Seems like some people are taking the saying “glitter makes everything better” very literal. Have you seen the new fad of applying glitter to your roots to prolong visits to the salon? I’m all for spending less money on the upkeep of my coif, but don’t quite think that I could get away with this. Much less at work. Maybe when I go out to the clubs. Wait, I don’t do that. Maybe Halloween?


That got me thinking. What else could we use glitter for? How about dark circles under the eyes? Glitter that!

What about crow’s feet? Frown lines? No botox needed here, just add glitter.

Unwanted stretch marks? How about some glitter on those gams.

Still have your ex’s name on your tattoo? Glitter that guy.

If I sprinkle glitter in with the dust in my house, does that mean it’s now decor and not dirt?


And just for fun, and if you need more sparkle in your life, here’s a whole Pinterest board I created dedicated to glitter

So I guess the answer to my question is yes, maybe everything is better with glitter.


My mom can tell you about my Barbie obsession growing up and how many hours I could play with my dolls. My most magical Christmas growing up was when I received that big beautiful yellow and pink Barbie dreamhome. I was in heaven…remember this one? Yep, I had it and my parents evidently stayed up all night putting it together Christmas morning. They took lots of naps that Christmas day.

In my real job, I manage branding and corporate marketing for a global company. So, that means I try to keep in touch with branding trends and new ideas. I’ve never been able to resist a Barbie, so when the below video was recently shared on my Facebook feed, I had to watch. Mattel hits a home run with this new ad for Barbie, positioning it around the potential and future possibilities of girls vs. just cute clothes, makeup and fun hair (which, actually, can live together in harmony if we are lucky enough).

Watch, and let me know what you think.

Inspired by some fun sayings I’ve seen on some pumpkins and t-shirts online this year, I put together some new free Halloween printables! For some previous fun printables, click here and here.

To use, just right click, save to your desktop, and print! It’s as easy as that! Now, getting a 10 year old to decide what he wants to be for Halloween, that’s a bit harder…wish me luck.

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If you know, me,  you also know I love Halloween. I pulled out the Halloween decorations for the house yesterday, so we are tricking and treating over there already. Today I decided my Facebook page needed to get into the Halloween spirit, so I put together a quick graphic for my header. Feel free to steal and use on your Facebook page to get everyone in the Halloween mood too! All you have to do is right click on it and save to your desktop, then upload to your Facebook page! Wallah – you’re instantly decorated for Halloween (at least online anyway)!


James Mumsford, an American teacher and composer, perhaps described the Shih Tzu best: “Nobody knows how the ancient eunuchs managed to mix together: a dash of lion, several teaspoons of rabbit, a couple of ounces of domestic cat, one part court jester, a dash of ballerina, a pinch of old man, a bit of beggar, a tablespoon of monkey, one part baby seal, a dash of teddy bear, and, for the rest, dogs of Tibetan and Chinese origin.”

Sounded perfect to me. Meet Max.