Style Influencers

Gearing up for Christmas…

Hello there! I hope everyone is gearing up for a great Thanksgiving! We are just kickin’ it local in Connecticut this year. I had a surgery about two weeks back (it wasn’t anything big) so I have been having to take it super easy. I overexerted myself putting the Christmas tree stand together and popped something gross and bloody open. Yikes! So since then I have been obeying the doctor’s orders lol. My comfortable lounge tops have been a lifesaver! The first few days after the surgery I just wore one of my husband’s pajama tops, but then I started feeling like I looked gross and it all went downhill. So comfy AND cute it is!

(more…)

Oh, Thank You Dear Knights

When you’re growing up there are always people telling you that life is hard, whether its your parents, your sixth grade English teacher, or your best friend. You respond with a casual roll of the eyes and thoughtless response like “Ugh, I know!” You swear to yourself that you will be prepared and have your life together. It’s so easy, right? And it isn’t until you find yourself twelve years later looking back and laughing at yourself for how naïve you were. (more…)

My Recent Clothing Fail…

A few weeks ago I saw a groovy pair of non-organic tie-dye pants for sale online from a large, well-known retailer. The price was great, the reviews were good and I decided to order them. I usually buy organic but thought I’d bend the rules for this purchase. A few days later the pants arrived. I opened the box to look at them and saw that they were enclosed in a clear plastic bag. The colors were beautiful and I quickly opened the plastic bag so I could try them on. (more…)

PDX Adventures

Hey friends! I hope you all had a fun & safe Halloween weekend! I don’t know about you but I am so happy October is coming to an end. The beginning of the month started out weird for me and nothing too exciting happened, besides watching the weather shift into its rainy season here in Oregon. October was my reflection month, I suppose. I moved here with my partner about a year ago and I’ve been reflecting on all the new memories we’ve created and how far we have come. (more…)

5 Ways to Love Yourself

We are our own worst critics. When we fail we insult ourselves, when we make mistakes we scold ourselves, when we succeed we feel it’s still not good enough. This kind of negative thinking is absolutely destructive to our self-esteem and it can absolutely ruin your life. How can you change this? Treat yourself the way you would like the treated! (more…)

Finding Balance in a Busy Life

With the holidays just around the corner, my weekly phone calls with my sister and mom have lately focused around where and when we will find time to celebrate the holidays together. It might seem early, but it’s nearly one month before Thanksgiving and two months before Christmas. Wow! And it’s going to be here sooner than we think! It’s time to plan parties and gatherings, and take time off work. (more…)

Autumn Bliss

Can you feel the crisp, autumn air? The mornings are getting chilly, maybe smells of chimney smoke, and falling leaves? Drinking hot tea to warm the core up. Meals are beginning to change too! Maybe, warmer foods, root veggies and soups!  (more…)

Embrace Good Vibes

Ululating pan flute melodies, the sloppy, succulent taste of charred turkey drumsticks, and the unmistakable aroma of 21st century mead and sweat-soaked linen: Welcome to the Minnesota Renaissance Festival! (more…)

Home Voyage

It was a bittersweet goodbye at I drove away from the Colorado Mountains and traveled the twenty-two thousand miles back to the east coast. It was a long, tiring drive full of sleepless nights, deep-dish pizza, and endless caffeine consumption. But before we reached the flat roads of South Dakota we were lucky enough to spend a few nights at Yellowstone National Park…and let me tell you, Yellowstone was a whole new world. (more…)

1 2 3 4 18