I drink more coffee than a Gilmore. (If you don’t get that reference…then you MUST park your butt on the couch and spend the next few weeks of your life watching Gilmore Girls on Netflix.) Anyway…as I was saying, I drink more coffee than a Gilmore. Which means, I know my coffee and I know a great cup from a good cup and a good cup from a bad cup. So, when Gusto coffee emailed me and asked me to… Read more »

Do you want to know what my least favorite thing about beauty and makeup is…? There are so many “rules”. Like, a lot of them. Blondes should wear this…. That skin tone requires that… You’re too pale for that color… Your face is too round for that cut… You guys…I could quite literally go on and on for days reciting every rule that has ever been thrown at me in regard to what I should wear & when I should… Read more »

Happy Friday!! Tonight, while I was completing one of my (rather strange) beauty rituals…I tried to remember where I came up with it! I decided this one stemmed from a trick my mother taught me -gotta love moms! It dawned on me that several of my absolute favorite little beauty tricks were either passed down to me or learned by some trial and A LOT of error. I figured my lovely readers might be looking for a winter pick-me-up for… 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 »

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 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 »

During my 20 month engagement…lol….I began a quest to develop the perfect skin care routine. I was certain that if I had to walk down the aisle with acne I would just lose my shit…so vain, I know. Lucky for me…about 5 months from the big day I seemed to have found the perfect fit. Expensive & time consuming…but extremely effective. Just recently while I was sitting in my hair stylists chair she gushed about the quality of my complexion… Read more »

Here’s the thing about me…I’m always looking for the next step, the next adventure…the next logical decision to make. For example…I met Andrew, and I had to have him…and once he was “mine”, I had to make him fall in love with me…and once he loved me I needed him to be my husband. And now, here we are…’til death do us part….I guess you could say I’m pretty good at what I do. 😉 This is pretty much the… Read more »