Organize your makeup with Z-Palettes!

A few weeks ago I noticed that my blush collection was getting a little out of control. After a little searching, I found these Z-Palettes! I love my palette. It helped me toss out so much unnecessary bulky makeup packaging. All I did was spend about 45minutes depotting my makeup. Then I stuck magnets on […]

Old-Timey Love Inspiration!

Happy February- my favorite month! It’s the month of LOVE and also our anniversary month! Instead of sharing pictures of pink hearts and candy, I decided today would be the perfect time to post some love inspiration from yesteryear. My Dad and Uncle recently opened up and old suitcase that belonged to my Grandmother’s sister, […]

Adventures in Unclaimed Baggage!

A few weeks ago I complimented a coworker’s new iPad. He gloated that he bought it at Unclaimed Baggage in Scottsboro, Ala. I was shocked! I had no idea that Unclaimed Baggage sold iPad’s! What?! After my coworker told me more about the gem mine of sales and fun just down the road from our […]

The Cartwheel App!

Have you downloaded the FREE Cartwheel App from Target? Do it right now. It’s so worth it… Clip the items that you plan to buy…. and the app creates a custom barcode that you scan at checkout! The app is very user friendly! It’s also fun. The more you use the app the more badges […]

Change of Heart- Drugstore Makeup

I’ve had a complete change of heart….. I’m loving drugstore makeup! (Here is a look inside my makeup bag….) (I keep my eyeliners and brushes in a separate pouch)  There was a time when I thought drugstore makeup was not an option. I thought the only way to look professional was to spend hundreds on […]

My News Philosophy

(Found this on Buzzfeed’s 23 Reasons Shep Smith Is America) Shepard Smith really is a great guy. He was so kind to teach our small class of Ole Miss Journalism students back in 2011.

The Nightmare Before…. Halloween!

Halloween is tomorrow! I’ve found the perfect video for teachers to show their students on Halloween!! (Thanks Buzzfeed) It’s absolutely amazing how much patience and talent goes into stop motion film making. ♥ For young classes, teachers could have a lesson on patience. ♥ For middle school and high school, teachers could simply discus the […]

Winnie’s Best Day Ever!

Winnie recently went to the Monte Sano State Park Dog Fair. And we are pretty sure it was Winnie’s Best Day Ever! First, she got to on a car ride. That is always a HUGE treat. Here is the fair map. Fun around every corner… Winnie won a prize because we picked up her poop! […]

Crooked brows or crooked glasses?

It’s a question that haunts me on a daily basis… …pretty sure it’s my brows. One has always been more arched and a little higher. I just always look intrigued? Because I have naturally blonde brows (it’s a redhead thing), I have to use a little powder to make them show up. If you are […]

New Blog Mantra…

Over the past 2 1/2 years I have had a new post on DrLill.com every single morning. Phew. For now, I’m taking a much needed breather. This is my new blog MANTRA: The new rule for myself is that I will only post when I am truly inspired. No more forcing it! Less re-posting! Much […]

Small ways to help overnight guest feel extra special

Over the years I’ve picked up a few hosting tips from close friends and relatives. Even though our house isn’t exactly perfect (I sometimes wish I had the means and time to iron 1,000 thread count sheets and sprinkle fresh orchids around the house), there are some simple details that can make a big impact […]

Bybel and Belle –my favorite faces of the YouTube Beauty world!

Carli Bybel and Anna Belle are my latest beauty icons! I look this picture yesterday trying out a new eyeliner and contouring trick I learned from Bybel. I love watching their videos when I’m in the mood for some beauty inspiration. I put this post under my “Latest Obsessions” tab because these girls are the […]

RED- a magazine for Redheads

This is a “magazine cover” I designed in my magazine design class back in college. We had to come up with a magazine name, a price, headlines…etc. It was a lot of fun! Just rediscovered this project the other day. Decided to take a picture before I chunked it! Thought my fellow redheads would especially […]

Every Girl knows how to spell Chanel!

Every time I see Chanel #5 perfume…. or anything with that familiar CC logo, I have a flashback to a funny family memory.  A few years ago I was in Atlanta visiting my aunt and uncle.. probably for Thanksgiving.  My uncle is obsessed with eBay and asked me to look up Chanel purses for his […]

… so much love.

This is such a wonderful, wonderful story. An absolute MUST WATCH. Yes, you will cry. But it’s worth the tears. Yes, I bought the song on iTunes! It’s now the ringtone when my husband calls me.   Warning: DO NOT WATCH THE VIDEO IN FRONT OF PEOPLE…. or they might VINE you. *** UPDATE *** […]

What Inspires you?

Took these pictures at The Flying Money in Huntsville, Alabama. What inspires you? Let me know in the comment section below!

Janice Wo Illustrations

I love discovering artist that make me happy. Janice WO is one of them. I discovered her work on Pinterest. It’s bright, clean and simple. Very refreshing and fun… I could empty my pockets or my purse and Wo could turn it into art. Here is some of my favorite Wo work:       LOVE this one… […]

Happy 11:11!!!

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The Switch House- my FAVORITE shop in Huntsville, Alabama!

Y’all… this shop…. I could spend ALL DAY in there!! This is my story that was on the news this morning: Monique Given is the owner of The Switch House, a cozy shop in The Lumber Yard in Huntsville’s Five Points neighborhood. The quirky shop has been around for only three years, but already feels […]

Make your skin GoRgEoUs–Products I’m DYING to try.

(sponsored) Dying to try Get Gorgeous tea from The Republic of Tea.  Apparently it helps clear your skin. I’ve been having some issues with tiny breakouts lately (I suspect my hairspray is the culprit)… I’ll be trying this tea soon and will let you know how it goes.   ALSO dying to try  Lashem Picture […]