Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Spotted In: New Girl

Really liked last week's episode. Here are some of the things that caught my eye. I am absolutely in love with that turtle pillow. If anyone knows the source of the glasses Zooey's character is wearing while in her classroom, I'd love to know!

Source: All images owned by FOX / Turtle Pillow / Owl Pillow / Grass Court Dress via Anthro / Bows For Me Coat via Ruche

Friday, March 23, 2012

Spotted In: Lilly & Marshall's New/Old Apartment


Okay, I swear I'm not being paid by Anthropologie for these posts (although I kinda wish I were, I doubt they need me to drum up business for them). I'm not sure if I just watch a lot of TV where set designers/prop stylists use items and clothing from Anthropologie, or I just browse their site so often that items are easy to spot. It's probably the latter. Although, in my defense, while I do notice some items from other stores it is sometimes harder to find the images that go with the items, or they are no longer available online. Like, for example, a few weeks ago when Robin was staying at Lilly & Marshall's there was this hydrangea iron work above her bed which I knew was from Pier 1. I scoured their site, but was no longer available online. I had seen it earlier in the day and it was on sale (technically you would have needed two of them to make what was shown on HIMYM). I was ready to head over there and take a picture of it in store for you guys. But, that may be viewed as skirting the crazy line. That, and having a 5 month old and a 2.5 year I can't just load up and go anywhere in 5 minutes anymore. But, I digress...

These items come from The Broath episode of How I Met Your Mother. You can watch it on CBS.com if that suits your fancy. We get to see Lilly & Marshall's set up of Ted's old apartment. I'm really looking forward to seeing Ted's new apartment and maybe even Robin's.

Sources: All How I Met Your Mother Images owned by CBS / Toco Habitat Pitcher via Anthropologie / Rosette Hayworth Lamp via Pier 1 / Curvy Chrysanthemum Vase via Anthropologie

Stay tuned for a New Girl Spotted In post coming up soon. Where there will be items other than Anthropologie spotlighted. Because I'm diverse like that.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Friday Favorites


1. This lovely font called Saissant created by Jessica McCarty can be downloaded at myfonts for $54. I'd be lying if I didn't say I was really tempted to download this right now.
2. These Dowtnon Abbey Paper Dolls are so awesome. I'm seriously going to print each one out and play with them. Or frame them and hang them somewhere. If you're looking for another show to watch now that the second season of Downton is over, I recommend Larkrise to Candleford!
3. This Crisp Air Pin via BHLDN is really very pretty.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Spotted In: New Girl


Okay, so it's been a few weeks since this New Girl episode aired (it's The Landlord episode, btw). But since I've had it filed away, I thought I would go ahead and make a post about it because it's a favorite item of mine. If this lamp shade from Anthroplogie was not so darn expensive it would be mine. For sure. Just like everything else at Anthropologie. For now it resides in Jess' room. Where they dance. With their Landlord. Like a drummer boy.

Source: Image courtesy of Fox / Lampshade

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Influenster Love VoxBox Kiss Nail Dress Review


As I mentioned earlier, I was selected to recieve a VoxBox with complimentary products from Influenster as part of their product testing program. Out of everything in the Love VoxBox I was the most excited to try these Kiss Nail Dress nail stickers. With two children under the age of 3 I don't have much time to pamper myself with an at home manicure, much less go out to a nail salon. And for those of you that know me personally, you know I rarely ever wear nail polish because no matter how hard I try to put it on neatly it just turns into a smudged mess. That's why I was so happy to get to try these nail stickers.

They went on fast -- I think it took me a total of 15 minutes to put on in between picking up a crying baby and with little to no frustration. I liked that if I accidentally put the sticker down crooked I could just peel it up and restick it before filing off the excess. Every single woman that I have encountered since putting them on have either complimented me on my nails or asked about the design. Each time I found myself explaining that they were actually stickers how easy they were to put on, even to a very nice Target cashier.

As for the staying power, I've washed my hands, changed diapers, scrubbed floors, washed dishes and they are still perfectly in place. It has been 7 days since putting them on, and they haven't budged yet. No other nail polish I've applied has lasted that long.

The only thing that can comment negatively on, is that I wish that there were more sophisticated nail designs for those of us who are no longer in our teens and early twenties. At first I was unsure about the particular design that was sent to me, thinking it would look like I raided a teenage girls room, but once they were on the design grew on me. The positive response from others, certainly bumped the like factor up a few notches. I will definately purchase the lace ones for special occasions in the future, and the pink leopard spots might be fun, too, but I think a larger range of designs geared toward a more sophisticated customer would also be beneficial.

So there you have it; two thumbs up for the Kiss Dress Nail stickers.

Disclaimer: I was sent these items complimentary through the VoxBox product testing program, however all opinions are my own; whether good or bad.

Easter Basket Picks: Toddler Boys


Shopping for a toddler can be hard. Most of the time a new toy is only interesting for a short while and it's difficult to find something that with both delight our oldest son and keep him playing with it for longer than 3 minutes at a time. Not to mention the difficulty at gauging the age appropriateness of an object as well. My son likes to get his hands on the smaller lego blocks that would have most mothers worrying about whether or not they will find their way into a mouth (either his, or his younger siblings). So while he occasionally gets supervised play with those smaller blocks, I opted for the safer options that he can play with solo.

So, without further ado; these are my top picks for my 2 year old son's Easter basket.

1. I absolutely love everything about BlaBla Dolls plushies. My son already has a Henry doll that he loves, and I would love to add one of these to his basket, and perhaps one for his brother as well (who is current;y 5 months old). My son's favorite is the gray bunny and the fox.

2. Look! A Book! by Bob Staake is an instant favorite. So many things to look at on each page and is really coaxing some words out of our reluctant talker.

3. When You Were Small by Sara O'Leary is also wonderfully written, and the beautiful illustrations by Julie Morstad just put it over the edge.

4. Last, but certainly not least for our budding legomaniac is the toddler friendly line of Duplo Lego. I liked the bear and the canoe so that's what I went with - but there are so many other options out there. I know he'll love and more importantly play with any of them I choose.

Source: 1 / 2/ 3 / 4

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Influenster Love VoxBox


In January I stumbled upon a company that sends you items to review for free based upon badges you earn that best describe what your lifestyle is and your interest are. The items are bundled together and are called VoxBoxes. That company's name is Influenster. The more active you are the more likely you are to be included in trying new products. About a month after I joined I was selected to participate in the Love VoxBox. It just arrived and the above is what it contained. I'm excited to try everything, and I'll be posting reviews shortly.

Disclaimer: I was sent these items complimentary through the VoxBox product testing program, however all opinions are my own good or bad.