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5 on Friday – Winter Blues

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Hello Friday!  Glad to see ya again!

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I am so sick of this weather!  Yesterday was 18 degrees and we got about an inch of snow.  I welcomed this behavior back in December and maybe January.  But now…I am over it and ready to not see my jacket until at least December.

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I am obsessed with my super easy vday decor.  Since it’s been so cold, I haven’t been getting out much the past few days so what’s a girl to do?  Valentine’s crafts of course!  I saw this pin with printout hearts and it was as simple as cutting and hanging up.  I used some tiny cute clothespins left over from wedding shower crafts and a ribbon to hang them up.

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Mental note – update picture frame photos haha

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Since I have been spending a lot of time indoors, it has given me a chance to get some serious use out of the Barre3 DVDs I got for christmas.  I’ve done them 3 days in a row, and I am feeling the burn in my core and arms!

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I really hope it warms up before tomorrow morning at 8 am because I am running the Hot Chocolate 15k!  Right now the weather is showing an expected 30 degrees at start time…wonderful!  I just really really hope it is above freezing.  But hey, at least I get a bunch of hot chocolate at the end right?  Totally makes it worth running 9.3 miles for huh? 😉

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I am no stranger to running in miserable weather…time to bust out the ‘ol penguin hat!

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I thought I would cure myself of the winter blues by perusing some of my favorite online stops for sales and found this amazing deal on a Kendra Scott necklace that I think would make an excellent addition to my collection.  For a savings of $128, don’t mind if I do!!!  Plus, I think it would look so pretty with outfits of all seasons!  Last Call always has great deals on Kendra Scott if you catch it at the right time!  Check it out, you won’t be sorry!

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That’s all folks!!  Have a great weekend, and cross your fingers I don’t freeze to death tomorrow morning!!

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The Glam Series – Eye Makeup Wish List

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This week in The Glam Series everyone is talking about their eye makeup routines.  Since I already posted here about my favorite eye makeup products, I thought I would just talk about some eye makeup products I am currently lusting after.

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Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette

I have been part of the Naked Cult Club for a few years now, and actually recently (well for my birthday – thanks Elana!!)  got a replacement since I ran out of all my “go-to” shades.  I wasn’t that impressed with the Naked 2 so didn’t have high hopes when I heard that they were coming out with a third member of the Naked family.  However, this palette is right up my alley!  I love all the shimmery rose-y shades!

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Benefit Watt’s Up

I received a small sample tube of this in my Sephora birthday gift.  I have always been a fan of brow bone highlight powder, but never used a cream based highlighter.  I found that this product did much more than just regular powder because you can use it on multiple areas of your face.  Nose, inner eye, cheek bones…it covers all the bases and lasts all day.

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Tarte Lights, Camera, Flashes

I’ve never really got into “fancy” mascara.  Everyone seems to be obsessed with Benefit “They’re Real” but I didn’t think it was any more special than my drugstore mascara (and almost 3 times the price!).  My mom got me this awesome “mascara variety pack” for christmas that had about 10 different mascara minis (some are actually full sized!) so I was excited to try out some new fancy brands before committing to a full size.  This one has been my favorite so far!  I really feel like it makes my lashes look longer, more defined, and full.  I plan on picking up a full size whenever I run out of all my minis!

Which new products are on your wish list?  Be sure to check out everyone else’s eye makeup routines over on Jordon’s blog!

PS Hope you like the new theme…I am slowly learning how to be more “blog-savvy”!

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JRaab’s Closet – #1

Today I am excited to link up with Sarah and Shanna for their weekly fashion linkups to showcase “What I Wore Wednesday” aka WIWW.  I actually wore this dress last “Casual Friday” in the office.  I usually always think about what I am going to wear the next day before falling asleep but after being sick and living in sweatpants and a snuggie the past 2 weeks, I have been feeling pretty uninspired.  So what’s a girl to do?  Pinterest of course!  I just searched “Casual Friday” and a bunch of super cute outfits (and funny cartoons) popped up!

20140131-185328.jpgExhibit A – I love penguins so I had to share! 🙂

This outfit in particular peaked my interest because I had a similar sweater and jeans and couldn’t remember the last time I wore them.

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The inspiration from Pop of Style

And here is my take on it:

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Both the sweater and jeans are from Old Navy, the boots are Steve Madden, and the necklace is one of my favs which I ordered online almost 2 years ago at the beginning of the whole “bubble necklace” craze.  Also, I swear I don’t wear this sweater all the time!  It has just had a lot of face time on the blog so far!

Be sure to check out everyone else’s fashion posts on Sarah and Shanna’s blogs!

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Thirsty Tuesday – Favorite Wine

Is Tuesday to early in the week to talk about wine? Well if so I apologize!  I wanted to briefly share my top 2 favorite wines of the moment!
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I don’t discriminate when it comes to wine – at least  not anymore!  I used to be a 100% white wine only drinker.  Starting first with good ‘ol White Zin back in college (straight out of a martini glass if me and the roomies were feeling extra classy).  I quickly moved to Chardonnay and that stayed my wine of choice for quite awhile.  I remember being at a work dinner soon after graduating college and an older woman made me feel like I was a child since I ordered a white wine.  “Ohhhh you are young that explains why you are drinking that” and then turned her nose in the air and sipped on her Malbec.  At that moment, I knew I needed to branch out and try my hand at some reds (initially it was just so I could fit in during situations where people are sharing a bottle of wine without having to be difficult and ordering something else).  I first eased into the red territory with Pinot Noir and then after establishing a desire for the Pinot, I moved into Cabernet Sauvignons, then took a trip to Napa with my college besties and from then on – I decided I would drink anything!
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 Introducing my current favorite wines:

Apothic Red Wine Blend
This has served as my “go-to” red wine over the past year when I didn’t feel like putting in much effort to decide which bottle had the coolest label research a new brand of wine.  It doesn’t disappoint!  It is usually about $9 a bottle at the store so it won’t bust your budget!
Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc
This is a new recent favorite.  My Junior League committee usually goes out to get dinner and drinks at Breadwinners after our meetings because they have half priced bottles of wine on Wednesdays.  Depending on how many girls we have, we usually just order a few bottles and all share.  Over the past year, this bottle has become a regular for us!  It can be found at stores for about $12 but of course way more at a restaurant.
What are your favorite wines??
PS Shout out to Jordon for introducing me to Polyvore which I used to make this cute little picture!  I am now obsessed! #newbieblogger
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