I’ve had a lot of discussions about hobbies with my husband. To put it bluntly, neither of us are “hobby” people. We both like working and staying busy and not to mention total homebodies. Its not to say that we don’t WANT hobbies, but its that we like too many things to invest in one area of hobby-ing that we never end up investing the time in them.Continue Reading
Cooking, for me, is therapeutic. After a long, stressful day at work I love to come home to a fridge full of good ingredients and whip up something magical.
There is something about the smell of fresh herbs, the sizzle of onions sauteing in a pan, a glass of wine in your hand, and the gentle melody of music that make all the problems of life drift away. Life gets simpler in the kitchen… no more deadlines, decisions, or phone calls, just you, the stove, and the perfect playlist.Continue Reading
Welcome to the first installment of a new column called Weekly Roundup! If there is one thing I love, its finding a way to talk about obscure think pieces and my love of random a** products in one link heavy article for your viewing pleasure. This week has been exhaustively muggy, its almost 100 degrees F here is Cleveland with humidity levels that make it much a kin to the amazon rain forest. Its so hot, I’ve even contemplated wearing a tank top and shorts, which is a VERY rare occurrence for this queen of ice….
Thankfully, the internet gods offered up a poo poo platter of extra goodness to make the heat a bit more bearable and I am thrilled to offer you the first of many weekly roundups.Continue Reading
I haven’t shared much about my hair products in quite some time so here is an update about what I use everyday and my tips for getting the most out of your hair. I often try to change up my routine and try new products, but there are some items that remain a constant over the years.. These are some of my favorite products and most of them I’ve used for over three years and have loved the results I’ve gotten.Continue Reading
Here we are in the fourth volume of Weekend Reads! It’s quickly become one of my favorite blog topics because there is so much out there to learn! “You are, what you read…” as the saying goes, and I am a firm believer that if you really want to know what someone is all about, ask them what they read.Continue Reading
Spring shopping provides a new opportunity to reinvent your style. This month, I decided to put together some of my latest finds in one location for you to find just what your spring wardrobe needs. Like many of you, I decided to “kondo” my closet and get rid of a lot of the unnecessary and older items that were taking up space in my closet. As I’ve gotten older, my style of shopping has change and rather than filling my closet with lots of inexpensive clothes that last for only a season, I now shop with more intention. I buy clothing that last and focus on a more curated adult style. out.
I think spring makes all of us have a new take on life. The winter comes to an end and our interest in life outside of our thick coats and bowls of soup begin to take sprout. We start to get outside, stretch our mental legs and begin to pick up new hobbies. One of mine, is finding new books to help stretch my view of the world. This month features a list of books that are helping me do just that! What are you reading this spring to help you grow?Continue Reading
Let’s face it, “How to get good skin?” must be one of googles top searches! Our skin causes endless amounts of stress whether you’re 14 or 40 and the startling fact is skin care is not cheap! On average, the American woman will spend nearly a quarter of a million dollars on skin care in her lifetime. And while a lot of it might be out of vanity, the truth is, taking care of our skin is vitally important to our overall health. – as my mother always says “your skin is our first line of defense against disease and bacteria.” So spending the money to take care of it doesn’t seem like such a waste when we consider the hard work skin does to protect us. But what if spending all that money on skin products actually begins to effect our overall skin balance?
Happy Friday everyone, hope your holidays were as warm and cozy as my new Shea butter socks 🙂
My $7 Awakening
This whole article began several weeks ago whilst meandering the floors of my local mall. Do you ever come across a piece and see 15 different outfits? I decided to take a gander at Dillard’s ever growing mammoth of sale jewelry. (side note- I would argue Dillard’s has THE single best unique mid level jewelry than anywhere else.) While pillaging through the hoards of jewelry I came across the earrings I’d been looking for all my life. Disclaimer: I don’t wear a lot of patterns- though I wish I did. But I do love to create interest in other ways in my style choices. I love a good romantic floral pattern and these statement, Dog wood flower, gold earrings were exactly what I needed to subtly create a dramatic look.
To me they were the perfect combination of statement, eclectic, vintage style I had been looking to find for a long time! They reminded me of jewelry I had read about in a book somewhere? or seen in an old movie…