Friday, November 30, 2012
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
We took all weekend to shop, now it's time to give back! Help me celebrate #GivingTuesday - a campaign to create a national day of giving at the start of the annual holiday season. It celebrates and encourages charitable activities that support nonprofit organizations.
Of course, I want to highlight a few awesome alternative gift catalogues you can browse today!
The USO Wishbook - Support our troops and their families this holiday season! For just $15 you can send comfort food to our men and women serving overseas.
The National Wildlife Federation Adoption Center - Adopt a fuzzy wuzzy animal!! For just $30 you get a stuffed plushie to remind you how awesome you are!
Oxfam America Unwrapped - You are what you give! Be a pile of manure for just $12.
Friday, November 23, 2012
Most sites just have massive discounts automatically for Black Friday - Cyber Monday, but some have sale codes I feel like I should share with you! Also, I have a few less more unique online stores here for you - time to try something new and get a discount!
All Saints - 20% most items with the code THANKS
ASOS - 30% off with code CYBERMONDAYSPECIAL
Bauble Bar - Buy 2 baubles, get 15% off use code FRIDAY15, buy 3 baubles, get 25% off use code FRIDAY25, buy 4 baubles, get 35% off use code FRIDAY35
Dear Fieldbinder - 35% off with CYBER35
Diane von Furstenberg - 30% off sale itens with code HOLIDAYSALE
Freida Rothman - 25% off with HOLIDAY2012
Gretchen Jones - 40% off with HOLIDAY12
Inge Christopher - 30% off with the code CYBER30
Kohl's - 15% off with BLACKFRI
LOFT.com - 50% off everything Cyber Monday with code TODAYONLY
Neiman Marcus - Discount on special items & free shipping with NMFALL
ShopBop - Spend $250+: save 20%, $500+: save 25%; $1000+: save 30%; $1500+: save 35% with code BIGEVENT12
Sorel - Get 15% off with the code SOREL15OFF
South Moon Under - 20% off almost everything with code CYBER20
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
I do not, by any means, think I am some fabulous supermodel / genius / comedian / humanitarian. I think a lot of it has to do with men finally being at that age where a majority women they know have gotten married. Sure, there's an influx of divorcees, like myself, but it's relatively small.
But even more has to do with my attitude: I'm willing to give almost any guy a chance! Now, I won't be going out with any trolls, but if I'm attracted to someone and he's nice I'm more than happy to see if there's potential. In fact, many of my friends were a bit surprised when I started dating First Kiss. Now he's actually quite good looking and very sweet, yet I think many people dismiss and friend zone him due to his silly personality. He makes me laugh and we always have fun, so I'll take silly over smoldering any day!
Many of my girlfriends often say things like, "Oh I could never date a guy if he didn't X." It really surprises me since I find that some of the best couples I know are unexpected and often have very divergent interests!
My philosophy has always been to test things out: you can always break things off if they don't work out, but you'll never know until you try! And, back to where I started, I think guys can sense that open mindedness about me. They feel like they may have a shot and so here I am: shark bait.
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Monday, November 19, 2012
Sales have gone up five times since, and he's becoming a bit of an Internet celebrity! "Modeling for the store is helping my granddaughter and I have nothing to lose. We were very happy on the day of the shooting. I'm very old and all that I care about is to be happy," he told a journalist. I just want to eat him up!
Friday, November 16, 2012
Thursday, November 15, 2012
All my friends: "Be sure to take things slowly, maybe just be friends a little longer? You're not even officially divorced yet!"
Me: "That makes sense, good idea!"
... Meanwhile I completely ignore all common sense and charge forward straight ahead!
It's not like I meant to completely disregard all advice and logic. But when I like someone I want to see them. And when I want to see someone I make it happen... a lot! I seem to lack a certain amount of discipline O.o
And it's hard to know if you should listen to your brain or your heart. It makes sense to take things slowly, but I like to really go for things! Perhaps I'm just looking for justification to do what I want, but I don't like the idea of "half assing" the beginning of a relationship. I like to go fully assed!
I also like to follow my gut instincts. I'm not the type of girl who has to always be in a relationship and I don't feel like this is some sort of band-aid relationship. I feel like like I genuinely like First Kiss and he likes me. We have fun together and it's kinda neat to go out and do new things. So why not spend lots of time together and see what happens? Or am I just trying to convince myself...?
At this point my friends know I'll just do what I want anyway!
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Some of my friends have initial necklaces, but they're usually a bit too pricey for me to ever consider purchasing!
Bauble Bar has their own initial necklaces, and I must say I'm sorely tempted!! For just $105 you can buy a silver version, $10 more for gold plated.
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Friday, November 09, 2012
Tuesday, November 06, 2012
Monday, November 05, 2012
|I Googled "surprise kiss"|
Let me start from the beginning. I had a friend of a friend, more of an acquaintance really, who showed up randomly at an event I threw a few months ago. I was pleasantly surprised and decided he and I should become good friends as he's always smiling and seems up for anything. And I certainly needed happy people in my life to keep me occupied! Pretty soon we were hanging out with his friends (hooray more new friends for me!) on a weekly basis. Let's call him First Kiss.
Around then the friend of mine who first introduced us told me an interesting story about how First Kiss was just the type of guy who would make and have close female friends. He never seemed to date much at all... So even though First Kiss and I were spending lots of time together and texting even more, I didn't think anything of it.
Until I was absolutely and completely wrong. We had taken to hanging out at his place, and had started to sit closer and closer... but I still assumed nothing of it! But then something suddenly didn't feel normal ,and my only thought was "Wait a sec-" and then smoochy town!
So I guess I'm now accidentally dating - accidating! I suppose this is where things start to get interesting..
Friday, November 02, 2012
You heard me right - I decided to try wearing a dress over pants this weekend!! And if I can do it, so can you! I admit I went a bit on the safe side, choosing a dark navy dress over skinny black pants. But I did add some bold red heels! And I was surprised with how cute the outfit ended up looking!
Opening Ceremony dress, J Brand pants, Zara heels, Jill Stuart purse, Free People hat, belt from Anthropologie, headband worn as necklace from ShopBop.
Kara of Politics of Pretty and Liz of So Much to Smile About!