Monthly Archives: April 2014

The Wanderers

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With less than twelve weeks until baby girl’s arrival, I can’t help but dream about our little family and the adventures we’ll share together … those range from trips to the farmer’s market to a visit overlooking the Grand Canyon.  And this crazy cool family, featured on Spell Designs, has me dreaming in big ways.

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By the way, how cool are these kids?

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See the full feature on Spell Designs.

Via Spell Designs // Photographer David Hauserman // Hair Wesley Mitton // Assistant: Pete Rogers // Family: The Steeles (Taylor / Sybil / Milla / Jaiden) // Style and Concept: Sheree Commerford, Captain and the Gypsy Kid


30 Days of Beautiful

Ever since announcing my pregnancy, and really, probably long before that, I’ve had trouble slowing down. If anything, with baby on the way, I’ve sped up and added more and more to my “to do” list, trying to get as much done as possible before baby girl‘s highly anticipated arrival. So when Clarins reached out with their “30 Days of Beautiful” challenge, I knew it would be good for me. Basically, for 30 days, I’ll be taking a few minutes each day to focus on something that exemplifies beauty (and occasionally snapping a photo and sharing it on Instagram with the #30DaysofBeautiful hashtag) and trying out Clarins Double Serum. On both counts, it’s a good way to slow down and remind myself to take care of me, to see the beauty in everything and to just breathe.  (I’ve also heard amazing things about Clarins Double Serum, and so far, I’m hooked … full update coming soon.)

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I’m going to take time to enjoy what I do, I’m going to read more, I’ll buy flowers often, and relax when my body tells me it’s time (or at least I’ll try!)

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Want to get in on the goodness?  Check out the Clarins Instagram sweepstakes (below) – Clarins is giving away a Double Serum everyday for the next month – and let me know that you’re up for the challenge!

Be sure to use the hashtag #30DaysofBeautiful in all of your Instagram posts so that everyone can follow along and get inspired!


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Compensation was provided by Clarins USA. via Glam Media.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Clarins USA.


The Ultimate Gift Guide for Mom + A Giveaway

A few years back I started a little blog tradition of posting The Ultimate Gift Guide for Mom full of luxe gifts mama wouldn’t normally treat herself to.  My mom is just that type – totally selfless, and rarely splurging on anything at all for herself.  Mother’s Day is the perfect excuse to really spoil her.  And this year, I’m just months away from becoming a new mom myself (which is so surreal and unbelievably exciting, I can hardly contain myself!) so I knew I wanted to share all of the amazingly sweet gifts I’d be happy to give or receive.  (Those fuzzy slippers, that adorable personalized vase, the flavor infuser water bottle (so cool!), a few gold wall hangings, and of course … the Canon 60D, are all at the very top of my wishlist!)

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As you might have guessed, today I’m sharing a really fun giveaway for Mother’s Day, thanks to Uncommon Goods!  Uncommon Goods offers amazing and adorable gifts for mom, and today they’re giving away $50 for one lucky Glitter, Inc. reader to spend on whatever their heart desires.

So what are you waiting for?  Enter using the Rafflecopter widget, below.

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Love. Want. Need. All Things Emerald

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Caress® via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Caress®.

After going on about the latest street style trend to hit Spring’s inspired lists: emerald everything, I couldn’t help but notice more and more great emerald pieces popping up in my weekly shopping searches.  And for me, the accessories have it.  (My amazing Caress® Emerald Rush™ Fresh Collection Body Wash included … you can check out the full review and emerald green street style run down in last week’s post.)

My personal favorites include that Pashli bag (the medium satchel seems like the perfect compromise between my slightly too-big-for-everyday Pashli large satchel, and the minis I so badly covet but know will barely hold my basics) and that Heather Hawkins ring (I love that the emerald and rose gold balance so beautifully together and look just a little bit royal.)

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Little Love Notes


This week felt like a marathon, and though I’m glad we’ve hit the Friday finish line, we’re not quite done yet – I have kind of an enormous project that I’ve been working on, which will finally become a reality this Sunday.  So I’ll be hustling like a maniac today and tomorrow to get ready.  I absolutely cannot wait to share the results with you, by the way!  Other than that, week was busy busy busy, and I had my first pregnancy glucose tolerance test – not the most fun a girl can have, and I’m fearing the worst (a.k.a., the need for the dreaded three-hour test), but otherwise, baby girl is doing great, and kicking like a Ninja master.  How were your weeks?  Any fun weekend plans?

A few little love notes …

Dear go-getters, spend a few minutes this weekend reading Aeolidia’s most recent posts on hard work and small business success.  {Thanks to Zoo Rooney for the heads up!}

Dear BFF, 13 Socially Acceptable Ways You Act Only With your Best Friends.

Dear all white everything, this SoHo loft is everything.  {Plus, a few tips for adding glamorous white touches to your own home.}

Dear Spring-time edge, look to copy, stat.

Dear Sunday brunching, this apple and white pear sangria looks and sounds ah-mazing.  {12 weeks and counting.}

Dear Rue, you’ve got me styling up mini vignettes all over my house, a.k.a., my coffee table is a revolving door of gold stuff.

Dear bloggers, The B Bar is celebrating their one year anniversary and they are offering 10% off your order of $50+ with the discount code ONEYEAR at checkout.  Ahem, snatch up your Blogging and the Law e-book, written by yours truly, with this rare discount!  As a blogger, you are legally responsible for all of the content you publish, and now’s as good a time as any to sharpen your legal knowledge {things like using other artists’ photographs, protecting your own original content (think photos, graphics, etc.), disclosing gifted items according to the law, how to handle cases of plagiarism and defamation, and so much more.}

Dear Anthropologie lovers, while we’re on the topic of a great discount, Anthropologie is taking 20% off all sale items … dreaming of these jersey harem pants (under $20), this luxe chain link camera strap, this dotted linen napkin set, and this Peter Som floral iphone 5 case is a steal at $6.95 (less 20%!)

Image via Cheetah is the New Black // Photography by Michelle Drewes


Hair: Go Big or Go Home

This Spring, I’ve decided to step outside of my hair comfort zone.  (And yes, I totally have one of those.)  I’m actually a Plain Jane when it comes to my hair.  I typically wear my hair down and straight, and steer away from most product, mostly because I just don’t know how to use it.  Which, for the record, is a lame excuse.

So my challenge to you, especially if you’re like me and tend to stick to a hair comfort zone, play with new styles this Spring.  Take the incoming heat this season as a sign that it’s time to embrace your hairspray.  Let your natural waves fly (with a little help from Salon Grafix Play It Big! Dry Shampoo) or try a teased bouffant style ponytail with Salon Grafix Play It Big! hair spray (the look is chic, retro, and weather-proof all at the same time!)

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When Salon Grafix sent two of their Play It Big! bestsellers my way, the hair spray and dry shampoo, I knew I had to venture outside of my comfort zone.  And can I just say?  Dry shampoo is awesome, ya’ll.  (And fun fact: Play It Big! dry shampoo has a bit of added color to match your own hair color, it refreshes your hair without water and adds instant volume and fullness.)  I wanted to get that soft wave look, I had during New York Fashion Week last year, and I got just that. With a little dry shampoo and a touch of hair spray (think volumizing, medium hold that gives your hair manageable moveable body), plus a lot of tousling, I achieved totally wearable beach waves – the perfect solution to this Spring’s Miami hot spell.  And I’ll definitely be trying my dream teased ponytail, stat.

Salon Grafix Play It Big! Dry Shampoo and Hair Spray


Salon Grafix Play It Big! Volumizing Hair Sprays and Dry Shampoos are blended with Keratin Protein Complex.  Use every day for hair that looks bigger and stronger than ever before. Salon Grafix products Deliver Salon Performance at Home.

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Salon Grafix via Glam Media.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Salon Grafix.