Year: 2010

Katie Holmes Bob

katie holemes hair

I took your hair advice and chopped my hair off yesterday.  I was at an Aveda salon, having a day of beauty with my dear friend Marie LeBaron and chopped it all off. Incidentally, I crossed #49 off my Life List in the process.  I went to a spa and had every treatment available.  Best money I’ve spent all year.  Period. You like the hair? I’m so happy with it! p.s. thanks for all the hair advice this week! I…
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This little terrorist has been in my life for just over 6 years now. I think I’ll keep him.



I’m backed up today.  Teaching classes at the church, baking, cleaning out my food storage and pantry, packing for a trip next week, and doing laundry.  I’m going to try my darnedest to get a post up about Mighty Summit, so stay tuned. For now, I’m leaving you with a photo of my sweet Precocious and her cousin, taken right after the 4th of July parade last summer.  Neither of these girls has a sister, but they love and fight…
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What’s in Your Purse Series: Week Nineteen.


This week’s What’s in Your Purse Series purse is from the lovely Molly of My Favorite Things.  Her purse, like her blog, is adorable.  Incidentally, if you love her purse it’s from Paulina Carcach.  I do love it, I do.  Very much yes. If you want to play What’s in Your Purse, {please!} send me your photos {good ones}, and a listing of your contents so I can put you in the lineup.  Thank you! 1. pill bottle [with prescription…
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Lands’ End Canvas for Women.

My new favorite outfit. It’s from Lands’ End Canvas, my most recent obsession. I shouldn’t have tucked in my shirt, I can see that now, no mocking. What do you think? Love? Me too.

Apple Recipes!

apple bucket

You thought this was going to be a post chockablock full of apple recipes, didn’t you?  It was a trick!  I need apple recipes.  I’m dying for apple recipes.  I have a tree so full of ripe apples right now the branches are literally breaking under the weight.  So. This is where you come in.  I need apple recipes.  Have I mentioned that yet? I made about 25 quarts of apple cider over the weekend, but I’ve barely made a…
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Fabulous Go-To Makeup

make-up kit

A few months ago I was sent some makeup to try by British brand, POPBeauty.  It’s from their summer line, but it’s taking me seamlessly into fall. See the variation of purple eyeshadow in the top right corner?  That’s what I’m taking about.  You want to get a foxy, on-trend smokey eye this fall?  Use purple.  Pinkie promise it’s the best thing since sliced bread.  The kit is only $25 and includes everything you see: blush, bronzer, eyeshadow, and a…
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Be honest now, I need your hair advice.

cute short hair

I’m sick of my hair.  It’s getting long-ish, and it’s sad.  I have thin hair to start with, and Lupus only makes it that much hotter.  In fact, if I’m photographed from above sometimes you can see bald spots.  Not kidding.  Here’s what it looks like now: Not terrible, not really amazing either. I won’t comment on Katie’s, ahem, I mean Kate’s life choices but I do love her hair.  I think I might want/need to cut my hair just…
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The Perfect Small Gold Necklace.

women's gold necklace

Mighty Summit was chock-a-block full of delectable, pampering gifts for the attendees and I’m supremely grateful for all of them.  Truly, I am. This gold necklace though, this beautiful handmade gold necklace with five little rings holds the most significance for me, out of all the gifts.  One was given to each of us at the farewell dinner, and the rings signify the five things we promised we’d cross off our life lists within the next year. I have my…
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