Archive for March, 2011

Little Projects

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

As the sun was setting last night, I couldn’t help but notice Spring is well on her way, so I thought I’d gather a few pieces from around the house, and make a little display to welcome the season.

I’m planning on adding a little more and some fresh flowers, but here how it’s looking today:

On another note…

Tonight there’s going to be a bridal shower here for my friend Natalie, I’m not the host but couldn’t resist making a banner like this one seen over at You Are My Fave. It only took 10 minutes total and I think it turned out simply lovely.


Get the Look: Jonathan Adler

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

Last week we had a lovely afternoon shopping in Newport, and we were happy to stumble across a Jonathan Alder shop. It was like a piece of heaven on earth, and I left drooling over his style, it was just the inspiration I needed to spruce up my house for summer.

Of course designer prices are not in our budget just yet, so here’s some more affordable options to pinch the look:

Target Tuesday: Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups Minis

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011
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Today at Target we stumbled upon the new Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups Minis.  They caught our eye as this week they are on sale for $2.66, and we had found a dollar off each bag coupon HERE.  These little morsels of heaven are even more delicious than the original; with a higher chocolate to PB ratio and a softer middle…they are divine.

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We would like to try them in ice-cream sundaes and brownies, but will have to go back for more as the first bag is history!!!

Monday Deal: Bath and Body Works

Monday, March 28th, 2011

We love Bath and Body Works coupons.  We visit the store frequently and keep the number of items purchased to a minimum so we can always utilize the coupons.  Sign up for their emails HERE to receive coupons, also with any purchase in store the sales rep will give you a new coupon. 

On Saturday Sar and I used our ‘free travel size, no purchase necessary’ coupon on a 3 oz body spray (usually $5).  Perfume takes so long to go through, so this size is ideal.  We were both excited to get a new spring scent (we both chose WHITE CITRUS) for free!!!  They are on sale right now for 3 for $10 so even without a coupon they are a great deal.  They would make a great present for any lady in your life, and don’t forget to ask for free gift wrapping!

Journal Writing

Friday, March 25th, 2011

I write… a lot.  I write to clear my head.  I write lists.  I write to organize my thoughts, ideas and dreams.  I write about my family, politics, friends, and natural disasters.  I write more lists.  I write about my day.  I write when I’m happy or sad, rain or shine.  I write about everything and nothing.  And… I write all this in my many, many notebooks and journals.

I always seem to find a new notebook most places I go, and never have less than a stash of notebooks waiting eagerly for me with their crisp new pages.  One day in particular when I was living in London, I stumbled upon this notebook oasis:

Into the dark, creeky wooden-floored, musky shop I entered, (imagine a shop in Diagon Alley with a ‘Extreme Makeover Home Edition’ face lift) and saw little, delicate notebooks and fine stationary displayed with spotlights of prominence and importance.  Hallelujah, I had found my utopia of notebooks.  My heart was racing and I knew the search for the perfect notebook was indeed over.  Oh, and the packaging…don’t even get me started.  This was the day I fell in love… with Smythson of Bond Street.  And apparently, unbeknownst to me miss queeny Elizabeth II loves this shop too.  Now, lucky for the rest of the world Smythson can be found in most major cities as well as HERE.

One of these little treasures is definitely a splurge item, so I highly recommend Smythson for special occasions (or if you want to be my BEST FRIEND FOREVER…hint hint Bradley!!!).  I go through way too many notebooks to use these every day.  Moleskines are definitely my notebook of choice for checking off my list of affordability, cuteness, and surviving the thrashing in my purse.

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I don’t know how I would handle my cluttered brain without stopping, thinking and writing it down into a notebook.  Do you write?  What do you do to get you through the day?