Friday, September 17, 2010

Exciting news!!

So I told you last week to stay tuned for exciting news, and here it is:
I've finally gotten organized and launched my jewelry website. Over the summer I've been creating and collecting unique pieces and antiques and am ready to show my creations to the public! The best thing about Elizabeth Lanier is that most of the pieces are one of a kind so you won't have to worry about ending up in the same necklace as the everyone else. I'll be adding new pieces weekly so check back often.  Check it out and let me know what you think! Add yourself to the mailing list to be updated on shows and promotions - I promise I won't send annoying emails often :)

PS: After I really get organized A FULLER life will be transitioned over to the blog on, so stay tuned!

Monday, September 13, 2010

What recession?

So the fashion business must not be struggling that bad - reported today that Giorgio Armani beat out high rolling bidders like Madonna and Bill Gates for one of the world's most exclusive private islands, Skorpios. If the island sounds familiar it's because it was the wedding location of Greek shipping magnate (and former owner of the island) Aristotle Onassis and Jackie Kennedy in 1968. Don't worry, it only cost $190 million.

Read more here.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Don't forget!

Gloria wanted to remind you that Tucker for Target debuts on Sunday! I'm sure this going to sell out instantly so make sure you get online or to the store early!

Also, stay tuned next week for an exciting announcement from Living FULLER. I've been working on a project all summer and can't wait to tell you all about it.

Have a great weekend!

Fall for the floor

"Applying paint to the ground has had a long history of enlivening rooms, whether the whitewashed wood floors in traditional Swedish homes or the beautiful patterns made famous by tastemaker Pauline de Rothschild. A solid color can conceal unsightly cracks and highlight furnishings, while a geometric design or faux-stone motif adds instant drama."
-Elle Decor September 2010

I've always admired the look of painted floors. To me, it gives a fresh and clean look to a room, rather than overwhelming you with overdone walls. Painting the floor is also a less expensive alternative then having to redo a surface and can give a whole new look to a room.

love these painted steps!

Images courtesy of Elle Decor

Thursday, September 9, 2010


Alexa Chung for Madewell is available to shop online today and will be in stores Saturday, September 11.

Here are a few of my picks:
Betty Tea Dress
Greta Coat
Iris Blouse 

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Drink this!

Mother-daughter team Val and Sara Rossi, have created these witty tags to adorn any wine or spirit bottle. Add one of the creative tags to your next hostess or holiday gift to add a little cheer to the bottle. Each tag is $2.25 and is sure to entertain the recipient. Choose from their assortment of tags of create your own!

At it again...

Yet another versatile fall must-have from Jenna Lyons and her brilliant team. 

Hair do you do?

With my long, thick, and typically out of control hair, I'm always looking for a new yet simple way to wear it. I'm loving this side twist seen on the fall runways. Thanks to Refinery 29, I now have the directions to try it myself - and so should you!

"Start with a volumizing cream or spray, then add a dry shampoo to create a matte texture. Next, backcomb the hair at the top of the head, then separate into top and bottom sections in back. Secure the top section loosely with a ponytail holder, then divide the bottom into two sections. Twist the right section around the ponytail (over to the left side) and secure with bobby pins, then twist the left bottom section over the ponytail and secure with bobby-pins. Finish with hairspray. For extra volume, tease both left and right bottom sections before twisting and pinning.Sophie Theallet fall 2010 images via Aveda."

I may also have to give the tootsie roll a try:
"Use a volumizing or thickening spray, and tease your hair at the roots. Pull the upper half of the hair back and secure into a loose ponytail. Roll the ponytail up toward the ponytail holder and secure with bobby-pins. Spray with a strong hold hairspray. Sophie Theallet fall 2010 images via Aveda."

Some of these styles almost look like I could bring back my topsy tail from the good ol' days!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

A PW recipe for you to try...

If you don't already check out the Pioneer Woman blog, you should. If not for her amazing (albeit mostly unhealthy) recipes, then for her quirky personality and picturesque photos of the Oklahoma countryside. My sister and I are both big PW fans  - most recently she has recommended I try the Pioneer Woman's Simple Sesame Salad, and I'm a huge fan of PW's macaroni & cheese. But, I have to say one of her best recipes, in my opinion, is one of the healthier ones - Asian Noodle Salad. It is both spicy and sweet and super delicious! I made this to PW's exact directions about 9 months ago and it lasted me quite a while, as I ate if for lunch and dinner for about a week! But the last few times I've made it I've had it more as a side salad and have omitted the noodles and a few of the accoutrements. Like any salad, go ahead and add whatever toppings you want and omit anything you don't like - just please don't leave out the napa cabbage or mess with the dressing!

Try it for yourself, you won't be disappointed:

Pioneer Woman's Asian Noodle Salad

  • 1 package Linguine Noodles, Cooked, Rinsed, And Cooled
  • ½ heads Sliced Napa Cabbage, Or More To Taste
  • ½ heads Sliced Purple Cabbage, Or More To Taste
  • ½ bags Baby Spinach, Or More To Taste
  • 1 whole Red Bell Pepper, Sliced Thin
  • 1 whole Yellow Bell Pepper, Sliced Thin
  • 1 whole Orange Bell Pepper, Thinly Sliced
  • 1 bag Bean Sprouts (also Called Mung Bean Sprouts)
  • Chopped Cilantro, Up To 1 Bunch, To Taste
  • 3 whole Scallions, Sliced
  • 3 whole Cucumbers Peeled And Sliced
  • 1 can (about 10 Oz.) Whole Cashews, Lightly Toasted In Skillet
  • _____
  • 1 whole Lime, Juiced
  • 8 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 8 Tablespoons Soy Sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons (up To 3 Tablespoons) Sesame Oil
  • ⅓ cups Brown Sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons Fresh Ginger Chopped
  • 2 cloves Garlic Chopped
  • 2 whole Hot Peppers Or Jalapenos, Chopped
  • Chopped Cilantro

Preparation Instructions

Mix salad ingredients together. Whisk dressing ingredients together and pour over salad. Mix with tongs or hands and serve on a platter.
Note: dressing keeps for up to three days before serving, without cilantro.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Yes, no, maybe so


It's not unusual for me to think WhoWhatWear is a tad outlandish when I recieve their daily emails. Afterall, they have claimed such trends as red leather (nothankyou), mid-calf skirts (kinda like my junior school librarian), and printed harem pants (see above). But lately, they've been right on the money. 

Here's what I mean:

yes, please!
"While there are loads of lovely accessories trends this fall—pointy pumps, chunky-knit scarves, heather-gray polish—if you're going to buy one accent piece, make it a leopard bag. It is, quite literally, the purr-fect piece for all of the season's best clothes, as it looks amazing paired with everything from ladylike silhouettes to grungier ensembles. "

Can't help but like her and her stylish ways..

nice transition into fall...

a trend we can all follow...

images courtesy of

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Look who has a blog...

Offering first looks, sketches and insight into (Georgia Alum) Amy Smilovic's creative persona. 

Show your Team Colors

This weekend, for most universities, marks the kickoff of football season. And for most girls it kicks off weekend after weekend of trying to come up with a new, cute outfit in your school's colors. Well fear no more, the girls at have done the work for you! They have spent countless hours surfing the web's best stores picking out everything from game day dresses to purses, shoes and jewelry. This site is especially helpful if you attend(ed) a Texas school, but as a Georgia alum, I have to be creative and shop in the Texas Tech and SMU sections, as we share some of the same colors. And even if you aren't looking for gameday attire, they've pulled some great picks.

Who knew gameday shopping was such an easy touchdown?