Wednesday, November 28, 2012


I was recently made aware of a new shop in Maple Grove, MN.  Juniper is nestled nicely in The Shoppes at Arbor Lakes where all of my favorite stores live in perfect retail harmony.  Now I'm really itching to get back out there - quick, before my favorite items are gone!

I'm a vest FANATIC!

Juniper carries some of my favorite brands like Tulle, Kensie and Scrapbook as well as several local designers.  Items that are easy to wear, yet made drool-worthy by unique details.  Golly, I love that.

This sweater....
......with this dress!

(OMG, paired with my Frye boots!  Love!)

You totally want in on this.  So the generous folks at Juniper have provided you with a discount code (YAY!).  For 15% off your purchase, enter the code "spoilsofwear" online OR if you're in-store tell 'em Spoils of Wear sent you.

Happy shopping!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Giving Tuesday

Shirt: Allen Allen,  Jeans: Joes Jeggings - via Hot Mama
Shoes:  Target

Hey.  I am told today is Giving Tuesday.  A nice follow-up to Black Friday and Cyber Monday, I think.  There are endless FUN ways to give back to our communities.  A few of my favorite organizations are Feed My Starving Children, The ARC Twin Cities, and my local church - Grace Place.  Which reminds me - I have a donation to drop off at Arc's Value Village today.  I love that store.

Ollie and Daisy want you to know that they support the Animal Humane Society and Animal Ark.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Green Bean Casserole

How was everyone's Thanksgiving?  I gorged myself on the most amazing sweet potatoes and cornbread dressing then collapsed into a food coma at 8 o'clock.  I went to work today, but my body wasn't happy about it. isn't really my thing.  It's not that I can't cook, but rarely do I have the motivation to make something entirely from scratch.  Which is why I offer to make Green Bean Casserole, requiring only canned ingredients.  Now I'm going to tell you my GBC secret.  Get ready, it's going to blow your mind.  Ok....

Instead of regular Cream of Mushroom soup, do Cream of Mushroom with Roasted Garlic.  Not all groceries stores carry it, so if you find some, I suggest buying it in bulk.  Why would anyone want to use plain when there could be garlic involved?  Seriously.  Try it.  Your family and green beans will thank you.

Tunic: Allen Allen,  Leggings: NikiBiki & Sweater: Rebecca Elliot via Hot Mama
Necklace: Target,  Boots: Frye via Amazon

Sunday, November 18, 2012


Tunic: Kensie  &  Leggings: Matty M via Hot Mama
Boots:  Frye via Amazon

Numerous combinations of form, fashion, and functionality can make a great outfit.  Should I categorize this one under Pajama Alternative or Buffet-Wear

Definitely both.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Striped Truth

Shirt: Gap,  Jacket:  Tulle via TJMaxx,  Boots: Madden Girl
 Jeans: Level 99 & Bracelet via Hot Mama

I meant to post this outfit on election day.  I had a few "moderately" political words written, but then my internet went kaput and I couldn't get online for a few days.  It's ok - I don't reserve red, white and blue for national events.  Besides, what's even more culturally American is the day after the election when what we're really grateful for is not having to endure one more campaign commercial.   The appreciation I have for my country is hardly effected by who is in office.  I'm blessed no matter what.  That's the truth.