Beauty to Keep in the Fridge

As summer approaches, (Or if your in North Carolina, it's already here!) I've started thinking about how to beat the heat. The highs have already been in the upper 80's and low 90's here, so how is a gal (or guy) supposed to stay cool? One way, besides staying in the ac, is to put... Continue Reading →

4 Fave Cruelty-Free Beauty Brands

I have always loved make-up and beauty products, but as of late I am becoming more and more concerned with how and where the products we use are being made. What triggered this beauty quest you ask? Well, I don't recall exactly, but my best guess would be seeing the no animal testing label or something... Continue Reading →

Pecan Pie Surprise Bars-Granny’s Box

As I was looking through Granny's Box for my next recipe, I found this one for Pecan Pie Surprise Bars. I love pecan pie, so how could bars not be good? Going by old recipes can be difficult, as they can have stains or slightly abbreviated directions, i.e, "cook until done". Thankfully, this one was... Continue Reading →

Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies

Cookies are good all year round, but some are better suited for summer or winter. This recipe from Martha Stewart is one of my favorite winter cookies. I LOVE the combination of chocolate and gingerbread! Great for the holidays and would make a good Valentine's cookie as well. Ingredients: 7 oz. bittersweet chocolate chips (the... Continue Reading →

Granny’s Recipe Box-Snow Cookies

Snow in the southern states is a rarity, but occasionally Snow Miser gets permission from Heat Miser to bring us the fluffy stuff. Growing up my Mama would always make the no-bake chocolate oatmeal cookies when it would snow. Thus we children deemed them Snow Cookies. It has actually been a snowy January and I... Continue Reading →

Tarte Favorites

In my quest to find kinder, gentler beauty, I stumbled upon the Tarte brand. They make lovely high performance beauty without all those weird chemicals. This brand is also cruelty-free, which I love! Here are two things I've been "testing" and pretty pleased with the results. 1.Make Magic Happen- $32, Ulta-This eyeshadow palette will go... Continue Reading →

Winter Beauty Essentials 

Winter can be harsh on your skin, so be prepared when the mercury drops. Even in the southern states, the air can be cold and dry. Here a few things I always like to keep on hand. Clinique Take the Day Off Cleansing Balm, $29.50, Sephora-This cleansing balm starts solid and changes to a liquid... Continue Reading →

5 Favorite Beauty Must Haves

Everyone has those favorite items that they cannot be without. Here are my top five beauty bag must haves! Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder, $38, Sephora- It's pricey, but the container lasts me at least a year. After switching from pressed powder to this loose powder, my jawline breakouts are almost non-existent. IT! Cosmetics... Continue Reading →

Hot Yoga Continued…

One of my very first posts was about trying hot yoga. Lets just say since that initial class, I've been back sooo many times and learned a few things along the way. Yoga will improve your other exercise routines. I am a regular gym-goer, but I could tell a definite difference after taking yoga. My... Continue Reading →

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