Saturday, October 31, 2009

Latest, Greatest Target Finds

Can't wait to tell you about my latest, greatest Target finds. The top T is C9 by Champion. It is made of duo-dry fabric, which feels like cotton but its moisture-wicking, comes in basic black, white & gray along with a bright turquoise and pink, and sells for only $9.99. Best of all - it's a little longer than a lot of excersise t's which means my middle stays covered in tennis when I'm reaching for an overhead! (the picture doesn't do it justice)
And have you seen the cute Graphic T's at Target lately? So cute, so fun, and the price can't be beat. I picked up two this fall - a light blue with a little purple bird decorated with beads and sequins and another in a abstract soft gray with a beaded embellishment, both in a textured slub cotton. And the price....only $12.99 - maybe one-quarter of similar styles sold at J Crew! I like to wear them with jeans and a jacket or cardigan - kind of my casual, work-at-home uniform.
What is your latest, greatest find from Target? Please, share!

Friday, October 23, 2009

My all-time favorite shirt(s)!
Boden Crinkle Jersey Shirt
The style of of shirt, the comfort of a T - what's not too love?!
I first came across this shirt several autumns ago in a rustic red print. The following spring, I just had to have the 3/4 sleeve version in a bright blue and crisp white. I thought that was enough, and perhaps it should have been, but this fall I couldn't resist this blue and purple circle print. So comfortable, so cute, so easy! There are several other colors and prints to choose from - check them out at and watch for free shipping and/or 15% off specials.

A Fall Favorite - Pumpkin Cake
This recipe is a family favorite - and quite easy to make, too.
Pumpkin Cake
1 x 18oz yellow cake mix
1 tsps cinnamon
1 tsp baking soda
1 x 15oz can pumpkin
3 eggs
1/2 c oil
Preheat oven to 350. Blend all ingredients together. Pour into greased Bundt pan. Bake approximately 45-50.
You could frost it with a creme cheese icing, but it is so good and moist, I usually just dust it with a little powdered sugar.

Monday, October 12, 2009

This post is in honor of my friend, Andria, who ran the Chicago Marathon yesterday. Although my own long runs are limited now, I wouldn't even think of attempting one without a packet of Sport Beans. These little jelly beans, made by Jelly Belly candies, are the perfect combination of carbs and electrolytes to help you get through your workout. No sticky Gu, no cardboard bars - just a neat, sweet, little treat. In four different flavors ~ Lemon-Lime, Orange, Fruit Punch and Berry. Look for these at running or sporting good stores, as well as pharmacies & Target.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

My friend Laura tipped me off on these Reisenthel Market Baskets. They are lightweight, roomy, modern, and come in a wide assortment of colors and patterns. And the best part - just pull out the plastic side bars and the basket collapses for storage. Although I must say, I use mine so often, it is rarely in storage! It's a must for the Farmers' Market, and handy when taking a meal to a friend with a new baby or toting supplies to a meeting. It's an updated alternative to the traditional wicker basket.