July 22, 2016

Change Your INBOX and Change Your Morning


This morning, as usual, I spent about an hour going through my email inbox. I learned what the heck a BRONZINI is from Whole Foods Market. (It's a fish. And it's on sale for $6.99 a pound this week.) I received a coupon for a brand of dog food that I no longer buy. I discovered 9 Cool Things to Do in Providence, Rhode Island, just in case I ever go there. And I found out that I am most like the Star Trek character Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy.

July 21, 2016

A Beautiful Little Life & The Business of Blogging


Make no mistake about it, this little blog is my business. Yes, I share tips on self-care, health, and home decorating, but the work that I do researching, writing and publishing actually helps to pay the bills around here!

So what do you do when suddenly your business seems unimportant?

I've struggled lately. I feel like it's almost disrespectful somehow to continue to post about fashion and beauty and crafting when there is so much nastiness in the news.

July 2, 2016

Summer Escapes With A Good Book // 15 To Read


There is nothing like the escape that a good book can provide, and I've been a reading machine this summer! I've got a ton of great book recommendations for you, so without further ado...

July 1, 2016

Dishing Up Minnesota: 150 Recipes from the Land of 10,000 Lakes Cookbook


If you're a Minnesotan, (or if you just WISH you were a Minnesotan,) you'll love this new cookbook by Teresa Marrone from Storey Publishing. I know I do!

June 30, 2016

6 Brilliant Ways to Refresh your Workout


These days, you have so many alternatives to simply chalking up hours and hours in the gym. Whether you're a person who lives for your workouts, or you're begrudgingly dragged to your exercise sessions almost kicking and screaming, it doesn't have to be boring and there are always ways of shaking things up. After all, we all have to look after ourselves!