Posts Written OnJune 2016

This old fashioned creamy potato salad is a huge favorite of ours. It's the perfect side dish to burgers and dogs on the grill!

  This old fashioned creamy potato salad is a huge favorite of ours. It’s the perfect side dish to burgers and dogs on the grill! Don’t like potato salad? I hear that a lot. Until people try this creamy potato salad. No, seriously. My husband won’t eat potato salad unless it’s THIS potato salad. And he’ll eat leftovers. (He’s not typically a “leftovers” kinda guy, unless it’s steak or his mother’s enchiladas.) Starting in spring, this — and only this — potato salad is requested at every family gathering. Yes, every. Friends who have tried it? Same request. What is it about this recipe…

Hair Makeover with Celebrity Stylist, Johnny Wright!

  Sometimes I find myself in the midst of crazy, once-in-a-lifetime opportunities because of blogging, and other times it’s simply because I’m in the right place at the right time. Getting a hair makeover by celebrity stylist Johnny Wright is one of those “right place; right time” chances. I’ve been growing out my hair for the past five years, and in that time I’ve had a slew of different cuts — layered and funky, to long and natural — all without the use of hair dye. Don’t get me wrong; I’m not opposed to hair dye. In the 20 years…

Beauty Tips: Beat The Heat And Stay Beautiful This Summer!

  It’s summer and you know what that means: beaches, pool parties and vacations! And while that’s all well and good, it also means you’ll need a radically different approach to your beauty routine. (Because layers of heavy makeup melting off your face is never a good thing.) We’ve gathered together some tips to keep you gorgeous from now all the way to Labor Day. Here’s how to start… Summer Beauty Tips Skin: Let’s start with the basics here. The first and most important summer beauty rule is simple: drink plenty of water! Drinking water will be way more beneficial to you than any makeup product I…

This is how to talk to your kids about Orlando.

  Tragedy is an unfortunate and scary part of life. And, as a parent, I feel like it’s even more frightening when something horrendous happens. You have the natural fear of wanting to protect your children, and then the unfortunate task of figuring out what to say to them about it. It’s a scary truth for all parents, but one that’s uniquely challenging when it comes to kids like my youngest, who suffers from an anxiety disorder. His fears, irrational or not, are real and intense and overwhelming on a safe day. On a scary day they are worse. My natural…

Homemade double chocolate chip cookies are so incredibly delectable, especially warm right out of the oven!

  Homemade double chocolate chip cookies are so incredibly delectable, especially warm right out of the oven! Almost every weekend I make cookies. It takes less than 30 minutes to whip up the ingredients and then bake them off. Let’s face it, we’re all crazy-busy and time is valuable – but, 30 minutes for homemade cookies is a well-used chunk to part with, in my book! Plus? COOKIE DOUGH. Recently, I let my seven year old decide which cookies we’d be having for the week. Usually his first choice is Snickerdoodles (he’s a big fan of cinnamon), but this time he surprised me.…