The Luminous Effect

What makes you feel luminous?  A new pair of heels? Awesome feedback from your boss on a project? An afternoon at the spa?  I have to admit that the last few months I have not been feeling particularly luminous.  It’s not that good things haven’t been happening to me.  It’s just that there are so […]

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My Latest Obsessions

  I have a terrible sweet tooth, but too much sugar sends me through the roof.  Enter Unreal Candy.  Made without artificial ingredients, these candies are perfect for satisfying a craving without giving you sugar shock.  Definitely a win in my book. At the grand opening of the newest Ulta store in town, I won […]

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A Few Good Reads

The weekend is a wonderful time to pick up a new book.  The last couple of months I have been practically inhaling books, so I thought I would share some of my favorites. A Jane Austen Education: How Six Novels Taught Me About Love, Friendship, and the Things That Really Matter  by William Deresiewicz A […]

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March Wish List

While I never look forward to losing an hour of sleep with the time change, I do like that extra hour of sun in the evening.  I’m ready for spring and can’t wait for the snow to disappear. This month I’m dreaming of accessories, and what better way to perk up an in-between-seasons-wardrobe than with […]

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Glossybox: A Beauty Box Review

For her birthday, I gave my mom the January Glossybox.  It was The Man Repeller‘s Winter Survival Kit, and it was full of all sorts of good things.  So when it came to the February box, I had high expectations.  The theme for February was International Style, but I found my box lacking in international zest. In […]

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Links a la Mode

Absolutely Perfect It’s been a very long time since I’ve done the Links à la Mode Roundup, and I have to say, it was a treat to see so many thought provoking posts. From perfectionism, Pinterest, diversity in fashion, frowning in fashion, and how technology (and bloggers) affect our shopping. We also had a heartwarming […]

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Why Don’t You…?

Eat more veggies and make Grilled Panzanella? Give yourself a cross stitch manicure? Invite friends over for a tea party? Pick one day this month to unplug from technology? Celebrate Umbrella Month by treating yourself to this cute cat umbrella? Make something special with family photos? Pick up a best seller to read during your downtime? […]

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Life Lessons from an Unexpected Break

Did I just blink really hard or are we about to lose the lights?  It’s definitely the lights.  Great. After flickering on and off several times throughout Tuesday night, the electricity did manage to stay on.  However, Internet and cable were another matter entirely. It’s difficult to remember what life was like before the Internet. […]

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Why Don’t You…?

Wear red lipstick? Have a romance movie marathon and watch An Affair To Remember, Casablanca, and Sleepless in Seattle? Decorate your home with crochet heart garland? Celebrate Library Lovers Month and check out a stack of books? Surprise your friends with homemade chocolates? Give yourself a heart manicure? Build a fort in your living room? Donate […]

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