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Vintage Dooney & Bourke Crossbody Bag

Vintage Dooney & Bourke Crossbody Bag

 Quick Tip: How to Authenticate a Vintage Dooney & Bourke Bag Duck logo features bill detached from body and stitching that is visible on the other side of the logo (i.e. inside the bag) “D” shaped buckle hardware with “SOLID BRASS” printed on underside Brass imprinted rivets  Even-numbered solid brass [...]

January 20, 2015 × 4 comments

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Quick Tip: J Crew “Kill” Prices

Quick Tip: J Crew “Kill” Prices

Yo. I don’t know why I didn’t know this sooner, but my favorite J Crew employee acquainted me with the existence of “kill” prices at a recent sales event. Indicated by a red slash on the price tag, “kill” prices are the low-low-J-Crew-says-it’s-got-to-go items that are typically way out of [...]

January 15, 2015 × 2 comments

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Quick Tip: Add Cilantro and Parsley to Smoothies!

Quick Tip: Add Cilantro and Parsley to Smoothies!

Quick Tip: Blend fresh cilantro and parsley – I usually add about 1/3 cup of each, stems and all – into green smoothies to increase the nutrient content and add heavy metal chelation properties. The above paragraph is a short excerpt from the cilantro/parsley section of The Beauty Detox Foods by Kimberly Snyder. [...]

December 9, 2014 × 0 comments

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Quick Tip: Use Decorative Glasses (or Mugs) as Toothbrush Holders

Quick Tip: Use Decorative Glasses (or Mugs) as Toothbrush Holders

His/Her Glasses by Kate Spade When decorating a bathroom, the hardest things for me to find are the simple, functional items like soap dishes and toothbrush/toothpaste holders, with the latter being the most elusive. My last toothbrush container in a long line of toothbrush containers was perfectly modern and minimalist [...]

August 20, 2014 × 2 comments

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Links & Pretty, Happy Things (6/28)

Links & Pretty, Happy Things (6/28)

Low, Low Tide at Sea Island (Yes, I’m STILL feeling beach-y…) I cannot begin to express how much I really, really want this bike basket. The beach cruiser and beach house to go with it would be nice, too. Possibly the most striking – in a good way! – wide [...]

June 28, 2014 × 0 comments

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Entertaining: Spring Party

Entertaining: Spring Party

Hub and I hosted a small family get-together last month, and it really reminded me how much I truly do LOVE to entertain. I have to do it more often: at the drop of a hat and for absolutely no reason at all Lemonade and Peach Iced Tea I don’t remember [...]

June 2, 2014 × 10 comments

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Lavender Bath Soak

Lavender Bath Soak

Long soaks in the bathtub are both stress-relieving and relaxing, but I very rarely take the time to unplug and unwind in a bath. This quick, easy DIY bath soak is just the thing to up my self-care routine. I’m feeling more relaxed already Ingredients: makes enough for 2-3 baths [...]

May 14, 2014 × 0 comments

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Supercharge Smoothies with Matcha (Green Tea Powder)

Supercharge Smoothies with Matcha (Green Tea Powder)

Quick Tip: Boost the antioxidant power of your smoothies with matcha (green tea powder)! Just add 1/2 – 1 teaspoon to smoothie ingredients, and blend. Article from Women’s Health Magazine – April 2014 *Special thanks to reader Shannon who shared the tip of adding green tea to smoothies in the [...]

April 21, 2014 × 4 comments

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Instant Pick-Me-Up: Red Lips and Tips

Instant Pick-Me-Up: Red Lips and Tips

IMHO, there is nothing, nothing* quite like a red lip and/or red nails to instantly elevate a look. Sweatshirts and a baseball cap suddenly look intentional and pulled together (rather than thrown on 2 seconds before dashing out the door). A few faves: Chanel “Dragon” OPI “Big Apple Red“ Nars “Dragon Girl” [...]

April 18, 2014 × 2 comments

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Kitchen Organization: Tea (or Coffee) Supplies

Kitchen Organization: Tea (or Coffee) Supplies

My general organizing strategies are 1.) to keep similar and/or similarly purposed items corralled together and 2.) to store things where (or very near to where) I use them. Because I make tea so often, this tea supply tray lives on the kitchen counter under the cabinet that houses my [...]

March 26, 2014 × 4 comments

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Jewelry Organization: the Remix

Jewelry Organization: the Remix

Truthfully, there was absolutely nothing wrong with the way my jewelry was stored before… I just wanted to pretty up the operation a bit Image courtesy of MarthaStewart.com The first thing I did was raid the kitchen cabinets for every cutesy little bowl I could find and toss them into [...]

March 17, 2014 × 8 comments

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Quick Tip: Stationery Organization

Quick Tip: Stationery Organization

This is a quick, easy, and most importantly, pretty way to organize lots of stationery in a relatively small space: Simply stack each type of card with its matching envelope, and secure with a length of ribbon. (I picked up this gray gingham from the $1 bin at Michael’s and [...]

February 24, 2014 × 6 comments