I love the change of seasons and as the weather turns a little cooler around DC, I’m thinking about delicious fall food. And nothing says fall like roasted root vegetables. I have used variations of this recipes for everything from Thanksgiving dinner to Tuesday-home-late-from-work dinner. The key is to use a variety of colors and [...]
I don’t wear a lot of makeup. But mini-Idgie slept in this morning, giving me some extra prep time. I was searching for some silver eye liner (fancy!) and instead ran across this:
Tarte’s inner rim liner*. It is a light peach eye liner that is [...]
I spend a lot of time whining. Yes, I am busy, I have two demanding little kids (rightfully so), blah blah blah.
I’m also kind of a news junkie. We’ve discussed this before. So I spent last night, until I passed out in a NyQuil haze, glued to CNN on my [...]
There are a number of critical business skills that are all too often overlooked in school, training, and in practice. People know when others are good at their jobs, but often can not explain why. Each week (yes, I understand that this hasn’t been published in a few months) I will tackle one of these [...]
At Mag’s wedding this past weekend, I was asked multiple times if I had my makeup professionally done. I was quite proud because I had done it myself. Eyeliner, eye shadow, blush, lipstick, the whole nine yards. And I looked GOOD.
But then I got to thinking…I never wear this much makeup. Perhaps I was [...]
To celebrate the impending nuptials of Mags, I thought it would be apt to provide her with a little bit of advice on happy marriages from those of us who have been in the trenches longer.
1) Learn how to fight. Your marriage will not be all roses and unicorns and at some point you [...]
A capacity for guilt seems to define our sense of what it is to be human: on this psychoanalysis and the Judaeo-Christian religions agree…And anyone who invents an alternative story about all this will be taken to be trying to avoid guilt, to be immature, utopian or psychopathic.
I have [...]
It’s been a few weeks since any of us have last posted. I know, I know. Terrible way to manage a blog. There’s been some pretty big life events happening to the women at Pencil Skirts and Pinot Noir:
We are --
We work hard; we play hard too.
And we drive our husbands crazy --
We can't all be trophy wives.