Various and Sundry Things


I know I am about a week late on this topic, but I wanted to talk about New Year’s Resolutions. Last year was probably the first year I ever actually made one; it was to get healthier. While I don’t restrict myself to the diet of a rabbit I have been more mindful of what I eat. Also I made more of a commitment to get in-shape. I don’t go to the gym 5 times a week, but I make it there 1-2 times, which is a huge improvement from the past, so I am going to chalk that up to a win! This year I am going to commit to doing things that make me happy. We all get sucked into doing things out of obligation of others, putting their needs before our own. This year I am going to work more towards doing the things that make me happy and fulfilled. What about you, are you turning over any new stones for the New Year?





2013 has been a year of ups and downs – aren’t they all? I don’t know about you, but I am happy and looking forward to a fresh start in 2014. As I get older I am much more sensitive about time, and I don’t want to waste any of it. What can I accomplish next year? What goals will I set for myself? Here are a few resolutions I have, what about you?

1) Read more. I am slowly killing my brain with reality tv and I need more enrichment.

2) Learn how to use my DSLR. I need to make the effort to figure out how to use all of the settings.

3) Do more outdoorsy things. Living in DC you forget that there are great parks and hikes close by.

4) Expand my cooking knowledge. Maybe this year I will tackle a new ethnic cuisine, Indian?

5) Be better about blog posts and follow through. The blog is a very fun hobby for Jessica and me, but sometimes it can be overwhelming. I need to stay organized.

6) And as always refocus my energy on getting lean and fit. Read this. Great tips on how to really get the results you want, and to be realistic about it.

We are looking forward to re-energizing our creative side with you all in 2014. Have a safe and Happy New Year’s!


This past month has been really crazy; I haven’t had the time to sit down to design and address 250 cards to everyone this year. However, I don’t think I can avoid it completely-there are a few family members (Grandma’s) and friends I know who would still appreciated getting a nice holiday note.

This year to avoid stress and save some money I opted to use Postable created a super easy way to write & mail, beautiful (100% green) Holiday Cards– simply choose from a selection of 250 cards, type up your message and Postable prints, stuffs stamps & mails them all directly to your friends and family for you. So easy! Postable is also a great way to send thank you and every day cards as well.

Don’t worry, it isn’t too late to send your cards-if you order Holiday cards by 12/18/13 they will still arrive to your loved ones by Christmas. Bonus- Use the code holiday13 you’ll get 20% off your order



Happy Black Friday/Cyber Monday shopping readers! Click the links below and get a head start on your holiday shopping. ScreenHunter_148 Nov. 27 21.34


ALDO :: DATES: Nov 27 – Dec 1. Save an extra 30% off all reduced footwear + save 50% off select Men’s footwear.

Alice + Olivia :: DATES: Nov 28 – Dec 2. Save 25% off site wide.

Ann Taylor :: DATES: Nov 29 (3AM EST) – Dec 1 (5PM EST). CODE: GET40. Save 40% Off Entire Purchase.

Bloomingdale’s :: DATES: Nov 25 – Dec 1. Save up to 50% off.

C. Wonder :: Save 30% off 3 items or more, full price or sale + free ground shipping. DATES: Nov 27 – Dec 1. CODE: GIFTS30

Club Monaco :: Save an extra 30% off already-reduced items. DATES: Nov 26 – Nov 29. CODE: THANKS30

DVF :: Save up to 30% off on wear-now styles from DVF’s Fall 2013 Collection. DATES: Nov 26 – Dec 2. ALSO: Enjoy free shipping with your $300 purchase (Nov 26 – Dec 1).

Henri Bendel :: Save 25% off your order over $100 and receive a $20 Splurge Card with every purchase. DATES: Nov 29 – Dec 1. CODE: TURKEY25

Joie :: Spend $250, save 20% off – Spend $500, save 30% off. DATES: Nov 27 – Dec 2

Kiehl’s :: Receive $20 off on purchases over $65. DATES: Nov 25 – Dec 4. CODE: CHEER

Lands End :: Save 30% off your entire order. DATES: Nov 26 – Dec 3

LOFT :: Save 40% off EVERYTHING! DATES: Nov 29 – Nov 30. CODE: ENJOY


ModCloth :: Shop hundreds of new items at 50% offDATES: Nov 27 – Dec 1

Necessary Clothing :: Save $5 off any order. DATES: Nov 25 – Dec 2. CODE: HOLIDAY

Nordstrom :: Save 25%+ off on select brands. DATES: Nov 27 (10AM PST) – Dec 1 (10PM PST)

Poppin :: Get 25% off on all orders over $75 and enjoy free shipping. (Excludes furniture). DATES: Nov 29 (12:01AM EST) – Dec 1 (11:59PM EST). CODE: POPBF

Rent the Runway :: Save 20% off site wide.

DATES: Nov 28 – Nov 30


Revolve Clothing :: Save an extra 20% off final sale items. DATES: Dec 2. CODE: Cyber2013

Sole Society :: Save 33% off all jewelry, handbags and shoes (with new offers being presented everyday at 10am). DATES: Nov 25 – Dec 2

Target :: Save 40% off select denim, women’s loungewear, and women’s party dresses. DATES: Nov 25 – Nov 30

Tory Burch :: Save 20% off orders over $300, save 25% off orders over $500, save 30% off orders over $750 plus free shipping. DATES: Nov 29 – Dec 2. CODE: HOLIDAY

Urban Outfitters (US) :: Free shipping on orders over $50. DATES: Nov 22 – Nov 29









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