The Monday Rundown

the monday rundown

NIP + FAB Upper Arm Fix: My arms aren’t what I’d call a “problem area” for me but, you know, a girl can use a little help here and there.  I’m really liking the way this lotion makes my arms feel and look (I believe, at least) firmer.

Donut Pancakes: What’s NOT to like about these?  I’m not big into pancakes but when they look like faux donuts, they’re just plain FUN.

Diptyque “Jonquille” Candle: I’m pretty into the newest scent to the Diptyque family, daffodil.  It’s very spring.

Brevity Signature Necklaces: Nameplate necklaces are so 1998, which is why I’m kind of obsessing over these signature necklaces.  Would it be kind of weird to get your own signature?

How To Make The Best Margarita EVER

best margarita

It’s almost Cinco de Mayo, which means you have until Sunday to master this recipe.  After years of consuming margaritas (you are welcome), here’s what I consider to be the BEST margarita ever.  What are some of your favorite cocktail recipes?


  • 2 oz Tequila
  • 1 oz fresh lime
  • 3/4 oz Triple Sec
  • 1 tsp simple syrup (1:1 sugar to water)


  • Pour all ingredients into a shaker with ice and shake vigorously
  • Salt rims (you don’t have to, but I love a salted rim) using lime juice
  • Strain into glass over fresh ice
  • Garnish with a lime wedge or two and serve

The Monday Rundown

the monday rundown

Aveda Pure Abundance Style-Prep: I’m really loving this product lately.  In fact, I’ve been catching whiffs of the amazing “Aveda smell” that all of their products have, and I’m way into it.

Reese Witherspoon: I don’t normally cover anything pop culture-related in The Monday Rundown, however, this was too funny to pass up.  “You’re about to find out who I am,” indeed.

Haute Betts Gypsy bracelet: After a weekend at Coachella (ok, really just staying at The Ace in Palm Springs), I’m feeling a fun friendship bracelet.

A classic milkshake: Currently craving ice cream…in fact, I just bought these old-fashioned dishes at the 99 cent store so I can re-create the full look and feel.