Sunday, August 22, 2010

My Gorgeous Coach Purses!

Coach XL Maggie - Black
Coach XL Maggie.
Classic Coach Tags - including the Stagecoach! 
The Coach Creed and Purple interior.
Coach Ali Leather Hobo - Bordeaux

Coach Ali Tags.
This Coach Ali has a Coach logo embossed on the sides.
Coach Ali Creed.
Coach Convertible Zoe - Graphite/Gun Metal
Coach Zoe.
Coach Convertible Zoe Tags.
Coach Zoe interior.
Coach Kristin Op Art Sateen Hobo - Turquoise

Coach Kristen Hobo.
Coach Kristen Tags.
Coach Kristen Creed and interior.
Coach White Lurex Wristlet

Coach Lurex Wristlet.

Coach Lurex Wristlet interior.
I found 4 really beautiful Coach purses at various Coach Outlets - a really nice haul. If you can get to a Coach Outlet you'll be amazed at what you'll find! I added these to my Coach purse collection.

Check them out:

Maggie XL - Black
Convertible Zoe - Graphite/Gun Metal
Kristin Op Art Sateen Hobo - Turquoise 
Ali Leather Hobo - Bordeaux 
White Lurex Wristlet


Step by Step Diaper Cake Tutorial, Animal Theme for Boys & Girls

To see me make this Diaper Cake, step by step, click here:

The Finished Diaper Cake/Nappy Cake.
All of the ingredients for the Diaper Cake.
Roll each diaper securely and bind with rubber bands.

Fit the diapers snugly together to form a base, then repeat the process for the next two tiers.
Bind each tier with string, then fold receiving blankets and wrap them around the diapers.
Secure the blankets with diaper pins.
Use a dowel to stabilize the tiers, and tie colorful ribbon around each blanket.
By now the diaper cake should be quite sturdy.
Decorate with colorful and useful baby items and toys.
Tuck and hang objects around the cake.
Different color ribbons make the cake look more interesting.
Color co-ordinate the baby shower.  These are inexpensive items I bought at the dollar store (with the exception of the big bows, which were a gift.)
Cute details make all the difference and make the shower seem more personal.
Add food, and enjoy!
Step by step instructions to make a fun, personalized gift for a mom-to-be.

An animal theme diaper cake (nappy cake) is perfect for both boys and girls!

What you will need:
About 53 diapers
31 diapers for the first tier, 15 for the second tier, and 7 for the top tier.
Receiving blankets
Baby Washcloths
Baby socks
Teething rings
Travel size baby items like baby powder, shampoo, baby oil etc.
Baby-safe diapers pins
A wooden dowel
Bow wire
Assorted Ribbons
Cardboard Cake Circle
"Cake" Topper, such as an animal head blanket

The diaper cake takes about 2 hours to make, and it cost $100.


Afternoon Tea at The New Leaf Tea Room, Riverton, New Jersey USA

The Stunning New Leaf Tea Room
The New Leaf has great ambiance.
There are 3 separate dining rooms.
Attention is payed to every detail.
Tea cups hang from a chandelier.
The meal was inventive, tasty and bountiful.   
I decided on a crisp, fresh salad to start.
The bill/check, is left on the table in a black rose ribbon purse.
The Gift Shoppe
It's all very romantic.

I was fortunate enough to spend a delightful afternoon having tea at The New Leaf Tea Room in the quaint Victorian town of Riverton, New Jersey, USA.

We had "Royal Tea", which included a pot of hot tea, freshly baked scones served with Devonshire cream and preserves, an assortment of tea sandwiches and savories, dessert, and your choice of a soup or salad.

Owner Phyllis Rodgers has paid the utmost attention to even the smallest detail, and even the power room is one of the best that I have seen.

While you are there, visit the beautiful gift shop, and stock up on tea, scented candles, dried flowers and other gifts.

Service was attentive and excellent, the tea was hot, and the food sumptuous. You feel completely relaxed, as if you have been welcomed into a cozy and charming home. I highly recommend this tea room.

The New Leaf Tea Room caters to special occasions, and it's perfect for birthday parties, bridal showers, baby showers or red hat gatherings!

The Tea Room is located in a house built in 1889. The adjacent building was built in 1910 and was originally an apothecary.

The New Leaf Tea Room & Gift Shoppe
606 Main Street
Riverton, NJ 08077

Reservations are required.

Riverton is a listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and it is located near the scenic Delaware River.

Special thanks to the owner Phyllis, who was kind enough to give me permission to film inside the buildings.


- The Sassi Wench

Mini Haul: A Sephora Haul, Stila, Benefit, Bare Escentuals

Sephora Haul, including the Stila It Girl Palette.
I had to stock up on a few goodies, so I ordered from Sephora.

Like many others, I am a huge fan of Stila makeup, and I was truly Smitten with Kitten!  I love that color and I have it in the eye shadow version and the smudge pot.

I decided to try out Bare Escentuals Foiled Eye Tutorial.  This is my all time favorite eye color combination and it works well with my dark brown eyes.

Urban Decay Primer Potion, and my favorite favorite find out of this group has to be Benefit's The Pore Professional.  This cream smoothed out my skin like nothing ever has, leaving me with a much more even skin tone.  This was an amazing find for me!

There were a few samples in there and a blending sponge too.  All in all, a nice little Haul.

- The Sassi Wench

Coach Poppy Floral Graffiti Print Laptop Sleeve

This has to be my favorite Coach Poppy pattern of all time!
The Coach Poppy interior lining is hot pink!
Nothing beats the thrill of unboxing Coach for the first time!
I decided to buy "Laptop" Sleeve, even though I have a MacBook and it is a bit smaller than this sleeve.  But when I travel for business I can easily place file folders, paper, pencils, pens, etc. inside the sleeve and keep everything together and organized.

I enjoyed this pattern so much I did purchase other Floral Graffiti print items, like a small crossbody bag, and a bangle.

I'm very happy with this!

-  The Sassi Wench

My Dream Caribbean Cruise on the Carnival Miracle

Afternoon Tea at Sea.
The Carnival Miracle.
Gatsby's Garden.
Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos Islands.

We just returned from a vacation of a lifetime!  We have an incredible experience on the Carnival Miracle Cruise ship to the Caribbean.

Firstly, kudos to Carnival - the ship was clean and safe, the staff friendly and helpful, and the food and entertainment was outstanding!

The ship itself is an incredibly kitschy Las Vegas Style work of art that has to be seen to be believed!

All in all, we had the most memorable and fun experience.  If you like the video I posted above, click below to see me talk about my vacation.

- The Sassi Wench