The dance teacher that I am currently taking classes from is teaching us this dance routine. I love this song and the choreography is beautiful:) I have bruises all over my legs from practicing but its been a blast!


JCrew 2010 Spring Line!!

J Crew's spring 2010 line which was created by Jenna Lyons is so beautiful that I cant wait to snatch a couple pieces this weekend! Jenna's vision was to create a neautral palette clothing line with pops of neon color! The clothes are the perfect balance of feminine ruffles and embellishments paired with tomboy military-inspired outerwear. J Crew is so classic and adds just enough character to keep the clothes interesting and fun without being too trendy.


Ridiculously Yummy Risotto

3 tablespoons olive oil
3 jalapeƱos
3 garlic cloves sliced
1 large onion chopped
1 bay leaf
1 cup rice
1 cup white wine
2 cups chicken or vegetable stock
pinch of saffron
1 cup frozen peas
2 tablespoons butter
1 cup grated Parmesan
salt and pepper

Heat olive oil, chiles and onions in a large pot
Stir in rice until all rice and oil is mixed togetherStir in stock and wine. Simmer for 20 minutes stirring occasionally
Add saffron and frozen peas. When the rice is cooked add a slice of butter for extra creaminess

Now just add the parmesan cheese and enjoy!!And that's a wrap...this recipe is delicious and super easy!!



"We cannot expect to change human nature overnight. If at first we don’t succeed, never give up. Don’t waste time feeling guilty, but instead just reassert your intention to try again. Steady perseverance is the key. This is especially important for habits like excessive worry or anger. It takes time to overcome this kind of habit. Rather than expecting an immediate change we should seek to make gradual progress in reducing our bad habits."


Jumpsuit, Rompers and Playsuits!

Jumpsuits and rompers are cute and comfortable for the warmer spring and summer weather.You might be asking what the difference is between jumpsuits, rompers and playsuits. The terms are often interchanged. Basically though, jumpsuits are long, rompers are short and playsuits are casual short suits.What I love most about these options is the way that you can make the look casual for a daytime look or spruce it up with some heals and jewlery for a great outfit for a night on the town! You know I love the ruffles!

The silk material makes for a super comfy stylish look! I love the colors and prints, have fun with it for the summer!


Today I Will Make A Difference

"Today I will make a difference. I will begin by controlling my thoughts. A person is the product of his thoughts. I want to be happy and hopeful. Therefore, I will have thoughts that are happy and hopeful. I refuse to be victimized by my circumstances. I will not let petty inconveniences such as stoplights, long lines, and traffic jams be my masters. I will avoid negativism and gossip. Optimism will be my companion, and victory will be my hallmark. Today I will make a difference.

I will be grateful for the twenty-four hours that are before me. Time is a precious commodity. I refuse to allow what little time I have to be contaminated by self-pity, anxiety, or boredom. I will face this day with the joy of a child and the courage of a giant. I will drink each minute as though it is my last. When tomorrow comes, today will be gone forever. While it is here, I will use it for loving and giving. Today I will make a difference.

I will not let past failures haunt me. Even though my life is scarred with mistakes, I refuse to rummage through my trash heap of failures. I will admit them. I will correct them. I will press on. Victoriously. No failure is fatal. It's OK to stumble...I will get up. It's OK to fail...I will rise again. Today I will make a difference.

I will spend time with those I love. My spouse, my children, my family. A man can own the world but be poor for the lack of love. A man can own nothing and yet be wealthy in relationships. Today I will spend at least five minutes with the significant people in my world. Five quality minutes of talking or hugging or thanking or listening. Five undiluted minutes with my mate, children, and friends.

Today I will make a difference."
-Max Lucado


Music To My Ears

I love music, here are a few of my favorite songs right now!

Adele "Hometown Glory"

Lady Gaga "Speechless"

Lady Antebellum "Need You Now"

Sara Bareilles "Gravity"

My Wish For You...

"This is my wish for you: Comfort on difficult days, smiles when sadness intrudes, rainbows to follow the clouds, laughter to kiss your lips, sunsets to warm your heart, hugs when spirits sag, beauty for your eyes to see, friendships to brighten your being, faith so that you can believe, confidence for when you doubt, courage to know yourself, patience to accept the truth, Love to complete your life.”


Dream Job!

One of my dream jobs is to be part of the amazing visual merchandising team at Anthropologie. The store is absolutely amazing and the window displays are beyond gorgeous taking the most unusual everyday items and turning it into an artistic masterpiece that is sure to attract crowds. Luckily for me I have an Anthropologie store directly across the street and I often walk over there just to soak in their window displays and get some creative inspiration. Every time I go into the store I notice something different, their attention to personal detail from different textured walls to whimsical lighting and chic urban meets flea market vibe is what I consider pure visual eye candy!
Using recycles ribbons, scraps and yarn

Using dip dyed fabrics

Books galore

Using recycles newspapers

Using recycled colored cardboard

Suspended plastic storage bags filled with soil and plants and other plants that grew from seed or bulb there in the window

Using coffee filters and cupcake papers!


The Messy Side Braid- Hair favorite of 2010

The long messy side braid is definitely the hot new hair trend of 2010. This hairstyle has been featured in many of the spring 2010 catwalks and recently started being seen on celebrities during award shows. The reason I love this hairstyle so much is because it’s low-fuss and should only take you approximately 5-10 minutes to complete a sytlish causual look. The point is to make the braid loose with a somewhat messy effect rather than a perfect slick braid. The side braid can be worn with a side part and the part must be on the opposite side of the head to the braid. It also looks glamourous with more volume on the top as featured below with actress Rachel McAdams. Have fun with it!

The side braid was featured on all the models at the Alexandar Wang Runway show


"I am the key to peace"

Say this affirmation every day and see where it leads you: "I am the key to peace."
Most of us believe, erroneously, that peace will come from people or institutions much larger than we. Just the opposite is true. Peace starts with each individual and it will only come to this world from the people themselves. It is critical that we each create peace in the small and large moments of our lives. We must live it in our words and actions rather than giving in to fear, hatred, or resignation.


Romantic Ruffles

I'ts all about the ruffles this spring and summer!! Absolutely love it!