Sunday, May 1, 2011

Sunday Recommendations

     Bonjour mes amis ! What are you doing this fine Sunday? Not sure? No problem! I'll lend you my weekend to do list and maybe it'll inspire you to create something or motivate you to exercise. Or maybe you'll just decide it's a good day to be a couch potato and catch up on your favorite shows, which is always good too!

     1. Be your own jewelry designer on Kendra Scott.

Kendra Scott jewelry is always divine; the designs are sleek and simple while the colored gems add character and spunk. Now, you can create your own unique pieces with the site's Color Bar, choosing the metal, design, and gems that you want. When I found this I couldn't stop experimenting with different color palettes and combinations!

     2. Go see Water for Elephants for a second time.

Okay, I've never been one to waste money at the movies watching a film I already saw, but if I ever was, this would be the movie I'd go see again. It was inspiring, heartbreaking, and sweet and the actors did a fine job. I am definitely not one of Robert Pattison's adoring fans, but his surprisingly good performance made me see him in a new light, and perhaps I have a little more respect for him now. Reese, on the other hand has always been one of my favorites and her part delivered as I knew it would. I loved Christoph Waltz in Inglorious Basterds (one of my all-time faves) so I was excited to see him in a new role. This one was a bit darker but none the less, he played the part very well. Costumes are one of the best parts of a film and they sure didn't disappoint. Reese's exquisite circus outfits and gorgeous satin gowns were dazzling!

     3. Polish off your Easter candy.

I've been munching on jelly beans all week but I still have an entire package of Peeps left!

     4. Skim through all your unread Refinery29 newsletters that have been accumulating since April 8th.

My email piles up way too fast, partly because I'm subscribed to a few more sites than I probably should be, but also because I never have time to read all of them. My favorites are from Refinery29 and Fashionista, so those are usually the only ones I read.

     5. Make a dress out of vintage scarves.

Last summer (when I made better use of my Google Reader) I found an awesome DIY dress and I've been wanting to make it ever since. On the blog The Glamourai, Kelly made a simple dress using two scarves and a couple chains. It looks really easy so I'm hoping to finally make it today!

     6. Work out with Jillian.

I've been following a regimen of working out for 30 minutes every other day using my Jillian Michaels DVD and I've gotten great results. I started a few months ago and ever since, I've felt so much better and have even gained a little muscle! During drama rehearsals, my workouts kinda fell to the waist side, but now I'm getting back into things. The DVD I currently use has three different 20 minute workouts, so motivating myself to exercise is easy when I know I'm not taking a huge chunk out of my day to workout.

     7. Catch up on America's Next Top Model

I've been following all season long, but this week I didn't get a chance to watch. Alexandria is really the only one I have a problem with because she acts like such a diva. Britni is my favorite and I'm really hoping she wins Cycle 16.


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    I've plunged into the thought process:)

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