Fashion: Kate Spade Sunnies

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Every year I always look forward to picking up a new pair of sunnies. Honestly…sunnies are one of my favorite accessory items besides purses and jewelry. I have always taken really good care of my glasses and have never ever lost a pair…so splurging on glasses to me has never been an issue. Some of my all time favorites have been on the more expensive side but when I came across these Kate Spade sunnies at the outlet mall a few weeks back… I knew they would be a great addition. These glasses are constructed beautifully and came with the cutest blue case. For only $42 (I know total steal!) how can you go wrong? Totally glad I took the chance on them.
Have you ever been to a Kate Spade outlet?

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Beauty: Bobbi Brown Blush in Desert Pink

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I have always been a huge fan of Bobbi Brown…and not just her beauty products but her whole brand. She is a true lover beauty and making every woman feel and look her best.
I was totally excited about picking up this beautiful blush in Desert Pink a few weeks back. It is a perfect transition color from Winter to Spring and a gives the perfect splash of color to your cheeks. I have been enjoying this blush over my cc cream and a little mascara. I am thoroughly impressed with the blush as it is finely milled, has great color payoff, and provides a long-lasting color.  I also think it is fairly priced.
Have you ever tried Bobbi Brown’s Blush?

Travel: Gibraltar, United Kingdom

This week we are off to Gibraltar. Enjoy!

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“On our cruise in September we stopped in Gibraltar United Kingdom. I
expected it to be just a rock but we were pleasantly surprised that it
had a lot to see and do. The view from the Rock to Spain and North
Africa is beautiful. We took a tour to the top of the Rock and admired
the view. Continuing on to the upper Rock we stopped at St Michael’s
Cave with it’s strangely shaped stalagmites and stalactites. They put
on a light show as you walk through. It’s gorgeous! From there we went
to see the famous Barbary Apes who roam free. They pose for pictures.
It’s hilarious! We also went into the cave built for protection during
World War II. It was fascinating.

Have you been to the Rock of Gibraltar?”

This blog post and pictures provided by Margie Dingfelder

Hot Topics: 7 Habits of the World’s Richest People

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Happy Monday. I hope you all had a fabulous weekend. My apologies for being missing in action last week…I am currently 4 weeks into suffering from Mononucleosis (aka Mono) and I must say…I don’t wish this on anyone. Its awful. I really hope to be feeling better soon…even though I was told I have another 4 weeks of recovery ahead. Thank you for all hanging in there with me.

During my down time these past few weeks I have read some very interesting articles that I can’t wait to share with you all. I recently came across Yahoo’s article about 7 Habits of the World’s Richest People. There are times when I feel people think that the world’s richest people do not think or have the same wants as any other person in the world may have.  Some of the top habits the world’s richest people share are staying positive, surrounding yourself with successful people, and most of all they are persistent. In my mind…these are all things we should strive for regardless of how much we have in our bank accounts. This article was definitely a positive read and hope you all get a chance to check it out.
What is one of the habits you share with the world’s richest?

Everyday Life: Silver Pet Prints

 

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One thing that means more than anything to me is our dog Toby. We do not have kids so this is our child. A few weeks back my husband and I were at a local outdoor mall and came across a dog store. It’s automatic that we go in and look around and see if we can get our little Toby something. While we were checking out I noticed these beautiful paw print charms behind the counter. I asked the cashier what they were and she explained that these are actually your pets paw print turned into a silver keepsake. I was sold. I purchased the paw print kit and we headed home. I was happy to know the paw print kit comes with easy to follow directions and thankfully plenty of room to make sure you get the best paw print possible. Toby however was just about done with it all by print number 8 haha. I sent the prints in the next day in their self addressed envelope they provide in the kit to the company to begin the process of making my very own keepsake. This company was amazing to work with and kept you involved every step of the way. I decided to go with the name bar with Toby’s name and the date we got him. They were so gracious to gift me a paw print charm to share with you all. I don’t think I have been so excited in a long time to receive such a special gift. I decided to put the charm and the name bar together on the one chain and wear them together. I can’t tell you how incredibly beautiful these pieces are in person. They are stunning and extremely high quality. If you love your animal and want to have a keepsake forever then I would definitely check out Silver Pet Prints at http://www.silverpetprints.com

Please let them know I sent you. These make such incredible gifts!

Thank you again Silver Pet Prints…I will be back for more keepsakes!

Fashion: Ugg Dakota

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I was gifted these amazing slippers and couldn’t have been more excited to receive them. I have always been a huge fan of Ugg and always thought they were amazing quality shoes. When my husband and I recently moved I decided to donate my Ugg boots to charity. I was and am still glad I did it as we’ve had a cold winter but it left me without slippers or warm shoes to run errands and let the dog out in. Obviously first world problems I know but it made me all the more thankful to receive these. Long story short I had never tried the Dakota style shoes before and have totally fallen in love. They are everything Ugg is all about, durable, comfortable, and quality shoes. If you have not tried the Dakota style I highly suggest you do. You won’t be disappointed!

What is your favorite Ugg style?

Beauty: Nars Yachiyo Brush #27 Review

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High end beauty products can be extremely expensive and an investment. To me one of the biggest investments you should make is good quality brushes. I have had my eye on this Nars brush for some time but heard many mixed reviews. It was definitely a situation of you love it or hate it. I decided to give it a shot knowing if it was a total fail I could return it as this brush was on the pricy side. After a few days of using it I knew it had to go back. Sadly I felt the brush was not durable, did not pick up enough product, and shed terribly. To me those are extremely important in a brush in this price range. If you have been eyeing this brush or on the fence about purchasing it I strong suggest looking for a different brush.
Have you ever had a bad experience with a makeup brush?

Travel: Cadiz/Seville/Andalusia Spain

This week we are off to Cadiz/Seville/Andalusia Spain! Enjoy!

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Located in southern Spain, Cadiz sits on a sliver of land jutting out into the bay.To the north of Cadiz is Seville, considered one of the most beautiful cities in all of Spain. Explore the Andalusian wine country.
Spend a fabulous day in Seville visiting the magnificent cathedral, climbing the famed Giralda Tower and best of all the gorgeous Alcazar, an ornate Moorish palace and it’s gardens. The Alcazar is Spain’s royal residence since the Middle Ages.
Have you ever seen The Alcazar?

This blog post and photographs by Margie 

Book Reviews: Hearts in San Francisco

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend. Mine was spent hopefully beating a cold.

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If you have ever traveled to San Francisco you may have run into a heart sculpture somewhere in the city. Over the weekend I was at our local bookstore with my husband when I came across this book. I have been a huge fan of the hearts all over the city and thought what a wonderful idea to put them all in a book. This book takes you all around the different neighbor hoods and gives you a snippet about each sculpture. It also makes a great valentines day gift…and can be purchased here. This book not only has beautiful pictures but a description of the theme behind each heart and artist. Truly a great coffee table book and great addition to my book collection.
Have you ever seen any of these sculpture hearts around San Francisco?

Everyday Life: Final Day to Enter Giveaway!!!

THE WINNER OF THE GIVEAWAY IS… PLUS+BEAUTY27!!! Congratulations! I will contact you via e-mail! Thank you all for entering. I will be back with another giveaway soon!
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Today is the final day to enter the May Designs Giveaway! The giveaway will run until Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 12 AM ET. The giveaway is open for all US residents.  All entrants under the age of 18 must have parental permission to enter. One lucky winner will receive an email from me and will receive an e-gift card to design a book of their own:

How to enter: You must be a follower of this blog, leave a comment telling me your favorite notebook brand, and like this post! It’s that easy! I’ll announce the winner on THIS blog post and contact them directly through email, as always. Good luck!