Friday, September 9, 2011

Check out Lill Studio for your next Girl's Night Out!

Looking for a fun and new idea for a girls night out?! Check out 1154 Lill Studio.

This is the cutest idea around. Lill has all shapes and sizes of purses, bags and accessories to design and create your own one of a kind item!

First you select the bag you would like to create. They have everything from make-up bags and clutches to handbags, diaper bags and overnight bags in all different price ranges. Next you pick out the colors and fabrics you want. They have so many to choose from! You can mix and match and truely make it your own. Lastly, in a few weeks you can have your item shipped to you or drop by back the store to pick yours up.

I've been to Lill several times and have made the cutest bags! Every time I'm using one I always get such great compliments!

This is a really great idea for a girls night too! You can grab a group of your besties and bring in some wine to create your bags together! They can come to you for a party as well. The staff here is really friendly and helpful as well, if you aren't sure what to create.

Lill is located in Lincoln Park on Armitage. Stop in if you're in the neighborhood and check them out today.

Here's a peek at their website too.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

A Few of Our Favorite Things....

Hey Friends!

We wanted to share some of our favorite things with you this week. These are everything from the products we love to the latest fall must-have items.

Moroccan Oil, We use this in our hair after we get out of the shower. Just put a dab on your ends and style as usual. Moroccan Oil is rich in vitamins and natural elements to fortify your hair, improve elasticity and helps it to look healthy and shiny. You can find it at your local salon or even online at Amazon.

Almond Milk, We are obsessed with this! Not only does it taste great, it's good for you. It's got more calcium than milk, fewer calories, great flavors (regular, vanilla and chocolate) and it's rich in anti-oxidants. We love to put it in our tea in the morning, you can even use it in your cereal. My favorite brand is Silk Pure Almond.

Opi Bubble Bath, This is my new favorite nail polish shade. It's that perfect color for when you just want a little color on your nails. Enough to make them shiny and polished without too much color. A classic and classy shade.

Margaritaville Tortilla Chips are   amazing!  Just dip them in salsa or pico de gallo and you will be in paradise. 
Sea Salt Tortilla Chips

Frye 'Melissa Button' Boot
I am legit OBSESSED with Frye's beautiful "Melissa Button" riding boot.  Warning, these are ridiculously difficult to get on though.  Some people use the plastic bag trick to slide there feet in.  I wasn't actually able to get them on because the arch in my foot is too high. 

So, I ended up purchasing the ECCO Women's Hobart Buckle Boot and I love them too!  If you can get the Frye boots to work though....I would get them!

Tell us about some of your favorite things?

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Fall TV, My Favorite Season of the Year

It's almost that time of year! The return of Fall TV, my favorite season of all. Most people love Fall for the return of football, the cooler weather and the start of school. I love the return of all my favorite shows for Fall TV! I miss all my characters like they are old friends. My DVR is already programmed and ready, just resting up the whole summer to prepare for this September.

There are so many to choose from, but here are a few of my favorites!

Get your DVR's ready!

Parentood (NBC): Tuesday September 13th

Such a great season finale with the Bravermans. Adam and Christina will be expecting another little one just after he got fired too. Julia and Joel struggle to have another baby. Sarah will struggle to let go of Amber but will have an old flame to help her through it. Julia might find a potential baby to adopt closer than she would expect, at work.

Glee (Fox): Wednesday, September 21st

We last left the New Directions after they lost the big competition. Finchel is back together after that scene stealing kiss! Trouty Mouth will sadly not be back this year. But Mercedes will finally have a new man in her life. Also, as we've heard a few characters might graduate this year, Rachel, Finn and Kurt.

Modern Family (ABC): Wednesday, September 21st

We can't wait to see what will happen this year. Phil and Claire's kids are growing up. Cam and Mitchell realize they want to adopt another child. Another family vacation is in the works as well, to a dude ranch. We can only hope Phil does something hilarious!

The Office (NBC): Thursday, September 22nd

Michael has finally left the Scranton branch for good. James Spader will be replacing Sabre CEO Jo. But who will be replacing Michael? And there will be another addition to the Halpert family soon!

Grey's Anatomy (ABC): Thursday, September 22nd

So much drama last season, lets just hope we don't have to suffer through another musical episode this year! My ears won't be able to take it. Meredith was suspended for her little stunt in the clinical trials. This putting a strain on MerDer's relationship, just as they are about to bring home their newly adopted baby. Cristina found out she was preggers and isn't sure she wants the baby, although Owen does. This season, Meredith's misdeed will affect not only her job and relationship with McDreamy but others as well, including the Chief and Alex, who ratted her out.

Desperate Housewives (ABC): Sunday, September 25th

This is the final season of the houswives drama! You must tune in to see what happens after Tom and Lynette split, Carlos accidently killed off Gaby's horrible stepfather and Bree found a new boy toy in a police detective. Some familiar faces will be returning to the show for one last walk down Wisteria Lane.

The Good Wife (CBS): Sunday September 25th (Now opposite Desperate Housewives)

Wow! What a great season ending! Alicia finally closed the door on her marriage to Peter after she learned about his little trist with Kalinda and opened the door of the pricey presidential suite and a possible new relationship with Will! Finally! This new season will be all about taking risks and we'll see what happens when Peter takes office.

Gossip Girl (CW): Monday, September 26th

Just when we thought Chuck and Blair were going to get back together for good! Chuck does the honorable thing and let's Blair go to Louis. Serena may have landed an internship and Dan was headed to the Hamptons. Don't forget about not really Cousin Charlie. Blair will be planning her upcoming Royal Wedding this season. And don't worry if you don't see Vanessa or Little J, they've said goodbye for good. xoxo

Did I miss any of your favorites? What shows are you most excited to see?!

Stay tuned to the blog as well, for more new shows coming to TV this Fall.

Fall TV Preview of Up All Night

Up All Night is our next featured must-see show of the Fall line up! 

It stars, Christina Applegate (You've loved her in Sweetest Thing, Anchorman and who can forget Samantha Who?; I'm still upset they took Samantha Who? off the air), Will Arnett, (husband of Amy Poehler, you'll remember him from Arrested Development, When In Rome) and Maya Rudolph (from SNL and the hilarious hit Bridesmaids).

Still of Christina Applegate and Will Arnett in Up All Night
Christina and Will star as new parents trying to get through life once she returns to work and he becomes the stay at home dad. They try to see if they really can have it all, a hot love life, career and family. Maya stars as Christina's co-worker. This show is sure to be a hit, from a writer on Saturday Night Live and SNL producer Lorne Michael.

Check out this clip!

Up All Night: :  -- Reagan and Chris face the consequences of a night of grown-up fun when baby Amy gets them up early.

Catch Up All Night, Wednesdays this Fall on NBC. It premieres September 14th.