Sunday, July 29, 2012

Most Inspiring

I've always been a firm believer that if you can dream it, it can be made. But even I was a bit shocked (in a good way) when I saw these cereal bars inspired by — wait for it — ballet! Yes, somehow, a classic dance culminated into an on-the-go food. Just a reminder to keep on dreaming, because the possibilities are endless!

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Friday, July 27, 2012

Mellow Yellow

Even though it's the color of sunshine and flowers and pure happiness, yellow was never one of my favorite shades. In fact, I remember loathing the cute little polka dot curtains my mother put into my bedroom as a child just because they were a light lemon shade! Times have changed, and I've embraced the sunny hue — which I have to admit has definitely added to my smile quotient!

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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Making Room

My style is constantly in flux, and I know I'm not the only one who wishes I had boundless rooms to decorate on my every whim. Currently, I'm trying to de-clutter and rid my overpacked garage of all of the lovely trinkets and such that I've picked up over the years. But a girl can still collect stuff online, right?!

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Sunday, July 15, 2012

Pink Pink

Just feeling in a pink state of mind today and thought I'd share the joy. Cheers to all of you French Charmers! I love celebrating all things girly and French with you!

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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Now She Nose...

I have a tragic little secret to share: Despite how much I absolutely love perfume, I'm allergic to most of the scrumptious spritzes and have to refrain from misting them. Isn't that just terrible? It's like a woman's final accessory, and the powers that be have made me go without. I make up for it with super loud shoes and other noticeable touches to my wardrobe, but it's really not the same. Good thing many come in beautiful bottles, so I at least can enjoy them in some way or another!

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Monday, July 9, 2012

Lip Service

As The Balm's website says, it's out with the old, in with the "news" when it comes to lipstick! And we're not sure how anyone could resist these vintage newspaper print shades. Wanted or Letter to the Editor, anyone?

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Friday, July 6, 2012


I'm always one for decadence, whether it's a scrumptious chocolate, a delightful cocktail or anything in between. But one of the most satisfying culinary splurges in my opinion is enjoying a yummy, buttery lobster. I've had them several ways (simple is best!), and I'm looking forward to trying this fresh and summery soup.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Gifts Galore

Is it just me, or have there been so many weddings and baby showers this month that the world has near run out of wrapping paper? Not to worry, because we've got you (or rather, your gifts) covered. Check out some of our most glam wrapping accoutrements: The above look here, the below look here, and the French ribbon here. Happy wrapping!

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Fairy Spectacular

I'm slightly hesitant to share this, but when my eldest daughter was younger, I used to think she spent way too much time in her own head and would teasingly urge her to come back down to Earth with the rest of us. But as the saying goes (albeit oppositely): Like daughter like mother! For some reason (maybe belated payback?), I've found myself drifting off to La La Land more times than I care to admit! But I have to confess: It's a ton of fun. And now I know why she was always cocking her head to the side and zoning out!

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