Fuzzy Wool Balls

dryer balls

Let’s discuss laundry.. dirty laundry… as you all know I have started my journey with Essential Oils, and I will be honest, I could not be happier. If any of you want to join Young Living and want me to hook you up, I can, let me know. Anyway, recently the husband thought it would be romantic to buy me some dryer balls. Wool dryer balls to be exact. I have used plastic ones in the past and they are ok, but these are AMAZEBALLZ. I hate to admit such an old fashioned “here you go honey go to the laundry” gift was so nice, but it really is. I add Thieves oil to the balls when I throw them in the dryer to kill extra germs and to keep things fresh. They dry my wash in half the time and I am pretty sure it will be saving on my energy cost as well. I’ll keep you posted, but I am SO happy with them.

There’s Beauty in Everyone…
Xo,
Fanny

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Valentine’s Day

So this is the post where I am supposed to show you all the things I want for Valentine’s Day, but we don’t really celebrate Valentine’s Day here since we had the princess. We usually go for pizza and to get an ice cream sundae and spend the day doing not much of anything, so here are some cute outfit ideas for a relaxed Valentine’s Day. I did also throw some cute dresses in there also if you do take the time out and go on a date.

What do you think? What do you all usually do for Valentine’s Day?

There’s Beauty in Everyone…
Xo,
Fanny

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Packing for Disney

I am not going to Disney for a LONG time, but in the interim, I am starting to gather the clothing for the trip. I stole the idea from a friend who wore all Princess shirts on her trip. I thought it would be cute to try and coordinate my princesses with my daughter’s princesses. Anyway, these are the shirts that I picked up from Torrid for my trip. I snagged these shirts because I am not ashamed to wear Disney shirts during the rest of the year. I don’t necessarily need to be on a trip to Disney to wear Princess shirts.. Yes I am *that* girl. I proudly wear Belle, Elsa and Ariel shirts any other day of the year, and I will gather them all into my suitcase for the trip to Disney with the kid and the husband later this year.

What do you think? Who are your favorite princesses?

There’s Beauty in Everyone…
Xo,
Fanny

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Between the Sheets, Part Deux

Target Sheets
A good friend and faithful reader of mine asked a question today about sheets. After many years of being married and being in a house I finally gave in this year and bought new sheets. My husband doesn’t like using a flat sheet so we usually buy sheets that aren’t sets. It is so hard for me to find single sheets that I love so I have caved and bought sets recently. Also, did you ever wonder why extra pillow cases are so darn expensive? Anyway, I realized we needed new sheets and took myself over to Kohls one night. I got a lovely pair of Sonoma sheets in grey. They were instantly soft right out of the package and being that I wash my sheets before I put them on the bed they were even softer. 100% cotton sheets. What a treat they were. First set of new sheets in 8 years. I know that sounds strange to some people, but that is how long it took. Then I was in Target one day and happened upon Threshold sheet set in a Botanic Print. They don’t have the ones I bought so these are another set that I went back for at a later date. I decided to pair these sheets with purple and peacock blue pillowcases. Why not go to hell with myself and make that happen. Another time in Kohls I got a set of Trellis Print Apt. 9 Sheets. They were so awesome and I paired them with red pillow cases. My husband dubs them the Christmas Sheets. They are so soft and cozy and they really do make the bed look Christmasy.. maybe I will reuse them for Valentine’s Day. Anyway, these are my recommendations for sheets. What do you use on your bed? What is your favorite sheet brand? I really do recommend 100% cotton sheets and you don’t have to pay a lot for them. I never pay full price or too much for things. Trust me!

There’s Beauty in Everyone,
Xo,
Fanny

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What’s on Your Nightstand?

nightstand2
I admit, I am a nosy girl… I love to know what people carry in their bags, or wallets, or what is on their nightstands. So I was thinking last night about that and I said, why not share what is on my nightstand. It is an eclectic assortment, for sure, but it is what comforts me and that is what keeps me happy. I am really into my oils lately, so we can start there.

diffuser pear

I have my Young Living diffuser on hand and pretty much on as long as I am in the house. Even if I am not in the bedroom, I have it on, so that when I do go in, whatever oil I am diffusing is serving its purpose. It is sitting on the Mom’s One Line a Day book that I try to scrawl into before bed for my daughter. I was horrible at keeping a baby book, so I think this is my way of making it up to her. In front of that I have a pear light that one of my oldest friends got for me. I love pears and when my husband and I got married, our theme was “The Perfect Pair.” Everyone needs a tissue box on their nightstand, enough said for that one. I also keep a mirror being that I am so superstitious and I read somewhere that if you have bad dreams they will get trapped in the mirror, so I have an antique mirror on my nightstand where they can get trapped if they do so.
go go and buddha

oils

stack

Who doesn’t need an adorable coaster for the obligatory glass of water I sip from during the night. I have a stack of books that are there always there for a quick reference or a read, if I am not too tired. Of course I also have some oils to diffuse and rub into my hands at night before bed. I have my new trusty nightlight, which let me tell you, was AMAZING this morning. It gradually woke me up and I was in such a good mood.
Alarm Clock

I got up and took my vitamins and prepared my daughter’s lunch and some things to take with me as well today. Took my oils and tea and was ready to get my day started. Let’s hope that this will work again tomorrow and I can be as chipper then as well. I normally trudge around the house growling at people in the morning. And last but not least, my humidifier. I need it to breathe. I dry up so horridly in the winter.

What do you keep on your nightstand?

There’s Beauty in Everyone…
Xo,
Fany

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Wake Me Up

Philips Clock

I am going to confess something.. I hate waking up.. I am not sure who loves it, but I am not a proponent of getting up in the morning with the chickens, but hey, it has to happen. Someone has to go to work and teach the future of America while pondering the latest plus size fashion craze. Anyway, lately, I want to stab my alarm clock each time it rings which happens to be my phone. Since I cannot do that, it is a major mode of communication, I need an alternative. I am trying to be a bit healthier overall this year and taking more “me” time.. one of the best and worst things you can do as a mom depending on which generation you talk to, I decided I needed a new alarm clock. I went to Google, and I found this one from Philips and Amazon. It has awesome reviews and I hope the Wake Up Light will work for me. I have started a new essential oil regimen as well as taking more vitamins and colloidal silver, oh so controversial, but it is working for me. I will report back on the new alarm clock.

How do you all get up in the morning? What is your morning routine?

There’s Beauty in Everyone…
Xo,
Fanny

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Snazzy Sneakers, Part Deux

Saucony Grey Mint
So, I was just perusing my Amazon Wish List and I am thinking that the Minkoff Backpack would look amazing with these Saucony Jazz Low sneakers in Grey and Mint.. and I can clearly plan my entire wardrobe around these two items. Who doesn’t want to look adorable on vacation?

What do you think? So cute, right?

There’s Beauty in Everyone…
Xo,
Fanny

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Travel Buddy

Minkoff Julian
I am in need of a vacation, and a new handbag for said vacation. A few years ago we took the Princess to Disney and she loved it, but she was still small and using diapers and bottles and wipes and all that jazz. We are thinking of going back and I realize, sadly really, that we will not need all that accoutrements that goes along with a trip like that. She is older and really her own girl and I need something that I can use with a stroller, yes we will still bring it, and I can throw over my shoulder with ease and can be used to hold her Princess gear as well as my junk. I have many cross body bags, but they are so heavy on one shoulder all the time and I do switch, but I hate to admit it, it actually pains me, but I am looking for a backpack. I think I found a beauty that is calling my name and I cannot seem to stop thinking about it. The Rebecca Minkoff Julian Backpack that is on sale at Nordstrom. I don’t know if it’s the color, or the slouchy no nonsense style or the hardware or just the fact that it looks sleek and if it is filled with junk, it will still look cute that is attracting me. I can’t tell you. All I know is that I really think I want this bag to be added to my arsenal. It’s on my Amazon Wish List here, if you would like to purchase it for me ;) I currently only have one small backpack which is my Longchamp Le Pliage and it has served me well, but on a trip of this magnitude, I need something larger.
Longchamp Le Pliage.

What do you think? Are you giving into the backpack trend? What is your go to travel bag?

There’s Beauty in Everyone…
Xo,
Fanny

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Dressing for the Storm

Ice Storm



Lately here in the Northeast we have had our fair share of Ice Storms. A faithful reader asked me how she should dress for her commute to work during these nasty days. I have to tell you, I am getting sick of this weather already. I normally do not hate the winter so much, but this year it is bothering me more than usual. For Christmas I got the most awesome parka from Kristen Blake via Nordstrom. It is insulated but it isn’t that warm except when I layer under it. I wore this outfit except it was dry yesterday so I wore my Uggs, however I would style this outfit with a heavy boot that would be able to handle the snow and ice and sleet etc that has been coming our way.

What do you think? Would you wear this outfit? How do you dress for this nasty weather?

There’s Beauty in Everyone…
Xo,
Fanny

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Spring Sandals

Lolita Sandals

I am always one to wish the seasons away. When it is Summer, I long for the Fall and sweaters and boots and now we are in the thick of Winter, I can’t wait to expose my toez. Don’t get me wrong, I love the chilly weather with a nice sweater and scarf and cute boots, but I do long for flip flops. Another Instagram troll found me these embellished beauties, the Lolita Embellished Sandals. They are adorable and I love a “go to” sandal for the warm months in a sweet metallic or a great multi. I saw these and knew they needed to join my collection. I am not sure if they will fit since I have feet, but it’s worth a shot.

What do you think? What are your go to sandals of choice for the warmer months?

There’s Beauty in Everyone…
Xo,
Fanny

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