The Joy of $3 Lip Gloss

The pursuit of the perfect lip gloss is never ending.  Too sticky.  Too Sheer. Too pigmented.  I’ve found some favorites which include M.A.C., Bobbi Brown, and Mary Kay, but who wants to spend double digits on a microscopic tube of color? Enter essence, a brand I found tucked away as an obscure endcap in Ulta. […]

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The Distant Hours

The Distant Hours by Kate Morton Kate Morton’s novels are like lazy summer days that seem peaceful until an unexpected storm comes upon you destroying your serenity.  Last night I finished reading The Distant Hours, a moody tale of family secrets and haunting tragedy. From Goodreads: A long lost letter arrives in the post and […]

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Why Don’t You…?

@akaleistar Go to a hockey game? Order a Dunkin’ Donuts red velvet doughnut? Take a friend to see Wreck-It Ralph? Wow guests with a Thanksgiving tablescape? Memorize a poem? Read a book by Kate Morton? Bake a pie from buy generic adderall 30mg scratch for Thanksgiving? Skip the holiday crush and shop online? Celebrate National […]

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The Abbey Road Sessions

Kylie Minogue’s new album, The Abbey Road Sessions, celebrates her phenomenal 25 year career.  This is not the dance-pop music I listened to in high school but is instead an emotional journey of a respected artist.  The 16 tracks include Kylie’s best-known hits reworked as well as previously unreleased tracks. The Abbey Road Sessions was recorded in London’s legendary […]

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Holiday Dressing

I’m not sure how it happened, but Thanksgiving is next week.  I feel like it should still be September not the middle of November.  With the holiday season about to kick off, what better excuse is there for buying a new dress?  I like simple dresses for family gatherings.  Here are some of my favorites […]

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The Little Things

 Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.  -Robert Brault Attempting to crochet my first blanket. Stomping through piles of leaves. Tiny cupcakes that taste delicious. Nails that remind me of funfetti cake. Dressing fashion shows.

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Now Listening: Chris Mann

If you have never caught an episode of The Voice, you are missing out on a vocal extravaganza.  Chris Mann, an alum of the show, is releasing his major label debut, Roads.  The classically trained singer re-imagines an eclectic assortment of songs, ranging from Willie Nelson’s “Always on My Mind” and Lady Antebellum’s “Need You […]

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The Weekend

This weekend went by way too fast.  I helped dress a fashion show at Macy’s then checked out Me-Ality, a body scanner that matches you with styles and brands that fit your body.  Unfortunately, I found the sizes to be way off, but I’m excited to see how this technology develops.  In a few years, […]

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The Blah List

Everyone has bad days.  I seem to be having a string of them.  It can be so hard to be positive when life isn’t going my way, but sometimes doing something silly or out of the ordinary is enough to get me through to better days.  Here are some things I recommend if you are […]

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