Month: December 2017

Best of 2017

Life

Like every other blogger in the free world, the end of the year is prompting this Best of 2017 post. Since I just started my blog this summer I’ve never done this before, but I love seeing the rest of the blogosphere take this opportunity to reflect on the past year. So I’m jumping on the proverbial bandwagon and sharing the most impactful moments of my own 2017 experience. #1.…

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Las Vegas, sisters

Lost Weekend: Las Vegas

Life

Of my six siblings, I am by far the closest to my sister Jenny. She is just under two years younger than me, so naturally we were thick as thieves as children and fought like roosters through high school. We drifted in and out of contact after we’d both moved out and had children, and on a whim one year we decided to have a “sister’s weekend” in Las Vegas…

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Ann Taylor booties

A Lovely Day in Loveland

Fashion & Beauty

When I lived in Colorado I always thought it was so charming that there was a city called Loveland. Imagine my delight when we relocated to Cincinnati and I found there was a Loveland here too! Tucked in a tiny corner just outside of downtown is this little gazebo with an old-fashioned water fountain nearby. As soon as I saw it I knew I had to shoot a post here!…

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Color Edit: Ultra Violet

Fashion & Beauty

Every December Pantone announces their choice for Color of the Year for the upcoming calendar year. For 2018, that color is Ultra Violet. It’s definitely on the blue side of the purple spectrum, and is described as “provocative and thoughtful” (Pantone.com). In their own words, here is how Pantone describes Ultra Violet: Does anyone else have Purple Rain now playing in their head? To me this shade of purple is…

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face mask

The Great Mask Debate

Fashion & Beauty

Okay, so maybe there isn’t actually a great debate going on, but there’s no question that skincare masks are more popular than ever. And there are so many to choose from! As if I needed another reason to go to Sephora. In my efforts to control my adult acne and erase old scars (and because it’s fun), I’ve started incorporating masks into my routine. I’ve tried all kinds of them…

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Nike, Bobbi Brown, LXMI, Saint London XVI

November Favorites

Fashion & Beauty

I don’t know about you all, but I had a great November! The weather was beautiful, Thanksgiving was perfect, and I had really good luck with some new beauty and fashion buys. The only pimple on the complexion of the month was the terrible run of books I read. I’d read so many amazing books in September and October that I suppose my luck was bound to run out, but…

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The Loss of My Life

Life

Birth. Death. Love. Pain. Illness. Joy. These are but a small sampling of experiences that all members of the human family can relate to, but which we all experience in unique and different ways. Grief is one such experience. Most, if not all of us, have experienced loss in some form and I have yet to see two people handle it the same way. Of course, it wasn’t something I…

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