Life With Leah* In 2013

A fun, more fearless 2013 is a great (though very Cosmo way) of describing this past year. Entering the new decade, I feel more enlightened and proud of what I’ve both succeeded and failed at. One of the absolute biggest highlights of the year was finding out I’m going to be an Aunt! Khloe will…

Spiritually Fed

It’s easy to get off track when life gets super busy. To get so caught up in your day-to-day life that family, friends, work, relationships, stress…it can consume you and make you forget to put God first. Or turn to him instead of others. I did that recently. I was so caught up in the…

Countdown to 30….Part 2

  Let’s also title this Some Lessons Learned In 30 Years. 1. Mom is basically always right. No, seriously. I can maybe think of one time she wasn’t completely right. (But sometimes you just have to follow your heart.) 2. SAVE moolah for emergencies. Maybe in my 30s I’ll finally get this one right. 3….

Valentine’s Day Playlists

Thursday is officially Valentine’s Day whether you like or not. Personally I like it, and I’m a single girl.I have a big heart with a lot of love to give and blessed to have a lot of loved ones to give it to. I believe in saying I love you and showing you care year…

What I Learned From Nora Ephron Movies

Last week Screenwriter/Director/Essayist/Shero Nora Ephron lost her battle with cancer at the age of 71. I have been a long time fan of Nora. If you’re a chick flick freak like myself, you could spot an Ephron film within the first few minutes. Beautiful soundtrack (Harry Connick Jr., Harry Nilsson, Costello…), the New York City…

1st Date Don’ts (Please Don’t)

Lord knows I’ve had a million first (and last) dates. After swapping horror stories with one of my dearest friends (thanks Suzy!), here are my top DON’TS for first dates: 10. Not opening doors. Don’t give me the whole “feminist movement” crap, it’s gentlemanly and much appreciated. 9. Dressing Sloppy. I spent how long looking…