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Travel Our Very Own Winter Wonderland

As a California girl, you’d think I’d only love sunny beaches and palm trees. Don’t get me wrong, I do love my warm weather. But, sometimes a girl needs to experience a little snow and ice. Which I really haven’t done since my days of living in North Dakota and Germany. That’s why, when my best friend offered me her home in Maine for 9 days, I couldn’t say no—even in the middle of January. Before you ask, no I don’t ski, snowboard, snowmobile or any other activity that requires playing in the snow. I do love to lounge though.…

Eating Vegan Breakfast Alternatives

Thinking about switching to a vegan diet? You’re not alone. I know a lot of people are curious, but are scared to make the dietary change. Believe me when I tell you that I know what that feels like. There could be a million reasons why you want to cut out animal products from your daily meals. Yes, it’s hard and can be difficult—but it’s definitely not impossible. That’s why I’m here to help you out and offer some tips from what I’ve learned along my nine month journey. Just so you know, I’m a true believer in baby steps.…

Style Embroidered Floral Fix

When it comes to embroidery where do I even begin? Let’s see…when I was a teen I used to collect embroidered patches. Then I’d have my mom sew or iron them onto my jeans. That’s basically the scope of embroidered fashion that I ever tackled. Today, if I was to venture back into this world, I wouldn’t mind getting myself a few embroidered floral pieces. You guys know I’m not the biggest fan of florals. But, there are always a few that catch my eye. And these picks below have done just that. Whether you want to make a statement with…

Fundraiser I’m a St. Jude Hero

I have this best friend who loves to run marathons. She’s pretty good at it too. I always tell myself that I would love to run in one, but this bum ankle has it’s own ideas. Anyways, Mrs. Marathon Runner asked me to join her in Nashville as she ran the Rock’n’Roll marathon in April. You know, to cheer her on, support her, and of course get our Nashville on. As I looked over the event web site, I noticed that it wasn’t just any ol’ marathon. This one gave the runners the opportunity to fundraise and support St. Jude…

Start Dressing the Way You REALLY Want

How many times have you muttered the following sentences to yourself or someone else? “I really wish I could dress like that.” “I want to wear that but I don’t think I can pull it off.” “I want to dress more (fill in style here), but it won’t look good on me.” “I just don’t know how to start dressing like that.” “I hate how I dress.” These are just a few statements that I’ve actually heard from friends, family, and even strangers. Yes, even strangers like the dental assistant I met recently. I told her I blog about plus…

My 5 Favorites for Dry Skin

Something happens to your skin as you age. It just starts drying up and believe me it’s not fun. Not at all. In fact, it’s kind of annoying. I’ve been dealing with dry skin for a while now and I’ve been trying to figure out other ways to deal with it—besides hydrating with lots of water. My face and my hands seem to get the driest, especially this winter. Even to the point where I had scaly patches. Basically, I’m just about over it. And because I love you guys, I wanted to share some cruelty-free beauty products I just started…

New Year, New Beauty Goals | Giveaway (Closed)

I’m sitting here in awe. I can not believe how fast the year has flown by. Now, I’m not one to make resolutions, but I’m always up for creating a few goals for myself. And in this case, it’s all about beauty goals. Just so you know, 2016 has been the first year where I’ve really ventured out and tried a few beauty trends—thanks to my friends and favorite brands. I know what I like and what works for me. But, I want to make a few new beauty goals starting now. So, here we go: My #1 goal is to be…

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