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This look is for those multifaceted women who have two of their worlds collide on one day. I imagine this woman's anniversary fell on a work day. Normally this would not be a problem. But, the special restaurant they went to on their first date is busy. The only reservation they could make was pretty much right after work. With no time to go home to change, she has to choose her clothing items carefully. A tweed moto jacket works for business and a leather skirt. Then, once work is done, she can switch out her jacket and work bag for fur and a small clutch. All without missing a beat!

Update: The tweed moto jacket can be found here.





I was in the mood for a little drama for New Year's Eve. Think fantasy and mystery. This year has been about learning and growth. It has been a very introspective time period. Now I want playfulness and maybe a tiny bit of adventure. What's the use of learning lessons if they are not applied. Some crazy things happened this year. I have a lot to apply.




When I was younger I would go all out for the holidays. Like out there. I'm talking flashing reindeer antlers, Christmas lights earrings, and candy canes in my hair. To be honest, I don't think much has changed. Christmas is still Christmas. And I'm still me. Bring on the festive sweaters and tinsel! 





I have been dreaming about the color green lately. In the first dream I had on green fur pants. So I woke up and searched for them. But I ended up finding a great faux fur coat. This time I had on this beautiful deep green lipstick. I am still searching for the perfect shade. So until I can get my hands on it, I decided to pull together some fabulous green pieces. Go green for the holidays!

Update: You can find the green Judith Leiber clutch here!



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Chase, of Chase 'N Yur Face fame, has put out a cookbook. "The Official Chase 'N Yur Face Cookbook" is an overall great book that is an inspiration for both the kitchen and life. This book was created by someone who, up until the age of eight, could only eat five foods due to food aversions. Chase was diagnosed with autism as a toddler. It is common for those with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to become overwhelmed by sounds, tastes, textures, and smells. This limited Chase's diet even though it wasn't the best for his health. 

However, everything changed when Chase discovered cooking shows with his grandfather. He was able to experience new foods without it negatively affecting his senses. From there he started to go to restaurants to try new foods with his mother. Now Chase creates his own recipes and explores the world of food on his YouTube channel.

If you have your own cooking show, the next step is to put your love of food into a book. This cookbook allows the community Chase brought together to join in on the fun. I think this book would be perfect for a young chef who wants to cook for family and friends. Children will enjoy making foods that everyone, of all ages, can enjoy. There are even gluten-free options. The recipes I am most excited about are: Pigs in a Waffle, Apricot Amazeballs, and the Cherry Cucumber Limeade.


Pigs in a Waffle

This is a very informative book that provides food facts that span time and cultures. Chase presents a well written book that allows you to learn while you cook. The visuals are great. There are beautiful pictures of food and cute illustrations. Chase said one goal for this book was to provide a way for him to connect with people. Communication and interpersonal relationships can be difficult for those on the spectrum. I believe he has succeeded. While reading the book you can really get a sense of who Chase is as a person.

Another goal Chase set for the book was to help others within the autism community. The Chase Yur Dreams Foundation is a non-profit that was started because he wanted to assist those who are affected by ASD. The objective is to provide the grants and resources/support someone with autism needs to live independently. A portion of the proceeds from the book goes to funding the foundation.


**I received this book free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.




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I was suppose to review this book March of 2015. I was going to finally start my blog. A big part of it was going to be planning my wedding. The only problem, I was single for like four years at this time. No fiancĂ©. No boyfriend. No Wedding. No nothing. 

You are probably wondering why was I planning a wedding then? It was a joke. One night, or morning, I was combating insomnia by looking for wedding dresses on Kleinfeld. Because who doesn't browse for something they don't need at 3 a.m. in the morning. Before I knew it I had opened an account, set a wedding date, and picked out my favorite dresses. All I needed was the groom. 

I spent a little time feeling foolish, but after awhile that passed. I realized that I already had a Pinterest board dedicated to all things weddings. Wedding planning was already something I was doing in passing whenever I scrolled through my Pinterest feed. I could admit it was an interest of mine. So I thought, why not make it a series on my blog. I was just starting out and I needed something to write about. I was already doing it for fun anyway. However, everything fell apart. I got cold feet when it came to starting my blog. Everything changed this year. I've been blogging since March of this year and I feel like I can finally commit this time. So, I made the decision to read the book. 

If I was going to actually plan a wedding this is the perfect starting point. I am not one of those women who has planned their nuptials down to the ribbons on the party favors. I need a little help trying to figure what direction I want to go in. This collection is everything you could want in a Pinterest board put into four tiny books. They are perfect for carrying around when shopping or meeting with vendors. There are plenty of pictures to use for reference when you are trying to get people to understand your vision. Aside from the great photography the books give you the information you need to start the planning process: how to choose vendors, money saving tips, and any deadlines. The books even equip you with the correct terms to use when picking out things like cakes and stationary.

I have received this book from the Blogging for Books program in exchange for this review. If you're a blogger you should check them out. They provide books from a wide range of interest.