When I joined Pinterest almost two years ago I was immediately enthralled by the beauty of it. The way the individuals I followed would fill up the page with clothes, flowers, food and thousands of ideas. I truly felt like I was part of something. Beyond the the DIY’s, the life hacks and the amazing home decor I found myself drawn to the inspiration. The quotes, lyrics, photos and poetry that spoke of people suffering, loving, growing, changing…the emotion, the… Read more »

Yo. Happy Friday!! I’m going to skip the jabber and just go ahead and share my favorite internet finds of the week! 😉 1. Favorite Song: Kelly Clarkson’s new video for her song “Tie It Up”. Instant good mood, I promise. Plus she just looks like she is having so much fun singing this song!! 2. Favorite Funny: Someecards “Better Like Button” options. I wanted to pin the whole page, really, I did. But I sat there and giggled insanely… Read more »

I have been known to fret just a bit too much over my physical appearance; weight, makeup, hair, etc… So, when I woke up extremely tired the other morning; groggy, grumpy and confused from my overnight allergy meds and too much antihistamine…I decided I just didn’t have it in me. I didn’t want to wash my hair, I didn’t want to carefully and painstakingly apply my makeup, eye shadow and eye liner. I wanted something quick, fresh and easy. After… Read more »

I used to sit up to the bar at our lake home as a young teen and watch my mom carefully and meticulously put together my dad’s favorite cocktail: a dirty martini. I loved watching my mom, beautiful, perfumed and dressed up, expertly crafting a martini for my dad’s arrival home from a business trip. It seemed romantic. When I was old enough…my dad let me have a sip, I spit that sip out right back in his face. It… Read more »

I have a bit of anxiety. Okay, my husband is going to read this and totally call me out on that statement. So, let me revise, I seriously struggle with anxiety. In all honesty, I wouldn’t wish the vortex of my mind on my worst enemy. Fortunately, I have made some significant changes in my life the past few years and I am able to manage this anxiety with exercise, organization, routines and a glass (or two) of wine every… Read more »

I often joke about the fact that I’m getting old…but, I never actually mean it. Well, today, I mean it. There was a time, in college (right after I was of legal drinking age of course) that I would literally party from Thursday night right through until early Sunday morning and THEN I would hammer out some homework, maybe shop with friends and be ready to go Monday morning for another week. Not anymore, no. Now, one half-assed night of partying sends… Read more »

Happy Friday!! My week has been incredible, truly!! I found strength this week that I didn’t even know I had…& I stood up for myself in ways I didn’t even think were possible. Sometimes putting someone in their place (I’m talking a someone who really, really deserves it) can be the most freeing & exhilarating experience!! I wish I could share every detail of my life with those of you reading…but I think that would get me in trouble, so… Read more »

I will never forget the first time I stepped inside of a Sephora store. I was 14…extremely overweight and incredibly awkward and….I was with my parents. We were visiting Las Vegas together (who takes a 14-year-old to Las Vegas??) and I spotted the classic black and white storefront from almost a mile away. I remember sounding out the strange name and being completely clueless as to what could possibly be inside…but I knew I had to go in there. At… Read more »

  When H&M announced that online is finally available..I did a heck of a happy dance. Like one of my best happy dances ever. H&M has been one of my favorite stores since I was a freshman in college visiting Chicago for the first time. I spent hours wandering around H&M and even after I dropped wayyy too much money there was so much left that I wanted!! Of course being young and naive I thought I would just check… Read more »

I realize that I’m late, but my weekend was just too much fun and perfection for 3 days…I really needed an extra day to process! My husband Andrew and I spent the entire weekend in Okoboji, IA celebrating the wedding of our best friends. Obviously…I knew beforehand that the weekend was going to be one of absolute bliss…but my expectations were met, obliterated and then continuously exceeded throughout the entire weekend. The bride was gorgeous…I’m talking light up an entire… Read more »