Paris Getaway – Go overseas but stay under budget

Picking up from where we left off in our London recap, by day three, Morgan and I were so ready to start our Paris getaway. We loved our time in London, but Paris has been the city Morgan’s been obsessed with since she was une petite fille, so it was time to hop a train to the land of macarons and … Read More

Go to your safe place

This weekend, Morgan came up to visit for a few days and as usual we had a blast, doing some damage in Target, working out and eating at little cafes. But there was an added dimension to her visit this time. She’s been working a lot and stressed about some things going on in her life, so I promised her … Read More

48 Hours in Asheville – Plan a road trip

Morgan and I had a blast on our quick spring break road trip to Asheville. We hiked, we ate, we shopped and relaxed – exactly the sort of DIY wellness getaway we envisioned. Here’s how we spent our 48 hours in Asheville. Room with a View After 6 hours in the car, we were ready to drop our bags at the … Read More

Body “Positive” or Body “Pretty Sure?”

As a follow-up to Madi’s post about body acceptance , the Aunt-bassadors, our advisory group of more then 50 fierce, fearless women, weigh in with their own perspective on body image. It’s something we all still deal with in our own way. Sometimes, when it’s too hard to be body “positive”, the best we can hope for is body “pretty sure.” Mary E: I … Read More

Virgin Territory – A Beginner’s Guide to Sex

My first time was about as far as you can get from a Nicholas Sparks novel. I was 19, a technical virgin willing to try any (PG-13-rated) thing except actual intercourse. One night after a party, I was rolling around in bed with a casual friend. Clothes were coming off, we were both tipsy but not drunk, and he said … Read More

The F*ck It List: Toxic beliefs and behaviors to lose in 2017

Not going to lie: 2016 was tough. Everyone seemed to be limping toward the finish line and many of us were furiously setting goals for a happier, more productive 2017. But instead of focusing only on the things we want to accomplish in the new year, Morgan and I decided to identify some beliefs and behaviors we wanted to leave … Read More

Adultish: 5 signs you’re not totally tragic

Sometimes it can feel like everyone has their shit together but me. Other people talk about hustling and grinding like it’s their favorite form of cardio, whereas I feel “adultish,” – spread too thin or like I’m running just to stand still. I mean, look at all the things that would have to happen to make me think life was … Read More

Traveling Overseas – What to know before you go

Now that you’ve checked out our London and Paris adventures, let’s break down everything you need to know before you go: how to plan, what to pack, what to do with your phone … the works. You’ll see, with just a few tips and tricks, not to mention a few life lessons, traveling overseas is much easier than you think. Planning The planning phase … Read More

London Getaway – Two days to see it all

There are times in your life when you can actually feel your horizons expanding. When you feel yourself opening up like a flower to all the weird and wonderful experiences this world has to offer. And trust me, that feeling is no less intoxicating in your forties as it in your teens. My niece Morgan and I were drunk on … Read More

5 Lip Colors to Complement Your Resting Bitch Face

I love lipstick. If I could only take one cosmetic item to a desert island, it’d probably be lipstick. With sunglasses and a bold lip, you can look pulled together in any kind of survival situation. Also you can use it as blush. But the real value of a good lip color is its ability to offset my chronic Resting Bitch Face … Read More