• Lifestyle

    Warby Parker Review

    Hey friendship! My very first post was about Warby Parker almost a year ago. Warby Parker is an online store (that has real life locations scattered around the country) that sells fashionable glasses at an affordable price. Their bread and butter I think is their try on at home service. They let you select up to 5 pairs of glasses to try on at home. They will ship it to you for free (and lightning fast I might add). You can read my review of their try at home service: Taylor Tries Warby Parker That was a whole year ago, and I never took the plunge of actually buying their glasses until recently.…

  • Lifestyle

    Failing Forward: a novice cake baker’s journey

    Hey Friendship! When I was an intern, I had to read a book called Failing Forward by John C. Maxwell. I remember reading it and thinking, “ugh, this is dumb, irrelevant to my life, can’t wait to finish this and be done.” However, now it’s a book I think about every now and again. The whole premise was sharing stories of these mega success stories (many you probably heard of) but sharing the lesser known side of the struggles it took for them to get there. There’s so much focus put on success, that the failures many experienced are brushed off, or a simple footnote. For example – Oprah. Esteemed…

  • Lifestyle

    Shea Shea Bakery Skincare Review

    Hey friendship! Over the winter break, I stumbled upon a cute skincare line called Shea Shea Bakery. It’s a skincare line that is 100% natural, and crafted by the hand. The most novelty part of it – everything they sell looks and smells like food. From pancakes to donuts to so many flavors of cookies, it is a beautiful selection to browse. If you’ve read any of my other blogs, I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – I love a great theme. I also love a great product and Shea Shea has both. Body Butter Pancakes I bought the “Pancakes” body butter in 2oz (just because I…

  • Parties

    How to Throw a Furs and Fondue Party

    Hey friendship! I guess the first question you are probably asking – what is a furs and fondue party? The whole premise is – come over for a fondue, but with a twist, everyone has to wear their best faux fur. If you have friends that like to commit to a good theme, it’s the perfect winter gathering because it’s nice and cozy. I had a Pinterest mood board you can find HERE, for more ideas and inspiration if you decide to take this on yourself. The Menu We had about 14 people in total for attendance and I’m putting the measurements that seemed to work for this size of…

  • Travel

    Things to Do in Kansas City: The Selfie Boutique

    Hey Friendship! One of the closest “bigger” cities to me is Kansas City. It’s always been a fun weekend trip. Having been there so many times in my life, it can be hard to keep the trip fresh and fun. My last trip there, we made a visit to The Selfie Boutique. Technically, it’s located in Leawood, Kansas – but that’s just a stone’s throw away from Kansas City. Most pop-up, fun, instagramable places I see on Instagram and Pinterest are always in LA or NYC which is disappointing living so far away from there. However, The Selfie Boutique is right in the Midwest. Since I’ve started following them back…

  • DIY

    DIY Winter Terrarium Under $20

    Hey friendship! Over the weekend I was getting some serious winter vibes.  We had our first genuine snow fall of the season and I wanted to put a little winter decor in my dining room to match the season.  I was Googling/Pinteresting all sorts of winter terrariums and got inspired to make my own.  I’m not quite sure the pictures do it justice. In real life, it looks stunning, and has furthered inspired me to keep this tradition up for upcoming seasons.  I think a little seasonal terrarium fun is just what I need in my life. What you’ll need: Epsom Salt Large-ish Vase Trees – In stores Target has…

  • DIY

    Home Office Makeover

    Hey friendship! A couple weeks back I decided to reorganize my office.  I had a lot of loose papers, shelves littered with junk I only used once in a blue moon, and just a general disorganization.  The biggest culprit of my dissatisfaction of my office was this dead space in the corner: As you can see – just kind of a mess with no rhyme or reason. Random board games, wrapper paper, sombreros, a drone, boxes filled with unknowns, etc etc etc. My end result is here: I bought this storage cube organizer from Target and also 3 storage cube bins found HERE in a variety of colors.  My storage…

  • DIY

    DIY Ticket Stub Display

    Hi Friendship, I’m plagued with a disease where I save numerous ticket stubs, but always shove them in a junk drawer and forget about them.  While re-organizing and purging unneeded things in my office I was met with the decision to trash all my ticket stubs or do something with them.  I opted to do something. I’m going to share the materials I got from Target (my first love) but really you could choose any sort of bulletin board, push pins, etc. What You’ll Need bulletin board [I got mine HERE] push pins [I got mine HERE] command strips [I got mine HERE] lots & lots of ticket stubs (you…

  • Omaha

    Where to Snack in Omaha, Nebraska

    Hey friendship! If there’s one thing about me, I love dessert.  Whenever I say I’m “full” after dinner, that can be directly translated to, “but where are we getting ice cream after this?”  The thing I tell everyone when they say “what is there to do in Omaha?” is that the local food scene is bar none.  There are so many local eats and drinks, if you’re visiting, you shouldn’t be going to chain restaurants. You should indulge in all Omaha has to offer. I decided to write this up to detail my favorite places to go get a snack here, all locally owned, and undeniable delicious. Ted and Wally’s…

  • Omaha

    Brunch in Omaha – Le Peep

    Hey friendship, Seems like it was just yesterday when it was July and I posted my first “Brunch in Omaha” with the false impression that I would have a new brunch post every month.  My 4 siblings and I decided to get together for brunch the first Sunday of every month because we felt like we were being bad siblings who didn’t talk to each other enough.  Surprisingly, we have kept this up, some months the crowd is lighter than other months or the timing isn’t quite “brunch” anymore.  Nonetheless, here starts this month’s edition of “Brunch in Omaha” with a trip to Le Peep. Le Peep – $$ Le…