Wednesday, May 28




A couple weeks ago I had the chance to go to a local blogger event at The Cosmetic Market in Green Hills. I'm secretly a wannabe beauty junkie - I would love to just have endless amounts of money to try different products - so this event was so fun for me. While we sipped on margaritas, beauty consultants tried different products on us. One of the products I walked away with was Bare Mineral's new liquid foundation, and I'm obsessed. 

A little background - for years I was a devoted user of the Bare Minerals powder foundation, but then I felt like I needed something with longer lasting coverage and switched to another brand's liquid foundation. When I found out about Bare Mineral's new foundation a few weeks ago, I oh-so conveniently ran out of the foundation I was using. Perfect timing to try out Bare Minerals Bare Skin.

Y'all. It doesn't even feel like you have makeup on, but the coverage lasts all day long. It blends so well into my skin and leaves it looking more even and bright. Not to mention, it has the most bare ingredients, with no silicone, parabens, oil, or fragrance. There's 20 shades, it's $29 (!!!!!) and it rocks. Definitely have a makeup consultant find the shade that's right for you - it took us about 2 different shades to find the perfect one.

Thank you to Cosmetic Market for such a fun event and introducing me to new products!

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Friday, May 9


Have you all seen this video that's been making it's way through Facebook? If you haven't, take 5 minutes to watch. It's a great reminder for all of us to get our faces out of our phones and enjoy the life around us, not the one in a screen. I'm as guilty as anyone spending useless hours on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram.... and not actually doing anything. We are a social world, but we don't know how to be social, which is just sad.

So this weekend, I'm attempting to shut off all of the social media - or at least limit myself - and just be. You all should try it too!

Have a great weekend :)

Thursday, May 8


This isn't an earth shattering post, just some pretty things from Anthropologie I wouldn't mind wearing this beautiful week.

In the fall and especially winter, I really tend to stick to darker colors and more neutrals. Once April hits though, I'm ready to wear as many bright colors as humanly possible. I can't get enough of color. Anthropologie has some great options and the above three are just a few I'm loving.


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Wednesday, May 7


This week my office had a Cinco de Mayo party and my department was in charge of hosting. Anytime Mexican food and margaritas are involved, I obviously want to be involved! 

I knew that I would be coming home exhausted from a weekend at the Derby, so I wanted to make something really easy and quick, but delicious at the same time. Enter this black bean & corn salsa. I'm not kidding when I say this is probably one of the easiest things to make. As I said to a friend who doesn't cook, "Megs, even you could make this!" Literally dumping cans of beans and corn into a bowl. And a little chopping. But so good.

At the party I served it with chips, but last night I used leftovers to make a vegetarian burrito bowl, which was also amazing. I made a Chipotle lime rice and then added the salsa and a little bit of cheese and lettuce. If I had chicken on hand, I would have done that too with a little rub.

As a note - I doubled the recipe for a party, but I am giving you the non-doubled recipe. It makes a lot!


Black Bean & Corn Salsa

1 can (15 oz) black beans (drain)
1 can (15 oz) yellow or white canned corn (drain)
1 can (15 oz) petite diced tomatoes (drain)
1 bunch of green onion, chopped
1/2 red onion, chopped
2 T vegetable oil
1 T ground cumin
salt & pepper

Mix in a large bowl, add fresh lime juice and cilantro for extra flavor.

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