Monday, February 28, 2011

And the Oscar goes to...

Mila Kunis for her gorgeous, ethereal Elie Saab gown. 
Ms. Kunis seems to get it right every single time.

Michelle Williams also looked stunning in her beaded Chanel gown.
I'm convinced she is half human/half pixie-always a lovely combination.

While Jennifer Hudson's tangerine Versace dress is just mediocre, she looked absolutely amazing.  She is a walking commercial for Weight Watchers. 
Work it girl!

(photos courtesy of http://www.justjared.buzznet/)

All in all, I was very underwhelmed with the fashions on the red carpet.  I expected to see more considering these ladies have access to every major designer in the world. 

As much as I adore Anne Hathaway and James Franco, I was fairly bored throughout the evening.  Franco seemed high and was extremely awkward the whole time.  Had it not been for Ms. Hathaway's charm, poise, and amazing style, the night would have been a total flop.

Congratulations to all of the winners.  I'm not surprised at all that The King's Speech walked away with many of the big awards-well deserved.  Who do you think deserved the awards?  Who was your Best Dressed?

Friday, February 25, 2011

See you Sunday night!

In honor of Sunday night's Academy Awards, enjoy this adorable photo of Oscar co-host and nominee, the talented James Franco.  He tweeted it, and I HAD to share it with you.  See you at the Oscars!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

No Limits

"Some men see things as they are and say why.  
I dream things that never were and say why not."

(Senator Edward M. Kennedy in a eulogy for his brother
Senator Robert F. Kennedy)

I challenge you to think outside the box.  Take a peak at life from a different point of view...imagine the wildest thing possible and go make it happen.  Dream big!  The sky's the limit.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Movin' on Up

I don't know about you, but I LOVE to shop online.  Something about ordering something from a Web site and then waiting in anticipation for it to arrive just makes me beyond excited. 

Instead of throwing away the box and packing material your new item comes in, go green and save it.  You can use it when you send a package to someone, keep it for the next time you move, or give it to a friend who is moving.  We all know what a hassle it can be to find boxes and packing paper when you're getting ready to move. 

If you don't have any boxes on hand (or friends with boxes they don't need) when it comes time to move, go to a a few stores to get the boxes they will just be throwing out.  Liquor stores have really good, sturdy boxes.  Happy packing!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

It's the thought that counts

I hope all of you had a lovely Valentine's Day!  I wanted to post this before the big day but did not have time to do so.  When it comes time to get someone a gift, why not go green and make one for them?  Some of the best gifts I've received have been homemade.  There's just something about getting a gift that someone made just for you. 

Most of the time, you save money and depending on what you make, other resources as well.  Not very crafty?  Try baking some cookies or brownies or just making your loved one a beautiful homemade card.  The older I get, the more I realize that it's the little things in life that count the most.  I feel like most Americans have a plethora of stuff, so I definitely appreciate a gift of a home cooked meal, poem, or card instead of a lavish present.  What are some of the best homemade gifts you've received?

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day loves!

As a 30-year-old single woman, my first inclination is to feel bitter today.  Yes, I wish I had a date tonight, but Valentine's Day is about love-love of all kinds.  So, today I'm choosing to celebrate all of the love I have in my life.  I have the BEST family and friends in the entire world, and the love I have for them makes my world go round.  More importantly, the love I have for my Savior is enough for me today, tomorrow, and always. 

Enjoy today, regardless of whether or not you have a significant other with whom to share this day.  Love is all around us.  Always choose love my friends.  Happy Valentine's Day!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Happy 34th Anniversary to my parents!

Happy 34th Anniversary to my wonderful parents!
Thank you for showing me what true love looks like.
I love you!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

XOXO Lacy!

My amazing, fabulous friend Lacy is moving to DC tomorrow. Even though I've only know her for a short time, she has become one of my best friends. We met at our building's HOA meeting in December 2009 and quickly bonded over a shared love of fashion, wine, and Gossip Girl. I can always count on Lacy to cheer me up; she is truly one of a kind. Lacy is an unbelievable person, always full of love, sunshine, and happiness. I will miss her SO much but am incredibly proud of her for following her dreams.

I love you and miss you already Lacy. XOXO

Monday, February 7, 2011

Granola Mama

This post is for all the ladies out there!  It seems like being pregnant is the new black lately, so I wanted to offer a suggestion for all the expectant mothers.  Instead of buying tons of new maternity clothes, go green and ask around to see if any of your friends have some you can borrow or have. 

From what I hear, your body changes so much when you're pregnant that you can only wear each size of clothes a few times.  So instead of dropping tons of money on brand new maternity clothes, shop around in your friend's closets and/or go to a consignment store to see what you can find.  Pass on the love to a new mommy today!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Walkin in a Winter Wonderland

Happy Friday! Stay warm over the weekend.
The photos are courtesy of my aunt,
the talented Sharon O'Neill.
She lives in Metamora, MI
and took them of her house and backyard.
Just stunning!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Pass the plate please!

Today's go green idea comes to us courtesy of my amazing aunt, Aunt Sheri. As a faithful C'est la vie by Elle reader, she sent me this great idea that she read about recently. I simply had to share it with all of you.
We all know what a hassle it is to try to get the plate or platter back from a recent gathering or party we attended.
To avoid this, go to a thrift store and buy an assortment of plates and platters. You can find them for as low as $0.25 each! The next time you need to bring something to an event, use one of these plates/platters, and just ask the hostess to either keep it or pass it on to someone else. Problem solved! You aren't using a disposable plate, and you don't have to worry about getting it back from the hostess. Now, please pass me a brownie.