Smile File-One last thing!

Hi Friends! I have been a bit absent this week suffering from a little post holiday fever but I didn’t want 2011 to pass by and not say thank you. February 2011 is when I started this little corner of the internet and really I could not be more thankful that I did. I am so grateful for each and every visit and all the wonderful people I’ve been able to meet and get to know because of this blog-it’s… View Post

I Heart the Internet-The New Year is Approaching!

Hello friends, I hope you all enjoyed the holidays! I had maybe the best Christmas ever 😀 with family and bf. This year has gone by so fast I can’t really believe it! 2011 was kind of a roller coaster of sorts for me that ended up on a really happy note and I can only hope 2012 will bring more good changes, more good people and more good living. “Be always at war with your vices, at peace with… View Post

Last Minute Gifts-Don’t leave home to find the perfect gift!

  Oh friends! I hope you are not hustling like me to finish off your list! BUT in case you are here are some wonderful gift options that you can get without leaving the comforts of your home.   Give a gift that gives MORE! I love this from Global Girlfriends. Give the gift of giving back to your loved one. Whether they are an animal lover, a breast cancer survivor, or have a passion for education this gift is… View Post

I Heart the Internet-Be a Busy Bee

“It’s not so much how busy you are, but why you are busy. The bee is praised. The mosquito is swatted.”   Mary O’Connor I thought this quote apt for this time of year. We are all tasked to be so busy with holiday parties and gift shopping but really those are all good things to be busy with-it means you have people in your life you cherish and love you back. Now friends, here are some hearted links for you… View Post

Now Friends, a Gift for YOU…HappyScarf

Hi friends!!! So a couple of things new in this image: 1) my new do!-About 11 inches of hair donated to Pantene Beautiful Lengths and 2) my new go to scarf courtesy of HappyScarf. When HappyScarf contacted me I could not have been more excited!  Scarves are literally my favorite accessory and for me they are year round. In the freezing cold of winter or  in an air conditioned subway car in the dead heat of summer- a scarf is… View Post

A Gift That Gives Back…for the Reader

I’m a big believer in buying gifts that give back so instead of getting your bookworm friend/mom/sister/brother/dad a Barnes & Nobles gift card this year how about a gift certificate to Better World Books. Not only does Better World Books support high impact literacy projects in the U.S and around the world but for every book bought a book donation is made to someone in need. Other awesome things FREE WORLDWIDE SHIPPING and in case you’re worried about your carbon… View Post

Gifts for Everyone from OpenSky

So friends, have you heard of OpenSky?!? It’s kind of a wonderful place :D. I first heard of OpenSky this past summer from the bright and wonderful Beautifully Invisible, fastforward 2 purchases and 1 party later I am officially a super fan! OpenSky emails draw my immediate attention! OpenSky is built on the idea that we all shop for different things with different tastes. OpenSky has chosen curators who have great taste in their respective interests, aesthetics and fields who… View Post

I Heart the Internet-No One is Perfect

Hi Friends! So I was completely missing in action last week because I was so sick! Really I have been eating nothing but chicken noodle soup, drinking all variations of tea, loading up on vitamin c and getting all the sleep I can possibly get. Hope you all understand! Today’s quote: “Even monkeys fall from trees.”- Japanese Proverb If this was a year ago, I would be much harder on myself for not posting but I’ve learned to just do… View Post

I Heart the Internet-Happiness

Hi friends! Hearted links are a couple of days late because I was sick and feeling pretty lousy the past two days so HAPPY WEDNESDAY! I hope your week is treating you well. I’ve decided to start incorporating quotes into this weekly link roundup I do. Just another thing I think is wonderful to share with you. I decided to start this quote situation with one of my favorites. “It is not easy to find happiness in ourselves, and it… View Post

What I Wore-Who Knew!?

Friends, have you ever saw a trend that you thought, “oh! that looks amazing but I could never wear that”? Well, I have! And I have pretty recently. I clearly recall reading the Fall 2011 trend report titled “Your Coat Will Skim the Ground” in New York Magazine and sighed. I love how dramatic the look is but I thought I would never like a long coat on a 5 foot me. Below images from “Your Coat Will Skim the… View Post

In Honor of World AIDS Day-Housing Works

In honor of World AIDS Day I wanted to share with you one of my favorite local thrift stores, Housing Works. “Housing Works is a healing community of people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. Our mission is to end the dual crises of homelessness and AIDS through relentless advocacy, the provision of lifesaving services, and entrepreneurial businesses that sustain our efforts.”-From the Housing Works website. The 3 pillars of Housing Works, as stated on their site, are: Advocacy, Services… View Post