fangirling: The Lost Art of the Hand Fan

I am a huge fan of a good fan. Not only are they stylish and unique additions to any outfit, they are also fabulously functional - especially if you're like me and you have a hard time regulating your body temperature. Here in Connecticut, summers can be brutally hot AND humid, sometimes reaching 95*F+ with … Continue reading fangirling: The Lost Art of the Hand Fan

#selfiesunday: some skin, no shame

I was getting ready for bed late last night, after both kids and my husband were already asleep, when I caught a glimpse of myself undressing in the bathroom mirror. There were soft curves I had never appreciated before, (and still fully don't,) pale reflective skin that I still secretly yearn would tan, and the … Continue reading #selfiesunday: some skin, no shame

June Retrospect

So I'm going to try a new monthly feature in which I recap what I've been up to over the last month and share some of my Fab Finds, Favorite Things, wish lists, works in progress, and other miscellany. Let me know what you think! This June was a super adventurous month for me! I … Continue reading June Retrospect

30 Day Creative Motivational Challenge

The past few months have got me feeling pretty low, and despite what my curated Insta may look like, my chronic illnesses have been a bit out of control and  I've spent most days half in bed, half barely functioning. As such, I've been having a rough time motivating myself to get creative because I … Continue reading 30 Day Creative Motivational Challenge

Summer Essentials GIVEAWAY!

CONTEST CLOSED! 6/8/2017 midnight EST Congratulations to the winner @jamie_jetaime on Insta! To celebrate my recent blog makeover, I've decided to host a  juicy summer giveaway featuring some of the best hot-weather must-haves! Here in the States, Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of the summer season! Even though the calendar says the solstice isn't … Continue reading Summer Essentials GIVEAWAY!

Personal Motivational Embroidery Challenge

Lately I've been in a bit of a craft slump so I decided to try to motivate myself with a simple excersize. I decided to start a random embroidery and stitch one flower a day for thirty days. ​I am not the best stitcher when it comes to embroidering. I can hand sew hems and … Continue reading Personal Motivational Embroidery Challenge

#OOTD: Late Night Weeknight Date Night

You guys. I LOVE THIS OUTFIT. I feel adorable and awesome and confident and sexy in it! Yas Queen! As far back as I can remember, I have loved sailor-style tops. The first dress I ever sewed from scratch was a seafoam green, drop-waist, tea-length, sleeveless number with a sailor collar - hey, it was … Continue reading #OOTD: Late Night Weeknight Date Night