Mom to Mom, let's have a conversation about the second season of Netflix original, "13 Reasons Why."
13 Reasons Why Season 2 Official photo
I read the book several years ago. While I felt it was raw and brutal, I took it as well-written and thought provoking. I also read it when [...]
In the 1970's, the fashion world tried to provide a quasi-casual solution to work attire. The "leisure suit" was a delightful polyester blend, typically with a mega-wide collar, ginormous bell-bottom pants, and it was HIDEOUS.
So a couple years ago, when [...]
I just want a decent night's sleep. For more than a night or two in a row. Am I right, people? I treasure my rest and need it to keep my EVER RUNNING mind going during the day. People laugh at my bed because it's elevated beyond normal height and does, in fact, look like "A Princess and the [...]
Have you heard about grounding? I noticed buzz about it on my social platforms a couple months ago and was curious. Grounding mats, a barefoot movement, lots of discussion about reconnecting to the earth piqued my interest.
What is Grounding?
Essentially, the Earth gives off an electric [...]
For those who've been following along on my socials, you've likely seen that I recently re-did a room in my house. A mere EIGHTEEN YEARS after I painted our fourth bedroom the first time, I took on this project as a labor of love.
Sam I Am, 2000
When Himself and I were expecting our first [...]
If you've been hanging here for a bit, you know I have a serious love/hate relationship with florals. They tend to look a wee bit too juvenile on my frame and I struggle to wear them with confidence. In fact, I even wrote a whole post about it HERE
The issue, I've determined a year later, is [...]
Without much to add, I thought the video and pics from the Oscars party (Lights! Glamour! Action!) here in Pittsburgh would make a fun recap....check it out!
Phase One--Beauty crew
Let's start with a music video/montage of the incredible GLAM SQUAD making me look presentable! Jennifer Palermo [...]
Wow, a year passed already. One year ago, I hit the publish button, poured a glass of wine, set up Facebook Live and took the plunge on an idea that nagged at me for five years. In the midst of a total freakout over exposing myself and inviting strangers into my world, you guys showed up.
Last year, as Moxie Mama was launching, Himself and I attended the Pittsburgh Film Office gala, Lights! Glamour! Action! (If you live in PGH, consider joining us!) Since I knew the blog was coming, I decided to go way outside my comfort zone with my dress choice...you may remember reading [...]
Years ago a friend was about to get married. I, the seasoned veteran bride of a year, was her go-to for questions. What she wanted to know: what did I miss from my single days?
Frankly, I think she expected something like "toilet seats that are down," "choosing my own TV shows," or "Not [...]
I shared my favorite deal and steal (yet uber fashionable) pea coat last week (check it HERE if you missed it). One of the questions I got after the post went up was "but do you wear that coat much?" Um, yes. Literally ALL THE TIME.
I even did a search for the coat and it is for sale (for [...]
I have expensive tastes, not gonna lie. My great-grandmother and grandmother were EPICALLY fashionable, my mom had glorious clothes when I was a child, and I learned early to fill my closet with quality pieces that are or will become vintage classics. (There's actually an entire blog post coming [...]
Ok a VERY silly song reference for the recent product test I tried for you all.
I’ve done oil pulling off and on for years and have always liked the results--really clean teeth, brighter smile, and I actually seem to stay a bit healthier when I'm doing it--but I just get a little freaked out by [...]
It’s January and dreary. If you’re like me, you are sick of everything in your closet because you’ve worn it all too much. I’ve shopped the sales and am no longer excited to add to my winter wardrobe anymore--I’m just so tired of the cold. As a stylist, I'm already looking toward spring [...]
One of my besties just happens to also be the best makeup artist in Pittsburgh. Am I biased? You bet I am. The truth is that I did a brief stint as a promotional makeup artist back in another life, so even though she's in my circle of trust, I am also SUUUUUPER picky about who does my makeup [...]
2018 stands to be a pivotal year for women. The momentum built by the #metoo campaign has moved many to address the inherent problems with sexism in this country, from harassment to full-on assault.
The Golden Globes last night revealed what could prove to be some fascinating shifts in fashion [...]
Winey Wednesday came back! After some tech difficulties during editing, It's finally here.
No matter what time of day it is, grab some wine (ok, maybe coffee) and take a look. And DON'T forget to get yourself SUBSCRIBED at the bottom of THIS PAGE HERE to be registered for all the best [...]
I was recently approached by friend and fellow stylist Niki Whittle to collaborate on some New Year's resolutions. She connected international stylists to submit our best advice for an improved YOU for 2018. These men and women work in fashion all over the world (really! From South Africa to the[...]
Like many people at this time of year, I evaluate the successes and missteps of 2017 and make a plan for the new year. I choose a power word each year (2017 was DISRUPT you can read more about that HERE) and I like to use this time to journal, read, and assess my plan.
What I loved about my [...]
As a Mom of teens, finding ways to engage them is often challenging. They have social lives, can drive, and want to explore their new independence. Video gaming and social media add another complication to this as my boys often want to get online to join some sort of game party or whatever it [...]