How to Make Your Home Grown-up and Cozy

So you and your BFF got drunk freshman year in Panama City and took body shots off a guy named Jerome. Cool. But you’re an adult now. That means you can still get shitty with your BFF, but do not hang the duck face memories in your room on a bulletin board. We’re aiming for a home that says, I’ve totally got my life together. True or not, … Continue reading How to Make Your Home Grown-up and Cozy

Carrie Bradshaw, Edited

Real talk, y’all. If you don’t respect yourself, no one’s gonna. Like I know it’s easier said than done, trust me. You like someone, you get caught up in emotions and your heart takes a wash rag to your brain and wipes out all common sense. I’ve been there. And from experience, I can tell you that you should never lower your standards or self-respect for anyone. Let … Continue reading Carrie Bradshaw, Edited

Tuesdays with Morrie: A Universal Story About Life

I can still remember the first time I read Tuesdays with Morrie. It took all of one day. It was 4 a.m. when I finished the last page. I closed the book, said my prayers, and cried myself to sleep. *** Working in a library, I’m often asked for book recommendations. Usually, I’ll try to get a sense of what the person likes before I make a suggestion but I … Continue reading Tuesdays with Morrie: A Universal Story About Life

Another September Morning

Every year on my birthday, I’m asked if I feel any older. I always say no. Because I don’t. Not in the immediate reflection, anyway. But like leaves from spring to fall, growing and changing is inevitable. It transpires without us even noticing. Then we stop and realize everything is different. It’s sad in a way, because anything lost always is, especially time, but also … Continue reading Another September Morning

Champagne Look on a Beer Budget: 10 Ways to Save Money on Beauty Products

  Sephora is a heavenly and magical place, but some of that stuff is just a waste of money. If you’ve got it to blow, then power to ya. But if you’re cheap like me, I gotchu. Don’t buy blush – all you gotta do it get a $1 tube of light pink lipstick from Target or CVS or wherever and dab it on your … Continue reading Champagne Look on a Beer Budget: 10 Ways to Save Money on Beauty Products