Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Hello Mountain Top

I'm loving the website Pinterest for all of their daily workout inspiration...

Here are a few fun tips I found for my next stint at the gym or hunger attack at the fridge:

:Some heart healthy cardio:

:If you must indulge, do it with a skinny Starbucks :) :


some fun inspiration :)
Have a happy, healthy day!

Monday, January 30, 2012


Samoas were my absolute FAV girl scout cookie when I was growing up...
and now I don't have to wait for them to come to my doorstep with the following recipe!



1 cup butter, soft
1/2 cup sugar
2 cups all purpose flour
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 tbsp milk


3 cups shredded coconut
12-oz good-quality chewy caramels
1/4 tsp salt
3 tbsp milk
8 oz. dark or semisweet chocolate

Enjoy this childhood delight!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012


My FIERCE new obsession is everything in cheetah...
even my phone case is decked out in the fabulous print!
Now keep in mind, you don't want to be decked out head to toe,
but a few funky accents do the cheetah trick!

:Never Fully Dressed skirt and wrap:

:Jcrew printed iPhone 4s case, I own this and I'm obsessed!!:

:Jcrew cheetah scarf:

:Tory Burch Ainsley Logo Clutch (on SALE):

Have a fierce day!

Monday, January 23, 2012


I'm loving the sheer look right now and have purchased a few long sleeve blouses with
a similar airy look to them...
Here are some sheer styles I want in my closet!

:Turquoise top and light pink skirt found @ NeverFully Dressed:

:ASOS boyfriend shirt and Millie loves Min shorts:

Have a fabulous day!

Friday, January 13, 2012


One item that is seasonal all year round...Sunglasses!
Whether you are headed on a trip or just walking to class, these are a must have, so why not make sure they are perfect!

I'm currently gushing over...

:House of Harlow Chelsea "Cat Eye" Sunglasses:
)Nordstrom $138(

:Karen Walker Super Duper Strength Sunglasses:
)Shopbop $220(

:Kate Spade New York Retro Sunglasses:
)Nordstrom $128(

Have a sunny day!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Gold dusted

Today I happily accompanied my mother on a must needed trip to Anthropologie...
I would like to share the fabulous items we scored today !

:My mom is obsessed with Tennis, look closely and you will see that the eyelet lace details are actually tennis rackets!:
)Grass Court Dress $168(

:Wish I would have had this gold dress for new years, now it will probably be put to use for my 21st birthday:
)Chardonnay Sheen Dress $50 on sale(

:& I had to snag these glittery tights to compliment the sparkle:
)Gleaming Tights $10 on sale(

My obsession with this store is getting out of control...
oh well, whats a girl to do ;)

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Hit the Books...

Being an English major...i've had lots of books added to my collection over the years.
Fortunately, I found a few crafty things to put the old books to good use again ;)


:Perfect for a bare wall, all you need is elmers, string, and old book pages:

:Take your old cuff bracelets and use modge podge to paste on your favorite quotes:

:Need a clock?  Target has the clock hands, you have the old book!:

:My inspiration comes from this perfect little book:

Have fun renewing the old!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

New Beginnings

Happy happy new year to you!!
I've thoroughly enjoyed my holidays with friends & family...
Now its back to work and school (in 2 weeks thank goodness)..

Here is a rendition of a classic soup i'll be eating to keep me warm in the chilly weather :)

Crock Pot French Onion Soup
makes a giant pot, about 8-10 servings
4 medium sweet onions, thinly sliced
3 garlic cloves, minced
4 tablespoons of butter
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 
2 tablespoons brown sugar
3 tablespoons flour
8 ounces of beer
64 ounces of low-sodium beef stock
2 tablespoons fresh thyme
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
french bread
gruyere cheese, sliced
Set your crock pot on high, then add onions, garlic, brown sugar, butter, salt and balsamic and mix until combined. Cover and let cook for 60 minutes, stirring occasionally, until onions are a bit caramely and brown on the edges. Add in flour, then stir thoroughly and let sit for 5 minutes. Add in beer, beef stock, thyme, and pepper, then turn heat down to low, cover and cook for 6-8 hours.
Before serving, cut french bread or baguette into slices. Fill soup bowls to the top, then cover with slice of bread and a slice of cheese. Set under the broiler for 2-3 minutes, or until cheese is bubbly and golden brown. Be careful when serving as bowls will be hot!

enjoy cuddling up next to this soup !