It is not often that I am at a loss for words. But when it comes to chocolate, THISSS chocolate bundt cake in particular, I am basically speechless! Now, it could be that I’m speechless because my mouth is stuffed with this cake, and I don’t have the ability to talk, or the desire to do ANYTHING but continue shoveling it into my mouth, or it could be because this cake is just so insanely good, that I find it hard to find any words WORTHY enough, or even capable of expressing just how amazing it is. Either way, when this beauty of a bundt is in front of you, aint nobody got time to talk. Continue Reading

Gaaahhhh!!! I am freakingggg out over Moto pants right now! I cannot get enough of these in my life! I want to own all of them, in all colors, all fabrics, and wear them at all times! Lord knows I LOVE a legging! But I have always loved the black, smooth, plain, basic, boring leggings. They have been my go-to pants FOR-EV-AH for EVERYYYTHINGGG! I mean, they are so comfy, so versatile, and so slimming, so you can’t really blame me! But yes, I am realizing that there is more to life than plain black leggings! Whoa…. I can’t believe I just said that! But I did, because my narrow legging mind has been opened, blown actually, by Moto pant leggings! Continue Reading

My mom is one of my most favorite people on the planet! She is truly such an amazing woman, and I thank God EVERY day that I get to have her in my life. The influence that she has had on me, my childhood and family growing up, and my own family that I have made now is something that I am BEYOND thankful for. Continue Reading

I am seriously diggin on some fringe! LOVE LOVE LOVE me some of this fringe trend that seems to be basically everywhere I turn. At first, I looked and sorta admired all this fringy biz from a distance, thinking to myself that it was cute for those kinds of people who really cared about being trendy, and loved their style to be on the bolder side of life, but for my predominantly black, white, gray, or striped wardrobe, all this colored fringy tassel stuff seemed a bit much. Wellll…. Turns out I was way wrong! Being fringy is just freakin fun! And there is nothing that does more for my basic neutral outfits than adding an element of flare! When my basics meet a bold fringy pop, a match is made in heaven! Continue Reading

So here is my schtick on Lip Stick… There are few makeup products out there that I love more than lip products! Whether it be a dark, bright, sheer or clear color, there is ALWAYS something on my lips. I don’t need blown out hair or even a put together outfit to feel cute and ready to take on the day, just give me a smudge of color or some vaseline on my lips, and I am feeling ready to roll! Whatever my situation may be, whether it be wanting to feel all dolled up for a day/night out, or needing to fake looking somewhat presentable in order to go to the grocery store, lip stuff is my go-to answer. No shower, no makeup, no problem!! Throw my hair up in a messy bun, cover my face with a cute pair of sunnies, and smear some pretty color into my lips and I am hot to trot! Continue Reading

Hellooo beautiful! It has been a long afternoon and I have been dreaming about you, dear wine, allll dayyyy long! So is it wine O’ clock yet?  Because sometimes adulting is hard! Especially when trying to do it somewhat gracefully on those overwhelming, and thankless, and stressful and never-ending days! But fear not my friends!!! We have wine! And wine loves us, and appreciates us, and makes us feel like it’s all going to be ok! Continue Reading

I am totally a bar(re) kinda girl! It turns out that the majority of my most favorite things seem to all be somehow bar related! Give me a Wine Bar, Coffee Bar, Chocolate Bar, or a studio to take Barre and I am one very very happy girl! It seems that I have yet to meet a type of bar that I didn’t totally love (except you, protein bar, sorry but you just don’t do it for me). So then it only seems natural I guess, that I have developed such a deep love, and maybe even a slight addiction to the Studio Barre method exercise classes! Continue Reading

Ahhhh… How good and how necessary is that first cup of coffee! And second, and third too!! But really… It amazes me how much that first cup o’coffee, in a cool mug, nestled snug and warm in your hands can change your outlook on the day! I don’t know about you, but I am NOT a morning person. My first thoughts upon waking are not the positive and happy, can’t wait to jump outta bed kind… but more along the lines of major denial that I have to actually get up and begin the hectic routine waiting for me downstairs, followed by sadness that there are soooo many more hours before it will be time to go back to bed again, and then anger that my nights sleep seemed to have gone by wayyyy too fast! But THEN, there is that sweet thought of drinking coffee that lures me out of this depressed state, and gives me the willpower to face the morning, and all of the chaos, dirty dishes, whining, shuttling, cooking and chores that it brings! Continue Reading

Spring has officially sprung! Woohoo!…. Sort of.  So honestly, Spring is just not really my fave as far as the seasons go. I don’t know if it’s the fact that floral patterns and pastel palettes aren’t really my thing, my allergies go into major overdrive this time of year, Cadbury Eggs kinda gross me out, or the fact that I can’t trick my kids into going to bed at 6:30pm when it is now still light as day outside! But whatever the reason may be, Spring just doesn’t typically get me as excited as some other seasons do. Of course there are plenty of things that I DO love about this time of year, like the abundance of beautiful blooms everywhere I go, super fresh and flavorful springy foods, the prospect of cloudy rainy days, and MOST of all, Spring FASHION, specifically and especially a ROMPER!!! Continue Reading

So it turns out aging is real!! I remember the days when ample sleep, vitamins, sunscreen, and a daily skin routine were saved for those super uptight people that I was DEFINITELY not going to be! Well here I am, settling into my thirties, LOVING sleep, wanting vitamins, scared to leave the house without sunscreen, and NEEDING routine in my life….womp wommpp. I have grown into this person who loves the comfort of daily routines, but I have been having the hardest time getting myself into a good skin care routine. Over the years I have made such a (bad) habit of going to bed with my makeup on, and then waking up only having to add whatever touch ups I needed to my existing makeup from the previous day. Easy? yep! Pathetic and so bad for your skin? TOTALLY YES! Continue Reading