Monday, July 10, 2006

What I am into this week.

1) Reed Diffusers.

Basically the essential oil in the bottle is diffused in to the air slowly over time via the little wooden reeds you place inside. I saw these at TJ Maxx a few weeks ago, and then when Roxanna over at Everyday Treats wrote about them I knew I had to check them out. Luckily I snagged a really pretty set at Pier One last week, in a scent called "Mintini" which is a cool, minty, herbal-y scent that I LOVE and is perfect for the summer. I currently have one in the living room and intend to pick up another smaller one for the bathroom. They are really scented beautifully, not too strong but not faint either. Just a lovely background scent that you don't have to worry about leaving unattended. They are sold at Pier One in many different scents for $12 to $15, and they have larger ones suitable for larger spaces at Marshall's and TJ Maxx for $19.99.

2)Talbot's Semi Annual Sale

The skirts alone are reason enough to check out the sale.

Their coton tie front skirts are perfect for summer-at-work. They look long in that picture, but they fall to just below the knee, are light and swingy and on sale for $26. They also have a TON of pretty, patterned cotton skirts in a myriad of fun, summery prints on sale marked down AT LEAST 40%. And don't get me started on the SHOES, most of which are on sale in the $30 range. And Italian calfskin. And REALLY really cute.

3) Limoncello Martinis

I picked up a bottle of limoncello over the weekend and plan on serving these cocktails at a small dinner party I am having tomorrow. I think it would be REALLY cute to find those lemon fuit candies (you know the ones, the candy that looks like sugared thin fruit slices...) and garnish each glass with one of those, instead of an actual piece of lemon.

Limoncello Martini
3 fluid ounces vodka
1 fluid ounce limoncello
1 teaspoon confectioner's sugar

Fill a shaker with ice, add all the ingredents, shake and strain into martini glass. garnish with candied lemon

4) Dr. Scholls Pedicure Essentials Ultra Overnight Cream

Since I am trying to limit my pedicures to (at the most) twice a month, I need something hardcore to help me along. I wear sandals all the time and my feet tend to be dry, even with my daily morning moisture routine. On Sunday afternoon I slathered my feet in these, donned a pair of Adam's white socks (Sorry, Adam!) and watched Legends of the Fall while my feet happily hydrated. When I took them off after the movie, my feet felt great and STILL feel and look great today. I know some people do this overnight but I can't sleep with socks on. So my little sock & movie treatment works just fine for me.


clipper829 said...

Those skirts are PERFECT - how do they run, size wise?

Sarah said...

they run pretty true to size in my experience. my mom thinks they run small though. i guess i am no help at all. :-P

kim said...

we have those sticks here in the bathroom at work. i think they're cool AND look good in that bottle-thingy :) your sale-reports keep making me cry because i wanna shop in the US so badly AND i could SO use one of those skirts for a wedding i'm going to on friday *sigh* did i mention how shopping a little plus-size in germany SUCKS?

Sarah said...

well my dear, talbots ships internationally :-)

ka-rista said...

1. I just ran into those sticks while shopping in nybt.

2. Love the skirt (I should see if they make them for migdets.

3. Mmmmmm perfect summer martini

4. I use that every night! (I don't get pedis I have foot (omg you are a stranger don't touch me) issues.

MarisaJosephine said...

and my husband begged me to
cut down on my NAIL PAMPERING EXPERIENCES> now i must go to the best CVS in the world...Wollaston CVS and buy me some of those...

so what ocean views do you have?
are you in wally now?


Sarah said...

yay wally! no, i am on adam's shore which is between wolly and houghs my other building (the one i live in now) the view is obstructed by houses but in the new building there are no houses across the street! wa hoo!

MarisaJosephine said...

one of my best friends lives in Houghs Neck....They have a wild bonfire on the THIRD of July
My brothers gfriends parents live in adams shore. Very nice spot!
Congrats on your new digs!


Marcia said...

I have mad love for Limoncello. Now I want to go make martinis!