Naked Manicure

With this new toxin-free perfecting polish kit, my nails never looked better in the buff.

#OOTD: Crossover Pants

My mom ordered these pants on final sale from Zara — always a gamble — and when they didn’t work for her, she passed them along to me. They’re a smidgen too…

Your Hair-Raising Questions

I’ve gotten a lot of questions lately about my mane… which is both completely flattering and slightly foreign, since I haven’t had a real “hairstyle” in years! I chopped all…

your best accessory

I’m so proud to wear this sticker. This is the second time I’ve participated in a presidential election. Chad and I started dating shortly after the 2004 election, and in…

you’ll never believe where I bought these pants.

Remember the polka-dot skinnies I made with Anne a while ago? When we went to Wally World to find cheap black jeans I could paint all over without fear or…

You sniff it you buy it: A very expensive lesson in essential oils and other recent goings-on.

Last Saturday afternoon, C and I wrapped up work on time [glory be] and went to Ruby Tuesdays for a couple chicken BLTs. Which we’re now hopelessly addicted to; we…

>”You Don’t Know What You Got ‘Til It’s Gone”

> Let me tell you the one where I forgot to renew my blog domain and spent nearly an entire Friday afternoon biting my nails and Googling “what in heaven’s…

>"You Don’t Know What You Got ‘Til It’s Gone"

> Let me tell you the one where I forgot to renew my blog domain and spent nearly an entire Friday afternoon biting my nails and Googling “what in heaven’s…

wrapped up in stripes

  It’s really heating up around here, which means dresses and more dresses. Layering is no longer an option (which breaks my little scarf-loving heart) so I’m relying on stand-out…

work that wind!

Petticoat Alley dress (a pretty penny, available online) | Madison stripes and sequins cardigan (a pretty penny, available online) | Dooney & Bourke small satchel (a pretty penny, available online)…


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Friday’s Five

August Favorites: Best Self Success Journal, bareMinerals Invisible Bronze, Bite Beauty The Lip Pencil 022, MAC 24-hour Extend Eye Base, Beauty Blog

My August Favorites

  BEAUTY bareMinerals Invisible Bronze :: Did I need another bronzer? Nope. But Jamie Paige listed this in her top 10 bronzers and I always find her recommendations to be spot-on,…

This + That

Over on Manrepeller, 24 women reflected on how life changes with age. Good news: a lot of the little things we nitpick and obsess over won’t even phase us down the…

Friday’s Five

I realized this week that I’ve spent 8 summers in the flower shop, and this June marked the fifth anniversary of C and I taking over ownership from his parents…

The New Southern Table by Brys Stephens, Modern Southern Cooking, Southern Recipes, Cookbook Review

Cooking the Book: The New Southern Table by Brys Stephens

When C and I moved in together, my cooking abilities were limited to scrambled eggs, grilled cheese sandwiches, frozen skillet meals, pasta with sauce from a jar, and Publix Rotisserie…

Benefit Hoola Bronzer Packaging Hack

Quick Tip: A Hoola Hack

I’m filing this one under “Possibly Useless Posts” because it seems kind of silly to share, but you just never know when a simple beauty hack could be your Oprah…