DIY Easter Dress for an 18″ Doll

Easter is just around the corner, and my daughter always looks forward to it. Not because of Easter egg hunts or the Easter Bunny — but because she gets to dress up in a fancy new outfit. She loves the frills and colors and overall girly-ness of Easter fashion. When Walmart challenged me to share… Continue reading DIY Easter Dress for an 18″ Doll

Celebrate Fall with a DIY Floral Headband

Fall is absolutely my favorite season, in part because of the relief from scorching hot weather and the opportunity to transition my wardrobe, but also because of the colors. Growing up in the Virgin Islands, I never got to experience the change of seasons and the beautiful hues that come with it. Don’t get me… Continue reading Celebrate Fall with a DIY Floral Headband

St. Patrick’s Day DIY: Shamrock Headband & Tutu

I’ll admit: When I was growing up, we didn’t make a very big deal of St. Patrick’s Day. We’d make jokes about leprechauns and pots of gold, but that was about it. So when Walmart challenged me to share a themed craft project for the holiday, I admit I was stumped at first. But having… Continue reading St. Patrick’s Day DIY: Shamrock Headband & Tutu

Duck Shelf Paper Makes for Stylish Storage

I have a paper problem. Honestly. Between mail and my daughter’s constant stream of schoolwork and letters from school, we just have nowhere to put it all. And while I SAY I’ll go through it often enough not to let it pile up. The truth is, it doesn’t work out that way. So we end… Continue reading Duck Shelf Paper Makes for Stylish Storage

Three Simple, Gorgeous Holiday Beauty Looks

I am a complete makeup novice. Not because I never had the opportunity to use it. I just wasn’t very interested in learning. But lately, with my renewed passion for personal style has come a desire to learn how to apply makeup. So when Walmart gave me the opportunity to recreate three holiday looks from… Continue reading Three Simple, Gorgeous Holiday Beauty Looks

Make a Bat Pumpkin with Duck Tape

Believe it or not, I have never carved or decorated a pumpkin for fall or Halloween. It’s just not something I ever did growing up, and as a result, it never occurred to me to try it as an adult. But in recent years, I’ve really started getting into some of the fun surrounding Halloween,… Continue reading Make a Bat Pumpkin with Duck Tape

Tutorial: Personalized, Reusable Snack Bags

Like most kids her age, my daughter has to take a snack to school every day, along with a bottle of water. She’s had a stainless steel reusable water bottle for a little more than a year, and its still going strong. But we’ve always struggled with the snack. It may be convenient to drop… Continue reading Tutorial: Personalized, Reusable Snack Bags

8 Easy Tips for Greener Travel

Before I went to Austin, TX for South by Southwest Interactive earlier this year, it had been about 7 years since I had last been on a plane or even on a trip that didn’t include a stay with family members. Since then, I’ve been on another trip to Chicago for BlogHer, and it’s not… Continue reading 8 Easy Tips for Greener Travel