I am just so in love with fall. I can’t get enough of it! This season keeps me in a perpetually cheerful mood, it also helps that life has been genuinely terrific lately! I have a nasty habit of looking back a lot, often times I will compare my life presently to the way it was exactly a year ago…and while that isn’t the healthiest of habits…I have to say….my life is looking incredibly blessed compared to a year ago!… Read more »

It always freaks me out when people ask for my advice in regard to anything, I mean…what if my recommendation, idea, etc. brings them nothing but disaster. I don’t like that kind of responsibility! Obviously…this is something I have had to overcome as this blog has grown and developed. I’m finding that despite my hesitance to do so…most of my posts contain my advice, my input and certainly my opinion…and the truly wonderful people that read it have been *gasp* valuing my… Read more »

Wanna know something? I hope so, cause I’m going to tell you something, probably lots of somethings before we’re all through with this…but first things first! I didn’t want to change my name after I got married, in fact, I contemplated not doing this at all! My maiden name was Hayley Ann O’Hara…and I have been told by a number of people, both friends and strangers, that it is probably the most adorable name ever. But, that’s not the reason… Read more »

Are ya’ll ready for Part 2 of the Guide to Sephora series?? This truly is the fun part, promise!!!! Once you have completed all of the research on the product you are considering purchasing then it is time to create a wish list. There are multiple options for creating a wish list. 1. You could use a Pinterest board in which you have pinned the product of your choice. 2. You could create a wishlist using Sephora.com. 3. Or you… Read more »

Oy. Mondays never get easier. Actually, they might be getting worse. I’ll have to keep an eye on that. This weekend was…fantastic. Truly! I learned an incredibly valuable lesson on Sunday: sometimes…..not showering, not changing out of your pajamas, not putting on an ounce of makeup and spending the day on the couch eating (a lot), watching football and playing Candy Crush is the most fun a 26-year-old young lady can have. Of course it helps that I had my adorable husband,… Read more »

Follow my blog with Bloglovin   It’s no secret that I like pictures…alright, full disclosure? I LOVE pictures, I’m obsessed with photographs and it is incredibly difficult for me to let a moment go by without capturing it on camera. And while some of my friends and loved ones probably find it incredibly annoying that I am interrupting stories, meals and concerts to snap a quick picture, I truly believe that some day they will thank me. Some day when… Read more »

Fridays are more fun when you don’t have to work on Saturdays..I’m learning this now. Ah well, it is still a happy day!! Some of my favorites… 1. Five things you need to stop doing on Facebook. It’s funny, you’ll giggle. 2. Who Stole Miley’s Tongue? Why can’t I be this clever? An entire blog dedicated to making fun of Miley’s tongue antics at the VMA’s. This one is my favorite   3. The Busy Girl’s Guide to Waking Up… Read more »

This is a continuance of the series, A Guide to Sephora, you can see the introduction here! If you walk into Sephora unprepared…2 things are very likely to happen. 1. You’ll feel overwhelmed & inadequate and never want to come back again. or… 2. You’ll spend $600.00. I don’t want either of those things to happen to you…unless you have $600 to spend…then go for it!! Grab me some goods too! 😉 The first thing you must decide is what… Read more »

Do you guys know about Polyvore? You should. It’s spectacular. The website literally promotes creativity, specifically toward fashion, beauty and decor, but I think anyone, anywhere could find a fabulous way to use it! I’ve been using it for almost a year for inspiration and just recently I’ve been using it to put together my little blog collages and I decided I must share the secret! Go visit, check out my Polyvore profile, and follow if you’d like! I love… Read more »

Andrew and I live on opposite schedules Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday. Thursday night is the only weeknight I actually have him home in the evening. This is an unfortunate situation for several reasons, the obvious being, lack of time together. But, it also has its perks, Thursday night is our official date night and we both look forward to it all week! On more than one occasion “date night” has turned into pitchers of beer at the bowling alley,… Read more »