Weekly Roundup

Can’t believe we’re already halfway through August. September will be here before we know it and I’m so excited to be attending part of New York Fashion Week and a blogger conference hosted by Lucky Magazine. Plus, I get to meet some incredible bloggers I’ve gotten to know via the internets the past two years. My heart is already thumping! As for this week, I’m finally starting to feel better after my bout with pneumonia and have had some time to catch up with some blog reading and all about the posts here. Enjoy!

Everyone needs some chocolate oatmeal in their life. Especially when it looks like this (and only costs ya 160 calories. Love that Chocolate Covered Katie!).

Meet 44 Female Founders You Should Know via Mashable. Total inspiration/creative overload… I love it!

Last week I shared with you an article in Daybook about how we all often auto-reply with “good but busy” when asked how we’re doing. If you can relate, read Victoria’s follow-up which suggests reasons why we do this. So spot-on.

Just discovered that the author of my favorite new must-read, Glitter and Pearls, is not only a South Fla. gal, too, she’s a sorority sister from UF (just a few years apart) and we have tons of friends in common. Yay for blogging world! Funny that when we meet in September… it will be in NYC!

Wow, a must DIY: gorgeous (simple!) rose gold dainty necklaces on …love Maegan. So pretty.

Target announces its latest collaboration with Kirna Zabete that debuts in Fall. Lots of covetable fall styles! Check them out on The Budget Babe.

This Monday, I started a new gluten-free lifestyle. Not a ‘diet,’ a ‘lifestyle’ (learned the term differentiation in Weight Watchers years ago!) and it’s been a huge adjustment. If you’re a gf-girl, feel free to take me under your wing with any tips, links, recipes or sites you have found helpful.

And, I can totally justify this amazing sequin mini right? After seeing it in countless mags, and on Refinery 29 and Glitter Guide, it really needs to be mine. This 30-something mana honestly can’t stop thinking about it.


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    Kirstin Marie
    August 19, 2012 at 5:24 PM

    That oatmeal needs to be in my house right now. I WISH I was going to LuckyFABB. I will be here…doing a fun event for FNO at least! 🙂

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    Style Me Thrifty
    August 19, 2012 at 9:40 AM

    Yay, I’ll be at LuckyFABB, too! Literally cannot wait. Will have to look for ya in the stylish crowd 🙂 ~Madeline @stylemethrifty

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    August 18, 2012 at 11:15 PM

    Glad you’re feeling better! SO SO SO jealous you get to go to NYFW and Lucky FABB!

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    August 18, 2012 at 6:00 PM

    Hi Alyson! I so hope I can meet you at the Lucky conference. I’ve been GF for a year and a half or so- I’d love to share a few of my faves with you! Udi’s makes the best bread, pizza crust, cinnamon rolls, etc (haven’t had anything bad by the brand) and is in the freezer section of the grocery store, DeBoles or Trader Joe’s brand pasta is definitely the best rice pasta I’ve tried, and if you’re in the mood for brownies, the Betty Crocker GF brand (usually next to the “regular” BC mixes) is so good that it’s the only kind my non-GF MIL buys now!

    I know that’s like a novel-length list of things, but I wanted to share a few things I’ve found. And it’s a huge adjustment at first, but it definitely gets easier, and has been such a huge difference in my health that it’s beyond worth it. If you have any questions, feel free to ask!

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