So You Wanna Be A … Beauty Blogger

I’m not the only auntie who wants to pass along some hard-earned knowledge and experience. Meet Christina, the blogger/makeup artist/stylist behind PinkLux, a community for everyone who loves fashion and beauty on a budget. I first spotted Christina at a See Jane Write event and thought, “If that girl’s not a beauty blogger, she should be.” She radiates confidence and natural beauty, something … Read More

Thirty Things I’m Loving Right Now.

A rare Sunday at home with my boyfriend and puppy dog. | 2. Crock-O’s, or pork carnitas made in the slow cooker. (pictured) | 3. Wednesday night dinners with my friend, Jonathan. | 4. Being See Jane Write’s member of the month. | 5. A new leather skirt I can’t wait to wear. | 6. My TRX suspension trainer. | … Read More

How to Choose a Credit Card – A Cautionary Tale.

Ah, credit cards. Financial death traps? Necessary evils? Smart money tools? Depends on how you use them. I, myself, have always been terrified of credit cards and that fear has served me well. My friend Erin got her first card in college and went crazy with it. I’m not talking furnishing her apartment, buying Louis Vuitton purses or spending the … Read More

5 Ingredients That Immediately Up Your Cooking Cred

Confession: the main reason I like to cook is because I like to eat. Yes, cooking is a creative outlet. It relaxes me. And it’s a way that I take care of the people I love. But let’s face it, I mainly like shoving food in my face. Whether you’re headed off to college in a year or two or … Read More