January 3, 2011

A Nudge In The Right Direction

Who couldn't use a little incentive to make achieving your resolution goals a little sweeter?!  

Out with the old and in with the new.  Fresh cosmetic bags will help you declutter your vanity drawer.

Want to look effortlessly cool?  Either of these frocks would easily up your Fab-Factor to a ten.

Why not make your new diet a little more attractive to the eye?  Invest in some new dishes (even if just one plate or bowl) to make those restrained meals feel a little more like a splurge.

Want to expand your talents this year?  Look up local shops in your area that offer design classes.  This Floral Arranging Class by Stems is on my must do asap list.

Trying to live a better life?  Now is the time to take up your Mother's helpful advice and polite reminders .

Resolved to get organized in 2011?  Grab a great planner and some pretty file folders.

Are you a workaholic who needs a reminder to just relax?  Invest in some great resort wear and book a vacation somewhere exotic.

Want to minimize your environmental footprint but can't help your shopping addiction?  Recycle your shopping bags into wall art.  Genious.

And, in my opinion, some of the best advice for a better life...

21 comments:

Carissa @ the Fabulous Design File said...

Those framed shopping bags are amazing!!! LOVE that!

christine {bijouandboheme} said...

Love the make-up bags and you know how I usually hate them. Great post my dear and lots to think about- I particulary like the shopping bags, sage words and need for resort wear:) xo

Aubrey said...

I'm with Carissa, shopping bags as art is totally brilliant...in more ways than one...seriously have not even tried making any new years resolutions yet. I am so lame! (c: Or maybe I am just that on the ball...NOPE. Just that lame. (c: hehehe

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Kim Aull said...

I LOVE the cosmetic bags. I am a sucker for bags, purses, luggage, etc and these cosmetic bags have made my want list for sure! :)

Natalie said...

I am obsessed with Thread Social and Tucker! Love both the dresses you posted! Might have to make my way to Hampton Clothing to see if they have them. I am really digging the Thread Social one.

things that sparkle said...

I just love this post! Shopping as a way to help keep new years resolutions is pretty genius and the best excuse I can think of.

jane says said...

I love the shopping bag as art idea! Great find. Happy 2011!

xoxo,

http://littleblacksequin.blogspot.com/

daninotes said...

Need to take a class at Stems looks like so much fun.

Morgan said...

A floral class would be so fun!! Great post!

Simply LKJ said...

Love the idea of framing shopping bags! My oldest daughter collects hers. This would be great for her apartment!!

Jessie said...

I love the idea learning to arrange flowers. I am trying to erase the shopping bag idea from my mind. Shame on your for giving me another reason to shop. :)

emily said...

Wow! So many great finds. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Glad to have found your blog! I'm your newest follower!

17 Perth said...

Love love love the cosmetic bags.....and the framed shopping bags. Lovely.

Christina said...

looooove that bowl!

marissa @ roost said...

I took a floral class in college, it was SO fun! I love knowing the names of some of the rarer flowers.

Gray Benko said...

What a great post, I don't even know where to begin! I LOVE the make-up bags (and am in major need of a new one), NEED those file folder's for my business (so cute) and WISH I could afford that Thread Social dress! The framed shopping bad idea really is pure genius! I wish I could be that creative!

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Andrea of House of White said...

I always hated throwing out pretty shopping bags, and now I have a purpose for them! Great finds!!

Gaby @ The Vault Files said...

Love those cosmetic bags!

Blissful Mediocrity said...

Love the shopping bag wall art!!

marysia reeves said...

STEMS ia amazing! Anne did my head pieces and store front last year during CFW. and guess where I'm having my big b-day party??? STEMS! They now rent their space for events. Doing anything on Feb 19th?? How about a dance party?!!