Monday, October 18, 2010

A Few of Our Favorite Things

Since the Holidays are just around the corner, we thought it would be fun to share some of our favorite things with you. These would make great gifts for friends and family or just a special gift for yourself!

These little dolls look great sitting out on my counter and are functional. A traditional item done in a fun modern way. I love these!
Russian Matryoshka Nesting Doll Measuring Cups

You can buy them here: M - Cups

Macaroons are everywhere! Have you noticed these petite colorful creations in all the magazine ads and sets?
Well, when I saw these delicate cookies I just had to try some. I ordered some online from the famous bakery in New Orleans, Sucre'. They were delicious and even came in the perfect pastel striped box you see above. Makes a great gift!

Last year at Mistletoe and Magic we discovered these unique bracelets by leighelena and everyone in the office had to have one (or two!). These are made from different types of skins from python to lizard and stingray.

I have this wide buckle sting ray in gold and every time I wear it somebody asks me about it!

You can buy them here: Leighelena

What's the drink of choice at Studio B you might ask? Well, we recently traded in our soda for this delicious and more nutritious drink the IZZE!

IZZE drinks are natural fruit juices mixed with carbonated water. Gives you that ahhh soda feeling without all the sugar and preservatives. Our favorites: Clementine, Blackberry and Pomegranate! You can buy IZZE drinks at most grocery stores.

Here at Studio B we never know when we might have to go run out to a job site or measure and tour a home or office so it's always important to have comfy shoes on. I know these have been around for a while but I could never make myself bite the bullet and pay that much for a pair of flats. It took being at the mall in Dallas with aching feet mixed with my impulsive behavior to come home with a pair of these heaven sent shoes.

Tory Burch Flats are made with the softest buttery leather your feet have ever felt. I am so glad that I finally bought a pair, even though my husband might not be!

Who doesn't love the iPad! We recently got one here at Studio B and client meetings have never been easier. From typing notes directly and emailing them to whoever needs it to presentations and looking something up online, this little thing has made our life a lot more efficient not mention it's fun!
I don't know how we would make it through the day without Pandora's free online radio. Thankfully there is four computers in the room otherwise we wouldn't last very long with the 40 hour time limit!
Pandora makes it easy to type in your favorite artist and build your own custom station. It also will make recommendations based on what you like which is a great way to discover new artist!

Jeans + Leggings = Jeggings!
We loved leggings and now we love jeggings. Of course, we prefer to wear them with a long tunic top or a dress. Only the supermodels should wear a normal length shirt with leggings or jeggings, it's just not a great look for the rest of us.

For those of us who have curly hair or hair that becomes frizzy the Brazilian Blow Out is all the rage. One of us has tried it and absolutely loves it.

Basically it's a Keratin treatment that is applied to the hair. The hair is then blow dried and flat ironed in small sections to really seal in the formula. Then washed and dried again. This treatment will make hair silky smooth and will last up to 12 weeks. You can expect to pay between $200-$350 and spend 2 hours in the salon chair. Survey says, it's more than worth it!

Ever since Cassie shared her Crepe recipe with us on DIY Friday we have been Crepe Crazy!

I can't even count how many bottles of Nutella I have gone through since then. We have Friday morning office meetings with breakfast and crepes have made an appearance more than once. Hum, speaking of, who's turn is it this week ladies? Crepes Please!!

You can find Cassie's Crepe Recipe on our blog under May 2010.

Seeing as the holidays are just around the corner, it's time to start thinking about how to shed some pounds and not gain any! Here at Studio B we have all be trying our hand in the Flat Belly Diet and so far so good!
We really like all the options and are definitely full after each meal. Basic plan is to eat 4 times a day 400 calories each meal. Sorry if our office smells like tuna about 12:15.

With the weather being so nice when I get home from work I have taken to riding my beach cruiser again.
Beach you might be asking, well technically it is a for riding on the boardwalk at the beach which is what I used it for when I lived in CA, but now that I am back in Texas it sure makes a great workout. No gears means really pedaling hard up those hills. And not mention they are so cute and retro looking and you must have a basket on one of these!

The world is at our fingertips with the new Apple Magic Mouse!
We have all recently converted to the magic mouse and love how easy it is to use. You can flip back and forth through internet pages with a simple swipe of the finger. No cord means no limit. You can even click anywhere on the mouse for it to function.

Well, I hope that you have enjoyed a taste of some of our favorite things. Be sure to try at least one of them!


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