I feel like sharing with the internet something I noticed while traveling to NYC in the past. While quietly observing New Yorkers, I noticed something odd – they close their eyes in public a lot. I never really noticed before but in the Midwest, we rarely if ever close our eyes in public [...]
You may remember when I said that my 5K team had many races to choose from. The one we picked because they got to us first is the Family Violence Prevention Center‘s Walk to STOP Child Abuse. It was bitterly cold but thankfully the [...]
Here’s something I never leave home without: Sephora Blotting Papers. I have used so many types of blotting papers over the years and have never been 100% satisfied. Some would work phenomenally well but only have 30 in the pack for $15 or something ridiculous like that. Some would be dirt cheap [...]
Today marks our 4th wedding anniversary! To get in the spirit to celebrate, I thought I would look through some of my wedding photos. (Of course, they are all housed safely on Facebook‘s servers if you want to browse through some more.)
It was such a beautiful spring day. I remember that the weather [...]
The weather in Dayton, Ohio has been a rollercoaster ride this spring. We went from 85 degrees in March to temperatures in April reaching an all time low of 35 degrees. Earth Day this year was in the 30s and very cold and uncomfortable to those of us used to around 70. Since [...]
One of my husband and my first dates was this run down ice cream stand in Dayton called N’Ice N’ Sweet. He wanted us to go there because it’s a place he and his brother used to walk to when they were little living in Linden Heights. I thought it was in bad [...]
I went shopping at The Greene the other day and decided it was a perfect day for a mani/pedi. I love the Venetian Nail Spa because other than just the fact that it’s strikingly gorgeous the moment you step inside (dual waterfalls, sky mural in the vaulted ceiling, marble-esque floors, etc. – basically [...]
A while back, I read a great quote on swissmiss that described the blogging experience as a visit to someone else’s breakfast table:
“There’s something sacred about reading a blog post on someone else’s site. It’s like visiting a friend’s house for a quick meal ’round the breakfast table. It’s personal — you’re in their space, [...]
Today, my sister of Sad Robots fame is guest blogging some exercise product recommendations.
Lauren is great at giving beauty product recommendations, but beauty starts at being active and healthy, so I thought I’d recommend some great fitness products that I’m not sure I could live without.
I used to tell myself that as I worked [...]
I really love and appreciate the creativity of fashion designers, even if I will never be able to justify purchasing some of their more adventurous work. Here are three clutch purses I would love to own if I ever lost the part of my brain that helps me to make rational decisions.
Welcome!I love Dayton, I've lived here for all of my 26 years and don't plan on settling anywhere else. I started this blog as a way to showcase the best of Dayton (as seen through my perspective) and also to share some of the things that occupy space in my mind, namely beauty, home decor, quotes, and various aspects of my life.