Happy Things

Happy Friday!  My friend Shay is coming in town this weekend to celebrate her birthday so I’m ecstatic to spend the weekend with her!  I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend as well.  Here are a few things that brightened up my week:

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{I started the week off bold with OPI Red polish.  Such a pretty, classic red.}

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{Cooking in my new Anthropologie apron that was on sale!}

20120712-114449.jpg{Having a clean Bo Bo.  Nothing like snuggling up with a clean, fluffy doggy.  This is the best dog shampoo EVER.}

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{My absolutely stunning handmade turquoise cuff from Lux Divine Jewelry that I won!}

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{The Cupcakes and Cashmere book that came in the mail this week!  Read it all in one sitting.  So worth the purchase!  Love her.}

20120712-114517.jpg{Wearing light blazers & bright colors all week.  The blazer is from here, the blouse here and the lipstick here.}

{I’m starting the weekend with playful nails using Essie Camera, a delicious pinkish orange sherbet color, with a glittery accent nail.}

What are you few things that made you happy  this week?

Happy Things

Happy Friday!  I’m been having a nice few days off, lounging at home, seeing friends and enjoying some much needed rain and gloomy weather!  I recently finished 50 Shades of Grey and was so massively dissapointed by the horrendous writing, lack of plot and the constant use of the phrases Jeez  and Oh my that I can’t couldn’t bring myself to buy the last two in the trilogy.  Instead, I whipped through Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn this week, one of my favorite authors.  I suggest all three of her books if you like thriller and crime novels. Her writing is outstanding.  I’m now onto Savages by Don Winslow, so I can read the book before I see the movie (can’t wait!).

I hope everyone has a fantastic weekend!  Here are a few things that made my week wonderful.  All photos are from Instagram (username: GourmetBeauty).

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{The great memories of my 10-year high school reunion from last weekend.  So nice to be reunited with my high school group of best friends}

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{Essie nail polish in Too Too Hot, the perfect coral red for the 4th of July}

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{Lazy mornings in bed}

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{A pretty statement necklace from Francesca’s that brightens up any simple summer sweater}

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{Jon and I spent the 4th with some great friends.  This is Paula and me enjoying the rainstorm, the fireworks and some beer.  A similar striped dress can be found here}

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{My tequila soaked watermelon was a HIT at the 4th of July party.  Simple and delicious recipe coming next week on the blog}

What are a few things making you happy this week?