Friday Favorites 02.15.19

Fashion, Lifestyle

Hello, hello…as Valentine’s week comes to a close (we’re not celebrating officially until tomorrow), I thought I would round up a few of my favorite loves from around the web this week. But first, I want to talk about these bell bottom jeans from Urban Provisions, because [insert all the heart eyes]! When I first […]

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5 Sample Beauty Products Worthy of a Full Size


For a few weeks now I’ve been experimenting with a few sample beauty products I collected over the holidays. Some, like these 5, made the cut. And by cut, I mean that these 5 products are definitely worthy of a full size purchase. Don’t Be Afraid to Ask for a Sample I will straight up […]

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The February Edit: Valentine’s Date Night Edition

The Edit Series

I had a little fun and took some extra liberties with this edit (I don’t have this much red and black in my wardrobe but I’m liking it). The February edit is designed with a Valentine’s date night in mind. The kind of date night where you dress up, go out for a nice dinner, […]

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Subtle Ways to Wear Leopard Print


Of all the fashionable animal prints, I think leopard is probably the most doable for the average woman. I consider myself in that class of well-dressed average ladies who can admire leopard print done on a large scale in the pages of Vogue, but my everyday lifestyle isn’t haute couture. I do look for subtle […]

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Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

Gift Ideas, Lifestyle

Do you partake in the Valentine’s Day hooplah? I think the holiday probably gets a bit out of hand, but I do like an excuse for doing something extra special with my husband. And I love finding a sweet little gift or two. Maybe Galentine’s Day is more your speed? I love getting together with […]

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A Beauty Routine That Stands Up to the Travel Makeup Challenge

Beauty, Travel

I was provided with cosmetic items from the Neutrogena Hydro Boost makeup line. All opinions and reviews in this post are honest, unbiased, and mine. When it comes to a beauty routine, I’m probably more apt to speak about skincare. I still don’t feel like I’m a wealth of knowledge when it comes to makeup, […]

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The Easiest Appetizer for Your Next Homebody Night In

Food and Wine, Happy Hour

It’s entirely possible to be a homebody and still have a social life and travel as much as we do. I guess maybe that’s why we like being homebodies sometimes. It’s nice to actually not have plans. That being said, I am still one for creating moments at home that feel just as special as […]

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Cathedrals & Cafés: Best of the Blog 2018

Blogging, Lifestyle

Everyone gets a little reflective and nostalgic this time of year, myself not excluded. 2018 was a pretty awesome year! We traveled so much (something you all know that I’m really passionate about), and 2019 is shaping up to be another big year in that department. I shared a little about our upcoming trips in […]

January 3, 2019

Last Minute Gifts $50 and Under

Gift Ideas, Lifestyle

If you’re still not done with your holiday shopping, let me help with some last minute gifts – all of which are $50 and under. I’ve been so good this year in getting my shopping done early, but there have been some years where we’ve shopped literally on Christmas Eve. Stress level aside, Christmas Eve […]

December 21, 2018

15 of the Best Instagrammable Spots in Paris

Photography, Travel

Before launching into my 15 instagrammable spots in Paris, I’d like to start with a few photography guide rules. I love taking pictures and finding the best spots for that one epic photo. Pictures capture memories and if you love photography, there’s nothing better than looking back on a photo and remembering what it felt […]

December 18, 2018

Prancer’s Pear Prosecco

Food and Wine, Happy Hour

It’s definitely not the holidays around here without a fun and festive cocktail. Whether you made the naughty or nice list this year, treat your guests (and yourself) to Prancer’s Pear Prosecco – or just “The Prancer” for short – a sweet infusion of pear, prosecco, and rosemary. We always have a ready supply of […]

December 17, 2018

Friday Favorites: Holiday Edition

Friday Favorites, Gift Ideas

Just in time for your weekend reading, I’ve rounded up some of my favorite holiday and Christmas articles from the interwebs. These favorites come from some of my most trusted blogs that I read weekly. There’s a little of everything – holiday entertaining, decor, recipes, gift ideas, and inspiration. There are so many good tips […]

December 14, 2018

Gift Guide for the Beauty Lover

Beauty, Gift Ideas

Today’s holiday gift guide is all about the beauty lover. I love finding fun and cute beauty gifts like that French bulldog cosmetic case or the Fresh face mask set. Fresh always smells so good! And I’ve been doing my brows with Benefit lately, so I definitely think every girl needs this Benefit brow kit. […]

December 12, 2018

New Ways to Wear Your OTK Boots


I have to admit that when I considered buying a pair of OTK (over-the-knee) boots, I thought that I might be too old for them. Would I look like I’m trying too hard? Is this something that should be left for the under 30 crowd? My first recollection of OTK boots is from the movie […]

December 11, 2018

Gift Guide for the Hard To Shop For

Gift Ideas, Lifestyle

We all have someone like this on our gift list. That hard to shop for person. The person whose tastes range widely and they already seem to have it all. What do you get for the hard to shop for when your brain says, “Just get them a gift card already!” but your heart thinks […]

December 6, 2018

Getting Personal with James Avery Jewelry


If you’ve been following me on Instagram, you know I’ve been working with James Avery as a brand ambassador. I was very excited when they reached out to me for this opportunity because James Avery artisan jewelry has been a part of my life since, well…for as long as I can remember. I wanted to […]

December 5, 2018