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Secret Sources for Scoring Statement Jewelry

Secret Sources for Scoring Statement Jewelry

My Secret Sources for Scoring Statement Jewelry Hi, my name is Malia and I am addicted to {fake} jewelry. I 'm not much of a "real" (as in authentic) jewelry girl. It's not that I don't like sparkly things. I sure do. It's that I can't imagine spending much money on jewelry when there may be braces x 2 in our family's future, or our IKEA couch (it's vintage... from the year 2002!) might die one day... or there might … [Read more...]

Wishlist: Bright-On Beach

School's ALMOST out and this Mom is ready to hit the beach! Let's Go! American Eagle outfitter$20 -   Motel retro bikini$60 -   Soft Style summer wedge$45 -   Dooney Bourke canvas handbag$38 -   Tory Burch beach tote bag$285 -   Neon … [Read more...]

Spring Style: Nice Neons

It's been eons since I wore NEON (hello 1984!). But after catching a rerun of Desperately Seeking Susan this weekend... I am inspired! Here are some fun neon finds for spring... starting at $3.50. The Deets: 7 For All Mankind skinny jeans$169 -   Knit poncho$88 -   Kate Spade flat shoes$134 -   GUESS high … [Read more...]

3 Ways to Cover those Grays!

Gray hair ad

  vintage advertisement courtesy of The Graphics Fairy So this isn't a craft project exactly, but it is a little like painting! I come from a long line of people with gray hair... or as I like to call them "silver foxes." My Aunt Mary went gray in her 20's and my Dad was totally silver by age 30. Let's just say I've been keeping the "gray at bay" for awhile now. Standard … [Read more...]

How to Incorporate Color into Your Look

Hi Friends, I get to write a post about "How to Incorporate Color Into Your Look." So let's pretend we get to take a weekend jaunt. Here's what I'd want to pack. It's spring and that means pretty pastels like pink. A sweet pink top, a punchy scarve, some cute kicks and some dangly earrings are all great ways to add color to your look. Visit the main post on and join in the comments. … [Read more...]

Life Well Lived: Your Beautiful Face


 Hi Friends! This post is part of the BlogHer Life Well Lived series. What are your favorite tips and tricks for framing and showing off your beautiful face? 1. Scarves: A pretty scarf adds a pop of color close to your face. 2. Boatneck Tees: This type of tee gives you a nice clean flattering line. Perfect for spring. 3. Headbands: Pull back the hair and show off that mug. 4. Turtlenecks: A simple style that puts … [Read more...]

So Fetching: The Thank You Cards Shop


Hi Friends! I have found the most fetching spot to purchase lovingly designed thank you cards and notes: Amy Lowry of Vancouver, Canada, is the talent behind these darling designs from The Thank You Cards Shop.  The products below are part of their new "Airmail Brights" line, inspired by travel: Aren't they sweet? Being the daughter of a printer myself, I am a little picky when it comes to cards, … [Read more...]

Life Well Lived: My 6 Favorite Beauty Tools


"For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone." Audrey Hepburn  Hi Friends! This post is part of the BlogHer Life Well Lived series. I get to write about my favorite beauty tools. Woo Hoo! When it comes to beauty, I'm drugstore with a dash of department store. Here are my 6 Favorite … [Read more...]

My Fall Must Have Fashion Picks: Mad About Plaid


I am crazy about everything "fall"-- the brightly hued leaves, the fun drinks (salted caramel hot chocolate... yes please!), even the nip in the air is a lovely part of autumn. But more than anything... I'm mad for plaid! This post is part of the BlogHer Live Well Lived Initiative. Share your opinion AND enter to win $250! More info below. Here are some of my fall fashion picks (mostly on sale … [Read more...]

Scarf Them Up: 5 Scarves to Make Now


I'm loving these lovely scarves... Lace Infinity scarf from My Sweet Verbena This stylish beauty only takes an hour to make... from Method Home Tee-shirt scarf from Tidy Mom. I'm digging the punchy colors. Dip Dyed Scarf from Henry Happened Freezer paper stenciled scarf-- cool giraffe print--  from How About Orange Thank you My Sweet Verneba, Henry Happened, Method Home, Tidy Mom and How About … [Read more...]