Saturday, June 29, 2013

American-Made Weekend Links

Catch up on your weekend reading. This weekend's links post is extra beefed up since it's been a while since my last one. A lot of wonderful things have been written since.

Here are 10 articles that you should read if you haven't already:

Friday, June 28, 2013

The Last Days of Google Reader

Are you mourning the impending loss of Google Reader like I am? Have you decided what alternative you'll be using? Let's chat about it, because I might need some comfort over all of this.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

The Convertible Handbag

No, it's not a sports car, but it is almost as cool as one. This purse transforms from a cross-body bag to a fold-over clutch.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Spotted at the Hair Salon

Hair Color Chalk
If anyone has tried this temporary hair color chalk, what'd you think of it? Reviews welcome.

P.S. See more in the Spotted... photo series. 

Monday, June 24, 2013

I Am the Goldilocks of Cheese Domes

My mom has a wonderful glass cheese dome that I envied for a long time. I set out to find an American-made version for myself. While I did find a few options, they just weren't right. They were either too expensive, too big, too fancy, came with an unnecessary base, or just... not my style. There just didn't seem to be one that fit the bill. I had almost exhausted my more-than-a-year-long search for one made in the USA, when I stumbled upon this version in an unlikely place.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Aloha, Coffee!

There is nothing better in the morning than a hot cup of coffee. No, really. I almost cannot function without it.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Spotted at the Restaurant

The breakfast I bought the other day came in this Duro paper bag, made by Maria Figueroa on July 7, 2011. Thanks, Maria!

P.S. See more in the Spotted... photo series. 

Monday, June 10, 2013

The Toes Are Out!

With the temperatures rising, my feet have been exposed almost all the time now. I visited my local nail salon recently to make sure that my tootsies were summer ready and picked out this fun fuchsia color for my toenails.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Wednesday, June 5, 2013


We had a little situation in the kitchen that caused a chip in the wall of the newly painted kitchen. Whoopsies! So, how to fix it? Why, spackle and touch-up paint, of course.

Monday, June 3, 2013

Thinking Outside the (Cigar) Box

Are you on the hunt for a gift for the main man in your life: a father, a brother, a husband, or a friend? Lucky for you Cloak & Dapper, an online men's general store carrying quality items made in the USA, is putting together these gift boxes that are just a bit different while still paying homage to the classics. Their cigar box gift boxes are just in time for Father's Day (but I really think this would be a great gift for any man on any occasion). They've made it easy by thinking of everything while still providing each customer with the chance to choose some of the individual details so that you really can tailor it to the liking of your gift recipient. It's a new spin on the "traditional" while at the same time offering an exclusive experience.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Top Posts for May

May has been a busy time for me at work (you know, my paying job) so I apologize if my posts have been a bit sparse. Nonetheless, it was a great month. Furthermore, there are great things happening on the horizon. My husband and I are making plans to travel to some fun places this summer as well as visit with family and friends (much needed, I miss you guys). There is also a strong possibility that some of my content will be published elsewhere. Details forthcoming. Now that the temps are rising, I am breaking out all my summer dresses and shorts and sandals and sunglasses. Ta-ta to the heavy sweaters, for now.

I have been finally lured in by that siren, Twitter. Please join me in the fun conversations going on over there: @TAMGTL

The top five posts for May 2013 are: