Thursday, August 30, 2012

Fall Fashions

Here  is what we have learned about  the fall fashions!!

The New York Runway Report: Fall 2012
The New York fashion verdict is in. Your grandmother’s closet will be at the top of your shopping list next fall, with a retro mix of florals and lace, knit tweeds and, yes, shawls making the sartorial cut. Chic sportsmanship will be of importance as well, especially when channeling the great outdoors or reveling in the new take on military. Travel the globe in style with your arsenal of luxe essentials — fur accents and elegant embroidery required. And a host of cool options in the way of black leather or all-white means there will definitely be something for everyone.
Edited by Joanna Hillman. Text by Joyann King & Kerry Pieri.

From love potions and the magical hour of sunset to witches and warlocks, fantasy and illusion are inspiring designers this fall season. With an unexpected mix of darks, brights and neutrals, designers cleverly manipulate reality to transport consumers to an enchanting place, free from the stresses of everyday life.

“By playing to consumers’ practical side with versatile neutrals, and boosting their confidence with bold, spirited hues, this skillfully balanced palette has something for everyone,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®.

So what color will elate you this fall? Rose Smoke, Titanium and Rhapsody are just some of the enchanting hues of the season.”

In fashion, we are seeing “French Toast” and in Color Pulse Flow, we have “Pancake Syrup” paint color, which is as yummy as it sounds!

   Remember, the best look is to make it your own!!  Have a favorite fall look?  Share it with our cherry friends :).

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Pamper Yourself

Let’s face it. If you’re a mom, you’re busy. It doesn’t matter what you do with your time: whether you work or stay home, volunteer or home school, cook up a storm or craft, not to mention driving the kids from activity to activity. Being a mom is the definition of being busy.
That means you need a little pampering here and there. But who has the time? If you have a free moment, an extra load of laundry could get done. You could finally repair the tear in Johnny’s soccer uniform. Or you could even, you know, spend some time with your husband.
But what if there were ways to pamper yourself that were truly simple? Ways that were very cheap or even free, which did not require large amounts of time or advance planning? Would you do it then?
I’m betting yes. And if your answer is, “Well, maybe…” then you need to think harder about this. If you’re busy trying to be Super Mom, you need a break. You deserve a break. You’ll feel happier and saner and bring that positive energy back to your family.
With the kids going back to school, this is the perfect week to “pamper yourself!

Call a friend to catch up.

Is there someone you haven’t talked to in awhile? Put the kids down for a nap (or “quiet time”) and give her a call. Save it for the weekend if you have to and make your husband take the kids out to play for awhile. Enjoy a nice, long chat that’s mostly about your friendship, not your kids. Feel happy because you’ve remembered old parts of yourself and gotten a verbal hug from a friend.

Take a warm bath alone
Description: With Herbs In Your Bath

Use a combination of the following herbs—about ½ to 1 cup of each herb:
  • Dried mint
  • Dried lavender
  • Dried chamomile
  • Dried rosemary
  • Dried rose petals

Keep yourself in a state of pampered bliss with these homemade recipes (each one is very soothing and nourishing to the skin):
  • Mash one-half banana and add one tablespoon honey and two tablespoons sour cream. Apply this mixture to your face and let set for 10 minutes. Gently wipe off with a damp washcloth.
  • Grind one tablespoon almonds into a fine meal in a food processor or blender. Mix the almond meal together with one tablespoon honey and one egg white. Apply this mixture to the face and let set for 15 minutes. Gently wipe off with a damp washcloth.
  • Mash half of an avocado and apply this to the entire face. Let set for about 20 minutes and then gently wipe off with a damp washcloth.
  • Puree half a peeled, sliced cucumber in a food processor or blender and add one-tablespoon yogurt. Apply this to the face and let set for about 20 minutes. Gently wipe off with a damp washcloth.
  • Crush a handful of strawberries and mix well with one teaspoon honey. Apply this mixture to the face and let set for about 15 minutes. Gently wipe off with a damp washcloth.
  • For a scrub, make a paste from a little oatmeal and water. Apply to the face and allow to dry. Gently wipe off with a damp washcloth. Or as a variation, mix two tablespoons cornmeal with water to make a thick paste. Apply to the face and let dry. Gently wipe off with a damp washcloth.
  • Another scrub to enjoy, mix ½ cup of sugar with enough olive or sunflower oil to moisten the paste. Use small circles to slough away dead cells and reveal new layers of skin.
  • Try a mask a few times a week. Makeup artist Diana Carreiro (who has amazing skin) swears by a weekly paste of 4-6 regular Aspirin crushed up and mixed with a bit of water. Apply to your face, let dry and then rinse. “The acid in Aspirin is an excellent exfoliator,” she says.
  • Spot-treat blemishes with a clear acne treatment gel. Salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide are two of the best blemish-fighting ingredients to look for. Note: If you have any reactions to these ingredients, stop using them and see your doctor for a recommended alternative.
Pour two cups boiling water over two tablespoons dried Rosemary. Steep this for about 15 minutes. Strain and let cool. Rinse your hair with this herbal tea.
  • You can even add dried milk and/or ground oatmeal (make use of the food processor or blender.)
 An avocado hair mask:
Thanks to its high fat and protein content, “avocado is very nourishing, just the thing for taming frizz,” says makeup artist David Goveia, who's beautified the likes of Kate Moss and Cameron Diaz.
What you need: Half of a ripe peeled avocado, one egg and two tablespoons of wheat germ oil. (You can also substitute wheat germ oil for olive or castor oil.)
Making it: In a small bowl, mash the avocado until it's smooth. Then add the egg and oil and blend well.
Using it: Massage the mixture to dry hair, starting from the ends up. Once you've applied it all, cover your head with a shower cap or small plastic bag, grab a book and set the timer for 30 minutes. Rinse thoroughly and shampoo out. Note: You can increase the conditioning benefits by wrapping a warm, moist towel around your head while you wait.
How often to use it: For dry and damaged hair, once a week will help get it back on track. If it's normal to oily, twice a month is recommended.
Give yourself a manicure. 

And………… of our favorite ways to pamper yourself is to find the time to workout. 
Working out is a GREAT way to relax and pamper.  You WILL have more energy too…I promise!  Exercising makes you feel great mentally and physically!  You NEED it!  Try to do at least 20 minutes a day.  You will love the way you feel!
Cherry friends, have a favorite way to pamper yourself?  Let's share it with everyone, just leave your favorite thing to do in the comments.  

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Back To School Shopping

Doing the back to school shopping?  Shopping is definitely a love/hate relationship when you have kids.  These are ways that we make it enjoyable for everyone.  
Make sure your bag is full of treats.  If not we end up at the chocolate factory (not sure if that is more for me or them :)).  

 We do better at strip malls where we go outside in between stores.  I think just being outside for a few minutes helps them stay happy between stores.

 Give them something to look forward to at the end of the trip.  For us, we go to The Gateway (in SLC) where there is a huge splash pad type fountain that they can play in when we are done.

Have any great ideas to make back to school shopping with the kids a good time for everyone?  Let's share your great ideas with everyone and make it fun.  Happy shopping!!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Our Cherry Pickin' Adventures

Is it just my kids or do your kids have a hard time keeping track of their things a midst all of the kids at school?  Let us offer a fun solution to this by personalizing their items with cute iron-on letters.  Here are just a few ideas of what you can personalize:
- shirts
- hair bows
- backpacks
- hats
- jeans
- bloomers
- uniforms
- onesies
- handbags
- diaper bags
- aprons
- folders/ notebooks
- lunch boxes
- Pencil Boxes

Just check out some of the fun things you can do with them!

Now your thinking you need some of these great letters, right?!  We have you covered!!  Just check out on Wednesday for these great iron-on letters for an awesome cherry deal!  Have another great suggestion to use the iron-on letters...leave a comment and share them with all of our Cherry Friends.  

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Last Minute Summer Fun

Has summer felt like a bummer, because you haven't had a vacation?   A great summer idea that will feel like a "staycation" is some outdoor fun.  My family has felt a bit this way...we have not had a chance for a vacation this summer, so we decided to make the best of what we have right in our own great "backyard".  For those not familiar with Utah's great mountainous terrain, it is truly an amazing sight!

 We even got the thrills of any great amusement park...just check out how close we were to this HUGE moose!

Any great last minute summer fun ideas?  We would love to hear about them!  We hope you are enjoying your summer...wherever you may be!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Our Cherry Pickin' Adventures

Cherry friends, feeling stressed out?  

 Kids making you crazy?

Kids won't stop fighting?

   Summer is nearing the end, so let's roll up our sleeves and get them ready for school...we can do it!

So, mom's lets do the happy dance...

Now, take some time to pamper yourself!  Have a great way to pamper yourself...let us know, we all need some great ideas.  

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Back To School Trends

Whatever you choose for back-to-school wear, make it something that fits your own personality. Even the most fashionable outfit falls flat if you're not comfortable in it. So take some trends and make them yours.  Here are some style tips from us to go back to school in style.  

Who doesn't love the perfect pair of earrings?  

Headbands are in!!  Whether you go with feathers, bows, or flowers you won't go wrong this year.

Bangle bracelets are so cute!  Stack 'em anyway you want to, but the more the better.

Layered necklaces can add style to any outfit.  Mix them up for your own look.

Belts will add depth to a basic tee and pair of jeans, dress, or a great shirt with a cute pair of leggings. 

Wrap watches or bracelets are simple accessory, but great to add to any outfit.

Everything has bling...why not your phone :)!

Make your shoes any way you want to.  Fit your own style and personality, and have some fun doing it!

Peace signs are a popular accessory this year.  Sport them on rings, watches, shirts, or necklaces...super cute any day of the week. 

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Our Cherry Pickin' Adventures's back to school time!!  I love my kids, but I am excited for school to start :).  Are you prepared for your kids to go back to school?  We thought we might give a few tips on ways to help you get prepared and organized for this coming school year.  You can also get the cutest accessories...just watch for the great cherry deals.  

Plan Ahead
  1. Experts recommend week-at-a-glance planners or family calendars.  Put them up where everyone can see the and add to it if necessary.   
  2. Start early. Start getting ready to return to school at least four weeks before the first bell rings.   It is recommended to start easing kids back into a bedtime four weeks before school starts.  
  3. Visit the school.  Meet the teacher.  I highly recommend that you make an effort early on to get to know her and understand her expectations. Let her know you would like to work together to make sure your child has a good year.
  4. Visit the doctor.
  5. Set the stage. Get the house ready.   Get the kids’ school clothes organized and accessible.  
  6. Keep a positive attitude about the start of school even when things don’t go exactly your way.
Stay Stocked
Prevent last minute freak-outs with a supply stash: markers, index cards, and so on.  

Have Morning and Evening Routines
My household functions on routines.  This will make getting them ready in the morning and at bedtime smoother, and that means more peace and quiet for you!  

Make Goals
Making small, but frequent goals motivates kids to make great steps and reach great milestones in school.  

We wish everyone a great school year!  Have a great tip?  Let us know, we would love to share it with our cherry friends.  

Thursday, August 2, 2012

DIY Cherry Idea's

It's So Cherry is all about having the greatest accessories, but not having to pay the department store prices. In that spirit, we wanted to share some fun ways to "refurbish" some of the great things you already have into some super cute finds that will have people all over asking you where you got it from.
Cherry friends, want to know how to do any of these fun ideas?  Just message us and we will get you the information.  It was way too much to post :).

 Don't we all love our bags?  This one is made out of a pillowcase!
Did you have a hard time finding the color of sneakers you wanted?  DIY!!  Get your sneaks in any shade you want.
 What about your girls?  Let them make their shoes look exactly how they want them.   Super easy and great fun.  What a great afternoon activity!

Okay, who thought of a waterproof blanket?  Genius!  There is nothing worse than going to the park with the kids and the grass is wet.  I wish I would have seen this a long time ago!