I could give you plenty of excuses as to why I haven’t posted in nearly a year. Blame it on moving, the new job, coursework, or plain old procrastination; it doesn’t really matter, whichever way, I’m feeling in the mood to post again today!
Today I built up the nerve to wear my obnoxious daisy print skirt to work. I knew when I first laid eyes on the fabric in the thrift store that I had to own this skirt. Sadly, I have only worn it once prior to today for fear of looking like a crazy cat lady.
My fears appear to be unfounded, as I received plenty of unsolicited compliments today.
t-shirt - Smart Set, Skirt – Susan Bristol (thrifted), Shoes – Payless, Necklace – Hill Tribe, Belt – Suzy Shier
Though the temperature is cooling, it was a beautiful afternoon to enjoy on the front porch.
Please excuse the messy hair. I took these photos after work and my tresses had survived a day of juggling three different desks, as well as being put through the rigours of a lunch hour BodyPump class. That’s enough to de-curl the curliest of curlies!
Currently listening to Santeria by Sublime
I don’t believe I am much different than most other people. So, I am sure that no one will be surprised to hear that I love receiving packages in the mail and that that love is compounded tenfold when those packages contain free (yes, free!) jewellery!
Back in September, Alana over at Good Girl Gone Blog had a fantastic giveaway. InPink had offered to give to her readers 50 $40 gift certificates! And amazingly, (I think you know where this story is going), I was one of those winners!
I received my order yesterday, and was very pleased with my purchases.
The boxes were packaged like gifts, so I couldn’t help but take a few shots of them. It’s such a little thing, but it really made me feel special; like it was my birthday.
Inside, the bracelets I ordered were wrapped in very pretty, InPink logo-ed tissue paper.
And here are the goods!
I love the mix of hard metal and the feminine flowers in this cuff. I have a ring that is similar, so I knew this piece would be a perfect addition to my humble collection.
This set was my first pick when ordering. I love the soft colours and the wood bangles. Alone the floral bracelet would feel very Spring-like, but the addition of the wood bangles really transitions this piece into Autumn. I can see myself pairing it with ultra-femme outfits, as well as with jeans and a cute, cozy sweater.
Oh and just an FYI; it was not a condition of the giveaway for me to do this post. I don’t often win anything and was overly excited, that’s all! Anyway, I can definitely see myself purchasing again from InPink. Especially for gifts, as the packaging is too sweet not to be shared.
It’s been a hectic past few weeks in our household. You would think things would have calmed down after our wedding, but no, we had to decide to go buy a new house!
It really wasn’t in the plans, but a real estate agent had a client who was interested into moving into our area. Since we were considering selling in the next year, we gave her a call and her client came and had a look at our townhouse. Of course, this prompted us to go looking for a new home ourselves and we ended up falling in love with a beautiful cape cod.
After almost two weeks of water tests, septic and home inspections, offers and counteroffers, the deal has been completed. Sold sign goes on today! We still have over a month until we move, but I can fill that time perusing Pinterest for home decor inspiration.
Oh, and the lady that looked at our house; she’s not interested. Go figure. Our current home went on the market yesterday. Wish me a speedy sell!
Just quickly popping in to say hello! We’ve had a tremendously busy weekend. We attended my cousin’s wedding, made a month worth of meals, cleaned our entire house top to bottom (all six floors!), had a real estate agent peruse our home, and ventured out and looked at some houses ourselves.
Needless to say I was exhausted heading back to work today, despite the long weekend. So when I managed to cut my head completely out of my outfit photos tonight, I wasn’t really feeling up to retakes.
Shirt – Banana Republic (thrifted), Dress – Mossimo (thrifted), Shoes – American Eagle (Payless), Pearls – The Hubs
My dear hubby is working late tonight, so I was left to entertain myself. I ended up making up a batch of these delicious little tidbits!
Healthier Double Chocolate Muffins from Once a Month Mom
- 1 cup oat bran cereal
- 1 1/3 cups low fat buttermilk
- 1/4 cup applesauce
- 1 large egg
- 3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
- 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cups unsweetened baking cocoa
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/3 cups miniature chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 375°F. Line a 12 regular-size muffin tin with paper cups. Place cereal in resealable food-storage plastic bag; seal bag and crush with rolling pin or meat mallet (or crush in a food processor). In medium bowl, mix cereal and buttermilk; let stand 5 minutes. Stir in applesauce and egg. Add remaining ingredients except chocolate chips and mix until just blended. Stir in chocolate chips. Divide batter evenly among muffin cups. Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Immediately remove from pan.
I didn’t have buttermilk, so I just used skim with a tablespoon of lemon juice. I also made mine mini muffins. All in all, my batch made 24 mini muffins and 3 normal sized muffins.
Currently listening to Heartspark Dollarsign by Everclear