As I navigate the craziness of NYC (and love every.single.minute of it!) I figured I’d share some links I’m loving with you. These are things I’ve bookmarked to make, buy, or am just plain loving. I hope you do, too! Enjoy!
This Romance Columnist Romper. Paired with thick black tights, heeled black booties and a simple cardigan, it makes me want to curl up in a library somewhere while sipping a mocha.
MAC’s new Simpsons Collection — these Nail Stickers are divine and I absolutely must own them. Likewise, I’m loving this Marge’s Extra Ingredient Palette. Surprisingly, the eye shadow shades aren’t as flamboyantly neon as I’d expected. Marge would approve.
I’m also loving that FXX is playing every Simpsons episode ever. Or was, anyway. It allowed me to relive my childhood and oh, the jokes are even funnier than I remembered.
These Flying Burger People Eater Heels. Outrageous. I need.
The perfect way to store candy corn or creepy gummy candies — in a life-size human skull shaped dish, no less.
My dear friend Christi from Love From The Oven published her first book, Smart Cookie, available now. Christi takes storebought cookies to the next level by creating adorable, unique crafted cookies, like her cover-shot (cupcakes made from cookies!). A must-read!
Likewise, some other blogger friends have cookbooks coming out soon, too! Dorothy‘s comes out September 30, Gina’s comes out September 30, Averie‘s comes out October 6, and Jessica’s came out on the 2nd. Amazing!
Did you miss the Silent Blogger Auction post from a couple days ago? If you did, be sure to check it out and BID HERE. The auction ends on Sunday, so be sure to get your bids in ASAP. It’s for an incredible cause, and every donation helps.
Likewise, The Pampered Chef and I are hosting an awesome giveaway for #HungerAction month. We’re giving away a Deep Covered Baker in Cranberry; a Trio of Bamboo Spoons; and a Set of Four (4) Nourish Soup Bowls for their Round Up From The Heart Campaign. Did you know $2 can secure up to 18 meals for needy families? Be sure to enter my giveaway and check out Pampered Chef’s charity products to help donate.
Obsessssssing over Diamond Candles — have you heard of them or tried them before? They are life-changing, people.
First, Diamond Candles are made entirely from organic soybeans grown in Durham, North Carolina, where their candles are also manufactured. They do not use paraffin wax, which is made by crude oil and supports oil companies — instead, each candle you purchase helps local soybean farmers and agriculture in North Carolina. Pretty cool, right?
Second, Diamond Candles combines the premium, delicious scents of their 100% soy wax candles with a fun “ring reveal” in every candle! As the candle burns, a surprise ring inside reveals itself, and the ring could be worth $10, $100, $1000, or even $5000 and can be worn for years to come. How fun is it that your candle will produce a gorgeous, one-of-a-kind ring?!
Third, Diamond Candles smell incredible. One of my candle “peeves” is that candles usually smell awesome, but they only make the immediate area in which they’re burning smell good, too. Diamond Candles “throw” (the distance the fragrance travels when lit) is much larger than other major candle companies I’ve tried. I lit my Diamond Candle in the living room and could smell the intoxicating fragrance throughout my dining room, kitchen, family room — even down the hall toward our bedrooms! I was shocked at how strong, unadulterated and extraordinary this candle and its fragrance burned!
While it was hard to pick just one, I chose the Pumpkin Chai candle because nothing ushers in the fall season than warm, roasted pumpkin. This candle combines that delectable roasted pumpkin aroma with the spicy, warm blend of chai spices. My entire home smelled like fall and was so relaxing and welcoming — I just wanted to nestle up by the candle with a cup of hot chai 🙂
And when my ring was revealed, I was so excited! It was a beautiful silver band with a bright purple stone in the center. While it wasn’t real, it’s gorgeous, and I can’t wait to flaunt it on my fingers!
Diamond Candles new Food Collection curates the tastiest treats into beautiful, soy candles! Choose from: Cupcake; Caramel Apple Cider; Pumpkin Chai; Candy Corn; Cinnamon Tea; Carnival Candy; or Cinnamon Roll.
I’ll randomly choose a winner on September 12, 2014. You’ll have 48 hours to respond to my email or else a new winner will be chosen. Good luck!
Have a delicious Friday!