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Thursday, July 28, 2011


Going to attempt the ballet inspired workout at Pure Barre tonight with my BFF Katie who is in town visiting from Seattle.  I will let you know how it goes!
Check out their website http://www.purebarre.com/



So I have been a pretty loyal customer to Oily of Olay's "Regenerist " night recovery cream as posted previously here, and I still really love it.  However, while browsing my favorite beauty websites one insider said that Neutrogena's NEW Rapid Wrinkle Repair really worked for her.  Being that I just ran out of my night cream I decided to give this one a try.  I bought mine at Walgreen's for $21.99.  I will let you know if I see/feel any results, I'm hoping to look 21 by next week!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011


DONATE $20 to the make a wish foundation and receive a free Latisse starter kit.  It's a win win situation, I made my donation this morning!

Monday, July 25, 2011


I have the HARDEST time finding artwork that I like & that works with our style.  I like these pieces below but there are so many great artists in the world that I just can't commit.

This painting made me smile because it's titled "Miss February" found here
Love the colors in this one found here
These 2 are on Gilt Groupe today & remind me of my trip to Russia here

This one is called "Telephone" & it would look great over a vanity or in my closet because it's so feminine. seen here
This one is fairly popular but I just love it, I wish I was in this picture! here

Thursday, July 21, 2011


Sorry for the lack of posts, I have been really busy with work, family, and friends!  Last night while Matt was away at softball, I had a girls night in well with Lute but he loves girly time!

When I got home I was excited to see my West Elm Zig Zag rug waiting for me at the door & I absolutely looove it!
 I made myself a simple egg drop soup for dinner, it's always nice to have a night off from cooking
 I love fresh flowers around the house, I was so excited when Matt brought home a dozen roses for me.  They are beautiful & smell amazing!
 Poor Boo Boo he is so depressed that we can't play outside, he stared at me with his puppy eyes while I watched...

 I did my laundry and started to get organized for my trip to Denver this weekend for my BFF's baby shower

Thursday, July 14, 2011


These pictures inspired me, they have a romantic 70's vibe.  A dear friend of mine just got engaged (you know who you are Stecyk) & I immediately thought of her possible outdoor wedding in the Hampton's somewhere.  The messy piecey hair looks so feminine and romantic with the floral halo and side accents.  I just loooove it!

Photo credit: here

Tuesday, July 12, 2011


Every summer I watch and wait until these Adirondack chairs go on clearance at JOANN'S Fabric store.  They are regularly $90 a chair but if you wait until mid-summer they mark them down 70% off which means they are $25 each.  You do have to assemble and paint but they are easy to put together and very durable because they are cedar.  We have 2 black ones on our front porch HIS & HERS, that we sit in all year round.  We have a long front porch so we have been wanting to add more seating for friends & family so I picked up 2 more today!  Hurry supplies limited
Photo credit: adirondackchairs.com


Every month I allow myself to do a little shopping, nothing crazy ok just a little retail therapy!  I window/internet shop as a hobby so I find TONS of things to swoon over.  My rule of thumb is to wait a week and see what still sticks out in my mind as a MUST HAVE.  Here are a few things that I like from Revolveclothing.com

Monday, July 11, 2011


I have been really busy showing properties to one of my most entertaining clients by far, he definitely keeps me on my toes and very busy.  I have been spending lots of time showing him & his wife properties here.

When I get a free moment I would love to try this recipe,  bloody mary inspired skirt steak.  Details here

 I also want to make a trip to MAC and trade in my empty containers for this pretty pink shade called Saint Germain
(Inspired by My Mom)

 I need a relaxing mani/pedi, I like this lavender color for my fingers!

Photo credit: unknown, smittenkitchen.com, maccosmetics.com, unknown

Wednesday, July 6, 2011



Make+Model Tassled Scarf

 Hudson "Hampton" cuffed denim shorts
See here


 Tribal Cropped Tank
See here

 Lavender denim hot shorts
See here