Thursday, October 29, 2009

Fall Snow Storm

Between yesterday and last night it snowed 16 inches at our house in Denver! The freak fall storm cancelled many schools, appointments for me and made it very hard to go anywhere, BUT I'm loving it! Being cozy at home, cooking, packing (we're off to Italy on Saturday for 3 weeks!)

Tucker loves the snow and wants to stay in it all day!

Andrew and Tucker looking preppy running in a snow packed field
This was at 2 in the morning (Tucker had to go outside) - our courtyard completely covered in snow. I didn't the the best preparation for winter with our patio furniture. oops.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Bling Bling

One of my new favorite jewelry pieces is from Stella & Dot. They're 3 stackable Deco style rings that look fabulous on everyone. I even wore them the other day with my engagement ring - amazing!! Many of my friends have already ordered these. Perfect for the holiday season or any time of year, these are the go-to pieces for everyday chic. Get them here!!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Cutest dog ever..

I know that everyone thinks their dog is the cutest, but everyday when Tucker (now 7 months old!) run to the door when I wake up, I just look at him and think, "you are just the best looking puppy ever!" Poor guy has to endure me taking gazillions of photos of him.

This is his 'sad' face because he's almost got kicked out of day care the other day because he was trying to hump everything, including the water bowl. We're still discussing when we're taking him in for his little 'surgery'.

This is his "Zoolander" model face. Beat that Ben Stiller!!
So cute! If he was better behaved I would put him on TV!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

The Downside of Blogging.... I knew this would happen

I read a few other blogs. Some from dear friends, others by people whose style I love, and others that are just pure entertainment.

This morning I read a post by a blog called "Habitually Chic" - a blog that I read for style inspiration by a woman who I think is, well...'chic' and honest. She's a much better and more consistent blogger than I am.

Anyway, her post this morning was about a new law where bloggers must disclose if companies they are reviewing are sending them any freebies or payment for reviews.

To read "Habitually Chic's" interesting blog post and the NY Times article about the law click here

In a world where traditional advertising is not working anymore, I can see how companies are trying to capitalize on the growing number of bloggers and blog followers. Like "Habitually Chic" I just want to let all of you know that I have never approached or been approached by a company to review their products - nor do I receive any freebies from anyone. I only write about products I use and love because people are always asking me for recommendations (and because I decided to take a year off of working and needed to connect with the world somehow!).
I do have a 'store' where people can buy some of the products I recommend from Amazon, but most of these products can be found locally. If people do purchase from Amazon, I get a small kick-back, but have not received a penny to date. Also, as I am now a Stella & Dot Stylist, I will promote those products, of course, because I love them and do make money from that, but the corporate office does not know about my blog at all - it's just me and my own business (which I wouldn't have started if I didn't LOVE the products).
Anyway, I just wanted you all to know that you can read "The Krafty Life" with confidence. I write this blog for fun and because I sometimes have something worth reading! BUT, also like "Habitually Chic," if any company wants to start sending me free stuff - like Louboutin, Chanel or even Mr. Clean Magic sponge - I already love you and will write anything you want - hehehehehe!!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Sofia Necklace

Not only is 'Sofia' the name of my gorgeous younger sister, but it's one of my favorite statement necklaces from Stella & Dot. As beautiful with a black cocktail dress or a tank top, I wore my Sofia Pearl Bib necklace yesterday with a button up white shirt, black jacket and jeans. I love having the pearls just peak through the shirt - bold yet understated (can I use those two words together?). It even looks good with my nerdy glasses!

I can't wait to try this necklace with my other clothes! I'm not buying a lot of new clothes this year so a new necklace is just the thing I need to make some of my favorite items new again!! I can make the necklace shorter or longer depending on the length I want for a specific look.

The best part is that it's only $118 and stops people on the street! Click here to check out the Sofia Necklace online.