Bago Bag Review!

Alright, so I’ve had a few people ask me Bago Travel bag since I first mentioned it on the blog a couple months back, specifically how it manages to fold up so compactly. 

Since it’s easier to show vs. tell, I’m proud/frightened to bring you my first video blog ever. Hopefully this answers people’s questions about Bago, without totally making me look like a bobo (like what I did there?)

Let me know if you have any more questions about these awesome products!



I’m Your Dolly, Stuffed With Extra Baggage

Today’s one of those days where I’m just plugging along, trying not to let the overhead fluorescent lights of the office affect the throbbing happening behind my eyes anymore than it already has. It hasn’t been a bad day, but it’s hasn’t been a particularly exciting one, either, but I figured I owed the blog an update since I recently resolved to get back into the swing of writing in here again.

Aren’t you glad I made the effort today? 😛

I went to the boardwalk last night and played pinball and skeeball until I reached a point of zen. If I ever strike it rich, or moderately wealthy, I will have a mini arcade in my house featuring these games (and maybe Pac Man, too).

[For the record, this is the pinball machine I want. I actually found an arcade down in Austin that has it–and was selling it–but I just couldn’t justify the cost/effort it would take to transport it back to Jersey… If anyone has any more local leads on where to find this, hit me up]


Products I Love: Eco-Emi

I have to admit that sometimes sticking to my principles on trying to only support cruelty-free companies can be tough, and a little frustrating. Sometimes I miss the ease and effortlessness of not having to check labels or confuse salespeople. A lot of research and time often has to go into selecting the products I purchase for myself and my family and many times I feel like I’m unable to really keep abreast of the cool new products and companies out there that actually are catering to my needs. And I know I’m not alone in this–I’ve had many friends who know my stance on animal testing ask me for recommendations or tips on brands that are also aligned with those values. In fact, I had one friend ask awhile ago for a run down of cosmetic companies that are certified cruelty free that I know and trust.

I thought this was a fabulous idea, but as anyone who reads this blog on the regular (or attempted to) has learned–I can be slow-moving. But I have been thinking on this idea for some time and decided I wanted to feature some of the awesome brands I’ve fallen in love with, as well as some cool resources I’ve used to try to keep up with the lifestyle I hope to maintain. Continue reading

Choosing Happiness.

Holy shit. Apparently, summer is over.

And as most of you have noticed (and some of you have nagged me about), the blog has laid rather dormant during the past few months, although I assure you it’s not for lack of trying.

In fact, I just went through and browsed the many drafts that had been started, left unfinished, trying to get an idea for what’s been going on/what my mindset’s been when I write this prodigal son blog after months of silence. And it seems all these drafts seem to center around a common theme, or at least a common emotion: melancholy. Continue reading

girly wants.

I pride myself on having beautiful, smart, and amazing girlfriends who do not easily identify with the personality of Sex and the City characters. And after many recent dashed plans, due to busy schedules and chaotic lives, our little group finally had a chance to get together today to celebrate Quavin and her little one on the way.

We had a great time at Farmacia, where we enjoyed yummy 1/2 price cocktails and delicious food (it would not be an exaggeration to say I could have probably eaten 6 more servings of their grilled brie and downed at least 3 more bloody Marys…). After we finished chatting, laughing, eating, drinking, and demonstrating how/why I am not mentally or physically prepared for childbirth, we began our journey back to the Jersey side. But first, we all needed caffeine to stave off the food coma.

Sitting around Cosi, we ended up getting into a rather in-depth conversation about make up, which made me realize that, although I enjoy being friends with women who are not average “girly girls,” I am glad I have people to discuss these things with, because clearly there is a lot of shit out there I know nothing about. And now I’ve learned there are several things I need to add to my growing list of  girly “wants,” including:

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