Odds and Ends

1. Everything about the woman in the above photo is perfection to me. Absolute perfection.

2. I completely forgot to announce the winner of the Jewelmint giveaway from a few weeks ago. Sorry, guys! The winner of the JewelMint jewelry is #41, Abi!

Congratulations, Abi. I’ll be contacting you shortly.

3. Speaking of giveaways, don’t forget to enter my $100 Gilt giveaway going on until Monday, March 12th.

4. I’d like to chalk it up to the crazy month I’m having, but man, I have REALLY dropped the ball in regards to working out the past few weeks. When I read this post by Linda, I couldn’t stop yelling “YES, EXACTLY!” at my computer. (I talk to my computer sometimes, don’t you?) Why is it so hard for us to consistently work out when we know how good working out makes us feel? Answer me that one.

5. The Vitamix lovefest continues, and yes, I know I owe you a post on why I decided to buy the Vitamix blender over the Blendtec. One day, one day, I PROMISE. In the meantime, please make Shutterbean’s raw chocolate milk. It is so delicious and so easy to make and completely dairy-free!

6. While you’re at it, make this homemade lip scrub, especially if you plan on wearing vibrant pink or red lipstick in the near future.

7. Have you seen the Photojojo camera phone lenses? Wide angle! Telephoto! FOR YOUR CAMERA PHONE. Genius.

8. 5 tough-love principles for making friends with other moms. #3 really hit home with me. I’m the mom that makes a beeline directly to my child’s class during pick up and drop off, and really need to make myself more available. What about you?

Happy weekend, everyone!

image credit: Vogue

  1. Jen

    March 9, 2012 at 8:50 am

    I also bought a Vitamix and I am in LOVE with it. Green smoothies for everyone! I made ALFREDO sauce in it. It’s like Harry Potter magicked my blender.

  2. Alice Q. Foodie

    March 9, 2012 at 8:53 am

    I love that picture too – it’s Taylor Tomasi-Hill – style director for Marie Claire. I would kill for pants like that and the legs to go with them!! Happy weekend!

  3. Desi

    March 9, 2012 at 9:28 am

    I loved that post by Linda. I have been in a mental battle with myself for some time now. I’m starting slow and building. I have an issue with over doing it and doing the start and stop thing. Moderation is the best. I know it, but you know how it is.

    I can’t wait for your vitamix vs blendtec. I’m looking to make that purchase soonish, so I will be waiting for your post.

    Have a great weekend.

  4. Torrie @ a place to share...

    March 9, 2012 at 9:52 am

    #1. WOW.
    #4. YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEES!!!!!! (screaming into the computer)
    #8. a really tough one for me. never realized until i stopped working (pretty much lost my entire social network, since that was all i did, was work!) and really started *trying to make friends. not as easy as i assumed, and it’s not often talked about… so thanks for sharing this article, and talkin’ about it :).

  5. tracy shutterbean

    March 9, 2012 at 11:01 am

    thanks for the link, love! One day, a vitamix will be MINE!!!!!!!!!!!

    and wowzers…that outfit is PERFECTION! xoxo

  6. Petit Elefant

    March 9, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    When I saw that outfit on Pinterest, my whole heart exploded with happy. It’s absolute perfection. Beautymus.

    Thanks for the roundup. xo

  7. mau

    March 15, 2012 at 1:48 am

    Her hair! Love!