DIY Cake Pops + V-Day Printables
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I am over on 100 Layer Cakelet today sharing the recipe for these Valentines Day Cake Pops.  Come to find out, making a cake pop is way harder than it looks!  Give yourself some time and patience with these…..but I promise the outcome will be well worth it!

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I also designed these free printable tags for you to add to your finished pops, or any Valentine’s Day gift for that matter.  (for personal use only)

You can download them HERE >>>

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SCARLETTOS GIVEAWAY
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I can’t resist a pair of tiny shoes!  I remember when I had Rylee, I had a pile of about 20 different shoes ready to adorn her teeny tiny toes when she got home. Come to find out, only a few of them actually stayed on her feet!  I learned quickly that infant shoes that are cute and well fit are hard to come by.

Scarlettos offers the most adorable little Tom’s style shoes with an elastic back that keeps them secure on your baby’s foot.  They come in a variety of different colors and fabrics and they have removable padded insoles in a complimentary fabric.  Infant shoe problems solved.

Scarlettos is generously offering one lucky reader a free pair of shoes (size 0-12) in your color of choice!  Follow the prompts below to enter!  Winner will be announced on Monday Feb. 20th.

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Back to Basics

Kelli Murray

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Kelli Murray

Karen Lace Tee // Modern Vice Boots // Spellbound Statement Necklace c/o St. Eve

We had friends in town this weekend and they were laughing at how we were calling this our “winter”.  Apparently it’s been a pretty brutal winter most everywhere else in the country (sorry for those of you stuck in the cold!).  For us,  it’s been one of the warmest winters in years.  Sometimes I find myself complaining about how warm it is for this time of year….but then I realize how silly I sound.  I think we definitely got the good end of the deal.  There is no need for complaining when you can have a beach day in January, right?

Anyway…I’ve found myself gravitating to basics lately.  Black, white and grey seem to be my colors of choice most mornings.  Usually with a pop of color on my lips or as an accessory.  Maybe it’s just a phase….or maybe I’m morphing into a more boring (or classic) dresser….whichever way you prefer to look at it.  I’m owning it for now, but a few months down the road I may be craving pattern and color again.  It all seems to go in waves for me most of the time!


Madewell Holiday Event
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A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to host a holiday event at the new Madewell store in UTC mall.  We’ve been vying for a location to open up down here for a while….and alas, wish came true.  I handed out free cards as a gift with purchase, and also created some mini prints of some of my favorite holiday items in-store.  We had a blast.  Thanks to Nicole at Bloemhill for beautifying my table, and thanks to Jackie Wonders for snapping these photos!


THE GRAND BAZAAR
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Silver Goddess Necklace c/o St. Eve Jewelry / LA Nite tank c/o Free People / Maxi Cardigan – H&M (similar) / Lonny Boot c/o Madewell

My girl Lisa of St. Eve Jewelry just came out with the most amazing new collection called The Grand Bazaar…….and I’m in love.  I’m wearing the Silver Goddess statement necklace.  I love it dressed down with a simple white tank, but it’d also be great dressed up with your favorite little black dress.  Perfecto!

Well, the realization that the holidays are over has finally hit.  No more tree or lights or decorations.  No more holiday songs on the radio, people bustling around the mall, or christmas movie marathons on tv.  Christmas candy at the grocery store is all on sale which is about the only positive I can think of at the moment ;)  My birthday, Christmas and New Year’s all crammed into just a couple short weeks always leaves me with an abrupt sad goodbye.  But my resolutions are forefront in my mind, so there is lots to look forward to and strive for.

Welcome to the first Monday of 2014!