There is no age limit on dressing up in over-the-top costumes. In fact, I WELCOME any excuse to go a little elaborate on my outfit an makeup! When I was younger, probably between 7 years old and 13, one of my absolutely favorite things to do on the weekends was play with my mom's makeup. … Continue reading Playing Dress Up Never Ends
Checking in on this Tuesday evening with a giant recap of my jam-packed weekend. Get your glass of wine ready to go with this reading material 🙂 Monday was way too full of work, running, cooking and cleaning to fit in a solid writing session so I postponed blogging until today. When I woke up … Continue reading Double Trouble
I've got a change of scenery for my blogging time tonight.....I'm in my parents living room next to the fire place with a glass of wine. Just got done with work and came out for dinner......and their TiVo 😉 I'm hooked on the show This Is Us, but haven't been able to watch any of … Continue reading Cozy Catch-Up
Okay I won't lie, I've been putting off writing a post for a while. My logic was "better to be silent than to half-ass something." It's kind of like the phrase I say to my boyfriend pretty often when I'm running late because of my hair and makeup.....Better to show up late than ugly. I … Continue reading If you smile when no one is around, then……
One of my coworkers, Karen, and I went wine tasting together a month ago. We always have such great conversation at work & we'd never hung out outside of the office! So one August night, while my boyfriend was out of town, Karen and I decided to go to a wine tasting event together. She … Continue reading Don’t Let a Second-Line Parade Pass You By!
Hello from the Big Easy! Yep, this southern-belle-wanna-be is actually in New Orleans right now. Specifically, I'm sitting in an old-timey bar with light fixtures made from vintage car parts and a wall covered in vinyl records. My travel rule is "Eat like a local" so I'm waiting for a plate of crawfish and cornbread. It's not … Continue reading How I Ended Up 2,600 Miles From My Original Destination
As I wrote about in my last post on Monday, I recently lost all of the photos from my iPhone. (Don't hold your valuables out the window of a moving airplane, friends.) As soon as I got my replacement phone, I asked all my closest friends to send me whatever pictures they had of us together … Continue reading Did we just become Internet BFFs?
I'm currently on Day 3 of a social media fast. (Not exactly by choice...) Last Friday night, I had a dinner date. My life isn't always this glamorous, but he picked me up for the date in a two-seater airplane. We flew over farmland and water, into the mountains to his friend's house in a more remote … Continue reading (Unintentionally) Unplugged
Six years ago today, I was at the start of the toughest 6-month battle I've fought. We'd just flown home to Southern California from New York City after a 9-hour surgery that left my face paralyzed. We did not expect this complication...it wasn't one of the risks my doctors warned me of. The nerve branches … Continue reading Strong Like My Coffee // Sweet Like My Tea