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Monday Momentum

05.13.13

Monday’s can seem to be particularly daunting with a full work week ahead of you and usually accompanying that is a long to-do list. Sometimes, just the overall mere size of the list or the size of the project can stall you before you even get started

stop thinking and just do

When those moments happen to me …. I honestly just pick a task on the list that I know can be done pretty quick and easy and set out to work. Before you know it, I’ve accomplished 4, 5, 6 tasks and feeling much more optimistic about the week ahead!

Have a great day!

-Kristin

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Happy Mother’s Day!

05.12.13

Mother’s Day … a day designed to thank Mom for all she does each & every day, a day without having to make any decisions, and a day of doing completely nothing if that’s what she’d like. To all the Mom’s out there (including Mom’s of pets!), wishing you a very Happy Mother’s Day!

happy mother's day

And to my Mom …. thank you for always being supportive & encouraging for me to always go for what I want. Your thoughtfulness & willingness to think of others is truly remarkable and very much appreciated. I hope you have a wonderful day (wish I could be there to help celebrate)!
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In My Handbag (v1)

05.10.13

As someone who loves handbags (and shoes!) and switches them out frequently, I think it’s fun to see what women carry in their bags and what the essentials are!

This week, I’ve been using my mint crossbody satchel from Target. I will make the occasional “big ticket” purchase on a designer handbag that I know I’ll have forever, but to find great, everyday options … turn to Target! (psst … Target just announced that 3.1 Phillip Lim is their next collaboration!!)

in my handbag // mint target crossbody

in my handbag // target mint crossbody

Surprisingly, this crossbody has so much room to carry your everyday essentials and LOTS of little zipper compartments (which is an absolute necessity in all of my handbags!). 
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Flea Market Hunting : May

05.09.13

I ventured back over to the Ventura Flea Market this past Sunday to peruse aisle after aisle of old, presumably unwanted goods. With no one to help me spot the “diamond in the rough” this time, I found myself scanning rather than hunting for the next big find. (I also learned to never go on an empty stomach!)

Still…. I enjoyed the experience and am becoming quite fond of the adventure overall!

flea market wine crate

flea market wine crates

With the help of my dad, we nabbed these wine crates. After letting them dry out, applying a coat of stain, they looked good as new!

wine crate bookcase

wine crate bookcase

They ended up working great as a little bookcase to hold some of our favorites books, abundance of magazines and a few trinkets.
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Cocktail Hour | Caipirinhas

05.08.13

Caipirinha Cocktails

We are heading to beautiful Brazil (not really, but you’ll feel like it when you try these cocktails) during this cocktail hour to taste their signature Caipirinha – pronounced ‘kai-pur-een-ya’. This fresh cocktail is perfect on a warm day hanging out with friends in the backyard.

A little history on Caipirinha will further make you appreciate and enjoy this native cocktail. The signature ingredient in an authentic Caipirinha is Cachaça, which is a cousin of rum, made with 100% fresh cane juice and comes only from Brazil. A classic Caipirinha consists of fresh lime juice, natural sugar, Cachaça, and ice … but turn it up a notch by adding fresh fruit and/or herbs for a unique, delicious taste.
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Style & Beauty

How To Stylize // Shorts

05.07.13

The sun finally seems to be making its long-awaited appearance for most of the nation! Unpack your tank tops, sundresses, flip flops and shorts. I was inspired to create this post when I received an email from Erin, a good friend living in Houston, asking how I would style a pair of floral pattern and metallic jacquard shorts.

Erin was probably expecting a simple email reply, but that just wouldn’t do justice with all the ideas I had floating around in my head! I didn’t know if she needed looks for date night, a work event or a Saturday afternoon out with the girls. Thus, I created her options that covered every realm and some tops that were versatile enough they could work for both pairs of shorts. READ MORE

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Monday Momentum

05.06.13

Happy Monday Everyone! I hope you all had a great weekend and maybe even celebrated Cinco de Mayo with some delicious margaritas!

I wanted to start off with Monday Momentum … a little inspiration to kick start your week!

Dreams Don't Work Unless You Do Focus on what you want to accomplish, work hard for it and keep dreaming big!

– Kristin

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Friday Faves

05.03.13

There have just been som many great things happening on the web this week from others’ blog posts, product launches, etc! Thought I’d share with you some of my faves!

Tom Ford’s New Summer Beauty Collection // I mean, the packaging alone is like decor! tom ford summer beauty collection
Turning those single earring studs (cause we will never find the matching pair!) into fab push pins on your latest inspiration board via Baublebar! earring studs as push pins
Cinco de Mayo is this weekend and it’s all about the perfect cocktails thanks to Style Within Reach! cinco de mayo cocktails
Ok … so if you don’t follow or check in regularly to The Everygirl, you are seriously missing out. Today they featured one of the creators, Danielle Moss’ Chicago Apartment The Everygirl Home Tour

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