Tuesday, August 31, 2010


A few weeks ago, Greg, Cameron and I, along with my parents and sister, traveled to Victoria, BC for my cousin's wedding.

We were staying just off the Inner Harbour in a great hotel called Parkside Victoria Resort and Spa. All six of us stayed in a suite that was really nice. Decorated nicely, and quite spacious for all of us. They had a great kitchen, a living room, two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a pull out couch. It was perfect. I'd highly recommend staying there if you ever have the chance.

The day of the wedding, we decided to take a walk down to the Inner Harbour and show Cameron the boats, as well as walk through a small street fair/farmers market that was going on. It was there that I found these delicous truffles. I'll be the first to admit that I'm not much of a chocolate lover...but dark chocolate truffles that melt in your mouth are my weakness.

The particular flavor that I fell in love with isn't on the Terrible Truffles website, but they do mention to call for custom orders. I purchased a dozen of the dark chocolate with sea salt...which, I promise, melt in your mouth and are to die for.
I'd also really like to like to try the Espresso flavor...don't they look wonderful?!

If you're looking for a sweet treat, check out Terrible Truffles. Enjoy!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010


We were on vacation last week and I didn't spend much time on the computer, so I apologize for the lack of posts!
When we got home and I started going through our HUGE pile of mail, I realized it was 'magazine week' while we were gone. Between my husband and myself, I think we received nearly a dozen mags and catalogs!
I just started looking through J.Crew's September catalog, and found these beauties.
If only I had a reason to wear $285 shoes!
I also love this shirt...I wish it came in a pale blue check.
I'm a big fan of this cami, too...
...which I think would look great paired with skinny jeans and a longer cardigan in a rich color. I think I need to go 'back to school' shopping!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Entertaining Idea

I was just looking through the Pier 1 flyer that arrived in my mailbox last week, and found this idea for entertaining that I just had to share.

They have a new collection of dishes that was designed just for parties. They have little dishes, ramekins, and big platters that fit all of the minis. It's perfect if you entertain a lot!

There are more beautiful pictures, recipes and party ideas on the website....so check out more HERE!

Thursday, August 12, 2010


Remember a few months ago when I posted about those great reusable shopping bags?

Well, a select few of them are on super sale over at The Mini Social right now, including this little lovely, which is marked down to $12 from $19:

If you're not familiar with The Mini Social, here's a little blurb from their website:
"Conceived by mom's for mom's, the mini social provides private access to the most hip and modern designer clothing and accessories for mom, baby and child, all at up to 60% off. The invitation only site features clean, simple design, paired with a super easy shopping experience, and will host two or more designer socials each week."

As mentioned above, it's invitation only, and these bags are only on sale for a few days. If you need an invitation, leave a comment on this post with your email address and I'll be happy to 'invite' you. Hurry to get the best deal!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

My favorite cleaning products

I just did a bit of cleaning, and thought I'd share some of my favorite products with you. I'm constantly searching for things to make cleaning easier, less time consuming, etc. Here are some of my faves:

Martha Stewart Clean Toilet Bowl Cleaner and Bathroom Cleaner
I like these because they're easy to use, don't have a really strong odor, and do the job. Now, I will say, if your toilet is so dirty that it needs some MAJOR work, I wouldn't recommend this cleaner. It's for your typical weekly cleaning...not cleaning a toilet that 6 college guys share and clean once every 3 months. ;)

It's super easy to use, and picks things up so well. I just slip it on, run my hand over the surface of my tables, picture frames, window sills, etc. It's fabulous.

For my hardwood floors, I usually use a Swiffer Sweeper first to get all the dust and crumbs up. Then I get the Scotch-Brite Hardwood Floor Duster cloth wet, and use Method's Squirt & Mop with it. It's super easy, and I'm done with my kitchen, entry, and downstairs bath in less than 20 minutes.
Happy Cleaning!!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Lonny Magazine

Oh Happy Day! I just received an email alerting me to the fact that the newest issue of Lonny Magazine is live! Hooray!

And of course, I've already found an ad that I'm in love with. As I mentioned in my last post, I've been looking for a new duvet cover. I've been looking for something light and cheerful, with mostly white and a little bit of a brighter green.

I love this look by Serena & Lily.

Individual pieces can be found here.

As an added bonus, Serena & Lily is offering a 15% discount for Lonny subscribers! If you're not already a subscriber, it's easy to do. It's an online mag and free, so check it out!

I'm sure I'll be back with more as I have a chance to look through more of the issue.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Dwell Studio

I was just perusing the Target website in search of a new duvet cover, and came across some of the Dwell Studio for Target line. You guys, they have some really cute stuff! Check it out...

Some kitchen towel sets:

And some really great bedding too.

It appears, from these photos, that I'm also on a green and blue kick. The colors remind me of the ocean, and I just love the bright, cheery feeling.
All photos via Target.