fall

beauty & makeup gift guide | fall rewind

it’s been self-care week over here on the blog.  today we’re bringing you a beauty and makeup gift guide.  Kelly and i put this together, and our guide includes everything from budget and drugstore makeup to higher-end facial care.  below, you’ll find selected ideas split between myself and kelly.  we’ve…

putting the “self” back in self-care

this week is all about self-care during the holidays.  we’ve focused on managing grief during the holidays, and the self-care involved in selflessness.  today, we put the “self” back in self-care.  there can be a tendency during the holidays to lose ourself.  when we’re totally focused on the needs of…

a focus on fun and family during the holidays

self-care week is in full swing.  yesterday, we focused on managing grief during the holidays.  today, we focus on fun and family during the holidays.  although slightly less sober than the topic of grief, finding time for fun and family during the holidays is no less important.  i was led naturally…

managing grief during the holidays

fall is well underway, and we’ve officially entered the holiday season. as we all know, as fun as this time of the year appears on paper, it can and is stressful. whether you’re traveling afar, hosting a crowd of people, or dealing with it alone, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s…

definitive guide to travel | fall travel diary recap

it’s been a great week over here on the blog.  thanks to you, travel week has been an absolute success.  we’ve had tens of thousands of views and an outpouring of support through comments and emails.  to conclude the week, i’ve put together what i’m calling the definitive international women’s…

build an essential travel wardrobe | travel diary french river cruise pt. 2

travel week is in full swing. on sunday, i showed you my outfit layouts and gave you some packing tips and tricks. in case you missed it, you can read them here. yesterday, i took you with me on my riverboat cruise to Normandy and Château d’Ételan. you can find…