What to Do With a Giant Gold Frame

Last weekend, I did something I’ve never had the gumption to do before: I did a bit of dumpster diving. Well, technically there was no diving. Or even a dumpster ....more

How to: Plan an Anniversary Party for Your Parents

My parents celebrated their 30th anniversary this year. By any standard, that’s an accomplishment. My parents always had the kind of marriage that made me want to get married, too, so it was important to me to help them celebrate this milestone ....more

This week, you guys. This week.

This is what my brain feels like right now. It has been kind of a weird week. I think every lifestyle blogger will tell you that one of the hardest things about publishing portions of your life is knowing where to draw the line ....more

To do this fall…

I’m not going to start this post with something cliche like, “Can you...more

The 6 things I wish I could buy this fall.

I’m not particularly proud of this, but I have to admit, the hardest part about my newly reorganized money priorities has been not shopping. Fall is my favorite season, and, as I’ve said before, a lot of this has to do with how much I love fall clothes. Now, I’m not cracking (I swear), but for whatever reason, I decided it would be helpful for me to just put down everything I wish I could buy ....more

I’m going to read this whenever I feel bad about myself.

“Justine and I grew up down the street from one another in Johnston (where the grass is always greener) and we were in choir and show choir together at school. After attending Drake University, she went on to wow Martha Stewart (among tons of others) with her writing, editing and all-around-awesome life skills. She lives in NYC and is someone you want to have on your side in any battle against a messy apartment, poor grammar, lacking money management skills, and unruly hair ....more

Help me choose my Warby Parker glasses. (Please.)

Ladies and gents, I need a favor. Don’t worry — I’m not hitting you up for money or anything that requires actual effort on your part. (I wouldn’t do that to you on a Monday.) What I need are your opinions ....more

Try something new: FOCUS Integrated Fitness

Recently, my pal Ashli invited me to attend a gym she does PR for called FOCUS Integrated Fitness. I’m always up for a new gym adventure (gymventure?), so I readily accepted. It also didn’t hurt that she told me this gym had also trained Beyonce ....more

All grown up.

I turned 27 last week. I don’t celebrate birthdays, so there was predictably little fanfare around this one (plus, I had an ear infection, so I was a bit more preoccupied with taking antibiotics and drinking fluids than anything else that day). Don’t worry, I’m not going to throw a list of 27 things you have to do by 27 (I could never top this one anyway) ....more