Three Rules For My Life (Right Now)


Rules For My Life

I decided to write some rules for my life, because… I needed some. Specifically, I needed the rules to come from me. With all of the standards the world forces on us (some good and some bad), it was important for me to state how I wanted to live my life.

My rules are short and simple–exactly what I need. Do you have rules you try to live by?


Small Steps

Small Steps GraphicI’m sure you’ve heard someone say, “Rome wasn’t built in a day.” That’s because it wasn’t (I know–I was there). Take one step at a time. Everything happens when it’s supposed to, so all you need to do is stay encouraged while you work towards your goals.

“Small steps every day”… Just in case I you need a reminder.

Image Courtesy: A House in the Hills


Classy Cocktails

Old Fashioned

What’s your favorite cocktail? Is it something you’re embarrassed to shout to a bartender? You shouldn’t be ashamed–it’s just a drink. However, it may be time to step your cocktail game up if you’re suffering from bar embarrassment. I’m not saying people will judge you on your drink of choice, I’m just saying they may judge you on your drink of choice.

So here’s some classic cocktails from Food & Wine. Try one of these next time you want to fool people into thinking you’re fancy.

Photo Courtesy: Sean Davis


Easter Crafts Roundup

The Internet loves Easter! I do too, so I’ve gathered some of the best Easter crafts from around the Web. Fill your holiday weekend with eggs, pastels and bunnies galore.

“Easter Basket Inspiration” – Cupcakes and Cashmere

“Adorable Easter Manicure” – Glam

“Peeps Bunny Place Card Holder” – A Beautiful Mess

“Sharpie Easter Eggs” – Cutesy Crafts

“Ukrainian Easter Eggs” – Style Me Pretty

Photo Courtesy: Cupcakes and Cashmere


The Cutest Tea Accessories

Tea Time


What’s better than making your favorite tea? Making your favorite tea and sipping it out of a super cute teacup, of course. Bonus points for preparing your water in a fancy-schmancy teapot, like the stripped Henri Bendel that I’ve got to get my hands on.

Whether you prefer white, green or black tea, I think we can all agree that any kind is better than coffee… Just joking–not trying to start a beverage riot. Happy tea time!

Places I Love: Chicken and the Egg, Marietta, GA

chicken and the egg

When did brunch become the thing? It seems like 2013 was the Year of the Brunch and the trend isn’t going anywhere. Hey, I’m not complaining (who in their right mind would turn down poached eggs and bottomless mimosas at 2pm?), so I couldn’t say no when my friends invited me to their monthly brunch outing last weekend.

It was my first time at Chicken and the Egg and it was definitely memorable. The “modern farmstead fare” on their seasonal brunch menu didn’t disappoint (two words: hashbrown casserole), but it was the interior that really got me. I’m a sucker for the restaurant’s down-home-fancy decor, which perfectly matched the cuisine.

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Check out Chicken and the Egg if you’re ever in the Atlanta area.