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Jan 31, 2012

I am a huge fan of goat cheese. I know that not everyone is but if you do like it you must try this breakfast cheese spread. I saw it at Harris Teeter and it retails for $11.99 which I would probably not normally pay, but right now they have it on special for $4.99. I bought the Fig flavor and I have been eating it on toast every morning. It is also tasty on crackers! There are 5 different flavors. I think I will try the Honey one next. It is kind of similar to cream cheese and so delish.

I was browsing in JCrew yesterday and saw this beautiful stripped blouse. I love the kelly green and navy color combo. Since the New Year I have implemented the 24 hour rule for purchases where I really think about how bad I want/need the item. Well I can’t get this blouse out of my head. I am picturing it with skinny jeans, long gold chains, and high heeled booties. Sigh, it’s 24 hours later and I am still dreaming about her. I think I need to buy her.

I am convinced I need to wallpaper Sterling’s bathroom in this adorable whale wallpaper. It comes in three color choices: gray, blue, and aqua. I am leaning towards the gray. How adorable is it?

Ladies trust me when I say I will never have really short hair again (and I mean it). I did it once, along with going very dark brown (also a horrible idea) and will never do either again. That being said I am thinking about cutting it a little bit. I have the itch for a new do for Spring. I am smitten with Gwennie’s hair in this picture not to mention her color. Thinking about bringing this to my hairdresser in a few weeks. Dish- Love the long bob it or Hate it?

This quote reminds me of both my boys. LOVE.



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  1. okay, ADORE that whale wallpaper, who makes it? second, I really love that last wall sign from sugarboo. I'm pretty sure I'm ordering one for our playroom!

  2. Val says:

    I need and must try that cheese-spread. Sounds divine.

    I recently went darker with my hair and became seriously sad. I called my hairdresser the next day and
    begged and pleaded with her to color me lighter. lol

  3. Good morning. I dig a long bob, especially when you can still pull it up in a pony when needed. Love the wallpaper too!!

  4. I am in love with the LOB (long bob). I say do it, it has so much style! And yum that spread sounds incredible.

  5. Nat says:

    That cheese looks delicious I might have to pick some up- love goat cheese. Love the long bob and the color.

  6. Virginia says:

    I love that top! The wallpaper is so precious! I think you would look great with that haircut.

  7. That cheese looks delish, and sadly I will drop big bucks on good cheese. Also, so smitten with the cool colors in the J.Crew blouse!

  8. Taylor says:

    love the long bob – I think it would look great on you! And I have a serious goat cheese obsession – I love it with fig Jam too… it's also great with red pepper jelly!

  9. Christina says:

    Need the cheese. I'd definitely buy the Fig flavor first. I want to take the cinnamon and honey and mix them!! Love Gwyneth's hair…I can never decide to grow mine out or not, but that I can do!!

  10. That wallpaper is adorable!!

    I said I would never cut my hair short again either but that haircut is super cute!!

    and I LOVE that quote too! šŸ™‚

  11. I am literally wearing that J. Crew blouse as I type this. Bought it Sunday and already wearing it for the second time, to many compliments. Get it!

  12. I think the Gwennie cut would look awesome on you! Worst case you can get extentions!

  13. Love the long blond bob- especially with the JCrew blouse. Must have!

  14. KatiePerk says:

    That haircut is hot. And I love the gray whale paper! Too cute!

  15. megan says:

    Lovvve the long bob, I always try to get it but of course it never looks like that on me. The grey whale wallpaper is definitely my fave.

  16. Get OUT! I've already talked to my hair stylist about gp's bob. We're growing my front out a bit before I do it! Hopefully next appt will be good enough. And the cheese looks divine, as does the blouse and wallpaper.

  17. Love that bob! I plan on going shoulder length in a couple weeks (for spring). I'm sick of my stringy ends. It's just hair and will grow back. Change is good!

  18. Love Gwyn's hair! And that cheese spread looks SOOO good!

  19. Amy R. says:

    Such a great post full of some good stuff! Now I am dreaming of the J.Crack shirt:) I like the Gwennie bob, and it would grow out fast if you don't like it.

    Amy R. {plain & fancy living}

  20. I just cut my hair like Gwens and im LOVING it. Its still long and so mod!

    check it out on my facebook.com/baragar


  21. sampenner says:

    I always adore your obsessions posts. So full of fun things! Gwenyth's haircut is so gorgeous on her!



  22. I love that blouse – anything navy and green always gets me! Also adore the wall covering…so sweet and playful!! go for the grey!

  23. love that haircut! I love goat cheese and that blouse is gorgeous!

  24. Bud and Leo says:

    I need to try that cheese! Sounds like heaven and I'm so in love with that wall paper. Grey for sure! Kelli

  25. Jenna says:

    Since moving to SA I've fallen head over heels in love with goats cheese since it's so cheap here! It's addicting!

    And I love that wallpaper – adorable!


  26. Love the long bob! It's short enough to style easily and look chic, but long enough to pull back (99% of the time!) šŸ˜‰ it would be amazing on you!

  27. I LOVE all the stripes J. Crew has out right now! Also, as for the hair–mine is cut similarly now and I don't love it. It's an awkward length because it's not quite short or long and it tends to sit weird at the shoulder. When I go to get it cut next week I'm planning to have her chop a little off so it's JUST above the shoulder.

  28. Megan says:

    I love gwen's cut in that picture and I'm sure it would be a great look on you- really versatile. Can't wait to try that goats cheese!!

  29. Love the hair!!! You should do it-it would look so great on you!!! Also digging the whale wallpaper! It has always been a favorite of mine and would be presh in a boys bath!

  30. Love the hair!!! You should do it-it would look so great on you!!! Also digging the whale wallpaper! It has always been a favorite of mine and would be presh in a boys bath!

  31. Oh my God, why haven't I seen that shirt from J.Crew?!!! NEED IT!
    Love the wallpaper and gray would also be my choice šŸ˜‰
    I really need a hair makeover, badly, I'm even thinking on coloring (never done anything to my hair in my life!), love Gwyneth's cut.

  32. love.it.all! The hair is great and really fresh for spring. I've also gone brunette before and always end up going back to blonde.

  33. Just chopped my hair to a medium length bob, think Olivia Palermo. A little longer than GP. I love it, it's so much healthier but I can still put it up etc.. I will be posting my new hair cut on my blog hopefully tomorrow if you want to check it out.