My Friday Recommendations

It's Friday, and I'm full of opinions today! The weather here in Chicago continues to stink, so here are a few things to keep you occupied until the sun is shining and we are all running around outside.

If you have not seen this movie, I highly recommend that you do. Whether you are a vegan or not, it will change the way you look at everything you eat & wear. It's unbelievably moving. It's also available through Netflicks.

An inspirational book about Randy Grim, a complete lunatic who travels the streets of St. Louis in a van to capture stray dogs living on the streets and rescue them. Talk about a tear-jerker. Oh my. He is one of the bravest men I know of. I particularly love this book, because the theme shining through is how one person can make such a difference to the lives of so many, whether it be people or animals.

And if all else fails, just pop here and make you and your loved ones some tasty treats. I just made the Red Velvet Cupcakes last weekend and let me tell you...they were a big hit. We love Hannah Kaminski!


Summer Bag

Is it too early to plan my summer purse? Ah, who cares?
It's all about color this spring and summer.



I know. I tend to feature etsy quite a bit here. But I have to tell you, etsy sincerely has the most unique items. I make jewelry myself, and I can appreciate the time, effort and creativity that can go into a handmade piece.

I have been lusting after one of Raquel Castillo's necklaces since I came across her shop. Not only are her color combos amazing, but her earrings are adorable, too. I could literally buy every single item in her shop. If I had my wedding day all over again, I would get the Butterfly Enamel Garden. Imagine that paired with a soft, flowy white dress in a garden ceremony.

Check it out.