Our Favorite Face Paint

‘Tis the season! If face painting is in your future this Halloween season, it’s not too late to order and use this face paint by Go Green. I found it 4 years ago and keep it in my office. As a mother of three I have been shocked by how often I have needed face paint for school plays, Halloween, birthdays… It is vegan and paraben free which means it is safe for them and me. It took a few bad experiences for me to realize my hands were breaking out because I was getting the face paint on my skin and it had Lanolin in it, something I now know I am allergic to. This brand isn’t greasy, dries quickly, and it washes off with just a little water and a paper towel. Get after it parents!!

As you can see it really did the trick last night. I forgot we had a Halloween party the week before Halloween. I had a work video shoot and got home at 4:40pm and the party was at 5:30pm. I had one and a half costumes prepped for 3 children. We improvised and this face paint helped to make Emma look extra creepy, and it really transformed JT’s hand-me-down dragon costume (a 2T for his 5T body) into a legit outfit. His headpiece was created with the help of my hot glue gun (also a must for parents who don’t plan ahead!) and one of the girls headbands. Last minute planning for the win!

Fall Inspiration

Great Business: Above and Beyond

All right gang! Just me here with another PSA about a great business started by friends. If you have been hanging around these parts since I started writing six years ago, you know I really dig on women and their second acts. I new career path, a smart much-needed small business, a new artistic venture… read more

Great Non-Profit: Carver Center

The absolute best part of my job (Pless Productions) is getting to know amazing non-profits when I work with them on telling their story through video. When a friend introduced my business to the Carver Center in Port Chester I was thrilled to learn that just across the street from the Capitol Theater, there is… read more

Already Dreaming of Vacation?

How can it be that we are three weeks into fall and I am already dreaming of spring break?!? I was recently walking with a friend and we were comparing notes on our plans for the upcoming year. She was gushing about how she didn’t know where she was going yet, but she did know… read more

Are you living in abundance?

Over the last few weeks as I prepared for a new year to begin (for parents September is often our “New Year” as we hustle and prep for a new academic year) I have thought often about abundance and scarcity. Think of those two words. One rich in good feelings, and a sense that there… read more

Best Buys – Summer 2019

It’s been mighty silent over here on the blog, because back-to-school has been bananas. I thought I would come back at ya after a little hiatus with some of my favorite finds from this summer. Each and every thing on this list gave me all the feels this summer. Hope they give them to you… read more

Living Amazed

If there has been one thing that keeps coming back to me this summer, it’s a small internal voice saying, “Are you seeing it? This amazing moment?” I am consciously, each year more and more, trying to slow down enough to create space to just watch the wonder around me. I complain often that my… read more

Beyond Beautiful – Brooklyn Brownstone

It’s been a while since I have posted a truly ooooooh-worthy interior design project on the blog. This Brooklyn brownstone had me swooning over every image. That library ceiling… And the kitchen colors with that exceptionally cool marble hood. It strikes just the right balance with cozy comfort and utter chicness. Sylvana Durrett, co-founder of… read more

Little Wings Gives Summer Event

Like in years past, we are a doing a “Start of Summer” collection event. This year we hope to deliver a truck full of camp supplies for the wonderful children served by the Carver Center, the community center just across the border in Port Chester. I did many site visits this spring while I worked… read more