• Mugs are part of everyday life, whether they're filled with coffee, tea, hot chocolate, wine ... or pens. We can all get by with any old mug, of course, but the right mug can bring a little spark of joy each and every morning. There are perfect mugs for every personality, no matter how quirky or basic!

    Perfect Mugs for Every Personality

    There are perfect mugs for every personality, no matter how quirky or basic! Finding the perfect mugs to be a part of everyday life has been a fun hobby of mine over the years, whether they’re filled with coffee, tea, hot chocolate, wine … or pens. We can all get by with any old mug, of course, but the right mug can bring a little spark of joy each and every morning. Check out this list of some of my favorites — there’s a little something for everyone!    

  • When you're planning an overnight getaway, take a little time to pack a smart, versatile wardrobe and develop a wish list of to-dos to ensure no time is wasted. These tips will help!

    5 Tips for an Overnight Getaway

    When you’re planning an overnight getaway, take a little time to pack a smart, versatile wardrobe and develop a wish list of to-dos to ensure no time is wasted. This post is sponsored by Aventura® Aside from the one week-long vacation we take every summer, most of my trips are overnights or long weekends. I’ve found that those shorter trips require a little more strategic planning than the longer ones because there’s no wiggle room to allow for missed opportunities. The good news is, it’s easy to do a little simple planning ahead to produce a fun whirlwind overnight getaway. These five tips have worked well for me! 1. Pack…

  • Getting a hair makeover by celebrity stylist Johnny Wright is one of those "right place; right time" opportunities.

    A Hair Makeover by a Celebrity Stylist

    Sometimes I find myself in the midst of crazy, once-in-a-lifetime opportunities because of blogging, and other times it’s simply because I’m in the right place at the right time. Getting a hair makeover by celebrity stylist Johnny Wright is one of those “right place; right time” chances. By the time spring 2016 rolled around, I’d been growing out my hair for five years, and in that time I’ve had a slew of different cuts—layered and funky, to long and natural—all without the use of hair dye. Don’t get me wrong; I’m not opposed to hair dye. In the 20 years preceding those five, I’d had nearly every color imaginable, from…

  • It's possible to be both fashionable and practical with these 5 tips for no-fuss outfits.

    5 Tips For No-Fuss Outfits

    I’m happy to report it’s possible to be both fashionable and practical—just use these 5 tips for no-fuss outfits. Aventura Clothing® sponsored this post. I appreciate fashion that’s functional, practical and has a style that’s both classic and up-to-date. Classic, functional pieces can and should last more than a season. The practicality of those pieces is made exponentially better in my eyes if the clothes can be washed and dried normally, and if they need zero (to minimal) ironing. Blech. Ironing. That said, clothes, even the classic ones, still have to look current. Jeans from a decade ago, for example, have a tendency to look a little “off” these days, no matter how classic…

  • "It's just hair." An evolution of cuts, color, and the art of not giving a crap.

    It’s Just Hair

    It’s just hair: An evolution of cuts, color, and the art of not giving a crap. A lot of people believe that their hair — the same style they’ve been known to have for years and years — defines them. And, not just “defines” them, but protects them … like a security blanket. The thought of cutting their hair, shaving it, coloring it, or even styling it differently is enough to drive anxiety-induced heart palpitations. Meanwhile, I’m over here like, “It’s just hair.” {shrug} In the beginning. I remember my very first haircut of choice. It was 1985 and I was in third grade. Up until that point I’d had long, all-one-length…

  • How To Dress For A Conference: 5 Easy Tips!

    How To Dress For A Conference

    Over the years I’ve been to my fair share of marketing and advertising conferences. They’re a great way to freshen up your knowledge, connect with colleagues, hear expert speakers, and catch up with friends in the industry. Leading up to the conference, it’s easy to spend hours pouring over the lengthy and detailed agendas. They’re typically chock full of digital and social offerings, tracks dedicated to content marketing and community management, photography and video tutorials, and PLENTY of networking opportunities with fellow attendees and brands. Then, at some point a week or so before it’s time to leave, this question inevitably pops up: What should I wear? How To Dress For A Conference Well,…

  • 4 tips to organize your pantry: group and store things intuitively!

    4 Tips To Organize Your Pantry

    Guest post by Erin Holdgate, from Zillow®. Was Emeril Live still airing new episodes the last time you saw the back of your pantry? Did it take an hour to find that can of beans you bought for a special recipe? Do you dread unpacking groceries because you have no idea how or where they’ll fit? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, review these tips to quickly organize your pantry! 1. Empty it out. Organizing your pantry while it’s full is kind of like making your bed while you’re still in it. Going shelf by shelf will make it a little harder to identify organizational inefficiencies or…

  • Clever Ways To Use Repurposed Mason Jars!

    Clever Ways To Repurpose Mason Jars

    A version of this post originally appeared on Houzz. Truth be told, I may be a bit of a mason jar junkie. I have soooo many of them floating around and in regular use in my kitchen, though not used for what most people would think. Sure, I’ve made my share of preserves and jams in mason jars — you can’t beat a mason jar for optimum canning ability. What I also love about mason jars is that they’re super useful for things around the kitchen that don’t involve canning — storing dry goods like beans, flour, or rice, for example. Or for keeping a week’s worth of chicken stock…