Wednesday, September 4, 2013

It's time for another Love List. Here's what I'm loving this week:

1. Can you tell I'm looking for interesting workouts that are in the caloric superburn category? Kettlebells (after some research) seem to fit the bill while offering some variation to my routine. You can get details on this set by Ader here. P/s It's only $95.

2. When I hosted my first Thanksgiving, we had lots of out of town guests. I got fancy and did a little basket in the guest bathroom with travel sized toiletries and fancy artisan soaps and lotions. It was a hit. IMAGINE if I did a whole cart for the guest room complete with snacks, drinks. Totally stealing this from A Beautiful Mess.

3. Make cosmetics present a neutral palate with extremely bold pops of color for your greatest cosmetic moments of inspiration. A portion of the proceeds go to We See Beauty, which focuses on empowering local economies and strengthening communities. Make was started in NYC.

4. I posted a couple of weeks ago about wanting a pair of distressed boyfriend jeans. Well, I went on the hunt and couldn't find exactly what I wanted. Rather than continuing to shop, I decided to DIY (or DIM). I got a great tutorial from I Spy DIY. Check it out here.

5. I've always wanted to have fresh flowers all over my house. It's one of those things (like throwing awesome dinner parties and keeping the house looking like it just got staged for a home tour shoot) that I aspire to. Luckily, buying and arranging fresh flowers is easy thanks to this tutorial courtesy of Martha Stewart (because, who else?). I see some pretty fall arrangements coming soon...even if I only do it for Thanksgiving.

6. I roast asparagus (with olive oil and salt) all the time. (Spread on a baking sheet, drizzle with a healthy amount of olive oil and sprinkle with coarse sea salt and cook at 425 for 20 minutes) When I saw this recipe for grilled asparagus, I had to try it. Good stuff.

7. I already look at Popsugar for fashion but didn't happen upon their fitness blog (aptly named FitSugar) until this week when it made the Top Twenty Weight Loss Blogs of 2013. I found tons of information and videos there. Great site that I will visit again and again.

8. This is one of my favorite looks for fall. You really can't go wrong with vintage concert tees, skinny jeans and a motorcycle jacket. Effortless. 

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