I wonder Friday, Mar 22 2013 


It is always surprising when I find myself in a situation unlike myself. I wonder why, why you ate not within my reach. Why are you not there for me to see and hold. When will you become my instant feeling of now…

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DO or DON’T? Photoshopping Your Ex Out of Pictures Thursday, Mar 21 2013 


I was recently reading my daily edition of Glamour when I came across this article regarding: Photoshopping Your Ex out of Pictures. I have to say I have contemplated this situation as I ended my previous relationship, going through old photos of holidays, birthdays, or special events. Many of which I look amazing and have fond memories except for the fact my ex is in many photos. Now, as I am trying to figure how I can save this picture of a great day (LSU TIGERS FOOTBALL NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP 2007). I decided to block out my ex face and put in LSU TIGERS mascot Mike the Tiger. Grant it, years ago I wouldn’t have thought about photoshop my old pictures of ex’s or what not. But, given the thought I look amazing why should I trash a special moment, all for the reason I cannot stand the sight of my biggest mistake/ex. You just make it work to your benefit!
What do you think…would you photoshop your ex from a picture?

DO or DON’T? Photoshopping Your Ex Out of Pictures

by Gena Kaufman
Glamour 3/15/2013

Some of us might just straight up destroy all evidence of a previous relationship, but for those who want to keep their memories without having their ex paraded in front of their faces, what do you think of this solution: Keep the photos, edit out the offending ex?

The Huffington Post recently pointed out a trend of Reddit users submitting their edited photos. First, a graphic designer who had been asked to photoshop a photo for a woman who wanted her ex-daughter-in-law removed from a family photo:

Ouch. Sorry, ex-wife.

Then, there was this post by a regular non-graphic-designer guy who took it upon himself to edit his own photo of himself with his ex-wife. His version is a bit more rough around the edges but also infinitely more hilarious:

Ouch, but…yum?

Would you guys ever go to such lengths to doctor a photo? Even though the idea of replacing all my exes with giant hot dogs (yes, there’s an intentional wiener joke in there) is pretty appealing for the hilarity, I can’t see myself ever seriously altering a picture. I can see why you wouldn’t want to sit around staring at your ex or your son’s ex, but…you can’t change history, you know? Everyone is still going to remember that the ex was there no matter how many delicious burritos you put in their place.

Source: Reddit

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Sex and the City Quotes Thursday, Mar 21 2013 


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“When you’re young, your whole life is about the pursuit of fun. Then, you grow up and learn to be cautious. You could break a bone or a heart. You look before you leap and sometimes you don’t leap at all because there’s not always someone there to catch you. And in life, there’s no safety net. When did it stop being fun and start being scary?”

~Carrie Bradshaw
Sex and the City

A Happy Closet makes me a Happy Girl Thursday, Mar 21 2013 


Vector-girl-fashion-perfume_1440x900Well, it’s that time of the year…it’s Spring! Time for bunnies, beaches, and bikinis, also gym time. It is time to polish those toes and tan those legs. I love transforming my closet for this season. Getting rid of the sweaters and boots, making room for flirty skirts and sandals. All the colors of the rainbow in stock from every store and accessories boutique. Oh, how I missed you pretty florals and ruffles, to the eyelets and lace in my wardrobe. I will admit I’m a control freak when it comes to organizing my wardrobe and accessories. I have a closet that has sections to where I can separate my blouses, skirts, and dresses, all color coordinated. Now, this is an all day season transition. So be prepared: turn on some Sex and the City episodes, pour a mimosa, and make a day of it. Here are a couple of ideas to make this an easy transition:
•make a list of staple items you need to complete your Spring wardrobe.
•try on every item, sort out articles that need cleaning, donate, or trash.
•color coordinate your wardrobe that way it’s easier to see what you have on hand.
•separate your coordinates : blouses, pants, skirts, and dresses. Gives you a better idea on how to plan your outfit of the day.
•rule of thumb: if you haven’t worn it in the last year or it doesn’t fit, discard it. It just means more room for new pieces.
•don’t forget those shoes, boots, and sandals. Any scuffs use a shoe polish, get a credible shoe repair to repair any caps, heels, or repairs. Any damage to shoes that cannot be salvaged, donate! Always look polished from head to toe…
•Accessories include handbags, scarves, and hats. Inspect all items to keep or discard.
•jewelry should be cleaned and repair if needed, discard any pieces broken if need be.
•I am a big fan of donating all my items to a women’s shelter or good will.
Lastly, not sure to what to do with pieces of clothing and accessories…have a swap party. You heard me, invite our girlfriends over with their items to swap out, chill some wine, prepare some finger foods and dessert. Set out all of you and girlfriends goodies and swap out your items. You never know what you may not love anymore could be a girlfriend’s most beloved.
Happy Springtime…
xoxo,
Nolagirlscocial

A Few Genius Ideas for Organizing Your Giant Tangle of Necklaces, Rings, Bracelets and More! Tuesday, Jul 12 2011 


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This is my problem, I have alot of jewelry that I purge twice a year but need a better way of organizing it. I need to see the jewelry in order to wear it…..

A Few Genius Ideas for Organizing Your Giant Tangle of Necklaces, Rings, Bracelets and More,

Courtesy of Glamour’s Own Accessories Editor, Maria Dueñas Jacobs

Try as we might, keeping that ever-growing collection of jewelry pieces under control can be tricky. Sure, some rainy Sunday, you sit there and untangle everything and it feels great when everything is in order but how do you maintain that organization when you’re a super fabulous outfit-changing girl on the go with a limited tolerance for un-knotting stuff? When our intrepid Accessories Editor, Maria Dueñas Jacobs, opened her home to the ladies at The Coveteur recently, we discovered two very chic tricks…

And no, they don’t involve labeling, boxing-up or a ordering closet organization system that’ll set you back the cost of a new pair of Louboutins. Maria does two very simple things: One, she incorporates parts of her collection into her home decor, giving her more room to spread out and primo visibility when she’s in a rush, and two, she embraces the chaos by keeping her jewelry squared off into different sections (or as I like to call them, capsule collections), meaning that things get messy but never too messy.

The system, in her own words, and a couple of outtakes from her profile on The Coveteur…

I try to keep my jewelry as organized as possible but inevitably when I’m rushed pieces get mixed up. Keeping them in categorized bowls and trays at least gives the illusion of a “controlled mess”.

I hate when my jewelry gets tangled. I get panicked every time one of my smaller, more personal pieces gets mixed up with the bigger pieces so I make sure to keep certain items in special
stands or trays.

I actually got the inspiration for my jewelry display from an old Domino (magazine) tear sheet. I love the look of over-spilling jewelry. My friends have compared my jewelry chest-of-drawers to a pirates treasure chest!

So there you have it, ladies. Kind of awesome, don’t you think? Now let’s turn the tables: What’s your trick to keeping that accessories collection organized? Are you a super-edited person or does your stuff spill out into all corners of your abode? Do you use boxes, drawers or trays to maintain order? Do tell!

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Beauty Blue Eyes Thursday, Jun 30 2011 


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Two Incredibly Lovely Blue Eyeshadow Looks to Copy
Wednesday, 06/29/2011 9:31 AM
Blue eyeshadow may be your new best friend. I know–it doesn’t sound like you guys would get along. But give it a chance here and see how pretty it is on Diane Kruger and Freida Pinto.

Diane went with a light blue that almost matched her eyes at the Jaeger-Lecoultre Reverso 80th Anniversary:

And Freida went a bit darker at Ferragamo’s Women’s Resort 2012 Collection show:

See how different the whole vibe of the look is? That’s how versatile blue shadow can be. The darker you go with it, the more sophisticated it is, while the lighter shades are a little more girlie. Just e sure to pair it with liner if you’re going light–otherwise it’ll get too ’80s mall-dweller on you.

Got a blue you’ve been rocking these days? If so, tell us in the comments!

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Glamour 2011
Photos: Getty Images, WireImage
by Beth Shapouri

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Cranberry-Key Lime Punch – Thursday, Jun 30 2011 


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Cranberry-Key Lime Punch –

I have used the recipe with cranberry vodka it is delish.

~Ingredients
2 cups fresh cranberries
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
5 to 6 cups chilled club soda
1/2 cup fresh Key lime juice
1 cup vodka (optional)
Garnishes: Key lime slices and fresh cranberries

~Directions
Combine 2 cups fresh cranberries, sugar, and water in a saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, 8 minutes or until cranberries begin to pop. Pour mixture through a wire-mesh strainer into a large pitcher, discarding solids; cool completely (about 1 hour). Stir in chilled club soda, fresh Key lime juice, and, if desired, vodka. Serve over ice. Garnish with Key lime slices and fresh cranberries.

Pan Fried Garlic Steak Tuesday, Jun 21 2011 


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This steak dinner is flavorful and hearty. Cannellini beans with butter and parsley make a fresh and easy side dish.

Ingredients
4 4- to 5-oz. beef ribeye (Demonico)
6 cloves garlic, peeled and thinly sliced
2 Tbsp. butter
1 15- to 19-oz. can cannellini beans (white kidney beans)
1/4 cup snipped fresh Italian (flat-leaf) parsley

Directions
1. Drizzle steaks lightly with olive oil; sprinkle with salt and black pepper.
2. Heat a 12-inch heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Add steaks and reduce heat to medium. Cook steaks for 3 to 4 minutes per side or until desired doneness (145 degrees F for medium-rare). Remove steaks from skillet; cover and keep warm. Add garlic slices to pan. Cook and stir 1 minute or until softened; remove from pan.
3. Add butter and beans to skillet; heat through. Add parsley and cook 1 minute more. Top steaks with garlic and serve with beans. Makes 4 servings.

Happenings around Nola Saturday, Jun 11 2011 


French Market Creole Tomato Festival- I love this festival because mama will be coming home with some Creole Tomatoes and fresh produce.

Louisiana Cajun-Zydeco Festival- then of course sit back and do a little 2 stepping to the music of Cajun-Zydeco, in the French Market.

Louisiana Seafood Festival- maybe learn some new seafood recipes at the cooking demos, of course I will have to do some quality taste on the seafood.

610 Stompers Ball Crawl- Join your favorite all-male krewe for the 610 Stompers Ball Crawl, a second-line-pub-crawl love child spawned by New Orleans and the year 1984. You and hundreds of new friends will dance, drink and crawl across Mid-City behind the Stompers, outfitted in your best (worst?) ‘80s gear. Your $35 ticket gets you registration goodies, five pub stops of free beer, and uncountable “memories,” also referred to as “blackmail opportunities,” should you remember your camera, and remain sober enough to use it.

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>Nola Girl Social: Is it a Romantic gesture or a Desperate gesture Friday, Jun 10 2011 


>Nola Girl Social: Is it a Romantic gesture or a Desperate gesture: “I had lunch with one of my girlfriends and were catching up and male bashing as we do. After a few glasses of wine, I asked about her new fl…”

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