Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Support Local Artisans...

This holiday season I encourage you to shop local. I plan on supporting a few great boutiques here in Greensboro this year along with buying a few items from etsy.com. I along with a lot of other stylish chicks love J. Crew, Anthro, H&M, and Banana Republic's 40% off happy hour deals. Don't forget about Piperlime with their free shipping and Sam Edelman boots that keep calling "Robyn, Robyn." But there is something special about shopping in small, cozy, non chain boutiques. First, the personal and friendly service. Second, not a lot of sizes, so hopefully the next time you go out for Girls Night Out, you and your friend won't have on the same cute dress or chunky sweater. Lastly, local businesses support the community. They are owned by people who live in the community and are more invested in the community's welfare and future. Happy Local Shopping!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Birthday Week...

Hey all! If you got my first post, I forgot to attach the pics. Briefly, this is my birthday week. To start it off I along with my good friend, Lydia, walked in a 5k Saturday. The event was Foster Friends NC Marathon. There was marathon runners, half marathon runners, and 5k runners/walkers. It was freezing Saturday morning. The temps were 27 degrees. Lydia and I finished in an hour, but could have finished sooner if some chick didn't have to make a quick port-a-potty pit stop. Check out the pics.


Lydia running through the finish line.

"Act like you're running!"


We made it! Super fun!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Pick 4...

Four random things that make me smile.


Beautiful meal with beautiful presentation. Girls Night Out November birthday celebration meal from Steak Street in High Point, NC.


Free handmade soap samples from Whole Foods.


A gorgeous bowl to hold your trinkets. Got this from one of my favorite stores Anthropologie on clearance for $4. Chunky agate necklace by Sydney Austin Designs can be purchased here.


My blinged out banana purse charm my friend Kim got me as an early birthday gift. Fits me well. Bright with lots of sparkle!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011



I love this quote by Emma. "The less you reveal the more people can wonder." My idea of sexy is a sweater or top that slightly falls off your shoulder revealing your collarbone. What is your idea of sexy?

Monday, November 14, 2011


Today I attended a Bikram (hot) yoga class. I have a 20 class membership to a Bikram yoga studio in Kernersville, NC that I purchased from Groupon. Many of you know that I am on a never ending struggle to lose weight once and for all! Since I am being a rather big nuisance to my husband and children who have to listen to me whine and talk about how I need to lose weight, I want to start running, if only I was 20 lbs lighter, etc. etc. I have decided that I will now concentrate on getting healthy and hopefully the weight loss will follow...eventually.

I have a new love... Whole Foods. I'm a cart watcher. I look at what other people put in their carts. I discovered a love for quinoa (keen-wa), vegan cookies, brown rice, berries, steel cut oats, etc. I rather eat Greek yogurt than the other stuff. I'm making the switch to whole wheat pasta. If only my family will follow. Sigh. My son says, "Whole wheat pasta tastes like cardboard." Oh really, so you know what cardboard tastes like??

Back to hot yoga. The last time I went to hot yoga was about 8 yrs ago when I lived in Baltimore, MD. My instructor today was a cute thin red head, who advised me to stay in the back of the room with the ballet poles so I could use them for support. She was right. The room was really hot! 105 degrees and rising. Our instructor cracked open the doors a bit because the humidity was rising. I loved the class! Sweated thru my clothes. Stayed in the room and did my best for the whole 90 minutes. The only complaint I have is the instructor didn't show us the yoga positions, she talked it through to us on her mic. I had to rely on the 70 yr old man next to me, who gave me a few pointers. LOL! Clearly he was a yogi. It was like having Russell Simmons in my class. I just laughed and shook my head. I can not let this senior show me up! After class, Christina, my instructor, told me I did great! Namaste...

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Girls Night Out...Wine and Designs

Since moving to Greensboro 7 yrs ago, I am so blessed to have a great group of girlfriends. Four of us try to get together once a month for a girl's night out. This month, 3 of us are celebrating birthdays. We decided to go to a local art studio called Wine and Design for some wine and painting. You bring your own bottle of wine and snacks, Wine and Design will supply the rest (paint, smocks, 16x20 canvas, and wine opener). Every night they feature a different picture for you to paint. Last night was Pumpkin Night. When we arrived, three pumpkins were drawn on our canvas. Our art teacher, Katherine, was great. She gave us step by step instructions, and no it was not paint by numbers. We had a fabulous time! We all left with a great piece of art to hang on our walls. Mine is already hanging in my kitchen. Check out the pics from last night.



Our beverages and snacks for the evening.


The beginning stages of my Picasso masterpiece.


Katherine, our instructor, giving very detailed instructions.


My masterpiece is now complete.


The Fab Four.


Group photo. Really digging the chick who thought outside the box with the green pumpkins.