On My Radar

Sorry for the radio silence over the past day or so! I got some kind of stomach bug and I’ve only been able to nibble dry toast! Hopefully, this is it as far as winter sickness goes for me. Fingers crossed. I also wanted to give a quick housekeeping update… The College Prepster app is…


Reading Update

I have been on a reading roll lately. For the first time in a long time, I’ve actually had time to dedicate to reading. (The sun setting at 4 pm probably has something to do with it.) The books that I read have been great too, and that certainly doesn’t hurt. This is also the…

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Gift Guide for the Girl You Love

When I did my gift guide for guys, I had a few requests for gift guides for girlfriends, plus a few emails. As always, I think the best gifts are ones that are picked out with the person in mind and it doesn’t necessarily have to be a lot of money. These are some of my ideas for great gifts, all of which I’d love to receive myself. So bookmark this page or send to someone to drop a not-so-subtle hint!


7 Treats to Make this Holiday Season

My mouth was watering as I read the draft of Louisa’s post for today. And it was perfect timing. I’m starting to put together a list of all the people I want to give little holiday “thank you” notes to (the dogs’ vet, their doggy daycare, our apartment concierge, gym instructor, etc.) and wanted to…


Kate Spade Handbag Giveaway

To kick off the holiday season, I’ve teamed up with Kate Spade to give away one of their must-have handbags of the season. I got mine a few weeks ago and have been carrying it as often as it matches my outfit. It’s the cutest little bag that still fits everything you could possibly need. It…


On My Radar

Hellllllllo December. Being back in Tampa was wonderful, but it’s always a shock to the system to try to get back into my routine. I also feel like I’m finally getting my head above the water. November is always my busiest month, and it feels good to be across that particular finish line! I spent the…


Tampa for Thanksgiving

Ugh! I had the best the time in Tampa for Thanksgiving. It was extra hard to board the plane to return to Connecticut. This is my least favorite time of the year up here. Leaves are completely gone, it’s pitch black by 5 pm, and there’s no snow. Tampa is a welcome reprieve: everything is…

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The next most requested gift guide was for guys. Why are they so hard to shop for?! I actually think that picking out presents for guys generally requires a little bit more personal information. You can’t just find something “cute” that you know he will love.

I thought it would be a good idea to enlist the help of Gar for this post. All of these items have his stamp of approval!