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Monday, February 28, 2011



Giraffe Teether (Mason Kardashian owns this one)


Burberry Bathing Suit
Purse Rattle

Purchase info:

1. Barney's
2. Barney's 
3. The Land of Nod
4. Barney's
7. Kitson for Kids

1. Kitson for Kids
2. Kitson for Kids
3. Burberry Neiman Marcus

I have several friends who have just found out that they are Pregnant & so I thought I would do a BABY post for them!  Congrats to the Mommy's to Be! 

Thursday, February 24, 2011


I love buying my husband clothes because when I first met him all he wore was Tommy Bahama shirts.  Don't get me wrong I like Hawaiian shirts if your on vacation by the beach!  So I have slowly slipped in some new pieces to his wardrobe over the past few years and we both seem to agree on J Crew. 
Here are my top picks for the new season.
1. Linen camp shirt in navy ginham
2. Basic Baseball cap
3. I like the models outfit especially the chambray shorts
4. New Balance tennis shoes
5. Twill travel bag

Monday, February 21, 2011


A few weeks ago I tried the contouring highlighter, high beam by Benefit. I put my makeup on as I usually would and then dotted it on my cheekbones and a little on my brow bones.  I blended it with my fingers dabbing my checks until I achieved the amount of glow that I wanted.  I loved the results it made my face look dewy & glowing like the picture above.  You can purchase at Sephora or Macy's.

The striped dress pictured is my weekend purchase.  I scored this French Connection striped dress at Marshall's (Desert Ridge for everyone in AZ) for $29.99!  It is such a cute and flattering dress on, I picture it with a pop of color..maybe my red flats or my chunky yellow purse.

Have a great week!

Photo credit: unknown & Sephora

Friday, February 18, 2011


How great are these decorative trays by Martha Stewart. You will never guess what she used to create these, aluminum baking trays covered with fabric GENIUS! With the rain storm we are supposed to be having this weekend I figured this project might be fun to try. Click here for a tutorial on how to make your own.



Thursday, February 17, 2011


Nike Victory Jacket
Light Gold Capri Flip Flops
Asos Oversized Rose Gold Watch
I currently have this watch in Gold & I love it!

I scored the brand new Nike jacket from Last Chance for $19.99, I recieved a 30% off friends & family discount from J Crew on the flip flops, & I got free shipping on the Asos watch. 
I bought all 3 items for a TOTAL of = $105
Saving myself $65!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011



I am loving this collection by Environment Furniture.  I want the dining room table real bad!  I love the refinished wood grains and the simplicity of it.  Just in the mood to do some early spring cleaning and get some new pieces to replace a few of the ones we currently have.

Monday, February 14, 2011


The Grammy's last night were so entertaining but my favorite part is usually the interviews on the red carpet before the show!  Of course Lady Gaga's arrival was the most intriguing entrance but her performance outfit kind of let me down.  I was more excited about the outfit choices above, I thought they all really shined! I am obsessed with J Lo's mirror looking dress by Emilio Pucci!  I also thought Bieber looked adorable as usual and Lenny Kravitz exuded hotness!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011


As I have mentioned before I am making 2011 my year to focus on health & fitness!  I am finding new meal options to try and paying a lot closer attention to the amount of calories I am in taking.  Before I would have Option #1 for breakfast like 4 days a week!  I realize now that if I am in a hurry & craving a Starbucks run that option #2 would be a better choice & 105 calories less.  Last week I found a third option that was satisfying, healthy, & easy!  Option #3 is great and only 225 calories!  Not to mention the amount of time and money I am saving! 

Option #1 Starbucks
Tall Skinny Vanilla Latte
Reduced Fat Turkey Bacon Sandwich
Total Calories=410

90 calories
320 calories

Option #2 Starbucks
Pike Roast Coffee, Non Fat Milk, Splenda
Egg, Feta, & Spinach Wrap
Total Calories=305

Calories 280

Calories 25

Option #3
Coffee, Non Fat Milk, Splenda
1 cup Fiber One Honey Clusters Cereal
1 cup Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
Total Calories=225

Calories 160

Calories 40

Calories 25

Monday, February 7, 2011


Jack by BB Dakota inter changeable coat
Joie Blouse

We had a great weekend in Park City, it is such a fun spot!  The girls and I were able to do a little shopping while we were there and I was able to limit myself to the 2 things above. 
The coat I paid $90 for at Flight Boutique.  I thought it was a smoking deal because it looks really expensive and you can remove the fur and sleeves as shown above for a totally different look.  Now I realize from looking online that you can score this coat for $56 from Karmaloop, oh well I still love it! Comes in both cream & black.
The Joie blouse I discovered at a ritzy local consignment shop.  I paid only $28 and I found it online at Saks for $208, saving me $180!  


Wednesday, February 2, 2011


I am leaving for Park City this Friday & I am sooo excited!  These pictures inspired me to pull out my cowboy boots, silver, fur, turquoise, & leather and load my suitcase with "WESTERN CHIC" outfits for my trip to the snow country! How HOT are the looks above?! 

Photo credit: unknown