Thursday, December 13, 2012

Holiday Gifts: Books For The Fashionista

Today's holiday gift picks are books for anyone interested in style or fashion, which should go hand in hand in my opinion! :) I was able to find all of these online - in case you'd rather do your shopping on the web as opposed to having to deal with the hustle and bustle of standing in long lines and making your way through hordes of people, which, as the days pass is sure to get worse as we are quickly approaching Christmas day!! (Thank goodness for the Internet for busy people like myself who don't want to deal with the crowds after longs days of work.) Alas, happy shopping everyone!!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Holiday Gifts: Food

Popcornopolis Gift Baskets:

See's Candy 

Shari's Berries

Nordstrom Salad Dressings and Soups

Here are some of my yummy edible gift ideas for the season. I happen to love popcorn, and who doesn't love a sweet treat like See's candy or chocolate covered strawberries? As for the Nordstrom salad dressings, they're delish too! Try the roma tomato basil soup on a cold winter day or maybe even as a pasta sauce. And, isn't it great that Nordy's does shopping right AND food as well?!? If you've never experienced a Nordstrom Cafe, the one here in Northern California in Sacramento is great! I highly recommend it. Anyway, hope you like my gift ideas for today. Happy shopping!!

Monday, December 10, 2012

Holiday Gifts: Games

Table Topics from Nordy's

I have never played any of these before, but they look really entertaining. I think I may be getting someone one of these for a Christmas gift this year. You can order them online at Happy shopping!!

Thursday, December 06, 2012

Holiday Gifts: Bath & Body Works

I love Bath & Body Works for their selections of yummy smelling candles and scented wall plug-ins! These are a few of my top selections for gift ideas. Aren't the Christmas tree and ornament plug-ins cute?!?

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Holiday Gifts: Bauble Bar

These pretties are all selections that I love from Bauble Bar, which is such a cool website. Even better? Every Monday and Friday they mark down their merchandise!! Happy shopping!  :)

'Tis The Season...

for some holiday spirit, which I've been lacking a bit this year. I have to admit that I got a little emotionally caught up in the craziness of Black Friday, and it really put a damper on my Christmas spirit . I won't go into full detail here, but let me just say that I do think it's a sad state of affairs in our country when we are so consumed by material possessions that we will force people to have to miss their entire Thanksgiving day with their families (which, in my opinion, should be our most important focus) because they have to work and prepare for the insanity that entails Black Friday - an early morning monstrosity dedicated to consumerism, which studies are now showing really don't even lead to the great savings that shoppers believe they are getting. I am thankful that I have a career that allows me to be with my family on Thanksgiving, and I truly wish that Black Friday would go away so that the rest of America could say the same thing.

Now, with all that being said, I'm officially putting it behind me and moving on to the lighter side of things. I am going to allow myself to enjoy the holiday season and think of it not as a mass celebration of consumerism, but instead as what it is really meant to be about, and that is a season of giving and selflessness!

I think I shall start by giving you my ideas for what I think would make some great holiday gifts, because, hey...I like shopping and getting/receiving gifts as much as the next person. (I just don't think people should have to miss out on Thanksgiving day with their families because of it!) So, I hope you like my gift giving ideas. Stay tuned for more....

Monday, November 12, 2012

Sacramento Manic Monday: Veteran's Day Parade

Happy Veteran's Day! Today downtown Folsom is hosting a Veteran's Day parade. The festivities begin at 9:00 a.m. and are scheduled to proceed until noon. Check it out and support all the men and women who serve our wonderful country!!

Monday, November 05, 2012

Sacramento Manic Monday: Hurricane Sandy Relief

Various crews from Sacramento have been on the east coast helping with the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Here is a combo of Sacramento and Stockton paramedics who arrived in New York two Saturdays ago to help with the relief effort. Local PG&E crew members will also be there this week helping restore power for businesses and residents. I know a young woman from Elk Grove whose husband will be part of that crew. It's truly amazing to see just how many different lives something like this can touch - in so many various ways! Please give or help in any way you can for these poor people on the east coast hit by this natural disaster.

A Little Late

I know I'm a little late with these, but here are some Halloween costumes I thought were cute. Maybe you can use them as inspiration for your outfit next year!?!

Saturday, November 03, 2012

Vince and Kelly

This is the epitome of a good country music love song. The melody is great, Vince's guitar playing is so smooth, and Kelly's voice is flawless. I love this duet!!

I Heart NYC

My heart goes out to everyone in New York, New Jersey, and all the other areas on the east coast that got hit by Hurricane Sandy. Although I've never been there, I have dreamed of going to New York since I was a kid. There's just something about that city that seems to draw so many people to it; even those who have never seen it in person. It is a city that can steal a little piece of your heart without you having to even be there. I can only imagine what it's like in real life! So, for all of those who are there and do call it home, I wish you well in the days ahead. May God speed and bring peace, safety, and order to NYC and the rest of the east coasters hit by the hurricane.

Friday, July 27, 2012


In honor of the drop of Joss Stone's new album, here's a video of a live performance of her singing one of my favorite songs:

Erin Condren Life Planner

Have you seen it ladies? Thanks to a post by Pink Lou Lou, I am officially in love with this website and the products it offers. The Erin Condren site is the sort of thing that makes a teacher super happy! That makes me a bit nerdy, yes, I admit, but you have to see this:

Check it out for yourself at:

Monday, June 25, 2012

Closet Clean-Out Sale

Today's the day! Closet Clean-Out Sale time!! Sorry it's taken me longer than expected to get this post together. I've been busier than I originally thought I was going to be when I decided to do this. Alas, I've finally got it together. Happy shopping!!

Black M/L Belt 

Dooney & Bourke Coin Purse -
with signature pink heart charm
(charcoal black outer color)

Kohl's Tropical Print Swim Suit
*Worn Once!

The Limited White Lace Cami
Size: M

Old Navy Bikini
Size: M
(I also have a size: L extra bottom for this that I'll throw in for free.)

Karin Stevens Periwinkle, Black and Grey Striped Dress
Size: 6
*Worn Once!

Brick Red Beaded Necklace

Forever 21 Headband
**Never worn!

A&F Distressed Denim Jeans
Size: 6

Black and White Circle Dress (purchased at a boutique)
Size: L
*Worn Once!

Pastel Print Dress (purchased at a boutique)
Size: M

Juicy Couture Gray Velour Purse
*In great condition!

** Each item is sold AS IS. NO REFUNDS. There will be an additional fee for shipping.
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