UPDATED review: Stitchfix #10 (or the one where I can’t decide)

  UPDATED: Includes my comments, your comments, and what I kept. I can't believe this is my 10th Stitchfix (<-- referral link). They still feel so new and exciting! (Want to read about my past nine Stitchfixes? Click here.) When I peeked online, I was excited to see three sleeveless tops and two dresses, which sounded …

8 tips to make air travel a little more tolerable

I'm siting in the Dallas-Fort Worth airport with a few hours to kill between flights and started thinking about ways to make air travel a little more tolerable. I don't travel frequently, but have a few tips to share: Buy internet before you're on the plane. I just learned this! Thirty minutes of gogo wireless …

Review: June 2014 Birchbox

For the past three years, around the 10th of each month, I anticipate the arrival of my new Birchbox. (If you don't know what Birchbox is, it's a small box full of sample- or full-size products for you to try. You fill out a profile with your likes, dislikes, hair color, eye color, etc. The team at Birchbox puts together …

Review: Handybook home cleaning service (and $25 off!)

I know that no one likes to clean his/her house, but I really despise it. I feel like so much time is wasted scrubbing a bathtub, especially when it needs to be cleaned again two weeks later. Steve and I have been keeping an eye on Groupon and other deal sites for cleaning services and …

Review: Fuel your better with Vega Sport

This post is sponsored by Vega Sport, but these opinions are all mine. Vega Sport is all about fueling your better with its line of products to prepare you to workout, sustain the workout, and recover. I was excited to try the Chocolate Mint protein bar because I love Thin Mints. They're made with 15g of plant-based …

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 …

3 days in Pleasantville — or Charlottesville, VA

Now that I've recapped the actual race, how about a recap of our visit to Charlottesville? Steve and I had never been there but heard great things from Katharine and everything that I read on KERF. We arrive in Charlottesville on Friday afternoon and checked into our airbnb rental. (If you've never used the site, I highly recommend …

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 …

Charlottesville half marathon training update

Since I wrote about my winter running essentials and have shared some workouts, are you assuming that I’m actually training for my upcoming half marathon? That’s so kind of you. I appreciate the faith that you have in me. It’s warranted. I’ve been training. I’ve been faithfully following a (slightly modified) training schedule from Hal …

Last-minute Valentine’s Day gifts for him and her

Valentine's Day is tomorrow, so if you haven't made a purchase yet, you may think it's too late. (If you're in Baltimore and snowed in, you're likely kicking yourself.) Have no fear! There's still time to snag a gift for him or her ... but don't wait much longer. FOR HER Subscription boxes: My favorite! I …

24 hours in Washington, DC

After years together, Steve and I have started to run out of gift ideas for each other. For Christmas (and sometimes birthdays), we've started buying joint gifts or traveling. This Christmas, we decided that a long weekend away in the mountains sounded good, but our schedules weren't having it. Last week, I suggested we just …