GretchCannon: 2012


November in review!

November flew by so fast –

Shirt - Hurley, Purse - Kate Spade, Jacket & Watch - Michael Kors, Boots - Franco Sarto

Girl's NY trip! Sweater - J Crew

Kristen's NJ Baby Shower! Dress - Forever21

Turkey day goodies!

Shirt - PacSun, Necklace - ILY, Boots - Ariat
Happy December! xoxo


October In Review

Happy Dia De Los Muertos! 

In October... 

James got his Mustang out of the shop finally. So we have cruised in it some - him mostly. He is quite tan from driving around with the top down.

  • We did some fun shopping at the outlets. 
Pump City! Franco Sarto, Vince Camuto, Nine West
  • I tried some lunch trucks by my work - and had a fabulous burger!
  • Got my hair did.. went a little darker for fall. 
Necklace - Forever21
  • Did the Color Run for Stroke with some friends :)
  • Came home and realized I sprained my ankle :(
  • Flew to AZ to James's cousin Courtney's baby shower 
Shirt - Banana Republic, Jeans - Jessica Simpson, Necklace - H&M, Glasses - Ray Ban
  • and saw Kim for some physical therapy on my ankle! 
  • Made a cute pumpkin.. 
  • Before the sprain, I had been eating pretty clean & getting some good workouts in - 12 total at about 55 minutes each. 

Now, I am just trying to get my ankle better! 

I have a trip to the East Coast coming up this month, a busy work schedule, and Thanksgiving - all around the corner for this new month of November. 


FAB $15 Necklace!!!

Thank you Michelle Money!! 

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Receive this gorgeous statement necklace from ILY COUTURE for $15 on their website Enter code: MONEY at checkout. Chandelier Necklace will be $15 plus S&H. Offer is only valid on Chandelier style necklaces (color of your choice). Discount cannot be applied to any other ILY COUTURE products. No price adjustments on previous purchases. Not valid with any other coupons or discounts. Offer valid through November 19th, 2012. Please allow 1-3 weeks for shipping due to high demand. 



Friday nails! Opi Hawaiian Orchard, topped with Sephora Spark-Tacular glitter top coat! Have a good weekend everyone!


GretchenLaurel Boutique!

Big news!  I've started an online jewelry boutique called GretchenLaurel. Each week you'll see my hand selected collection of fabulous, hard to find, styles at up to 60% off. For exclusive access, click below. 

Happy shopping!

If you are not interested in purchasing jewelry at this time, you can become your own boutique owner instead! 

You get to customize your boutique, fill it with products, and write reviews, while earning money in the process. 

The transactions are all online so all you have to do is pick the pieces you think your customers will love.

Your website does the marketing and shipping for you. It's totally flexible, so it fits into your busy schedule.

I think this would be a great opportunity for you, too. It's completely free to sign up. Check it 
out at: 

If you're interested or have questions, let me know!


Goodbye September!

Goodbye September! It was a fun month though! ... 

Shirt - Nordstrom, Shoes - Bakers, Glasses - Ray Ban

Shirt - Banana Republic, Watch - DKNY, Necklace - Target

Fit Gretch stats for the month = 10 days of workouts, averaging 59.5 minutes per workout. 

October Plans = 
  • Starting a new fitness plan! Wish me luck! I need to gain back some control on my eating habits. 
  • OC Color Run/ Walk with some girlfriends! 
  • Get Jo over to see my parents' new place finally!
  • Not many plans - I am happy about that! :) 
How was your September & what plans do you have for October? 


Fall Fashion Discount Coupons!

From one of my fav magazines - People's StyleWatch!

Steve Madden 20% off - PSW2012 20% off - PSWLUVSM&L 20% off - PeopleSW20 20% off -PSW30


Bye Bye August!

August is already over? 

Wah! I need more summer. While some people are thankful to get out of the heat and feel some cool fall weather, I cannot get enough. I am inside all day for work and the heat is not unbearable where I live or where I work - so I dont feel like my summer has been long enough. At least I have a nice little trip coming up that I can end summer with a hot hot bang with!

So,  I mentioned my trip to NC for my grandmother's funeral last month. I was there 8/1-8/4 of August. I actually got to see a lot of family, so that was nice. Here are some pix from the month:

My grandmother's house in Farmville, NC:

Fun Summer OOTDs:

Shorts - Nordstrom

Enormous Sock Bun! 
Tank - VS PINK

I finally saw The Hunger Games movie! I loved it! So weird to see a book you read as a movie. I did not picture Haymich as Woody Harrelson. I pictured him older and paler and fatter!

 Got my hair did...

Worked crazy overtime, and now I am finally off work - for 8 days!!! WHOOHOO!

I worked out 11 times, for an average of 50 minutes, so about 2-3x a week. This is good, but I would like to try for 3-4x instead! 

And, I did the #photoadayaug challenge on Instagram! Did anyone else do it? 

For September --- I got vacay coming up, some fam and friends time, and fall will be around the corner. Crazy!  Have a wonderful September everyone!



July Recap!

Almost finished with August and here I am finally to reflect on July....

  •  Got back from our fab San Jose Los Cabos vacay on the 4th of July! 
  • Watched fireworks from our balcony for the 3rd year in a row. Time flies!
  • Went on a fun James's fam river trip to Laughlin. One of my fave Laughlin trips yet - great weather and wonderful times! 

Shirt - VS PINK 

Dress - Forever21
  • Got my hair did - added some blonde back in - feels a little more "me"! 

  • Tried some Blue Print Cleanse juices from Whole Foods and almost gagged. Not for me! The ginger makes the juices so groSS!!
  • Had a good online deal on The Fresh Diet - so did that for a week, but had to leave mid-week, so James finished it. It was kind of fun to try, but so pricey normally I would not do it again. And, there are a lot of desserts (cheesecakes!) - so I think I normally eat healthier than this anyways. 
  • Brought 10 bundles of wood down to the beach for Elaine's 33'rd birthday party! 

  • Then I went to my parents' house to hang out one weekend and be in their pool - and my grandmother had another stroke in NC.. 
  • So, she ended up passing away on Sunday 7/29 in the morning sometime. My parents and I got a flight the following Tuesday, and spent the week in NC having the memorial and funeral and helping out and seeing family. I am so blessed I was able to go say goodbye to her with my parents. She was my Dad's mom, my last grandparent, and the one I was always closest to. My Sitti - Lebanese for grandmother - was a special lady that I will never forget. She was funny and sassy and loving and warm. She was in a home for the last 5 years or so and was in so much pain and just restless agony. I am sad to say goodbye to her but I know she is no longer in pain and that she can finally rest - and that gives me peace. I love you Sitti - I will never forget you. God bless your life. Hopefully I can remember to post about the rest of the trip in my August post. I just want to focus on her for now. 
  • James went to Lake Mead with The Gutcheons while I was in NC for one day, so that was nice that he still got to go.. 
  • His back pain has been really bad though - he got a big shot in his back - a type of epidural - and he has been going to physical therapy and taking pain medications.. So he has been slowly feeling better and happier, and I am glad. 
  • Got a couple of cute box signs in the mail for my home office - 
  • 7 workouts logged in July (not enough!).. but ave 71 min each is not too bad. My weight is still around the same as always - which is not bad either - but I would still love to lose 5 lbs! 
How was your July? Cheers to August - and stay tuned for the recap. I work and am inside so much i dont feel like the summer is ever long enough!! 


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