Cooking with Joanna – Cooking My Way Through Magnolia Table

One of my resolutions for the new year is to read more books and as I’ve been cooking my way through Cravings, I’ve fallen in love with a type of book that wasn’t originally on my list, cookbooks, but even more so I’ve fallen in love with cooking. I don’t know what it is about…

January Beauty Update – My Hair Care Splurge

This is a quick PSA for haircare, for all lengths, but especially for that cute short, trendy, lob, which I’ve been happily wearing for a while; texturizing spray is life changing – it’s completely changed my hair game and a $50 gift card to Nordstrom just made me make a hair care splurge into the…

My New Year – Goals for 26 and Beyond

I think I said this last year, but I’m not much for a New Year’s resolution, because my new year doesn’t really start on January 1st, instead, it starts 27 days later, on my birthday, January the 28th. So, while I clinked a champagne glass and screamed “happy new year,” I saw the look of…

Mother Mary

When I find myself in times of trouble, Mother Mary comes to me, speaking words of wisdom, let it be.  There are days that my dad and I have everything in common, from our blue eyes, to the fact that he lost his father when he was young, and I am losing mine. My father…

The Christmas Edit – What Darren Got Me for Christmas

Hi everyone! I hope you all had the most amazing Christmas, I know I did and I wanted to share with you (in hopefully the least braggy way possible) what Darren got me, as it seems to be the only question I’m getting asked the past few days. Darren and I have decided in our…

My Graduate School Admission Essay

            Nothing bad ever happened to me, that was until I was twenty-four years old. Only then, two weeks before Christmas, did my life forever change. On a cold, rainy December day my father was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s disease, a terminal illness with no real known cause or cure. I drove my dad and my…

The Christmas Edit – Gifts for Mom

This year, I wanted to have a real splurge when it came to Christmas shopping for my mom. She deserves it, what else can I say?! She never asks for anything, and regardless of the fact that I’ve gifted her mostly iPhones and iPads over the past few years, nothing makes her more excited than…

The Christmas Edit – A Gift Guide For Him

Is it just me, or are men so hard to shop for?! I could make a list a mile long for my mom or best friend, but when it comes to my Dad and Darren, it takes me forever to think of one tiny idea! Darren will tell me he likes something, I’ll try to…