Archive for February, 2011

Gift Idea: Reuseable Coffee Cup

Friday, February 18th, 2011

Does anyone else find it so hard to brace the cold, windy, dark mornings?  I find them a little easier with a hot drink in tow.  I am loving the eco-friendly reusable coffee mug.  This one from Shopko is reduced to only $4.99!  Old Navy is claiming to have “the best” mugs right now with all sorts of different colors to choose from, in stores only for $5.  This could be a perfect present for the early birds in your life, and adding a few sachets of their favorite drink will make it extra personal and special.  How cute would this be for the early morning gym go-er or the moms in the carpool?!

Vaseline: a beauty product for any budget

Thursday, February 17th, 2011

There are few products that can live up to being reliable, versatile and cheap. Vaseline just celebrated it’s 140th birthday a couple of months ago, ensuring it’s legacy as an american classic.

Across the pond it is sold in little tins which are a perfect fit for any purse, but regardless on how it’s packaged it does wonders for chapped lips, and rough dry skin. I’ve also heard of it preventing stretch marks, used as makeup remover and eye lash thickener. Do you have a vaseline beauty secret?

Entryway Inspiration..

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

Thom Filicia design via TheBubbReport

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house beautiful

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country living

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Entryway Organization

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

pottery barn

I am looking to re-do my Entry.  As the first thing you and others see when walking into your home it is pretty crucial to keep this area organized, neat and pretty all at the same time.  Having very minimal space as always a dilemma and rules out what I would really like (pic above).

Things I like about my entrance:

1) The dish we keep our keys in right next to the door, we never lose them!

2)  Having a lamp to reach for as you walk into the dark, instead of flipping on the flourescent light!

3)  The little chest of drawers to put our gloves, hats, extra keys etc. (takes up hardly any space).

Things that aren’t working and would like to improve:

1)  A place for shoes.

2)  A more welcoming atmosphere.

I would love your help with this project.  What do you use to keep your entry organized?  Hooks, cubbies, shelves?  What do think is inviting when you enter a home?

Valentine’s Dinner 2011

Monday, February 14th, 2011

In England, Valentine’s Day is reserved for only those in a ‘relationship’, and that’s how we’ve always celebrated it. However, last year it fell on a Sunday so we decided to make our weekly Sunday dinner with the family a little more festive, by making little valentine’s for one another.

It was so lovely that we did it again this year. Mum brought us all the best bars of Lindt chocolate, Emily made doubly delicious chocolate dipped strawberries, I made ‘love songs’ mix cd’s, and the kiddies made us each a card + craft.

But the star of the show was our host Kimberly, she not only made a yummy scrummy dinner but gave us the prettiest gifts, carnations for the ladies, and dipped pretzels + pistachios for the gents.

I do love all holidays, but those with the least expectations seem to take the cake!
happy love day to you all xoxo