Watermelon on the rocks? The best drink on the planet

Hi ladies! 

I have to share with you one of my all time favorite drinks. I’m a huge wine drinker, but I absolutely love watermelon. If I can have a delicious cocktail with watermelon, I’m definitely going to. 

Watermelon has a huge water content , which makes this drink so delicious. If you are one that is getting bored with a certain cocktail, you may want to try this. This is refreshing as well as delicious. 

This is making 1 drink.

-1/2 cup chopped seedless watermelon

-1/4 cup club soda

-1 shot of vodka 

-ice to blend

Place the watermelon and club soda and ice in your blender. Blend it well and then once it’s blended, add your vodka. Yummy! Add a garnishment such as mint or a cucumber. 

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Fall Must Haves for 2016

Fall is here, and there is nothing like getting your Fall wardrobe together. It has always been my favorite time of the year. I absolutely love the cooler weather, especially coming off of a very hot summer. The  sports, and bonfires are something that I will forever treasure. It is also my absolute favorite fashion season too.  Who can’t get enough of the boots, scarves, sweaters, and vests that come out each fall season. There are so many ways to pull off a great season style. You can go from day to-night with just a few accessories.

I have many great items that I love dearly this time of year. Matter of fact, I pull them out every fall season. They include my Burberry Scarf that I love with all of my heart. ( yes its dear to me). It goes with just about everything for a sleek , yet casual look. It can be paired with a great pair of jeans and boots, and a great jacket. I love the Autumn colors in it, and that is why I love it so much. Did I mention how warm it is also? I have had this forever it seems, and I grow more and more in love with it.

I recently bought a new wonderful hat that I can’t wait to pull off this year. It is a gray , floppy hat that I found at Zara. Zara is a store that has everything. I can literally get lost in that store for hours. Their clothes are classy and sleek, and have a French twist to them. It’s very modern, but high fashion. The store carries anything from simple pieces to an outfit you could see on any runway. The hat would look great paired with a long tunic, and vest.

Every Fall season, I can’t help falling in love with the amazing dark nail colors. I very rarely use color on my nails, except in the Fall. I love the reds, purples, and golds. I know they look trendy, but wow are they gorgeous. I love the Revlon color Vixen. One of my all time favorites. This color looks great on nails and toes, especially if you will be wearing some nice open toe shoes. Vixen is a great color paired up with my favorite lip color by Too Faced Melted. The color in Metallic chocolate is a great color for anyone. It looks absolutely gorgeous on.

The shoes make the outfit right? Well of course. My all time favorite accessory is the shoe. The boots that I am loving this fall are those by Vince Camuto. I cant tell you how much I love his shoes. I’m borderline obsessed I think. He has a knack for hitting every style known to man. They range from over the knee to the ankle bootie. Check out my faves!fullsizerender-176fullsizerender-175

 

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Handbag essentials

Hi ladies! 

I’m sure all of you are loving the great handbags out this fall. The colors are amazing, and I’m loving Kate Spades Gorgeous grey handbags. It’s always fun to buy a great handbag, but filling it with the essential everyday belongings is just as important. We never know when we are going to need something on the spur of the moment. 

Handbag essentials doesn’t stop at your wallet and a tube of your favorite lipstick. I have a list of belongings that I keep on hand for those last minute needs. It’s amazing when you have kids , how much you need crazy little things. I always keep a pack of my favorite gum, and mints in my handbag. Of course your going to need them after lunch before talking to people. I keep my favorite pair of sunglasses on hand. I wear sunglasses always. It keeps you from squinting, and is overall healthier for your eyes. Chronic squinting causes wrinkles, which we want to keep at bay for as long as we can.  Have you ever been out somewhere, and your child drops something on their shirt, and your headed somewhere? Well that’s why I keep my tide pen in there. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had to pull that out for use. They are wonderful , and literally erases every little spot. I have no idea what I’d do if they never invented those. 

One item that I always keep in my handbag is my calender book. I’m such a visual person, and I need to see on paper what I have going on. I like to look at the head of each month , and it helps me schedule appts, and such . You can see your open days versus your crazy days. 

The last item that I’m addicted to is my Burts Bees lip balm. I have no idea why I love it so much, but I keep my lip balm in there and use it constantly. My lips never get chapped, and I love that it’s all natural. 

Well those are my essentials. What is in your handbag? 

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Relaxation.. Everyone needs it.

Hi Ladies! 

We hear the word relaxation, and I’m sure a lot of you laugh when you hear that word. Many people seem to not get any ” me” time due to the hectic lifestyles we live. It’s not going to be given to us, so it’s very important that we make it. 

I know your thinking there is no way you can make it, but I promise you can. It can be simply of taking 10 minutes to take a hot bath, or 30 minutes to take a short walk. I love playing tennis on the weekends, and I maintain that every weekend. A wine night out with the girls never hurt either. Statistics show that stress over load or what they call burn out will wreak havoc on our bodies and health. It’s apparative we make ” me ” time. 

Stress is such a huge factor in what causes many diseases and ailments. Meditation is a wonderful way to take 10 minutes of “me” time. I have many amazing meditation podcasts that I love. Stress overload can cause high blood pressure, obesity , and heart problems among other things. Take time for yourself. I can’t stress the importance. My favorite way to unwind is watching a great movie with my family and having a good glass of Pinot. We weren’t put on this earth to never take time for ourselves. We have to take care of ourselves before we can take care of everyone else. When we enjoy what we are doing, everything is balanced. Who said Laughter didn’t help stress levels. Laugh every chance you can get. Your heart and health will appreciate it. 

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My favorite Picks in Fall Boots

I feel Fall in the air, and there is nothing like getting your fall wardrobe ready, or at least giving it a face lift. I am loving all of the boots I am seeing. The bests range from over the knee ( which is my favorite to the  ankle bootie which is perfect with a pair of skinnies. Their are so many great ways to add a variety of styles to your fall wardrobe. I know many women I talk to do not like the over the knee look. They feel their legs aren’t long enough to pull that off. Either way there are great styles to fit everyone’s needs.

I have  to show you some of my favorites, and where you can pick them up. I recently visited Chicago, where I picked up some great Catherine Malandrino over the knee boots in taupe. They are gorgeous, and can’t wait to pair them with a great duster . That look looks great together. I have my favorite brands that I love in shoes, simply because they are made well and last a long time. I’ve had a pair of my boots by Frye company for over 5 years, and  they still look great. One thing you need to remember when shopping for fall boots. You may pay more for the nicer ones, but its for a reason. You want to pick Quality over Price. There are many brands out there that I don’t even buy because of the poor quality in material, and the way they are sized. Here are a few of my favorites:

 

These are the Catherine Malandrino boots that I bought a few weekends back in Chicago. They are the perfect over the knee boot, and the color is gorgeous. These are great paired with a long skirt, or a pair of skinny jeans and a great duster. They are simply beautiful. These can be picked up at Nordstrom.

fullsizerender-170Who Doesn’t love Vince Camuto? His style rocks when it comes to fashion. Enough said. I love all his styles. This particular one is very comfortable, and casual. These boots can be worn up or worn down for a more laid back look. They come in a few different colors. These can be picked up at Vince Camuto.

fullsizerender-171The last ones are some of my favorites. I absolutely love the Frye Company. They make the best in boots, handbags, and so much more. They use the best in leather, and you can almost guarantee you will find a style that you absolutely love. I love these boots as well as the ankle booties. You can order anything online from the Frye company or pick up in one of their big city stores. fullsizerender-172Go ahead and start your Boot camp. This kind doesn’t require any excessive energy that isn’t fun!

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