Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end …

July 21 will be my last day at OrderUp. After a very, very tough deliberation process, I decided that this is the time for me to embrace a new opportunity. (I'll talk more about that in another post; I want to give OrderUp my full love here.) Almost two years ago, the two founders of OU took …

Currently loving [“I haven’t posted in awhile” and 2 giveaways edition]

Yep. I fail. I've been so crazy busy that I haven't taken the time to update over here, but here are some things that I've been loving: Manitoba Harvest Hemp Hearts: I received these to review and have been tossing them in my yogurts. They're super crunchy and packed with protein and Omega 3s. Want to try …

I wanted to accomplish 30 things in my 30th year. Here’s how that’s going.

Way back when 2014 was in its infancy, I shared 30 things that I wanted to accomplish in my 30th year. Since we're into August, I thought this would be a good time to take stock in that list. Here we go ... CAREER Pick up 1-2 new freelance opportunities [I'm occasionally writing for I Hate …

5 things Friday: Me & Martha, passport woes, and more

Here are five things that I learned this week: Martha Stewart and I share a fondness for gin. I don't like Chex Mix, but Chex Mix Popped? This is a whole other ballgame. This stuff is addictive, especially the Sweet & Salty. Examiner.com is now requiring 1500 words for articles. That's almost twice as many …

I have thoughts on America’s sweetheart, Reese Witherspoon

Co-workers and I once discussed Reese Witherspoon, the girl who no girl could hate. While most other actresses have at least a flaw or two, Reese is the girl-next-door best friend who we all want to hang out with. We don't hate her for her perfect hair, we blame Ryan Phillippe for anything that happened in …

Love it/Hate it: 2014 Oscars

Yes, I took a few minutes out of my day to judge what others are wearing—just for you. You're welcome. At the 2014 Oscars, there were the obvious and expected fashion winners: Lupita's stunning, deep v-neck robin's egg blue gown with sparkles, Kate's caped white-metallic sheath, and  Cate in something unexpected but perfect on her …

5 things Friday: Cheerios, Heart After Dark, new concealer, CF, and Facebook vs. Princeton

TGIF, my friends. Here are five things getting me through the week: Maybelline Instant Age Rewind under-eye concealer: I was using a great Benefit concealer but I noticed that it was sinking into my fine lines (ahem, evil aging process) by the end of the day. I needed something lighter and had heard good things …

Thankful.

This Thanksgiving, I have a lot of things to be thankful for: Steve, my family, my friends, my job, our new house, etc. But I read a post by Ali from Ali on the Run yesterday and it made me realize the one thing that I am overwhelmingly thankful for: my health. I've been reading …

4 tips for acting like a socialite* while maintaining your sanity

I consider myself someone who loves to be social but also appreciates a good night on the couch. Most weeks, I have 2-3 things going on after work/on the weeks, but I try to balance it with plenty of nights in. Last week, though, I was a crazy busy socialite* with back-to-back events. On Tuesday, …

After 3 years

A little more than four years ago, he dropped to one knee and asked me to be his wife. Three years ago on this day, we faced each other and repeated the same vows that our parents—each pair happily married for decades—swore to each other. When I look at 25-year-olds now, I think, "They're so …

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