Refreshing Glass Jars Inspiration

March 30, 2014 10 comments

Despite what seems like a never-ending winter, spring is finally here-ish! And what's better to do this spring than enjoy some refreshing drinks in... jars?

decorative ideas for entertaining guests
Mason jars, jam jars, whatever jar you have lying around will work for this occasion.

jars for drinking
I found these jars on sale at ModCloth the other day. The colored straws are bountiful everywhere.
straws for designing beautiful drinks

I'm planning on revamping the website and introducing some new things. Stay tuned!

Spring Office Outfits and Makeup Ideas

March 3, 2014 13 comments

Spring is here despite what our beloved groundhog may want to admit. And what's necessary with every new, supposedly warmer season? How about revamping that closet a bit? Toss aside the bulky sweaters, heavy blazers and suits. We've got some better things in mind.

Spring 2014 Office Shirts
This Silk Cargo Shirt from Madewell is the epitome of office comfort. The clean-cut, effortlessly cool shirt has a textural, lightly washed feel that makes it undeniably special.

Spring Workplace Dress
Scallop is always the way to go. Try this Scallop Crepe Dress by J.Crew to add some texture to your outfit. Timeless and tailored, this faux-wrap silhouette is made from signature matte crepe, which drapes beautifully and flatters just about evey figure.

Obsessed with Chambray

March 2, 2014 13 comments

I've been obsessed with chambray among other things. I never really thought chambray would be my thing until I met the Jeweled Collar Chambray Softened Shirt from Loft. It was more than I would like to splurge on a top, but very worth it. I've since been obsessed with chambray everything.

Loft Chambray Top
This Jeweled Collar Chambray Softened Shirt runs for $59.50 at Loft. 

Chambray top is the latest style
I am obsessed with the bejeweled collar decal.

Here are some other chambray tops that I've been eyeing. I'm really loving that J.Crew one in particular. Is this style worth the investment or will it die down too soon?

Jcrew Chambray top
Japanese Selvedge Chambray Shirt (via J.Crew)

Olivia Burton Hummingbird Watch

February 12, 2014 13 comments

Olivia Burton London watches
Olivia Burton Hummingbird Watch

I just received the Olivia Burton Hummingbird Watch I ordered and I am absolutely in love with it! The design is unique, yet very simple and elegant. I can't wait to wear it out.

I've been swamped with work, but everything is going great so far. The Nutrisystem eating plan has been going very well and my clothes are fitting better than ever!

Nustrisystem Fast 5 Review - Week 1 Weight Loss Progress

January 20, 2014 13 comments

I've mentioned previously that I was trying to lose some weight by working with Nutrisystem Nation Blogger. I started off with the Nutrisystem Fast 5 starting on January 13th and have made some progress so far.

The Nutrisystem Fast 5 is a one week jump-start kit that gets you started to quickly lose weight. I don't know about other people, but my biggest problem with any diet regimen is the lack of motivation. Any jump start helps keep me motivated. The Fast 5 kit is supposed to help me lose 5 pounds within my first week!

Included is a one-week meal plan that features 7 breakfasts, lunches and dinners that were specially selected to help the weight loss jump-start. Included is also new shakes that were specially formulated to fight off hunger and boost metabolism. After the Fast 5 week, I transition into the regular monthly program.

And how has this worked out for me so far? I unfortunately cheated and had a few too many drinks once or twice, but I have followed the guidelines for the most part and eaten a lot cleaner. I didn't lose 5 pounds within my first week, but I loss a total of 3! For all the good meals and some inappropriate cheats along the way, I am absolutely thrilled with the results. It is definitely a great motivation for me. I anticipate easily losing another 10 pounds within the next two months as long as I stick with Nutrisystem.

Expect some before after pictures sometime in the future!

Some tricks my Nutrisystem counselor taught me to help get through the first week:
  • Drinking non-calorie beverages around like diet soda, crystal light and water to stay hydrated and feel full.
  • Eating plenty of veggies prepared and cut up and then some cooked and ready to reheat.

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