That sweet boy up there? That’s my beautiful son who hasn’t yet experienced the dirt and pain of this world. Sometimes, I can’t write. The crushing burdens of this broken world feel like they’re physically pushing down my words. #icantbreathe Because no paragraph can speak into the pain. Where do I begin? I’m just me. […]Read More all of God's children
Friends, it is time. It is time to have an ever-important, life-altering conversation. Yes, you guessed it. We need to talk about my hair. Meaningful, right? But you have never steered me wrong before, whether it was bangs part one or bangs part two, or ombre, or more ombre, or a darker hue for winter. […]Read More spring 2015 hair: subtle color, textured waves, shorter length
This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Arm & Hammer Truly Radiant. All opinions are 100% mine. What makes you feel beautiful? I mean really, honestly, truly radiant? For me, it’s not when I’m trading flip flops for high heels and ponytails for perfect curls. I feel the most beautiful when […]Read More how to live radiantly + embrace the camera
What kind of word nerd would I be if I didn’t review my blog stats? I kind of geek out over Web metrics. I love peeking into what makes readers tick: What you like — and what you don’t. Usually, I can kind of guess the popular content…but this one, this post that went straight […]Read More the post that went viral in 2013
Can we talk about makeup for a minute? Santa brought me the Orla Kiely makeup bag I’ve been drooling over, and I’ve had beauty on the brain ever since. So, what’s your daily routine like? Mine is fairly low-key: In my makeup bag, I currently have a mix of about 10 drugstore staples and beauty counter cosmetics that […]Read More my makeup must-haves: 10 products i wear every day
There are two things that make a cold, dreary day a little happier: frivolous pretty things, and free things. I hit the jackpot with free frivolous pretty things! (Thanks, Influenster.) Today, for your reading pleasure, I review two of the fun items in my Beauty Vox Box. 1. Goody Simple Styles Spin Pins What it […]Read More how to get the perfect bun + apply eyeshadow without looking like a clown
“I do not mind telling you that within me I find the Easter message and the reality of the Resurrection more beautiful and glorious than the Christmas scene. Christmas tells us that Jesus was born; that He was born for the humiliation of suffering and death and atonement. But Easter is the radiant and glory-filled […]Read More
A friend recently recounted her experience at a salon. The story, which is copied from an e-mail, is too sweet not to share. 🙂 The mom was a Nordic redhead, and the daughter was totally adorable, clearly “biracial,” and about 8 years old. Mom is getting married tomorrow, and the hair stylist was working to […]Read More thoughts on princess hair.