Archive for March, 2012

March 27, 2012

ring in spring

Spring may seem like an unlikely choice when choosing your favorite season – but it is mine! April is when I celebrate my birthday (month of the diamond – holler!), but I am also a fan of the typically rainy month because springtime brings so many things to life that we wait all winter for … like green anything and that glimmer of hope that snow might actually be gone for good! I don’t have much to complain about since we had a mild winter here in Minneapolis – but I will still enjoy the first smells of fresh cut grass and wet rain. Come on sunshine!

The new season brings an outstanding excuse to pick up a few new things – whether it be allergy medicine or a new hair color, everyone can think of a few items they need to help ring in spring. Maybe one or two of these will top your list this April:

  1. Tall Hunter Rain Boots in Yellow: Can you really buy a rain boot in any color other than classic yellow? No. These classic beauties ($125) make rain fashionable and puddle splashing more fun.
  2. SpaRitual Nail Lacquer Water Collection (Spring 2012): This vegan nail polish (yes – it’s actually good for your nails) comes in 6 new spring colors – and as a bonus 20% of all proceeds made from the Water Collection goes to Surge. Why not pick up a few new pastels (available at JUUT)?
  3. Paige Denim in Day Break: I’d take a pair of these in any color but with a push of spring tones coming our way, why not go all our and splurge on a pair of pretty pastel paige denim ($179)?
  4.  Whole Foods Lemon Italian Sparkling Spring Water: If your looking for a bubbly beverage to quench your thirst, Whole Foods sparkling spring water is the way to go. Lemon not your thing? It comes in a variety of other flavors!
March 25, 2012

80 years of papa!

St. Patrick’s day proved to be better than any other as we traveled to Arizona to celebrate Papa Bill’s 80th birthday. Fun is an extreme understatement! I feel so lucky to be a part of this family. If I could pick my relatives, these people are exactly who I’d chose. We shared so many good times – and wine, and cake, and Italian food – and made a collection of fantastic, new memories. Happy, happy birthday, Papa!!