Six Ways to Wear a Sweater Wrap

Check out this great vlog on how to wear this stylish wardrobe essential. … [Read more...]

The Best Hair Dryer in the History of the World

A few weeks ago, Laurin posted here about her love for her new hairdryer, the  Remington Emi Airwave Dryer Anti-Static Style System.  After reading her review about this amazing gizmo that styles your hair into waves as it dries, I was all ready to go buy one for myself. Then I kept forgetting every time I went to Target. Then, I saw this video of Laurin demonstrating the Emi on her local news. Amazing!! You must watch it. I ran out and got one for myself immediately, and I am happy to say that the Emi and I are now engaged in an exclusive, loving relationship.  It truly is the Best Hair Dryer in the History of the World! It dries your hair as it twists it into soft waves!  It only takes me about 10-12 minutes to go from soaking wet hair to beautifully styled … [Read more...]

Product Review: University Medical Wrinkle Free Eyes 20 Minute Lift

If you regularly read my contributions around here, you know skin care is of the utmost importance to me.  While I have a lengthy, well researched list of personal faves that I am quite loyal to, trying out new products remains one of my favorite hobbies. Which is why writing for this site is so fantastic! I dance with glee every time I get an email asking if I would be interested in trying out a new product. But when my lovely editor Jenny contacted me about trying out the Wrinkle Free Eyes 20 Minute Eye Lift System, I wasn’t sure. I am fairly young (28), and lucky enough to not be experiencing significant aging in the eye area. Jenny encouraged me to give the product a try anyway, and a few days later a nifty little kit arrived in my mailbox: What I did not realize upon initially … [Read more...]

Stylish Swimwear for Moms

I did an informal poll on Twitter a couple of weeks ago asking women how long it had been since they'd purchased a swimsuit. I was not surprised to find that like me, many of the women who responded hadn't purchased swimwear in several years. The last non-maternity suit I purchased was four years ago. You know why? Because I generally hate the way I look and feel in them! This year, we are thinking about joining a swim club, so I decided that I need to get a nice suit that fit my criteria, the "three c's" - cute, comfortable, and covered! So recently, I did the hard work for you (you're welcome) and tried on a bunch of suits to find out what fits best for moms who just don't think it's appropriate to chase after a toddler in a string bikini. When trying on suits for myself, the … [Read more...]

Favorite Maternity Fashion Accessories

I'll admit that I love being pregnant and I love watching my belly expand with each new day. What I don't love, however, are the fashion challenges that result from this expansion! Although I am only 9 weeks pregnant, because my body has done this quite a few times before, I'm already experiencing some of these challenges, and I wanted to share my top 3 favorite must-have accessories with you: isABelt – the original fashion "fix-it" belt I am not exaggerating when I tell you that I have no idea how I made it through three pregnancies without one of these! I had my first opportunity to try an isABelt on for size at last weekend's BlissDom conference. Although I'd bought dark wash jeans just for the occassion, I outgrew them before the conference and instead had to wear my "fat … [Read more...]

Snowman Footprint T-Shirts

HOW TO MAKE A FOOTPRINT SNOWMAN T-SHIRT I bought the shirts at Target for 4.99 each. You can use any t-shirt, but for the youngsters, this was the best. I also pre-washed the shirts. The best paint to use is craft fabric paint. It is very permanent. I have tried ink (which is what I did w/ these) and it washes off over time. I actually used embossing ink, and embossing powder first on these shirts. That washed off somewhat, so I re-touched the entire thing w/ fabric paint- which is why it looks like it does. I used a stipple brush, and I like that it looks all snowy. I painted the face w/ the paints after it dried. I also had the kids use their fingers to make the snowflakes. Of course it helps to have someone help you when doing the footprint. The best thing to do, is put a … [Read more...]