Four Different Boots and How to Wear Them

November 19, 2014

I have mixed feelings about summer being over. Transitioning into fall and winter is hard for me. But one of the best parts is changing up my wardrobe and shoes. I love getting out my cozy sweaters and scarfs, and taking my boots of the top shelf of my closet where they stay hidden all summer.

Sometimes I feel overwhelmed when I walk into the shoe department or shop online. There are so many styles and colors, and that my mind shuts down and I can’t decide what I like. Do you feel that way too? I have to take a deep breath and remind myself to start with the basics, and think about the clothes I’ll be wearing them with. Here are four of my favorite types and a few of the ways I love to style them!

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Some of my favorite booties can be found here:

 

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Calf length boots are so versatile! Here are a few of my favorites right now:

 

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Combat boots can be hard to style, but I love making unique pairings between hard and soft accessories. Here are a few of my faves:

 

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Knee high boots are perfect for keeping your feet dry when you’re wading through heaps of snow and staying fashionable! These are my top choices:

 

Now that you have 16 new ways to wear your boots, it’s time to try some of them out! Post pictures of how you style yours on Instagram and Twitter with the hashtag #LRboots!

Posted by Nicole

Fashion Friday: Flamingo Zippered One-piece

November 14, 2014

Last summer’s Lime Ricki collection featured graphic black and white prints with a punch of pink. As the Resort season nears I’ve decided to accent my Flamingo Zippered One-Piece with some “Retro/Sporty” additions. Early 90’s fashion is back, featuring lots of logos and old-school, gym-inspired silhouettes.
Zipper flamingo One-piece style board // blog.limericki.com
DELANO MATTE BLACK SUNGLASSES // Streamlined sunglasses from my favorite eye-wear company, Smith. Complete with a life-time warranty.
ADIDAS RITA ORA BOYFRIEND TEE //  Classic tee with a funky twist. I’m channeling my inner J-Lo with this one.
ADIDAS ADILETTE SLIDES // The cousin of the Birkenstock, and I’m not afraid to rock these at the pool! Bonus is they’re extremely comfortable and  waterproof.
KOMONO WATCH -JEAN MICHEL BASQUIAT // I am in love with Komono watches. This Belgian watch company features minimal watch faces paired with amazing printed bands. I’ll take one of each.
WITHOUT WALLS 3′ SHORT // Without Walls is Urban Outfitters sister-brand. This site takes active-wear to the next level; featuring bright colors and prints, fashion-forward designs and silhouettes.
posted by Lyndsay

DIY Wrapping Paper for the Holidays

November 14, 2014

It’s never too early to get started on your Christmas shopping. I’ve actually heard that the earlier you shop, the less you spend! Some say that the longer you procrastinate holiday shopping for your friends and family, the guiltier you feel, resulting in spending more money per gift. Don’t let yourself fall into this trap – get your shopping done before December 1st! Plus, if you get all your shopping done earlier, you’ll have more time to personalize each Christmas present with homemade wrapping paper! Ditch the overpriced store bought wrapping paper this year, and make some of your own.

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Have a fun craft night with your kids or your best girlfriends and spend an evening clipping, stamping, and gluing away. These wrapping papers are to-die-for cute, yet so simple to make!

1. The Signature // Practice your cursive on brown or white butcher table. You can even keep to the spirit of christmas and doodle your favorite christmas carol on the paper. No doodle could ever look bad when it’s wrapped around a giftbox! Top each gift off with a colorful bow or small ornament.

2. The Cupcakin’ Topper // I’ve got a collection of cupcake liners in the cupboard at my house. For some reason, I can never pass up a cute printed cupcake liner. I’m so happy I’ve finally found a craft that will allow me to use liners for something other than muffins and cupcakes!

3. The Lights // Get your kids pumped up for the holiday season and help them make string of Christmas lights using their cute thumbprints. Sentimental grandparents will adore the gift wrap more than the gift itself!

4. The Tagged // If you still a have tons of wrapping left over from last year – go ahead and use it! Just add gift tags to each of your presents for that extra personalized touch.

5. The Rudolph Nose // So easy, but so darling! Find a reindeer stamp at your local craft store and hot glue pom poms to each of the reindeers noses. It’s about time Rudolph got admired for his “nose so bright.”

6. The Cookie Cutter // I love when certain products can have more than one use! Dip your winter and holiday cookie cutters into some paint and “stamp” rolls of paper. You can even recycle paper, and use brown paper grocery bags instead!


Share your favorite DIY wrapping papers with us in the comments below! And don’t forget to check out our Pinterest account for more holiday inspiration ideas!

 

Posted by Nicole

Team Tuesday: Meet Colette

November 12, 2014

It’s Tuesday, time to meet another member of the Lime Ricki team. Colette is one of the co-owners of Lime Ricki. In fact, Lime Ricki is her brain child. After a frustrating shopping experience with her 13-year old daughter,  Colette decided to take matters into her own hands and design some swimsuits. She knew she needed creative partners so she talked Jennifer and Nicole, her (younger) sisters, into joining the team. And that’s how Lime Ricki was born.

Team Tuesday // Meet Colette // limericki.com

 

Colette is probably the sweetest person you’ll meet. She is funny, engaging, thoughtful and kind. But don’t be fooled, she’s also spunky and driven. And she’s task oriented. She constantly reminds us in our meetings to have a “plan of action” and helps us stay on track. And she almost always has a snack in her purse, which comes in handy when we’re traveling or in long meetings.

She’s also a mother of 5, an excellent cook and pulls off themed parties like they are no big deal. She has a contagious laugh, a smile that lights up the room, and a compassionate streak that makes us all feel good. So, meet Colette!

 

 

 

 

Meet Colette // limericki.com

Fashion Friday

November 7, 2014

The holidays are here and if you’re like me, you can’t wait to book that trip to somewhere warm. Whether its a beach vacation or a cruise to somewhere tropical, Resort season is now upon us. I’ve taken my favorite Resort 2013 one-piece (its on sale!) and added a few products from some of my favorite shopping sites to create the perfect look. Time to pack your bags!

Style Board: leopard-onepiece // limericki.com

 

ASOS PASSPORT CASE // Who wouldn’t want to carry their passport in this sleek and classy passport case? The perfect sophisticated way to stay organized during your travels.

DEUX LUX BUCKET BAG // Whether poolside or out to dinner, this versatile purse is big enough to carry your essentials. I love the drawstring closure and gold embellishments.

QUAY CAT EYE SUNGLASSES // These cat eyes are chic and sophisticated, with a touch of fun. Exactly what I want to wear when I’m vacationing.

ST. TROPEZ DRY SELF TAN OIL //  Get that golden bronzed look without hitting the tanning beds. St. Tropez is my go-to brand for safe tanning. Just make sure you rub it in evenly to avoid splotches or spots.

RIVER ISLAND GOLD HARDWARE SANDAL // Sparkle in the sand in these toe loop slip-ons. They are a glamorous option for just about any outfit.

 

posted by Lyndsay

How to Completely Change Your Community Without Really Trying

November 5, 2014

If you’re anything like me, you really want to give back to your community, but you feel like you can’t fit another thing on your plate. Between school, work, taking care of the kiddos, and all your other responsibilities, it can be hard to even think about doing charity work.

I can definitely relate. That’s why I want to let you in on some of my secrets on how I make doing good a part of my daily life. It’s easier than you think!


change your world // limericki.com

Apps

Once you start looking around, there are quite a few apps out there that help you implement service into activities you already do every day!

Charity Miles // All you have to do is remember to turn on this app when you head out for a walk, jog, or even a bike ride! Charity Miles donates to an organization of your choice for every mile you exercise: 25¢ for running or walking, 10¢ for biking.

Donate a Photo // If you take at least one photo every day, you can share it using this app to have a dollar donated to a charity that you choose.

Check In for Good // Similar to foursquare, you can check in on this app when you arrive at certain businesses. Those businesses will then donate to a cause, and even give you coupons or offers to encourage you to come back.

Products

There are many products out there that give back with every purchase made – think about Toms or Target’s [RED] line. Maybe it’s not such a bad thing if you’re a shopaholic!

Lush: Charity Pot // This incredible hand and body lotion is one of my favorite things at Lush. Every time you buy it, 100% of the proceeds go toward a humanitarian, environmental, or animal rights cause.

Cotopaxi: Bangladesh Water Bottle // When you buy this water bottle, it provides clean water to a person in Bangladesh for about six months. Not to mention it’s a great buy – your water will stay cold all day, even if you leave it in a hot car!

Sevenly: Art Print // Every purchase you make from this website donates $7 to the current charity until the goal is met and another one is started. I especially love these cute art prints!

 

Time

Of course, there’s always the old fashioned way to give back – donating your time or money. These are the hard ones to fit in, but with these ideas, it will be much more convenient!

Donate old clothes // Here’s your excuse to clean out your closet and get all new clothes! Take the old ones to those in need by running them by your nearest Goodwill or Deseret Industries.

Charity dinner // If you search hard enough in your city, you should be able to find a few charity dinner events. You just pay a cover price to get in or register, and that money is then donated to the dinner’s cause. Make it a night out with the girls!

Volunteer // This is a great one to for your next day date with your man! Some of my favorite places to volunteer are animal shelters, special needs events, and soup kitchens.

 

So, are you going to try any of these suggestions? When you do, take a picture and share it on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram with the hashtag #mermaidmovement! I can’t wait to see how you make a difference!

Posted by Nicole

5 Vegetarian Recipes That Are Actually Good

October 31, 2014

I’m no vegetarian, but I do enjoy eating a meatless meal every once in a while, especially when my vegetarian sister, (and fellow co-owner of Lime Ricki) Jennifer, comes over for a dinner party. The benefits of a vegetarian diet that motivate me to eat less meat include: maintaining a healthy heart, fitting into my skinny jeans, decreasing my chances of getting cancer, and supporting my love for animals (I love my cute Yorkie, Roxi!). Studies have proven that those who eat meat minimally are overall healthier than those who thrive off of carnivorous diets.

When I make a vegetarian meal, I want everyone in my family to enjoy it not only for the health benefits, but for the tastiness too. Just because a dinner is vegetarian, doesn’t mean it has to be disgusting! Over the years I have found that these five vegetarian recipes are pretty scrumptious, even for us omnivores.5 Vegetarian Recipes that are actually good // blog.limericki.com

Stuffed Bell Peppers // incredibly filling and hearty – filled with protein, veggies, and healthy grains. Not the mention it’s an absolute stunner on the table

Portabella Veggie Burger // satisfies any craving for a good meaty burger, it’s just a lot healthier. Just add some rosemary or sweet potato fries for a side, and your meal is done!

Lasagna Soup // warms the soul, this soup not only comforts but re-energizes your body after a long day of work and running errands

Grilled Pizza // combination of rich textures and smoky grilled vegetables, this gourmet pizza has my vegetarian sister coming back to my house for leftovers

Tomato Broccoli Pasta Casserole // delectably savory and so easy to switch out and replace existing ingredients with new ones, makes the recipe fresh and reusable

I hope you enjoy these vegetarian dishes as much as my family and I do! While you’re on the prowl for more vegetarian alternatives, try out these carrot fries that I also love!

Posted by Nicole

#Team Tuesday

October 28, 2014

MEET JENNIFER // limericki.com

Time for another Team Tuesday, and today we are happy to introduce you to Jennifer Anderson. She happens to be the most rational, practical and responsible of the three sisters, and is therefore head of financial and business operations. Jennifer is a triathlete, bicyclist, hiker and an all-around athlete and outdoors woman. She is adventurous, strong, and terrified of spiders. Like really terrified of them. She is known around the office for the delicious food she bakes. Our favorite? Her maple scones. Mmmmmm.

We think Jennifer is especially brave. Two years ago she was diagnosed with stage 3 ovarian cancer. She endured a very extensive surgery and chemotherapy regiment, and battled her way through it all, working through much of it. She is remarkable. Her quick wit keeps up laughing, her hair routine makes us all envious (wash, towel dry, ta-da, she looks amazing!) and her ability to see the good in life is a reminder to us all. And as you can see, her smile lights up the room.

meet Jennifer//limericki.com

Fashion Friday: Butterflies

October 24, 2014

There’s a new insect in town…BUTTERFLIES!

 

Butterflies on the runway // limericki.com

 

Butterfly-inspired designs and graphics can been seen in Fall 2014 collections of major labels such as Givenchy and Valentino. Once you start paying attention, you’ll notice that they are everywhere. For those who love staying on-trend, butterflies are a necessity in your wardrobe. We love them for their whimsical and graphic appeal.

 

butterfly inspiration // limericki.com

 

For those who want to stay on-trend without breaking the bank, here are a few items you can snatch up for a fraction of the price. This includes Lime Ricki’s own line of butterfly printed styles from our Resort 2013 collection. (Bonus: its on sale!)

 

 

posted by Lyndsay

TOP 8 PODCASTS TO LISTEN TO WHILE RUNNING YOUR KIDS AROUND

October 23, 2014

If you’re a mom, you know all too well that the time you spend in the car – whether it’s running errands, dropping the kids off at soccer practice, or slipping in a quick trip to the gym – becomes monotonous and frustrating. You’re sick of listening to the same repetitive songs on the radio or trying to entertain the screaming toddlers in the backseat.

That’s why, today, we’re giving you some of our absolute favorite podcasts. And not only that, but our top picks are super family friendly, so you don’t have to be worried about what young ears will hear. Who knows – maybe you’ll even hear, “Mom, turn it up!”

 

Lime Ricki's Top 8 favorite podcasts for you & your kids

FOR THE KIDS:

Sparkle Stories // Every week, this podcast features a new story aimed at kids age 3 to 9. Their mission is to deliver stories that inspire creativity and wonder, improve a child’s sense of self, and playfully address problems that kids experience in everyday life. The kids will be begging to listen to this every week!

Adventures in Odyssey  // Although it’s written for kids 8 to 12, this one can definitely be enjoyed by the whole family. A cast of actors make characters come to life to embark on thrilling journeys and teach moral lessons at the same time. The first episodes were recorded in the 1980s!

Ask Me Another  // This NPR podcast is a live show that combines brainteasers, music, and comedy into an exciting hour that will stretch your imagination to the breaking point. Your older kids can play along with contestants as they try to figure out riddles in front of a live audience. Up the stakes by promising a treat if someone in the car can guess the answers before the contestants.

Sesame Street  // For the little kids, the Sesame Street podcast can help teach them about the alphabet and new words. Their favorite characters host the show, have exciting adventures, and even sometimes feature celebrity guests. Use the time your littles ones spend in the car for learning and growing.

FOR YOU:

TED Radio Hour // Learn about new and interesting ideas in this mash up of TED talks on different subjects. One week, find out what makes you happy, and the next, explore the reasons behind why people lie. Continually learn new things as you run errands – and come up with fascinating subjects for the dinner table tonight!

Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me!  // This could be considered the grown-up version of Ask Me Another, but instead of brainteasers, this podcast quizzes you on current events. We think it’s a great way to stay entertained and catch up on what’s going on in the world, since you rarely have time to read or watch the news.

The Dinner Party Download  // The goal of this podcast is to give you exciting topics to talk about and ideas for hosting your next dinner party. There’s a celebrity guest in every episode, as well as music suggestions and a new dish or cocktail to try. The hosts are likeable and it’s an easy one to keep up with, especially if you’re stopping at different places to finish your to-do list.

On Being  // This podcast delves deep into the meaning of life and what it means to be human. Be emotionally fed by discussions on how people want to live and the beliefs of various leaders. If you feel like you spend all your time talking about boo-boos or teenage drama, this podcast can definitely help you out.

We’ll definitely be listening to some of these on the way to the grocery store this week! If you have a favorite podcast, share them with us in the comments!

And don’t worry – if podcasts aren’t your thing, we have a ton of good music to suggest to you. Check out our Music Tuesday posts to find some of our favorites!

Posted by Nicole