Put This On Your Face Right Now



Okay, ladies. You know I have this thing for double duty beauty, right? Well, I’m partnering with The National Honey Board this summer to help spread the word about honey’s usages outside of your kitchen. Yes, honey can be used for many other purposes besides making your buttered toast the best thing ever.

Did you know that honey is a natural humectant with antimicrobial properties? Yep. And as a natural humectant, honey attracts and retains moisture, two qualities that can keep skin hydrated and glowing? Yep. Honey has whole body benefits, my friends.

Personally, I love to use honey because it’s an anti-irritant, and is gentle on my sensitive skin. So! Let’s talk about what I do with honey for my skin. I make a mask that’s kind of the best thing ever.  The Purely Honey Face Treat. Here’s how you do it. Get your ingredients.


  • 1/4 cup – honey
  • 2 Tablespoons – pomegranate juice
  • 1 handful – pitted cherries
  • 1/4 cup – plain yogurt
  • 1/2 – banana, optional

Blend all the ingredients together. It will look like this.


You will probably want to eat it. Go ahead and sneak a taste – it’s pretty dang good.

After you eat half of it, apply to clean, dry skin. Leave on for 15 to 20 minutes, then remove with damp sponge or a soft facial cloth. Pat dry and apply moisturizer.

Voilá! Fresh, moisturized skin. I’m a fan.

This post was sponsored by the National Honey Board. Mmm mmm, honey. (They didn’t tell me to say that.)


Odds and Ends



1. These colors are the best.

2. I’m in Oklahoma for the next week and a half – just enjoying some rest and relaxation with my family. (And by R&R, I mean pool time, board games, nightly cocktail hour, and my dad’s stocked candy drawer. Can you believe we shot that video 4 years ago?!) We had a round of thunderstorms roll through around 4am the first night, and I totally paced the halls, just waiting for my children to wake up with terror in their eyes from the flashing lightning and house-shaking thunder since they’ve never experienced a thunderstorm before. Never happened. They slept right through it. WHUT.

3. I hereby declare this to be the cutest braided top knot ever.

4. Speaking of hair, I’ve got three more articles up at P&G Beauty. 5 outdoor party looks that won’t go flat. (I swear!) 5 easy styles for honeymoon hair. (Totally easy.) How to master the chic chignon. (A must read for those of you struggling with le buns.)

5. We had the lovely Jessie Webster shoot our home a few weeks ago, and I can’t wait to show you her gorgeous photos. A little peek here, bottom right.

6. Okay, I’ve seen this one-pot pasta all over the internet and am dying to try. Have you?

Wishing you all a super duper fantastic weekend full of fun!


The Best Summer Clothing Combos



Summer is here, summer is here! Although I have a sweet spot for cool weather layers, the punchy colors and breezy fabrics of summer are always a welcome change come June. Instead of layering, I try to focus on fun pairings to keep things lively. Some things are definitely better together, so I’ve rounded up my favorite summer clothing combos for the season.

Linen Button Front Dress  ::  Tropical Love Bandana ::  Six Pocket Tee ::  Polka Dot Shorts ::  Sleeveless Chambray Top ::

Carnival Stripe Skirt  ::  Cargo Vest  ::  Floral Dress  ::  White Denim Vest  ::  Regatta Capri Pants

Summer clothing rule #1? Make it fun. Summer clothing rule #2? Make it machine washable, thankyouverymuch. All of the above items are machine washable, which is always the first thing I look for when buying a new garment. (This lady ain’t got time for dry clean only.) And speaking of laundry…


Better together is right.

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Style Guide: Beach Destination Wedding


beach destination wedding

I have some good news and bad news. The good news is that I pulled together some really fun items for the beach wedding in Cabo San Lucas over Memorial Day weekend. The bad news? I didn’t go. As much as I wanted to give my current issues the finger, the anxiety won. *shaking fists at sky*

Let’s look at the bright side, though. At least I can share my finds with you all. Ready, break!

Tucker Classic Cami Dress – Someone please invite me to some sort of shindig so I can wear this dress. It is even prettier in person, for reals.

Madewell Flora Bandana – I declare this summer the season of head scarves.

Chambray Side Snap Shell – Don’t even get me started on Kate Spade Saturday. I almost didn’t share so I could keep it my secret forever.

Black Strappy Sandals – Bought these at Zara to go with above dress. Once again, I need a cocktail party invite.

Straw Fedora – 10 bucks at H&M, people!

Rosebud Bikini – I love this bikini. Someone buy it and tell me all about it. (Did you see the adorable one piece?)

Cropped Skinny Boyfriend Jeans – I bought these at Old Navy a few months back and have been surprised at how much I enjoy them.

Watercolor Top – Hands down, the one item of clothing I receive the most compliments on. Again, Kate Spade Saturday. Shhhhhhh.

Joie Nude Sandals – These go with everything. No really, everything.

Stripe Drawstring Dress – Perfect as a coverup or drinks by the pool. (psst…25% off at J. Crew with the code SUMMER.)

Nude Leather Ankle Strap Sandal – This was my big purchase for the season and I adore them. Trés chic and comfortable, to boot.