Thursday, September 30, 2010

5 Things I Love

1. Commander in Chic: The last couple times I've been to Target this nail polish has caught my eye. The last time I went I finally got it. It's my new fav. Depending on what I'm wearing it looks grey, taupe or purplish. It's the perfect fall color.

2. Grey Gardens: PLEASE tell me you've seen this movie! It's definitely on my top 10 movie list (or would be if I actually had one, haha). The original documentary was made by Albert and David Maysles in 1975 (a must-see too!). Edith "Big Edie" Ewing Bouvier Beale and her daughter Edith "Little Edie" Bouvier Beale were the aunt and first cousin of Jackie Onassis. They lived together at Grey Gardens for decades, in squalor and isolation. The HBO film, stars Jessica Lange and Drew Barrymore. It flashes back and forth between Little Edie's life as a young woman and the actual filming of the 1975 documentary. I was beyond excited that it won two Golden Globes and six Emmys.

3. Pssssst Dry Shampoo: I heard about this amazing stuff from Promise last fall. It's a life saver! I shower every night after work and use a little of this in the morning to freshen my hair. I don't know of a ton of places that carry it. I usually pick mine up at Walgreens.

4. Simple Joys: This company was started by my mom's cousin. She recently got a bunch of stuff from them and I've fallen in love with it. They use pure, natural ingredients without artificial color, fragrance or preservatives. Their website says, "We are passionate about offering a superior quality soap that is safe, healthy, natural, environmentally friendly yet effective and enjoyable." Their soaps are made with goat's milk, which has health benefits. It is rich in proteins, vitamins and minerals. They also create their soaps with aromatherapy qualities. Each bar is $4 and there are over 40 kinds to choose from.

5. MiiR: This company was started by a fellow SPU alum and they are doing great things! "At MiiR, we believe in changing the status quo. We believe in thinking differently about what we create and who it may impact. We do this by making our products highly functional, well designed while giving back to those in need. We decided to start by making great bottles with significant purpose behind them."

One dollar of each MiiR bottle provides one person with clean water for one year. Their one4one initiative goes straight to charity: water is a non-profit organization bringing clean and safe water to people in developing nations.

During the month of September (yes I know it's the last day of the month), for every new fan on Facebook they are donating $1 to charity: water. Also, they were also giving away two bottles a day during September if you signed up for their newsletter on their website. I got an email on September 20th saying that I won one! I was pleasantly surprised when my pretty new water bottle showed up just 4 days later! I uploaded one of my pictures for a customized skin. I can't wait to get it!

Check out MiiR on Facebook and Twitter.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Wardrobe Wednesday

Double wardrobe post! I wore this dress on Sunday to church. It was a hand me down from Jenny. I love it! It's a great length and really comfortable. After church I changed into my Seahawks jersey, unfortunately they didn't show the game here.

Dress: Cherish
Shoes: Anne Klein
Bracelets: gift from Jenny to Heather

Shirt: Seahawks
Leggings: Target
Beaded Bracelets: By Amanda Leigh
Headband: Target

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Tasty Tuesday: Current Fav Snack

I'm all about super fast and delicious snacks. Everyone loves chips and salsa, right? This is a fun twist on chips and salsa. Wildtree Herbs has an amazing Roasted Tomatillo Sauce that I eat with these yummy multigrain chips the parents found at Costco. You can use the sauce for other things like enchiladas, burritos, etc., but I love it straight up.

You may have seen Heather's post last week that she became a Wildtree Rep! This Thursday and Saturday she's having tastings to launch her business. Check out her website HERE to learn more about Wildtree and see some of their delicious and natural products!!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Music Monday: Gavin DeGraw

I almost forgot how much I love Gavin. I know, I know, "How do you forget HIM?" He's a cutie with a sexy voice, but I haven't listened to him in a LONG time. I am changing this immediately. This is the one time in my life that I'll ever wish I was Kristin Cavallari, haha.

Sunday, September 26, 2010


Simultaneous joy, pain, love, frustration, friendship, hunger, homesickness and camaraderie. Such is life. God is good. Just keep breathing.
-The Wrecking

You have within you right now, everything you need to deal with whatever the world can throw at you.

I am seeking, I am striving, I am in it with all my heart.
-Vincent Van Gogh

Friday, September 24, 2010

Fashion Friday: NYFW Spring 2011

Here are some of my favs from NYFW, Spring 2010. There are soooo many amazing looks. I had a hard time narrowing it down and I'm sure I missed some.

Calvin Klein

Diane Von Furstenberg


Marc by Marc Jacobs

Marc Jacobs

Michael Kors

Oscar de la Renta

Proenza Schouler