Thursday, February 28, 2013

Laura Mercier Lip Glace

The more and more I try Laura Mercier products one by one, the more I love them. My new favorite is "lip glace" in blush. A great neutral for all skin tones, lasting, and not sticky. I highly recommend and plan to try more colors after this one runs out! Have a great Friday!

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

My First Bridal Appointment: Alabama Chanin

Wedding bells are ringing in my ear all day today. Tomorrow is my first official bridal appointment at Alabama Chanin. For those of you that don't know, Alabama Chanin is Natalie Chanin's company, based out of Florence, Alabama. She uses local artisans to sew 100% organic cotton garments. Hello? I am in heaven just hearing those words. She also does custom wedding gowns, which is the reason for our (Dr.K and I) visit tomorrow. We are embarking on what I feel might be my greatest fashion adventure to date. Fabric, thread, stencils, design, I do not have the words to express my excitement. I cannot wait to see what she has to offer, as my jaw is on the floor even with the thought of it. None of this feels real but I am living it up in bridal land!

Would you like to watch a video about Alabama Chanin? CLICK THIS

Soda for the Sparkler

I perused around on the internet and found that baking soda with a dab of warm water to make a paste proves the perfect concoction to clean your engagement ring. I tried it, and oh la la, that thing is just like new. I mean, it kind of still is new, but this helps it maintain the newness in my eyes. You just rub the paste all over the ring with your fingers, no towel needed. Then you just rinse the ring off and dry it on a towel. Economical and easy, give it a try!
P.S. Works well on other jewelry, too. I've already tried it to be sure!

Monday, February 25, 2013

"Real" Coffee Creamer

I can dump more than my fair share of coffee creamer into a hot cup. I love vanilla flavored, especially Coffee Mate. I just now tried the natural bliss vanilla one, and love it so much more than the standard. It has better vanilla flavor. The sweet cream option is also just as tasty. I've converted from chemical version to all natural, making this a sweet switch I can get behind. Have a great week!

Monday, February 18, 2013

A Lovely Leisure Book

I've recently discovered a great book, The Five Love Languages. I thought it was a great find, but apparently not as new to others as it is to me. It is an easy, fun, lighthearted read. It offers advice on loving people as they were programmed to receive love. I highly recommend it  so far. I'm at that bridal phase in life, reading lots of relationship material just because I can! Visit the website here,