Friday Find: Best Deodorant For Kids

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I knew the day would come.  The day my daughter would make me second guess my senses.  Surely that wasn’t my little angel that just walked past me smelling like a teenager.  Not my baby!  But it happened.  When the weather broke last spring, so did my daughter’s hormones. Continue reading

Mother’s Day Gift Guide

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Mother’s Day is a few weeks away and I’ve got my gift list ready!  Let’s hope my husband really reads this blog like he claims he does.  With gift ideas ranging from $15 to $500, this list has plenty of great options. Continue reading

Wedding Style: Vintage Chic

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It’s almost Valentine’s Day and I am so excited to share the story and the beautiful pictures from the wedding that I planned a few months ago.  The timing couldn’t be better as the wedding is currently being featured on essence.com! Continue reading

Girlfriend Gift Guide: Makeup + More

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Last week I featured 10 fab accessories under $100.  This week it’s makeup, beauty products and more!

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Girlfriend Gift Guide: Accessories

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Every Christmas, I have to listen to my family friends go on and on about how hard I am to shop for and how they never know what to get me because I have everything.  While I certainly don’t have everything and I don’t really need anything, there are always a few cute little things that I wouldn’t mind receiving.  In case you are in the same boat, I put together this list of fab accessories and trinkets to serve as gift ideas for girlfriends, sisters, moms—and me!  And they are all under $100! Continue reading

inspIration: Cocktail Rings

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The folks over at Brilliant Earth asked me to participate in their Signature Piece Challenge.  The challenge was to create a fashion board around one of their fabulous vintage cocktail rings.  They are all so gorgeous, it was hard choosing just one.

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Mother’s Day Gift Guide

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Mother’s Day is almost here!  In addition to the usual breakfast/lunch/dinner prepared by the hubby and the homemade gift from the kid, here are a few other things I wouldn’t mind receiving: Continue reading

inspIration: Spring Flowers

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This spring, the flowers are not just in the garden. I was out shopping this weekend and couldn’t help but notice that they are everywhere! Continue reading

The 40/40 Club: How I Feel About Turning 40

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I don’t know where the time went, but somehow I’m turning 40 this weekend.  I’ve been thinking about it (probably a little too much) ever since I found out I was a year older than I thought I was a few years ago. Continue reading

The Barbie Effect: Longing To Be Perfect

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The iconic Barbie doll will turn 54 on March 9th.  Before Disney became the merchandising machine that it is today, there was Barbie.  And she was perfect.  She had an amazing body, sun-kissed blonde hair, a dream house, a pink Corvette, an amazing career, and an outfit for every occasion.  And if that wasn’t enough, she had Ken, the perfect man to share it with. Continue reading