Sunday, December 7, 2014

2014 Christmas Gift Guide For The Guy's Guy

He's chill, funny and has simple tastes. Show him you care about his likes and lifestyle with these easy gifts. 
1) Because he has good hygiene.  Kiehl's Ultimate Man Refueling Set - $59


2) And likes to smell good.  Paco Rabanne Invictus Fragrance - $62


3) Bacon themed gifts are man approved.  Bacon Chocolate Chip Pancake Mix & Candied Bacon Rub


4) The well traveled man wears ties.  Mark and Graham Tie Case - $145


5) A hefty watch is always appropriate.  Nixon The Corporal Watch - $200


6) Step Brothers DVD, also appropriate.  Step Brothers (Unrated) - $14.99


7) He remembers the good ol' days.  Crosley Turntable - $109.99


8) Gotta have camo somewhere.  Arthur George Split Camo Socks - $15


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Saturday, December 6, 2014

2014 Christmas Gift Guide For Her Under $50

These treasures are all under $50.  Tell your wallet I said, "you're welcome".

1) Because she likes beer too.  Antler Bottle Opener - $17.50

3) Silk scarves are making a comeback.  Printed silk snood - $49.50

4) Fancy key chain equals perfect stocking stuffer.  Kendra Scott Medallion Key Chain - $45

5) Fancy candle equals brownie points.  diptyque 'Pomander' Scented Candle - $30

6) Small earrings make a statement.  Iris Goutte earrings - $30

7) Because she doesn't have time for lip fillers.  DuWop Lip Venom - $16

8) She does have time for a nice cup of coffee.  Set of 2 Le Creuset Stoneware Mugs - $26

9) A pop of color in ikat to keep track of said time.  Kate Spade Agenda - $37.45

10) Polish in perfectly polished hues.  Deborah Lippmann 'Recipe for Love' Set - $29

11) Because it's cold.  Old Navy Fleece-Lined Cap - $12



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Friday, October 17, 2014

Fall Palette





Tunic - Loft, Jeans - Old Navy,  Bag - Mark & Graham, Heels - Sam Edelman, Watch - Michael Kors (old), Earrings - (old) these are also cute, lips - Becca Beach Tint Raspberry  

I decided to try and dress much nicer at work than I currently do.  It's gone so casual (we can wear jeans everyday), it's just so easy to be super comfy and not so stylish.  So the outfit above is my attempt to try harder.  I think a lot of my fall clothing this year will be in this same palette of navy, grey and burgundy.  

Speaking of grey - did you see the bag?  Everything!  So glad I finally found an everyday grey bag.  It's the Elisabetta Handbag from Mark & Graham and I love it.

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

InstaWhat

Here are some bits and pieces of life these days from Instagram.

My Tomboy Loafers via Loft.  Love.  To.  Death!
Dax's Crib Converted
Our last night at Capella Pedregal - headed to dinner at El Farallon.  Amazing!
Loved the pillow in our Capella Room
A view from our plunge pool at the resort - Capella Pedregal is Everything!
Someone (me) made Homemade Nutella stuffed chocolate chips cookies and they were delicious.
Follow me at @thecocooners.

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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Cabo Tease

I promise I have 3 or 4 posts planned regarding my trip to Cabo last week.  So worth the wait if only to drool at the photos of the resort we stayed at, Capella Pedregal.  

Fedora, Sunnies - old (similar to Fendi), Hoops - old (similar to TopShop), Linen shirt,  Nails: Essie Sand Tropez
 So hold tight.  Eye candy 'a comin'!
**So, I decided to post my pics on facebook.  It's just easier and I am lazy.  It is what it is. Feel free to friend me at facebook.com/frenchrum**

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Rompin' Around

I am headed on a vacay to Cabo soon and I am looking for a white romper to literally romp around in on the beach and at my resort.  You know I love to compare so here are three versions at three different price points.  I like the Helmut Lang one best for style.  It's so relaxed and casual.  But obviously, I like the Bloomie's price.  The styles are so similar that it really makes it easy to be a bargain hunter.  

Which one do you like?



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Monday, May 26, 2014

All Waffle Erthang

I have been itching to make these Cinnamon Roll Waffles for a while.  So in honor of my 10 pound weight loss (since April 7th), I thought I would take time out this Memorial Day Holiday to have a cheat meal.  And it was a good one - so worth it!


The Pillsbury dough w/ Cream Cheese Icing


Add to well sprayed Belgian Waffle maker.  Note my 21 Day Fix containers in the background.  I said this was a Cheat Meal!!!


Mine browned for 4 minutes


Make your drizzle according the recipe in the link above (you know, in the first paragraph)


Pour Drizzle over your Cinny Waffles and be amazed.  So good.  The hubs was highly impressed.  Of course, the little dude was all about them (only gave him half of one - he was sad)!

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Friday, May 2, 2014

Grey Matters

I need a new Handbag.  It's been almost two years since I purchased a nice, lofty everyday bag.  I'm thinking grey.  The forerunners from below are the Tory Burch Amanda and the Liebeskind Satchel Vintage Helene. 




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