Friday, June 28, 2013

Do You Know What Today Is....It's My Anniversary!!!!!

Back in the 90's I met this guy:

Kinda sexy huh?  Blushing.  Swoon.

On June 28th 2003, we did this:

Happy 10th Anniversary to my husband.  He is not a social media type of guy so this post will stay simple.  You are my ride or die.  The ride has never been boring.  I look forward to where the future takes our family.

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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Vacay in 5 4 3 2.......

Hey Finessees!  Sorry I haven't been posting much. I've been crazy busy prepping for my vacation :-)  While I am away, some fellow bloggers will fill in for me.  They have some exciting things in store be sure to check them out and visit their pages also!!!  TTYL.

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Friday, June 21, 2013

Fashion Friday: Love to Watch Them Leave

Hey Finesseess!  You might hate to see me go but you will love to watch me leave (in my Drake voice) in these backless pieces.

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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

"Are We There Yet?" Surviving Road Trips With Children.

Hey Finessess!  Road tripping with children is by no means easy.  Here are a few items that I plan to have on board to make it the process less painful.

  1. Apple iPad -Tons of Apps to keep the lil busy
  2.  VTech InnoTab 2 Learning App Tablet  is an innovative learning tablet for kids. This learning tablet is a great device to encourage interactive learning for your child.
  3. Maddy decorates the car windows with these bright, removable Window Art Sticker by Alex Zoom
  4. Volume limiting headphones to keep those tiny ears safe from noise pollutionVTech Headphones - White
  5. Fisher-Price Cheer for Me Potty Acts as my portable potty for times when there is no rest stop in sight (or it is just too filthy to deal with a toddler in-yuck).
  6. Winx Club DVD don't know why but she can watch this video repeatedly for hours!!! Yes!
  7. Crayola Color Wonder Disney Princess and The Frog Coloring Pad and Markers For my budding artist.
  8. Boon Cargo Snack Box, White/ Aqua This cargo snack box has organized sections that makes necessary feeding of the animals mobile.
  9. Apple MacBook Pro  Loaded with games and doubles as a DVD player, and yes this 3rd device is ABSOLUTELY necessary and mommy's iPhone too.  Besides I'm addicted to er uh passionate about blogging so there!

    What will you pack for your road trips?

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Monday, June 17, 2013


Hey finesses!  I am back with another installment of I HEAR IKEA.  It never ceases to amaze me at what is possible with basic box IKEA items.

customized PAX
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Sunday, June 16, 2013

Father's Day Gift Guide

Here's a few cool items for the dads in your life 

/ 1 1901 Saddle Up Shoe / 2 f bomb paper weight / 3  Skin Care Gift Set/ 4 Instant Marinater / 5 Timex Weekender Stripe Watch/  6 Ray Ban 58mm Aviator

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Saturday, June 15, 2013

Mama Loves to Shop: Upcoming Sample Sales

Found this over at Daily Candy.    Love them for this!!!!!

Save the Date: June NYC Sample Sales

Opening Ceremony, Mara Hoffman, Dannijo, and more

sample sales!
Don’t hold back.
What: Rogan, Loomstate, Surf Bazaar, and Ulla Johnson
Why: Take 50-80 percent off pleated dresses, summer blouses, python sandals, beachy board shorts, and printed pants.
When: Today, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: 54 Bond St., b/t Lafayette St. & Bowery.
What: Mara Hoffman
Why: Summer-ready print maxidresses, coral silk strapless frocks, and swimsuits that will make your friends (and us) jealous are 50-70 percent off.
When: Today, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sat., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Where: 242 Elizabeth St., b/t Houston & Prince Sts.
What: Opening Ceremony
Why: Just 70-90 percent off Kenzo, Jeremy Scott, Acne Studios, Proenza Schouler, and the house line for women and men (no big deal).
When: Today & Sat., 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Where: 33 Howard St., b/t Crosby St. & Broadway.
What: Alice + Olivia by Stacey Bendet
Why: Nab graphic shorts, monochrome dresses, sleeveless print shifts, and floral party pants up to 70 percent off.
When: Today, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sat., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun., noon-6 p.m.
Where: 72 Greene St., b/t Spring & Broome Sts.
What: Ted Rossi
Why: Jeweled cuffs, stackable neon bangles, and studded clutches are up to 75 percent off.
When: June 17-21. Mon.-Fri., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: 15 E. 30th St., b/t Fifth & Madison Aves., ste. 300.
What: J.Crew
Why: Women’s, men’s, accessories, shoes, and kids’ collections are all up to 60 percent off, plus a small selection from Madewell as a bonus.
When: June 18-23. Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun., noon-5 p.m.
Where: 260 Fifth Ave., b/t 28th & 29th Sts.
sample sales!
What: Shoshanna
Why: Up to 70 percent off ombre tweed shorts, easy striped dresses, and geometric-print work staples.
When: June 19 & 20. Wed., 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m.; Thurs., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: 231 W. 39th St., b/t Seventh & Eighth Aves., 4th flr.
What: Noir Jewelry
Why: Up to 75 percent off rope, spike, and neon necklaces; sparkly punk earrings; bejeweled Pegasus rings; and lion-head clutches. Rawr.
When: June 19-21. Wed.-Fri., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Where: 350 W. 38th St., b/t Eighth & Ninth Aves., 5th flr.
What: Dannijo
Why: High-glitz earrings, bracelets, bib necklaces, and one-of-a-kind pieces are up to 75 percent off.
When: June 20. Thurs., 5-8 p.m.
Where: 423 W. 14th St., b/t Ninth & Tenth Aves., ste. 3r.
What: Minnie Rose
Why: Snag 70 percent off cashmere sweaters, tops, bottoms, and accessories. Just don’t snag your new gear.
When: June 25-28. Tues.-Fri., 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: 264 W. 40th St., b/t Seventh & Eighth Aves., ste. 702.
What: Matt Bernson
Why: Flats, sandals, wedges, and heels start at 50 big ones.
When: June 27-30. Thurs.-Sun., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Where: 138 W. Broadway, b/t Thomas & Duane Sts. Cash only.
What: Yosi Samra
Why: Current and past-season fold-up ballet flats ($35, reg. $77), loafers ($50, reg. $132), and totes ($50-$95, reg. $225), plus slippers for kids at up to 60 percent off.
When: June 28 & 29. Fri. & Sat., 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
Where: 515 Greenwich St., b/t Spring & Vandam Sts., ste. 202.
Photos: Courtesy of Ulla Johnson; Courtesy of Shoshanna
Opening Ceremony Sample Sale
33 Howard St
bt Crosby St & Broadway
New YorkNY 10013
Matt Bernson Sample Sale
138 W Broadway
bt Thomas & Duane Sts
New YorkNY 10013
Dannijo Sample Sale
423 W 14th St
bt 9th & 10th Aves, ste 3r
New YorkNY 10014
Mara Hoffman Sample Sale
242 Elizabeth St
bt Houston & Prince Sts
New YorkNY 10012
Yosi Samra Sample Sale
515 Greenwich St
bt Spring & Vandam Sts, ste 202
New YorkNY 10013
Noir Jewelry Sample Sale
350 W 38th St
bt 8th & 9th Aves, 5th flr
New YorkNY 10018
Rogan, Loomstate, Surf Bazaar, and Ulla Johnson Sample Sale
54 Bond St
bt Lafayette St & Bowery
New YorkNY 10012
Alice + Olivia by Stacey Bendet Sample Sale
72 Greene St
bt Spring & Broome Sts
New YorkNY 10012
J.Crew Sample Sale
260 5th Ave
bt 28th & 29th Sts
New YorkNY 10001
Minnie Rose Sample Sale
264 W 40th St
bt 7th & 8th Aves, 7th flr
New YorkNY 10018
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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

That Peaked My Pinterest

Hey Finessess!  Confession...I have a real obsession with Pinterest.  So much so that it has inspired me to create a segment called "That Peaked My Pinterest". 

Here's a round up of things floating around that "Peaked My Pinterest":

This beauty will be available in August at Ikea. 
I can see the wait list for this sofa now.    Green Velvet?!  Swoon

Gorgeous neutral kitchen.
  I am so tempted to have my cabinets
painted this color

Great DIY w/ $15 bookshelf from Walmart.
Project I am planning to do with  my little.
Glass-look spray paint by Krylon?!  OMG I need this paint yesterday.

DIY kitch Ipad holder.  Cute.

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Tuesday, June 4, 2013

A Lil Something on the Side: End Tables

My sofa (previously posted here) needs a side piece--end table that is.  Side tables help the balance the look of your living area.  It's also the perfect place to place your reading material  and thirst quenching beverage.  Here's a roundup of end tables that I am eyeing for my living room. 

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Saturday, June 1, 2013

$25 Amazon Gift Card Give Away and Other Cool Stuff!

Hey Finessees!  I almost forgot to tell you guys I am participating  in a give away!  Enter for your chance to win!!!!!  Here are the details from Good Luck

wednesday, may 29, 2013

Group Giveaway Alert! (Hint: Fantastic Prizes Inside)

Want a chance to win a bunch of free stuff?  Perf because I have got you covered!

Rachel - Life Unsweetened

I'm Rachel, a 20-something from NY who blogs at Life Unsweetened. Life Unsweetened is a life and style blog- without the sugar coating. I love writing, cats, chocolate and makeup and fully appreciate a good dose of sarcasm. 

Veronica - My Finessed Life

This is where I will post about improving health, finances, home decor, beauty and fashion.  That's right I am putting my mess in the universe in hopes that balance will no longer elude me. Join me on my journey to finesse my life.

Ashley - Wannabe Green

Hi! I'm Ashley the lady behind Wannabe Green, I'm a stay at home mom with three kiddos, a wonderful husband and the sweetest pup ever, George. I have a passion for crafting, food, running, healthy living, recycling, and reading. Having you visit Blog is wonderful, receiving a comment is even better - so please do both often!

Christine - Life With A Side Of A Coffee

Hey everyone! My name is Christine and I blog over at Life With A Side Of Coffee. I am a very recent graduate who is starting her career and just trying to make a place for myself in this big ol' world. I live in Chicago and love anything a twenty-something would love: finding new places to eat, drinking wine with friends, sitting in coffee shops reading books, cooking, shopping, spending time with the people I care about and so much more. I'm just living my life and blogging in the process about everything from celebrities to recipes, TV shows and new music I've found. I believe all you need to get by in life is a cup of coffee and a glass of wine. Come on over and say hi!!!!

Kim - Diary of a Jewell

Hey Glam Hungry Mom Readers! I’m Kim, the voice behind Diary of a Jewell, a little blog devoted to sharing all of life’s happenings. I live on the West Coast of Canada, in Vancouver, BC, but I like to think of myself as country girl at heart. I am passionate about uncovering and trying new things, and then sharing my discoveries with you! From travel and recipes, to fashion, decor, books and music, there is a little something for everyone. So stop by and stay awhile, will ya?

Lyndsey - The Eyeliner Manifesto

My name is Lyndsey and I blog over at The Eyeliner Manifesto.  I have a wonderful husband and two sweet kids, Chandler and Jake.  I started my own small jewelry business this year, Sparkle Cat Jewelry.  I create custom necklaces and bracelets for you and your little ladies.  

Bella - Bella The Blog

Lover of chocolate, rock climbing, and romance language, Elisabeth documents life with her new husband on Bella, a blog chalk full of delicious recipes, fun date ideas, and lots of personal style as a reminder thathappiness can be found anywhere. 

Aren't they an awesome group of ladies?!  They are giving one lucky winner a chance to win some amazing loot!

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