Friday, February 8, 2013


Happy Friday Friends!
I hope you had a good week!  I am constantly emailing myself articles and I thought I'd share a few things I've run across recently.    

Woah! Do you know how much American women spent on nail polish last year??  I know I did my part...
(<- p.s. how cute is this watercolor)

I'm totally crushing on Seersucker and Saddles.  Have you seen her blog?  She has a lot of the same clothes that I do, but actually wears them, and is totally inspiring me to get out of my leggings rut.  I'll be trying this (->) and this very soon.  Like this weekend.

When I'm on a running schedule, I love it.  When I'm not, it is so hard to get started again.  So hard.  Hopefully, this article with the top 10 places to run a marathon will provide some much needed inspiration to lace up my running shoes!

After seeing macarons e.v.e.r.y.w.h.e.r.e (except my local bakery), I've decided that I'm going to give them a try myself.  I'm not sure why, I don't love baking, and they don't sound (or look) particularly simple.  Hopefully this article will help?

And let's just talk for a moment about those amazing flower mandalas (above).  They are the kind of thing that makes my brain explode with happiness at their mere sighting.  
Flowers + Color + Pattern = LOVE

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

soups on

Have you ever come across one of those recipes that is so easy and delicious that you make over and over?  Like every week over and over?  This is one of mine.  I first found it here, and adapted it just a bit.  It is absolutely delicious just following the original recipe, but I exchanged 2 cans of cannellini beans for the pasta, added a whole bag of spinach, and used breakfast turkey sausage (it tastes the same and you don't have to deal with the nasty casings).  If you want to be extra awesome add some shaved Parmesan cheese, and if you want to be super duper awesome (and totally undo the healthiness) make it with this bread.  It is unbelievable.   

Monday, February 4, 2013

buy or diy | eye makeup remover

One of the few real successes I've had with my bazillion pins on pinterest has been DIY eye make up remover.  I LOVE it.  It is just as good, if not better, than any store bought product (drug or department store) I have tried.  I used this recipe and I've made several batches over the last few months.  It's simple, inexpensive, and successful. 

I say DIY.

PS.  I use the lavender scent, and it smells amazing.

Friday, February 1, 2013


Have you checked out Vine yet?  I'm not sure I'm in love with it yet, but it was fun to play with.
If you love dogs and shoes, you can find me at Shelly Saber.

a little secret

I've noticed recently that I'm starting to look my age, so on a recent visit to my dermatologist* I asked what I should be using to combat this pesky aging problem.  I was a bit shocked by his answer.  

"Have you heard of Cetaphil?  Use it"

He went on to explain that the anti-aging industry is a multi-million (billion?) dollar industry and all you really need is sunscreen and moisturizer.  My product loving self was a little sad.  I mean really, I wanted a miracle cream, or vitamin, SOMETHING.  Anything.  But my sensible** self was kind of relieved.  
Cetaphil it is.

*If you follow me on instagram, you can see all his credentials (he's even a #1 Dad!)
**On a sensible note, have you heard of eBates?  You can earn cash back on stores you probably already shop at.  Such as, where you can get Cetaphil for 20% off + another 6% from eBates.

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