Sunday, January 6, 2013

Target has the BEST Collections

Target is one of my favorite stores hands down. I especially love the partnerships they forge with designers. Most recently Target paired up with Nieman Marcus and some of their top designers such as Tracy Reese (designer of this shirt!) and Oscar De La Renta. I did not end up buying anything from the collection on my shopping trip yesterday but it was tempting, especially as everything was 70% off!

Can't wait to see what partnership Target comes up with next!


Saturday, January 5, 2013

Notes of Nothingness

Who doesn't love getting a letter in the mail? Something that I have gotten into since graduation is sending snail mail to my friends. 75% of the time I get flooded with phone calls/texts/emails saying how it brightened up their day just a little bit- this is my favorite part! I've even gotten photos of the card I sent texted back to me (usually followed by a smiley emoticon :-) ).

The other 25% of the time I never hear back but I'm fairly certain they smiled a little bit more that day when they opened it.

So today, I had some free time and I decided to toll Pintrest for some DIY notecard inspiration. I saw this Girl, You Rock notecard and thought I might take a stab at recreating something similar.

In comes the glitter, rhinestones, hot pink paint, gold wrapping paper, hot glue, and sharpies!

Sometimes I send snail mail for something I could just as easily text.

These cards were very much that type of card. They ended up with very little content and probably too much sparkle!

Finished card for Kate
I've made little cards like this before but for the first time I added a bit of over-the-topness to the envelope. Using the flap for a stencil I used some scrap wrapping paper and traced out the exact size of the flap to be cut out and glued to the envelope. I am really pleased with how it turned out and it makes the envelopes so exciting even before the card has a chance to take its effect!

If your in the mood for more note card inspiration check out one of my favorite designers, Kate Spade, to see some of her whimsical stationary. 

Need ideas about what to say? I've been known to walk up and down the card isle at CVS and read the inside messages (and maybe take a photo or two to remember it) for inspiration. 

I hope my friends don't read this post so they will be surprised...

Off to the mailbox to mail my letters, 

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

News Years Resolutions 2013

I know I know... I haven't posted since MAY of 2012. It really doesn't seem like it has been that long but the post does not lie. I do not really have a great excuse as to why I've stopped. I think a part of me feels like this was tied to part of my life/my dreams of what my life would become that didn't pan out so sometimes writing this blog gets me a little sad. 

In the last half of 2012 I feel like I lost focus for what I wanted in life. I definitely got caught up in the day to day of the real world and this was a low priority. But 2013 is a new year and I have a new beginning to regain direction and take the appropriate steps to get my life back on track. 

In 2013 I want to accomplish...
  1. Taking the GMAT
  2. Complete a sprint triathlon 
  3. Travel more
  4. Start blogging again 
  5. Floss more
  6. Feel glamorous everyday for me
That last one is close to my heart. Since moving to Milwaukee I don't want to loose my excitement over the superficial things. Getting glamorous in the mornings still makes a difference in my mood and my outlook on life. If thats all it takes to put a smile on my face then I can't justify not doing it. 

Happy 2013 Bloggisphere  

What are some of your New Years resolutions? Need some inspiration... check some easy ideas from one of my favorite sites, 

Looking forward to renewing my dedication to this blog. 

Lots of unconditional love,