December 25, 2018

Fair Isle Christmas

Merry Christmas to all of you and your loved ones! We are having a very low key Christmas and are celebrating it in our own home for the first time ever! It is quite strange to not be with my family this time of year, but it is also nice to wake up in your own bed on Christmas (and not have to worry about packing the car up or hauling a hundred Christmas presents across the state).Lately I have been looking for festive but cozy pieces that will work all winter for me - because after all, Buffalo's sweater weather lasts about 7 months. I think this sweater from Abercrombie ticks all the boxes and even has coordinating mittens and a hat!

December 19, 2018

Disney Disability Access Pass with an Invisible Disability

Although I’ve had most of my medical issues for years at this point, I have never requested any accommodations either at work or while traveling. At first, this was doable and I would just modify me behavior and essentially live my life around my limitations. But as things have progressed, my limitations have started to impact my life and my family’s life more and it has become apparent that I need some assistance in order to really enjoy travel, vacation, and every day experiences. So for that reason, I decided I would not really be able to enjoy my time at Disney without a Disability Access Pass. 

November 29, 2018

Changing Seasons

Thanksgiving always marks the end of fall and the beginning of winter for me. Of course, living in Buffalo means that by the time Thanksgiving rolls around, we have usually already had a few snow falls, but this year we had the benefit of a long summer and a late, although short fall. For me, it doesn't matter the time of year, as soon as the weather dips below 50 degrees, I break out my trapper hats and plaid! Like most people born and raised in the northeast, L.L. Bean remains a staple of my wardrobe, along with Democracy jeans and a solid pair of boots.

November 15, 2018

Fall Beauty Roundup

Fall and spring are typically when I do a major skincare overhaul. Not surprisingly, I always seem to run out of everything around the same time and October and November are usually when I decide whether or not I want to repurchase products or replace them for the upcoming winter season. I do change my skincare routine for each season and I also like to try out new products. Usually I purchase a sample size and like to use it for at least a few weeks before deciding to but a larger or full sized bottle. Of course, Ulta AND Sephora have both had recent sales, and in fact the Sephora Beauty Insider sale (15% off) is going on right now!