Galaxy Nails

This week’s IFB Project is all about nail art.  One of my favorite looks is the galaxy manicure because I can use a bunch of different colors and not stress about being precise.  Abstract layers of polish are applied with a sponge until the galaxy takes shape on your nail.  If you are new to […]

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Fall Reading List

The last few days have left me with little time to blog, but I wanted to do a quick post about the books I’m looking forward to reading this fall. I loved Gretchen Rubin’s The Happiness Project, so I am excited about her new book, Happier At Home. Heather Dixon’s Entwined sounds like a magical tale. […]

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Crazy Cat Lady Shops Etsy

Among my friends, it is a well known fact that one day I am going to grow up and become the crazy cat lady.  I may only have one cat right now, but that is because no one will let me buy another.  Everyone knows where a second kitty will lead.  While I usually content […]

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Fall Baking

@Akaleistar I’ve been in a creative crisis the last few days.  So, I do what I always do when I need to clear my mind.  I bake.  I wanted cookies that tasted like fall, so I used molasses, cinnamon, allspice, and ginger.  The recipe still needs some tweaking, but the cookies turned out so good […]

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Why Don’t You…?

Drink a tall glass of sweet tea? Watch a marathon of Doctor Who? Listen to an audio book? Visit the farmers market? Buy yourself flowers? Make a list of places you want to visit? Bake a carmel cake? Learn a word in another language? Go apple picking? Throw a barbeque and enjoy the last days […]

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Cinderella Shoes

Who doesn’t fantasize over a pair of glass slippers?  Disney’s 1950 animation set the standard high for the dream shoe.  Since then, designers and costumers have re-imagined the Cinderella shoe from bejeweled platforms to jelly flats.  With the release of Disney’s “Cinderella Diamond Edition”, everyone from Christian Louboutin to DSW is getting in on the action.  Below […]

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In Search of the Mother Road

This week’s IFB Project asks bloggers to tell an inspirational story.  The hard part has been deciding what story to post.  The one where I work as a stand in and meet Hugh Jackman?  This week’s near miraculous discovery of Chanel sandals at the local Salvation Army? What exactly is an inspirational story? To me, […]

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The Love List

@akaleistar Reading Colin Meloy’s delightful novel, Wildwood, and being completely enchanted by it. Eating my mom’s delicious double chocolate pudding. Being featured in Inspired Design’s Smitten With Summer series! Listening to Jim Dale’s reading of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.  It’s like listening to the movie 🙂 Being treated to this gigantic strawberry sundae. […]

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Audition

This week I had the opportunity to audition for an AMC pilot.  After my agent called I realized that I had not updated my headshots.  Refusing to give in to panic, I grabbed my photographer mom and headed outdoors. Hoodie:  Juicy Couture T-shirt:  J. Crew Jeans:  Joe’s Shoes:  Nike Ideally, an actor goes to a […]

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Links a la Mode

Hey, Hey, Good Lookin’   Edited by: Taylor Davies This week’s link round up is full of shopping and outfit inspiration – it seems like the community is in a very fashionable mood of late (not that you aren’t always!). Some of you are looking forward to fall, some are building your wardrobe of essentials […]

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