I’M LOVING…my Old Navy Scrunchy Ballet Flats in Lavender

New column alert!
Sometimes I just feel compelled to share with you guys things that I’m loving. Whether it be makeup, skincare, fashion, food, recipes, blogs, books, people, music, movies or articles.

So today, my new column “I’m Loving…” debuts!

It’ll be a really simple, short & sweet shout-out to what I’m loving now.

Hope you enjoy reading it as much as I love sharing it!

Without further ado…


Today, I’M LOVING…my Old Navy Scrunchy Ballet Flats in Lavender.

Old Navy Scrunchy Ballet Flats in Lavender (bought for only $10!!!)

Why I’m Loving them? They’re comfy and the cutest color to throw on with a pair of jeans. They’re an instant pick-me-up that makes me feel pretty and more presentable when going out for an easy Sunday brunch or low-key cocktails with friends. And the price? Ohhhhh, how I love the price!! I got them for $10 at Old Navy. I only wish that I’d bought more!

And while I’m sad to report that they’re sold out in stores, it’s just a good reminder that fabulous finds don’t have to be expensive!



BF Asks: What are YOU loving now

Dear Mom? What to write to the woman you love most

It’s that time of year again. Time to tell your Mom, or wife or grandmother, etc.- how much you love and value her.

Uh-oh. What to say?

KISS! Keep it simple sweetheart!

Many moms would prefer a few, heartfelt, sweet words than all of the diamonds in the world!

Here are some tips and tricks to get those heartfelt diamond words just rolling off the tongue!

1) Make her a card. Freshen up on that penmanship Mom always loved! Emails & texts are nice…for every day. Not for a holiday and certainly not for the special lady in your life on her special day! Write a card, use personal stationery, draw a picture. But just make sure it comes directly from your heart to the pen to the paper to her heart. It will mean much more to her than a text or email ever could. And, by the way, who doesn’t love getting mail?

David "Davy" and Mom and me

2) Recall a favorite memory with Mom. Write it up, as you remember it, and include it in a sweet card or – better yet – make a card yourself by choosing a personal family photo to accompany it. Maybe a pic of you and Mom coming home from the hospital? Graduation? Wedding? You and Santa?

Mom and me and Great Grandmother, Delaney

Use an 8 1/2 x 11 inch sheet/cardstock and double-stick tape or glue the photo at the top. Underneath, include the moving memory. Whether it be sweet, funny or sad, it will take Mom on that long-needed walk down Memory Lane.

Mom and me and my big brother, David in Destin

4) Find a poem online that tells her how you feel. Pinterest is great for this. Also , google “mom quotes” or “mom poems” or look at my quotes this week here on BeautyFrosting. If you’re coming up dry, please email me and I’ll help you out!

Also, check out yesterday’s Mother’s Day Gift-Giving Guide: Long on Love, Short on Time & Money for thoughtful gifting tips for the Mom in your life!




BF Asks: What’s your favorite quote about moms?

Mailbox Monday: What’s in a Birchbox?

Does that title make you feel like you’re in WhoVille?


But let me tell you what came in my March Birchbox.

I’m expecting my April Birchbox to arrive any day and I really want you to see the super-sweet fun treats that came in the March Teen Vogue-sponsored Birchbox.

So here’s a step-by-step rundown on receiving Birchbox:

When it arrives...Thanks UPS!

Birchbox's cute pink Box

March Birchbox Product Listing

Birchbox March

March Teen Vogue-sponsored Birchbox Gorgeous Goodies

The March Teen Vogue-sponsored Birchbox was delightful!!

Subscribers had the choice between their regularly scheduled Birchbox and this fun, Teen Vogue picks-filled Birchbox!
Obviously, I chose the latter.
And I’m soooo happy I did! I ended up receiving:
one of my favorite polishes, Essie Glove Service (a pink glitter polish that would describe my shoes if I had been Dorothy in Oz!) and my beloved Tarte Lipsurgence Lip Tint in Lucky (a charming baby pink shade that reminds me of my dearly departed Nars Sabrina Lip Balm).

The beauty booty:

Essie Luxeffects Polish in A Cut Above ($8)
Twirl Kate Spade New York (3.4 fl oz, $80)
Tarte LipSurgence Lip Tint in Lucky ($24)
Kérastase Elixir Ultime, (125 ml $54)
Twistband yellow hair tie, (6 for $16)
Vouchers to Modcloth.com and Teen Vogue Subscription
Birchbox Beautiful, indeed!!
If you’d like to receive Birchbox, click here and instantly subscribe for the monthly fun, click here: Subscribe to Birchbox for $10/month!
BF Asks: Do you receive Birchbox? If yes, what was your favorite product in the March Birchbox? If you don’t subscribe yet, what would have been your favorite product to try?