eSalon Individualized Hair Color: Will it Live Up to the Hype?

It came! My personalized color and everything I need for the perfect application.

I’m one of those au naturel girls when it comes to beauty. I’ve never mastered winged eyeliner or false lashes, I rarely paint my nails, wear minimal jewelry, and prefer my air-dried natural waves to a blowout. So when I discovered gray hairs peeking out around my hairline at not-even-30, I thought, “No sweat! I’ll be the […]

Fashion Friday How to Wear It: Fall Trends Edition!


We’re officially well into fall now, with icy weather approaching! So after being spoiled with a few extra weeks of warm temps, I think I can safely break out the boots, sweaters, and jackets.  I’m really excited about this year’s fashion trends. I’ve been lucky enough to attend a handful of fashion shows and events, […]

CAbi Fall Looks and a BeautiFall Event! #FashionFriday

CAbi BeautiFall Tuscadero Stevie Date Night

I’m a sucker for clothes. I still will buy some cheaper on trend pieces here and there, but have opened up a whole new world shopping for timeless classic looks and investing in really good quality materials. CAbi has both! Affordable looks and classic higher end pieces.  I was recently invited to attend their BeautiFall Career […]

Shop Hot Looks for Fall at Colorado Mills & Save BIG! #FashionFriday

JCrew Outlet Fall 2014

I was invited to an event at Colorado Mills Outlet Mall in Lakewood, Colorado. Twist my arm will you?! Of course I jumped right on that event, especially since I’ve been a mallrat since birth, and been shopping at “The Mills” since it opened. I’ve been over every inch of that mall. Walked around for hours with […]

Fall Fashion | Leather, Tweed & Casual Looks with #ChloeandIsabel & #Jamberry

Sunshine and Rain Jamberry Chloe & Isabel

A good friend of mine, Maggie, is launching a new career as a Jamberry Nail Wraps consultant. This makes me so happy because I’m slightly obsessed with Jamberry! I have amassed quite the collection of nail wraps. So many pair perfectly with my new launch with Chloe & Isabel! Here are a few looks that […]

Spanx on a Plane – The Movie

Spanx On a Plane

“Enough is enough! I have had it with these mf-ing Spanx on this mf-ing plane!”       I was headed back from Type-A Parent Conference in Atlanta. I shared a cab, dinner and nice long chat with blogger and entrepreneur Cecily, with whom I’m blessed to call my friend. Being girls, we were talking about outfits, what we wear […]

TRESemme and WalMart Help You Get Award Show Hair

before after hotheads extensions

The VMA’s were last weekend and I am the perpetual 14 year-old so I watched, recorded and watched again. So many great outfits, performances and HAIR! Since I recently started rocking celebrity-style extensions, I am constantly looking at sites to get ideas for my hair. Award shows are perfect for getting some amazing ideas for […]

9 Best Bets for Back to School Bargains


I’m a bit of a slacker when it comes to buying fall clothes for my kiddos. I prefer to wait until it’s actually fall–hard to get in the sweater-buying mood when it’s 95 degrees out! But with so many retailers offering deals right now, it’s tempting to buy ALL THE THINGS. So, I set out […]

Introducing CORE by Origami Owl #FashionFriday

core necklace charms by origami owl

I’m always searching for that perfect “everyday” necklace. I don’t just want it to be 1 charm on a chain, or have so many that you feel like your necklace is weighing you down. Something delicate, but with meaning. I have ones with the boys birthstones, their names or initials, ones to celebrate my pride […]

The Most Versatile Handbag in the World from Thirty-One Gifts #FashionFriday

thirty-one gifts explorista crossbody bag

Many who know me know my love affair with Coach handbags. I refuse to admit how many I own, nor mention the bracelets and eyeglasses and accessories that have their trademark logo on them. To do so would tip of my husband and he’d probably have a stroke. Instead let’s just say I have quite […]

From Hot Date to Play Date: 3 Fall Looks with CAbi #FashionFriday


On a 95-degree day in the middle of July, Fall was in the air! The Colorado Convention Center buzzed with beautiful, well-dressed women who were all a part of the CAbi Scoop–a twice-yearly event put on by CAbi to preview the new designs for each season, and treat their reps to 3 days of training, […]

What I’m Wearing to #TypeADL #FashionFriday

#typeadl maleficent outfit #fashionfriday

I love the whole DisneyBound movement. I have worn outfits inspired by Pocahontas, Anna and more. Today I am headed back to Disneyland for the Type-A Parent Bootcamp on SEO and Analytics and have three different Disney inspired outfits planned. Going with 2 redheads (‘natch!) and a villain. 😉   For Conference Day & Evening […]

Teen Makeup Tips with Simple Beauty Minerals (#FashionFriday)

grace collage

Recently, my almost-13 year old approached me and asked if she could buy a few cosmetics to try out. As she’s a girl who prides herself on her jeans-tee-sneakers sensibility, I was surprised. And as a mom who is just a little scared to let her baby grow up so dang fast, I was hesitant. […]