September has arrived! Following the summer that wasn't.... and we are SO ready for the cool down and all things fall! Still in quarantine-baking mode, I made my seasonal pumpkin chocolate chip muffins yesterday... why not start early? And, with schools and businesses starting to open up, it's time to start thinking about trading our stay-at-home casual wear for actual clothes we don't mind being seen wearing in public. While you won't catch us venturing out without a mask for the foreseeable future, they can't take away fall fashion from us! On Arizona Midday, I show five ways to elevate your fall style and how to wear ...Read more.
It may be little later this year, but our favorite annual sale -- the Super Bowl of all sales -- is still on like Donkey Kong! (For all you '80s girls out there. LOL) You can preview the sale items online right now and create a wish list of items in preparation for purchase when the sale goes live, which is dependent on your Nordstrom Rewards level. The Icon members are madly shopping now, Ambassador level is live August 7th, Influencers shop the 10th, Insiders join in the fun on the 13th, and the sale is open to the public on August 19. Shop 'til you drop for all the latest fall looks until the prices go back up on ...Read more.
Anyone else struggling to keep up their usual beauty routines while COVID cases are spiking across the country?? The struggle is real. Hair appointments have been pushed out, spa days aren't happening, and our regular massage date has been flat out cancelled. Ugh. It's almost like we're in the pioneer days with our gray hair, no facials and plain nails. Okay, it's not that bad because we luckily have the Internet and shops that offer curbside pickup! My hair stylist put together a custom home color kit for me (shout out to Chanele at The Waverly Salon!), and many others are offering to come to your home if you're ...Read more.
This cake is a go-to, healthy-ish treat at our house! The family begs for it. With just a 1/2 cup of sugar in the whole cake and no butter, it's sweet enough without being overly so, dairy-free, and yet so moist and delicious, you don't feel like you're sacrificing anything to eat better. It can also be made gluten-free, if you need to avoid gluten or are following the Low FODMAP diet. Like most gluten-free baked goods, the end result is a slightly denser cake, but no less delicious. This cake is so easy to make I whip it up at least once a week. Pro tip: Use a pretty bundt cake pan and wow everyone at the table with ...Read more.
We've all had it happen. The dreaded wardrobe malfunction. From a fallen hem to a broken heel, it's a serious fashion emergency! Below are some of my best stylist tips & tricks for common issues many of us have run into over the years. To make solving unexpected problems easier, I highly recommend assembling your own stylist kit to ensure you have key fix-it items handy. I have a kit at-the-ready at home and in my car. Grab an unused makeup bag, fill it with essentials and, ta-da! You have your own custom style emergency kit. 1 | How to... fix a broken heel.If you have super glue available, it should hold the heel ...Read more.
It's dinner time AGAIN. I need something easy and fast, yet healthy and nutritious, plus it needs to meet the Low FODMAP diet guidelines. (Code for it's good for your gut!) I looked at several different stuffed pepper recipes and created my own healthy version that has become a weekly go-to meal in our house, plus a family favorite! Oh, and my husband loves it even more when I throw a few jalapeños on the top of his serving. Bring on the heat. ;) Bonus: It tastes just as good or even better the next day for lunch, and during these quarantine times having good food ready to eat on hand is a lifesaver. I hope your family ...Read more.
While we all might be feeling relieved that COVID-induced online school has come to an end (at least for now!), summer is likely looking a bit different this year too. Most summer camps are cancelled or at least postponed, travel plans have gone to the wayside, and we're all holding our breath to see what the summer will bring. Here in Arizona, businesses have been opening up and people are flocking to restaurants and stores.... and coronavirus cases are sadly on the uptick. At our house, we're being cautious and still laying low. We may hit the highway for a road trip or two in July, but unless we want to spend our days ...Read more.