Tuesday, August 28, 2012

MyAgenda 2013

Although I am usually up to date with the newest technology, there is one area of my life that will forever remain archaic...my planner! Don't get me wrong, I totally understand the simplicity of all things digital and the ability to sync your mobile, tablet, and computer altogether. However, I am a list girl. Not a digital list girl, but a handwritten (I'm going to add it to the list even though I've already done it so I have one more thing to cross off) list girl...and my planner let's me do just that!

I am however VERY particular about my planner. I used to swear by one that Neiman Marcus put out in November, but once they stopped I had to hunt for a new planner that was just as cute (yes, this is very important) and efficient. Thus I bring you the MyAgenda, and for all my mommy friends they have the same stylish options in the MomAgenda (OCGoodmama this has your name all over it).

My new planner is scheduled to arrive tomorrow, so in anticipation I thought I would share how stinkin' cute it is!

all images via MomAgenda

I hope you all have a fabulous Tuesday...we are officially one day closer to the 3-day weekend!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

jonathan adler sunnies

I totally adore me some Jonathan Adler. His gidgets and gadgets always have me swooning and somehow convince me that if I buy just one more pillow or one more tray my house will be perfect. Side note, the employees at the Jonathan Adler store in Fashion Island have a serious complex about themselves. I mean seriously, get over yourself...you work at a retail store not the white house.

Due to this little fact I am now all about stopping Jonathan Adler online now, and this week the website has me lusting over these adorable sunglasses case. I mean seriously, does it get any cuter than this?!?

All of the above cases can be purchased online here! These would seriously make the perfect birthday gift, or if you are like me and believe in gifts for every holiday (yes, Martin Luther King Day counts as a holiday), then this would make for a lovely Labor Day gift. Just saying!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

new for the night

Most of you know about my previous obsession with Rent the Runway. For those of you who are new to this amazing idea...you basically go online and choose from hundreds of designer dresses. Once you select a dress you pick how long you want to rent it for, proceed with the rental transaction, and voila...it shows up on your doorstep in PERFECT condition!

Well this obsession has been slightly tweaked with the recent launch of New for the Night. New for the Night is exactly like Rent the Runway but is based in Texas, so of course I am slightly partial to the southern company. Plus the prices on New for the Night are slightly less expensive. They are however still building up their collection of dresses so please be patient in the meantime!

all images via New for the Night

long sleeve perfection

For years I have been on the hunt for the perfect long sleeve shirt. It seems like the weirdest thing to be picky about but somehow I've convinced myself that the perfect long sleeve T will make or break my fall/winter. Well folks, after about 4 years of searching I am thrilled to announce that I've found not 1 but 2 of these shirts.

Both shirts are part of the pure collection at Gap. Normally I'm not a huge fan of Gap but this collection consists of all jersey apparel which feels heavnely! The Pure Crew shirt is the perfect go-to...it can be layered well or worn as is. It is the perfect length and yes...I've purchased it in all available colors! The Longline Tunic is the perfect long sleeve T for leggings. I mean what is more classic/easy/simple then a long sleeve T, leggings, and boots! Enough said, I cannot wait for fall!

PS - Gap has 25% off online right now and free shipping over $50. Order now!

kisses from katie

So I've officially been on a 6 month hiatus from blogging....oy vey! However, I recently received a brand new Macbook Pro for my birthday (thanks mom and dad) and have become inspired to blog again. This blog post is not what I had intended for my entry back into the blogging world but I couldn't help but share Kisses from Katie!

During my hiatus I have been a reading machine. In the 8 months so far this year I have already read more than I have in the last 5 years combined (embarassing I know). This book is by far...without a doubt...my favorite. Yes, this beats the Hunger Games, Love Does, and all my Sophie Kinsella beach reads!

Quick synopsis of the book, "What would cause an eighteen-year-old senior class president and homecoming queen from Nashville, Tennessee, to disobey and disappoint her parents by forgoing college, break her little brother’s heart, lose all but a handful of her friends (because they think she has gone off the deep end), and break up with the love of her life, all so she could move to Uganda, where she knew only one person and didn’t even speak the language?
A passion to follow Jesus.
Katie Davis left over Christmas break of her senior year for a short mission trip to Uganda and her life was turned completely inside out. She found herself so moved by the people of Uganda and the needs she saw that she knew her calling was to return and care for them. Katie, a charismatic and articulate young woman, is in the process of adopting thirteen children in Uganda and has established a ministry, Amazima, that feeds and sends hundreds more to school while teaching them the Word of Jesus Christ.
Kisses from Katie invites readers on a journey of radical love down the red dirt roads of Uganda. You’ll laugh and cry with Katie as she follows Jesus into the impossible and finds joy and beauty beneath the dust. Katie and her children delight in saying yes to the people God places in front of them and challenge readers to do the same, changing the world one person at a time."

I'm almost done with this marvelous, life-changing book but couldn't wait to finish before sharing. This book will leave you inspired to change the world and will give you goosebumps with every turn of the page. God is so good and his ways are beyong unfathomable!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

a LOVEly tuesday

Happy Valentine's Day everyone! I hope each and every one of you feel extra special and more than loved on this wonderful Tuesday! This pretty much sums up my day...

a yummy valentine latte
homemade chocolate cupcakes with strawberry frosting

Thursday, February 9, 2012

giraffe manor

Although I'd like to think that I am ahead of the game on this well kept secret, perhaps I am behind the times. Regardless, I have just discovered my dream vacation...GIRAFFE MANOR...OBSESSED! This amazing gem is located just outside Nairobi and for a small price (wink wink) you can spend your days, and daily activities for that matter, engaging with one of the earths most beautiful creatures.

As quoted on their website, "Giraffe Manor is set in 12 acres of private land within 140 acres of indigenous forest and is only 20 kilometres from Nairobi city centre. Built in the 1930s, this luxury boutique hotel has maintained all the charm of the era and is now famous for its resident herd of Rothschild Giraffe. Giraffe Manor offers you an unparalleled experience of the giraffes, with them vying for your attention at the breakfast table, the front door and even your bedroom window."

All the images below have been taken from their website but I couldn't help sharing. I mean...OMG...I DIE! Please take me to giraffe heaven now! Pretty please!


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