Hello Lovelies!

So we’re not sure if you’re all aware who “Pantone” is but they are the authority on all things to do with color! This year they have deemed “Radiant Orchid” as the color of 2014. 

Now the only reason we are so hyped about this is because this color falls within the Blowfish Shoes scheme of colors for the brand hehe. It is a vibrant purple that has a hint of pinks and fuchsia. Purple has often been associated with royalty but the Pantone Executive Director says that this new color will “emanate great joy, love and health”.

Do you love the color purple? If not, what’s your favorite color? Mine is red :)

Stay tuned, you’ll be seeing a lot of this in fashion this year, and hopefully some Blowfish Shoes too.

Lots of Love!

Karen xoxo


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 Hey Ladies!

We've got some Friday Favorites for you, ladies. And extra special, we've also came prepared for the Friday celebration that IS HAPPENING, and we have a chance for you to win. You have to make your way on down to the bottom of this post, check out the pic of one of our newest arrivals, go find it on the website, and comment below with what it is! First person to guess it right gets a free pair of them on Monday!!! Whhaaaaat!? Yes, that's right. Get excited!!! Get SO excited.

Here's a few of my favorite internet findings from this week:

This downloadable planner print:

This recipe looks healthy, tasty and perfect.

This phone case was made for me; I'm sure of it.

These free fonts:

This locket, for those of you who have a boo... Vday is just around the corner. Just sayin...

And these shoes (find them on the website, comment below with the name & win 'em) are so comfortable, I can't believe they're not slippers.


Have the happiest of Fridays my friends. Good luck to you all on winning the shoe above^^. Don't forget to enter by commenting below with the name of the shoe!!

And have fun this weekend. Have so much fun. Have all the fun, eat all the snacks at your Super Bowl parties, catch all the sunsets, laugh all the way (until it hurts) and, pancakes. Weekends and pancakes go together like socks and shoes... or feet and shoes. You decide. But, just eat the pancakes. I'm stuffing mine full of blackberries and then slathering them up in copious amounts of honey. Ok, now I'm drooling all over myself and not in a cute way...




They're Gladys! Love 'em! I

They're Gladys! Love 'em! I love that Gabriela font!
February 3, 2014 - 03:01 - Twitter - Facebook

What a cute post:) And the shoe is Gladys. It's lovely by the way <3
February 1, 2014 - 14:14 - Twitter - Facebook

Gladys !!!

Gladys !!!
January 31, 2014 - 22:04 - Twitter - Facebook

The shoes are adorable! Steel Grey Cozumel Linen Gladys shoe.
January 31, 2014 - 20:28 - Twitter - Facebook

Gladys in Steel Grey Cozumel Linen
January 31, 2014 - 18:07 - Twitter - Facebook


January 31, 2014 - 16:11 - Twitter - Facebook

Steel Grey Cozumel Linen
January 31, 2014 - 15:55 - Twitter - Facebook

the shoe is called The Mary Jane at least that's what we called them!
January 31, 2014 - 15:54 - Twitter - Facebook

Steel Grey Cozumel Linen Gladys... I love this brand and see a pair that I look forward to putting on my feet!
January 31, 2014 - 15:44 - Twitter - Facebook

These shoes are the Steel Grey Gladys in Cozumel Linen. These look so comfortable and if I win it will be my first pair of shoes from Blowfish! :) Thanks for the chance!
January 31, 2014 - 15:37 - Twitter - Facebook

Gladys in Steel Grey, Cozumel Linen! Blowfish are my favorite!
January 31, 2014 - 15:19 - Twitter - Facebook

Gladys: Steel Grey Cozumel Linen love them!
January 31, 2014 - 15:00 - Twitter - Facebook

Steel Grey Cozumel Linen

Steel Grey Cozumel Linen
January 31, 2014 - 14:59 - Twitter - Facebook

It's the Steel Grey Cozumel

It's the Steel Grey Cozumel Linen Gladys shoe!
January 31, 2014 - 14:59 - Twitter - Facebook

The shoe is Gladys
January 31, 2014 - 14:58 - Twitter - Facebook

It is the Steel Grey Cozumel

It is the Steel Grey Cozumel Linen Gladys shoe!
January 31, 2014 - 14:58 - Twitter - Facebook

January 31, 2014 - 14:58 - Twitter - Facebook

well, those are nice picks all around. and i am pretty sure those are the gladys shoes, which look great!
January 31, 2014 - 14:57 - Twitter - Facebook

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So, I made empanadas for my book club meeting this week, but I think if you were into that whole football thing, they'd make the perfect dish to bring to your Super Bowl party. For some reason those Super Bowl parties tend to lean towards a Mexican theme and I'm not sure why... Perhaps because beer alongside chips & salsa just makes so much sense. Well, ladies, empanadas are more impressive than chips and salsa. So, impress your football loving friends this weekend, with a treat that looks a little bit like a football. Because, why not?

For the dough I used this recipe, to avoid some unnecessary repetition. I subbed half the white flour for sprouted wheat flour and used yogurt in place of the cream and they came out quite tasty, so don't be scared to go that route. And the yogurt I used was non-fat... I also tried the recipe later using coconut oil in place of butter and the result was healthier tasting, so if you're trying to keep your non-health obsessed friends happy, just go with the butter. 

For the filling:

A bunch of spinach

1 1/2 cups of beech mushrooms

1 can refried black beans

1 tbsp cayenne pepper

2-3 garlic cloves

1/2 cup cashews

Salt & pepper to taste


1. Add mushrooms, garlic, spinach and cashew to food processor and blend until mostly smooth. 

2. Add in the black beans salt and pepper. 

3. Stir it up real good.

4. Take the dough out of the freezer (where it's been resting for at least 15 minutes after you made it)

5. Roll out the dough and cut out circles. (You decide how big you want to make those empanadas!)

6. Stuff with veggie-bean mixture & seal with your fingers.

7. Pop in the over for 30 minutes at 375 degrees. 

8. Take out of the oven when they're golden brown and wait 15 minutes to eat if you want to avoid burning the roof of your mouth. (Because that's the worst. Am I right?)

Now you have fun Super Bowling about, my friends. I'll be standing in the chip bowl, covered in french onion dip, licking my fingers, wondering... where are the cupcakes? That's where you'll find me... Because I've already eaten my way through ALL THE EMPANADAS. That's why YOU must make more! Don't let the world go on empanada-less, especially not on Super Bowl weekend... 




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brrrrr. seems like everywhere across the country is experiencing extreme cold temperatures. we are def feeling it here in the south and you do whatever you can to stay warm, right? here are some of my favorite ways to stay warm with these record dropping temperatures (and more than half of them conclude that staying indoors is a must during this time of the year!). when i lived in chicago, puffy black jackets were a staple. when i discovered this plaid puffy coat from choies, i knew i needed it - not only is it super warm but it def breaks the mold with this trendy plaid pattern. also nothing better than snuggling with the husband, wrapped in a huge blanket, ready to binge watch a brand new tv series on netflix (breaking bad! hart of dixie! pretty little liars! the office! must i really keep going?! no, the last interjection was not a tv show - though i guess it could be). or if you are a night owl like me, pulling on those fuzzy, socks and cuddling up with a brand new book. if you are looking something light and hilarious, this one by mindy kaling is a must read! and last but not least, any hot beverage is fave. i discovered this parisian hot chocolate recipie and i am def planning to mix up this concoation this weekend.

what are your favorite ways to stay warm this winter?
As always, thanks for having me Blowfish! Much Love, Ilene (aka illy) of Much Love, Illy

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Hey Friends!

So I went to Joshua Tree over my Christmas break and I picked up some sage. I had heard that burning sage had healing properties and I knew my incense supplies were running low, so I figured, why not? I've been burning it in the house about once a week, and I can't tell you I feel any more or less healed, but I feel relaxed while burning it and the smell is o my gosh, so good. 

Here's what sage is supposedly good for (mostly according to this website):

Cleansing of space. Sage is supposed to have 'cleansing' properties that clear out bad energies. I dig it.

Removal of unwanted spirits. I got a Ouiji board for Christmas, so I'll be burning some sage after I give it a test drive. That's for sure.

Healing and chakra balancing. If you're into all that energy healing jazz, then sage is for you! If you burn it and wave it in circular motions around your body, it's supposed to balance you out! 

Relaxing. This I can attest to. I felt very relaxed after burning this last Sunday evening. The Miles Davis on vinyl, clay face mask and homemade empanadas fresh out of the oven may have also had something to do withit... All I know is, I went to sleep with a smile!

Do you or have you ever burned sage? What did you think? Comment below!




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