Thursday, March 31, 2011

I love this stuff...

For those of you who have reading this blog for the past 2 years, you know that I am on the eternal search for the perfect skin care line. I have tried a lot of different things in the past few years, and the one product line that I have been loving for my morning routine is Aveeno's Positively Radiant.

I first saw the Positively Radiant moisturizer on Cupcakes and Cashmere's blog. I figured if it works for Emily, I should give it a shot. I absolutely love it. It has SPF 30, it also has light diffusers to even out skin tone. I love the smell (very light and clean) and it is not too heavy or greasy. Last year it won a bunch of beauty awards, and I know why. It's a bargain (at around $13) and it definitely has worked for me.

After trying that product, I decided I should try their Skin Brightening Daily Scrub. It's a super light exfoliator that uses tiny microbeads. So, you can use it daily and it isn't rough on your skin. I keep it in the shower and use it every other day.

I have always been a Cetaphil girl, but I wanted to try something new. I have been using their Clear Complexion foaming cleanser. I use it in the morning and it's a great way to get my skin ready for the day. It smells amazing and I love the foam, I feel like it gets my skin really clean without drying it out. It also helps clear those pesky little blemishes that we sometimes get.

Since I have been saving so much money on my daily skin care, I feel like I can really invest in a good nighttime moisturizer and eye cream. Click here to read a past post about my favorite eye creams.

Have you tried Aveeno products? Do you love them too?

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

The short of it...

Yesterday I was at Forever 21, hunting for some sundresses...why I am shopping for Spring, I have no clue, it's like 30 degrees here...

One thing I decided I need is a little printed floral skirt. I picture wearing it with a striped top, some wedge sandals and maybe even my new navy blazer. After trying them all on, I was overwhelmed with frustration.

If you are over 15 and don't have sticks for legs you really should not be wearing something this short...

I wanted "shorter" just not so short that you barely cover your hoo-ha short, you know?

truly adorable, just not meant for me I the search continues!!!

both skirts featured can be found Here

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Bringing back the friendship bracelet...

As a 12 year old, I was obsessed with friendship bracelets. Not so much the trading of them, but just making them. All of the beautiful colors and patterns you could make were absolute eye candy.

 I am so glad to see them coming back again. Not only are they inexpensive, but they are just so pretty. I found the vendor The Cat Paradox on Etsy, her designs are by far my favorite...

I think I will stack them with some leather wrap bracelets...

and my newly acquired Cartier Tank (a hand me down from my husband...)

what do you think? Do you love friendship bracelets too?

Monday, March 28, 2011

Monday Musings...

Here are just a few wants, loves, lusts, you name it. Let's start off with something spectacular, like these 2...

Ryan Reynolds used to be my #1, but I think Mr.Cooper is quickly closing in. I wouldn't mind being seated at their table. How about you?

I love this idea of a glamorous chalkboard in a kitchen or child's room.

I have been admiring these Foutas on Basic French forever. They come in beautiful colors and are a very multi functional linen. You can use them as a lightweight shawl, a picnic blanket or even a table runner. $40 on

Emersonmade is quickly becoming a favorite online shop. She started making fabric flowers and now has an entire ready to wear line. This seersucker blouse would be a fabulous basic for summer back to white jeans and skirts. $138

Sunday, March 27, 2011

I am adding to my reading list...

On this lazy Sunday, as my husband watches hours of March Madness basketball, I am catching up on all my daily blog reads. I have added quite a few new ones to the list, and here are just a few of my favorites...

I adore this blog, everything they post I would love to add to my shopping cart. They are 2 VERY stylish ladies residing in Texas and have a taste level that is through the roof. Follow them HERE

Apparently Obsessed is written by an adorable Kansas City Mom. It chronicles her current obsessions...everything from fashion to food. I am dying to try the Banana Sour Cream pancakes she linked back to toady...YUM!  Follow along Here

Brianna is another blogger to come out of Charleston, SC. Seriously, what is in the water there? You girls know how to blog! She is witty and creative, and I love reading her posts every day. Follow her Here 

If you happen to be planning a nursery, then head on over to Nursery Notations. You will find gorgeous inspiration and some unique ideas for your baby's room. She does a great feature called high vs. low, which highlights similar crib bedding at different price points. you can follow her HERE

Friday, March 25, 2011

Classic and Feminine

I stumbled across Marais shoes this week while reading Brunch at Saks blog. You know my obsession with bows, and these immediately caught my eye! Well, then when I started browsing Marais Shoes website, I felt like I had struck Gold! Every shoe is so adorable, and all of them are insanely well priced. They are classic and feminine...don't you think?

Thursday, March 24, 2011

I feel like celebrating!

Hitting 200 followers probably doesn't seem like much. But you know what, it means the world to me!Thanks to all of my old and new followers, I have enjoyed reading all of your blogs and getting to know you through this thing we call blogging...And also thank you to the 400 followers I also have on Facebook! Cheers to all of you!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Affordable Updates

loving these items from the Love 21 collection at Forever 21...all under $29!!!

silk harem trouser $22.80 ( I tried them on in Chicago and LOVED them, didn't purchase then but I am going to now!)

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

For the love of Lee...Industries that is...

I was out shopping today and I stopped into one of my favorite Home Decor stores here in Kansas City. If you are ever in KC, you must visit Nell Hills, it's a gorgeous one-stop-shop for your entire home. And believe it or not, the prices are reasonable! I fell in love with this chair. Love the colors, love the floral bird print.

So, ironically I get my new Veranda mag in the mail today, and there is a big ad for Lee Industries and this chair is in the ad!

 I have always admired Lee Industries items in magazines. There is something about their sleek lines, and use of color and pattern that always catches my eye. I also have to give them credit, everything is 100% made in the USA and they are completely earth friendly in manufacturing and the products they use to make their furniture.

I feel like this is furniture you would never tire of and it would be worth every penny that you would invest in it. Don't you think?

Monday, March 21, 2011

Spring Greetings

I don't know about all of you, but I am just ready for April to get here. Usually by April the snow is gone, the grass turns green and we are in full spring mode. Also, April is the month of Easter one of my all time favorite holidays!

This year, I actually decided to send Easter cards. We were so crazy over Christmas, and the added expense of Christmas cards didn't fit into the budget. So, I thought it would be nice to send greetings to family and friends at a time when they wouldn't normally get a picture card.

Tiny Prints has the most adorable selection to choose from. Whether you want to send an Easter greeting, or an invite for an Easter brunch, they have so many options...

and while I was browsing, I just noticed they have personalized Mother's Day Cards!!! Best part? They are only $3.99 a card and there is an option to include a Gift Card to popular retailers. These are WAY better than any card you could get at Target or Hallmark...


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