6 Links to Brighten Your Week

She's So Bright - 6 Links to Brighten Your Week End of February

1. A great Paris city guide from a French local. 2. Modern Love’s: When Your Greatest Romance Is a Friendship. 3. How silly trade can get between two countries, in Planet Money’s Chicken Tax. 4. Andrew Kearns photography portfolio mostly shot in Oregon. 5. This man, who drives hours everyday to …

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A Monday Full of Hearts and Flowers

She's So Bright - Somebody's Got a Case of the Mondays

How was your weekend? Mine started off with a flurry of OCD cleaning, vacuuming cat hair off kilims, and a green tea face mask, only to end in a majorly unproductive Sunday. With a migraine, I laid around most of the day under a blanket hiding from the light, and …

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Thoughts for the Weekend

She's So Bright - Thoughts for the Weekend Mid-February

It’s been a long week full of breaking news, Russell Stover’s chocolates, doctor’s appointments and freezing, windy weather. But finally, we made it through to the weekend! On Valentine’s, Jon and I drove to a city park to photograph the sunset. After setting up the tripod atop a rocky outcrop, we …

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Today is My Real Valentine’s Day

She's So Bright - Today is My Real Valentine’s Day

While living in San Francisco, I discovered the best deals to be had were in the SF Flower Mart the day after Valentine’s Day. I had taken up casual flower arranging to keep me busy after work, when Jon’s start-up life left me by myself until late at night. It …

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Valentine’s Day Lip Color

She's So Bright - Valentine's Lip Color

What says February 14th better than red lips? Not much! Here’s a color that will get you in the mood for love! To get this luscious, red pop, I layered two lip colors on top of each other. The first is a slightly blue-toned NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in …

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The Perfect Stress-Reducing Care Package

She's So Bright - The Perfect Stress-Reducing Care Package

I have the most wonderful young cousin. She’s a sophomore in college, sweet, bright and completely energized. Like most college students, she is a member of many clubs, has a full course load and is part of campus social life. With all that going on, she quickly found herself a …

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February Girl Crush: Nikkie de Jager

She's So Bright: February Girl Crush: Nikkie de Jager

I stumbled on Nikkie de Jager, or Nikkie Tutorials as she’s known online, through a random Pinterest link with suggestions for New Years Eve makeup ideas. Nikkie’s face was beautiful, glowy, and so fierce, that I immediately clicked on her video. With that one click, the internet grabbed me by …

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