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  • Scout Bag - Original Deano
    Life

    Scout – Original Deano Tote Bag

    We got a taste of winter yesterday with a snow storm! Snow was in the forecast but it was worse than expected. I ended up getting out of work early and although it was a tricky drive home I was lucky to get home within 30 mins. I have friends who were on the road for hours and even my brother who normally takes 30 mins to get home from work was on the road for over 3 hours. Anyway, on to today’s post. Tote bags are essential for me. I’m always lugging things around to and from work and constantly bringing things from my townhouse to my parents’ house…

  • Oxford Blue Shirt Sweater Dress
    Fashion,  Looks

    Oxford Blue Sweater Dress

    Happy Thursday! Last night is the first weeknight in a while that I went to bed before midnight  and I’m pretty happy about it. I’ve been wanting to get to bed earlier for a while now but I always get caught up doing work or I plan to get to bed earlier and then I remember something that I forgot to do etc. But I got to bed earlier last night so hopefully today is a good day! It might snow this afternoon, which would be good and bad. Good because it would continue to get me in the holiday spirit, but bad because I probably won’t get out of…

  • Leopard Cardigan
    Fashion,  Looks

    Leopard Print Cardigan

    For the longest time I disliked animal prints. If you asked me a few years ago, or even a year ago, if I’d ever wear a leopard print cardigan (let alone anything) I would give a firm no. I was just never in to animal prints. But, for some reason this year they’ve been growing on me. When I see them now, I don’t have an instant aversion. In fact, it’s gotten to the point where I have bought a leopard print cardigan as evidenced by this post! I knew I wanted to finally get a leopard print item so I was on the lookout for a sweater or cardigan…

  • Home Decor

    4 Ways To Make Your Interior Decor More Sustainable

    Our home is sacred to us. It’s where we relax, where we raise our children and the one place on the planet where we can truly and completely be ourselves. Yet, while we all deserve a home that’s cosy and homely, in an increasingly enlightened era it also behoves us to think about ways in which we can make our homes more sustainable and environmentally friendly. We’re going through natural resources at an alarming rate, even in the face of compelling evidence that we’re limiting the life of the planet by doing so. Indeed, the late great Stephen Hawking himself theorized that unless we mend our ways we could render…

  • Gigi Resin Drop Earrings
    Fashion,  Looks

    Heart Shaped Resin Earrings

    I hope your week is off to a good start! I’ve been so busy with work and things so I’ve been pretty tired. And then it takes me twice as long to get work done because I’m tired so I work slower. Like at night I’ll be sitting on my couch with the tv on, trying to get some work done and I’ll keep falling asleep. So what should take me 15 minutes ends up taking me an hour. It’s a vicious cycle. Anyway, I have a quick and pretty post for you today. When I saw these heart shaped resin drop earrings making their rounds around social media I…

  • Discovery
    Books

    Book Review: Discovery

    I’m back with another book review for you this Monday afternoon. Discovery by Leslie Schweitzer Miller does some jumping back and forth between time periods and focuses on three main characters: Giselle – a French biblical scholar; David – an American archaeologist; and Abbé Francois Bérenger Sauniere – a French priest in the late 1800s. Giselle and David live in present day (well 2012-2013) and the bulk of the novel follows them, but it occasionally jumps back in time to give us more insight in to what Sauniere was doing and the secrets he uncovered. How are they all connected? Giselle is related to one of Sauniere’s colleagues and confidante, Antoine…

  • Buffalo Chicken Dip
    Food

    Buffalo Chicken Dip

    Now that we’re really in the middle of fall and the temperatures are dropping, it’s the perfect time to break out the hot dips. Buffalo chicken dip is so good and I love spreading some on to slices of bread and enjoy. I use the Frank’s Red Hot recipe except I cut it in half and use cheddar instead of bleu cheese. The Frank’s Red hot recipe for the dip is pretty easy. You need shredded chicken, cream cheese, Frank’s Red Hot, Ranch dressing, and cheese. As I said above, I used shredded cheddar instead of bleu cheese crumbles. Combine all the ingredients and put it into a baking dish. Bake…

  • Cobalt Blue Cardigan + Palm Frond Tee
    Fashion,  Looks

    Cobalt Blue + Palm Frond Print

    I’m sharing another bright – or sort of bright – look today to break up all the typical fall colors you’re probably seeing on a daily basis. Don’t get me wrong, fall is my favorite but even I need to change things up every once in a while. For this look I wanted to wear this tee with a large palm frond print in shades of blue and green. Since it is too cool out to wear just a t-shirt, I paired it with a cobalt blue cardigan. It went well with the watercolor green and blue shades in the palm frond print and was a nice bright color. I…

  • Chambray + Tulle
    Fashion,  Looks

    Chambray + Tulle

    Happy Saturday! I’ve been so tired lately so sleeping in a bit this weekend is like a dream. Today I’m sharing the second look (second of three) from my fall photoshoot with Lauren . I have to say, I absolutely love this outfit. I had this idea in my head for months to wear a chambray shirt with a tulle skirt. The chambray shirt is one I’ve had for a few years and the tulle skirt is one I got last winter. I didn’t know if it would turn out as good as I imagined it in my head. I was thrilled that it did turn out well and in fact,…

  • Plumeria Leaf
    Life

    #fbf Fallen Leaf

    Happy Friday! This week hasn’t been too bad, but I’m definitely ready for the weekend. I’m all about the fall foliage – I’m actually kind of sad that most of the leaves have fallen from the trees here. It’s such a short window of time that the leaves are pretty fall colors on the branches before they’re all gone! Anyway, as I was saying I’m all about the fall foliage and falling leaves, but for today’s flashback Friday #fbf I thought I’d share a tropical leaf. I took this photo last October on my parents deck. A leaf from their plumeria plant fell and landed right in between the two…