Tuesday, November 9, 2010

My New Favorite Workouts

I am Biggest Loser fan and my favorite part of the show is watching the workouts. Jillian is hard on the contestants but she delivers results. I've been doing the 30 Day Shred and her Yoga Meltdown workouts and they are intense but I can see results. I especially love the 30 Day Shred because it's only 25 minutes and I break a major sweat. Jillian follows the 3-2-1 method: 3 minutes of intense strength training, 2 minutes of high cardo and 1 minute of abs. NO REST in between!!! Both videos are well worth the $8-9 dollar price.

Thursday, September 23, 2010


My ever-so-talented sister Maureen is giving Etsy a try!  She's a long-time crafter with a great blog, Made By Marzipan, featuring her fabric and paper creations.

Made by Marzipan

Her Etsy Made By Marzipan site features these darling, handmade winter SnUgg boots!  She offers them in brown and pink (and she's working on chocolate/blue combination).  They make the perfect baby shower gift!

If you're a crafter like her, you can order the pattern and make them yourself.  Or if you're smart, you'll let her do the crafting for you!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Sweet Treats

My friend Karen has oodles of creativity and sells homemade unique baby gifts that are too cute to open and use :) I am in love with her "Sweet Treats" line and here are a few of my favorites. She uses useful baby items to make them (ie: diapers, onesies, washcloths, socks, etc...). Check out her Etsy site to see the complete collection and for full descriptions of the items.
Sweet Treats Flower Lollipop
Sweet Treats Baby Roses

Sweet Treats Feed Me-Clean Me Lollipops

Sweet Treats Candied Onesies

Sweet Treats Diaperlicious Cupcakes: single and jumbo

Monday, April 12, 2010

Smelling Sweet!

This is my all time favorite deodorant.  FAVORITE!  It does everything that you want a deodorant to do.  It goes on well.  Works all day.  Works all day.  Works all day.  Any questions?!  Oh, and it also has a pleasant, subtle smell.  And, one stick lasts a very long time!  The first day I wore it, I felt like I could smell it all day, but no longer.  I don't notice it at all.  Nordstrom used to carry it for $17.00.  During their anniversary sale, it was always marked down to $12.  But now, they have lowered the price permanently!!!!  

This has been my gift of choice this past year.  I bought many, many sticks and have given it for every birthday lunch/dinner/celebration I have been to.  It has become my signature gift and a bit of a joke.  There are no hidden meanings when I give this gift.  It is just truly, "one of my favorite things."  But the best part is, the recipients have all LOVED it as much as I do.  Many of them are on their second stick! 

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Party in a Bottle

I love Deborah Lippmann nail polish. It stays on the longest of any nail polish I've tried. I especially love this new fun glitter color called, "Happy Birthday." It's a fun toe color for spring/summer.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Princess & the Frog Deal

Here is a coupon for $10 off Princess & the Frog. It is on sale this week at Target for $15.99 which means I got it for $5.99!! It expires on the 21st and I am sure the Target sale ends this weekend. I am going to put it in Brooke's Easter basket. Thanks to my friend Karen for sending it to me. It's too good to pass up. I even think boys will like the movie.
Click Here (once printed, it says it's for Blue Ray but it works for the standard one too).

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Go Green!

Whenever my friend Ashley K. comes over, she always packs a snack for her boys in these cute reusable bags. They are the perfect alternative to plastic baggies. The inside has a lining that is easy to clean and the top is velcro. There are hundreds of them on Etsy (search reusable sandwich/snack bags). Here are some cute ones I found.

Monday, February 22, 2010

I love my trench!!

I maybe totally wrong about this but I hear that trench coats are the latest (not that they ever go out of style). It's sad that I don't really know what's the "latest and greatest" anymore. When I worked at Neiman Marcus, I knew what was going to be in style 6 months - 1 year before it ever hit the sales floor. I miss those days. Anyway, I was at Forever 21 and saw this cute trench coat as I was on my way out the store. It immediately caught my eye because it looks very Jackie O and I about fell over when I saw the price. The heavy sticker price will be revealed at the end of this post. I brought it home and put the perfect outfit together: skinny jeans, a matching necklace and my glitter wedges.

My mom had this beautiful moonstone necklace made for me. I LOVE it (it was hard to photograph it well) and looks perfect with the coat.
I also wear it with skinny jeans and my glitter wedges. We'll see how much longer I can squeeze my pregnant self into this outfit! I give the jeans one more week and the coat 1 month.
What was the damage? If you can see through all the red lines, the final price was $12.99!!

Monday, February 8, 2010

M*A*C in Lillyland

Two of my favorite companies (MAC and Lilly Pulitzer) have gotten together and put out this fun line of cosmetics. Here is a link to see the complete line.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Cookies Anyone???

It has been way too long since any of us has posted. What has happened sisters? I know we all have lots of new "favorites" still! Well to kick off 2010, here is one of mine:

Kari's Cookies

Kari is a good friend of mine and a registered dietitian. These cookies are, in Kari's words, "the tastiest and healthiest on the market!" And they are. They contain healthy ingredients like whole wheat and oats, flax, soy protein and egg whites but then she throws in a little chocolate and butterscotch, or dried cherries and dark chocolate or raisins. I love these cookies but the good news is, Kari just developed an even lower sugar/higher protein version. They have only 5 grams of sugar per cookie. That is less than a serving of cottage cheese my friends. I don't think the lower sugar variety is on her website yet, but it should be soon.

I think they make a unique gift or a fun treat for yourself. Kari has been very busy baking. She has a big group of followers now (including myself).