BB Cream Face Off

It’s impossible to follow beauty trends and not see something about bb creams.  These beauty balms have swept the industry into a frantic search for the perfect formula.  I’ve tried three different brands and thought it would be interesting to do a face off.  I used a handful of my favorite products paired them with […]

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The Best of Things

For what it’s worth: it’s never too late or, in my case, too early to be whoever you want to be. There’s no time limit, stop whenever you want. You can change or stay the same, there are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope […]

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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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