Archive for the 'Holidays' Category

Pop Art Makeup Hack

Friday, October 31st, 2014

Just a quick post of some awesome pop art makeup I did for my little sister for Halloween. After looking at a lot of others on pinterest and youtube, I concluded that the dots really make a big difference. They should be pretty even and consistent. My boyfriend found a great stencil that worked wonders, […]

6 Low Calorie Pumpkin Spice Treats

Saturday, September 13th, 2014

There’s something about September that suddenly causes me to don crocheted slipper boots and scarves, drink #PSL’s and become the most basic of white girls. I JUST LOVE FALL WHAT DO YOU WANT FROM ME. I mean, I know it’s still over 100 degrees outside, but the clock is ticking and this casual jacket wardrobe […]

6 Steps to Resolutions that Stick

Monday, December 30th, 2013

It’s said that only 8% of Americans stick to their resolutions each year. Those are some pretty lousy odds, if you ask me! So what are those  magical 8%’ers doing that everyone else isn’t? Here are some tried and true ways to make a change in behavior that sticks. 1. Don’t make a resolution, make […]

Easy German Pancakes

Tuesday, December 25th, 2012

This delicious dish is a traditional German breakfast, particularly for special occasions like Christmas! I was delighted making this dish this morning, as I had forgotten how EASY it is. And really, it’s not that bad for you. Since I was lacking a cast iron skillet, I opted to make Mini German Pancakes, and I […]

Love: 6 Creative Valentine’s Day Date Ideas

Monday, January 23rd, 2012

Oh how magical new relationships can be… even just quietly watching TV is exciting and new. After a few years, the routine sets in and it’s important to keep things interesting. I know I’m guilty of sitting four feet away from my loved one on the couch, both of our faces buried in laptops or […]

Gift idea: The Modern Mix tape

Thursday, December 22nd, 2011

To me, the idea of a mixtape conjures up memories of high school, handwritten notes and bad cafeteria food. While mixtapes kind of lost their swagger when iPods became the norm, it’s no less meaningful to hand-craft a playlist full of songs that remind you of the recipient. It’s a thoughtful and personal gift, and […]

Food: Red Velvet Cookies

Thursday, December 15th, 2011

I whipped up a batch of cake batter cookies and experimented with Red Velvet cake mix and white chocolate chips. Let me just say… SHUT UP. These were so good, I’m fighting all urges to eat the entire pan of them. Plus, they’re crazy easy. Consider these if you need a hostess gift at any […]

Beauty: a Holiday Party Manicure

Friday, December 9th, 2011

I just wanted to share my self-done mani for the Holiday Party tomorrow (savings: $20!) I used China Glaze Haunting and accented one nail with OPI Rainbow Connection. I topped it all with a layer of Seche Vite top coat, which dries SOLID in two minutes. It makes manicures a whole lot less time […]

Holidays: Easter Peep Etsy Roundup!

Saturday, April 9th, 2011

Easter is just around the corner and it’s time to start thinking of all the essentials- green shredded grass, rabbit shaped chocolate, the smell of distilled white vinegar, and my personal favorite- marshmallow Peeps!! Here are some great peep inspired Etsy finds that might make a more fun (and lower calorie) basket stuffer than the sugary versions […]

Dollars: Birthday brought to you by a Daily Deals website

Saturday, April 2nd, 2011

I’ve started what could easily turn into a bad habit; Justifying the rapid purchase of daily deals. For example, it’s my little sister’s birthday and I’ve been buying a few deals over the past month and every time I say, “oh, this would be great for Lizzy’s birthday.” I do truly think I was able […]