The makeup world has been gaga for the past month or so over the release of the L'Oreal Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara, which was heralded as a dupe for the cult (and vastly overpriced) favorite Too Faced Better than Sex Mascara. Personally, I love the BTS mascara just as much as the next beauty blogger. It… Continue reading L’Oreal Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara – Dupe or Not?
One of my favorite spots in Kentucky is the little college town of Berea. Besides having this amazing history, seriously check out the Wikipedia page, it also is home to wonderful little shops and boutique shops. Z. and I stopped by on our way home from our little weekend getaway, and it reminded me how… Continue reading Berea, Kentucky
Every other week, Z. and I have my in-laws over for dinner. We have a family weight loss competition going on, so it has to be healthy and relatively low calorie. But I am also so incredibly swamped right now that I don't have a ton of time. So quick, healthy, and lovely. Easy, right?… Continue reading Easy dinner party menu
I know, I know... trust me, I know. Valentine's Day is minefield of holidays with those who love it with its emphasis on pink and presents and those who bemoan the forced romance of it all. Personally, I love it, but I get why other people don't. It was always hard for me to explain… Continue reading V-Day Plans
I had a request to write this blog and my first thought was palm to face. I mean, seriously, how could I have ignored such a great idea?!?! Good thing I have such wonderful readers. This is my save and splurge kitchen edition, but I will be writing a post of registry regrets and wins… Continue reading Save vs. Splurge Kitchen Edition
Are you guys liking these splurge and save series? If not, you are probably way over it by now. But hopefully you have gotten some great ideas on where you can personally allocate some of your resources. Save: Primer. I have tried several high-end primers and did not feel like any of them were worth… Continue reading Splurge vs Save face makeup
Eye makeup is my passion, my baby. Everyone who is into beauty tends to have that one, maybe two, things that we are really, really in to. Mine is eye makeup, especially eye palettes. I just adore them and have far, far too many of them. But there is always room to save and splurge.… Continue reading Splurge vs Save Eye makeup: Here’s to looking at you, kid
Every year, many of us reflect on our lives on all the areas of our lives where we feel like total f-ups. Money usually ranks high on that list. So, I thought that would make for a fun blog post on things I personally splurge on and where I save. I will write another one… Continue reading Splurge vs. Safe (Life in General)
I am in the process of rethinking and reorganizing my wardrobe. You can read out my goals and journey here. But it has lead to me to try several things to clean out my wardrobe, including giving ThredUp a chance. I am sure many of you have heard of the secondhand online shop, ThredUp. The… Continue reading ThredUp Review
We have redone two new chairs for the dining room. The quest for modern woodsy whimsical continues!