Friday, November 30, 2012

Bubbles and Sparkles With A Little Twinkle

Every woman needs the perfect jewelry for each outfit!  
Here are a few options you can wear for upcoming events!
Don't forget to mix and match classic pieces to create variety!

Do you love the modern "collar" look?  
This beautiful aubergine jacket was accessorized with a thick collar necklace, perfect for any outfit!
Photo Credit: Mary Magnor

This bubble necklace can be worn with a casual outfit or pair it with a black dress for a night on the town!
Purchase at: Ily Couture

This over-the-top floral necklace is chic and unique.  What a great accessory for a wedding!
Purchased at a small boutique in Mooresville, North Carolina.

Look how this sparkle necklace stands out in this picture!  
A necklace such as this one will compliment any Holiday outfit!
Wear this with your cardigan for a luncheon or accessorize your little black dress with this beautiful necklace.

This double layer necklace twinkles and shines with beads and pearls. 
Credit: Coldwater Creek 

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Get your Christmas on!!!

 Get your Christmas on!

Time to decorate the house, so start with the tree!
This was my Christmas tree last year!

An Alterantive Christmas like! 
Craft Time! Get your glue gun and make this adorable christmas tree for the kiddos!
A cardboard Christmas tree? Why not?
Beer bottle Christmas tree, every man's dream!

Christmas lights are my favorite, the sparkle and twinkle makes everything magical!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Christmas Lights to Love!

This is the season for sharing!
So we found a few Christmas light displays online that we love and had to share!

These are simple but classic! 

This may not light up, but what an awesome idea for a centerpiece!

Cuddle up in this bed with a cup of hot chocolate!
Credit: Lockerz

A warm and cozy fireplace all decked out for Christmas!

Beautifully romantic photo!  
What a great use of light strands!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Polka Dots Galore

We have a love for everything polka dot!  If you haven't noticed, it's all over the fashion world, and rightfully so.  It's such a classic, yet sophisticated accent for any outfit.  Polka dots look great on every woman, just don't over-do it!  Keep the polka dots to only one article of clothing per outfit!  And don't forget to add a touch of color with the classic black and white polka dot prints!  Mix "the dots" with color!  Red is always a great "go-to" color!

You can never go wrong with color!

Love Katy's polka dot cardigan!

Polka dots are even fabulous in the kitchen!  

Monday, November 26, 2012

The Early Risers v. The Late Risers: Morning Manners

Early mornings are one of those touchy subjects.  For the early risers, this is the perfect time of day! For the night owls, early mornings are rough and tumbly.  Whether you prefer the early or the late, morning manners should not fall short!

Wake up with a Smile! ~ This may seem impossible, but wow it will make such a huge difference for the rest of your day.  A smile will boost your mood and keep others around you cheerful.  Don't set your family, friends or co-workers in a bad mood just because you don't want to be awake!

Beautiful smiles make for a beautiful day!

Make a Yummy Breakfast! ~ We've all heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but in more ways than you may think.  Not only does it jump start your metabolism, but it sets you eating on the right track for the rest of the day!  Eating breakfast also allows you several minutes to just sit while enjoying great food!  Try coffee and blueberry waffles or oatmeal and fruit.  Yummy!

Making Blueberry French Toast Casserole

Wake Up 15 Minutes Earlier! ~  Yes, we know you don't like waking up early.  However, waking your body 15 minutes earlier than usual is a great way to start your day!  Maybe spend these extra 15 minutes enjoying a warm cup of coffee with your favorite creamer, snuggle up with your warm blanket and enjoy 15 invigorating minutes listening to Johann Sebastian Bach or even better pursue some reflective reading.  These extra minutes will help remove that morning stress from your day, and it's highly unlikely you will be late for work or school!

Best Tip: Enjoy your mornings, don't dread them, just plan better and embrace them!  If you love the mornings, this is your time to enjoy yourself, so utilize it!

Saturday, November 24, 2012


With the mad rush of Christmas shopping, planning and decorating, the unnecessary stress begins to take a toll on us all. So let's take a step back to reflect on a simple phrase we should remember and put into practice during these amazing, memorable and fabulous Holiday times!

"Show Some R.E.S.P.E.C.T!"

Crabbiness Is Not An Option!
When we say, "keep your crabbiness at home", we don't mean reserve it only for your family.  Not only should you be kind and warm-hearted towards your friends but especially with your family, those you live with!  No one enjoys spending time with a moody person. Keep your uncharitable opinions, nasty comments and unkind looks for yourself! Show some Christmas spirit with a smile for your neighbor, a kind word to a stranger or compliment a friend! Christmas isn't only about you!

Two-Faced Comments Are Not Charitable!

If you feel the need to talk about a friend, family member, co-worker or even a stranger, remember the old saying, "if you don't have something nice to say, don't say anything at all!"  There is a difference between discussing a problem versus picking apart a woman's wardrobe.  In the end, when women speak nasty about other women, it's usually out of jealousy.  Think before you speak!

Light The Way For Others!

Make a conscious effort to notice other people, instead of focusing on your own inner struggles.  The world needs people who care and it all starts with each of us individually!  Help an elderly lady reach for a book off the shelf, hold the door for a mother and her children, smile at the clerk and wish them a Merry Christmas, or even throwing an intimate dinner for your close friends and family shows you care.  Be a candle that lights the way for others, a person who people can come for advice, come for warmth and even for good company to take their minds off the stresses and struggles of life.  Start this ripple effect and you will be surprised at the outcome!

Friday, November 23, 2012

Cable Knit & Florence Adams!

Are you looking for a beautiful long cable knit sweater without breaking the bank?  We have found this gorgeous cardigan with belt detail from Florence Adams!  This is our new favorite store.  It is a family run business, with beautiful clothing, accessories & home goods!  The customer service is wonderful and I received my sweater within a week!  So if you are looking for unique, boutique clothing for Christmas gifts or yourself, please check out Florence Adams!

Love this front belt accent!

Fabulous cable knit details!

Great length to keep you warm!  
There are so many color combinations for this sweater!


friday favorite things | finding joy

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Turkey Day!

Let's be real, today is all about being thankful!
Enjoy the fun times with family and friends, while eating tasty food!  
Wishing you the happiest and healthiest Thanksgiving Day!

Look at that spread, and it's only the appetizers!

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Centerpiece Decor!  Flowers, candles, pumpkins, cranberries and used wine corks!

Homemade Pumpkin Pie!  Pumpkins from the garden

Pumpkin Spice Cake with Walnuts!

Pumpkin Spice Whoopie Pies!

A little bit of Harvest Love!

Happy Turkey Day!  Gobble, Gobble!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Baby It's Cold Outside

Baby It's Cold Outside

Wearing a coat like this would make any women feel Fabulous!

The Perfect shade of Pink

Capture your inner little girl with a coat that has tulle! It is tutu time!

Cheerful yellow, Fabulous boots, and a hat to die for 

Awesome Collar!