Beauty Tip: The Perfect Makeup Brushes

My odyssey to discover what has been causing my skin allergies (written about here) recently found me at the makeup counter trying to find some products with less irritants than the ones I was using. I figured my decade old makeup brushes were probably covered in germs and needed to be replaced. I stumbled upon… read more

In-Store Event: Madewell

Madewell has long been one of my favorite brands when it comes to buying clothes that I wear every day. Their tees are perfect for layering, and their jeans (which are really well priced) fit like a dream! When they asked me to host an in-store event I jumped at the chance to collaborate with… read more

Holding On Tight

*Images by Candy Shop Photography I have been cataloguing images recently and it has me in a very sentimental mood. I have the images seared into my mind that show me where I have been these last few years, and how I’ve spent my time. The photos show me what matters most. My marriage is… read more

Fashion Fix: The Perfect Outfit for Travel

Every year around this time I love to post about the perfect travel outfit. In the dead of winter I always find my self dreaming of skipping off to some fabulous warm destination. I have a weekend away in the Dominican Republic next week, and then for spring break we head to Barbados with our kids… read more

Simple Recipe: Pulled BBQ Chicken

When it comes to cooking, I am completely sold on quick healthy meals. This pulled bbq chicken is delicious and easy to make. Easy being the optimal word since I find that by early evening, this mama is TIRED! And if you can get two meals out of one cooking session it’s even better. When I… read more

Owning a Dog: The Best Dog Gear

It’s hard to believe “Milly Girl”, as we affectionately call her, has been a part of our family for 6 months!!! She arrived weighing in at 10 lbs – and now tips the scales at 55 lbs. Wowzers! It has been such a joy to watch her become a part of the family. She is… read more

Great Book: Never Take A Shark to the Dentist (and Other Things Not to Do)

This sweet book Never Take  Shark to the Dentist: and Other Things Not to Do, by Judi Barrett, came home from the school library with my 6 year old this week. I often get requests from readers about books that are silly or funny, because they are great for when you have to read a book… read more

Healthy Living: Simple Skin Care

It’s been an interesting few months over here on the skin care front. Some massive allergies that left my eyes swollen shut the week of Thanksgiving had me rethinking detergents, creams, make-up and lotions. I feared it was our new pup who doesn’t shed (which does NOT mean she is hypo-allergenic I have learned!), but… read more

Great Cause: Breast Cancer Alliance

A few years back I was introduced to the Breast Cancer Alliance. They are a lean mean cancer fighting machine. With a team of just two full time employees – they host incredible events, pay for grants and research projects, and help women who couldn’t otherwise afford it to get the health services they need… read more

Color Obsession: Green with Envy

I am having a seriously green moment. For the home. For the fashion. And for the food. There is something so soothing about this color. Do you agree?   *images from Pinterest