Monday, April 30, 2012

Gerberas and the Other Rebecca

I bought this plant on whim during a Whole Foods lunch outing and it has been my new responsibility for over a month.  Who knew it would be so fun to try and keep a plant alive!  I even have a foster dad that takes care of it when I am out of town!  
My little Gerbera is kicking his Orchid's butt!

I have been eying this Rebecca Minkoff bag ever since I went to Des Moines a few months ago.  I couldn't justify the price for such a small bag.  HOWEVER, 3 months later when I STILL wanted it I decided it was probably meant to be ... so I bought it.  And I do not regret it.  It is the perfect size and goes with everything.

The one I got doesn't have the aztec design and was half the price but can't be found anymore.  But, you can get this one here.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Lamps and Blueberry Pankcakes

So I decided it was time to upgrade all of my lamps this weekend.  I started out at Pottery Barn and then went to Crate and Barrel.   I didn't love anything.  I then made a trip to Target for odds and ends and guess what I found!?  The most adorable lamps and lamp shades ever.  AND they were all on sale!

So after a long night of karaoke I woke up in the mood for blueberry pancakes. Here is the recipe.  They are a real crowd pleaser!!

  •  3/4 cup skim milk
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • cooking spray
  1. Combine milk with vinegar in a medium bowl and set aside for 5 minutes to "sour".
  2. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large mixing bowl. Whisk egg, vanilla and butter into "soured" milk. Pour the flour mixture into the wet ingredients and whisk until lumps are gone.
  3. Heat a large skillet over medium heat, and coat with cooking spray. Pour 1/4 cupfuls of batter onto the skillet, and cook until bubbles appear on the surface. Flip with a spatula, and cook until browned on the other side. 
  4. ENJOY!!

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Colorful Jeans and Birchbox

So I may have gone a little overboard with the colorful jeans lately (pic below) but I really can't get enough of them.  They are so great for the color blocking look and wearing pants that bright are a guarantee to brighten your mood and grab some attention at the same time!  Oh and beware, the Target ones run REALLY small.  I am normally a 26 and I had to get a 7!  A bit of a ding on the ego but it was worth it.

From Left to Right - Paige, J Brand, Target

My second thing is Birchbox.  It is basically a monthly sample delivery.  But they deliver some of the coolest products and it's only 10/month.  Its similar to a magazine subscription but with products that you can actually use.  Every month I look forward to getting that little pink box. So what are you waiting for?  Go subscribe now @!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Skinny Rings and Customized iPhone Cases

Skinny rings are so girly and delicate and I am just loving them.  I am pretty simple when it come to accessorizing and tend to keep it classic.  I just got this one in the mail today and I am loving it!

Here are a few more to check out.

Buy it here - Gabriella Artigas 

Buy it here - Tigertree

So up until now I have been satisfied with Kate Spade iPhone cases.  That was until I stumbled upon an adorable customized case on Pinterest (below).  It was a bit pricey at around $55 so I was hesitant.

You can find that one here 

That was until a fellow Pinterest friend sent me a link to a much cheaper version of the same thing for half the price.  Thanks Jane! 

 You can find these here 

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Leather and Lace

So here is a new idea.  Every week I am going to post 2 of my favorite things.  I am no Oprah but I do like to shop and think I have decent taste :)  So this week it is all about leather and lace.

I bought my first leather jacket (pic below) last week and now I am obsessed!

Here are a few more I think are just wonderful. I wish leather wasn't so expensive!

 Buy it here - Veda
Buy it here - Hinge 

Lace tops are my absolute favorite thing right now.  They are great under a blazer or alone.  Here are a few of my favorites.

Dress - Zara (sold out - But similar dress found here or here)
Short sleeve shirt - Nordstrom
Coral long sleeve shirt- Forever 21 (sold out)