Archive for February, 2011

February Finds

I saw, I loved, and I took….from my mom’s frame collection ūüôā

My new beautiful Burberry scarf!

I found the block letters for about $7, and the blue vase from a thrift store for $1. There’s nothing better than inexpensive, fun finds. Oh and the fake flowers, I claimed I mean borrowed from my sister.

Being my sister’s maid of honor, I’m in charge of planning her bridal shower. I checked out Etsy for homemade, creative¬†invitations. ¬†I found this store Good Frau, and instantly loved her style. I decided to stick to my sister’s wedding colors for the¬†invitations, and it turned out great!


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Back to Basics

On Sunday, one of my good friends and I spent the day in Washington D.C., and had a pleasant time venturing around the Eastern Market. I love going to flea & farmers markets and supporting local businesses because you never know what to expect! These people are so creative, and you find so many treasures. I would have brought home some furniture, but the car wasn’t big enough so I picked up some apples and homemade soaps. Here’s a link to the website¬†http://www.easternmarket.net/.

Being around local & organic food most of the day, I had to check out the¬†restaurant¬†Founding Farmers. It’s a kind of restaurant that follows the “farm to table” trend and I loved it! There’s a picture from dinner below!

As we were walking back to the car, I walked past an alley, and had an urge to take some pictures. It might be silly to some people, but I love the cobblestone road, and the deserted feel of the alley ¬†In the pictures below, I’m wearing some basics I believe every girl should have. You need ¬†a standard black pea coat, colorful scarfs, and jeans you feel comfortable in.

Me being goofy, ha ha. ūüôā

It was delicious!

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Valentine’s Day Cards

Picking out a Valentine’s Day card can be irritating, and¬†stressful. You want something that comes from the heart, and makes your woman or man feel special. I do like the traditional cards, but appreciate the creative and simple ones as well. I found a couple of good ones on this website¬†http://www.etsy.com/

Here’s a classic Valentine’s Day card from The Simpsons, when Lisa gave Ralph his only Valentine’s Day card.

It still makes me giggle!

Good luck finding the perfect card!


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Inside my life…I mean purse

You can tell a lot about a woman from the contents in her purse. It’s extremely personal, and usually off limits to most men. This is what’s inside my purse….

The most important things are my Android cell phone, planner, wallet, hair tie, and gum. If you don’t see me without these items, I must be having a bad day. I couldn’t live without my iPod nano. I use it while I run, walk around campus, or in my car. I’m an impatient person, so whenever I’m stuck waiting for someone I whip out the current book I’m reading. I just started The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, and I’m enjoying it so far!

I like to keep a little make up with me just¬†in case¬†I need a touch up. When my face gets shiny, I use the Bobbi Brown- Sheer Finish Pressed Powder in Soft Sand from Nordstrom’s. I’m addicted to¬†chapstick, and love Burt’s Bees lip balm. It’s really soothing, and refreshing compared to other chapsticks. If I want a little color on my lips, I like the Bare Minerals lip gloss in Wearable Red, or MAC’s lip gloss in Jellybare.

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