Monthly Archives: May 2014

Link Love!

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Hey You Guys!  (That was said in the voice of Sloth from the Goonies, btw.)  So, today begins that time of the month where I become a psychotic lunatic.  I am sure you can imagine how difficult it was to find five or six things on the internet that I “loved” during this time.  I pretty much felt like this about everything I’ve looked at:

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I was not even sure I was going to be able to write this post.  Then, I came across the gentleman below and my mood improved…

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1.  38 people that will make you feel better about your life choices.  I thank you, checkerboard face tattoo man and all your dumb friends for cheering me up on this rotten day.

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2.  A Beautiful Mess put up a tutorial on how to make this awesome Happy Hour Marquee!  I love it!  I could also picture making a marquee with a different saying for Taylor’s tween room.  

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3.  Zazzish created a collection called 60 Gorgeous Shoes to Wear This Summer and I love every one of them!  Definitely take a look! 

4.  My girl, Tiffany D. put up a great video on eyebrows!   She does a great job with them and provides some helpful tips!  

Okay, that is all the love I can muster for today.  I need to go back to frowning now.  

P.S. Dont forget to enter my giveaway here!

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Want It Wednesday!

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Hello my lovies!  Today’s addition of Want It Wednesday is entirely made up of items from Forever21!  They have so many amazing and adorable Summer items in there and they are so inexpensive!  Everything in the collection above is under $15!

1.  Night Moves Quilted Crossbody.  I went to brunch over the weekend and realized I had a huge hole in my wardrobe!  I really needed a small, white bag for my outfit.  This is a Summer staple!  This morning I started searching for one and I came across this baby.  It is the perfect size for the essentials and crossbody bags are so hot right now!  

2.  Eclectic Beaded Necklace.  I am a HUGE lover of statement jewelry (especially necklaces).  I love the colorway of this piece!

3.  Flounced Maxi Dress.  This dress is adorable!  The color is fresh and lively.  A pretty maxi like this can be dressed up or down depending on hair, makeup and accessories.  I cant believe it is only $13.80!

4.  Iconic Straw Fedora.  I love the light color of this pretty straw hat!  Fedoras flatter most face shapes and add a little special touch to your outfit.

5.  Braided Boho Sandals.  I love white sandals and since these are only $8.80 (!!!!) you wont feel bad if they get dirty.  

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Happy Monday {+ a GIVEAWAY!}

Good morning, lovies!  I had a fabulous weekend and I hope you did as well! Is there anything better than a Sunny Saturday?  I also managed to get a lot accomplished, including mani/pedis with my little bestie, clearing the Winter clothes out of my closet to make room for my massive collection of maxi dresses and brunch with my girls on Sunday!  

Since I am in such a good mood, I figured I would treat you guys to another fabulous giveaway!  One of my favorite things about this blog lately is the ability to help y’all win fabulous and free stuff!  

I am teaming up with the super sweet and EXTREMELY talented Lauren of Green Street Mosaics today!  I am just in awe of the gorgeous items she makes by hand.  (Sidenote, I wish I had a beach house so I could buy one of her awesome house number signs for it!  I’m going to start working on that immediately.)  

Enter below to win a beautiful 4 x 6 frame from her shop in your choice of colors!  Here are some samples.  I was going to post my favorite but I love them all!  

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Good luck!  xo

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High Five For Friday!

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It’s about that time again!  Woot woot!  I love writing this post!  It gets me all energized and excited for the weekend!  Here are my favorite moments from this past week:

1.  My sweet girl had a soccer game last weekend.  She plays goalie and she blocked some great shots!  I was super proud of her.  How cute are she and her friends in their uniforms?

Taylor Soccer

2.  My hubby and daughter gave me the most adorable presents for Mother’s Day and some beautiful flowers!  They always make me something really special and this year I got a giant mug that they painted and put flowers in.  I have to figure out what to use it for after the flowers die.  Is it wrong that I want to use it to drink coffee?  Sometimes I feel like I need a cup that big.

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3.  I read What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty this week and finished it within two days.  I couldn’t put it down!  I have bags under my eyes because I didn’t want to stop reading to go to sleep.  I kept promising myself I would go to bed in five more minutes but then I would extend the time.  Liane Moriarty also wrote The Husband’s Secret (which I liked) but I found this one to be so much more enjoyable.  At first I was afraid it was going to be a copy of one of my favorite books, Remember Me? by Sophie Kinsella but it was very different.  The main character hits her head at the gym and loses the last ten years of her memory.  When she wakes up she has children she doesn’t remember, she is getting divorced from her husband (whom she dearly loved) and her hobbies/body/life is totally different.  I highly recommend this novel.  I’m sad I finished it.   

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4.  Okay, now don’t get me wrong here…I do not IN ANY WAY advocate domestic violence.  I do, however, LOVE when people on the internet create hilarious and creative memes having to do with popular scandals and current events. So, here are my favorite Jay Z/Solange memes:

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5.  I work in Manhattan and sometimes I forget how special it is.  Occasionally, I even hate it.  It can be crowded and dirty and loud and there are times when I am leaving on Friday afternoon to head back to the suburbs where I feel like weight is being lifted and I am escaping.  Other times (like yesterday) I walk out of my office and there is a huge marching band going by that stretches as far as the eye can see and it is so festive and unexpected and magical.  Then, I realize that If I worked in a sleepy village somewhere I would have had no chance of experiencing anything like that.  That is the beauty of NYC – anything can happen.  

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I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!  

I am participating in a few fabulous link-ups today.  If you have a moment, swing by and show these ladies some love!  xoxo 

P.S. Don’t forget to enter my giveaway here.

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Book Him Danno!

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It’s been a while since I’ve posted about books (which is a shame because reading is one of my favorite hobbies).  I have a two hour commute to work every day (one hour each way) on a quiet express bus.  It is perfect for getting lost in a good book.  I used to be unable to read in a moving vehicle because it made me extremely nauseous but for some reason I can do it on my iPad without a problem.  Here are my thoughts on some of the books I’ve read lately:

Jane Green Tempting Fate Review

Tempting Fate by Jane Green.  I usually love Jane Green.  Jemima J., Bookends and Mr. Maybe are amazing.  If you have not read them, you definitely should.  That being said, I wasn’t wild about Tempting Fate.  Gabby is the main character and even though we have things in common (we have both been with our spouses for many years and have daughters) I didn’t find her terribly relatable.  She was extremely flighty and superficial.  We are told throughout the book that she is loyal, smart, dependable but her actions show her to be the opposite time and time again.  Also, her husband is a kind and caring man and a wonderful father and she betrayed him throughout the book in both big and small ways.  It was difficult to root for her.  I almost stopped reading because I really did not care for her and was not interested in how things turned out.  I would pass on this one.

Little Face Sophie Hannah Review

Little Face by Sophie Hannah.  I learned about Sophie Hannah in February and I have totally binged out on her books since then.  I usually can predict the conclusion of a mystery novel in advance and then when I get there I am a little disappointed that I was right.  Sophie Hannah is so talented at adding in bits of information that are misleading and changing the direction of the story throughout that I never know how it will end.  She has fooled me in every one of her Spilling CID novels so far including this one.  The premise is: Alice Fancourt leaves her new baby in the care of her husband, David, for the first time since giving birth.  When she returns home she realizes that the baby sleeping in Florence’s crib is not hers.  It is a different baby.  Her husband swears it is the same child. This book is compelling, twisted and I couldn’t put it down.  I definitely recommend it and the rest of Ms. Hannah’s books.

The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty ReviewThe Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty.  Cecilia Fitzpatrick, has a great life.  She has three beautiful daughters and a wonderful husband.  While he is away on business she discovers a letter addressed to her that should be opened in the event of his death.  The contents of the letter rock her entire World and change the lives of Rachel and Tess, even though they barely know Cecilia.  This book tells three stories at once that intersect at the end.  I was reluctant to read it at first due to all the hype but it was fabulous.  I couldn’t wait to see how everything turned out.  I am now reading another Liane Moriarty book, What Alice Forgot, and I am totally sucked into it already.      

What are you guys reading?  Please share your thoughts on the books above or any standout books you wish to recommend!  

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