Monday, January 7

Pick Your Plum already!

Sometimes I come across something so amazing, so wonderful, so incredibly awesome that I can't even stand it myself. Enter Pick Your Plum and if you haven't signed up yet, I'm not sure what you're waiting for.

This quirky little corner of the web hosts the happiest of crafting supplies at the lowest of prices, and offers something new each day. From pom-pom trim to cupcake liners, jewelry and decor, I haven't seen a plum I haven't yet want to pick! I seriously want to jump up and down over the products after opening my daily Pick Your Plum email. The deep discounts are jaw-dropping and the quality of every product surpass my expectations each time they are delivered to my door.

Click on the link above to check it out and I think you'll see why this is what my happy looks like.

*Note: This is not a sponsored post

Tuesday, January 1

Hello, 2013.

Hoping you have a wonderful New Year's filled with all things beautiful to you!

Monday, December 31

Gather your confetti, it's New Year's Eve!

Hey 2012, you've been too good to me, but I sure am excited for what the new year will bring us.
Wishing you a fun, safe end to your year and continued hopes and dreams with the new!
I am so ready for you, 2013.

Saturday, December 29

Throw away the Cetaphil. Like, now.

I normally don't blog about beauty, but when I ran across a post from another blogger, I had to spread the news.

I had a run in with the dermatologist endorsed cleanser a couple months ago. After a few pesky breakouts I decided I needed to try something a bit more gentle on my skin. I bought a bottle of Cetaphil thinking this gentle wash would rid me of my redness. 

I washed, I rinsed, I looked in the mirror and my face felt like it was on fire. No, literally on fire. Now even more red and burning from chin to forehead, I quickly washed again with another cleanser, but the sensation lasted until the next morning.

I told a few about my run-in with this fire-breathing monster and they all thought the same. It couldn't be the cleanser.

Well low and behold friends, it was. One sadly designed jug has eight ingredients including water, cetyl alcohol, propylene glycol, sodium lauryl sulfate, stearyl alcohol, methylparaben, propylparaben, butylparaben. Everything but the water is chemically produced, and propylene glycol, sodium lauryl sulfate, and three (yes, three!) parabens are potentially cancer-causing. No wonder my face was on fire.

So with that, do yourself a favor and replace the Cetaphil with something that has ingredients you can pronounce. Your face can thank me later.

Thursday, December 27

Some nights need tea.

It's Thursday, 2 days past the big one, and I still feel like I am recovering from a Christmas hangover. No, not the kind you get from drinking too much eggnog or sipping on one too many peppermint martinis. I am talking about the late night with undiscovered hours, belly ache conversation, sugar cookie coma, wrapping paper whirlwind kind of hangover.

Then, after it's done, there's a certain kind of hush that seems to fall over us again as parking lots become less cluttered and wish lists subside. It seems as if the whole world takes a second to take a breath and a step back before the new year. So, while recovering, tea just seems appropriate.