Friday, January 11, 2013

Friday's Fancies: Things that make me smile

Happy friday, I hope your first full week of the year has been off to a great start. The girls and I are settling nicely back home in Tennessee. While I don't have as many beautiful scenic snaps like what I had in Australia, here's a look at a few things that are making me smile this friday.


New take on old nursery rhymes. This book exposes toddlers and the like to the wonders of Louboutins, Nobu, Bolly, Krug and Premier Cru. Pretty sure this book is going to come back and bite me in the butt. My favourite rhyme from the book- 'Pussycat, pussycat, where have you been? I've been to London to visit McQueen. Pussycat, pussycat, what did you there? I bought the collection and kissed lots of air.' 




A whimsical neon bow bracelet I chanced upon at a boutique store by the sea. It's finding little gems like this in unexpected places that brighten my day.  




While Pockys (those Japanese choc dipped cookies on a stick) and I go way back, I've only recently discovered how even more delicious they become when dipped in milk. The only downside is wrestling over them with the kids.



Subdued with a tinge of colour, this winter I'm all about nails that look polished and refined. I recently picked up these Essie colours for my sister. The dark wine is a nice departure from your usual bold red lacquers. 



Imagine my delight when I came across these ready made box mix macarons at the supermarket!  For anyone who has ever attempted to bake these tiny delights from scratch, you'll know how difficult and frustrating they can be. The evil genius of Adriano Zumbo has taken all the guess work out of macaron making so you can spend less time worrying baking and more time eating. See what I mean about evil?


23 comments:

Marina Casapu said...

beautiful pictures!
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CoastWithMe said...

What a cute bracelet! Instant macarons?!!!!!!!! Let the choirs sing lol!!!!! Omg I have to try those!

Mrs C said...

Little piggy is one lucky gal! Have a great weekend, J!

Kisses and Hugs from :
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Jeans and a Teacup said...

Hahaha...I think that nursery rhyme book IS going to come back to bite. But it's super cute! A great collection of photos, as usual. Love the Essie polishes!
~Jessica

Jeans and a Teacup

Sheila said...

I would love to try instant macarons!!! :)

xo - Sheila
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GirlieBlogger@Beauty Fashion Blog Seattle said...

How lovely. Yes, the macaroons would make me happy too.
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Amy said...

I love that nursery rhyme book!

xx Amy
Leopard and Lillies

Anouka said...

I wonder what salted macarons taste like... I really love Pockys! Haven't had any in a long time. Have a wonderful weekend.

LUXESSED

Isa said...

That book sounds amazing! But like a terrible thing to show your toddlers - you don't want them to get too into that stuff while they're still on your finances! :P

And Poooooockyyyyyy, I need! Also, love your blog - new follower!

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Tie Bow-tie said...

These pictures are so cute! Macaroons look pretty nice!
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Cielo said...

Aww. So cute. Good thing these little things made you happy :)



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Miss Betty Boop said...

I just love your friday fancy's... :D

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Devon said...

Yes...that book is definitely going to come back to haunt you...
An afternoon reading that, painting my nails and eating macarons sounds particularly delightful!

Devon
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Mademoiselle Poirot said...

ALL these things would make me smile too! I love Essie nail colours and there's nothing like a cosy afternoon drinking coffee and eating macarons. Thank you so much for your lovely comments, I'm really flattered and appreciate them. Have a lovely evening xo

Crazy Style Love said...

Aww, so many sweet photos! Ha ha, I buy the "This Little Piggy Went to Prada" book for all of my friends that have little girls. It's just so cute!

xo Jenny
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Allison said...

I have the "This Little Piggy.." book too! ;) I've been working on buying "kids" books for several years now (planning way ahead) and this one was a must as soon as I saw it. it's too funny. And the macarons?? I need those!!
:)
Allison

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Stephanie Lin said...

I love the nailpolish colors!

Alyssa Longobucco said...

Oh, I love all those Essie shades. That reminds me, I need to give myself a mani!

Alyssa
The Glossy Life

miss b said...

That's one of my favourite fun books - such clever rhymes and beautiful Essie colours too.
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s said...

so awesome! xO!
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Always Maylee said...

I love and want that neon bow bracelet!

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Chocolate Cookies & Candies said...

I love your 5 things. LOL! That book. I've got to have it. I wonder if the ready made macaron box mix is available here. Mind you, I've had so many macarons in the past few years that I'm all macaroned out. For now :P

Fabulous Petite said...

Love this post esp the book. I need to get one for myself, lol. The neon bow bracelet is so pretty and I want that.

xo
Sam
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