birthday Allison!!!

Happy 3rd Birthday Allison!!!
Sorry this is late! I hope you had a great birthday!!!
I love you and miss you!
Aunt Kelly

Saturday, February 9, 2008


Ok...So this is about the coolest thing I have seen in a long time!
I wish I had a baby so I could try them out!
These are Earth Friendly Diapers and the Diaper inserts are biodegradable.
Go Green With Your Diapers!
You have to go online and check them out
You can even get them monogrammed
Have Fun!

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Too Cute...She is probably going to kill me! :)

Ok..So I couldn't resist! I was just on Jen's Blog and saw this photo and it is just too cute!
Jen..You and Don are so cute! You are just glowing here! I had to post this photo!!
I just love weddings and I love wedding photos!
What a Magical Day and Photo!
Love Ya Jen!!
P.S. Post your favorite wedding photo!!!

Dance...Dance..Dance...All Night Long...

Well, Well, Well.....Tonight is Dance Lessons...To dance or not to dance?
I am so exhausted! I have literally been going, going, going and I really don't want to go to dance lessons tonight! I know I should but I am exhausted and I don't feel so great? What to do?
It is fun though! So far we have learned Fox Trot, East Coast Swing and last week we started the TANGO...Love the tango...but I enjoy dancing in general! There is a great group of us doing it! Something fun!

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

SO MUCH FUN...............

I have joined the MAC revolution! Love it! Will never go back to my PC.
So I had a little too much fun with the photo booth and here is what happened!!!
Did everyone VOTE today? I did!!! Yeah...not that my vote really matters...but I voted! I did my American duty!! :)
Well I hope everyone is having a Great Week....
I am on a posting roll!!
HA HA...
Maybe some more fun photos to come.
You never know!! I think I am addicted to my mac... I have already started trying to make a website..AYE AYE AYE.

Paying for their mistakes........Irritating...Such is life.....

Well, Well, Well.....Another penalty to us!
I just found out that my bank is raising their fees because of the "mortgage crisis" I am so over this and I have to vent for a minute! First of all where did these banks get off loaning people money that couldn't afford it? I don't know how you could buy a home without any money? Clearly that never made any sense to me but sure enough they just kept giving money away! I feel really bad for people that have lost there homes but truly I believe this is a case of Americans trying to keep up with the Joneses and living outside of their means! It is truly ridiculous. When I was younger I too thought I could just spend, spend, spend but as I have gotten older and realized what it cost to have a family, raise children and all the other expenses in life you can't just go charge, charge, charge...we have become a society of charges and loans and I remember as a little girl my grandmother telling me you don't buy something unless you can pay for it! Charge cards are for emergencies only and you need to be able to pay those off every month! Well..I didn't listen to her when I was younger because "I knew everything" but now I realize what she is saying...and have been living my life this way for the last 3-4 years. I don't buy it unless I have the money in the bank for it and I am saving my money for the future! I think Americans need to go back to this and quit living on credit and loans. It is crippling our economy right now and everyone's sense of well being because whether we like it or not guess who has to bail all these fabulous mortgage companies and banks out....You guessed yours truly we Americans! Even if we didn't participate and play their game you and I are going to pay. Isn't this lovely...with rising health care cost, gas prices sky rocketing and an economy that is in the toliet we have a lot to look forward to in the next couple of years!!!! I hope this teaches everyone a lesson though and we can learn from the mistakes these past few years and our government won't allow this to happen again!

As my grandpa use to say...."SAVE YOUR BUCKS"


p.s. I would like to leave you with a quote from an Analyst at Citi Bank
With the U.S. banking industry reeling from the housing slump that is forcing it to get tougher on borrowers and sock away billions of dollars toward existing loans that likely won't be repaid, banks are ravenous for more fee income. Unless there is an unexpectedly fast rebound from the current woes, additional fee increases are on the way, analysts predict.
"If you need to hit your target, one of the easiest ways to do it is to raise your fees," says Keith Horowitz, a banking analyst at Citigroup Inc. "It falls straight to the bottom line."

Here's to paying HIGHER FEES!!!!

Monday, February 4, 2008

I wasn't quite sure what to blog about today!
I haven't blogged in awhile and I haven't taken many photos so what is there to blog about?
hmmmm...Just some thoughts....and some ideas...tell me what you want to hear about!
I am excited to be an Auntie Again...Karyn is having a BOY!!!
8 months and counting till Nick and I get married...where does the time go?
So Much to do so LITTLE time!
Wedding Season is almost here!!! What are the new trends in the industry?
The New Bachelor Matt Grant...SO cute...need I say more? Can't wait for it to start!
Super Tuesday...tomorrow...what do you think will happen?
I love my job!!!
I love Nick!!!
I love my family!!!
I miss my grandma!!!
I miss my family that I don't see all the time especially my sister and her family!
I love my cat....poor truffles wasn't feeling so well yesterday! We switched her cat food and I don't think she liked the new cat food! Whoops....
I am ready for summer and warmer weather!
I am excited for Jen to come over to Napa in March and go wine tasting!
I am greatful for all my friends old and new!
I miss my friends that live far away!!!
I am thankful for my health!!!
I really need to watch the secret again!
I love chanel!
I love being creative!
Ok..Random Thoughts...
Have a great evening...hopefully next time I will have a more exciting blog post and maybe some great pictures!