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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Picture This

I’m always so excited when I get the opportunity to do new headshots.  There is the debate about what to wear and whether or not I should go to the salon for my hair and of course, lots of time spent doing my makeup.  Sometimes the pictures turn out less than spectacular with a bad […]

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Wantable: A Beauty Box Review

Wantable is the first beauty subscription service that I have tried, and this month I received a box filled with a variety of products.  Like many shopping clubs, when you sign up, you fill out a short questionnaire about what sort of brands/products you like.  You can purchase one box for $40 or subscribe for $36 a […]

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Emmy Rossum’s Sentimental Journey

Emmy Rossum’s 12 track passion project, Sentimental Journey, is an emotional musical journey with each song representing a month in the year.  According to Emmy, “Each song needed to either lyrically or emotionally reflect the corresponding month. Some songs were obvious fits, like Summer Wind for June, and Pretty Paper for December. Others songs were less […]

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Puffer Style

Coat: Land’s End Dress: ASOS Necklace: Betsey Johnson Tights: DKNY Boots: UGG I don’t normally wear my UGGs with dresses, but last week I had an audition and couldn’t wait to kick off my wedges.  The dress is my birthday dress from last year, and I love the rich color and how easy it is […]

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Why Don’t You…?

Build a snowman or turn your door into one? Get cozy with a cup of tea and watch the new season of Downton Abbey? Warm up with a bowl of homemade soup? Use leftover champagne as a toner? Celebrate Hat Day on January 15th? Learn to knit a simple scarf? Go ice skating? Curl up […]

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A Pea Coat in Winter

Today has been a lazy day.  I’ve spent way too much time browsing blogs and ogling subscription boxes.  I’m very tempted by My Cotton Bunny, ipsy, and Indie Gift Box, but I will have to treat myself another month.  I’ve already done too much shopping including two new coats because it is winter and a pea coat order […]

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Links a la Mode

Happy New Year!! Edited by: Victoria of vmac+cheese Twenty Thirteen. Can you believe it’s actually here? I, for one, adore this time of year. The holidays are special for sure, but the new year has its own kind of magic — one filled with positivity, hope, dreams, passion, and the chance to make this year […]

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