How to brunch like a boss

Our ability to brunch is what separates us from the animals. Recently some friends and I got together to celebrate our position at the top of the food chain and our girl Andrea’s birthday with a fun, girly brunch at my house. Here’s how it came together: First, make a menu: Menu planning is my second favorite part of the … Read More

30 things we’re loving for Summer

Morgan and I love these  30 Things posts and thought summer deserved its own. Here are the thing we’re excited about right now. MORGAN Kat Von D Lock-It Foundation: Full coverage but never cakey. Dorm shopping Chacos Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette Nike Revolution running shoes The color navy Rompers: Someone finally made jumpsuits cooler. Elton John Short Hair Journaling: I have too many crazy … Read More

Ultimate Break Up Playlist

Breaking up is hard to do, no matter what stage of life you’re in. And to prove it, both Morgan and I put together our Ultimate Break Up playlist to help you survive a split. While you may be tempted to listen to a single song on repeat (single being the operative word), we suggest letting several songs gently coax you … Read More

I love makeup. Deal with it.

Today, my niece Emmi is joining the blog. Only her name is not really Emmi – it’s Morgan. (Morgan Elizabeth … M E – see what I did there?) I gave her that pseudonym to protect her privacy when she was under 18, but as she’s constantly reminding me, she’s not a little girl anymore. See for yourself as she … Read More

5 Fictional Villains We All Secretly Identify With

Ever watched a movie or read a book and thought, “Wait, she’s the villain?” Or wanted to yell “Twinning!” only to have everyone else in the theatre cheer when your girl gets shot in a bathtub? And for what? Boiling a bunny? Maybe she was paleo, you don’t know. Some fictional villains make being bad look so good, you can … 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

Ex Ed: Love lessons from my exes, not Judy Blume

God knows I love Judy Blume but there are several key love lessons she kind of dropped the ball on. Stuff I had to learn on the street. When my niece Emmi broke up with her last boyfriend, she wasn’t interested in turning her heartache into a teachable moment, and I get that. But even in the midst of your agony, … Read More

Prom Dress Life Lessons

A couple of months ago I had the pleasure of helping my niece Emmi shop for a prom dress. I say pleasure because we ended up with a dress she loved. Finding it, however, was … a bit challenging. Ok, excruciating. Our journey involved 6 stores, 2 meltdowns, one grumpy grandpa and, in the end five life lessons that can … Read More

Breaking Up With Your Best Friend

There are some people you think you’ll be friends with for life. They’ll be a bridesmaid in your wedding. They’re the one you call when the tampon string breaks. The only one who knows about the boob exercises you do before bed. Or the sex dream you had about a Walker from The Walking Dead. Or how much you liked it. … Read More