Friday, January 28, 2011

Joyful Heart

I have to confess, most scented lotions give me an instant allergy, however the line of lotions from Philosophy, always has just enough scent without being overpowering… that’s why I was SO excited that I could purchase and wear the Joyful Heart lotion they have introduced!
Not because now I have a lovely, fresh scent, but because the net proceeds from each sale of Joyful Heart go to support an amazing organization! Joyful Heart Foundation was founded in 2004 by Mariska Hargitay who recognized, through her work on NBC’s Law & Order Special Victims Unit, the epidemic of sexual assault, domestic violence and child abuse that plagues our nation.

“Joyful Heart's mission is to heal, educate and empower survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence and child abuse and to shed light into the darkness that surrounds these issues”.
So you too can buy this lovely peony scented lotion at any Philosophy store near you, or you can visit Joyful Heart’s website to see the other partners they have and do something so simple; purchase a great product, and in doing so, help countless survivors heal!

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Thursday, January 20, 2011


There is nothing quite like curling up with a book you just can’t seem to put down—and wouldn’t want to even if you could. Enter “TIMELESS”, written by Alexandra Monir. I was lucky enough to interview this impressive young author about her debut book and can’t wait to share some sneak peeks into the story, as well as into Alexandra’s own life, with all of you!

“TIMELESS” will sweep you away from era to era, alongside main character Michele Windsor as she defies the constricts of time and engages your heart and mind. The power of music is embedded deeply in this story, as Michele turns out to be a song writer—just like the author really is! Alexandra, in her own words, says that “music is how we express ourselves when emotions are too overpowering for just words, and with a love story like TIMELESS, there are definitely overwhelming emotions at play that only the music my characters write together can fully express! “ Alexandra is so passionate about music that she actually recorded two of the songs from the story (bonus: the songs are available via digital download to anyone who purchases the book!).

Alexandra expertly hits the sweet spot in this story, weaving together the perfect blend of quality content, romance and heart-pounding adventure that fill every page. She is currently working on the sequel to this novel and we could not be more excitedly awaiting its arrival. “TIMELESS” is one book I guarantee you do want to miss, but just let me warn you—the characters and story are sure to come alive in your hands and leave a lasting impression in your heart!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

They’re cute... they’re comfy... and they’re coming to a closet near you!

What’s hip, happening and on the head of just about every celeb in Tinseltown? Crochet beanies but of course! This cute and comfy fashion accessory can be your answer to dressing up or down any outfit! Match it with a pair of ripped jeans and a classic tee for a little bohemian flair, or use it to “top-off” your favorite night-out ensemble. Either way, you’re sure to look cool, collected and ultra trendy!

And hats off to Katherine Heigl for looking ever so chic and stylish while sporting her slouchy crochet beanie!

Check out these websites for some stellar steals on winter's must-have head wear!