Friday, April 18, 2014

Good Friday

I have prayed over what I should wear since I was a kid.

I know you may think that sounds ridiculous, and that God has better things to do than to help me put together outfits. But you're wrong.

God cares about every little thing. His love for us is so vast that He wants to be involved in every detail of our lives. You think He sent His son to die on the cross, to endure all of that pain, so that He could be disconnected from us? So that He could save us and then be done?

No! A thousand times no!

He wants us to rely on Him for everything.

I sat down to write this post, and I got one of those grins on my face that I know matches the one when I start to talk about Dayton. It's because I have a relationship with God.

When I start to tell a story about Dayton that's going to reveal some little funny quirk of his that I know no one knows about, it gets me excited because it shows how well I know him and reminds me of how much I love him.

The same is true with God. I love to talk about His mercy and grace, because it shows how much I've gotten to personally experience it and reminds me of how good He is.

Have you experienced this? When was the last time you spoke of His goodness? If you think this is something exclusively for me, you're wrong again! ;) You can have the same kind of relationship with Him! All you have to do is ask Him into your heart.

It's a season of new beginnings, let this Easter weekend be yours.

If you don't have a church to go to on Sunday, we have a seat for you at Redemption. Go to for directions and details.

Jesus loves you so much, remember that.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

A Simple Nail Trick to Save Your Manicure

I'm going to continue on the campaign trail this week, and keep on pushing the idea that you should be painting your nails.

Maybelline Color Show in Pink Embrace
I know it can be a frustrating process when you spend so much time on it, then two days later they start to chip. But I've got a solution for that.

Over the weekend I went with a new polish from Maybelline's Color Show line. It's a petal pink color, and I thought it would look even better if I made it "matte". So I painted my Essie mattifier over it.

Maybelline Color Show in Pink Embrace
Pink Embrace

The whole thing looked great...for about a day. Then because the pink is so light, it started to look dirty and really gross.

This, as you all can attest, did not make me a happy camper. No one likes to see all that hard work of filing your nails/painting/dry time go down the drain so easily.

Reluctantly I went to the bathroom and started to remove my polish, and it was then the idea struck.

I didn't have to work on taking the whole thing off my nails. All I needed to do was remove the top layer. It was the top layer with the mattifier on it that needed to be erased. And by only leaving the acetone on there for a couple seconds, it was as if I rewound to when I had painted the first layer of color on my nails.

Which meant all I had to do was paint one layer on top and be on my way!

Maybelline Color Show in Pink Embrace
I was struck by the brilliance of the idea - why hadn't I thought of this before?! It saves you time, and it saves you product. Because I didn't have to go back and paint base coat and more color - just the one layer of color and wha-la! My nails look great again and they've lasted all week.

Think about that next time you've got a chip, or botched nails. Don't start all the way over - just take the first layer off!

If you're a super early riser, be sure to watch me on WVLT (channel 8) tomorrow morning between 6:15 and 6:30. I'll be giving more Easter outfit options!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Easter Outfit Inspiration

I know first hand how frustrating it can be not finding the right dress for a special event. So I want to do everything I can this week to inspire you for Easter!

Yesterday on the show I put together some looks from Dillard's at West Town Mall. And as a special treat (and because me just holding everything up wouldn't have nearly the same effect) I got some professional models to show off the looks!

I had such a fun time collaborating with the models and hanging out in the green room (I've always wanted to write that sentence)!

Watch to see how it all turned out...