Odds and Ends

1. Is there a French word for “douchebag?” Because this French author is definitely one.

2. Watching these 17-year-olds try to dial a number on a rotary phone is so good. (Love the “reset” feature.)

3. To the mom who has lived an entire life before leaving for work in the morning, this one is for you.

4. Speaking of working moms, I’ll be speaking at the Working Mom Summit in OKC on January 19th about self-care. Locals, would love to see you!

5. My top 12 green beauty products of 2018 are awesome. (Also, I’m giving away a $500 gift card to one of my favorite beauty retailers – you can enter here.)

6. Why do some women age faster than others? I love that the second most-mentioned response was “husbands.” #truth

7. Great way to teach your children boundaries.

8. Aw man, I can’t even count how many articles I wrote for Babble. RIP.

9. This is why I won’t let my daughter play with her friends’ makeup.

10. I get compliments on my reusable bags weekly. Love these new prints!

11. You guys, the United States has a massive surplus of cheese. Maybe we should build a wall with it.

12. Meal planners! Check out all these awesome Amazon Echo hacks! Using Alexa for my shopping list has been a game changer.

13. People over 65 are the most likely to share fake news. WHAT AN ABSOLUTELY SHOCKING SHOCKER.

14. We are getting a puppy. Yes, you heard me right. Maybe I should buy these for myself.

15. We had the best convo with Kevin Garcia about tarot cards, crystals, cosmetics, and self-care on this week’s Selfie podcast. Take a listen!

Happy Friday. Hope you have a fantastic weekend!

image credit: carla llanos


2018 Best in Green Beauty

It’s the start of a new year which means it’s time for my annual best of green beauty list! I started working on this list with the idea of creating an immense guide to all my favorites across all categories when I realized, well, I’ve actually already done that. For those of you who want a mega deep dive into everything I’m currently using and loving in terms of skincare, cosmetics, and body care (plus all my discount codes), you can find more than you could ever want to know here.

That leaves this post as an assemblage of my very favorite products of the year. Whether new, new to me, or something I just used all the damn time, these products are truly my crème de la crème of 2018. Enjoy!




Odds and Ends

1. OMG, Father of the Year. Dead from laughter.

2. You know I embrace the woo-woo, but maybe this has gone a bit too far?

3. Like I already don’t have enough to worry about during perimenopause.

4. The best moments from yesterday’s historic swearing-in ceremony. So proud!

5. Moms of tween boys, this is a must-read.

6. I am full-on obsessed with these daily facial pads. Every damn morning.

7. WWI footage that looks astonishingly recent.

7. My friend Lisa just started a Facebook group about embracing gray hair and it’s awesome. You should join!

8. I have been using Common Sense Media to help me navigate apps and other types of media for my kids.

9. Invisible pollutants, man. This is slightly depressing.

10. How not to take it personally when other women are in their early 20s. Laughed so hard.

11. Did Grover drop the F-bomb?

12. Champagne, chocolate, and spicy foods make you live longer? I am going to live FOREVER.

13. Wow wow wow, this would have been quite a cool sight.

14. Is anyone still on Goodreads? Trying to up my fiction game this year…I think I read 87,000 non-fiction books last year.

15. I have now bought all of the Beautycounter eyeshadow palettes and I don’t know if I should be excited or mortified. (But they are so good! I can’t stop haaaaaalp)

16. New Year’s Resolutions on this week’s Selfie episode! I have four this year…we’ll see how it goes.

Happy weekend to you all!

image credit: mirella bruno