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Friday, March 21, 2014

FoodFaceFriday! Volume 9

It's Friday again! Yesssssssssssss. It's been a savory-sweet week for me, Chompers. Most days I couldn't get enough Trader Joe's Cat Cookies and Cookie Butter, but there were other days when nothing but an entire pizza would do. What is my body trying to tell me? Don't answer that. As always, we deserve a treat -- I'm thinking something that's both sweet and salty. How about some chocolate covered pretzels? Or some chocolate covered pretzels that have been crushed and sprinkled over ice cream with a salted caramel drizzle? And some hot fudge for good measure? And some sprinkles? Maybe this is the weekend I should actually start running again.

Internet Gems:

Now these are truly iconic looks.

I love this beautiful mama's simple beauty routine (don't worry, the only child I foresee in my future is the one I already have, and his name is Barkley).

I love brunch, but I always feel cheated. Why would anyone REALLY want to cut out lunch? Here is an article in defense of lunch. It made me hungry.

Subway Pizza. It actually sounds pretty good for when you're in a pinch and need something to eat (which is me, always).

A peak inside the Barilla factory! And a peak inside of the controversial world of olive oil production.

This man WALKED almost 3,000 miles through China. And he filmed it. Ahmahzing.


This potent trio of serums (and I say potent in the best possible way) to amp up my current favorite skincare products to cure all of my skincare woes.

And this jacket. 

And this bag.

And a room full of these black and tan beauties.

What are you doing this weekend? Are you planning on eating anything special? I want to know! Tell me in the comments.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Blush Crush!

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Clockwise: Zara Coat /J.Crew Crocheted Lace Tank / Ray-Ban aviator sunglasses / Bobbi Brown Lipgloss / BaubleBar Earrings / Clare Vivier Leopard Print Clutch / BB Dakota Boyfriend Jeans / J.Crew Flats

It all started with that blush coat. I've been looking for something like it for months, and I'm totally smitten with this version -- so much so that I'm about to throw it in my shopping basket, click order and check my mail incessantly while I wait for it to arrive. 

I'm loving blush right now. I'm seeing pastels everywhere for spring, but spring is nowhere to be seen. Blush seems like a year-round color to me, working just as well in the dead of winter as it does in the fall or early spring. Therefore, this coat is a perfectly transitional piece, although with my luck, we're going to go from Polar Vortex-cold to August-heat with no in-between ... I suppose I can always wear this beauty in the fall!

When it comes to coats, I tend to gravitate towards darker coats -- blacks, purples and reds, mostly -- so this is stepping outside of the fashion-box for me. Sometimes it's hard to work in a new silhouette or color to the wardrobe, but I think this one would be easy. Blush is practically a neutral. That being said, what else would I wear this with? It would look just as snappy with the outfit posted above as it would with my beloved leopard print slip-ons and Paris T (mine is no longer available, but this one is very similar).

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Bedroom Reveal!

We brightened up our ol' bedroom, alright. Remember how it was before?

I think I like it better now. A friend told me I needed CONTRAST, and here it is.

Ah, yes. This is better. While it's still a work in progress, our bedroom feels more like a tropical escape now, rather than a sterile box. All it took was some new shams, throw pillows, a bright painting, a quilt, a rug, curtains and the re-purposing of an old chair to perk our bedroom right up. And if we didn't own it already, everything came from the one-and-only Marshall's HomeGoods. Or should I say Marhsall's HomeGODS? I really like that place. One-stop shopping at it's finest, I tell you. We couldn't be happier. Oh, and that mirror came from Hobby Lobby. I bought that before the overhaul and it sat in a corner on the floor in our sad study for months.. It really brightens our room up.

This is my new favorite corner of my house:
Here's it is from another angle.
This chair used to live at my parents' house. It was my dad's from when he was living large as a bachelor. He was a very unique bachelor. He wasn't your typical bachelor. What I'm trying to say is that he was a bachelor who had a chair that looked like the one above. Wait. That WAS the chair he had in his bachelor pad. That was the type of bachelor he was. And my mom hated it from Day 1, but she lived with it for approximately 26 years, give or take a few. She gave it away as soon as she could. It's been in my possession for a while, never quite fitting in, but I feel like it's finally living up to its potential. It makes me happy.

Don't worry -- Barkley has a place to sleep too:
Editor's note: This is the actual color of our bedroom. I'm not sure why it looks so aqua-y in the photos above.

Editor's other note: This was the first and last time our bedroom ever looked so neat. Life.