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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

HOLIDAY PARTY











http://www.food.com/recipe/microwave-caramels-367414







I WAS BEYOND THRILLED TO BE THE RECIPIENT OF THESE AMAZING HANDMADE SOAPS FROM A CO-WORKER AND FRIEND WHO REALLY DID HER HOMEWORK WHEN PREPARING TO MAKE HER "SECRET SANTA" GIFT! THANKS MEGAN, I L.O.V.E.



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Monday, December 17, 2012

HANDMADE DIY SCENTED CANDLE

 First, you get your materials (all of which you can get at your local craft supply store)- A bag of soy wax chips, a bottle of essential oil (I love lavender), some wick, metal bases, a chopstick or pencil, and a double boiler.
Melt your wax over low heat. I found that 1 cup of chips will give you about 3/4 cup liquid.


Thread your wick through the metal base and secure with enough extra length to wrap around the chopstick.

Add your fragrance.

Pour into your container and suspend wick in the middle. 

They make a great gifts and are fun to make!Totally *GUILT FREE*

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Thursday, December 6, 2012

LOOK FOR LESS BLACK WEDGE BOOTIES

There's not much to say here. I bought these boots today and they are online right now for 13$. 
I ADORE THEM. 
They are comfy, vegan, and *guilt free*. Light as a feather and squeak free! Most importantly, they don't look as inexpensive as they are. 
Do it.
 Love it.
You're welcome.
LOOK FOR LESS



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Saturday, December 1, 2012

FALLING STAR

So, this outfit was inspired by the EPIC FALL I had last night. Yes, it was the kind that you see re-mixed on You Tube. Hopefully this huge scarf can act as a makeshift neck brace as I approach my 8 hour shift. Had know idea two posts in to "FOUR TIMES ELEVEN" I'd be feeling like "EIGHT TIMES ELEVEN".





FALLING STAR





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GUILT FREE RESUME MAKE-OVER

Line your envelopes with beautiful paper and use the left overs to trim the edges. I created simple corner pockets to add a staple free *guilt-free style element to help any resume shine.


Yuzen Japanese Herringbone on Black Laquer paper







Click here for Indian Squares paper



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DOUBLE DENIM

Somedays I look in the mirror and a conversation will unfold like this 

me:"What should I wear today?"
my reflection: "You look great, don't change!"
me: "Are you sure I can still rock this? I'm WELL into my 4th decade."
my reflection: "Well...I DID see that in a SEVENTEEN magazine last week"
me: "Oh no, I don't want to look like I'm trying too hard. No, you know what? Who cares?! I'm wearing it!"
my reflection: "I don't think I like your tone..."

So now I'm going to document a few looks here and there that I either feel confident wearing at ALMOST (ugh) 44, or not so confident but wearing anyways. I'm calling it FOUR TIMES ELEVEN and I hope you enjoy. Here's a look I think can work for a lot of women. Denim on denim does not have to be as frightening as it was in the 80's. Just make sure you mix colors. Here I chose a traditional blue jean jacket with black skinnies.
PS The jacket is 20 yrs old, one bonus of getting older is vintage shopping in your closet:)

DOUBLE DENIM




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