Totally 80s School Supplies and Styles

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With back to school season in full swing, it’s time to start grabbing those last-minute supplies and clothes for brand spanking new school year. And now that those of us who were raised in the 80s are sending our kids off to school, we can’t help but get a little nostalgic about the days when our summers were coming to a close. In honor of these great memories, here’s a list of totally 80s Read more ...

9 New Twists on Cheesecake

Ready to hear the four tastiest words you've ever heard? It’s National Cheesecake Day! We are serving up 9 sweet and creamy ways to enjoy this classic dessert. Some of them even put a new twist on cheesecake. Today, fill your belly with this lovable treat from cheesecake popsicles to martinis--plus a few low-fat, guilt-free options too. 1. Nutella Swirled Cappuccino Cheesecake Bars Cappuccino Read more ...

6 Survival Tips for Parents of New College Students

Eighteen years never seems so short until the day you move your child to college. When I moved my oldest daughter into her dorm five years ago, I was determined to stay upbeat and excited for her big transition and send her off on a positive note. But truth be told, I was a mess. Every time I turned around, I swear she looked three again. And yet, here was my beautiful 18-year-old, ready to Read more ...

Ways to Save When Traveling in the Off-Season

How to save money when you visit Europe this fall! Summer is a popular time for Americans traveling to Europe as they take advantage of warm weather and time off from school. But if you can’t squeeze in a trip across the Atlantic over the next month, don’t rule out Europe altogether. Autumn is the perfect time for a stroll through Paris or a visit to one of Rome’s gelaterias. October Read more ...

5 Ways to Save Money on College Food

We already know that college is expensive. From textbooks to tuition--it all adds up. So anyway to save a few bucks is beneficial to a college student. The easiest--and maybe even healthiest--way to do so is with food. Feeding yourself on a college budget can be tricky, but with these simple tips, you can save money on college food and be on your way to both a healthier body and wallet. Try Read more ...

College Survival Guide from a College Kid’s Perspective

As the summer starts to come to an end, many college kids are preparing for the somewhat hectic move back to school or to school for the first time. This college survival guide will help you make the transition as smooth as possible. Do the Scan and Pick Up Being a college student myself, I was happy to get my mom's help moving into my dorm last fall. We went to Bed, Bath and Beyond for Read more ...

Julep Maven Unboxing Video – May 2014

This is my Julep Maven unboxing video for May 2014. The subscription box is $10 a month. Each box contains limited-run nail colors that are determined by your style profile. My profile is Classic With a Twist. IN THE BOX: Mighty - Nail and Cuticle Serum - Retail Price $28 Classic With a Twist - Maddy (raspberry sorbet shimmer) - Retail Price $14 Classic With a Twist - Madison Read more ...

Weekly Deals from Nordstrom, FineStationery and More

If you feel that itch to do some shopping, take a look at these top weekly deals. There is bound to be something for you--I guarantee it. Nordstrom Nordstrom’s Anniversary sale only comes around once a year, so be sure to take advantage of it while you can. Almost everything is on sale--only a handful of exclusions apply. Browse the site to see the amazing deals on everything including Read more ...

8 Essentials for the Perfect Summer Picnic

Since it's summer we know that you're enjoying fun in the sun by getting outside whenever possible. And whether you're hitting up a summer concert in the park or a late afternoon hike, be sure to wind down the day with nice picnic. Grab a basket and enjoy an alfresco outdoor meal under the summer sky. Pack the cooler, get your favorite blanket and celebrate summer outdoors with these 8 creative Read more ...