Chopped Power Salad (vegan, gf)

I've always loved fashion and buying new clothes, but I love it even more when I'm at a healthy weight. It's been a slow journey, but ever since going vegan (February 2012), I've s-l-o-o-o-o-o-w-l-y been shedding the pounds. Over the weekend, I transitioned my closet from summer to fall. In the process, I thinned it out significantly–removing items … [Read more...]

Minty Fresh Finds (my new spring color crush)

mint green accessories #mint #color

Last August, I posted about my coral color crush. I'm still loving coral, but I've also got a new crush on the color mint. It's everywhere right now. Last week at Target, I couldn't get enough mint. I bought a set of four mint green dip bowls, a mint green photo frame and a decorative minty milk glass bottle (none of which are available online, … [Read more...]

Beneath the Tree (7th annual home tour and art sale)

Christmas Decor Ideas from Beneath the Tree

I love this event. What's better than touring 12 homes (all decked out in amazing Christmas decor) while shopping for various items from over 100 local artists? This is my idea of a FUN day! And that is was. I tagged along with three friends, two of which have made this an annual tradition for several years. We started early, hit all 12 houses and … [Read more...]

Elephant Envy

Elephant Collection

For our tenth anniversary (in April of this year), Hubs and I took a trip to Acapulco. When we travel, I like to shop for a small piece of art (usually a watercolor or print) to bring home for a souvenir. During our trip, we hired a driver to take us on a tour of the city (which was beautiful). In the morning, we stopped to do a bit of shopping … [Read more...]

Taste of Michigan (food bloggers event)

Taste of Michigan food bloggers event -

Caution: Long blog post ahead. There's just so much I want to share with you! On Saturday, I had the pleasure of being one of 20 food blogger participants in the inaugural Taste of Michigan event, which took place in Grand Rapids, MI. The event was created and hosted by Rachel Gurk of Rachel Cooks and Liz Della Croce of The Lemon Bowl. Rachel … [Read more...]

Statement Necklaces 60% OFF!

Stella & Dot GMA SALE 60% off!

If you know me personally or you've read my ABOUT page, you know that I am a Stella & Dot Stylist. From time to time, I will share a few Stella & Dot pieces on this blog (you may recall my post on our new Charms Collection in July). This morning, Stella & Dot was featured on Good Morning America, in their Deals & Steals segment. … [Read more...]

Milwaukee rocks.

Hot Dog Slicer Gadget at

I'd like to think someone out there missed me this week, but since this little ol' blog is still so new, my short absence likely went unnoticed. Here's what I discovered on my mini-hiatus: Milwaukee rocks! Hubs and I took a trip across Lake Michigan for a short four-day stay near Milwaukee. Unfortunately, Hubs was stuck in job training most of … [Read more...]

Crushing on coral.


As you may or may not already know, the color of the year 2012 is Tangerine Tango (as declared by Pantone). As a result, we are seeing shades of tangerine everywhere. I'm loving it. Is it weird to say I have a crush on a color? Cuz I do. I heart coral. Conveniently, it goes particularly well with my favorite pale aqua color (have I mentioned I even … [Read more...]