Horror movie makeover – Se7en ways to be scary beautiful

Sometimes, the things we do in the name of beauty sound downright horrific – shooting Botulinum toxins into our faces, burning our skin with lasers, letting fish eat the dead flesh off our feet. Seriously, Wes Craven has nothing on your dermatologist or that sketchy day spa down the street. Well, the good news is, you don’t have to go … Read More

5 things to do before you meet the love of your life

If you met the love of your life today, would you be ready? Trick question. I don’t believe we only get one true love. I think if you have love in your life, that’s the love of your life in that moment, kind of like having a body in a bikini means you have a bikini body. You’d think I’d … Read More

Gingery Coconut Carrot Soup Recipe

Your favorite ginger Morgan and I are still on our road trip to Asheville, NC, but we have a fantastic recipe for Gingery Coconut Carrot Soup to share in our absence. The star of this velvety smooth coconut carrot soup is spicy ginger (and lots of it), but a pinch of nutmeg makes a delicious cameo. It’s that little extra something people won’t immediately … Read More

We Be Trippin’ – Spring Break Road Trip to Asheville, NC

Sorry for the blogging hiatus. Morgan and I have been crazy with school and work, respectively, earning us both a well-deserved spring break road trip. (One of the perks of being an auntie – I get to go on spring break!) Tomorrow we’re loading up the Subaru and hitting the road for Asheville, North Carolina for a DIY wellness retreat. … Read More

Working with women – 12 reasons you’ll LOVE it

As a writer in the advertising industry, I’ve worked with mostly guys over the years, and while they’re great, I’ve really enjoyed the shift in our agency toward having more women on our teams. While women sometimes get stereotyped as being competitive or catty, I can assure you of two things: 1. those are equal opportunity traits – often more a reflection of … Read More

Best Fictional Female Outsiders

The boys have their Holden Caulfield, their Boo Radley and Ignatius J. Reilly. And yeah, I love those guys too. But where are the fictional female outsiders rebelling without a cause on behalf of disgruntled girls everywhere? We rounded up a few anti-social anti-heroines to lurk around the edges of the party with us or to share a smoke behind … Read More

30 things we’re loving in February

Feel like you’re just hanging in there till spring? Us too! Here are 30 things helping us survive the winter doldrums. Fondue –Whether you make cheese or chocolate, or cook savory meats and veggies in bubbling oil, fondue is a party in a pot. New blog post, coming soon. Aquaphor – We always have this skin-saving salve on hand. And … Read More

YogaGlo Review: Stretch your body, not your budget

One of my goals this year was to commit to a regular yoga and meditation practice. Actually this is my goal every year, and while I might do yoga a few times a month, I’m never consistent enough to really feel like I have an actual practice. I hoped signing up an online subscription service could change that. Following is … Read More

Auntie Heroes – This week’s roundup of fierce, fearless women

Women who defy conventions, shake up the status quo and succeed on their own terms? We call them Auntie Heroes and here are some standouts for this week. Gabby and her Girls, Baller Babes:  Congrats to The University of Connecticut women’s basketball team for winning its record-setting  100th consecutive game on Monday night. They haven’t lost a game since November 2014 (in … Read More

Secrets of a Social Drinker

If it’s true that you’re only as sick as your secrets, alcoholism was a terminal illness in my family. Only it didn’t kill my grandfather. He killed a child in a drunk driving accident and went to jail for five years. I just sat with that sentence for a long time wondering if I could actually share his story. His … Read More