Today is National Fortune Cookie day! Yes, an entire day dedicated to crispy cookies filled with luck-bearing paper! In my house, this is cause for a celebration and that means one thing and one thing only: Tonight I’ll be ordering a boatload of Chinese food for dinner in hopes that, in honor of this day, I’ll find the most epic fortune of all time! Of course, given that there’s a definite chance that won’t happen — this past Christmas I opened not one, not two, not three, but FOUR fortune cookies in a row with no fortune! — I decided to take it upon myself and write my own fabulously fun fortunes! Keep in mind these aren’t traditional (and they definitely follow a style-inspired theme) but hopefully you’ll have a good laugh and maybe even pass them on. Enjoy!
Maggie’s love of words dates back to the 4th grade when she was told she had a knack for the English language. Persuaded by her teacher to compete in a national spelling bee, she enthusiastically agreed, only to be unenthusiastically eliminated in round 2. Fortunately, things could only go up from there. Maggie majored in Advertising at Boston University and shortly after graduating started a tutoring company for college admissions essay prep. She spent a year and a half as the primary copywriter for JDate, as well other niche dating sites, before moving into the e-commerce/tech start-up world as a beauty and fashion writer. Currently, Maggie is the Senior Copywriter at JustFab, constantly on the hunt for the most clever shoe puns imaginable.
Personal confession: Second only to babies, puppies, and babies snuggling with puppies, there’s nothing that gives me quite as joyful a rush as those fleeting moments when I decide to make an unplanned beeline for the nearest beauty supply store, mind and wallet open, pretending for five whole minutes like money grows on trees and I’ll buy anything I can manage to carry up to the counter in two hands. From nail polish, to bronzer to essential oils and bath soaps…and perfumes, and mascaras, and face masks and lip stains and eye lash curlers and those little bottles of Evian spray that I’m totally sure are nothing more than tap water in a can…I would literally spend every last dime in my bank account, every single weekend, on arbitrary beauty products if I knew there’d be no consequences.
Did you know? July is Anti-Boredom Month which means it’s more acceptable than ever to get out there and try tons of things new things! Why? To keep you from being bored, of course! Personally, even as packed as my work schedule can be during the week, and despite the fact that I often SWEAR I’ll spend every moment of my weekend sleeping and relaxing, on Saturdays I still find myself looking for fun projects that I can easily do from the comfort of my couch – that will simultaneously spruce up my living space (hence, chic home decor!) So, in honor of Anti-Boredom Month, I did a little research and found three totally unique, fun and easy DIY projects that I’m totally obsessed with, and look SO amazing, that I think you’ll love. Follow these simple steps below and I promise you won’t be disappointed!
Happy National Pink Day, ladies! From fuchsia and raspberry to bubble gum, today is all about finding fun, fresh ways to incorporate pink into your style, food, environment – whatever! Listen, I’m the first to admit that, at times, pink can definitely be a polarizing color; you either love it or you hate it. But today I’ve decided that, in honor of this hue–centered holiday, I’d zone in on a few of my favorite pink styles that are easy to wear year-round! Check out this list below:
Ladies, today is no ordinary day! In fact, it is on this day, May 12th, that we celebrate National Limerick Day! If you’re not familiar, Limerick Day is celebrated every year as a nod to the poet Edward Lear who was known for his silly somewhat nonsensical poetry. Of course, this also means we celebrate the birth of the limerick as it was born from his 1864 work, the “Book of Nonsense.” To refresh your memory, a limerick is a brief, quick-witted, five line poem following a specific rhyme scheme: The first two lines rhyme with each other, as well as the fifth line, while the third and fourth lines rhyme together. Sure, you could compose a limerick about anything (and believe me, I’ve tried!) but, given that we all have a passion for fashion, I used that theme as my guide and gave this funny little poem a try. Enjoy these and feel free to pass on!
Aside from my usual arsenal of warm weather necessities (sandals, dresses, pastel colored bags – you get the idea) spring is practically synonymous with one super important style-must: MANICURES. Ladies, much like your hair, nails are one of your very best accessories and, unfortunately, they’re often forgotten when it comes to pulling a complete look together. But the truth is that rocking the perfect polish should be, in my opinion, seasonally mandatory because great nail art can really take your look from drab to, well, fab!
It’s me again with some real food for thought! Last Wednesday was National Cherry Pie Day and, in honor of such a special holiday, I wanted to share an equally special recipe with you! Truth be told I’m a huge dessert enthusiast and a lover of baking in general, and pies happen to be one of my favorite things to create in the kitchen. But as anyone who’s ever baked a pie can tell you, creating a moist filling and a perfectly golden brown lattice crust top is an art that can really take time … more time (or patience) than I have when my belly starts to rumble! That’s why I’m here to share with you what is arguably the easiest, quickest and most insanely delicious alternative to a traditional cherry pie: Cherry Dump Cake! Deceive you not, this easier than pie recipe (see what I did there?) is made with a mere 4 ingredients and requires only that you know how to, you guessed it, dump everything in one pan! So grab your sweet tooth and enjoy!
As the weather begins to show subtle signs that we’re finally (and hopefully!) moving into a new season, I start to load up my spring food arsenal with new, delicious recipes that I can whip up quickly! As I’ve mentioned before, I love to host parties and generally find any excuse I can to have people over. Well, believe it or not, today is National Tortilla Chip Day so that gives me exactly the excuse I need to get the girls together and make some of my own favorite dips! Of course, when it comes to last-minute fetes I’m certainly not knocking the “just pop a few frozen pizzas in the oven and go” method, but I do find that it’s so much more enjoyable as the host(ess) when what you serve is what you create. And that’s why I love DIPS (aka anything that requires you to use more food, instead of a fork, to get it in your mouth)! Easy, fresh and fun, there are a bajillion different recipes out there that’ll satisfy just about any palate and below are a few faves that I just keep coming back to. Enjoy and happy celebrating!