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rock me!
A collection of ideas, inspiration and our favorite things from the creators of rock me! made with love in the usa
Interests: parenting, fashion, travel, the arts, education, healthy living, cooking,
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This year instead of the same old Christmas cards, make the greeting a bit more personalized. Minted is a card company that makes super creative easily personalized cards for any occasion, featuring the art of independent designers and artists from 43 countries all over the world. There are birth announcements,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2012 at rock me!
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Let me introduce you to some fashion fabulousness. Buried deep down in the World Wide Web of fashion, there is this incredible website called Stitch Fix. I discovered it while reading one of the baby blogs that I read and decided to give it a try. This is perfect for... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2012 at rock me!
Most of the time when I think of antique stores, three things come to mind: 1. Poor lighting 2. Clothing racks stuffed with mothball-ridden clothing 3. Dingy floorboards that squeak when you walk across making you feel super awkward when you’re the only one in the store. Of course this... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2012 at rock me!
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As I have mentioned before, I have always been more of a summer time girl. Although I will admit nature is most definitely at it’s best this time of year with the leaves changing from green to red and orange and yellow, I know this mostly from when I am... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2012 at rock me!
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HAREM PANTS, also known as parachute pants are in this season. These are loose-fitting pants gathered at the waistband that taper at the ankle and usually have a drop-crotch similar to sweatpants. In other words: very comfortable. They are a great fall transition piece and super versatile. Worn with a... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2012 at rock me!
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In my opinion, the best halloween costumes are the ones with tutus. Here are some of my favorite. Wish I had a little sister to dress up! Rudolph the Red-nosed raindeer by the Tutu Fairy on Etsy. Little Red Riding Hood Pocahontas or Sacagawea Dorothy :) -Jennifer Gray Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2012 at rock me!
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Being a ‘90s baby meant you were lucky enough to hear the words, 'get off the Internet, I need to use the phone,' at least three times a day. We dedicated hours and hours to keeping alive our Giga Pets before there was facebook, tumblr, and pinterest to occupy our... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2012 at rock me!
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The search for the perfect fall boot continues! So many cute boots and so many different ways to wear them. The key is to find a super-versatile style that can work with any look.. Number 1. Super casual with jeans and leg warmers or tall socks. Number 2. Who doesn't... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2012 at rock me!
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Instead of the typical frightening monster-toothed pumpkins you see outside houses each year around this time, switch it up a bit. With a little bit of bedazzlement and paint, you can avoid what is (in my opinion) the worst part of pumpkin carving: the gutting of the pumpkin. A little... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2012 at rock me!
HERE are 80 recipe substitutes to help make our favorite meals or snacks, which are unfortunately usually the most unhealthy, as guilt-free as possible. I've tried a bunch, mostly from following my mother's example after realizing that they were legit substitutes and not disgusting like i had originally thought. Some... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2012 at rock me!
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Be ready for pumpkin recipes galore with the fall season, the only thing to console my sad spirits about the summer sun quickly fading. One of the best things about making French toast is that I can use up any bread that is on the verge of getting stale. A... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2012 at rock me!
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Dr. Gary Chapman has been gaining popularity as a marriage counselor for over 30 years and has seen it all. After years and years of counseling, he has started to connect stories to one another, noticing 5 patterns that tend to crop up in all relationships, between the most dedicated... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2012 at rock me!
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The sweet tooth season is steadily approaching. October brings Halloween and this, if possible, always seems to bring more candy than the previous year. This could be because kids leave the house with the completely obtainable goal of not coming back until there is more candy in their basket than... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2012 at rock me!
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Who says sophistication is only for grown-ups? The Velvet Acorn is a shop on Etsy that sells crochet and knitting patterns for toddlers as well as women. They are absolutely adorable and a great way to start a new hobby with step-by-step directions. Something to start now, before it gets... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2012 at rock me!
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I grew up in a very small tight-knit area where random acts of kindness are a little less surprising than in Richmond where they are few and far between. I’ve always thought that I would take my small-town outlook on life wherever I go but sometimes I seem to get... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2012 at rock me!
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Tonight is the first chilly night we’ve had and makes me think it’s about time to drag out my big box of fall clothing from the basement. As bummed as I am about the summer coming to an end already, I can’t help but get excited about the new fall... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2012 at rock me!
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Since my last post I have finished making half a dozen headbands from all of the scraps of fabric laying around my house and have already developed a headband fetish. It's so easy to throw your hair up when your running late for class or just need to run some... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2012 at rock me!
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Being a fashion design major has definitely turned me into a huge fabric pack rat. I can't tell you how many tiny scraps of fabric I have that I refuse to throw out because I know some day I will find some use for all of them. Well today I... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2012 at rock me!
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One of the most uncomfortable parts of being pregnant is getting used to the way your clothes look on you when suddenly you aren't a perfect size 6 anymore. Instead of trying to figure out ways to overcome the awkward fitting top and jeans, here are a bunch of tips... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2012 at rock me!
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One of my favorite holiday traditions growing up was on Christmas morning when my mother would put aside all of her obsessive healthy habits and make Pillsbury cinnamon buns for my brother and me. It was times like these that helped keep us on track eating well, knowing that at... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2012 at rock me!
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I'm sure we can all agree that the best candy growing up was the kind that you could wear. A prime example is the candy necklace which was basically a less tasty version of smarties on a string that you put around your neck. What made this way better than... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2012 at rock me!
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Now i realize that there are still a number of weeks to go before fall, but in my opinion the season for pumpkin deserts never comes soon enough. I'm always searching for new pumpkin baking recipes and trying them out. Here is one that my roommate and I tried out... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2012 at rock me!
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As a child I was constantly surrounded with certain words and phrases regarding nutrition that didn’t make any sense to me. I was always hearing my parents tell me and my brother to eat something “because it’s good for you, it has protein” or “because you need more fiber in... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2012 at rock me!
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I think it’s about the funniest thing but also the cutest thing ever that my little cousins are always more ahead of fashion trends than I am. Being a fashion major, I should be a little offended but living in Richmond is a little like being a fish living in... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2012 at rock me!
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I am super excited about a jewelry trend happening right now: it’s called the statement necklace. It’s the easiest way to accent a simple classic outfit while jazzing up your look. Look for bold bright colors, large chains, geometric shapes, and chunky beading. These are a couple examples of statement... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2012 at rock me!