[Editor's note: In memory of our friend, Angiee, we are running the recipes from her blog, Angiee's Elegant Eats, in order to keep an archive of those recipes. Her surviving son is still in need of assistance recovering from the loss of his family. If you feel moved to give, you can do so here. (We hope you feel moved to give, friend.)] One life lesson I learned early on was if you take … [Read more...] about Angiee’s Family Size Pizza Roll Up
When I started dance I wasn’t even thinking about exercise. I did ballet with limited success as a kid, but awkward teen years and a constantly changing glasses prescription left me with the impression that I wasn’t very graceful. I was 22 and only had a year left of undergrad. My cousin, who was a year behind me and also an education major, was looking for extra classes that would keep her … [Read more...] about Five Reasons I Love Dance
Glowing, shimmering, sparkling in the heat. Call it what you will, but let's face it, we sweat. Being a Sweaty Betty in the heat of summer (or the dead of winter if you're like me) doesn't mean you can't be glam and gorgeous all day long. In my years of trying everything from BB Creams to tinted moisturizers to cake-like foundations, I have found that these tips are the sure fire way to keep … [Read more...] about Sweat Proof Your Makeup
We call this tall glass of blue heaven an Alpha Mike Foxtrot which makes me laugh because the bartender I got the recipe from really called it an "Adios Mother Fucker." As in, it's the kind of drink that's so sweet and lovely you don't feel the booze hit you until you've already bid farewell to cares. It’s the perfect kind of drink for that Friday evening after a long week, 5pm on a really rough … [Read more...] about Alpha Mike Foxtrot Cocktail
I love to travel. I love seeing new places, tasting new local cuisine, and visiting the touristy (and not so touristy) areas around where I am. Last year I completed a 2 1/2 week trip to Europe. It was definitely as amazing as it sounds. But getting ready for the trip was not the most fun I’ve ever had. Trying to cram 2 1/2 weeks’ worth of stuff into a suitcase was a challenge to be sure. … [Read more...] about How to Pack Like You Have Your Sh*t Together
So, it's National Book Lovers Day, and everyone on staff is a reader. (Quelle surprise.) So we have opinions, and we think you want our picks. (Also, we are shameless enablers of never-ending TBR piles, and we will NEVER APOLOGIZE for that!) Without further ado... Steph's list: The Beauty Trilogy by Anne Rice American Gods by Neil Gaiman Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil … [Read more...] about Happy National Book Lovers Day!