Friday, July 18, 2014

At Long Last...

Bee Balm |

...I have returned!

I apologize for my long absence. I needed to take a step back and decide how much time I wanted to devote to this blogging thing. What I decided is: not as much time as it takes to post three times a week, but more time than it takes not to post at all.

I think what I realized is that I want this to be an enjoyable hobby, not a stressful (non-paying) part-time job. So expect to see me continue to post, but not as often as before. Hopefully I can manage once a week, but it may be a little while before I get there because these next few weeks will be busy ones for me. 

But for anyone out there who's reading, I just wanted you to know that I'm still here and  I haven't given up on this little blog just yet! 

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

The Body Shop Aloe Skin Care Review

Have you ever used any products from The Body Shop? I'm a big fan of their Aloe Skin Care line, so I thought I'd share my thoughts on my favorite products from the line today.

Friday, May 30, 2014

Lovely Links 5.30.14

Lovely Links 05.30.14 |

Great video tutorial for making almond milk (

Disney announced the writer and director for the first standalone Star Wars movie set to be released on 12/16/16! (

Another great video tutorial, this one for making ice cream. (

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Birchbox Review: May 2014

Chances are if you read any beauty blogs, you've heard of Birchbox, but just in case you haven't, here's a quick description: it's an online beauty retailer that also offers a monthly subscription service. Every month Birchbox mails subscribers a small box of about five samples to try. You can earn points by reviewing the items you receive and then use those points toward purchasing full-size products. For more detailed information, check out the FAQ section on their website.

Monday, May 26, 2014

Classic Egg Salad

Classic Egg Salad |

I know there are lots of ways to dress up egg salad (eg, Deviled Egg Salad, Curried Egg Salad, Cheddar Bacon Egg Salad, Avocado Egg Salad, Egg Salad with Pickled Celery and Dijon) and I can't wait to try them all. But there's something so comforting and homey about the classic version.