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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Become part of the Sole Society... ?!?!

By: Danie

Recently I found that Sole Society is no longer requiring members to pay the monthly "fee." I suppose someone thought if you got rid of the fees it would open the doors to people who weren't comfortable with that set up.

YAY for us... now you can join and buy what you like when you like. They really do have a great selection of shoes at a low cost, $49.95. So if you wanted these very sexy Marco Santi heels.... they could be all yours if you sign up for Sole Society ;)

For you ladies that are looking for more of a bargain I suggest Hautelook. It is a limited time private sales site, which means you have to sign up for the mailers and when the sale starts you have to pounce. This may be a little known fact but Hautelook is a subsidiary of Nordstrom. Which means you are getting Nordstrom brands!! I especially like it because you can snag a cute pair of shoes for as low as $20?!? Crazy, I know. The thing is they have a really limited supply (I am guessing maybe 1-2 pairs of shoes in each size) so you really have to be a decisive shopper or its gone : \
I got these cute Marco Santi shoes on Hautelook they were around $30

You have to know the worth of things to get the best price... I know I can go to TJ Maxx or Ross and get Carlos Santana Shoes for $30, which are amazing and so comfortable and also retail for $80 or more.....Michael Kors sunglasses for $20 but I know I cant get $50 7 For All Mankind jeans (at least I have never had that experience). I usually shop Marco Santi on Hautelook because it is cheaper than at Sole Society or Nordstrom Rack but I have a limited selection and I have to shop FAST!! Although the faster you shop the less time you have to think about the ridiculous amount of shoes in your closet :)

Happy Shoe Shopping!!!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Low Cal Chocolate Cake!

By: Danie

I had been hearing about making chocolate cake without the eggs and oil!?! Ingenious, that is like all the calories. I must say I have tried using apple sauce instead of oil- in banana bread it was O.K. it made the bread really dense. So for this experiment I was a little skeptical but for a 180 calorie piece of cake I was open to trying.

Chocolate Cake Mix (Moist)
1 cup water
1 single serve non fat greek yogurt (4/5 oz)

So I mixed everything together and the consistancy was alot like a mousse and it tasted really sour...BLAH!

So I baked it according to the specifications on the box.

This delish looking cake came out. Now was the true test of the recipe...

It was fantastic!! So smooth and moist... the sour taste had vanished, like magic. I added some strawberries and whipped cream but it was still a low cal treat :)

How amazing that I didn't need oil or eggs for this cake mix and it tasted wonderful.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Wish List *Bloom Theory Straps*

by: Ashley

I saw these a couple weeks ago - and I just can't get them out of my head.  I'm just a rookie when it comes to my DSLR but who wouldn't absolutely love to dress it up a little.  Bloom Theory Straps are totally swoon-worthy! Attach one of these, and your camera becomes a fashion accessory! 

Top Left: All About Beaus
Top Right: Ballet by Degas
Center: Stardust
Bottom Left: Washed Ashore
Bottom Right: Petit Cheri 

I love all of these... but I don't think my fiance would approve of me dishing out $100+ for a camera strap :(  So for now, these will just have to remain on my wish list.  See you in my dream Bloom Theory Straps...

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Tuesday Shoesday- Cute Pumps on a Budget

By: Danie

I looove these pumps! Not sure where I would wear them too but they just look so vintage with those buttons and the metallic with the mint is right on point! Grab them up at Charlotte Russe for only $38.50.

Happy Tuesday {Shoesday}  :)

Friday, May 4, 2012

Trip Review - Hot Springs, AR

Hey guys... the blogging has been taking the back burner to wedding planning :(  But I decided to post a quick little review of our trip to Hot Springs.  I had never been before.  Being up in the mountains was so beautiful!!! 

Here's a few pictures from the downtown area:

These pictures were taken on Bath Row.  The bath houses were built over the natural hot springs!! There's so much history this small little town.  The one pictured above is Quapaw Bath house.  

Hot Springs is definitely the place you go when you want a relaxing weekend.  The people there are so nice and friendly and there's a variety of things to do - spa, hiking, live music.  By the way... does that mean I'm getting old when I enjoy a low-key romantic and relaxing weekend vs. a party weekend in Miami or Vegas??!!