30 May

Wedding Wednesday: Wedding Day Survival Kit

One thing I loved about getting married at my parents’ house was that I didn’t have to worry about forgetting any wedding day essentials.  If you’re NOT getting hitched at home, it’s wise to put together an emergency kit to ensure that you look your best, no matter what curve balls are thrown your way.  (Gift Idea: Put them all in a cute case labeled “Wedding Day Survival Kit” and give a kit to each of your bridesmaids with a thank you card!)

Check out these must-haves for the big day:

Fashion Tape: don’t let a plunging neckline turn into a wardrobe malfunction

Safety Pins: straps break, bustles fall… keep a few different sizes on hand, just in case

Cinnamon Mints: did you know that cinnamon is a better bad-breath buster than mint?

Clear Nail Polish: stops runs in panty hose, keeps rhinestones in place if they start falling off your shoes, keeps nails from chipping

Bobby Pins: for stray hairs

Lip Balm: go for balm instead of gloss, so your lips look lustrous without being sticky

Oil Absorbing Sheets: to keep your face looking fresh in photos (and in real life!)

Bandaids: just in case those gorgeous wedding shoes of yours start to give you blisters

Q-tips: easily fix smudgy eye makeup, spray with hairspray to keep brows or stray hairs in place

Deodorant: dancing will make you sweat, I promise!

Wet Wipes: After the ceremony, I got dirt all over the back of my dress (from taking photos at a barn) and we were able to get it all off with wet wipes!  So handy…

What do you think of this survival kit?  Past brides: did I leave anything out?  Share your thoughts in the comments!

15 Mar

Welcome To Sneakpeeq!

I’m in an excellent mood today, sweet readers!  Yesterday, I was offered a job as a Copywriter & Assistant Editor for sneakpeeq.com!  Have you heard of it?

sneakpeeq is a super fun e-commerce site for women.  They collect great products— from clothing & accessories to beauty supplies, home decor, and food— and bring it to their members at a seriously low price.  It’s a great mix of well-known brands that you already love and undiscovered designers who have great products and are trying to make a name for themselves.

Here are a few of my favorite items, currently for sale on sneakpeeq…

This adorable high wheeler bike necklace.

A spinning octopus calendar!!

A pair of high-quality leather wristbands.

This comfy wool laptop sleeve.

A delicious box of handcrafted toffee… yum!

By signing up a sneakpeeq and “liking” products or sharing them with your friends via Facebook and Twitter, you earn extra rewards and lots of discounts.

In fact, sign up right here and get $10 off your first purchase at sneakpeeq!

I’m super excited to be joining this team!  And I’ll definitely keep you updated on hot new products from the site!


Have you heard of sneakpeeq?  Are you into getting special online deals?  Are there any specific products you’d love to be getting at a discount right now?  Share in the comments!

8 Dec

My Running Wish List— A Gift Guide For Active Girls!

I’ve taken up running more seriously lately, and I’m even training for my first couple of races!  The more I run, the more I realize that old leggings and baggy t-shirts aren’t going to cut it for very long.  So, of course, I’ve been eyeing a bunch of cute and functional runner’s gear and I’ve put together a wish list!  (If you have active ladies in your life, I can pretty much guarantee that any of these would make great holiday gifts!)

1. North Face Fleece Running Jacket, $55  2. Champion sports bra, $16.99  3. Adidas running socks, $10  4. Underarmour Capri leggings, $49.99  5. Nike running shoes, $70

Do you run?  Do you know any ladies who would be excited to see these items under the Christmas tree?  And what’s on your wish list this year?  Share in the comments!

2 Dec

Have A Cheery Weekend!

What are you up to this weekend, my sweets?  Travis and I are celebrating my dad’s birthday tomorrow by cheering him on as he runs a 50K!! (Yes, you read that right… 50 KILOMETERS!)

If you’re not feeling up to a 6 hour run through the woods this weekend, feel free to check out these fun posts from around the web…

An awesome gift idea for a little man in your life…

If you’re in the Bay Area, join me at the Bazaar Bizarre on Sunday!

Brow commandments.

Oh, how I love the 90’s.

Holiday gift guide under $25! (I have #4 & #7!)

The worst trends of 2011. Do you agree?

Gaga for Gubi.

Beautiful, easy DIY lanterns!

Would you wear lace eyelashes?

Cupcakes in a jar… yummmm!


And a few {bb} posts you may have missed…

Upcycled design bliss… (homemade holiday gifts, anyone?)

7 Tips for a perfect blowout at home.

Winter is almost here!  Check out these rain boots for inspiration.


Have a great weekend!  See you back here on Monday.

What are you up to this weekend?  Got any fun holiday plans?  How ’bout a fun link or two to add to this week’s list?  Tell me what you’re up to in the comments!

1 Dec

Holiday Gift Guide: For Your Girlfriends

Happy December!  There’s no denying it, now… it’s time to get shopping.  And let’s face it, your girlfriends are the most enjoyable people to shop for.  I mean, who else will truly appreciate pretty little makeup finds and funky wrapping paper like your BFFs?  Check out these fun gift ideas for your girls (bonus— they’re all under $50!!)

1. her favorite perfume 2. a great bag 3. sephora’s ultimate makeup palette 4. aquage sea salt spray (for perfect beachy waves!) 5. a cool piece of  jewelry 6. pretty nail polish

What will you get the girls in your life this year?  Any items on this roundup at the top of your wish list?  Any other cool finds?  Share in the comments!