Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Since moving to Georgia 10 years ago, I’ve amassed a sizable collection of adorable sandals and peep-toe shoes.
This time of year, a stroll through the shoe department at a place like Target, for example, leaves me swooning. So, many trendy, chic summer shoes at uber-affordable prices.
Problem is – some of these shoes, while I swear they were the “most comfortable shoes I’ve ever tried on” before I left the store, turn out to be not-so-comfortable once I get them home and wear them in real life. (read more at Chic Critique)
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
A few months ago I reviewed Jane Iredale’s PurePressed Base mineral foundation.
And, I pretty much fell in love with it. I still stand by that review. The PurePressed Base is foundation perfection.
As I mentioned at that time, the reason I ended up trying the PurePressed Base was because the product I was originally looking for — Jane Iredale’s Liquid Minerals Foundation — was being discontinued.
But, turns out, I was misinformed.
Shortly after my post went live, I was contacted by Jane Iredale marketing and assured that Jane has never had any intention of discontinuing her Liquid Minerals Foundation.
And, can I just say? Thank goodness.
Sunday, May 24, 2009
I have been pining for a yellow purse for a long while now. It just seemed like such a frivolous investment. But, at $5, this Nine West purse fits the bill perfectly. I love it!
I found this little table lamp for $2. I'm on the fence about whether or not to paint it. It's perfect at night, though. It lights up a dark part of our hallway with the warmest glow.
While this bird cage isn't as elaborate as the one she found last week (which I fell in love with, btw), it's still adorable. And for $1, how could you go wrong?
This little canister set me back 50 cents. I'm using it on the counter in my revamped bathroom. Later that day I stumbled across a set of three of these canisters that retailed for $42!
But, my top find of the day was more wicker for my porch.
It even had a match, but another woman was laying claim to that one. So, I asked how much the seller wanted for one. When she said $5, I nearly choked. The wicker is sturdy and substantial. It was a steal at $5. I would have loved two of them, though.
Two matching cushions from Home Depot made them good to go.
Now, go see the treasures everyone else discovered this week over at Southern Hospitality.
Thursday, April 30, 2009
Naturally, I forgot to take a full shot of the settee before I painted it (that would have required too much advance planning), but this close-up should give you an idea of the color it was before -- kind of a light taupe:
Spray paint, my love for you knows no bounds.
Cool wood tray -- $1:
And, I bought four jars full of wine corks for 25 cents each. It probably seems like a bizarre purchase, but I saw someone do a flower arrangement with corks instead of pebbles in the vase. I might use these for that, or I might just stick them in an apothocary jar. Either way, it's a heck of a lot cheaper than buying all that wine and saving the corks myself. :) (That's my youngest playing Vanna White in the back, btw.)
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
I only began applying sunscreen daily within the last couple of years.
I have olive skin, which means I tan without even trying. Burning has never been an issue for me. And, for years, I never gave sun damage a second thought.
Ah. There it was. All my hours of sun worship taking up residence on my face in the form of hyper-pigmentation and even a few wrinkles.