Happy Weekending!

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Happy Friday everyone!  What are you up to this weekend?  We’re headed to Salem this weekend.  Witches and potions and ghosts oh my!  Anyone who knows me, know that I love Halloween.  Needless to say, I’m so insanely excited to tool around the town, do a ghost tour and see the Bewitched Statue.  What are you up to this weekend?  Here are some  links I found from around the web, happy clicking!

Listen up,  30 is not the new 20.

Vogue poses 73 Questions to Sarah Jessica Parker and also Nicole Kidman (isn’t she lovely?)

Take a gander at Christian Louboutin’s home in Portugal

I want nothing more that a big warm bowl of this gooey pasta.

This perfume  may be my new fall/ winter scent

Hurry! Ann Taylor is doing 50% off your entire purchase.  I got a new interview outfit and made out like a bandit with some great shoes.

How about some mulled white wine?

Presidential Canditate Poetry Slam.  Enough said.

See you Monday!

See You Monday!

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Happy Fall everyone!  Did you miss me?  I missed you.  I’m sorry that I’ve been gone so long.  I’ve been doing some soul searching and by soul searching I mean ripping myself from the grips of the retail world and searching for a bonafide big girl job.  I’m whipping up some posts for Monday that I hope you’ll love but, in the mean time, here are some gems I found that made me think of you.  Happy clicking!

Let’s be honest, the best thing about cold weather is all the great layering you get to do.  The folks at The 3rd Piece have all the finishing touches for your chilly look.  I’m really loving this scarf and I’m all about this hat.

I have an itch to throw a low-key dinner party.  I have a feeling this salad and appetizer would be on my menu.

I’ve been listening to the silly yet soothing podcast ‘Sleep With Me’ to lull me to sleep on restless nights.  I would try to explain it but I think you better just give it a listen. Sweet dreams…

My mother recently gave me this productivity journal and I can’t tell you the wonders its done for my time management and focus …. okay, and my productivity.  Mother knows best.

Speaking of productivity, Erin Condren has released her new drops for 2017.  While she’s known for her Life Planners™, she’s got everything imaginable to keep you organized in colorful style.

I just recently finished this incredible book by Susan Rebecca Whit.  It’s a deep, heartfelt story that you won’t want to end.

Next time you’re at a cocktail party and feeling a little under cultured, bring up the Hugo Boss Prize. Read up here and impress all your ultra artsy friends.

If you find yourself actually being interested in the Hugo Boss Prize, check out this wildly interesting book.  Interested but not that interested?  Here’s the book’s review.

Ever wished there was a blog devoted entirely to pretty pajamas and unmentionables totally worth mentioning?  Good news: I found one.  Here it is!

The wonderful Rifle Paper Company has come out with a new fabric line!  Any one of the prints would be perfect for bringing old chairs and sofas back to life or even curtains.

I’m a true crime nut.  Call me strange, call me creepy but I’m a sucker for a great who dunnit.  Which leads me to this pressing question: Have you watched all the Jon Benet Ramsey specials??  I listen to Georgia Hardstark and Karen Kilgariff’s wicked weekly podcast My Favorite Murder religiously.    Hardstark just wrote a two-part article on the specials and a bonus article on the new Netflix documentary, Amanda Knox.  Here they are.

Happy weekending and I’ll meet ya back here Monday.

Have a Happy Weekend

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Friday at long last!  What are you all up to this weekend?  I’m hoping to finish up my spring cleaning and organizing.  I’m itching to throw a spring-time cocktail party.  The sun is shining brighter and longer and I think there’s no better way to welcome the warmth than with food you can eat with your fingers, a couple great cocktails and a bunch of great friends.  While I day dream about the smell of spring and the sound of clinking coupes, why don’t you take a gander at some fun things I found around the web this week?

How great does this interesting salad sound?  I can’t wait to try it.

Speaking of tiny apartments, this article is super helpful too.

A couple years ago, my friend Kayla introduced me to the life-changing brand Erin Condren.  Her coveted customizable LifePlanners ™ will change your life.  Luck for you, the planners are 50% off!  Hurry because I have no idea how long that discount will last.

There are few things in life I love more than taking a bubble bath at the end of the day.  Here are 11 ways to create the perfect bath.

The ideal bar cart.

I’ll be a Parks and Rec fan until my dying breath and the fact that I got Ann Perkins on this quiz warms my heart.

Target and Marimekko did a thing together!

I’ve been thinking about getting a little radio.  What do you think about this one?

The perfect accessory for your weekend getaway.

Ohhhh so that’s how you do a crown braid.

This art exhibit  is equal parts genius and hilarious.  Want more?  Here’s another exhibit by the same people.

Chip and Joanna Gaines from HGTV’s Fixer Upper and The Magnolia Market have finally come out with their own line of absolutely gorgeous paint.

Hope you enjoyed these as much as I did.  See you Monday my lovely readers!

Have a Wonderful Weekend

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Hi everyone!  Sorry I’ve been gone but I decided to slip away for a weekend and take a spring break of sorts.  How’ve you been?  Any big plans for the weekend?  I plan to continue the job hunt and and get to work on a line up of some super great Monday morning posts for all of you.  Here are some links I’ve collected during some inordinately long layovers and wonderfully long coffee breaks.  Happy clicking!

Me and the boyfriend made this seriously fantastic curry dish when we got back from a weekend away.  It’s super simple and yields amazing leftovers for curried chicken salad.  Yum.

You absolutely HAVE to watch this truly hilarious skit with Christopher Walken from SNL. A friend showed it to me this past weekend and I don’t remember the last time I laughed that hard.

Speaking of googley eyes, here’s this.

I found this Always commercial the other day and couldn’t stop thinking about it.

Anyone who knows me knows that I have a (some would say) completely irrational fear of the zombie apocalypse.  Needless to say, I had to take this quiz to find out whether or not I would survive.  “You would survive longer than most” isn’t a sufficient answer for me.

I plan to watch this documentary this weekend.  Can’t. Wait.

Can we talk, really quickly, about how insanely gorgeous this leather jacket is? Okay, thanks.

You can eat your way to a better night’s sleep according to this article.

If you’re going through Making a Murderer withdrawals, this podcast just might be able to get you through.  Best listened to during the day if you live alone or just live in constant fear of murderers…

Check out all of these random yet awesome beauty tools.  I love the brush mat.

Hope you enjoy all these lovely links and I’ll meet you back here Monday. Sending you kisses and hugs and tons of coffee in mugs.

Have a Really Fabulous Weekend

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Hey there you wonderful readers you, happy Friday!  I’m sorry I’m getting this to you so late but I had work and then I got a little carried away in my excitement of the return of House of Cards!  This weekend I’m going to a stranger’s birthday party, getting ready for one of my closest friends to come and visit and holing up in a cozy coffee shop to continue the full-time job hunt.  What are you up to?  Something wonderful I hope.  Here are some things I found around the web this week that I thought I’d share with you.

If you haven’t already, you’ve got to check out Magnolia Market, run by Chip and Joanna Gaines from HGTV’s Fixer Upper.  Their home accents are simple and beautiful in every way.

I could not stop laughing at this photographic comparison of Los Angeles and New York City.

Have you heard of Kit and Ace?  Poke around their site and read their About page, I think you’re going to like them.

Here’s a really great blog post with super helpful denim wearing tips from the denim experts of Madewell.  (You should shop around, they just got some super crave worthy pieces in.)

The only election calendar you’ll need all year.  (You should also definitely sign up for he Skimm.)

How simple and pretty is this cocktail?

I’m absolutely dying to try this truffled gnocchi macaroni and cheese.  Three of my favorite things in one warm and satisfying dish.

I’m really loving all of the beauty products Anthropologie is now carrying.

I hope you enjoyed all of these as much as I did.  Have a fantastic weekend and I’ll meet you back here Monday.

 

Have a Lovely Weekend

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This weekend is going to be super low key for me.  I’m thinking reading, bubble baths, yoga, Netflix, a museum day and maybe some tinkering with this cookbook.  Also, The Oscars are finally here (February 28th)!  I can’t wait for the who-wore-it best lists and awkward and/or wonderful acceptance speeches.  In the meant time, here’s some stuff I found around the web this past week, happy clicking!

There are few things I enjoy more than Jimmy Fallon’s wheel of Musical impressions.  I just watched this one for the first time and loved it.  Here is another one of my favorites with Kevin Spacey.

Want more Full House?  Netflix has only one thing to say, “You got it dude.”  Fuller House  premieres tonight.

Can we just talk about how beautiful these plates are?

This Oscars quiz  is a toughie.

How killer does this dish sound?

I’m biting the bullet and getting bangs (think Kate Moss and Brigitte Bardot) this coming week.  What do you think?

Trust me, you NEED these jeans in every color in your wardrobe.  They’re like yoga pants, they will make you fall back in love with tucking in your shirt all over again.

Doesn’t this cocktail sound so nice?

Aerie has buy one, get one 50% off on all of their swimwear.  I’m loving this onethis one, ooh and this one too.

Have such a wonderful and relaxing weekend and I’ll meet you back here Monday.  xoxo

I’m Late, I’m Late…

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for a very important [blog] date.  Sorry that I dropped the ball yesterday.  I don’t know about you guys but this week has been tough.  Hopefully the weekend will bring less stress and give some time for some much needed R&R.  How are all of you spending your next 48 hours of freedom?  Here are some interesting things I found around the web this past week.

Madewell teamed up with Daryl Kerrigan, creator of the New York- based brand Daryl K.  The whole collection has an easy,cool and casual 90’s rock vibe that is pretty obsession worthy.  Check it out here.

Liv Tyler has been a style and beauty icon of mine for a long long time.  Check out this killer interview she gave where she spills some of her greatest beauty secrets.

This past week I’ve felt seriously under qualified to be participating in adulthood.  This quiz helped reassure me a little with my 0% score.

I can barely put this book down.

These fragrances are seriously to die for.

This blog is great when you need a little inspiration for some productivity.

Does this salad not sound super amazing?

I’m so incredibly excited for this show to come back.

This impression of Rachel from Friends was crazy good.

Have such a lovely weekend and I’ll see you on Monday.

 

Have a LOVE-ly Weekend

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Happy (almost) weekend everyone!  It’s supposed to get pretty chilly around here so I plan to cozy up on my couch with large cups of coffee and persevere in the ever-daunting job search.  To all you employed folks out there, what were some helpful things you learned while you were on the hunt?  Any sage advice for me?  Here are some gems from the internet that I found this week.

These photos of Misty Copeland replicating Degas’ masterpieces are absolutely incredible.

Are you as completely and totally obsessed with the Netflix Original Series Making a Murderer as I am?  Part of me hopes that, for your sake, you aren’t BUT if you are here is just a handful of the totally hilarious parodies and memes the show has inspired.  (Which one is your favorite?)

I’m such a ‘UGE fan of Bad Lip Reading.  Here is one for the first Democratic debate and here is one for the first Republican debate.  I will truly never tire of these.

I wish I had seen this post earlier!  Next year I’m totally throwing a Galentine’s Day party even Leslie Knope would be impressed by.

Finally, a product that brings an end to the “I dunno, what do you want to do” conversation between you and your significant other.

This short little article and diagram on the effective weekend habits of successful people was really interesting.

So, this is one of the craziest/ coolest/ strangest/ sweetest things I’ve ever seen.

I’ve posted articles from The New York Times’ column, Modern Love before and I’m so excited to tell you that they now have a podcast!  Take a listen here.  

Are you going to show yourself some love and get yourself a little V-Day something?  I’m thinking of getting myself this or these.  Which do you think?

Have you seen the the new OK Go music video?  It’s kind of totally mind blowing.  (If you haven’t already seen it, here is another super cool video of theirs from a while back 2006.)

I hope you enjoy all of these.  Leave me some comments and let me know what you think.  No really, you should.  We can chat and be friends, it’ll be so great.  Have a happy weekend and, no matter how you spend it and who you spend it with, be good to yourself and to everyone else.  See you Monday!

 

 

Sorry I’ve Been So Slow…

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but hopefully this tiny little turtle on a leaf that’s totally pumped for the weekend will help you forgive me.  I promise that there will be a round of posts up to greet you first thing Monday morning but for now, here are some links that I’ve found around the web that I’ve been dying to share with anyone (read: everyone)…

I’ve been trying to become a morning person and this has been insanely helpful.

I watched the live performance last week and totally loved it.  Try this quiz and find out which Pink Lady you would be.

Kate Spade just rolled out their kitchen line and it’s kind of making me want to throw out ever single pot, pan and dish and replace them all with quippy casserole dishes and patterned plates.

I really loved this list (with recipes) of 44 Classic French Meals You Need to Try Before You Die.

Have a spa day at home and give this insanely easy DIY body scrub a try.

fun and thoughtful way to show a friend you’re thinking of them just in time for Galentine’s day.  (Leslie Knope would be all over this site.)

This is, without question, one of the strangest-sort-of-greatest-but-still-super-weird things I’ve ever seen.

Did this make your heart sing too?  I can’t wait.

How good does this cocktail sound?  (Created by my favorite cocktail connoisseur)

Have a lovely weekend my forgiving and wonderful readers.  See you Monday, I promise.

Happy Friday!

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Hi Everyone!

Let me start by saying, I’m sorry I stood you up.  We have this deal that I’ll be there on Mondays and I wasn’t and I’m sorry.  To make up for it, here are some little gems I saw on the web this week that I absolutely had to share.  I’ve got a well balanced weekend planned of equal parts work and play.  Saturday will be spent at a food and wine festival and Sunday my friend and I have scheduled an indulgent afternoon and a local spa.  In between, I will be purging my kitchen and, much to my chagrin, my closet.  I’ll also be spending some quality time with my storage unit sorting through junk and probably combating the bugs that have nested in said storage unit.  What do you have planned?

 

With the holidays coming up these books look like such great gifts.  I’d love to have a whole library filled with these collections.  I’d also just love to have a library…

I’m just about to finish this book.  It’s a fun and quick read filled with lots of wit and honesty.

This movie just came out and I’m dying to see it.

This video with Bryan Cranston and Stephen Colbert is absolutely dynamite.

If you’re a sucker for romantic moments, you should read some of these ring stories from Stone Fox Bride.  The rings are unique and the stories are human and lovely.

I thought this quiz was kind of neat.  I got Debbie Harry, what about you?

I think I might try these before I got to bed tonight.

Bulldogs have the best advice.

I love candles and I especially love these new ones from Diptyque.  They’re pricey but they last forever and they smell AMAZING.

I hope you have an absolutely wonderful weekend.  See you Monday, I promise.  Tell me what you’re up to!

xo

Courtney