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friday five: new year's resolutions.

Happy Friday, glitter girls!

We’re focusing on New Year’s Resolutions for this week’s Friday Five. Behold, our top five resolutions for 2013.

1. Upgrade our desks. We’ve talked about work spaces before here and here, so you might think that our offices are already pretty fantastic. Not the case. There’s always room for improvement! We need creative yet functional spaces that allow for major multi-tasking.  Stephanie Todaro, contributor to the fabulous blog Design*Sponge, has three new desk set-ups to inspire your own office makeover.

Quirky Desk
we must, must must have that dachshund letter holder.  we must.

2. Take our manicures to the next level. Normally we just experiment with nail color…but this year we’re going to go beyond polish and try this chic glitter mani from the Glitter Guide (of course).

Glitter Mani
we can do this, we can do this…

3. Eat more vegetables. We’re actually pretty healthy eaters…but we could probably benefit from eating a few more veggies. Check out these amaze healthy fruit and vegetable recipes from Cooking Light.

Lentil-Barley Burgers
Lentil-Barley Burgers with Fiery Fruit Salsa.

4. Train for a 5K. L, a sorta-kinda runner, was sidelined in 2012 by injury after injury. This year, it’s back to square one. We’re both going to run a 5k…at some point. Here’s our training plan. 

L walked this 5K...but will run the next!
L walked this 5K…but will run the next!

5. Learn to frost cupcakes.  It’s time to step up our baking game. We’ve put this off long enough. Valentine’s Day is coming up and WE NEED TO LEARN how to frost cupcakes.  Our Best Bites gives the BEST how-to.

Cupcake piping
first: get your piping right!

Inspire us with your resolutions! Tweet us @glitter_blog_xo.

X0

L+J

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cubicle cuteness.

Our friend (and honorary Glitter Girl) Brooke faces that age-old decorating dilemma: how to beautify a boring cubicle. We put together this wish list of cute cubicle accoutrements, keeping in mind her haute hippie aesthetic. Here you go, Brooke!

Bamboo Dry Erase Board
manage your to-do list on this eco friendly bamboo dry erase board.
Ceramic Feather Tray
gather paperclips, thumbtacks and flash drives in a pretty ceramic tray.
maximize floor space with a few of these vintage-y file baskets.
Suzy Jack Pencil Cup
add some color with a patterned pencil cup.
surely Brooke’s boss would spring for this custom desk chair upholstered in Dwell fabric.
Orange Gourd Lamp
it’s hard to get the Mondays when there’s an orange lamp on your desk.
West Elm OPen Terrarium
when your cubicle walls close in, take a deep breath and enjoy this garden in a glass. check out west elm’s terrarium tutorial.
My Travels Journal
this recycled paper journal is cute and eco-friendly, too. perfect for taking notes in the conference room or “in the field.”

What are your office must-haves?

xo

L

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friday five.

Happy Friday, Glitter Girls! Here’s what we’re loving for the weekend:

1. Make it a girl’s night. L was in town last night and we took full advantage of being in the same zip code. Sometimes you just need a little girl time, right? We know you’re busy, but call your BFF  this weekend and enjoy some time together.  Whether you do wine and cheese at home (like we did), or go someplace fancy (we did that, too)…it’s probably time to reconnect.

glitter girls.
czar ice bar.
pretty, right?

 

2. Home Improvement. Is your bedroom boring? Accent pillows or a throw blanket can make a huge difference. Here are some rooms we love. I’m feeling bright whites and L is thinking COLOR COLOR COLOR.

 

3. Sock bun! Last week we challenged you to the fishtail braid (see our attempts below). This week… the sock bun! Watch this tutorial Wendy’s Lookbook. She’s super cute, y’all.

J fishtail
L fishtail

 

4. Outfit. The weather continues to be icky here in Georgia, so we’ve got to bring our own sunshine. We’re feeling these looks for the weekend. (Can you tell we’re obsessed with Atlantic-Pacific?)

floral.
POC.
CHEVRON.

 

5. Design Darling. We are in love with this super cute website! L and I are always looking for ways to spice up our offices (we spend the most time there, why not make it pretty?).  We’re working on a “dream desk” post–stay tuned for all our office faves.

design darling.
pretty.
send notes in style.

Cheers to the weekend!

xoxo

J+L

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