Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Warby Parker’s SPECTRUM Sun Collection


I don’t know about you, but I am looking everywhere for pops of Spring right now. With the excessively cold weather most of the country has experienced this winter, I’m craving light colors, sunshine, and sand between my toes. For an upcoming beach trip, a new pair of sunglasses is a must. I’m feeling the need for something really light and airy. I had the opportunity to preview Warby Parker’s new Spectrum line, and I must say, they have done a fabulous job designing this line. The best part is that they are being released today…just in time for Spring! These sunglasses are exactly what I need to kick off Spring and breathe some new life into my warm weather accessories.

The Spectrum line features sunglasses that come in nine different styles, and they are just plain chic. Each style is quite unique and versatile, so there is a little something for everyone. Along with having different frame styles to choose from, there are different lense options as well (triple-gradient lenses are an option on some) to fit your specific needs and wants. If you are like me, you’ll find several pairs that are calling your name. If I could choose only one pair, my favorite is definitely the PIPER Woodland Tortoise. I’m just a tortoise loving girl! However, I really am enamored with the HALL Cherry Blossom for a lighter pair as well. In true Warby Parker fashion, they are extremely affordable at only $95. And if that’s not enough, as always, for every pair sold, Warby distributes a pair to someone in need through their non-profit partners. I just love a company who gives back a little something! So head on over to Warby Parker to see this exciting new line, and have fun shopping for your new sunglasses for the upcoming days of Spring and Summer.



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Monday, November 25, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving Week

I hope everyone has a lovely week and a lovely holiday with delicious food on Thursday. Check back later this week for a pumpkin pie recipe, and possibly another recipe!


Sunday, September 29, 2013

Freshly Juiced Lemons


I have enough lemon juice in my freezer to last at least a year now. We’ve had a hybrid citrus tree in our backyard for about 5 years. It hasn’t done much for us until this year. I’ve heard numerous times that citrus trees take a while to really produce anything worthwhile. Well, all of our dreams for this little (or not so little anymore) tree came true this year. As mentioned, the tree is a hybrid so we have key limes, meyer lemons, ponderosa lemons, and kumquats. We’ve gotten a few kumquats, and the ponderosa’s are plentiful, but not great yet. The key limes and meyer lemons made up for everything else this year. We had more meyers than I knew what to do with and I couldn’t let them go to waste like some did last year. So, I decided to make “lemon juice pellets” that I could freeze and use throughout the year. Here’s the process.

I washed all of my lemons thoroughly. I am estimating it was around 50-60 lemons. First I cut each end off. Then, I halved some of the lemons, quartered others. I juiced them using my Breville Juice Fountain. This produced several batches of beautiful and extremely fragrant lemon juice. I poured the juice into mini muffin pans and froze that for a few hours. After freezing, I popped out each pellet and filled freezer bags with them. Whenever I need lemon juice, I simply let a pellet melt, which only takes a few short minutes. I’ll also add that I left all of the rind on when I juiced them. The smell was incredible, this was beyond easy, and it’s so convenient to have lemon juice at the ready whenever I need it.

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Thursday, September 26, 2013

Five Favorites


Instead of Lovely Links this week, I’m linking up with Moxie Wife for Five Favorites. Here are my five favorites.

1. White pumpkins! Or any of the non traditional looking pumpkins. The Lowes in my area had them on the cheap last weekend!

2. Fall is a favorite in general, which unfortunately has not arrived yet for us! Boo hoo.

3. These gluten free pumpkin muffins…yes, I know…more fall, more pumpkin!

4. Coconut oil sugar face scrubs = luxurious

5. Hugo Naturals Shampoo…I’ve used it for a while now and I love it more and more. It’s very kind to the tresses.



Thursday, September 19, 2013

Lovely Links


We are desperately in need of some Fall weather around here. Until then, I’ll pretend!

1. Just discovered this site this week, and really enjoyed it.

2. These boots…holy SWOON! And, Seleta has a really great coupon for them, so visit her site to check it out.

3. Fell in love with this ring after seeing C. Style put it in the middle of two diamond bands

4. And since I am always talking about figs, I found this great resource from Martha in which she includes several awesome recipes. By the way, my fig tree is still bursting with baby figs and I’m so excited.

5. This is a great, pretty affordable store that I just discovered over the summer.