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Chick’s Picks..

This ring is from Chick’s Picks….I found the site when they were featured in Country Living magazine.

1- LOVE Country Living Magazine

2-Now love this site and am craving these rings…

They have a lot of great items but unfortunately don’t ship to Canada at this time….my plan is to have all the stuff I plan to order shipped to family down in the states.

P.S. please apologize to your husbands for me…I’ve heard from a few that these shopping posts are causing random shopping sprees….opps! Hee Hee!

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Posted by on February 27, 2010 in Fashion & Beauty

 

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Gorgeous!

I have a favorite site that I love browsing through…their stuff is fabulous!!!! Anthropologie is a site that has everything from sweaters and necklaces to living room furniture and drawer pulls…and every single thing is unique. Check out some of my recent favorites… 

Waves of Ruffles Shower Curtain

Curls & Coils Necklace

Mercury Glass Melon Knob

Anthropologie has a wide price range and ships to Canada…..make sure you are on the Canadian site when you order!

Have fun!!

 
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Posted by on February 25, 2010 in Home Sweet Home

 

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Deer Heads in the Kitchen?

Have I mentioned that I love “The Pioneer Woman“…Ree Drummond?!?

If you have no idea who I am talking about, the short version is…she’s a mom of 4, rancher’s wife and a blogger. She has a site “The Pioneer Woman” that she started about three years ago and is now raking in just under a million a year from it….The advertising space on it sells for big bucks because she gets like tens of thousands of readers everyday! Craziness….

Anyways, I discovered her before Christmas and spent an afternoon reading her archives about their renovation of a guest house on their ranch…they basically gutted the entire thing and started over.

I now am itching to reno…..the style of the house is gorgeous and I want it! The first thing that caught my eye was the kitchen…

LOVE!!

I love this kitchen not because I am a chef by any stretch of the imagination, but because I adore the open concept and think the deer heads are fantastic. My husband on the other hand, disagrees…

He can’t imagine why anyone would hang deer heads in a kitchen…that aren’t real.

“Why would you spend money on wood deer heads when you won’t let me hang my trophy ones in the house?!?”

Hmmmm…he’s got me there…ok, so no deer heads…

But can I have the rock wall and cement countertops?

 
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Posted by on February 24, 2010 in Home Sweet Home

 

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Copycat…

While checking out some of my favorite blogs, I came across this idea at Western Glamour and have decided to be a copycat…(Best form of flattery!!) I will pick out a “Look” each week and give you details of where to grab everything to pull it together..I’ll try to post one a week (or more depending on my mood!) and am looking forward to it…it’s fun to search out sites for clothes! (and I may or may not spend money as I’m doing this…don’t tell my husband!!) 

This week I’ve picked cutie-pie Kelly Ripa… 

And here are some ideas from head to toe! 

Banana Republic Scarf

 

Blazer from Piperlime

 

And I picked a couple options for the shirt… 

Top from Piperlime

 

Top from Banana Republic

 

Victoria Secret Top

 

Gap Jeans

 

 As for the shoes…you could go with Kelly’s version… 

Shoes by Jessica Simpson

 

Or my version…these work a little better out on the farm! 

Boots by Lucchese

 

Boots by Charlie1Horse

 
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Posted by on February 21, 2010 in Look of the Week

 

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Mae West

I love Mae…..

Her quotes are the best!

“I go for two kinds of men – those with muscles and those without.”

“Too much of a good thing, can be wonderful.”

“It’s better to be looked over, than overlooked.”

…and my favorite…

“I used to be Snow White…but I drifted.”

 
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Posted by on February 19, 2010 in My Thoughts

 

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Great Idea…

I recently saw a “How To” article in February’s Martha Stewart about making a necklace from vintage broaches….GORGEOUS!!! The concept is soooo simple and yet the result is so classically beautiful and very in style right now. Super cute over a white tee and jeans or since it’s STILL snowing here, a black turtleneck. I mentally have made a plan to build one of these necklaces ASAP…Can’t post the article at this point…I guess they want to sell magazines!

Then, while out bridesmaid dress shopping, we came across a necklace from Aldo…it is exactly the same idea for $20.00!!  Amazing price and gorgeous…

(I can’t post a picture…but here’s the link)

 http://www.aldoshoes.com/ca-eng/accessories/womens/necklaces/78840130-ermitanio/82

THEN my sister emailed me this…

She made this!

Now I HAVE to have one!

 
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Posted by on February 17, 2010 in Fashion & Beauty

 

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For you…

I love Valentine’s Day…and because I’m a little sad it’s over…I thought I’d post a few beautiful things that I love!

 
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Posted by on February 15, 2010 in My Thoughts

 

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Happy Valentine’s Day!!!!!!

For you….

 

Love…Me

 
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Posted by on February 14, 2010 in My Thoughts

 

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Watch Out!!!

I just got an email from an auntie that I wanted to let all of you know about. Apparently there is a large scam circulating regarding the Canadian Revenue Agency…I won’t include the forwarded email but I will include the links to the real CRA website where it warns Canadians of this problem….argh! So frustrating and scary as the examples given on the pages look soooo real…

http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/ntcs/nln-rfnd-eng.html

http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/ntcs/bwr-eng.html

Don’t forget the old saying…If it sounds to good to be true, it probably is!

 
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Posted by on February 12, 2010 in My Thoughts

 

Who needs an excuse to go shopping?

A little while ago I wrote about what makes a fantastically functional wardrobe (Back to Basics) and now I want to give you another reason to go shopping!

Handbags, purses, carry-alls…call them whatever you want, it’s all the same to me…LOVE. A girl can never have too many shoes…or purses! I flipped through a few fashion/style books I have (another addiction..we’ll talk about that later!) and came up with a short list of what you need to have a functional (and FUN!) stash of purses.

1- Day bag…this will usually be for work (should go with suits/dresses) and  is a combo of fashion & function.You will use this one the most, so make sure it’s well made and of durable material (leather!)…get them in neutral shades and what works for summer won’t for winter…so you may need a couple of different styles.

2- Evening bag…these have 2 catagories…classic go-with-everything or the fun little bags you breakout to make a statement. Only has to be big enough to hold your nighttime essentials.

3-Oversized tote…for work and travel, should be large enough for papers and personal items and be able to go through airport security.

4-Weekend bag…this is for fun and is where you can REALLY show your style, go for broke here…sparkles, colored leather, fur…go for it…You deserve it!

Other tips when shopping are…

- How does it look? Is it in proportion to your body…a purse should work with your figure, not against it.

- How does it feel? Is it light enough (including your usual things)? Does it fit comfortably on your shoulder or under your arm? Does it fit with your winter coat?!?! (Totally have forgotten to test this in the past….so sad!)

- Will it stay organized? Are there enough pockets for your belongings or should you include zippered pouches to keep things organized…And make sure it stays securely closed…how strong is the zipper/magnet/snap?

- Does it fit into your life? Is it durable to withstand sticky spills from kid’s snacks or strong enough for all your work related belongings….

So there you go…a few great excuses to go shopping…sorry husbands!

 
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Posted by on February 10, 2010 in Fashion & Beauty

 

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