International Women's Show. AKA one of the best things Michigan has to offer if you're a girl. It's a HUGE showplace filled with over a thousand exhibitors - ranging from health, fashion, food, massages (!), and beauty. Typically, there's a few celebrity guests - this year's being Jenna Bush. I saw Jenna speak, had her sign my copy of her book about a young woman living with HIV/AIDS (It's called Ana's Story - I highly recommend it) and got my hair done for free... Making friends with the hairdresser was the highlight of my day! One of my favorite trends that I saw was rhinestones that you can flat iron into your hair that last up to three weeks. I know feathers are the thing right now, but the rhinestones look a little more sophisticated.
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
I always love spring and summer because I feel like it's a time when I can just focus on making myself happy rather than worrying about school. Today was my first yoga class in almost seven months and oh man I was struggling. I'm looking forward to getting back into it and, of course, riding my bike. I hope everyone is having a happy spring and I'll be posting much more now that I'm finished with school for the year. I also have decided to stop doing daily wishlists, although there may be a weekly one!
One last thing - tinsel*'s first birthday is coming up in May! Look out for a special giveaway :)
♥ j. nicole
Thursday, April 14, 2011
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Thursday, April 7, 2011
we are trying to raise $30,000 for the Capuchin Soup Kitchen in ONE week, meaning I'm responsible for $500. Detroit has been struggling for years, the soup kitchen has been a source of hope and opportunity for the people of Detroit.
Some services provided include:
- 2,000 hot meals a day
- 300,000 pounds of food distributed per month to families
- 30,000 articles of clothing per month
- Over 500 pieces of furniture and appliances to families per month
- Showers and a change of clothing for the homeless and poorly housed individuals
- A 25,000 square foot urban farm project
- A children’s library and art therapy studio serving up to 800 children per month
If you can help me out in any way, please click here to donate. All I ask if that you email me a copy of your receipt at firstname.lastname@example.org because otherwise I have no way of knowing how much I've raised so far!
Thank you all so much, I appreciate it!
Monday, April 4, 2011
Finally something cheap, right? I went off to the mall Saturday night for some retail therapy, but ended up just getting this dress, but in white and neon yellow. Pretty much highlighter yellow (you can't miss me) but it's cute. And ten bucks. But hurry, it was in the clearance!
This weekend I skipped out of my fraternity's banquet for the semester and went to the Lupe Fiasco concert instead, which ended up being awesome. It was a benefit concert for the 50th anniversary of the Peace Corps (which was announced in Ann Arbor at Michigan!) The show was sold out, I finally made it in Hill Auditorium, and it was nice to do something other than homework.
I haven't been posting very many recipes lately, but next on my list are cinnamon ice cream and lemon meringue cupcakes!
Friday, April 1, 2011
I love a good online magazine and Matchbook Magazine has yet to disappoint. Started in January of this year, Matchbook boasts of being the ultimate lifestyle publication, almost daring you to read it -- "From lipstick to letterpress, gelato to grosgrain, and Paris to Peru, consider us your field guide to a charmed life." Well, sign me up. I usually have a hard time reading some of the articles in magazines - half the time they're honestly just things I've already heard or don't interest me, but Matchbook features chic illustrations that accompany columns such as "ten things to do under ten dollars" (what's up, poor college students) and "encyclopedia: pearls" that chronicles a staple accessory for a charmed life - and gives helpful style advice along the way. It's sophisticated without being elitist and the perfect way to spend an afternoon not studying.