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?...

Polished.

Don’t get me wrong—I love a gel manicure every now and then but they can really take a toll on my nails and, let’s face it, I’m not living on Oprah’s budget. It’s taken years of practice, but I’m now able to achieve a salon look at home. Here are a few of the polishes you can expect to see on my fingers all autumn long. These formulas are tried...

Autumn Essentials

Call me basic, but I’ve been dreaming of autumn since August. As a kid, I never understood why ‘grown-ups’ were so anxious for summer to end but, let’s face it, I’m basically a grandma and autumn gives me the perfect opportunity to cozy up with a flannel blanket, drink hot tea, and watch Mountaineer football. Because I have so many cool weather must-haves, I thought it only made sense to...

The Cool List: July 5, 2016

Farmers’ Market Pasta I was given this recipe by one of my vegetarian coworkers years ago and I always find myself looking forward to summer so that I can make this dish. Simple, fresh ingredients and very little cooking allow the flavors to shine through and I’ll take any excuse to use ingredients from my garden. If you want to make it a little (ok, a lot) healthier, omit the...

The Cool List: June 5, 2016

Almond Pops by 180 Snacks When people ask what my hobbies are, snacking is pretty high up on the list, right after drinking outdoors and painting my nails. I found these Almond Pops randomly at the checkout at TJ Maxx and just tossed them into the cart without really thinking about it. I had already opened them by the time I got into the car and I could not stop...