winterize your nails with Julep!

Monday, December 15, 2014

the winter season is tough on us for a number of reasons, and the beauty challenges are just a few of them!  between your hair, skin, and nails, it's hard to stay on top of all your beauty routines during the winter months.  but have no fear! Julep has provided my readers with an exclusive tutorial on how to winterize your nails!  i know for me, keeping my nails short and staying on top of hang nails really make it easier for me to maintain my nails through the winter.  these tips from Julep are easy to follow and are sure to help keep your nails looking great through the winter months.  so check out the tips and give them a try - and don't forget to check out Julep's great winter colors the next time you're looking for a new nail polish! 

this post was written in partnership with Julep.  all opinions are 100% mine

ryman auditorium // nashville, tn

Thursday, December 11, 2014

another highlight from our nashville tourist extravaganza was the ryman auditorium.  the ryman auditorium (formerly grand ole opry house and union gospel tabernacle) is a 2,362-seat live performance venue and is best known as the most famous home of the grand ole opry.  

it was used for grand ole opry broadcasts from 1943 until 1974, when the opry built a larger venue just outside nashville at the opryland USA theme park.  in 1992, emmylou harris and her band, the nash ramblers, performed a series of concerts at the ryman. these concerts renewed interest in restoring the ryman and it was reopened as an intimate performance venue and museum in 1994.  

when you walk into the ryman, you find yourself among the pews, staring at a grand wooden stage.  it's almost as if you have gone back in time.  sitting in the pews at the ryman is a reminder of the auditorium's origins as a house of worship, hence giving it the nickname "the mother church of country music".

ryman auditorium was included in the national register of historic places in 1971, and was further designated a national historic landmark in 2001.

my travel must - haves

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

the holidays are a time for traveling - whether it's to visit relatives or just to get away for a holiday vacation.  and what's worse than when you're traveling to be unprepared for any type of "emergency" you might come across.  have you ever been stuck on a plane that is so cold it's unbearable and you forgot to carry on an extra sweater?  or what about having your phone or tablet die right after take off?  the worst!!  

well to help combat travel emergencies, i've teamed up with RelayRides to share some of my travel must - haves.  RelayRides is the answer to any of your rental car woes - it uses car sharing to help you rent a car from individuals, whether it's for a day, a week or more!  you can sign up to be a renter or you can list your car and earn extra income from renters.  RelayRides also has an awesome airport rental program that's available and a number of airports across the country!  and don't worry, everyone must meet eligibility requirements, whether you're a renter or a lister.  RelayRides seems like a great way to ensure your rental car experience is worry free!

and as far as situations you can't control, take a peak at my travel must - haves below.  pack these things in your next carry on bag and you'll be sure to be ready to fight any unpleasant situation head on! 

travel emergency

my carry on always has the following:
hair ties
neck pillow
healthy snack
empty water bottle
pain killer
travel toothbrush
portable charger
eye mask
moisturizing hand sanitizer

what's on your travel must - haves list?

this post was written in partnership with RelayRides.  all opinions are 100% my own
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