Monday, March 31, 2014

Fashion: Pattern Play!

I'm loving all the cute prints and patterns out there for spring: polka dots, florals, stripes, and more!  Here are a few of my current favorites:

What is your favorite print for spring?

Friday, March 28, 2014

Friday Favorites

I haven't posted a Friday Favorites in a while.  Here are a few of the things I'm currently enjoying.

Bumble and Bumble BB Straight

This Bumble and Bumble BB Straight styling balm is amazing!  I smooth some on, blow dry, and my hair is sleek and frizz-free all day.

Bath and Body Works Frosted Cupcake Candle

If you follow me on Instagram, you already saw me post a picture of this amazing Frosted Cupcake Candle.  It will make your home smell absolutely amazing.  They have a Red Velvet Cupcake candle, too!

Old Navy Printed Crewneck Sweater
I just found this Believe in Love Sweater on sale at Old Navy.  Remember the awesome deal I posted on this top from Banana Republic the other day?  Well, Old Navy has some awesome deals right now, too.
Old Navy Canvas Sneakers
These sneakers are comfy and cute and come in about a million different colors--or maybe just 11 different colors.  They are perfect for spring and summer.  I have to admit I don't really get the Toms love (I personally didn't think they were comfortable).  These are an awesome alternative!
Frozen DVD
I had to include the Frozen DVD because we've already watched it four times in the past week--and DD has seen it even more.  "Let it Go!  Let it Go!"
Happy Friday!  Have a fabulous weekend!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Amazon Settlement

Remember this post I wrote about the Amazon settlement with publishers? 

Traditional publishers were pricing their ebooks very high, refusing to lower the price, and Amazon was attempting to reach an agreement with them in a class action lawsuit.

Check your email today, because Amazon has reached a settlement with several publishers!  If you've purchased Kindle books in the past, you probably have a credit from Amazon to use in the Kindle Store.

Here is an excerpt from the message I received from Amazon:

"The credit results from legal settlements reached with publishers Hachette, HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster, Macmillan, and Penguin in antitrust lawsuits filed by State Attorneys General and Class Plaintiffs about the price of eBooks."

Additional information is available on Amazon's website:

Hopefully this will mean better ebook pricing in the future from the big name publishers.

What book(s) will you spend your credit on?

Monday, March 24, 2014

Fashion Deals and Steals

There are tons of great sales going on right now.  Although I expect to find deals on winter clothes this time of year, I was surprised that Banana Republic had so many cute spring things already on sale.

I'm excited because I just snagged this chevron top for a steal!  It was on sale for $39.00.  You can save 40% off sale items at Banana Republic with the code BRSPRINGSALE.  If you have a Banana Republic card, you can save an additional 10% with the code BRCARDSALE. 

I also had a $10 reward to use.  Grand total?  $12.29.  Hurray for a great steal!

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

No-Bake Peanut Butter Bites

No-Bake Peanut Butter Bites are a delicious and easy snack to make.  I sweetened them with honey, so there is no added sugar. 


1 cup oatmeal
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/3 cup honey
1 cup coconut flakes
1/2 cup ground flaxseed
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1 tsp vanilla

1) Stir all ingredients together in a large mixing bowl.
2) Roll into 1-inch balls.
3) Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
4) Enjoy!

Monday, March 10, 2014

Colorblock It!

Since I love two-tone prints, it's no surprise that I also love colorblocking!  My favorite pieces are also simple that involve only two or three colors.  Colorblocking is a great way to jazz up an otherwise simple piece.  I have a classic navy tee with a thick mint colorblocked section across the top that I purchased at Target last year.  It looks so much more expensive than it was because of this small detail.

What are your favorite colorblock pieces this season?

Friday, March 7, 2014


Are you over on Instagram?  I finally joined, and you can find me here.  I'm loving it so far!  I'm following a few mommy bloggers, a few friends, and some fashion bloggers.  I need to find all the bloggers I usually read so I can follow along with them, too. 

What else have I been up to?

I made slow cooker chicken teriyaki last week.  Even my toddler (who was turned into a picky eater) loved it and told me it was her favorite.

I checked this book out of the library.  It has mixed reviews, but I'm looking forward to reading it this weekend.

I've sang this about a million times with DD.  Is the DVD out yet?  (I know, I know--it's coming soon.)

We had another snowstorm this week, missed more preschool, etc.  I've got several new posts lined up for next week though.

Have a fabulous weekend!