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 chickens. (Okay, that last one is cheating; but we survived on those buttered-up deli birds for our first several months as mortgage-paying grownups.) My mom gave me a copy of…

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 “ah-ha!” moment. So here we go! Benefit Hoola is one of my favorite everyday bronzers, and one of my top picks for light complexions. It’s a universally-flattering shade — not to…

Taking Stock | 0817

It’s been over a year since my last Taking Stock update, so I’m doing a grrreat job of keeping up with this “monthly” series. (*Palm to forehead*) I always enjoy looking back on these posts as little snapshots in time, so let’s bring it back! Making : a mess in the kitchen as I try to get back into making healthy, home-cooked…

Friday’s Five

I think my brain short-fused when I turned the flower shop calendar over last week… I stared blankly at the new month’s page for a good 20 seconds before I could accept that it is, in fact, August. I saw a meme on Instagram that said, “June and July lasted 4 seconds,” and it gave me some comfort; maybe I’m…

Embroidered Mules, 90s Fashion Trends, Women's Fashion, TJMaxx

Mad About Mules

Since my current casual/minimal style feels like I transported back to the 90s — high-rise jeans, lots of easy tees, every oversized button-down I can get my hands on, all the denim — it’s only fitting that I’m on totally on board the mule trend. The slide-on shoes made a big comeback this year, with iterations in every color, fabrication, and…

Hourglass Confession Ultra Slim Refillable Lipstick Review, Luxury Makeup

Hourglass Confession Review

The new Hourglass Confession Ultra Slim Refillable Lipstick is the most luxe thing in my handbag right now. Housed in a sleek gold applicator that feels like a tiny sculpture in my makeup pouch, this lipstick promises “creamy, saturated, long-wearing color with a satin finish, without smudging or feathering.” Does this lippy live up to its claims, or is the…