September 30, 2015

Weekend Lunch with the Kids // Big or Small, It's Special! @Campbells

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Campbell’s Soup Company . All opinions are 100% mine.

This time of year I get awfully tired of salads, pasta, and cold sandwiches for lunch. As soon as fall comes around here in Minnesota, I start thinking about soups, stews, melty sandwiches, hot rolls, and cozy long lunches.

September 25, 2015

Chanel's Creative Imperative Captures Spirit of the Age

Coco Chanel once said 
“Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.” 
And she took her designs seriously. For her, the line between high art and humble creative craft was simply invisible. She understood that fashion is about more than simply clothes.

September 24, 2015

Tips & Tricks for Jewelry Layering

I have always loved the look of necklaces, bracelets and rings layered on, but it's a look that I never really could pull off - until now! With the help of the infographic below by Chan Luu I think I might just have it down... and that makes me really happy, because when it comes to jewelry, MORE is MORE!

September 23, 2015

Easily Organize Your Craft Supplies / / Infographic

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Ensuring your crafting supplies remain organized is crucial for crafters, and the following infographic can help you get your crafting area in top shape using some relatively simple fixes.

September 19, 2015

Los Muertos Collection from World Market // Free Shipping PLUS 10% Off!

Halloween is a night of spooky costumes, parties, horror flicks and trick-or-treating, but it was born as the eve of All Saints' Day, a day honoring the dead. It's still celebrated by cultures around the world, with holiday traditions ranging from somber to joyful.

September 18, 2015

The Edgy Pixie: Growing It Out // Cutting It Off or You Always Want What You Haven't Got

I have had a pixie haircut for the majority of my life. Between those times when I had a pixie I was growing out my pixie, only to have it all cut off again. 

September 16, 2015

The Green Beauty Rules by Paige Padgett: Book Review

Do you know what's in your makeup?

Celebrity makeup artist Paige Padgett shows readers how to green their beauty routine while looking gorgeous in the process. In 2006, Paige Padgett revolutionized the beauty industry by launching an all-green makeup kit that was unheard of at the time, proving skeptics wrong when they said she couldn't create beautiful faces with chemically safe cosmetics. Paige is now considered the leading authority on green beauty. As she explains, "I believe in pretty, not parabens. I believe in high performance makeup without the environmental price."

September 14, 2015

Too Tired for a Workout? 7 Ways to Get Motivated!

Some days, (a lot of days) you just don't feel like exercising. Right now I am exhausted! I just got back from a big road trip from Minneapolis to Santa Barbara followed by a red-eye flight home. Ugh. I WANT BED!

Fortunately for me, it is an absolutely beautiful day here and I have two pooches that are in desperate need of a long walk. Sure I could ignore them and hit the couch, but I haven't spent much time with them and I have guilt.

For those of you who don't have doggy motivation, here are some awesome other ways to help yourself get motivated to work out.

September 5, 2015

15 Healthy Habits Every Woman Should Have // Self-Care Saturday

We all know that there are a million things that we SHOULD do. Save more money for retirement. Eat 5-8 servings of fruits and veggies every day. Work out for at least half an hour 5 days a week.

Realistically, we know that we should, but we get overwhelmed. I found a list of 50 HEALTHY HABITS EVERY GIRL SHOULD HAVE on Pinterest and thought it was WAY too many. I'm offering you today - the short list! A few are from their list and a few I made up myself, but they are ALL important!

September 4, 2015

Quilted Salad for A Labor Day Picnic

As soon as I saw this unique salad on Tango Mango I knew I had to share it with you. Not only is it beautiful, but it's perfect for a hot, humid, end-of-summer weekend!

September 2, 2015

Pixie Haircut With A Hat // Fedora Flashback!

Flashback to A Beautiful Little Life one year ago! How to rock a hat when you have super short hair. You can see the original post here - and scroll down to see collages of some of the images from the post as well as some new images!