Thursday, November 29, 2012

Instagram for November

Can you believe December is practically here! This month was filled with crazy good memories and the theme was Eating! Candy leftovers from Halloween, Christmas candy arrivals, Brazilian steakhouse feasts, RPM Italian goodness, Thanksgiving, and even a bit of BBQ tasting! 
The jeans are fitting a bit more snug, so I hope that December brings me healthy food options. Very unlikely, but here's to hoping:)

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Music Video Tuesday

This video was too sweet not to share! I giggled as I thought about what TJ and I will be like in our old age and I hope this video rings true for us:) 
Watch and enjoy!

Monday, November 26, 2012

BHLDN Chicago

I finally made the trip down to BHLDN Chicago and fell deep in love.
 The soft pallets mixed with unique details (hellooo, Angel wings floating rom the ceiling), mixed with the colorful garments, makes me a very happy gal!
Basically ever since the Anthropologie wedding branch of BHLDN was born, I knew that this was the first stop I would make on my wedding planning journey. 

I really didn't know what to expect, but the warm greetings from the staff made my experience a lovely one. If you are like me and get extremely overwhelmed by the ridiculous amount of dress options, this is the place for you. A handful of very unique gowns was all I needed. 

I will tell you that trying on wedding gowns was a very odd feeling and for the anti-bride in me, I wanted to scratch the typical white colored dress. I wanted to say "can you grab that adorable yellow dress or the rhinestone maxi", but knew that would not be the right choice and just needed to dive head first into bridal land for once. 

I am glad I did because I found a dress that makes me feel normal yet I look like a bride! For those who are not aware, I have phobias against wearing white (explanation is here), so I need to pat myself on the back for facing my fears:) Pat, Pat, Pat
Above: two gowns that where lovely but not "the one".
A little Thank You to the sweet staff at BHLDN Chicago for taking the time meet with me on several occasions :) 

Cyber Monday

While I was relaxing this weekend and super thankful to spend Thanksgiving weekend with my loved ones, I am guessing a handful of you where shopping the many sales on Black Friday. A little crazy for my taste (I hate big pushy crowds) and I don't really like to shop the sales in stores because it can get  mucho crazy, so the fact that so many stores are throwing great online sales is amazing! I love Cyber Monday!!!
Here are a few stores celebrating:
BHLDN- 20% off everything

11 Eureka Boutique- 30% off everything. Type in code happyone12 at checkout

Thread Sence- 20% off everything. Type in code TSCM20

J Crew- 20% off everything plus Free Shipping

Free People- Free Shipping on all orders plus 20% off sale items

Ruche- 30% off all new arrivals

A Beautiful Mess- 25% off any e-course

Chicwish- Take 20% off all non-sale items. Type in code CM20

I'll be adding to this list as I find more sale worth sharing!
Are any of you doing Cyber Monday shopping? What's on your list?

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Music Video Tuesday

This mini movie (a 6 minute long video) touches at my bohemian heart strings, but then again, everything that is part of the Edward Sharpe crew makes me feel this way:) 

Next year I think I need a horse back riding adventure in the desert while creating new music (I realistically can not sing or play instruments). It may or may not be as great as The Magnetic Zeros journey, but whatev.......Lets pretend!    

Monday, November 19, 2012

Winter Coat Wishlist

1. Mod Cloth   ,  2.  Free People
3. Anthropologie  , 4. Chicwish
5. Urban Outfitters  , 6. Nordstroms
If I am a good girl for the rest of the year, can I have them all? I don't want to choose. Every girl needs a patterned, fur trimmed, puff, and leather coat in her closet, right?

6 Scarves Video

As promised, we have added some more goodies to our shop and this weekend was filled with taking pictures and making this cute little video. We hope it helps to get your holiday spirit ready for the busy and very cold season:) enjoy

Monday, November 12, 2012

Tis Seasons Newest Arrivals

Chunky sweaters, sweet accessories, sparkly frocks, and plenty of scenty candles to help us celebrate this winter season! New arrivals are here and more goodies are being added through the week, so stay tuned for more festive pictures:) 

Friday, November 9, 2012

My New Read

I have wanted to be a pickler for some time now, so when I came across this book on the sale shelf at Anthropologie, I grabbed it as if the book was gold. Flipping through the pages, I instantly fell in love with the recipes and bold colorful pictures. 
I am struggling with which vegetable to pickle first. So many recipes, so little time:) 
Be warned that there will be plenty of blog posts on my pickling experience! 

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

A little bit of N.Y.

I am soooo excited about my order I recently placed with New York Mouth that I felt compelled to share this little website gem with you all! They specialize in small boutique type fun foods and condiments and I want to try each and every thing. 
Below I have gathered my favorites that will be in my next orders shopping basket and placed a star next to my recent order items. 

Yummmmm, I cant wait to try these goodies:) Visit New York Mouth to find your mouth watering condiment or sweet!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Music Video Tuesday

Getting ready for the cold, I can not think of a better tune/video to get me in the hibernating type of mood. 
Baking, sleeping, a little bit of greasy snaking and many nights in front of my computer is what I am looking forward to this season:) Enjoy the lovey sounds of First Aid Kit and be sure to check out their other songs......A recent download- "King of the World"

Monday, November 5, 2012

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Wrap Bracelet DIY

I really loved the free people wrap bracelets (who wouldn't) but wanted something a bit more dressy because even though I see my self as this free spirit who walks barefoot in the grass and eats Tofu every chance I get, I am realistically closer to a meatball eating, tee shirt wearing gal who can be a bit high maintenance at times:) Woooo, that is a lot in one sentence.
Finished and I just love it! I have a special occasion in the city coming up and I am excited to break out this new bracelet:)