Simple Contouring for Everyday Wear!

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How to Chop an Onion

With fall right around the corner, we'll all be making lots of soups, stews and casseroles. Most will have a chopped onion or two sautéed in olive oil or butter to start flavoring the dish right. I figured what better time than to brush up on our onion chopping skills.  I have VERY sensitive eyes and the quicker I can get the onion chopping done the better....more

The Mountain Kitchen Tip Tuesday ~ 5 Uses For Kitchen Scissors

I have a favorite knife for each task I do in the kitchen, but I don't think I even realize the varied benefits of using kitchen scissors to do some of the cutting work in the kitchen. Kitchen scissors can actually make some of the usual work of cutting some foods safer, faster and even neater than using a knife. Here are 5 ideas of uses for kitchen scissors that you may never have thought about before:...more

a little bit of shimmer - GNO makeup tutorial

Last night, I attended the Modern Beauty 2015 event hosted by Style Chicago (I promise to have a recap soon!). Being the mom of two boys, I rarely have the chance to go out on a weeknight.  I seized this opportunity to go downtown and made a fun night of it with my sister-in-law. (Their wedding isn't until next summer but I've claimed her as my sister-in-law before they were even engaged - that's how much I adore her!)...more

How to Pickle for Probiotics

Crunch into a tart, juicy pickle. Pickling vegetables throughout the summer is one of the best ways to capture the season’s produce. But perhaps that approach is all wrong....more

How To Be Sure Your Business Cards Work For You Not Against You

Business Cards can be one of the fastest and most efficient ways to leave a lasting impression with potential clients, employers and contacts. They can give a reminder of who you are, what you do, where you are as well as how to reach you. Still, there are ways that your business cards may work against you without you even realizing it. I want to share a few easy ways how to be sure your business cards work for you. ...more

How to Learn the Days of the Week

 I moved to Paris 9 months ago and trying to learn the language. It's beautiful and challenging, and I alternately want to marry and strangle it. We did an exercise in class where you had to name your favorite day of the week and explain why. Unsurprisingly, the most popular answers were Friday (because it’s the start of the weekend) and Sunday (because you can sleep late)....more

Essentials for a Cozy Guest Room

I love to entertain and host guests … either for an evening or weekend. When friends and family come to stay, I want to be sure they are comfy and cozy in their surroundings! ...more
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How To Make A Handmade Coffee Filter Tea Bag (video included)

 Handmade, awesome, adorable, lovely tea bags that you can make for the ones you love (or for yourself, if you’re feeling fancy). Creating these custom made tea bags from loose tea leaves or herbal tea elements (such as rose petals, dried fruit, citrus peels, etc) are probably one of the best gifts you will give that tea lover in your life....more