Friday, June 18, 2010

Summer Sale

Um this is an amazing SALE! Ends today. The salt water taffy shrit from Kate Spade is on sale. OMG! Head on over to the Sample Sale...ends today!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010


I saw this post a few weeks on Elements of Style Blog. Blogger Erin is fabulously talented. I LOVE the rooms she designs and have been following her for quite some time now. It is RARE that I do not like a thing she does, she is kind of.....well..fabulous!

Last week as I was sitting at the dining room table looking at my piles of stuff and dreaming of the day that beau's and my house is put together, I fell upon this recent posts of Erin. How pretty, sweet and glam is this project Erin is working on going to be? I dream of pink
chairs! Oooooo, it is nice to dream. I can not wait to see the finished project. Maybe it will inspire me to put all of my stuff away:) Cohabition is not easy. I want pink chairs, white furniture, zebra rugs and he wants dark woods and old museum posters. I know we will come to happy medium, it will only take time.


Monday, June 14, 2010

Happy Birthday Urban Flip Flops!

I started my blog last week... one year ago! It has been one year since I started posting on Urban Flip Flops and wow, what a year it has been!!! I started blogging about my move to be with my beau. I thought blogging would be a fun way to write about things in the big city and things by the beach. I wrote about work, Washington DC, girlfriends, bars, Florida, parties, cocktails, clothes, movies, my big move. For awhile I thought, well maybe its not time to move and started thinking about other options, and then come Spring and I decided..... here I go! Why wait?

Here I am now in sunny Fort Lauderdale. Living with beau, I started working at a new job, there HAVE been a lot of flip flops along the way! I look forward to sharing more and moving to a public site! I feel like opening my blog will be a great way for my friends to share my ideas with their friends. Enjoy:)

Happy 1st birthday Urban Flip Flops!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Summer Reading

I have realized that since I am not taking public transportation back and forth to work I have not been reading as much. When I'm at home I am usually organizing, unpacking, running, cooking, cleaning or going to bed. By the time I sit down in bed I fall right asleep. I have a pile of books by my bed and I'm dying to finish them by the end of this summer.

The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin - I got this as a gift before I moved and in the card it said, " this book is for the beginning of your own happiness project". Yep, so cute!

Men May Come and Men May Go But I've Still Got My Little Pink Raincoat: Life and Love in and Out of My Wardrobe by Gigi Anders - Just the title alone is so cute!

Tranquilista, mastering the art of enlighted work and mindful play by Kimberly Wilson - I went to Kimberly's book signing a few months ago and have been dying to open this book up. I am sure you have seen from past posts that I absolutely adore her! Her thoughts on yoga, life, finding what you love to do, I heart her.

Belle in the Big Apple by Brooke Parkhurst - She writes about her life moving from the South to the Big City and food and writing. A little Carrie Bradshaw and food writing! But I must read it now! Ok, I think I had this on my reading list last year. It is such a cute book and her new blog about cooking, writing and her hubby and baby are so cute!

CHANEL: A Woman of her own by Axel Madsen - This has been on my reading list for months! I received in the mail as a gift the other day and was so excited! Chanel lived such an amazing life and I am glad to finally start reading it.....if I can keep my eyes open when I crawl into bed;)

Saturday, June 5, 2010

I want CANDY

Did you know that June is..... National CANDY month!
Everything sweets related makes me happy and smile inside.

{I have always loved this cotton candy from Martha Stewart Weddings.
I want to serve this at a party.}
{A candy button table/desk. So fun.}
{It has been raining a lot in the afternoons here in Florida.
A candy coated umbrella might be essential.}

{Gummi Lobsters from the Candy Warehouse. Oh you can find everything on that website! Lobster candy for summertime sounds perfect. }

{When I was little my sisters and I use to get rock candy and peas & carrot candy in Maine. These candies remind me of my childhood. They are quite fun now that I have found them again.}
{I love this Neapolitan inspired stationary. Just like the yummy pretty Neapolitan candies of layered Strawberry, Chocolate and Vanilla Coconut, the stationary is just as sweet.}
{ A Gummi Bear lamp could be perfect on my desk!}
{I have been stalking this Kate Spade Salt Water Taffy shirt. I mean really unnecessary and so lovely!}

{Beautiful French chocolates with beautiful wrappers.}

{Cute labels on simple pink candy.}

Live a Sweet Life! Go out and buy something to satisfy your sweet tooth. Happy Sweet Month!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

taking a break

Since we have been back from China my days have consisted of running, laying in the sun, cleaning, cooking, unpacking, unpacking, unpacking and more. I haven't really dressed up much and gone out much, but that's OK. I have realized that sometimes it is OK for a little break. The one big break I have taken is a break from my long daily beauty routine.

It is a good thing to take a break from makeup, hair dryers, hair products for awhile. I feel that my skin is clean and in great shape and my hair is softer after two weeks of washing it a few times and not abusing it. With hot summer days here it is a good time to take a break on the weekends. Let your face breathe, let your hair go!

Products I'm loving:

Yes to Cucumbers Face Towelettes - They take the dirt and grease away in one swipe.

Bobbi Brown Soothing Face Toner - So I got talked into this at the makeup counter, but I have to say, I LOVE IT! I wipe it on before I go to bed and its so refreshing. Lavender and cucumber scents feel so cool in this heat.

Sugar Rose Tinted Lip Balm - It gives you a hint of color and has a little SPF in it. Perfect for sunny days.

Neutrogena Triple Moisture Deep Recovery Hair Mask - You can find it at CVS, Target, Walgreens, its nothing fancy but it works! I like to put it on and leave it on throughout the day if I have nothing to do. Five minutes in the shower will also make your hair feel shinier and new!

Here is to happy pretty hair and smiles all Summer long! xoxo~Becca

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Summer Running Tunes

I am on a mission to get rid of the extra pounds that have snuck up on me. Celebratory cocktails with friends, a trip to China, since I moved to Florida I have decided to kick my butt back into shape. I have been hitting the pavement every day for a run and realized I am in need of new running tunes.

{hopefully I will find a group of beach running buddies soon}

Here is what I am adding to my play list this Summer:

Express Yourself - GLEE Cast the Power of Madonna

Gives You Hell - GLEE Cast

HARD - Rihanna

Not Myself Tonight - Christina Aguilera

Labels or Love - Fergie on Sex & the City 1 Soundtrack

Where is the Love - Black Eyed Peas

Empire State of Mind - Alicia Keys

Put It In A Love Song - Beyonce and Alicia Keys

OMG - Usher and will.i.a.m

Telephone - Lady Gaga and Beyonce

Quitter - Carrie Underwood

Delirious - David Guetta

Heartbreak Make Me a Dancer - Freemasons ft Sophie Ellis Bextor

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