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Monthly Archives for February 2014

High Five for Friday

Well this week started off in the 60’s while we were in VA visiting friends of ours and ended closing back in on 0 degrees. My sweaters sure are getting their wear this year! Outside of the weather, my week wasn’t too shabby. I got to visit friends, attend a great sample sale and see […]

My Comfort Zone

My weekdays involve a lot of running around and as a result I’m always doing my best to dress comfortably. This is one outfit I’ve thrown on time and time again making slight variations. A detailed sweatshirt, jeans, a scarf, some booties and I’m set. Then there’s always my trusty tote. At any given time […]

Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate Cookies

I’ve never heard so many delicious words used to describe one food, have you?! I happened to have some Salted Carmel Hot Chocolate from Williams Sonoma on hand, so I figured I had to try this recipe out. I found it at Beyond Frosting and you can get the recipe here. My only warning is […]

The Best of Both Worlds

As much as I love dressing girly in pastels, jewels and bows, I also love taking a little inspiration from menswear. Denim, chinos and gingham can be found all through my husbands closet, yet I love the comfortable feel and look of this outfit on myself. What balanced the outfit out are the jewels and […]

Get Your Fix

I mentioned a few weeks ago that I had placed my first order with Stitch Fix and was anxiously awaiting it’s arrival. My girlfriend has been using it for a while and I finally caved and placed an order. In case Stitch Fix is new to you, it’s a personal styling company who hand selects […]

High Five for Friday

It’s Friday, and to me that means we are one more week closer to Spring! Honestly, I might as well have posted one big old snowflake image below because looking back on my week, that’s the majority of what went on around here. My son had off of school for President’s Day on Monday (at […]

What’s Trending for Spring: Pastel and Floral

It may not be Spring yet, but I’m certainly getting excited to lose a few layers and update my wardrobe a bit. There are quite a few things trending for the upcoming season, two of my favorites being pastels and florals. Although they may be currently considered¬†trends,¬†what I love about them is that pastels and […]

So what do you do with all those Instagram’s anyway?

My husband and I make a good attempt at capturing memories on our higher-end camera, we really do. But if we’re being honest, the majority of my pictures typically come from my iphone. From there, the favorites find their way onto Instagram where they get some love and then move their way down the feed […]

Mint + Lace + A VERY Lovely Giveaway!

This is one stubborn winter, isn’t it? Since I haven’t been able to lighten my layers technically speaking, I’ve been trying to find ways to at least soften up my looks. Today, for example, I’m wearing a lacy sweater over top of a pretty, mint colored button-up. Pastels are apparently all the rage for this […]

Sweet Potato Quinoa Chili

In an attempt to warm up this never-ending winter, I have a delicious and incredibly healthy chili recipe for you. I first made this a few years ago at a cooking class in Hoboken, NJ taught by Lynda Layng, The Healthy Hoboken Girl. My girlfriend treated me for my birthday and we had such a […]

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