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if only for a few days but it has made me want soup for just about every meal! There isn't a whole lot more comforting than a homemade bowl of soup to wind down your day! So I am sharing with you some of my favorites. (some of which can be made within an hour!!) If it is still available go buy the November issue of Woman's Day (yes, Woman's Day I only bought it for the soup recipes) But these are what I have made so far: Beef, Shitake & Barley Soup Sausage & Kale Soup One of the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2010 at My Birds Nest
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Lots of really great wearable and giftable pieces are in the Stella & Dot Holiday collection. I am so happy they did everything under $100 and made it really work for every age group and what ever your style may be. The celebrity coveted jeweler Maya Brenner teamed up with Stella & Dot and created pieces that I believe are a must have and can be worn long after the holidays are over. Pave Ellipse Necklace Pave Double Bar Necklace And I like to pair with the Chelsea in Gold from the Fall Collection I think this is a great... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2010 at My Birds Nest
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How is it that I haven't written anything for a month?? With all the after school activities I have a hard time balancing again. Such is life!! So on to the fun stuff: Stella & Dot has launched what I think may be my most favorite thing ever. Arm candy at its finest. (I will do this is a two part series so be sure to check back tomorrow for more greatness) I have been layering these new pieces with some bracelets from the fall collection as well. Here is what I have on today: Clover Double Wrapped Bracelet in... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2010 at My Birds Nest
Since there is a little (and I mean little) hint of Fall in the air here I have a craving for roasted chicken. So I am trying this all in one dish for dinner and I wanted to share in case you were wondering what to fix tonight. I got it out of the October issue of Country Living which is by far my favorite issue every year. And that is because it is filled with Halloween...don't worry you'll be seeing plenty of that in the weeks to come!! I love everything about decorating for Halloween. Ok, back to your... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2010 at My Birds Nest
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Over the last few years I have really branched out of wearing black all the time. Now breaking away from denim will probably never happen...but I love color!! So this tomato red shade that has been popping up everywhere I look is very intriguing to me. And of course I have the perfect jewels: Charlotte Statement Necklace And mixed with this print from Diane von Furstenburg via Neiman Marcus And with these black skinny cords from Old Navy the look is complete I just love how the Charlotte Statement Necklace really pops on that color and even with a print... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2010 at My Birds Nest
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I have found a great resource for your inner Boho Chic girl. Check out Boho magazine. I just picked it up today at Barnes & Noble and I can not wait to check out all the great websites and blogs it recommends. There is a whole section on Portland, Maine...one of my all time favorite cities. Go get it when you have a chance! Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2010 at My Birds Nest
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I have been on the hunt for some great Etsy sites so I thought I would share: Alis has the most adorable ruffled t-shirts From PeaceLovenPolkadots a precious bow bag The bright poppies on this gray t-shirt from Perfectdressipe are right up my alley!! Wouldn't you love to receive a bottle of wine in this great tote from South House Boutique After finding the wine tote I became obsessed with finding anything and everything made with burlap. How badly do I need this cork message board from Next Door to Heaven I could really get lost in Etsy...so many talented... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2010 at My Birds Nest
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So excited to announce the arrival of our ever so popular Adrienne Mixed Chain necklace in GOLD!!! And I am talking the best combos of gold you have ever seen. I am anxiously awaiting its arrival in my mailbox any day now!!! Feast your eyes on this beauty: And it pairs perfectly with the Fringe Hoop earrings now in GOLD!! So now I am rushing out to buy these to wear with a white tank for the perfect pre-fall outfit!! Happy Shopping!!! Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2010 at My Birds Nest
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Hard to believe it is Friday already!! Where on earth did the week go? Wanted to share with you another gorgeous piece from our editor adored Fall collection! Be sure to become a fan to get all the latest Stella & Dot news! Maltese Cuff in Black worn with the Signature Clover Necklace in Gold (very Van Cleef) It looks great with this very simple look: Gap and from Old Navy and from Tory Burch (these shoes are on sale!!! get them now before they are gone!!) Have a fabulous weekend!! Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2010 at My Birds Nest
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Glasses that is. What do you think of them? I can't make up my mind just yet, I think I need to try them on and get someones honest opinion. I am thinking that taking a friend with you sunglass shopping is a must do...especially when you are making such a bold statement, cause honestly they are the ones that will probably be looking at you the most in them!! Here are the ones I may try on: Tory Burch at Sunglass Hut (make sure you read below on my love for Sunglass Hut) Ralph Lauren at Sunglass Hut D... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2010 at My Birds Nest
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Want to go to New York City on November 4-6 and get a $500 Stella & Dot shopping spree, $500 Bloomingdales shopping spree and a style session with our Chief Creative Officer Blythe Harris?? Well, there 2 ways for you to win: 1. Host a qualifying trunk show between now and September 23rd and post a picture of yourself on our facebook fan page wearing your favorite piece and a style tip. 2. Or post a picture of yourself on our facebook fan page wearing your favorite Stella & Dot piece along with a style tip and have your friends... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2010 at My Birds Nest
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I love getting inspirational notes in my inbox. Most of the time it is just spam but this email struck a cord with me. It is from the adorable boutique Watson Kennedy in Seattle. And it speaks volumes...think of ways to incorporate it into your own life. This is the second in a series of 10 Things to a Civilized Life Read a book in a week-end. Take flowers to work and have them on your desk for all to enjoy, especially you. Treat a friend to breakfast at your favorite dining establishment. Let your ringing cell phone go into... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2010 at My Birds Nest
These are adorable!!! I can't believe how big she is getting. Will I see her on Thursday??
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I am so into my job with Stella & Dot?? Here is just one of the reasons why: Our founder & CEO Jessica Herrin was named one of INC magazines 500 Superstar Entrepreneurs, in fact she was named number 67!! This is a huge honor and I am so excited to be part of something so big!! It is pretty obvious that our jewelry is trend setting and gorgeous, but for me it the behind the scenes stuff that we as stylists see about how life changing this company can be for those that want it to. I truly love... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2010 at My Birds Nest
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I feel like my old standby recipes are getting a little old. I really need some quick, easy, and healthy things to make for my family!! What are your old standbys? Do you cook everyday or a few times a week? Do you do all the cooking yourself or does your spouse help? I am always curious how other people do things! So, when you get a chance let me know some of your favorites (and preferably sooner rather than later so my family doesn't die of starvation!!) Thanks!! And since no post of mine is complete without some type... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2010 at My Birds Nest
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Wanted to share a great source for vintage provisions! Paper Valise has the most adorable things. I love all their labels, ribbon, sequins, buttons, etc. She has been mentioned in several great publications, including Martha Stewart Weddings!! And for the next 4 days you can get 50% off your entire purchase with coupon code AUG50Y Happy Crafting!! Days of the week labels Vintage Metal Tab Folders Our "Bird" Vintage Labels (I think I have to get these??) Also be sure to check out the Paper Valise blog Scissor Variations for lots of inspiration! Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2010 at My Birds Nest
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It is sad to say I have been out of craft mode for quite a while now. And I am really starting to miss it. Every time I walk by my yards and yards of ribbon or stacks of beautifully coordinated paper I start to whimper and just want some time to play. But I feel I lack inspiration and I want to feel that spark again. I really want to go and do this: Creative Escape It is a weekend filled with inspiration and fun!! And the best part of all is that I have two friends that are... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2010 at My Birds Nest
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Sara Nelson!!! Congrats Sara! Pick which color of Vintage Twist bracelet you would like and I will get it in the mail to you asap!!! Sara's favorite from the Fall Collection is the Charlotte Statement Necklace A stunning piece that can be worn with a multitude of things. Some of my picks are: This dress from Anthropologie (which they show layered with a lot of different pieces-a must have for Fall) Be sure to watch the slide show! This top from JCrew and skinny jeans for a more casual feel Once again the design team at Stella & Dot have... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2010 at My Birds Nest
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Of the new Fall Stella & Dot collection?? Well, I am giving away a Vintage Twist bracelet!! All you need to do is leave a comment and tell me your favorite piece from the fall collection. A winner will be draw on on Friday August 13th. So you have until Thursday at midnight to enter. Only one entry per person please!! By the way did you catch the Bachelor Pad last night?? Those girls may be crazy but they sure know good jewelry!! There was a ton of Stella & Dot. Good luck! Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2010 at My Birds Nest
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You've probably figured out I am pretty obsessed with the military luxe look. So I decided to carry into a look for my eyes!! Here is what I picked out: Clinique (Sea Shell) to be worn on the lid Chanel Khaki Dore (I love the gold in this dark khaki liner-it is gorgeous) And a little black mascara and I am good to go! What inspires you to change your look?? Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2010 at My Birds Nest
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Now you can get a glimpse of how amazing Hoopla was for all of the Stella & Dot stylists. I was lucky enough to have earned a reserved spot on the second row so I got to see every detail and let me tell you there was nothing they missed. The corporate team did an amazing job putting together a stellar event!! Here is the Fashion Show for your enjoyment!! Can't wait to hear your thoughts on this AMAZING collection!! Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2010 at My Birds Nest
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Is a new handbag. Something with a little military luxe flair to it. Something that won't break the bank so when mid fall comes around and I convince myself I need another new bag I won't feel guilty. Here is what I have in mind: Michael Kors (totally cute for those casual shopping trips) JCrew (the perfect dump all for the kids junk!) Banana Republic JCrew (love the satin on this!) Heading to the mall tomorrow...I will let you know which one (or ones) I pick!! Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2010 at My Birds Nest
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Isn't it funny when you first look at something and wonder how am I going to wear this?? Well, to be honest I felt this way about this particular piece. But once I heard from our product development team that this piece is so easy to wear, I gave it a try and now I am hooked!! I love it and I know you will too! Alexa Fringe Necklace and these compliment it so well: Soiree Earrings Gold It is so easy to just throw on with anything! Try pairing it with like something like this: Trink Turk (Nordstrom) and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2010 at My Birds Nest
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Can't stop thinking about the fur vest for fall and I must find a way to do it economically!! I will say this is actually a very smart purchase for this desert girl. It will keep me perfectly toasty during our mild winter months...so I may rethink the frugal buy for one that will withstand the test of time! Here is what I have my eye on: Alice + Olivia at Neiman Marcus JCrew (shocked to see this is already sold out...$800 and they say we are in a recession!!) Etro at Saks Still on the hunt for one at... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2010 at My Birds Nest
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Here is a quick, easy, and delicious salad recipe that was a huge hit tonight at a friends. I will warn you it is not super healthy but it is good!! Make your salad like you normally would. Choose your favorite flavor of Ramen Noodles. Take out the seasoning packet. Crush the noodles and only put them in the salad when you are ready to serve it. For your dressing use the seasoning packet, 1/3 cup olive oil, 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar, 1/3 cup sugar and mix to combine. A few ideas: use the oriental flavor for a mandarin orange... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2010 at My Birds Nest