Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Shady's Back, Tell a Friend

3 months after the last blog posting, I FINALLY felt the urge to blog today! I've got a list of idea so let's hope I keep the momentum going.

If you know anything about me, you know I love to eat. You also know that I often get food all over my clothes (that big horse white Polo? RUINED!) I'm always looking for on the go stain removers. I've tried Shout Wipes (leaves a ring), Tide to Go (smells like vomit), and every other on the go stain remover under the sun. But thanks to my good friend Jennifer, I've found the ULTIMATE on the go stain remover

Yes, that's correct... CVS Brand Baby Wipes! I was skeptical at first too. Jennifer used it in a pinch to try and get Chocolate out of her Khaki pants, and what do you know, IT WORKED! Jennifer if a bit of an exaggerator, so I decided to try the product for myself, and what do you know? A strawberry stain came out of a White Oxford shirt!

You can buy them in single packets in the $1 section of CVS. Although, I don't know how gentle they are for a baby's bum bum if they're getting Chocolate out of Chinos...

CVS Soft Cloth Wipes

Love Them, or Hate Me.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Go Fly a Kite

When the weather is as nice as it was this weekend, I love to be outside. My roommate (and her BF) went to the Corey Hill Outlook park this weekend (an amazing view of Boston) and hung out, went on the swings, and most of all did my favorite outdoor activity...

Flying kites! Now it might seem like a stupid thing to do, but it's tons of fun. The best part is kites are so cheap! Check out your local Target for kites from $3.99 all the way up to over $20. The $3.99 type is so easy to rig up. Literally 1 piece of plastic and 1 clip, and you're good to go! Try it out with the roommates on a lazy Sunday, or date a date kite flying! It's cheap and lots of fun.

Friday, March 6, 2009

You May Think I'm Wacko...

BUT I LOVE JACKO! You might have heard that the King of Pop, Michael Jackson, is playing a string of shows in London this July. He claims it's his last time ever in London.... I say when he needs money again, he'll skip right across the pond. Think what you may about me, and Mr. Jackson, put aside all the drama, plastic surgery, weird outfits, and court cases. When it comes down to it, the man is really an amazing talent. So to leave us off for the weekend I've compiled a list of my Top 5 Michael Jackson songs. Here we go...

5. Wannabe Startin' Something
This is one of those songs that is most enjoyable cranked up loud with the windows down on a summer day heading to the beach. And the best advice ever "If You Can't Feed Your Baby, Then Don't Have No Baby". I'm going to send this to Octo-mom

4. Smooth Criminal
A lot of us in my age bracket will remember a cover of this song popular one summer about 12 years ago. However nothing compares to the original and the AMAZING video. The "owww"'s over and over again in the middle just make me wanna dance.

3. Dirty Diana/Blood on the Dancefloor
Two of Jackson's lesser known songs. They're a tie for me. I kind of love the dark, growling tone to both of them. They're not very 'Mike-like" but check them out. They're cool and different.

2. Black or White
Who doesn't love this song? I can remember seeing the video as a kid and loving the bridge where Jackson walks through the fire. I'm not going to lie, I actually thought he was cute, AND I wanted to look like him... My how things change. And of course, Miss Tyra smiles with her eyes in a cameo towards the end of the spot.

1. The Way You Make Me Feel
Personally, my FAVORITE Michael Jackson song. Could it be because it's in one of my favorite movies? (Center Stage) or could if be because he did a duet of it with Britney Spears at his anniversary special? Could be... but most of all I think it's a hot hot song, that like all of Jackson's songs, stand the test of time.

Don't hate me that Billie Jean, Bad, and Thriller aren't on the list. Those are OF COURSE some of my favorite Mike song's, but theyre on every list, all the time.

To Check out all of Michael Jackson's videos, head over to his YouTube page
And to pre-register for tickets to see him in London this summer. Head to his Official Site

60 degress in Boston tomorrow!! Have a great weekend.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

3:00 Snacktime!

If you work in an office you know that some of the most exciting times of the day are when you get to eat. I know the ladies at my office start talking about lunch when we get in, and dinner after lunch. For me I eat breakfast (bagel with cream cheese), an 11:00 snack (Goldfish), Lunch at 12:30 (whatever looks good), and a snack at 3:00 (usually a cookie). But when I get home, I always want a snack... That's where my new favorite dipping snack food comes in.

Bachman's Pita Ptrezel Squares are an awesome snack. They're got all the tastes of a pretzel (yum) but baked into a perfect little square (perfect for dipping). I like mine with Spinach and Artichoke Hummus. I bite the little square in 1/2 (the inside is hollow) then scoop out the hummus, and crunch away. The hummus gets in that little pocket and its DELICIOUS! And there's no Trans Fats, Artificial Coloring, or Flavors to boot! All around (or all square I guess) it's a perfect snack.

Check out Bachman's Pita Pretzel Square
And pick them up for about $2.00 at your local SuperMarket

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Take a Letter Maria...

I'm back after yesterday's snow storm. Jamaica can't come soon enough!

I'm all about jotting down notes and thoughts here and there throughout the day. Sometimes they're quote that I run across that I like, sometimes it's ridiculous things that I over hear people saying (which in this office is lots), or sometimes it's just songs that I need to download (Brooke White "Hold Up My Heart"). But when it comes down to it, I need a journal to get through my day. Sooooo I've compiled a collection of sites where you can get awesome journals (some even customized)

I love this store! I randomly stumbled upon this website when I was looking for a gift for a good-for-nothing loser ex-boyfriend (y'all know who I'm talking about). They've got awesome journals at all different price points in all sorts of style. Some have recycled paper (go green!) and some have recycled leather! Jenni Bick also has a good ole brick and mortar storefront on Martha's Vineyard. Visit them in Vineyard Haven at 49 State Road.

Check out their Pocket Journals starting at $10. Get them embossed for $12.00 more

Rugby by Ralph Lauren is one of my favorite stores. They embody the preppy style (which I love) while giving it an edgy more deconstructed look (did they make this store for me or what?) Rugby usually has a couple journals to choose from. The one I use day to day is one Liz got me for Christmas a few years ago. It's got skulls and crossbones on the cover with blank unlined pages (my preference) on the inside.

Try this Buffalo Check Journal on sale @ Rugby.com

If you know me, you know that my go-to store for EVERYTHING is TJMaxx or Marshalls. I love discount shopping (and the TJMaxx jingle), what can I say? I've actually found some amazing journals at these stores, for really low prices (try $2.99-$8.99). When I was at TJMaxx last weekend, they had Vera Bradley journals/note cards for $5.99. Swing by and have a gander.

Click Here to find the TJMaxx near you, or Here for Marshalls


Thursday, February 26, 2009

3rd Floor... Ladies Lingerie

Shopping (or browsing) in department store is unfortunately one of my favorite past times. Lately they've been having crazy sales and lucky for me (and my bank account) I've been taking advantage of them. These aren't just 15% here and 20 % there, no no my friend, these are HUGE discounts. And boy have I got a sale and a coupon for you.
Lord & Taylor is having a RIDICULOUS sale. Try 50-60% off SALE prices. Yeah... things are marked down 50% already, then you get an ADDITIONAL 50-60% off that! And with this handy coupon to print out, you'll save 25% MORE on your ENTIRE purchase of sale items and 15% off regularly priced items. There's almost no restrictions on this coupon, so use it and use it often. It's good until March 3rd (I'm excited, can you tell?)

Now I know department stores used to be a place that only your Nana shopped, or the place where you bought school uniforms. But the department store is BACK! If you're in the Boston area, check out the Lord & Taylor at the Natick Collection, it's my favorite one.

I got a $100.00 polo shirt for $18.00 last night. And I'm not going to lie to you, I was as giddy as a virgin on prom night (TMI?)

Find the Lord & Taylor nearest you
And Print the Coupon Here

Post your deals in the Comments Section!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Goooooood Mornin'.... Good Mornin!

I'm in a surprisingly good mood this morning! I even did a little musical number with Cherri my office manager (she's a hell of a dancer...) down the hall of the office. So when I woke up this morning I looked more well rested then usual. But as we know by my previous post, these dark circles around my eyes never go away. So thanks to one of my BFF's (and personal beauty consultant) Erin, I've found a great little band-aid of sorts to diminish the circles.

Eye Slept by Tricia Sawyer Beauty is an amazing concealer. They bill it as a "good night's sleep in a jar" I call it some damn good science at work. All you need is a tiny bit (literally tiny) on the tip of your ring finger in the corner of each eye. The consistency is like a powder/creme foundation. Dab it in the corners of your eyes, a little above, a little below, and like MAGIC the light green/white color reflects the light from the corner of your eyes making you look awake and ready to go (hello gorgeous!). And guys, it doesn't even look like you're wearing makeup. It's something I can't live without.

While the little jar is $21.00 a little goes a LONG way. I highly recommend it. Just think, 1 less latte a day for a week, and it's paid for.

Order online from QVC
with about $4.00 shipping and handling

You'll love it. Promise.

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