Archive: November, 2014

November 25, 2014

Christmas Corner


The kids & I decorated a little corner of their room last night… Happy Holidays

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November 25, 2014

Two Els


Harper’s beautiful capes & cat masks by They are currently having a 25% Thanksgiving Sale. Go shop!

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November 25, 2014

photo of the day


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November 21, 2014

The Venue 8 3000 Series Tablet by Dell


The holidays are fast approaching, which means life is going to get a little hectic! Are you ready? It is always such a busy time of year so best be organized! This year, thanks to Dell, I’ll be getting organized & navigating through the holidays with the brand new Venue 8 3000 Series Tablet. Whether I’m bookmarking, pinning, online shopping or party-planning, I’m certain that my Dell Venue 8 Tablet will minimize chaos & help me keep my head on straight!

One of my favorite things about the Dell Venue 8 Pro is that it is super thin and light, only 9 mm thin, so it fits easily into some of my smallest handbags and adds very little weight.   I always have my Dell Tablet with me when I’m out and about. I love to use it for pinning holiday recipes while waiting for the kids to get out of school (I’m always way too early to the parking lot!)  The Dell Venue 8 Pro has an 8″ HD (1280×800) display which is the perfect size.  The screen is soooo clear and crisp, it has amazing resolution and brightness. Another thing I’ve noticed is that I can use it off and on all day long while barely draining the battery. The battery life can’t be beat!


If you like taking photos as much as I do, you will just love the Tablet’s camara. The Dell Venue 8 comes with a 1.2MP front camera and a 5MP back camera so you’ll get clear, crisp photos without the need to edit. If you do enjoy playing with photo filters, effects, collages, etc you will find so many fun & free photo apps in the Play Store. I’ve already uploaded several of my favorites. No need to worry about storage space, because Dell’s new tablet also has 32GB5 of on-board storage, more than ever before. So you’ll have plenty of room to store photos, videos, music, games, etc.

The Dell Venue 8 Pro comes with the latest Windows 8.1 operating system and a 1-year license for Microsoft Office 365 Personal. You’ll also get direct access to Xbox Music, videos, games and Skype to help you stay connected.


From bookmarking, Pinning, or using it while out and about shopping, the Venue 8 3000 Series Tablet will help you navigate the busy holidays. Get one for yourself and one for that special someone this holiday season.

With Dell technology, it’s easy to give the gifts that fuel their dreams no matter what they love to do: music lover, movie buff, fitness fanatic, avid gamer, fab foodie, and gadget lover. From the Dell Inspiron 5000 Series to the Dell Venue 8 tablet to the latest TVs and electronics, inspire their every passion. And with so many gift ideas in the Dell Holiday Lookbook, finding the perfect gift is a snap.

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“Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Dell via Mode Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Dell.”

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November 20, 2014

POPSUGAR Nov. Must Have Box


I’m checking out this month’s POPSUGAR Must Have Box and wanted to share the fun surprises I found inside!…

a. Tiny Prints Thoughtful Heart Stationary. Designed by Lisa Sugar and Tiny Prints, this watercolor design gives you another reason to write your loved one something special. In addition, enjoy this $25 gift card for more spectacular stationary perfect for any occasion.

b. G.H. Cretors Chicago Mix Popped Corn. With so much flavor & deliciousness in one bite, you’ll be amazed this caramel and cheddar chees corn mix is all natural, non-GMO, and gluten free!

c. Wine Glass Writer Custom 3-Pack For POPSUGAR Must Have. Made exclusively for POPSUGAR Must Have, these fast-drying nontoxic glass writers ensure you’ll never lose your wineglass again.

d. SORIAL Saffiano Wallet on a Chain. As chic as your favorite clutch but way more functional, this wallet on a chain fits all your essentials for a hands-free night on the town or an easy-to-find item in your large everyday bag.

e. Simon & Schuster The Secret Recipes by Dominique Ansel. Great for both novice & experienced bakers – or a pretty addition to your coffee table. The Secret Recipes explores never-before-seen recipes from Dominique Ansel, the pastry chef behind Cronut™.

f. Hall Simpatico Ambergris Shea Butter Cream. For smooth and delightfully fragrant skin, lather this shea butter cream freely and enjoy the sweet musky scent and intense moisturizing qualities.

Disclosure: POPSUGAR provided me with a complimentary POPSUGAR Must Have box. The opinions I have shared about the box are my own and POPSUGAR did not tell me what to say or how to say it.

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November 19, 2014

Fun with Felt Food

Hi again, Irene from designstiles today.

My husband sent me an email yesterday linking to this site with toys he suggested we buy for our son. Quickly, I responded with a yes. And then I became enamored as I searched for more options of this type toy and came to notice it might be a thing. A thing perhaps people are into, maybe even adults more than kids.

It’s felt food! Food made of felt to resemble exactly real food. Some of the food I found was so accurate and specific, I was honestly pretty impressed. It’s like the cutest thing since baby penguins.

Foodie Kids

market :: fruit set :: lobster set :: lunch set :: cotton candy set

The thought of a kid pretend eating lobster sort of cracks me up.

It was only appropriate I find a pretend market for all this food to come from.

Let your kids have all they cotton candy they wish.

Happy Wednesday!

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November 19, 2014



1. TOMS for Target- Women’s Ruana/Poncho Cream
2. TOMS for Target – Toddler Girl’s Shoes, Signature Triangle Print
3. TOMS for Target – Knit Scarf, Oatmeal
4. TOMS for Target – Metallic & Vegan Leather Shoe
5. TOMS for Target- Women’s Ruana/Poncho Gray
6. TOMS for Target- 3 Bracelet Set
7. TOMS for Target- Men’s Logo Full Zip Hoodie Gray
8. TOMS for Target – Acrylic fringe throw Cream 50″x60″
9. TOMS for Target- Knit Scarf Gray
10. TOMS for Target- Men’s Knit Beanie Black
11. TOMS for Target- Boy’s Knit Flip Top Gloves
12. TOMS for Target- Chambray Boy’s Shoes
13. TOMS for Target – Simple is Beautiful Zippered Clutch
14. TOMS for Target Glass Double Wall Hot and Cold Beverage Bottle – Arrow (13.5 ounce)
15. TOMS for Target- Logo Zippered Clutch
16. TOMS for Target – Stoneware Tall Coffee Mug, TOMS Flag
17. TOMS for Target Faux Leather Journal and pen with Magnetic Closure 5.5″x8″
18. TOMS for Target- Arrow Zippered Clutch

Have you heard about the Target/TOMS partnership? In the spirit of the Holiday Season they have teamed up to create the #TOMSforTarget gift collection. From classic TOMS shoes, to sweaters, tees, scarves, hats, bags, throws, clutches, candles… you name it! You will find something for everyone on your list this holiday season. TOMS is one of the top socially conscious brands and I am so excited to be able to buy their products in my local Target store. For those that prefer online shopping, find links to some of my favorites at

The #TOMSforTarget limited time gift collection will be available in stores on November 16th, 2014. Like TOMS “one-for-one” model, with each gift purchased by Target shoppers, a gift will be made to a person in need. Donations will include one of the following: a blanket via American Red Cross, one week of meals via Feeding America, or one pair of shoes via TOMS. Feel the love of giving back this season. One-for-One. For All.

Do you have favorites from the #TOMSforTarget collection? I LOVE the TOMS for Target- Women’s Ruana/Poncho in Gray, the TOMS for Target Oatmeal Knit Scarf, and my absolute “MUST HAVE,” the TOMS for Target women’s shoe in black. The black TOMS shoes have a metallic canvas upper with a vegan leather toe and heel plus their “go somewhere new” lining. All shoes from the collection also come in a TOMS signature flag canvas drawstring sling bag. Perfect for gift giving!

So, go get shopping!

TOMS For Target: One-for-One. For All. Starting November 16th, for every Target+TOMS limited edition gift you buy, we’re (Target) giving shoes, a blanket or meals to those in need. #TOMSForTarget

“Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Target via Mode Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Target.”

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November 18, 2014

Neon Eaters


LOVE Neon Eaters! The cutest hats & socks for this COLD winter. Find the perfect gifts & stocking stuffers for your own kids + nieces & nephews this holiday season.

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