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Jun 7, 2011

I adore an orchid. They are so easy to care for and look gorgeous. I used them at my wedding and I still am obsessed with them. I am staying with my parents this week before my brother’s wedding and I am so envious of my mom’s orchid. How beautiful is it (and yes it is real!)? If you live in Charlotte Jesse Campbell is the man to call he does amazing orchid and plant arrangements!

Just found this adorable dress online. Normally I don’t have too much luck at F21 since most of the clothes are made for rail thin 15 years old but occasionally I find cute stuff like this.

This hummus is amazing. I have tried the edamame hummus with roasted red pepper and sesame and the spicy yellow lentil with apricots and sunflower seeds and they both knocked my socks off. I just bought the Tuscan white bean hummus to try next. They sell them at Harris Teeter. They are delicious!

I am pretty loyal to my Tracey Anderson DVDS, but they get really boring sometimes so I like to switch it up. My brother gave me these Physique 57 DVDs for my birthday and I love them. They are a great workout. I like that two of the DVDs are only 30 minutes so if you don’t want to do an hour you can do the 30 minute one! I am always sore the day after I do these which I think is a good thing!

I love this stuff. It is one of the best exfoliating face washes I have tried. Best part it is dirt cheap like $4! It smells great and really makes your skin so smooth!

What are you loving this week? xoxo

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  1. Jill says:

    I have said this before, but I think we are sisters separated at birth. I always try to have an orchid in my house, they are so low maintenance and will last awhile. I usually pick mine up at trader joes.

    and I have a slight obsession with edamame hummus, it is the best!!

  2. That dress is super cute!!! Great find.

  3. I heart orchids too – so beautiful!!! Enjoy your brothers wedding!

  4. Christina says:

    i love the color of my dress. that's what color i got my pedicure in! orchids are so beautiful, why must they be so hard to keep? and edamame hummus? NICE

  5. Lisa Fergus says:

    Great obsessions! and easy on the F21 is for 15 year olds! šŸ˜‰ I shop there on occasion and love my finds!


  6. I used apricot scrub too and I also love orchids! My friend Amanda's grandfather has a whole greenhouse of orchids and some are really rare–there's even one that only opens at night!

  7. I've never had an orchid but I need to get one! I love to have fresh flowers in the house!

  8. That hummus sounds amazing, I need to try!

  9. Oooh loving those orchids! So so pretty! And I must try the edamame humus! Looks delish!

  10. I am totally impressed with your mom…that orchid is FABULOUS! Yes, they are very easy to care for, but I'm pretty sure I still manage to make them as sickly as possible. What can I say, it's a gift (c:

  11. That dress is so cute! I think im going to get it now!

  12. Lili says:

    my house is blooming with orchids too! will share pics soon…i want that dress!

  13. Beautiful orchid! I will have to try the hummus! Sounds great! Sometimes I find cute dresses at F21 online but if they are unlined I have found that the material is extremely see through which happened with my last online dress purchase from there. So dissappointed because the dress was really cute!

  14. Ms. Bright says:

    Hey girl! I'm smitten with your's as well! And I swear, I've seen you/met you somewhere before! You look SO familiar! Can't wait to follow along!
    Thanks for the sweet comments! We're hoping to relocate down the coast somewhere in the near future!!

  15. supersparkle says:

    Jealous about the edamame hummus – here in the UK, i have never seen it šŸ™
    Sweet dress! But I am loving the Japanese Blossom skirt by Nicole Farhi


    It's a definite purchase! Kx

  16. I love orchids! They may be my favorite flower.

  17. Natalie says:

    cute dress! totally agree F21 is usually for size 0 teenagers. boo. however their accessories fit everyone! if they don't turn your skin green…

    ps thanks for "following" me! I am excited to have a new blogging friend! šŸ˜‰


  18. I adore orchids too- how do you keep yours alive? I just got one as a hostess gift and it says put 3 ice cubes in every 10 days. The other one I have is fake!

  19. Alicia xoxxo says:

    Love all of your obsessions! I usually do! šŸ˜‰ You sure we weren't sisters/friends in another life? I love that orange dress from F21! Great find! I adore hummus! I will have to try that kind the next time I am at HT! Your mom's orchid is gorg! I would prob kill it though. I can kill a bamboo plant, and that takes talent. I also love St. Ives! I have used it as a an all over body scrub and it makes my skin so soft!!!

  20. Natalie says:

    I've been wanting to buy an orchid since forever!

    I'm so with you on Forever21 but I just recently found a really cute dress there, too. Loving this orange one!

  21. I have all fake orchids from Lady Tess and that's the only way I can keep a plant longer than two weeks! Loving that F21 dress!

  22. I am obsessed with Physique 57 here in NYC!

  23. Melissa says:

    Hi Natalie. Just wanted to let you know that the st. ives apriot scrub is horribly damaging to your skin. The pits they use are not rounded but crushed so there are jagged edges that tear your skin, allowing bacteria in causing not only breakouts but also pre-mature aging of your face. It's ok to use on other areas like your elbows, knees and feet but I highly recommend finding another product with rounded beads. If you like an exfoliating facial cleanser Aveda makes a brilliant one that leaves your skin radiant. I love all your other obsessions! If you ever make it to Charlotte for a long visit, I'd LOVE to give you a facial!

  24. Natalie says:

    That dress is such a great color…and yes hummus is awesome!