College 101: Summer Activities for the High School Student

By Kristin Thomas, College Consultant & Guest Contributor...more

Hot time, summer in the city

After weeks of waffling between cold rains and random warm days, it seems like summer is pretty much officially here in DC. We've had a stretch of days with temperatures into the 80s, humidity first thing in the morning, and hot breezes into the late evening. Here we go!...more

Summer Preview 2011: Pirates, Hangovers and the Last of Harry Potter

Now that the snow has melted and the sun has returned, it's time to think about summer movies!  Big blockbusters, exciting sequels and best selling adaptations are all in the mix, so here's my take on some of the movies you can look for this summer:...more

I'm might actually pay for a ticket to see "Cars 2" even though I don't have any ...more

DIY Summer parties.

Summer is the perfect time for a party. And after finding all sorts of amazing party themed eye candy recently, I figured I'd combine a few of the party ideas I found into a blog post to share with you! My birthday is in June, and if I was still brave enough to host my own garden party, these are a few of the things I'd enjoy at my get together....more

Treat Those Feet (for my sake)

Alright, ladies and gentlemen. Warmer weather is upon us (well, unless you live in the Southern Hemisphere...or Seattle) and it's about the time that we begin to expose the toes. Yes, my friends, we're coming around to sandal and flip-flop weather. I know I get a just a little excited when I pull out all of my cute sandals, flip-flops and open-toed shoes out of their winter storage. I just can't WAIT to wear them again....more

my feet but am prone to blisters. A blister. So, what's a girl to do? But when they do get icky ...more

In the Nude

Lately I've been breaking out all my floral prints and bright colors for the season and it's made me realize how badly I need more neutral options in the shoe department. I tend to lean towards a quieter shoe when sporting busier wardrobe favorites (like this one), and I find it completely worth while to spend a little more on the closet basic....more

Cool Veggie Pizza

Watermelon Seeds

The sun beamed down on my pale, freckled skin. I was sitting atop a load of fresh hay as the sweet smell of the bales drifted my way.  ...more

Spring is coming...Are we ready? If not, let's get set!

Wow!   Where has the time gone?  I don't know where the rest of you are, but if you are in Scottsdale, Arizona, you are more than likey enjoying the great weather we have been experiencing.  This is my second favorite time of year as it marks the beginning of spring, even if it's just a hint of what's to come.  My first favorite?  Summer, by all means!  I enjoy nothing more than my busy summer days filled with the screams of delighted children who I share my time with as they experience the 'feel good' of accomplishment that comes from conquering ones fear...more

It's only a matter of time

Judging from the weather reports, I am sure that I am not the only one who is sick of the winter and the snow…. I honestly can’t remember a winter that has been so harsh.  The other day, I was emailing with a client who lives in Florida. When I resolved her issue she replied back to me and wrote, “Thanks you very much!!! Keep Warm!!!”  Keep warm? Was she kidding? Didn’t she realize that the entire north feels like the arctic? I couldn’t help myself....more