Nashville Food Finds….

Last weekend we went to Nashville for a wedding. Discovered lots of new favorite foods / fun places to eat! The Bride and Groom had the cutest rehearsal dinner-party. They rented Nashville’s best food-trucks for the evening. Chris and I had a blast trying out the local food-truck cuisine!         The Grilled Cheeserie […]

Little Free Library!

(this is a story I produced for WAAY-31 News. It ran a few days ago. Hope you like it.) Classic public libraries might conjure up memories of cramming for final exams, or trying to figure out the card catalog. But now there is a new trend in book borrowing that comes on a much smaller […]

Pizzelle’s Confections- the best chocolate….ever!

If life ever takes you to Huntsville, Alabama… you must got to Pizzelle’s Confections. Their shop is at Lowe Mill (2211 Seminole Drive). This is the box of chocolate I bought during my first visit to Pizzelle’s!! There are so many beautiful flavors to choose from.. .it really is a difficult decision. I’ve only tried […]

No-show socks for flats and heels!

These no-show socks are my latest obsession. I never go a day without them. One thing I always hated about summer is the blisters! Not anymore. Now I can wear any shoe and never worry about those no-sock annoyances. If you’ve never experience the luxury of no-show socks ….I would highly recommend you give them […]

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 […]

Latest Obsession- eMeals!

I’ve been thinking about signing up for eMeals for a while now. I guess I kept waiting for some kind of free trial? (find coupon codes here) I’ll be honest… I was worried it would be too hard and frustrating dealing with….the whole….food and cooking thing. Haha. But it’s actually really fun and easy! Here […]

Easy Healthy Oatmeal Muffins

I’ve seen muffins like this Pinned over and over again. They always look amazing, but I never quite liked the ingredient list. I decided to make my own. They are easy as can be. My recipe makes 6 dense muffins. INGREDIENTS: – 2 cups OATS – 1 cup ALMOND MILK – 2 smashed ripe BANANAS […]

July BirchBox

This is by far the cutest thing in my BirchBox this month! This theBalm blush sample looks like a miniature magazine. Have you signed up yet? $10 a month for really fun beauty product samples. Click HERE.

Hot tea! My new love.

I’m loving Hot Tea these days. I guess it comes from watching Downton Abbey.… ♥ Peppermint tea is wonderful! Really helpful if your stomach hurts.       ♥  I also love Lemon & Ginger tea. It’s very clean tasting. I sometimes mix it with regular Earl Gray.      ♥

Popsicles— the new cupcake?

During these hot summer months, you might crave something cold and refreshing… like a popsicle. That’s where Suzy Naumann comes in… Naumann is the owner of Pop Culture; a gourmet Popsicle business with a flair for local flavor. When I first met Suzy, she climbed out of a vintage baby blue Volkswagen Beetle with her […]

Some days I channel Lady Violet from Downton Abbey….

♥ If you have not watched Downton Abbey yet,  start NOW! It’s a wonderful show and I promise you will like it. (My husband even likes it.) Lady Violet is my all time favorite character.  She adds wonderful comic relief, masked behind snobbery.  Here are some of my favorite Lady Violet quotes: ♥ ♥ ♥ […]

1990’s Style Herbal Essences!

So happy to see this shampoo back on the shelves!    

Cake Batter ChapStick!

Super excited about this new flavored Chap Sick! It’s so fun and cute! Rumor has it they also have a RED VELVET CAKE!

Obsessed with One Kings Lane!

My cousin surprised me with a “just because” gift from One Kings Lane! I’m in LOVE with this beach towel… So much so that I plan on framing it! Sign up for One Kings Lane today. They have amazing deals on designer goods. Totally worth it! CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP! Alice, my cousin, also […]

Raspberry Glacé

I get questions from viewers about my makeup… so today I’m sharing one of my secrets! Three words: Clinique Raspberry Glacé I got this color in a sample years ago… and it’s still my favorite! Try it out! Looks great when you need a formal lipstick. About because it has blue undertones it makes your […]

Whole30 Starbucks Order

So, what the heck do you order at Starbucks when you are on your Whole30? This was my breakfast/power snack this morning; a hard boiled egg and a (unsweetened) Passion Fruit Tea! The best thing to order is definitely an iced *UNSWEETENED* passion fruit tea while you’re on the Whole30. Black coffee is fine, but […]

Have you signed up for a BirchBox yet?

Y’all….. these BirchBox’s are the neatest things. And I’ve JUMPED ON THE TRAIN! It’s basically a monthly subscription that will open your eyes to a world of deluxe beauty samples and products. …it’s like receiving a living magazine in the mail. I’m still waiting for my spot to open up in line (makes it feel […]

My Purple and Pink morning at The Corner Bakery in Decatur, AL

On my quest for coffee this morning in Decatur, AL…. I stumbled upon the cutest bakery! Not only do they frost their famous cupcakes fresh, right in front of you, they also have BEAUTIFUL jewelry dripping from every corner. They said “we frost your cupcakes and you can frost yourself with jewelry!” Haha. I had […]

LARABAR – My new Obsession

One of my (super-healthy) friends loves LaraBar. I tried them… and let me tell you, they are delicious! You can find them in the health-foods aisle at the grocery store. (The area with Slim-Fast, Cliff Bars..etc) My favorite flavors are Blueberry Muffin…. Coconut Cream Pie (you will like it even if you don’t like coconut–it […]

Uvarovite Garnet

My new love is Uvarovite Garnet! (yeah, I didn’t know what it was either.) I discovered the stone on my trip to The Netherlands. My Husband and Father bought me this ring for my Birthday! It makes me feel like I have a piece of the Emerald City on my finger! It sparkles in a really neat […]