I’m Loving…

1. Burt’s Bees Lemon Cuticle Creme — I think I’ve mentioned before that I’m one of those unkempt girls who doesn’t get manicures very often. This cuticle balm keeps things from getting too out of control. When I got engaged, I started adding it to my nails double time.

2. J.Crew Tillary Tote — Inspired by the Celine luggage tote? Maybe. Still effortlessly stylish and a probable classic for years to come? Definitely.

3. Madewell Film Noir Pump — I’m loving the punchy jade green color on these shoes! PS — they also come in leopard. This is one thing I’ll miss about an office job. Clothing purchases are much less justifiable.

4. Almond oil — I’ve discovered my favorite hair oil treatment ever. And surprise, surprise, it’s natural! I comb about a tablespoon or so of almond oil through my hair, put it up in a bun, and let it hang out. I’ll clean the house, cook dinner — whatever. Wash it out (sometimes it takes two shampoos), condition as usual. When I blow it out and iron it, it’s frizz free and super moisturized. Note: my hair type is thick, wavy, slightly prone to frizz.

5. Spider Mums — I bought a couple bunches of these two weeks ago, and they look as fresh as the day I got them. Here’s to flowers that are inexpensive, interesting looking, and last forever!

6. Diamante Boxes from Plantation — I purchased the larger size of these boxes from my local Plantation store last year. It’s floated around my apartment a bit, and had recently been living on my cubicle desk at the office. This week, as I re-configured and re-organized my home office (a mini-clean out was in order!), I decided to put this box front and center on my desk. It’s got a whole new lease on life!

You know what else I’m loving? The new layout changes here on the blog. They’re all thanks to the wonderful Lisa from Elembee Creative. She was so easy to work with, put in extra hours over the weekend to help me get things up and running, and answered every little question I had. If you’re in the market for some graphic or web design work, be sure to check her out (she blogs too)!

A lot of the impetus behind the changes was to begin a sponsorship program. If you’re interested in having your brand featured here on vmac+cheese, stay tuned — advertising info will be available soon!

Happy Monday, everyone!

{Image Credit: Spider Mums from Martha Stewart


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  1. 2.13.12
    Nikki said:

    The new layout looks so fab! Congrats!

  2. 2.13.12
    Lindsey said:

    LOVE those shoes. Super fun and stylish. I went to the “how to quit your day job” roundtable at Alt, and the moderator said that if you are working from home be sure to get up and dress as though you were working somewhere else (no PJs). Maybe you can’t justify jade heels, but I think you can just justify some home office “outfit” purchases :)

  3. 2.13.12

    I have absolutely no need for that JCrew tote, but I think Im going to get it anyway! I get excited every time I see it! Love the new blog layout!!

  4. 2.13.12

    I LOVE those Plantation boxes. In fact, I wish for them too. But do you think, in a very subtle and neutral environment, they’d be too busy? that’s my only worry. hmmm… so great though.


  5. 2.13.12
    viv said:

    I love the new look! And I’m also loving that J.Crew handbag… it’s so Celine-y!

  6. 2.13.12

    That J.Crew bag is perfection!

  7. 2.13.12
    Kim said:

    i’m officially obsessed with those shoes. that shade of green is gorgeous!


  8. 2.13.12
    Julia said:

    Love love all of these. I blogged about the Tillery tote and can’t stop thinking about it! It’s like the Celine. But better for my wallet!

  9. 2.13.12
    Heather said:

    I love the Burt’s bees cuticle cream. It is the BEST. Especially when you never take the time to get a manicure. :)

  10. 2.13.12

    That bag is J.Crew? Totally thought it was Celine. LOVE!

  11. 2.13.12
    Jess said:

    I use Essie’s cuticle oil, but having a wax or creme to put on instead of the messy oil would be great. I’ll have to check that out!

    I also adore those pumps. The silhouette is just so pretty, and the color is so striking!

  12. 2.13.12

    I love that cuticle cream! It really works wonders, especially since my hands are so dry in the winter

  13. 2.13.12
    Kate {domestikatedlife} said:

    That bag is gorgeous, totally timeless

  14. 2.13.12
    brighton said:

    You are so very talented with photoshop! I love getting your new blog posts in my email inbox!

    I’m OBSESSED with that J.crew tote!! It’s like a normal girl version of celine!

  15. 2.13.12

    Absolutely love that new J.Crew bag. Who cares if it looks like the Celine luggage tote? It’s an affordable, timeless piece that every woman can get her hands on. A winner in my book!

  16. 2.13.12
    Haydee said:

    I actually use the almond oil as my moisturizer but now must try using it on my hair. Great tip.

  17. 2.13.12
    Kate said:

    Oh yes, the Tillary tote. absolutely love this bag especially because it is clearly inspired by the Celine bag but not so much that it is a blatant rip off.
    Congrats on all your recent updates, so excited for you!!

    <3 Kate
    http://www.theforgetfulwife.com (formerly known as BlondeVivant)

  18. 2.13.12
    Neda said:

    I really like the new look! And, I’m loving what you’re loving…especially the spider mums and boxes!

  19. 2.13.12
    Tabitha said:

    Love those pumps, amazing.


  20. 2.13.12

    loving the madewell shoes, happy monday :)

  21. 2.13.12
    Jenine said:

    I L-O-V-E Burt’s Bees cuticle cream! It smells fresh and works wonders on my over worked, paper’d hands!

  22. 2.13.12
    Lisa said:

    Thanks so much for the shout out!! Definitely need to try that cuticle cream — mine are terrible! I’ve been really good about painting my nails weekly but I don’t do much else with them.

  23. 2.13.12
    Jas said:

    love the #3 pumps! amazing!

  24. 2.13.12

    I love the new site design! And I think I can justify the pumps ;)

  25. 2.13.12
    Natalie said:

    The layout is great! I’m OBSESSED

  26. 2.13.12
    Natalie said:

    Oops, I got to excited and pressed enter too quick. I was saying…I’m OBSESSED with those Madewell pumps!

  27. 2.13.12
    Keren V. said:

    I literally drench my fingers in that cuticle cream nightly. The lemon smell is divine, and transforms me to a lemon grove in Spain.