The Cool List: February 9-16, 2018

I’m resurrecting The Cool List. If you’re not sure what I’m talking about, please check out our first installment of The Cool List. Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard The highlight of my week was learning that Dax had launched a podcast. While I’ve only listened to the first 1.5 episodes, I can easily see this becoming a weekly favorite. His first guest was none other than his adorable wife, Kristen...

Winter Reading List

Reading makes me a better human—it decreases my stress level, expands my vocabulary, forces me to tuck my phone away, and it’s something that I truly enjoy. I have always been an avid reader, but I must admit, the invention of the iPhone has significantly stifled my willingness to pick up a book. As you may remember, Caitlin and I set an intention of reading 25 books in 2018. In...

At Home Gel Manicure

WHY? Are you on a spending diet? Do you enjoy painting your own nails but hate that they chip after one rummage through your purse? The Red Carpet Manicure Pro 45 Starter Kit might be the answer to your manicure prayers. I love the look of a gel manicure, but I found that the technicians were often too rough on my nails during the removal process—the scraping, the filing, the...

Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts for the Girl Who Has Everything

Occasionally you’ll find people that don’t really have wish lists. Why? Because they have a nagging case of the gimmes and buy themselves (almost) everything they want. Why are you pointing at me? No one said this was about me! But really, it’s kind of about me. Last year I asked for one very practical gift and then forgot to ask for anything else. What did everyone else to do?...

Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts for the ‘Host/Hostess’

Welcome to our multi-part “Holiday Gift Guide” series! We hope that you’ll find some great ideas for all of the folks on your shopping list. As always, let us know if you have gift guide requests in the comments. If the people on your shopping list are anything like me, they’d probably love to receive gifts that might make hosting parties and get togethers a little easier and a lot...

The Pear-fect Martini

I was Karen Walker, aka Anastasia Beaverhausen, for Halloween and no Karen costume would be complete without a strong martini in hand. Rather than toting around a more traditional, dry martini I opted for a fruity version. I’m so glad I did because this has easily become one of the easiest and tastiest cocktails I’ve made in quite a while. INGREDIENTS: 2 ounces pear vodka (I used Absolut) 1 ½...