Saturday

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 This Saturday New York felt like it came alive. The weather was too beautiful not to walk to the park with my camera, a cute Steven Alan blanket and my Kindle (currently reading The Goldfinch).

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Bensimon Sneakers

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Ralph Lauren Tote, Essie Boathouse

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New (and Old) Favorite Beauty Products

 I found some new products that I now love, and some old ones I swear by, here are some of my favorites:Screen Shot 2014-04-08 at 9.44.21 AM

 

MAKE EYE MAKE-UP REMOVER

The most effective yet gentle one I’ve found

BITE AGAVE LIP MASK

This completely changed the texture of my lips, which was much needed after this winter

DIOR LASH PLUMPING SERUM

The best thing to put on before your mascara, makes any brand go on smoother and look better

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ZOYA NAILPOLISH REMOVER

I love everything from the smell to the way it dispenses the remover, and it conditions nails

LULU ORGANICS HAIR POWDER

A natural and great smelling way to extend the life of your blow out

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BENEFIT THE PORE-FESSIONAL

An easy to use balm that minimizes the appearance of pores, and really works

HOURGLASS VEIL MINERAL PRIMER

The perfect thing to prep your skin before putting on make-up for a night out

BENEFIT STAY DON’T STRAY

Put this on before your concealer and eye shadow to ensure they don’t move, all day or all night long

 

Elevated Envelopes

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One of my best friends is getting married this year and I had the pleasure of sending out the invitations for her bridal shower. I decided to use Minted for the invitations and envelopes. We used Minted for our wedding invitations and I love their designs and their customer service is outstanding.

I have some serious issues trying to write in a straight line and center things properly without assistance. I decided to buy a stamp that would help with that for the addresses and a cute party stamp to add to the back of each envelope from Paper Source. I made sure to buy the ink that dries instantly (some can take up to 10 minutes).

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I found a free font thanks to pinterest and practiced my script before addressing the final envelopes.

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What I Made This Week (4)

 After we landed late Monday night we came home to an apartment with no food. We picked up salad and made eggs for dinner most of the week, but I did find time to make 1 new dish.

Shrimp with Spicy Green Curry and Green beans over cous cous (rice would have been better)

Recipe from: Keepers

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Miami

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We planned a little get-away to Miami last weekend and it was exactly what both of us needed. It was so nice to be in the sunshine, read my book (The Luminaries), see some friends and have some terrific fried chicken.

Hotel: Fountaine Bleau

Dinners: Vida & Yard Bird

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Michael Kors, similar here

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Jacket Express, Dress Anthropologie

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Kaftan Anthropologie

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Top Madewell, Heels Steve Madden

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What I Made This Week (3)

Sunday

Braised Pork Chops with Citrus Glaze and Cauliflower

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Monday

Baked Chicken with oven roasted sweet potatoes

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What I Made This Week (2)

Sunday

Waffles

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Chicken Milanese with lemony vinaigrette and fennel

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Recipe from Keepers Cookbook

Tuesday

Turkey Chili

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Recipe from Keepers Cookbook

Thursday 

Leftovers!

Friday

Skillet Lasagna

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Recipe from Keepers Cookbook