Monday, August 8, 2011

Petite Early Morning Style: Outfit Recap for First Week of August / $30.00 Ste...

I love Callandra's blog entitled "Petite Early Morning Style". Her outfit recaps are great...I look forward to them :)

Callandra and I have partnered together to offer a $30 Stella & Dot gift certificate to my e-boutique!!! Check out her blog and enter!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Love for Karl Part II

Here are pictures of some of my favorite pieces from Lagerfeld's new collection for Macy's. 

Love the white collar!

Love the simplicity...I would wear this with the Colette necklace by Stella & Dot (which happens to be on sale!!)

I have this crazy love for tweed - especially since I live in Florida, it is more of a love/hate the heat relationship.

I would pair this with my cropped skinny pants. 

I would wear these pieces separately or it!

So pretty...I can wear this to work with a little cardigan!

LOVE!  (Need that belt too!!!)

I Think I May Love Karl Lagerfeld for Macy's!!

I started reading a long time ago.  I would scroll through the blog posts and see what's new and happening in the world of fashion.  Today, I was so excited to see that Leah Chernikoff wrote about Karl Lagerfeld's new line coming to Macy's August 31st! 

Check out this article - as I was browsing through the pictures all I kept saying (to myself of course...I'm at work LOL) was "I want that!" and "I can totally see myself wearing that", sprinkled in with, "I know the perfect Stella & Dot piece that would go with that!". 

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Because My Mama Said So...

One of my biggest blog fans is my mom (Hi Mom!).  She sent me an email this morning about Health Benefits of Vinegar and said that it may be a good thing to post on my blog.  I think so consider this my mom's first blog post!

Relief from Heartburn:
For relief of heartburn or acid indigestion, take one or two tablespoons of balsamic vinegar.

Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) Machine for Sleep Apnea:
To clean the calcium deposit of the humidifier reservoir, heat 450 ml (1 ¾ cups) of vinegar in the microwave for 2 minutes. Pour vinegar into reservoir and replace cap. Let sit for 1 hour. Remove vinegar. Reservoir should be clean and calcium free. Contact manufacturer before cleaning with this method or review manufacturer’s directions.

Soothe a bee or jellyfish sting:
Douse with vinegar. It will soothe irritation and relieve itching.

Relieve sunburn:
Lightly rub white distilled or cider vinegar on skin. Reapply as needed.

Relieve dry and itchy skin:
Add 2 tablespoons of vinegar to your bath water.

Fight dandruff:
After shampooing, rinse with a solution of ½ cup vinegar and 2 cups of warm water.

Soothe a sore throat:
Put a teaspoon of vinegar in a glass of water. Gargle, then swallow. For another great gargle: 1 cup hot water, 2 tablespoons honey, 1 teaspoon vinegar, gargle then drink.

Treat sinus infections and chest colds:
Add 1/4 cup or more vinegar to the vaporizer. (Be sure to check vaporizer instructions for additional water measurement.)

Skin burns:
Apply ice-cold vinegar right away for fast relief. Will prevent burn blisters.

Chest congestion:
To clear up respiratory congestion, inhale a vapor mist from steaming pot containing water and several spoonfuls of vinegar.

Toenail fungus:
Soak toes in a solution of vinegar and water, using 1 part vinegar to 2 parts water, 15 minutes per day.

Arthritis Relief:
Mix a teaspoon of half apple cider vinegar, half honey in a glass of water with a teaspoon of orange flavored Knox gelatin.

Lessen Morning Sickness:
Drink some apple cider vinegar in water, with honey added. This concoction can help calm a queasy stomach.

Stop Itching:
Apply a paste made from vinegar and cornstarch. Keep on until itch disappears.

Cleaning Heavily Soiled Hands:
Moisten cornmeal with apple cider vinegar. Scrub hands, rinse in cold water and pat dry.

Soft Feet:
Combine 1 cup white distilled vinegar to 2 gallons warm water. Soak feet for 45 minutes then use a pumice stone or file to remove dead skin from heels and callused areas of feet.

Wart Remover:
Mix lukewarm/warm water with a cup of white distilled vinegar. Immerse area with wart and soak 20 minutes everyday until wart disappears.

Bug Spray:
Combine equal amounts of water, white distilled vinegar and liquid dish soap in a spray bottle. Use on skin, as needed.

My First Blogger Event!!

So excited!  I love to read blogs, mommy blogs, kids' blogs, how to save money name it!  This morning I get a call from my S&D leader asking if I would like to go to a blogger networking event!  I am so excited!!  Of course I had to clear it with the husband as this is totally last minute and he would normally immediately say, "NO".  Surprisingly enough...he said yes, super fast too.  He's a great man...have I mentioned that lately??  LOL

Of course today is the only day I am not decked out in Stella & Dot so now I have to forgo my lunchtime workout to rush home to pick up some jewels, mini look books and regular look books, business cards and a little giveaway!!  

Check out this link if you'd like to know more about tonight's event:

Ann Taylor Local Bloggers Shopping Event!!