Friday Favorites: online shopping version

As you may have figured out by now, I'm a huge fan of direct selling companies like LuLaRoe, Agnes & Dora and of course, my own personal side hustle, Stella & Dot. That said, I still do a fair amount of shopping at stores and online, too. So, for today's edition in my Friday Favorites series, I'm going to focus on some of my favorite online shopping purchases and discoveries. Ready, set... shop! Universal Standard - US is a clothing company with simple, gorgeous, seasonless … [Read more...]

5 favorite things for spring

Once upon a time, I used to blog on occasional Fridays about some of my favorite things. I fell out of the habit - but let's get back to it, pronto! I definitely have some fun spring-themed favorite things to tell you about. 1. Godiva beaded eggs. If you only think of Godiva for chocolate, you'd be right - and wrong. Each spring, Godiva comes out with an absolutely exquisite sequined egg. I've been collecting them for about six years. Each year the egg is different and they're all gorgeous. … [Read more...]

Stella & Dot 101: my top faves

Long before I became an independent stylist for Stella & Dot, I was just your ordinary average girl who loves pretty jewelry. But I never knew how to make my stuff look glam and stylish the way some other women do. Why do some people just have an innate, natural sense of style while others of us struggle to put together an outfit or ensemble?! I used to just wear the same old jewelry, day after day, because I didn't have confidence in my ability to mix and match necklaces or do something … [Read more...]

Friday favorites: best movies of 2015

It’s time for another installment in my Friday Favorites series. If you like this post, check out the others that came before! I love going to the movies. I like watching movies at home too, but there's just something about that big screen, darkened room, the smell of popcorn and that shared experience of gasping, wincing, laughing or crying at the same moments as those around you. The newer, uber-comfy, fully-reclinable seating only adds to the experience. Plus, as a mom, there's the … [Read more...]

Friday Favorites: in your face

Today's post is the latest installment in my semi-regular Friday Favorites series. If you like this post, be sure to check out the others that came before. Okay ladies, let's talk face. We only get one, so we need to take good care of it. You've been using sunscreen all summer and washing your face every night to remove your makeup, right? Yeah, who am I kidding - me neither. I know for one am getting older - my face could use some help. Just in case you're in the same boat, here are some … [Read more...]

Friday Favorites: best kids art supplies

It’s time for another installment in my on-again, off-again Friday Favorites series. If you like this post, be sure to check out the others that came before. My last couple of Friday Favorites were all about the moms, so here's one for the kids: our favorite arts and crafts supplies! These are must haves in our house. I can't wait to hear about some of yours. Watercolor pencils. And now for something completely different - a new medium for your young artists. Watercolor … [Read more...]

Friday favorites: post-Christmas edition

It’s time for another installment in my on-again, off-again Friday Favorites series. If you like this post, be sure to check out the others that came before. I can't believe how long it's been since my last Friday Favorites post. Santa was very good to us this year so here are five favorites we've been enjoying since the big day. Happy Friday - and Happy New Year!  Stella and Dot's Sutton Necklace. I've never been to a Stella & Dot party but I saw the Sutton necklace online, … [Read more...]

Friday favorites: spring bling

It's time for another installment in my Friday Favorites series. If you like this post, check out the others that came before! Spring is finally making a slow return here in Ohio. I am all about it, because it's been a cruelly long winter. Here are some great finds I've discovered lately to help make my long-awaited spring even sweeter. The perfect (and I do mean perfect) pair of earrings. I wish I could tell you that you can find these too, but alas, they are no longer available. … [Read more...]

Friday favorites: Valentine edition

Welcome to my elusive, effervescent Friday Favorites series. If you like this post, check out the others that came before! I have been finding some very cool new stuff lately - so here are my latest fun finds. Hope you enjoy them as much as Zoe and I do! Not all of these are necessarily Valentine's day related, but some are - and all would be fun to share with your big or little Valentines. Cuppies. I am obsessed with cups and mugs that have little animals built into the bottom. Have … [Read more...]

Friday favorites: lips, hips and dust

Welcome to my on-again, off-again Friday Favorites series. If you like this post, check out the others that came before! It's Friday again. Can I get an amen?! Today, I have a collection of fun, healthy stuff to share. All they have in common is the faintest thread of girliness, fitness and health - plus one wild card thrown in for fun. Enjoy! 1. Revlon lip balm pencils. I first picked up one of these at Ulta and fell in love with it - then grabbed a couple of others at a local drug … [Read more...]