Happy Administrative Professionals Day!

April 27, 2011

Guess what? Today is Administrative Professionals Appreciation Day!  And because I am a marketing coordinator at my firm, I get free food and presents all day – woohoooo!  It feels good guys, it really does.  So if you are also an administrative professional – thank you for all that you do 🙂  And if you’re not an administrative professional, go thank those that you work with who are!  And maybe treat yourself or them with one of these Sprinkles Cupcakes specialy designed for this very day… yum. (Image via Sprinkles)

Guess what? Today is Administrative Professionals Appreciation Day!  And because I am a marketing coordinator at my firm, I get free food and presents all day – woohoooo!  It feels good guys, it really does.  So if you are also an administrative professional – thank you for all that you do 🙂  And if you’re not an administrative professional, go thank those that you work with who are!  And maybe treat yourself or them with one of these Sprinkles Cupcakes specialy designed for this very day… yum.

(Image via Sprinkles)

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new neons

April 27, 2011

     Just this week (Monday to be exact), American Apparel launched a new line of neon nail polish colors.  The limited edition line features six different colors with names like; “neon red”, “neon green”, “neon violet”, etc.  I love the neon red color and am thinking it would be stunning on the nails come summer.  I have bought AA nail polish before and absolutely love the consistency of it.  It is thick so you don’t have to do too many coats, but it also goes on very smooth.   The kicker is that each shade in this collection only…

 

 

 Just this week (Monday to be exact), American Apparel launched a new line of neon nail polish colors.  The limited edition line features six different colors with names like; “neon red”, “neon green”, “neon violet”, etc.  I love the neon red color and am thinking it would be stunning on the nails come summer.  I have bought AA nail polish before and absolutely love the consistency of it.  It is thick so you don’t have to do too many coats, but it also goes on very smooth.  

The kicker is that each shade in this collection only comes in 2,000 bottles, so if you’re thinking this is something you might like, run to your nearest AA store to get your neon fix for summertime.

(Images via Refinery 29 and American Apparel)

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I Heart Macarons

April 27, 2011

Do I love macarons?  I’m sure I would if I had ever tried one… Can anyone in the Dallas/Fort Worth area recommend a good place for me to find some so I can fulfill one of my 2011 resolutions?!  Anyhoo – I always use to spot I Love Macarons cookbook by Hisako Ogita (a Japanese pastry-maker) when at Anthropologie but from the looks of it I don’t think they are selling it anymore (however they do have this macaron book for sale now).  I always loved the book for its sweet, simple look and step-by-step instructions (with pictures!) for how to…

Do I love macarons?  I’m sure I would if I had ever tried one… Can anyone in the Dallas/Fort Worth area recommend a good place for me to find some so I can fulfill one of my 2011 resolutions?! 

Anyhoo – I always use to spot I Love Macarons cookbook by Hisako Ogita (a Japanese pastry-maker) when at Anthropologie but from the looks of it I don’t think they are selling it anymore (however they do have this macaron book for sale now).  I always loved the book for its sweet, simple look and step-by-step instructions (with pictures!) for how to make the complex and temperamental French cookies.  I couldn’t find a lot of images from the book but the food-tography is really pretty.  Would make a nice gift for the Francophile in your life, no?  

(Images 1-3 Eat Me Daily, Image 4 via, image 5 via)

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the perfect summer wedge

April 26, 2011

Mol and I think that we may have just found the perfect summer wedge this past weekend while shopping around town with our precious mama.  Enter: the J.Crew Camille wedge…a wedge sandal with the perfect mix of a wooden and jute heel.  With leather straps that come in four different colors this shoe is both flattering and classic at the same time.  The foot bed is cushioned so they are super comfortable too! I don’t know about you, but the both of us have been on a serious hunt this season for a pair of wedges that weren’t too tall/strappy/trendy/sassy/you…

Mol and I think that we may have just found the perfect summer wedge this past weekend while shopping around town with our precious mama.  Enter: the J.Crew Camille wedge…a wedge sandal with the perfect mix of a wooden and jute heel.  With leather straps that come in four different colors this shoe is both flattering and classic at the same time.  The foot bed is cushioned so they are super comfortable too!

I don’t know about you, but the both of us have been on a serious hunt this season for a pair of wedges that weren’t too tall/strappy/trendy/sassy/you get the picture.  So when J.Crew came out with these puppies just last week we were pretty darn excited.  They filled a definite void in the shoe sections of our closets and we are pretty certain that we will be living in these things all summa long.

(All images via J.Crew

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Women for Women

April 26, 2011

I stumbled across these hand beaded necklaces while in Dallas’ Kate Spade boutique and had to share them… Each necklace (available in the colors you see above) are made entirely by hand by women in Rwanda through Kate Spade’s hand in hand partnership with Women for Women International. The Women for Women organization provides women in war-torn countries the resources they need to move from a state of crisis and poverty to stability and self-sufficiency.  You can read more about their long standing partnership (established in 2005!) and the plans they have in place for 2012-2013 in this great article……

I stumbled across these hand beaded necklaces while in Dallas’ Kate Spade boutique and had to share them… Each necklace (available in the colors you see above) are made entirely by hand by women in Rwanda through Kate Spade’s hand in hand partnership with Women for Women International. The Women for Women organization provides women in war-torn countries the resources they need to move from a state of crisis and poverty to stability and self-sufficiency.  You can read more about their long standing partnership (established in 2005!) and the plans they have in place for 2012-2013 in this great article

They are great statement pieces – especially for layering with other pieces like some dainty gold strands – and how great would you feel wearing one and knowing you are supporting such a great organization for women?  The yellow is particularly gorgeous in person 🙂  Oh and there are matching bracelets also! And this punchy raffia tote is also made through the organization!

(Images via Kate Spade)

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