July 26, 2016

DIY Oatmeal, Milk & Honey Bath Bombs


It's so easy to overdo it during the hot summer months. You spend just a little too much time in the hot sun.  Your natural bug spray wears off mid-hike and you come home full of mosquito bites. You have a great day at the pool, but the chlorine has completely dried out your skin.

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!