Weekend Perfection

It’s actually embarrassing how much my life revolves around food and dogs. Good thing I’m secure with myself.

Our weekend was perfectly lazy…Home cooked dinners, a trip to the dog park, a couple naps and two Starbucks runs. I even made The Husband drink a few bottles of wine with me, we sipped vino tinto and crashed early……It was perfection.

Today my task is to find the perfect bed for our little daughter dog Georgia, I’m going to hit the ushe – Winners, Homesense, Target. If I’m feeling really ambitious, I may even try to craft one up myself, check out these clever dog bed ideas I found on Pinterest!

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This is little Georgia, she deserves a masterpiece, don’t you think?

Happy Monday!

Jaclyn xo

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Belly Baring

I’m cleansing you guys – because it’s Summertime and baring your midriff is big this season.
I scoured the Internet until I found a doable detox program and the Four Elements Cleanse seems doable. I’ll eat high fiber fruits, veggies and grains and drink a mixture of apple cider vinegar, lemon juice and cayenne pepper for the next 7-10 days. Easy peasy. Except I make everything extra difficult for myself. I overindulged this weekend so I’m starting off puffier than usual and craving a Fritter like a mofo.

It’s been three hours. I have a headache. I want a cup of coffee. I’m gagging over the detox drink. I’ll let you know how I’m feeling in a few days. Happy Monday!

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This detox drink better start tasting like a jalapeño martini soon…

Jaclyn xo

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Scruffy.

Beard maintenance is a thing now, you guys. I was recently made aware that the coolest men are conditioning their facial hair with special made-for-beard products. Because I aim to be cool, I am immediately going to purchased some Wild Man beard conditioner for My guy. I want him to smells like he was hit in the face by a lumberjack with an almond-tainted rosemary bush. There’s nothing sexier than a man who smells like a spa!

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Jaclyn xo

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Busy Bee

Excuse my absence as of late. I’ve been incredibly busy forcing my dog to pose for photos, taking pictures of flowers with my iPhone, and drinking Cider. I promise to be better.

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TGIF

Jaclyn xo

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Rock The Boat 2

So I’m taking tomorrow and the weekend offline and I’m giddy as hell about it. Have a glorious weekend and don’t be jelly. My life is rarely this carefree.

Tips for the perfect long weekend holiday:

  • Drink your signature cocktail all weekend – you deserve it!
  • Dress in breezy maxi dresses, anything sheer and havaianas.
  • Go for a natural look, wash hair, tie it in a bun then let it dry naturally – your waves will be killer – thanks Karen for that tip.
  • Create a Long Weekend menu and try a recipe using fresh produce from your local market – I’ll be chefing up cold eggplant stacks drizzled with olive oil and balsamic with fresh basil and love.
  • Enjoy an ice cream in a classic cone.
  • Head north, where the air is cleaner and the stars shine brighter
  • shut down your laptop, even if you stay in the city turn it off – explore your own surroundings and act like a tourist while you’re at it!
  • Own being lazy – if you have a DIY project or gardens you want to work on do it at a slow pace. And if you get distracted by cocktails or friends, who cares enjoy it.
  • Drink your signature cocktail..

Happy long weekend everyone!

This is what my car looked like this week…

This is me tomorrow…

This is what I will be looking at…

I will drown in this before I drown in the lake…

Rock the boat a little!

Happy May long weekend.

Jaclyn xo

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All I Want to Wear for Christmas

So lookit. It’s been a long time. I get that you’re probably wondering if I’ve crawled into a cave with Channing Tatum, but the truth is, he’s married. I know you don’t want to hear excuses, but I wrapped up my 7 year corporate career, took some time to smell the hydrangeas, discovered a few new things about myself, and slept. A lot. Or slept-walked through the shoe department at Holt Renfrew, but listen: I’m back.

And I feel amazing.

For those of you that loyally read this mess, it’s true that this time of year makes me giddy as hell. I don’t know if its the pretty little flakes falling outside my window, perhaps its the catchy jingle with Mariah Carey and Jimmy Fallon that’s lighting up my iPod, or the excitement of dressing a little glamorous and wearing sequins and Ruby Woo to all the holiday parties? Whatever it is, can you blame me, It’s such a peaceful, sparkly, cheerful time of year!

As I sit here tapping my sequin slippers to “All I want for Christmas” I want to share with you a little compilation of “All I want to wear for Christmas”. Warning: textured tights, sparkly shoes, sequin trimmed blazer, and gold ahead – might cause rapid heart beat, excessive smiling and holiday fever.

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Sometimes you just need to stop and smell the hydrangeas, slip into something sequin and shake your little a*s to some Christmas tunes to get in the spirit.

Jaclyn xo

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Sweater Weather

So apparently the formula for fall is as follows: Sweaters, booties, chunky sweaters, layers and ….. Sweaters.

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It’s officially sweater weather, basically crawl into the perfect sweater and hibernate under it till spring.

For me sweaters and boots are easy as hell. I love fall.

Jaclyn xo

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Hey can I borrow this…I’ll give it back to you…Never.

That scarf and those boots you’re wearing, do you like them? The scarf is amazing, you always get compliments on it, you worked hard to pay for it and it’s just the right kind of piece to keep your wardrobe diverse. It’s a pretty good scarf, I have to admit. You should take it on adventures, wear it to all kinds of events, and lovingly place it on a wooden hanger that keeps it crease-free. Keep that scarf by your side and, if you want to continue living out your storybook clothing item-human love affair, don’t ever, ever lend it out to a girl.

Can you borrow that? Define “can” and “borrow.” I mean, theoretically, you will look like a huge ass if you say, “No, I love this item and would like to see it some time in the near future.” That’s just not something friends do. And it’s doubtful that “borrow” is an appropriate word, given how often the clothing items we lend end up just finding their cottony way into our wardrobe rotation. It’s a sad, profound moment when your out with a girlfriend, looking across the table and thinking to yourself, “Jesus Christ, is that my sweater?” or when you check your Instagram news feed and some chick is wearing your favorite wellies, your thought, “what the hell is she thinking? does she not understand borrowing etiquette, I hope one day she can afford her own?”. You almost start to feel sorry for the “borrower”.

Which brings me to these few tips:

If you love a piece of your wardrobe so much, you would marry it – simply don’t lend it out.

If you are the “borrower” dont be a brat, return the items within 5-7 business days, it’s practically like a business deal, your borrowing something someone else worked really hard for.

Don’t lie if you happen to rip a dress or stain a tee. Own up to what happened (like we said, no one is immune to accidents) and try to remedy it as quickly as possible. If it needs to be dry-cleaned or taken to a tailor, it should be your responsibility to cover the costs.

Be honest about your size. You may both wear size 27 jeans, but your C-cups will definitely stretch out her A-cup knit tops.

If you borrowed something months ago and feel like its yours, you’re wrong. It’s wrong, you’re wrong and it’s tacky.

This post really speaks to me, in some way I see my closet as some kind of stylist room, just waiting to be browsed through by my friends to dress them and put a smile on their faces. As well I look to their closets to fill any voids when I’ve got an event and refuse to spend money, but the etiquette is there, we all have an understanding. I call us greedy, but we just have a love for an amazing pair of shoes when we see them, and that’s not a crime, is it?

DON’T BE TACKY.

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Jaclyn xo

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Comatose

I ate stuffing and mashed potatoes four days in a row. Hence, I am the opposite of sexy, which I think is frumpy right? I long for water and cardio.

I’m still comatose from the long Thanksgiving weekend, so feast your eyes on these lovely fall photos that have me craving a cozy photo shoot with my man.

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Hope everyone had a lovely Thanksgiving!

Jaclyn xo

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Sleeping Beauty

Something about the crisp air and fall like temps that make me want to stay under my duvet and work from my home office….

Or maybe build a bed in my office?

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I think I’m on to something…….

Jaclyn xo

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