Thursday, May 21, 2009

Fun Things!

After the depressing nature of my last few posts, i decided a lighthearted, pretty one full of fun things was definitely in order. Enjoy!

GO GREEN: First, if you're not already drinking your H2O out of a reusable bottle (sans BHP), then you need to jump on that bandwagon pronto! I have several varieties, but squealed with delight when City Girl blogged about Cafe Press's AWESOME customized SIGG bottles! Go here to design your own - you can even preview your SIGG in action ;) Check out City Girl's below!





PLANNER PAD FUN: Have you jumped on the Planner Pad bandwagon yet? I'll be the first to admit they're not much to look at, but they are AMAZING as far as planners are concerned. Not convinced? Check out Kimberly's fabulous planner pad podcast (featuring the lovely Julia!). Scroll down to podcast #143 - these ladies are planner pad fanatics!! I received a question from a dear reader about how to make these suckers more aesthetically pleasing. For moi, the easiest thing to use is scrapbook paper (if you can find the adhesive kind, even better!), glue, ribbons, and stickers. Below see (crappy) pics of my current PP covered in Amy Butler scrapbook paper and embellished with fun monogram stickers. I tie pink ribbons to the top of the spiral to use as bookmarks (you can see them peeking out the bottom of the 2nd pic). Sooooo easy!







Oooh bop, FASHION! No FUN post would be complete with some fashionable eye candy, n'est ce pas? Well since it's already been brutally hot in Austin (upper 90's a couple weeks ago - ick), i've decided summer is officially here to stay, despite the fact that it's still May. So, i've rounded up some of my fave swimwear for your viewing pleasure :)



One of these days i'm determined to get myself into a flattering bandeau top. In the meantime, i'll just dream about sporting this adorable one from J. Crew in this fabulous minty seafoam green. (P.S. Comes in TONS of colors!)




I LOVE striped suits (altho they're prob not v. flattering, huh?), and the retro chic style of this sweet two-piece from Anthropologie is calling my name... (of course i'd never respond until i looked like the model - ha!)



I'm beyond thrilled that one pieces have made such a fierce comeback! They're not just for old momma's anymore, girls. There are some adorable options out there that cover all manner of sins (and i'm not talking about the crazy sh*t Paris Hilton wears, ok?). I was immediately drawn to the sugary sweet pastels and ruffle mania of this Anthropologie number. If it weren't so darn expensive, i'd buy it in a heartbeat!



For more affordable options, always check out your local Tajay or Old Navy - they have great selection of bikinis for next to nothing. Also, Victoria's Secret is having a big sale on their swimwear as well, and if i remember correctly, they tend to get heavily marked down towards the end of the summer.

That's all for now... have a wonderful Thursday!!

11 comments:

Revisionista said...

your planner pad is gorgeous!! I must find some of that scrapbook paper--where did you get yours?

Lauren said...

I LOVE your planner pad! I gave up and purchased the red cover off of their website. I couldn't take looking at that ugly thing for one more second. I wish they would cave and make us all a nice pink version!

Yogadiva said...

I actually found a very fun, hot pink, croc planner pad cover! If you'd like to see it, check out:
http://www.getpinked.com/product_p/022227413463.htm

Love this post!
Namaste'

Naturally Jules said...

Love the cover to your planner pad! Mine's that ugly black cover - might just have to go pretty paper hungting this weekend.

Also love the bathingsuits - way cute!

theanalyst said...

Sounds like your week is becoming better! Cute planner pads. I'm a big fan of black (my favorite color) but it is never fun on planner pads/day planners.

Lynne from NY said...

Fun post, glad to see you are feeling better.

The gals gave some good advice yesterday, what a wonderful community.

Enjoy California, it's my favorite place in the world to visit (ok, I've never been outside of the U.S.). Take lots of pix, between you and Kimberly...much to look forward to.

Safe travels.......

ps) anyone who doesn't have a planner pad - they have a close-out at 60% off. Only half the year but a good way to try it out for $10!

Caitlin said...

I love the covers you put on your planner pad! So cute!! I also loved that podcast that you mentioned about planner pads! It would be fun to get together sometime in Austin! I'll probably be there again next week. Probably Friday.

Globetrotting Cacti said...

Love fun things. Off to check out the customised Sigg bottles (I blogged about my new Sigg bottle yesterday which I love). I agree - planner pads do need brightening up and yours looks amazing....

Melita said...

love the sigg bottle, may have to think about getting my own :)

i like what you have done with your planner pad. i have one but it's just the black. i second lauren, they need to make us pink ones. i think the htc community alone would keep them in business.

chicknamedhermia said...

That's such a pretty one-piece!!! I too am very relieved they're back ...I never feel quite comfy in the two-piece!

little bits of splendor said...

I feel now that I HAVE TO HAVE that striped suit... but it's kind of expensive! Why does Anthro torture me so?