Inspired by The Lone Ranger

The Lone Ranger is not the feel good, action-adventure I was expecting.  It’s dark and disturbing but, also, funny.  Johnny Depp is brilliant as Tonto and his character guides Armie Hammer’s  John Reid on his journey to becoming the Lone Ranger.  The cinematography is a delight and makes full use of breathtaking locations.  In fact, […]

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Why Don’t You…?

Host a Christmas in July party? Deck yourself out in pearls? Barbecue these yummy looking sliders? Chase lightning bugs? Take this book to the beach? Check out this groundbreaking mascara from Avon? Share your love of paperback books? Run around town in this cute, butterfly dress? Celebrate Ice Cream Month by making these Graham Cracker Ice Cream Sandwiches? […]

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Crumble

Eighteen-year-old Sarah McKnight has a secret. She’s in love with David Brooks. Sarah is white. David is black. But Sarah’s not the only one keeping secrets in the close-knit community of Kalispell, Montana. Her father George, who owns a local gun shop and proudly drives a truck with a Confederate flag bumper sticker, hides his […]

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Is This Tomorrow

In 1956, when divorced, working-mom Ava Lark rents a house with her twelve-year-old son, Lewis, in a Boston suburb, the neighborhood is less than welcoming. Lewis yearns for his absent father, befriending the only other fatherless kids: Jimmy and Rose. One afternoon, Jimmy goes missing. The neighborhood in the era of the Cold War, bomb […]

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Build A Better Beauty Routine

Everything is not what it seems, especially when it comes to makeup.  That small tube of lipstick looks harmless, but there is growing concern that it might not be so safe after all.  I’m still a far cry from throwing away all my of my makeup and starting over with “safe” brands.  However, I want […]

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Where in the OM Am I?

 Sara has invested years dutifully climbing the corporate ladder to become head of PR at a major financial services company, but can’t shake the feeling she’s not where she belongs. When her latest boss, a wine-guzzling, drama-loving diva, finally drives her to the brink, Sara seeks sanctuary in yoga-teacher training…only to encounter an entirely different […]

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Sweet Links

It’s hard to believe that yesterday was the official start of summer.  I have so many things I want to do, but I’ll be moving in a couple of weeks, which is creating all sorts of craziness in my life.  Packing is not my favorite thing in the world, but it is an opportunity to […]

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Drugstore Beauty Faves

I recently discovered three products that I think have earned a permanent place in my beauty bag.  The best part is that they are each under $15 and can be found at a local drugstore.   Goody QuickStyle Paddle Brush With what looks like small, blue caterpillars wedged between the bristles, the Goody QuickStyle Paddle […]

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10 Designer Pieces Every Woman Should Own

IFB Project #100 asks bloggers to create a list post.  I decided to focus on designer pieces I think every woman should own, especially me.  Mixing classic pieces with some current favorites, I looked for pieces that could flatter a number of body types while, also, looking timeless.  Can anyone go wrong with a trench […]

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Inspired by Man of Steel

I went to see Man of Steel last night.  It’s really good.  Re-imagining this iconic hero as a gritty wanderer traveling a world much like our own made this super man much more accessible.  Steering clear of the cheesy I-don’t-recognize-him-because-he-wears-glasses, Man of Steel is a character driven film stuffed with mental Kryptonite while still packing […]

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