10 Must Haves for Sandal Season

From pineapple flip flops and whimsical jelly shoes to comfy slides and fierce gladiators, there's no reason not to treat yourself to some new footwear. Here are 10 must haves for sandal season!

The grass is green, and your toes are painted. It must be sandal season! From pineapple flip flops and winged jelly shoes to comfy slides and fierce gladiators, there’s no reason not to treat yourself to some new footwear. But, how to choose? With so many cute options in stores, it’s hard to pick one […]

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The Love That Split The World

Sharing my thoughts on Emily Henry's fantastic YA novel, The Love That Split The World.

The Love That Split The World has been on my need-to-read-list for a while, so when I saw that it was the April pick for the Literary Ladies Book Club, I knew it was time. Book: The Love That Split the World by Emily Henry Genre: YA/Fantasy/Romance Natalie Cleary has visited by a mysterious apparition she calls “Grandmother” […]

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10 Ways to Make May Awesome

From Key Lime Pie and sweet tea to baseball games and bike rides, here are 10 ways to make May awesome!

Here we are again. Another new month is upon us. Seize the day with these 10 Ways to Make May Awesome. Why don’t you… 1. Go to a used bookstore and buy a bunch of books to give to friends? Make homemade bookmarks, too? 2. House swap with an out of town friend? Enjoy the change of […]

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Thoughts on the 30 Day Green Smoothie Challenge

Sharing my thoughts on the 30-day green smoothie challenge from Simple Green Smoothies and revealing my favorite green smoothie recipe.

If you’re following me on Instagram, you may have noticed that April was full of smoothie pics. That’s because I was participating in the 30-Day Green Smoothie Challenge from Simple Green Smoothies. The challenge is simple. You drink one green smoothie a day for 30 days. That’s it. You can still eat whatever you want, whenever you […]

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Living that L.A. Life: An Actor’s Tale

Living that L.A. Life: An actor's tale of blood blisters and kind strangers.

This happened in 2008. One of my dreams is to write a memoir, so from time to time, I’ll be sharing stories with you. Check out this post, to read more about my move to L.A. The plan was simple. I’d move to L.A. and save money by not having a car. Coming from a Midwestern town […]

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Always Wear Jewel Tones

Why you should always wear jewel tones...

Amethyst. Sapphire. Emerald. Ruby. Jewel tones are magical. They make your eyes sparkle and your skin glow. I’ve never met anyone who didn’t look good in gem inspired colors. Now, I’m on a mission to fill my closet with these rich, saturated hues. When this Papermoon Bastille Tulip Sleeve Blouse showed up in my March Stitch […]

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Clear the Clutter: Throw Out 50 Things

Clean out your closet, clean out your life by following Gail Blanke's book, Throw Out Fifty Things: Clear the Clutter, Find Your Life.

I’m making 2016 my Year of Clear the Clutter Out of my Life. It needs to be done. After three decades on this good earth, I have accumulated quite a collection of random, useless, and forgotten stuff. So, this year I am wading through the mire of illegible class notes and dark, out of focus vacation pics. This […]

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Glass Shatters and a Book Swap

Showing off the awesome goodies I got in the Books 'n' Bloggers Swap!

Book: Glass Shatters by Michelle Meyers Genre: Literary Fiction/Science Fiction/Suspense Michelle Meyers’ thrilling debut, Glass Shatters, is like a window breaking in the middle of the night – totally unexpected. Slowly, she weaves a story of a man who has lost his identity but is haunted by memories. Waking up in a house he doesn’t recognize, Charles Lang is […]

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Momentum: How to Keep Going When Life Gets Ugly

Momentum: She believed she could, so she did. When life gets ugly, what do you do? Today, I'm sharing my thoughts on finding momentum while indulging in a lot of gifs of Marie Antoinette.

You know that feeling when life feels like it’s starting to come together and that maybe you are not doomed for all eternity? It’s a good feeling. I like that feeling. Every day is a dreamy haze of possibilities, and it’s easy to keep going. Then from out of nowhere, something bad happens. The kind of bad that […]

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Scent Trunk: How to Smell Like a Lady

On the search for sophistication, I decided to try Scent Trunk, a monthly subscription box that offers unique perfumes.

Something happened when I turned 30 last year. I started feeling very old whenever I browsed the juniors department. I took offense at being called ma’am instead of celebrating that good manners are not completely dead in this world. I decided I’d never truly be an adult unless I could pass myself off as a sophisticated lady. Whatever […]

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