fall outfit inspiration

I’m Mad for Plaid ~ Fall Outfit Inspiration

The best thing about fall (besides the food) is that I can start wearing plaid. Of course, a person can wear plaid year-round depending on the cut, color, fabric and construction of the piece, but when fall rolls around the plaid outfit options are more fun and varied. This fall outfit inspiration board features plaid pieces from a few […]

oversharing on social media

Oversharing on Social Media [Podcast]

I haven’t published a podcast in a while, but sometimes I crash the Kevin Hates Hip Hop podcast to give a woman’s perspective on the culture. A few days ago I joined Kevin to discuss the perils of oversharing on social media. Listen to the episode (Oversharing on Social Media): In related news, we also recently joined […]

french apple pie

French Apple Pie Recipe

Honey Bear’s birthday happens to fall on the same day autumnal equinox and true to the fruit of the season, he asked me to bake him his favorite French apple pie in lieu of a traditional birthday cake. The streusel topping makes this pie seem so fancy and sophisticated, when in reality it’s extremely easy to make, especially when using a […]

lip scrub diy

DIY Brown Sugar & Olive Oil Lip Scrub

Yesterday I decided to make my first homemade lip scrub with brown sugar and olive oil. My lips have been more chapped than normal recently; it’s the end of summer and LA’s semi-arid desert climate has been harsh on my skin. I regularly exfoliate my face and body with coffee grounds and baking soda scrubs, […]

ways to get ready for fall

8 Ways to Get Ready for Fall

Leaves have begun turning, NFL football started last Sunday, and it’s been getting dark earlier. Pumpkin spice everything is back on the shelves (fancy a few pumpkin spice Oreo cookies with that pumpkin spice latte?)  I’m savoring the last week of summer, but I’m also preparing to transition into the new season.   8 ways to […]