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Thursday Friday totes...

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These cheeky totes by Thursday Friday are hysterical and a harmless way to wear a design inspired by Chanel, Chloe, Balenciaga, because they're so obviously not the real thing. The canvas bags are lightweight but sturdy and the design is printed on all four sides as well as the bottom. They're fantastic summer bags in their own right.

Thursday Friday totes...

I'm currently carrying the "Diamonds Together" design in red...because it's probably the closest I'll get to owning a Chanel 2.55!

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Emailed tips & tricks...

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I loathe email forwards but every now and then I get a good one. The below tips are from one such email but I have no idea who to credit! Maybe the same Nigerian Prince that needs my money to free his fortune?

* Cut an apple then secure it with a rubber band in its original shape so it doesn't brown before lunch.

* Score x's in a box top for an easy cupcake carrier/holder

* Turn a muffin pan upside down to make cookie dough cups to hold fruit or ice cream.

* Hull strawberries using a plastic straw...easy & fast!

* Use egg cartons to hold delicate ornaments.

* Install a tension rod in your kitchen cabinet to hold spray bottles, giving you lots of room for other essentials.

* Bread tags make great tech cord labels.

* Rub a walnut over wood furniture to erase dings & scrapes.

* Store rolls of wrapping paper on the ceiling by installing wire from the wall to the door frame for easy organization.

* iPhones & iPads can be placed in bowls to amplify sounds without additional gear.

* Baby powder removes sand from feet in a snap. A travel sized bottle is the perfect addition to your beach bag.

* Use shower caps as covers for shoes to prevent dirty soles from touching clean clothes.

* Install magnetic strips inside bathroom cabinets to hold hair pins, tweezers, nail clippers, etc.

* Freeze aloe vera gel in an ice cube tray for individual sunburn relieving doses.

* Sheet sets are folded and slipped inside one of the matching pillowcases for easy storage and to keep the set together.

* Using a rubber band cover the nozzle of your vacuum cleaner with hosiery to sweep up lost treasures like earring backs, etc.

Olympic Style...

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Now that we've had a little distance from the July 4th festivities let's dive right back into red, white & blue mode for the upcoming Olympics. I relish every aspect of the Olympic Games (though I prefer Winter to Summer) and can't wait for the Opening Ceremonies in London. I particularly love the special edition merch, especially since the Union Jack is so prominently featured.

Regardless of the Made in China controversyRalph Lauren's uniforms for Team USA scream preppy/chic flight attendant (which I dig) and will make our athletes look quite sharp for the official festivities. In addition to the official gear, many brands, including Alex & Ani and Butter London, have put out fantastic limited edition items for the occasion. However, I'd avoid the Olympic Ring peep toe stilettos below...


Check out the official website of the London 2012 Olympic Games for a complete schedule, news, athlete information and the online shop, natch.


dance it out...

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I woke up this morning with a strong desire to hear a newly acquired record: Galactic Funk, music inspired by the movie Star Wars. Dancing out the morning blahs really brightened up our normal was had by all.

I say turn off the boring and depressing news, turn on a funky beat and grooove!