Books to Start the New Year Off Right

Start the new year off right with these books designed to help you live the best life possible!

The new year is just around the corner, which means it’s time to start thinking about resolutions. We all want to live the best life possible, but sometimes we need a little help. Here are some great books to help you start the new year off right. Drop In: Lead with Deeper Presence and Courage […]

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Life Lately: Real Neat Blog Award

Life lately... this slouchy hat is one of my recent crochet projects.

Watching: Moana and Doctor Strange. The first is a sweet movie with a good soundtrack. The second is, well, strange, but it does have Benedict Cumberbatch! Also, I’m watching way too many Hallmark Christmas movies. Listening to: This mix of classic Jane Austen soundtracks. It’s guaranteed to put a smile on any Jane Austen fan’s face. Reading: A […]

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What Two Weeks of Outfit Photos Taught Me About My Style

What Two Weeks of Outfit Photos Taught Me About My Style

I’m not very fashionable for a fashion blogger. Working from home has made me very lazy when it comes to putting together stylish ensembles. However, reading The Curated Closet: A Simple System for Discovering Your Personal Style and Building Your Dream Wardrobe by Anuschka Rees (read my review here) inspired me to rethink my work-at-home wardrobe. One […]

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BookSparks November Books

Need a new book to read? Don't miss the BookSparks Fall Reading Challenge!

It’s that time of the year! The leaves are changing colors. Everything is pumpkin flavored. And, there are new books to snuggle up with next to the fireplace. It’s time for the BookSparks Fall Reading Challenge! Continuing with the university theme, we are in our junior year and will be covering a variety of topics. […]

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Pressies for Everyone on Your List

Getting pressies for everyone on your list is super easy with these gift ideas!

‘Tis the season for holiday shopping, but what are you going to give everybody? I present to you the ultimate gift guide: Pressies for Everyone on Your List. From the family to the office, you are bound to discover the perfect gift for the people on your holiday shopping list. Pressies for the Fam Mom […]

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How to Host Your First Thanksgiving

A users guide to hosting your first family Thanksgiving created for the clueless, the lazy, and the uninitiated. Follow directions at your own risk.

Happy Thanksgiving week! I hope this short story puts a smile on your face as you juggle family gatherings, Black Friday sales, and the start of the holiday season… How to Host Your First Thanksgiving: A users guide to hosting your first family Thanksgiving created for the clueless, the lazy, and the uninitiated. Follow instructions at your […]

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Beautiful Books to Give As Gifts

When you don't know what to give, give a book. Here are five beautiful books to give as gifts this holiday season. Careful. You may want them for yourself.

When you don’t know what to give, give a book. Here are five beautiful books to give as gifts this holiday season. Careful. You may want them for yourself. 5 Beautiful Books to Give as Gifts The Fir Tree by Hans Christian Andersen and illustrated by Sanna Annukka* This slim volume by one of the […]

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What to Wear to Thanksgiving Dinner

Wondering what to wear to thanksgiving? From a cozy scarf to a pretty dress, I have a few ideas that will keep you stylish and comfortable this holiday.

With Thanksgiving less than a week away, it’s time to start thinking about what you’re going to wear on T-Day. You want to wear something loose enough that you can eat as much as you want, but you still want to look stylish to impress relatives you see only once a year. What’s a girl […]

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Unplug: Thoughts on Slowing Down

A few thoughts on slowing down and unplugging from the rabbit hole known as the Internet.

It should be so easy to slow down, to step away from the computer, to put away my phone. With the holidays approaching, I want to spend more time in the real world and less time online. Yet, my phone and my computer constantly call to me, singing a siren song that is hard to […]

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