Thursday, June 25, 2009

Marilyn Monroe

I just got finished watching How to Marry a Millionaire with no one other than Marilyn Monroe and Lauren Bacall. Being a huge fan of Marilyn's I decided to dedicate this post strictly to her beauty and fame.

What do I wear to bed? Why Chanel No. 5, of course....
-Marilyn Monroe

A thing of beauty is a joy forever...
-John Keats

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Fantabulously Frugal Giveaway!

So I came across this website from the 20 Something Bloggers and absolutely love it! This blog lets you know all about free stuff that is being given away, discounts, sales and coupons as well as giveaways! I LOVE the blog and the fact that she shares this information with everyone!

During the month of May, she hosted 31 Days of Giveaways, however I was not fortunate enough to win one of her amazing prizes. But she is now offering a second chance! A HUGE giveaway with many great things with a value at about $300! Here is what she is giving away!

  • Decorative envelopes from Etsy seller Adnagam
  • Frango Dark Chocolate Mints
  • Sunshine Yellow Hair Pins from Etsy seller creamrose
  • Purple Rain Amethyst Earrings from Etsy seller Sew*Cool Design
  • Paperchase 8 Folded Cards with Envelopes
  • Small change purse from Etsy seller Made by Hank
  • Cucumber Melon Salty Soap Scrub from Etsy seller Sissy Soap
  • Soap Nuts from Laundry Tree
  • Spring Flower Garden Cupcake Liners from Etsy seller Layer Cake Shop
  • 2 Vera Bradley cloth napkins
  • Musings Recycled Notebook in Blue from Etsy seller subu
  • Fleur de Lis Necklace from Etsy seller Bumble Beadz
  • Marc Jacobs key fob
  • Stationery and small letter-pressed notebook from Etsy seller Sarah Drake
  • Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Protective Recovery Complex
  • Coriander Ivory Small Cosmetic Bag from Etsy seller The Sweet Sugar Beet
  • Smashbox Lip Gloss
  • Reusable Sandwich & Snack Bags from Etsy seller Green Street
  • Reversible Coffee Sleeve from Etsy seller LilE
  • Running with Scissors by Augusten Burroughs
  • OPI Nail Polish
  • Stick With Me, Kid Shopping Tote from Etsy seller Earth Cadets
  • As well as MANY MORE surprises!

So if anyone is interested, go to her blog and enter the giveaway! She gives you many chances, but you do have to work for it! Good luck!


Monday, June 8, 2009

It's Summer Time!

So, as usual, once the spring semester ends I always spend some time thinking about how I will occupy myself over the summer and what new endeavor I will take on. This past week I got a pedicure and manicure and have been doing a little summer shopping here and there. However, I got to liking the whole pampering thing and have considered scheduling myself a massage along with a lot of other things. I love getting into the summer "mode" because you can get away with a lot during the summer whereas you can't during the other seasons.

I have been prepping my skin for the summer, using a variety of moisturizers and other random products, but one that I MUST rave about is a product from BLISS. It is a finishing foam with carrot sesame and honey and it works so well! I did not yet try the scrub but the finishing foam is great! You apply it to your damp skin and it sinks right in! I felt that it left my skin so silky smooth and it lasted a long time! But I just thought that I could share that little tid-bit with everyone!

I also had a Strawberry Mojito and felt that it was such a summery drink! So light, refreshing and sweet! I have posted the recipe below to share with everyone! Enjoy!

Strawberry Mojito


  • 2 ounces white rum
  • 10 fresh mint leaves
  • 2 strawberries, halved
  • 1/2 lime, quartered
  • club soda
  • 1 teaspoon sugar


  1. Put lime, sugar, strawberries & mint in the bottom of a tall glass and muddle
  2. Add ice, rum and fill to the top with soda and stir

What Do I Love About Summer?

Flip Flops!

Summer Nights

The Beach

Umbrella Drinks!

And so much more! But I thought that this post would get everyone ready for summer and vacations! Until the next time!