Can you believe that March is already upon us? It’ll be November before you know it and we’ll be pulling out the holiday decorations again. Blaah. Time flies. In that same thought, let’s get this roundup completed before the month of March passes us by. Enjoy!
1. Fit Lab: Trench Coats. I love Real Simples fashion posts. RS is not a predominately fashion magazine, but it uses it’s great comparative columns and applies it to fashion items, which makes me uber happy. I’ve always wanted a trench coat because it’s such a classic staple – but at 5′-2″, I felt like the proportions were just not quite right for my stature. Well, watch out petite ladies, RS says “hey shorty, do we have a trench for you!” And one from Target none the less? Sign me up, please.
2. What’s Your Decorating Style? Who doesn’t love a quiz? It’s so satisfying to have a simple quiz tell you something about yourself that you just quite couldn’t define on your own. This decorating style quiz relies on a quick, visual test where you circle the items your drawn to (furniture, jewelry, puppies, etc), which then tells you the decorating style you’re most drawn to. Luckily, it doesn’t pin point you into one specific style and also gives you tips of retailers that will cater to both sides of your personality (hello, Room and Board). Turns out I’m one part “Sophisticated Classic”, one part “Modern Graphic” and one part “Cozy Casual”. Indecisive much? Sorry, Vintage Eclectic, seems like you and I aren’t quite on the same page.
3. The Amazing Race. Real Simple is great for cleaning, decorating and overall life tips, but it’s also good for a great story every once in a while. This one definitely did not disappoint. This story follows a few weeks in the life of Stephanie Andrews, a woman just like anyone else who was given a potentially detrimental medical prognosis. Rather than plummeting into despair and shying away from everyone, Stephanie decided to use this as an opportunity to do something she had always wanted to accomplish – running a marathon. There wasn’t an organized race in the timeframe that she needed (before her test results came back) so she gathered friends, neighbors and fellow townsmen to run legs of the race with her throughout her town. Her mom drove a truck to provide water stops, a friend donated an official race time clock, and people from all over – friends and strangers included – joined in to help Stephanie reach her goal of running a marathon. Stephanie ended up having a negative result on her test (yay!), but her outlook on life was truly inspiring. It shouldn’t take a terminal disease to push us to reach the goals we so desire – we should live everyday like Stephanie did after that scary news. Stephanie definitely listened to the clique of “live everyday like it’s your last” – shouldn’t we all follow suite?
Stay tuned for next month’s round up, y’all. I know you’re all on the edge of your seats with anticipation!