Monday, August 25

How to shop Instagram with #LIKETKIT

You may have notice lately some of my instagram photos have this added to the caption
“Sign up at www.LIKEtoKNOW.it, like my photos tagged with www.liketk.it links and you’ll get an email with ready-to-shop product details.” Or you may see something like @liketkit, #liketkit , somewhere in the text.



 
Let me explain why I use this, and what it means to you!  Instead of asking and waiting for product info,  all you have to do is "like" an Instagram photo with a liketk.it link and head to my www.liketoknow.it account to find the products from each photo that you "liked". Isn't that great?  Making finding product sources even that much easier!   No more searching.  No more waiting for responses or trying to remember what you liked.  I want to make it easy for you!  So here is all you have to do...

Step 1.  Sign up!  Go to  www.liketoknow.it website and sign up with your instagram account.

 
Step 2.  Get to liking photos! Like any of my images that include a #liketkit, and links like this  liketk.it/glZS  and you'll get all the details where to shop your favorite items!

Step 3.  Open your e-mail!   After you like the photos, the details to receive ready-to-shop product links will be sent to you via email.   Easy right?

Now don't go and worry your pretty little head about your inbox being inundated with emails, you have the option to receive the e-mails hourly, daily or weekly, based upon your preferences!  It literally take under 5 minutes to signup!


You may not be aware of this, but a lot of my instagram never shows up on the blog, so if you are only following my blog you are missing out!  So make sure you're following me on my instagram!  Got questions? Leave me a comment!! 


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Thursday, August 21

West Elm

Last night I had the privilege to attended a preview party for the new West Elm opening today on the Country Club Plaza in Kansas City.  There were sips and bites and mingling and mixing going on for sure.  But what was really going on was shopping!  I love West Elm and am so thrilled we finally have a store local.  I love that they support local artist and designers and collaborate with them in their stores.  My friends, the girls  at Ampersand Design Studio have their designs in the store!  Congrats girls!!  Take a peek below at some of last nights favorites and festivities, and of course a few item I have my eye on as well!


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Wednesday, August 20

Weekly Favorites







This weeks favorites is an eclectic assortment of sorts, but favorites for sure!   I recently ordered new business cards and this metallic card case would be perfect for them in my bag.  While we are on the subject of bags... can we stop and just love this cross body?  I love it, and as you know I have been searching for a great cross body that is versatile but still super stylish!  Love this and it comes in several colors too!  

I know by now you have seen this tee around... And for some of you I'm sure its a true statement.    This is a graphic tee I would definitely put on to run errands on a weekend looking super cute but a little bit sassy too! !  Love it!  This charm bracelet reminds me of one my mother wears.  It has always been a favorite of mine when she wears it... even though I am sure it must be heavy, not to mention, you are not at all quiet with it on either.  I definitely have this in my want list and every time I wear it i will think of my mom!  Now I know several of you have starting thinking of fall, and there is a piece of me that is a teensy bit ready too.  I love slip on shoes, and my favorites are mules.  These take the cake!  Absolutely love the detailing in gold on them and could get in the mood for fall at lot faster in these babies!  Happy Wednesday! 


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Tuesday, August 19

Under 100

Happy Tuesday friends. Sharing my favorites all under 100! What's not to love with this Kelly green dress... add the scarf, pop on your jean jacket, slip into the leopard flats and bam... instant cuteness! For that pop of color carry this clutch too! So much greatness in these picks! I have been thinking about the pearl choker.... what do you think? Yay or nay?

15 things all under a 100! 



1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6 // 7 // 8 // 9 // 10 // 11 // 12 // 13 // 14 // 15


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Monday, August 18

Baked Zucchini bites

Today I am sharing a snack I made over the weekend.  It was easy and yummy.  I am a vegetarian so when we go out to eat for Italian... I generally order eggplant parmesan.  I have mastered the art of breading and baking my own eggplant at home and I make a delicious layered baked eggplant that my family loves!  So I used the same technique I use for eggplant and tried it with zucchini.  I am so glad I tried it! I hope you love them too! 

Ingredients 

  • 2 zucchinis 
  • 3 eggs 
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 cups bread crumbs ( I used Italian seasoned crumbs)
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Parchment paper

Slice your zucchini.  I used my corrugated slicer but a good old knife will work too.  Next lay them out on a paper towel and lightly salt both sides of the slices.  arrange them on the paper towel in rows and cover with another paper towel.  The salt works to draw the moisture out of the slices so they are able to absorb the breading mixture better. Let the slices sit while you prepare the breading and dredging! 



Turn your oven on to 400 to preheat.



I used plates to coat and bread my slices, but a bowl will work too.  Measure out your ingredients and add the parmesan cheese to the bread crumb mixture.   You should add a little salt and pepper to your flour as well. Beat the eggs in a small bowl.   You are now ready to dredge!  




If you have never breaded anything before don't worry... it's easy, messy... but easy! I suggest you use one hand for dry mixture and the other hand for wet mixture.  That way you don't end up breading your fingers too!  Take the slices one at a time and coat them in the flour tapping off excess.  Now drop it in the egg and use your designated wet hand to pick it up and place it in the bread mix.  With your dry hand cover and pat the bread crumb mixture on the slices then place them in rows on your baking sheet. 



Bake them for 25 minutes turning them over half way thru.  Serve them up warm with a blue cheese or ranch dip!  Enjoy!




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Thursday, August 14

My Office

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I'm finally ready to share my office space with you.  I know I have mentioned it several times and I have even shared little sneak peeks before.... but today you get the whole shebang!!!! Welcome to my office, I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!  I linked to all my product sources at the end of the post but If I missed something please let me know and I will try to recall the source for you. I posted here how we painted the striped wall.  I still love it as much as I did the day we did it to! 


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I recently completed the gallery wall next to my desk.  I had been gathering things that I loved for some time to hang on the wall and finally earlier this summer I felt happy with how it was coming together.  I hung them with the help of my bestie over the 4th weekend.  I love how I have just the right amount of space still on the wall in the event I come across a little something to add!  This is where I spend a lot of time working when I am at home.  We just love the space and the feel in the room when we are both working.  We placed our desk back to back to open up the room and it allows us to work facing each other rather than backed up, or side by side.  You can clearly see the invisible line down the room form her side... to his side....Ha!  There is a TV mounted on the wall in the corner up behind his desk so when we are taking a break from working at our desk we can catch a little something to watch.  The only thing that is left for this room to be complete is to find the right window covering.  I am leaning towards a pair of clean sheer white panels.  What do you think? Color on the window or white? There is a large picture window to the right of this image below as well as the one you can see. 


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I have collected paperweights for many years now and have them displayed in this antique curio cabinet that belonged to my grandmother.  My mom always finds uniquely detailed paperweights in Europe when she travels to add to my collection.  There is an art to blowing glass and not every paperweight is a collectable. 


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Thanks for being patient with me while I worked on this room.... It has been a labor of love indeed for me! 

Prints ~ Be Present / Lips / Gold Love / Neon Heart / Leopard Heart (I Made) / Dull Your Sparkle Print / Heart Paint chip art ( I made)  /  Paper Flower ( I made)


Pillows on love seat ~ Both floral and scroll handmade by me / Mongolian hair pillow/

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Wednesday, August 13

Gingham Love

My love for gingham continues with these fab pants from Loft.  I stalked these pants until they went on sale and then beelined in to grab them!  On another completely different shopping trip this bright coral tank, also at Loft, was not on sale but a must have none the less.  I paired it with gold accessories and my new pink Ray bans sunnies.  You had to know it was a matter of time before I was going to make a pair of pink Ray bans mine!  Did you notice anything different about my photos?  These are the first outfit pics with my shorter hair... by 6 inches.  I thought I would miss it... but I really don't.  I cannot believe it was so long.  It is still plenty long, just a much shorter braid and pony tail!  

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Loft tank  ~ Loft Pants  ~  Ray Bans  ~ Gold Sandals (Similar)  ~ Link Bracelet (Love this one)  ~ Sisco Berluti Coral Bead Bracelet c/o ~ Sandals (option) ~ Bag 


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