Sparkly Holiday

May you all have a wonderful holiday. Images via here.

Waiting For Forever

I love cheesy girl movies. I love Rachel Bilson. I can't wait for this movie!

Zuppa Toscana Soup Recipe

Just made Zuppa Toscana soup, and it is so delicious on a cold day like today! See the recipe below.

1 lb. spicy Italian sausage (crumbled)
1/2 lb. smoked bacon (chopped)
1 qt. water
3 2/3 cups chicken broth (about 2 14.5 oz. cans)
2 lg. russet potatoes (scrubbed clean, cubed)
1 med. onion (peeled, chopped)
2 garlic cloves (peeled, crushed)
2 cups chopped kale
1 cup heavy whipping cream
salt and pepper

-In a skillet over medium-high heat, brown sausage, breaking into small pieces as you fry it; drain, set aside.
-In same skillet brown bacon; drain, set aside.
-Place water, broth, potatoes, garlic, and onion in a pot; simmer over medium heat until potatoes are tender.
-Add sausage and bacon to pot; simmer for 10 minutes.
-Add kale and cream to pot; season with salt and pepper; heat through.


Would die before willingly doing this.

Up & Over It

Love this duo. Recognize them from the McDonald's commercial? This is "We No Speak Americano", and they are Suzanne Cleary & Peter Harding.

Leighton Meester for Vera Wang

Just look at that dress! I'm a huge Gossip Girl fan, and I just love Leighton. So excited that she is the face of Vera Wang's new fragrance that is due out next summer.

Rest In Peace Elizabeth Edwards

"But I have found that in the simple act of living with hope, and in the daily effort to have a positive impact in the world, the days I do have are made all the more meaningful and precious." -Elizabeth Edwards

City Stamps

I love stationary (if you can't tell by my last post) and these Yellow Owl Workshop stamps would be perfect for DIY stationary! Wouldn't these make great holiday gifts?

Rifle Paper Co. 2010 Holiday Cards

Rifle's entire 2010 Holiday Collection is amazing, but I especially love their custom illustrated cards! You can get your cards customized with portraits of your entire family (including pets!). Aren't they adorable?

Perfect Flats

Aren't these dressy bow flats great?! From Topshop.

Beauty Tip

Love the bright fuchsia lipstick and the loosely side-swept bun that Natalie Portman wore to the Gotham Independent Film Awards in New York City. This would be a great look for a holiday party. From InStyle.

Pretty Bouquet

How gorgeous is this wedding bouquet? Perfect for a Fall wedding. Spotted on Bridal Snob.

Kate Spade's Home

These pictures of Kate Spade's New York home are so cool! I want to live here. Check them all out here.

Emma Watson in Marie Claire

Emma Watson is Marie Claire's covergirl this month. She looks so stunning in these pictures!

Tucked In French Braid

Love this hairstyle. Directions on how to copy it here.

Fun Commercial

I am loving this Tommy Hilfiger holiday commercial. Not only does it feature one of my favorite Vampire Weekend songs, but I also love the cute clothes and the entire concept of the video. Reminds me of my own wacky family. Every time this comes on TV I get so excited for the holidays!

J.Crew Spring 2011 Line

Don't get me wrong - I am so excited for cold weather, but I am loving J.Crew's spring line! See the entire collection here.

Favorite Halloween Costume

Hands down this guy wins!

Coralie Bickford-Smith Books

I have some of the Clothbound Penguin Books. They are so pretty. I am loving the new F. Scott Fitzgerald series by the same designer, Coralie Bickford-Smith. Bonus: they match my room!

Tim Gunn - It Gets Better

Love love love him -Such an inspiring message. Keep fighting my LGBTQ friends. So proud of you all for coming out and standing up for who you are. I am here to fight with you. One day others will see what I see.

Working Mother

I love this image. Licia Ronzulli brought her baby with her to Parliament in Strasbourg last month. This shows that women can simultaneously work and raise a family - go girl!

Party Garland

If I had $200 of disposable income, I would immediately buy this hand made garland! It would brighten up our apartment!

Little Poet

3-year-old cutie recites the poem "Litany" by Billy Collins. Love him!

President Obama

Obama rocks the cover of Rolling Stone this month - he's so hip!

Fall Braids

Braids are always easier said than done. I am going to experiment with these looks on Kristina this fall though!

Rifle Paper Co.

Rifle has new stationary for sale! Love it all -- makes me so excited for Halloween!


Off to the land of Helly tomorrow! Yes yes yesssss!

Glorious Tim Gunn

Tim Gunn hates Taylor Momsen's bitter attitude - my thoughts exactly! Read the E! article here.

Nate Berkus Show

Umm...Shannon do you know about this?! Dolly Parton is on the next episode! OMG!

Pretty Hair

Wish I could copy this hair!


Excited for this online magazine, Anthology! Check out the first issue here. It reminds me of Domino (R.I.P.)!

Black Swan

Can't wait to see Black Swan - especially for the Rodarte costumes! I know Kristina will go with me!

UGA Football...

...starts Saturday! Thats all.

Cynthia Rowley Band-Aids

So cool! "Flesh tone" Band-Aids never blend in with my pale skin anyway! You can get a tin of 20 of these chic Band-Aids for $10 - plus $1 of the proceeds go to a good cause. Find out more here.

September Issues

Which one do you like best? I love Mary-Kate Olsen (always my favorite Olsen twin...)!

The Romantics Cast for J.Crew

Speaking of The Romantics, some of the stars recently posed for J.Crew. Including Katie Holmes, Josh Duhamel, and dreamy Adam Brody. I wish Dianna Agron (aka Quinn from Glee) was in the shoot too - she's so adorable!

Check out more of the photo shoot at J.Crew.