Big News!! (And TWO Giveaways!)

Hey, y’all!  How’ve you been?  I’ve missed you.  I’ve been busy scheming and planning, and I am so excited to share some news with you.

For the past two years, I have been wanting to write more than a fashion blog allows.  My pieces here have tended to be short and to the point.  And updating a blog five days a week (which I have for almost the entirety of this blog’s five and a half years) has not left much free time.  So for two years I’ve tried to figure out how to make both happen.

Then the election happened.  Woah.  It had nothing to do with my writing, per se, but it also put a lot of things into stark relief.  And shortly after the election, I read Cheryl Strayed say,

In this tumultuous time, we need your best thing, whether the world is ready for it or not.

And it stopped me in my tracks.  Because I agree.  And because I know what my best thing is, and it’s my writing.

So, I’ve been writing more.  (You can read some of my pieces on my writing blog Beacon and Joy, like this one about my first experience- and mishap- with lip gloss and this one about what the Olympics do to me– every time!)  I am working on a book, which I am super excited about.  I’m taking writing courses, sitting down for longer periods of time to write.

But I also want to be in touch with you as I have been with this blog.  I still want to share my favorite things with you, so I’ve started a newsletter where every week I’ll share my favorite things I found that week– from books, articles, recipes, bits of my week, beauty finds, and even fashion.  You can sign up here to get what I call “Magic Mail”— my weekly missive including all kinds of awesomeness I’ve found that week delivered right to your inbox.

This week’s newsletter includes: my favorite articles and videos I’ve found this week, my new favorite blush, what I’m reading now, and my new fave recipe (which I’ve made twice already this week!).  If you sign up, you’ll be entered for a chance to win my favorite blush and the book I just finished reading!

So sign up here, and stay in touch!  I’d love to hear if there are specific things you’d love to see in my weekly roundup (someone suggested I share my favorite hand soap, and I thought, “Wow!  That never would have occurred to me.”  So let me know your thoughts.)  Also, I am going to remain active on social media.  Follow me on Instagram to see beautiful little bits of my days (I’m really into Instagram Stories right now).  I’ve also become more engaged on Twitter, so we can chat there too.

Thank you for all your support and for all the incredible conversations we’ve had here over the years.  It has meant the world to me.

Here’s to the next part of the journey!  Let’s do our best things!







  • nelle

    Congratulations on this new journey you are embarking on! It’s always great when you find what you love and can do it full-time, that’s pretty great!

  • Oh my! I’m so excited to check out your new projects and can’t wait to see what the future holds for you!

  • Thelma

    Awesome stuff! Congrats on your new journey and update us soon on how it has been so far.
    Thelma | Ring light mirror