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All I want for Christmas

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Here’s my list of top wants and needs for Christmas. It’s so much fun to make a list of your wants for Santa Clause, even if you don’t get them all. 😉
(no particular order)

1. Tarte, Pure Delight 8-piece lip set

2. V.S, Dreamer flannel pajamas

3. Aldo, Oxblood Oxfords

4. Express, Pearl & Metal Bauble necklace

5. Toms, Black serpentine desert boots

6. Toms, Silver Glitters

7. Alex & Ani, Smoke Tinsel beaded bangle

8. Express, Striped heart graphic sweater dress

9. Coach, Madison small wristlet

10. H&M, Sequined Cardigan

11. Tarte, The Tarte of giving collectors set

12. Urban Outfitters, Cooperative Jeweled Heel in black

13. Express, Ruffle front mesh black sheath dress in black

14. Hello Kitty lunch box (yes I want this for myself)

15. Chanel iphone case

16. American Eagle, Penguin sweater

17. LL.Bean Sheet Set

So just a few of my wishes. It’s always fun to dream. whats on your wishlist?

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Sundays Six

Every Sunday

First: I have been craving chilli. It’s that time of the year for warm and cozy meals, and for me chilli is one of them. There is a local soup vendor in Portland, Me that makes the best veggie chilli. Karmasouptra makes everything fresh including their delicious rolls.

Second: I have been watching the Netflix original show, “House of Cards” with Kevin Spacey. It is amazing! It’s a very fresh, intense view into politics, with twists and turns you wouldn’t expect.

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Third: I have been dieing for a new handbag. I am not a fan of paying full price for anything, and I have champagne taste on a beer budget. I am a huge fan of Coach and of Ebay. My last two handbag purchases have been through the wonderful hunting I did on Ebay. I purchased two brand new authentic Coach handbags for under $100 each! It can be tricky purchasing on Ebay, because you don’t want to get scammed into purchasing a fake item that is claimed to be real. I always go by the reviews on the seller and how many years they have been selling on Ebay. If it’s more then 3 years with 100% good feed back I feel pretty safe in bidding and purchasing an item from them. If there is one bad review that mentions a fake item or a customer not receiving their purchased item, I steer clear of that seller. I love the new Poppy collection by Coach, and I am currently watching a few of these beautiful handbags on Ebay. I hope they become mine!

East/West Satchel

East/West Satchel

Blaire Tote

Blaire Tote

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Forth: I haven’t really been jamming out to any kind of music inparticular. I did however have a little jam out session with friends the other night to 80’s pop music. It was really fun to revisit old favorites. We then moved into 90’s pop and boy oh boy were there some sing-a-longs.

Fifth: I have been on a champagne kick recently. Going out to dinner or just having a night in with friends, my drink of choice has been champagne. Perhaps this choice may have to do with the fact champagne is a very holiday drink, and since the holidays are right around the corner I have been craving the sweet celebration. One of my favorites is Sofia Blanc De Blancs, by Francis Coppola. It is technically a sparkling wine, but it has all the effects of champagne. It’s sweet, tarte, crisp, and it comes wrapped in pink selophaine! How could you not want to purchase it in celebration.

Sixth: Any suggestions on fun activities, foods to try, or drinks to taste? I am always looking to discover new exciting things.

 

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Sundays Six

Every Sunday

First: Since I bring my lunch to work, and the temperatures have dropped I’ve been looking for a quick and delicious meals to bring for lunch. I have fallen in love with Amy’s organic soups and Wolfgang Punk’s organic soups. They are affordable and delicious.

Second: I recently watched “Farmageedon” which was incredibly enlightening and interesting. I learned a lot about the USDA and their sneaky tactics. They interview my favorite farmer who was in “Food Inc” also, Joel Salatin. He truly is an incredible farmer with ethic practices and is very thoughtful with everything he does on his farm.

Third: I love anything that sparkles! Since the holiday season is just around the corner all the stores are filling up with glitz and glimmer. It’s so exciting!

Sparkle

Sparkle

Glamor Romper

Glamor Romper

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Forth: I love holiday music. The old classics are definitely my favorites; Bing Crosby, Nat King Cole, Connie Francis and Louis Armstrong.
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Fifth: I know I know, this post is very holiday, but I’m super excited about all the warm tastes, cozy scent and holiday decorations. I’m so excited that the gingerbread lattes and eggnog lattes are back. They really bring the holiday flavor back into action. When I’m having a hard or long day sipping on a warm eggnog latte always seems to ring me a little joy.

Sixth: Honestly I’m super excited for all the holiday festivities. All the Christmas parties, ugly sweater soirees, cookie making, gift wrapping and all the delicious food that goes with it. I can’t wait. 

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Sunday’s Six

Every Sunday

Every Sunday

FirstSo I have been crazy in love with a newly discovered Thai noodle dish from my local takeout Thai restaurant. I am a huge fan of yellow curry and it’s usually my go to when it comes to Thai, but I decided to branch out, and boy was I happy I did. It’s called Pad Woon Sen. It’s a noodle dish made with glass noodles which are very thin and light. It has a savory, sweet, spicy flavor to it which is sublime. You can get it made with meat and vegetables, and of course I get just vegetables (being vegetarian and all). It is truly worth the try!

SecondI recently watched the movie “Safety Not Guaranteed”.  At first I wasn’t sure how the movie was going to play out, but I was pleasantly surprised. It makes the audience start out thinking that it’s just another off-beat comedy, with it’s clever lines here and there, but it steals your heart away. It turns out to be a very touching, thought provoking movie about acceptance, compassion, support, trial/error, and connection.

Third: I am in love with the thin layering tee. They are super cozy and come in a range of colors, patterns, and fabrics. They are super easy to wear casually with boot cut jeans, and some fun sneakers, or they can easily be dressed up with skinny jeans, a long necklace, heeled boots and a blazer. Definitely a fall essential in my closet.

Forth:  I just recently stumbled upon Moby again. I forgot how much I loved his music. He creates such unique sounds and beats. He is a incredibly talented artist, you should take a listen. https://soundcloud.com/moby/saints

Fifth: Herbal tea. All kinds of herbal tea. I just can’t seem to get enough of it. I’ve been drinking it morning, noon, night. I’m a lover of coffee too, but the different flavors of tea have just been perfect for the chilly days. I love everything from earl gray, to green tea, to berries. It’s such a delicious and healthy treat.

Sixth: I really want to try and find an art class to take, just for fun. I’ve always taken an art class in college and I truly miss the undivided time to just focus on a piece of art work, and learn new techniques. I sadly haven’t found one in my area yet, but I’m still on the hunt for one.

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Sunday’s Six

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Every Sunday

Every Sunday I would like to start a new tradition of making a list of my top favorite “six” for the week; food, movie, clothing, music, drink and something I would like to do/make/eat/see/listen to.

First: This past week I have been adoring the easy cheese tortilla. It’s such a quick, healthy snack that you can make with so many variations. I love putting any combination of; salsa, hot sauce, avocado, veggie burger, zucchini, and beans. Check out some of these interesting combinations.

Second: I just watched Al Gores documentary “An Inconvenient Truth”, for the first time and it was amazing. I was blown away by some of the scary statistics. There were photographs of places in the world that were once covered in snow and ice in the last 20 years, and are now bare. I am a firm believer in recycling, and trying not to waste anything as much as possible. I think that Al Gores commitment to this worthy cause of educating as many people as possible on this touchy subject is inspiring.

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Third: I’m in love with all forms of the wrap sweater! I have many from seasons past, but there are so many cute patterns that are to die for. I absolutely think the Inca print wrap sweater is a MUST have for fall.

Forth: Recently I’ve been on a kick of techno music. I really love almost all genres, but for some reason the upbeat, playful nature of techno has caught my ear’s taste. Some of my favorites; Deadmau5, Calvin Harris,  La Roux, Swedish House Mafia and Benny Benassi.

Fifth: I can’t get enough of Pumpkin spice lattes. It’s the perfect beverage for this season, no matter if you get one from Starbucks, or from your local coffee shop. Any PSL will satisfy your need for a little warmth in your life.

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Sixth: I am in need of watching some good old fashioned Halloween movies. Since Halloween is only 18 days away it’s only appropriate to get in the spirit of the holiday. Here is Readers Digest top 13 Halloween movies. Are these on your list too?

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Farmers Market

Finally this past weekend I was able to make time to go to our local farmers market. It’s held in the warmer months at the biggest park in Portland, Deering Oaks. I was so happy I was able to buy fresh, organic and local produce from these farmers in the area. I bought beets, heirloom carrots, heirloom tomato’s, dilly beans, peaches, kale, chard, and cider. Everything has been delicious so far. Most cities hold farmers markets either seasonally or if your lucky year round. Do you know if your city has one? If so you should check it out!

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Common Ground Fair

Common Ground Fair

Here comes fall with the start of fair season which I adore so much. I love the Common Ground Fair. It’s my favorite fair to go to every year, and some years I don’t make it, but I made sure I went this time. It was amazing! It was beautiful weather, and I got to spend the day with my mom which was nice. The Common Ground Fair is an all organic fair from it’s food venders to their farmers, as well as all products are local. It’s put on my MOFGA, the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardiner’s Association. They are apart of many events and farms throughout Maine which I think is wonderful. If you every are in Maine at the end of September you should visit this fair. It is truly inspirational, educational, and delicious.

Baby Cows

Baby Cows

Pose Pretty

These guys had amazing horns!

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Just me and my mom

Just me and my mom