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    Friday
    Jul232010

    Week in Review

    This has been quite a busy work week so I am glad it is finally Friday!  Ok today is all about my random ideas and thoughts.

    1. Score!  Earlier this week I posted on Beautiful Necklaces and I  featured this Amrita Singh necklace.  My sister sent me a text and said the $100 necklace is on sale for $24 at Hautelook.  I immediately went over to Hautelook and clicked "purchase." And, of course my sister picked one up too!

     2.  Last month I reviewed some laptop sleeves (here) because I really needed a new sleeve for my work laptop. After traveling last with my laptop and no laptop sleeve I finally got around to ordering this laptop sleeve. It was a bargain at $29.99. 

     

     

    3. And, while I was on vacation last week I came across this article in the Fashion and Style section of the NY Times magazine.  I am sure many of you have heard of the book "French Women Don't Get Fat."   This article kind of reminded me of that book. It's an interesting read if you have a few minutes to click on the link.

     

    From The New York Times:
    Aging Gracefully, the French Way
    If there is a secret to aging well, Frenchwomen must know it.
    http://nyti.ms/bsbbT0

    Thought I would take a peek at Amazon and see what other books are available about French Women. Here's a few books books that look interesting.

    4. Finally, I decided to make a list of things I really want to accomplish  this weekend. (But notice this list only include FUN activities.) It is the first weekend in a while we don't have a lot of plans or things scheduled. I hope to accomplish the following.....
    • Read at least half of the magazines that came in the mail this week
    • Make this Gazpacho recipe I found in Cooking Light
    • Bake cupcakes with sprinkles with my daughter this weekend
    • Go to Core Fusion Saturday morning since I have not been in a while
    • Go for a 5 mile run on Sunday
    • Sit outside on our deck and enjoy this beautiful weather with a nice cold margarita in hand
    • Hit at least one boutique for the summer sale. Moxie looks like they are having a good sale
    Have you made any fun summer purchases lately? 

     

    And do you have a list of fun things to do this weekend?

     

    Reader Comments (36)

    Lunch In Paris is a fabulous book about a woman falling in love and moving to France. It even has recipes! I just finished it and want to read it again. It's been my best summer book purchase so far!

    July 23, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermelissanibbles.com

    Seriously? $24/. That's amazing. What an incredible deal. I got a bubble skirt (addicted to bubbles) at J.Crew for $32. I love $32 when it's approximately 50% off. Totally made my week which has since then gone down the tubes.

    Here's to the weekend!

    Hope you have a great one. Congrats on that fabulous necklace. I'm thinking, based on melissa's comment, that I may want to read Lunch in Paris. :)

    xoxo,
    Carrie

    July 23, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterthis free bird

    happy weekend!!
    i'm painting my wardrobe a diff color because i dislike it more and more every day! also, maybe i should move to france

    July 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKrystal

    What a great score with that necklace...:)
    I have to read that article...thanks for that:)
    We are packing up tonight and going to our mountain house to celebrate with family...Balazs' dad will have his Bday tomorrow:)

    Kisses,sweetie and wish you a fantastic weekend:)
    Muah

    July 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDiana Mieczan

    lovely random thoughts and TGIF!

    July 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLisa Griffin

    lovely necklace...and what a steal!..good now I can borrow it from one of you!

    July 23, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterkiran

    So I do come in handy sometimes!! Looks like you have a fun weekend planned. Take pictures of the cupcake making!!

    July 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRachna

    I can tell that your blog is going to be very helpful for me :)

    Anthea,
    http://www.embracingstyle.co.za">Embracing Style

    July 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnthea

    Love that necklace
    Looks like you're going to have a fun weekend! I'm planning to try to stay off my computer all day tomorrow (thats REALLY hard for me), and I'm going to read Harry Potter, fix some of my shoes....and other fun stuff ;)
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    July 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCloset Fashionista

    As a huge fan of "French Women Don't Get Fat," I am off to check out that New York Times article right now!

    Oddly enough, my best summer purchase thus far has been for a gorgeous pair of boots that I can't wear until fall!! :P

    July 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterErika

    Sounds like you have an incredible weekend planned! Happy weekend!

    July 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDeliciously Organized

    GORGEOUS necklace, loving it! Great post.

    ps. check out www.twogirlsonecloset.blogspot.com, we're new:)

    July 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTwo Girls, One Closet

    $24 for Amrita Singh..thats an awesome deal!! u do have a busy weekend ahead. have fun!! wish I could join u for the margaritas:-)

    July 23, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterbollywoodstylediaries

    That is SO exciting about the $24 necklace! Great find! I LOVE French Women Don't Get Fat. I even wrote a post about it a few months ago:

    http://redvinesforbreakfast.blogspot.com/2010/04/french-women-dont-get-fat.html

    Your weekend activities sound great! Have a great one!

    xo
    Valerie

    July 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterValerie

    Congrats on your fab new necklace! Have a great weekend!

    July 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterThe Zhush

    ooo great great find!!! you lucky girl :)

    July 23, 2010 | Unregistered Commenter*rachelwears

    I have that laptop sleeve! lol

    Sadly, the rain is here and coming tomorrow night too :(

    Enjoy your weekend, though!

    that necklace is tempting! but i have been buying way too much lately. sounds like you'll have a great weekend!

    July 23, 2010 | Unregistered Commenteralison (semi-fab lane)

    Fun post! Have a great weekend, I'm not sure what we're doing yet :)

    July 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKatie

    You have a great weekend.
    I do not have any weekend plans as yet.

    July 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKiran Bajaj Sawhney

    Love that necklace. Would so go with my outfit tonight!! Have a great weekend!
    xo
    amanda

    July 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAB HOME Interiors

    Wow, that is quite a weekend. Just the magazine one would keep me busy at least one day!! Have fun.

    July 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTayebug

    the necklace and laptop sleeves are such great steals!!! your weekend agenda sounds like so much fun...have a great one!

    http://style-haus.blogspot.com/" rel="nofollow">http://style-haus.blogspot.com/

    July 23, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterstyle-haus

    I am right there with you on that 5 mile run! Good luck :)

    xo Lynzy
    http://fromskirtstoskillets.blogspot.com

    July 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLynzy

    Fun post. I just checked out the French women don't get fat book from the library.

    BTW I am combining my blogs and would love it if you followed as I wont be updating the incessant dieter as often.
    http://bellagetsreal.blogspot.com/

    July 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBella

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