Nomad Footwear #GiftGuide #Giveaway

I have been a fan of Nomad Footwear for years (before this blog was ever a teeny tiny idea) and I’ve been so honored to be able to partner with them! I love telling you guys about brands that I love and I love it even ore when I get to host a giveaway from a brand I’m crazy about! Nomad Footwear is offering a pair of their shoes (up to a $60 value) to one lucky reader! You can skip down to the bottom if you want to enter or keep reading for a look at the new boots I recently snagged from their “new arrivals”.


I always have the hardest time picking out shoes from the Nomad site, but only because I want them all! Given that my favorite pair of rain boots have decided to walk off (I swear, all on their own!) I thought I’d browse the boots section and see what caught my eye.

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The Bitterness Eliminating Coffee Maker from Hammacher Schlemmer #GiftGuide

Mark this blog post down for the longest title around, but don’t discount ANYTHING I’m about to tell you! For the longest time, I wasn’t a coffee drinker. I’m a sweet tea kinda gal who married into a serious coffee family. It seemed like every time we got together, coffee was the thing. Eventually, I found myself yawning through board games and let’s be honest, feeling a little left out.

My husband spends a lot of time getting what he considers the perfect cups. He roasts green coffee beans in our home, grinds only for what he’s using right then and uses an aeropress to make one cup at a time (with the perfect temperature water). It tastes great not that I’ve got a taste for coffee, but who has that kind of time? I’ll tell you when he doesn’t, he’s stuck with stale Folger’s at work. This happens more than he’ll admit. I want to be a true coffee drinker, but I’m lazy. Like…really lazy. So, Hammacher Schlemmer to the rescue.


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Wildfox Couture Fragrance #GiftGuide

It’s been a while since I really changed it up with my perfume. I wear a lot of different scents, but loved to change it up every season. My perfume collection is one of my favorite things I own and I always have a scent or two (or three) on my Christmas wish list. This year, I’m trying something really new and so far, loving it.


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Love + Sage Lip Balm #StockingStuffer


If you’ve been a reader for any period of time, you’ve probably heard me talk about lip balm. I married a lip balm junkie (read: my husband carries several in his pockets, everyday) and I believe a good lip balm is the best prep for a long lasting lipstick. I’d be hard pressed to find someone in my life who didn’t enjoy a good lip balm. That being said, it seems like a no brainer to try to nail the perfect lip balm to treat your loved ones this Holiday.

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5thAnnualHoliday Gift Guide

Hello Everyone! It’s almost that time of year! I know most of us are prepping our Turkey and possibly getting ready to brave some Black Friday specials (personally, I’m more of a Cyber Monday kinda gal) but at TRS headquarters, we’re getting ready for the big show, Christmas. It’s time for our 5th Annual Holiday Gift Guide (because whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Solstic or even Festivus, you’re probably shopping for your loved ones this time of year.). In honor of our 5th year bringing you some killer gift ideas, giveaways and discounts you won’t find anywhere else (hint, hint, one of my favorite makeup brands is offering a freebie to ALL of you!), we’re also putting together some Top 5 posts and giveaways!

I’m SO excited to be kicking this off and I seriously can’t wait to hear what you guys think!

Kaydence Rose’s Party Prep with Sartori Cheese

Sometimes, my “little” sister amazes me. When it came time to throw a Birthday Bash for my 2-year-old niece, Miss Kaydence Rose, my sister went with her Mommy Instinct and let a princess do what a princess does best; call the shots. Because she’s 2, Kaydence wanted her birthday to revolve around one of the most magical things in her world: Cheese. I can’t say I blame her. She’s 2, but obviously enlightened! Cheese makes the world go round!

Her party is this Saturday so, we’re getting everything ready for our Cheese themed Garden Party!


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Blood Splatter Nails with CND Vinylux!


This has been my go-to look all month long and I’m pretty much obsessed! A lot of people say this reminds them of the show Dexter, which is also a fun take on this look! Splatter nails is often regarded as the messiest nail art technique out there, but I’m here to show you a cheap, neat, latex-free way to get the job done! (In the above image, I’m holding the Ben Nye Fresh Scab. Gross, huh?)

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#FallIntoABetterRoutine with Acure Organics #TheBasics

You might see on Instagram that I am an Acure Organics junkie. It’s not really a secret and they make some of my favorite products, hands down! With the weather changing it’s the perfect time to step back and reevalutate your current skin care routine. As it gets colder, your skin has different needs. For most of us, that means more moisture, more exfoliation and less cleaning. While SPF is always a good idea, if you’re going to be bundled up indoors, it’s not as critical over the next few months! I got an amazing care package from Acure a few weeks ago and now I wanted to sure some of my Fall must-haves for the basics: cleansing and moisturizing!


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Queen of Hearts featuring


Happy October (which is really a month long celebration of Halloween, if you didn’t already know!) I’ve got another tutorial for you guys today! I had my friend Caitlin sit down and we worked on our take on the Queen of Hearts. There have been so many different variations on this villianous Queen over the years and it’s so fun to play around with the heart shape when dressing up! We mashed a little Disney (taking the overdone blue eyeshadow featured on Helena Bonham Carter in the most recent Alice in Wonderland rendition) and adding a touch of avant garde with an odd face shape! Most of the products we used can be found at!

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