3.29.2012

shopbop winner!

i am sooo excited to announce the winner of the shopbop giveaway! thank you to everyone who entered! 

if you are interested in sponsoring a giveaway on cornflake dreams please email me for more information.


xo, 
jillian

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3.28.2012

wedding wednesday - DIY details.

with three months to go until the wedding i have been wrapped up in all the little details. i still have some time to work on a few DIY projects... i just need to pick one or two and get going!


do you have any good wedding DIY ideas?!
xo,
jillian


ps just ONE more day left to enter the shopbop giveaway!
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3.27.2012

craving: soft pretzels.

i don't know what it is but lately i have been craving soft pretzels...so much so that i finally broke down and got some soft pretzel sticks at aunt annies. they were delicious. and now i want MORE. i think it might be fun to make some at home and these recipes look tasty! 



what are you craving?
xo, 
jillian
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3.22.2012

blogger spring wishlist - part 2.

i am so excited to share another round of spring wishlists from a great group of bloggers! enjoy:: 
Kristin and Megan from Bon Bon Rose Girls 

Tiffany from Dancing Branflake 


Christine from Bijou and Boheme
miu miu bag - jimmy choo shoes - vintage swan planter

xo, 
jillian


ps: don't miss the shopbop giveaway!

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3.21.2012

wedding wednesday - spring flowers.

my favorite thing about spring is the blooming flowers and reappearance of green grass. while my favorite flowers are lilacs, i also love lily of the valley. these precious little bell flowers have a wonderful sweet scent and are only in bloom in april and may. if i were getting married in spring time instead of summer i have no doubt these little flowers would make their way into my bouquet, (like kate middleton and grace kelly) or into our decor.


via, viavia, viavia 

what's your favorite spring flower?

xo, 
jillian

ps more blogger spring wishlist picks tomorrow! and don't forget to enter to win a $100 shopbop giftcard
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3.20.2012

blogger spring wishlist.

today is the first day of spring!! in honor of warmer weather and a new season i have asked a few of my favorite bloggers to share their spring wishlist picks::




will from bright bazaar
joy candle - schoolhouse electric clock - dotted path measuring cups


ashley from ashley nicole catherine
 Presley Skye April Faux Wrap Silk Dress  - Ivanka Trump Wedges - Halyn Print -  ASOS Six Enamel Zig Zag Rings
pssst! ashley is hosting a shopbop giveaway too!!

more blogger spring wishlist picks later this week! 
xo, 
jillian

pst: don't miss the shopbop $100 gift card giveaway!
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3.19.2012

Spring $100 Shopbop Gift Card Giveaway!!

Start of Spring with a mini-shopping spree at Shopbop! one winner will receive a $100 giftcard to shop the latest spring trends. these are my favorite picks::



wanna win?!
TO ENTER: (please leave a separate comment for each entry):: 
Follow Cornflake Dreams via gfc OR bloglovin - mandatory

additional ways to enter:
Tweet about the Giveaway (include @cornflakedreams + @shopbop in the tweet ) 

a winner will be chosen via random.org on Thursday, March 29th. giveaway open to us + international entries. 
good luck!!

xo, 
jillian

the giveaway has ended - congratulations to our lucky winner, erin!
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3.15.2012

spring trends - neutral sandals.

good morning chickadees! chicago has been blessed with an early week of spring and i am LOVING the warm temps. all the sunny weather makes me want to go shopping for spring and summer pieces. another spring trend i love this year are neutral sandals (the perfect thing to pair with bright jeans!)
one $69 - two $60 - three $150 - four $250 - five $80


get ready for more spring trends featuring my favorite blogger's picks next week!


xo, 
jillian 
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3.14.2012

wedding wednesday - the signature drink.

happy wedding wednesday - today let's talk cocktail hour! h and i are planning on having an hour long cocktail hour following our ceremony with tasty appetizers (the exact menu is still tbd) and drinks. we love the idea of having a signature cocktail - we came up with some fun ideas: a manesh mojito (our new last name + one of my favorite drinks); jack + jill (a play on the classic jack + coke - h's favorite); h bomb (a energy drink inspired cocktail). 
cute names aside, i also love custom little drink stirrers!


sounds fun right?! okay, so now the big question-- is it worth it? now that we're closer to the wedding we have most of the vendors picked out and our budget is getting real... so i'm trying to decide if it's worth spending the extra money ($10/person in addition to the cost of an open bar) to have a signature drink or custom drink stirrers. 


do you remember these little details at a cocktail hour?? 

xo, 
jillian
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3.07.2012

wedding wednesday - the little ones.

for our wedding we are having a flower girl and a ring bearer (they are both my cousins and i know they will be absolutely adorable). i think it's so cute to see little ones all dressed up for the big day. what's more fun than dressing up little kids a a bow tie or a fun dress?! i am not too particular about what the flower girl or ring bearer wear-- a cute white dress and a little suit works for me. here are some cute ideas:: 

via - via - via

did you have any little ones participate in your wedding? 
xo, 
jillian


ps tonight we're meeting with our jeweler to pick out our rings and my wedding jewelry!!
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3.06.2012

book club.

via - via - via

i finally joined a book club (YAH!).  confession: i am not a huge reader - i prefer to spend my extra time pinning, blogging and watching tv---argh i know, i know. so when i got the chance to join a group of chicago girls for a monthly meeting (complete with wine + dinner) i jumped at the chance. the first meeting was a lot of fun- we read Sarah's Key- an emotional story about the disturbing Vel' d'Hiv' roundup in paris during world world II and a modern journalist's obsession with the tragic events of the past. i really enjoyed the book and i would recommend it to anyone who wants to learn more about the Vel d'Hiv and the occupation of France during the war. 

in our book club each member of the group takes a turn and hosts dinner and we vote on which book we'll read for that meeting. 

this month's options are 
the last child by john hart
rules of civility by armor towles
unbroken by laura hillenbrand

i am leaning towards hunger games because i stilll haven't read it AND the movie is coming out soon.

have you read any of these books? 
do you have any other must-read recommendations? 
xo, 
jillian
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3.05.2012

good things.

happy monday - i hope you had a wonderful weekend!! Mine was v relaxing...just what i needed. full of friends, food and lots of good things:: 
french toast bites - frittata with asparagus, tomato and fontina - oj - word


homemade pizza... h is becoming quite the chef
sleepless in seattle.. is there anything better than tom hanks?! i think not. 
peanut butter, chocolate & banana (AND fiber). thank you vitatops
the bar method workout. i did a dvd on saturday and i am still sore.
our new memo board (a grown up dry erase board!) 
celebrating a friend's birthdays with drinks
sunday brunch - french toast bites, frittata with asparagus, tomato and fontina, and bacon
sunday dinner at burt's place (seen on check please! and no reservations with anthony bourdain). the dive pizza place didn't live up to all the hype and i won't be returning anytime soon...ah, well can't win them all.

xo, 
jillian 
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3.01.2012

classic coats.

hoooray! it's march..that means we're getting closer to spring, warmer weather and the return of bike rides! i am beyond excited to retire my 'serious' winter coat in exchange for something lighter (and water-proof). i am ready to upgrade my classic trench (i've had it since high school!) for something another classic coat i can hold onto for years. here are a few of my favorite picks::

heritage trench $200 - bike photo via


 
xo,
jillian

ps thank you all SO much for your great workout and eating tips and encouragement on yesterday's post. it means a lot to have your support!
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