Beauty & Style, Make & Do

How to Make a Choker Necklace

September 19, 2016
How to make choker necklace

Chokers are back. Especially, layering  choker necklaces with other jewelry is super on trend for fall. It’s also one of the items that can help you update your existing fall wardrobe, so you don’t have to splurge on other big items. You can find chokers everywhere from Forever 21 to Lulu’s, and they’re not very expensive. But, if you have a few minutes, a thread and a needle, as well as a Michael’s or a Jo-Ann’s near you, you can make your own. Actually, you can make 5 choker necklaces for under $10 dollars! Here is how to make a choker necklace, (or 5) in just a few easy steps.

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Cooking & Recipes

Easy Turmeric Quinoa Recipe with Cranberries

September 14, 2016

You know how sometimes you haven’t had a chance to get to the store, so you try to concoct a meal out of whatever you have between the fridge and the pantry? That’s how this easy turmeric quinoa recipe with cranberries was born. I didn’t plan on sharing it here because it’s essentially a throw everything in the skillet kind of meal, and that’s not exactly revolutionary or exciting.  Continue Reading…

Beauty & Style

How To Update Your Fall Wardrobe

September 9, 2016
fall wardrobe

At the beginning of every season, I feel like I have nothing to wear. Everything in my closet seems outdated, and it’s hard to get excited about fall when you think that you have nothing to wear. The truth is, though, fashion doesn’t drastically change every year, and I have a full closet of perfectly acceptable fall clothes that are not completely out of style. So what I decided to do instead of throwing out the clothes are already have, is to update my fall wardrobe with a few key trendy pieces, and all of my old favorites from last year, or even the year before will feel new again. Here is how you can also update your fall wardrobe without tossing everything in your closet! Continue Reading…

Beauty & Style

Favorite Things from August

September 2, 2016
Favorite Things from August 4

This weekend zipped by as quickly as the entire month of August. Probably because we spent way too much time driving. We celebrated my brother-in-law’s birthday in San Diego and then met a friend’s baby in Temecula, and all of these activities summed up to about 5 hours in the car. Which is 5 hours too many with a little one. Today we are planning to spend the entire day at home, and I’m kind of glad to get into our routine, and reflect on this month’s favorite things. Continue Reading…

Make & Do

How To Make Bath Bombs Like Lush

September 2, 2016
how to make bath bombs like lush

I once heard Oprah list bathing as one of her hobbies, and immediately wanted it to be my hobby too. I love bathing. Not the washing my body and hair part, because those are just tasks one should perform in the bath. Often, I don’t. I might be in the tub, but I’m just soaking with my thoughts. I take showers or baths not as a necessity to cleanse the body but to cleanse the mind. I suspect lots of people feel this way, that’s why there are tons of products that have nothing to do with washing, like bath bombs. Read on to find out how to make bath bombs like Lush.

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Beauty & Style

Currently coveting: Chambray shirt

August 31, 2016
chambray shirt

Last year, I suffered a serious (fashion) disaster. My chambray shirt ripped. I can’t really complain, since I did get significant wear out of it, (I may have rocked it at least 2x a week for the last three years, without any shame), so I couldn’t even be that upset, but it only took me a day to realize, I would have to immediately replace it. A few weeks ago, I finally found the perfect chambray shirt, and as I keep building my capsule wardrobe, I knew I wouldn’t survive fall without it.

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Cooking & Recipes

Pesto Zucchini Noodles With Cherry Tomatoes

August 24, 2016
Pesto Zucchini Noodles With Cherry Tomatoes

My nightly goal is to eat a healthy dinner with Mau, without us taking turns holding the baby. I’m new at the mom thing, so I don’t really know how to tackle this from the mom perspective. All I know how to do at the moment is to try to plan and create meals that I can whip up super fast, so we have more time to sit down and eat, while the baby plays in his playpen, (which he can manage for about a half an hour). This gives me about 15 minutes to make dinner happen.  These pesto zucchini noodles with cherry tomatoes take less than that and they’re delicious! Here is the recipe for my own personal quick fire challenge 🙂

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Beauty & Style

Skin Care Routine for the Grown Up Woman (Part 2)

August 22, 2016
Favorite Things August

When I initially thought about creating a skin care routine, I imagined myself sitting at a vanity in a luxurious robe meticulously leathering on moisturizer, like Joan Crawford in Mommy Dearest. But, I don’t have a vanity, and on most days,  I completely forgot that I was supposed to use all of these products. My self-appointed skin care routine started to feel like a chore, that I had to remind myself about before bed. In short, I needed to see major results or simplify.

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Beauty & Style, Love & Relationships

Weekend Recap: Wedding Season

August 15, 2016

Staying home with baby FLO has some amazing perks and I feel so lucky to be able to stay home with him at the moment. But, this also means that most of our days are pretty mundane. So, when we have events on the calendar, I get incredibly excited to break out of our routine. It’s safe to say that I have been looking forward to this weekend’s wedding for an entire summer.

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Beauty & Style

July Favorites

July 29, 2016
July favorties 1

July was such a sweet month for me. Our baby boy and I settled into something reminiscent of a routine. I carved out time for myself, and I fit into my old jeans. Small victories all around. To celebrate, I thought I would introduce a new series to share some of my favorites things monthly. Here are the July favorites. Continue Reading…

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