A Project Worth Fighting For

Creating this new website almost killed me.

Okay, no it didn’t.  But it was a long and winding (and bumpy) road!  And I wasn’t even the one who created it.  It’s been a 6 month process of starts and stops, finding lost photos, creating content, hiring and firing a doo-doo developer…and I’m sure things could have launched a bit earlier if I’d just had bigger bollocks. Because here’s the deal:

I have razor sharp instict,

that I’m super good at second-guessing.  Is the new color palette too feminine?  Is my head shot too bougie?  Can I actually do this blog thing?  It’s like I’m expecting the entire fate of the future of my business to be determined in the 5 minutes after going live.  Like I’m going to get 10 million visitors on my first day up, and they’re all going to think, “hm…I would have totally hired her for our vow renewal if it weren’t for that 3rd color in her logo.”   Or, “we here at Vogue magazine prefer a 2 photo-wide gallery view, so…”


So I’m gonna do like Susan Powter and Stop the Insanity! 

No more overthinking it!!  I am so proud of this new site.  It’s fresh, it’s current, and it’s me.  It’s confident, because I’M feeling confident.  I’m proud of the new color palette, the branding, the layout and the content.  I’m looking güd in that head shot, I feel strong in my talents and my commitment to my clients, and it has been worth every day and month in process, as well as every penny invested.


So take a look around, see what I’m all about, reach out if you want to look REAL GOOD for something coming up, and CHEERS to a very happy and adventurous 2017!


**A special shout-out to Micah Gilman of Say This Say That, who took over the development of the new site with urgency, skill, and excellent service.  I spent a TON of time searching for the perfect developer.  Now you don’t have to.

***Also, if you don’t know who Susan Powter is, please go look her up on youtube.  Another amazing product of the early 1990’s.  

2015 Beauty Bucket List: Lash Extensions!

As I brush away the cobwebs here on the blog, and warm up the ol’ digits for some snappy word play, it dawns on me that we’re practically TWO WHOLE MONTHS into 2015!  The holidays are over, the New Year celebrated, and Valentine’s Day was…er..well, let’s just say there was chocolate…. And now, despite the

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Assistant Position Has Been Filled!

Thank you to everyone who thoughtfully submitted letters and resumes in interest of the part-time Assistant position that I posted about last week!  So many inspired and (more than) qualified people out there.  Even after making one certain individual my new right-hand lady, I decided to keep some of you on a short-list for future

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It’s no small coincidence that I haven’t posted a blog entry since FEBRUARY.  I can barely find time to buy milk and brush my own hair these days!  But instead of complaining, I’ll count my lucky stars that I’ve remained so busy doing what I love-It’s been an amazing year so far!   Having said

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Mrs. O says, “Do it up, Don Draper style”

If you have a girl-crush on Joan Holloway like most of the living population does, you have probably been inspired at one point or another to try your own Mad Men-esque makeup.  This era (late 1950’s) of makeup is actually refreshingly uncomplicated, but get ready ladies because it takes some big, ahem….”rocks” to draw on

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*Barnsley sets up for Breast Cancer

Can’t help but share this truly inspiring project that I was honored to be a part of… The story? Peter Doyle, of Storyboard Life shoots a high-end book of women who have either survived or been touched by the effects of breast cancer.       The setup last year took place at Barnsley Gardens.

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Mrs. O says, “Find your perfect foundation!”

Ready for the Cream de la Cream? Literally. Hands down, this is one of my ABSOLUTE favorite products. It’s a standout in my opinion, checking off all your foundation must-have standards at once. Creamy?  Yes.  Radiant?  Affirmative. Customizable coverage?  Mm-hmmm.  Works for any age?  You bet. And as all great relationships have a great love story behind

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“GET A FULL SET OF LASH EXTENSIONS FOR $85!” …Sounds too good to be true, right? But who can pass up a deal like that? A much-coveted, luxury service available at a workin’ gal’s price? Sold.   Usually.   And, I’m not here to poo poo every smoking hot deal out there–even I pass on a (dare

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