Hi dear friends.
My beloved Canon powershot, which faithfully served me from through my senior year of college until now, has finally decided to die. I wish it safe travels to camera heaven.
In good news, the husband finally convinced me to purchase the SLR I’ve been craving and saving for since Decemeber. Thank you husband! It is supposed to arrive any day, and I feel like a little girl waiting for Christmas!
But before our camera say adieu, I managed to take one final mannequin monday shot. Here it is:
I found this sweet Banana Republic dress at Alexis Suitcase (where else?) during their last tag sale, so it was practically free. (Seriously, the sales are that good.) I love the classic navy contrasted with the fun tropical print. While I am not a “loud print” kind of gal, it’s just subdued enough to make it wearable. I think it will be perfect for summer date nights with the husband.
Yesterday a colleague treated a few staff, including myself, to a lovely lunch at a local country club. One the delightful girls I work with ordered a turkey burger, and when it arrived, promptly cut the burger in half and moved one half to the edge of her plate. I’ve been to lunch with her once before, where she’d done the exact same thing.
She says it serves a few purposes. One, it helps her from overeating - meal portions are so large, that you rarely need to eat the entire meal, but we often do, simply because it’s there. The other, more frugally minded purpose, is that it allows her to eat a free dinner as well!
Two meals for the price of . . . . nothing! This is a delicious tip that I hope to use myself very soon.
ps. I think the trick is setting half of it aside at the beginning of the meal. You can always take it one step further and have your waiter bring a to go box at the start of your meal.
(photo by LoveJanine)
Spring is slowly but surely coming to Atlanta. Finally!
With the start of the new season comes the desire to new clothes. This is inevitable for me - every single season I have the same urge - to shop!
But may I remind you, and myself, that before we run out to buy yet another _________(insert article of clothing that you have the tendency to purchase again and again), to shop your closet. Look through all those clothes, who have been stored away so long and who are aching to be worn. (I find that it helps me to wash and iron these stored goodies immediately, so that they look ready to wear. This helps fight off the temptation to go out and spend.)
And after you’ve thoroughly shopped your closet, by all means, make a list of what you really need and go get it. (Another hint: keep that list in your wallet at all times, so when you pull out your credit card to buy your twentieth white button down, you’ll remember that you actually came for a new pair of wedges.)
(photo by Robert)
Summer is coming, and with it comes my urge to lay out with a great book. The library is always a great resource for free books, but these online sites offer some great options for cheap reading as well.
BookMooch.com - Using a point system, you can send books you no longer want and request books you’re craving.
Bookins - For $4.49, you can get practically any book or DVD that you can imagine. Not a bad deal.
Scribd - A place to read and discover original works. I’ve found tons of useful documents . . . and if there’s a writer in you, you can upload your own stuff!
BookCrossing - Your book can go on its own little journey, how cool is that! You can track it while it enjoys it cross country adventure. For more details, visit their FAQ page. Seriously - you’ll fall in love.