Blogsgiving: Small Business Saturday

In 2011, American Express launched Small Business Saturday, a counter to Black Friday that promotes small business companies. Since then, many small businesses participate, and it has become an official day even outside of American Express. However, AMEX provides excellent PR for the small businesses that choose to promote through them. Shopping small is often…

Hallmark Channel Fall Harvest (2016)

I’m pretty sure you all know by now that no one under 50 loves Hallmark Channel as much as I do. I can’t help it; I’m a sucker for a love story and happy ending. It’s already my default channel when I turn on my TV, but I don’t think the channel even changes when…

Hays House: “A Collation of Desserts”

When I recently became interested in local tourism, I started following the Historical Society of Haford County Facebook page. Since Facebook picks and chooses what they want you to see (one of my least favorite changes over the years), I had never seen an actual event through the society until a few weeks ago when they…

Fall 2016 Bucket List

I am a fall enthusiast. I know pretty much everyone every says that, but I mean it. I love the crisp air, the knit sweaters, the cozy socks and boots, the scarves, the pumpkin spice everything, the apple cider … I can’t think off one thing I don’t like. And I’m sure we’ve all seen…

August Green Beauty Empties

We are almost in October, but I had to try to squeeze in empties from August before September completely passed by. Acure Organics Foaming Shaving Gel: I can’t believe this hasn’t made it into a post sooner! I’ve been using this exclusively for about a year now. “Cream shaves” just give me even worse razor burn, so this…

TV Review: Chesapeake Shores (Pilot)

Chesapeake Shores is the new Hallmark Channel Original Series based on the novels by Sherryl Woods. The series follows the O’Brien family, but mainly Abby O’Brien, a divorced mother of two with a vague busy New York City job. She gets a Chicken Little-esque “the sky is falling” call from her little sister to come back…

Sunday Stills

I haven’t done one of these posts in a while, but this week has been a reminder of how blessed and full my life truly is. Friend dates and veggie sandwiches Thrift store and flea market wins Baby Sister’s sophomore year Fair Trade oven mitts Deciding to and mapping out my transition to natural hair…

Why Aldi is the bomb-diggety

When I was a kid, I was always excited when we took a trip to Aldi because going there meant we were getting some sort of German cookie for which my mother was feeling nostalgic (military family life) and because we had to jigsaw puzzle our loot into leftover boxes from the store. Now that I’m…

July Green Beauty Empties

Not too many empties this month, but since most of them were new (or new-ish) to me, I wanted to make a post about them. Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen, Grow, & Restore Leave-In Conditioner: I mentioned this in my last empties. I still love it, and I purchased another one before I even…

Zarbee’s Naturals (Review)

I haven’t reviewed anything on wellness on here yet, but as I’m in tech week, this seemed like the right time to do so.   I was in Target today with the ambitious goal of solely buying paper towels and an eye shadow pallet (ha) and found myself perusing the medicine aisle. When you have been…

Green Beauty Empties

  The interesting thing about reviewing products is that once I get halfway or three-quarters of the way through, my opinions could be completely different. I’ve been binging YouTube videos like crazy lately and am starting to find that empty product videos are much more informative and helpful than initial reviews. So here are a…

Flashback Friday: “Music and Lyrics” (Movie Review)

Rating: B Starring: Hugh Grant, Drew Barrymore Director: Marc Lawrence Screenplay: Marc Lawrence Music by: Adam Schlesinger         A few days ago my mother and I made a shocking discovery. I had never seen Pretty Woman. As someone who almost exclusively watched romantic comedies in her teen years (Disney hadn’t made their post-renaissance…