I'm back! It's been a few months since my last post (six to be exact), and I am so excited to get back to the blog. Quick life rewind... I got married three weeks ago, and it has truly been the best three weeks of my life! I just don't know how other bloggers keep up with writing while wedding planning. Seriously, wedding planning became a full-time job, and I failed miserably at multitasking. All my free time (and money) was spent searching every last corner of Etsy. More on that, and our honeymoon recap, in a future post...for now let's jump right into the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!


Dear 20-year-old Me,

Happy New Year! You're about to ring in 2007. Get excited because 2007 is a big year. And so is the next decade.

In the fall you'll start your senior year and decide law school isn't for you. You'll have no idea what you want to do when you grow up (and 10 years later you still won't), but you'll go to a career fair with a stack of resumes in tow. About halfway through shuffling from booth to booth, you'll hand your resume to a man standing behind a table for some company whose name escapes me at this point. The company doesn't matter and neither does this man. You'll know right away that you're not interested, but you'll give your elevator pitch anyway. Just do it. And give it your all because it will end up being the most important 30 seconds of your college career. The woman standing next to this booth, a woman working for a completely different company, will overhear you giving your pitch. You'll walk away, but she'll run after you.


Well, it's December (how did that happen?) which means the office is about to clear out for a few weeks, and holiday travel is in full gear. When it comes to travel, multitasking beauty products are golden. One of the easiest ways to save precious carry-on space is to combine skincare and makeup in one, like with an SPF/foundation combo (yes, you absolutely still need to wear sunscreen in the winter), or an anti-aging eye-treatment/primer combo (Urban Decay makes a great one).  Palettes are also your friend. Pick one, and you'll have everything you need in one place. Then ditch all the other loose items floating around in the bottom of your makeup bag. I'm still crushing on my Tartelette in Bloom eyeshadow palette.