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July 2, 2017

Mooshy bananas? It's ok, it happens to the best of us. Honestly, I don't even love bananas, but I DO love this banana bread, so when my husband bought EIGHT (yup, eight) bananas and didn't eat any of them, I knew I had the goods. Just because they're too "mooshy" to eat, doesn't mean they have to go in the trash. Actually, this means they're JUST R...

June 26, 2017

Hey, nice rock! Now it's your turn to pop the question! Whether you're having 2 or 12 ladies to support you on your big day, it can seem kind of overwhelming when you are the person deciding what they are going to look like from head-to-toe. Not to mention this new trend of asking them to actually BE your bridesmaid with gifts that are instagram wo...

June 20, 2017

Italy, a country that's been at the very top of my "to-travel" list since before I can even remember. After spending a week in southern Italy, I am breaking my trip into several parts (check back later to see where else I went). First stop, Capri and the 5 things you MUST DO while you're there!

1. Take a boat tour
This is hands down the number one p...

June 6, 2017

Ahh... tanning beds, what was very much a part of our routine in those key "pre-summer" months in an effort to get a kick start on glowing skin before hitting the beach. It's ok, no skin shaming here, and let's be honest, a lot of us did it. By now we all know the dangers in the quest for a contrasting heart-shaped swatch strategically placed over...

May 4, 2017

Ah, Summer is almost here! Which means beaches, iced coffee and glowing skin. In the summertime, I look for ways to enhance my glow, unlike in those winter months when I have to force it. This post is going to be a follow up to my first beauty post (here) where I told you all about the sorta new brand, IT Cosmetics. ..Since  I had a...

April 12, 2017

Let me start by saying, France is always a good idea. I love the French for their overwhelming appreciation for aesthetics, not just in fashion, but in their architecture and general lifestyle. Literally everything is beautiful. My first French experience was New Years 2015 in Paris, which I will save for another post another time, but it was great...

March 22, 2017

Gone are the days of snickering under our breath at those cheesy Match.com commercials. With dozens of apps out there to help you connect with other like-minded singles, it would seem as though the stigma of online dating has dissipated. But it's not all swipe rights and romantic relationships. With app dating comes a whole new set of obstacles to...

March 16, 2017

I want to start by explaining that I am not a beauty pro or even claim to know the basics about make-up, but recently, as part of my quarter life crisis and an attempt to fool people about the wrinkles popping up on my forehead, I've tried spending a little more time (and money, let's be honest) with products that actually achieve a look I am going...

March 12, 2017

6 "Must-do's" in San Diego that don't include Sea World

San Diego will always hold a special place in my heart, as this is where I am from originally. So when my close friend from New York decided to move out West, it was the perfect excuse to come back for a "home-town" visit. This was the first time I'd been back since moving in 1998! Here's my sh...

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