POLE DIARY: Beginner pole practice + tips

Day 3 of being snowed in from storm Jonas and looking outside this morning, I have finally spotted it- sidewalk. Pavement. A street that even looks drivable if I feel up to digging out my car (that motivation has that has yet to surface.) But surprisingly, I haven't gone stir crazy in this time- thanks to …

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Lemon-rosemary chicken orzo soup

I'll admit it- I had trouble sleeping last night because I was so excited for today's snow. Technically, I should be mourning the death of my plans to travel home and talk business (but, like, soon-to-be business that I'm real excited about.) But... snow. Even though cabin fever will inevitably kick in, my sanity will …

Capsule wardrobe 102: Assembling your wardrobe + shopping smarter

"Butthead" is the only word that can describe how I've acted this past week. While I have made progress in recognizing and somewhat taming my mood swings, I usually am able to do those things a few days in and after offending at least three innocent bystanders. Instead of martyring myself with over-indulgent, self-pitying apologies (okay, after …

Aveda Clove Conditioner review: Going back to my natural hair color

Since the true winter temperatures have finally hit Virginia, I've been feeling lazy. This is both healthy and unhealthy for me; I'm one of those people who derives purpose from the habit of "busy" to the point where it can easily tip into toxicity. My version of a lazy night just might be how normal people …