September 17, 2014

What I Wore

Hi there! Ready for another edition of What I Wore? These are actually my outfits from the first week of September, which is why there are only four days (Monday was a holiday).

Now that you've seen some of my outfits, you'll notice some repeating items and themes. Mainly, I wear dresses A LOT! And I love Kate Spade and Coach jewelry :) ...and I'm not very good at photographing myself. Haha!

 dress: tj maxx by soprano / necklace: loft / bracelet: pandora / ring: premier designs

dress: tj maxx by max studio / necklace: groopdealz (also sold here) / bracelets: kohls, american eagle, and groopdealz (sold here by this vendor) / ring: kate spade

dress: loft (similar) / necklace: kate spade / ring: coach

jeans day!
jeans: tommy hilfiger / top: target / necklace: groopdealz (similar) / ring: kate spade

So, yes... I wear dresses to work nearly every single day. Some Fridays are jeans days, so I do dress down on those days, but I actually find wearing dresses more comfortable! I wear yoga shorts and a camisole under all of my dresses, so I can move around freely without my underwear showing. Since I work at an elementary school, I do spend time sitting (and sometimes crawling around) on the floor with the kiddos. It's surprisingly much easier to do so in a dress! Not to mention, wearing dresses means I don't have to worry about matching tops and bottoms. Plus, I find it much easier to find dresses that fit than pants. I don't like to spend a lot of money on my clothes, so I get a lot of my dresses at TJ Maxx. I love Max Studio brand, which is stocked quite regularly there. 

As for my jewelry, I mentioned before that I'm addicted to deal of the day shops like Groopdealz and Jane, where I get a lot of my fun statement pieces. You'll also notice that I wear a lot of Kate Spade and Coach - my favorites. You never see my ears in these photos, but I often wear matching earrings, like spade ones that go with the necklace I wore on Day Three.

What about you? Are there any brands you love? Any shops that I should be checking out for cute dresses and fun jewelry pieces? 

September 16, 2014

Happy Birthday Word Bubbles

Isn't it exciting! We've made five days in a row with card creations! Let's celebrate! :)

After pulling out my dies for my butterfly cards, I decided to try out the Starburst and Word Bubbles Framelits. Both were new purchases for me in the spring. I layered some fun patterned papers from Birthday Basics. I'm loving these colors. I decided to pair the Word Bubbles Framelits with the sentiment from After Thoughts and layered it over some Crisp Cantaloupe Twine from the Sweet Sorbet Accessory pack. It's not too busy, is it?

Paper: Birthday Basics DSP, Crisp Cantaloupe card stock, Gumball Green card stock, Gumball Green patterned DSP, Summer Starfruit card stock, Summer Starfruit patterned DSP
Stamps: After Thoughts
Ink: Basic Gray
Embellishments: Crisp Cantaloupe Twine
Tools: 1" Square Punch, Starburst Framelits, Word Bubbles Framelits

September 12, 2014

Five Friday Favorites: Desserts



I thought I'd share some of my favorite desserts in this edition of Five Friday Favorites. Enjoy :)

1. Coffee Jelly
Essentially coffee flavored gelatin with cream poured over it. It's a favorite of mine from Japan. I've found a recipe here if you'd like to try it. It's a great treat without being too sweet!

Oh my yum. I love this place. My favorite dessert here is the Strawberry Pistachio Daquoise, but of course their French Macarons top the list. 

3. Pineapple Dole Whip from Disneyland. 
Or maybe even better, from Hawaii... :) There are lots of copycat recipes out there, but quite honestly, nothing beats the real thing.

I blogged about Jeni's and their yummy ice cream a few weeks ago. Chamomile is my favorite flavor there, although I think it is only available in the spring and early summer. I've done some searching and found a recipe here that I'd love to try.

5. Tiramisu from Olive Garden.
This one is a classic favorite :).

What about you? What are your favorite desserts? Do share!