[Valid Atom 1.0] BarbaraEllen: April 2013

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Shop Local. Go Buy Rochester for Tasteful Additions.

Asha Waterstreet, owner of
Tasteful Additions

This Mother's Day you need to be shopping at Tasteful Additions, a specialty oils, vinegars, & salts store located on Monroe Avenue in Pittsford that is so much more. A must-visit. Mother, brother, daughter, father, aunt, uncle, & just because, this #ShopLocal hub will satisfy all of your culinary (and body care!) needs. Read about why I cannot wait to return again & again & again and why Tasteful Additions is a Go Buy Rochester member. I dare you to enjoy it as much as I (& my mom)!!

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Internal Monologue. We Are One. We ♥ Boston.

The Aftermath.

We are one. Outwardly, this means that we are rooted within the United States. It means that we bond together especially when times are uncertain, chaotic, tragic, & senseless. It means that we act as a united group with a united vision, in spite of. Inwardly, it means that we are inherently the same. It means that despite our approaches to life, different perspectives on politics, different faiths in religion, that we acknowledge the same common needs, dreams, and desires. That, yesterday, today, & tomorrow, we are all one thing. Human.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Friday 'Fessional. Themed Outfits: Pink Lemonade.

Pink Lemonade.

In my hand, I'm holding some ...
pomegranate limeade.
It started with the $.99 Wet 'n' Wild Shine in Dreamy Poppy and ended with a theme-inspired outfit. I call it: Pink Lemonade. Quite frankly, everyone love some pink lemonade. My favorite part about this outfit has to be its #ShopLocal allure. While the cardigan is J. Crew Outlet c. 2009 and the T, an oldie from Aero, the rest of the outfit & accessories are #ShopLocal tried & true.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Save v. Spend. Nail Polish on the Cheap.


All Time Fav Save.
Rimmel London in French Rose.
If you know me by now, you know that I love nail polish. We can thank Nicole Jaclyn for that. And my inner-Kindergarten-self who would have bought stock in Lee-Press-Ons had she known what stock was. Not only do I love nail polish, but I love expensive nail polish. Or varnish. Or laquer. The good stuff. And while I maintain the truth in an $8-$15 buy, and while I can vouch for the validity of a $20 lacquer (it lasted 3 weeks with negligible touch-ups!!!), my thrifty self can't help but ponder a niche for nail polish on the cheap.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Shop Local. Happy Birthday Shop Peppermint!!! & Wants v. Don't Needs.

Happy Birthday ShopPeppermint!!!

Shop Peppermint.
Emma/Model. Tanvi/Owner/Designer. Cooper/Cuddly.

I wanted earrings. Bow earrings. Anchor earrings. Stud earrings. Sunglass earrings. Not all of the above, but some combination therein. And I wanted rings. Dainty rings. Edgy rings. Rings with character. Finally, I wanted bangles. Bangles that bang. Bangles that bling. But I did not--most definitely did not--want all of these things, all at once. What am I to do with 13 new pairs of earrings?? 
Lacquer Bow Set
Faceted Pyramid Studs

Bead, Heart, &Anchor Set