Happy Tuesday! I just woke up from the weirdest nightmare and it is still weirding me out. Lets just say it involved zombies, plane crashes and ex-boyfriends. So strange!! Anywho here are my obsessions this week!


I love, love, love the ikat print and the 70’s style of this dress. I really adore a maxi dress, I would happily have a whole closet full of them. They are staples for me during the summer!



I watched a marathon of this show on Saturday. Loves it. Matt is totally Josh, the slightly mean one that has to work all the time and I am more like Brent taking care of the house and farm but happy. Is it weird I just compared us to a gay couple? If you haven’t seen this show it airs on Planet Green, watch it!

This is a combo between rose and champagne and it is delightful! So light and refreshing but not sweet. I love sparkling wine and champagne this time of the year when it is so hot out! Best part is it is on sale right now at Harris Teeter for $14.99!

This is the best concealer I have ever used hands down. I have the worst dark under eye circles that became even darker after I had my son and this stuff really conceals them. It is not cheap, about $70 but it works great and the tube lasts forever. I had been out for awhile and my mom just gave me a new tube and I forgot how much I love it!


I have talked about this cookbook before, but it is honestly one of my favorite cookbooks. Every recipe I have made out of it has been delicious! I use this cookbook so much that the pages are falling out. Yesterday I made her pineapple zucchini bread and it was scrumptious. I am thinking about making her Sheppard’s pie later this week.


  1. May 17, 2011 / 1:04 pm

    I have that cookbook and need to try that bread! I love the ikat dress too. I am fabric shopping for my kitchen curtains and currently ikat is in the lead.

  2. May 17, 2011 / 1:28 pm

    I am def buying that champagne at the teeter today, thanks for the tip!

  3. May 17, 2011 / 2:14 pm

    Katie Lee Joel is so pretty. I never in a million years would think her cookbook would be good. But everything you post on here is so delicious! I might go get it!

    I love maxi dresses too. I'm wearing one today even though it's 50 degrees and I look like a damn fool. 😉

  4. May 17, 2011 / 4:49 pm

    These are all great obsessions! And so glad to find a tip on concealer because my now-discontinued last tube is almost out!!!

  5. May 17, 2011 / 5:25 pm

    totally agree on the clea de peau concealer! I have serious dark circles too and this stuff does wonders!!!

  6. May 17, 2011 / 6:30 pm

    I just decided I really need a maxi dress! And the one I wanted from Nordys is gone 🙁 Loving this one you pictured!!

  7. May 17, 2011 / 8:09 pm

    I love Katie's cookbook and I love her photo's too. Her meatloaf is amazing. My brother in law knows her from college, I wonder what she is up to these days?

  8. May 17, 2011 / 8:28 pm

    I've always eyed Katie's cookbook, but hesitated to buy it. Now I won't hesitate. By the way, I took your advice and did start a blog. I hope you check it out when you have time!

  9. May 18, 2011 / 12:58 am

    Natalie I adore that dress and of course need the bubbly with it!

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  10. May 18, 2011 / 6:03 am

    Good afternoon from Tokyo!

    Katie Lee's cookbook is great, isn't it? It's one of the few we managed to smuggle away before our move to Tokyo. I figured anything endorsed by Paula Deen had to be solid!

    As for the Beekman Boys…I wish I could watch them here! I've heard nothing but praise in regards to them. Maybe our next move will give us the opportunity.

    Have a wonderful week ahead with your lovely family.




  11. May 18, 2011 / 12:00 pm

    Love your obsessions! Especially the Mumm Napa. Visited the vineyard while in Napa a couple of years ago, one of my favorites!

  12. May 19, 2011 / 2:48 am

    Love that Shoshanna maxi dress, so perfect!

    I have AWFUL dark circles, so I should definitely try that concealer… if it works it's worth every penny!

  13. May 19, 2011 / 6:38 pm

    That dress is tres fab! I'm totally digging the retro ikat and tie dye prints for summer this year…this is perfect! Thanks for sharing!

    Peace. Love. LOL!

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