Easy Hairstyles for the Work Week

Every year I tell my students there are 3 things you should never ask a lady: 1. How old are you? 2. How much do you weigh? and 3. Is that you real hair color [because, no it’s not]. Lately I’ve been thinking about adding a 4th never to that list- How long has it […]

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Holiday Looks

Even though holiday season can be stressful..travel, family, money…there is nothing we love more than a chance to get all dressed up and sip some cocktails. And let’s face it, our opportunities to do this are pretty few and far between. This season we are taking full advantage of the fact that we are not […]

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Skincare in Your 30’s

So, skincare is different in your 30’s. I don’t think I ever really paid attention to my skin a decade ago.  I’ll be honest, I pretty much abused my youthful epidermis.  I was a frequent visitor of the tanning beds in college (gasp!), I never used SPF over 15 (double gasp), and I would frequently […]

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Fat & Sexy

My husband and I went out for a date night last weekend, a rare event these days since the birth of our second child.  I bought a new top for the occasion, threw on one of the three pairs of jeans that fit me, and gingerly stepped into heels I haven’t braved in over a […]

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Happy Birthday To Me: New Rules for Dressing in my 30s

Last year at this time, MB and I were prepping for our birthdays by shopping for the perfect dresses to fit our body types (see Body Type Matters). This year though, things seem different to me. My body is far from where I want it to be after baby number two and as the big […]

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Braids Part 2: Old Dog, New Tricks

Around these parts, Erinn is and will always be the braid expert (see her original braid post here).  I, however, am a braid moron.  I think, like all other moral deficiencies, this stems back to childhood.  All my female peers were out learning to braid on their American Girl dolls, effectively destroying Samantha’s pristine tresses, […]

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Babymoon: Spa Edition

As I’ve written about in a previous post, I am a big believer in traveling sans kids every once in awhile to maintain your sanity, your identity, and your relationship.  So when hubby and I found out we were pregnant with baby #2, one of the first things we talked about was when to schedule […]

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The Search for a Chemical Free Beauty Routine

When K was very little and I would rock him to sleep, he would reach up and touch my eyelashes with his tiny finger to sooth himself. The second I felt the brush of his finger tips against the fringe of my lashes, everything around me would slow down and the day would melt away–It […]

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Braids: An Imperfect Perfection

“Perfectionism is the voice of the oppressor.” Ann Lamot When I was pregnant with K, I started spending lots of time on instagram and pinterest. Eventually, I started down the proverbial rabbit hole of the braid world. Tousled blond bombshells with braids tumbling down their backs, crowns of twists sans bumps or imperfections–and to top […]

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